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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
TEXTILES AND APPAREL
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 Textiles and Apparel in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the proposed changes on December 1, 2005. The dean 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
TEXTILES AND APPAREL
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008



On pages 454-456, 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 TEXTILES AND APPAREL

Students who would like to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel must first be admitted to the degree program. Information about admission is given on page 416. Information is also given there about admission to the field experience programs that are part of the degree

OPTION I: APPAREL DESIGN AND CONSERVATION

This option incorporates principles from arts, sciences, and humanities. The apparel design specialization provides instruction in constructing, designing, and coordinating fashions and making patterns and samples as preparation for a career in the apparel industry. The conservation specialization emphasizes the chemical properties of textiles and the preservation, conservation, and exhibition of textiles and apparel in museums and other collections.

PRESCRIBED WORK

1. Rhetoric and [Composition] Writing 306 and English 316K, and three additional semester hours in either English or rhetoric and [composition] writing. 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.

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 hours of American history; six hours of lower-division coursework in anthropology, economics, psychology, or sociology; and six hours of upper-division coursework in either (a) for the apparel design specialization, American studies, anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, or sociology, or (b) for the conservation specialization, anthropology.

4. Mathematics [305G] 408C or 408K; and Mathematics 316, Statistics 309, or Educational Psychology 371.

5. Chemistry 301, 302, and 204; and either Biology [211] 311C (for the apparel design specialization) or Chemistry 310M (for the conservation specialization).

6. Accounting 310F, Management 320F, and Marketing 320F.

7. Either (a) for the apparel design specialization, three semester hours of studio art, or (b) for the conservation specialization, Art History 303; and nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in art history or studio art.


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8. Textiles and Apparel 205, 105L, 319, 325L, 325M, 352D, 260L, and 260M; Human Development and Family Sciences 322; and one of the following sequences:
a. Apparel design specialization: Textiles and Apparel 212K, 212L, 316L, 126, 226L, 355C, 164K (Topics 1: Flat Pattern, 2: Draping, and 3: Advanced Apparel Design), 264L (Topics 1: Flat Pattern, 2: Draping, and 3: Advanced Apparel Design), and three semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 327, 328, 355D, 355N, and 376.
b. Conservation specialization: Textiles and Apparel 355D; three semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 327, 328, 355N, and 376; twelve semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 315K, 126 and 226L, 355C, and topics of 164K and 264L; and six or seven semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 212K, 212L, 316L, and 316Q.

9. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least eighteen must be within and at least twelve must be outside the Department of Human Ecology.

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


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given on pages 18-19 and the college requirements given on page 421. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in each course completed at the University and counted toward the prescribed work for the degree. At least eighteen hours of the coursework used to fulfill requirement 8 of the prescribed work must be completed in residence at the University. Courses designed for nonscience majors may not be counted.

ORDER AND CHOICE OF WORK

The student should consult the faculty adviser each semester about order and choice of work and balancing the laboratory load. Students should also check prerequisite requirements carefully.


OPTION II: RETAIL MERCHANDISING

This option incorporates principles from arts, sciences, and humanities and provides specialized instruction for professional careers in merchandising.

PRESCRIBED WORK

1. Rhetoric and [Composition] Writing 306 and English 316K, and three additional semester hours in either English or rhetoric and [composition] writing. 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.

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; six semester hours of economics; and three semester hours of psychology, sociology, or anthropology

4. Mathematics [305G] 408C or 408K; and Educational Psychology 371, Mathematics 316, or Statistics 309. [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. Chemistry 301, 302, and 204; and Biology [211, 212, and 213 or 214] 311C and 311D.

6. Art History 301.

7. Communication Studies 306M, Accounting 310F, Marketing 320F, and Advertising 318J; and six semester hours chosen from Management 320F, Management Information Systems 311F, and Legal Environment of Business 320F.


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8. Forty-seven semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, including the following coursework:
a. Textiles and Apparel 205, 105L, 212K, 212L, 315K, 316Q, 319, 352M, 355P, 260L, 260M, and 376; and nine hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 325L, 325M, 327, 328, 355D, 355K, 355N, and 164K and 264L.
b. Human Development and Family Sciences 322; Human Ecology 361; and three additional hours in human development and family sciences or nutrition.

9. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least eighteen must be within and at least twelve must be outside the Department of Human Ecology.

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


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given on pages 18-19 and the college requirements given on page 421. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in each course completed at the University and counted toward the prescribed work for the degree. At least eighteen of the forty-seven hours in the Department of Human Ecology used to fulfill requirement 8 of the prescribed work must be completed in residence at the University. Courses designed for nonscience majors may not be counted.

ORDER AND CHOICE OF WORK

The student should confer with the faculty adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work and balancing the laboratory load. Students should check prerequisite requirements carefully.

RATIONALE: TXA majors will be required to complete calculus for the degree, beginning with the 2006 catalog.