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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ASIAN CULTURES AND LANGUAGES AND ASIAN STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008

Dean Richard Lariviere of the College of Liberal Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian cultures and languages and Asian studies in the College of Liberal Arts of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the school and the dean approved the proposed changes on November 4, 2005. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on November 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 April 10, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on April 11, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on May 1, 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 May 8, 2006.

Greninger signature
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 1, 2006. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ASIAN CULTURES AND LANGUAGES AND ASIAN STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008

On page 273, under the heading DEGREES, in the MAJORS AND MINORS subsection in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


Asian Cultures and Languages

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Asian cultures and languages is offered with specialization in Chinese, Japanese, [Hindi and/or Urdu] Hindi/Urdu, Malayalam, [or] Sanskrit, or Tamil.

Major: Twenty-four semester hours, including twenty-one hours of upper-division coursework, in the language and culture of one of the following areas of specialization [listed above]. [The twenty-four hours must include twelve hours of upper-division coursework in the language of specialization and nine hours of upper-division coursework in Asian studies related to the specialization.] A list of approved Asian studies courses related to the areas of specialization [that fulfill this requirement] is available in the Department of Asian Studies. [For students specializing in Japanese, the remaining three hours must be Japanese 322 or 330; for others, the remaining three hours must be chosen from the area of specialization or from the list of Asian studies courses related to the specialization.]

1. Chinese
a. Chinese 322 or 340 (Topic: Classical Chinese Poetry).
b. Three hours chosen from Chinese 320L, 330, and 340.
c. Six additional hours of upper-division coursework in Chinese.
d. Asian Studies 378.
e. Nine additional hours in Asian studies courses related to China; at least six hours must be in upper-division coursework.

2. Japanese
a. Japanese 322 or 330.
b. Twelve additional hours of upper-division coursework in Japanese.
c. Asian Studies 378.
d. Six additional hours in Asian studies courses related to Japan; at least three hours must be in upper-division coursework.

3. Hindi/Urdu
a. Twelve hours of upper-division coursework in Hindi and/or Urdu.
b. Asian Studies 378.
c. Nine additional hours in Asian studies courses related to South Asia; at least six hours must be in upper-division coursework. Three hours of upper-division coursework in Hindi, Urdu, or Sanskrit may be counted toward this requirement.

4. Malayalam
a. Twelve hours of upper-division coursework in Malayalam.
b. Asian Studies 378.
c. Nine additional hours in Asian studies courses related to South Asia; at least six hours must be in upper-division coursework. Three hours of upper-division coursework in Malayalam, Sanskrit, or Tamil may be counted toward this requirement.

5. Sanskrit
a. Twelve hours of upper-division coursework in Sanskrit.
b. Asian Studies 378.
c. Nine additional hours in Asian studies courses related to South Asia; six hours must be in upper-division coursework. Three hours of upper-division coursework in Sanskrit, Hindi, or Urdu may be counted toward this requirement.



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6. Tamil
a. Twelve hours of upper-division coursework in Tamil.
b. Asian Studies 378.
c. Nine additional hours in Asian studies courses related to South Asia; six hours must be in upper-division coursework. Three hours of upper-division coursework in Tamil, Sanskrit, or Malayalam may be counted toward this requirement.


Minor for Asian cultures and languages majors: [Twelve] Either (1) twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University [other than the area of specialization]; or (2) nine semester hours of coursework beyond 507 or the equivalent in a second foreign language, including at least three hours of upper-division coursework. Six of the required [twelve] hours must be taken in residence.

RATIONALE: Major: 1) To require the Asian Studies Senior Seminar for both Asian Cultures and Languages and Asian Studies majors; 2) to add Tamil as an area of specialization for Asian Cultures and Languages; 3) to clarify the major requirements for the individual language specializations for the ACL major.

Minor: To make it more feasible for students to study and minor in a second foreign language.


Asian Studies

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of Asian studies coursework, at least eighteen of which must be upper-division, in one of the two areas of specialization listed below. A list of courses that fulfill the requirements of the areas of specialization is available in the Department of Asian Studies. [In addition, students must take two years of an Asian language. Up to six hours of upper-division Asian language coursework may be counted toward the twenty-four semester hours in the major. The twenty-four semester hours of coursework must include]

[1. At least one core Asian history course. A list of courses that fulfill this requirement is available in the Department of Asian Studies.]
[2. At least one course in each of the following three areas: China, Japan, South Asia. A list of courses that fulfill this requirement is available in the Department of Asian Studies.]
[3. Asian Studies 378.]


1. East Asia
a. At least three hours of East Asian history.
b. A three-hour Asian studies course related to South Asia.
c. Asian Studies 378.
d. Fifteen additional hours in Asian studies courses related to East Asia. It is recommended that students take these courses in more than one East Asian cultural area. Six hours of upper-division coursework in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean language may be counted toward this requirement.
e. In addition, students must complete two years of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement. Courses counted toward the foreign language requirement may not also be counted toward the major.



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2. South Asia
a. At least three hours of South Asian history.
b. A three-hour Asian studies course related to East Asia.
c. Asian Studies 378.
d. Fifteen additional hours in Asian studies courses related to South Asia. Six hours of upper-division coursework in Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil, or Urdu language may be counted toward this requirement.
e. In addition, students must complete two years of Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil, or Urdu to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement. Courses counted toward the foreign language requirement may not also be counted toward the major.


Minor for Asian studies majors: [Twelve] Either (1) twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University; or (2) nine semester hours of coursework beyond 507 or the equivalent in a second foreign language, including at least three hours of upper-division coursework. Six of the required [twelve] hours must be taken in residence.

RATIONALE: Major: To reflect re-thinking of the Asian Studies major since the re-organization of the Department of Asian Studies, as well as to allow students to concentrate in one region of Asia.
Minor: To make it more feasible for students to study and minor in a second foreign language.
College of Liberal Arts Catalog Changes, 2005-2006