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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH MAJORS IN ARABIC, HEBREW, ISLAMIC, AND TURKISH LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE 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 with majors in Arabic, Hebrew, Islamic, and Turkish languages and literature 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 MAJORS IN ARABIC, HEBREW, ISLAMIC, AND TURKISH LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE 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:


Arabid Language and Literature

Major:Twenty-four semester hours of upper-division coursework in Arabic language, literature, and culture[:], consisting of

1. [Six] Twelve hours [of] in specified language courses: Arabic 320K, 320L, 330K, and 330L.
[a. Arabic 320K, Arabic Readings and Grammar I.]
[b. Arabic 320L, Arabic Readings and Grammar II.]


2. Six hours [in Arabic 360L, Topics in Arabic Literature] of literature chosen from Arabic 322, 360K, and 360L.

3. Six additional hours [chosen from the following:] of upper-division coursework in Arabic.
[a. Arabic 330K, Advanced Readings in Arabic I.]
[b. Arabic 330L, Advanced Readings in Arabic II.]
[c. Arabic 360L, Topics in Arabic Literature. Topics of Arabic 360L used to fulfill requirement 2may not also be used to fulfill requirement 3.]

[4. Six hours in Arabic 372, Topics in Arabic Culture.]


Minor for Arabic language and literature majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

RATIONALE: To make the major requirements more flexible, and to facilitate the timely completion of graduation requirements. These changes are the result of our experience in recent years with having to submit petitions for modifications of degree requirements in order to arrange substitutions for previously required courses that were not always offered. We hope to eliminate this problem by implementing these changes.

On page 276, 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:


Hebrew Language and Literature

Major: Eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in Hebrew, including Hebrew 321, Hebrew Grammar, 322, Introduction to Hebrew Literature, and 325, Advanced Conversation and Composition. No more than six hours in Hebrew 374, Hebrew Literature in Translation, may be counted toward the major.

Minor for Hebrew language and literature majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

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RATIONALE: Decision by Hebrew faculty to allow classes that are not taught in Hebrew, yet are crucial to the major, to count toward the degree, but to limit such coursework to six hours.


On page 276, 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:


Islamic Studies

Major: [Islamic Studies 310 and twenty-one semester hours of upper-division coursework in Islamic studies, including either Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 1: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times) or Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2: The Qur’an).] Twenty-four semester hours in Islamic studies, including twenty-one hours of upper-division coursework. The coursework consists of

1. Islamic Studies 310, Introduction to Islam, or Islamic Studies 311 (Topic 1: Introduction to the Middle East: Religious, Cultural, and Historical Foundations).

2. Nine hours in Islamic Studies 340, Topics in Islam.

3. Twelve additional hours of upper-division coursework in Islamic studies.


A maximum of six semester hours in upper-division conference courses may be counted toward the major.

Students must complete the equivalent of at least two years in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or Urdu. Credit used to fulfill this requirement may also be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. [A maximum of six semester hours in upper-division conference courses may be counted toward the major.]

Minor for Islamic studies majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

RATIONALE: To make the major requirements more flexible, and to facilitate the timely completion of graduation requirements. These changes are the result of our experience in recent years with having to submit petitions for modifications of degree requirements in order to arrange substitutions for previously required courses which were not always offered. We hope to eliminate this problem by implementing these changes.

On page 280, 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:


Turkish Language and Literature

Major: Eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in Turkish, including Turkish 320K and 320L.

Minor for Turkish language and literature majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent. Six of the required hours must be taken in residence.

RATIONALE: To reflect the addition of the third-year Turkish sequence to our curriculum.
College of Liberal Arts Catalog Changes, 2005-2006