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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ECONOMICS 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 economics 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 ECONOMICS IN
THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008


On page 274, 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:


Economics

All economics majors must earn [grades of at least C in Economics 304K and 304L, and] grades of at least C in either Mathematics 408C and 408D or Mathematics 408K, 408L, and 408M. Mathematics 403K and 403L (or transfer equivalents) may not be substituted for the required math courses.

Major: Twenty-five semester hours of economics, including Economics 304K, 304L, 420K, 320L, 329, and at least nine additional hours of upper-division coursework. At least six of the additional hours of upper-division coursework must be in courses for which a grade of at least C in Economics 420K [(or 320K)] is a prerequisite. Economics 420K, 320L, and 329 must be completed in residence. Economics majors must take Economics 420K at least two semesters prior to completion of the degree. Students may not enroll in Economics 420K more than twice.

[The student must make a] All economics majors must earn grades of at least C in Economics 304K, 304L, 420K, 320L, and 329[, and]. Furthermore, all economics majors must earn a grade point average of at least 2.00 in all [other] economics [courses] coursework combined (excluding Economics 420K, 320L, and 329) if taken at the University and counted toward fulfillment of the major requirement. No student may register for more than ten semester hours of economics in any one semester without approval of an undergraduate adviser in the Department of Economics.


RATIONALE: We are recommending changes within the economics major description to clarify the required courses in the major and, in the process, create a more precise description of our policies. In practice, students are required to take the two introductory economics courses, 304K and 304L, but the courses are not listed as required for the major in previous catalogs. Adding them as required courses will ensure that policy is consistent with practice.