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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN STUDIO ART IN THE
THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



Dean Robert Freeman of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in art in the College of Fine Arts of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on September 22, 2005. The dean approved the proposed changes on October 19, 2005, and submitted the changes to the secretary on October 22, 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 19, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on January 23, 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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PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN STUDIO ART IN THE
THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



On page 223, under the heading DEGREES, in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART section in the College of Fine Arts chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


STUDIO ART MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described on page 216.

2. Additional basic education requirements: [Fifteen] Twenty-one semester hours, consisting of
A. Foreign language: Six semester hours beyond course 407 or 507 in one foreign language.

[A.] B. Social science: [Nine] Six semester hours chosen from the social sciences listed in the basic education requirements, government, and history.

C. Humanities; Three semester hours chosen from the following areas: architecture, classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), comparative literature, humanities, philosophy, and interdisciplinary fields outside the Department of Art and Art History such as American studies, African and African American studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, Mexican American studies, and women’s and gender studies.  The student is encouraged to choose coursework of a multicultural nature.  Courses outside the Department of Art and Art History that are crosslisted with courses in the department may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

[B.] D. Natural sciences and mathematics: Six semester hours chosen from the natural sciences listed in the basic education requirements, mathematics, and computer sciences.

3. Studio art: Thirty semester hours, consisting of Studio Art 303K, 303L, 304K, 304L, and eighteen additional semester hours of studio art, of which at least twelve hours must be upper-division.

4. Art history: [Six] Twelve semester hours, consisting of Art History 302, [and] 304, and six hours of upper-division coursework in art history.

5. Electives: [Thirty] Eighteen semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the Department of Art and Art History.


Total requirements for the degree: 120 semester hours as outlined above.

RATIONALE:
To bring the Bachelor of Arts in Art in line with the other BA degrees offered in the College of Fine Arts and The University. Currently, our Bachelor of Arts in Art is theonlyBA degree that does not require coursework in foreign language and the humanities. Also the current 30 hour elective field is open and undirected, and as such, serves no reasoned educational program or purpose.