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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ETHNIC STUDIES, AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES CONCENTRATION, 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 ethnic studies, African and African American studies concentration, 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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CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ETHNIC STUDIES, AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES CONCENTRATION, IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

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

Ethnic Studies

The ethnic studies program is administered through the Center for African and African American Studies, the Center for Asian American Studies, and the Center for Mexican American Studies. The directors and executive committees of these centers advise students, prescribe groups of courses that fulfill content requirements, and authorize course substitutions when appropriate. Students majoring in ethnic studies must choose one of three areas of concentration and meet the requirements of that concentration as outlined below.

African and African American Studies

1. African and African American Studies 301, African American Culture.
2. [Eighteen semester hours in a single discipline, including at least twelve hours of upper-division coursework and six hours of African American content coursework.]
Twenty-four semester hours, including at least twelve hours of upper-division coursework. Students must complete two courses in each of the following areas. A list of the courses in each area is available from the undergraduate adviser.
a. Africa
b. The African diaspora
c. African and African American expressive culture
d. Blacks in the United States
3. [Nine semester hours of African American content coursework in disciplines other than the one used to fulfill requirement 2, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework.] African and African American Studies 375, Community Internship.
4. African and African American Studies 376, Senior Seminar.

Rationale: In order to form a truly interdisciplinary major and to create a specific focus on African and African diasporic issues; to put in place a sequence of courses with pedagogical coherence.