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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SCANDINAVIAN 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 Scandinavian Studies in the College of Liberal Arts chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college 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 IN SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1. The Scandinavian studies major requirement for SCA 301 Scandinavian Culture and Civilization is to be replaced by SCA 302, a new proposed introductory topics course.
2. Increase hours required for the major from 21 to 24 hours.
3. Increase hours allowed from SCA 327 Topics in Scandinavian culture from nine to 12.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Page 308

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
1. This new course will be more versatile and will, we believe, attract more students from the general population, which will translate into a greater likelihood of full enrollment. Potential cross-listings (e.g., with anthropology) will qualify the individual topics to fulfill area requirements. This change will benefit both the college and University as a whole as well as our Scandinavian studies majors.
2. Hours increased from 21 to 24 in order to comply with the minimum standards for a major set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
3. The increase from 21 to 24 hours gives students the option of counting either a second lower-division topic of SCA 302 or an additional upper-division SCA topic. SCA 327 hours increased to allow for this option.


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: October 1, 2007
College: yes Date: November 1, 2007
Dean: yes Date: November 1, 2007


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