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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ASIAN CULTURES AND LANGUAGES 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 requirements for the bachelor of arts degree with a major in Asian cultures and languages 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.



<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 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 ASIAN CULTURES AND LANGUAGES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

 

On page 254, 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:

Asian Cultures and Languages

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Asian cultures and languages is offered with specialization in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi and/or Urdu, Malayalam, or Sanskrit.

Major: [Eighteen] Twenty-four semester hours, including twenty-one hours of upper-division coursework in the language and culture of one of the areas of specialization listed above. [specialization; at least twelve of these hours must be in courses that are conducted primarily in the language.] The twenty-four hours must include twelve hours of upper-division coursework in the language of specialization and nine hours of upper-division coursework in Asian studies related to the specialization. A list of courses that fulfill this requirement is available in the Department of Asian Studies. For students specializing in Japanese, the remaining three hours must be Japanese 330; for others, the remaining three hours must be chosen from the area of specialization or from the list of Asian studies courses related to the specialization.

Minor for Asian cultures and languages majors: 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 twelve hours must be taken in residence.

Rationale:
To maintain a strong emphasis on language courses and to strengthen the culture and history requirements.