SMU offers degrees in five undergraduate and graduate schools and two graduate professional schools, including Dedman College (SMU’s college of humanities and sciences), the Algur H. Meadows School of the Arts, the Edwin L. Cox School of Business, the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, the School of Engineering, the Dedman School of Law and the Perkins School of Theology. All of these schools offer graduate degree programs.
The University offers a range of distinguished graduate and professional programs, but since its beginnings in 1915, SMU has particularly committed itself to the concept of a liberal arts undergraduate education. All SMU undergraduate degree programs reflect that commitment by encouraging students to combine broad, interdisciplinary inquiry with in-depth study in a particular field of interest.
SMU holds as a philosophical basis for our undergraduate curriculum our steadfast belief that the liberal arts found and inform all the goals of higher education. The Master Plan of 1963 articulates the University’s educational commitment as follows: “The essence of the educational philosophy which undergirds the Master Plan is that professional studies must rise from the solid foundation of a basic liberal education. The aim of this University, in other words, is to educate its students as worthy human beings and as citizens, first, and as teachers, lawyers, ministers, research scientists, businessmen, engineers, and so on, second. These two aims – basic and professional education, general and special, cultural and vocational (in the best sense) – will not be separated in the program of this University. It is this University’s belief that they should not be, for the well-educated person is indeed a whole human being. His or her intelligence and practical interests interact in all of his or her major activities. The courses and teaching of Southern Methodist University will be so designed that these general and special aims are carried out concurrently and in relation to each other. In this way, it is SMU’s aim that every graduate be truly a well-educated person.”
Students being graduated from SMU must successfully complete courses in written English, quantitative reasoning, information technology and science and technology. In addition, recognizing the increasingly fluid nature of knowledge, we require students to take courses in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies. Finally, our students must choose one of the more than 130 majors approved in the five undergraduate schools.
The undergraduate curriculum at SMU seeks to accomplish two interrelated goals: to provide a carefully constructed educational experience to be shared and valued by all of our undergraduates, and to offer our students the exceptional opportunity to explore a wide variety of frontiers and vistas that will challenge and encourage further intellectual investigation not only during their years on our campus but also for the rest of their lives. With these goals in mind we have developed our undergraduate curriculum to reflect both the depth and breadth of our educational objectives. A student’s undergraduate years should ideally echo his or her first years of life in one critically important way: During our first years, our intellectual vistas expand exponentially every day. A similar expansion and enrichment should likewise occur during our undergraduate years. SMU invites its students to take every advantage of the exceptional opportunities before them. Our curriculum provides the frame within which such life-changing experience can, and should, take place.
SMU offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Dedman College; Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the Meadows School of the Arts; the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the Edwin L. Cox School of Business; and Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees in the School of Engineering. Dedman College also offers the Bachelor of Humanities and Bachelor of Social Sciences degrees. For the degrees available in specific fields of study, consult the appropriate school’s section in this bulletin.
The University offers a variety of honors and distinction programs to encourage scholastic achievement and creativity among its very best students.
The University Honors Program, the largest of these special programs, is located in the general education curriculum, and is thus open to students of all majors across campus. The program is designed to prepare honors students for a new millennium – to ensure that they can cope with the challenges of rapid change and yet take advantage of the possibilities such a world will present. To this end, the program emphasizes the values of what has been historically known as a liberal arts education, namely, the abilities to read, write and think critically and the acquisition of a basic understanding of human society in all its dimensions. Along with these time-honored objectives, the program provides exceptional opportunities for international studies and the exploration of topics across disciplines.
The University Honors Program focuses on general education courses, ideally taken in the first five terms at SMU. Students begin with a two-term, first-year Honors Rhetoric course that explores and encourages critical reflection about several major concepts and works of literature that have shaped the modern world. The first term course is “Interpreting, Understanding and Doubting,” and the second is “The Ethical, the Catastrophic and Human Responsibility.” Classes are small (at 15 students) and taught by excellent teachers. Individual sections of the course meet together periodically for discussion. Out of such encounters an honors “community” emerges. In addition, honors students choose three honors courses from the Perspectives categories of the General Education Curriculum (see this section of the bulletin for a listing of these categories). Designed to be broad and introductory, and drawing on material from the past and present, these offerings explore the way different disciplines raise questions and construct knowledge about the human experience. Finally, students are asked to take two Cultural Formations courses that deal with contemporary and historical topics whose understanding requires interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approaches drawing on the humanities, social sciences and sciences.
The University Honors experience seeks to create an intellectual community of students and faculty that extends far beyond the classroom. Beginning with several orientation activities designed specifically for honors students, special events throughout the year provide occasions for coming together. Honors students and faculty are encouraged to attend periodic dinners, programs, seminars and book discussions organized around scholars and artists in residence or distinguished visitors to the campus. Honors students benefit, too, from the sense of solidarity built in campus venues dedicated especially to them: optional residence quarters, and seminar and activity spaces. The program also takes advantage of the exciting world of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Visits to museums, studios and centers of national and international business allow students to explore the enormous opportunities for learning that only a great urban center can provide.
