College of Liberal Arts and Social 2020-2021 Brochure ... ... Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts

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  • 1 Revised 5/15/20

    2020-2021 Brochure

    Dean’s Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising

    General Academic Building, Room 220

    (940) 565-2051

    College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    Academic Information

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  • 2 Revised 6/11/20

    College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Office Directory Name Location Phone Web Address Dean’s Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising GAB 220 565-2051

    Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) 712 North Texas Blvd. Room 101 565-2074

    Anthropology SYC 119 565-2290

    Communication Studies GAB 309 565-2588

    Dance and Theatre RTFP 242 565-2211

    Economics WH 325 565-2573

    Economics Help Center WH 310 565-2573

    English AUDB 112 565-2050

    General Access Computer Labs GAB 330 565-2825

    Geography and the Environment EESAT 210 565-2091

    Health Professions Advising Hickory 283 565-8606

    History WH 225 565-2288

    History Help Center WH 220 565-4772 Integrative Studies GAB 220 565-2051

    International Studies GAB 470 565-2323

    Jewish and Israel Studies GAB 460 369-8926

    Media Arts/Converged Broadcast Media RTFP 262 565-2537

    Military Science (Army ROTC) 1500 S. Bonnie Brae Street, Mean Green Village, Building P


    Philosophy and Religion EESAT 225 565-2266

    Political Science WH 125 565-2276

    Pre-Law Advising WH 153 565-4413

    Psychology TH 316 565-2671

    Social Science GAB 220 565-2051

    Sociology SYC 288 565-2296

    Spanish LANG 101 565-2404

    Technical Communication AUDB 317 565-4458

    Technical Communication Lab AUDB 307 565-4193

    Women’s and Gender Studies GAB 467 565-2098

    World Languages, Literatures and Cultures LANG 101 565-2404

    Writing Center SAGE 150 565-2563

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    Dear Students,

    Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, commonly known as CLASS! As the largest at UNT, we have over 8,000 students and more than 300 full-time faculty members. CLASS provides instruction to every undergraduate at UNT as part of the university’s core curriculum as well as specialized courses in the arts, communications, humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary programs spread throughout our 15 departments and 1 school offering 166 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

    Our mission – shared by faculty and students alike – is to kindle the thirst for truth, justice, and beauty; to foster cultural literacy and scientific investigation; and to cultivate thinking, speaking, and writing abilities characterized by clear expression and logically coherent, evidence-based arguments. We see these as the values, forms of knowledge, and skills most needed by citizens of a democracy and by productive members of the global workforce. I am excited to be the Executive Dean for CLASS and look forward to meeting many of you at Mean Green events. Good luck with your studies! Sincerely,

    Dr. Tamara L. Brown

    Academic Advising CLASS Advising Definition: Academic advising is a collaborative partnership and developmental process that assists students in defining, clarifying and achieving academic, personal, and career goals. Mission of the Dean’s Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising: The office mission is to teach, assist and empower students to define, clarify and achieve academic and personal goals through professional, caring service. Advisor Responsibilities (what advisors will guide you in): • Partnering and collaborating with advisors to develop and review a four plan year to accomplish their

    educational goals. • Understanding and applying knowledge about their degree requirements to graduate in an efficient and

    timely manner. • Utilizing campus resources. • Understanding the importance of deadlines, policies, procedures and accept their responsibility to uphold

    them. • Utilizing online resources and advising tools, such as Succeed at UNT. • Succeeding at UNT by showing up, finding support, taking control, being prepared, getting involved, and

    being persistent. • Accepting and embracing their responsibilities as engaged citizens of UNT and the world.

    Student’s Responsibilities (What you are expected to do): • Schedule regular appointments or make regular contacts with your advisor during each semester. • Come prepared to each appointment with questions or material for discussion. • Ask questions, request clarification, and keep records. • Use the Guidebook and on-line advising tools to track academic progress. • Become knowledgeable about college programs, course sequencing/prerequisites, policies and procedures. • Accept responsibility for your educational plan and for your decisions. • Seek out academic and student services, when needed.

    Although some students are required to meet with their advisor every semester, all students are encouraged to do so. Declared majors have faculty advisors available in their academic departments in addition to the professional advising staff in the Dean’s Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising.

    From Your Dean

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    Who are my Academic Advisors? A complete list of academic advisors, academic counselors, faculty advisors, health professions advisors and pre-law advisors are listed on our website at To schedule an appointment with Academic Counselors or Academic Advisors, go to or call (940) 565-2051.

    Advisors in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences provides two distinct types of Academic Advisors for majors.

    Professional Academic Advisors & Counselors - work in conjunction with Departmental or Faculty Advisors. Academic Advisors assist students with chosen majors in answering questions concerning general University Core and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences requirements. They are available to review official degree audits and perform graduation checks with students. They also review all situations requiring Dean's Office Approval for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Students (such as Concurrent Enrollment, Overload, and Pass/No Pass Course Option approvals.)

    Departmental/Faculty Advisors - work in conjunction with Academic Advisors, mentor students in their academic discipline, help them understand requirements in their major, career options related to that major, and the process for obtaining an official degree audit.

    Degree Audit A degree audit is an official document of the University that lists all the courses needed to complete a chosen degree and shows how all the courses completed are applied toward the degree. Students should file for a degree audit when certain of their major by making an appointment with the faculty advisor in the major department. Transfer students will need to bring:

    • copies of evaluated transfer transcripts from the UNT Registrar’s Office • catalog descriptions of transfer courses • the initial Core Curriculum Transfer Evaluation Form/Audit (received at orientation)

    After the degree audit advising session with the faculty advisor, the degree audit request form is sent to the Dean’s Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising (GAB 220) for preparation of the degree audit. The degree audit will be emailed to your UNT email address. Students can obtain an updated copy each semester from GAB 220 or you can view your degree audit on-line at Academic Advisors in GAB 220 are available by appointment to assist students with questions that may arise as they chart their progress.

    Pre-Professional Supplemental Advising

    Health-Related Career Advising - Dentistry, Medicine, Opto