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also be members of the Army Reserve/National Guard. Through the Simultaneous
Membership Program (SMP), those students enrolled in the advanced course will be
placed in a leadership position as a cadet and will receive pay and entitlements from the
National Guard or Army Reserve in the pay grade of Sergeant (E-5).

' Financial Assistance. The United States Army offers, on a competitive nationwide

basis, four-, three-, and two-year scholarships. The scholarships cover up to $16,000 of
tuition. Recipients also receive benefits for educational fees (to include lab fees), a book
allowance, and a subsistence allowance of $300 per month. Applicants must be U.S.
citizens and must be under age 27 on the anticipated graduation date. Applications are
available from the military science department. Veteran applicants can extend the age
limit up to a maximum of three years, based on prior active duty service.

Other Financial Aid. All students enrolled in the advanced course will receive a
subsistence allowance of $300 per month. For more information, contact the military
science department. GI Bill recipients still retain benefits.

Tuition. Members of the army or the National Guard, Texas State Guard, or
other reserve forces may be exempted from the nonresident tuition fee and other fees
and charges.

i Special Training. Basic- and advanced-course students may volunteer for and may

attend the U.S. Army Airborne and Air Assault courses during June, July, and August.
Cadet Troop Leadership training positions are also available to advanced-course cadets
during the summer months.

200 DEPARTMENTS / Military Science

Miscellaneous. Cadets in the advanced course are paid an allowance of $300 per
month during the school year. Military textbooks and uniforms are furnished to all cadets.

The Corps of Cadets sponsors an annual military ball in addition to other social
events throughout the school year. The Department of Military Science sponsors
extracurricular activities such as the University of Houston Color Guard and the Ranger
Challenge Team.

Minor in Military Science. To qualify for a minor in military science, students
must complete a minimum of 1 8 semester hours of course work, of which 1 2 must be
advanced. Nine semester hours must be completed in residence, of which 6 must be
advanced. Students must also attend advanced camp. Students must attain a 2.00 grade
point average or higher in military science courses attempted at this university. Stu-
dents may receive credit for 100- and 200-level courses based on prior military training,
completion of ROTC Basic Camp, completion of JROTC training, or completion of
one year at a service academy.

See MILI (pages 465-466) in the Courses of Instruction section (these are
University of Houston listings).


The Shepherd School of Music



Michael P. Hammond


Edward Applebaum
Richard Brown
Leone Buyse
Marcia J. Citron
James Dunham
Paul V. H. Ellison
Joyce Farwell
Norman Fischer
Armando Ghitalla
Kenneth Goldsmith
Arthur Gottschalk
Clyde HoUoway
Kathleen Kaun
Richard Lavenda
Sergiu Luca
Jon Kimura Parker
Larry Rachleff
Robert Roux
Anne Schnoebelen
Kathleen Winkler
Professor Emeritus
Raphael Fliegel
Associate Professors
Robert Atherholt
Walter B.Bailey
Desmond Hoebig
Thomas I. Jaber
Benjamin C. Kamins

David E. Kirk
Honey Meconi
William B. Murray
Paula Page
David Peck
Timothy Pitts
Karen Ritscher
William Ver Meulen
David L. Waters
Michael Webster
Assistant Professors
Anthony K. Brandt
Shih-Hui Chen
David Ferris
Pierre Jalbert
Artist Teacliers
Brian Connelly
Jan de Chambrier
Debra Dickinson
Jeanne Kierman Fischer
Michael Franciosi
Janet Rarick
C. Dean Shank, Jr.

Nancy Gisbrecht Bailey
Adjunct Lecturers
C. Richard Stasney
Pieter A. Visser

Degrees Offered: B.A.. B.Mus., B.Mus./M.Mus., M.Mus.. D.M.A.

At the undergraduate level, the Shepherd School of Music offers both professional
training and a broad liberal arts curriculum. Degree programs include a B.A. degree in
music and a B.Mus. degree in performance, composition, music history, and music
theory. Acceptance into a five-year honors program leads to the simultaneous awarding
of the B.Mus. and M.Mus degrees.

At the graduate level, the school offers professional music training for qualified
students who concentrate on music composition, performance, or research that is
supported by lab or performing ensembles. This training includes theory and history
seminars. Advanced degree programs include a M.Mus. degree in composition, choral
and instrumental conducting, historical musicology, performance, and music theory and
a D.M.A. degree in composition and selected areas of performance.


