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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

MOTION TO UPDATE THE CORE CURRICULUM COURSE LISTS FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012

On behalf of the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC), Dean Paul B. Woodruff has submitted the following motion to update the core curriculum course lists for the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as general legislation. It will be presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on April 13, 2009.

The proposed changes to the core course lists were reviewed and approved by UGSAC during its meeting on March 27, 2009. At its meeting on April 1, 2009, the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval to the Faculty Council. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.



Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on April 1, 2009.


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MOTION TO UPDATE THE CORE CURRICULUM COURSE LISTS FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


General Information
This document outlines proposed changes to the lists of courses satisfying each area of the University’s core curriculum for the 2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog. Beginning with 2010-2012, all undergraduate degree programs will reference these lists directly, requiring students to complete coursework in each area.

The following changes have been made in cooperation with the relevant academic departments and deans and approved by the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC). Decisions at all levels have been guided by the Student Competencies for each core component, which are based on and designed to demonstrate satisfaction of the Exemplary Educational Objectives promulgated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. All course list changes have been designed to preserve the complex relationships between core requirements and the requirements of individual degree programs so that conflicts can be avoided.

Questions or comments about these changes may be directed to Cale McDowell in the School of Undergraduate Studies, or to members of the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee, whose names follow:

Paul B. Woodruff, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, UGSAC Chair
Cale McDowell, Deputy to the Dean

Associate Deans:
Mark Bernstein
College of Communication
Pat Davis
College of Pharmacy
Richard Flores
College of Liberal Arts
David Laude
College of Natural Sciences
Paula Murray
McCombs School of Business
Gerald Speitel
Cockrell School of Engineering
Members of the Faculty:
Alan Friedman
English
Brent Iverson
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Larry Speck
Architecture
Laura Starks
Finance
James Vick
Mathematics
Sam Wilson
Anthropology
Students:
Lauren Ratliff
Senate of College Councils
Liam O’Rourke
Student Government

Motion
The Dean of Undergraduate Studies proposes that the Faculty Council approve the following set of changes to the core curriculum course lists. These changes will be implemented in the 2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog and enforced for all students, in all degree programs, graduating under the rules thereof.

PROPOSED CORE COURSE LISTS CHANGES & RATIONALES
First-Year Signature Course (090, Institutionally designated option)
One of the following courses, completed during the student’s first year in residence:
• Undergraduate Studies 302, 303
• Tutorial Course 302
No substantive changes.
English Composition (010, Communication) No substantive changes.


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PROPOSED CORE COURSE LISTS CHANGES & RATIONALES
One of the following courses:
• Rhetoric and Writing 306 or 306Q
• English 603A or Tutorial Course 603A

(Three additional hours in this area of the statewide core curriculum are satisfied by the completion of one of the Writing Flag or Substantial Writing Component courses required by every undergraduate degree program.)
 
Humanities (040, Humanities)
One of the following courses:
• English 316K
• English 603B or Tutorial Course 603B
No substantive changes.
American & Texas Government (070, Government)
Six hours are required.This coursework partially fulfills the legislative requirement given on pages 15–16.
• Government 310L and one of the following courses may be used to satisfy this requirement:
• Government 312L, 312P, 312R

(Transfer students with five or more hours in American government may complete this requirement of the core by taking Government 105, which includes legislatively mandated Texas government content.)
The course list for American and Texas Government has been expanded to include the following courses, which are part of a new strand through the core curriculum developed by the Center for Core Texts and Ideas:
• GOV 312P: America’s Constitutional Principles: Core Texts
• GOV 312R: America’s Constitutional Principles: the Challenge of Equality

These courses have been approved by the Department of Government and have previously been taught as unnumbered topics under GOV 312L.
American History (060, History)
Six hours are required; three hours may be in Texas history. This coursework partially fulfills the legislative requirement given on pages 15–16.
The following courses may be counted toward this requirement:
• History 314K, 315G, 315K, 315L, 317L, 320L, 320P, 320R, 329K, 333L, 333M, 334L, 334M, 336L, 340S, 341N, 345J, 345L, 345M, 350R, 351N, 351P, 355F, 355M, 355N, 355P, 355S, 356G, 356K, 356N, 356P, 356R, 357C, 357D, 357F, 357P, 365G, 373C, 376F
The School of Undergraduate Studies has worked with the Department of History to reorganize its course numbers in such a way that all sections fulfilling this core requirement will fall under one of the listed numbers. Individual sections of other courses may no longer be identified in the Course Schedule as meeting this requirement.

As part of this reorganization, the following courses have been added:
• HIS 315G: Introduction to American Studies
• HIS 350R: Undergraduate Seminar in U.S. History

In addition, the following course has been added:


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  • HIS 373C: History of the Hip Hop Generation

History 366R and 366S have been removed because they are no longer offered.

