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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

 

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETING A CONCENTRATION IN EUROPEAN 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 for changes in requirements for completing a concentration in European 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 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 COMPLETING A CONCENTRATION IN EUROPEAN STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

 

On page 251, in The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the section "BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I," subsection "CONCENTRATIONS," make the following changes:

European Studies

The concentration in European studies is designed to complement departmental specialization with an integrated sequence of courses that emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to [modern] European history, politics, and culture. Students who wish to enter the program should consult the European studies adviser.

The student must fulfill the following requirements:

1.
A departmental major or the equivalent.
2.
Competence in an appropriate European language. Students must fulfill the foreign language requirement given on page 249. In addition, they must take at least one upper-division language course that provides practice in writing and speaking.
3.
European studies [301] 305 and 362. With the approval of the European studies adviser, an upper-division course may be substituted for European Studies [301] 305. European Studies 362, taken near the end of the program, is fashioned to suit the student’s individual needs and interests. It includes the writing of a substantial research paper, which must be interdisciplinary in theme, perspective, or methodology. Two readers from different disciplines supervise and judge the paper.
4.
[Five] Four additional three-semester-hour courses in the field of European studies, chosen in consultation with the European studies adviser from a list prescribed by the European studies faculty committee.

Rationale:
Removing "modern" will broaden the scope of the concentration and make it consistent with practice, since many of the European studies courses treat aspects of European culture from earlier times. Specifically requiring European Studies 305 will ensure that students get at least one course that broadly examines Europe. Reducing the number of elective courses from five to four will make European studies consistent with other University of Texas concentrations by requiring a total of six European studies courses for a total of eighteen semester hours.