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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART, STUDIO ART MAJOR AND ART HISTORY MAJOR IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

 

Dean Robert Freeman of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes in the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Art in the College of Fine Arts chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on January 22, 2001. The dean approved the changes on October 8, 2002, and submitted them to the secretary on January 23, 2003. 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 13, 2003, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 17, 2003. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on March 3, 2003, 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 noon on March 17 , 2003.


<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 4, 2003. 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, STUDIO ART MAJOR AND ART HISTORY MAJOR IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

 

On pages 212 and 213 of the College of Fine Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, the following changes are to be made:

STUDIO ART MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described on pages 205-206.
2. Additional basic education requirements: Fifteen semester hours, consisting of
A. Social science: Nine semester hours chosen from the social sciences listed in the basic education requirements, government, and history.
B. Natural sciences and mathematics: Six semester hours chosen from the natural sciences listed in the basic education requirements, mathematics, and computer sciences.
[3. Studio art: Thirty semester hours, consisting of Studio Art 301K, 301L, 302K, 302L, and eighteen additional semester hours of studio art, of which at least twelve hours must be upper-division.]
3. AStudio art: Thirty semester hours, consisting of Studio Art 303K, 303L, 304K, 304L, and eighteen additional semester hours of studio art, of which at least twelve hours must be upper- division.
[4. Art history: Six semester hours, consisting of Art History 301 and either 302 or 303.]
4. Art history: Six semester hours, consisting of Art History 302 and 304.
5. Electives: Thirty 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.

ART HISTORY MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described on pages 205-206.
[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 and gender studies and Latin American studies
[3. Studio art: Six semester hours, consisting of Studio Art 302K and 302L.]
3. Studio art: Six semester hours, consisting of Studio Art 304K and 304L.
4. Art history: [Thirty] Thirty-three semester hours, consisting of
[A. Art History 302.]
A. Art History 302 and 304.
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.

 


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D. Nine additional semester hours of art history.
[5.  Electives: Twenty-seven semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the Department of Art and Art History.]
5.   Electives: Twenty-four 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.

Rationale: The proposed courses will constitute the new Departmental Foundations Program. The process for formulating the new Foundations Program began with the Self-Study Report prepared for the accreditation of the department by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The identified curricular goals are:

1. Provide a Foundations Program that would better prepare students for courses in all four divisions of the Department.
2. Insure that all students in the Department of Art and Art History receive a similar set of foundational experiences.
3. Introduce concepts and practices that were not previously taught at the freshman level (i.e., Time-Based Art Foundations).
4. Develop a new foundations art history course for art majors (i.e., Issues in Visual Culture).