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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BIOCHEMISTRY AND CHEMISTRY IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

Dean Mary Ann Rankin filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes in degree requirements for biochemistry and chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog. The dean submitted the proposed changes to the secretary on November 27, 2001, indicating that the departments in the College of Natural Sciences, as well as the College of Natural Sciences Course and Curriculum Committee approved them. The secretary has classified this 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 7, 2002, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 18, 2002. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on March 1, 2002, recommending approval. However, the committee also recommends that as soon as practicable, the colleges consider the option of replacing each requirement of M 408C or M 408D by an equivalent of one or more of the new courses M 408K, M 408L, and M 408M. 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 13, 2002.


<signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 5, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES IN DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BIOCHEMISTRY AND CHEMISTRY IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

In Chapter 9 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002, on page 405, in the section DEGREES, under the heading BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I, make the following changes:

Biochemistry

Biochemistry majors must take Mathematics 408C and 408D and eight semester hours of physics: either Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; or 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.

Major: Chemistry 301, 302, 204; either 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L, or 610A, 610B, and 210C; 339K, 339L, 353M, 153K, 455 or 456, 369L, and 370.

Minor for biochemistry majors: At least twelve semester hours of coursework in biology chosen from the following courses, including at least three hours in each area:

1. Genetics: Biology 325 or 366, and Biology 366R.
2. Cellular and developmental biology: Biology 211, [and] 212, [or] 320[;], 126L and 226R[;], 226T[;], 330[;], 331L[;], 347 or 360K[;], and 349.
3. Physiology: Biology 328, 339, 345, 361T, 365R or 371M, and 365S.

The student must complete all courses in the major and the minor with a grade of at least C.

Rationale: "Or" added in error.

In Chapter 9 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002, on page 406, in the section DEGREES, under the heading BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I, make the following changes:

Chemistry

[Mathematics 408C and 408D and Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L are required of all students majoring in chemistry.] Chemistry majors must take Mathematics 408C and 408D and eight semester hours of physics: either Physics 30l, 101L, 316, and 116L; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; or 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.

Major: Chemistry 301, 302, 204; either 610A, 610B, and 210C, or 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L; 353, 153K, 354 or 354L, 154K, 456, and 376K.

Minor for chemistry majors: Either (1) twelve semester hours of biology, geological sciences, mathematics, physics, or, with written consent of the department chairman and approval of the dean, a field of study outside the College of Natural Sciences; or (2) Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, and six hours chosen from Computer Sciences 323E, 324E, 326E, [and] 327E, and 329E. The second option fulfills the requirements of the Elements of Computing Program; students who complete this minor may apply to the director of the program for a certificate of completion. The Elements of Computing Program is described on page 397.

[A grade of at least C is required in all courses counted toward the major and minor requirements.] The student must complete all courses in the major and the minor with a grade of at least C.

Rationale: Allows students wider choice of calculus-based physics sequences. In particular, this will benefit students who have transfer credit in physics or who transfer into the B S in Biochemistry program having already taken physics. Computer Sciences has created a new course (329E) in the Elements Program.


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In Chapter 9 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002, on pages 407-409, in the section DEGREES, make the following changes:

