Mini-Term

The mini-term allows students to attend one concentrated credit course. The courses and instructors reflect a broad base of offerings for an intensive study program. Courses cover material included in regular offerings, and many are supplemented with films, team teaching, field trips, independent research projects, and specialized areas of study. The courses follow the same standards as those in a regular semester.

Students must be admitted for summer semester before registering for a mini-term course. Mini-term grades are included in the calculation of the summer term grade point average. Students must have permission from the dean of the respective college to enroll in more than one course during a mini-term since one day is equivalent to one week. Mini-term courses are not eligible for financial aid due to their short duration.

The 2015 mini-term class schedule is not yet available. Please see below the courses offered in the 2014 mini-term.

General Education Courses

3 credit hours
Instructor: Louis
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. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences. Credit Level Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 130 and 137.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Hiles
Major monuments in the history of European and American art from the Renaissance to the present. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Arts & Humanities. Contact Hour Distribution: 2-hour lecture and 1-hour discussion each week.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Anderson
Conception through adulthood in various social/ecological contexts. Interrelationships among various aspects of development ― physical, cognitive, emotional, social. Normative and non-normative development. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences. Registration Restriction(s): Non-child and family studies majors only.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Prentiss
Basic principles of communication within organizations. Topics and activities may include organizational/communication theory, group problem solving, case studies, interviewing, and formal presentations. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Oral Communication.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Conner
Survey of world regions and regional issues. Illustrates geographical points of view, concepts, and techniques. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Wright
An introduction to probability and statistics without calculus. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Credit Restriction: Not available for credit to students in the College of Business Administration.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Self
For students not planning to major in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. Exponential and logarithmic functions, interest and annuities, linear systems and matrices, optimization.
Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite(s): 119 or 130 or 125 or 141 or 147.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Peery
For students not planning to major in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. Calculus of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, with applications. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. 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.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Study abroad class; see Dr. Hines for information. Students will attend 402 classes with supplementary laboratory assignments. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Written Communication. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
2 credit hours
Instructor: Acred-Natelson
This section is for Accelerated BSN students only. This course will meet on May 14 and May 28 from 9am-3pm in Room 201, College of Nursing Bldg. Survey of issues and trends that influence the practice of professional nursing. Focus on concepts and strategies for leadership as a professional nurse. Emphasis on personal development and interpersonal skills. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Oral Communication. Registration Restriction(s): Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (RN track) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (accelerated track).
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Out-Of-Country Campus. International travel experience will provide opportunities to learn how historic European estates, gardens, and arboreta reflect the climate, topography, history, philosophical social structure, art and politics at the time of their creation. Course will focus on observation of local plant material, study of different garden and landscape design styles, and will foster an appreciation of international cultures. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Written Communication. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Additional Mini-term Courses

3 credit hours
Instructor: Hughes
Introduction to financial and managerial accounting theory and practice with emphasis on the role of accounting information in business decisions.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Neal
Directed research in topic of mutual interest. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Registration Restriction(s): Doctor of Philosophy – Business Administration major – accounting concentration. Minimum student level – graduate.
1-6 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Out-Of-Country Campus. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): 201 and 202. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
1-12 credit hours
Instructors: Smith, TBA, Wilcox
Out-Of-Country Campus.

