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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN SPANISH 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 Spanish 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 3, 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 4, 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 24, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.

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CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN SPANISH IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN



On pages 259-260, in the Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the section "BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I," subsection "MAJORS AND MINORS," make the following changes:


Spanish
Major: Each student must complete one of the following concentrations:

1.
Hispanic Studies: Twenty-seven semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, consisting of (a) Spanish 327[, 346, and 367K] and six additional hours in grammar, composition, and language chosen from Spanish 345L, 346, 367K, and 368L; (b) nine hours in literature, including Spanish 351 or a course numbered above 351; (c) [six hours] Spanish 322K or 328, and three additional hours in civilization chosen from Spanish 322K, 328, and 350; and (d) three additional hours in language, literature, or civilization.
2.
Literature: Twenty-seven semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, consisting of (a) [eighteen hours in literature:] Spanish 327 and three additional hours in grammar, composition, and language chosen from Spanish 345L, 346, 367K, and 368L; (b) twelve hours in literature, including either Spanish 325K or 325L; either 326K or 326L; 351; and either 365K or 375; [and] (c) six additional hours in literature, including a course numbered above 351; [(b) six hours in grammar, composition, and language: Spanish 327 and either 345 or 367K; and] and [(c)] (d) [three hours in civilization:] Spanish 322K or 328.
3.
Hispanic Linguistics: Twenty-seven semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, consisting of (a) [eighteen hours in grammar, composition, and linguistics:] Spanish 327, 345L, 346, 364L, 367K [(Spanish 383N [Topic: Historical Linguistics] may be substituted for 367K)], and 368L; (b) six hours in literature; and (c) [three hours in civilization: either] Spanish 322K or 328. [; and (d) a minor of twelve semester hours of linguistics, including Linguistics 306.] Students who choose this concentration must minor in linguistics; their coursework in the minor must include Linguistics 306.
4.
Language Teaching: Twenty-seven semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, consisting of (a) Spanish 327, 346, 364L, [and six hours of 367K] 367K (Topic 1: Advanced Oral Expression for Teachers), and either Spanish 345L or 368L; (b) nine hours in literature, [three of which must be Spanish 351 or courses] including Spanish 351 or a course numbered above 351; and (c) [three hours of civilization:] Spanish 322K or 328.
5.
Spanish and Portuguese: Thirty semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish and Portuguese, consisting of (a) three hours chosen from Spanish 327, Spanish 346, Portuguese 326K, and Portuguese 362; [(a)] (b) nine hours in Spanish literature, including[:] either Spanish 325K or 325L; either 326K or 326L; and 351 or a course numbered above 351; [(b)] (c) twelve hours in Luso-Brazilian literature; [(c) three hours in grammar, composition, or language: Spanish 327, Spanish 346, Portuguese 326K, or Portuguese 362;] and (d) six hours in Hispanic or Luso-Brazilian civilization, chosen from Spanish 322K, Spanish 328, and upper-division courses with Luso-Brazilian content chosen in consultation with the Portuguese adviser.

Minor for Spanish majors:
Either (1) twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one field of study in the University [except air force science, military science, or naval science]; or (2) nine semester hours of coursework beyond 507 or the equivalent in a second foreign


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language, including at least three hours of upper-division coursework. Six of the required hours must be taken in residence. Students in the Hispanic linguistics concentration must minor in linguistics; their coursework in the minor must include Linguistics 306.

[The minor for students concentrating in Hispanic linguistics is given with the major requirements above.]


Rationale:
Spanish 367K (Topic 1: Advanced Oral Expression for Teachers) is a required course since all students who plan to teach Spanish at the secondary level in Texas must pass the Texas Oral Proficiency Test. This course prepares them for the test. Either Spanish 345L or 368L is required in order to provide future teachers with more familiarity with the structure and grammar of the Spanish language. Also, to correct discrepancies and add new grammar and linguistics courses to all concentrations.