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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CREATION OF AN HONORS PROGRAM IN PORTUGUESE IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

Associate Dean Larry Carver, for Richard W. Lariviere, filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following creation of an honors program in Portuguese in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog. The changes were approved by the dean and by the liberal arts faculty on a no-protest basis on November 14, 2001, and were submitted to the secretary on November 26, 2001. The secretary has classified the proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on February 11, 2002, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 25, 2002. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on March 19, 2002, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

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 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 March 29, 2002.


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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 21, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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CREATION OF AN HONORS PROGRAM IN PORTUGUESE IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

On page 247, in the section ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, under the heading HONORS, add the following new honors program after the Plan II Special Honors Program:

Portuguese Honors Program

The Portuguese Honors Program offers selected Portuguese majors more advanced and independent study than is possible under the regular degree plan. Students interested in this program should contact the department honors adviser prior to their senior year. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in Portuguese of at least 3.50 are required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) either Portuguese 378H and 379H with a grade of A in each, or two sections of Portuguese 379H with a grade of A in each; (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (3) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Portuguese 378H, Honors Seminar, is offered as an organized course, while 379H, Honors Thesis, is offered by individual instruction. Students who choose to take two semesters of Portuguese 379H conduct individual research on a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic in the first semester and complete an honors thesis in the second semester. The student's research and writing are supervised by a department faculty member. Students who choose to take Portuguese 378H and 379H study a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic in the first semester; in the second semester, they complete an honors report under faculty supervision.

Portuguese 378H may be counted toward the requirements of the major; Portuguese 379H is taken in addition to the major requirements.

Rationale: To provide an honors program for Portuguese students that is comparable to the Spanish Honors program.