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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

DELETION OF THE CONCENTRATION AND
ADDITION OF A MAJOR IN EUROPEAN STUDIES
FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE 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 proposed deletion of the concentration and the addition of a major in European studies for the Bachelor of Arts degree 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 February 10, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 10, 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.



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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DELETION OF THE CONCENTRATION AND
ADDITION OF A MAJOR IN EUROPEAN STUDIES
FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN
THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



On page 271, under the heading DEGREES, in the CONCENTRATIONS subsection in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


[European Studies]

[The concentration in European studies is designed to complement departmental specialization with an integrated sequence of courses that emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to European history, politics, and culture. Students who wish to enter the program should consult the European studies adviser.]

[The student must fulfill the following requirements:]

[1. A departmental major or the equivalent.]

[2. Competence in an appropriate European language. Students must fulfill the foreign language requirement given on page 269. In addition, they must take at least one upper-division language course that provides practice in writing and speaking.]

[3. European Studies 305 and 362. With the approval of the European studies adviser, an upper-division course may be substituted for European Studies 305. European Studies 362, taken near the end of the program, is fashioned to suit the student’s individual needs and interests. It includes the writing of a substantial research paper, which must be interdisciplinary in theme, perspective, or methodology. Two readers from different disciplines supervise and judge the paper.]

[4. Four additional three-semester-hour courses in the field of European studies, chosen in consultation with the European studies adviser from a list prescribed by the European studies faculty committee.]


RATIONALE: The College of Liberal Arts is proposing a new major in European studies. Once it is approved, a concentration in European studies will no longer be needed.


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:


European Studies

Students majoring in European studies must use one of the following modern European languages to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement: Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian/Croatian, Spanish, or Swedish.  In addition, majors must complete either (1) six hours of upper-division coursework in the same language, or (2) six hours of coursework, consisting of at least two courses, in a second modern European language. Courses used to fulfill these two requirements will not be counted toward the major.

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in European studies, at least eighteen of which must be upper-division, including

1. European Studies 305, Introduction to European Studies.

2. European Studies 350, Governments and Politics of Western Europe.

3. European Studies 375, Capstone Research in European Studies, in which the student prepares a thesis.



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European studies majors must participate in an approved study abroad program or in an approved internship in Europe. A list of approved programs is available from the European studies faculty adviser.

Minor for European studies majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.


RATIONALE: The College of Liberal Arts has offered a concentration in European Studies for many years. EUS courses are very popular among students in a variety of disciplines. Students have shown an increased interest in a major focusing on the European Union; therefore, our faculty has decided to support the creation of a new major in this field. No additional funding is required.