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UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog Fall 2008
The School of Urban and Public Affairs

Dean: Barbara Becker, Ph.D. 501C University Hall · Box 19588 · 817-272-3071 · www.uta.edu/supa
Course Descriptions

The School of Urban and Public Affairs offers three undergraduate minors as follows:

Each of these multidisciplinary minors is designed to focus on particular aspects of the urban experience and urban career opportunities. Students selecting any of these will complete eighteen hours of course work including URPA 1301 and URPA 3301 (as described below) plus twelve additional hours of support courses drawn from various departments and listed below. Students selecting one of these minors should consult first with the advisor in their department or program, then with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Urban and Public Affairs. Students completing any of these minors may petition to have six hours of credit applied to the appropriate masters degree in the School of Urban and Public Affairs.

Faculty

Dean

Professor Becker

Professors

Anjomani, Barrett, Cornehls, Goldsteen, Wyman

Associate Professors

Arvidson, Hissong, Li, Rodriguez

Assistant Professors

East, Grodach, Guignard, Howard, Martinez-Cosio, Vicino

Professors Emeritus

Geisel, Taebel

Required Courses for Each Minor

URPA 1301. INTRODUCTION TO URBAN LIFE (3-0) 3 hours credit. An examination of major urban problems, opportunities, and policy issues including crime, transportation, housing, education, welfare, and the environment with emphasis on racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity issues and alternative future possibilities; and an examination of the major political, social, and economic challenges facing contemporary urban planners and administrators - with emphasis on the interrelations among the national, state, and local governments.

URPA 3301. THE METROPLEX (3-0) 3 hours credit. An in-depth orientation to urban dynamics, using as a case study the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex - with its hundreds of cities, governmental units, neighborhoods, and business enterprises as well as its major concentrations of racial minorities and ethnic groups. Special attention is paid to the changing patterns of growth and demography occurring in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area and the impact of these on emerging social, political, and economic issues of this area. Emphasis also placed on career specializations and professional opportunities in the urban context.

Other Courses

URPA 4391. CONFERENCE COURSE (3-0) 3 hours credit. Designed for undergraduate students pursuing a minor in urban affairs and public policy, or public administration or urban planning and the environment. Permission of the director of undergraduate studies is required.

Support Courses for the Public Administration Minor

Accounting

ACCT 3309. ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS (3-0) 3 hours credit. Planning, controlling, decision making, and performance evaluation. Uses a variety of teaching techniques (e.g., problems, cases, and projects) and is open only to non-accounting majors. Credit will not be given for both this course and ACCT 4302. Prerequisite: ACCT 2302 with a grade of C or higher.

ACCT 4325. GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING (3-0) 3 hours credit. Budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting for local governmental units, hospitals, voluntary health and welfare organizations, and other nonprofit entities. Prerequisite: ACCT 3312.

Communication

COMM 4305. COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY (3-0) 3 hours credit. Readings and analysis of the role of communication in modern society; its impact on contemporary social, cultural, political, and intellectual trends.

COMM 4330. POLITICAL COMMUNICATION (3-0) 3 hours credit. Communication theories, principles, and strategies in modern political campaigns and events.

Communication Studies (formerly Speech)

COMS 3309. ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3-0) 3 hours credit. Communication functions within formally structured social systems such as business, government, and education. Emphasis on conceptual schemes for conducting analysis of training programs in organizational communication. Prerequisite: six hours of speech.

COMS 3316. COMMUNICATION IN HUMAN RELATIONS (3-0) 3 hours credit. The human communication process within the social, business, and family context. Theories and principles of interpersonal communication and perception of self and others. Prerequisite: six hours of speech.

Criminal Justice

CRCJ 3336. POLICE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (3-0) 3 hours credit. Examines the principles of administration, management, politics and leadership with emphasis on their applicability to police planning, organization, direction, control, and personnel management.

CRCJ 4332. COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS (3-0) 3 hours credit. Evaluation of practices, issues, and trends in community corrections. Emphasis is on the de-institutionalization movement, probation, parole, intermediate punishments, and other community alternatives to incarceration.

Economics

ECON 2337. ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL ISSUES (3-0) 3 hours credit. Economic consequences and solutions of current social issues. Each semester, a series of topics will be covered in line with current events and the instructor's expertise to facilitate an understanding of the economic structure. Will not serve to meet degree requirements for College of Business Administration majors.

