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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

ADDITION OF A MAJOR IN RHETORIC AND WRITING 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 addition of a major rhetoric and writing 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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ADDITION OF A MAJOR IN RHETORIC AND WRITING FOR
FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN
THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



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:


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

1. Rhetoric and Writing 306, Rhetoric and Writing.

2. Rhetoric and Writing 321, Principles of Rhetoric.

3. Each of the following courses (any topic):
a. Rhetoric and Writing 330C, Studies in Computers and Language.
b. Rhetoric and Writing 330D, History of Rhetoric.
c. Rhetoric and Writing 330E, Rhetorical Theory and Analysis.

4. Twelve additional hours in rhetoric and writing, including six hours of upper-division coursework.

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.


RATIONALE: 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.