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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN MIDDLE EASTERN 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 Middle Eastern 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.



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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 MIDDLE EASTERN 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 "MAJORS AND MINORS," make the following changes:


Middle Eastern Studies

Major: [A major in Middle Eastern studies requires t] Twenty-four semester hours of coursework, including [selected from a group of courses approved by the Middle Eastern Studies Course and Curriculum Committee. The twenty-four hours must include] Middle Eastern Studies 301K and 301[, unless the student has done equivalent work and is permitted by the undergraduate adviser to substitute other Middle Eastern content courses,] or the equivalent, and [at least] eighteen hours of upper-division coursework in Middle Eastern studies. Twelve hours of upper-division coursework in a Middle Eastern language may be counted toward the major. Students who wish to major in a Middle Eastern language may do so in the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures.

In addition, students must complete the equivalent of at least two years of a Middle Eastern language (normally Arabic, Hebrew, 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. [No more than twelve hours of a Middle Eastern language may be counted toward the major, and only upper-division language courses may be counted. Students who wish to major in a Middle Eastern language may do so in the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures.]

Minor for Middle Eastern studies 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 hours must be taken in residence.

Rationale:
To clarify the requirements.