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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL 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 Geological Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. The changes were approved by the faculty and the dean of the College of Natural Sciences. The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on February 14, 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 24, 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 2, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500. No-protest deadline has been extended from March 17, 2000 to March 24, 2000.


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CHANGES IN DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL 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 pages 398-401, in the section "DEGREES," make the following changes.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences serves as a professional degree for students planning careers as geologists or teachers, as well as for those planning to pursue graduate work in the geosciences and related areas. Employment opportunities for students with this degree are dominated by the petroleum and related energy industries, but include the gamut of jobs that relate knowledge of the earth to resources, the environment, and human use of raw materials. When finite resources are in increasing demand, professional geologists trained to seek and develop raw materials serve a vital role in industrial society. Professional employment is also available in state and federal agencies, with consulting firms, and with service companies subsidiary to the energy and mineral industries. Careers include such areas as resource evaluation, environmental control, reclamation concerns, building foundation evaluation, groundwater contamination studies, soil testing, regional planning, watershed management, and mineral exploitation.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences degree must choose one of four options–general geology, geophysics, hydrogeology/environmental geology, or teaching.

[OPTION I: GENERAL GEOLOGY]

[PRESCRIBED WORK]
PRESCRIBED WORK COMMON TO ALL OPTIONS

1.
[English] Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.
2.
Courses 506 and 507 (or the equivalent) in a single foreign language, and a three-semester-hour course in the same language for which 507 or the equivalent is a prerequisite; or as much of this coursework as required by the student’s score on the appropriate language placement test. For students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language, the first two semesters in a language may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree.
3.
Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.
4.
Six semester hours of American history.
5.
Three semester hours of coursework in economics, upper-division coursework in anthropology, or upper-division coursework in geography.
[6.
Mathematics 408C and 408D, or 308K, 308L, and 308M. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 or 304E without degree credit to remove their deficiency.]

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[7.] 6.
Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.
[8.
Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; or Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, and 103N.]
[9.
Six semester hours of biology. Biology 302 and 304 are suggested.]
[10.
Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.]
[11.
Geological Sciences 401 or 303 or 312K, 404C or 405, 416K, 416M, 420K, 422K, 426P, 428, 346C, 660, 468K, and enough additional approved upper-division coursework in geological sciences to make a total of forty-nine semester hours.5]
[12.
Nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Aerospace Engineering 201, Civil Engineering 319F, 341, 357, 374K, Engineering Mechanics 311M, 319, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 323, 424, 362, 365, 368, 369, and any course in aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, civil engineering, engineering mechanics, or mechanical engineering for which Engineering Mechanics 311M, 319, or Mathematics 427L is a prerequisite; any upper-division astronomy course for which Physics 316 and 116L are prerequisites; Botany 419, 320 and 120C, 321 and 121C, 327 and 127K, 328 and 128K, 262 and 262C, 362L, 373K and 173L; Chemical Engineering 317, 322, and 353; Chemistry 610A, 610B, 210C, 353 and 153K, and any upper-division chemistry course for which Chemistry 610 or 353 is a prerequisite; Computer Sciences 304P, 307, 310, 315, and any upper-division computer sciences course for which Computer Sciences 315 is a prerequisite; Geography 334, 334C, 334K, 335C, 335K, 339, 356, 360L, 362K, and 366K; Geological Sciences 325K; Marine Science 440, 348, 352C, 354, 354C, and 354F; any upper-division mathematics course for which Mathematics 408D or the equivalent is a prerequisite; Microbiology 226, 227, 228, and 129K; any upper-division physics course except Physics 341; and Zoology 321, 325, 432, 440, 453, 357, 365L, 365N, 369, and 370K.
          This requirement is intended to function as an unspecified minor. Courses used to fulfill the requirement do not have to be taken in the same department, but they should form a self-reinforcing sequence related to geological sciences. Courses not listed above will be considered upon petition to the undergraduate adviser.]
[13.] 7.
Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework must be completed in residence at the University. For students in options I, II, and III, at [At] least eighteen of these hours must be in geological sciences; for students in option IV, at least twelve hours must be in geological sciences. For all students, [and] at least twelve of the thirty-six hours must be outside geological sciences.
[14.
Enough additional coursework, outside geological sciences, to make a total of 126 semester hours.]

