Department of Philosophy and Classics

The Department of Philosophy and Classics offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Classical Studies and Humanities, Medical Humanities, and Philosophy. Students majoring in Medical Humanities may select a concentration in Pre-Medicine or Health Careers. Minors are offered in Classical Studies, Humanities, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. Honors may be earned in Classical Studies and Humanities, and Philosophy.

Honors in Classical Studies and Humanities

Students whose grade point average in the Classical Studies and Humanities major before the beginning of their final year at UTSA is 3.25 or above, and whose overall grade point average is 3.0, may earn Honors in Classical Studies and Humanities. To do so, a student must complete a substantial paper approved by the Department Scholarship and Honors Committee and maintain a 3.25 grade point average in the major. The grade point average requirements apply to all transfer work as well as all courses taken at UTSA.

Honors in Philosophy

Students whose grade point average in the philosophy major before the beginning of their final year at UTSA is 3.25 or above, and whose overall grade point average is 3.0, may earn Honors in Philosophy. To do so, a student must complete a substantial paper approved by the Department Scholarship and Honors Committee and maintain a 3.25 grade point average in the major. The grade point average requirements apply to all transfer work as well as all courses taken at UTSA.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classical Studies and Humanities

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Classical Studies and Humanities is an interdisciplinary  degree  program  that  provides  students  with  a foundation in the history of humanistic disciplines and also affords the opportunity  to  focus  on  particular  periods  and  intellectual  trends. In completing the degree, students must declare either a Classical Studies emphasis, which focuses on  the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome as foundational to humanistic studies, or a general Humanities emphasis, which offers a synoptic view of the history of ideas and the opportunity to study the reception of these traditions within a broader range of historical periods. The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 120, including the hours of the Core Curriculum requirements. For either emphasis, 39 of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level (3000- and 4000-level), 18 of which must be earned in upper-division UTSA courses.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.A. degree in Classical Studies and Humanities must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Degree Requirements

A. Common Core
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
CLA 4973Senior Seminar in Classics3
or HUM 4973 Senior Seminar in Humanities
B. Language Component
Select one of the following emphases:6-8
Classical Studies Emphasis:
Introductory Latin I (or equivalent)
Introductory Classical Greek I
Introductory Latin II (or equivalent)
Introductory Classical Greek II
Humanities Emphasis:
Select 6 semester hours in a language other than English
C. Discipline Core
Select one of the following emphases:18
Classical Studies Emphasis:
Intermediate Classical Greek I
Intermediate Latin I
Five prescribed electives from the following list (three courses must be 3000-level or higher):
Introduction to Classical Literature
Classical Mythology
Topics for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean
Classical Myths and Literature
Topics in Classical Genres
Topics in the Art and Architecture of the Classical World
Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity
Topics in Classical History
Independent Study
Special Studies in Classics
Individualized Instruction in Advanced-Level Language (provided the instruction is in Latin or Greek; may be repeated as often as subject matter varies)
World Religions
The Medieval World
Classicism and Enlightenment
Humanities Emphasis:
World Religions
History of Ideas
Four courses in approved historical periods selected from the following (three of which must be at the 3000-level or higher):
Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity
Topics in Classical History
Introduction to the Humanities I
Introduction to the Humanities II
History of Film
The Medieval World
Renaissance Ideas
Classicism and Enlightenment
The Romantic Age
The Modern World
D. Advanced Support Work
40-42 semester credit hours of electives. In fulfillment of this requirement, majors are encouraged to take at least 9 semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in disciplines that support the study of Philosophy. Recommended disciplines for the Classics emphasis include: Architecture; Language, Literature, and Humanities; History and Theory of Art and Music. Recommended disciplines for the Humanities emphasis include: Mathematics and Natural Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Language, Literature, and Humanities; History and Theory of Art and Music; Architecture.40-42
Total Credit Hours76-80

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Classical Studies and Humanities

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Classical Studies and Humanities degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in Classical Studies and Humanities, Classical Studies Emphasis – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
LAT 1114 or GRK 1114Introductory Latin I or Introductory Classical Greek I (level I) 4
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Mathematics core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Spring
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
LAT 1124 or GRK 1124Introductory Latin II or Introductory Classical Greek II (level II) 4
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece 3
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
Free elective 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences core 3
Spring
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome 3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy 3
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Free elective 3
Creative Arts core 3
Third Year
Fall
LAT 2113 or GRK 2113Intermediate Latin I (or Intermediate Classical Greek I) 3
Upper-division CLA, HUM, or FL elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division support work 3
Component Area Option core 3
Spring
CLA, HUM, or FL elective 3
CLA, HUM, or FL elective 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division support work 3
Fourth Year
Fall
Free elective 3
Upper-division CLA, HUM, or FL elective 3
Upper-division CLA, HUM, or FL elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division support work 3
Spring
CLA 4973Senior Seminar in Classics 3
Free elective 1
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division support work 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

