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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ECONOMICS HONORS PROGRAM 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 economics honors program 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 ECONOMICS HONORS PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

On page 244, in the section ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, under the heading HONORS, make the following changes:

Economics Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in economics [should] must apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program [by the beginning of the first semester of their junior year; they must apply no later than two semester before graduation] before the first registration period for the first semester of their senior year. Students are encouraged to apply by the beginning of the first semester of their sophomore year, so that they will be eligible to take an honors section of Economics 420K. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in economics of at least 3.50 are required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) at least thirty-one semester hours in economics; (2) [a grade point average of at least 3.30 in any three of the following five upper-division courses: Economics 420K (an honors section), 320L (an honors section), 341K, 350K (Topic 7: Applied Economic Analysis), and 354K; (3)] Economics 378H and 379H with a grade of at least B in each; [(4)] (3) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average [in economics] of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and [(5)] (4) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

Rationale: To provide cohesion to the Honors certification process, while providing availability for the timely completion of departmental honors in Economics.

The requirements for graduation with honors are corrected to reflect long-standing practice. Only required economics courses are included in the grade point average; any additional economics courses the student has taken are not included.