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VI.UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

CORE CURRICULUM

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Anthropology (ANTH)
Art (ARTS) and Art History (ARTH)
Cultural Studies (CLST)
Dance (DANC)
English (ENGL)
History (HIST)
Music (MUSI)
Music Industry Studies (MUST)
Music Therapy (MUTH)
Native America Studies (NAS)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Political Science (POLS)
Psychology (PSYC)
Psychology of Organizations and Development (PSOD)
Religious Studies (RELS)
Sociology (SOCI)
Spanish (SPAN) and Other Foreign Languages
Speech Communication (SPCM)
Theatre Arts (THAR)

H-E-B SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION

DREEBEN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF EXTENDED STUDIES

SCHOOL OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND DESIGN

SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND ENGINEERING

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTs, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)
[Course Descriptions, page 204]

Anthropology promotes a more conscious and balanced perspective on one’s own cultural traditions, and an understanding of human cultural and ethnic diversity as well as the common realities that unite us all. Anthropology prepares students for careers involving multicultural contexts and interaction with people of different cultural traditions.

Anthropology courses are an integral part of the Core Curriculum, form a large part of the Native America Studies Program, and provide important diversity and breadth to offerings in programs such as Cultural Studies History, Art History, Political Science, Sociology, and Psychology. The campus of University of the Incarnate Word is located on and near extensive archaeological sites dating from at least 7000 years ago to recent historic times. Many of these sites are on the National Historic Register, or are designated as Texas state archaeological sites. The University utilizes the resources of nearby museums, and places upper division students in museum internships in anthropology.

Requirements for a Minor in Anthropology:

ANTH 1311,1312, plus an additional 9 hours with 6 hours at the upper division level in ANTH.

ART (ARTS) and ART HISTORY (ARTH)
[Course Descriptions, pages 206 & 209]

The program in Art balances studies in the liberal arts and sciences with studio art and art history. Focal areas include Studio Art courses in design, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics and sculpture, which are designed to develop personal awareness and individual self-expression. Courses in art history provide surveys in the history of Western art, contemporary art, Native American art, and photography. The goal of the program is to impart an informed understanding of art through creative work and sensitive, discerning observation, thus adding to the cultural resources and enrichment of students’ lives. The program offers a major in Art, a minor in Art History and a minor in Photography.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Art:

42 semester hours in Art/Art History as follows:

  1. 21 semester hours in Art/Art History:
    ARTS 1301/2301 Drawing I and II
    ARTS 1311/2311 Design I and II
    ARTS 3320 Painting I
    ARTS 3390 Junior Studio
    ARTS 4390 Senior Capstone
  2. 12 upper division hours in Art (6 of these may be in ARTH)
  3. 9 semester hours in Art History:
    ARTH 2361 Art History: Ancient through Medieval
    ARTH 2362 Art History: Renaissance to Modern
    3 upper division hours in Art History
  4. A minor in any of the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, natural sciences, or an approved interdisciplinary concentration.

Requirements for a Minor in Art:

ARTS 1301, 1311, 2301, 2311, 3320, and 3 upper division hours in ARTS.

Requirements for a Minor in Art History:

ARTH 2361, 2362, and 6 additional upper division hours in ARTH.

Requirements for a Minor in Photography:

ARTS 1311, ARTS/COMM 2357, ARTS/COMM 3358 (digital photography), ARTH 3357 (history of
photography), ARTS 3360 or ARTS 3365, and one of the following: ARTS 3360, ARTS 3365, ARTS 4355.
Recommended Sequence of Courses in the Major:

Freshman Year

ARTS 1301 Drawing I
ARTS 1311 Design I
ARTS 2301 Drawing II
ARTS 2311 Design II

Sophomore Year

ARTH 2361 Art History: Ancient through Medieval
ARTH 2362 Art History: Renaissance to Modern
ARTS 3320 Painting I
3 semester hours in upper division Art courses.

Junior Year

ARTS 3390 Junior Studio
6 semester hours in upper division Art courses.
3 semester hours in upper division Art History courses.

Senior Year

ARTS 4390 Senior Capstone
3 semester hours in upper division Art courses

Cultural Studies (CLST)
[Course Descriptions, page 236]

Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary field of research and teaching that investigates culture and seeks to create and transform individual experiences, social relations, and power structures. Courses in this field explore the relations between culture, understood as human expressive and symbolic activities, and cultures, understood as distinctive ways of life.

Combining the strengths of the social sciences and the humanities, Cultural Studies draws on methods and theories utilized in traditional disciplines such as literary studies, sociology, anthropology, communication studies, history, philosophy, political economy, psychoanalysis and religious studies, among others. By working across the boundaries of these fields, Cultural Studies addresses new questions and problems arising in today’s world. As such, Cultural Studies draws on theories and methods not only from traditional disciplines but also form the growing fields of gender studies, ethnic studies, post-colonial studies, feminism, and media studies. In doing so, it addresses debates concerning the theory of texts and their production; the relationship between culture and politics; the formation of knowledge and institutions; and the nature of cultural antagonisms and crises. In short, Cultural Studies is more than a single body of theory or methods; rather, it is a series of interrelated questions and answers drawn from numerous disciplines.

Students of Cultural Studies will develop flexible tools enabling them to analyze the rapidly changing global environment in which we live. They will learn how to interpret how different aspects of our social world (gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic class, etc.) influence how we see our world. The process of doing Cultural Studies involves both students and faculty in the dynamic investigation of personal and social values, social location, and the formation of social institutions and worldviews.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies:
36 semester hours

  1. Required CLST Courses (15 semester hours)
    CLST 1310 Introduction to Cultural Studies
    CLST 2310 Cultural Studies Theory
    CLST 2320 Cultural Studies Method: Inquiry and Evidence
    CLST 3110 Colloquia (three 1-hour courses to be taken in the junior and CLST 3115 senior years)
    CLST 3120 Cultural Studies Colloquium III
    CLST 4310 Senior Seminar
  2. Required CORE Course
    ANTH 1311 Cultural Anthropology
  3. CLST –approved electives (18 semester hours; 12 must be upper division)
    ANTH 2324 Native Peoples of North America
    ANTH 2341 Health and Humanity
    ANTH 3326 Contemporary Problems in Developing Nations
    ANTH 3327 Managing Cultural Differences
    ANTH 3232 Cultural and Cross-Cultural Communication
    ANTH 3334 Ancient Civilizations of the Americas
    ARTH 3350 Latin American Art: 20th Century
    ARTH 3363 Native American Art: Pueblo, Moundbuilders and Archaic
    ARTH 3364 Native American Art: Plains, Athapaskan and Pacific Coast
    ARTS 3355 Native Crafts
    BINT 4350 Latin American Economics
    BMKT 3377 Consumer Behavior
    COMM 1301 Introduction to Mass Communications
    COMM 2310 Theories of Communication
    COMM 3330 Impact of Media on Society
    COMM 4305 Communications, Technology and Society
    COMM 4315 Media Ethics
    COMM 4322 Seminar in Selected Film Topics
    COMM 4348 Journalism History
    DANC 1182 World Dance Forms
    ENGL 2360 Literary Theory
    ENGL 2383 Introduction to General Linguistics
    ENGL 3330 Genre Studies
    ENGL 3355 Rhetorical Theory
    ENGL 4320 Period Studies
    ENGL 4350 Literary Movements
    GEOL 3311 Cultural Geography
    GEOL 3312 Geography and Ethnic Groups of Texas and the Southwest
    HIST 3331 Colonial Latin America
    HIST 3332 Latin America Since Independence
    HIST 4332 Mexico
    MUSI 3348 World Music-Studies in World Music
    PHIL 3395 Feminist Philosophy
    POLS 2310 Comparative Politics
    POLS 4387 Topics in Comparative Politics/ International Relations
    PSYC 3385 Multicultural Issues
    RELS 2335 US Latino/a Spirituality
    RELS 2330 Religion, Values and Film
    RELS 3335 God and Human Sexuality
    RELS 3340 Feminist Theology
    RELS 2345 World Religions
    RELS 3350 Environmental Theology and Ethics
    RELS 4300 Women and Faith
    RELS 4310 Women in the Christian Tradition
    RELS 4320 US Latino/a Theology and Culture
    RELS 4345 Theologies of Liberation
    SOCI 2335 Social Issues Through Cinema
    SOCI 3321 Seminar in Social Problems
    SOCI 3322 Crime and Delinquency
    SOCI 3332 Culturology and Cross-Cultural Communication
    SOCI 3344 Social Stratification
    SOCI 3350 Sociology of Sport
    SOCI 3351 Social Psychology
    SOCI 3371 Minority Relations
    SOCI 3372 Seminar on Hispanics
    SPAN 3343 The Literature of US Hispanics
  4. All CLST majors are required to have a second major.

