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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEATRE AND DANCE 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 in theatre and dance. 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 THEATRE AND DANCE IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS SECTION OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

The following changes are proposed for requirements given on pages 211-212 of the College of Fine Arts section of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002:

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEATRE AND DANCE

1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described on page 204.
2. Additional basic education requirements: Twelve semester hours, consisting of
A. Foreign language: Six semester hours beyond course 407 or 507 in one foreign language.
B. Humanities: Three semester hours chosen from the following areas: architecture, classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), comparative literature, humanities, philosophy, and interdisciplinary fields outside the Department of Theatre and Dance such as American studies, African American studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, Mexican American studies, and women's studies. The student is encouraged to choose coursework of a multicultural nature. Courses outside the Department of Theatre and Dance that are crosslisted with theatre and dance courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
C. Natural sciences and mathematics: Three semester hours in one of the natural sciences listed in the basic education requirements, mathematics, or computer sciences.
3. Theatre and Dance core: [Twenty four] Thirty semester hours, consisting of the following courses: Theatre and Dance 311; three semester hours chosen from 102T, 306, 313C, 152T, 252T, and 352T; three semester hours chosen from 312M, 314C, and 323C; two semesters of 314P; either 317C and 317D or 317M and 317N; two semesters of 324P; and 351S. Students considering graduate study should consult their advisers about the most appropriate choice of courses.
4. Additional courses in theatre and dance: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in the Department of Theatre and Dance, of which at least twelve must be in upper-division courses.
5. Approved concentration and electives
At least six semester hours of coursework in the approved concentration and electives must be upper-division, and at least nine semester hours must be from outside the Department of Theatre and Dance.
A. Approved concentration: Twelve semester hours in a concentration of courses within or outside the Department of Theatre and Dance approved by the student's designated adviser.
B. Electives: [Fifteen] Nine semester hours of coursework within or outside the Department of Theatre and Dance.

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

Justification: The faculty has determined that the current six hour requirement of lower-division course T D 314P (Production Laboratory) does not provide the students with an adequate level of experience and training in production related activities. By reducing the number of elective hours from fifteen to nine, and substituting a six hour upper-division requirement of T D 324P (Projects in Design and Technology), the goal can be reached without changing the total number of required hours for the degree.