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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


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


On pages 260-262 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, under the BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN II degree section, make the following changes:


[No changes in the first seven paragraphs.]

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


Students who fail to maintain a University grade point average of at least [3.00] 3.25 will usually be academically dismissed from Plan II. However, under special circumstances and at the discretion of the director, a student may be allowed to continue in the Plan II program [on academic probation] under academic review. A student who is academically dismissed from the Plan II program is eligible to continue to enroll in the College of Liberal Arts in another academic program if the student fulfills the minimum scholastic requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, given on page 250 and the scholastic standards for continuance in the University given in General Information. Students in scholastic difficulty should discuss their problems with the Plan II academic adviser.

[No changes to the section entitled CHOICE OF WORK.]

[No changes to the subsection entitled AREA A.]

AREA B

1.
Six semester hours in American government, including
Texas government, and six semester hours in American history.
2.
Six semester hours of nonĀ®United States history (or civilization courses) in the same geographic area, including a course in older or ancient history and a course in more modern history, approved by the Plan II academic adviser.
3.
[Three additional semester hours of a social science.] Social Science 301.

Area C

Each student must complete eighteen semester hours of coursework in Area C, consisting of the following:

1.
A three-hour mathematics course designated for Plan II students, currently a section of Mathematics 310. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the Area C requirement or 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, 303D, or 304E without degree credit to remove their deficiency. No more than twelve semester hours of mathematics and computer sciences combined may be counted toward the Area C requirement.

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2.
A three-hour course in logic [and scientific] or modes of reasoning designated for Plan II students, currently a section of Philosophy 313Q or Tutorial Course 310.
3.
A three-hour physics, chemistry, or geological sciences course designated for Plan II students, currently a section of Physics 341.
4.
A three-hour course in the biological sciences designated for Plan II students, currently a section of Biology 301C. This requirement may also be satisfied by credit for [two of the following courses: Biology 302, 303, and 304.] Biology 211, 212, and either 213 or 214.
5.
Six hours chosen from the following fields:
a. Astronomy
b. [Biological sciences] Biology
c. Chemistry
d. Computer sciences
e. Geological sciences
f. Marine science
g. Mathematics
h. Physical science
i. Physics
j. Experimental psychology
k. Physical anthropology
l. Physical geography
m. History of science and philosophy of science

["Biological sciences" includes courses offered by the Division of Biological Sciences and the Departments of Botany, Microbiology, and Zoology.] Students should consult the academic adviser for Plan II to determine which courses are included in items j, k, l, and m.

[No changes to the subsection entitled AREA D.]

[No changes to the section entitled ORDER OF WORK.]

[No changes to the subsection entitled FIRST YEAR.]

[No changes to the subsection entitled SECOND YEAR.]

[No changes to the subsection entitled THIRD AND FOURTH YEARS.]

Rationale: (1) To maintain high academic standards of the Plan II Honors program by raising the minimum grade point average requirement. (2) To clarify that this requirement is, as it has always been, a specific interdisciplinary course designated SS 301, offered by the Plan II program. (3) To clarify that this requirement allows a choice between two specific courses rather than a specific course in logic and scientific reasoning.

Funding: No additional funding is required for these changes.