COLLEGE OF LIBERAL & FINE ARTS

Dr. Donald L. Zelman, Dean

Davis Hall, Room 111
(254) 968-9141

The College of Liberal and Fine Arts has two missions: first, to provide the courses in the humanities, social sciences, and arts that comprise part of the core curriculum required of all University students; and second, to provide major fields of study in the above areas and in criminal justice and social work.

Degree programs available in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts provide the base required for professional and related fields. They also include specialized programs that are professionally oriented and lead to careers in such fields as teaching, criminal justice, social work, and the performing arts. The College of Liberal and Fine Arts is organized into four departments:

I. English and Languages, including Foreign Languages.
II. Fine Arts and Communications, including Music, Art, Theatre, and Communications.
III. Social Sciences, including History, Political Science, Geography, and Philosophy.
IV. Social Work, Sociology, and Criminal Justice.

The College also offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Liberal Studies.


Department of English & Languages

Dr. Mark Shipman, Head

Humanities Building, Room 327
(254) 968-9039

Professors: Pilkington, Popken, Young
Associate Professors: Böhm, Robitaille, Shipman
Assistant Professors: Barrett, Chappell, Dodson,
Godwin, Konvicka, Lilly, McCutchen, Otwell, Tanter
Instructors: Beaty, Cruz-Solano, Dooley, Giustino, Gonzales,
Jones, Mollick, Newsome, Smith, Tober, Weatherby

The Department of English and Languages offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree--either with or without secondary certification--with options in English and Spanish, and an emphasis in technical writing. Minors are offered in English, technical writing, Spanish, and French. On the graduate level the Master of Arts degree is offered in English. For further information about graduate programs, see the graduate section of this catalog.

THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN ENGLISH

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
47
 
Courses Required for BA in English  
Foreign language 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023
14
HIST 1013,1 1023
6
CIS 1033
3
 
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas
BA in English without certification

electives

24

advanced electives

12

ENGL 41532

3

advanced ENGL

21
   
BA in English, Language Arts 8-12 Certification  

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

18

PSY 3033 or 2203, RDG 3513

6

electives

9

ENGL 2503, 3013, 3023, 3203, 4003, 4013, 4023, 4113, 4603,
3 hours from 3413, 3423, 41532

30
   
BA in English with Technical Writing Emphasis  

Electives

24

Advanced electives

12

ENGL 2303, 3103, 3123, 3203, 4123, 4203,
6 hours from ENGL 3303, 3703, or 41132
3 hours from ENGL 3423, 3433, or 4353

27

1 This course may be counted toward the core curriculum requirement.
2 See p292 for ENGL course descriptions.
3 With approval of Technical Writing Coordinator

THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN SPANISH

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
47
 
Courses Required for BA in Spanish  
HIST 1013,1 1023
6
SPAN 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023, 3033, 3063, 4003, 4063, 40732
29
 
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas
BA in Spanish without certification

soph ENGL

3

electives, 12 hours advanced

33

CIS 1033

3

from SPAN 4013, 4023, 48532

3

advanced SPAN or advanced electives as advised

6
   
BA in Spanish, Level 8-12 Certification  

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

18

PSY 2203 or 3033, RDG 3513

6

CIS 1033

3

electives

7

from SPAN 4013, 4023, 4853, 48632

9

ENGL 2503

3
   
BA in Spanish, Level 8-12 Certification with additional field  

second teaching field

12

second teaching field advanced hours

12

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

18

PSY 2203 or 3033, RDG 3513

6

ENGL 2503

3

from SPAN 4013, 4023, 48532

3

1 This course may be counted toward the core curriculum requirement.
2 See p. 366 for SPAN course descriptions.

Department of Fine Arts & Communications

Mr. Richard Denning, Head

105 Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center
(254) 968-9245

Professor: Denning, Rives
Associate Professors: Davidian, Holtorf, Howard
Assistant Professors: Ball, Davis, Kyriakos, Pauff, Seelig, Stavish
Instructors: Chambers, Holley, Hooper,
Horton, Kincannon

The Department of Fine Arts and Communications offers programs in art, communications, music, and theatre. The department offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art (with or without secondary certification), a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with all-level certification, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications (with or without certification), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre.
The department also offers minors in four areas: art, communications, music, and theatre. Recommendations concerning a student's minor and course requirements are made to the department head by academic advisors.

THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE IN ART

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
F A 1013 is required.
HIST 1013, 1023 required for BFA in Art.
47
 
Courses Required for BFA in Art  
   
ART 1113, 1213, 2113, 2213, 2313, 2323, 2413, 3213, 3313, 3413,
3423, 3513, 3713, 4413, 48631
45
advanced ART electives
15
1 See p. 246 for ART course descriptions.  
   
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas  

For BFA in Art (without certification)

F A 4013

3

sophomore literature

3

electives, 6 hours advanced

12

advanced ART elective

3
   
For BFA in Art with Certification  

PSY 3033, RDG 3513

6

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

18

sophomore literature

3

THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN COMMUNICATIONS

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
47
 
Courses Required for BA in Communications  
ENGL 2303, 3103, 3123, 3303, 4123, or 4203
9
PHIL 2013
3
LANG 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023
14
HIST 1013, 1023
6
COMS 1023 or 2033, 2133, 3043, 4063, 41231
15
electives (at least 9 hours advanced)
15
   
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas  
For Speech Communication support area  

COMS 2013 or 2053; 3033, 3064, 40431

13

COMS electives

6
   
For Journalism/Public Relations support area  

COMS 1313, 2053, 2153, 3064, 3103, 31231

19

1 See p. 259 for COMS course descriptions.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN COMMUNICATIONS

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
47
 
Courses Required for BS in Communications  
ENGL 2303, PHIL 2013
6
COMS 1023 or 2033, 2133, 3043, 4063, 41231
15
 
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

For Speech Communication support area

from ENGL 3103, 3123, 3303, 4123, 4203

COMS 2013 or 2053, 3033, 3064, 4043, 9 hours COMS electives

22

electives (at least 9 hours advanced)

33
   
For Journalism/Public Relations support area  

COMS 1313, 2053, 2153, 3064, 3103, 3123,13 hours COMS elective

22

from ENGL 3103, 3123, 3303, 4123 or 4203

6

electives (at least 9 hours advanced)

33
   
For Level 8-12 Certification  
second teaching field (at least 12 hours advanced)
24
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906
18
PSY 2203 or 3033, RDG 3513
6
COMS 2013, 3033, 31031
9

1 See p. 259 for COMS course descriptions.

Additional Information for the BS in Communications with Certification:
1. No substitutions are allowed for any COMS course listed on certification plan.

a. No Tarleton COMS course may substitute for another Tarleton COMS course.
b. A transfer course must be a direct translation for a COMS course listed on the certification plan.

2. For admission to the teacher certification program, each certification candidate must pass a public speaking competency exercise upon completion of COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013, but no later than the first semester of the junior year.

a. The presentation will be a 7-10 minute persuasive speech evaluated by three Communications faculty members.
b. Student must pass the presentation with a combined score of 80 or better.

i. If a student fails to complete the presentation with a score of 80 or better, he/she may request to repeat the presentation within the same semester.
ii. After one semester, any student wishing to repeat the public speaking requirement must make an alternative presentation.

c. The presentation will be judged for a variety of communication skills including organization, appropriate style of delivery for subject matter, ability to communicate concepts to an audience clearly, articulation, and diction.

3. Before being allowed to take the TExES, each candidate must pass the departmental “mock” TExES examination in partial fulfillment of requirements for COMS 4853.

a. Each student will take a mock exam based on the format for the TExES.
b. Students are required to pass each section of the mock exam with a grade of 80 percent or better before taking TExES.
c. A student who fails a section of the mock exam may retake just the failed section within the same semester.
d. A student who does not successfully pass all parts of the mock exam within the semester of the initial exam must retake the entire mock examination.

4. Students seeking certification must meet with the COMS certification representative at least once a semester.
5. The departmental certification representative will review specific COMS requirements with each student. Candidates for certification will then be required to sign an acknowledgment form.

THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN MUSIC

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
47
 
Required Courses for BA in Music  
MUSC 1011, 1021, 2011, 2021, 3011, 3021, 4011, or 40212
4
MUSC 1312, 1322, 2312, 2322, 3312, 3322, 4312, or 4332
8
MUSC 1474, 1484, 2474, 2484, 4482
18
MUSC electives 1000 – 4999
10
MUSC 3263, 3273, 3283
9
MUSC 3112
2
F A 4013
3
English literature
3
foreign language, 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023
14
electives as advised
11

THE BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE - ALL-LEVEL CERTIFICATION

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
47
 
Required Courses for Bachelor of Music Degree  
MUSC 1011 or 1021, 3011, 30211
3
MUSC 1312, 1322, 2312, 2322, 3312, 3322, 4331
13
MUSC 1474, 1484, 2474, 2484
16
MUSC 3492, 4482
4
MUSC electives2
9
MUSC 1261, 3112, 3122, 3153, 3163, 3263, 3273, 3283
20
ENGL literature
3
PSY 3033, RDG 3513
6
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906
18

1 See p. 340 for MUSC course descriptions.
2 For vocal music support area, electives are MUSC 2332, 2342, 3353, 4442. For instrumental music support area, electives are MUSC 2262, 2272, 2282, 2291, 4422.

ADMISSION TO DEGREE PROGRAMS IN MUSIC
To be admitted to the music program, a student must fulfill the following conditions:

1. Pass a qualifying music theory test prior to the beginning of the student's first academic term in music. Students who do not pass must take MUSC 2133 and subsequently pass an aural skills examination.
2. Pass a qualifying performance test on the student's major instrument or voice at the end of the semester in which he/she is enrolled in MUSC 1312.
3. Transfer students in music must also pass these tests for admission to the music program as scheduled in consultation with the department head.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC AND BACHELOR OF MUSIC – ALL-LEVEL CERTIFICATION
1. Music students should become familiar with the Music Major Handbook and abide by the policies and procedures therein. It is distributed at the beginning of each school year and is available in the department office.
2. Typically, four and one-half years are required for completion of the Bachelor of Music degree with certification.

TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
Formal application to the Teacher Education Program shall be made at the completion of the following:
1. 60 hours with a C average (2.6 GPA); developmental course hours do not count.
2. MUSC 1474, 1484, 2474, 2484, 8 hours of applied principal instrument with an average grade not lower than C (2.6); and acceptance into music program.
3. 12 hours English with a grade of C or better and MATH 1073 or 1083.

STUDENT TEACHING
In addition to education requirements, the following music requirements must be completed prior to application for student teaching.

1. Piano Proficiency Examination
2. Sight Singing Proficiency Examination
3. Proficiency Examinations on Principal Instrument or Voice
4. MUSC 3111, 3121, 3153, and 3163
5. Recital requirements.

APPLIED MUSIC

Individual Instruction (Basic fee of $10)  
Applied Music Concentration (1 0)  

1312 1322. Applied Music

2312 2322. Applied Music

3312 3322. Applied Music

4312 4322. Applied Music
   
Applied Music for Music Minors or Non Majors (.5 0)  

1211 1221. Applied Music

2211 2221. Applied Music

3211 3221. Applied Music

4211 4221. Applied Music
   
Sections:  

10-19 Piano

90-99 Trumpet

20-29 Voice

100-109 Trombone

30-39 Flute

110-119 Baritone

40-49 Oboe

120-129 Bass

50-59 Clarinet

130-139 Percussion

60-69 Saxophone

140-149 Organ

70-79 Bassoon

150-159 Guitar

80-89 French Horn

160-169 Strings

220-229 Voice

 
   
Applied Music: Class Lessons (3-0)*  

1511, 1521. Beginning Class Piano I, II

 

1611, 1621. Intermediate Class Piano I, II

 

1711, 1721. Beginning Class Guitar I, II

 

* Five hours of practice required weekly. Class piano is taught in an electronic piano lab that features individual instruments. No recital performance required.