Requirements for All Music Majors

All students majoring in music must participate in core music, applied music, and
other required music courses, as well as in chamber music and large ensembles, taking
nonmusic courses as specified by the university plus electives. They are entitled to one
hour of private lessons each week of each semester they are enrolled as a music major;
private or group lessons beyond this may result in additional fees. Students in the B.A.
program who wish to continue taking private lessons beyond the required four semes-
ters of instrumental or vocal study must obtain permission from the dean of the
Shepherd School.

Examinations. At the end of each semester, a jury examination in applied music is
given over the material studied during the semester. (All degree candidates except B.A.
students must demonstrate keyboard proficiency in an examination. If students have little
or no knowledge of the keyboard, they should enroll in secondary piano at the beginning
of their first semester and continue study until they can meet the examination requirements.)

Performance. Students are expected to perform frequently during their residence
at Rice. Performance majors must present at least 2 full recitals. Composition and
conducting students should present recitals as specified by their degree programs.
Students are expected to attend both faculty and student recitals. In addition, all music
majors must participate in the school's conducted ensembles as assigned.

Degree Requirements for B.A. in Music, B.Mus., and B.Mus./M.Mus.

Admission. An audition, either in person or on tape, is required of each undergradu-
ate applicant. The Shepherd School faculty and the university's Committee on Admis-
sion jointly determine admission, the latter basing its evaluation upon successful
academic achievement and other standards of college admission. Transfer applicants
from other colleges, conservatories, and universities must also provide an audition,
personal or taped, and take placement exams in both music history and music theory.
Once admitted, their prior preparation in music is assessed, which may reduce the
required period of study at Rice.

B.A. and B.Mus. Program. For general university requirements, see Graduation
Requirements (pages 16-18). Note that MUSI 222 and 321 may be counted towards
partial fulfillment of the Group I (humanities) distribution requirement, and that MUSI
3 1 1 and 3 1 2 may be counted towards partial fulfillment of the Group III (natural science/
engineering) distribution requirement.

For either bachelor's degree, students majoring in music must have a total of at least
120 semester hours at graduation. The complete curriculum for each major in music is
available in the Shepherd School Student Handbook or in the undergraduate music
office on the second floor of Alice Pratt Brown Hall. While the number of required hours
vary according to major area, all music students must take the following core courses
(those in the B.A. program do not need to take MUSI 331, 332 and 431).

• Music Theory: MUSI 21 1, 212, 311, 312, and a theory elective chosen from

MUSI 412, 416. 513, or 613.

• Music History: MUSI 222, 321, 322, and 421

• Aural Skills and Performance Techniques: MUSI 23 1 , 232, 33 1 , 332, and 43 1

B.MusTM.Mus. Honors Program. The same general university requirements
apply, but students seeking the combined B.Mus./M.Mus. degree must complete a total
of at least 150 semester hours by graduation. The number of required hours varies
according to major area.

Music 203

The first five semesters of course work in this program parallel the core curriculum
of the bachelor's degrees. The sixth semester is a transitional semester during which
students qualify for admission to the combined program. For further information,
including application procedures, see the Shepherd School Student Handbook.

Degree Requirements for M.Mus. and D.M.A. in Music

Admission. For instrumental and conducting applicants, an audition is required.
Composition majors must submit portfolios, and musicology and theory majors must
provide samples of their written work. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is
required of graduate applicants in musicology, theory, and composition. Musicology
applicants must also complete the advanced music tests.

Requirements. For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages
60-65). For the M.Mus. degree, candidates must complete at least two semesters of
full-time study at Rice. Semester hour minimums for the M.Mus. degree vary accord-
ing to major area. For the D.M.A. , candidates must complete a total of 90 hours beyond
the bachelor's degree, attending Rice full time for at least four semesters after receiving
their M.Mus. degree.

Thesis. A thesis is required of both music history and music theory majors. In lieu
of a thesis, composition majors must produce an original work of extended scope, and
conducting majors must present an extended composition or project.

Academic Standards

Curriculum and Degree Requirements. Further information on curricular re-
quirements for all majors and degree programs is available from The Shepherd School
of Music.

