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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

UPDATE TO THE CORE CURRICULUM COURSE LISTS FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2014-2016

On behalf of the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC), School of Undergraduate Studies Dean Brent Iverson requests approval of the following set of changes to the core curriculum course lists for the 2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog. The secretary has classified this proposal as general legislation.

The proposed changes to the core course lists were reviewed and approved by UGSAC during its meetings on May 20, June 3, August 22, September 17, and October 24, 2013. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on November 6, 2013, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council will consider the legislation on November 18, 2013. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval of this legislation resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Secretary's Signature
Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 8, 2013.




UPDATE TO THE CORE CURRICULUM COURSE LISTS FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2014-2016

General Information
This document outlines proposed changes to the lists of courses satisfying each area of the university’s core curriculum for the 2014-2016 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 Core Component Areas and 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 2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog and enforced for all students in all degree programs graduating under the rules thereof.  



Requirements


First-year signature course (Texas Core Code, 090)
One of the following courses, completed during the student’s first year in residence:

  • Undergraduate Studies 302, 303

Students in the Plan II Honors Program may complete this requirement by taking Tutorial Course 302.

Rationale: No changes to this core area.



English Composition & Writing Flag (Texas Core Code, 010)
Six hours are required.

  • Rhetoric and Writing 306

Nonnative speakers of English may complete three hours of this requirement by taking Rhetoric and Writing 306Q. Students in the Plan II Honors Program may complete three hours of this requirement by taking English 603A or Tutorial Course 603A.

  • A three-hour course with a writing flag designation

The writing flagged course counted toward this area of the core may also be used to satisfy other flag and major requirements outside the core, but may not be used to satisfy any other requirement of the core.

Rationale: added the writing flag language to the component area title to clarify that a writing flagged course is part of the core 010 requirement.



Humanities (Texas Core Code, 040)
One of the following courses:

  • English 316K 316L, 316M, 316N, E 316P1

Students in the Plan II Honors Program may complete this requirement by taking English 603B or Tutorial Course 603B.

Rationale: Add E 316L, 316M, 316N- English 316K is being split into four separate courses.



American and Texas Ggovernment (Texas Core Code, 070)
Six hours are required. This coursework partially fulfills the legislative requirement. ROTC courses may not be substituted for the core courses in government.

  • Government 310L is required for all students. and
  • Government 312L, or 312P, or 312R may be used to satisfy the second half of this requirement.

Transfer students with five or more hours of coursework in American government may complete this requirement of the core by taking Government 105, which includes Texas government content that is consistent with the legislative requirement.

Rationale: The Department of Government decided to remove GOV 312R from the core course list.



U.S. American Hhistory (Texas Core Code, 060)
Six hours are required; three hours may be in Texas history. This coursework partially fulfills the legislative requirement. ROTC courses may not be substituted for the core courses in history. The following courses may be counted:
History 314K, 315G, 315K, 315L, 317L, 320L, 320P, 320R, 333L, 333M, 334L, 336L, 340S, 345J, 345L, 345M, 350R, 351N, 351P, 355F, 355M, 355N, 355P, 355S, 356G, 356K, 356N, 356P, 356R, 357C, 357D, 357F, 357P, 365G, 373C, 376F

Rationale: Updated the UT Austin component area title to U.S. history to clarify to students that the course must be a course in U.S. history. The Department of History decided to remove HIS 336L, 345M, 351N, 356N, 357F, 357P, and 373C.



Social and Behavioral Sciences (Texas Core Code, 080)
One of the following courses:

  • African and African Diaspora Studies 324E
  • Anthropology 302, 305, 307, 318L
  • Core Texts and Ideas 302, 365
  • Economics 301, 304K, 304L
  • Geography 305, 306C, 307C, 308, 309, 312, 319
  • Health and Society 301
  • History 329U
  • Human Development and Family Sciences 304, 304H
  • Linguistics 306, 312, 312D, 312E
  • Psychology 301
  • Religious Studies 310
  • Sociology 302, 307C, 307D, 307E, 307F, 307G, 307J, 307K, 307L, 307M, 307N, 307P, 307S, 307T, 308, 308C, 308D, 308E, 308F, 308G, 308J, 308K, 308L, 308M, 308N, 309, 313K, 318, 319

Students in the Plan II Honors Program may complete this requirement by taking Social Science 301.