ADDITIONAL PRESCRIBED WORK FOR EACH OPTION

OPTION I: GENERAL GEOLOGY

8.
Mathematics 408C and 408D, or 308K, 308L, and 308M. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 without degree credit to remove their deficiency.
9.
Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; or Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, and 103N.
10.
Six semester hours of biology. Biology 211, 212, and 213 are suggested.
11.
Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.
12.
Geological Sciences 401 or 303 or 312K, 404C or 405, 416K, 416M, 420K, 422K, 426P, 428, 346C, 660, 468K, and enough additional approved upper-division coursework in geological sciences to make a total of forty-nine semester hours.5
13.
Nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Aerospace Engineering 201, Civil Engineering 319F, 341, 357, 374K, Engineering Mechanics 311M, 319, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 323, 424, 362, 365, 368, 369, and any course in aerospace engineering, architectural

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engineering, civil engineering, engineering mechanics, or mechanical engineering for which Engineering Mechanics 311M, 319, or Mathematics 427L is a prerequisite; any upper-division astronomy course for which Physics 316 and 116L are prerequisites; Biology 406D, 322 and 122L, 324 and 124L, 325, 126L, 226R, 226S, 226T, 327 and 127L, 328 and 128L, 448L, 349, 456L, 357, 262 and 262L, 363, 365R, 365S, 370, 373 and 373L, and 478L; Chemical Engineering 317, 322, and 353; Chemistry 610A, 610B, 210C, 353 and 153K, and any upper-division chemistry course for which Chemistry 610 or 353 is a prerequisite; Computer Sciences 307, 310, 315, and any upper-division computer sciences course for which Computer Sciences 315 is a prerequisite; Geography 334, 334C, 334K, 335C, 335K, 339, 356, 360L, 362K, and 366K; Geological Sciences 325K; Marine Science 440, 348, 352C, 354, 354C, and 354F; any upper-division mathematics course for which Mathematics 408D or the equivalent is a prerequisite; and any upper-division physics course except Physics 341.
          This requirement is intended to function as an unspecified minor. Courses used to fulfill the requirement do not have to be taken in the same department, but they should form a self-reinforcing sequence related to geological sciences. Courses not listed above will be considered upon petition to the undergraduate adviser.
14.
Enough additional coursework, outside geological sciences, to make a total of 126 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 semester of each course counted toward the degree. Geological sciences majors may not repeat any geological sciences course more than once without written consent of the undergraduate adviser.]

footnote:

5.  "Approved upper-division coursework in geological sciences" includes all upper-division University geological sciences courses except those with descriptions containing the statement that they may not be counted toward a geological sciences degree. A student who wishes to use transfer credit for unspecified advanced hours in geological sciences to fulfill this requirement must submit a petition to the undergraduate adviser for approval.

Justification:
Changes are necessary because of the re-numbering of the Biology courses. The other changes made are to the format only so that the style would be consistent with the other departments in the College.

[OPTION II: GEOPHYSICS]
OPTION II: GEOPHYSICS

[PRESCRIBED WORK]

[1.
English 306 and 316K. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.]
[2.
Courses 506 and 507 (or the equivalent) in a single foreign language, and a three-semester-hour course in the same language for which 507 or the equivalent is a prerequisite; or as much of this coursework as required by the student’s score on the appropriate language placement test. For


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students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language, the first two semesters in a language may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree.]
[3.
Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.]
[4.
Six semester hours of American history.]
[5.
Three semester hours of economics, upper-division anthropology, or upper-division geography.]
[6.] 8.
Mathematics 408C and 408D, or 308K, 308L, and 308M; 427K; and 427L. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 [or 304E] without degree credit to remove their deficiency.
[7.
Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.]
[8.] 9.
Physics 301, 101L, 315, 115L, 316, and 116L.
[9.
A college-level computer programming course in FORTRAN.] 10. Computer Sciences 303E.
[10.] 11.
Chemistry 301 and 302.
[11.] 12.
Geological Sciences 401, 303, or 312K; 416K; 416M; 420K; 325K; 428; 354; 660 or an approved six-semester-hour geophysics field camp; 465K; and six additional approved hours of upper-division geological sciences. (Geological Sciences 365N is recommended.)
[12.] 13.
Nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Aerospace Engineering 366K, Astronomy 352K, 353, Chemistry 353, Civil Engineering 319F, 341, 357, 374K, Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, Electrical Engineering 411, 351K, 351L, 351M, Geography 335C, Mathematics [311,] 328K, 333L, 340L, 343K, 361, 361K, 362K, 364K, 364L, 365C, 365D, 367K, 367L, 368K, 372, 373K, 373L, 374, 374K, 378K, Mechanical Engineering 326, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 322K, 323, 424, 368, Physics [433] 333, 336K, 336L, 338K, 352K, 453, 362K, 362L, 369, 373, 474, 375P, and 375S.
          This requirement is intended to function as an unspecified minor. Courses used to fulfill the requirement do not have to be taken in the same department, but they should form a self-reinforcing sequence related to geological sciences. Courses not listed above will be considered upon petition to the undergraduate adviser.
           If the student chooses computer sciences courses to fulfill this requirement, these courses may also be counted toward a certificate in the elements of computing. The Elements of Computing Program is described on page 376.
[13.
Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework must be completed in residence at the University. At least eighteen of these hours must be in geological sciences, and at least twelve hours must be outside geological sciences.]
14.
Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 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 semester of each course counted toward the degree. Geological sciences majors may not repeat any geological sciences course more than once without written consent of the undergraduate adviser.]

