Courses

Bridging Disciplines: BDP

Lower-Division Courses

BDP 101, 201, 301. Forum Seminar Series.

Restricted to freshmen and sophomores, and to students in the Bridging Disciplines Programs. Discussion of various contemporary issues, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives and critical discourse. For 101, two lecture hours a week for eight weeks; for 201, two lecture hours a week for one semester; for 301, three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

BDP 306. Fundamentals of Ethical Leadership.

Restricted to freshmen and sophomores, and to students in the Bridging Disciplines Programs. Discussion of various contemporary issues related to ethical leadership, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives and critical discourse. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

BDP 306C. Principles of Business.

Restricted to nonbusiness students. Interdisciplinary examination of how businesses function in the Western world. Discusses the development of the corporation in the United States, ethical issues, and the primary areas of business. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Bridging Disciplines 301 (Topic: Principles of Business) and 306C may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

BDP 111, 211, 311. Connecting Internship Experience.

Restricted to students in the Bridging Disciplines Programs. Supervised internship experience related to the interdisciplinary themes of a Bridging Disciplines Program. Internships may be paid or unpaid, and may include work with nonprofit agencies, government offices, or private corporations. For 111, three hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 211, six hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 311, ten hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. With consent of the Bridging Disciplines research coordinator, may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the Bridging Disciplines research coordinator.

BDP 119, 219, 319. Specialized Forum Seminar Series.

Restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Discussion of various contemporary issues, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives and critical discourse. For 119, two lecture hours a week for eight weeks or one lecture hour a week for one semester; for 219, two lecture hours a week for one semester; for 319, three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

BDP 319D. Introduction to Digital Media Production.

Introduction to digital media production, including the fundamentals of software programs used for digital design, web production, animation, and other functions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Bridging Disciplines 319 (Topic: Introduction to Digital Media Production) and 319D may not both be counted.

Upper-Division Courses

BDP 120K, 220K, 320K. Connecting Research Experience.

Restricted to students in the Bridging Disciplines Programs. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the Bridging Disciplines Programs.

BDP 320L. Connecting Research Experience.

Restricted to students in the Bridging Disciplines Programs. Supervised research with a faculty member, related to the interdisciplinary themes of a Bridging Disciplines Program. Research may consist of an individual project and must meet the criteria for the independent inquiry flag. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the Bridging Disciplines Programs.

BDP 320M. Connecting Research Experience: Service Learning.

Restricted to students in the Bridging Disciplines Programs. Supervised research with a faculty member, related to the interdisciplinary themes of a Bridging Disciplines Program and including an academic service-learning component. Research may consist of an individual project involving service to the community or assisting a faculty research project with a community service component. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the Bridging Disciplines Programs.

BDP 121K, 221K, 321K. Connecting Internship Experience.

Restricted to students in the Bridging Disciplines Programs. Supervised internship experience related to the interdisciplinary themes of a Bridging Disciplines Program. For 121K, three hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 221K, six hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 321K, ten hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. With consent of the Bridging Disciplines Programs, may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the Bridging Disciplines Programs.

BDP 321M. Connecting Internship Experience: Service Learning.

Restricted to students in the Bridging Disciplines Programs. Supervised internship experience related to the interdisciplinary themes of a Bridging Disciplines Program and including an academic service-learning component. Internships must be unpaid and may include work with nonprofit organizations or other organized community service entities. Ten hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. With consent of the Bridging Disciplines Research Programs, may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the Bridging Disciplines research coordinator.

BDP 322K. Team-Based Research Experience.

Collaborative or team-based research or creative project, under the supervision of a faculty member. Topics are related to the interdisciplinary themes of the Bridging Disciplines Programs. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the Bridging Disciplines Programs; additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.

BDP 126, 226, 326. Advanced Forum Seminar Series.

Discussion of contemporary issues related to the topics of a Bridging Disciplines Program, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives and critical discourse. For 126, two lecture hours a week for eight weeks or one lecture hour a week for one semester; for 226, two lecture hours a week for one semester; for 326, three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.

BDP 129, 229, 329. Specialized Advanced Forum Seminar Series.

Discussion of contemporary issues related to the topics of a Bridging Disciplines Program, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives, research, and critical discourse. For 129, two lecture hours a week for eight weeks or one lecture hour a week for one semester; for 229, two lecture hours a week for one semester; for 329, three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Developmental Studies: DEV

Lower-Division Courses

DEV 000M. Basic Mathematics and Algebra Skills.

Developmental mathematics instruction. Emphasis on fundamental mathematics, including computation skills, graphing, and solving word problems, and on algebraic graphing, equations, operations, and quadratics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. With consent of the Texas Success Initiative office, may be repeated for credit. May not be counted toward any degree.

DEV 000R, 300R. Basic Reading Skills.

Developmental reading instruction, with emphasis on strategies for improving vocabulary, reading comprehension, and reading study skills. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. With consent of the Texas Success Initiative office, may be repeated for credit. May not be counted toward any degree.

DEV 000W, 300W. Basic Writing Skills.

Developmental writing instruction, with emphasis on the elements of composition, sentence structure, and standard English usage and mechanics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. With consent of the Texas Success Initiative office, may be repeated for credit. May not be counted toward any degree.

