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CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A
MAJOR IN GOVERNMENT 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 Government in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The faculty of the college approved the changes on November 9, 2009, and the dean of the college approved the changes on November 13, 2009. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on January 11, 2010, 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 20, 2010.



Greninger Signature

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


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on January 14, 2010.


CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A
MAJOR IN GOVERNMENT IN THE
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bachelor of Arts with a major in Government

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM: The government major previously required a grade of C in each course used toward the 30 hour major. We will now be allowing a grade of C- in each course. Hence, adding statement “A minimum grade point average of 2.00 in courses taken at the University and counted toward the major is also required.”

Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made. pages 323-324

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
The government major presently requires a grade of C in each course used for the major, guaranteeing that a student would not earn below a 2.00 major GPA, the minimum standard required by the college in order to earn a degree (found on page 316 under Bachelor of Arts, Plan I). The Department of Government has decided to allow a minimum grade of C- in each course used in the major. However, if a student were to earn a C- in all 30 hours required for the major, the result would be a major GPA well below the minimum 2.00 criteria. We are restating the college’s major GPA requirement within the government major text to remind students that while a C- is allowed in courses, they must still maintain a 2.00.

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: November 9, 2009
Note: Received approval from Chair of the Department Gary Freeman and from Director of Undergrad Studies Raul Madrid on November 9, 2009.
Dean Approval Date: November 13, 2009

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