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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OFARTS, PLAN I DEGREE IN BIOLOGY
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 Arts, Plan I degree in Biology in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the college approved the changes on November 19, 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 February 19, 2004, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 23, 2004. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on March 4, 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 15, 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 March 5, 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 OFARTS, PLAN I DEGREE IN BIOLOGY
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


On pages 408-409, under the heading DEGREES in the section BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I, in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:



Biology

In addition to the [major] requirements below, [the student must complete the following: Biology 211, 212, 213, 214, and 325; Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H; and Chemistry 301. The student must complete these courses before taking further upper-division coursework in biology. Biology] biology majors must [also] complete Mathematics [305G and] 408C or 408K; Chemistry 301, 302, and 204; and one of the following: (1) Chemistry [610A, 610B, and] 210C, 310M, and 310N; (2) eight hours of coursework in physics, including laboratory work; or (3) six hours of coursework in computer sciences, including at least three hours of upper-division work.

Major: The following coursework:

1. Biology 211, 212, 213, 214, and 325.

2. Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H.

3. [Twenty-one] Eighteen semester hours of coursework, including [at least] three hours in each of the following areas; no course may be counted toward more than one area.
[1.] a. Cellular, developmental, and molecular biology: Biology 320, 323L, 325L, 325T, 326D, 326E, 226R, 126L, 226T, 327, 127L, 328D, 330, 130L, 331L, 332, 333, 335, 336, 337 (Topic: Development and Evolution), 337J, 339, 339M, 343M, 344, 347, 349, 350M, 360K, 160L, 366, 366R, 367, 368L, 379G, 379J.
[2.] b. Physiology, neurobiology, and behavior: Biology 322, 122L, 226S, 328, 128L, 329, 129L, [337 (Topic: Endocrinology), 338L,] 438L, 339, 341, 141L, 345, 345E, 359J, 359K, 359R, 360K, 160L, 361, 361L, 361T, 365D, 365L, 465M, 365N, 365R, 365S, 365T, 365W, 371L, 371M.
[3.] c. Ecology and evolution: Biology 321L, 226S, 340L, 342L, 448L, 351, 352, 353L, 354L, 455L, 456L, 357, 458L, 359, 359J, 262, 262L, 363, 364, 369L, 370, 471G, 472L, 373, 373L, 375, 376, Marine Science 352C, 354Q.
[4.] d. Animal biology: Biology 321L, [337 (Topic: Endocrinology), 338L,] 438L, 340L, 345E, 448L, 353L, 354L, 455L, 359K, 359R, 361T, 369L, 478L, Marine Science 354, 354C.
[5.] e. Plant biology: Biology 322, 122L, 324 and 124L, 327 and 127L, 328, 328D, 128L, 350M, 351, 352, 262, 262L, 363, 472L, 374 and 174L, Marine Science 352D.
[6.] f. Microbiology: Biology 126L, 226R, 226S, 226T, 327, 127L, 329, 129L, 330, 130L, 333, 339, 341, 141L, 364, Marine Science 354E.

4. [To provide twenty-one semester hours in the major, the student must complete three] Three additional hours of coursework chosen from the following: the biology and marine science courses listed in areas [1 through 6] a through f above; other upper-division biology courses; Chemistry 339K and 339L, or 369.


[The twenty-one hours in the major] The courses counted toward requirements 3 and 4 must include at least three laboratory courses. They may include three hours in undergraduate research or special studies courses. Another three hours in special studies courses may be counted as electives. The student must earn a grade of at least C in each course taken at the University and counted toward the major requirement.

RATIONALE:

Clarification of introductory courses to be used in fulfilling the major requirements. Reflect course number changes made by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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With the new calculus sequence available, the biology faculty approved additional possibilities for meeting the calculus requirement. For the BA degree, only one semester of calculus is required, either Mathematics 408C or 408K.

Add courses that are new to the inventory to the appropriate areas. Some of these have been offered as topics of BIO 337, Special Topics in Biology.