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Proposal Summary: AS-07-055

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TitleUndergraduate Certificate Program in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Submitting DeanDean Levant
Submitting CollegeArts & Sciences -- Annabelle Foos x7937
Departments Generating the ProposalHistory
Objection DeadlineSeptember 07, 2007
Proposal StatusFinal Approval Granted
Proposal Last UpdatedNovember 02, 2007 by PR Rex Ramsier
Effective DateFall 2007
Brief Summary of ProposalIn accordance with the University of Akron's goal to promote globally minded education, Dr. Janet Klein in the History Department proposes this certificate program, which has been approved by the History Department which will run the interdisciplinary program. This certificate program was formed as part of the larger activities of the new Global Studies Initiative, which was formed at the behest of Dean Levant in spring, 2006. The Certificate Program in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Akron offers interdisciplinary certificates in Asian Studies (including East, South East, or South) or Middle Eastern Studies for undergraduates as well as graduate students. The structure of each certificate option provides students a good amount of flexibility and the opportunity to count certain key courses towards their General Education requirements. Strategic languages of East Asia or the Middle East are required, and a wide range of courses in fields including History, Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, Geography, Sociology, and Business are offered. Study abroad in an Asian or Middle Eastern country is strongly encouraged. This proposal is for the undergraduate tracks in either Asian or Middle Eastern Studies.
Type of ProposalNew program
Graduate School Endorsement StatusNot required
Graduate School Endorsement UpdatedMarch 19, 2007 by GS Heather Blake
Institutional Research StatusApproved
IR Status UpdatedMay 02, 2007 by IR Dolores Bezilla
Library StatusApproved with comment
Library CommentLibrary resources are being acquired to support this program.
Library Status UpdatedMarch 19, 2007 by UL Diana Chlebek
Distance Learning Review Committee StatusNot required
DLRC Status Updated
General Education Advisory Committee StatusNot required
GEAC Status UpdatedSeptember 22, 2006 by FA Dudley Turner
Resource RequirementsNo additional resources
Resource Requirements UpdatedMay 10, 2007 by AS dean's ofc Flo Fiehn

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