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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

DELETION OF THE MAJOR IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL 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 deletion of the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in archeological 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.


<signed>

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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DELETION OF THE MAJOR IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

On page 257 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, in the MAJORS AND MINORS subsection of the BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I degree section, delete the following:



[Archaeological Studies]

[Students must take at least ten courses in the major, for a total of at least thirty semester hours. The courses for the major must be approved by the Archaeological Studies Committee and must include the following:

1. Archaeology 301 or Anthropology 304, and Archaeology 302 or Classical Civilization 302K.
2. Two courses approved as archaeological techniques courses.
3. At least twelve semester hours (in addition to the preceding requirements) in a subfield of archaeology, as prescribed by the Archaeological Studies Committee. Examples of the subfields are anthropological archaeology, classical archaeology, Middle Eastern archaeology, and pre-Columbian archaeology. The following are special requirements for each subfield. A list of courses in each subfield is available from the archaeological studies undergraduate adviser.
a. Anthropological archaeology: At least fifteen semester hours, including three hours of geological sciences or geography and three hours of biology. One upper-division course in cultural anthropology may be substituted for a course in anthropological archaeology.
b. Classical archaeology: At least fifteen semester hours, including six hours of ancient history. The student, especially one who is considering graduate study, is strongly encouraged (but not required) to use Greek or Latin to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the bachelor’s degree.
c. Middle Eastern archaeology: Three semester hours in Middle Eastern geography is required. Hebrew, Arabic, or Persian is recommended (but not required) to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the bachelor’s degree.
d. Pre-Columbian archaeology: Courses covering at least two of the following three geographical areas: the Andes, Mesoamerica, Anglo-America. The student must use Spanish to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the bachelor’s degree.
e. Other: Special programs in other subfields may be designed where appropriate and where offerings are available, with the approval of the Archaeological Studies Committee.
4. At least one upper-division course in anthropological archaeology and one upper-division course in classics or art history that deals with archaeology. (This requirement may be fulfilled in whole or in part by courses taken to meet requirement 3.)]

RATIONALE: The archaeological studies major is being discontinued because, in the judgement of the participating faculty members in the Departments of Anthropology, Classics, Art and Art History, and Geography, the major no longer serves the needs of liberal arts undergraduates. We find that in some cases those needs are already met in departmental majors such as anthropology. In the case of classical archaeology, we feel students will be better served by creating a classical archaeology major within the Department of Classics at a future time.