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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

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

On page 264 under the heading DEGREES in the section MAJORS and MINORS in the Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:

Urban Studies[7]

The urban studies program is administered by the Department of Geography.

Major: [Thirty-six] Twenty-four semester hours of coursework, [including at least eighteen hours of upper-division work,] consisting of Urban Studies 301, 315, and 360; Urban Studies 370 or an approved equivalent course; and twelve additional hours of upper-division coursework in urban studies.

1. Urban Studies 301, Introduction to Urban Studies; Urban Studies 315, Urban Studies Research Methods; Urban Studies 360, Internship and Service Learning; and Urban Studies 370, Senior Project.
2. Twelve hours of upper-division coursework in urban studies, consisting of four of the following courses:
a. Urban Studies 350, Topics in Urban Politics and Governance
b. Urban Studies 351, Topics in Urban Economics
c. Urban Studies 352, Topics in Urban Design and Planning
d. Urban Studies 353, Topics in Urban History
e. Urban Studies 354, Topics in Urban Society and Culture
3. A specialization made up of twelve hours of thematically related coursework approved by the Urban Studies Faculty Advisory Committee. Students are encouraged to take these courses in one of the following disciplines: economic and workforce development, community development, urban governance and institutions, urban design/planning and ecology, and comparative urbanization. A list of approved courses is available in the urban studies advising office.]

In addition, all urban studies majors must complete Mathematics 408C or 408K and [408D] Mathematics 316 [or the equivalent], with a grade of at least C in each. [Students must meet this requirement before they take Urban Studies 315, which is a prerequisite for most upper-division urban studies courses.] Mathematics 403K and 403L may not be counted toward this requirement.

Minor for urban studies 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:
Simplifying the major and adding a minor will provide students with greater flexibility and create a better fit with actual courses being offered. The change in the mathematics requirement is a better fit with skills required in urban studies.