At the same time, and unlike programs in larger universities, the University Honors Program at SMU is not segregated from the larger world of the campus. Honors students have the option of interacting with their fellow students in the corridors of the student center, on the playing fields, and in the numerous student governing, social, preprofessional, political, cultural and social organizations that enhance student life. Honors students help make the entire SMU world more intellectually exciting and vibrant.
The University is committed to providing both attention and resources to the University Honors Program. Enrollment in Honors courses is limited, and the University takes care to invite only its best teachers and most creative intellects to participate in the program. Faculty mentors and advisers are available for information, help and advice.
Entrance to the
University Honors Program is by invitation or by application after at least
one term of course work at SMU. At the end of their undergraduate years, students
who maintain a 3.00 grade-point average in their honors courses and overall
receive a diploma inscribed with the designation “Honors
in the Liberal Arts,” both a credential and a souvenir of their intellectual
In addition to the University Honors Program, individual schools, departments and divisions of the University offer Honors or Distinction programs to exceptional students in their upperclass years. The strongest SMU students are encouraged to participate in both of these programs – at the University level (the University Honors Program) and the departmental level. Depending on their major, such students take a series of honors courses and seminars in their departments or divisions.
Many departments and divisions also frequently offer internships and research programs to upperclass students majoring in their fields. Such activities provide practical experience and specialized training within the major. Students completing Honors or Distinction programs within their departments or divisions graduate with “Department Honors” or “Division Honors.” More information on these programs can be found under the individual department and division listings in this bulletin.
Academic Advisement engages students with professional staff and faculty in order to cultivate the individual academic and personal growth that students need as they navigate their academic careers. Academic Advisement begins when students first pick up or click on information about SMU. It continues through the processes of admission and orientation. It matures in studentsí accomplishment of learning objectives and outcomes as described in an advisement syllabus, and it comes to fruition when students graduate from their chosen schools and colleges into the global marketplace of commerce and ideas.
In addition to naming a department in Dedman College, Academic Advising refers to intentional meetings between students and professional designated advisers in order to select and schedule academic work and to monitor degree progress.
Through the Dedman College Advising Center every student entering Dedman College as a first-year or pre-major transfer student collaborates with a professional academic adviser. Advisers help acquire the skills to plan their majors and minors, schedule courses and resolve academic problems that may arise. Computerized Degree Progress Reports provide students with detailed information concerning completion of degree requirements. The Advising Center has received national recognition for its innovative programs and outstanding staff.
After completing 24 term hours and meeting other program admission requirements, students may transfer their advisement focus – and their records – into the school that houses their major field of study. Those who elect study in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences enter Dedman College. Others, depending on their qualifications and desires, may enter Cox School of Business, Meadows School of the Arts or the School of Engineering.
The University requires students who intend to continue their study at SMU to declare a major for which they qualify upon completion of 75 term hours, including credit by examination and transfer work. Upon declaration into a major in one of the schools, students commence work with a major adviser, a faculty member who, in addition to teaching, focuses on grooming students for the field of study.
The Office of International Admissions and Relations in the International Center supports Southern Methodist University and international students/scholars and their families by engaging in the following activities: 1) advising all international students/scholars on visa compliance requirements; 2) advising schools and departments within the University on compliance requirements; 3) reporting to the Federal Government via the SEVIS system; 4) recruiting foreign passport holders and Americans studying outside the United States for University undergraduate programs; 5) working with SMU alumni abroad; and 6) facilitating mutually beneficial institutional partnerships.
We strive to carry out these activities in a professional manner and are committed to operating in the best interests of Southern Methodist University and in the best interests of the international constituencies we serve.
The Office of International Admissions and Relations, 6185 Airline, Suite 216, Dallas, TX 75205, makes admission decisions on first-year candidates who are foreign citizens and on American citizens studying outside the United States as well as undergraduate international transfer students. Once an undergraduate international transfer student is accepted to the University and has provided an adequate Certificate of Financial Responsibility or bank letter, the Office of International Admissions and Relations issues the form I-20 mentioned below.
Foreign citizens and U.S. passport holders studying outside the United States applying to SMU as first-year and transfer undergraduate students are expected to meet all requirements for admission.
Students for whom English is not the native language are expected to take an internationally recognized English language test such as TOEFL or IELTS. A score of at least 550 (paper test) or 80 (Internet-based) on the TOEFL or a score of 6.5 on the academic IELTS is required for admission consideration. Students with scores slightly below those mentioned above will be required to successfully complete SMU’s summer Intensive English Program prior to matriculation. Transfer students without an internationally recognized English language test score will be evaluated on the basis of college-level grades in English Composition/Rhetoric courses.
International transfer students who have completed college-level work at an international university must submit the following (in English or with an English translation):
The expenses to be incurred in attending the University are listed under Financial Information. Additional costs that international students may expect include room and board during school holidays, travel expenses, and international student insurance, and a one-time international student fee (foreign passport holders only). Need-based financial aid is not available for international students. However, first-year international students will be considered for all available merit-based scholarships.
When an international student has been admitted and provided an adequate Certificate of Financial Responsibility or bank letter, the Office of International Admissions and Relations will issue form I-20, the Certificate of Eligibility. The student will be required to produce the I-20, the Letter of Acceptance, and proof of finances when applying at the U.S. embassy or consulate for a student visa.