B.A. in Classical Studies and Humanities, Humanities Emphasis – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Foreign language (semester I) 3-4
Mathematics core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Spring
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Foreign language (semester II) 3-4
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece 3
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
HUM 2093World Religions 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core 3
Select one of the following: 3
Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity
Topics in Classical History
The Medieval World
Renaissance Ideas
Classicism and Enlightenment
The Romantic Age
The Modern World
Spring
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome 3
HUM 3013History of Ideas 3
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Creative Arts core 3
Select one of the following: 3
Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity
Topics in Classical History
The Medieval World
Renaissance Ideas
Classicism and Enlightenment
The Romantic Age
The Modern World
Third Year
Fall
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences core 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Select one of the following: 3
Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity
Topics in Classical History
The Medieval World
Renaissance Ideas
Classicism and Enlightenment
The Romantic Age
The Modern World
Spring
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective 13
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective 13
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Component Area Option core 3
Fourth Year
Fall
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective 13
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Select one of the following: 3
Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity
Topics in Classical History
The Medieval World
Renaissance Ideas
Classicism and Enlightenment
The Romantic Age
The Modern World
Spring
HUM 4973Senior Seminar in Humanities 3
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective 13
Free elective 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 1-3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical Humanities

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Medical Humanities is an interdisciplinary degree drawing upon the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts disciplines to prepare students for careers in medicine and health within a competency-based framework that promotes the interpretation of human factors associated with illness and wellness. 

The degree offers two concentrations. The Pre-Medicine Concentration meets typical application requirements for American medical and dental schools. The Health Careers Concentration prepares graduates for a wide variety of health-related careers.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.A. degree in Medical Humanities must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical Humanities with a Pre-Medicine Concentration

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 120, including the hours of Core Curriculum requirements. Thirty-nine of the 120 total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level. 

All candidates for this degree must complete the following degree requirements in addition to the Core Curriculum requirements.

Degree Requirements

A. Required courses in science and mathematics47
Biosciences I (satisfies one of the Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements)
Biosciences II (satisfies one of the Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements)
Genetics
Biochemistry
Cell Biology
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II
Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Mathematics)
Algebra-based Physics I
and Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
Algebra-based Physics II
and Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory
Basic Statistics (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Mathematics)
B. Required courses in medical humanities6
Introduction to Medical Humanities
Seminar in Medical Humanities
C. Social and behavioral sciences electives
15 semester credit hours of electives in social and behavioral sciences, 9 of which must be upper-division, and 3 from the Core Curriculum, chosen from the following:15
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Language, Thought, and Culture (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
The Human Skeleton
Medical Anthropology
Death and Dying
Drugs and Society (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Medical Geography
Introduction to Community and Public Health (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Personal Health (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Introduction to Psychology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Statistics for Psychology
Social Psychology of Small Groups
Developmental Psychopathology
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychology of Health
Introduction to Sociology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Introduction to Public Health
Social Context of Drug Use (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Gerontology
Medical Sociology
Global Health
Health Care System
Social and Behavioral Theories in Public Health
Health Disparities
D. Arts and humanities electives
15 additional semester credit hours of electives in arts and humanities, 9 of which must be upper-division and 3 from the Core Curriculum (selected from a different component area than above), chosen from the following:15
Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 1350 (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 1750 (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Survey of Modern Art (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Topics in Art History and Criticism
Introduction to Visual Arts (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Social Psychological Considerations in Mexican American Communities
Topics for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean (when topic is Medical Roots)
Introduction to Health Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Advanced Topics in World Cultures
Introduction to Modern Dance
Technical Writing (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in the Component Area Option)
Writing in Public and Professional Contexts
Advanced Professional Writing
History of Medicine in America
Introduction to the Humanities I (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Introduction to the Humanities II (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Introductory Logic (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in the Component Area Option)
Contemporary Moral Issues (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Science
Ethics
Race, Ethnicity and Public Policy
Race and Ethnic Relations
Internship and Independent Study courses in the participating disciplines may also be applied to satisfy this requirement when the approved coursework is preparatory to careers in medicine and health. Students are encouraged to include independent studies and internships in their degree plans, but only 6 hours of independent study or internship will apply to the degree.
E. Free electives
13 semester credit hours of free electives, 9 of which must be upper division13
Total Credit Hours96

Note: Any Core Curriculum course may be used to satisfy the Component Area Option requirement.

