Gen-ed courses provide the foundation for successful academic study.
All undergraduate academic programs at UT have general education requirements. Many students use summer as an opportunity to complete some of those requirements, freeing up the fall and spring semester for program-specific coursework.
The timetable of classes for summer 2014 will be made available February 17th, and you can start planning by perusing the list of popular gen-ed courses offered in the summer below. You can also explore the summer 2013 timetable for an idea of what courses are typically offered during the summer. Many of the same courses will be offered again in 2014.
Arts and Humanities
Fiction from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, emphasis on the novel. Critical tools necessary for judging varieties of fiction. Writing-emphasis course. Prerequisite(s): 102 or 118.
Study of important themes in English, American, and World literatures. Some sample themes are religion, crime, law, ecology, science, exploration, revolution, colonization initiation, education. Multi-genre focus. See Timetable for topics. Prerequisite(s): 102 or 118.
The study of style periods of Western European art music and related issues of cultural and social history. Develops listening skills and ability to respond to music articulately. Writing-emphasis course. Credit Restriction: Students who receive a grade of C or better in 200 may not receive credit for 110.
Study and appreciation of rock music, its origins in blues and rock and roll, and its development and cultural dimensions to the present. Writing-emphasis course.
Topics such as knowledge and belief, the meaning of life, the existence of God, freedom of the will, human nature and values, and mind and its place in a material universe. Writing-emphasis course.
Critical analysis of selected texts from philosophy and other fields dealing with responsibility and the nature of professionalism. Theoretical principles and analytical skills applied to selected case studies and other detailed descriptions of professional practice from engineering/architecture, business/accounting, and at least one of law/politics, the helping professions (social work, human services, ministry), or teaching. Writing-emphasis course.
In light of ethical theory, issues such as euthanasia, capital punishment, reproductive technologies, sexual ethics, diversity, war, world poverty, employment practices, and the environment. Writing-emphasis course.
Cultures and Civilizations
Prerequisite(s): 112 or 123 or 150 or placement score between 250 and 299. Students who place in 200-level courses from high school will receive 6 hours of elementary French credit.
Prerequisite(s): 211 or placement score between 375 and 449. Students who place in 200-level courses from high school will receive 6 hours of elementary French credit.
Historical survey of the civilization of the western world Ã¢â‚¬- ancient world to 1715. Writing-emphasis course.
Historical survey of the civilization of the western world Ã¢â‚¬- 1715 to present. Writing-emphasis course.
Historical survey of world civilization Ã¢â‚¬- origins to 1500. Writing-emphasis course.
Historical survey of world civilization Ã¢â‚¬- 1500 to present. Writing-emphasis course.
Prerequisite(s): 112 or 123 or 150 or departmental placement exam. Students who place in 200-level courses from high school will receive 6 hours of elementary Spanish credit.
Prerequisite(s): 211 or 217. Students who place in 200-level courses from high school will receive 6 hours of elementary Spanish credit.
Survey of humanityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s background, fossil primates, fossil human remains, and living races of humankind. Credit Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 110 and 117.
Topics include basic organic chemistry and biomolecules, cell structure (membranes, cell walls, and internal organelles); energetics (respiration and photosynthesis); cell division mitosis; and molecular biology. Labs will stress basic laboratory skills and procedures such as measuring pipetting and mixing solutions, as well as introduce modern methods for analysis of cell components such as electrophoresis and centrifugation. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and one 3-hour lab. Corequisite(s): Chemistry 120. Although not required, it is strongly recommended that 130 and 140 be taken in sequence.
A general course in theoretical and descriptive chemistry. Modern atomic theory, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, quantitative treatment of gas laws, quantitative aspects of solution chemistry, kinetics. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1 lab. Credit Restriction: Credit may be received for only one of the following courses Ã¢â‚¬- 100, 120, or 128. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 119 or Math ACT score of 25 or higher, or SAT Math score of 620 or higher.
A general course in theoretical and descriptive chemistry. Chemical equilibria, thermochemistry, descriptive chemistry of non-metallic and metallic elements, electrochemistry, introduction to organic and biochemistry. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1 lab. Prerequisite(s): 120 or 128.
General properties of bacteria and viruses, including physiology, metabolism, genetics, applied bacteriology, pathogenesis, and immunity. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and one 2 hour lab. Credit Restriction: May not be applied toward the microbiology concentration.
Nutritional concepts, current consumer issues in nutrition, nutritional needs through life cycle, and international nutrition concerns and/or issues.
Basic physical principles and applications required in pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy and pre-veterinary programs. Mechanics, heat, wave motion, and optics. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 130 or 125 or 141 or 151 or 152. Any calculus course is also an appropriate prerequisite.
Preparation and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Topics include research, organization, adapting to an audience, topic selection, reasoning, and evaluating the discourse of others.
Basic principles of communication within organizations. Topics and activities may include organizational/communication theory, group problem solving, case studies, interviewing, and formal presentations.
For students not planning to major in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. Calculus of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, with applications. Credit Restriction: Students who receive a grade of C or better in 141, 147, or 152 may not subsequently receive credit for 125. Prerequisite(s): 119 or 130 or 123.
Single variable calculus especially for students of science, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Differential calculus with applications. Prerequisite(s): 130.
Single variable calculus especially for students of science, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Integral calculus with applications. Prerequisite(s): 141 or 147.
Data collection techniques. Graphical and numerical summaries of data. Introduction to probability and probability distributions. Binomial and normal distributions. Inference for a single mean, a single proportion, difference in means and difference in proportions using confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Simple linear regression and correlation. Association between categorical variables. Use of statistical computing software. Applied course appropriate for a general audience. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 125 or Mathematics 141.
Major concepts and methods in the study of culture; survey of cross-cultural similarities and differences in subsistence, social organization, economic, political, and religious institutions; language, ideology and arts. Contributions of anthropology to resolving contemporary human problems. Credit Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 130 and 137.
Theory of consumer behavior, theory of firms, supply and demand, costs of production, market models, national income and employment theory, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policy, debt, and international economics.
Survey of world regions and regional issues. Illustrates geographical points of view, concepts, and techniques.
Introduction to primary approaches to the study of human behavior and experience.
Major concepts and theoretical approaches of sociology with emphasis on culture, socialization, social organization, and social stratification.