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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATING WITH HONORS IN ENGLISH 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 graduating with honors in English 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.



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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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CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATING WITH HONORS IN ENGLISH IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

 

On page 241, in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the section "ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES," subsection "DEPARTMENTAL HONORS PROGRAMS," make the following changes. The following text incorporates changes approved via D&P 16981-16982.

English Honors Program

The English Honors Program consists of individual study courses and special honors courses that are available to students accepted into the program. To be eligible for admission to the program, the student must have completed [nine semester hours of lower-division coursework in English, including English] Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K, or [the] their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and composition; [and must have] he or she must also have a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in English and rhetoric and composition of at least 3.50. [Admission is competitive; a] Applicants are considered each fall and spring for the following [academic year] long-session semester. Application forms and information about the program are available in the English Undergraduate Advising Office, Parlin Hall 114.

[Both English majors and nonmajors are eligible for the program; but only students who, upon graduation, have met the following requirements may receive special honors in English;] The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) completion of the requirements for a major in English; [(2) at least two honors sections of regularly scheduled English courses, with a grade of at least B in each; (3)] (2) English 679HA, Undergraduate Writing and Research, with a grade of at least B[, taken before the writing of the honors thesis]; [(4)] (3) English 679HB, English Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of at least B, in which the student must present a thesis and defense judged Acceptable for Honors; [(5)] (4) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in English and rhetoric and composition of at least 3.50; and [(6)] (5) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours counted toward the degree. [These sixty hours may not include credit earned in transfer or by examination, correspondence, or extension.]

Rationale: Simplify the requirements in order to eliminate confusion and the need to petition for exceptions, and to reflect the change in course prefix for the Division of Rhetoric and Composition courses.