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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATING WITH HONORS 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 graduating with honors 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 REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATING WITH HONORS IN SPANISH 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 College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the section "ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES," subsection "DEPARTMENTAL HONORS PROGRAMS," make the following changes:

Spanish Honors Program

The Spanish Honors program offers selected students more advanced and independent study than is possible under the regular degree plan. Students interested in this program should contact the department honors adviser prior to their senior year. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in Spanish of at least 3.50 are required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) [completion of the twenty-four semester hours of coursework required for the major in Spanish; (2) satisfactory performance in two honors courses,] two sections of the honors courses, Spanish 378H and 379H, as described in the following paragraph, with a grade of A in each; this coursework may be counted toward the [twenty-four] semester hours [in Spanish] required for the major; [(3)] (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in upper-division Spanish of at least 3.50; and [(4)] (3) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Spanish 378H, Honors Seminar, is offered as an organized course, while 379H, Honors Thesis, is offered by individual instruction. [, so that requirement 2 may be fulfilled in three ways:] Students may fulfill the coursework requirement above in any one of the following ways: [(1) the student may complete two honors seminars offered under the number 378H; (2) he or she may register for Spanish 379H for two semesters in order to write an honors thesis in Spanish under the supervision of a department faculty member; or (3) he or she may complete an honors seminar (378H) in the first semester and an honors report (379H), in Spanish, in the second semester.] (1) by taking two sections of Spanish 378H; (2) by taking two semesters of Spanish 379H, in which they complete an honors thesis in Spanish under the supervision of a department faculty member; or (3) by taking Spanish 378H in the first semester, followed in the second semester by Spanish 379H, in which they complete an honors report in Spanish.

[Qualified students in other programs who have a concentration in Spanish are encouraged to participate in the Spanish Honors Program.]


Rationale:
Specify the letter grade necessary for "satisfactory performance," correct a mistake in the number of hours required for a major in Spanish, and clarify the honors requirements.