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOCHEMISTRY

{No change to introductory text.}

PRESCRIBED WORK COMMON TO BOTH OPTIONS

1. Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.
2. One of the following foreign language/culture options:2
a. Second-semester-level proficiency in a foreign language.
b. First-semester-level proficiency in a foreign language and a three-semester-hour course in the culture of the same language area.
c. Two three-hour foreign culture courses chosen from a list available in the dean's office and the college advising centers.
d. A three-hour foreign culture course and a three-hour course in one of the following fields: anthropology, architecture, classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), economics, geography, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and approved interdisciplinary fields.
Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take the first two semesters in a language without degree credit to remove their foreign language deficiency.
3. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.
4. Six semester hours of American history.
5. Three semester hours in anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, psychology, or sociology.
6. Mathematics 408C and 408D. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 without degree credit to remove their deficiency.
7. Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.
8. One of the following sequences: Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; or 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.
9. At least eighteen semester hours in biology, chosen from the following list. These eighteen hours must include at least three hours of upper-division coursework and at least three hours in each of the following areas; a single course may not fulfill this requirement in more than one area.
a. Genetics: Biology 212, 325 or 366, 366R.
b. Cellular and developmental biology: Biology 211, 212, 320, 331L, 126L, 226R, 226T, 330, 344, 347, 349, 360K.
c. Physiology: Biology 214, 328, 339, 345, 361T, 365R or 371M, 365S.
10. At least forty-two semester hours of chemistry, including the following courses:
a. General chemistry: Chemistry 301, 302, and either 204 or 317.
b. Organic chemistry: Chemistry 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L; or 610A, 610B, and 210C.
c. Biochemistry: Chemistry 339K, 339L, 369L, and 370.
d. Physical chemistry: Chemistry 153K and 353M.


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e. Analytical chemistry: Chemistry 455 or 456.
11. At least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.
12. At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework, including at least twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in chemistry, must be completed in residence at the University.
13. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 127 semester hours.

footnote: 2. Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take the first two semesters in a language without degree credit to remove their foreign language deficiency.

ADDITIONAL PRESCRIBED WORK FOR EACH OPTION

OPTION I: BIOCHEMISTRY

14. At least three semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics or computer sciences.
15. Nine semester hours of coursework in the College of Natural Sciences (excluding chemistry) and the College of Engineering. Any course designed for science [and] or engineering majors may be counted. [A] With the exception of the courses in the Elements of Computing Program, a course may not be used to fulfill this requirement if it cannot be counted toward major requirements in the department that offers it.
16. In fulfilling requirement 10 above, the student must complete six hours chosen from the following courses: Chemistry 431,* 341,* 354, 354L, 367L, 369K,* 371K,* 375K or 475K, and 376K.* At least three of these hours must be in a laboratory course; courses marked with an asterisk fulfill this laboratory requirement. No more than three semester hours in Chemistry 369K may be counted toward this requirement; three additional hours may be counted as electives. No more than three semester hours in Chemistry 371K may be counted toward this requirement; three additional hours may be counted as electives.

Rationale: Addition of CH 371K allows students to count new upper-division UTeach outreach course as three hours (laboratory) toward this requirement and as three additional elective hours. The CNS College Course and Curriculum Committee voted to allow the computer sciences courses offered in the Elements of Computing Program to count as majors-level courses outside of the Department of Computer Sciences.

OPTION II: COMPUTATION

Students who complete option II also fulfill the requirements of the Elements of Computing Program and may apply to the director of the program for a certificate of completion. The Elements of Computing Program is described on page 397.

14. Mathematics 340L or 341.
15. Chemistry 368 (Topic: Computational Chemistry).
16. Twelve semester hours in the elements of computing, consisting of Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, and six hours chosen from Computer Sciences 323E, 324E, 326E, [and] 327E, and 329E.
17. In fulfilling requirement 10 above, the student must complete three hours chosen from the following laboratory courses: Chemistry 431, 341, [354, 354L, 367L,] 369K, 371K, [375K or 475K,] and 376K.

{No further changes.}

Rationale: Addition of CH 371K allows students to count the new upper-division UTeach outreach course toward this requirement. Only laboratory courses are retained in this list to meet American Chemical Society guidelines for total laboratory hours in this degree. The explicit statement that these must be laboratory courses is added for emphasis.

C S 329E is a new course offered by the Elements of Computing Program.