Requirements for a Minor in Cultural Studies:
21 semester hours

  1. Required CLST courses (12 hours)
    CLST 1310 Introduction to Cultural Studies
    CLST 2310 Cultural Studies Theory
    CLST 2320 Cultural Studies Method: Inquiry and Evidence
    CLST 3110 Colloquia (three 1-hour courses to be taken in the junior and CLST 3115 senior years)
    CLST 3120 Cultural Studies Colloquium III
  2. Required Core Course
    ANTH 1311 Cultural Anthropology
  3. CLST – approved electives (6 hours; all must be upper division)

    See list of approved courses above.

DANCE (DANC)
[Course Descriptions, page 237]

The dance program is designed to provide a professional dance education, balanced with the liberal arts philosophy of the University, preparing students for future careers in teaching, performing, production, and choreography. Dance courses are offered in three areas of emphasis: Classical Ballet, Ballroom Dance, and Contemporary Dance. Students will gain a theoretical foundation to support the interpretation of movement and its integration with other fields of knowledge, as well as an expanded knowledge of human movement, specialized craftsmanship, observation and perception of structure, and expressive elements in dance.

Requirements for a Minor in Dance (18 hours):

DANC 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1106, 3321, 4117, Dance Elective (2 hours), 6 hours in specific emphasis.

Students must select an emphasis in one of the following discipline:

CLASSICAL BALLET: DANC 2221, 2222, 3221
CONTEMPORARY DANCE: DANC 2263, 2264, 3263
BALLROOM DANCE: DANC 2245, 2246, 3245

ENGLISH (ENGL)
[Course descriptions, page 247]

The English Prgram at UIW is committed to the development of reading, thinking, and writing skills in all of the University’s students. This commitment extends the university’s mission: through the analysis of language and literature, students find their own voice by way of critical study of other voices.

The study of English develops reading, thinking, and writing skills. Close reading of texts through critical and theoretical frames, and the production of clear and logically-argued writing are foundations that prepare for any profession; administration, business, writing, teaching, law, and diplomatic and social services are all apt careers for English majors.

Employers value English graduates for their analytical and communication skills and imaginative creativity; the English Program at UIW reinforces these skills in its program of study. In addition, the program recognizes that many English students elect Graduate Studies; thus, upper division courses provide opportunity for students to hone their research skills and to participate in scholarly discourse outside the local university community.

Preparations for academia, employment in corporate or government sectors, and life experience are enhanced by English literary and cultural studies, which encourage students’ expressive and analytical responses to their own and others’ social identities, and societal and natural environments, both local and global. Consequently, every course in the program, whether dealing with literature, linguistics, language arts, or writing, has a global dimension.

The English faculty is committed to a rotation of course offerings that is sequential and flexible, covering literature and language, theory and practice. Thus, the department offers courses from the following categories: Core, Surveys, Literary Studies and Criticism, Language Arts and Linguistics, Rhetoric and Professional Writing, and Senior Seminar.

Major Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in English:

  1. 36 semester hours in English (27 hours above the core).
    1. Core (9 hours)
      ENGL 1311 Composition I
      ENGL 1312 Composition II
      ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies
    2. Surveys (6 hours)
      ENGL 3310 English Literature Survey
      ENGL 3320 American Literature Survey
    3. Electives (18 hours)
      Students must take at least 6 hours from the Literary Studies and Criticism Branch:
      ENGL 2360 Literary Theory
      ENGL 3330 Genre Studies
      ENGL 4320 Period Studies
      ENGL 4340 Major Authors
      ENGL 4350 Literary Movements
      Students must take at least 3 hours from the Language Arts and Linguistics Branch:
      ENGL 2330 Traditional Grammar
      ENGL 2383 Introduction to General Linguistics
      ENGL 3385 Integrated Language Arts
      ENGL 4367 Literature for Children and Young Adults
      ENGL 4360 Applied Linguistics
      ENGL 4370 Trends in Linguistics
      Students must take at least 3 hours from the Rhetoric and Professional Writing Branch:
      ENGL 2365 Professional and Technical Communication
      ENGL 3355 Introduction to Rhetorical Theory
      ENGL 3365 Editing and Publishing
      ENGL 3375 Creative Writing
      ENGL 4310 Writing for the Computer Industry
      And 6 additional hours of English Elective courses chosen from any of the above branches.
    4. ENGL 4301 Senior Seminar (capstone course)
  2. The minimum GPA requirement for a “major” is 2.75 overall, and 3.0 in English.
  3. Special Topics and Independent Study

    From time to time, the English Department may offer a course that is unrelated to the above descriptions. Such courses will be widely publicized and offered as Special Topics.

    Under exceptional circumstances, a student may propose a course of study that is not covered by existing courses. If a faculty member is agreeable, this may then be followed as an Independent Study. Independent Study is NOT intended as a way of replacing an incomplete course or one that has been closed.
  4. English may be taken with a minor of 18 hours, with a minimum of 6 hours at the advanced level. Subjects that may be studied include visual art, history, philosophy, cultural studies, a social science,
    business administration, or a concentration in a business-related field.

Requirements for a Minor in English:

  1. 21 hours in English (12 above the core)
    1. Core (9 hours)
      ENGL 1311 Composition I
      ENGL 1312 Composition II
      ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies
    2. Survey (3 hours)
      1 of either the English Literature or American Literature Surveys
    3. Electives (9 hours)
      1 course from each of the 3 branches listed above.

Recommended Sequence of Courses in the Major:

Freshman Year

ENGL 1311 Composition I
ENGL 1312 Composition II
ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies

Sophomore Year

ENGL 2360 Literary Theory
ENGL 3310 English Literature Survey
ENGL 3320 American Literature Survey
At least 1 course from one of the three main branches listed above

Junior Year

Complete Literature Survey courses, if needed
At least 1 course from two of the main branches listed above

Senior Year

Complete the remaining elective course requirements in the major
ENGL 4301 Senior Seminar

HISTORY (HIST)
[Course Descriptions, page 256]

The mission of the History Department is to provide majors with a firm grounding in the tools of historiography, research, analysis and writing. The Department also provides course work to the general students population in light of its commitment to the mission of the University to produce enlightened, aware citizens of the world.

