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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH A
CONCENTRATION IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
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 degree with a concentration in science, technology, and society in the College of Liberal Arts chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college approved the changes on July 19, 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.


5866


CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH A
CONCENTRATION IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): CONCENTRATION IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
In addition to the topics listed in the 2006-2008 Catalog, the STS Program has expanded to include surveillance, mobile technologies and e-society in our curriculum; we have added these areas to the list found in the description language for the concentration. The key area of collaborative work and work life has been deleted from the list.
We are adding STS 321 Introduction to Science, Technology and Society into the requirements in order to give students a choice to take this course or STS 319 Information Technology and Social Life.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Pages 297-298

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
We have changed the descriptive language in the Catalog in order to clarify and update the key focus areas of the STS Program to better reflect the current content of the concentration. The concept of collaborative work and work life is covered in several STS courses, but we felt the key areas listed in the Catalog description should be simplified and explicit so this key area was deleted.
While the content of both STS 319 and STS 321 is different, they are both introductory courses and either would be appropriate for a student starting to work on the concentration. Since STS 319 is a lower division course and STS 321 is an upper division course this change also allows for greater flexibility for students to take appropriate level coursework depending on where they are in their academic career when they start to work on the concentration.

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: June 28, 2007
College: yes Date: July 19, 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.