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

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3
AIS 1213AIS: Architecture, Construction, and Planning3
AIS 1223AIS: Arts and Humanities3
AIS 1233AIS: Business3
AIS 1243AIS: Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences3
AIS 1253AIS: Interdisciplinary Education3
AIS 1263AIS: Life and Health Sciences3
AIS 1273AIS: Social Sciences and Public Policy3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

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

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

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

CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1053Mathematics for Business3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1133Calculus for Business3
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
CHE 1083Introduction to the Molecular Structure of Matter3
CHE 1093Introduction to Molecular Transformations3
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 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
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
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 2023Literature and Film3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
ENG 2443Persuasion and Rhetoric3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
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 2013Basic Philosophical Problems3
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
WGSS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WGSS 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 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ARC 2413History of Architecture I3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
BBL 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
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 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2653Music in Culture3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683History and Styles of Western Art Music3
MUS 2713History of Recorded Music3
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 2243Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools: National and Transnational Experiences3
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
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration and Policy 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:
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I (or equivalent)
or GRK 1114 Introductory Classical Greek I
LAT 1124Introductory Latin II (or equivalent)
or GRK 1124 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 in Classical Literature
Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology
Cultural Issues in Mediterranean Antiquity
Ancient Mediterranean 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
History of Cultures
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 Mediterranean Antiquity
Ancient Mediterranean History
Introduction to the Humanities I
Introduction to the Humanities II
History of Film
History of Cultures
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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
LAT 1114
Introductory Latin I
or Introductory Classical Greek I
4
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Mathematics core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
HIS 1043
United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core)
or United States History: Civil War Era to Present
or Texas History
3
LAT 1124
Introductory Latin II ( )
or Introductory Classical Greek II
4
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
CLA 2013 Introduction to Ancient Greece 3
HIS 1043
United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core)
or United States History: Civil War Era to Present
or Texas History
3
Free elective 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences core 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CLA 2023 Introduction to Ancient Rome 3
PHI 2023 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy 3
POL 1133
Texas Politics and Society (core)
or Civil Rights in Texas and America
3
Free elective 3
Creative Arts core 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
LAT 2113
Intermediate 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
 Credit Hours15
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
 Credit Hours15
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
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CLA 4973 Senior Seminar in Classics 3
Free elective 1
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division support work 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours120

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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Foreign language (semester I) 3-4
Mathematics core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Spring
HIS 1043
United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core)
or United States History: Civil War Era to Present
or Texas History
3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Foreign language (semester II) 3-4
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Year
Fall
CLA 2013 Introduction to Ancient Greece 3
HIS 1043
United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core)
or United States History: Civil War Era to Present
or Texas History
3
HUM 2093 World Religions 3
Humanities Emphasis elective 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CLA 2023 Introduction to Ancient Rome 3
HUM 3013 History of Ideas 3
POL 1133
Texas Politics and Society (core)
or Civil Rights in Texas and America
3
Creative Arts core 3
Upper-division Humanities Emphasis elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
PHI 2023 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences core 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division Humanities Emphasis elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective 1 3
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective 1 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Component Area Option core 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective 1 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division Humanities Emphasis elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
HUM 4973 Senior Seminar in Humanities 3
CLA, PHI, HUM, or Literature elective 1 3
Free elective 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 1-3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours15-13
 Total Credit Hours120

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 three 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; and the Pre-Advanced Practice Provider Concentration.

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

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3
AIS 1213AIS: Architecture, Construction, and Planning3
AIS 1223AIS: Arts and Humanities3
AIS 1233AIS: Business3
AIS 1243AIS: Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences3
AIS 1253AIS: Interdisciplinary Education3
AIS 1263AIS: Life and Health Sciences3
AIS 1273AIS: Social Sciences and Public Policy3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

