LAH Study Abroad Scholarships

October 23, 2014 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

The Liberal Arts Honors Study Abroad Scholarships

The Liberal Arts Honors Program will award scholarships in varying amounts to support LAH students and Humanities majors who will be studying abroad in the Spring, Summer, and/or Fall.  An LAH student may apply for this scholarship by writing a one-page statement of his or her study abroad plans. The statement should include where and what the student will be studying, the projected cost involved, and the role that study abroad and the mastery of a foreign language plays in the student’s academic and career goals.

Now is the time to apply for Liberal Arts Honors Study Abroad Scholarships! Deadlines are:

5:00 pm November 1 for Spring.

Please submit your application online through the study abroad online scholarship application, Global Assistand select “Get Started”. The website will prompt you to set up an online profile and show you a list of scholarships which criteria you meet. If you are applying for a study abroad program not affiliated with UT, please enter program code 300999.

Both LAH students and Humanities majors are eligible to apply for the LAH Study Abroad scholarship. Please contact the LAH office with any questions.


October 23, 2014 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Federally-Funded Summer Study of Intermediate and Advanced Russian Language in Moscow

Introducing the Moscow-Texas Connections Program

Tentative Dates: June 1– August 7, 2015 (10 weeks)

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) in cooperation with the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies (DSES) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is proud to announce the second year running a 10-week study abroad opportunity in Moscow, Russia. Made possible by a U.S. Department of Education grant, a group of 20 select Texas students will study at the prestigious Higher School of Economics in Moscow, one of the top institutions in Russia. In addition to intensive intermediate and advanced Russian language courses, the program offers content courses in English and Russian language in the areas of Russian history, economics, business, and law. This course of study will be accompanied by comprehensive career mentoring, as well as on-site networking and career mentorship opportunities, and a post-summer studying alumni network and job bank to promote professional development for participants.

More details here.


i.e., you’ll have between 30 and 59 hours by the end of this semester (or just below or above those numbers)

Are you interested in historical research, our History Honors program, and graduate school?

The following small, writing class is designed for sophomore History majors – and there will be seats for non-History majors.


Professor Julie HARDWICK

TTH     09:30am – 11:00am  GAR  0.132

HIS 317N - Thinking Like a Historian is a sophomore seminar for History majors and students who want to study history.  The class will introduce students to history research as a professional discipline: research methods, types of sources, historiography, and structure of research papers.  Students will read  a wide range of primary sources, examine how different historians have developed competing interpretations of particular topics, and develop a research project.  Students write a variety of very short papers, do a group project, and provide a written framework for their research projects.

Readings will include primary sources posted on Canvas and articles available in electronic versions through the PCL website.

Texts (subject to change):   Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre (Harvard University Press, 1984); Eric Hinderaker, The Two Hendricks: Unraveling a Mohawk Mystery (Harvard University Press, 2011); James E. Crisp, Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett’s Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2005)

Grading:   Six short papers 30%   Group project 20%   Research project framework 30%   Participation 20%

The Texas Undergraduate Law Review is now accepting applications for new editors! The application and a description of the position can be found on our website at www.texasulr.orgWe will accept applications through November 15th. We are also accepting submissions for the spring 2015 edition of the Texas Undergraduate Law Review Journal through December 12th.

Texas Undergraduate Law Review is the premier pre-law organization on campus. Our chief purpose is to encourage undergraduate students with a passion for contemporary legal issues to pursue their passion through scholarly research. We give undergraduate students across the nation the opportunity to see their legal writing published in a nationally reviewed academic journal.

You can visit our website or “like” us on Facebook for more information. Please direct any questions to

Submit your scholarly legal articles and apply to be an editor today!