ECON 3304. PUBLIC SECTOR ECONOMICS (3-0) 3 hours credit. Examines various economic reasons that may justify government involvement in the economy with particular focus on the problems inherent in government intervention. It considers topics such as the efficiency and fairness of alternative taxing systems, the growth and effects of government debt, and public choice (how spending and taxing decisions are made). It analyzes various government programs such as Social Security, health care, expenditure programs for the poor, etc. Prerequisite: ECON 2306 or consent of instructor.

ECON 3335. ECONOMICS OF PUBLIC POLICIES (3-0) 3 hours credit. Economic analysis of issues of general interest. A non-technical application of principles of economics to current topics such as abortion, crime, deficit spending, divorce, education, health care, immigration, politics, recycling, risk and safety, Social Security, sports, and tax policy. Prerequisite: ECON 2306 or consent of instructor.

ECON 4311. ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS (3-0) 3 hours credit. This class studies the decision-making process involving the economic activities of a firm. It provides the tools that help managers choose the best solution among all possible ones to achieve the firm's goal. The class is real-world oriented and examines topics such as demand, costs, production, market structure and market power, and pricing decisions. Prerequisite: ECON 2306 and 60 credit hours.

Journalism

JOUR 4346. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING (3-0) 3 hours credit. Research in planning and writing techniques required for covering such public affairs news sources as governmental offices, bureaus, and agencies. Experience in covering local governmental agencies. Experience in covering local government agencies, including agency budgets. Investigative and in-depth methods of news gathering; extensive practice in newswriting.Prerequisite: JOUR 3346.

Management

MANA 2302. COMMUNICATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS (3-0) 3 hours credit. Examines contributions of the social and behavioral sciences to understand communications processes in organizations. Adopting both an interpersonal and organizational perspective, course topics include: verbal and nonverbal communications, dyadic and organizational communications, communication of roles and relationships, small-group communication, communication networks, and the diagnosis and improvement of organizational communications. MANA 2302 will satisfy the cultural and social studies requirement in the College of Business Administration.

MANA 3318. MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3-0) 3 hours credit. This course is an introduction to the factors that influence individual and group behavior in organizations. Emphasizing findings from the field of organizational behavior, topics covered include: individual differences and diversity, social information processing, work attitudes, stress, work motivation, power and influence, negotiation, teams, leadership, and organizational research.

MANA 3320. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3-0) 3 hours credit. Process of effective management of human resources and those elements essential to such a process. The objectives of an adequate personnel program. Effective planning, recruitment, selection, training. Employee compensation and the nature of pay and its relative importance. The nature of union-management relationships. The impact of organized labor upon personnel management.

MANA 4322. ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY (3-0) 3 hours credit. An integrative learning experience through the presentation of advanced material and study of administrative policy cases. Administrative processes in conditions of uncertainty. The total organizational environment, including social, economic, ethical, political and technological influences. Analyses of the basic organizational functions to aid in development of administrative controls. A capstone offering for the business major. Prerequisite: completion of all business core courses and senior standing.

MANA 4325. LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS (3-0) 3 hours credit. This is an upper-level, seminar-based course examining leadership theory and research, and emphasizing the development of leadership and interpersonal skills through self-assessment case analysis, and experiential exercises.

MANA 4326. DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS (3-0) 3 hours credit. Examines the implications of employee diversity in organizations, an issue of increasing importance. Includes study of the changing demographics of workers, effects of diversity on performance, teamwork, and cohesion, and ways of effectively managing in a diverse workplace. Legislation related to diversity is also reviewed.

MANA 4328. HUMAN RESOURCE STAFFING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (3-0) 3 hours credit. Covers the areas of employee selection and performance management systems. Topics include: recruitment strategies, methods of selection, development and validation of selection and employee appraisal instruments, and implementation of performance management processes.

MANA 4340. BUSINESS AND SOCIETY (3-0) 3 hours credit. Explores the roles of business organizations and their relationships with individuals, governments, and other businesses from the perspectives of ethics, ideology, and corporate responsibility.

MANA 4341. NEGOTIATIONS AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION (3-0) 3 hours credit. This course is designed to better understand the nature of conflict and its resolution through persuasion, collaboration, and negotiation. Students will learn theories of interpersonal and organizational conflict and its resolution as applied to personal, corporate, historical, and political contexts. Students will assess their own styles, skills, and values, and develop techniques to better resolve disputes, achieve objectives, and exert influence. Prerequisite: MANA 3318.

Political Science

POLS 2312. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (3-0) 3 hours credit. The principles and organization of American state, county, and municipal government, together with current problems and the constitution and government of Texas.

