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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES IN THE
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


Dean Rod Hart of the College of Communication has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies in the College of Communication chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on September 11, 2007. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on October 10, 2007, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

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 noon on October 22, 2007.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on October 15, 2007. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES IN THE
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:

1. The Corporate Communication track will add CMS 350M, 370K, and 371L as choices to its “pick six hours” group.
2. The Human Relations track will change its “pick 18 hours group” to “pick 9 hours”; remove CMS 348K from the group; and add CMS 355K and CMS 371K as group choices. The “additional hours” group will change from six hours to fifteen hours.
3. The Political Communication track will add CMS 370K as a choice to its “pick nine hours” group.


Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.
Pages 82-84.

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
Communication Studies has experienced several changes in faculty over the last few years. This has obviously affected the undergraduate courses that are taught on a regular basis. In an effort to offer our students a wider course selection and to reflect new classes that are being taught in our department, we are adding more courses to our “pick groups.”

The Human Relations track will lower its “pick group” requirement from eighteen hours to nine hours in order to make it match the other two groups more closely. This will also necessitate the “additional hours” group to increase from six hours to fifteen hours. These updates do NOT change the amount of hours that are required.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
No.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. No.

Person Communicated With: N/A
Date of communication: N/A

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
No.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain.
Yes, the changes reflect the new University-wide Core Curriculum.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department: yes Date: July 17, 2007
College: yes Date: September 11, 2007
Dean: yes Date: September 11, 2007


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