  • Section 001 – Students traveling to Jamaica. Students should register for 1 credit hour.
  • Section 002 – Students traveling to Spain and Portugal May 12 – May 28. Students should register for 3 credit hours.
  • Section 003 – Off-campus student teaching/field supervision instructional methods course, “Tropical Ecology – Belize.” Students should register for 3 credit hours.
  • Credit for formalized international experiences related to agricultural sciences and natural resources. Determination of credit based on nature of the proposed experience. Students should discuss the opportunity with their faculty advisors prior to the trip to determine if it is appropriate for credit. Credit hours will be determined by the department and college depending on the extent of activity and types of projects and/or presentations to be completed by the student upon return. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Jaleta
Social sources of racial and ethnic cleavages and social, economic, and political consequences. Emphasis on race and ethnicity in the United States. Writing-emphasis course. (See Sociology 343.)
1-9 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.
1-6 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Faculty initiated professional elective in architecture and applied architectural theory. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Registration Restriction(s): Architecture major or interior design major or consent of instructor.
1-3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
MUST SEE INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR COURSE. Topics to be assigned. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.
1-6 credit hours
Instructor: Wozniak
Out-Of-Country Campus. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Bienko
Studio work schedule. Student- or instructor-initiated course offered at convenience of department to enhance and expand the painting, drawing, and watercolor curriculum. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Art 101 and Art 103. Corequisite(s): Art 102.
1-3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Out-Of-Country Campus. Special experimental problems under direction of a faculty member. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Credit Restriction: Maximum 6 hours may be applied toward the BCMB concentration. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
1-9 credit hours
Instructor: Crook
Out-Of-Country Campus. Topics of current interest in international business. Topics announced prior to offering. Repeatability: May be repeated if topic is different. Maximum 9 hours. Prerequisite(s): 361. Registration Restriction(s): Majors in the College of Business Administration.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Full-time MBA students traveling to Washington, D.C. Designed to familiarize MBA students with content needed to manage in a global business environment. Students also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge through an international travel experience. Students will complete in-class coursework on key aspects of international business, an international trip, and related projects and assignments. Comment(s): Requires admission to MBA program or consent of MBA Program Director.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Cross-disciplinary topic of mutual interest to student and faculty. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Comment(s): Available only by prearrangement with supervising faculty member. May require approval of Director of the MBA program.
2 credit hours
Instructor: Schumann
Provides initial teacher education training to College of Business Administration PhD students to better enable them to prepare and manage a new course, manage a classroom, facilitate student learning, evaluate students and themselves, and know how to handle challenging issues related to teaching. Possessing the knowledge will enhance instructor confidence and the ability to provide a successful learning environment.
1-3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Out-Of-Country Campus. Recent developments and current practice in civil and environmental engineering through field internship and/or self-study. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor and department head.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Stolz
Dynamics of family interactions and influences of diversity, including parent-child relations, development of parenting skills, and intrafamily verbal and nonverbal communication processes, patterns, and problems. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― junior.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Hunter
Social class, race, ethnicity, culture, and religion are studied singly and in combination with gender and disabilities as shapers of the life chances and opportunities of individuals, children and families. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― junior.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Islam
DC and AC circuits, transients, transformers, motors, and generators. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 231.
1-6 credit hours
Instructor: Hardwig
Tutorial in subjects not adequately covered in regular courses. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): 102 or 118.
1-12 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Specialized research in areas of interest under faculty direction. Field experience in supervised internship in the food industry. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
1-3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Research on non-thesis topics chosen by student and major professor. Supervised experience in food industry or governmental laboratories. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
1-15 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Special research or individual problem in forestry. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
1-4 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
1-15 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
1-15 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Grading Restriction: P/NP only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
1-12 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Student or instructor initiated independent study. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
1-15 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Out-Of-Country Campus. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours. Registration Permission: Consent of program chair.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
The core concepts of managing an organization’s culturally-diverse workforce include ― recruitment and selection, training and development, and employee relations. (Same as Retail and Consumer Science 311.) Prerequisite(s): 210 or 211 or 212 or 224 or Retail and Consumer Sciences 210.
0 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Study abroad program approved by the College of Business Administration Undergraduate Programs Office. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 times. Registration Restriction(s): Majors in the College of Business Administration.
1-15 credit hours
Instructor: Swan
Out-Of-Country Campus. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours. Comment(s): Approval of hours and topics by advisor required.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Out-of-Country Campus. STUDY ABROAD COURSE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND, MAY 8 – MAY 29. INTERESTED STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR FOR MORE INFORMATION. An in-depth examination of engineering systems to convert, store, transport, and use energy, with emphasis on technologies that reduce dependence on fossil fuels and/or emission of greenhouse gases; examines various conventional energy production technologies such as fossil fuel and nuclear (both fission and fusion) and renewable energy conversion technologies such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, wave, and thermoelectric energy; examines their end-use practices and consumption practices. The course will emphasize using quantitative methods to assess and compare different technologies. Prerequisite(s): 331.
1-3 credit hours
Instructors: Anderson, Davis
