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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES 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 major requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in communication studies 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 MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

On page 75, in the section DEGREES, make the following changes to the BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES:

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

1. At least thirty but no more than thirty-six semester hours of communication studies. At least fifteen hours must be in upper-division coursework. Each student must complete one of the following tracks:
a. Communication Studies
1. Communication Studies [305, 313, or 319;] 306M, 315M[;], 332K[;], and [334K] 368L.
2. [Twelve] Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Communication Studies 317C, [320L,] 332, 334K, 340K, 344K, [350K, 352,] 353, [354,] 356M, 357, 358, 371K, and the following topics of Communication Studies 367: [African American Performance History, Performance and Culture, Language and Culture,] Language, Culture, and Communication; Case Studies in Argumentation; [, Performance Research, Lying and Deception,] Performing Marginality.
3. [Six] Twelve additional semester hours of communication studies.
b. Corporate Communication [Studies]
1. Communication Studies 306M, 310K[,] or 316L, 1 [319, 332,] 332K, and 350K[, and 370L].
2. Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Communication Studies [317C, 331K, 332K,] 310K or 316L, 1 350M, 351, [352,] 353, [354,] 356M, and 370K[, 371K, and the following topics of Communication Studies 367: Applied Interpersonal Communication, Case Studies in Argumentation, Communication and Human Resources Management, Lying and Deception].
3. [Six] Twelve additional semester hours of communication studies.
c. Human Relations
1. Communication Studies [305, 313, or 319; 314L; 315M; and 355K] 306M, 315M, 332K, and 334K.
2. [Twelve] Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Communication Studies 314L, [334K,] 344K, 348K, 354, 355K, 356M, 357, 358, [361K,] 371K, and the following topics of Communication Studies 367: Performance and Culture[,]; Applied Interpersonal Communication[,]; Language, Culture, and Communication; [Language and Culture, Case Studies in Argumentation, Performance Research, Lying and Deception, Communication and Human Resources Management,] Performing Marginality.
3. [Six] Twelve additional semester hours of communication studies.
d. [Public] Political Communication
1. Communication Studies [305, 313, or 319;] 306M, 317C[,]; 332K[,]; and [352] 342K.
2. [Twelve] Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Communication Studies [320L,] 331K, 332, 340K, [342K,] 345K, [353, 354, 371K, and the following topics of Communication Studies 367: Performance and Culture, Language and Culture, Case Studies in Argumentation, Lying and Deception] 367 (Topic: Case Studies in Argumentation), and 367 (Topic: Rhetoric of Popular Culture).
3. [Six] Twelve additional semester hours of communication studies.
2. At least six semester hours of coursework must be taken in the College of Communication but outside [the major] communication studies. However, no student may count toward the degree more than forty-two semester hours (including transfer credit) in College of Communication coursework. [Coursework in

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  American Sign Language may not be used to fulfill any major requirement and is not included in the forty-two hours of coursework in the college that may be counted toward the degree.]
3. No College of Communication course to be counted toward the degree may be taken on the pass/fail basis, unless the course is offered only on that basis.

Footnote
1. Communication Studies 310K and 316L may both be counted, but neither may be counted toward both requirement b1 and requirement b2.

Rationale: To allow students more choice in taking communication studies courses and to allow for more flexible course offerings for the faculty. Some topic courses are deleted because of changes to the course inventory. Courses added are new courses or new course numbers that are replacing former unnumbered topic courses. 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 listed under the section titled "Applicability of Certain Courses."