The curriculum in History leads students to appreciate the development of the contemporary world through the interaction of diverse forces over space and time. The history department supports the global initiatives of the University through its courses in both world and United States history. The study of history involves analysis and integration of a broad range of knowledge. Students acquire skills that prepare them for graduate school or a variety of careers.

Major requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in History:
39 semester hours in History as follows:

  1. 18 semester hours in History:
    HIST 1311 World History I
    HIST 1312 World History II
    HIST 1321 The United States to 1865
    HIST 1322 The United States Since 1865
    HIST 4341 Making History I
    HIST 4342 Making History II
  2. 9 semester hours to be selected from the following United States History courses:
    HIST 3324 Colonial America
    HIST 3325 U. S. National Period
    HIST 3326 The Rise of Modern America, 1870-1920
    HIST 3327 The United States from World War I to World War II
    HIST 3328 The United States since 1945
  3. 9 semester hours to be selected from the following World History courses:
    HIST 3331 Colonial Latin America
    HIST 3332 Latin America Since Independence
    HIST 3340 Europe Since Columbus
    HIST 4350 Selected Topics in World History
  4. 3 additional hours upper or lower hours that may be selected from the courses listed above and can include the following:
    HIST 2322 Texas History
    HIST 4332 Mexico
    HIST 4334 History of Portuguese America
  5. A minor in an approved discipline, or an approved interdisciplinary concentration.

Requirements for a minor in History:

HIST 1311,1312,1321,1322 plus 3 upper division semester hours to be selected from United States History courses and 3 upper division semester hours to be selected from the World History courses.

MUSIC, APPLIED PRIVATE MUSIC COURSES AND ENSEMBLES (MUAP), MUSIC, COURSES (MUSI), MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES (MUST) and MUSIC THERAPY (MUTH)
[Course Descriptions, page 263]

The Music Department at UIW provides a wide variety of musical learning and performance opportunities to music majors and non-majors alike in a nurturing environment that facilitates self-expression and cultural enrichment. Ensembles open to non-majors, minors, and majors alike by audition include Chorale, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, and Mariachi Ensemble. In addition, the department offers academic courses in music history, theory, music industries, and music therapy, beginning class instruction in voice, piano, and guitar, and private instruction by audition for more advanced voice and instrumental students, including music majors, minors and non-majors. The department also provides music for liturgies, convocations, official ceremonies, receptions, and other major campus functions.

Music majors may choose from among four different degree plans:

  • The Bachelor of Music in Performance, Accompanying, or Composition is a professional degree designed to prepare students for graduate school and/or careers in the field of music.
  • The Bachelor of Music leading to All-Level Teacher Certification is the degree that prepares students for Teacher Certification.
  • The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy is designed to train students in clinical applications of music, blending musical skills with specialized training in the areas of psychology and the behavioral and natural sciences
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a non-performance, liberal arts degree that prepares students for careers and graduate work in musical and non-musical fields.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that prepares students for careers such as music marketing, publishing, studio production for the media, and artist management.

All students wishing to major in music must contact the Music Department for advising before registering for the first semester’s classes. Entrance into the music major is contingent upon a successful musical audition and music theory assessment during the first year of study.

All entering freshmen students intending to major in music must enroll in private applied lessons each semester, chosen from one of the following: MUSI 1354 (Orchestral Instruments), MUSI 1365 (Organ), MUSI 1376 (Voice) OR MUSI 1387 (Piano). Freshmen intending to major in music must also enroll in one of the following ensembles each semester: MUSI 1131 Chorale, MUSI 1181 Orchestra, or MUSI 1182 Jazz Ensemble.

I. Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Music in Performance, Accompanying or Composition

  1. 34 semester hours of music theory and history:
    MUSI 1191 Aural Skills I
    MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II
    MUSI 2193 Advanced Aural Skills III
    MUSI 2194 Advanced Aural Skills IV
    MUSI 1321 Music Theory I
    MUSI 1322 Music Theory II
    MUSI 2323 Music Theory III
    MUSI 2324 Music Theory IV
    MUSI 3323 Orchestration
    MUSI 3341 Music History to 1750
    MUSI 3342 Music History from 1750
    MUSI 4323 Analysis and Synthesis
    MUSI 4345 Musical Styles
    1 Elective course, 3 semester hours in Music History
  2. 41 semester hours of applied music for Performance and Accompanying majors:
    MUSI 4344 Conducting
    24 semester hours in area of specialization
    6 semester hours minimum of a secondary instrument
    8 semester hours of Chorale, Orchestra, or Jazz Ensemble
    Applied performance and accompanying majors are required to give both a junior year and senior year recital.
    OR
  3. 41 semester hours of additional requirements for Composition majors:
    MUSI 3327 Counterpoint
    MUSI 4344 Conducting
    MUSI 2352 Electronic Music or MUST 2325 Studio Arranging
    15 hours of Composition (MUSI 4321 and MUSI 4322, repeated as needed)
    9 hours of a secondary instrument (piano highly recommended; 3 hours may be waived if the piano proficiency is completed.)
    8 semester hours of chorale, orchestra, or jazz
    Composition majors are required to give a senior recital (at least one half-hour duration) of
    original compositions.

II. Major Requirements for the Bachelor of Music leading toward All-Level Teacher Certification

Note: Teacher Certification in the field of music is offered at the graduate level through the UIW Dreeben School of Education. Interested students should fulfill the following undergraduate requirements leading toward certification in the Music Department, and then apply to the Dreeben School of Education for admission to the Graduate School Master of Arts in Teaching program.

  1. Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Music in Performance, Accompanying, or Composition (See above)
  2. 18 credits for Music Education courses, to be completed with a minimum grade of “C”
    MUSI 3343 Pedagogy of Music in the 20th Century
    MUSI 3344 Creative Development in Music I
    MUSI 3345 Brass and Woodwind Instrument Techniques
    MUSI 3346 String and Percussion Instrument Techniques
    MUSI 3361 Vocal Techniques and Diction
    MUSI 4343 Creative Development in Music II

Major requirements for a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy:

