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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGE IN TITLE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONCENTRATION IN WOMEN'S STUDIES 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 and requirements for the concentration in women's studies 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 AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONCENTRATION IN WOMEN'S STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

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

[Women's Studies] Women's and Gender Studies

The concentration in women's and gender studies offers an interdisciplinary specialization in contemporary scholarship and research on women and on gender. The program of study is designed to complement the student's major, with courses drawn from the humanities, the empirical social sciences, the natural sciences, the arts, and multicultural studies. Students completing the concentration may choose to present a thesis involving original research or scholarship. With the approval of his or her dean and the women's and gender studies adviser, a student outside the College of Liberal Arts may complete a concentration in women's and gender studies.

The student must fulfill the following requirements. Courses required for the concentration may also be used to fulfill [major] other degree requirements if applicable.

1. A departmental major or the equivalent.
2. Eighteen semester hours, consisting of six semester hours chosen from Women's and Gender Studies 321, 322, and 323 and twelve additional semester hours in women's and gender studies. At least three of these twelve hours must be in a topic of Women's and Gender Studies 340 and at least six of them must be upper-division. Women's and Gender Studies 360 may be included among the eighteen semester hours required.

Rationale: Conformity to the name of our graduate programs; national and international trends in the discipline; and the revised name would better reflect the content of the courses taught in our curriculum over the past ten years.

The abbreviation for courses in this field will change from W S to WGS.