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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Proposed changes to The Ancient History and Classical Civilization and Classical Archaeology degree Programs 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 February 22 and March 18, 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 Ancient History and Classical Civilization and Classical Archaeology degree Programs in the College of Liberal Arts SECTIOn in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016

NAME OF CHANGE:
  Degree Program 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:
  • Consolidate both majors as specializations under new major in Classical Studies.
  • Adjust name of first specialization (currently AHC major) to Ancient History.
  • In Ancient History specialization, increase total hours required from thirty-three to thirty-six.
  • In Classical Archaeology specialization, substitute requirement (g) approved fieldwork experience for existing requirement (#3) study abroad coursework; the new requirement may still be satisfied by appropriate coursework tied to approved fieldwork.
  • In Classical Archaeology specialization, increase “additional hours” requirement (#7 = f) from nine to twelve hours.

Rationales: 

  1. To improve coordination of closely related majors.
  2. To avoid confusing redundancy in titles of major and specialization.
  3. To strengthen major and align with Classical Archaeology specialization.
  4. To enhance student access to professionally valuable hands-on fieldwork training.
  5. To compensate for the reduction of three hours in previous change #4.

 


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: November 9, 2012
College:
Yes
Date: February 22, 2013
Dean:
Yes
Date: March 18, 2013

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