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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

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

On page 259, in the section DEGREES, make the following changes:

Humanities

Major:
Forty-two semester hours [beyond the prescribed work], including at least thirty hours of upper-division coursework, arranged by contract in consultation with the humanities adviser. [A majority of the forty-two hours are normally in the College of Liberal Arts, but at least nine hours must be in other colleges or schools. At least nine of the forty-two hours must be taken in a single department or program of the College of Liberal Arts and at least nine of the forty-two must be in one or more of the other departments of the college. The forty-two hours must include at least thirty hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least six hours must be in courses offered by the humanities program. All humanities majors must take Humanities 370 or 679HB as three of these six hours.] None of these forty-two hours may be counted toward the prescribed work for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Students normally enter the program in the sophomore or junior year. In developing the contract, the student and the adviser define objectives, central subject areas, and a general plan of study, structured in accordance with the student's interests. With the approval of the humanities adviser, the student chooses one of the following tracks.

1. Track One
a. Nine hours in a single field of study in the College of Liberal Arts.
b. Nine hours in one or more other fields of study in the College of Liberal Arts.
c. Nine hours in any field or fields outside the College of Liberal Arts.
d. Nine additional hours in any field or fields at the University.
e. Six hours of upper-division coursework in humanities, including Humanities 370. Students in the Humanities Honors Program must use Humanities 679HA and 679HB to fulfill this requirement.
2. Track Two
a. Twelve hours in a single field of study in the College of Liberal Arts.
b. Nine hours in a second field of study in the College of Liberal Arts.
c. Fifteen additional hours in any field or fields at the University.
d. Six hours of upper-division coursework in humanities, including Humanities 370. Students in the Humanities Honors Program must use Humanities 679HA and 679HB to fulfill this requirement.

A student who wishes to major in humanities develops, in conference with the humanities adviser, a degree plan that serves as a contract for the student's personal program leading to the Bachelor of Arts. The student and the adviser define the objectives, general plan of study, and central subject areas of the degree program, which should be structured in accordance with the student's distinctive interests and should provide for adequate depth in each of the central areas of study. After the program is approved by the humanities adviser, it is sent to the dean for approval. Upon petition, the original program can be modified in response to changes in the student's interests or new opportunities in the University curriculum.

Students normally enter the program in the sophomore or junior year.


Rationale: The degree plan in humanities was originally developed when college lines were not as rigid and prerequisites for classes outside the college were not as numerous. As such, current humanities majors have a difficult time fulfilling the outside the liberal arts section of the contract. The alternate contract would allow the student to focus more intently upon two departments in the college rather than just one. In addition, the humanities majors can still take classes outside of the college if they so desire.