POLS 3303. INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (3-0) 3 hours credit. The scope and development of public administrative organizations; both the traditional and behavioral approaches to the treatment of administrative principles, decision making, and organizational environment.

POLS 3305. GOVERNMENT IN URBAN AMERICA (3-0) 3 hours credit. Governmental problems associated with the growth of urban areas and proposed solutions for Texas and elsewhere.

POLS 3307. STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS (3-0) 3 hours credit. Comparison of state and local political systems. State and local political components, philosophies, leaders, and issues. Prerequisites: POLS 2311 and 2312.

POLS 3312. INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS (3-0) 3 hours credit. The American policymaking process from issue creation to program administration and evaluation. Policy models and methods of policy analysis. Oriented toward providing students with skills as a professional policy analyst.

POLS 4303. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND THE POLITICAL PROCESS (3-0) 3 hours credit. The relationships of public administration at all levels with democratic institutions, including its interactions in the formulation and execution of public policies with the chief executive, the legislative and judicial branches, political parties, clientele groups, and the public at large.

POLS 4353. PUBLIC BUDGETING AND TAXATION (3-0) 3 hours credit. The concepts, processes, and policy impacts of taxation and public budgeting. Individual, group, and institutional roles in taxes and budgeting are emphasized. Introduction to current research techniques in political economy.

Sociology

SOCI 3350. POWER AND BUREAUCRACY (3-0) 3 hours credit. The development, structure, and operation of formal organizations in society, with emphasis on internal processes, the effects of technology, and variations in the institutional setting. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

Support Courses for Urban Planning and the Environment Minor

Architecture

ARCH 4306. URBAN DESIGN THEORY (3-0) 3 hours credit. Design theory and its application to the urban scale, as applied to historical and contemporary examples. Prerequisite: junior standing.

ARCH 4307. THEORY OF CITY PLANNING (3-0) 3 hours credit. The theory and practice of the physical aspects of city planning and how it is linked to and impacts the social, economic, and political aspects of planning. Prerequisite: junior standing.

ARCH 4308. HISTORY OF URBAN FORM (3-0) 3 hours credit. The history of cities as physical form, influenced by political, economic, and social forces.

Business Law

BLAW 3314. REAL ESTATE LAW (3-0) 3 hours credit. Development of real estate law and the legal constraints within which real estate decisions are made. Prerequisite: junior standing.

City and Regional Planning

CIRP 4391. STUDIES IN CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING (3-0) 3 hours credit. Advanced studies in various subjects of city and regional planning. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

Civil Engineering

CE 3302. TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING (3-0) 3 hours credit. Planning, design, and operation of transportation facilities. Characteristics of vehicle movement; basic geometric design of highways; traffic flow relations in traffic streams and on transit lines; highway capacity; transit operation; traffic engineering; and legal requirements and procedures for transportation planning. Prerequisite: CE 2331; 2313 or concurrent registration therein; and CE 3301 or IE 3301 or concurrent registration therein.

CE 3334. PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3-0) 3 hours credit. Physical, chemical, and biological unit operations and processes in an air, water, and land environment. Prerequisite: CHEM 1442; CE 3305 or consent of instructor.

CE 4313. TRAFFIC ENGINEERING (3-0) 3 hours credit. Design and control of fixed-time, actuated, and computer-controlled traffic signals; optimization of traffic flow at intersections; capacity analysis of intersections, legal requirements and traffic studies for installation of traffic control devices; characteristics of signs, signals, and markings; traffic laws. Prerequisite: CE 3302 or concurrent registration therein.

Earth and Environmental Sciences (formerly Geology)

GEOL 2411. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES (4-0) 4 hours credit. Global environmental challenges confronting humanity such as pollution, depletion of natural resources, ecosystem deterioration, food production and population growth. Prerequisite: GEOL 1425.

GEOL 4330. UNDERSTANDING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (2-1) 3 hours credit. A practical introduction to GIS and methods of creating, maintaining, and displaying spatial data using the ArcGIS software. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor. This course replaces GEOL 4352; credit will not be granted for both.

GEOL 4331. ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL DATA (2-1) 3 hours credit. Analyzing spatial data using ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst, and 3-D Analyst, topological surface analysis and modeling; 3-D visualization and viewscapes; spatial statistics and data quality management. Prerequisite: GEOL 4330, junior standing, or permission of instructor.

Economics

ECON 3328. PRINCIPLES OF TRANSPORTATION (3-0) 3 hours credit. Impact of freight and passenger transport upon individual, business, and governmental decision making in an evolving, competitive world economy. Prerequisite: ECON 2306 or consent of instructor.