  1. 22 semester hours of music theory and history:
    MUSI 1191 Aural Skills I
    MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II
    MUSI 1321 Music Theory I
    MUSI 1322 Music Theory II
    MUSI 2193 Advanced Aural Skills III
    MUSI 2194 Advanced Aural Skills IV
    MUSI 2323 Music Theory III
    MUSI 2324 Music Theory IV
    MUSI 3341 Music History to 1750
    MUSI 3342 Music History from 1750
  2. 39 semester hours in music development and performance:
    MUSI 1311 Singing for Beginners*
    MUSI 1381 Class Piano*
    MUSI 1391 Class Guitar*
    MUSI 3345 Brass and Woodwind Instrument Techniques OR
    MUSI 3346 String and Percussion Instrument Techniques
    MUSI 4344 Conducting
    MUSI elective
    Ensemble (6 hours)
    Performance Concentration (12 hours; principal instrument OR voice.)
    *Or private instruction, for more advanced students
  3. 31 semester hours in Music Therapy:
    MUTH 1301 Introduction to Music Therapy
    MUTH 1271 Clinical Orientation
    MUTH 2388 Piano Improvisation
    MUTH 3301 Psychology of Music
    MUTH 3305 Creative Improvisation in Therapy
    MUTH 2351 Music in Therapy I
    MUTH 2352 Music in Therapy II
    MUTH 2353 Music in Therapy III
    MUTH 4200 Senior Seminar
    MUTH 4301 Music Therapy Internship I*
    MUTH 4201 Music Therapy Internship II*
    MUTH 4101 Music Therapy Internship III*
    (*All Music Therapy majors must pass a piano improvisation competency exam prior to registering
    for internship)
    19 semester hours in Behavioral/Natural Sciences (including 13 hours taken as part of the Core, indicated by “**”)
    PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology **
    PSYC 3331 Abnormal Psychology **
    BIOL 2321/2121 Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory **
    EDUC 4371 Survey of Exceptionalities
    MATH 2303 Introduction to Probability and Statistics **
    Psychology elective (selected in consultation with advisor.)

IV. Major requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Music:

  1. 34 semester hours of music theory and history:
    MUSI 1191 Aural Skills I
    MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II
    MUSI 2193 Advanced Aural Skills III
    MUSI 2194 Advanced Aural Skills IV
    MUSI 1321 Music Theory I
    MUSI 1322 Music Theory II
    MUSI 2323 Music Theory III
    MUSI 2324 Music Theory IV
    MUSI 3323 Orchestration
    MUSI 3341 Music History to 1750
    MUSI 3342 Music History from 1750
    MUSI 4345 Musical Styles
    MUSI 4323 Analysis and Synthesis
    Elective course in music history or music theory not including Music Appreciation (3 upper division semester hours)
  2. 21 semester hours of applied music:
    MUSI 4344 Conducting
    12 semester hours of voice or instrument
    6 semester hours of Chorale, Orchestra, or Jazz Ensemble

V. Major requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Studies:

  1. 25 semester hours of music theory and history:
    MUSI 1191 Aural Skills I
    MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II
    MUSI 2193 Advanced Aural Skills III
    MUSI 2194 Advanced Aural Skills IV
    MUSI 1321 Music Theory I
    MUSI 1322 Music Theory II
    MUSI 2323 Music Theory III
    MUSI 2324 Music Theory IV
    MUSI 3341 Music History to 1750
    MUSI 3342 Music History from 1750
    MUSI 4345 Musical Styles
  2. 9 hours of Music Industry courses.
    MUST 2340 Introduction to Music Industry Studies*
    MUST 2325 Studio Arranging
    MUST 4359 Internship in Music Industry Studies
    *Music Industry Studies majors must take MUST 2340 within the first two years of study.
  3. 18 semester hours of applied music:
    MUSI 4344 Conducting
    9 semester hours of voice or instrument
    6 semester hours of chorale, orchestra, or jazz ensemble
  4. 18 semester hours of business, to be chosen from:
    ACCT 2301 Accounting for non-Business majors
    BLAW 3317 Business Law I
    BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practice
    BMKT 3331 Principles of Marketing
    BMKT 3333 Fundamentals of Advertising OR
    BMKT 3335 Sales Management
    BMGT 3354 Human Resource Management OR
    MBGT 4355 Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Requirements for a Minor in Music:

MUSI 1321, 1322, 3342, Private Instruction (6 credit hours), Ensemble (4 hours), 3 hours upper-division elective

Requirements for a Minor in Music Therapy:

MUSI 1321, Ensemble (1 hour), an elective from applied lessons, MUSI 1311 or 1381 or 1391,
MUTH 1301; followed by MUTH 3301, 3305 and 1271

Additional information:

  1. All students seeking a Bachelor of Music must pass a piano proficiency test before application for graduation can be made. Private instrumental and vocal instruction are available to students on a credit basis only. A tutorial fee in addition to tuition is charged.
  2. Admission to private instruction is restricted to music majors and minors who have had previous performing experience and to non-music majors who have completed 3 semester hours of group instruction at University of the Incarnate Word or by audition. Transfer students must participate in four semesters of ensemble at Incarnate Word. Transfer students in Teacher Certification must participate in at least three semesters of ensemble at the University of the Incarnate Word.
  3. Recital attendance. Each semester a variety of musical events are presented by students, faculty,
    visiting artists, and local performing groups. All students enrolled in private lessons are required to
    attend a minimum number of events each semester, as specified by the instructor, as an essential part of
    their musical education.
  4. Studio Hour. Each week, a studio hour or seminar will be devoted to student performances, discussion of interpretation, performance techniques, stage presence, communication with audiences, and related topics. All students enrolled in applied music are required to attend these sessions.
  5. Students planning a degree recital in applied private lessons must be enrolled in that area of applied music at the time of the recital.
  6. Students seeking Teacher Certification should consult the Teacher Education Supplement for graduation requirements.

NATIVE AMERICA STUDIES (NAS)

It is the goal of the interdisciplinary major in Native America Studies to advance the knowledge of those cultures and life-forms which have been in long, intimate, and harmonious contact with the American earth, and to direct particular attention to the people, plants, and animals of the Incarnate Word Basin ecosystem, and to project into future lifestyles the knowledge gained through these studies. The program involves anthropology, art, biology, history, and literature in preparation for such career areas as museum work, national, state and city park interpreters, administrators, or researchers. For course descriptions, see discipline listings.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts:

47 semester hours as follows:

  1. 12 semester hours in Anthropology:
    ANTH 1311 Cultural Anthropology
    ANTH 1312 Archaeology and Physical Anthropology.
    6 semester hours chosen from the following:
    ANTH 2324 Native Peoples of North America
    ANTH 3334 Ancient Civilizations of the Americas
    ANTH 4371 Laboratory Techniques in Archaeology
    ANTH 5355 or ANTH 5655 Museum Internship
  2. 9 semester hours in Art from the following:
    ARTS 3355 Native Crafts
    ARTH 3363 Native American Art: Pueblo, Moundbuilders and Archaic
    ARTH 3364 Native American Art: Plains, Athapaskan, Pacific Coast
    ARTS 4355 Museology (for which any two of the three courses listed above are prerequisites).
  3. 12 semester hours in Biology:
    BIOL 1401 Diversity of Life and Laboratory
    BIOL 3442 Ecology and Laboratory
    BIOL 4490 Texas Flora
  4. 6 semester hours in History from the following:
    HIST 3322 Texas and the Southwest
    HIST 3334 Ancient Civilizations of the Americas
    HIST 4332 Mexico, or
    HIST 4399 Special Topics that focus on Native America.
  5. 9 semester hours of special Native America topics distributed as follows:
    ENGL 4368 Native American Literature and other Selected Topics offered in other disciplines that are specifically designated Native America.
  6. 3 semester hours in ARTS or ANTH 3355 during the senior year.
  7. A minor of 15 hours in any of the disciplines that are part of the NAS program.

PHILOSOPHY (PHIL)
[Course Descriptions, page 277]

The Department of Philosophy at the University of the Incarnate Word seeks to provide its students with a broad orientation to the major branches of philosophy (metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and logic) and to the various ways philosophy has progressed throughout human history (in Western and other global traditions).The primary goal of our program, however, is not merely to promote mastery of philosophical content, but to help cultivate the philosophical spirit by nourishing our students’ responsiveness to the wonder of being, their commitment to justice, and their overall capacity to explore philosophical issues with creativity and critical insight.