All international students at Southern Methodist University must be covered by health insurance in the amounts specified for Exchange Visitors by the U.S. government. Health insurance may be purchased through the University by self-enrollment with the University-contracted insurance plan or elsewhere.
SMU requires all applicants except foreign citizens attending secondary schools outside the United States to submit SAT I scores and/or American College Test (ACT) scores. These examinations are conducted in a number of test centers throughout the United States and in foreign countries several times each year. It is recommended that students take the SAT I or ACT more than once. Although scores from tests taken after January are acceptable, waiting for scores may delay the final admission decision. Foreign students whose native language is not English are required to submit a score of at least 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL, a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 6.5 on the academic IELTS test.
Students may obtain additional information about the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) and its tests (SAT I, SAT II, TOEFL) from their high school counselors or by writing to the CEEB at PO Box 592, Princeton NJ 08540 (www.collegeboard.org). Students requesting further information about the American College Test also may contact their high school counselors or write to the ACT National Office, 2201 North Dodge Street, PO Box 168, Iowa City IA 52243 (www.act.org).
SMU awards credit for the successful completion of the international certificate programs listed below. In certain cases, departmental examinations may be required as a part of the evaluation process.
1. The International Baccalaureate
Six to eight credits will be awarded for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on International Baccalaureate Higher-Level exams in transferable subjects, with a maximum award of 32 credits. Credits will not be awarded for Standard-Level exams.
2. The General Certificate of Education A-Level (United Kingdom)
Six to eight credits will be awarded for grades of “A” and “B” on A-Level exams in transferable subjects, with a maximum award of 32 credits. Credits will not be awarded for a score of “C”, or for 0-Level and AS-Level exams.
3. The Baccalauréate (France)
Six to eight credits will be awarded for scores of 11 or above, with a maximum award of 32 credits.
4. The Abitur (Germany)
Six to eight credits will be awarded for passing scores on each of the written exams in transferable subjects, with a maximum award of 32 credits. Credits will not be awarded for oral exams.
5. The Italian Maturita (Italy)
For the Maturita Tecnica, Classica, Scientifica, and/or Linguistica, credits will be awarded for scores of 6 or above in transferable subjects, with a maximum award of 32 credits.
All foreign transcripts must be accompanied by a professional evaluation and an official transcript, including an English translation if it is not in English, and course descriptions or syllabuses. It is the student’s responsibility to procure this evaluation, and to assume financial responsibility for it.
Because of the importance of this information, SMU accepts evaluations from the following institutions of proven reliability:
World Education Services, Inc.
PO Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 92970
Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
Foregin Credientials Service of America
1910 Justin Lane
Austin, TX 78757-2411
The evaluation should include an explanation that the institution is recognized by the ministry of education in the home country and is generally considered to offer at least the equivalent of U.S. higher education credit. In addition, it should include an explanation of the credits, the grading system and course levels, as well as a course-by-course evaluation.
The expertise and reliability of a professional evaluation report is recognized worldwide, and is likely to be accepted by other academic institutions, employers, and state licensing boards. However, the report is not binding to SMU and will be considered a recommendation for independent decision of the credit to be given.
Information and applications are available on the Web from the services. If you need further information, please contact the Office of Admission.
John E. Wheeler, Director
Students whose first language is not English may encounter special challenges as they strive to function efficiently in the unfamiliar culture of an American university setting. The Office of General Education offers the following ESL resources to students from all schools and departments of SMU.
The Courses (ESL)
1001. ESL Communication Skills. The goal of this course is to improve ESL students’ oral and aural interactive skills in speaking, giving presentations, pronunciation, listening, and American idiomatic usage so that they may become more participatory in their classes and integrate more readily with their native English-speaking peers. It is designed to meet the needs of both undergraduate and graduate students who may be fully competent in their field of study yet require specialized training in order to effectively communicate in an American classroom setting. The course is noncredit and no-fee, and is transcripted as Pass or Fail. ESL Program Approval is required, and students may apply online at www.smu.edu/esl.
1002. ESL Communication Skills II. Building on skills developed in ESL 1001, students make use of their knowledge and practice to explore various aspects of American studies. In addition to speaking and presentation skills, reading and writing are also exploited as a means for students to gain a deeper understanding of American culture, customs, attitudes, and idiomatic use of the language. The course is noncredit and no-fee, and is transcripted as Pass or Fail. ESL 1001 is recommended as a precursor but is not a prerequisite. ESL Program Approval is required, and students may apply online at www.smu.edu/esl.
1300, 1301, 1302. ESL Rhetoric. The ESL sequence of First-Year Writing aims to provide students with the tools they will need to successfully complete writing assignments required of them during their University course work. The ultimate goal of ESL Rhetoric is to bring students’ analytical reading and writing skills in line with the standards expected of their native English-speaking peers. In addition to the principles of effective writing taught in regular Rhetoric classes, ESL Rhetoric students are given extra practice in vocabulary development, grammar skills, standard American English pronunciation, and conversational fluency. 1302 courses are specially designed around themes that are pertinent to the realities and experiences of non-native speakers of English. ESL sections of Rhetoric grant students the same amount of credit as do regular Rhetoric classes, yet “ESL” will not appear on the transcript. ESL Program Approval is required.
