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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED ADDITION OF INFORMATION FOR NON-COMMUNICATION STUDIES MAJORS 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 proposed addition of information for non-communication studies majors in the College of Communication chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the proposed changes on August 26, 2003, and submitted them to the secretary on September 2, 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 September 5, 2003, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on November 17, 2003. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on November 18, 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 an 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 1, 2003.


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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 19, 2003. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED ADDITION OF INFORMATION FOR NON-COMMUNICATION STUDIES MAJORS IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

On page 67 in the College of Communication chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, at the beginning of the section ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, add the following:

 


INFORMATION FOR NONMAJORS

RESTRICTIONS ON COMMUNICATION STUDIES COURSEWORK

Non-communication studies majors may take no more than nine hours of communication studies coursework, including transfer work. Exceptions may be made for students who have officially declared a communication studies minor with their colleges and for public relations majors. Students minoring in communication studies may take only the minimum amount of communication studies coursework required for the minor.

Students who declare a minor in communication studies may not declare a major in communication studies at a later date.


Rationale: Nonmajors should enter the communication studies major through the usual application process. Nonmajors may still fulfill their declared minor requirements in their college or school.