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DOCUMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY, OPTION II: ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF THE 1998-2000 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, PAGES 388-389.

Mary Ann Rankin, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the proposal set forth below for changes in the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biology, Option II in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, of The University of Texas at Austin. The proposal was approved by the College of Natural Sciences Course and Curriculum Committee. The proposal was received from the College of Natural Sciences on January 22, 1999, and the edited proposal was received from the Official Publications office on March 10, 1999. The Secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest only to a single college or school.

If no objection is filed in the Office of the General Faculty within five working days of the date of circularization, the legislation set forth below will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by May 6, 1999.

/Signed/

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council

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PROPOSED CHANGE IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY, OPTION II: ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF THE 1998-2000 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, PAGES 388-389.

The following change is proposed for requirements given on page 388-389 of the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog 1998-2000.

Requirements for The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biology, Option II: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

requirement 12.

d. Biological diversity: Botany 321 and 121C, 327 and 127K, 262, Marine Science 352D, 354, 354C, 354E, Microbiology 321, Zoology 432, 333, 334C, 436, 346, [and] 453, and 370C (Topic: Field Ornithology).

f. An additional course chosen from items a through d; or an advanced evolution course chosen from Botany 352 and 362L; or an animal behavior course chosen from Zoology 354 and 370C (Topic: Behavioral Ecology); or one of the following courses: Marine Science 354T, Zoology 370C (Topic: Natural History Museum Science), Zoology 478C.

Rationale: ZOO 370C: Topic: Field Ornithology and ZOO 370C: Topic: Natural History Museum Science are new courses developed by Zoology faculty. The Biology Course and Curriculum Committee have reviewed these courses and find they meet the requirements of the degree. MNS 354T, Biological Oceanography is taught at the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. The Committee reviewed this course and found it meets the requirements of the degree.