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Plan II Academic Advising - Fall 2022

Plan II Academic Advising - Summer 2022

 

Schedule an Advising Appointment:

All appointments can be scheduled via Calendly. Peggy is available for current student advising via Zoom on Thursdays and Fridays only during the summer due to New Student Orientation.

Schedule with Peggy via her calendar.

*Prospective Plan II students are not permitted to meet with a Plan II academic advisor. Please contact Kerry Pasquale, Plan II Admissions Director, with questions at kerry@austin.utexas.edu

SPRING 2022 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The Summer and Fall 2022 course schedules are available. Check your Registration Information Sheet for your registration access time periods.

Course Descriptions
Detailed course descriptions for all Plan II TC (Tutorial Course) and SS (Social Science) classes, and other course offerings from the College of Liberal Arts, can be found at the following here.


Advising Resources
The Advising Resources page on the Plan II website is where you can find approved course lists for Non-US History, Plan II Fine Arts, Degree Checklists (be sure to look at the correct catalog based on your first semester at UT), the Plan II Science Guide, and many other useful planning tools.


Maximum Hours
Students wishing to enroll in over max hours (17) for the fall 2021 semester will be able to do so during the August add/drop period (graduating seniors may get permission during early registration). At that time, students should meet with a Liberal Arts Student Division Advisor to initiate the process. Plan II Advisors can discuss the merits of this idea and the drawbacks with students, but cannot actually approve them to take additional hours, here is information on the policy/process "Maximum Semester Hours".

Mode of Instruction Definitions (Click Here)

Junior Seminar (T C 358) Registration Policy
To ensure that students can register for the classes they need to progress in their degree plan, registering for multiple topics of T C 358 (Plan II Junior Seminar course) in the same semester is prohibited. Students who register for more than one section of T C 358 in the same semester will be dropped. Once everyone has had a chance to register for at least one T C 358, if seats remain open students may then attempt to register for an additional course. An announcement will be posted in Plan2News and on the Plan II website here if or when students may register for additional T C 358 courses.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY T C 358 sections fulfill the Junior Seminar requirement. T C courses offered under other numbers DO NOT fulfill the Plan II Junior Seminar requirement.

Detailed course descriptions for all TC 358 sections can be found here.

Plan II Study Abroad Maymesters

Maymester classes will NOT be listed on the Spring 2022 course schedule. Classes scheduled to start in mid-May and carry into June or later will now be included as part of the Summer term in 2021. Maymester courses will be connected to Summer semester, but students enrolled full-time (12 hours) spring 2022 will not pay additonal Summer semester tuition for Maymester coursework as determined by Texas Global and the Office of the Registrar. 

The Maymesters program deadline is November 15, 2021.

For more information about each Maymester:

Pope Francis's Catholic Church: The Making of the Modern Papacy - Rome, Italy (Learn More) Plan II students will earn three credit hours for a Plan II Junior Seminar (TC 358) Exploring UK Education (Learn More) Plan II students will earn three credit hours for a Plan II Junior Seminar (TC 358)


Philosophy (PHL 610QB) - Required for all second-year students
Students taking the second half of Plan II Philosophy (PHL 610QB) this spring must register for the same professor. Switching sections mid-year is typically not permissible. Please try to work out any time conflicts by adjusting your other planned courses. Contact a Plan II Advisor if you need further assistance.

Logic and Scientific Reasoning (PHL 313Q, aka Plan II Logic)
PHL 313Q is only offered during the fall semester. 


Modes of Reasoning (TC 310) Registration Information
Professor Lewis’s version of TC 310 (unique 41720) focuses on Medical Problem Solving. The course has a prerequisite of credit for or concurrent enrollment in a Chemistry and Calculus course. The Chemistry course should be intended for Pre-Health students or those pursuing a Natural Science Major; CH 301 or higher level. Students not meeting both prerequisites will be dropped from the course. 

Professor Navratil's version of TC 310 (unique 41715) focuses on Computer Programming. The course has no pre-requisites; however, some background in programming can be helpful. 

