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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN JEWISH STUDIES 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 Jewish Studies 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 JEWISH STUDIES 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 Jewish Studies

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
  • Increase hours required for the major from 24 to 27 hours;
  • Create a new series of introductory courses;
  • Change structure of upper-division course requirements, currently three hours in each of three areas, to six hours in each of two areas.
Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made. page 326

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
  • Enrich the major experience by increasing hours required in the two remaining JS major areas (humanities and arts; history and social science).
  • Strengthen basic preparation with more lower-division course requirements; we will be creating a new series of introductory civilization courses, JS 304K and JS 304L; majors will be required to complete one of the two, then choose an additional three hours of lower-division course-work.
  • We are combining our history and social science areas into one category because of course availability and, as important, because of the methodological kinship of the courses in these categories that we have offered in the past and present.

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, the change will subtract three hours from electives. Degree will remain 120 hours.

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: July 10, 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.