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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GERMANIC STUDIES 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 Germanic studies 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 GERMANIC STUDIES HONORS PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

On pages 245 and 248, in the section ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, under the heading HONORS, make the following changes:

Page 245:

[Germanic Studies] German Honors Program


Majors who plan to seek special honors in [Germanic studies] German should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program upon completion of thirty semester hours; they must apply no later than upon completion of ninety semester hours. Admission is by means of a special examination; a University grade point average of at least 3.00 is also required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements for the major, are (1) [an honors paper in an upper-division course (other than German 356) and a grade of A in that course; (2)] German 679HA and 679HB [or Scandinavian 679HA and 679HB], Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A in each; [(3)] (2) a comprehensive honors examination with a grade of A; [(4)] (3) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average [in German or Scandinavian] 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.

Page 248:

Scandinavian Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in Scandinavian should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program upon completion of thirty semester hours; they must apply no later than upon completion of ninety semester hours. Admission is by means of a special examination; a University grade point average of at least 3.00 is also required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements for the major, are (1) Scandinavian 679HA and 679HB, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A in each; (2) a comprehensive honors examination with a grade of A; (3) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average 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 of coursework counted toward the degree.

Rationale: To more accurately reflect the requirements for graduation with special honors by removing an item which is no longer required.

Students in the Department of Germanic Studies major in either German or Scandinavian. Students in either major may receive special honors. The current combined description of the two honors programs is divided for clarity into "German Honors Program" and "Scandinavian Honors Program."

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