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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Proposed changes to The asian Cultures and LANGUAGES degree Program in the College of Liberal Arts SECTIOn in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016

 

Dean Randy Diehl in the College of Liberal Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the College of Liberal Arts section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on May 3 and May 23, 2013, 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 November 6, 2013, 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 UT System.

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 November 19, 2013.

Dean P. Neikirk

Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 12, 2013.



Proposed changes to The asian Cultures and LANGUAGES degree Program in the College of Liberal Arts SECTIOn in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016

NAME OF CHANGE:
  Academic Change

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:
  1. Change Chinese 340 (Topic: Classical Chinese Poetry) from the current unnumbered topic course to a stand-alone course: Chinese 341, Classical Chinese Poetry. The following degree plan statement will be included: “Chinese 340 (Topic: Classical Chinese Poetry) and 341 may not both be counted.”
    Rationale: This course is one of two options in classical Chinese that is required for the major in Chinese. The stand-alone course number puts it on a par with the other classical Chinese course, Chinese 322, Introduction to Classical Chinese.
  2. Change Asian Studies 301M (Topic 10, Introduction to Korean Culture and History) from the current numbered topic to a stand-alone course: Asian Studies 302D, Introduction to Korean Culture and History. The following degree plan statement will be included: “Asian Studies 301M (Topic: Introduction to Korean Culture and History) and 302D may not both be counted.”
    Rationale: This course is required for the Major in Korean. Changing this numbered topic to a stand-alone number puts it on a par with similar ‘Introduction to….’ courses offered within the Department of Asian Studies.
  3. Remove the requirement of Asian Studies 379, Capstone Seminars in Asian Studies, for all specializations in the Asian cultures and languages major: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi/Urdu, Malayalam, Sanskrit, and Tamil.
    Rationale: Asian Studies 379 courses have a maximum of 25 students each. Two (or more) sections must be offered every semester to provide enough seats for both Asian cultures and languages majors and Asian studies majors. Due to budgetary cuts, our ability to offer enough sections of this course and to provide sufficient course offerings across all levels of our curriculum has been compromised. To more effectively utilize our faculty resources, we have decided to drop this requirement from all specializations within the Asian cultures and languages degree program.
  4. For each area of specialization (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi/Urdu, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil), add three hours to the requirement “___ additional hours in Asian studies courses related to [area of specialization]…”
    Rationale: The three hours represented by Asian Studies 379 will become part of the additional hours required for each specialization. This will provide more flexibility for students and will enable them to complete their degree requirements in a more timely fashion.

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:
  N/A

Will students in other degree programs be impacted (are the proposed changes to courses commonly taken by students in other colleges)?

  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A

Will students from your college take courses in other colleges?
  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?
  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion?
  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department:
Yes
Date: March 28, 2013
College:
Yes
Date: May 3, 2013
Dean:
Yes
Date: May 23, 2013

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