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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGE IN THE NAME OF THE CONCENTRATION IN TECHNOLOGY, LITERACY, AND CULTURE IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

Dean Richard W. Lariviere of the College of Liberal Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council proposed change in the name of the concentration in technology, literacy, and culture in the College of Liberal Arts chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the proposed changes on a no-protest basis on November 17, 2003, and submitted them to the secretary on November 19, 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 January 30, 2004, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 2, 2004. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on March 10, 2004, 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 March 26, 2004.


<signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 10, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.

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CHANGE IN THE NAME OF THE CONCENTRATION IN TECHNOLOGY, LITERACY, AND CULTURE IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

On page 255, under the heading DEGREES in the subsection CONCENTRATIONS in the College of Liberal Arts chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:


[Technology, Literacy, and Culture] Science, Technology, and Society

The goal of this concentration is to prepare students to use emerging technologies humanely and critically; to participate thoughtfully in public discourse about new technologies; and to understand the consequences of public and private decisions about technology. The concentration is designed to allow students to gain experience with the application of historical, philosophical, rhetorical, economic, political, aesthetic, and scientific practices, methods of inquiry, and theories in technologically rich environments. Students have the opportunity to practice the new literacies that are required to thrive in these environments by exploring new ways of seeking, using, and representing information.

The program of study is designed to complement the major by helping the student to gain a richer and more profound understanding of the dynamic relationships among technology, culture, and the individual. The concentration is open to liberal arts majors and, with the approval of their deans, to students in other colleges and schools.

The student must fulfill the following requirements.

1. A departmental major or the equivalent.
2. Eighteen semester hours of coursework, consisting of [Technology, Literacy, and Culture] Science, Technology, and Society 321; twelve hours of related coursework; and a capstone seminar, [Technology, Literacy, and Culture] Science, Technology, and Society 360. A list of related courses that will fulfill this requirement is available from the [technology, literacy, and culture] science, technology, and society adviser; courses that are not on the list may be used with the written consent of the adviser.



RATIONALE:
To situate the UT program within an emerging category of programs nationwide and internationally.