NOTE regarding LOGIC and MODES: Plan II students are required to take either Logic (PHL 313Q) or Modes of Reasoning (TC 310) or an approved substitution in order to fulfill the Plan II requirement.
Detailed course descriptions for both TC 310 (Modes) sections can be found here.
Honors Social Science (SS 302) Registration Information
Four S S 302 sections will be offered in Spring 2022:

  • S S 302C HON SOCIAL SCIENCE: METHODS/THEORY (unique 41600)
  • S S 302C URBAN CULTURES (unique 41610)
  • S S 302D PSYCHOLOGY (unique 41605)
  • S S 302F ECONOMICS OF LOVE AND MARRIAGE (unique 41615)

Detailed course descriptions SS 302 courses offered in Spring 2022 can be found here.  

PHY 321 Plan II Physics  (Physics for Presidents) (unique 55930)

This course covers essential physics that students need in order to understand today's core science and technology issues, and to become the next generation of world leaders.  Topics covered include the physics of energy, atoms, gravity, radioactivity, chain reactions, electricity and magnetism, waves light, climate change, quantum physics, and relativity.  These are discussed in relationship to specific technological applications and policy questions. Please refer to spring 2020 syllabus for additional information about the course.

NTR 365 Plan II Nutrition (Nutritional Biochemistry: Busting Nutrition Myths) - offered in Fall only

The approved substitution for Plan II Physics. This one-semester substitution will fulfill the Plan II upper division science requirement, but will NOT fulfill UT Core requirements**. This course is approved for the Liberal Arts Natural Science Requirement. 

The course has a prerequisite of credit for BIO 301E, BIO 311C, or BIO 315H and will be enforced by Plan II Honors, not the registration system.

Click here for the course description.

M 310P Plan II Math (unique 53655) - See Spring 2021 syllabus for overview

Plan II/KIPP Partnership (T C 126 and T C 125K) Registration Information
Mentorship of younger students attending an Austin-area Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) school. Through mentoring and class meetings, students will be deeply immersed in issues related to education reform, (in)equality of educational opportunity, and in promising strategies, such as those used by KIPP, for addressing such issues.

  • TC 126 – unique 42790: Reserved enrollment**: students must have applied and be accepted into the year-long course/mentoring program.
  • TC 125K – unique TBA: Reserved enrollment**: students must apply to volunteer as KAL Mentor or PlanTutor to take this course.

Students who have taken TC 125K are not required to retake the course to continue to volunteer in KIPP schools.

TC 302 First Year Signature Course Information

First-year students should enroll in the TC 302 course they received in the course lottery at orientation this past summer. If you are unsure of which professor/section you received in the lottery, please contact a Plan II Advisor.

TC 127 Civic Viewpoints with Professor Lee Walker  

Explore civic engagement and innovative solutions for societal justice. This course is open to all Plan II students regardless of classification and can be taken more than once. The course is a lecture series featuring Austin community leaders, focusing on areas of education, healthcare, human rights, and civic engagement. Professor Lee Walker leads each session, which includes an engaging lecture from the week’s speaker and a period of question-and-answer from the audience.
Spring 2022 Thesis (TC 660HA) Registration Instructions

STEP ONE:  Thesis Topic Approval by a Plan II Associate Director – By October 22, 2021

STEP TWO: Register for TC 660HA during spring 2022 registration, October 25-November 5. An approved topic approval form is REQUIRED in order to register for the course.

STEP THREESecure a Supervisor and Second Reader - By December 3, 2021

*DEPARTMENTAL THESIS OPTION: Students with approval to register for an honors thesis course with your 2nd major (or 3rd/4th), should complete the Departmental Thesis form (available on the Plan II website) and send to sarah.mason@austin.utexas.edu. The form does not need to be approved by Plan II. Students enrolled in a departmental thesis course are not required to attend the Tuesday evening meetings for TC 660HA or TC 660HB, but are welcome to if they wish. More details about the departmental thesis option can be found in the Plan II Thesis Manual.
**Thesis required forms, the Thesis Manual, Supervisor guidelines and other links can be found here.

For other concerns related to COVID-19, please check the UTexas.edu main page for the latest information from University leadership. For Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19 and Academics, visit the Texas One Stop page: https://onestop.utexas.edu/faq-covid19/

For information about the spring 2022 semester, visit: https://protect.utexas.edu

Questions about COVID-19 Testing? Please refer to this guide and follow the recommended processes.