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. Intensive English Program (IEP). This multilevel year-long program is designed to prepare students and professionals for academic success at the university level. The course of study consists of English for Academic Purposes, TOEFL-related skills, and American culture. It is open to currently enrolled and newly incoming students, as well as to those not affiliated with SMU. On-campus housing and meals are available during the six-week summer term. This is a non-credit, non-transcripted program, and separate tuition fees will be charged. ESL Program Approval is required, and the application package may be downloaded via the IEP link at www.smu.edu/esl.
3001. Advanced Grammar for Writers. This course helps students develop their grammar and writing skills within the context of academic readings. Problem areas of English grammar and style are explored through periodic assignments, research documentation methods, and a final research project. The course is free of charge, noncredit bearing, and will appear on the transcript as Pass or Fail. ESL Program Approval is required, and students may apply online at www.smu.edu/esl.
3002. Advanced Academic Writing. Building on principles of grammar and style covered in ESL 3001, this course helps students further improve the writing skills needed for their particular academic careers using academic texts as a basis for out-of-class writing assignments and a final research project. The course is free of charge, noncredit bearing, and will appear on the transcript as Pass or Fail. ESL Program Approval is required, and students may apply online at www.smu.edu/esl.
4001. ESL Pronunciation Skills. Students improve their pronunciation by focusing on sentence stress, rhythm, intonation, and body language while learning to mimic American speech patterns. With the instructor’s assistance and extensive individual feedback, students develop personal strategies and exercises to become more aware of their own weaknesses. The course is free of charge, noncredit bearing, and will appear on the transcript as Pass or Fail. ESL Program Approval is required, and students may apply online at www.smu.edu/esl.
Conversation Buddy Program
Once at the beginning of each semester, all students are notified via campus e-mail of this opportunity to practice their language skills in an informal, one-on-one setting outside the classroom for one to two hours a week. Every effort is made to match native speakers of English with a native speaker of a language or culture in which they may have an interest. In this way, both the ESL student and the native English speaker benefit from a two-way language exchange.
Participation in this program is an option available for students enrolled in a Choices II Wellness class to partially fulfill the out-of-class co-requirements of the class; students should talk to their CHOICES II instructor for details. To apply for a Conversation Buddy, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
ESL Self-Study Lab
A collection of audio- and videotapes plus computer software is available for self-study use at the Fondren Library Information Commons. Students will find materials to help them improve their pronunciation, listening, vocabulary, and grammar skills.
The International Office sponsors Global Connections and collaborates with the International Friendship Program. Visit www.smu.edu/international/orgs.asp to learn more about each of these organizations.
The University offers students an opportunity to live, study and travel abroad in term or year-long programs, as well as summer or winter programs. Term or year-long programs are maintained in Australia; Britain; Cairo, Egypt; Copenhagen, Denmark; Paris, France; Japan; Madrid, Spain; and Taipei, Taiwan. The University also offers summer terms in Australia; Beijing and Suzhou, China; Oxford and London, England; Paris and the South of France; Weimar and Duisburg, Germany; Xalapa, Mexico; three programs in Italy; Moscow, Russia; Durban, South Africa; and Ahmedabad, India. The University also offers winter programs in Oaxaca, Mexico and Mali. Programs in other countries may be added from time to time.
Instruction in most programs is offered in English, except for courses in foreign languages and literature. Students in good standing at SMU and other universities may participate in SMU’s Education Abroad Programs. A minimum G.P.A. of 2.7 is normally required for term programs, a 2.5 for summer programs. Selected programs require a higher G.P.A. The University reserves the right to call students back from its education-abroad programs and/or to close education-abroad programs whenever it determines that the health and/or safety of its students may be at risk.
SMU-in-Australia. Students have an exciting opportunity to study in Perth, Western Australia, during the fall or spring term in a program offered in cooperation with Curtin University of Technology. The program includes an Asia study tour. Students also participate in a community service program or an internship during the term. The entire program emphasizes Australian studies as well as the geographic, economic and social systems of the Pacific Rim nations.
SMU-in-Britain. For students desiring a year of study in England, the University offers counseling and assistance in gaining admission to a British university. For all work successfully completed under this arrangement, appropriate academic credit will be recorded at SMU. In the past, students have studied arts, sciences, engineering, economics, history and English at various British universities.
SMU-in-Cairo. Students have the opportunity to study in Cairo, Egypt, during the fall or spring term in a program offered in cooperation with the American University in Cairo (AUC). The program offers courses in such disciplines as arts, business, engineering, humanities and social science.
SMU-in-Copenhagen. Through a cooperative arrangement with DIS, Danish Institute for Study Abroad, SMU students may enroll for one or two terms of study in Copenhagen. Courses are offered in environmental studies, humanities, international business and medical practice and policy. All courses are taught in English. No knowledge of Danish is required for acceptance. Students retain SMU residency while participating in an affiliate program and receive appropriate academic credit for all work successfully completed. Field studies and study tours in Denmark, Europe and Russia are an integral part of the program.
