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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

MOTION TO UPDATE THE CORE CURRICULUM COURSE LISTS FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

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, 2012-2014. The Secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. It will be presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on October 31, 2011.

The proposed changes have been made in cooperation with the relevant academic departments and deans and approved by the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC) during its meetings on March 23, May 18, August 26, and September 15, 2011. At its meeting on October 21, 2011, the Educational Policy Committee 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.

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


Distributed through the Faculty Council website on October 25, 2011.

 

MOTION TO UPDATE THE CORE CURRICULUM COURSE LISTS FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

General Information
This document outlines proposed changes to the lists of courses satisfying each area of the University’s core curriculum for the 2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog. All undergraduate degree programs 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.

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 2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog and enforced for all students, in all degree programs, graduating under the rules thereof.

2012-2014 UT Austin Core Curriculum Revision Requests

 

Course Prefix & Number

To/From Component Area

Add

BIO 446L

Natural Science (030)

 

BIO 365S

Natural Science (030)

 

NSC 306M

Natural Science (030)

 

HIS 329U

Social and Behavioral Science (080)

 

HDF 304

Social and Behavioral Science (080)

Delete

HIS 329K

History (060)

 

HIS 334M

History (060)

 

HIS 341N

History (060)

 

ARH 327J

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

ARH 327L

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

ARH 327M

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

ARH 327P

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

ARH 329K

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

ARH 331M

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

ARH 334

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

ARH 335N

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

ARH 338M

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

ARH 346

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

ARH 360L

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

F A 320

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

VAS 320

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

C C 302K

Visual and Performing Arts (050)

 

BIO 416K

Natural Science (030)

 

BIO 416L

Natural Science (030)

 

CH 313N

Natural Science (030)

 

ANT 309L

Social and Behavioral Science (080)

 

ANT 316L

Social and Behavioral Science (080)

 

 

Core Component Area

Overall Core Curriculum

Increase SCH in

N/A

 

 

 

 

Decrease SCH in

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 


Comments/Explanation of request:

Additions:
Add NSC 306M to the science for the 21st century sequence. This course includes astronomy, the solar system, and Earth’s climate. NSC 306 J, K, and L are current core course, and NSC 306L or M may be used to fulfill the final three hours after a student completes NSC 306J and K. Students who take the NSC 306J and K sequence to complete science and Technology Part I may not use chemistry, geology, physical science, or physics coursework to satisfy Science and Technology Part II. Students who take NSC 306J to complete Science and Technology Part II may not use physical science or physics coursework to satisfy Science and Technology Part I. Approved by the associate dean of the College of Natural Sciences on February 16, 2011, and by the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee on March 23, 2011.

Add Bio 446L and 365S to 030 to replace the anatomy and physiology courses (Bio 416K and 416L) that were in the core and have been deleted from the course inventory. Approved by the associate dean of the College of Natural Sciences on April 21, 2011, and by the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee on May 18, 2011.

Add History 329U, Perspectives on Science and Mathematics, to 080. This is a course that was previously reserved for UTeach students and looks at the social dimensions of the sciences and mathematics. Approved by the associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts on June 1, 2011, and by the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee on August 26, 2011.

Add HDF 304, Family Relationships, to 080. Families and relationships are a universal and crucial aspect of the human condition, and are therefore a key focus of social science research. This course covers research and theory on family relationships across the lifespan with a particular focus on relationship development, relationship maintenance, and parenting. This course relies on the empirical method in order to draw conclusions about the complex patterns that characterize individual and family functioning across the lifespan. Approved by the associate dean of the College of Natural Sciences on August 15, 2011, and by the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee on September 15, 2011.

Deletions:
History 329K, 334M, and 341N have been removed from 060 because they are no longer offered and will be removed from the course inventory. Approved by the College of Liberal Arts on May 12, 2011, and by the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee on August 26, 2011.

ARH 327J, ARH 327L, ARH 327M, ARH 327P, ARH 329K, ARH 331M, ARH 334, ARH 335N, ARH 338M, ARH 346, ARH 360L, F A 320, and VAS 320 are no longer offered. Approved by the College of Fine Arts on August 1, 2011, and by the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee on August 26, 2011.

