View in portable document format.

7520-7524


DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN JOURNALISM IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


Dean Roderick Hart of the College of Communication has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the for the Bachelor of Science in Journalism in the College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on September 15, 2009. The secretary has classified this proposal as exclusive interest to one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on November 23, 2009, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. 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 executive vice chancellor for academic affairs.

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 December 7, 2009.



Greninger Signature

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


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on November 30, 2009.


CHANGES TO BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN JOURNALISM IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bachelor of Science in Journalism

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1. Any student who attempts and fails the GSP test three times may enroll in the GSP review class and take the test a fourth time upon completion of the class, or they may take ETWR 1372, Grammar/Style, at Austin Community College or an equivalent course at another community college; if a grade of C or higher is earned, the student may substitute this course for a passing GSP test score.
Two sections describing the GSP, on pages 80 and 93, are consolidated onto page 93 only.
2. Any student who attempts and fails the WP test three times may enroll in POFT 1127, Introduction to Keyboarding, at Austin Community College or another community college; if a score of 29 wpm is earned, the student may substitute this course for a passing WP test score.
3. Add Journalism 362E, History of Photography to the list of acceptable studies courses in rule three under Major Requirements.
4. For the Multimedia area, a three-hour upper-division skills course replaces the three hour advanced skills course requirement.
5. Journalism 325, Photography I is changing to Journalism 318 and must be taken in residence.
6. Journalism 336, Visual Design, is changing to Journalism 319 and must be taken in residence.
7. For the Magazine writing and editing sequence, students may now choose to take Journalism 359T topic 3 in place of 373D, 374D, or 377D.
8. For the Copy editing and design sequence, students may now choose to take Journalism 359T topic 3 in place of 377D.

Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made.
pages 80, 93, and 94

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
1. Allowing students to take the a grammar and style course at a community college provides students with a second option to prove their readiness to enroll in and perform well in Journalism writing intensive courses.
Only journalism majors are required to take the GSP, so a description of the test in the section for the Bachelor of Journalism is sufficient.
2. Provides students with a course to improve their keyboarding skills and prove their readiness to enroll in and perform well in Journalism writing intensive courses.
3. This class was inadvertently left off this list in the previous catalog.
4. Students need other options to fulfill this degree requirement because there are only a few advanced skills courses to choose from and they are not offered every semester.
5. The School of Journalism is changing Journalism 325 to a lower-division course because they want to open this course to all majors and to allow photojournalism students to complete their basic sequence courses before entering upper-division status. Requiring students to take J 318 in residence insures that they will have the foundation to continue taking advanced photography courses.
6. The School of Journalism is changing Journalism 336 to a lower-division course because they want to open this course to all majors and to allow photojournalism students to complete their basic sequence courses before entering upper-division status. Requiring students to take J 319 in residence insures that they will have the foundation to continue taking advanced design courses.
7. Journalism 377D is not offered on a regular basis; Journalism 359T topic 3 is similar to 377D and is a viable option for students who are interested design.
8. Journalism 377D is not offered on a regular basis; Journalism 359T topic 3 is similar to 377D and is a viable option for students who are interested design.


SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?No.
If yes, have the other colleges/schools been informed of the proposed changes? If so, please indicate their responses: N/A

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain: No.
If yes, has the School of Undergraduate Studies been informed of the proposed changes? If so, please indicate their response: N/A

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain. No.


COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department Approval Date: August 2009
College Approval Date: September 15, 2009
Dean Approval Date: September 15, 2009

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.