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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008



Dean Mary Ann Rankin of the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council proposed changes to the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the college approved the changes on July 7, 2005. The dean approved the proposed changes on December 1, 2005, and submitted them to the secretary on December 12, 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 March 13, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on March 30, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on April 10, 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 an 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 21, 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 April 13, 2006. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008



On pages 444-445, under the heading DEGREES, in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES

[This degree program is designed to provide both a knowledge base and practical experience in working with children and families in a variety of settings.]

[Career opportunities are varied, depending on selection of electives and supplemental experiences, and include teaching in private preschool programs, positions in local, state, and federal agencies concerned with children and families, and positions in hospitals with a children’s unit. The curriculum also provides a foundation for graduate study in such fields as human development, family studies, psychology, social work, sociology, special education, and early childhood education. Such advanced work offers preparation for college teaching, research, and work in public and private agencies serving children, families, and adults. With the selection of appropriate electives, the program can also provide preparation for advanced training in health-related professions such as medicine, nursing, and physical or occupational therapy; information about these areas is available from the Health Professions Office.]

The Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences focuses on the study of human development, individuals in a family context, relationships, and well-being within the family and the broader social, economic, community, and governmental environment. Students in the program are expected to develop knowledge and understanding about human development and family dynamics through classroom experiences, observation of children and families, and research. The have opportunities to apply their knowledge through practicum experiences in research and placements in the field. The program is designed to give students excellent preparation for graduate training that leads to careers in academia, research, medicine, and other health professions, as well as for employment in a field involving work with children, families, and adults.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences must choose one of six options: option I, early childhood; option II, human development; option III, families and personal relationships; option IV, families and society; option V, general human development and family sciences; and option VI, human development and family sciences honors. Option V is limited to students with an in-residence University grade point average of at least 3.00, credit for Human Development and Family Sciences 304, 312, 313, 113L, and 315L with a grade of at least a C in each, and consent of the faculty undergraduate adviser in human development and family sciences; admission to option VI requires completion of the application process described on page 418.


RATIONALE: It was felt the opening paragraph did not adequately describe our program in a clear concise manner. In addition, Option V has additional requirements that were omitted when submitted Fall 2004.


PRESCRIBED WORK COMMON TO ALL OPTIONS

1. Rhetoric and [Composition] Writing 306 and English 316K. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.


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2. Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take the first two semesters in a language without degree credit to remove their language deficiency.

3. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government; six semester hours of American history; Psychology 301; and six semester hours, at least three of which must be upper-division, chosen from courses in economics, social or cultural anthropology, and psychology. Neither Psychology 304 nor 333D may be counted toward this degree.

[4. Options I-V: Educational Psychology 371 and three semester hours of mathematics other than Mathematics 301, 302, 316K, and 316L.
Option VI: An honors-designated mathematics course that is restricted to those who have earned credit on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examination in Calculus.


Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted 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 without degree credit to remove their deficiency.
]

[5.] 4. Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.

[6.] 5. At least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.

[7.] 6. Eighteen semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology must be completed in residence at the University.

[8. Options I-V: Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.
Option VI: A total of at least 120 semester hours.
]


ADDITIONAL PRESCRIBED WORK FOR EACH OPTION

OPTION I: EARLY CHILDHOOD

This option is designed to provide the necessary foundation for further study or a career in working with children in applied settings.

7. Educational Psychology 371 or Mathematics 316; Mathematics 408C or 408K.

[9.] 8. [Six semester hours of coursework in biology and/or chemistry;] Chemistry 301 or 313N; Biology 311C; Biology 311D or Chemistry 302 or 314N; and [six] three additional [hours chosen from the following fields:] semester hours of coursework in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, geological sciences, mathematics, nutrition (other than Nutrition 311), [and] or physics. Courses designed for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement; students should consult the Department of Human Ecology for a list of courses that may be counted.

[10.] 9. Nine semester hours from an approved list of supporting courses available from the Department of Human Ecology. Students should confer with their advisers about courses appropriate to their career goals.

[11.] 10. Thirty-one semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, consisting of Nutrition 311; Human Development and Family Sciences 304, 312, 313, 113L, [333L,] 315, and 360; six hours chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 352, 652F, 352L, 652P, and 355; and six additional hours of coursework in human development and family sciences. Registration for Human Development and Family Sciences 352, 652F, 352L, 652P, and 355 is restricted to students whose applications have been approved. Applications for these courses may be obtained in the human development and family sciences division office; application deadlines are May 1 for enrollment the following spring semester and December 1 for enrollment the following fall semester.

[12.] 11. Nine additional semester hours chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 338, 339, 351, 366, 378K (Topic 6: Introduction to Early Childhood Intervention), and 378L.

12. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


RATIONALE: Mathematics requirements were changed Spring 2005.
General education requirements state that students shall take six hours in one specific field of science and three in another. Our previous wording allowed students to take an array of courses that did not meet the

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general education requirements.
HDF 333L was changed to lower division and is now 315L. Clarification was provided to students about the application process for human development and family sciences practicum.


OPTION II: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

This option involves the study of development across the lifespan.

7. Educational Psychology 371 or Mathematics 316; Mathematics 408C or 408K.

[9.] 8. [Six semester hours of coursework in biology and/or chemistry;] Chemistry 301 or 313N; Biology 311C; Biology 311D or Chemistry 302 or 314N; and [six] three additional [hours chosen from the following fields:] semester hours of coursework in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, geological sciences, mathematics, nutrition (other than Nutrition 311), [and] or physics. Courses designed for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement; students should consult the Department of Human Ecology for a list of courses that may be counted.

[10.] 9. Nine semester hours from an approved list of supporting courses available from the Department of Human Ecology. Students should confer with their advisers about courses appropriate to their career goals.

[11.] 10. Thirty-one semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, consisting of Nutrition 311; Human Development and Family Sciences 304, 312, 313, 113L, [333L,] 315, and 360; six hours chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 352, 652F, 352L, 652P, and 355; and six additional hours of coursework in human development and family sciences. Registration for Human Development and Family Sciences 352, 652F, 352L, 652P, and 355 is restricted to students whose applications have been approved. Applications for these courses may be obtained in the human development and family sciences division office; application deadlines are May 1 for enrollment the following spring semester and December 1 for enrollment the following fall semester.

[12.] 11. Nine additional semester hours chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 335, 345, 351, 371, 372K, and 378L.

12. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


RATIONALE: Mathematics requirements were changed Spring 2005.
General education requirements state that students shall take six hours in one specific field of science and three in another. Our previous wording allowed students to take an array of courses that did not meet the general education requirements.
HDF 333L was changed to lower division and is now 315L. Clarification was provided to students about the application process for human development and family sciences practicum.


OPTION III: FAMILIES AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

This option involves the study of the formation and maintenance of close relationships, especially couple and family relationships

7. Educational Psychology 371 or Mathematics 316; Mathematics 408C or 408K.

[9.] 8. [Six semester hours of coursework in biology and/or chemistry;] Chemistry 301 or 313N; Biology 311C; Biology 311D or Chemistry 302 or 314N; and [six] three additional [hours chosen from the following fields:] semester hours of coursework in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, geological sciences, mathematics, nutrition (other than Nutrition 311), [and] or physics. Courses designed for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement; students should consult the Department of Human Ecology for a list of courses that may be counted.

[10.] 9. Nine semester hours from an approved list of supporting courses available from the Department of Human Ecology. Students should confer with their advisers about courses appropriate to their career goals.


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[11.] 10. Thirty-one semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, consisting of Nutrition 311; Human Development and Family Sciences 304, 312, 313, 113L, [333L,] 315, and 360; six hours chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 352, 652F, 352L, 652P, and 355; and six additional hours of coursework in human development and family sciences. Registration for Human Development and Family Sciences 352, 652F, 352L, 652P, and 355 is restricted to students whose applications have been approved. Applications for these courses may be obtained in the human development and family sciences division office; application deadlines are May 1 for enrollment the following spring semester and December 1 for enrollment the following fall semester.

[12.] 11. Nine additional semester hours chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 322, 337, 345, 347, 358, and 372K.

12. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


RATIONALE: Mathematics requirements were changed Spring 2005.
General education requirements state that students shall take six hours in one specific field of science and three in another. Our previous wording allowed students to take an array of courses that did not meet the general education requirements.
HDF 333L was changed to lower division and is now 315L. Clarification was provided to students about the application process for human development and family sciences practicum.


OPTION IV: FAMILIES AND SOCIETY

7. Educational Psychology 371 or Mathematics 316; Mathematics 408C or 408K.

[9.] 8. [Six semester hours of coursework in biology and/or chemistry;] Chemistry 301 or 313N; Biology 311C; Biology 311D or Chemistry 302 or 314N; and [six] three additional [hours chosen from the following fields:] semester hours of coursework in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, geological sciences, mathematics, nutrition (other than Nutrition 311), [and] or physics. Courses designed for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement; students should consult the Department of Human Ecology for a list of courses that may be counted.

[10.] 9. Nine semester hours from an approved list of supporting courses available from the Department of Human Ecology. Students should confer with their advisers about courses appropriate to their career goals.

[11.] 10. Thirty-one semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, consisting of Nutrition 311; Human Development and Family Sciences 304, 312, 313, 113L, [333L,] 315, and 360; six hours chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 352, 652F, 352L, 652P, and 355; and six additional hours of coursework in human development and family sciences. Registration for Human Development and Family Sciences 352, 652F, 352L, 652P, and 355 is restricted to students whose applications have been approved. Applications for these courses may be obtained in the human development and family sciences division office; application deadlines are May 1 for enrollment the following spring semester and December 1 for enrollment the following fall semester.

