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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

UPDATE TO THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE CORE CURRICULUM COURSE AREA 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. This motion, in addition to D 6976-6981, D 7333-7335, and D 7859-7861, will define the core curriculum course lists for the 2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog. The proposal was on the will be Faculty Council agenda on April 12, 2010, but due to a lack of quorum the meeting was adjourned before the proposal could be addressed. It is now being submitted as no protest legislation.1

The proposed changes to the core course lists were reviewed and approved by UGSAC on a no protest basis on April 7, 2010. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review also recommended approval, on a no protest basis on April 7, 2010, 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 executive vice chancellor of academic affairs with notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The secretary has classified this proposal as general legislation. If five or less protests are 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 five objections are filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. Objections, 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 April 26, 2010.


Greninger Signature

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


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on April 8, 2010.


1Legislation updated on April 15, 2010.





UPDATE TO THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE CORE CURRICULUM COURSE AREA FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


Motion
On behalf of the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC), the dean of undergraduate studies requests approval to remove the following course from the core curriculum course lists for the 2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog.

COURSE CORE CURRICULUM AREA RATIONALE
LIN 313 Social & Behavioral Science LIN 313 Language and Computers was approved to be added to the core list in February 2009. While it still meets the objectives that qualify it to count in this area, new rules in the College of Liberal Arts preclude the course to count in many degree plans as intended, if it remains in this core curriculum area.


Background

The chair of the Department of Linguistics has requested this course be removed from the social and behavioral sciences core list in the 2010-12 catalog. The proposal is strongly supported by Richard Flores (on behalf of the Dean of COLA and as an UGSAC social sciences committee representative). The department reports this course would offer a maximum of 40 seats per long semester, a very small proportion of the seats offered in this core area, which would still include ANT 302, 305, 307, 309L, 316L, 318L; CTI 302, 365; ECO 301, 304K, 304L; GRG 305, 306C, 307C, 308, 309, 312, 319; LIN 306, 312; PSY 301; RS 310; SOC 302, 308, 308C, 308D, 309, 313K, 318, and 319.

This motion, in addition to D 6976-6981, D 7333-7335, and D 7859-7861, will define the core curriculum course lists for the 2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog.