†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† FACULTY SENATE

 

Senate Document Number†† 6507S

 

Date of Senate Approval†††† 05/03/07

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

 

APC Document 55:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Changing Requirements for Minor Programs

 

 

Effective Date: Fall 2007

 

 

1.Delete:†††††††† On pg 41, the paragraph under the heading Optional Minor Fields of Concentration

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Add:†††††††††† On pg 41, in place of the deleted entry:

 

In addition to the major field of study, a student may choose to complete one or more minor fields of concentration. A minor that is awarded by an academic department shall require at least 18 semester hours from the minor discipline as indicated by the course prefix. Departmental minors may also require cognate courses.Minors awarded by programs not associated with an academic department shall also require at least 18 semester hours, but need not require a minimum number of hours from a single department. One-half of the hours required for a minor must be completed at UNC Asheville. In addition, minors shall require that a minimum of 6 semester hours at the 300-400 level be taken at UNC Asheville. Minor fields of concentration will be recorded along with majors on the studentís permanent transcript.Minors are available in the fields listed below:

 

 

Impact:

None because all existing minors meet these standards.††††

 

Rationale:††

The change brings the statement regarding minors into line with the standard practice for describing major programs. The deleted statement specifies 24 hours as the maximum number of hours a minor may require. Some minor programs would like to require courses that contain prerequisites that will put the total number of required hours beyond the 24-hour maximum. By removing the hour maximum, and specifying that minors awarded by a department must have a minimum number of hours from the department, the minor program will be strengthened.