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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE REQUIREMENTS IN THE
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS IN
THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



Dean Roderick Hart of the College of Communication has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in communication sciences and disorders in the College of Communication chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty and the dean of the college approved the proposed changes on October 11, 2005. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on October 14, 2005. 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 27, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on January 27, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on February 20, 2006, 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 March 3, 2006.

<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 February 24, 2006. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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CHANGES TO THE REQUIREMENTS IN THE
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS IN
THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



On page 80, under the heading DEGREES, in the BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS section of the College of Communication chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

1. Students specializing in speech/language pathology [or audiology] must complete at least [thirty] thirty-one semester hours of coursework in communication sciences and disorders; those specializing in audiology must complete at least thirty-five hours; those specializing in education of the deaf/hearing-impaired must complete at least [twenty-five] twenty-eight hours. For students in all three specializations, fifteen hours of this coursework must be upper-division. No more than [thirty-six] thirty-eight semester hours of coursework in communication sciences and disorders may be counted toward the degree. Coursework in American Sign Language may not be used to satisfy requirement 1 and is not included in the [thirty-six] thirty-eight hours allowed for the degree. The following courses are required:
a. Speech/language pathology: Communication Sciences and Disorders 306K, 311K, 313L, 315S, 341, 350, 367K, 368K, 168L, 371, and either 373 or both 378 and 178L.
b. Audiology: Communication Sciences and Disorders 306K, 311K, 313L, 315S, 341, 350, 367K, 368K, 168L, 371, 373, [and] 378, and 178L.
c. Education of the deaf/hearing-impaired: Communication Sciences and Disorders 308K, 311K, 313L, 314L, 341, 360M, 368K, 168L, and [seven] six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in communication sciences and disorders.

2. At least six semester hours of coursework must be taken in the College of Communication but outside communication sciences and disorders. However, no student may count toward the degree more than [forty-two] forty-four 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.


RATIONALE:
Communication Sciences and Disorders students are required to concurrently enroll in these laboratory hours that augment the course content of the respective courses. In effect, these additional hours will increase the total hours required for the major.

Deaf Education majors must now take CSD 311K. This course will provide a strong foundation for required upper-division communication sciences and disorders courses in the major.

The department has determined that in order for students to be successful in CSD 371 that students need the background provided in CSD 350. This course will now be a pre-requisite for CSD 371.