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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC 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 July 27, 2005. The dean approved the proposed changes on October 19, 2005, and submitted the changes to the secretary on October 21, 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 MUSIC IN THE
THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



On page 224, under the heading DEGREES, in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC section in the College of Fine Arts chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


COURSE REQUIREMENTS

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

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

B. Social science: Three semester hours chosen from the social sciences listed in the basic education requirements, government, or history.

C. Natural sciences and mathematics: Three semester hours chosen from the natural sciences listed in the basic education requirements, mathematics, or computer sciences.

D. 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 School of Music such as American studies, African and African American studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, or Mexican American studies. The student is encouraged to choose coursework of a multicultural nature. Courses outside the School of Music that are crosslisted with music courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

E. Fine arts: Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in fine arts chosen from courses outside the School of Music.

3. Minor: Twelve semester hours of coursework outside the School of Music. The minor must be approved by the coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program and must include at least six hours of upper-division coursework.

4. Music
A. Performance: At least four semester hours, consisting of two semesters of principal instrument course 210 and approval of the faculty. Students whose principal instrument is not piano must also complete Music 201N to the satisfaction of the faculty.

B. Music: Thirty-six semester hours, consisting of Music 605, 612, 313M, 313N, [330M] 330L, either 334, 342, or 379K, and twelve additional semester hours, of which at least eight must be upper-division, in a concentration of music courses approved by the coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program.

C. Music ensemble: Four semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in “School of Music Special Requirements,” page 213.

5. Electives: : Five to seven semester hours of electives, of which at least three hours must be in upper-division coursework outside the School of Music.


Total course requirements for the degree: 120 semester hours as outlined above, and ensemble as stated on page 213.

ADVANCEMENT TO UPPER DIVISION STANDING

To advance to upper-division standing in the program, the student must meet the following requirements.

1. Upper-division standing at the University.

2. A grade point average of at least 2.50 for all coursework taken in residence at the University.

3. Completion of the following courses or their equivalents with a grade point average of at least 2.50: Music 201N, 605A, 605B, 612A, 612B, 313M, and 313N. (Music 201N is required only for students whose principal instrument is not piano.)


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4. Approval of the coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program.

GRADE POINT AVERAGE REQUIREMENTS

To graduate, the student must have a grade point average of at least 2.50 in all upper-division courses in the School of Music (excluding ensemble) taken in residence at the University.



RATIONALE:
Change to humanities requirement: To bring the humanities requirement into conformity with other similar requirements in the College of Fine Arts and other colleges at the University.

New number and titles for the music history core: An increased historical focus on the variety of musical traditions in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is crucial to current pedagogical relevance (attention to music of the last century is expanded two-fold). A truly chronological approach (rather than a “staggered-chronology” as currently in place) is also more pedagogically appropriate. Increased simplicity of titles clarifies the three-semester sequence requirement.

Current
Proposed
MUS 313M – Hist West Mus: 17tth & 18th Cen
MUS 313M – History of Music I
(description - beginning notation to 18th C)
MUS 313N – Hist West Mus: 19th Cen to Pres
MUS 313N – History of Music II
(description -18th to early 20th Century)

MUS 330M – Hist West Mus: Mid Ages/Renais MUS 330L – History of Music III
(description - Early 20th Century to Present)