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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGE TO ELIMINATE THE COMMUNICATON STUDIES TRACK LEADING TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

Dean Ellen Wartella of the College of Communication has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposal to eliminate the communication studies major in the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Communication chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the department and the dean approved the proposed changes on October 7, 2003. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on October 10, 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 December 5, 2003, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on December 11, 2003. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on February 5, 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 April 2, 2004.

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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on March 25, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.

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PROPOSED CHANGE TO ELIMINATE THE COMMUNICATON STUDIES TRACK LEADING TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

On page 77-78, in the College of Communication chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, under the heading DEGREES, in the section BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES, make the following changes:


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

1. At least thirty but no more than thirty-six semester hours of communication studies. At least fifteen hours must be in upper-division coursework. Each student must complete one of the following tracks:
[a. Communication Studies
1. Communication Studies 306M, 315M, 332K, and 368L.
2. Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Communication Studies 317C, 332, 334K, 340K, 344K, 353, 356M, 357, 358, 371K, and the following topics of Communication Studies 367: Language, Culture, and Communication; Case Studies in Argumentation; Performing Marginality.
3. Twelve additional semester hours of communication studies.]
[b.] a. Corporate Communication
1. Communication Studies 306M, [310K or 316L,1] 313M, and 332K [and 350K].
2. Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Communication Studies 310K, [or] 316L, [1 350M, 351] 352, 353, [356M, 367 (Topic: Communication and Organizational Change), and 370K] and 372K.
3. [Twelve] Fifteen additional semester hours of communication studies.
[c] b. Human Relations
1. Communication Studies 306M, [, 315M,] and 332K [, and 334K].
2. [Six] Eighteen semester hours chosen from the following courses: Communication Studies 314L, 315M, 334K, 344K, 348K, 354, [355K, 356M,] 357, and 358 [, 371K, and the following topics of Communication Studies 367: Performance and Culture; Applied Interpersonal Communication; Language, Culture, and Communication; Performing Marginality].
3. [Twelve] Six additional semester hours of communication studies.
[d] c. Political Communication
1. Communication Studies 306M[, 317C,] and 332K[, and 342K].
2. [Six] Nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Communication Studies [331K,] 317C, 332, 340K, [, 345K, 367 (Topic: Case Studies in Argumentation), and 367 (Topic: Rhetoric of Popular Culture)] and 342K.
3. [Twelve] Fifteen additional semester hours of communication studies.

2. At least six semester hours of coursework must be taken in the College of Communication but outside communication studies. However, no student may count toward the degree more than forty-two semester hours (including transfer credit) in College of Communication coursework.

3. No College of Communication course to be counted toward the degree may be taken on the pass/fail basis, unless the course is offered only on that basis.

footnote:

[1. Communication Studies 310K and 316L may both be counted toward the degree, but neither may be counted toward both requirement b1 or requirement b2.]


RATIONALE: The Communication Studies major track will be deleted due to its similarity to the Human Relations major track. Courses are deleted due to changes in faculty who are no longer teaching the omitted courses and courses added are due to the introduction of new courses.