Justification:
FORTRAN is not offered as a computer language anymore. The other changes made are to the format only so that the style would be consistent with the other departments in the College.


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[OPTION III: HYDROGEOLOGY/ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY]
OPTION III: HYDROGEOLOGY/ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

[PRESCRIBED WORK]

[1.
English 306 and 316K. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.]
[2.
Courses 506 and 507 (or the equivalent) in a single foreign language, and a three-semester-hour course in the same language for which 507 or the equivalent is a prerequisite; or as much of this coursework as required by the student’s score on the appropriate language placement test. For students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language, the first two semesters in a language may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree.]
[3.
Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.]
[4.
Six semester hours of American history.]
[5.
Three semester hours of economics, upper-division anthropology, or upper-division geography.]
[6.] 8.
Mathematics 408C and 408D, or an equivalent calculus sequence, and 427K. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 [or 304E] without degree credit to remove their deficiency.
[7.
Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.]
[8.] 9.
Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; or Physics 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N.
[9.] 10.
Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.
[10.] 11.
Biology [304] 211.
[11.] 12.
Geological Sciences 401, 303, or 312K; 416K; 416M; 420K; 428; 346C; 660 or [an approved six-semester-hour geophysics field camp] 679J; 476K; 376M; and six additional approved hours of upper-division geological sciences. Geological Sciences 376L is strongly recommended.
[12.] 13.
Nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Biology [302] 212 and 213, Chemistry 610A, 353, Civil Engineering 311S, 319F, 341, 357, 374K, Geography 334K, 335C, Marine Science 440, Mathematics 427L, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 326, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 421K, 322K, 424, 326, and 368.
           This requirement is intended to function as an unspecified minor. Courses used to fulfill the requirement do not have to be taken in the same department, but they should form a self-reinforcing sequence related to geological sciences. Courses not listed above will be considered upon petition to the undergraduate adviser.
[13.
Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework must be completed in residence at the University. At least eighteen of these hours must be in geological sciences, and at least twelve must be outside geological sciences.]
14.
Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 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 semester of each course counted toward the degree. Geological sciences majors may not repeat any geological sciences course more than once without written consent of the undergraduate adviser.]


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Justification:
Student demand for a hydrogeology internship that will substitute for geophysics field camp. The other changes made are to the format only so that the style would be consistent with the other departments in the College.

[OPTION IV: TEACHING]
OPTION IV: TEACHING

This program is designed to fulfill the course requirements for certification as a secondary school teacher in Texas, but completion of the program does not guarantee the student’s certification. For information about additional certification requirements, [see chapter 5 of this catalog and] consult the [University’s teacher certification officer in the College of Education] UTeach program coordinator in the College of Natural Sciences.

[Completion of the program usually requires 125 to 141 semester hours of coursework.]

[PRESCRIBED WORK]

[1.
English 306, 316K, and three additional hours in English; English 309K or 309L is recommended. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. The additional required course(s) in English may be counted toward this requirement if certified to contain a substantial writing component. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.]
[2.
Proficiency in a single foreign language equivalent to that shown by completion of courses 506 and 507. For students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language, the first two semesters in a language may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree.] 8. In place of requirement 2 above, either two years of high school coursework in a single foreign language or course 506 (or the equivalent) in a foreign language.
[3.
Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.]
[4.
Six semester hours of American history.]
[5.
Psychology 301.] 9. To fulfill requirement 5 above, students in the teaching option may complete three semester hours of lower-division or upper-division coursework in anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, psychology, or sociology.
[6.] 10.
Mathematics 408C. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 [or 304E] without degree credit to remove their deficiency.
[7.
Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance. Theatre and Dance 303 is recommended to fulfill this requirement, because it also fulfills the oral communication requirement below.] 11. To fulfill requirement 6 above, the student must complete History 329U or Philosophy 329U.
[8.
Six semester hours in human development, consisting of one course from each of the following groups:
a. Child Development 313, Educational Psychology 332, 363M (Topic 3: Adolescent Development), Psychology 304, 309, 333D, or 339.
b. Applied Learning and Development 322 or Psychology 345.]

