The University of Texas at Arlington
The Undergraduate Assembly met in regular session on Tuesday, December 5, 2000 at 2:15 p.m. in the University Center Concho Room. President Robert E. Witt presided.
Attendance. Professors Rebecca Deen, Rasika Dias, Fred MacDonnell, and Tom Watts were excused. Professors Tom Chrzanowski, Chris Shook, Craig Slinkman, and Student Representative Rohan Theophilus were absent.
Approval of Minutes. The minutes of the November 7, 2000 meeting were approved as distributed.
Report of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Committee Chair Peggy Quinn stated that Dana Dunn, Vice President for Academic Affairs had asked the committee to consider whether academic units would want to recognize a students passing an online distance education course as meeting the requirement for computer proficiency. The committee didnt feel they could ensure that any online course would meet all of the requirements and asked the Assembly to discuss this issue. While some felt using this mechanism would be a good idea, it was agreed that not all requirements would be met in a typical online course. This issue was referred back to the committee to ask the Center for Distance Education to recommend a formal proposal.
Professor Quinn then presented the following proposals that were all approved by the Assembly.
Core Curriculum addition for Social/Cultural Studies
Add CRCJ 3338 Juvenile Justice System
CRCJ 3380 Ethnic & Gender Issues in Criminal Justice
CRCJ 4315 Criminal Careers & Behavior Systems
CRCJ 4380 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
ANTH 3370 Archaeology of the Prehistoric Aegean
ANTH 3371 Archaeology of Greece
ANTH 3372 Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
ANTH 4322 Archaeology of Egypt
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Department of Art and Art History
Catalog Text Change: Social/Cultural Studies, Departmental Faculty Listing
Change ART 1301
Department of Communication
Catalog Text Change: Sequence Changes, Departmental Faculty Listing, Social/Cultural Studies
Change COMM 3301
Department of English
Catalog Text Change: Social/Cultural Studies
Department of Foreign Languages
Catalog Text Change: Ibero-American Studies
Department of History
Catalog Text Change: History core requirements, University core requirements, Teacher Certification, Departmental Faculty Listing
Add HIST 4378
Change HIST 3330
Delete HIST 3308
Mexican American Studies
Add MAS 4350
Department of Music
Catalog Text Change: Music Theatre Sightsinging/Ear Training Requirements
Music Literature Requirement
All Level and Secondary Certification
Departmental Faculty Listing
Music Theatre, Business and Media Elective Change
Add MUSI 1105
Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Catalog Text Change: Classical Studies Pre-Law Option requirement
Philosophy Pre-Law Option requirement
Department of Political Science
Catalog Text Change: Departmental Faculty Listing
Elimination of 3 hours of science requirement; change in Fine Arts requirement and social/cultural studies
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts/Pre-Law Option
Policy/Public Administration Option changes
Requirements for International Studies Option
Changes in layout of course titles
Add POLS 3308
Change POLS 3305
Delete POLS 4304
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Catalog Text Change: Social/Cultural Studies (SOCI)/Social/Cultural Studies (ANTH)
Change ANTH 3324
Delete ANTH 3343
Delete WOMS 3308
Establish the Honors American Studies Sequence, which will fulfill, for Honors students, the University core requirements in History, Political Science, and Literature. The American Studies Sequence introduces students to the American experience through a multidisciplinary investigation of the concepts, theories, and phenomena of past and present in the United States.
Add HONR 1100
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Add SOCW 4310
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
Department of Geology
Addition of certificate program in Geographic Information systems (GIS)
Add GEOL 4443
Department of Psychology
Add PSYC 3302
Department of Biology
Add BIOL 3360
Revised curriculum for Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Add BEEP 4687
Other Business. There was no other business.
Remarks by the President. President Witt explained that activity for the legislative session is picking up. We have already been spending time in Austin making calls, and will be spending a day or two a week there. The President is still hearing positive comments that this will be a good session for higher education.
The President was asked if Feast of Carols would be resurrected. He responded that this event was suspended due to construction around the University Center, but at the present time there are no plans to bring it back. It would require a substantial investment because costumes would have to be replaced.
Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 2:35 p.m.