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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


DELETE THE CONCENTRATION IN JEWISH STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF
LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000,
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN


Richard Lariviere, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the proposal below to delete the concentration in Jewish studies in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The University of Texas at Austin Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. The proposal was approved by the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and by the dean on October 8, 1999. The proposal was received from the College of Liberal Arts on October 12, 1999, and the edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on November 4, 1999. 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 within five working days of the date of circularization, 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 November 22, 1999.




<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 November 11, 1999. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.

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DELETE THE CONCENTRATION IN JEWISH 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 College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the CONCENTRATIONS section, under DEGREES, delete the following concentration:

[Jewish Studies The concentration in Jewish studies is designed to complement the student's major with an integrated, interdisciplinary sequence of courses in Jewish language and literature, religion, history, politics, and culture.

To complete a concentration in Jewish studies, students must fulfill the following requirements. Courses required for the concentration may also be used to fulfill requirements of the student's major.

1.
A departmental major or the equivalent.
2.
Jewish Studies 303. With the approval of the Jewish studies adviser, an upper-division course may be substituted for Jewish Studies 303.
3.
One of the following:
 
A.
Track 1: Jewish Languages and Cultures of the Middle East. Students who choose this track must complete fifteen semester hours of coursework that complements the major, including at least six hours of upper-division work. These courses must be approved by the undergraduate adviser in the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures. They must include at least one course in each of these three areas: (1) biblical studies, (2) rabbinic and medieval Jewish studies, and (3) modern Jewish studies. A list of courses in these areas is available in the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures. Students are strongly encouraged to take Hebrew or Yiddish to fulfill the foreign language requirement, but they may choose another foreign language with the approval of the undergraduate adviser.
 
B.
Track 2: The Jewish Experience. Students who choose this track must complete fifteen semester hours of coursework that complements the major. The courses must be related to Jewish studies and must be chosen in consultation with the Jewish studies adviser from a list prescribed by the Jewish studies faculty committee. Of these fifteen semester hours, nine hours must be in upper-division coursework and three must be in an upper-division language course.]

Rationale: The Concentration in Jewish Studies will be replaced by a major in Jewish studies.

Funding: No additional funding is required for this change.