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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CREATION OF AN HONORS PROGRAM IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE, PLAN I, IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

Associate Dean Larry Carver, for Richard W. Lariviere, filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposal to create an honors program in archaeological studies for the Bachelor of Arts degree, Plan I, in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog. The changes were approved by the dean and by the liberal arts faculty on a no-protest basis on November 14, 2001, and were submitted to the secretary on November 26, 2001. The secretary has classified the proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on February 11, 2002, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 25, 2002. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on March 19, 2002, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

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 March 29, 2002.


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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 21, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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CREATION OF AN HONORS PROGRAM IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE, PLAN I, IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

On page 243, in the section ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, insert the following new honors program after the Arabic Language and Literature Honors Program:

Archaeological Studies Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in archaeological studies should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program no later than two semesters before they expect to graduate; applicants must be recommended by the faculty member who will supervise honors work. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in archaeological studies coursework of at least 3.50 are required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements for the major, are (1) Archaeology 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A in each half; (2) satisfactory performance on a comprehensive oral examination centered on the thesis; (3) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (4) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Rationale: To provide students with the option of writing an honors thesis in archaeological studies.