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, Plan II
degree in the College of Liberal Arts of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008.
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.
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.
allowed to continue in the Plan II program under academic review. A student
who is academically dismissed from the Plan II program is eligible to continue
to enroll in the College of Liberal Arts in another academic program if the
student fulfills the minimum scholastic requirements for the Bachelor of
Arts, Plan I, given on pages 270-271 and the scholastic standards for continuance
in the University given in General Information.
Students in scholastic
difficulty should discuss their problems with a Plan II academic adviser
and the director.
CHOICE OF WORK
A degree program must include at least 120 semester hours, including at
least thirty-six hours of upper-division coursework. Without special permission
from the director and the dean, no more than thirty-six hours in one subject
in the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Natural Sciences and no
more than thirty-six hours in courses offered in any other college or school
may be counted toward the degree.
Plan II students may use credit by examination to fulfill certain program
requirements. For more information on testing policies and credit by examination,
contact a Plan II academic adviser.
Tutorial Course 301 and two semesters of Tutorial Course 357 are required.
Either Tutorial Course 359T, Essay Course,
or 660H, Thesis Course,
also required; Tutorial Course 660H is required of all students seeking special
honors in Plan II. Other requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II,
are outlined below. All courses offered in the Plan II Honors Program are
subject to approval by the Plan II Faculty Advisory Committee; in some areas
the committee will prescribe certain courses for all students in the program.
Current information on these matters is available in the Plan II office.
AREA A, LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
English 603 or Tutorial Course 603.Writing:
In addition to English 603 or Tutorial
Course 603, each student must complete two courses certified as having a
substantial writing component. One of these courses must be upper-division.
Courses used to fulfill the writing requirement may be used simultaneously
to fulfill other area requirements or major requirements, unless otherwise
specified. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in
the Course Schedule
Students must complete four
semesters in a single foreign language.
The foreign language requirement is the attainment of a certain proficiency,
as well as the completion of a specified number of courses; however, the
courses taken to gain this proficiency are not electives and may not be taken
on the pass/fail basis. Any part of the requirement may be fulfilled by credit
by examination. Students may accelerate their progress at any point in the
sequence by means of credit by examination.
To achieve proficiency in a foreign language as rapidly as possible, qualified
students are encouraged to take advantage of the intensive foreign language
study program. Information about this program is available from the appropriate
language department. Courses used to fulfill the foreign language requirement
must be language courses; literature-in-translation courses, for example,
may not be counted.
AREA B, SOCIAL SCIENCES
AREA C, NATURAL SCIENCES
|| Six semester hours in American government, including Texas government,
and six semester hours in American history.
|| Six semester hours of non-United States history (or civilization courses)
in the same geographic area, including a course in older or ancient history
and a course in more modern history, approved by a Plan II academic adviser.
|| Social Science 301.
Each student must complete eighteen semester hours of coursework in Area C, consisting
of the following:
AREA D, GENERAL CULTURE
|| A three-hour mathematics course designated for Plan II students, currently
a section of Mathematics 310. Students with credit for Mathematics 408C
and 408D; Mathematics 408K, 408L, and 408M; or Mathematics 427L are exempt
from taking Mathematics 310. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics
301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the Area C requirement
or toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who
enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics
at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 or 303D without
degree credit to remove their deficiency. No more than twelve semester
hours of mathematics and computer sciences combined may be counted toward
the Area C requirement.
|| A three-hour course in logic or modes of reasoning designated for Plan
II students, currently a section of Philosophy 313Q or Tutorial Course
|| A three-hour course in physics, chemistry, or geological sciences designated
for Plan II students, currently a section of Physics 341 entitled Selected
Topics: Modern Physics. Other topics of Physics 341 may not be substituted.
This requirement may also be met with six hours of upper-division coursework
in chemistry, excluding Chemistry 368, 369K, 371K, 375K, and 475K, or six
hours of upper-division coursework in physics, excluding Physics 370C and
non-Plan II sections of Physics 341.
|| A three-hour course in biology designated for Plan II students, currently
Biology 301E. This requirement may also be satisfied by credit for Biology
|211, 212, and either 213 or 214] 311C and 311D.
||Six hours in one subject chosen from the following fields. Courses counted toward
requirements 3 and 4 above may also be counted toward this requirement.
|| Any remaining courses required to fulfill the eighteen-hour Area C requirement
may be chosen from the fields listed in item 5 above or from the following
||Philosophy (courses in logic)
||History of science and philosophy of science
||Other science courses approved by the dean
A list of approved courses in these fields is available in the Student Division
and at http://www.utexas.edu/cola/degree_plans/area_requirements/. Only three
hours in the history or philosophy of science may be counted.
ORDER OF WORK
|| Six semester hours of philosophy, currently Philosophy 610QA and 610QB.
|| Two approved three-semester-hour courses in one of the following: art
history, music history, or history of theatre and dance; or two upper-division
courses in one of the following areas: classical civilization, humanities,
literature, or philosophy.
The usual order of work for students in Plan II is outlined on page 283, although
it is possible to make exceptions when there is good reason for doing so. There
is some variation in the order of work for students in premedical, predental,
and dual degree programs, for teacher certification candidates, and for students
concentrating in science. Students in these areas should consult the director
or an academic adviser.
Suggested Four-Year PlanFirst Year
Tutorial Course 603 or English 603.
Nine semester hours of Area C coursework: Biology 301E, Mathematics 310, and
Philosophy 313Q or Tutorial Course 310.
Six semester hours of non-United States history.
Foreign language courses.
Tutorial Course 301.
A three-semester-hour elective.
Three semester hours of Area C coursework.
Government 310L and 312L.
Foreign language courses.
Social Science 301.
A three-semester-hour elective.
Third and Fourth Years
Six semester hours of humanities or courses in the history of fine arts.
Six semester hours of American history.
Six semester hours of Tutorial Course 357.
Tutorial Course 359T or 660H.
Six semester hours of Area C coursework: Physics 341 and three additional
Elective courses sufficient to make a total of at least 120 semester hours.
Usually only upper-division courses are approved for third- and fourth-year
These are small changes in wording to 1) clarify
the application process, and 2) correct Bio course numbers since Biological
Sciences has yet again restructured its lower division course numbers.