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  • COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
  • White = humanities, arts & letters Alpha/Omega = first & last of Greek alphabet symbolizing the scope of studies of Liberal Arts Torch = knowledge Open Book = the learning process & literacy Color Stripes = disciplines LIBERAL ARTS SEAL
  • Latin = “ liberalis ” Spanish = “libre”
    • “ appropriate for free men –
    • the elite as opposed
    • to trade skills”
    • knowledge and general intellectual skills
    • Charlotte looked at him in a teacherly fashion.
    • “ You know what liberal arts means?”
    • Pause. Rumination. “ ….no.”
    • “ It’s from Latin.” Charlotte was the very picture of kind patience. “In Latin liber means free. It also means book but that’s just a coincidence, I think. Anyway, the Romans had slaves from all over the world, and some of the slaves were very bright, like the Greeks. The Romans would let the slaves get educated in all sorts of practical subjects, like math, like engineering so they could build things, like music so they could be entertainers. But only Roman citizens, the free people? -- Liber? -- could take things like rhetoric and literature and history and theology and philosophy. Because they were the arts of persuasion – and they didn’t want the slaves to learn how to present arguments that might inspire them to unite and rise up or something. So the “liberal” arts are the arts of persuasion, and they didn’t want anybody but free citizens knowing how to persuade people”
    TOM WOLFE I AM CHARLOTTE SIMMONS
  • WHY LIBERAL ARTS?
  • Goals of a Liberal Arts Education
    • 1) to teach students how to think critically, and how to build intellectual muscles that will allow them to analyze and organize ideas
    • 2) to broaden students’ understanding of the world by forcing them to grapple with underlying principles and issues that are behind the challenges in today’s global environment
  • Liberal Arts Skills That Are Most Useful in Careers and Professions (a short list!)
    • Writing
    • Speaking
    • Foreign languages and cross-cultural knowledge
    • Numeracy
    • Research and information retrieval
    • Analytical thinking
    • Creative thinking
    • Effective with ambiguity
    • Learning and synthesizing new ideas
  • ALUMNI FIND JOBS IN ALL AREAS!
    • Paul Johnson
    • BA Spanish
    • President, DPT Laboratories
    • John Rechy
    • BA English
    • Author and Professor
    • Randy de la Garza
    • BA Political Science
    • President and CFO of La Garza Public
    • Relations, Inc.
    • John W. Rolph
    • BA History
    • Administrative Law Judge
    • Alfredo Corchado
    • BA Journalism
    • Foreign Correspondent-Dallas Morning
    • News and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard
    • University
  • COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS OFFERS THE FOLLOWING DEGREES:
    • BA – Bachelor of Arts
    • BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts
    • BM – Bachelor of Music
    • MA – Master of Arts
    • MFA – Master of Fine Arts
    • PhD – Doctor of Philosophy
  • Over 6,500 Students!
  • UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS AND MINORS
    • 51 Areas of study for MAJORS
    50 Areas of study for MINORS Over 2,000 combinations of majors and minors!
  • 1. FINE & PERFORMING ARTS 2. HUMANITIES 3. SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THREE AREAS OF THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS:
  • FINE & PERFORMING ARTS
    • ART
    • MUSIC
    • DANCE
    • MUSIC
    • THEATRE
    • THEATRE ARTS
  • HUMANITIES
    • HISTORY
    • PHILOSOPHY
    • ENGLISH
    • CREATIVE
    • WRITING
    • LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS
  • SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
    • SOCIOLOGY
    • PSYCHOLOGY
    • CRIMINAL
    • JUSTICE
    • POLITICAL
    • SCIENCE
    • ANTHROPOLOGY
    • COMMUNICATION
  • STUDIES PROGRAMS
    • African American Studies
    • Jewish Studies
    • Chicano Studies
    • Military Studies
    • Religious Studies
    • Asian Studies
    • Women’s Studies
    • Humanities Studies
    • Latin American & Border Studies
  • SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND CENTERS
    • Stanlee and Gerald Rubin
    • Center for the Visual Arts
    • UTEP Dinner Theatre
    • Center for Civic Engagement
    • Oral History
    • Teacher Preparation
    • Sam Donaldson Center
    • Center for Inter-American
    • and Border Studies
    • KTEP
  • ADVISING MODEL: Shared Student Academic Dept. AAC Humanities Social & Behavioral Sciences Fine & Performing Arts Academic Dept. Student AAC = Academic Advising Center
  • All UTEP students must take the core courses and pass through Liberal Arts UNIVERSITY CORE
  • DEGREE PLAN REQUESTS
    • At 60 hours students should fill out the form for an official degree plan
    • Update every semester or two
    • Request correct degree plan
  • LIBERAL ARTS DEGREE COMPONENTS
    • UNIVERSITY CORE
    • LIBERAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    • MAJOR
    • MINOR
  • FIRST COMPONENT -“UNIVERSITY CORE”
    • STUDENTS CAN DUAL FULFILL IN THIS AREA!
