Bill Text: TX HB1938 | 2013-2014 | 83rd Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to curriculum requirements in American and Texas history at institutions of higher education.

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2013-05-03 - Committee report sent to Calendars [HB1938 Detail]

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  83R7672 AED-D
 
  By: Capriglione H.B. No. 1938
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to curriculum requirements in American and Texas history
  at institutions of higher education.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 51.302(b), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c), a college or
  university receiving state support or state aid from public funds
  may not grant a baccalaureate degree or a lesser degree or academic
  certificate to any person unless the person has credit for six
  semester hours or its equivalent from courses providing a
  comprehensive survey of [in] American History.  A student is
  entitled to submit as much as three semester hours of credit or its
  equivalent from courses providing a comprehensive survey of [in]
  Texas History in partial satisfaction of this requirement.  The
  college or university may determine that a student has satisfied
  this requirement in whole or part on the basis of credit granted to
  the student by the college or university for a substantially
  equivalent survey course completed at another accredited college or
  university, or on the basis of the student's successful completion
  of an advanced standing examination administered on the conditions
  and under the circumstances common for the college or university's
  advanced standing examinations.  The college or university may
  grant as much as three semester hours of credit or its equivalent
  toward satisfaction of this requirement for substantially
  equivalent work completed by a student in the program of an approved
  senior R.O.T.C. unit.
         SECTION 2.  The changes in law made by this Act apply only to
  the curriculum requirements established for a degree or certificate
  program offered by an institution of higher education beginning
  with undergraduate students who initially enroll in the institution
  for the 2014 fall semester.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
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