College of Liberal Arts

Peggy Sharp , Ed.D.
Academic Advising Coordinator

Schedule an Advising Appointment:

All appointments can be scheduled with Peggy via her calendar linked below.

Peggy's Calendly link to schedule an in-person or Zoom appointment. Peggy is available for in person appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

 

NOTE: Peggy does not meet with prospective or admitted students. Please contact Kerry Pasquale, Director of Admissions, with questions.

 

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Spring 2023 Registration Information

The Spring 2023 Course Schedule is available as of October 3rd. Check your Registration Information Sheet for your registration access time periods.

Freshman Registration Advising Bars

All Plan II first year students have a registration advising bar that must be cleared before you can register for Spring classes.  

If you ALREADY met with Peggy or Karlos to discuss Spring registration, please email whoever you met with to clear the bar. You do not need to meet with an advisor again.

There are TWO options to get your advising bar cleared:

  • Submit the Canvas Registration Worksheet assignment in your Class of 26 Canvas site (available starting October 10th, due October 24th)
  • Meet with Karlos or Peggy for advising

Course Descriptions

Detailed course descriptions for all Plan II T C (Tutorial Course) and S S (Social Science) classes, and other course offerings from the College of Liberal Arts, can be found here as they become available.

Advising Resources

The Advising Resources page on the Plan II website is where you can find approved course lists for Non-US History, Plan II Fine Arts, Degree Checklists (be sure to look at the correct catalog based on your first semester at UT), the Plan II Science Guide, and many other useful planning tools.

Maximum Hours

Students wishing to enroll in over max hours (18+) for the spring 2023 semester will be able to do so during the January add/drop period (graduating seniors may get permission during early registration). At that time, students should meet with a Liberal Arts Student Division Advisor to initiate the process. Plan II Advisors can discuss the merits of this idea and the drawbacks with students, but cannot actually approve them to take additional hours, see the FAQ here for information on the policy/process. 

*NOTE: Dual degree students - check with your other college to see if you may request permission in more than 17 hours during early registration. You only need permission from one of your colleges.

Mode of Instruction Definitions (Click Here)

Junior Seminar (T C 358) Registration Policy

To ensure that students can register for the classes they need to progress in their degree plan, registering for multiple topics of T C 358 (Plan II Junior Seminar course) in the same semester is prohibited. Students who register for more than one section of T C 358 in the same semester will be dropped. Once everyone has had a chance to register for at least one T C 358, if seats remain open students may then attempt to register for an additional course. An announcement will be posted in Plan2News and on the cohort's Canvas website if or when students may register for additional T C 358 courses.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY T C 358 sections fulfill the Junior Seminar requirement. T C courses offered under other numbers DO NOT fulfill the Plan II Junior Seminar requirement.

The course schedule is being updated to reflect the correct T C 358 offerings in Spring. They are:

Jennifer Wilks Apocalyptic Narratives  
Matt Valentine Writing Narratives
Jeff Leon Ethics and Medicine
Leah Cox The Performance of Self
Stephen Reese Politics of Conspiracy Theories
Sumit Guha CANCELED - The Indian Epic Ramayana - CANCELED
Steven Abrams Infant Nutrition
Amon Burton The Law and Ethics of Climate Change and Sustainability
Karl Rove The Modern American Political Campaign (by application only)
John M. González Upward Social Mobility in America

Detailed course descriptions for all TC 358 sections can be found here.

Additionally, there are two Study Abroad opportunities coming up in 2023 to earn 3 hours of T C 358 credit:

Philosophy (PHL 610QB) - Required for all second-year students

Using ancient and modern texts, students usually consider problems in ethics, political theory, metaphysics, and epistemology. These classes are larger than the first-year seminar courses, but still small for UT standards. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for two semesters.

  • Students are required to take the full year-long sequence, both the fall (PHL 610QA) and spring (PHL 610QB) semesters, with the same professor.
  • Both the fall and spring PHL 610Q courses are worth three credit hours each, six total credit hours for the year-long sequence.
  • Students planning a semester away from UT Austin next year (study abroad, etc.) should discuss the timing of the PHL 610Q sequence with a Plan II academic advisor.

Modes of Reasoning (T C 310)

Two sections of T C 310 are being offered in Spring 2023. They are taught by different professors on different topics. Either will satisfy the Plan II Logic or Modes of Reasoning requirement.

