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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ECONOMICS 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 economics in the College of Liberal Arts chapter 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 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ECONOMICS IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

On page 258 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, in the subsection MAJORS AND MINORS of the BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I section, make the following changes:

Economics

All economics majors must earn grades of at least C in Economics 304K and 304L in either Mathematics 408C and 408D[, or the equivalent, with a grade of at least C in each, are required of all students majoring in economics] or Mathematics 408K, 408L, and 408M. Mathematics 403K and 403L, [and] or the equivalent, may not be substituted for the required math courses.

Major: Twenty-five semester hours of economics, including Economics 420K, 320L, 329, and at least nine additional hours of upper-division coursework. At least six of the additional hours of upper-division coursework must be in courses for which a grade of at least C in Economics 420K (or 320K) is a prerequisite. Economics 420K, 320L, and 329 must be completed in residence. Economics majors must take Economics 420K at least two semesters prior to completion of the degree. Students may not enroll in Economics 420K more than twice.

The student must make a grade of at least C in Economics 420K, 320L, and 329, and must earn a grade point average of at least 2.00 in all other economics courses taken at the University and counted toward fulfillment of the major requirement. No student may register for more than ten semester hours of economics in any one semester without approval of [the] an undergraduate adviser in the Department of Economics.

Minor for economics majors: 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 clarify and update the mathematics requirement for economics majors. The requirement to earn a grade of C in Economics 304K and 304L is added to ensure that students have a sound basis for further study in economics.