    • Univ Core + Major
    • Univ Core + Minor
  • DUAL FULFILL
    • EXAMPLE: PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS NEED PSYC 1301 FOR THEIR MAJOR BUT CAN ALSO TAKE IT FOR THEIR UNIVERSITY CORE AND THE CLASS CAN COUNT FOR BOTH
    • I. Communication – 9 credits
    • (6 credits from English composition and 3 credits from public speaking )
    •  ENGL 1311 AND ENGL 1312 or 1313
    •  ESOL 1311 AND ESOL 1312
    • [and ESOL 1310] [and ESOL 1310 if
            • not taken with ESOL 1311]
    •  ENGL 1611 – (may be substituted as COMM 1301 and ENGL 1311)
    Recommended for Business, Engineering and Science majors Preferred for English and American Literature and Creative Writing majors  COMM 1301  COMM 1302
  • All Liberal Arts majors except those mentioned in green bubble Science and Engineering II. Mathematics – 3-5 credits (choice of one class depending on major)  M ATH 1320  MATH 1508  MATH 1319 Psychology Majors AND Minors, Business Minors, Criminal Justice Majors
  • UTEP Course Placement COLLEGE LEVEL COURSES DEVELOPMENTAL COURSES MATH SEQUENCE EPCC Courses READING SEQUENCE EPCC Course READ 0307 ENGL 0310 ENGLISH SEQUENCE ENGL 0309 ENGL 1311 ENGL 0311 ENGL 0111 May be required EPCC Course MATH 0300 MATH 0301 MATH 0310 MATH 1508 MATH 1411 MATH 1320 MATH 2301 MATH 0311 EPCC Courses MATH 1319 Additional MATH Courses HIST 1301 HIST 1302 PSYC 1301 POLS 2310 POLS 2311 SOCI 1301 Updated: 4/06 ENGL 1312
  • MATH
    • Accuplacer scores are good for TWO YEARS
    • III. Natural Sciences – 6 – 8 credits
    • ASTR 1307 & 1308, F. GEOL 1311 & 1312 or
    • and 1107 or 1108 GEOL 1311 AND GEOG 1306-1106 or
    • B. BIOL 1303 & 1304 GEOL 1312 and GEOL 1306-1106 or
    • and 1103 or 1104* GEOL 1313-1103 and GEOG 1306-1106 or
    • or GEOL 1313-1103 and 1314-1104
    • BIOL 1305-1107 and
    • 1306-1108 or G. PHYS 1403 and 1404 or
    • 2311-2111 or PHYS 2420 and 2421
    • 2313-2113
    • D. CHEM 1407 & 1408* or
    • 1305-1105 and 1306-1106
    • E. ESCI 1301-1101 and
    • BIOL 1306-1108 or
    • BIOL 1303-1103* or
    • GEOL 1313-1103 or
    • GEOL 1311* or
    • GEOG 1306-1106
    MUST COMPLETE SEQUENCE!
  • IV. Humanities – 3 credits (choice of one class)  ENGL 2311  HIST 2301  PHIL 1301  ENGL 2312  HIST 2302  PHIL 2306  ENGL 2313  ENGL 2314  ENGL 2318 Almost all courses in the Humanities block are sophomore courses… the student should wait until he/she is a sophomore before taking these courses. The pre-requisite for the highlighted courses is ENGL 1312/1313 HUMANITIES
  • IV. Humanities – 3 credits (choice of one class)  ENGL 2311  HIST 2301  PHIL 1301  ENGL 2312  HIST 2302  PHIL 2306  ENGL 2313  ENGL 2314  ENGL 2318 HUMANITIES Recommended for English Teaching & Creative Writing Majors intending to Minor in Secondary Education Recommended for History and Social Studies Majors Recommended for Philosophy Majors
  • V. Visual & Performing Arts – 3 credits (choice of one class)  ART 1300  DANC 1304  MUSL 1321  ARTH 1305  MUSL 1324  THEA 1313  ARTH 1306  MUSL 1327  THEA 1390 VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS! Recommended for all Art Majors
  • VI. U.S. History – 6 credits (both classes required)  HIST 1301  HIST 1302 Reading-Intensive Courses
  • VII. Political Science – 6 credits (both classes required)  POLS 2310  POLS 2311 Reading-Intensive Courses
  • VIII. Social & Behavioral Sciences – 3 credits (choice of one class)  ANTH 1301  GEOG 1310  ANTH 1302  LING/ANTH/ENGL 2320  ECON 1301  PSYC 1301 *Reading-intensive course Substitutions:  SOCI 1301 *Reading-intensive course  ECON 2303  ECON 2304 Reading-Intensive Courses Intro. to Linguistics may be cross-listed with Anthropology or English SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
  • VIII. Social & Behavioral Sciences – 3 credits (choice of one class)  ANTH 1301  GEOG 1310  ANTH 1302  LING/ANTH/ENGL 2320  ECON 1301  PSYC 1301  SOCI 1301  ECON 2303  ECON 2304 SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES Recommended for Anthropology Majors Recommended For Social Studies and History Majors with Secondary Education Minor Recommended for Linguistics Majors Recommended for Psychology Majors Recommended for Sociology Majors
  • IX. Institutionally Designated Option – 3 credits (choice of one class) For students with For students with 29 or fewer credits 30 or more credits  UNIV 1301  UNIV 2350 Prerequisites: ENGL 1312/1313 and Sophomore standing For Freshmen only! Make sure student takes this course during freshmen year.
