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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN TITLE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN RUSSIAN AND SLAVIC STUDIES 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 change in title and requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Russian and Slavic studies 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 Mach 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 TITLE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN RUSSIAN AND SLAVIC STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

On page 261, in the section DEGREES, make the following changes:

Russian [and Slavic Studies] Language and Culture

Major:
Twenty-four semester hours of upper-division coursework, consisting of Russian 324 and 325 and eighteen hours chosen from the following four areas. The student must complete at least one course in each area.

1. Russian Linguistics or Advanced Russian: Russian 326, [228,] 369.
2. Russian Literature (Original Texts): A topic of Russian [320K, 320L, 670] 320.
3. Russian Literature (General Surveys in Translation): Russian 356, 360.
4. Russian and Slavic Civilization (Culture, Film, and Folklore): Czech 324, Polish 324, Russian 330, Slavic 320, 321, 324, 325, 356. [With the consent of the undergraduate adviser, Slavic 301 may be counted toward the major.]

Minor for Russian [and Slavic studies] language and culture majors: Either (1) twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University; or (2) nine semester hours of coursework beyond 507 or the equivalent in a second foreign language, including at least three hours of upper-division coursework. Six of the required hours must be taken in residence. Students who plan to do graduate work in Slavic studies are encouraged to minor in Czech, Polish, or Serbian/Croatian.

Rationale: The proposed name replacing 'studies' by 'language and culture' gives a clearer and more accurate description of the major. The present name is too similar to an alternative major called äRussian, East European and Eurasian Studies', for which the term ästudies' is more appropriate. Also, the words äand Slavic' are eliminated, because the requirements for the major in fact define a degree in Russian.

-Russian 228 is only a one-hour-per-semester conversation course and not the equivalent of the two alternatives.

-The change in area 2 reflects a change in the course inventory to introduce a simplified course numbering system for our survey courses.

-An introductory lower-division course Slavic 301 is not the equivalent of the upper-division alternatives and should not count as such.

The text is also corrected to reflect the existing policy that students must minor in a field other than Russian.