Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2019-34
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Lili Wang, Chair
Date of First Reading: February 25, 2019
Date of Second Reading: March 25, 2019
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences –Department of English– for the name change of a graduate degree– from: MAS in American Media and Popular Culture – to: MAS in Film and Media 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: Since its inception in 2009, the online MAS in American Media and Popular Culture at ASU has faced the problem of its name creating confusion with prospective students interested in studying the critical analysis of film and media. The Film and Media Studies program at ASU is therefore requesting, in order to brand our program more effectively, to change the name of the online graduate degree to Film and Media Studies.