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

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

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

CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1053Mathematics for Business3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1133Calculus for Business3
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
CHE 1083Introduction to the Molecular Structure of Matter3
CHE 1093Introduction to Molecular Transformations3
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 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
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
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 2023Literature and Film3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
ENG 2443Persuasion and Rhetoric3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
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 2013Basic Philosophical Problems3
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
WGSS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WGSS 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 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ARC 2413History of Architecture I3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
BBL 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
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 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2653Music in Culture3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683History and Styles of Western Art Music3
MUS 2713History of Recorded Music3
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 2243Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools: National and Transnational Experiences3
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
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration and Policy 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
Microbiology
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)
Statistics for Psychology
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
Anthropology of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Death and Dying
Water, Sustainability, and Health
Ecology and Evolution of Human Diseases
Genes, Health, and Ancestry
Drugs and Society (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Behavior Analytic Assessment and Evaluation
Behavior Analytic Intervention and Treatment
Advanced Behavior Analysis
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
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychology of Health
Introduction to Public Health
Global Health
Health Care System
Introduction to Sociology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Social Context of Drug Use (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Gerontology
Medical Sociology
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
Introduction to Health Communication
Global Health Communication
Health Communication Campaigns
Interpersonal Health Communication
Health Communication Practicum
Interpersonal Communication
Topics in World Cultures
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)
Introduction to Music and Art Nonprofit Organizations
Critical Thinking
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
Biomedical Ethics
Ethics
Race and American Politics
Race and Ethnic Relations
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
Introduction to Translation and Interpreting
Translation and Interpreting for the Language Specialist
Interpreting in Medical Settings
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)
Statistics for Psychology
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
Anthropology of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Death and Dying
Water, Sustainability, and Health
Ecology and Evolution of Human Diseases
Genes, Health, and Ancestry
Drugs and Society (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Behavior Analytic Assessment and Evaluation
Behavior Analytic Intervention and Treatment
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
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychology of Health
Introduction to Public Health
Global Health
Health Care System
Introduction to Sociology ((may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Social Context of Drug Use (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Gerontology
Medical Sociology
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
Topics in World Cultures
Advanced Topics in World Cultures
Global Health Communication
Health Communication Campaigns
Interpersonal Health Communication
Health Communication Practicum
Introduction to Modern Dance
Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Advanced Behavior Analysis
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
Introduction to Music and Art Nonprofit Organizations
Critical Thinking
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)
Biomedical Ethics
Ethics
Approaches to Knowledge and Reality
Philosophy of Science
Race and American Politics
Race and Ethnic Relations
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
Introduction to Translation and Interpreting
Translation and Interpreting for the Language Specialist
Interpreting in Medical Settings
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. 

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical Humanities with a Pre-Advanced Practice Provider 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.

A. Required courses in science and mathematics12-13
Contemporary Biology I (either course satisfies one of the Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements)
Biosciences I
Basic Statistics (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Mathematics)
Introduction to Medical Humanities
Seminar in Medical Humanities
B. Science and math electives24
24 semester credit hours chosen from the following:
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
Biosciences II (satisfies one of the Life and Physical Sciences Core Curriculum requirements)
Nutrition
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
Genetics
Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences
Elementary Organic and Biochemistry
Basic Chemistry
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
College Algebra with Applications
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
Some of the courses listed in this section require other courses in this section as prerequisites.
C. Social and behavioral sciences electives18
18 semester credit hours, 12 of which must be upper-division, chosen from the following:
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
Anthropology of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Death and Dying
Water, Sustainability, and Health
Ecology and Evolution of Human Diseases
Drugs and Society (maybe used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavior Sciences)
Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Advanced Behavior Analysis
Medical Geography
Introduction to Community and Public Health (maybe 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 Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Statistics for Psychology
Social Psychology of Small Groups
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Psychology of Health
Global Health
Health Care System
Introduction to Sociology (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Social Context of Drug Use (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Gerontology
Medical Sociology
Health Disparities
D. Arts and humanities electives18
18 semester credit hours, 12 of which must be upper-division, chosen from the following:
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
Introduction to Health Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Global Health Communication
Health Communication Campaigns
Interpersonal Health Communication
Health Communication Practicum
Topics in World Cultures
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)
Introduction to Music and Art Nonprofit Organizations
Critical Thinking (may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture)
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 and American Politics
Race and Ethnic Relations
Internship and Independent Study courses in the participating disciplines may also be used 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 electives17-18
Total Credit Hours90

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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1223 AIS: Arts and Humanities (core) 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (core and major) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Free elective (CHE 1073 if needed) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIO 1404 Biosciences I (core and major) 4
CHE 1103
CHE 1121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
American History core 3
Creative Arts core (Arts & Humanities elective) 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall
BIO 1414 Biosciences II (core and major) 4
CHE 1113
CHE 1131
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
MHU 2013 Introduction to Medical Humanities 3
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences core (Social & Behavioral Sciences elective) 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BIO 2313 Genetics 3
CHE 2603
CHE 2612
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
5
American History core 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Third Year
Fall
BIO 3713
Microbiology (or Cell Biology)
or Cell Biology
3
CHE 3643 Organic Chemistry II 3
PHY 1603
PHY 1611
Algebra-based Physics I
and Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
4
POL 1133
Texas Politics and Society (core)
or Civil Rights in Texas and America
3
 Credit Hours13
Spring
BIO 3513 Biochemistry 3
PHY 1623
PHY 1631
Algebra-based Physics II
and Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory
4
Arts & Humanities elective 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture core 3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours16
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
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MHU 4813 Seminar 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
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours120