ECON 4302. ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS (3-0) 3 hours credit. Economic forces that influence the quality of the environment; economic theory and environmental management; regulatory requirements for economic impact analysis; international issues including trade and implications for Third World economies. Prerequisite: ECON 2306.

History

HIST 3350. READING THE LANDSCAPE (3-0) 3 hours credit. How historians and geographers identify and interpret clues in the landscape (such as place names, architecture, vegetation, transportation, field and street patterns) that reflect historical change and its social, economic, environmental, and geographic consequences. Also listed as GEOG 3350; credit will be granted only once.

HIST 3355. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (3-0) 3 hours credit. People and the natural environment from the colonial period to the present. Ecological change, conservation movements, and artistic and literary interpretations of landscape and nature. Also offered as GEOG 3335; credit will be granted only once.

HIST 3362. CITIES AND SUBURBS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY (3-0) 3 hours credit. Traces urban and suburban development from the colonial era to the present with special emphasis not only on the transformation of their physical appearance over time but on their changing meaning and significance in American history. Focuses on the economic base of urban and suburban expansion, as well as the social, political, and cultural dynamics of metropolitan America.

Political Science

POLS 2312. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (3-0) 3 hours credit. The principles and organization of American state, county and municipal government, together with current problems and the constitution and government of Texas.

POLS 4351. ENERGY POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (3-0) 3 hours credit. Basic issues underlying the politics, economics, and administration of energy policy within the United States. Emerging energy sources, such as solar and geothermal. Prerequisites: POLS 2311 and 2312.

Psychology

PSYC 3316. ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3-0) 3 hours credit. The effect of the social, physical, and ecological features of the environment. Social influence processes, interpersonal attraction, group behavior, aggression, conformity, and attitude formation and change. Prerequisite: PSYC 1315.

Real Estate

REAE 3325. REAL ESTATE FUNDAMENTALS (3-0) 3 hours credit. A foundation for study and research in specialized areas such as real estate financing, real estate investment and counseling, real estate management, real estate development, and property appraising. Prerequisite: MATH 1316 (or permission of instructor), and junior standing.

REAE 4314. REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT (3-0) 3 hours credit. The land conversion process including feasibility analysis, site selection, design, construction, and financial analysis. Land use controls, planning, and environmental constraints are also examined. Prerequisite: junior standing.

Sociology

SOCI 3336. SOCIAL INEQUALITY (3-0) 3 hours credit. Examines the processes, characteristics, and consequences of social inequality in society. Topics include the social class structure, status groups, and elite power structure as they influence people's life chances.

SOCI 3353. SOCIAL CLIMATE OF CITIES (2-2) 3 hours credit. A comparative study of urban communities and metropolitan areas in terms of their distinctive social life and culture. Topics touching on power and urban politics, race and ethnic relations, poverty, and leisure and lifestyles will be examined in terms of their contribution to the unique social climate of cities.

SOCI 4318. SOCIAL CHANGE AND CONFLICT (3-0) 3 hours credit. The sources of conflict and social change as an outgrowth of inequality. Movements arising out of such conflicts which attempt to bring about fundamental social change. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

Support Courses for Urban Affairs and Public Policy Minor

Communication

COMM 4305. COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY (3-0) 3 hours credit. Readings and analysis of the role of communication in modern society; its impact on contemporary social, cultural, political, and intellectual trends.

COMM 4330. POLITICAL COMMUNICATION (3-0) 3 hours credit. Communication theories, principles, and strategies in modern political campaigns and events.

COMM 4335. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3-0) 3 hours credit. Examination of verbal and nonverbal barriers to effective intercultural communication such as ethnocentrism, stereotyping, prejudice, racism, proxemics, kinesics, haptics, and chronemics. Developing effective communication in intercultural contexts.

Communication Studies (formerly Speech)

COMS 3310. GROUP COMMUNICATION THEORY (3-0) 3 hours credit. Characteristics of group communication including group function and formation, norms, cohesion, problem solving, leadership, and ethics. Prerequisite: COMS (formerly SPCH) 2304.

COMS 3316. COMMUNICATION IN HUMAN RELATIONS (3-0) 3 hours credit. The human communication process within the social, business, and family context. Theories and principles of interpersonal communication and perception of self and others. Prerequisite: six hours of speech.

Criminal Justice

CRCJ 3380. ETHNIC AND GENDER ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3-0) 3 hours credit. An overview of ethnic and gender issues focusing on victims, offenders, and professionals in the criminal justice system.

