Visual/Performing Arts Core Coursework

Natural Science and Technology, Part I 

Six hours in a single field of study.

The following courses may be counted and should be paired as indicated below:

> Astronomy 301, 307, 309C,309G, 309L, 309N, 309R, 309S

Choose either Astronomy 301 or 307 and one course from Astronomy 309C, 309G,309L, 309N, 309R, and 309S.

> Biology 301D, 301E, 301G, 301L, 301M, 305F, 309D, 311C, 311D, 315H, 325H, 326M, 446L, 365S

Choose two courses from Biology 301D, 301L, 301M, 305F, 309D, 301G; or complete one of the following recommended pairs: Biology 311C and 311D, 311C and 326M, 311C and 446L, 311C and 365S, 315H and 325H.*

Students in the Plan II Honors Program may pair Biology 301E with 301D, 305F, 309D,311C, or 315H.

> Chemistry 301, 301H, 302, 302H, 304K, 305

Students should complete one of the following pairs of courses: Chemistry 301 and 302, 301H and 302H, 304K and 305.*

> Geological Sciences 401, 302C, 302D, 302E, 302M, 302P, 303, 303C, 405

Geological Sciences 401 may not be paired with 303.*

> Marine Science 307, 308

> Natural Sciences 306J, 306K, 306L, and 306M

Students who use Natural Sciences 306J and 306K to fulfill Natural Science and Technology, Part I may also use either 306L or 306M to fulfill the requirements for Natural Science and Technology, Part II.

> Physical Science 303, 304; Physics 301, 302K, 302L, 303K, 303L, 309K, 309L, 316, 317K, 317L, 321

Students should complete one of the following pairs of courses: Physics 301 and 316, 302K and 302L, 303K and 303L, 309K and 309L, 317K and 317L, Physical Science 303 and 304. Physical Science 303 may not be counted with Physics 301, 302K, 303K, 309K, and 317K to complete Natural Science and Technology, Part I; Physical Science 304 may not be counted with Physics 302L, 303L, 309L, 316, and 317L to complete Natural Science and Technology, Part I. Students in the Plan II Honors Program may pair Physics 321 with any of the physics or physical science courses listed above.*

If Plan II students do not use Biology 301E or Physics 321 to fulfill Natural Science and Technology, Part I, they may use one of them to fulfill the Natural Science and Technology, Part II requirement as long as the two parts are in different fields of study. 

Students who take the Natural Sciences 306J and 306K sequence to complete Natural Science and Technology, Part I may not use physical science or physics coursework to satisfy Natural Science and Technology, Part II. Students who use physical science or physics coursework to satisfy Natural Science and Technology, Part I many not use Natural Sciences 306J to complete Natural Science and Technology, Part II.

*See the School of Undergraduate Studies website for a complete listing of allowed six-hour pairings.

School of Arts and Humanities

Visual and Performing Arts (BA)

Students who complete the major in Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) pursue an interdisciplinary study of the arts by selecting among courses in historical context, studio practice, performance ensemble, creative writing, and ideas and interpretation of the arts. In the VPA core course, students will experience the theory and practice of the arts in a workshop setting and, in studio or ensemble courses, will gain practical experience in at least one area of the visual or performing arts or creative writing. Courses in the historical context and interpretation of the arts will enable students to understand how style, subject matter, and materials may respond to different motivations and purposes. Students may also choose to enroll in courses associated with concentrations in communication, dance, theatre, film, music, or visual arts.

Since the following catalog course descriptions are very general, students are urged to consult the detailed course descriptions available on the web site for the School of Arts and Humanities.

Unless otherwise noted, courses in Visual and Performing Arts are open to all students in the University.

Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts

Degree Requirements (120 semester credit hours)1

View an Example of Degree Requirements by Semester

Faculty

FACG> ah-art-and-performance-ba

Professors:Richard Brettell @brettell, Fred I. Curchack @curchack, Enric Madriguera @efm011000, Manuel (Manny) Martinez @mlm160630, Adrienne L. McLean @amclean, John J. Pomara @pomara, R. Clay Reynolds @clayr, Thomas P. Riccio @txr033000, Robert Xavier Rodríguez @rxr014610, Frederick Turner @fturner, Marilyn Waligore @waligore

Clinical Professors:Catherine Parsoneault @cxp160030, Maribeth (Betsy) Schlobohm @mls077000, Winston Stone @wxs034000

Associate Professors:Shelley D. Lane @sdl063000, Mark Rosen @mxr088000, Charissa N. Terranova @cxt074100

