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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATING WITH HONORS IN SOCIOLOGY 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 sociology 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 SOCIOLOGY IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN



On page 245, in the Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the section "ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES," subsection "DEPARTMENTAL HONORS PROGRAMS," make the following changes:


Sociology Honors Program

Majors who are candidates for special honors in sociology should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program no later than the beginning of the second semester of their junior year. Requirements for admission are a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in sociology of at least 3.50. Students are encouraged to complete the required courses for sociology majors (Sociology 302, 317L, 317M, and 379M) before seeking admission to the honors program. The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements for the major, are (1) [twenty-seven semester hours of sociology; (2)] Sociology 679H[A and 679HB], Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A in each half [(which must be taken in addition to the twenty-one hours in sociology required for the major)]; (2) [(3)] satisfactory performance on an oral defense of the senior thesis completed in the second half of Sociology 679H; (3) [(4)] a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in sociology of at least 3.50; and (4) [(5)] completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.


Rationale:
The sociology major requirement was increased from 21 to 24 hours, but the honors requirement was not increased simultaneously. This change will require students seeking departmental honors in sociology to complete an additional six hours, as opposed to three, in their major field. Furthermore, in order to remain consistent with other departmental honors programs, we have added a grade stipulation for SOC 679H, requiring students to receive a grade of A in each semester of the honors course.