Lower-Division Honors Courses

October 22, 2014 | by amorous | | Leave a Comment

List of Lower-Division LAH options. If you  are interested in taking these classes, you must sign up in the LAH Lower-Division Sign Up Book

ANT 302     Cultural Anthropology-Honors  30490 TTH 9:30-11:00    CLA 0.106   Strong- Fulfills Social Science Requirement and great for IRG and Anthropology majors

ARC 308     Architecture and Society (LAH seats reserved)   00505 TTH 9:30-11:00, T 3:30-4:30   HRH 2.104, PAR 308  Speck- Fulfills VAPA Core Requirement

*E 314L      Reading Lit in Context-Honors34120 TTH 2:00-3:30     GAR 2.124   Mallin- If you haven’t taken your LAH Writing course, this will count! Also counts for CEHET Lib Arts Req.

E 316L      Masterworks of Literature: British-Honors34315 MWF 2:00-3:00     MEZ 1.122   Scala, E. Fulfills Humanities Core Requirement

ECO 304L    Introduction to Macroeconomics-Honors     33490TTH 3:30-5:00. F 1:00-2:00    WEL 2.224, BRB 1.120    Bencivenga. Fulfills Social Science Requirement and great for ECO and IRG majors.

GOV 312L    Issues and Policies in American Gov-Honors : TOPIC Government and Business     #TBA   TTH 12:30-2:00   Room TBA   Roberts, B.  Fulfills GOV Core Requirement  GOV MAJORS Should take this!

GRG 304E    Environmental Science: A Changing World-Honors  36550TTH 5:00-6:30 TH 2:00-3:30    CLA 1.106, CLA 3.102      Meyer, T. AWESOME PART II SCIENCE REQUIREMENT

HDF 313H    Child Development: Honors     52300TTH 3:30-5:00     NOA 1.116   DIX

HIS 309L    Western Civilization in Medieval Times-Plan II/LAH    38395TTH 2:00-3:30     GAR 2.128   Coffin- ASK LINDA FOR A FORM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS

HIS 315L    United States Since 1865-Honors     38455TTH 12:30-2:00    JES A218A   Restad, P. Fulfills US HIS CORE. AWARD WINNING PROFESSOR!

LAH 103H    The Ideas of Civic Engagement29465M 4-5:30    WEL 2.246   Carver REQUIRED FOR ALL LAH First Year Students

*LAH 305     Reacting to the Past    29475MWF 11-12   SZB 286     Lang, Elon-If you haven’t taken your LAH Writing course, this will count! Also counts for CEHET Lib Arts Req.

*LAH 305     Reacting to the Past    29470TTh 9:30-11CLA 0.122   Mayhew, L-If you haven’t taken your LAH Writing course, this will count! Also counts for CEHET Lib Arts Req.

*RHE 309S    Critical Reading and Persuasive Writing – Honors      43730 MW 2:00-3:30      FAC 7 Steel, C-If you haven’t taken your LAH Writing course, this will count!

SPN 610D    Intermediate Spanish    45940 MWF 12:00-2:00    MEZ 1.202   Postigo Olsson, P

UGS 303     Human Rights: Law, Lit-Honors62805MW 9:00-10:00, F 12:00-1:00   PAR 301, SZB 422  Hoad. If you haven’t taken your UGS yet, this is a great option!

UGS 303     Modernity and Art of Uncanny-Honors62865MW 1:00-2:00, F 1:00-2:00     FAC 21, SZB 434  If you haven’t taken your UGS yet, this is a great option too!

The Spring schedule is live! And by now you probably have looked at it and found your perfect list of classes, times and professors.  If you want to make sure the classes work for degree requirements, as well as keep you on track to graduate, or you need help navigating all of your options, choices, combinations etc… call the LAH office at 471-3458 to set up an appointment with either Stacey or Linda and we’ll be happy to help you figure it all out!

If you are interested in lower-division Honors courses, you must sign up to ‘claim your seat’ in the Lower-Division Honors Course book available in the LAH office at high noon October 22

For any upper-division LAH 350 courses you can just register (no sign up necessary). Unless, you are a Dual degree student (e.g. Government and Communication major) you must contact Stacey or Linda during your registration time to be added in to your desired LAH 350 course (as long as it is open).

Registration hint: If the upper-division LAH course is cross-listed with your major department, you should register for it under your department. It will still apply towards College Honors. Many departments have sign up sheets in their offices (I know Government does) and this guarantees you a seat.