BIO 416K, BIO 416L, CH 313N, ANT 309L, ANT 316L, and C C 302K were deleted from the course inventory in their respective offering colleges (College of Natural Sciences and College of Liberal Arts) in fall 2010 and were meant to be deleted from the 10-12 course lists. Because the courses are no longer on course inventory they no longer exist anymore, and therefore received no protest approval on by the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee.


Template for Display of Core Curriculum: Texas Core Webcenter

 

(Add existing and proposed new courses to display the proposed core curriculum with all changes included.  Delete unused component areas whose code numbers end in “1” – e.g. 011, 021, 031, etc., or 090. **Please add Prefix, Number, and Title for each course.) 

 

Institution Name: The University of Texas at Austin

 

Date of Change: Changes approved on 3/23, 5/18, 8/26, and 9/15/2011.

 

 

10 – Communication (6 credit hours)                                                                                   

The following course:

Rhetoric & Writing 306-Rhetoric & Composition

Rhetoric & Writing 306Q-Rhetoric & Composition (non-native speakers)

English 603A-Composition & Reading in Literature (Plan II Honors)

Tutorial Course 603A-Composition & Reading in Literature (Plan II Honors)

Plus:

1 additional writing flagged course required by the major.

 

20 – Mathematics (3 credit hours)                                                                

Choose one course from:

Mathematics 302- Introduction to Mathematics

Mathematics 303D- Applicable Mathematics

Mathematics 310P- Modern Mathematics (Plan II Honors)

Mathematics 316- Elementary Statistical Methods

Mathematics 305G-Preparation for Calculus

Mathematics 403K- Calculus I for Business and Economics

Mathematics 408C-Differential and Integral Calculus

Mathematics 408K- Differential Calculus

Mathematics 408N- Differential Calculus for Science

Mathematics 408R- Differential and Integral Calculus

Statistics & Scientific Computation 302- Data Analysis for the Health Sciences

Statistics & Scientific Computation 303-Statistics in Experimental Research

Statistics & Scientific Computation 304- Statistics in Health Care

Statistics & Scientific Computation 305- Statistics in Policy Design

Statistics & Scientific Computation 306- Statistics in Market Analysis

Statistics & Scientific Computation 318- Intro to Statistical & Scientific Calculation

 

30 – Natural Science (6 credit hours)                                                            

Choose two courses from the same science:

Astronomy 301- Intro to Astronomy

Astronomy 302- Self paced Intro to Astronomy

Astronomy 303-Intro to Astronomy

Astronomy 307- Introductory Astronomy

Astronomy 309- Astronomy for Nonscience Students

Astronomy 309L- Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Astronomy 309N- Lives and Deaths of Stars

Astronomy 309Q- Time & the Cosmos

Astronomy 309R- Galaxies, Quasars, & the Universe

Astronomy 309S- The Solar System

Astronomy 309T-The Milky Way Galaxy

Only one of Astronomy 301, 302, 303, or 307 may be counted. Astronomy 309Q may not be paired with 309N or 309R.

Biology 301D- Biology for Business, Law, & Liberal Arts

Biology 301E-Problems in Modern Biology (Plan II Honors)

Biology 301L- Molecules to Organisms

Biology 301M-Ecology, Evolution, & Society

Biology 311C- Introductory Biology I

Biology 311D- Introductory Biology II

Biology 315H- Advanced Intro to Genetics (Honors)

Biology 325H-Genetics (Honors) Added in

Biology 326M- Intro to Medical Microbiology & Immunology

[Biology 416K-Physiology & Functional Anatomy I]

[Biology 416L-Physiology & Functional Anatomy II]

Biology 446L-Human Microscopic and Gross Anatomy

Biology 365S-Vertebrate Systems Physiology3

It is recommended that students complete two courses chosen from Biology 301D, 301L, and 301M, or one of the following pairs of courses: Biology 311C and 311D, Biology 311C and 326M, Biology 315H and 325H.

Chemistry 301-Principles of Chemistry I

Chemistry 302- Principles of Chemistry II

Chemistry 301H- Principles of Chemistry I (Honors)

Chemistry 302H- Principles of Chemistry II (Honors)

Chemistry 304K- Chemistry in Context I

Chemistry 305- Chemistry in Context II

[Chemistry 313N-General & Organic Chemistry]

Chemistry 314N-Elements of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

It is recommended that students complete one of the following pairs of courses: Chemistry 301 and 302, 301H and 302H, 304K and 305.