Rationale: The departments put forward the following courses to be added to the core: AFR 324E; HDF 304H; HS 301. The departments decided to remove the following courses from the core: GRG 308, 309, 312; SOC 308C. Changes to topics courses: UGS worked with COLA and the departments to remove topics courses in the core curriculum and replace them with stand-alone course numbers. The following topics course numbers were deleted and the departments created stand alone course numbers for the specific topics that are to remain in the core. Delete topics course number LIN 312 and replace with new stand-alone course numbers 312D, 312E. Delete topics course number SOC 308 and replace with new stand-alone course numbers SOC 307C, 307D, 307E, 307F, 307G, 307J, 307K, 307L, 307M, 307N, 307P, 307S, 307T, 308E, 308F, 308G, 308J, 308K, 308L, 308M, 308N.



Mathematics (Texas Core Code, 020)
One of the following courses:

  • Mathematics 302, 303D, 403K, 305G, 408C, 408K, 408N, 408R, 316
  • Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318,328M

Students in the Plan II Honors Program may complete this requirement by taking Mathematics 310P.

Rationale: The Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation chose to add SSC 328M and to delete SSC 318M. The Department of Math chose to delete M 303D and 403K.



Natural Science and Technology, Part I (Texas Core Code, 030)
Six hours in a single field of study. The following courses may be counted and should be paired as indicated below:

  • Astronomy 301, 302, 303, 307, 309, 309G, 309L, 309N, 309Q, 309R, 309S, 309T

Only one of the following may be counted: Choose either Astronomy 301, 302, 303,or 307 and one course from Astronomy 309Q may not be paired with 309G, 309L, 309N, or 309R, and 309S.

  • Biology 301D, 301E, 301L, 301M, 311C, 311D, 315H, 325H, 326M, 446L, 365S

It is recommended that students complete two courses chosen Choose two courses from Biology 301D, 301L, and 301M; or choose one course from of the following pairs of courses: Biology 301L, 311C, and 311D 315H and one course from Biology 301M, 311C and311D, Biology 311C and 325H, 326M, Biology 311C and 446L, Biology 311C and 365S, Biology 315H and 325H. 446L, and 365S.

Students in the Plan II Honors Program may pair Biology 301E with Biology 301D, 311C, or 315H. *

  • Chemistry 301, 302, 301H, 302, 302H, 304K, 305, 314N

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

  • Geological Sciences 401, 302C, 302D, 302E, 302K, 302M, 302P, 303, 303C, 404C, 405, 305E, 307, 420H

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

  • Marine Science 307, 308
  • Natural Sciences 306J, 306K, 306L, and 306M

Students may who use NSC 306J and NSC 306K and to fulfill Natural Science and Technology, Part I may also use either NSC 306L or NSC 306M to fulfill the requirements for Natural Sscience and Ttechnology, Part II.

  • Physical Science 303, 304; Physics 301, 302K, 302L, 303K, 303L, 309K, 309L, 316, 317K, 317L, 321; Physical Science 303, 304

Students should complete one of the following pairs of courses: Physics 301 and 316; 302K and 302L; 303K and 303L; 309K and 309L; and 317K and 317L;Physical Science 303 and 304. Physical Science 303 may not be counted with Physics 301, 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. Students in the Plan II Honors Program may pair Physics 321 with any of the Physics or Physical Science courses listed above. * 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.

Students in the Plan II Honors Program may count If Plan II students do not use Biology 301E or Physics 321 to fulfill half of this requirement. Natural Science and Technology, Part I, they may use one of them to fulfill the Natural Science and Technology, Part II requirement as long as the two parts are in different fields of study. To complete the six-hour requirement in this area, Plan II students may pair Biology 301E with Biology 301D or 311C, or Physics 321 with any physics course listed above. If Plan II students do not use Biology 301E or Physics 321 to fulfill this requirement, they may use them to fulfill the science and technology, part II, requirement.

Students who take the Natural Sciences 306J and 306K sequence to complete Natural Sscience and Technology, Part I may not use chemistry, geology,physical science, or physics coursework to satisfy Natural Science and Technology, Part II. Students who use physical science or physics coursework to satisfy Natural Science and Technology, Part I may not use Natural Sciences 306J to complete Natural Science and Technology, Part II.

Rationale: Updated the core component area title to better reflect UT Austin’s intention for coursework in this component area. No additions, but more specific instructions were added about course pairings.

The departments chose to remove the following courses from the core: AST 302, 303, 309Q, 309T; CH 314N; GEO 302K, 302P, 305E, 307, 420H.

Changes to topics courses: UGS worked with CNS and the department to remove the AST topics course and replace it with a stand-alone course number. AST 309 was deleted and replaced with stand-alone course number AST 309G. 

