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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CREATION OF AN HONORS PROGRAM IN URBAN STUDIES FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE, PLAN I, 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 proposal to create an honors program in urban studies for the Bachelor of Arts degree, Plan I, 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.


<signed>

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 URBAN STUDIES FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE, PLAN I, IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

On page 249, in the section ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, under the heading HONORS, add the following new honors program after the Spanish Honors Program:

Urban Studies Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in urban studies should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program at the beginning of their third year; they must apply no later than a year before they expect to graduate. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 is required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements for the major, are (1) grades of A in Urban Studies 360 and 370; (2) Urban Studies 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A in each half; (3) satisfactory defense of the honors thesis completed in Urban Studies 679H; (4) 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 (5) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Rationale: To accommodate honors students in the new Urban Studies major for the Bachelor of Arts degree, Plan I. The program allows advanced urban studies majors an opportunity to undertake original and independent research and expose them to the type of work expected in graduate school.