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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ISLAMIC 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 the bachelor of arts degree with a major in Islamic 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 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.



<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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CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ISLAMIC STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN



On page 257, in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the section "BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I," subsection "MAJORS AND MINORS," make the following changes:



Islamic Studies

Major: [Eighteen] Islamic Studies 310 and twenty-one semester hours of upper-division coursework in Islamic studies, including [courses on Islamic religion, doctrines, and philosophy] Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 1: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times) and 340 (Topic 2: The Qur'an). [These courses must be approved by the undergraduate adviser. At least two years of Arabic are also required.] Students must complete the equivalent of at least two years in Arabic, Persian or Turkish. Credit used to fulfill this requirement may also be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I.

Minor for Islamic studies majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.


Rationale:
To give the major more balance and cohesion by requiring two years of practice in language, literature, and culture courses, as well as advanced courses.