Dean Richard Lariviere of the College of Liberal Arts has filed with the secretary
of the Faculty Council
the addition of a major rhetoric and writing
Bachelor of Arts degree
in the College of Liberal Arts of the Undergraduate
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.
Rhetoric and Writing
Major: Twenty-seven semester hours of
coursework in rhetoric and writing, including at least eighteen hours of upper-division
work, consisting of
| On page 279, 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:
Minor for rhetoric and writing
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.
||Rhetoric and Writing 306, Rhetoric and Writing.
||Rhetoric and Writing 321, Principles of Rhetoric.
||Each of the following courses (any topic):
|| Rhetoric and Writing 330C, Studies in Computers and Language.
|| Rhetoric and Writing 330D, History of Rhetoric.
|| Rhetoric and Writing 330E, Rhetorical Theory and Analysis.
|| Twelve additional hours in rhetoric and writing, including six hours
of upper-division coursework.
The proposed major in rhetoric and writing is
attractive to students who wish to become superior writers. Advanced technology
in the workplace is requiring employees to write more than ever before in both
traditional and new media; the ability to write well has never been more important,
yet too few college graduates can write at a consistently high standard.