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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SOCIOLOGY HONORS PROGRAM 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 the requirements for the sociology honors program 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 SOCIOLOGY HONORS PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

On page 249 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, in the subsection DEPARTMENTAL HONORS PROGRAMS of the section LIBERAL ARTS HONORS PROGRAMS, PLAN I, make the following changes:

Sociology Honors Program

Majors who plan to seek special honors in sociology should apply to the honors adviser by October 1 for admission to the honors program [no later than the beginning of the second semester of their junior year] the following fall; they should apply by April 1 for admission the following spring. Requirements for admission are completion of sixty semester hours of coursework, a University grade point average of at least 3.00, and a grade point average in sociology of at least 3.50. Students [are encouraged to complete the required courses for sociology majors (Sociology 302, 317L, 317M, and 379M) before seeking admission] must complete Sociology 302 and 317L before applying for admission to the honors program; they should be enrolled in Sociology 317M and 379M no later than the semester in which they begin the honors thesis coursework. The requirements for graduation with special honors, which are in addition to the requirements for the major, are (1) Sociology 679H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of A in each half; (2) satisfactory performance on an oral defense of the senior thesis completed in the second half of Sociology 679H; (3) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in the coursework required for the major and for honors; and (4) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.

RATIONALE:
To ensure that quality students apply to the program in a timely manner. Adding prerequisites will better prepare students entering the program to conduct sociological research. The essential nature and requirements of the honors program will not change.