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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

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

On page 261 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, in the subsection MAJORS AND MINORS of the section BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I , make the following changes:

Islamic Studies

Major: Islamic Studies 310 and twenty-one semester hours of upper-division coursework in Islamic studies, including either Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 1: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times) [and]or Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2: The Qur’an). Students must complete the equivalent of at least two years in Arabic, Persian, [or]Turkish, or Urdu. Credit used to fulfill this requirement may also be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. No more than two conference courses may be counted toward the major.

Minor for Islamic studies majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

RATIONALE: For the major: 1) To require only one of the two ISL 340 topics, which our faculty has decided better serves the needs of the major. 2) Urdu is a Muslim language. We did not include it initially because there was not an Urdu professor here at the University. In the past few years we have hired two faculty members who teach Urdu. We intended to make this change in the 2002-2004 catalog, but, due to administrative error, we did not. 3) To restrict the number of nonstructured courses used for the major.

For the minor: To standardize the minor requirement within all of the majors in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies.