University Senate Proposed: January 30, 1998
RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM LEADING TO THE DEGREES OF MASTER OF ARTS, MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY, AND DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN COMMUNICATIONS
WHEREAS, the growth of the media technologies and communications industries has exerted an increasingly important influence on journalism, law, finance, politics, and culture, and
WHEREAS, the Education Committee has favorably reviewed a proposal from the School of Journalism to establish an interdisciplinary program whose graduates will earn advanced degrees in Communications, and
WHEREAS, the Committee is satisfied that the proposal has been approved by the faculty of the Journalism School, the Executive Committee of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Registrar, the University Librarian, and the Provost,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the University Senate establish a new degree program in Communications, with the proviso that the Education Committee will review the program in three years;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be forwarded to the Trustees for appropriate action.