Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2019-20
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Lili Wang, Chair
Date of First Reading: October 29, 2018
Date of Second Reading: November 26, 2018
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics - for the name change of a graduate degree – from PhD in Sociological Inquiry – to PhD in Sociology
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 name change better aligns with standards in the discipline, as well as Sociology PhD programs in our peer and aspirational institutions programs. We aim to offer a comprehensive sociological program rather than a specific sub-specialization as applied by the current name.