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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1223 AIS: Arts and Humanities (core) 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (core and major) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Free elective (CHE 1073 if needed) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CHE 1103
CHE 1121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
American History core 3
Creative Arts core (Arts & Humanities elective) 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
BIO 1404 Biosciences I (core and major) 4
MHU 2013 Introduction to Medical Humanities 3
Foreign language (semester I) 3-4
Social and Behavioral Sciences core (Social & Behavioral Sciences elective) 3
 Credit Hours13-14
Spring
BIO 1414 Biosciences 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
 Credit Hours16-17
Third Year
Fall
BIO 2313 Genetics 3
POL 1133
Texas Politics and Society (core)
or Civil Rights in Texas and America
3
Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
PHY 1603
PHY 1611
Algebra-based Physics I
and Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
4
Arts & Humanities elective 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture core 3
Upper-division Social & Behavioral Sciences elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours16
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
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MHU 4813 Seminar 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
 Credit Hours14-12
 Total Credit Hours120

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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1223 AIS: Arts and Humanities (core) 3
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (core and major) 3
MHU 2013 Introduction to Medical Humanities 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIO 1404 Biosciences I (core and major) 4
CHE 1103
CHE 1121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
PSY 1013 Introduction to Psychology (core and major - Social & Behavioral Sciences elective) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Free elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall
BIO 1414 Biosciences II (core and major) 4
CHE 1113
CHE 1131
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
American History Core 3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
BIO 2313 Genetics 3
CHE 2603
CHE 2612
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
5
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
Arts & Humanities elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Third Year
Fall
BIO 3713
BIO 3722
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
5
BIO 2053
BIO 2051
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
4
POL 1133
Texas Politics and Society (core)
or Civil Rights in Texas and America
3
Creative Arts Core 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIO 2063
BIO 2061
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
4
American History Core 3
Arts & Humanities elective 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences elective  
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall
MHU 4813 Seminar in Medical Humanities 3
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
 Credit Hours15
Spring
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
Upper-division free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 2
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours120

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

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3
AIS 1213AIS: Architecture, Construction, and Planning3
AIS 1223AIS: Arts and Humanities3
AIS 1233AIS: Business3
AIS 1243AIS: Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences3
AIS 1253AIS: Interdisciplinary Education3
AIS 1263AIS: Life and Health Sciences3
AIS 1273AIS: Social Sciences and Public Policy3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

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

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

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

CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1053Mathematics for Business3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1133Calculus for Business3
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
CHE 1083Introduction to the Molecular Structure of Matter3
CHE 1093Introduction to Molecular Transformations3
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 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
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
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 2023Literature and Film3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
ENG 2443Persuasion and Rhetoric3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
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 2013Basic Philosophical Problems3
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
WGSS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WGSS 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 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ARC 2413History of Architecture I3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
BBL 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
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 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2653Music in Culture3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683History and Styles of Western Art Music3
MUS 2713History of Recorded Music3
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 2243Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools: National and Transnational Experiences3
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
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration and Policy 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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Foreign language (semester I) 3-4
Mathematics core 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Spring
HIS 1043
United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core)
or United States History: Civil War Era to Present
or Texas History
3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Foreign language (semester II) 3-4
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Year
Fall
HIS 1043
United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core)
or United States History: Civil War Era to Present
or Texas History
3
PHI 2013 Basic Philosophical Problems 3
PHI 2023 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core 3
Support work 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
PHI 2033 Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy 3
PHI 2043 Introductory Logic 3
POL 1133
Texas Politics and Society (core)
or Civil Rights in Texas and America
3
Support work 3
Creative Arts core 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
PHI 3213 Ethics 3
Upper-division PHI elective 3
Upper-division support work 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences core 3
Component Area Option core 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
PHI 3223 Approaches to Knowledge and Reality 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division PHI elective 3
Upper-division support work 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
PHI 4000-level elective 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
Upper-division free elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
PHI 4973 Seminar 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
 Credit Hours15-13
 Total Credit Hours120

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 Mediterranean Antiquity
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Religion and Culture
Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
Topics in Religious Studies
Classics of Religious Thought
Sacred Texts as Literature
Senior Seminar in Humanities
Asian Philosophy
Seminar for Philosophy Majors
Religion and Society
Any course identified by the department as containing substantial Religious Studies content.
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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $24.

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. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

CLA 2043. The Greek and Latin Roots of Scientific Terms. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the Greek and Latin roots of scientific words, focused on developing practical skills in learning and interpreting common but unfamiliar terminology. Online course only. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. The study of ancient Greek and Roman texts, focusing on a genre, author, or theme. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

CLA 3063. Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. The study of one or more themes, periods, traditions, or archaeological sites in the ancient Mediterranean world. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

CLA 3073. Science, Medicine, and Technology in Antiquity. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. The study of an aspect, author, or theme relevant to science, medicine, and technology in the ancient Mediterranean world, including both textual evidence and material culture. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

CLA 3083. Classics in the Modern World. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. The study of how Classical Antiquity continues to shape modern art, literature, ideologies, and identities, focusing on select ancient and modern sources. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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

Prerequisite: Completion of Core Curriculum requirement in Communication. Interdisciplinary study of cultural issues, such as slavery, ethnicity, gender, politics, and athletics. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

CLA 3513. Ancient Mediterranean 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 the ancient Mediterranean world. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $6.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $12.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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"). Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $6.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $12.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRC1 $16; LRLF $10; STLF $24.

