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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN THEATRE STUDIES 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 Fine Arts in theatre studies. 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 FINE ARTS IN THEATRE STUDIES IN THE
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bachelor of Fine Arts: Theatre Studies Major

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, and Major Requirements, and Approved Electives.
2. Remove statement listing non-certification careers.
3. Certification statement has been added.
4. Require Theatre and Dance 323D (Directing II).
5. Remove Theatre and Dance 324 from list of possible production courses.
6. Move Theatre and Dance 351T (Creative Drama II) requirement to Theatre Studies Emphasis.
7. Remove three hours chosen from: Theatre and Dance 313E, 123P, 223P, 323P, 353T, and 356T.
8. Require six upper-division hours of additional theatre and dance coursework rather than three. Limit additional theatre and dance coursework to no more than three hours in production.
9. Require eighteen hours instead of twenty-seven hours of approved electives.
10. Add new electives statement.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.
Page 239

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

1. Text has been reorganized to remain consistent with other colleges’ chapters in the Undergraduate Catalog.
2. Non-certification careers have been removed since non-certification options of this degree were removed in the 2006-2008 catalog.
3. Certification statement has been added to indicate that additional coursework may be required to complete state-mandated teacher certification requirements.
4. Skills needed for successful completion of apprentice teaching are taught in T D 323D.
5. The change to remove T D 324 from the production list complies with changes in production requirements in the department.
6. T D 351T (Creative Drama II) is the elementary methods course for theatre studies majors and is more properly aligned with the Theatre Studies Emphasis.
7. Removing three hours from this requirement allows more elective options for students in conjunction with changes in item 8.
8. Upper-division classroom-based theatre and dance courses present knowledge and skills needed for successful completion of apprentice teaching.
9. Nine hours have been removed from the approved electives field to accommodate the new core curriculum requirements and to reduce the total required credit hours to 120.
10. 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.

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. Yes, the total number of hours will reduce from 129 to 120 to accommodate the new core curriculum and to become a 120-hour degree.

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

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: 2/25/2009
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.