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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
WITH A MAJOR IN GEOGRAPHY 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 for changes in the requirements for the bachelor of arts degree with a major in Geography 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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CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
WITH A MAJOR IN GEOGRAPHY IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000,
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN


On page 256, in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the DEGREES section, under BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I, under MAJORS AND MINORS, make the following changes:


Geography

Major:
Thirty semester hours of geography, at least eighteen of which must be upper-division, including a twenty-one-hour core requirement consisting of two courses in physical geography, two in human geography, two in methods/techniques, and Geography 374. In addition to the core requirement, the student must complete at least nine semester hours in one of the following tracks: (1) cartography/remote sensing/techniques, (2) cultural geography, (3) environmental resource[s] management, (4) general geography (designed for students who do not wish to specialize at the undergraduate level), (5) urban and regional analysis, (6) earth science, [ and ] (7) regional and world geography (designed for prospective secondary school teachers), and (8) landscape ecology. Courses used to fulfill the core requirement may not be counted toward the completion of a track. A list of courses that fulfill the core requirement is available in the Department of Geography.

Minor for geography majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.
Rationale: To further define the major by expanding the track options to meet the needs of the students and the demands of the job market.

Funding: No additional funding is required for these changes.