College Q&A: New UHV classes include history of Mexico, creative writing

By Katy Walterscheidt
Aug. 18, 2012 at 3:18 a.m.

I'd like to start taking classes at the University of Houston-Victoria this fall. Are there any new, interesting courses being offered?

The University of Houston-Victoria has a variety of new class offerings for students this fall, ranging from courses about top trends like oil and gas to creative writing.

Energy is a hot topic in the Crossroads region and around the world. To supplement this trend, the UHV School of Business Administration created an online graduate level class called "Accounting for Oil and Gas," with an emphasis on accounting for costs incurred in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. This topic is so popular that the class is filling up fast.

If you are interested in earning the new bachelor's degree in creative writing offered by the UHV School of Arts & Sciences, there are a couple of writing classes that might interest you. All of the creative writing classes are taught by published authors.

You can enroll in "Creative Nonfiction Writing" to learn about various forms of nonfiction such as memoir, reportage, new journalism and essay. Or take Reading for Writers, where you will develop the ability to better identify, characterize and understand the style and technique of significant prose and poetry writers.

With the U.S. presidential election around the corner, people are buzzing about the government. "Introduction to Public Policy" will provide insight into how the government works and teach you about different policy-making institutions and processes, as well as different areas of public policy.

If you're a history buff, you can take Western Civilization to 1600 to learn about the people, ideas, events and major trends that happened from pre-history to 1600. Or take History of Mexico and trace the major developments in Mexican history from the pre-Colombian period to the present, as you evaluate Mexico's place in the current global economy.

Want to learn about Latin American culture? Do so by taking Latin American Literature and examine major works of contemporary Latin American authors.

With all these new options, now you just have to get registered. If you'd like to attend UHV in the fall, it's not too late. The fall semester starts Aug. 27. UHV has a continuous admission process, so there are no specific deadlines to meet.

However, students interested in attending fall classes are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to allow time for processing and registration.

For additional information about attending UHV, contact the Office of Admissions, at 361-570-4110 or

Do you have a question about the University of Houston-Victoria? Contact Katy Walterscheidt, UHV communications specialist, at 361- 570-4342 or at



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