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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000

 

Ellen A. Wartella, Dean of the College of Communication, filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the proposal below to change the requirements for the bachelor of science degree in communication studies in the College of Communication chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. The faculty and the dean of the College of Communication have approved the changes. The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on February 29, 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 12, 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 3, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000

 

Note: Title above reflects proposed name change from speech to communication studies (D 438-437).

On page 79-81, in the College of Communication chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the section "BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SPEECH," make the following changes:

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN [SPEECH] COMMUNICATION STUDIES

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in [Speech] Communication Studies, the candidate must complete 120 semester hours of coursework and fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements on pages 16-17, the college graduation requirements on page 66, and the special requirements, prescribed work, and major requirements below.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

No changes, except to replace "speech" with "communication studies" throughout.

PRESCRIBED WORK

1.
[English] Rhetoric and Composition 306[,] and English 316K, and [a three-semester-hour course taught in the Department of English] an additional three-semester-hour course in either English or rhetoric and composition.

No changes to requirements 2 through 7.

8.
Nine semester hours of natural sciences, of which six hours (and no more than six) must be taken in one field of study. Courses must be chosen from the following fields: astronomy, biology, [botany,] chemistry, computer sciences, geological sciences, marine science, [microbiology,] physical science, and physics[, and zoology]. [Students may fulfill this requirement by completing nine hours of coursework in the fields that are part of the Division of Biological Sciences–biology, botany, microbiology, and zoology; no more than six hours may be in a single field.] For this requirement a student may take three hours of mathematics beyond those used to fulfill requirement 7.

No changes to requirements 9 through 11, except to replace "speech" with "communication studies" in requirement 10.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

1.
At least thirty but no more than thirty-six semester hours of [speech] communication studies. At least fifteen hours must be in upper-division coursework. Each student must complete one of the following tracks:
a.
Communication Studies
1.
[Speech] Communication Studies 305, 313, or 319; 315M; 332K; and 334K.
2.
Twelve semester hours chosen from the following courses: [Speech] Communication Studies 317C, 320L, 332, 340K, 350K, 352, 353, 354, 357, 358, [365K,] 371K, and the following topics of [Speech] Communication Studies 367: African-American Performance History, Performance and Culture, Language and Culture, Case Studies in Argumentation, Performance Research, Lying and Deception, Performing Marginality.

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3.
Six additional semester hours of [speech] communication studies.
b.
Corporate Communication Studies
1.
[Speech] Communication Studies 310K, 316L, 319, 332, 350K, and 370L.
2.
Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: [Speech] Communication Studies 317C, 331K, 332K, 350M, 351, 352, 353, 354, 370K, 371K, and the following topics of [Speech] Communication Studies 367: Applied Interpersonal Communication, Case Studies in Argumentation, [Communication and Business Ethics, Organizational Communication in a Changing Society, New Communication Technologies,] Communication and Human Resources Management, Lying and Deception.
3.
Six additional semester hours of [speech] communication studies.
c.
Human Relations
1.
[Speech] Communication Studies 305, 313, or 319; 314L; 315M; and 355K.
2.
Twelve semester hours chosen from the following courses: [Speech] Communication Studies 334K, 348K, 354, 357, 358, 361K, [365K, 366K,] 371K, and the following topics of [Speech] Communication Studies 367: Performance and Culture, Applied Interpersonal Communication, Language and Culture, Case Studies in Argumentation, Performance Research, Lying and Deception, Communication and Human Resources Management, Performing Marginality.
3.
Six additional semester hours of [speech] communication studies.
d.
Public Communication
1.
[Speech] Communication Studies 305, 313, or 319; 317C; 332K; and 352.
2.
Twelve semester hours chosen from the following courses: [Speech] Communication Studies 320L, 331K, 332, 340K, 342K, 345K, 353, 354, [365K,] 371K, and the following topics of [Speech] Communication Studies 367: Performance and Culture, Language and Culture, Case Studies in Argumentation, Lying and Deception.
3.
Six additional semester hours of [speech] communication studies.
2.
At least six semester hours of coursework must be taken in the College of Communication but outside the major. However, no student may count toward the degree more than forty-two semester hours (including transfer credit) in College of Communication coursework. Coursework in American Sign Language may not be used to fulfill any major requirement and is not included in the forty-two hours of coursework in the College of Communication that may be counted toward the degree.
3.
No College of Communication course to be counted toward the degree may be taken on the pass/fail basis, unless the course is offered only on that basis.

ORDER AND CHOICE OF WORK

FIRST YEAR

1.
The student must take three courses from the following group each semester:
a. [English] Rhetoric and Composition 306.

No further changes to "First Year."

SECOND YEAR

1.
The student must take three courses from the following group each semester; four are recommended:
a. [English 316K and any three-semester-hour course [taught in the Department of English] in English or rhetoric and composition.
b. Courses to be counted toward requirements 6, 7, and 8 of the prescribed work, including courses in American government or American history.
c. Courses in the foreign language, unless the language requirement has been fulfilled.
2.
Lower-division [speech] communication studies courses recommended by the student’s adviser.
3.
Enough additional coursework, if needed, to raise the student’s course load to fifteen or sixteen hours each semester.

No changes to "Third and Fourth Years."

SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER CERTIFICATION

Students seeking a degree in [speech] communication studies and a teaching certificate should fulfill the major requirements above by taking courses that also fulfill the certification requirements of the [Texas Education Agency] State Board for Educator Certification and should take the College of Education courses required for certification as electives. These students must have their course schedules approved each semester by the appropriate adviser in the Department of [Speech Communication] Communication Studies. Students with approved courses will be recommended for student teaching in the senior year.

Rationale:
Department name has been changed throughout. Courses deleted are due to changes in faculty who are no longer teaching the omitted courses and courses added are due to the introduction of new courses.