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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN GERMANIC STUDIES AND IN THE GERMAN HONORS PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


Dean Randy Diehl of the College of Liberal Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the proposed changes to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Germanic Studies and in the German Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on August 14, 2009. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on November 23, 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 for 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 January 12, 2010.



Greninger Signature

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


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on January 6, 2010.


CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN GERMANIC STUDIES AND IN THE GERMAN HONORS PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
1. Bachelor of Arts with a major in German
2. German Honors Program

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1. Addition of GER 347, new linguistics survey upper-division course, to major requirements; deletion of GER 345L, no longer taught, from major requirements.
2. Change of honors program grade requirements from A to A- or better; remove comprehensive exam, from department honors program requirements.


Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made. pages 323 and 308-309

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
1. Our Undergraduate Course & Programming Committee decided to balance our course offering for mid-level undergraduate students by offering an introductory survey course in Germanic Linguistics, GER 347 Language & Society in German-Speaking Countries. This course helps our undergraduate students to achieve a more balanced education - up to now students had only access to literature and culture survey courses. Moreover, it helps to prepare them for our upper-division Germanic Linguistics seminars offered as different topics under GER 369.
2. We have not enforced the ‘comprehensive exam’ requirement for German majors seeking departmental honors for some time.


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. No.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Departmental Approval Date: June 24, 2009
College Approval Date: August 14, 2009
Dean Approval Date: August 14, 2009

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