Geological Sciences 401- Physical Geology

Geological Sciences 302C- Climate: Past, Present, Future

Geological Sciences 302D- Age of Dinosaurs

Geological Sciences 302E- Earth, Wind, and Fire

Geological Sciences 302K-Selected Topics in Geological Sciences

Geological Sciences 302M- The Age of Mammals

Geological Sciences 302P- Sustaining a Planet

Geological Sciences 303- Introduction to Geology

Geological Sciences 404C- Plate Tectonics and Earth History

Geological Sciences 405- Life through Time

Geological Sciences 305E- Energy and the Environment

Geological Sciences 307- Introduction to Oceanography

Geological Sciences 420H- Introductory Geology (Honors)

Only one of following may be counted: Geological Sciences 401, 303, or 420H. Geological Sciences 404C may not be paired with 405.

Marine Science 307- Introduction to Oceanography

Marine Science 308- Humans & A Changing Ocean

Natural Sciences 306J- Science for the 21st Century I

Natural Sciences 306K- Science for the 21st Century II

Natural Sciences 306L- Science for the 21st Century III

Natural Sciences 306M- Science for the 21st Century IV3

Students may use [this nine-hour sequence] NSC 306J and NSC 306K and either NSC 306L or NSC 306M to fulfill the requirements for science and technology, part I, and science and technology, part II.

Physical Science 303- Introductory Physical Science I: Mechanics & Heat

Physical Science 304- Introductory Physical Science II: Electricity, Light, & Optics

Physics 301- Mechanics

Physics 302K- General Physics-Technical: Mechanics, Heat, & Sound

Physics 302L- General Physics- Technical: Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Atomic, and Nuclear Physics

Physics 303K- Engineering Physics I

Physics 303L- Engineering Physics II

Physics 309K-Elementary Physics for Nontechnical students

Physics 309L- Elementary Physics for Nontechnical students

Physics 316- Electricity & Magnetism

Physics 317K- General Physics I

Physics 317L- General Physics II

Physics 321- Modern Physics (Plan II Honors)

Physical Science 303 may not be counted with Physics 302K, 303K, 309K, and 317K to complete Science and Technology Part I. Physical Science 304 may not be counted with Physics 302L, 303L, 309L, 316, and 317L to complete Science and Technology Part I. 3 It is recommended that students complete one of the following pairs of courses: Physics 301 and 316; 302K and 302L; 303K and 303L; 309K and 309L; 317K and 317L; Physical Science 303 and 304.

 

31 – Additional Natural Science (3 credit hours)                                                         

Three hours in a field of study different from the field counted toward the preceding requirement. Courses listed under natural sciences (030), may be counted toward this requirement; the following courses may also be counted.

Anthropology 301- Physical Anthropology

Anthropology 304- Intro to Archaeological Studies I: Prehistoric Archaeology

Biology 301C- Topics in Biology

Biology 305E- Plants, Environment, & Human Affairs

Biology 305F- Introduction to Sensory Physiology of Plants

Biology 406D- Native Plants

Biology 307D- Biology of AIDS

Biology 309D- The Human Body

Biology 309F- Heredity, Evolution, & Society

Computer Science 302- Computer Fluency

Computer Science 307- Foundations of Computer Science

Electrical Engineering 302- Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering 306- Introduction to Computing

Geography 301C- The Natural Environment

Geography 301K- Weather & Climate

Geography 304E- Environmental Science: A changing world

Students who take the NSC 306J and K sequence to complete science and Technology Part I may not use chemistry, geological sciences, physical science, or physics coursework to satisfy Science and Technology Part II. Students who take NSC 306J to complete Science and Technology Part II may not use physical science or physics coursework to satisfy Science and Technology Part I. 3

 

40 – Humanities (3 credit hours)                                                                             

The following course:

English 316K-Masterworks of Literature

English 603B- Composition and Reading in World Literature (Plan II Honors)

Tutorial Course 603B-Composition and Reading in World Literature (Plan II Honors)

 

50 – Visual and Performing Arts (3 credit hours)                                            

Choose one course from:

