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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 English 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.


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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:

English Honors Program

The English Honors Program consists of special honors courses and individual study courses that are available to students accepted into the program. To be eligible for admission, the student must have completed Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K, or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and composition; he or she must also have a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in English and rhetoric and composition of at least 3.50. Applicants are considered each fall and spring for the following long-session semester. Application forms and information about the program are available in the English Undergraduate Advising Office, Parlin Hall 114.

The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) completion of the requirements for a major in English; the student must complete at least six hours of the English coursework required for the major in honors sections and with grades of at least B; (2) English 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of [at least B] A in each half; in this course, the student must present a thesis and defense judged Acceptable for Honors; (3) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average [in English and rhetoric and composition] of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (4) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours counted toward the degree.

Rationale: The change to the first sentence of the second paragraph will bring the Department of English in line with more than half of the other Liberal Arts departments.

The requirements for graduation with honors are corrected to reflect long-standing practice. Only required English and rhetoric and composition courses are included in the grade point average; any additional courses in these fields that the student has taken are not included.