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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


November 20, 2007

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Premalatha Junius, G04C Belknap Hall, ext. 4588.

Curricular Action Notice: Program Change
Department: Social Work, Anthropology, Sociology

Rationale for change:
Upon advice from colleagues, the Soc/Anth faculty would like to reduce the number of credits students need to take within the program to make the major more attractive for potential majors and to facilitate dual majors. After review of the current content of the material for PHL 3230 Formal Logic, a required course in the Soc/Anth major, the Soc/Anth program faculty feels that the remake of PHL 2230 is not highly in line with the program’s goals and objectives to warrant it being a required course.

List all changes:
Drop PHL 3230 Formal Logic from the list of major requirements.

Program Description for Catalog (if changed):
Drop PHL 2320 from program requirements; adjust 48 total semester hour credits

Impact on other programs:
PHL will lose 3-4 Soc/Anth majors from the PHL 3230 course each time it is offered. Appropriate majors will be advised to take as an elective PHL 2200 Critical Thinking or other philosophy courses with a strong social component such as PHL 2202 Contemporary Moral Problems or PHL 3310 Social and Political Philosophy.



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