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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART, ART HISTORY MAJOR IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS SECTION OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

Associate Dean Lita Guerra of the College of Fine Arts filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the proposal below to make changes in the requirements for the degree of bachelor of arts, art history major. The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on November 22, 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 December 8, 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 November 28, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART, ART HISTORY MAJOR IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS SECTION OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

The following changes are proposed for requirements given on page 211 of the College of Fine Arts section of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002:

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART

ART HISTORY MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described on page 204.
2. Additional basic education requirements: Eighteen semester hours, consisting of
A. Foreign language: Nine semester hours beyond course 407 or 507 in one foreign language.
B. Social science: Six semester hours chosen from the social sciences listed in the basic education requirements, government, and history.
C. Fine arts and humanities: Three semester hours in one of the following areas:
1. Architecture
2. Classics, including classical civilization, Greek, Latin (but excluding any courses in Latin or Greek that are used to fulfill the language requirement)
3. Music
4. Philosophy
5. Radio-television-film
6. Theatre and dance
7. Programs of special concentration, such as women's studies and Latin American studies
3. Studio art: Six semester hours, consisting of Studio Art 302K and 302L.
4. Art history: [Twenty-seven] Thirty semester hours, consisting of
A. Art History 302 [and 303].
B. Fifteen semester hours of upper-division art history distributed among at least four of the following five areas:
1. Ancient
2. Medieval
3. Renaissance and baroque
4. Modern
5. Pre-Columbian and native American, Asian, Islamic, Oceanic, African
C. Art History 375.
[C]D. [Six] Nine additional semester hours of art history.
5. Electives: [Thirty] Twenty-seven semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the Department of Art and Art History.

Total requirements for the degree: 120 semester hours as outlined above.

Justification: The changes in the Bachelor of Arts in Art, art history major are being proposed in order to strengthen the program and to provide students with a stronger foundation in art history. At the recommendation of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the number of required art history credit hours is being increased from twenty-seven to thirty semester hours. This will be achieved without changing the total number of required hours for the degree by deleting Art History 303 (Survey of Renaissance through Modern Art) as a requirement and by changing the number of elective courses from thirty to twenty-seven semester hours. The content of Art History 303 is frequently overlapped with that of certain upper-division courses and the students may continue to choose it as an elective. Art History 375 (Art Historical Methods) is being added as a required course. This introduction to theories and methodological approaches of art history as a discipline, to historiography, and to selected scholarly readings is critical as a foundation for all fields of study.