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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO APPLICABILITY OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

Dean Ellen A. Wartella filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes to the applicability of certain courses section in the College of Communication chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog. The Administrative Committee of the College approved all changes on October 16, 2001. The dean submitted the proposed changes to the secretary on October 26, 2001. The secretary has classified this 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 January 11, 2002, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on January 14, 2002. The committee forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty on February 1, 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 February 11, 2002.


<signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 4, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES TO APPLICABILITY OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

On page 69, in the section DEGREES, insert the following at the beginning of the section APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN COURSES:

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Coursework in American Sign Language may not be used to fulfill any major requirement in the College of Communication and may not be included in the coursework in the college that is counted toward the degree.


Rationale: American Sign Language is now taught in the College of Liberal Arts. A general statement that American Sign Language may not be counted toward the major requirements is appropriate under the section titled "Applicability of Certain Courses." This statement had previously been listed in the major of each degree program in the College (except Public Relations).