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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
PROPOSED CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ASIAN STUDIES AND ASIAN CULTURES AND LANGUAGES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014
Dean Randy Diehl of the College of Liberal Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on May 10, 2011, and May 24, 2011, respectively. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school.
The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on August 31, 2011, 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 September 8, 2011.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council
This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council website http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ on September 1, 2011.
PROPOSED CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ASIAN STUDIES AND ASIAN CULTURES AND LANGUAGES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-201
NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
BACHELOR OF ARTS: ASIAN STUDIES
BACHELOR OF ARTS: ASIAN CULTURES AND LANGUAGES
IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS YES, THE COLLEGE MUST CONSULT NEAL ARMSTRONG WHO WILL DETERMINE WHETHER SACS-COC APPROVAL IS NEEDED.:
• Is this a new degree program? No
• Does the program offer courses that will be taught off campus? No
• Will courses in this program be delivered electronically? No
EXPLAIN CHANGE TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
- ANS - The Honors advisors in the Department of Asian Studies have decided to change several of the prerequisites for applying for special honors in Asian Studies and Asian Cultures and Languages. These changes are specified below. They also want to eliminate the requirement that students earn a B in ANS 678HA.
- ACL - We would like to add a specialization in Korean to the Asian Cultures and Language major. The proposed specialization would consist of 24 hours and would require the following: Korean Specialization
1. Asian Studies 301M, Introduction to Korean Culture and History
2. Twelve hours of upper-division coursework in Korean
3. Asian Studies 379
4. Six additional upper-division hours in Asian studies related to Korea.
- ACL - Pashto is being proposed as a new language sequence for the 2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog. The Asian Studies department would like to add this sequence as a language option for the Asian Studies (South Asian Specialization) major.
- ACL - The department would like to add Telugu and Bengali to the list of accepted foreign languages for the major in Asian Studies (South Asian Specialization). These should count for both the core foreign language requirement and the allowance of six hours of upper-division foreign language coursework to count toward the major.
Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.
A. Page 319
B. Page 332
C. Pages 332 and 333
D. Pages 332 and 333
GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
- The Department of Asian Studies would like to change the following criteria for earning honors in Asian Studies and Asian Cultures and Languages:
- Honors application date (April 15 is in the middle of registration advising; changing the date to April 30th will make it easier for the advisor to process honors applications and will provide students more time to consult with potential faculty advisors)
- Hours of upper-division coursework in the Department of Asian Studies (changing the requirement from nine hours to twelve hours will make the Honors prerequisite consistent with the prerequisite for the Senior Seminar.
- Enrollment in ANS 378 prior to applying for special honors (This requirement created difficulty in scheduling for students studying overseas in their junior year and frequently forced students to stay an additional year in order to earn special honors.)
- Elimination of the requirement that students earn at least a B in ANS 678HA (The Honors advisors have decided to give an X for ANS 678HA; once ANS 678HB is completed, the grade will be applied to both semesters.)
This new ACL specialization is designed for students who wish to study the Korean language to a high level of proficiency and who wish for that course of study to be explicitly recognized in their degree. Like other Asian Cultures and Languages (ACL) major options, in comparison with the undergraduate major in Asian Studies (ANS), this degree plan will produce a high degree of concentration in the language, literature, culture, and history of a single nation, considered both in itself and in relative comparative frameworks. This degree plan to likely to appeal to students who plan either a) a graduate-level study of Korean culture, history or literature, or b) a career involving the use of the Korean language. All of the South Asian languages currently offered are available as options for language study in the Asian Studies (South Asian Specialization) major. In order to be consistent, we would like to include Pashto as an option. The exclusion of Telugu and Bengali was a clerical oversight – both should have been submitted for the 2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog.
SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
If yes, impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?
If yes, explain:
Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department: Yes Date: April 29, 2011 College: Yes Date: May 10, 2011 Dean: Yes Date: June 24, 2011
To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.