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

Fundamentals of Greek grammar and readings in Greek. Generally offered: Spring. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $24.

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. Course Fee: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

GRK 3123. Advanced Greek. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: GRK 2113 or the equivalent. Concentrated readings and interpretation of a selected Greek author, genre, or series of texts. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course Fee: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

Humanities (HUM) Courses

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. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

HUM 3023. History of Cultures. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Interdisciplinary investigation of the development of ideas in literature, philosophy, art, politics, and society. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

HUM 3123. Religion and Culture. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines religion in contemporary culture, focusing on a theme or context. Examples include: religion and science, religion in film, religion and food, religion and punishment. Course Fees: LRLF $10;STLF $18.

HUM 3133. Theory and Method in the Study of Religion. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of religion, including psychological, sociological, and anthropological theories of religion, along with recent challenges to such theories from feminist, post-modern and post-colonial perspectives. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

HUM 3143. Topics in Religious Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An in-depth exploration of a religious tradition, concept, practice, or theme. Examples include: indigenous religious practices; atheism; Islam; afterlife; prophets. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

HUM 3153. Humanistic Approaches to STEM. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Interdisciplinary examination of science, medicine, and technology through the lens of theories and concepts developed within the humanities. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

HUM 3163. Global Humanities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Intensive study of the humanities on a global scale. This course includes a substantive focus on humanities outside of the Western cultural context. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

HUM 3173. Digital Humanities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course studies the interface of humanities and digital technology. It includes hands-on training in digital humanities, including an independent project that connects students to the wider community. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

HUM 3213. Classics of Religious Thought. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

An intensive examination of selected literary works that are important within different religious traditions. May be taught as a survey or with a focus on particular authors. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

HUM 3223. Sacred Texts as Literature. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces frameworks for reading sacred texts as literary works, drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, and highlighting major themes, stories, and motifs. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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, 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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $6.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $12.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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") Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $6.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $12.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRC1 $16; LRLF $10; STLF $24.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $24.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

LAT 3213. Advanced Latin. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: LAT 2113 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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

MHU 2023. Introduction to Pharmaceutical Technology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will provide students with instruction on the knowledge and skills relevant to pharmacy technicians. The course will prepare students to take either the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam or the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

MHU 3013. Inequality, Intersectionality, and Healthcare. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will introduce students to the ways in which healthcare can form the axis at which types of inequality intersect, with an emphasis on the ways in which healthcare practitioners and institutions can both perpetuate and ameliorate inequality. Students will gain a deeper theoretical understanding of the ways in which healthcare both reflects and shapes societal norms, especially surrounding race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship, and poverty. The course may be a survey or it may have a more particular focus, e.g. mental health, hospitalization, the immune system. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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

Prerequisite: MHU 2013. 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. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

MHU 4931. Internship in Medical Humanities. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required. Supervised experience relevant to medical humanities within selected community organizations. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of 6 semester credit hours may be earned through Internship in Medical Humanities. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $6.

MHU 4932. Internship in Medical Humanities. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required. Supervised experience relevant to medical humanities within selected community organizations. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of 6 semester credit hours may be earned through Internship in Medical Humanities. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $12.

MHU 4933. Internship in Medical Humanities. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required. Supervised experience relevant to medical humanities within selected community organizations. May be repeated for credit. A maximum of 6 semester credit hours may be earned through Internship in Medical Humanities. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

MHU 4953. Special Topics in Medical 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 topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. May be applied toward the Core Curriculum requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture. Generally offered: Spring. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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.) Course Fees: LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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.") Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRC1 $12; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRLF $10; STLF $18. .

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

PHI 3063. Philosophy of Law. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Examination of the major issues in the philosophical foundation s 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. (Formerly PHI 2063. Credit cannot be earned for both PHI 3063 and PHI 2063.) Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

PHI 3083. Philosophy of Mind. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the answers to the metaphysical question of how mind or consciousness fits into the physical world, also known as the mind body problem. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

PHI 3203. Biomedical Ethics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores the theoretical commitments that underwrite contemporary biomedical ethics and considers how these theoretical commitments play out in the context of specific debates about the permissibility of various medical interventions. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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.") Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $6.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $12.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $6.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $12.

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. Course Fees: LRLF $10; STLF $18.