All students of applied music pay a $10 practice fee each semester. Instrumental classes 2262, 2272, 2282, 2291 have an instrumental fee of $10 each. No additional charge is made for the minimum applied music instruction related to any degree program. Students requiring or desiring additional applied musical instruction will pay the following fees:

Private instruction--$25 per half hour Class instruction--$13 per course

Ensembles
Ensemble membership is open to all University students who enroll in the ensemble courses numbered for their academic standing.
1011, 1021, 2011, 2021, 3011, 3021, 4011, 4021 (0 3)

SECTIONS

10 Symphonic Band 20 Jazz Ensemble I (Co-requisite Section 10)
30 University Singers 40 Chamber Choir (Co-requisite Section 30)
50 Woodwind Ensemble 60 Brass Ensemble
70 Musical Theatre 90 Piano Ensemble, Accompanying
100 Percussion Ensemble 120 Concert Band
130 Jazz Ensemble II  




THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE IN THEATRE

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
F A 1013 is required.
47
 
Required Courses for BFA in Theatre  
THEA 1063, 1072, 1081, 1093, 2013, 2033, 2043, 2073, 2083,
3003, 3013, 3023, 4003, 4043, 4073, 48431
45
advanced THEA electives
9
ENGL 2203 or 2303
3
foreign language
8
electives
7
advanced electives
6
F A 4013
3

1 See p. 369 for THEA course descriptions.


Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Michael D. Pierce, Head

Humanities Building, Room 355
(254) 968-9021

Professors: Curtoys, Guthrie, Koestler,
Pierce, Price, Schmelzer, D. Zelman, P. Zelman
Associate Professors: Atkinson, Clifford, Cross, Cruz, Margolis
Assistant Professors: Davis, Jones, Walton

The Department of Social Sciences offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with or without certification; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Additionally, the department offers minors in History, Philosophy, and Political Science. On the graduate level, the Master of Arts degree is offered in History and Political Science.

THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN HISTORY

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
47
 
Courses Required for BA in History  
HIST 1013, 1023, 4403, 12 hours advanced HIST
21
LANG 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023
14
ECO 1013
3
 
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas
BA in History (without certification)
advanced HIST1
9
POLS 4033, 4043
6
elective (advanced foreign language recommended)
3
electives, 15 hours advanced3
27
 
BA in History – Secondary Certification

HIST 30431

3

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

18

PSY 3033, RDG 3513

6

elective (advanced foreign language recommended)

3

electives2

6

soph ENGL

3
   
BA in History - Secondary Certification (two teaching fields)  

HIST 30431

3

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

18

PSY 3033, RDG 3513

6

second teaching field (12 hours advanced)

24

soph ENGL

3
   
BA in History – Social Studies Composite Certification
3

HIST 3043

18

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

6

PSY 3033, RDG 3513

ECO 2013, 2023

6

advanced foreign language (recommended)

3

advanced POLS

6

soph ENGL

3

GEOG 1103; 3 hours from GEOG 1203, 2013, 2023

6

1 See p. 310 for HIST course descriptions.
2 Consult with your academic advisor before selecting electives. Students who cannot prove computer literacy should take CIS 1033
.

THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
47
 
Courses Required for BA in Political Science  
HIST 1013, 1023
6
advanced POLS1
18
LANG 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023
14
   
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas  
BA in Political Science (without certification)  
Electives2
21
second major2
24

1 See p. 352 for POLS course descriptions.
2 At least 18 hours of the electives and/or second major must be advanced. Students who cannot prove computer literacy should take CIS 1033.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
47
 
Courses Required for BS in Political Science without Certification  
PHIL 10131
3
HIST 1013, 1023
6
LANG 1014, 1024 (recommended) or electivesLANG 1014, 1024 (recommended) or electives
8
LANG 2013, 2023 (recommended) or electives
6
advanced POLS2
18
electives (at least 18 hours advanced)
21
second major (at least 18 hours advanced)
24
 
Courses Required for BS in Political Science with– Social Studies Composite Certification
HIST 1013,1 1023
6
LANG 1014, 1024 (recommended) or electives
8
LANG 2013, 2023 (recommended) or electives
6
ECO elective
3
soph ENGL
3
ECO 2013,1 2023
6
GEOG 1103; 3 hours from GEOG 1203, 2013, 2023
6
advanced POLS2
18
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906
18
advanced LANG (recommended) or elective
3
HIST 3043, 4403
6
PSY 3033, RDG 3513
6

1 May be counted toward core curriculum requirements for social and behavioral sciences.
2 See p. 352 for POLS course descriptions.