A detailed course description for each section of T C 310 in Spring 2023 can be found here.

Honors Social Science (S S 302) Registration Information

Three sections of Plan II Honors Social Science (S S 302) will be offered in Spring 2023. 

  • S S 302E - Urban Cultures with Prof. John Hartigan
  • S S 302E - Anthropology of the Feminine with Prof. Leta Deithloff
    • NOTE: This class will be added to the course schedule soon. It will be on MW 2:30-4:00pm in PAR 203.
  • S S 302F - Animal Crossing to Zelda - Learning Economics with Games with Prof. Charity-Joy Acchardio

IMPORTANT NOTE: S S 302D with Prof. Yeager is NOT being offered. The Spring 2023 schedule will be updated soon.

 

Detailed course descriptions for SS 302 courses offered by Hartigan and Acchardio can be found here.

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PHY 321 Plan II Physics - Physics for Presidents

Plan II Physics (PHY 321) will be offered the spring 2023 semester. The instructor of record for that course is Dr. Vernita Gordon. PHY 321 will satisfy the Core Natural Science, Part I and Liberal Arts Natural Science Requirements.

If you are a graduating senior spring 2023 and lack PHY 321 AND your Part I/Part II requirement for the University Core, you should plan to take PHY 321 spring 2023. If you are graduating and do not need this course to fulfill a CORE science requirement, please consider taking BIO 337, our brand new alternative to the Plan II Physics course. See the next tab for more details.

NEW COURSE! BIO 337 - Biodiversity in the Anthropocene

This new course is an approved substitution for Plan II Physics; note that only BIO 337 with the title above satisfies the Plan II requirement. This one-semester substitution will fulfill the Plan II upper division science requirement, but will NOT fulfill UT Core requirements**. This course is approved for the Liberal Arts Natural Science Requirement. 

See the Spring 2023 course flyer for overview. (*Please note the correct course number is BIO 337.)

Plan II/KIPP Partnership (T C 126 and T C 128K) Registration Information

Mentorship of younger students attending an Austin-area Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) school. Through mentoring and class meetings, students will be deeply immersed in issues related to education reform, (in)equality of educational opportunity, and in promising strategies, such as those used by KIPP, for addressing such issues.

  • TC 126: Reserved enrollment**: students must have applied and be accepted into the year-long course/mentoring program.
  • TC 128K: Reserved enrollment**: students must apply to volunteer as KAL Mentor or PlanTutor to take this course.

**Learn more about KIPP here!

Students who have taken TC 125K (KIPP) are not required to retake the course to continue to volunteer in KIPP schools.

Spring 2023 Thesis Start (T C 660HA) Registration Instructions

STEP ONE: Thesis Topic Approval by a Plan II Director or Associate Director – By October 14, 2022 at 5 PM CT. Appointments are available via their Calendly.

STEP TWO: Register for T C 660HA during Spring 2023 registration, October 31-November 11th. An approved paper preapproval form is REQUIRED in order to register for the course.

STEP THREESecure a Supervisor and Second Reader and their form approvals- By November 9th, 2022. Approvals from your committee members are REQUIRED in order to stay registered for the course. Failure to meet this deadline will result in you being dropped from T C 660HA.

*DEPARTMENTAL THESIS OPTION: Students with approval to register for an honors thesis course with your 2nd major (or 3rd/4th), should complete the Departmental Thesis form (available on the Plan II website) and send to karlos@austin.utexas.edu. The form does not need to be approved by Plan II. Students enrolled in a departmental thesis course are not required to attend the Tuesday evening meetings for TC 660HA or TC 660HB, but are welcome to if they wish. More details about the departmental thesis option can be found in the Plan II Thesis Manual.

**Thesis required forms, the Thesis Manual, Supervisor guidelines and other links can be found here.

M 310P Plan II Math

See Spring 2022 syllabus for overview.

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For other concerns related to COVID-19, please check the UTexas.edu main page for the latest information from University leadership. For Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19 and Academics, visit the Texas One Stop page: https://onestop.utexas.edu/faq-covid19/

For information about the current semester, visit: https://protect.utexas.edu

Questions about COVID-19 Testing? Please refer to this guide and follow the recommended processes.