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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CREATION OF AN HONORS PROGRAM IN ASIAN 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 creation of an honors program in Asian 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 22, 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 7, 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 March 28, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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CREATION OF AN HONORS PROGRAM IN ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000
, OF
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

On page 241, in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the section "ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES," subsection "DEPARTMENTAL HONORS PROGRAMS," insert the following new honors program:

Asian American Studies Honors Program

Ethnic studies majors who wish to qualify for special honors in Asian American studies should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program no later than two semesters before graduation. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 is required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) Asian American Studies 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A in each half; (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the concentration; and (3) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree. These requirements are in addition to the requirements for the major in ethnic studies with a concentration in Asian American studies.

Rationale:
To accommodate honors students in the new bachelor of arts concentration in Asian American studies.