AET Courses Now Open!

Announcing that select AET courses now have seats available for fall 2016 registration! Students are able to enroll in these courses for the remainder of the registration access period, including the add/drop period prior and during the beginning of the fall semester. Please contact Chris Montes (, if there are any questions or registration issues. Courses include:

AET 306 – Foundations of Digital Imaging/Visualization
19810  MW  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

AET 323 – Film and Game (Music) Scoring
19815  MW  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

AET 326 – Production Art 3D
19830  T/TH 9:20am – 11:00am   AND   19835  T/TH 2:00pm – 3:30pm
This course teaches students to manifest ideas from thought to tangible reality in a digital space. This course empowers students to create anything that they can possibly think of, through projects focused on the creation of animated 3-D characters and objects, to virtual game environments. In the commercial space of 3-D digital art, one will be able to try on all aspects of the production pipeline to see which best suits them.

AET 327 – Advanced 3-D Modeling
19840  MW  11:00 am – 12:30 pm

AET 335 – Game Aesthetics
19845  M/W 10:30am – 12:00pm
This course is designed to introduce students to the design and aesthetics of games. Our discussions, assignments, and other course activities are (1) what is the meaning of playing games, (2) the aesthetics of play and games, and (3) the role of game design as the creation of designed artifacts. Student activities include playing and analyzing games, reading articles on game aesthetics and design, and creating a tabletop game to further deepen understanding.

summer ART printmaking class open to non majors!

Students do not need professor consent to register for this course.

Students should be able to self register for this course, but if they have trouble, please stop by Elana Logsdon’s office, DFA 1.103 TODAY, or during the first two class days of summer session one, so I can assist with registration.

SUMMER session 1, 2016:
Serigraphy (silkscreen printmaking)
ART F319G, ART F325G, ART F365G

For all other inquiries for non majors registering for “major restricted courses”, please review the process on this link:

Freshman Women Apply Today- INSPIRE: Empowering Texas Women Leaders

The Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at UT Austin invites you to apply to this amazing women’s leadership program.

Visit our website HERE to learn more about INSPIRE.
View our You Tube video HERE.
Find our application HERE
* Application deadline is May 26, 2016.
* All applicants will be notified in July 2016 on the status of their application.
* Your INSPIRE experience will begin in September.

NEW Story

Click image for INSPIRE video

INSPIRE is a three-year program (sophomore to senior) that encourages undergraduates to think not only about their own future, but also about the future of their communities and what tools are necessary for social change.

Opportunities that INSPIRE offers are:

• Community service/leadership development
• Mentoring and networking
• Internship/career assistance
• Attending leadership conferences

Four primary criteria guide the competitive selection process:

• Individual leadership potential;
• Maturity, the ability to deal with challenges, and the capacity to reflect on one’s own personal strengths and weaknesses;
• Special interests, unique characteristics and/or diverse experiences, which contribute to the INSPIRE program;
• Willingness to commit to three years of the program.

LCCE-Austin City Hall Fellows program

Dear Dean Bernhardt,
I hope this email finds you well.

You may have received a letter in the mail recently from Mayor Adler asking that you please encourage applicants to the LCCE-Austin City Hall Fellows Program. I am writing to let you know that we value the perspective our our Communications students in all of UT’s community engagement efforts. I hope that you will encourage your students to apply for the program again this year. You can find the application at

You may know that the LCCE-Austin City Hall Fellows Program is designed to develop civic leaders among UT students across all disciplines. Students will engage in discussions with city residents and neighborhood associations and organize alongside residents to define community priorities for revitalization. Students will then support residents in addressing those priorities, through, for example, grant-writing or outreach. Advised by community and city leaders, as well as former Fellows, 2016-17 LCCE-Austin City Hall Fellows will develop skills in community building, facilitation, and team-building, and gain valuable exposure to issues around city planning, diverse neighborhoods, and public engagement. In turn, community residents and leaders will have access to UT’s resources.

ART 338C open to non majors!

This is the only major restricted course in ART, that we are opening to non majors at this point.
Students do not need professor consent to register for this course.
Students should be able to self register for this course, but if they have trouble, please stop by Elana Logsdon’s office, DFA 1.103 M-F 10-12, 1-5 so I can assist during their registration access time.

For all other inquiries for non majors registering for “major restricted courses”, please review the process on this link:

Unique    Day    Hour                          Room            Instructor          Flags
20870    MW    2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.   ART 3.202    PERZYNSKI       Independent inquiry
Study in digital video, sound, and animation, with emphasis on the exploration of cinematic time and its time-based installation. Guided inquiry into the relationship between video and video projections, and technics and technology.

May be taken twice for credit.

Prerequisite: For design, studio art, and visual art studies majors, Studio Art 301C and 302C (or 303K, 303L, 304K, and 304L), with a grade of at least C in each; for others, consent of instructor.

May be counted toward the independent inquiry flag requirement.

