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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN
ETHNIC STUDIES-MEXICAN AMERICAN 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 ethnic studies-Mexican American 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
ETHNIC STUDIES-MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES IN
THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008


On page 275, 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:


Ethnic Studies

The ethnic studies program is administered through the Center for African and African American Studies, the Center for Asian American Studies, and the Center for Mexican American Studies. The directors and executive committees of these centers advise students, prescribe groups of courses that fulfill content requirements, and authorize course substitutions when appropriate. Students majoring in ethnic studies must choose one of three areas of concentration and meet the requirements of that concentration as outlined below.

{no changes to African and African American studies, Asian American studies}

Mexican American Studies

1. [Fifteen semester hours of lower-division coursework in Mexican American studies, consisting of] Mexican American Studies 307, Introduction to Cultural Studies, or Mexican American Studies 308, Introduction to Policy Studies [and twelve additional hours].

2. Twenty-one semester hours of upper-division coursework in Mexican American studies, including Mexican American Studies 350 and either 361 or 362. Any upper-division Spanish course may be substituted for Mexican American Studies 350.


3. Twelve additional semester hours of coursework in Mexican American studies.


Students must use Spanish to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement.


RATIONALE: To make major requirements less restrictive for students in our major who wish to pursue increased upper division coursework.