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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


CHANGES IN THE APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN COURSES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000

 

Dean Richard W. Lariviere of the College of Liberal Arts filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the proposal below to change the applicability of certain courses in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. The faculty of the College of Liberal Arts approved these changes on a no-protest basis on March 17, 2000. The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on April 4, 2000. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation 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 April 28, 2000.



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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council




This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on April 19, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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CHANGES IN THE APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN COURSES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000

 

On page 247, in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the section "DEGREES," subsection "APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN COURSES," make the following changes:

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSES

Physical activity (PED) courses and Kinesiology 119 [are offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. They] may not be counted toward a degree in the College of Liberal Arts. However, they are counted among courses for which the student is enrolled, and the grades are included in the grade point average.

Rationale:
To reflect the addition of Kinesiology 119 to the course inventory.

ROTC COURSES

ROTC units are maintained on campus by the Departments of Air Force Science, Military Science, and Naval Science. For information about each program, consult the chairman of the department concerned.

Nine semester hours of coursework in air force science, military science, or naval science may be counted toward any degree in the College of Liberal Arts. Such credit may be used only as [lower-division] electives and/or to fulfill the substantial writing component requirement, and only by students who are commissioned.


Rationale:
To allow upper-division ROTC courses to count as upper-division credit. Until now, ROTC coursework has been counted only as lower-division.

ADMISSION DEFICIENCIES

Students admitted to the University with deficiencies in high school units must remove them by the means prescribed in General Information. [Course credit used to remove deficiencies may not be counted toward the student's degree.] Contact the dean's office for further information.


Rationale:
To facilitate completion of degree requirements in as close to four years as possible, students with fewer than two high school units of a foreign language or fewer than three units of mathematics at the level of algebra I or higher are no longer required to remove these deficiencies when entering the University. These students are still required, as are other University students, to complete four semesters in a single foreign language at the University, and to achieve a level of proficiency in that language.