Designed to accommodate 35 or fewer students. Additional hour(s) to be arranged. May be repeated for credit.

Summer 16: Feminist Theory (open to all majors)

A fun and feminist way to get a Writing Flag and 3 hours of upper-division credit during the first summer session.
We are waiving the prerequisites and upper-division requirements for Summer 2016.


(Open to All Majors during Summer 16.  Pre-requisites automatically waived.)

WGS f350, Unique #: 86527
Writing Flag!

MTWTHF · 10:00 – 11:30 AM · GDC 2.502
This course carries a writing flag. The advent of third-wave feminism in the mid-nineties corresponds with the rise of Internet use in the U.S., and feminist activism in the 21st century is deeply intertwined with digital technology. In this course, we will explore how controversies taking place in and through the blogosphere, social media, hashtag activism, video gaming tropes, memes, and mobile technologies shape third-wave feminist activism and its call for inclusiveness of LGBTQA people and people of color. Using texts and controversies sparked by Rebecca Walker, Roxane Gay, Anita Sarkeesian, Mia McKenzie, and Lindy West as touchstones, students will write about feminist activism online as well as create their own activist campaigns using a digital platform.

Taught by Dr. Susan Somers-Willett:

CCS: Career Opportunities for 4/27/16

Use Keywords to find opportunities that fit YOU!

Keywords: Job, Full-time, Paid, Journalism, Internships, Summer, Open sign-up
Employer: Southern Newspapers, Inc.
Opportunity: On-campus interviews help on Thursday, April 28 for jobs and internships for photojournalists, graphic designers, feature writers, magazine editors, sports reporters and editors, copy editors, news reporters and more at any of Souther Newspapers Inc’s 14 newspaper in Texas and Alabama.
Apply: For more information and instructions to apply go to CareerSource – Campus Interviews I Qualify For
Deadline: Wednesday, April 27 at 12pm (noon)

Keywords: Fellowship, City Hall, Grant Writing, Public Engagement
Employer: Austin City Hall
Opportunity: 2016-2017 LCCE-Austin City Hall Fellows Program.  The LCCE-Austin City Hall Fellows Program develops civic leaders among UT-Austin students
across all disciplines. Students selected for the program engage in discussions with residents and neighborhood associations in communities across Austin and organize alongside residents to explore and define community priorities for revitalization. Over the
course of the year, students will be engaged in capacity-building for the City of Austin, which may or may not include: conducting outreach to a selected neighborhood; asset and resource mapping in a neighborhood, as well as identifying and meeting community
leaders; and providing grant-writing support for residents and nonprofits.
Apply:  You can find the application at
Deadline: Sunday, May 1

Keywords: Volunteer, Non-Profit
Employer: YMCA of Austin
Opportunity: Family Play Day, this Saturday, April 30.  This event is designed to inform families in the city of the free services offered at the Y.  Over 500 families are expected to be served.  Event Information:
Apply: Volunteer Sign-up:
Deadline: Saturday, April 30

Keywords: Info Session, Radio-Television-Film, Los Angeles, Austin
Info Session: Rooster Teeth
Dates & Times: Monday, May 2 from 5pm-6pm
Location: BMC 5.214
Description: Join Full Screen Media/Rooster Teeth for an information session about upcoming internship opportunities with Rooster Teeth.  WHO WORKS AT FULLSCREEN?  Creators. Producers. Designers. Managers. Thinkers. Doers. Relationship builders. United by a common passion for new possibilities in media and a common mission to empower today’s creators.

If you’re not already familiar with Rooster Teeth, learn more about this pioneering Austin based studio, the creators of the longest-running web series in history, Red vs Blue. In 2014 Rooster Teeth’s first feature film, Lazer Team, smashed crowdfunding records when the film raised more than $2.6 million on IndieGoGo.

Keywords: Career Exploration
Employer Site Visits: Career Connect: Dallas
Dates & Times: Monday, May 9 at 7am through Tuesday, May 10 at 5pm; Students must be available for both days.
Description: Communication Career Services is taking 20 students to visit employer works sites in Dallas, TX – PepsiCo, Republic Editorial (post-production company), and The Richards Group – for an opportunity to learn more about their industries, recruiting processes, and partake in a unique networking event.  Interested students must RSVP for this event on CareerSource!  Students are required to use the transportation and lodging provided by Communication Career Services.

Need accommodations? If you need accommodations for any of the above events, please contact or at 512-471-9421 five business days in advance.

Need prep help? Resume, Cover Letter, Interview, etc. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a CCS career advisor, stop by our offices in BMC 2.302 or call us at 512-471-9421. Drop-in advising is available during the fall and spring semesters, every Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 pm and Wednesday from 9:00 – 11:00 am on a first-served basis. Drop-in advising appointments are limited to 15 minutes.