[12.] 11. Nine additional semester hours chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 322, 339, 347, 354, 362, 375, 378K (Topic 5: Media and the Family), and 378K (Topic 6: Introduction to Early Childhood Intervention).

12. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


RATIONALE: Mathematics requirements were changed Spring 2005.
General education requirements state that students shall take six hours in one specific field of science and three in another. Our previous wording allowed students to take an array of courses that did not meet the general education requirements.

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HDF 333L was changed to lower division and is now 315L. Clarification was provided to students about the application process for human development and family sciences practicum.
Human development and family sciences 362, Children and Public Policy, was inadvertently left off the paperwork when submitted for fall 2004 changes, even though approved as a course for this option. HDF 378K.5 has changed its course number to HDF 318.


OPTION V: GENERAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES

This option allows the student to individualize the degree plan to match his or her career goals. Option V is limited to students with an in-residence University grade point average of at least 3.00, credit for Human Development and Family Sciences 304, 312, 313, 113L, and 315L with a grade of at least C in each, and consent of the faculty undergraduate adviser.

7. Educational Psychology 371 or Mathematics 316; Mathematics 408C or 408K.

[9.] 8. [Six semester hours of coursework in biology and/or chemistry;] Chemistry 301 or 313N; Biology 311C; Biology 311D or Chemistry 302 or 314N; and [six] three additional [hours chosen from the following fields:] semester hours of coursework in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, geological sciences, mathematics, nutrition (other than Nutrition 311), [and] or physics. Courses designed for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement; students should consult the Department of Human Ecology for a list of courses that may be counted.

[10.] 9. Nine semester hours from an approved list of supporting courses available from the Department of Human Ecology. Students should confer with their advisers about courses appropriate to their career goals.

[11.] 10. Thirty-one semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, consisting of Nutrition 311; Human Development and Family Sciences 304, 312, 313, 113L, [333L,] 315, and 360; six hours chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 352, 652F, 352L, 652P, and 355; and six additional hours of coursework in human development and family sciences. Registration for Human Development and Family Sciences 352, 652F, 352L, 652P, and 355 is restricted to students whose applications have been approved. Applications for these courses may be obtained in the human development and family sciences division office; application deadlines are May 1 for enrollment the following spring semester and December 1 for enrollment the following fall semester.

[12.] 11. Nine additional semester hours in human development and family sciences.

12. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


RATIONALE: Mathematics requirements were changed Spring 2005.
General education requirements state that students shall take six hours in one specific field of science and three in another. Our previous wording allowed students to take an array of courses that did not meet the general education requirements.
HDF 333L was changed to lower division and is now 315L. Clarification was provided to students about the application process for human development and family sciences practicum.


OPTION VI: GENERAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES HONORS

This option is designed to prepare students for academic or research careers.

7. Mathematics 408C and 408D, or 408K, 408L.

[9.] 8. Human Ecology 115H and 225H.

[10. Honors sections of Chemistry 301 and 302.]

[11. Biology 315H and 325H.]

[12. Six semester hours of coursework in biology, chemistry, or physics.]


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[13.] 9. Human Development and Family Sciences 304, 312, 313, 113L, 333L, and eighteen semester hours chosen from the following: Human Development and Family Sciences 335, 337, 345, 347, 351, 358, 362, 371, 372K, 378L, and approved social science courses.

[14.] 10. Natural Sciences 301C (Research Methods).

[15.] 11. [An honors] A section of Rhetoric and [Composition] Writing 309S that is restricted to Dean’s Scholars.

[16.] 12. Human Development and Family Sciences 379H and a three-semester-hour upper-division research course approved by the departmental honors adviser.
[17.] 13. Human Development and Family Sciences 379H and a three-semester-hour upper-division research course approved by the departmental honors adviser.
[18.] 14. Six hours of coursework in the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Fine Arts.

15. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 120 semester hours.

RATIONALE:
Honors Option rewritten to include defined breadth requirement.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All students must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given on pages 18-19 and the college requirements given on page 421. They must also make a grade of at least C in each course in the Department of Human Ecology that is counted toward the degree. Students in options I through V must also make a grade of at least C in each course used to fulfill requirement 10 of the prescribed work [above] for the option.

To graduate under option VI, students must earn grades of A in the departmental research and thesis courses described in requirement [16] 12 above and must present their research in an approved public forum, such as the annual College of Natural Sciences Poster Session. Students must also have a grade point average at graduation of at least 3.50 in coursework taken in residence at the University. Students who fail to maintain an in-residence grade point average of at least 3.25 will usually be academically dismissed from option VI; under special circumstances and at the discretion of the departmental honors adviser, a student may be allowed to continue under academic review.