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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


ALTERNATE PROPOSAL TO THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS INTHE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, AND PHYSICS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREES



Dean Mary Ann Rankin of the College of Natural Sciences has filed the response set forth below pertaining to the protest (D 436-437) for proposed changes for degree requirements in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (D 203-214), the School of Biological Sciences (D 274-297), and the Department of Physics (D 307-314) in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000.

This response will be considered at the Faculty Council meeting on April 17, 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 11, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.

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ALTERNATE PROPOSAL TO THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS INTHE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, AND PHYSICS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREES



The College of Natural Sciences is requesting that the following statements be used in place of those originally proposed (D 205, 208, 285, 309) for Bachelor of Science degrees in the School of Biological Sciences, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the Department of Physics.1

Because of approaching deadlines, and because the protests were announced at the March 20 meeting of the Faculty Council, this item is not being circulated on a no-protest basis but will be presented to the Council for action at its meeting on April 17.

On pages 386, 388, 393, and 411, in the section "DEGREES," make the following changes.


Foreign Language/Culture Requirement: choose one of the following options:

1.
two semesters of the same foreign language.
2.
two foreign culture courses chosen from a list available in the dean’s office or from the advising centers.
3.
a foreign culture course and an additional course chosen from the Plan I area B or D requirements: anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, psychology, sociology, architecture, classics, fine arts, philosophy, or an approved interdisciplinary course.
4.
one semester of a foreign language and a foreign culture course from the same language area.

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 foreign language deficiency.


1 The version of this document dated April 11, 2000, was amended to delete the following sentence: "These replacements are acceptable to Shelley Payne (microbiology) and Michael Starbird (mathematics), who had filed a protest of the previous statements." Amended April 12, 2000.