Philosophy is an exploration of the most basic yet wide-ranging issues of human life and experience. The study of philosophy involves the rational examination of such fundamental notions as truth, beauty, goodness, justice, freedom, reality, knowledge, language, faith, love, death, and God. Its purpose is to broaden the reach of possibilities that all human beings share in their efforts to create intellectually and spiritually meaningful lives.

Philosophy also examines the foundations, processes, and aims of other disciplines - such as science, mathematics, law, and education, for example - and reflects on such subjects as religion, art, history, literature, health care, and technology.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts:
33 semester hours of Philosophy, as follows:

  1. 27 semester hours of required courses:
    PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy
    PHIL 3312 Logic
    PHIL 3318 Theories of Reality and Knowledge
    PHIL 3332 Ethics
    PHIL 3351 Ancient Philosophy
    PHIL 3352 Medieval Philosophy
    PHIL 3353 Modern Philosophy
    PHIL 3354 Contemporary Philosophy
    PHIL 3355 World Philosophy
  2. 6 additional upper division hours in Philosophy
  3. A minor in any field, or an interdisciplinary minor approved by the philosophy advisor.

Requirements for a Minor in Philosophy:

PHIL 1381, 2312, 3318, 3332; a choice of one: PHIL 3351, 3352, 3353, 3354 OR 3355;
3 additional upper division hours in PHIL.

Recommended Sequence of Courses in the Major:

Freshman Year

PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy (Fall)
PHIL 3312 Logic (Fall)

Sophomore Year

PHIL 3351 Ancient Philosophy (Fall)
PHIL 3352 Medieval Philosophy (Spring)

Junior Year

PHIL 3332 Ethics (Fall)
PHIL 3353 Modern Philosophy (Fall)
PHIL 3354 Contemporary Philosophy (Spring)
PHIL Elective (Spring)

Senior Year

PHIL 3318 Theories of Reality and Knowledge
PHIL 3355 World Philosophy (Spring)
PHIL Elective

POLITICAL SCIENCE (POLS)
[Course Descriptions, page 284]

The mission of the Political Science Department is to provide the major with a strong foundation to expand awareness and understanding of political life, to stimulate scholarship and intelligent interest in political science, and to provide a framework for enriching the exposure of majors and the wider university community to the study of government and issues of public concern. Moreover, the Department offers course work to the general student population in light of its commitment to the CORE Curriculum.

The program in Political Science at the University is especially designed to develop analytical skills, combining organized knowledge with practical experience that introduces and prepares students for career opportunities in the public sector. By selecting appropriate courses and internships, students of politics can prepare themselves for professional training in public policy, public administration, law, graduate education in the policy sciences, as well as employment in government and non-governmental public sector organizations.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts

36 semester hours in Political Science as follows:

  1. 18 semester hours of required courses:
    POLS 1315 American Politics
    POLS 1316 State and Local Politics
    POLS 2300 Social Science Research Methods
    POLS 2310 Comparative Politics
    POLS 2320 International Relations
    SOCI 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
  2. 18 semester hours selected from courses listed under one of the following areas of concentration (A, B):
    1. American Politics:
      POLS 1391 Human Rights
      POLS 2392 Nature and Function of Law
      POLS 3300 U.S. Congress
      POLS 3305 U.S. Presidency
      POLS 3353 Texas Legislative Process
      POLS 3371 Political Theory
      POLS 4315 Constitutional Law and Politics
      POLS 4317 Public Policy
      POLS 4325 Political Behavior
      COMM 4332 Law and the Media
      POLS 4335 Comparative Political Parties
      POLS 4385 Topics in American Politics
    2. International Relations/Comparative Politics: Students selecting this concentration must complete 9 semester hours of Comparative Politics courses and 9 semester hours of International Relations courses.
      Comparative Politics Courses
      POLS 1391 Human Rights
      POLS 3371 Political Theory
      POLS 4335 Comparative Political Parties
      POLS 4387 Topics in Comparative Politics
      International Relations Courses
      BINT 4310 International Economics
      BLAW 4320 International Business Law
      POLS 4330 International Law
      POLS 4363 Political Globalization
      POLS 4387 Topics in International Relations
  3. Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one internship course. Up to 6 hours of Internships can be substituted for the same number of hours in the area of concentration. To enroll in an internship, students must have a 2.5 GPA overall and a 3.0 GPA in the major.
  4. A minor in any other discipline. With the approval of their academic advisor, students may construct an individualized interdisciplinary minor. Political Science majors may not minor in Pre-Law. Those planning to attend law school should select American Politics as their area of concentration within the major.

Requirements for a Minor in Political Science:

POLS 1315, 1316, and 2310 or 2320; Nine additional semester hours in other POLS courses,
6 of which must be upper division. Internships do not meet requirements for the minor.

Washington Internship

Qualified juniors and seniors have an opportunity to earn up to 15 credit hours (9 hours toward the major) by serving an approved internship in Washington, D.C. for a semester. Placement opportunities include Capitol Hill, the White House, the Department of Justice, the State Department, major law firms, American Civil Liberties Union, U.S. Information Agency, and other government agencies and private sector organizations. Applicants must have a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the major and approval of the Department Chair.

Pre-Law Program
A Concentration in Pre-Law is available.

Requirements for a Concentration in Pre-Law

  1. 12 hours of specified courses within the Core Curriculum:
    PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy
    SOCI 1311 Introduction to Sociology, or PSYC 1301 Introduction to
    Psychology, or ANTH 1311 Cultural Anthropology
    POLS 1315 American Politics
    SPCH 1311 Public Speaking
  2. 21 hours as follows:
    PHIL 2312 Logic
    POLS 1391 Human Rights
    ACCT 2301 Accounting for Non-Business Majors
    PHIL 3385 Justice: Tradition and Transformation, or POLS 2392 Nature and Function of Law.
    ENGL 3312 Non-fiction Workshop
    ENGL 3322 Approaching Poetry
    POLS 4315 Constitutional Law and Politics

Students are also encouraged to take at least one additional law-related course as an elective. Examples are BLAW 3317 Business Law I, BLAW 3318 Business Law II, POLS 4330 International Law, BINT 4320 International Business Law, COMM 4332 Law and the Media, or ECON 2301 Macroeconomics.

Public Administration (Concentration)
[Course Descriptions, page 185 for Business courses, and page 227 for Political Science courses]

Public Administration as a concentration within the Political Science major, provides an integrated curriculum of political science and business courses designed for students who plan to work in the public sector. The program seeks to develop the analytical and communications skills that will enhance the students’ career opportunities and will also prepare them for graduate education in Public Administration.

Requirements for a Concentration in Public Administration

The Public Administration Concentration is currently in revision. Information and Bulletin addendums detailing the new curriculum are available in the department of Political Science.

PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC)
[Course Descriptions, page 287]

Psychology is the scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of humans and other animals. Students will begin to understand how individual thought and behavior is influenced by perception, motivation, heredity, language, cognition, and learning. Instruction focuses on the influence of society and the environment on human personality, and provides insights into the human psyche. Upon the successful completion of the psychology program, students will have an understanding of the major theoretical perspectives for organizing and understanding human behavior.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology:
42 semester hours in Psychology as follows:

  1. 21 semester hours of required core courses:
    PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC 2370 Child and Adolescent Development
    PSYC 2380 Biology and Behavior
    PSYC 3331 Abnormal Psychology
    PSYC 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
    PSYC 3384 Research Methods
    PSYC 4331 History of Psychology
  2. 21 semester hours selected from one of two options: Option A or Option B:

    Option A: General Psychology
    PSYC 3353 Personality OR PSYC 3351 Social Psychology
    PSYC 3372 Learning OR PSYC 3376 Cognition and Memory
    PSYC 4332 Theories of Psychotherapy
    PSYC 4359 Directed Practicum / Internship
    (3 hours required; may be repeated for a total of 6 semester hours)
    9 semester hours of Psychology electives

    Option B: Child and Adolescent Psychology
    PSYC 3353 Personality OR PSYC 3351 Social Psychology
    PSYC 3372 Learning OR PSYC 3376 Cognition and Memory
    PSYC 4332 Theories of Psychotherapy
    PSYC 4330 Developmental Psychopathology
    SOCI 3343 The Family
    PSYC 4359 Directed Practicum / Internship
    (3 hours required; may be repeated for a total of 6 semester hours)
    3 semester hours of Psychology electives
  3. All psychology majors are required to have a minor in any other discipline. (The semester hours of the minor will vary according to the discipline).

Minor in Psychology:
Requirements are 15 semester hours as follows:

PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 3331 Abnormal Psychology or PSYC 3353 Personality
9 semester hours of Psychology electives. (The following 6 semester hours are strongly recommended for those students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology)

PSYC 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Science
PSYC 3384 Research Methods

*Prerequisites are listed with the course descriptions.

Suggested sequence for Major requirements in Psychology:

Freshman Year

PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology (Fall)
PSYC 2370 Child and Adolescent Development (Spring)

Sophomore Year

PSYC 2380 Biology and Behavior (Spring)
PSYC 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Science (Spring)

Junior Year

PSYC 3331 Abnormal Psychology (Spring)
PSYC 3351 Social Psychology (Fall)
PSYC 3353 Personality*(Spring)
PSYC 3372 Learning (Spring)
PSYC 3376 Cognition and Memory* (Fall)
PSYC 3384 Research Methods (Fall)

Senior Year

PSYC 4331 History of Psychology (Spring)
PSYC 4359 Directed Practicum/Internship (Fall)
PSYC 4332 Theories of Psychotherapy (Spring)
(*indicates that the student has a choice of 2 courses).

PSYCHOLOGY OF ORGANIZATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT (PSOD)
[Course Descriptions, page 289]

This is an interdisciplinary major. The findings and methods of psychology and related fields have long been sought to strengthen organizations and the work force. Rapidly changing technology and new global perspectives makes knowledge and skills in interviewing, performance appraisal, diversity, conflict resolution, leadership, business principles and legal requirements imperative and marketable. The major in Psychology of Organizations and Development is only offered in the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCAP) and in the Universe Online.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts:
57 semester hours distributed as follows:

  1. Psychology (12 hours)
    PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC 3351 Social Psychology
    PSYC 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
    PSYC 3384 Applied Social Research
  2. Psychology of Organizations and Development (27 hours)
    PSOD 3312 Social Skills: Personal and Small Group
    PSOD 3315 Psychology of Industry and Organizations
    PSOD 3325 Human Resources and the Law
    PSOD 3326 Psychology of Interviewing and Staffing
    PSOD 3327 Adult Learning in Organizations
    PSOD 4316 Leadership in Organizations
    PSOD 4317 Organizational Development Interventions and Practices
    PSOD 4370 Compensation
    PSOD 4375 Performance Management
  3. Business (18 hours)
    BINF 2321 Introduction to Information Systems
    BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practices
    BMGT 3354 Human Resource Management
    BMGT 4351 Seminar in Business and Society
    BMGT 4355 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
    BMGT 4356 Fundamentals of Organizational Change and Development
    Because of interdisciplinary degree, no minor required.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES (RELS)
[Course Descriptions, page 290]

In keeping with the University’s mission, the Department of Religious Studies has a two-fold mission: to acquaint all students with the Roman Catholic tradition within the broader religious and global context in which they live, and to expose all students to the multidimensional and interdisciplinary methods utilized within the field of religious studies.

Since the University of the Incarnate Word is a Roman Catholic University, the Department believes it is necessary to provide the general student body with an opportunity to understand this tradition. We believe our students must come to terms with the fact of diversity, both religious and cultural. Introductory and intermediate department courses are designed to help them achieve these goals.

The field of religious studies is multidimensional and interdisciplinary. Students interested in majoring in religious studies must be familiar with a variety of dimensions of the field and be acquainted with a number of critical methodologies applicable to the study. Knowledge of both areas provides an academic foundation for advanced study in religious studies. Advanced courses are designed to help them fulfill these goals.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts:
33 semester hours

  1. 15 semester hours

    Biblical Studies (3 semester hours)

    RELS 1345 Biblical Themes, or
    RELS 2320 Hebrew Scriptures, or
    RELS 2350 Gospels and Acts
    Theological Studies (3 semester hours)
    RELS 1310 Introduction to Theology, or RELS 1340 Understanding Catholicism
    Christianity and Culture (9 semester hours)
    RELS 1360 Christian Ethics
    RELS 1355 History of Christianity
    RELS 2345 World Religions

  2. 18 semester hours (15 hours must be upper division, including at least one from each of the
    following areas below)

    Biblical Studies
    RELS 1345 Biblical Themes
    RELS 2320 Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament
    RELS 2350 Gospel and Acts
    RELS 3310 Pauline Literature

    Theological Studies
    RELS 1310 Introduction to Theology
    RELS 3300 The Religious Quest
    RELS 3399 Contemporary Issues
    RELS 3340 Feminist Theology
    RELS 3350 Environmental Theology and Ethics
    RELS 4320 U.S. Latino/a Theology and Culture
    RELS 4360 Theologies of Liberation

    Christianity and Culture

    RELS 1340 Understanding Catholicism
    RELS 2329 Religious Movements in the United States
    RELS 2330 Religion, Values, and Film
    RELS 3305 Catholic Social Teachings
    RELS 3335 God and Human Sexuality
    RELS 4300 Women and Faith
    RELS 4310 Women in the Christian Tradition
    RELS 4330 Death and Belief

    Worship and Spirituality

    RELS 1375 Prayer and Spirituality
    RELS 2320 U.S. Latino/a Spirituality
    RELS 3320 Christian Symbols and Celebrations
    RELS 3322 Christianity through Art
    RELS 3325 Arts for Christian Worship
    RELS 3365 Christian Worship
    RELS 4362 Lay Leadership of Public Prayer
  3. RELS 3349 Field Education (under the direction of UIW RELS faculty) is recommended.
  4. 6 semester hours of Philosophy is recommended.
  5. Second major or a concentration or minor of 12-18 semester hours (6 upper division hours) is recommended.