SMU-in-Japan. SMU students have an unusual and challenging opportunity to live and study for a Japanese academic year (October – July) through a well-established exchange program with Kwansei Gakuin University near Osaka, Japan. Students enroll for specially designed courses taught in English and Japanese. Field trips and cultural events are an integral part of the Japan experience. Students should have completed a minimum of one year of college Japanese.
SMU-in-Paris and SMU-in-Spain. The University has well-established programs in both Paris and Madrid. Participants in SMU-in-Spain should have completed intermediate (three terms) college-level Spanish. These programs include courses in the following fields: art history, English, business, film, history, language and literature, political science and studio art. Students are housed with families. Orientation trips and cultural events are an integral part of both programs. Participation in either program for a full academic year is recommended, but students may attend either the fall or spring term.
SMU-in-Taipei. Students can attend for the fall or spring terms, or for the academic year (mid-September through the end of June), as exchange students at Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan. One year of college-level Chinese is required. With the exception of Chinese language, classes are taught in English. Students can choose from subjects including Chinese language, Chinese history, art history and political science.
SMU-in-Australia and Asia. This program allows students to experience first-hand the vast changes that are occurring in Asia. Business courses are offered
SMU-in-Beijing-ACC. This is a summer intensive language program in association with Associated Colleges in China. Students learn Mandarin Chinese in the context of Chinese society. They enroll in either Intermediate or Advanced Chinese and live on the campus of the Capital University of Business/Economics. Students earn eight credits for the session. Cultural and extracurricular activities include field trips, classes in calligraphy, ta’i chi, cooking, choir and a weekend visit to a host family. A language pledge to speak only Chinese throughout the program is required. Students also have the option of studying for the fall or spring term.
SMU-in-Beijing-CET. Students study beginning, intermediate, or advanced Chinese language and literature with CET Beijing for eight weeks during the summer. CET immerses students into Chinese society. The program specializes in student-centered learning and equips students with new skills and an appreciation of cultural differences.
SMU-in-London. Taking advantage of London as an international center, this program enables students to select two courses in the field of communications. Field trips have included excursions to Bath, Brighton and Scotland.
SMU-in-Oxford. Students and faculty live and study in the quadrangles of University College, Oxford’s oldest college. Each student takes two courses: one discussion course taught by SMU faculty and one tutorial taught by British faculty. An introduction to England is provided through trips to London, Stratford-upon-Avon and other places of interest.
Internships in London. This opportunity abroad is offered in collaboration with EUSA. Students are placed into a professional internship and receive business and political science course credit.
SMU-Summer-in-Paris. Paris, at the crossroads of Europe, is the setting for this study program. Focusing on French culture from a global perspective, the program takes participants to famous sites such as the Louvre, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower, and also includes the extraordinary wealth of lesser known museums and landmarks. Knowledge of the French language is not necessary for this program.
SMU-in-the-South of France. This intensive French-language program is based in Cannes, on the Mediterranean coast. The exceptional beauty of this part of southern France is complemented by its numerous cultural attractions. The program focuses on three language-learning levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced.
SMU-in-Italy. This program emphasizes the study of art history, cinema and studio art. Students will live and study in Orvieto. Through field trips, students will have the opportunity to compare life in different urban settings, such as Orvieto, Florence and Rome.
Archaeology-in-Italy. This program gives students the opportunity to excavate in one of the most beautiful and historically important valleys of Tuscany, near the modern town of Vicchio. The actual excavation site is known as Poggio Colla, a wooded hill overlooking Vicchio that was inhabited by the Etruscans between the seventh and second centuries B.C. Students will be introduced to the principles of archaeological field methods through lectures and field experience. Lectures on Etruscan history, art and culture will also be provided.
SMU-in-Rome and Bologna. Rome and Bologna are the settings for this intensive Italian language program. The combination of one language course and one culture course will provide the students a comprehensive view of Italy today. En route from Rome to Bologna, students will spend a few days at Fattoria Voltrona, a picturesque Tuscan-style farmhouse.
SMU-in-Weimar, Germany. This
summer program is designed for students who wish to combine their study of
the German language with the study of German history and culture and/or music
history in one of Germany’s
most beautiful and culturally rich cities.
SMU-in-Duisburg, Germany. This summer business program is associated with the Business and Economics Summer Term (BEST) and is organized by the Duisburg-Essen University. Courses in business, economics and German language are offered.
SMU-in-Xalapa, Mexico. The Spanish language program in Xalapa offers an intensive six-week exposure to the Spanish language and the people and culture of Mexico. Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz, is an ancient Indian city that blends its pre-conquest and colonial heritage with 20th-century technology. The program focuses on intermediate and advanced-level Spanish language studies. Students live with local families.
SMU-in-Suzhou, China. This program, hosted at Suzhou University, allows students to immerse themselves in the people, culture and history of China. Students earn three credits; study tour destinations include Nanjing, Xian, Shanghai and Beijing. Knowledge of the Chinese language is not required.
SMU-in-Moscow. This is a program for students who wish to combine their study of the Russian language with the study of Russian history and culture. The course includes weekly excursions in Moscow and surroundings as well as trips to St. Petersburg, Tula and Yasnaya Polyana.
