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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCES IN
THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000


Mary Ann Rankin, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the proposal below for changes in degree requirements for the Department of Computer Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. The changes have been endorsed by the dean and were approved by the department and the Natural Sciences Course and Curriculum Committee. The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on February 15, 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 March 31, 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 22, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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CHANGES IN DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCES IN
THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000


The changes set forth below are proposed for the College of Natural Sciences in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002, of The University of Texas at Austin.


On page 385, in the section "BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I," subsection "MAJORS AND MINORS," make the following changes.

Computer Sciences

No changes to first paragraph.

Major: Computer Science 307, 310, 315, 328, 336, 341, 352, 372, and at least twelve additional semester hours of approved upper-division coursework in computer sciences. Computer Sciences 370 may be counted toward the degree only once.

Minor for computer sciences majors: Mathematics 408C, 408D, Philosophy 313K, [Linguistics 340,] and one of the following courses: Mathematics [311,] 427K, 340L, 341, 343K, 362K.

No changes to last paragraph.

Justification:

The material presented in Linguistics 340 and planned for Computer Sciences 341 is really computer sciences material. The department feels that students will be better served by a presentation of the material by faculty who better understand its crucial position in computer sciences.


On page 397, in the section "DEGREES," make the following changes.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCES IN COMPUTER SCIENCES

No changes to first paragraph.

PRESCRIBED WORK

No changes to requirements 1 through 5.

6.
One of the following sequences of six to nine semester hours of coursework, including a laboratory component if appropriate:

a.
Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.
b.
[Biology: Two of the following courses:] Biology [302, 303, and 304] 211, 212, and either 213 or 214; and one of the following courses: Biology [205, 206, and 208] 205L, 206L, and 208L.
c.
Geological Sciences 401 and either 404C or 405.
d.
Physics: Physics 315 and an upper-division course approved by the undergraduate adviser.
e.
Mathematics: Two of the following courses: Mathematics 427K, 427L, 343K or 373K, 361, 361K, 362K, 365C, 367K, 372, 373L, and 374. Other mathematics courses may be used with the approval of the undergraduate adviser. A course may not be counted toward both requirement 6 and requirement 8.

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f.
Electrical Engineering 411 and [323] 313.

No changes to requirements 7 through 9.

[10.
Linguistics 340.]
[11.] 10.
Philosophy 313K.
[12.] 11.
Electrical Engineering 316.
[13.] 12.
At least thirty-nine semester hours in computer sciences, [including] consisting of Computer Sciences 307, 310, 315, 328, 336, 341, 345, 352, 372, and [fifteen] twelve additional hours of approved upper-division coursework.
[14.] 13.
At least forty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework.
[15.] 14.
At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in computer sciences must be completed in residence at the University.
[16.] 15.
Enough additional coursework to make a total of 130 semester hours.

Special Requirements

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given on pages 16-17 and the college requirements given on page 379. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in each course used to fulfill requirements 8 and [13] 12 of the prescribed work above and in Philosophy 313K[,] and Electrical Engineering 316[, and Linguistics 340].

To enroll in any computer sciences course numbered above 336, all students must have completed the following courses with a grade of at least C in each: Computer Sciences 307, 310, 315, 328, 336, Mathematics 408C and 408D (or equivalent courses), and Philosophy 313K.

An undergraduate may not enroll in any computer sciences course more than once without written consent of an undergraduate adviser in computer sciences. No student may enroll in any computer sciences course more than twice. No student may take more than three upper-division computer sciences courses in a semester without written consent of an undergraduate adviser in computer sciences.

No changes to "Order and Choice of Work."

Justification:

The material presented in Linguistics 340 and planned for Computer Sciences 341 is really computer sciences material. The department feels that students will be better served by a presentation of the material by faculty who better understand its crucial position in computer sciences.