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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CREATION OF A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR OR MINOR 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 a bachelor of arts degree with a major or minor 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 A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR OR MINOR 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 255, 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," add the following new concentration to the major in ethnic studies:

Ethnic Studies

The ethnic studies program is administered through the Center for African and African American Studies, the Center for Asian American Studies, and the Center for Mexican American Studies. The directors and executive committees of these centers advise students, prescribe groups of courses that fulfill content requirements, and authorize course substitutions when appropriate. Students majoring in ethnic studies must choose one of [two] three areas of concentration and meet the requirements of that concentration as outlined below.

African American Studies

No changes.

Asian American Studies

1.
Asian American Studies 310.
2.
Twenty-one semester hours, including at least eighteen hours of upper-division coursework, chosen from a list of courses approved by the Advisory Committee of the Center for Asian American Studies. This coursewor k must include at least one three-semester-hour course in each of the following groups:

a.
Culture, literature, and media studies
b.
Economics, history, and government
c.
Anthropology, geography, and sociology

3.
The minor: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one field of study in the University. Six of the required hours must be taken in residence.

Mexican American Studies

No changes.

Rationale:
Add a new concentration to accommodate the creation of a Center for Asian American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.