2015-37

Arizona State University
University Senate
Fall 2014

Senate Motion #2015-37

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair

Date of First Reading: December 1, 2014

Date of Second Reading: January 26, 2015

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies – for the name change of an undergraduate certificate – From: Symbolic Systems To: Symbolic, Cognitive and Linguistic Systems

Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies – for the name change of an undergraduate certificate From: Symbolic Systems, To: Symbolic, Cognitive and Linguistic Systems

Rationale: The name change more accurately conveys the interdisciplinary and multi-thematic content of the certificate. The requirements of the certificate have been changed to require coursework in the three thematic areas indicated in the proposed new name: symbolic systems, cognitive systems, and linguistic systems. We also hope that the name change may attract more student interest in the certificate from across disciplines.

Actions: 
Approved
Admin Response: 
Approved