Medical Humanities majors are encouraged to study one or more ancient or modern languages other than English through elective coursework.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical Humanities with a Health Careers Concentration

The B.A. degree in Medical Humanities with a Health Careers Concentration prepares graduates for a wide variety of health-related careers.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 120, including the hours of Core Curriculum requirements. Thirty-nine of the 120 total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level. 

All candidates for this degree must complete the following degree requirements in addition to the Core Curriculum requirements.

Degree Requirements

A. Required courses in science and mathematics25
Biosciences I (satisfies one of the Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements)
Biosciences II (satisfies one of the Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements)
Genetics
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Mathematics)
Algebra-based Physics I
and Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
Basic Statistics (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Mathematics)
B. Required courses in medical humanities6
Introduction to Medical Humanities
Seminar in Medical Humanities
C. Social and behavioral sciences electives
21 semester credit hours in social and behavioral sciences, 12 of which must be upper-division and 3 from the Core Curriculum, chosen from the following:21
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Language, Thought, and Culture (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
The Human Skeleton
Medical Anthropology
Death and Dying
Drugs and Society (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Medical Geography
Introduction to Community and Public Health (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Personal Health (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Introduction to Psychology ((may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Social Psychology of Small Groups
Motivation and Emotion
Developmental Psychopathology
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychology of Health
Introduction to Sociology ((may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Introduction to Public Health
Social Context of Drug Use (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Gerontology
Medical Sociology
Global Health
Health Care System
Social and Behavioral Theories in Public Health
Health Disparities
D. Arts and humanities electives
21 additional semester credit hours in arts and humanities, 12 of which must be upper-division and 3 from the Core Curriculum (selected from a different component area than above), chosen from the following:21
Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 1350 (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 1750 (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Survey of Modern Art (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Topics in Art History and Criticism
Introduction to Visual Arts (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Social Psychological Considerations in Mexican American Communities
Advanced Topics in World Cultures
Introduction to Modern Dance
Technical Writing (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in the Component Area Option)
Writing in Public and Professional Contexts
Advanced Professional Writing
History of Medicine in America
Introduction to the Humanities I (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
Introduction to the Humanities II (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts)
World Religions
History of Ideas
Introductory Logic (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in the Component Area Option)
Contemporary Moral Issues (This course may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.)
Ethics
Approaches to Knowledge and Reality
Philosophy of Science
Race, Ethnicity and Public Policy
Race and Ethnic Relations
E. Single language other than English
6 semester credit hours in a single language other than English6
F. Free electives
12 semester credit hours of upper-division free electives12
Total Credit Hours91

Note: Any Core Curriculum course may be used to satisfy the Component Area Option requirement. 

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Medical Humanities

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Medical Humanities degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in Medical Humanities with a Pre-Medicine Concentration – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (core and major) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Free elective (CHE 1073 if needed) 3
Spring
BIO 1404Biosciences I (core and major) 4
CHE 1103
CHE 1121
General Chemistry I 4
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
American History core 3
Creative Arts core (Arts & Humanities elective) 3
Second Year
Fall
BIO 1414Biosciences II (core and major) 4
CHE 1113
CHE 1131
General Chemistry II 4
MHU 2013Introduction to Medical Humanities 3
STA 1053Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences core (Social & Behavioral Sciences elective) 3
Spring
BIO 2313Genetics 3
CHE 2603
CHE 2612
Organic Chemistry I 5
American History core 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Third Year
Fall
BIO 3813Cell Biology 3
CHE 3643Organic Chemistry II 3
PHY 1603
PHY 1611
Algebra-based Physics I 4
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Spring
BIO 3513Biochemistry 3
PHY 1623
PHY 1631
Algebra-based Physics II 4
Arts & Humanities elective 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture core 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Fourth Year
Fall
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Spring
MHU 4813Seminar in Medical Humanities 3
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 1
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

B.A. in Medical Humanities with a Health Careers Concentration – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (core and major) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Free elective (CHE 1073 if needed) 3
Spring
CHE 1103
CHE 1121
General Chemistry I 4
STA 1053Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
American History core 3
Creative Arts core (Arts & Humanities elective) 3
Second Year
Fall
BIO 1404Biosciences I (core and major) 4
MHU 2013Introduction to Medical Humanities 3
Foreign language (semester I) 3-4
Social and Behavioral Sciences core (Social & Behavioral Sciences elective) 3
Spring
BIO 1414Biosciences II (core and major) 4
American History core 3
Foreign language (semester II) 3-4
Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Third Year
Fall
BIO 2313Genetics 3
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Spring
PHY 1603
PHY 1611
Algebra-based Physics I 4
Arts & Humanities elective 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture core 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Fourth Year
Fall
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Spring
MHU 4813Seminar in Medical Humanities 3
Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division Arts & Humanities elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 0-2
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree is 120, including the hours of the Core Curriculum requirements. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.A. degree in Philosophy must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

