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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN JEWISH 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 major and minor for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Jewish 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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CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN JEWISH 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 subjection MAJORS AND MINORS of the section BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I, make the following changes:

Jewish Studies

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in Jewish studies, consisting of [Jewish Studies 302, 304, 375,] Jewish Studies 301 and [fifteen] twenty-one [additional] hours of upper-division coursework. Students must complete at least three hours in each of the following areas:

a. Humanities and Arts: Jewish Studies 363 or a comparable course identified by the faculty advisor.
b. History: Jewish Studies 364 or a comparable course identified by the faculty advisor.
c. Social science: Jewish Studies 365 or a comparable course identified by the faculty advisor.

Students are encouraged to use Hebrew or Yiddish to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Minor for Jewish 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, the current requirements contain two lower-division (302/304) and one upper-division (375) core courses. The new plan (1) collapses the lower-division core into one introductory course (retiring J S 302 and 304); (2) changes/increases the upper-division core requirement from one to three courses, replacing the Senior Seminar with three upper-division topics courses covering different areas of the discipline. This provides more flexibility in course offerings while strengthening the interdisciplinary nature of the major. For the minor, to add the residency statement that was inadvertently omitted from the original legislation. The statement appears in all Liberal Arts minors in the Catalog.