SMU-in-India. The Temerlin Advertising Institute and the Mudra Institute for Communications in Ahmedabad (MICA) offer this study abroad opportunity. Students will enroll in advertising courses and will participate in a study tour across India.
SMU-in-South Africa. This program brings to life the history and culture of one of the most dynamic countries in Africa and today’s world. Classes include the History of South Africa and another centered on a unique musical theatre production.
SMU-in-Oaxaca. This brief winter program offers a Cultural Formations course introducing students to the rich cultural history of Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico known for its diverse ethnic groups and artistic styles.
SMU-in-Mali. This program offers a Studio Art course with an international and cross-cultural focus.
More information is available from International Center/Education Abroad, Southern Methodist University, 6185 Airline Road, Suite 216, Dallas, TX 75275-0391; telephone 214-768-4475; Web site: www.smu.edu/studyabroad.
F=Fall Term; S=Spring Term
ANTH 2301 Introductory Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 4390/BA 3301 Asian Study Tour and Seminar
ANTH 4391/SOCI 4399 Community Service
BA 4111/BA 4112/BA 4113 Business Internship
CFA 3370 Australian Aboriginal Studies
FINA 3300 Special Topics in International Finance
FINA 3330 Money and Capital Markets
FINA 4325 Advanced Financial Management
FINA 4328 Management of Financial Institutions
HIST 3395 Problems in Asian History
HIST 4365 The Making of Australian Society
LT 4300 International Business Law
MKTG 3344 Integrated Communication Advertising Management
MKTG 3347 Services Marketing
MKTG 3348 International Marketing
MNO 3300 Special Topics in International Management
PLSC 4340 Special Studies in Comparative Government and Politics
Students wishing to take other Curtin courses must petition the appropriate SMU department for approval.
Humanities and Social Sciences and International Business
ANTH 3355 (PLSC 4343) Nationalism and Minorities in Europe
ARHS 1331 European Art of the 19th Century (F)
ARHS 1332 European Art of the 20th Century (S)
BA 3300 Doing Business in the European Union
BA 3301 Transition Economies: Russian and Chinese Reform Strategies (S)
CTV 5303 History of European Film (F)
CTV 3310 Contemporary European Film: The Individual and Society (S)
CFA 3327 Environmental Problems and Policy: A European Perspective
DANC 2373 History of European Ballet
ECO 4357 Economic Theories of Globalization
FINA 4329 International Finance in a European Context
HIST 3343 Twentieth-Century European History
HIST 4314 The Jews in Europe: From the Middle Ages to Present
LT 4300 International Business Law
MKTG 3348 International Marketing
PHIL 3333 Topics in Philosophy
PHIL 3370 Kierkegaard: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life
PLSC 3351 Russia’s Path to Modernity, 1900 to the Present
(Students must enroll in this course to participate in the Russia tour during the spring break.)
PLSC 4340 Danish Politics and Society
PLSC 5341 European Politics: The European Union
PLSC 5383 European Conflict and Security Issues
PSYC 5334 Developmental Psychopathology
PSYC 5385 Brain Functioning and the Experience of Self
RELI 3329 Introduction to Islam
RELI 3359 Nordic Mythology
SOCI 4363 The Administration of Justice
DNSH 1301 Danish Level One
FL 3331 Masterpieces of Russian Literature: Great Novels of the 19th and 20th Centuries (F)
FL 3332 Masterpieces of Russian Literature: St. Petersburg and its Great Stories (S)
Marine Environmental Studies and Medical Practice and Policy
BIOL 3308 Biology of Marine Mammals
BIOL 3309 Marine Biology of European Coastal Waters
BIOL 3310 Ecology and Human Impact in the North and Baltic Seas
SOCI 3301 Health Care in Scandinavia
ARHS 3329 Paris Art and Architecture: From the Beginnings through the Reign of
Louis XIV (F)
ARHS 3346 Paris Art and Architecture: From 1715 through the Present Day (S)
ARHS 3352 Origins of Impressionism (F)
ARHS 3353 Impressionism in Context (S)
ARHS 4344 Images of Power (F)
BA 3300 Business in Europe (F and S)
CTV 3310 The French New Wave Cinema (S)
CTV 4305 Motion Pictures of Paris (F)
CFA 3328 Contemporary France (S)
CF 3304 France-Amérique Between the World Wars: Making a New Culture
ENGL 3375 Expatriate Writers in Paris: The Invention of Modernism (F and S)
FREN 1401, 1402 Beginning French (First-year)
FREN 2401 Intermediate French (Second-year) (F and S)
FREN 3455 Advanced French I (F and S))
FREN 3356 Advanced French II (F and S)
FREN 4373 French Civilization: The Age of Enlightenment (F)
FREN 4374 French Civilization: The 19th Century (S)
FREN 5380 or 5381 Tutorials for Juniors and Seniors (F)
HIST 3349 Images of Power (F)
HIST 3366 France, America and the Atlantic World, 1600 to 1900
HIST 5392 Introduction to Archival Research in France (F and S)
PLSC 4380 Historical and Contemporary Issues of the European Construction
ASDR 1300 Introduction to Studio Drawing (F and S)
ASDR 2300 Drawing II (F and S)
ASDR 3300 Drawing: Intermediate Level (F and S)
ASPT 2304 Introduction to Studio Painting (F and S)
ASPT 2305 Painting: Intermediate Level (F and S)
ANTH 4391 Directed Studies (F)
ARHS 3394 Arts of Japan (F)