Also, don’t forget to claim any needed AP credits.

Here is the web-site for the Center for Teaching and Learning to claim your AP:

And if you still need to take the TX GOV only test to pair with your AP GOV, here is the link for the test and a link for an additional online textbook on Texas Politics

If you want to see a detailed descriptions of Liberal Arts classes here’s the COLA Course Description web-link:



The Killam Fellowship Program awards students $5,000 each semester to study abroad at one of 18 Canadian universities. This is an exchange program, which means that students will receive in-residence credit, continue to pay their UT tuition, and all grants and scholarships remain in place. In addition to the $5,000 guaranteed award, students will also receive a health insurance allowance and up to $800 for in country travel. Further, the Killam program offers all expenses paid orientations in Ottawa, ON or Washington, DC depending on the semester of study. Students accepted to this program are eligible for additional UT Study Abroad scholarships as well, making this an extremely affordable program.

The 18 partner universities are located across Canada including Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec. Between all of the available institutions, there are opportunities for all majors and disciplines. The Killam Fellowship program offers association with the Fulbright organization in addition to some of the highest ranked universities in the world.

Please see the attached flyer for details:  Killam Fellowship Program

The December 10th deadline is for applicants wishing to study abroad during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson used his mastery and knowledge of the US Congress and his command of the political process to garner bipartisan support for his “Great Society”, enacting some of the most significant legislation in modern history.

Now our political process is mired in partisan bickering, stalemates and government shutdowns. To investigate the causes and consequences of America’s partisan and political divide, the LBJ School of Public Affairs invites you to a lunch and afternoon panel discussions with elected officials and experts on modern political reform.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Free parking is available on a first come, first served basis in Lot 38, the LBJ Library parking lot.

The afternoon will open with welcome remarks by LBJ School Professor Angela Evans, former Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service and director of the Policy Research Project Report “The Reclamation of the U.S. Congress.”

The Honorable Charlie Gonzalez and the Honorable Henry Bonilla of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform will speak about the Center’s recommendations for specific reforms to improve the political process during a luncheon event.

Eric S. Heberlig and Bruce A. Larson, authors of “Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, and the Financing of Majority Control”will discuss the competition for majority party control and the wide-reaching implications of this phenomenon in a 30-minute book talk.

The afternoon will conclude with a one-hour public forum with an open public Q&A with all of the panelists moderated by political scientist John C. Fortier.

This event is part of the LBJ School’s “50 for 50” initiative, a special series of 50 events for 50 years, exploring the critical civil rights issues of our time such as human rights and social justice and calling for a renewed effort to “get things done” in order to improve the lives of all citizens.


Interested in a master’s degree in Economics? Learn more about the new 10-month, 10-course MA Economics program at an information session featuring program faculty, students, and staff.

Information sessions will be at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 29 and Wednesday, November 19 in BRB 2.136.

The session will provide participants with opportunities to obtain information and ask questions in an intimate setting. To attend either information session date, please email your RSVP to:

Detailed information about the MA Economics program is available online at:

Pre-Health Professions Certificate

October 17, 2014 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

If they are pursuing health professions prerequisites, apply for the Pre-Health Professions Certificate :

Because this is a new certificate, and as the College of Natural Sciences transitions to becoming a closed college, restrictions will not be in place for health professions prerequisites for this registration cycle. That said, seats in BIO446L and BIO365S/165U will be very tight for spring. If you register for these courses and do not appear to be graduating in May, you may be dropped to make room for a graduating student.

For students in colleges outside of CNS who took the qualifying courses (CH301 and Calc I or SDS 302) before this certificate was catalogued (Fall 2014), we will accept grades of C- or higher to be admitted to the Certificate. Students beginning Fall 2014 or after are expected to adhere to the B- grades for the qualifying courses.

Claimed or transfer/dual credit will be accepted for the qualifying courses. For transfer/dual credit, the same grade threshold applies on the same timeline mentioned above (C- if taken prior to Fall 2014, B- if taken Fall 2014 forward).