CRCJ 4301. THE AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM (3-0) 3 hours credit. Federal, state, and local judicial systems, with special emphasis on state trial courts having criminal jurisdiction. Court structure and function, court management, and judicial behavior.

Economics

ECON 2337. ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL ISSUES (3-0) 3 hours credit. Economic consequences and solutions of current social issues. Each semester, a series of topics will be covered in line with current events and the instructor's expertise to facilitate an understanding of the economic structure.

ECON 3301. THE ECONOMICS OF HEALTH (3-0) 3 hours credit. Determinants of health status; impact of economic forces on the health sector; demand for and supply of health services; role of competition; new organizational entities; the changing regulatory climate. Prerequisite: ECON 2306.

ECON 3302. THE ECONOMICS OF CRIME (3-0) 3 hours credit. Economic analysis of criminal activity and its impact on the allocation of scarce resources; economic models of criminal behavior, optimum allocation of criminal justice resources, public and private sector approaches to deterrence, and current issues such as gun control and drug abuse prevention. Prerequisite: ECON 2306 or consent of instructor.

ECON 3335. ECONOMICS OF PUBLIC POLICIES (3-0) 3 hours credit. Economic analysis of issues of general interest. A non-technical application of principles of economics to current topics such as abortion, crime, deficit spending, divorce, education, health care, immigration, politics, recycling, risk and safety, social security, sports, and tax policy. Prerequisite: ECON 2306 or consent of instructor.

ECON 4330. LABOR ECONOMICS (3-0) 3 hours credit. Application of economic principles to labor topics such as the demand for marriage, the demand for children, the economics of beauty, the economics of highly paid sports and entertainment stars, the effects of immigration on U.S. wages and employment, workplace discrimination, the effects of affirmative action policies, and the effects of minimum wage legislation. Prerequisite: ECON 2306.

History

HIST 2301. HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION (3-0) 3 hours credit. Significant developments from prehistoric times through the 16th century. Achievements and experiences of great civilizations, emphasizing major historical figures and epochs, important ideas and religions, and factors of continuity and change. Provides a foundation for understanding our heritage and shared values, and introduces students to the historical forces that have shaped today's world.

HIST 3351. HISTORY OF THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH METROPLEX (3-0) 3 hours credit. The growth and development of Dallas and Fort Worth from competitive 19th-century trade centers in a rural setting to cooperative high-tech cities in a rapidly urbanizing metroplex. Political, economic, cultural, and spatial changes of this area are explored within a national urban context.

HIST 3362. CITIES AND SUBURBS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY (3-0) 3 hours credit. Traces urban and suburban development from the colonial era to the present with special emphasis not only on the transformation of their physical appearance over time but on their changing meaning and significance in American history. Focuses on the economic base of urban and suburban expansion, as well as the social, political, and cultural dynamics of metropolitan America.

HIST 3366. AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, 1865-PRESENT (3-0) 3 hours credit. Emphasis on the transition from slavery to freedom, the political, social, and economic status of blacks in the late 19th century, 20th century black institutions and culture, and the evolution of the civil rights movement.

HIST 3368. THE HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN AMERICAN (3-0) 3 hours credit. The role of the Mexican American in the cultural and historical development of the United States with special emphasis on the Southwest.

Humanities

HUMA 4302. SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THEORY (3-0) 3 hours credit. Examination of the major social and political theories that have shaped Western thought. Topics may include the concept of the social, the role of the individual, the public/private distinction, and gender relations. Focus on particular theorists as well as issues.

Journalism

JOUR 4346. PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING (3-0) 3 hours credit. Research in planning and writing techniques required for covering such public affairs news sources as governmental offices, bureaus, and agencies. Experience in covering local governmental agencies. Experience in covering local government agencies, including agency budgets. Investigative and in-depth methods of news gathering; extensive practice in newswriting. Prerequisite: JOUR 3346.

Management

MANA 4326. DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS (3-0) 3 hours credit. Examines the implications of employee diversity in organizations, an issue of increasing importance. Includes study of the changing demographics of workers, effects of diversity on performance, teamwork, and cohesion, and ways of effectively managing in a diverse workplace. Legislation related to diversity is also reviewed.

MANA 4341. NEGOTIATIONS AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION. (3-0) 3 hours credit. This course is designed to better understand the nature of conflict and its resolution through persuasion, collaboration, and negotiation. Students will learn theories of interpersonal and organizational conflict and its resolution as applied to personal, corporate, historical, and political contexts. Students will assess their own styles, skills, and values, and develop techniques to better resolve disputes, achieve objectives, and exert influence. Prerequisite: MANA 3318.