BA 3300 Special Topics: Japanese Business (F)
ECO 4357 International Trade (F)
HIST 3395 Problems in Asian History (S)
FL 3322 Postwar Japanese Culture and Society (F)
JAPN 1501 Japanese Level 1 (F)
JAPN 3501 Japanese Level 2 (F)
JAPN 4501 Japanese Level 3 (F)
JAPN 5501 Japanese Level 4
JAPN 6501 Japanese Level 5
PLSC 3346 Government and Politics in Japan (F)
RELI 3367 Religious Life of China and Japan (F)
SOCI 3300 Contemporary Urban Problems: Japanese Society (F)
ARHS 3344 Paintings at the Prado (F)
ARHS 3360 Modern Painters in Spain (S)
BA 3300 (CF 3391) Management and Ethics in a Cross-Cultural Context (F and S)
SPAN 3373 (CFA 3330, FL 3303) Spanish Civilization (F and S)
PLSC 4340 Political History of Contemporary Spain (F and S)
or HIST 4381 History of Spain, 1469 to Present (F and S)
SPAN 3311 Conversation and Composition (F and S)
SPAN 4357 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (F and/or S)
SPAN 3358 Advanced Grammar (F and S)
SPAN 4391 Commercial Spanish for International Trade (F and S)
SPAN 4395 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (F and/or S)
SPAN 5334 Contemporary Spanish Novels (F)
SPAN 5335 Contemporary Spanish Theater (S)
RELI 1301 Ways of Being Religious
SPAN 5311 Spanish Literature Since 1700
ARHS 3396 Beauty of Chinese Art
HIST 3394 Modern History of China
PLSC 4340 Special Studies in Comparative Governments and Politics/Voting Behavior
CHIN 2401-02 Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 3311-12 Advanced Chinese
ADV 5301 Topics in Advertising
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
CCPA 5301 and CCPA 4325 Civil Society Internships
CCPA 5302 History and Philosophy of Freedom of Speech
CCJN 5301 Mass Media in Great Britain
CFA 3375 Survey of British Cinema
ENGL 3374 (CF 3345) Literature of Religious Reflection
ENGL 3389 The Gothic Novel
ENGL 4333 Shakespeare
HIST 3365 (FL 3380) Julius Caesar and Roman Britain
HIST 3374 (CF 3328) Diplomacy in Europe: From Napoleon to the EU
HIST 4388 Georgian and Victorian England
PLSC 4348 Comparative Empires
PLSC 4340 Anglo-American Democracy
PLSC 3381 (CFA 3381) Current Issues in International Politics
THEA 4385 (CFA 3324) Studies in Theatre
Internships in London
PLSC 3381 (CFA 3381) Current Issues in International Politics
BA 4111, 4112, and 4113 Business Internship
CFA 3332 Political and Social Institutions II: A Parisian Perspective
SMU-in-the South of France
HIST 3335 (CF 3335) One King, One Law: The Culture of Absolutism, France 1500-1789
FREN 1401 Beginning French
FREN 2201 France Today
FREN 2401 Intermediate French
FREN 4355 Advanced Spoken French (Track 1)
FREN 4355 Advanced Spoken French (Track 2)
FREN 4370 Introduction to French Literary Texts
FREN 4373 French Civilization (Track 1)
or CF 3362 The Europeans: A Case Study
FREN 3355 Advanced French I
FREN 3356 Advanced French II
ARHS 3333 Art and Architecture in Italy, 1300-1700
CTV 3375/CFA 3375 Post World War II European Cinema
ASDR 1310 Drawing in Italy
ASDR 5302/5303 Directed Studies (for advanced students)
ARHS 3603 Archaeological Field Methods in Italy
ARHS 3303 (for non-SMU undergraduate students)
ARHS 6303 (for graduate students)
SMU-in-Rome and Bologna
Italian Culture in English
FL 2201 Italy Today
FL 3391/3392 Contemporary Italian Literature in Translation
ITAL 1402 Beginning Italian, Second Term
ITAL 2401 Intermediate Italian
ITAL 2402 Intermediate Italian
ITAL 4381/4382 Directed Studies
SPAN 2311/2312 Second-Year Spanish (six credit hours)
SPAN 3355 Advanced Conversation
SPAN 3358 Advanced Grammar
SPAN 3374 Spanish American Civilization
SPAN 4391 Commercial Spanish for International Trade
SPAN 5336 Contemporary Novel
SPAN 5338/3310 The Latin American Short Story
CF 3379 German Culture in Weimar
GERM 1401 Beginning German
GERM 2311 Second-Year German
GERM 3313 Germany Today: People, Culture, Society
MUCO 3209 Fundamentals of Instrumental Conducting
FINA 4329 International Business Administration
FINA 3300 International Managerial Economics
CF 3395 (FL 3395) A Cultural Journey Into China
RUSS 1401 Beginning Russian
RUSS 3302 Intermediate Russian: Practicum in Conversation and Phonetics
RUSS 3304 Advanced Russian: Grammar Practicum
RUSS 3361 Comparative Grammar of Russian and English
CFA 3320/FL 3323/HIST 2323 Russian Culture
ADV 4317 Consumer Behavior
ADV 5304 Integrated Marketing Communications within the Indian Context
HIST 3377 History of South Africa
PERB 5310 Music Theatre Workshop
CF 3358 Culture of Oaxaca: A Sense of Place
ASAG 3320/3620 International and Cross-Cultural Study in Art
SMU-in-Legacy, located in Plano’s Legacy business park, offers graduate degree and certificate programs for professional advancement and personal enrichment. Students can pursue Master’s degrees in Business Administration, Counseling, Dispute Resolution, Education, Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development (The Guildhall) and Executive Engineering. Graduate certificates can be earned in dispute resolution, digital gaming and dyslexia teaching and therapy education. Also offered are informal noncredit courses for adults and an extensive summer program for youth. For more information, contact SMU-in-Legacy, 5236 Tennyson Parkway, Plano, TX 75024; 972-473-3400 or www.smu.edu/legacy.
