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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Proposed changes to The ANTHROPOLOGY 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 ANTHROPOLOGY 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:

Under the current catalog, majors are only required to take Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Introduction to Archaeology, but have the option of choosing between Cultural Anthropology, Expressive Culture, or Linguistic Anthropology. The Undergraduate Studies Committee proposed this change to ensure that majors are required to take one core course form each of the four historical subfields of Anthropology. This was put to a vote, and faculty overwhelmingly approved this change. This change adds three semester hours within the major, but does not increase the overall number of hours required for graduation.

Currently, we require students writing an honors thesis to enroll in ANT 679HA/HB in fall and spring of senior year with their faculty supervisor, and they must pass both courses with an A. The vast majority of honors programs in COLA require a minimum of A-, B+ or even B in these courses. Adding the A- would allow us to distinguish students who demonstrate higher effort and performance. This change was proposed by the Undergraduate Studies Committee and voted upon in favor of adding the A-.


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: October 24, 2012
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.