Requirements for a Minor in Religious Studies:
18 semester hours

  1. 12 semester hours

    Biblical Studies (3 semester hours)
    RELS 1345 Biblical Themes, or
    RELS 2320 Hebrew Scriptures, or
    RELS 2350 Gospels and Acts

    Theological Studies (3 semester hours)
    RELS 1310 Introduction to Theology, or
    RELS 1320 Understanding Catholicism

    Christianity and Culture (6 semester hours)
    RELS 1360 Christian Ethics
    RELS 2345 World Religions

  2. 6 additional upper division hours

The general minor in religious studies is recommended both for students interested in religious education and/or church ministry, and for those wishing to augment their academic background in the area to support the liberal arts dimension of their chosen professional career (e.g., law, medical, business).

Students who plan to pursue a degree in Religious Studies must formally apply and be admitted as a major as soon as possible upon the completion of 30 semester hours, at least 15 of which must be from the University of the Incarnate Word. To be eligible for admission to the RELS major, a student must have at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA. Without special arrangements, RELS courses taken before 1980 or courses taken at a state institution will not fulfill the 36-hour requirement for a major. Lower division classes are at the 1000 and 2000 levels, and upper division classes are at the 3000 and 4000 levels.

Undergraduate Certificate in Religious Studies:

A certificate in Religious Studies will be awarded to students who complete 18 semester hours of Religious Studies coursework, including 1345, 2320, or 2350 and 3345.

Recommended Sequence of Courses in the Major:

Freshman Year (6 to 9 hours)

RELS 1310 Introduction to Theology or 1340 Understanding Catholicism
RELS 2320 Hebrew Scriptures, 2350 Gospels and Acts, or 1345 Biblical Themes

Sophomore Year (9 to 12 hours)

RELS 1355 History Christianity
RELS 1360 Christian Ethics
RELS 3310 Pauline Writings
RELS 3340 Feminist Theology

Junior Year (9 to 12 hours)

RELS 3310 Pauline Writings
RELS 3322 Christianity through Art or 3320 Christian Symbols and Celebration
RELS 4320 U.S. Latino/a Theology and Culture
RELS 4360 Theologies of Liberation or 3399 Contemporary Issues

Senior Year (9 to 12 hours)

RELS 3335 God and Human Sexuality
RELS 2345 World Religions
RELS 3350 Environmental Theology and Ethics or 3305 Catholic Social Teachings
RELS 4310 Women in Christian Tradition or 4300 Women and Faith

Students interested in majoring or minoring in RELS should consult with the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies.

Pastoral Institute

Offered primarily during the summer session, the Pastoral Institute is an undergraduate and graduate program that provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of theology and the transmission of the Christian message. The Institute is designed to serve the needs of adults involved in the expanding roles of ministry within the church today, for example, religious education, youth ministry, parish administration, adult religious education, and liturgical leadership. For further information on the program, contact the Director of the Pastoral Institute.

The following courses in youth ministry are offered in cooperation with the Archdiocese of San Antonio Office of Youth Ministry:

RSPI 4155 Foundations for Ministry Leadership
RSPI 4156 Principles of Youth Ministry
RSPI 4157 Skills for Christian Leadership
RSPI 4158 Practices for Youth Ministry
RSPI 4159 Fostering the Faith Growth through Pastoral Care
RSPI 4160 Fostering the Faith Growth of Youth through Evangelization and Catechesis
RSPI 4162 Fostering the Faith Growth of Youth through Justice and Service

Undergraduate Certificate in Pastoral Studies

This certificate is awarded on completion of 16 semester hours distributed over the areas of scripture, faith, and transmission during the summer Pastoral Institute. Religious Studies courses are also applicable. Courses may also be taken toward the certificate through Pastoral Institute extension programs.

A specialization in youth ministry, offered in response to the growing need for more and better prepared persons to work with youth, requires 8 semester hours in youth ministry within the total requirement. This focus area is offered in cooperation with the San Antonio Archdiocesan Office of Youth Ministry.

SOCIOLOGY (SOCI)
[Course Descriptions, page 293]

Mission:

The mission of the Sociology Department is to provide the major with a strong foundation in sociological theory and research within the context of a modern sociological curriculum. The Department is committed to the development of the “sociological imagination” and the fostering of action based on a progressive social consciousness. The Department is guided by the values of Catholic social doctrine, the mission of the University, and a high regard for scholarly academic work that leads to the enhancement of knowledge.

Sociology is a social science that studies society and the social activity of human beings. Sociologists are interested in discovering and explaining how and why people think, feel, and act the way they do, focusing on groups and categories of people sharing common characteristics. Empirical evidence, derived from scientific investigation, is fundamental to sociological inquiry. Sociological studies include culture, religion, government, economy, education, family, crime, sports, and race relations.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts:

Plan A: Academic Specialization
36 semester hours as follows:

  1. 15 semester hours of required courses:
    SOCI 1311 Introduction to Sociology
    SOCI 3351 Social Psychology
    SOCI 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
    SOCI 3384 Research
    SOCI 3387 Sociological Theory
  2. 21 additional semester hours in Sociology, at least 12 of which are upper division.
  3. A minor in any other field.

Plan B: Professional Specialization
48 semester hours, distributed as follows:

  1. 24 semester hours of required courses:
    SOCI 1311 Introduction to Sociology
    SOCI 3332 Culturology and Cross-Cultural Communication
    SOCI 3344 Social Stratification
    SOCI 3351 Social Psychology
    SOCI 3371 Minority Relations
    SOCI 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
    SOCI 3384 Research
    SOCI 3387 Sociological Theory
  2. One of the following options (6 hours):
    1. SOCI 3355 Aging in America and SOCI 3356 Death in America
    2. SOCI 3322 Crime and Delinquency and SOCI 3323 Criminal Justice
    3. SOCI 3343 The Family and PSYC 2370 Child and Adolescent Development
  3. 6 additional hours in Sociology
  4. The following 12 hours:
    SOCI 4359/4360 Directed Practicum/Internship I, II
    BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practice
    BMGT 3354 Human Resource Management

Requirements for a Minor in Sociology:
12 semester hours (6 upper division) in SOCI

Recommended Sequence of Courses in the Major (Plan A):

Freshman Year

SOCI 1311 Introductory Sociology

Sophomore Year

SOCI 2335 Social Issues Through Cinema or SOCI 2341 Social Institutions

Junior Year

SOCI 3351 Social Psychology
SOCI 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
SOCI 3384 Research Methods
6 hours of upper division sociology courses

Senior Year (or Junior year as offered)

SOCI 3387 Sociological Theory
12 hours of upper division sociology courses

Recommended Sequence of Courses in the Major (Plan B):

Freshman Year

SOCI 1311 Introductory Sociology

Sophomore Year

SOCI 2335 Social Issues Through Cinema or SOCI 2341 Social Institutions

Junior Year

SOCI 3351 Social Psychology
SOCI 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
SOCI 3384 Research Methods
BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practice option A, B, or C

Senior Year

SOCI 3387 Sociological Theory (or Junior year as offered)
SOCI 4359 Practicum I
SOCI 4360 Practicum II
BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practice
12 hours of upper division sociology courses

SPANISH (SPAN)
[Course Descriptions, page 295]

and other Foreign Languages
[Course Descriptions, page 254]

The offerings in foreign languages develop language proficiency and cultural awareness through collaborative classes where effective communication is the primary goal. Advanced courses in Spanish contribute to knowledge about the Spanish-speaking world and the history and structure of the Spanish language and its literature. These courses allow students to read and respond in writing to Spanish-language authors in Spanish, since all advanced courses are taught in the language using authentic texts. Students also interact in Spanish to promote language competence approaching that of native speakers.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

  1. 33 semester hours of Spanish courses as follows:

    Language requirements (9 hours)
    SPAN 2311, Intermediate Spanish I
    SPAN 2312, Intermediate Spanish II
    SPAN 3350, Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition

    NOTE: The number of hours the students will be required to take to meet this requirement will be determined by a placement test given by the department. As a result of the placement test, any of these language requirements may be waived, but a subsequent waiver does not remove the student from having to fulfill the total 33 hour requirement for the major. Course Electives in Spanish should be taken to complete the 33 hours.