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*See www.utexas.edu/ugs/core/sciencepairings for a complete listing of allowed six-hour pairing.



Natural Science and Ttechnology, Part II (Texas Core Code, 031)
Three hours in a field of study different from the field counted toward the preceding requirement.
Courses listed under Natural Sscience and Ttechnology, Part I, may be counted toward this requirement; the following courses may also be counted:

  • Anthropology 301, 304, 304T
  • Biology 301C, 305E, 305F, 406D, 307D, 309D, 309F
  • Computer Science 302, 307, 312
  • Electrical Engineering 302, 306
  • Geography 301C, 301K, 304E
  • Natural Sciences 306J, 306K, 306L, and 306M
    Students who use Natural Sciences 306J and 306K to fulfill Natural Science and Technology, Part I may also use either Natural Sciences 306L or Natural Sciences 306M to fulfill the requirements for Natural Science and Technology, Part II.
  • Nutrition 306

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

Rationale: The departments chose to add ANT 304T, NTR 306.
The departments chose to remove BIO 301C, 406D; C S 307.
E E 306 is being removed because it does not meet the new required THECB core objectives.



Visual and Pperforming Aarts (Texas Core Code, 050)
One of the following courses:

  • African and African Diaspora Studies 311C, 356C, 356D, 356E
  • American Studies 330
  • Architecture 308, 318K, 318L
  • Art History 301, 302, 303, The following courses may also be counted: Art History 325, 327N, 327R, 327S, 328J, 329J, 329N2 329R, 330G, 331J, 331K, 331L, 332K, 332L, 333K, 333L, 335J, 335P, 337K, 338L, 338M, 339J, 339K, 339L, 339M, 339P,3 341K, 341L, 342J, 345J, 346L, 347K, 347L, 347M, 347N, 349K, 359, 361, 361L, 362, 362R, 363, 364, 365, 366J, 366N, 366P, 367, 370, 372.
  • Classical Civilization 301, 302, 303, 307C, 307D, 317
  • Core Texts and Ideas 350, 351
  • Design 308
  • English 321P, 379P
  • Fine Arts 308, 310 311, 330, 331, 332, 333
  • Music 302L, 302P, 303M, 303N, 303P, 606A, 306M, 307, 313, 334
  • Philosophy 317K, 346, 346K
  • Radio-Television-Film 305, 314, 316
  • Studio Art 320K, 320L
  • Theatre and Dance 301, 302T, 303, 317C, 317D
  • Visual Art Studies 320

Rationale: The departments chose to add the following courses: AFR 311C, 356C, 356D, 356E; ARH 331J, 338M, 339P, 345J, 346L; DES 308; E 321P, 379P; FA 311, 330, 331, 332, 333

The departments chose to delete the following courses: ART 320L (Studio Art 320L); ARH 331L, 333K, 335P, 361, 361L, 364, 365, 366N, 366P; FA 310; MUS 302P, 303N, 303P; VAS 320

MUS 606A became MUS 306M in fall 2013 through a standard course inventory change-no actual course has been deleted or added. Changes to topics courses: UGS worked with COLA, COFA, and the departments to remove topics courses in the core curriculum and replace them with stand-alone course numbers. The following topics course numbers were deleted and the departments created stand alone course numbers for the specific topics that are to remain in the core. 

Delete topics course Replace with stand-alone course number
PHL 346 PHL 346K
ARH 359 ARH 342J
ARH 362 ARH 327S
ARH 362R ARH 329N2
ARH 363 ARH 328J
ARH 366J ARH 335J
ARH 367 ARH 339Q3
ARH 370 ARH 347N
ARH 372 ARH 349K

Dates of Approval: All additions and deletions were routed through the administering colleges’ dean’s offices between May and September 2013 and approved by the dean of undergraduate studies and the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee at its meetings on May 10, June 3, August 22, September 17, and October 24, 2013.



1 Per friendly amendment at the November 18, 2013, Faculty Council meeting, prompted by an update reported by Associate Dean Larry Abraham (undergraduate studies), E 316K was removed, and E 316P was added.
2 Per note from UGS on November 14, 2013, ARH 329L has been replaced with ARH 329N. The changes were considered and approved by the Faculty Council on November 18, 2013.
3 An additional part of the friendly amendment approved on November 18, 2013, was that ARH 339Q would not appear on the published core list. This course is cross-listed with AMS 330, which is the home department for the course; UGS policy is to only list the home department on the published core list.