American Studies 330-Modernism in American Design & Architecture

Architecture 308- Architecture & Society

Architecture 318K- History of Architecture, Survey I

Architecture 318L- History of Architecture, Survey II

Art History 301- Introduction to Visual Arts

Art History 302- Survey of Ancient through Medieval Art

Art History 303- Survey of Renaissance through Modern Art

Art History 325- Survey of Ancient Near Eastern Art

[Art History 327J- Greek Architecture]

[Art History 327L- Ancient Greek Art]

[Art History 327M- Hellenistic Art & Architecture]

Art History 327N- Roman Imperial Art

[Art History 327P- Roman Architecture]

Art History 327R- Art in the Everyday Life of Ancient Rome

Art History 329J- Byzantine Art

[Art History 329K- Early Medieval Art]

Art History 329R- Romanesque Art & Architecture

Art History 330G- Art at Court: The Gothic Period

Art History 331K- Early Italian Renaissance Art

Art History 331L- High Renaissance Art

[Art History 331M- Mannerist & Early Baroque Art]

Art History 332K- Northern Renaissance Art, 1350-1500

Art History 332L- Northern Renaissance Art, 1500-1600

Art History 333K- Italian Baroque Art

Art History 333L- The Age of Rembrandt & Rubens: Northern Baroque Art

[Art History 334- Eighteenth-Century European Art]

[Art History 335N- European Art, 1789-1848]

Art History 335P- European Art, 1848-1900

Art History 337K- Twentieth-Century European Art to 1940

Art History 338L- Art since 1930: Modernism & Mass Modernity

[Art History 338M- Art & Culture: 1968 & After]

Art History 339J- American Art: Colonial Era to the Civil War

Art History 339K- American Art: Civil War to the Armory Show

Art History 339L-Twentieth-Century American Art to the 1950s

Art History 339M- American Art since 1960

Art History 341K- Modern Art of Mexico

Art History 341L- Modern Latin American Art

[Art History 346- Traditional Arts of African & Oceania]

Art History 347K- Art & Archaeology of Ancient Peru

Art History 347L- Mesoamerican Art

Art History 347M- Maya Art & Architecture

Art History 359- Topics in Feminism & Gender

[Art History 360L- Topics in the History of Photography]

Art History 361- Topics in Latino & Chicano Art

Art History 361L- Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Art

Art History 362- Topics in Greek & Roman Art

Art History 362R- Topics in the Art of Late Antiquity

Art History 363- Topics in Medieval Art

Art History 364- Topics in Renaissance Art

Art History 365- Topics in Baroque Art

Art History 366J- Topics in Nineteenth-Century Art

Art History 366N- Topics in Twentieth-Century Art

Art History 366P- Topics in Modernism

Art History 367- Topics in the Art of North America

Art History 370- Topics in Pre-Columbian Art

Art History 372- Topics in the Art of Asia

Classical Civilization 301- Introduction to Ancient Greece

Classical Civilization 302- Introduction to Ancient Rome

[Classical Civilization 302K- Introduction to Archaeological Studies II]

Classical Civilization 303- Introduction to Classical Mythology

Classical Civilization 307C- Introduction to Greek Archaeology

Classical Civilization 307D- Introduction to Roman Archaeology

Classical Civilization 317- Classical Archaeology

Core Texts & Ideas 350- Masterworks of World Drama

Core Texts & Ideas 351- The Idea of the Beautiful

Fine Arts 310 - Topics in the Fine Arts

[Fine Arts 320 - Exploring the Fine Arts]

Music 302L- An Introduction to Western Music

Music 302P- Introductory Topics in Western Music

Music 303M- Introduction to Traditional Musics in World Cultures

Music 303N- Introduction to Popular Musics in World Cultures

Music 303P- Topics in Music of World Cultures

Music 606A- The Elements of Music

Music 307- Topics in Popular Music

Music 313- Fundamental of Music

Music 334- The Music of the Americas

Philosophy 317K- Introduction to the Philosophy of the Arts

Philosophy 346- Aesthetics

Radio-Television-Film 305- Introduction to Media Studies

Radio-Television-Film 314- Development of the Motion Picture

Radio-Television-Film 316- History of US Radio and TV

Studio Art 320K- Intermediate Painting

Studio Arts 320L- Art Studio for NonArt Majors

Theatre & Dance 301- Introduction to Theatre

Theatre & Dance 302T- Topics in Dance Techniques for NonDance majors

Theatre & Dance 303- Fundamental of Acting

[Visual Art Studies 320- Exploring Objects, Spaces, & Meanings]

 

60 – History (6 credit hours)                                                                                   

Six hours are required; three hours may be in Texas history. The following courses may be counted:

History 314K- History of Mexican Americans in the U.S.

