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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


Dean Randy Diehl of the College of Liberal Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Latin American studies in the College of Liberal Arts chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college approved the changes on September 17, 2007, and the dean approved the changes on September 19, 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 November 7, 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 December 11, 2007.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on December 3, 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 ARTS IN
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH A MAJOR IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
One change is to broaden the number of possible fields and courses that will satisfy the social science requirement in the core of the major from geography courses and one economics course to a selection of courses from anthropology, geography, economics, and sociology.
The remaining changes do not alter the program; they are intended to eliminate cumbersome language and provide consistency in terminology and sentence construction.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Page 305

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
The goal of the core major social science requirement is that the students acquire knowledge of Latin American social science as part of a broader program of study in varied aspects of Latin American culture. Each LAS student is required to have three hours of Latin American (cross-listed with LAS) social science in the core of the major. Previously, the students’ choices were limited to one course in economics (ECO 355) or one of several cross-listed in geography, and we would like to allow the students to choose from additional courses of interest in economics, as well as courses in anthropology, and sociology. This change would allow students with a variety of interests to satisfy those interests while still fulfilling the requirements of the major.
We are also closing a loophole in one requirement. POR 341 is a topics course, but we allow only one POR 341 topic, Luso-Brazilian Civilization and Culture, to stand in lieu of one history in the core of the major. The catalog needs to reflect that.
The remaining changes eliminate singled-out courses in items 2, 4, and 5 in the core of the major and provide consistency of language. They are not substantive changes to the major.

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. N/A

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.
No.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department: yes Date: August 3, 2007
College: yes Date: September 17, 2007
Dean: yes Date: September 19, 2007


To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.