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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ECONOMICS 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 Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in economics 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 BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ECONOMICS IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

On page 257, in the section DEGREES, make the following changes:

Economics

Mathematics [403K and 403L, or] 408C and 408D, or the equivalent, with a grade of at least C in each, are required of all students majoring in economics. Mathematics 403K and 403L, and the equivalent, may not be substituted.

Major: Twenty-five semester hours of economics, including Economics 420K, 320L, 329, and at least nine additional hours of upper-division coursework. At least six of the additional hours of upper-division coursework must be in courses for which a grade of at least C in Economics 420K (or 320K) is a prerequisite. Economics 420K, 320L, and 329 must be completed in residence. Economics majors must take Economics 420K at least two semesters prior to completion of the degree. Students may not enroll in Economics 420K more than twice.

The student must make a grade of at least C in Economics 420K, 320L, and 329, and must earn a grade point average of at least 2.00 in all other economics courses taken at the University and counted toward fulfillment of the major requirement. No student may register for more than [nine] ten semester hours of economics in any one semester without approval of the undergraduate adviser.

Minor for economics majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

Rationale: To strengthen the academic quality, experience, and integrity of students majoring in Economics through support of the disciplineƐs reliance on quantitative and analytic skills based in mathematics. To strengthen the academic integrity of the discipline through recognition of Microeconomic Theory (ECO 420K) as an essential foundation to the mastery of economic practices, while aiding students with appropriate progression and enrollment in coursework placed within the discipline of Economics. Offer greater availability for majors and non-majors to explore Economics as a discipline.