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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

ADDITION OF A CONCENTRATION IN
WESTERN CIVILIZATION AND AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS
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 addition of a concentration in Western Civilization and American Institutions 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 6, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 10, 2006. The College recalled the changes on February 20, 2006, and sent a revised version on February 24, 2006. The revised version was submitted to the review committee on February 24, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on March 9, 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 April 7, 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 March 30, 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 CONCENTRATION IN
WESTERN CIVILIZATION AND AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS
FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN
THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



On page 272, under the heading DEGREES, in the CONCENTRATIONS subsection in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, add the following changes:

Western Civilization and American Institutions

The concentration in western civilization and American institutions is designed to complement departmental specialization with an integrated sequence of courses that emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to the major ideas of western civilization and their impact on the development of the institutions of the United States. Students who wish to enter the concentration should consult the faculty adviser. With the approval of his or her dean and the western civilization and American institutions adviser, a student outside the College of Liberal Arts may complete a concentration in western civilization and American institutions.

The student must fulfill the following requirements.

1. Completion of the requirements of a major.

2. Three semester hours of Government 335M Topics in Political Thought, chosen from a list approved by the Western Civilization and American Institutions faculty adviser;

3. Fifteen additional semester hours of coursework in western civilization and American institutions, chosen in consultation with the faculty adviser for the concentration, from a list prescribed by the Western Civilization and American Institutions faculty committee.


RATIONALE: The Western Civilization and American Institutions concentration will offer students a coherent, interdisciplinary course of study in the multicultural and intellectual foundations of American institutions and practices. The concentration will focus on each of four formative periods: the ancient world, the medieval and renaissance world, the modern world, and the American era.