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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN II HONORS PROGRAM 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, Plan II Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college on October 1, 2007, and the dean approved the changes on November 1, 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 January 9, 2008, 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 January 17, 2008.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on January 10, 2008. 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, PLAN II HONORS PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN II HONORS PROGRAM
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1. Page 310: Add wording explaining situations in which the one-semester thesis option, TC 359T, would be considered for approval by the Plan II associate director only in cases where student is completing an honors thesis in another degree program.
2. Page 310: Change the requirement of one older or ancient and one more modern non-US history course to simply six hours of non-U.S. history from the same geographic area.
3. New Plan II courses: M 310P Modern Math - Plan II replaces M 310; PHY 321H Modern Physics - Plan II replaces “Plan II section of PHY 341”; TC 302 replaces TC 301.
4. Changes due to implementation of University Core.
5. Courses from the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation were added to all the liberal arts degree plans; restricted to 12 hours of combined work from math, computer science, and statistics and scientific computation.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Pages 309-311

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
1. The one-semester Plan II thesis option (TC 359T) should not be understood as a convenient alternative for the student to arbitrarily choose over the two-semester requirement. The one-semester option is reserved for exceptional situations in which completing the two-semester requirement would place an unnecessary hardship on the student. This new catalog wording will outline a clear policy for appropriate one-semester thesis situations. This change was approved by the Plan II Advisory Council on 3/20/2007.
2. The current non-U.S. history requirement of one early and one modern course does not fit with the majority of course offerings in history, particularly in non-Western areas such as Africa or the Middle East. This places an unnecessary burden on both the students to find viable courses and on advisors to petition unusual combinations. Revising the requirement to consist of six-hours of non-U.S. history in the same geographic area only will allow students to fulfill the spirit of the requirement within the confines of the current course offerings in history. This change was approved by the Plan II Advisory Council on 3/20/2007.
3. Result of new course inventory additions: M 310P and PHY 321H.
4. Changes due to implementation of University core requirements.
5. Courses from the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation were approved for all liberal arts degree plans on October 1, 2007. Quantitative subjects math, CS, and SSC combined for a maximum of 12 hours total, nine hours maximum in one subject.


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

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
No, the additional major hours will be required in place of some of the optional electives.
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: March 20, 2007
College: yes Date: October 1, 2007
Dean: yes Date: November 1, 2007


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