History 315G- Introduction to American Studies

History 315K - The United States, 1492 -1865

History 315L - The United States since 1865

History 317L - Colonial America

History 320L - Texas until 1845

History 320P - Texas, 1845-1914

History 320R - Texas, 1914 to the Present

[History 329K - United States Relations with Latin America]

History 333L - Diplomatic History of the United States, 1775-1890

History 333M - Diplomatic History of the United States since 1890

History 334L - The American Revolution & the Founding of the U.S.

[History 334M - The Jeffersonian Era, 1800-1829]

History 336L - The Old South

History 340S - Chinese in the United States

[History 341N - Women's Rights Movement in the United States]

History 345J - The Coming of the Civil War, 1829-1861

History 345L - The American Civil War & Reconstruction, 1861-1877

History 345M - The South since 1865

History 350R - Undergraduate Seminar in U.S. History

History 351N - History of Religion in America to 1800

History 351P - History of Religion in America since 1800

History 355F - The United States, 1877-1920

History 355M - The United States, 1920-1941

History 355N - Main Currents of American Culture to 1865

History 355P - The United States since 1941

History 355S - United States Constitutional History

History 356G - History of the United States West

History 356K - Main Currents of American Culture since 1865

History 356N - American Culture & Social Life since 1945

History 356P - The United States in the Civil Rights Era

History 356R - America & the Holocaust

History 357C - African American History to 1860

History 357D - African American History since 1860

History 357F - Filipinos in the United States

History 357P - Twentieth-Century American Indian History

History 365G - Topics in United States History

History 373C - History of the Hip Hop Generation

History 376F - The United States & the Second World War

 

70 – Government (6 credit hours)                                                                

Six hours are required. Choose from:

Government 310L- American Government

Plus one of these:

Government 312L- Issues & Policies in American Government

Government 312P- America’s Constitutional Principles: Core Texts

Government 312R- America’s Constitutional Principles: the Challenge of Equality

Government 105 - Texas Government (this course is designed for out-of-state and other transfer students who have 5 or more semester hours of coursework in American government and need Texas government to fulfill the legislative requirement.)

 

80 – Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)                                        

Choose one course from:

Anthropology 302 - Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology 305- Expressive Culture

Anthropology 307 - Culture & Communication

[Anthropology 309L - The American Public Sphere]

[Anthropology 316L - Gender in the African American Community]

Anthropology 318L - Mexican American Culture

Core Texts & Ideas 302 - Classics of Social & Political Thought

Core Texts & Ideas 365 - Classics of Social Scientific Thought

Economics 301 - Introduction to Economics

Economics 304K - Introduction to Microeconomics

Economics 304L - Introduction to Macroeconomics

Geography 305 - This Human World: An Introduction to Geography

Geography 306C – Conservation

Geography 307C - Introduction to Urban Studies

Geography 308 - Computer Cartography

Geography 309 - Topics in Geography

Geography 312 - Maps & Map Interpretation

Geography 319 - The Geography of Latin America

History 329U- Perspectives on Science and Mathematics3

Human Development and Family Sciences 304- Family Relationships3

Linguistics 306 - Introduction to the Study of Language

Linguistics 312 - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language

Psychology 301 - Introduction to Psychology

Religious Studies 310- Introduction to the Study of Religion

Social Science 301 - Plan II Honors

Sociology 302- Introduction to the Study of Society

Sociology 308 - Social Problems

Sociology 308C - Peace & Conflict

Sociology 308D - Ethnicity & Gender: La Chicana

Sociology 309 - Chicanos in American Society

Sociology 313K - Introduction to the Study of Religion

Sociology 318 - Juvenile Delinquency

Sociology 319 - Population Problems

 

90 – Institutionally Designated Option (3-6 credit hours)                                 

One of the following courses, completed during the first year in residence:

Undergraduate Studies 302 - Signature Course

Undergraduate Studies 303 - Signature Course

Tutorial Course 302 - (Plan II Honors)

 

42

Total Credit Hours

 

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