Note: If a language is used to satisfy the three-hour Language, Philosophy and Culture core requirement, students will need to take an additional three hours in the same language for the degree requirement

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1213Design I3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Degree Requirements

A. Required courses
PHI 2013Basic Philosophical Problems3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
PHI 3213Ethics3
PHI 3223Approaches to Knowledge and Reality3
PHI 4973Seminar for Philosophy Majors3
Additional upper-division philosophy electives12
B. Single language other than English
Select 6 semester credit hours in a single language other than English6
C. Approved support work
39 semester credit hours of electives. In fulfillment of this requirement, majors are encouraged to take at least 9 semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in disciplines that support the study of Philosophy. Recommended disciplines include: Mathematics and Natural Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Language, Literature, and Humanities; History and Theory of Art and Music.39
Total Credit Hours78

Course Sequence Guide for B.A. Degree in Philosophy

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate Philosophy degree requirements. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other requirements of this catalog and meet with their academic advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

B.A. in Philosophy – Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Foreign language (semester I) 3-4
Mathematics core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Spring
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Foreign language (semester II) 3-4
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Second Year
Fall
HIS 1043, 1053, or 2053United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era, or United States History: Civil War Era to Present, or Texas History (core) 3
PHI 2013Basic Philosophical Problems 3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core 3
Support work 3
Spring
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy 3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic 3
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Support work 3
Creative Arts core 3
Third Year
Fall
PHI 3213Ethics 3
Upper-division PHI elective 3
Upper-division support work 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences core 3
Component Area Option core 3
Spring
PHI 3223Approaches to Knowledge and Reality 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division PHI elective 3
Upper-division support work 3
Fourth Year
Fall
PHI 4000-level elective 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Spring
PHI 4973Seminar for Philosophy Majors 3
PHI 4000-level elective 3
Free elective 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 1-3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Total Credit Hours: 120.0

Minor in Classical Studies

All students pursuing the minor in Classical Studies must complete 21 semester credit hours.

A. Minor requirements
LAT 2113Intermediate Latin I (or equivalent)3
or GRK 2113 Intermediate Classical Greek I
B. Required courses
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
C. Three additional courses in Classics, Greek, or Latin
Select 9 additional semester credit hours of coursework in Classics, Greek, or Latin (including Latin study in FL 3043), 6 hours of which must be at the upper-division level. 3 hours may be from a 2000-level Greek or 2000-level Latin (including Latin study in FL 2043)9
Total Credit Hours21

Minor in Humanities

All students pursuing the Minor in Humanities must complete 21 semester credit hours.

A. Minor requirements
HUM 3013History of Ideas3
B. Three background courses
Select one course from each of the following groups9
1. Group 1
Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 1350
Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 1750
Survey of Modern Art
2. Group 2
Introduction to Ancient Greece
Introduction to Ancient Rome
Introduction to Classical Literature
3. Group 3
Basic Philosophical Problems
Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy
C. Additional upper-division coursework in humanities
Select 9 additional semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in Humanities9
Total Credit Hours21

Minor in Philosophy

All students pursuing the Minor in Philosophy must complete 21 semester credit hours.

A. Required Courses
PHI 2013Basic Philosophical Problems3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
PHI 3213Ethics3
PHI 3223Approaches to Knowledge and Reality3
B. Additional upper-division courses in Philosophy
Additional coursework3
Total Credit Hours21

Minor in Religious Studies

All students pursuing the Minor in Religious Studies must complete 21 semester credit hours.

A. Required courses
HUM 2093World Religions3
PHI 3013Philosophy of Religion3
B. Select five courses from the following:15
Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 1350
Ritual and Symbol
Death and Dying
Classical Mythology
Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
History of Religion in the United States
The Christian Classics
The Bible as Literature
Senior Seminar in Humanities
Asian Philosophy
Seminar for Philosophy Majors
Religion and Society
Total Credit Hours21

Classics (CLA) Courses

CLA 1114. Basic Individualized Instruction. (0-0) 4 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student's advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 8 hours of basic individualized instruction will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CLA 2013. Introduction to Ancient Greece. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the civilization and cultural achievements of ancient Greece, including history, religion, philosophy, literature, and art. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall.

