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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

DELETE THE CONCENTRATION IN RELIGIOUS 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 to delete the concentration in religious 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 December 28, 1999. The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on February 25, 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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DELETE THE CONCENTRATION IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

 

On page 252, in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the section "BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I," subsection "CONCENTRATIONS," delete the Concentration in Religious Studies as follows:

[Religious Studies

This concentration provides an interdisciplinary program in the academic study of religion. The program is designed to complement the student's major by setting forth the relationship between religion and other areas of study in the humanities, the social sciences, literature, and the arts. The concentration is open to liberal arts majors and, with the approval of their deans, to students of other colleges and schools. It requires the completion of eighteen semester hours of coursework, consisting of six hours in religious studies and twelve hours of related coursework in other areas.

The student must fulfill the following requirements. Courses required for the concentration may also be used to fulfill requirements of the student's major.

1.
A departmental major or the equivalent.
2.
Two of the following courses: Religious Studies 310, 311, 318.
3.
Twelve semester hours of coursework with content related to religious studies. These twelve semester hours must be chosen with the approval of the religious studies adviser and must include the study of more than one religious tradition and at least six semester hours of upper-division coursework. Three semester hours in a classical or foreign language may be used in fulfilling this requirement, if the language is relevant to the area of study. Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Sanskrit, and modern languages might be used.

Bible courses may not be counted toward the concentration in religious studies.

With the approval of his or her major department, a student may earn a minor in religious studies. Information about the minor is available from the undergraduate adviser in the student's major department.]

Rationale:
The concentration in religious studies will be replaced by a new bachelor of arts degree in religious studies.