UGSAC plans work during the next Undergraduate Catalog development cycle to articulate specific Student Competencies against which to judge future proposals to list courses in this area of the core curriculum.
Social & Behavioral Sciences (080, Social and behavioral sciences)
One of the following courses:
• Anthropology 302, 305, 307, 309L, 316L, 318L
• Core Texts and Ideas 302, 365
• Economics 301, 304K, 304L
• Geography 305, 306C, 307C, 308, 309, 312, 319
• Linguistics 306, 312, 31x
• Psychology 301
• Sociology 302, 308, 308C, 308D, 309, 313K, 318, 319
• Social Science 301
The course list for Social and Behavioral Sciences has been expanded to include the following courses, which are part of a new strand through the core curriculum developed by the Center for Core Texts and Ideas:
• CTI 302: Classics of Social and Political Thought
• CTI 365: Classics of Social Scientific Thought

The following new courses have also been added:
• ECO 301: Introduction to Economics
• LIN 31x: Language and Computers (final course number to be determined)
Mathematics (020, Mathematics)
One of the following courses:
• Mathematics 302, 303D, 403K, 305G, 408C, 408K, 316
• Statistics and Scientific Computation 303, 304, 305, 306, 318
• Mathematics 310P
No substantive changes.
Science & Technology, Part I (030, Natural science)
Six hours in a single field of study are required. The following courses may be counted:
• Astronomy 301, 302, 303, or 307; 309; 309L; 309N or 309Q; 309Q or 309R; 309S; 309T
• Two courses chosen from one of the following series: Biology 301D, 301L, 301M; 311C, 311D; 416K, 416L
• One of the following series: Chemistry 301, 302; 301H, 302H; 304K, 305; 313N, 314N
• Geological Sciences 401, 303, or 420H; 302C; 302D; 302E; 302K; 302M; 302P; 404C or 405; 305E; 307
• Natural Sciences 306J, 306K, 306L
UGSAC plans to work during the next Undergraduate Catalog development cycle to bring this area of the core curriculum into closer alignment with UGSAC’s core course selection guidelines, which require that all courses listed for Science & Technology Part I “introduce students to the most fundamental and important concepts in the natural sciences as part of a coherent 6-hour sequence.” In the meantime, the name was changed from Natural Science, Part I to Science & Technology, Part I to demonstrate that, in light of D 5189-5190,


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PROPOSED CORE COURSE LISTS CHANGES & RATIONALES
• Physical Science 303, 304
• One of the following series: Physics 301, 316; 302K, 302L; 303K, 303L; 309K, 309L; 317K, 317L
• Biology 301E
• Physics 321
technology courses addressing real world problems will be available to satisfy up to three hours of the 9-hour requirement in this area.

The new Natural Sciences in the 21st Century sequence (NSC 306J, 306K, and 306L) was added to this list by D 6802-6803.
Science & Technology, Part II (031, Additional natural science)

Three hours in a field of study different from the field counted toward the preceding requirement, except that the 9-hour Natural Science in the 21st Century sequence (NSC 306J, 306K, 306L) may be used to satisfy both Science & Technology Parts I and II.

Courses listed under Science & Technology, Part I, may be counted toward this requirement; the following courses may also be counted:
• Anthropology 301, 304
• Biology 301C, 305E, 305F, 406D, 307D, 309D, 309F
• Computer Sciences 302, 307
• Geography 301C, 301K, 304E
UGSAC plans additional work during the next Undergraduate Catalog development cycle to add “science, engineering, and technology courses that [address] problems facing society today and in the future.” (See D 5189-5190). In the meantime, the name was changed from Natural Science, Part II to Science & Technology, Part II to demonstrate that, in light of D 5189-5190, technology courses addressing real world problems will be available to satisfy up to three hours of the 9-hour requirement in this area.

In accordance with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules, courses in mathematics will no longer satisfy the Science & Technology Part II requirement of the core curriculum.


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PROPOSED CORE COURSE LISTS CHANGES & RATIONALES
Visual & Performing Arts (050, Visual/performing arts)
One of the following courses:
• American Studies 330
• Architecture 308, 318K, 318L
• Art History 301, 302, 303, 325, 327J, 327L, 327M, 327N, 327P, 327R, 329J, 329K, 329R, 330G, 331K, 331L, 331M, 332K, 332L, 333K, 333L, 334, 335N, 335P, 337K, 338L, 338M, 339J, 339K, 339L, 339M, 341K, 341L, 346, 347K, 347L, 347M, 359, 360L, 361, 361L, 362, 362R, 363, 364, 365, 366J, 366N, 366P, 367, 370, 372
• Classical Civilization 301, 302, 302K, 303, 307C, 307D, 317
• Core Texts and Ideas 350, 351
• Fine Arts 310, 320 • Music 302L, 302P, 303M, 303N, 303P, 606A, 307, 313, 334
• Philosophy 317K, 346
• Studio Art 320K, 320L
• Theatre and Dance 301, 302T, 303
• Visual Art Studies 320
The course list for Visual and Performing Arts has been expanded to include the following courses, which are part of a new strand through the core curriculum developed by the Center for Core Texts and Ideas:
• CTI 350: Masterworks of World Drama
• CTI 351: The Idea of the Beautiful

The following courses have also been added:
• CC 301: Introduction to Ancient Greece
• CC 302: Introduction to Ancient Rome
• CC 303: Introduction to Classical Mythology
• CC 307C: Introduction to Greek Archaeology
• CC 317: Classical Archaeology
• VAS 320: Exploring Objects, Spaces, and Meanings

UGSAC and the College of Fine Arts have agreed to remove all courses of fewer than three hours from this list.

Theatre and Dance 317C and 317D, which are not open to non-majors, and 303C, which does not meet the relevant Student Competencies, have been removed at the request of the department.