CLA 2023. Introduction to Ancient Rome. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the civilization and cultural achievements of ancient Rome, including history, religion, philosophy, literature, and art. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Spring.

CLA 2033. Introduction to Classical Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Introductory study of selected works of ancient Greek and Roman authors, with emphasis on epic, drama, satire, and lyric. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CLA 2113. Intermediate Individualized Instruction. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of LAT 1124 or GRK 1124 or permission of the instructor. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours of intermediate individualized instruction will apply to a bachelor's degree.

CLA 2323. Classical Mythology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Critical survey of secular and religious classical mythology; attention to the use of myth in ancient literature and the functions of myth in historical, cultural, and cross-cultural contexts. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CLA 2953. Topics for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Organized course offering introductory and broad examinations of topics important for the study of the Ancient Mediterranean world that are not covered during typical course offerings. Topics cover social and cultural history, etymology, and the art and archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

CLA 3023. Classical Myths and Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Critical examination of ancient Greek and Roman myths and their functions in literary texts and ancient societies; attention to current theories and methodologies of mythic analysis.

CLA 3053. Topics in Classical Genres. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Consideration of texts selected to illustrate the structural and conceptual properties of a given genre in the classical world, e.g., comedy, epic, or tragedy. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

CLA 3063. Topics in the Art and Architecture of the Classical World. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. A study of one or more themes, periods, traditions, or archaeological sites in the art and architecture of the ancient Greek and Roman world. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Summer.

CLA 3123. Cultural Issues in Classical Antiquity. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Examination of issues in ancient Greek and Roman power relations and social differences as reflected in classical literature and historical material. Coverage of such topics as slavery, attitudes towards barbarians, gender, and intergenerational strife. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Summer.

CLA 3513. Topics in Classical History. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. An examination of selected events, trends, and transformations in the history of ancient Greece and ancient Rome. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CLA 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CLA 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CLA 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CLA 4953. Special Studies in Classics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies courses may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CLA 4973. Senior Seminar in Classics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 12 upper-division credit hours in Classics or approved upper-division courses in other disciplines. Undergraduate capstone experience for students in the Classics emphasis and minor, open to eligible students from other disciplines in their junior or senior year. The seminar focuses on the development of research methodologies for the study of the ancient world. Subject varies with instructor, but the course will emphasize a combination of historical, linguistic, archaeological and anthropological approaches, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary Classical Studies. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. (Formerly titled "Seminar for Classics Majors").

CLA 4991. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Classical Studies Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.

CLA 4992. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Classical Studies Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.

CLA 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Classical Studies Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.

Greek (GRK) Courses

GRK 1114. Introductory Classical Greek I. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours.

Fundamentals of Greek grammar and readings in Greek. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall.

GRK 1124. Introductory Classical Greek II. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours.

Fundamentals of Greek grammar and readings in Greek. Generally offered: Spring.

GRK 2113. Intermediate Classical Greek I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: GRK 1124 or the equivalent. Continued practice in reading Greek prose and poetry. Selections from Plato and Homer. Review of Greek grammar and syntax.

GRK 3123. Selected Greek Authors: Poetry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: GRK 2113 or the equivalent. Reading and in-depth analysis of a particular Greek poet such as Hesiod or Homer, a specific genre such as elegiac or lyric poetry, or a play of the tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

Humanities (HUM) Courses

HUM 1203. Medical Humanities and Ethics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HUMA 1301)

The practice of medicine has long been considered both an art and a science. Through examination of texts in the medical humanities and health care ethics, this course explores the art of medicine, the meaning of illness, and what it means to practice medicine, which includes the interrelationship of professional identity formation and ethics.

HUM 2023. Introduction to the Humanities I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HUMA 1301)

An introductory survey of the important aesthetic works, ideas, social structures, and other cultural productions of Western Civilization from the Paleolithic through the Medieval eras. This course will employ an interdisciplinary approach designed to acquaint students with major cultural modes in Western Civilization with a particular focus on aesthetic works and the dominant critical approaches used to address them. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. Generally offered: Spring.

HUM 2033. Introduction to the Humanities II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HUMA 1302)

An introductory survey of the important aesthetic works, ideas, social structures, and other cultural productions of Western Civilization from the Renaissance through the Present. This course will employ an interdisciplinary approach designed to acquaint students with major cultural modes in Western Civilization with a particular focus on aesthetic works and the dominant critical approaches used to address them. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts.

HUM 2053. History of Film. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = HUMA 1315)

An introductory survey of the history, criticism, and cultural importance of film in Western Culture. This course will focus on the development of film as a medium for cultural production including a comparative analysis between film and other cultural media such as literature, drama, and the visual arts. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. Generally offered: Spring.

HUM 2093. World Religions. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = PHIL 1304)

Examination of the origins, teachings, development, and philosophical foundations of the world’s chief religious movements, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism, Taoism, Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, and Christianity. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Formerly HUM 3093. Credit cannot be earned for both HUM 2093 and HUM 3093.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

HUM 3013. History of Ideas. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Survey of the development and influence of major philosophical, scientific, and aesthetic conceptions from ancient times to the present. Generally offered: Fall.

HUM 3023. The Medieval World. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Interdisciplinary investigation of medieval thought and culture as exemplified in major works of literature, philosophy, theology, and history.

HUM 3033. Renaissance Ideas. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Interdisciplinary investigation of Renaissance thought and culture, as exemplified in major works of literature, philosophy, history, theology, and fine arts.

HUM 3043. Classicism and Enlightenment. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Interdisciplinary investigation of thought and culture in the later 17th and the 18th centuries, as exemplified in major works of philosophy, literature, and the fine arts.

HUM 3053. The Romantic Age. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Interdisciplinary investigation of the development of ideas in literature, philosophy, art, politics, and society at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century.

HUM 3063. The Modern World. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Interdisciplinary investigation of modern thought in the late 19th and 20th centuries, as exemplified in major works of philosophy, literature, and the fine arts. Generally offered: Fall, Summer.

HUM 3103. American Film. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Survey of the art, history, development, and major critical approaches to American film with attention to such topics as classic and revisionist film styles, cinematic apparatus, the history and development of film genres, and film as a part of American culture.

HUM 3203. Film Genres. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Intensive study of a particular film genre, such as Western, science fiction, film noir, or documentary. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HUM 3213. The Christian Classics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. The opportunity for an intensive survey of selected works of writers studied in the context of Christian thought.

HUM 3223. The Bible as Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Offers the opportunity to survey major themes, stories, and motifs in the Old and New Testament, with emphasis on those elements fundamental to Western culture.

HUM 3303. Major Filmmaker. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Intensive study of the work of a particular major filmmaker, such as Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Orson Welles, Charles Chaplin, or Ingmar Bergman. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

HUM 3403. Literature into Film. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Examination of what distinguishes and links the media of cinema and written literature. Case studies in adaptation of novels, short stories, and plays into film.

HUM 3623. Topics in National Cultures and Civilizations. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. The cultural life of the respective geographic regions and social strata of individual nations of Europe and America, as reflected in and interpreted by their artistic production. Individual topics may focus on a single nation or several nations. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

HUM 3703. Topics in Popular Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Intensive study of a particular period (e.g., the ’20s, the ’60s, the Middle Ages), medium (e.g., television, hip hop, radio), or event (e.g., 9/11, the Alamo, Kennedy assassination) as shaped by and shaper of the popular imagination. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Generally offered: Spring.

HUM 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

HUM 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

HUM 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

HUM 4953. Special Studies in Humanities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when the topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Spring.

HUM 4973. Senior Seminar in Humanities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: 12 upper-division semester credit hours in humanities, classics, or philosophy. Undergraduate seminar limited to students in the humanities emphasis in their senior year. Content varies with each instructor. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. (Formerly titled "Seminar for Humanities Majors").

HUM 4991. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee; enrollment in or completion of HUM 4973. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Humanities Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.

HUM 4992. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee; enrollment in or completion of HUM 4973. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Humanities Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.

HUM 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee; enrollment in or completion of HUM 4973. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Humanities Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.

Latin (LAT) Courses

LAT 1114. Introductory Latin I. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = LATI 1411)

Fundamentals of Latin grammar and readings in Latin. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Fall.

LAT 1124. Introductory Latin II. (3-2) 4 Credit Hours. (TCCN = LATI 1412)

Prerequisite: LAT 1114. Fundamentals of Latin grammar and readings in Latin. Generally offered: Spring.

LAT 1214. Self-Paced Introductory Latin. (4-0) 4 Credit Hours.

Fundamentals of Latin grammar and readings in Latin. Students take two semesters of this course to complete the first two semesters of Latin on a self-paced basis. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 8 semester credit hours may be used in any degree program. Students must demonstrate competency with a "C-" or better before repeating this course for credit. Students cannot receive credit for both LAT 1114 and a first semester of this course; students cannot receive credit for both LAT 1124 and a second semester of this course.