Grading Policy. All music students must make at least a B- in course work in their
major applied area. Students who receive a C+ or lower in their major applied area are
placed on music probation. Students on music probation may not graduate unless they
show prompt and marked improvement. While on probation, they may not be absent from
class except for extraordinary reasons, and they may not represent the school in any
public function that is not directly part of a degree program. After receiving a second C+
or lower in their major area, whether in consecutive semesters or not, students are
discontinued as music majors.

Leaves of Absence and Voluntary Withdrawal. Music majors must obtain
permission in writing from the dean of the Shepherd School before requesting a leave of
absence from the university. Requests must be in the dean's office before the first day of
classes in the semester for which leave is requested.

Music majors taking voluntary withdrawal from the university are not guaranteed
re-admission into the Shepherd School and may be asked to re-apply/re-audition.
(Students should explain the reasons for their withdrawal to the dean before leaving


Other Musical Opportunities

For Nonmajors. Students who are not music majors may take the following courses
designed for the general student (other music courses require the permission of the
instructor and the approval of the dean of the Shepherd School).

• MUSI 117/118 Fundamentals of Music I and //

• MUSI 307 Composition for Nonmajors

• MUSI 317/318 Theory for Nonmajors I and //

• MUSI 327/328 Music Literature for Nonmajors I and //

• MUSI 334/335 Campanile Orchestra and Rice Chorale

• MUSI 141-197 for individual instruction in all instruments

• MUSI 340 Concert Band

• MUSI 342 Jazz Ensemble

• MUSI 345 Jazz Improvisation • ,

• MUSI 415 Band Arranging " .... , .

Lectures and Performances. A visiting lecturer series, a professional concert
series, and numerous distinguished visiting musicians contribute to the Shepherd School
environment. The Houston Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Chorus, Houston Grand
Opera, Texas Opera Theater, Houston Ballet, Houston Oratorio Society, Da Camera,
Context, and Houston Friends of Music, as well as the activities of other institutions of
higher learning in the area, also provide exceptional opportunities for students to enjoy
a wide spectrum of music.

See MUSI (pages 470-483) in the Courses of Instruction section.


Naval Science


James K. York

Assistant Professors

Kelley Frederickson
M. D. Hale
Paul Kane

Students enroll in the Navy Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program as
scholarship or nonscholarship students. Sophomores may apply for the optional two-
year program. The Department of Naval Science is administered by a senior U.S. Navy
officer, assisted by officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

Degree Requirements for Naval Science Program

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 16-18).
For further details on ROTC programs at Rice, see page 23. Program requirements
differ slightly depending on the student's scholarship status.

Scholarship Navy ROTC students are appointed midshipmen, U.S. Naval Reserve,
on a nationwide competitive basis. They receive retainer pay of $250-$350 per month
for a maximum of four academic years, with all tuition, fees, and equipment paid for by
the government. Additionally, students receive $250 per semester for books. Midship-
men must complete the prescribed naval science courses and participate in drills and
three summer cruises. After graduating with a bachelor's or graduate degree, they
accept a reserve commission as an ensign in the U.S. Navy or as a second lieutenant in
the U.S. Marine Corps.

Nonscholarship Navy ROTC students enter into a mutual contract with the Secre-
tary of the Navy to take naval science courses and to participate in drills and one
summer training cruise. On a competitive basis, students may apply to continue in the
Navy ROTC program through their junior and senior years. The U.S. Navy pays these
continuing students $300-$350 per month during their junior and senior years, offering
them a reserve commission in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps upon graduation. The
program chair may recommend nonscholarship students, on a local competitive basis,
for scholarship status.

Two- Year Program Option. In their sophomore year (junior year for five-year
Rice students), students may apply for the two-year Navy ROTC program, competing
nationwide for available scholarships. If selected, they attend the six-week Naval
Science Institute (NSI) at Newport, Rhode Island, during July and August. NSI pro-
vides students with course material and training normally covered during the first two
years of the regular Navy ROTC program. Successful completion of NSI qualifies
students for enrollment in the advanced Navy ROTC program on an equal footing with
the four-year students. Usually about 15 percent of the nonscholarship students finish-
ing NSI are offered two-year Navy ROTC scholarships. Additional scholarships occa-
sionally may be awarded to others upon the recommendation of the program chair.

