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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONCENTRATION IN FOLKLORE 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 changes in requirements for the concentration in folklore 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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CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONCENTRATION IN FOLKLORE IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

On page 254, in the section DEGREES, make the following changes:

[Folklore] Cultural Studies

The concentration in [folklore] cultural studies allows students to pursue a program of interdisciplinary specialization in addition to the major. Students who wish to enter the [folklore] cultural studies [program] concentration should consult the undergraduate adviser in the [Center for Intercultural Studies in Folklore and Ethnomusicology] Am’rico Paredes Center for Cultural Studies.

[A student in the program must fulfill the requirements of a major in English, anthropology, history, sociology, psychology, a foreign language, ethnic studies, American studies, Latin American studies, or another field approved by the adviser.] The concentration in cultural studies is designed to complement the student's major, with courses drawn from the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts. With the approval of his or her dean and the cultural studies adviser, a student outside the College of Liberal Arts may complete a concentration in cultural studies. The student must [also complete a folklore concentration consisting of (1) Anthropology 325K or English 325K, Anthropology 325L or English 325L, and Folklore 340; (2) three other courses from a group of folklore-related courses prescribed by the Folklore Committee; and (3) two other courses from a group of supporting courses prescribed by the Folklore Committee.] fulfill the following requirements:

1. Completion of the requirements of a major.
2. Two of the following courses: Anthropology 305, Anthropology 325K or English 325K, Anthropology 325L or English 325L, Mexican American Studies 307, Communication 309, Radio-Television-Film 314, Music 342, Theatre and Dance 357T.
3. Cultural Studies 340.
4. Three additional courses from a group of cultural studies‘related courses prescribed by the Cultural Studies Curriculum Committee.
5. Two additional courses from a group of supporting courses prescribed by the Cultural Studies Curriculum Committee.

Courses required for the concentration may also be counted toward the [major] requirements of the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, if applicable. Students in other degree programs and colleges should check with their dean's offices about course applicability and restrictions.

Rationale: The changes reflect the changing teaching and research interest of our faculty over the last ten years as well as the growth and formalization of cultural studies as an academic discipline. In addition, the renaming of the concentration in folklore to cultural studies follows the renaming of the Center for Intercultural Studies in Folklore and Ethnomusicology to the Am’rico Paredes Center for Cultural Studies.