LAT 2113. Intermediate Latin I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = LATI 2311)

Prerequisite: LAT 1124 or the equivalent. Continued practice in reading Latin. Selections from Cicero, Sallust, Catullus, and/or Virgil. Review of Latin grammar and syntax. Generally offered: Fall.

LAT 2123. Intermediate Latin II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = LATI 2312)

Prerequisite: LAT 2113 or the equivalent. Reading and in-depth analysis of a particular Latin author such as Ovid, Virgil, Cicero, Lucretius, Petronius, or Plautus.

LAT 2213. Self-Paced Intermediate Latin. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: LAT 1124 or the equivalent. Review of Latin grammar and syntax. Continued practice in reading Latin, including such authors as Catullus, Cicero, Lucretius, Ovid, Petronius, Plautus, Sallust, and Virgil. Students take two semesters of this course to complete the third and fourth semesters of Latin on a self-paced basis. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 8 semester credit hours may be used in any degree program. Students must demonstrate competency with a "C-" or better before repeating this course for credit. Students cannot receive credit for both LAT 2113 and a first semester of this course; students cannot receive credit for both LAT 2123 and a second semester of this course.

LAT 3113. Selected Latin Authors. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: LAT 2123 or the equivalent. Close reading and critical analysis of a Latin text or texts, author, topic, or genre. May be repeated for credit when authors vary.

LAT 3213. Latin Epic Poetry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Latin II or equivalent. Students will read, analyze and discuss selections from Vergil’s Aeneid and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, setting the poems in the context of the historical and social events in Rome that inspired them as well as exploring their Greek precedents.

LAT 3223. Latin Lyric Poetry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Latin II or equivalent. Students will read, analyze and discuss the poetry of Catullus and Horace, setting the poems in the context of the historical and social events in Rome that inspired them and exploring the Greek precedents for the genre of lyric poetry.

LAT 3253. Republican Prose. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Latin II or equivalent. An overview of the development of prose in the Republican era, with an emphasis on the works of Cicero and Caesar. Students consider the rhetorical and generic features of their composition and the historical social and political circumstances that produced them.

LAT 4013. Advanced Readings in Latin. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: LAT 2123 or the equivalent. Concentrated readings and interpretation of a selected Latin author, genre, or series of texts. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Medical Humanities (MHU) Courses

MHU 2013. Introduction to Medical Humanities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Survey of the human aspects of medical practice as addressed through the social sciences, arts, and humanities. Examines concepts of illness and wellness as influenced by the study of history, psychology, cross-cultural variation, ethics, and aesthetics. Emphasis on systems of meaning, representation, reflective practice, and the dynamics of patient-provider interactions. Provides a history of the field of medical humanities and outlines current and future career paths.

MHU 4813. Seminar in Medical Humanities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examines current theories, critiques, and applied approaches in medical humanities. Reviews case studies exemplifying contrasting or competing definitions of health, wellness, illness, embodiment, disease, and disability. Sample topics include body image, diagnosis, narrative medicine, and professionalization. May be taught from different perspectives depending upon faculty expertise and interests.

MHU 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MHU 2013, Medical Humanities major, and permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

Philosophy (PHI) Courses

PHI 1043. Critical Thinking. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = PHIL 2303)

Introduces students to principles of informal reasoning, especially in practical contexts. Topics may include: forms of reasoning, decision making, organizing data, forming strategies, giving reasons, inductive reasoning, informal fallacies, and obstacles to sound thinking (perceptual, cultural, emotional, intellectual, and expressive) may also be addressed. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

PHI 2013. Basic Philosophical Problems. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = PHIL 1301)

Introduction to philosophy through general problems in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion; emphasis on the writings of philosophers of various historical periods, especially as these doctrines apply to contemporary problems. Generally offered: Spring.

PHI 2023. Introduction to Ancient Philosophy. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = PHIL 2316)

Introduction to ancient philosophy through the study of Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and others; emphasis on the Greek contribution to the moral and political ideas of the Western world. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.

PHI 2033. Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to early modern philosophy from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment through the study of Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant or others. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Spring.

PHI 2043. Introductory Logic. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = PHIL 2303)

Introduces students to some of the modern formal systems used to distinguish between good and bad forms of reasoning in either or both of the deductive or inductive realms. Topics may include: translation from natural to formal languages, probability theory, scientific inductive reasoning, Bayesian reasoning, propositional calculus, predicate calculus, other kinds of formal deductive reasoning (e.g., modal, deontic or belief logics), natural deduction and/or other formal proof methods, problems in philosophical logic (denoting, elementary meta-logic, consistency and completeness of formal systems, elementary model theory etc.). May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in the Component Area Option. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

PHI 2063. Philosophy of Law. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examination of the major issues in the philosophical foundations of law. Topics may include the nature of law, the interpretation of law, the limits of legal regulation, the nature of the obligation to obey the law, the justification of punishment, and a variety of ethical issues that arise in legal contexts. Recommended for pre-law students.

