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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF ARTS UNDER PLAN II 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 requirements for a bachelor of arts under Plan II 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 May 5, 2000.*



<signed>

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.


* The no-protest deadline was extended from April 28, 2000, to May 5, 2000, due to changes requested by the College of Liberal Arts on April 28, 2000.


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CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF ARTS UNDER PLAN II IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000

 

On pages 261-262, in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the section "BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN II," subsection "CHOICE OF WORK," make the following changes to subsections "AREA A" and "AREA C." [The following text incorporates changes to Area C approved via D&P 122-124.]

AREA A

English: [no change]

Writing: [no change]

Foreign language: Students must complete four semesters in a single foreign language. [Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take the first two semesters in a language without degree credit to remove their language deficiency, then complete the equivalent of two semesters beyond those courses in the same language to fulfill their foreign language requirement.]

The foreign language requirement is the attainment of a certain proficiency, as well as the completion of a specified number of courses; however, the courses taken to gain this proficiency are not electives and may not be taken on the pass/fail basis. Any part of the requirement may be fulfilled by credit by examination. Students may accelerate their progress at any point in the sequence by means of credit by examination.

To achieve proficiency in a foreign language as rapidly as possible, qualified students are encouraged to take advantage of the intensive foreign language study program. Information about this program is available from the appropriate language department. Courses used to fulfill the foreign language requirement must be language courses; literature-in-translation courses, for example, may not be counted.

AREA B

[no change]

AREA C

Each student must complete eighteen semester hours of coursework in Area C, consisting of the following:

1.
A three-hour mathematics course designated for Plan II students, currently a section of Mathematics 310. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the Area C requirement or toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics [301, 303D, or 304E] 301 or 303D without degree credit to remove their deficiency. No more than twelve semester hours of mathematics and computer sciences combined may be counted toward the Area C requirement.
2.
A three-hour course in logic or modes of reasoning designated for Plan II students, currently a section of Philosophy 313Q or Tutorial Course 310.
3.
A three-hour physics, chemistry, or geological sciences course designated for Plan II students, currently a section of Physics 341.
4.
A three-hour course in [the biological sciences] biology designated for Plan II students, currently [a section of] Biology [301C] 301E. This requirement may also be satisfied by credit for Biology 211, 212, and either 213 or 214.


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5.
Six hours in one subject chosen from the following fields[:]. Courses counted toward requirements 3 and 4 above may also be counted toward this requirement.
a.
Astronomy
b.
Biology
c.
Chemistry
[d.
Computer sciences]*
d.[e.]*
Geological sciences
e.[f.]*
Marine science
f.[g.]*
[Mathematics] Nutrition
g.[h.]*
Physical science
h.[i.]*
Physics
[j.
Experimental psychology]
[k.
Physical anthropology]
[l.
Physical geography]
[m.
History of science and philosophy of science]

[Students should consult the academic adviser for Plan II to determine which courses are included in item j, k. l, and m.]
6.
Any remaining hours required to fulfill the Area C requirement may be chosen from the fields listed in requirement 5 above or from the following fields:
a.
Mathematics
b.
Computer sciences*
c.
Experimental psychology*
d.
Anthropology*
e.
Physical geography*
f.
Philosophy (logic)*
g.
History of science and philosophy of science*
h.
Other science courses approved by the dean*

A list of approved courses in these fields is available in the Student Division. Only three hours in the history or philosophy of science may be counted.



Rationale:
1) Remove foreign language and mathematics deficiency requirements for entering freshmen; 2) make corrections to the list of natural sciences subjects to match the existing Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, degree requirements; 3) remove mathematics from the list of natural sciences requirements because it was listed there in error; 4) separate mathematics and alternative sciences from the prescribed list of Plan II, Area C requirements to clearly show how courses may be used; 5) added item 'g' to number 6 above because there are alternative Area C courses not covered by items a through f.

Rationale:
Precludes students from taking more than 6 hours in mathematics or computer sciences.*


* Additional changes were made at the request of the College of Liberal Arts on April 28, 2000.