Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2019-06


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,

Date of First Reading: August 27, 2018

Date of Second Reading: September 24, 2018

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: Political Thought and Leadership – to: Political History and Leadership

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 proposed change in name is necessary to distinguish the program from the new School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership. The current name of the program confuses both students and donors, who tend to associate it with SCETL and not with the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, where the program resides. Furthermore, the proposed new name is more in line with the required courses of the program in which political history is the major focus



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