The University maintains an academic campus at Fort Burgwin, located 10 miles southeast of Taos, New Mexico. SMU-in-Taos is open for summer study each year, offering courses in the humanities, natural and social sciences, business, performing and studio arts, as well as archaeological research. The campus plans a full Fall Term beginning in 2009.
Students are housed in small residences called casitas. Each residence has complete lavatory and shower facilities and a large study area with fireplace. Classrooms, offices, an auditorium, dining hall, library, computer lab and laundry facilities also are located on campus.
The campus is home to both Pot Creek Pueblo and historic Fort Burgwin. Pot Creek Pueblo, one of the largest prehistoric sites in the northern Rio Grande Valley, is located on the property. Pot Creek Pueblo, the ancestral home of modern-day Taos and Picuris Pueblos, was occupied from A.D. 1250 to 1350.
Historic Fort Burgwin was originally established in 1852. The fort served many purposes, chief among them to protect area settlers, prior to its abandonment in 1860, just before the Civil War. Reconstructed, the fort now serves as office and classroom space for campus academic programs.
In 2008, three semesters will be offered in Taos: May Term, June Term and August Term. May and August are short, intense semesters in which students may take up to four credit hours. June Term is a longer, more traditional summer semester that allows students to take up to nine hours of coursework.
Course offerings vary year-to-year and are designed to be relevant to the Southwest. Courses are heavily field trip-oriented to best take advantage of the campus’s proximity to important Northern New Mexican cultural sites. Plans for a full 15-credit Fall Term are planned for 2009, pending the completion of additional student housing and campus facilities.
Literature describing the campus and its programs is available from the SMU-in-Taos Office, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750145, Dallas, TX 75275, 214-768-3657. Course descriptions and additional information can be found at www.smu.edu/taos, or can be obtained via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Air Force. Air Force ROTC courses are not offered on the SMU campus. SMU students who wish to earn appointments as commissioned officers in the U.S. Air Force may participate in the Air Force general military course and professional officer course through the University of North Texas in Denton (UNT). Students who participate in the UNT Air Force ROTC program are responsible for their own travel and other physical arrangements. The Air Force ROTC program develops skills and provides education vital to the career officer. Active-duty Air Force personnel provide all instruction and program administration.
The program is open to all students. First-year students may enroll in the four-year program, and students with at least two undergraduate or graduate academic years remaining may apply for the two- or three-year program. Students who complete their program with at least a Bachelor’s degree will be awarded commissions as U.S. Air Force officers.
Scholarships, available to qualified students in both four-year and two-year programs, provide full tuition, fees, textbook allowance, and a monthly tax-free $100 subsistence allowance. National competition is based on SAT or ACT results, Air Force Officer Qualifying Test results or college academic record, and extracurricular and athletic activities. Uniforms and textbooks for AFROTC courses are issued at no cost to cadets. Students with at least six months’ active military service may be granted waivers on a portion of the general military course.
UNT’s Air Force ROTC courses are described under “Aerospace Studies” in the Dedman College section of this catalog. Further program information and application procedures may be obtained by contacting AFROTC-Det 835, P.O. Box 305400, Denton TX 76203-5400; 940-565-2074; email@example.com.
Army. Army ROTC courses are not offered on the SMU campus. Students can participate in the Army ROTC program at the University of Texas at Arlington by enrolling as they enroll for other SMU courses. Further program information and application procedures may be obtained by contacting UTA Department of Military Science at 817-272-3281.
Students who participate in the UTA Army ROTC program are responsible for their own travel and other physical arrangements.
Army ROTC offers students the opportunity to graduate as officers and serve in the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard, or the U.S. Army Reserve. Army ROTC scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Each scholarship pays for tuition and required educational fees and provides a specified amount for textbooks, supplies, and equipment. Each scholarship also includes a subsistence allowance of up to $1,000 for every year the scholarship is in effect.
Students can participate in the Army ROTC on-campus program by enrolling as they enroll for other SMU courses. Army ROTC courses are listed under ROTC in the Schedule of Classes and permission to enroll must be obtained from Karen Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-768-3039.