  • Section 001: 2 credit hour course – MBA Global Business Seminar content; required of all full-time MBA students traveling to Washington DC & Santiago, Chile.
  • Section 002: 1 credit hour course that includes MBA Global Business Seminar out-of-country travel to Santiago, Chile.
  • Section 003: 1 credit hour course that includes MBA Global Business Seminar travel to Washington DC.
  • Topic of mutual interest. Available only by prearrangement with supervising faculty member. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
  • 4 credit hours
    Instructor: TBA
    Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the contemporary operating environment (COE). Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield and host nation support. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1-hour lab. Grading Restriction: Letter grade only. Prerequisite(s): 301 and 302 and 401.
    3 credit hours
    Instructor: TBA
    This is a study abroad section. Meets with NE 427. See Dr Hines for more info. Problems related to recent developments and practice. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
    2 credit hours
    Instructor: Mixer
    This section is for Accelerated BSN students only. This course will meet in Room 201 on May the 9th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, from 9am to 3pm. Focus on cultural perspectives in health and illness. Discussion of diversity in and influence of culture on health promotion, maintenance, and restoration across the lifespan and in selected nursing specialties, ethnic populations, and religious denominations. Registration Restriction(s): Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (accelerated track).
    3 credit hours
    Instructor: Pierce
    Development of advanced clinical reasoning and assessment skills to determine client health status and needs. Application of physiological, pathophysiological, and psychosocial concepts with implications for advanced practice nursing. Contact Hour Distribution: 2.5 didactic and .5 lab. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Nursing – nursing major; minimum student level – graduate.
    2-11 credit hours
    Instructor: Preast
    Integration and application of theoretical foundations and development of clinical skills in nurse anesthesia practice under supervision of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and/or anesthesiologist. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 11 hours. Prerequisite(s): 545. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Nursing – nursing major/nurse anesthesia concentration. Minimum student level – graduate.
    3 credit hours
    Instructors: Lasater, Hope, Morgan
    Continuation of 570. Emphasizes increasing advanced nursing competencies in the management and primary care of individuals and their families in all developmental life stages. Prerequisite(s): 570. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Nursing – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.
    3 credit hours
    Instructors: Bonom, Preast
    Non-thesis option. Utilization of research process through experiential or critical evaluation of science in area of interest. Conducted under faculty guidance and culminating in scholarly product. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Corequisite(s): 501. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Nursing – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.
    1-10 credit hours
    Instructors: Bonom, Preast
    Additional opportunities for advanced nursing practice in nurse anesthesia. Objectives to be developed collaboratively by student and faculty. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 14 hours. Comment(s): Enrollment in or completion of graduate-level courses in clinical nursing required. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Nursing – nursing major: nurse anesthesia concentration. Minimum student level – graduate.
    1-3 credit hours
    Instructor: TBA
    Experiences in active public horticulture projects in the UT Gardens under supervision of staff members. Student should make arrangements for practicum with a faculty mentor prior to enrollment. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― junior. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
    1-3 credit hours
    Instructor: Hamilton
    Out-Of-Country Campus. Supervised individual problems relating to the plant sciences or landscape design. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
    3 credit hours
    Instructor: TBA
    Out-of-Country Campus. International travel experience will provide opportunities to learn how historic European estates, gardens, and arboreta reflect the climate, topography, history, philosophical social structure, art and politics at the time of their creation. Course will focus on observation of local plant material, study of different garden and landscape design styles, and will foster an appreciation of international cultures. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Credit Restriction: Students cannot receive credit for both 491 and 591.
    1-3 credit hours
    Instructor: TBA
    Out-Of-Country Campus. Independent study. Current topic related to technology, science or design. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Credit Restriction: For MS students, a maximum of 6 hours may be applied to the major. For PhD students in PSI, a maximum of 9 hours may be applied to the major.
    3 credit hours
    Instructor: Folz
    Setting, institutions, and processes of government in the 50 states. Generalizations and comparisons with emphasis on federalism and intergovernmental relations.
    3 credit hours
    Instructor: Down
    Out-Of-Country Campus. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    3 credit hours
    Instructor: Jarret
    Administration and processes of justice system, including judicial administration and decision making in trial and appellate courts.
    1-9 credit hours
    Instructor: Larsen
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Credit Restriction: Any combination of 6 hours of 399, 489, 491, 492, or 493 may be used in the major. An additional 6 hours may be used as electives. Prerequisite(s): 110 or 117.
    3 credit hours
    Instructor: Hayes
    Emphasis on how therapeutic recreation specialists can use the application of healthy lifestyle principles as a treatment modality. Importance and role of recreation participation in the planning and delivery of therapeutic recreation service for individuals with disabilities. Introduction to specific facilitation techniques, e.g. values clarification, etc., that may be applicable to therapeutic recreation.
    3 credit hours
    Instructor: Waller
    Principles of administration applied to provision of recreation services offered by public, private, non-profit, and/or commercial enterprises. Organizational structures, human resource management, diversity, evaluation, legal authority, introduction to budgeting and fiscal procedures, professional responsibility, and career management. Prerequisite(s): 201 or 250. Registration Restriction(s): Recreation and sport management major; minimum 2.5 GPA.
    3 credit hours
    Instructor: TBA
    The core concepts of managing an organization’s culturally-diverse workforce include ― recruitment and selection, training and development, and employee relations. (See Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism 311.) Prerequisite(s): 210 or Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism 210 or 211 or 212 or 224.
    1-15 credit hours
    Instructor: TBA
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
    3 credit hours
    Instructor: Presser
    Systematic inquiry into how crime is defined, measured, and explained. Implications for criminal justice policy.
    1-15 credit hours
    Instructor: Wozniak
    Out-Of-Country Campus. Open to any undergraduate honors student. Proposals must be approved in advance. Contact the director for information. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
    3 credit hours
    Instructor: Chumakov
    Exploration of gender in society utilizing various sociological perspectives with special focus on the relationships between social structures, social roles, and gender identities. (See Sociology 375.)