DEV 301M. Developmental Mathematics I.

The first of a two-course sequence. Combines arithmetic skills, including operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and ratios, proportions, and percents; with beginning algebra, including variables, straight-line graphs, setting up and solving word problems, and relating simple algebraic concepts to geometry. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. May not be counted toward any degree.

DEV 302M. Developmental Mathematics II.

Continuation of Developmental Studies 301M. Includes linear equations, systems of equations, integers, exponents and scientific notation, factoring polynomials, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions, and geometric problems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. May not be counted toward any degree.

DEV 303M. Basic Mathematics and Algebra Skills Review.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. May not be counted toward any degree.

Upper-Division Courses

Undergraduate Studies: UGS

Lower-Division Courses

UGS 302. First-Year Signature Course.

Restricted to first-year students. Seminar class focusing on a contemporary issue. Designed to introduce undergraduates to scholarly analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective. Includes an introduction to University resources, such as research facilities, museums, and attendance at University lectures or performances as assigned. Multiple sections may be offered in the fall and spring with various topics and instructors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Some sections may require additional meeting times; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Only one of the following may be counted: Tutorial Course 302, Undergraduate Studies 302, 303.

UGS 303. First-Year Signature Course.

Restricted to first-year students. Large-group lecture and discussion class focusing on a contemporary issue. Designed to introduce undergraduates to scholarly analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective. Includes an introduction to University resources, such as research facilities, museums, and attendance at University lectures or performances as assigned. Multiple sections may be offered in the fall and spring with various topics and instructors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Some sections may require additional meeting times; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Only one of the following may be counted: Tutorial Course 302, Undergraduate Studies 302, 303.

UGS 104. First-Year Interest Group Mentor Seminar.

Restricted to students selected as mentors for the First-Year Interest Group program. Issues and research in various areas of leadership, communication, student development, and the transition from high school to college. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Consent of the program coordinator of the First-Year Interest Group program office.

UGS 309. Analytical Reading and Writing.

Examination of fundamental concepts in analytical reading from different disciplinary perspectives, with an emphasis on sociocultural influences on comprehension and writing styles. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Consent of the Texas Success Initiative coordinator.

UGS 110K, 210K, 310K. Undergraduate Research Experience.

Restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Supervised research with a faculty member. Research may consist of an individual project or assisting a faculty research project. Individual instruction. Undergraduate Studies 110K and 110 may not both be counted. May be taken six times for credit. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the undergraduate studies research coordinator.

UGS 111, 211, 311. Undergraduate Internship Experience.

Supervised internship experience. Internships may be on or off campus, be paid or unpaid, and may include work with nonprofit agencies, government offices, or private corporations. For 111, three hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 211, six hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 311, ten hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Consent of the undergraduate studies research coordinator.

UGS 312. Research Methods.

Interdisciplinary introduction to research methods, designed to lead students through the process of designing an undergraduate research project. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of the undergraduate research coordinator.

UGS 017. First-Year Connection Seminar.

Restricted to students in a First-Year Connection seminar program. Basic issues in various interdisciplinary fields of study. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any University of Texas at Austin degree. Fulfills the criteria for a 360 Connection. May be repeated for credit.

UGS 018. First-Year Interest Group Seminar.

Restricted to students in the First-Year Interest Group Program. Basic issues in various interdisciplinary fields of study. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Fulfills the criteria for a 360 Connection.

UGS 018S. Sophomore Interest Group Seminar.

Restricted to students in the Sophomore Interest Group program. Basic issues in various interdisciplinary fields of study. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any University of Texas at Austin degree. May be repeated for credit.

UGS 018T. Transfer Interest Group Seminar.

Restricted to students in the Transfer Interest Group Program. Basic issues in various interdisciplinary fields of study. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any University of Texas at Austin degree. May be repeated for credit.

UGS 119. International Learning Seminar.

Restricted to students registered in a Maymester Abroad course. Discussion of various issues related to the academic, cultural, and personal aspects of studying abroad in particular locations. Two lecture hours a week for eight weeks, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

Upper-Division Courses

UGS 120K, 220K, 320K. Undergraduate Research Experience.

Supervised research with a faculty member. Research may consist of an individual project or assisting a faculty research project. Individual instruction. Undergraduate Studies 120K, 220K, 320K and 120, 220, 320 may not both be counted. May be taken six times for credit. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the undergraduate studies research coordinator.

UGS 320L. Undergraduate Research Experience.

Supervised research with a faculty member. Research may consist of an individual project and must meet the criteria for the independent inquiry flag. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the undergraduate studies research coordinator, may be repeated for credit. Undergraduate Studies 320F and 320L may not both be counted. May be repeated for credit.

UGS 121, 221, 321. Undergraduate Internship Experience.

Supervised internship experience. Internships may be on or off campus, be paid or unpaid, and may include work with nonprofit agencies, government offices, or private corporations. For 121, three hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 221, six hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 321, ten hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the undergraduate studies research coordinator.

UGS 122. DemTex.

Student-facilitated research and discussion-based course, under the supervision of a faculty adviser. One lecture hour a week for one semester. With the consent of the research coordinator in the School of Undergraduate Studies, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May not be counted toward any degree. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Consent of the research coordinator in the School of Undergraduate Studies.