Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2018-19
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: November 27, 2017
Date of Second Reading: January 29, 2018
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies – for the disestablishment of an undergraduate certificate – East Asian Studies
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The certificate in East Asian Studies duplicates what is offered by the certificate in Asian Studies; students can accomplish the same objectives and complete the same courses through the Asian Studies certificate, but the Asian Studies certificate offers even more course choices. In addition, both the East Asian Studies certificate and the Asian Studies certificate have had low enrollment, so maintaining only one of these two certificates reduces the administrative efforts needed.