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[9.
Eighteen semester hours in education: Curriculum and Instruction 331C, 332S, 667S (Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Science), 370S (Topic 2: Science), and 371 (Topic 18: Critical Issues in Schooling).]
[10.
Documented evidence of proficiency in oral communication. Proficiency is assessed in Curriculum and Instruction 332S. Students who lack proficiency must take Speech 305, 319, or Theatre and Dance 303, 303C, 326.]
[11.
Documented evidence of proficiency in computing or credit for three semester hours in computer sciences, data processing, management information systems, or coursework intended to provide computer literacy. This requirement is fulfilled by completion of Biology 208.]
12.
Physics 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N; or Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L.
13.
Biology [302, 303, and 304] 211, 212, 213, and 214; and Biology [205, 206, or 208] 205L, 206L, or 208L; and at least eight semester hours chosen from the following: Biology 320; 322 and 122L, or 324 and 124L; 325; 126L, with 226R, 226S, or 226T; 328 and 128L, or 349, or 361T; 357 or 373.
[a. Microbiology 226, 227, or 228; and Microbiology 129K
b. Botany 323K or Zoology 320.
c. Zoology 325.
d. Botany 320 and 120C, or 321 and 121C.
e. Botany 328 and 128K, or Zoology 321 or 361K.
f. Botany 373K and 173L, or Zoology 357 or 369.]
14.
Chemistry 301 and 302, and Chemistry 204 or 317.
15.
Geological Sciences 401, 303, or 312K; 404C or 405; 416K; 416M; 420K or 320L; 335; and enough additional upper-division coursework in geological sciences to make a total of at least twenty-eight semester hours.
16.
Biology 370C (Topic: Research Methods), Chemistry 369K (Topic: Research Methods), or Physics 341 (Topic: Research Methods).
[16.] 17.
Astronomy 303, 307, or 367M; and Marine Science 307.
[17.
Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework must be completed in residence at the University. At least twelve of these hours must be in geological sciences and at least twelve must be outside geological sciences.]
18.
Eighteen semester hours of professional development coursework: Chemistry 107 (Topic: Step I), Biology 101C (Topic: Step 2), Curriculum and Instruction 371 (Topic 21: Knowing and Learning in Math and Science), 371 (Topic 20: Classroom Interactions), 371 (Topic 22: Project-Based Instruction), Chemistry 107 (Topic: Special Topics Seminar), Curriculum and Instruction 667S.
19.
Enough additional coursework to make a total of 128 semester hours.

[SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS]

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 semester of] each course counted toward the degree. Geological sciences majors may not repeat any geological sciences course more than once without written consent of the undergraduate adviser.

To graduate, students who follow the teaching option must have a University grade point average of at least 2.50; to be recommended for certification, they must pass the final teaching portfolio review. For information about the portfolio review and additional teacher certification requirements, [see chapter 5 of this catalog and] consult the [University’s teacher certification officer in the College of Education] UTeach program coordinator.

Justification for Changes in Degree Descriptions:

Requirement 1: Three additional hours of English will no longer be required for preservice teachers under the new framework of the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

Requirement 2: One semester of foreign language proficiency is now required of the degree.

Requirement 5: The course material in PSY 301 is being covered in the new professional development courses (EDC 371: Knowing & Learning; EDC 371: Classroom Interactions) for preservice teachers.

Requirement 7: Perspectives is being offered for math, computer science and science preservice students to fulfill the State requirement for coursework that informs the prospective teacher of the social, historical, and philosophical implications of science. The course also fulfills university requirements for an Area D course.

Requirement 8: The course material in these human development courses is being covered in the new professional development courses (BIO 110C and EDC 371: Knowing & Learning) for preservice teachers.

Requirement 9: These changes reflect the new set of preservice courses being offered in the preservice program for math, science and computer science majors at UT Austin. The requirement has also been renumbered to remain consistent with previous changes.

Requirements 10 and 11: Student proficiencies in communication and computing are incorporated into a larger set of state educator proficiencies that are being assessed through a portfolio review process (see Special Requirements below). The requirements have also been renumbered to remain consistent with previous changes.

Requirement 10: Biology course numbers have been changed to reflect the results of restructuring in the biology department. These requirements have also been renumbered to remain consistent with previous changes.

Requirement 11: CH 204 or 317 is required to satisfy current composite science requirements. The requirement has also been renumbered to remain consistent with previous changes.

Requirement 12: The new research methods course is being offered for students seeking science certification and fulfills upper-division course requirements in the department of geological sciences.

Requirements 13 and 14: These requirements have been renumbered to remain consistent with previous changes.

Special Requirements: SBEC guidelines require that students have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 to begin their student teaching semester and to receive their teaching certificate.

The portfolio review assesses student proficiency in State standards for educators.

Other changes made are to the format only so that the style would be consistent with the other departments in the College.