Department of Social Work, Sociology,
& Criminal Justice

Dr. Lori J. Anderson, Head

Humanities Building, Room 375
(254) 968-9024

Professor: Anderson
Associate Professors: Eichenberg, Shigley, Stanley-Stevens
Assistant Professors: Crutsinger, Gustafson, Harrington,
Hendrickson, Key, Plattsmier, Rappaport, Styron
Instructors: Holloway, Luster, Piechocki, Santiago

The Department of Social Work, Sociology, and Criminal Justice offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Social Work degree, a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, and a Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees in Criminal Justice.

SOCIAL WORK
The principal educational objective of the program leading to a Bachelor of Social Work degree is preparation of students for generalist social work practice. This program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and qualifies graduates for the licensing examination for Social Work under Texas law. No academic credit is awarded for life experiences in this degree program.

Requirements for admission, retention, and successful completion of the program are described in the Social Work Program Student Handbook.

THE BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK DEGREE

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
PHIL 1013 or 2013, ECO 2013 recommended for Social Work majors
47
 
Courses Required for BSW  
SWK 2073, 2083, 3003, 3013, 3033, 3143, 3163, 3293, 3393,
4103, 4123, 4226, 4236,1
45
BIOL 21942 and 22042 or PSY 41232
7-8
SOC 2013,3 PSY 1013,3 3103
9
advanced SWK electives
9
electives from SOC, SWK, C J
12
electives
12

1 See p. 362 for SWK course descriptions.
2 Social Work students should consider taking BIOL 2194 and 2204 to satisfy the core curriculum lab science requirement. If other lab sciences are selected, you will be required by take PSY 4123 to meet the requirement of CSWE for the Human Biological Component.
3 Satisfies the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the core curriculum.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
47
 
Courses Required for BS in Sociology  
minor (6 hours advanced)
18
CIS 1033
3
electives
9
SOC 2013, 4023, 4033, SOC elective1
12
advanced SOC electives
6
   
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas2  
For Social Practice support area  

PHIL 20133

3

MATH 3003 or G B 3113 or SOC 3303

3

ENGL 4123 or 4303 or CIS 3003 or 3453

3

ECO 1013,3 2013,3 or 2023

3

SOC 3033, 3103, 3203, or 4123

6

SOC electives (at least 6 hours advanced)

9

electives

6
For Social Theory support area  

ECO 2013,3 2023

6

PHIL 10133

3

advanced HIST or POLS

6

advanced ECO or PSY

6

SOC 4043, 4053

6

1 See p. 364 for SOC course descriptions.
2 Students are required to select one of these support areas as part of their major.
3 If counted toward university core curriculum requirement for social and behavioral sciences, student must complete additional hours of electives.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
47
 
Courses Required for BS in Criminal Justice  
minor (6 hours advanced)
18
ENGL 2303
3
SOC 3033
3
C J 1313, 1333, 2323, 2363, 23731
15
C J 3053, 3063, 3103
9
Advanced C J elective
3
electives, 9 hours advanced
12
 
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas
For Corrections Support Area

electives

3

C J 2383

3

C J 3303, 4243, 4283, advanced C J elective

12
 
For Law Enforcement Support Area

C J 2343, 2353

6

C J 4123, 42031

6

Advanced C J electives

6
 

For Generalist Support Area

SOC 3303
3
C J 4063, 4873, 48831
9
C J 4203 or 4243 or 4283
6

1 See p. 277 for C J course descriptions.