PHI 2073. Philosophy of Art. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examination of major philosophical theories of art, beauty, and aesthetic judgment, with emphasis on such problems as form and structure, communication in art, and meaning in aesthetic judgment. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Creative Arts. (Formerly PHI 3053. Credit cannot be earned for both PHI 2073 and PHI 3053.).

PHI 2123. Contemporary Moral Issues. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examination of major moral theories and how they afford a rational approach to specific moral issues and a rational basis for resolving moral conflict. Emphasis may be placed on medical, social, engineering and business ethics. May not be repeated for credit. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. (Formerly titled "Moral Issues in Contemporary America").

PHI 3013. Philosophy of Religion. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Examination of traditional religious beliefs and such concepts as faith and knowledge, mysticism and theology, the existence and nature of God, and the relation of religion to experience and social life. Generally offered: Fall.

PHI 3033. Philosophy of Science. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Examination of major issues in the philosophical foundations of the natural and social sciences, including scientific explanation, laws and theories, probability and induction, and the relation of scientific inquiry to the Western philosophical tradition. Generally offered: Fall.

PHI 3073. Asian Philosophy. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Examination of the philosophical and religious traditions of the East, with emphasis on various schools such as Vedanta, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism.

PHI 3213. Ethics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Examination of ethical theory and of the nature and scope of ethical discourse, with emphasis on the concepts of good, human happiness, self-realization, virtue, duty, responsibility, and the means-ends relationship. Reading will include selected classical and contemporary texts. Generally offered: Fall.

PHI 3223. Approaches to Knowledge and Reality. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Examination of the interrelations between the theory of knowledge and theory of reality, with emphasis on the nature and scope of human knowledge, sensation and understanding, truth and error, change and causality, possibility and actuality, and meaning and existence. Reading will include selected classical and contemporary texts. Generally offered: Spring.

PHI 3303. Nineteenth-Century Philosophy. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Examination of some of the major figures and topics in nineteenth-century philosophy and its intellectual background, including (but not limited to) these figures: Kant, Maimon, Bentham, Fichte, Schelling, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, Peirce, James, Dewey, Emerson, Thoreau; and these topics: philosophical aspects of German romanticism, idealism, utilitarianism, materialism, pragmatism, transcendentalism.

PHI 3343. Issues and Movements in Contemporary Philosophy. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Sustained study of one or more specific issues or movements from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day, such as philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemology, political philosophy, theoretical or applied ethics, phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, or postmodernism. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Formerly titled "Issues and Movements in Twentieth-Century Philosophy").

PHI 3403. Philosophy in Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Examination of important philosophical questions, such as personal identity, the nature of moral value, and the limits of knowledge, as reflected in world literature, including such genres as fiction, drama, and poetry.

PHI 4013. Studies in Individual Philosophers. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Examination of the works of an individual philosopher or of several philosophers studied in relationship to one another. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

PHI 4113. Contemporary Analytic Philosophy. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. An in-depth examination of the major trends in the development of the Anglo-American philosophical tradition since its inception at the end of the nineteenth century up to the present day, including the early analysts, the development of logical positivism, and the emergence of nonformal linguistic analysis.

PHI 4123. Contemporary Continental Philosophy. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. A sustained treatment of the major trends in Continental European philosophy since the end of the nineteenth century up to the present day, including movements such as phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, and postmodernism; emphasis on historical development.

PHI 4333. Philosophy of Language. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. A critical examination of traditional problems dealing with the nature and function of language. Representative issues include analyticity, reference, proper names, metaphorical meaning, and speech-act theory.

PHI 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

PHI 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

PHI 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) of the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

PHI 4953. Special Studies in Philosophy. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Fall.

PHI 4973. Seminar for Philosophy Majors. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 12 upper-division semester credit hours in philosophy or consent of the instructor. An advanced investigation of a single author, text, issue, or problem. Primary emphasis on supervised research on various aspects of the topic. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

PHI 4991. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Philosophy Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.

PHI 4992. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Philosophy Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.

PHI 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Department Scholarship and Honors Committee. Supervised research and preparation of an Honors Thesis for the purpose of earning Philosophy Honors. May be repeated once with advisor approval.