  • ANY QUESTIONS?
  • SECOND COMPONENT
    • LIBERAL ARTS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    • ESOL
    • TRACK
    • English as a Second Language
    • If student took ESOL 1311 & 1312 in University Core, that student must complete sequence by taking ESOL 2303
  • NEXT… LANGUAGES STUDENTS MUST TAKE THEIR LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS EARLY! BM - SPECIAL LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS BFA – NO LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS BA - Art ED Majors, NO LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
  • LANGUAGES AVAILABLE
    • SPANISH – (MAJOR/MINOR)
    • FRENCH – (MAJOR/MINOR)
    • ITALIAN
    • GERMAN
    • RUSSIAN
    • PORTUGUESE
    • ARABIC
    • LATIN
    • PERSIAN
    • HEBREW
  • TESTING CENTER: SPANISH – absolutely necessary! FRENCH LANGUAGES & LINGUISTICS: ITALIAN PERSIAN GERMAN LATIN RUSSIAN PORTUGUESE ARABIC HEBREW PLACEMENT TESTS Don’t confuse with CLEP tests Special Note: Only placement tests taken at UTEP will count at UTEP
  • CLEP TESTS
    • CAN ONLY CLEP OUT OF:
    • SPANISH 1301 AND SPANISH 1302
    • FRENCH 1301 AND FRENCH 1302
    • (freshman classes ONLY!)
    • It’s not recommended that you take the
    • CLEP test for the language requirements!
  • PLACEMENT TESTS
    • Will PLACE student INTO a class:
    • Example:
    • Spanish 1301
    • Spanish 1302
    • Spanish 2301
    • Spanish 2302
    • Spanish 33XX
  • PLACEMENT TESTS
    • If student PLACES INTO :
    • Example:
    • Spanish 1301
    • Spanish 1302 THIS CLASS… will take this class and remaining classes needed (and will get credit for 1301)
    • Spanish 2301
    • Spanish 2302
    • Spanish 33XX
  • PLACEMENT TESTS
    • If student PLACES INTO :
    • Example:
    • Spanish 1301
    • Spanish 1302
    • Spanish 2301
    • Spanish 2302 THIS CLASS… will take this class and be done with requirements (and get credit for 1301, 1302 and 2301)
    • Spanish 33XX
  • INTENSIVE LANGUAGE CLASSES Russian, Hebrew, Italian LING 2303 & 2304 LING 2303 Part I & 2 & 2304 Part 1 & 2 PERSIAN – Must take all four semesters
  • FRENCH & GERMAN Pre-Requisite: 1301 & 1302 FREN 2301 & 2302 GERM 2301 & 2302 ARAB 1501, 1502, 2401, 2402 ARABIC Must take all four semesters
  • SPANISH Pre-Requisite: 1301 & 1302 SPAN 2301 & 2302 or SPAN 2303 & 2304 LATN 2303 & 2304 PORT 2301 & 2302 ACCELERATED COURSES LATIN & PORTUGUESE
  • ANOTHER THING ABOUT THOSE LANGUAGES
    • If a student MAJORS in Spanish or French, he/she CAN NOT use that same language to satisfy the language requirement under the Liberal Arts Gen Ed Requirements.
    • If a student MINORS in Spanish or French, he/she CAN use the same language to satisfy the language requirement under the Liberal Arts Gen Ed Requirements.
  • LIBERAL ARTS BLOCK ELECTIVES
    • WHY,
    • WHAT’S THE PURPOSE,
    • I DON’T GET IT,
    • THOSE CLASSES AREN’T IN MY MAJOR,
    • I DON’T WANT TO TAKE THOSE CLASSES!
    • PLEASE EXPLAIN!