Mexican American Studies

MAS 3330. CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND IDENTITY (3-0) 3 hours credit. The ways identity is constructed in contemporary societies in an increasingly complex and multicultural world. Ethnic, racial, gender, and class identities. How and when identity is asserted and assigned, and how it can both draw boundaries and forge ties between peoples. Formerly listed as ANTH 2350. Credit cannot be given for both ANTH 2350 and MAS 3330. Also listed as ANTH 3330. Credit cannot be given for both ANTH 3330 and MAS 3330.

Political Science

POLS 2312. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (3-0) 3 hours credit. The principles and organization of American state, county, and municipal government, together with current problems and the constitution and government of Texas.

POLS 3305. GOVERNMENT IN URBAN AMERICA (3-0) 3 hours credit. Governmental problems associated with the growth of urban areas and proposed solutions for Texas and elsewhere.

POLS 3312. INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS (3-0) 3 hours credit. The American policymaking process from issue creation to program administration and evaluation. Policy models and methods of policy analysis. Oriented toward providing students with skills as a professional policy analyst.

POLS 4317. ETHNIC GROUP POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATES (3-0) 3 hours credit. The influence of selected major ethnic groups with special attention given to organizational development, participation in political parties, leadership, ideology, immigration policy, current issues, and relations with the dominant culture and other ethnic groups.

POLS 4318. POLITICS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS (3-0) 3 hours credit. The influence of African American politics on United States government and policies with special attention given to organizational development, participation in political parties, leadership, ideology, the Civil Rights movement, current issues, and relations with other ethnic groups.

POLS 4319. POLITICS OF MEXICAN AMERICANS (3-0) 3 hours credit. The influence of Mexican American politics on United States government and policies with special attention given to organizational development, participation in political parties, leadership, ideology, the Chicano movement, current issues, and relationships with other ethnic groups.

POLS 4352. U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY AND THE AMERICAN DREAM (3-0) 3 hours credit. Focus on American identity through the examination of immigration to the United States, past and present, and the evolution of U.S. immigration policy. Topics include U.S. attitudes and policy responses to European, Asian, and Latin American immigration and to the incorporation of the descendants of African slaves and Native Americans.

Social Work

SOCW 3303. SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SERVICES (3-0) 3 hours credit. Examines how social goals are met by social welfare institutions. Conceptual schemes are developed for analyzing the structure of social welfare institutions and evaluating social welfare sub-systems. The social work profession is also examined in the context of the evolution and function of the contemporary American social welfare system. Prerequisite: SOCW 2311.

SOCW 3317. HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND DIVERSE POPULATIONS (3-0) 3 hours credit. Introduction to theoretical, practical, and policy issues related to diverse populations. Historical, political, and socioeconomic forces are examined that maintain discriminatory and oppressive values, attitudes, and behaviors in society and in all levels of organizational behavior. Prerequisite: SOCW 2311, 2313.

Sociology

SOCI 3323. RIOTS, FADS, CULTS, AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS (3-0) 3 hours credit. The social origins, leadership, ideology, and organizational patterns of collective behavior and social movements with attention to their role in effecting social change.

SOCI 3336. SOCIAL INEQUALITY (3-0) 3 hours credit. Examines the processes, characteristics, and consequences of social inequality in society. Topics include the social class structure, status groups, and elite power structure as they influence people's life chances.

SOCI 3350. POWER AND BUREAUCRACY (3-0) 3 hours credit. The development, structure, and operation of formal organizations in society, with emphasis on internal processes, the effects of technology, and variations in the institutional setting. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

SOCI 3353. SOCIAL CLIMATE OF CITIES (2-2) 3 hours credit. A comparative study of urban communities and metropolitan areas in terms of their distinctive social life and culture. Topics touching on power and urban politics, race and ethnic relations, poverty, and leisure and lifestyles will be examined in terms of their contribution to the unique social climate of cities.

SOCI 4310. MINORITIES (3-0) 3 hours credit. The role of racial and minority categories in the social order. The role, and the associated problems, of groups within the U.S. culture and the impact of these persons on the total cultural milieu. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of the instructor.

SOCI 4318. SOCIAL CHANGE AND CONFLICT (3-0) 3 hours credit. The sources of conflict and social change as an outgrowth of inequality. Movements arising out of such conflicts which attempt to bring about fundamental social change. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of the instructor.