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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY CONCENTRATION 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 community and society concentration 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 proposed changes 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 THE COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY CONCENTRATION IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

On page 67, in the section ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, make the following changes:

COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY CONCENTRATION

This concentration is designed for consumers and creators of messages in public contexts. It is open only to students in majors outside the College of Communication; any noncommunication student may enroll in any of these courses for which he or she meets the prerequisite. In addition to fulfilling the prerequisite, the student must have a University grade point average of at least 2.25 to enroll in any upper-division course in the College of Communication.

The communication and society concentration requires eighteen semester hours of coursework, consisting of two required courses and twelve hours of electives; nine hours of the elective work must be in upper-division courses. Of the eighteen semester hours required for the concentration, at least twelve must be completed in residence. At any time after enrolling in his or her last concentration course, the student should fill out a concentration completion form in the Office of Student Affairs. The form must be submitted by the deadline to apply for graduation in the student¡s final semester. Students who complete the concentration will receive verification.

A student who wishes to use the concentration to fulfill minor requirements should make certain these courses meet the requirements of his or her college.

CONCENTRATION COURSES

REQUIRED COURSES

Communication 309, Communication Technology and Society
Radio-Television-Film 305, Introduction to Media Studies

ELECTIVES

Advertising 335, History and Development of Advertising
Communication 316M, Communication and Ethnic Groups
[Communication Studies 305, Principles of Speech Communication]
Communication Studies 306M, Professional Communication Skills
Communication Studies 332K, Theories of Persuasion
Communication Studies 342K, Political Communication
Journalism 360, Media Law and Ethics
Journalism 364E, The Mass Media and Society

Rationale: CMS 305 has been deleted from the course inventory. The recently added CMS 306M is the introductory presentation course that replaced CMS 305.