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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATING WITH HONORS 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 graduating with honors 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 GRADUATING WITH HONORS 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 243, 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:


Islamic Studies Honors Program

Majors who are candidates for special honors in Islamic studies should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program at the beginning of their third year; they must apply no later than the beginning of their last year before graduation. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 is required for admission to the honors program. The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements for the major, are (1) [Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures] Islamic Studies 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A in each half; [(2) an honors paper in an upper-division Middle Eastern languages and cultures course, and a grade of A in that course; (3) satisfactory performance on a comprehensive honors examination; (4)] (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in Islamic studies of at least 3.50; and [(5)] (3) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.


Rationale:
To facilitate and encourage increased enrollment in the Islamic studies honors program.