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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


November 13, 2001

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, x4521,

Actions from department of Philosophy and Liberal Studies:


Action #1: Program Deletion

Program being deleted: B.A. in General Studies

Rationale for elimination: 'BA:GS' is the former name of the present BA in Liberal Studies, a program that was renamed about six years ago. Therefore B.A. in General Studies no longer represents a distinct program.

Impact on other programs: None


Action #2: Program Deletion

Program being deleted: B.S. in Philosophy

Rationale for elimination: Program designed to solely allow B.S. student in fields other than Philosophy to double major in Philosophy. Now students in B.S. degree fields can double major with a B.A. in Philosophy. So there no longer is a need for a B.S. in Philosophy.

Impact on other programs: None


Action #3: Program Deletion

Program being deleted: A.A. in Liberal Studies

Rationale for elimination:

  1. No demand demonstrated over the approximate five years of the program's existence.
  2. Concentration in one discipline from a language or humanities department is required, and students who have completed 6 hours-the group this program is meant to serve-rarely have accomplished the adequate levels of concentration.
  3. Therefore, unproductive results do not warrant continued commitment to this program.

Impact on other programs: Since individual departments in the humanities and language areas may still be interested in this program, the Philosophy Department's recommendation to relinquish its support may affect the concerns of other departments.


Action #4: Course Deletion Request : PHL 370 Philosophy of Language

Rationale for deletion: Course has not been offered for approximately 20 years; no present anticipation for its revival.

Programs Impacted by deletion: None.

Note: This is an upper division elective for the Philosophy major/minor.


Action #5: Course Change Request Form

Change in course numbering:

PHL 280 (Old number) to PHL 259 (New Number) Philosophy of Religion

Purpose and nature of change:

Number changes to emphasize this course is a lower division, General Education course; consistent with the new numbering of upper division courses as starting with 260.













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