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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
1 Change in the document title per the College of Natural Sciences on April 20, 2000.
* 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.
CHANGES IN THE DEPARTMENTAL HONORS PROGRAMS, THE APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN COURSES, AND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-20002
On page 377, of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, section "ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES," please make the following changes:
DEPARTMENTAL HONORS PROGRAMS
Most departments in the College of Natural Sciences offer
departmental honors programs to their majors. Minimum requirements for
the completion of all such programs include (1) a University grade point
average of at least 3.00; (2) a three-semester-hour thesis or research
project, or a reasonable equivalent, with a grade of at least B;
some programs may require a higher grade; (3) completion, with a grade
point average of at least 3.50, of the coursework required for a major
in the field in which the student seeks honors; [
On page 380, of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, section "DEGREES," subsection "APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN COURSES," please make the following changes:
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSES
Physical activity (PED) courses and Kinesiology 119
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 Natural Sciences. Such credit may be used only as [
2 Change in the document title per the College of Natural Sciences on April 20, 2000.
Students admitted to the University with deficiencies
in high school units must remove them by the means prescribed in General
On pages 380-383, of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, section "DEGREES," subsection "BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I," please make the following changes:
BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I
The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts under Plan I are designed to give each student flexibility in the selection of courses to meet individual needs. Except for the limits imposed by specific requirements in the Plan I degree program, there is no restriction on the number of courses a student may take in other colleges and schools of the University.
The following is a brief overview of the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I; for detailed regulations see "Degree Requirements, Specific," pages 381-386.
A total of 120 semester hours is required for the degree. Of the 120 hours, thirty-six must be in upper-division courses. At least thirty hours, including eighteen hours of upper-division coursework, and at least twenty-four of the last thirty hours must be taken in residence at the University. Provided residence rules are met, credit may be earned by examination, by extension, by correspondence (up to 30 percent of the hours required for the degree), or, with the approval of the dean, by work transferred from another institution. A maximum of sixteen semester hours of classroom and/or correspondence coursework may be taken on the pass/fail basis.
Three categories of work must be completed: prescribed work; major requirements, including minor requirements, if any; and electives to provide a total of 120 semester hours.
To include University extension (evening) classes in the list of coursework taken out of residence that can be applied to University degrees. University extension courses can be transferred to the University.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, SPECIFIC
Specific requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, are divided into four areas: A, B, C, and D. With the dean's approval, interdepartmental courses, courses offered by other colleges and schools of the University, and credit by examination may be used to meet these requirements; however, these courses may not be used to meet the requirements of special programs or majors without the approval of the program director or the department chairman. A course taken to meet the requirements of one area may not also be used to fulfill the requirements of another area; the only exception to this rule is that a course taken to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement or the Area B, C, or D requirement may also be counted toward the writing requirement in Area A, if the course is certified as having a substantial writing component. No courses used to fulfill area requirements may be taken on the pass/fail basis.
In addition to the following requirements, the student must fulfill the University requirements for graduation given in chapter 1 and the requirements of the College of Natural Sciences on page 379.
English composition and literature: [
Writing: In addition to [
Foreign language: Students must complete four semesters in a single foreign language. [
To remove foreign language deficiency requirements for entering freshmen.
The foreign language requirement is the attainment of a certain proficiency rather than the completion of a specified number of hours; 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 urged 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.
Each student must have credit for three semester hours in a course offered by the University of Texas at Austin Department of Mathematics, excluding Mathematics 301, 316K, and 316L. 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 [
Fifteen additional semester hours, with no more than nine in any one department, from the fields of study listed below. No more than nine hours of mathematics and computer sciences combined may be included in these fifteen hours. Nine of these fifteen hours must be taken in courses in the College of Natural Sciences, items 1 through [
To reflect current policy and procedure.
A course listed in two or more departments may be used as a course in only one department in fulfilling requirements under Area C. Courses in anthropology, geography, linguistics, and psychology used to fulfill Area C requirements may not also be used to fulfill Area B requirements. Courses in philosophy used to fulfill Area C requirements may not also be used to fulfill Area D requirements.
3Additional catalog change submitted by the College of Natural Sciences on April 21, 2000.
* Additional changes were made to this page at the request of the College of Liberal Arts on April 28, 2000. These changes have caused some text to shift from this page to the next when compared to the original document.
Note: To differentiate between revisions, the April 28 additions have been bolded in the second paragraph.
Students, counselors, and advisers are urged to make careful selection of Area C courses in order to develop a meaningful pattern and a coherent sequence.
Precludes students from taking more than 6 hours in mathematics or computer sciences.*
To remove restrictions on entering freshmen and thereby facilitate earlier graduation.
Hour requirements for the major. A major consists of at least twenty-one but no more than [
To reflect current practice. One of the degrees in the College of Liberal Arts, for example, requires forty-two semester hours for the major.
* Rationale was added at the request of the College of Liberal Arts on April 28, 2000.