WGS 303: Intro to LBGTQ Studies

Introduction to LBGTQ Studies
WGS 303, Unique #: 46811

Dr. Curran J. Nault
TTH 3:30-5:30PM, GEA 127

This course explores critical questions of gender and sexuality in society, introducing students to key theoretical, historical and methodological approaches within LGBTQ+ studies. This course also surveys the making of modern understandings of LGBTQ+ identities in the last one hundred years, and the implications of this history for broader understandings of gender and sexuality within a range of formations, from politics to pop culture. Particular attention will be paid to differences of race, class, ability, generation, and nation within LGBTQ+ communities.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

WGS 303 requires students to fill out an application in order to add the class:
(Students will be notified when they are approved to register.)

May be counted toward the cultural diversity flag requirement!
Also counts for the Liberal Arts Cultural Expression Human Experience and Thought (CHET) requirement.

This course serves as the Intro course for the LBGTQ/Sexualities Studies Certificate.

new online course offerings from Classics (including LATIN!!)

Summer 2016

C C F302 • Intro To Ancient Rome-Wb
80980 • Ebbeler, Jennifer V

This introductory-level, fully online course covers the cultural and political history of Ancient Rome from the city’s origins in the Iron Age (c. 800 BCE) to the height of its imperial power in the 2nd century CE. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Rome’s evolution from a small, hilltop settlement to the most powerful city in Italy to the head of a world empire. The course is made up of textbook readings, primary source readings and objects, and ten highly interactive, multimedia content modules. Upon completion of the course, you will be familiar with the most important buildings, artistic works, events and historical figures that shaped the history of ancient Rome.

Successful completion of this course fulfills the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) requirement.  The course also carries a Global Cultures flag.

Fall 2016

C C 302 • Intro To Ancient Rome-Wb
32920 • Gulizio, Joann

(see summer course description)

C C 302 • Intro To Ancient Rome-Wb
32923 • Pittard, Andrea

(see summer course description)

C C 302 • Intro To Ancient Rome-Wb
32924 • Adams, Elizabeth D.

(see summer course description)

C C 303 • Intro To Classical Mytholgy-Wb
32927 • Lundy, Steven J

Myths accompanied Greek and Roman culture as a constant from the pre-literate era before the Homeric epics through the hyper-literary myths of the Roman period. These myths helped the ancient Greeks and Romans to make sense of their world and to address issues with regard to religion, philosophy, and even early attempts at natural science. In different forms, myths still inform our understanding of the world, and Classical mythology in particular has continued to influence western art and literature up to the present day. This class begins with an examination of the Greek understanding of the creation of the world, the pantheon of gods, and the creation of humanity. Time will also be spent on the origins of Greek mythology, looking to the mythologies of Near Eastern cultures, which have influenced Greek thought. Throughout the course attention will be given to particular gods, goddesses, heroes and heroines and the myths which surround them in both the Greek and Roman traditions. Classical Civilization 303 and 352 may not both be counted.

This course carries a Global Cultures flag and fulfills the Visual and Performing Arts requirement.  It also fulfills the Cultural Expression, Human Experience, & Thought Course area requirement.

C C 303 • Intro To Classical Mythology

32943 • Lundy, Steven J
Meets MW 1130am-100pm

(see course description above)

LAT 506 • First-Year Latin I-Wb
33287 • Lundy, Steven J
This course is an introduction to Latin, the language of ancient Rome and famous writers like Caesar, Cicero, Vergil, and St. Augustine. Latin is also an excellent way to improve your command of other languages: Latin is the source of over 60% of English vocabulary, and also the ancestor of all the “Romance” languages of Europe, including French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Latin 506 introduces basic grammar and vocabulary in an interesting and challenging format, through reading selections from a wide range of Roman authors and exploring aspects of Roman life and culture.  By the end of the semester, students are reading excerpts from famous works and ready to continue into Latin 507.

The course covers chapters 1-27 of Wheelock’s Latin and also selected readings from 38 Latin Stories. There will be daily assignments, regular quizzes, midterm tests, and a final exam.

Prerequisites: None.

Requirements: Class participation, homework, quizzes, midterm tests, and  a final exam.

Students earning a C or better may advance to Latin 507: First-Year Latin II, where they will read selections from Caesar and other authors.


Wheelock, Wheelock’s Latin (Harper 6h edition)

Groton & May, 38 Latin Stories (Bolchazy)

Corneau & LeFleur, Workbook to Wheelock’s Latin (Harper) optional

Goldman & Szymanski, English Grammar for Students of Latin (Olivia & Hill) (optional)

Teaching English Abroad Panel This Friday!

Teaching English Abroad: Panel Presentation
Friday, April 22, 4:30-5:30pm
MEZ 2.124

Learn about Teaching ESL/EFL from a panel of professionals in the field.
Topics include: rewards and challenges of teaching English abroad, how to get a job,
what to know before you go, and how to get a CELTA certificate at UT-Austin.

Please RSVP at:

All Majors Welcome!