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In Chapter 9 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002, on pages 412-415, in the section DEGREES, make the following changes:

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY

{No change to introductory text.}

PRESCRIBED WORK COMMON TO ALL OPTIONS

1. Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.
2. One of the following foreign language/culture options:5
a. Second-semester-level proficiency in a foreign language.
b. First-semester-level proficiency in a foreign language and a three-semester-hour course in the culture of the same language area.
c. Two three-hour foreign culture courses chosen from a list available in the dean's office and the college advising centers.
d. A three-hour foreign culture course and a three-hour course in one of the following fields: anthropology, architecture, classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), economics, geography, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and approved interdisciplinary fields.
Students in the teaching option are exempt from this requirement.
3. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.
4. Six semester hours of American history.
5. Three semester hours in anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, psychology, or sociology.
6. Mathematics 408C and 408D and at least three semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics or computer sciences. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 without degree credit to remove their deficiency.
7. Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.
8. One of the following sequences: Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.
9. At least forty-two semester hours of chemistry, including the following courses:
a. General chemistry: Chemistry 302 and 317.
b. Organic chemistry: Chemistry 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L; or 610A, 610B, and 210C.
c. Biochemistry: Chemistry 339K or 369.
[c.]d. Physical chemistry: Chemistry 353, 153K, 154K, and 354L.
[d.]e. Inorganic chemistry: Chemistry 431.
[e.]f. Analytical chemistry: Chemistry 456 and 376K.
10. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.
11. At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework, including at least twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in chemistry, must be completed in residence at the University.

footnote:

5. Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take the first two semesters in a language without degree credit to remove their language deficiency.


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Rationale: 8. Allow students wider choice of calculus-based physics sequences. This will also benefit students who transfer or change majors into this degree program having already taken physics. 9c. Conforms to requirements of the American Chemical Society for professional certification of this degree.

ADDITIONAL PRESCRIBED WORK FOR EACH OPTION

OPTION I: CHEMISTRY

12. In fulfilling requirement 9 above, the student must complete [nine] six hours chosen from the following courses: Chemistry [339K,] 339L, 341,* 354, 367L, 368, [369,] 369K,* 369L,* 370, 371K,* 375K, and 475K. At least three of these [nine] six hours must be in a laboratory course; courses marked with an asterisk may be used to fulfill this laboratory requirement. Chemistry 341 and 368 may be repeated for credit toward this requirement when the topics vary. No more than three semester hours in Chemistry 369K may be counted toward this requirement; three additional hours may be counted as electives. No more than three semester hours of Chemistry 371K may be counted toward this requirement; three additional hours may be counted as electives.
13. Nine semester hours of coursework in the College of Natural Sciences (excluding chemistry) and the College of Engineering. Any course designed for science [and] or engineering majors may be counted. With the exception of courses in the Elements of Computing Program, a [A] course may not be used to fulfill this requirement if it cannot be counted toward major requirements in the department that offers it.
14. Enough additional coursework to make a total of at least 127 semester hours.

Rationale: CH 339K or 369 now required under 9c; they may not both be counted for credit. That change also reduces this requirement from six to three hours, all of which must be in a laboratory course to meet American Chemical Society guidelines for total laboratory hours. The list now includes only laboratory courses so asterisks are no longer needed. The explicit statement that these must be laboratory courses is retained for emphasis. Addition of CH 371K to this list allows students to count new upper-division UTeach outreach

OPTION II: COMPUTATION

Students who complete option II also fulfill the requirements of the Elements of Computing Program and may apply to the director of the program for a certificate of completion. The Elements of Computing Program is described on page 397.

12. Mathematics 340L or 341. (Either course may also be counted toward requirement 6 of the prescribed work.)
13. Chemistry 368 (Topic: Computational Chemistry).
14. In fulfilling requirement 9 above, the student must complete [six hours chosen from the following] one of the following laboratory courses: Chemistry [339K, 339L,] 341,[* 354, 367L, 368, 369,*] 369K, 369L, [370, 375K, and 475K] 371K. [At least three of these six hours must be in a laboratory course; courses marked with an asterisk may be used to fulfill this laboratory requirement. Chemistry 341 and 368 may be repeated for credit toward this requirement when the topics vary. No more than three semester hours in Chemistry 369K may be counted toward this requirement; three additional hours may be counted as electives.]
15. Twelve semester hours in the elements of computing, consisting of Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, and six hours chosen from Computer Sciences 323E, 324E, 326E, [and] 327E, and 329E.
16. Enough additional coursework to make a total of at least 127 semester hours. Students are encouraged to take additional chemistry courses as electives.