U.S. Marine Corps Program. Navy ROTC students, either scholarship or
nonscholarship, may apply for the U.S. Marine Corps program. Students selected for
that program are referred to as "Marine Corps option students" and attend separate
classes under a U.S. Marine officer instructor during their junior and senior years.

See NA VA (page 483-484) in the Courses of Instruction section.



The School of Social Sciences


James R. Pomerantz

Professors Professor Emeritus

Steven J. Cox Sydney M. Lamb

John W. Clark Associate Professors

Raymon M. Glantz Michael Stem

Michael P. Hammond ' Devika Subramanian

Don H. Johnson Assistant Professors

Randi C. Martin Robert Nowak

Daniel Osherson " Geoffrey F. Potts

James R. Pomerantz Tony Ro
Moshe Y. Vardi
Rick K.Wilson

Degrees Offered: none

In the 1999-2000 academic year. Rice University began offering a new set of
courses in the area of Neuroscience to supplement a set of courses already offered by
various departments in closely allied areas. These courses, which carry the designation
NEUR, are offered in part by faculty associated with the Division of Neurosciences at
Baylor College of Medicine and in part by faculty at Rice in several different depart-
ments (including Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Computer Science. Electrical and
Computer Engineering, Linguistics, and Psychology.) They are intended primarily for
Rice graduate students but. with permission may be available to advanced undergradu-
ates. Some of these classes are taught at the nearby Baylor campus, and some are taught
according to Baylor's academic calendar, which is different from Rice's. For further
information on what courses are available and for instructions on how to apply to enter
these classes, consult Rice's neuroscience website at


NEUR 5 1 1(F) Integrative Neuroscience Core I ' "-

NEVR 5\2(S) Integrative Neuroscience Core / ' ■


The School of Humanities


Steven G. Crowell



Baruch Brody

Hugo Tristram Engelhardt, Jr.

Richard E. Grandy

Mark Kulstad

Donald Ray Morrison

George Sher

Assistant Professors

Nomy Arpaly
Eric Margolis
Sherrilyn Roush
Rachel Zuckert
Adjunct Professor
Laurence McCullough

Degrees Offered: B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Philosophy is best described as the attempt to think clearly and deeply about the
fundamental questions that arise for us as human beings. What is the nature of knowledge
(epistemology)? How are we to distinguish between what really is and what only seems
to be (metaphysics)? What is the right thing to do (ethics)? Is there any meaning to
existence? To study the history of philosophy is to study the best, most enduring answers
that have been given to these questions in the past. Because every other field of study
adopts some stance toward these questions, though often implicitly, philosophical issues
arise in the natural and social sciences, history, linguistics, literature, art, and so on.
Special courses in philosophy deal with each of these. Characteristic of philosophy are
commitments to the construction and evaluation of arguments, to expressing thoughts
clearly and precisely, and to defending one' s ideas and evaluating the ideas of others. The
study of philosophy thus provides resources for critical participation in all realms of
human endeavor.

The graduate program trains students to teach and pursue research in the main areas
of department concentration: ethics (especially bioethics) and social and political
philosophy, history of philosophy, continental philosophy, and core portions of contem-
porary analytic philosophy.

Degree Requirements for B.A. in Philosophy

For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements (pages 16-18).
Students majoring in philosophy must complete 30 semester hours (10 departmental
courses); At least 1 8 hours (6 courses) must be at the 300 level or above. A double major
must complete 27 hours (9 departmental courses) with all other requirements remaining
the same. Majors must take the following specific courses.

PHIL 201/202 Histon- of Philosophy I

and //
PHIL 306 Ethics
or PHIL 307 Social and Political

PHIL 106 Log/c-
or PHIL 305 Mathematical Logic

2 courses in the history of philosophy

from the following:

PHIL 301 Ancient and Medieval

PHIL 302 Modern Philosophy
PHIL 308 Continental Philosophy
PHIL 321 Kant and 19th-Centu>y


208 DEPARTMENTS / Philosophy

Students may substitute PHIL 304 Metaphysics, PHIL 303 Theory of Knowledge, or
PHIL 353 Philosophy of Language for one of the history courses.

