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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED DELETION OF MAJORS IN CZECH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HONORS PROGRAMS; CONSOLIDATION WITH EXISTING MAJOR OF RUSSIAN, EAST EUROPEAN, AND EURASIAN STUDIES AND ITS HONORS PROGRAM, WITH SOME CHANGES TO THAT MAJOR 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 September 7, 2011, and September 13, 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 September 28, 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 October 13, 2011.


Greninger Signature

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 October 6, 2011.


PROPOSED DELETION OF MAJORS IN CZECH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HONORS PROGRAMS; CONSOLIDATION WITH EXISTING MAJOR OF RUSSIAN, EAST EUROPEAN, AND EURASIAN STUDIES AND ITS HONORS PROGRAM, WITH SOME CHANGES TO THAT MAJOR IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
 
CZECH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HONORS PROGRAMS; RUSSIAN, EAST EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN STUDIES AND ITS HONORS PROGRAM.


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:
 
DELETION OF MAJORS CZECH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HONORS PROGRAMS. CONSOLIDATION INTO EXISTING MAJOR AND ITS HONORS PROGRAM, RUSSIAN, EAST EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN STUDIES.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.

 

Pages 320, 325, 334, 341


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
1. Deletion and Consolidation mandated by the Texas Higher Education Curriculum Board

2. Reduction of REE major credits from 24 to 18, is to compensate for increase in language requirement from 2nd year to 3rd year proficiency, which requires an extra six credits to achieve.

3. Elimination of course requirements in specific disciplinary categories to allow for greater curricular flexibility.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
 

No


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)?

  No

If yes, explain:
   

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

If yes, explain:
 
The number of overall credit hours is decreased to 18. However the requirement of an additional year’s language competency means that the overall requirements are equivalent.


COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: September 7, 2011
College:
Yes
Date: September 13, 2011
Dean:
Yes
Date: September 27, 2011

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