Need an upper-division class in Religious Studies?

This advanced seminar may be of interest to you – whether you’re minoring in R S or just need an interesting upper-division class. It requires 6 hours of R S coursework as a prerequisite, but many of you may already have that due to our extensive cross-listing between our departments. If you do not have the 6 hours of R S, you can talk to the instructor for permission to add the course.

R S 375S What is Religion?

TTh 2-3:30pm

GAR 2.128

43660

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and at least six semester hours of coursework in religious studies.

Instructor: Chad Seales

Religion has been a powerful phenomenon throughout human history, but what kind of phenomenon is it?  In this course we examine some of the classic answers to that question from the last 150 years of academic study.  We will consider psychological, sociological, economic, phenomenological, anthropological, and feminist theories of religion.  Participants in the course will also choose examples of religious phenomena and see how well the theories apply to those examples. The course will run as a seminar, and sessions will emphasize discussion and analysis.

KHE 327L: Fieldwork Class for Interested Students

The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture & Sports offers KIN 327L fieldwork positions every semester for students interested in sport history, archival projects, research, journalism, cataloging, inventory record-keeping, and digitization.  The students receive experience in a variety of tasks, from working the information desk to cataloging library material and other various projects.

The Stark Center is home to several extensive and valuable collections spanning the fields of strength training, physical education, sports, alternative medicine, and ergogenic drugs.  As a research center and Olympic Studies Institute at the University of Texas at Austin-one of the nation’s major research universities-the Stark Center is dedicated to acquiring and providing access to archival materials in the fields of physical culture and sports, supporting and conducting research in disciplines concerned with health and high performance, and educating the public about the cultural and scientific significance of physical culture and sports through publications, digitization, web-based initiatives, and museum displays.

For more information about the Stark Center or questions about the fieldwork class, please visit: www.starkcenter.org or stop by in person at NEZ 5.700 during business hours.  You may also email Ana Gonzalez at ana@starkcenter.org for any questions.

Internship and College to Career Courses

Liberal Arts Students – –

Would you like to earn credit for your fall internship? Or would you like to learn how to connect what you’re learning in the classroom with what you might be doing after graduation? If so, our career-oriented courses might be for you!

LA INTERNSHIP COURSES

Make the most of your internship: enroll in a credit-based course this fall! Learn more about your options and the course eligibility requirements at our LA Internship Course page.

COLLEGE TO CAREER COURSES

Register for a 1-credit college to career course to help you connect what you are learning in the classroom with what you might be doing after graduation.

LA101L Liberal Arts Major in the Workplace, Unique 29910

Wednesdays 12-2 pm. FAC 18. Course runs from August 31-October 12.

This course is designed for juniors and seniors who have taken at least 12 credit hours in their major and are interested in learning to articulate the value of their major in whatever career path they pursue.  Students will develop their portfolios for the workplace, complete exercises which will help them identify potential careers, understand their strengths related to specific career fields, practice interviewing and networking techniques, and develop a plan for pursuing their career of interest (which might include plans for graduate or professional study).  Due to the limited number of class meetings, attendance is mandatory.

LA 101L The English/Rhetoric/Writing Major in the Workplace, Unique 29907

Mondays 3-5 pm.  FAC 18.  Course runs from August 29 to October 17.

This course is designed for junior and senior English or Rhetoric/Writing majors who have taken at least 12 credit hours in their major and are interested in learning to articulate the value of an English or Rhetoric major in whatever career path they pursue.  Students will develop their portfolios for the workplace, complete exercises which will help them identify potential careers, understand their strengths related to specific career fields, practice interviewing and networking techniques, and develop a plan for pursuing their career of interest (which might include plans for graduate or professional study).  Due to the limited number of class meetings, attendance is mandatory.

LA101L The Psychology Major in the Workplace, Unique 29912

Mondays  12-2 pm.  FAC 18.  Course runs from August  29 to October 17.

This course is designed for junior and senior Psychology majors (BA and BS) who have taken at least 12 credit hours in psychology and are interested in learning to articulate the specific value of the psychology major in whatever career path they pursue.  Students will develop their portfolios for the workplace, complete exercises which will help them identify potential careers, understand their strengths related to specific career fields, practice interviewing and networking techniques, and develop a plan for pursuing their career of interest (which might include plans for graduate or professional study).  Due to the limited number of class meetings, attendance is mandatory.

LA101L Career Research & Campaign Design, Unique 29905

Wednesdays 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in FAC 18. Course runs from August 31 to October 12.

Intended for the serious and focused job-seeker, this course focuses on two key strategies: researching and developing a platform through social media.  Students will work at computer terminals and learn comprehensive strategies for researching career fields and position openings using proprietary databases, blogs, websites, and resources available through PCL and LACS. Students will network within the class and assist one another with their searches in addition to conducting their own research.  Students will also analyze their current online presence, establish a professional online platform and learn ways to enhance their professional image, regardless of chosen career path.  This course will be helpful for students pursuing any career path or planning to develop an entrepreneurial project or business. Due to the limited number of class meetings, attendance is mandatory.