Rationale: CH 339K or 369 now required under 9c; they may not both be counted for credit. That change also reduces this requirement from six to three hours, all of which must be in a laboratory course to meet American Chemical Society guidelines for total laboratory hours. The list now includes only laboratory courses so asterisks are no longer needed. The explicit statement that these must be laboratory courses is retained for emphasis. Addition of CH 371K to this list allows students to count new upper-division UTeach outreach


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course for this requirement. C S 329E is a new course offered by the Elements of Computing Program.

OPTION III: TEACHING

This program is designed to fulfill the course requirements for composite certification as a middle grades or secondary school science teacher in Texas with chemistry as the primary teaching field[, but]; however, completion of the program does not guarantee the student's certification. Composition certification requires twenty-four hours of coursework in the primary field, twelve hours in a second field, and six hours each in two additional fields. For information about additional requirements, consult the UTeach [Program coordinator] academic adviser.

12. In place of the mathematics courses listed in requirement 6 above, students must complete Mathematics 305G, 408C, and 408D.
13. To fulfill requirement 7 above, students must complete History 329U or Philosophy 329U.
14. In place of requirement 9 above, students must complete at least thirty-four semester hours of chemistry, including the following courses:
a. General chemistry: Chemistry 301, 302, and either 204 or 317.
b. Organic chemistry: Chemistry 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L; or 610A, 610B, and 210C.
c. Biochemistry: Chemistry 339K and 339L, or Chemistry 369
d. Physical chemistry: Chemistry 353, 353M, or 354L.
e. Analytical chemistry: Chemistry 455 or 456.
f. Chemistry 368 (Topic: Research Methods) or, with the consent of the UTeach [program coordinator] academic adviser, an upper-division chemistry course that includes a substantial research component.
[15. In place of requirement 8 above, students must complete one of the following sequences: Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; or 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.
[16. One of the following:
[a. For students seeking composite certification in science: Biology 211, 212, 213 or 214, and 205L, 206L, or 208L; and six semester hours in geological sciences.
[b. For students seeking certification in two sciences: Twenty-four semester hours of course-work, including at least twelve hours of upper-division work, in either physics, biology, or geological sciences. These courses must be chosen from a list of approved courses available from the UTeach program coordinator.]
15. To meet the requirements of composite certification, the student must complete the following coursework. The physics courses used to fulfill requirement 8 above are also counted toward composite certification.
a. Biology 211, 212, and either 213 or 214.
b. Six hours of coursework in geological sciences; courses intended for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement.
c. Enough additional approved coursework in biology, geological sciences, or physics to provide the required twelve hours in a second field.
[17.] 16. Eighteen semester hours of professional development coursework: [Chemistry 107 (Topic: Step 1), Biology 101C (Topic: Step 2),] Curriculum and Instruction 371 (Topic 21: Knowing and Learning in Math and Science), 371 (Topic 20: Classroom Interactions), 371 (Topic 22: Project-Based Instruction), [Chemistry 107 (Topic: Special Topics Seminar), Curriculum and Instruction] 667S, UTeach Natural Sciences 101, 110, 170.
17. Students seeking middle grades certification must complete the following courses: Educational Psychology 363M (Topic 3: Adolescent Development), or Psychology 301 and 304; and Curriculum and Instruction 371 (Topic 23: Reading, Writing, and Assessment across Disciplines).
18. Enough additional coursework, if needed, to make a total of 120 semester hours. [In fulfilling the requirements of the option, students usually complete 120 to 126 semester hours.]