Clinical Associate Professors:Michele Hanlon @mhanlon, Gregory Hustis @gjh120030, Betty H. Wiesepape @bet

Assistant Professor:Shilyh Warren @sjw120030

Clinical Assistant Professors:Shelby Hibbs @sah140730, Michael McVay @mjm031000, Lorraine Tady @ltt042000

Senior Lecturers:Barbara Baker @blb140430, Karen Baynham @contemp, Diane Durant @ddm043000, Kelly P. Durbin @kpdurbin, Kathryn C. Evans @kcevans, Lori Gerard @lag091020, Janece Glauser @jbg130030, Dianne Goode @dgoode, Melissa Hernandez-Katz @mhkatz, Kathy Lingo @klingo, Mary Medrick @mam017200, Greg L. Metz @glmetz, Misty Owens @mxo122530, Christopher (Chris) Ryan @cxr088000, Monica M. Saba @msaba, Linda Salisbury @ljs130230, Allison Templeton @aam141730, Patricia Totusek @pft140030

I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 semester credit hours2

Communication: 6 semester credit hours

COMM 1311 Survey of Oral and Technology-based Communication

RHET 1302 Rhetoric

Mathematics: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following:

MATH 1306 College Algebra for the Non-Scientist

MATH 1314 College Algebra

Or select any 3 semester credit hours from Mathematics core courses

Life and Physical Sciences: 6 semester credit hours

Select any 6 semester credit hours from Life and Physical Sciences core courses

Language, Philosophy and Culture: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following:

HUMA 1301 Exploration of the Humanities

LIT 2331 Masterpieces of World Literature

PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 2316 History of Philosophy I

PHIL 2317 History of Philosophy II

Or select any 3 semester credit hours from Language, Philosophy and Culture core courses

Creative Arts: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following:

ARTS 1301 Exploration of the Arts

AHST 1303 Survey of Western Art History: Ancient to Medieval

AHST 1304 Survey of Western Art History: Renaissance to Modern

AHST 2331 Understanding Art

DANC 1310 Understanding Dance

THEA 1310 Understanding Theatre

FILM 2332 Understanding Film

MUSI 1306 Understanding Music

MUSI 2322 Music in Western Civilization

American History: 6 semester credit hours

Choose two courses from the following:

HIST 1301 U.S. History Survey to Civil War

HIST 1302 U.S. History Survey from Civil War

HIST 2301 History of Texas

HIST 2330 Themes and Ideas in American History

HIST 2332 Civil War and Reconstruction

Government / Political Science: 6 semester credit hours

GOVT 2305 American National Government

GOVT 2306 State and Local Government

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 semester credit hours

Select any 3 semester credit hours from Social and Behavioral Sciences core courses

Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours

Choose 2 courses from the following or other Component Area Option courses:

ARHM 2340 Creativity

ARHM 2342 Connections in the Arts and Humanities

ARHM 2343 Science and the Humanities

ARHM 2344 World Cultures

II. Major Requirements, Lower-Division: 6 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum

Choose one course from the following: 3 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum:

AHST 1303 Survey of Western Art History: Ancient to Medieval

AHST 1304 Survey of Western Art History: Renaissance to Modern

AHST 2331 Understanding Art

ARTS 1301 Exploration of the Arts

DANC 1310 Understanding Dance

THEA 1310 Understanding Theatre

FILM 2332 Understanding Film

MUSI 1306 Understanding Music

And

3 semester credit hours of lower-division Visual and Performing Arts electives

III. Major Requirements, Upper-Division: 42 semester credit hours

Major Core Courses: 9 semester credit hours

AP 3300 Elements of Art and Performance

ARHM 3342 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts and Humanities

AP 3340 Writing in the Arts

Major Distribution and Elective Courses: 24 semester credit hours

3 semester credit hours of upper-division Historical Context courses

6 semester credit hours of upper-division courses from Studio and Ensemble courses

15 semester credit hours of upper-division Visual and Performing Arts electives

Major-Related Courses: 9 semester credit hours

Students may select any combination of upper-division courses in Arts and Humanities, Humanities, Historical Studies, Philosophy, Literature, and/or Languages.

IV. Elective Requirements: 30 semester credit hours

Free Electives: 30 semester credit hours

Both upper- and lower-division courses may be used as electives, but students must complete at least 51 semester credit hours of upper-division courses to qualify for graduation.

Incoming freshmen must enroll and complete requirements of ARHM 1100.1

Updated: 2017-06-28 11:54:15

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