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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGE IN TITLE FOR THE RUSSIAN AND SLAVIC STUDIES HONORS PROGRAM 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 change in title for the Russian and Slavic studies honors program 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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CHANGE IN TITLE FOR THE RUSSIAN AND SLAVIC STUDIES HONORS PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

On page 248, in the section ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, under the heading HONORS, make the following changes:

Russian [and Slavic Studies] Language and Culture Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in Russian [and Slavic studies] language and culture should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program at least two semesters before they expect to graduate. [A] The requirements for admission are a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average [in Russian and Slavic] of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major [are required for admission]. The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) Russian 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of at least B in each half; in this course, the student must complete a paper judged Acceptable for Honors [in Russian and Slavic studies]; (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average [in Russian and Slavic] 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.

Rationale: The proposed name replacing 'studies' by 'language and culture' gives a clearer and more accurate description of the major. The present name is too similar to an alternative major called 'Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies', for which the term 'studies' is more appropriate. Also, the words 'and Slavic' are eliminated, because the requirements for the major in fact define a degree in Russian.
The requirements for graduation with honors are corrected to reflect long-standing practice. Only required Russian, Slavic, Czech, and Polish courses are included in the grade point average; any additional courses in these fields that the student has taken are not included.