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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

Richard W. Lariviere, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the proposal below for changes in degree requirements for the bachelor of arts degree with a major in American studies in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. The faculty and the dean of the College of Liberal Arts approved the changes on November 3, 1999. The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on February 17, 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 4, 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 March 24, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

 

On page 253, in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the section "BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I," subsection "MAJORS AND MINORS," make the following changes:

American Studies

Major: The American studies major requires twenty-one semester hours of American studies coursework: (1) American studies 355 and 356; (2) [six additional hours of American studies courses; and] nine hours chosen from topics of American Studies 370; and (3) [nine semester hours of American studies seminars chosen from topics of American Studies 370.] six additional hours of American studies coursework.

Minor for American studies majors: [An interdisciplinary minor consisting of twelve semester hours of American content courses, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, chosen from the following areas: anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, business administration, communication, comparative literature, economics, education, English, ethnic studies, folklore, geography, government, history, humanities, journalism, museum courses, music, philosophy, psychology, social work, or sociology; or, with the consent of the undergraduate adviser, a minor proposed by the student that is consistent with these guidelines. No more than six hours in any one department or program may be counted toward the minor.] Twelve semester hours of approved upper-division coursework on any aspect of life or culture in the United States. Courses may be taken in any departments or programs with relevant offerings. With the consent of the undergraduate adviser, a student may substitute up to six semester hours of upper-division coursework chosen primarily for methodological or comparative purposes.

Rationale:
Switch two of the three terms under the major statement to better reflect a hierarchy of relative importance.

Under the minor, require upper-division coursework, eliminate unnecessary list of fields, and limit to six hours an alternative enabling students to present methodological or comparative coursework of non-United States content to complement their other