Degree Requirements for M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy

For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees (pages 60-65). Students
have the additional option of applying for a doctoral program specializing in bioethics
(see below).

For the M.A. in philosophy, candidates must:

• Complete with high standing at least 30 semester hours in advanced courses

approved by the department

• Complete a written thesis on a subject approved by the department

• Perform satisfactorily on a final oral examination (not limited to the student's

special field of study)

For the Ph.D. in philosophy, candidates must:

• Complete with high standing 42 hours of course work approved by the department

(including logic)

• Demonstrate competence in logic

• Pass a qualifying examination

• Perform satisfactorily on an oral defense of their thesis proposal

• Complete a written thesis on a subject approved by the department (at least one year

of thesis research must be spent in residence)

• Perform satisfactorily on a final oral examination (not limited to the student's

special field of study)

Bioethics Program

The Ph.D. in philosophy with a specialization in medical ethics is offered in
cooperation with the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of
Medicine. Applicants to this special program must have enough background in philoso-
phy to complete two and a half years of strong general training in philosophy at the
graduate level. After completing their general training, students receive instruction in
clinical bioethics at Baylor College of Medicine and then write a dissertation drawing
upon their philosophical and clinical training. Further information about this program is
available from the Department of Philosophy.

Continental Philosophy Program

The Ph.D. program in Continental philosophy allows graduate students to take
advantage of resource faculty in history, French studies, philosophy, and religious
studies, all of whom have done distinguished philosophical work in the Continental
tradition. Students master the basic fields of analytic philosophy while doing a substantial
amount of their course work with resource faculty. Further information is available from
the Department of Philosophy.

See PHIL (pages 485^90) in the Courses of Instruction section.


Physics and Astronomy

The Wiess School of Natural Sciences

F. Barry Dunning


Stephen D. Baker

Billy E. Bonner

Paul A. Cloutier

Marjorie D. Corcoran

Ian M. Duck

Reginald J. Dufour

Arthur A. Few, Jr.

James P. Hannon

Thomas W. Hill

Huey W. Huang

Randall G. Hulet

Neal Lane

Eugene H. Levy

Edison P. Liang

Hannu E. Miettinen

Gordon S. Mutchler

Peter Nordlander

Carl Rau

Patricia H. Reiff

Jabus B. Roberts, Jr.

Richard E. Smalley

Paul M. Stevenson

Richard A. Wolf

Professors Emeriti

Thomas L. Estle

John W. Freeman

William E. Gordon, Distinguished

F. Curtis Michel
Ronald F. Stebbings

G. King Walters
Associate Professors
Anthony A. Chan
Stanley A. Dodds
Patrick M. Hartigan
Qimiao Si

Assistant Professors

Matthew G. Baring

Jason H. Hafner

Thomas C. Killian

Christopher Johns-Krull

Douglas A. Natelson

Uwe Oberlack

Alexander J. Rimberg

B. Paul Padley

Frank R. Toffoletto

Adjunct Professors

David C. Black

James L. Burch

Franklin R. Chang-Diaz

Carolyn Sumners

J. David Winningham

Adjunct Associate Professors

James H. Newman

Tomasz F. Stepinski


Nathan Harshman

Gary A. Morris

Distinguished Faculty Fellow

Edward B. Platner

Senior Faculty Fellows

William J. Llope

Pablo P. Yepes

Faculty Fellows

Bernard G. Lindsay

Ian A. Smith

Degrees Offered: B.A.. B.S.. M.Astron., M.Sp.Sc, M.S.T.. M.S.. Ph.D.

2 1 DEPARTMENTS / Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers undergraduate and graduate
programs for a wide range of interests. The bachelor of arts degrees in physics and in
astronomy are suitable for students who wish to obtain a broad liberal education with a
concentration in physical science. The bachelor of science degrees in physics, in
astrophysics, and in chemical physics provide preparation for employment or further
study in physics and related fields. Students in the professional, nonthesis master's
programs obtain advanced training in astronomy, space science, or science teaching.
Research facilities and thesis supervision are available for M.S. and Ph.D. students in
atomic, molecular, and optical physics; biophysics; condensed matter and surface
physics; earth systems science; nuclear and particle physics; observational astronomy;
solar system physics; space plasma physics; and theoretical physics and astrophysics.

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