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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
TEXTILES AND APPAREL
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


Dean Mary Ann Rankin of the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council proposed changes to the bachelor of science in the textiles and apparel program in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the college approved the changes on May 29, 2003. The dean approved the proposed changes on January 20, 2004, and submitted them to the secretary on January 21, 2004. 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 March 10, 2004, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on March 15, 2004. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on April 29, 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 May 7, 2004.

<signed>


Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on May 3, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.

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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
TEXTILES AND APPAREL
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


On pages 436-438, under the heading DEGREES, in the section BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TEXTILES AND APPAREL, in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TEXTILES AND APPAREL

Students who would like to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel must first be admitted to the degree program. Information about admission is given on page 400. Information is also given there about admission to the field experience program that is part of the degree.

OPTION I: APPAREL DESIGN AND CONSERVATION

This option [, which] incorporates principles from [the] arts, [the] sciences, and [the] humanities [, is intended to prepare students for professional careers in textiles and apparel]. The apparel design specialization provides instruction in constructing, designing, and coordinating fashions and making patterns and samples as preparation for a career in the apparel industry. The conservation specialization emphasizes the chemical properties of textiles [properties and chemistry, especially as they affect the] and the preservation, conservation, and exhibition of textiles and apparel in museums and other collections.

PRESCRIBED WORK

1. Rhetoric and Composition 306, English 316K, and three additional semester hours in either English or rhetoric and composition. 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. 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.

3. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government; six hours of American history; six hours of lower-division coursework in anthropology, economics, psychology, or sociology; and six hours of upper-division coursework in either (a), for the apparel design specialization, American studies, anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, or sociology, or (b) for [Students] the [specializing in] conservation specialization, [must take six hours of] anthropology. [in fulfilling this requirement.]

4. [Three semester hours of mathematics beyond Mathematics 301. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students in the conservation specialization must complete] Mathematics 305G or 408K; and Mathematics 316, Statistics 309, or Educational Psychology 371.

[5. Three semester hours in chemistry, biology, or physics, and the following coursework:
a. For the apparel design specialization: Biology 309D and Chemistry 313N and 113P.
b. For the conservation specialization: Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 610A, and a one-semester organic chemistry laboratory.]

5. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, and, for the apparel design specialization, Biology 211, or, for the conservation specialization, Chemistry 310M.

6. Accounting [311;] 310F, [two of the following courses: Marketing 337, Management 325, 336, 337;] Management 320F, and Marketing 320F [and a three-semester-hour course in statistics. Suggested statistics courses are Educational Psychology 371, Mathematics 316, and Statistics 309].


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7. Three semester hours of either (a), [art studio] [(]for the apparel design specialization[)], studio art, or (b), [Art History 303] [(]for the conservation specialization[)], Art History 303[,]; and nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in art history [, museum courses,] or studio art.

[8. No fewer than forty-six but no more than forty-eight semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, including the following coursework. Eighteen hours of the coursework used to fulfill this requirement must be completed in residence at the University.
a. Human Development and Family Sciences 322 and Textiles and Apparel 205, 105L, 319, 325L, 325M, 352D, 260L, and 260M.]

8. Textiles and Apparel 205, 105L, 319, 325L, 325M, 352D, 260L, and 260M; Human Development and Family Sciences 322; and one of the following sequences.
[b. For the conservation specialization:
1. Six or seven semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 212K, 212L, 316L, and 316Q.
2. Textiles and Apparel 355D.
3. Twelve semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 315K, 126 and 226L, 355C, 164K (Topic 1: Flat Pattern) and 264L (Topic 1: Flat Pattern), 164K (Topic 2: Draping) and 264L (Topic 2: Draping), 164K (Topic 3: Advanced Apparel Design) and 264L (Topic 3: Advanced Apparel Design).
4. Three semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 327, 328, 355N, and 376.]
[c. For the apparel design specialization:
1. Textiles and Apparel 212K and 212L.
2. Textiles and Apparel 316L.
3. Textiles and Apparel 126 and 226L, 355C, 164K (Topic 1: Flat Pattern) and 264L (Topic 1: Flat Pattern), 164K (Topic 2: Draping) and 264L (Topic 2: Draping), 164K (Topic 3: Advanced Apparel Design) and 264L (Topic 3: Advanced Apparel Design).
4. Three semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 327, 328, 355D, 355N, and 376.]

a. Apparel design specialization: Textiles and Apparel 212K, 212L, 316L, 126, 226L, 355C, 164K (Topics 1: Flat Pattern, 2: Draping, and 3: Advanced Apparel Design), 264L (Topics 1: Flat Pattern, 2: Draping, and 3: Advanced Apparel Design), and three semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 327, 328, 355D, 355N, and 376.
b. Conservation specialization: Textiles and Apparel 355D; three semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 327, 328, 355N, and 376; twelve semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 315K, 126 and 226L, 355C, and Topics 1: Flat Pattern, 2: Draping, and 3: Advanced Apparel Design of both 164K and 264L; and six or seven semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 212K, 212L, 316L, and 316Q.

9. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least eighteen must be within and at least twelve must be outside the Department of Human Ecology.

10. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given on pages 16-18 and the college requirements given on page 404. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in each course [used to fulfill requirements 7 and 8 of the prescribed work above] completed at the University and counted toward the prescribed work for the degree. At least eighteen hours of the coursework used to fulfill requirement 8 of the prescribed work must be completed in residence at the University. Courses designed for nonscience majors may not be counted.

ORDER AND CHOICE OF WORK

The student should consult the faculty adviser each semester about order and choice of work and balancing the laboratory load. Students should also check prerequisite requirements carefully.

OPTION II: RETAIL MERCHANDISING

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This option [emphasizes the application of selected] incorporates principles from [the] arts, [the] sciences, and [the] humanities and provides specialized instruction for professional careers in merchandising. [It is designed for students planning to enter careers in merchandising.]

[Option II includes a nine-semester-hour field experience program, the Retail Merchandising Internship Program, normally taken during the fall or spring semester of the student's senior year. The student must apply for admission to the program the semester before he or she plans to enter it; materials, information about deadlines, and directions for application are available from the Department of Human Ecology. The student must complete Textiles and Apparel 376 the semester before participating in the program.

Admission to the field experience program is limited and is subject to the approval of an admissions panel. The panel may deny a student admission to the program if the student fails to maintain a strong academic record, to complete the prerequisite course requirements for the field experience program, or successfully to complete competitive interviews with representatives from participating retail establishments. Since space in the program is limited, the student's participation may also be postponed.
]

PRESCRIBED WORK

1. Rhetoric and Composition 306, English 316K, and three additional semester hours in either English or rhetoric and composition. 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. 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.

3. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government; six semester hours of American history; six semester hours of economics; and three semester hours of psychology, sociology, or anthropology.

4. Mathematics 305G or 408K; and Mathematics 316, Statistics 309, or Educational Psychology 371. [Mathematics 303D and three semester hours of computer sciences or statistics. Suggested statistics courses are Educational Psychology 371, Mathematics 316, Psychology 317, and Statistics 309.] 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.

5. Chemistry 301, 302, and 204; Biology 211, 212, and 213 or 214. [Chemistry 313N and 113P; six semester hours of biology and three additional semester hours in biology, chemistry, physics, or physical science.]

6. Art History 301.

7. Communication Studies 306M, Accounting [311] 310F, Marketing [337] 320F, and Advertising 318J; [or Marketing 338] and six semester hours chosen from Management 320F, Management Information Systems 311F, and Legal Environment of Business 320F.

[8. Six additional semester hours of upper-division business.]

[9.] 8. [No fewer than forty-six but no more than forty-eight] Forty-seven semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, including the following coursework. [Eighteen hours of the coursework used to fulfill this requirement must be completed in residence at the University]
[a. Human Development and Family Sciences 322.]
[b. Human Ecology 361.]
[c.] a. Textiles and Apparel 205, 105L, 212K, 212L, 315K, [316L or] 316Q, 319, 352M, 355P, 260L, 260M, and 376; and nine hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 325L, 325M, 327, 328, 355D, 355K, 355N, 164K, and 264L.
b. Human Development and Family Sciences 322; Human Ecology 361; and three additional hours in human development and family sciences or nutrition.


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[d. Nine semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 325L, 325M, 126 and 226L, 327, 328, 355D, 355K, 355N, and 164K and 264L.]
[e. Three semester hours chosen from courses in food science, food systems management, human development and family sciences, or nutrition.]

[10.] 9. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least eighteen
must be within and at least twelve must be outside the Department of Human Ecology.

[11.] 10. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given on pages 16-18 and the college requirements given on page 404. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in each course [used to fulfill requirements 4, 7, and 9 of the prescribed work above] completed at the University and counted toward the prescribed work for the degree. At least eighteen of the forty-seven hours in the Department of Human Ecology used to fulfill requirement 8 must be completed in residence at the University. Courses designed for nonscience majors may not be counted. [Moreover, each student must earn a grade of at least C in the following courses prior to the field experience program: Textiles and Apparel 205, 105L, 316L or 316Q, and 319, Marketing 337, Marketing 338 or Advertising 318J, Accounting 311, Mathematics 403K, statistics or computer sciences, and Communication Studies 306M.]

ORDER AND CHOICE OF WORK

The student should confer with the faculty adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work and balancing the laboratory load. Students should check prerequisite requirements carefully. [The nine-semester-hour retail merchandising internship must be planned for the senior year, and Textiles and Apparel 376 must be taken the preceding semester. The internship courses are Textiles and Apparel 315K, 352M, and 355P.]


RATIONALE: To update degree requirements, responding to changes and increased sophistication within the field of apparel design and retail merchandising.