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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN GEOGRAPHY 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 geography 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 GEOGRAPHY IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

On page 258, in the section DEGREES, make the following changes:

Geography

Major: Thirty semester hours of geography, at least eighteen of which must be upper-division, including a twenty-one-hour core requirement consisting of two courses in physical geography, two in human geography, two in methods/techniques, and Geography 374. In addition to the core requirement, the student must complete at least nine semester hours in one of the following tracks: (1) [cartography/remote sensing/techniques,] geographic information science, (2) cultural geography, (3) environmental resource management, (4) general geography (designed for students who do not wish to specialize at the undergraduate level), (5) urban and regional analysis, (6) earth science, (7) [regional and world geography (designed for prospective secondary school teachers),] global, international, and regional studies, and (8) landscape ecology. Courses used to fulfill the core requirement may not be counted toward the completion of a track. [A list] Lists of courses that fulfill the core requirement and of courses in each track are [is] available in the Department of Geography.

Minor for geography 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 clarify and update the nature of two tracks to better reflect the actual courses offered.