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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC IN THE
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


Dean Douglas Dempster of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the proposed changes to the Bachelor of Arts in music. The change will appear in the in the College of Fine Arts chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The dean of the college approved the request on March 10, 2009. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review approved the proposal at its meeting on April 14, 2009, 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 five p.m. on April 28, 2009.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on April 23, 2009.


PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC IN THE
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bachelor of Arts in Music

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1. Change text to reference chapter two for core curriculum. Degree requirements are now broken down into Prescribed Work, Major Requirements, Minor, and Electives. Additional Basic Education Requirements are now listed under Prescribed Work.
2. Remove additional social science requirement (three hours).
3. Remove additional natural science requirement (three hours).
4. Rename “Humanities” requirement “General Culture.”
5. List women’s and gender studies under General Culture requirement.
6. Remove three hours upper-division fine arts requirement.
7. Relocate the Minor section so that it follows the Major Requirements section.
8. Add two semesters of principle instrument 210.
9. Remove statement “Thirty-six semester hours, consisting of” in the Music section of Major Requirements.
10. Add Music 411 (Ear-Training and Sight Singing).
11. Move concentration requirement to its own separate numbered point.
12. Add one hour of electives.
13. Add new electives statement.
14. Add Music 411A and 411B to “Advancement into Upper-division Standing” requirement.
15. Remove Grade Point Average Requirements section.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.
Page 246

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

1. Text has been reorganized to remain consistent with other colleges’ chapters in the Undergraduate Catalog.
2. Additional social science has been removed to accommodate adding MUS 411 to the degree.
3. Additional natural science has been removed to accommodate adding two semesters of principle instrument 210 to the degree.
4. The existing Humanities requirement (in addition to the requirements of the core curriculum) has been renamed “General Culture,” because the new core curriculum has a requirement named “Humanities.”
5. Women’s and gender studies has always been an option for the General Culture requirement, and now it has been listed for consistency across the departments.
6. Three hours of upper-division fine arts have been removed to accommodate adding MUS 411 and two semesters of principle instrument 210 to the degree.
7. The Minor section has been relocated so that it follows the Major Requirements for consistency with other colleges’ chapters in the Undergraduate Catalog.
8. Two semesters of principle instrument 210 were added for consistency with the curriculum for the Bachelor of Music and to accommodate professional accreditation standards.
9. “Thirty-six semester hours, consisting of” statement has been removed, because MUS 313M will double-dip with the core writing requirement and thus will not add hours counted toward the degree.
10. MUS 411 has been added for consistency with the curriculum for the Bachelor of Music and to accommodate professional accreditation standards.
11. Concentration requirement has been moved to its own point to aid students’ understanding of the major requirements.
12. One hour of electives has been added, because one additional hour resulted from the deletion of nine hours of requirements and the addition of eight hours of requirements.
13. Since double-dipping between core and major requirements is allowed, an electives statement has been added indicating that additional coursework may be needed to attain the 120 hours required for the degree.
14. MUS 411A and 411B have been added to the “Advancement into Upper-division Standing” requirement, because they are a part of the required lower-division curriculum.
15. Grade Point Average Requirement section has been removed because it is stated on Page 233.

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.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain. Yes, it incorporates the new core curriculum requirements.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: 2/27/2009
College:
Yes
Date: 3/5/2009
Dean:
Yes
Date: 3/10/2009

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