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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

Dean Richard W. Lariviere of the College of Liberal Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council proposed changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in American studies in the College of Liberal Arts chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the proposed changes on a no-protest basis on November 17, 2003, and submitted them to the secretary on November 19, 2003. 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 30, 2004 , and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 2, 2004 . The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on March 10, 2004, 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 an 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 26, 2004.


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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 10, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

On page 256 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, in the subsection MAJORS AND MINORS of the BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I section, make the following changes:

American Studies

Major: The American studies major requires [twenty-one] twenty-four semester hours of American studies coursework: (1) American Studies 310; [(1)] (2) American Studies 355 and 356; [(2)] (3) nine hours chosen from topics of American Studies 370; and [(3)] (4) six additional hours of American studies coursework.

Minor for American studies majors: [Twelve semester hours of approved upper-division coursework on any aspect of life or culture in the United States. Courses may be taken in any field(s) with relevant offerings. With the consent of the undergraduate adviser, a student may substitute up to six semester hours of upper-division coursework chosen primarily for methodological or comparative purposes.] Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.


RATIONALE: To add AMS 310, a course that was developed as an overview to the field, as a requirement for the major; to bring our required minor in line with other Liberal Arts majors.