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduate requirements given on pages 17-18 and the college requirements given on page 401. Students in options I and II must earn a grade of at least C in each course in


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chemistry taken at the University and used to fulfill requirement 9 of the prescribed work above; those in option III must earn a grade of at least C in each course in chemistry taken at the University and used to fulfill requirement 14 of the prescribed work above for option III.

To graduate and be recommended for certification, students who follow the teaching option must have a University grade point average of at least 2.50[; to be recommended for certification, they]. They must earn a grade of at least C in each of the professional development courses listed in requirement 16 and must pass the final teaching portfolio review; those seeking middle grades certification must also earn a grade of at least C in the each of the courses listed in requirement 20. For information about the portfolio review and additional teacher certification requirements, consult the UTeach [program coordinator] academic adviser.

Rationale: The State Board for Educator Certification has created a new certification category, middle grades teacher, to teach grades four through eight. Those seeking certification in chemistry will be required to obtain composite science certification. This means twenty-four semester hours in the primary field of teaching (the major), twelve semester hours in the second field of teaching, and six semester hours each in two additional sciences. This degree plan has attempted to incorporate these requirements, however, none of the additional sciences adds up to a total of twelve semester hours. Item 16 provides accuracy in the numbers and flexibility in the choice of the second science. The total of chemistry hours has also been reduced to thirty-two to compensate for the apparent loss of two UTeach courses that previously had CH course abbreviations that were being counted in the total.

The professional development sequence is of equal importance as the major in the teaching option, since these are the courses on which recommendation for certification is also based. A minimum grade of C is therefore required in both areas.

ORDER AND CHOICE OF WORK

Students are strongly recommended to take the chemistry/biochemistry-major sections of the following courses: Chemistry 301 (if taken), 302, 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L. Students planning a graduate program are strongly recommended to take Physics 301, 101L, 316, 116L, 315, and 115L.

Students in option II should consult the undergraduate adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work; those in option III should consult the UTeach [program coordinator] academic adviser.

The following order of work is recommended as a typical minimum program for option I. It assumes that the student has high school credit in trigonometry, college algebra, and the first semester of general chemistry; is able to earn credit by examination for Chemistry 301; and is able to score well enough on the SAT II: Mathematics Level I test to take Mathematics 408C in the first semester of the freshman year. Many students meet some of the following course requirements by credit by examination.

First year: Chemistry 302 and 317; Mathematics 408C and 408D; Physics 301 and 101L, or 303K and 103M, or 317K and 117M (to be taken after Mathematics 408C); Rhetoric and Composition 306; three semester hours to fulfill requirement 5 and three hours to fulfill requirement 7 of the prescribed work.

Second year: Chemistry 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L, or 610A, 610B, and 210C; any coursework needed to meet requirement 2 of the prescribed work; three semester hours to be counted toward requirement 14 of the prescribed work; English 316K; Physics 316 and 116L, or 303L and 103N, or 317L and 117N; an upper-division mathematics course (such as Mathematics 427K) or an upper-division computer sciences course.

Third year: Chemistry 339K or 369, 353, 153K, 354L, 456; six semester hours of American government; six semester hours of American history; three semester hours of electives; a three-semester-hour elective to fulfill requirement 1 of the prescribed work; three semester hours to be counted toward requirement 14 of the prescribed work.

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requirement of at least forty-two hours of chemistry; these courses must be chosen from those listed in requirement 12 and must include a three-hour laboratory course. The student must also take enough additional coursework to fulfill requirements 10, 11, 13, and [15] 14 of the prescribed work. It is recommended that the majority of the elective courses taken to fulfill requirements 10 and [15] 13 be chosen from upper-division courses in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, mathematics, and physics. [Physics 315 and 115L are recommended for students planning a graduate program.]

Rationale: To incorporate new physics options into suggested order and choice of work. Physics 301, 101L, 316, 116L, 315, and 115L for students planning graduate study in chemistry is added to emphasize desirability of taking special sections designed for departmental majors.