  • “ liberalis! ”
    • knowledge and general intellectual skills
    • well rounded
  • FINE & PERFORMING ARTS HUMANITIES SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
  • HERE ARE THE RULES: MUST TAKE 18 HOURS BA ART & THEATRE – 12 HOURS BA ART ED – no block electives BM & BFA – no block electives
  • MUST BE JUNIOR OR SENIOR LEVEL CLASSES (classes that begin with “33xx” OR “43xx”)
    • MUST NOT HAVE
    • PRE-REQUISITES
    SOME EXCEPTIONS – IF THE PRE-REQUISITE IS A CORE REQUIREMENT
  • REMEMBER, 18 HOURS!
    • HERE IS HOW WE
    • BREAK IT DOWN:
    • Must take at least 3 hours
    • in EACH block.
    • Period.
    • Finito.
  • 3 3 3
  • NEXT RULE ….
    • A STUDENT CAN NOT
    • TAKE MORE THAN
    • NINE
    • HOURS IN ANY
    • BLOCK
  • SO, THE DISTRIBUTION OF HOURS WORKS OUT LIKE THIS
    • 6/6/6
  • 6 6 6
  • OR… the distribution can work out like this:
    • Any combination of
    • 9/6/3
  • 9 6 3
  • 6 3 9
  • 3 9 6
  • ROAD BLOCK!
    • A STUDENT CAN NOT
    • TAKE ANY COURSES IN
    • THE BLOCK ELECTIVES
    • THAT ARE IN THE SAME
    • AREA AS HIS/HER
    • MAJOR OR MINOR.
  • No Exceptions!
  • CAUTION, CAUTION, CAUTION!
    • SOME CLASSES ARE CROSS-LISTED
    • WITH OTHER CLASSES.
    • IN OTHER WORDS, SOME CLASSES
    • HAVE TWO TITLES BECAUSE THEY ARE
    • USED IN TWO DIFFERENT AREAS
  • ROAD BLOCK – part 2!
    • A STUDENT CAN NOT
    • TAKE THE CLASS IF IT
    • IS CROSS-LISTED
    • WITH A CLASS IN
    • HIS/HER MAJOR
    • OR MINOR
  • NOW FOR THE “STUDIES”COURSES
    • THE SHADED AREA UNDERNEATH
    • THE BLOCK ELECTIVES DOES NOT
    • COUNT AS A BLOCK
    • BUT…
    • A STUDENT CAN TAKE
    • COURSES FROM THIS AREA AND
    • THEY WILL COUNT AS PART OF
    • THE BLOCK ELECTIVES
    • AS ASSIGNED
  • PLEASE NOTE:
    • NO CLASSES IN THE
    • BLOCK ELECTIVES
    • CAN DUAL FULFILL
    • WITH COURSES IN
    • THE UNIVERSITY CORE,
    • THE MAJOR
    • OR THE MINOR!
  • ANY QUESTIONS?
  • THIRD & FOURTH COMPONENT
    • MAJOR and MINOR
    Every Liberal Arts student MUST have a MINOR! (except BFA’s & BM’s)
    • OTHER THINGS…
  • MATH AND LANGUAGE HOLDS
    • Students who exceed 45+ hours and have not started the Math or Language requirements will have a hold placed on their records!
    • TAKE MATH AND LANGUAGES EARLY!
  • GPA
    • IN ORDER TO GRADUATE A STUDENT
    • NEEDS
    • THE FOLLOWING GPA:
    • CUMULATIVE: 2.0
    • MAJOR: 2.0
    • MINOR: 2.0
    P.S. – Students can not transfer from another College to College of Liberal Arts unless they have a GPA of 2.0+
  • CAUTION, CAUTION, CAUTION! IF THE STUDENT FALLS BELOW A CUMULATIVE 2.0 GPA DURING ANY SEMESTER HE/SHE WILL BE PLACED ON PROBATION OR SUSPENSION!
  • DEAN’S LIST (YAY!)
    • IF A STUDENT COMPLETES AT LEAST 12 HOURS AND HAS EARNED A SEMESTER GPA OF 3.5 OR ABOVE – THE STUDENT IS PLACED ON THE DEAN’S LIST!
    • THIS HONOR IS NOTED ON THE STUDENT’S ACADEMIC RECORD!
  • GRADE REPLACEMENTS
    • ONLY FRESHMAN COURSES TAKEN AT UTEP
    • CAN GRADE REPLACE
    • BUT ….
  • SECOND TIME STICKS FOR GPA!
  • AFTER SECOND ATTEMPT AT A COURSE:
    • PAY MORE
    • MONEY!
  • NEW WITHDRAWAL POLICY ONLY ALLOWED SIX WITHDRAWALS
  • ANY QUESTIONS?