    Linguistics requirements (6 hours)
    SPAN 3321, Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
    SPAN 3322, Spanish Phonetics and Oral Communication
    NOTE: In addition to SPAN 3321 and SPAN 3322, candidates for teacher certification must take SPAN 3344, Applied Linguistics for Teaching, for a total of 9 hours to fulfill the Linguistics requirement.

    Literature requirements (9 hours)
    SPAN 3331, Spanish Literature to 1700
    SPAN 3332, Spanish Literature since 1700
    SPAN 3341, Spanish-American Literature to Modernism
    SPAN 3342, Spanish-American Literature since Modernism

    Culture requirements (6 hours)
    SPAN 3311, Culture and Civilization of Spain
    SPAN 3312, Culture and Civilization of Latin America

    Electives in Spanish to complete the required 33 hours in the major.

  2. A minor in any other field, or an approved interdisciplinary minor of 18 semester hours, including
    6 upper division hours.

    Requirements for a Minor in Spanish: 12 hours of courses above the 1000-level, including at least 6 hours at the upper division level. Courses at the 3000 level and above will be taught entirely in Spanish.

    Students should consult the Education Department Supplement on teaching certification. For information concerning placement in language courses, possible credit by examination, and cooperative arrangements with other universities, students may contact the Foreign Language Advisor.

    Additional courses in Spanish and other foreign languages will be offered as need arises.

Speech Communication (SPCH)
[Course Descriptions, page 298]

Courses in Speech serve to meet important objectives for a liberal arts curriculum: to develop critical thinking, to enhance aesthetic sensitivity, to communicate with clarity, precision, and conviction. Communication Arts offers a fourth track specialization in Speech Communication.

Requirements for a Minor in Speech

SPCH 2321, 3371, 3391, 4371, and any other course in the department.

Note: SPCH 1311 Public Speaking is not a prerequisite for SPCH 2321 but is a prerequisite for the other requirements of the Minor.

THEATRE ARTS (THAR)
[Course Descriptions, page 299]

The Mission of the Theatre Arts Department focuses on three main goals: to enhance the general education of the University’s CORE curriculum, to enrich the cultural, spiritual, and intellectual lives of our on-campus and San Antonio communities, and to provide our majors with a strong, basic foundation in the performing arts that will enable them to pursue graduate educational and or professional opportunities in Theatre.

The Theatre Arts Department provides its majors with a liberal arts program of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. This program affords its graduates a thorough understanding of the art form: its performance conditions, representative dramatic literature and its major practices – past and present. Through the study of Theatre Arts, UIW students have the opportunity to learn analytic methods that enable them to think critically and to become creative problem solvers, thereby assisting in their preparation for advanced professional study in a variety of fields that respect a well-balanced liberal arts degree. A Theatre Arts degree will also, in coordination with Education and state certification requirements, prepare future elementary and secondary school teachers. Upon completion of the Theatre Arts degree, UIW graduates are prepared to undertake specialized training in a variety graduate Theatre Arts study areas. Finally, the program provides our graduates with sufficient education and training to begin a career in professional theatre on or off stage.

The Theatre Arts faculty commits itself to collaborative teaching in order to support diverse approaches and techniques as well as to demonstrate integrated artistic cooperation. In its presentation of four to five theatrical productions each year, the Department adheres to a policy of equal opportunity in casting and in the assignment of production responsibilities. Participation in the academic year production season is open to any student enrolled in UIW and expected of Theatre Arts majors. Through the production season, we provide the opportunity to participate and to witness major dramatic genres and theatrical styles. The Department views its production season as both an extension of its educational program and a site of artistic and intellectual expression. The Theatre Arts program holds accreditation by National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Major Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts:

  1. 47 semester hours in Theatre Arts including 24 upper division hours
    1. THAR 1191 Theatre Practicum
      THAR 1321 Beginning Acting
      THAR 1322 Intermediate Acting
      THAR 1380 Introduction to Theatre
      THAR 2192 Theatre Practicum
      THAR 2193 Theatre Practicum
      THAR 2360 Introduction to Technical Production
      THAR 2361 Introduction to Theatre Design
      THAR 3194 Advanced Theatre Practicum
      THAR 3195 Advanced Theatre Practicum
      THAR 3381 The Development of Drama and Theatre I
      THAR 3382 The Development of Drama and Theatre II
      THAR 4196 Advanced Theatre Practicum
      THAR 4331 Fundamentals of Directing
      THAR 4533 Senior Studio (capstone course)
    2. Additional 6 upper division semester hours to be selected from one or more of the following areas:

      Performance:

      THAR 2324 Stage Movement
      THAR 2325 Theatre Voice and Speech Studies
      THAR 3304 Children’s Theatre
      THAR 3323 Acting in Verse
      THAR 3324 Selected Topics in Performance (may be repeated for credit)
      THAR 4303 Creative Dramatics

      Design/Tech:

      THAR 2242 Basic Stage Make-up
      THAR 3344 Costume Construction
      THAR 3341 Costume Design
      THAR 3362 Scene Design
      THAR 3363 Light Design
      THAR 4342 Costume History

      General Studies:

      THAR 1381 Theatre Appreciation (Non Majors)
      THAR 1320 Acting in Everyday Life (Non Majors)
      THAR 2380 Play Analysis
      THAR 4301 Creativity in the Arts
      THAR 4383 Dramatic Theory and Criticism
      THAR 4387 American Theatre (cross list with ENGL)
      THAR 4393 Reading and Research in Theatre Arts
      THAR 4399 Selected Topics in Theatre Arts

Requirement for a Minor in Theatre Arts:
18 hours as follows (including 6 upper division hours):

THAR 1321 Beginning Acting
THAR 2360 Introduction to Technical Production

One course selected from the following:

THAR 2380 Play Analysis
THAR 3381 The Development of Drama and Theatre I
THAR 3382 The Development of Drama and Theatre II
Additional 9 hours in elective THAR courses

Recommended Sequence of Courses in the Major:

Freshman Year

THAR 1191 Theatre Practicum
THAR 1321 Beginning Acting
THAR 1322 Intermediate Acting
THAR 1380 Introduction to Theatre
THAR 2360 Introduction to Technical Production

Sophomore Year

THAR 2192 Theatre Practicum
THAR 2193 Theatre Practicum
THAR 2361 Introduction to Theatre Design
THAR 3381 The Development of Drama and Theatre I
THAR 3382 The Development of Drama and Theatre II

Junior Year

THAR 3194 Advanced Theatre Practicum
THAR 3195 Advanced Theatre Practicum
THAR 4331 Fundamentals of Directing

Senior Year

THAR 4196 Advanced Theatre Practicum
THAR 4533 Senior Studio

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