Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
10/14/2015Hood College
Proposal
MASubstantial Mod: Humanities12/13/2015Recommended2/26/2016
Substantial Mod: Humanities Program Description
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Humanities is a 30-credit interdisciplinary program that is being changed to provide a more focused curriculum.  In order to enhance student learning, ensure continued fulfillment of the program’s stated learning objectives, and meet the increasing demand for graduate humanities education among future community college instructors and life-long learners, the Humanities faculty propose the following changes to the program: (a) replacement of the program’s current 2 required general survey courses with 4 new discipline-specific proseminars; (b) a change in the ratio of required and elective courses needed to earn the degree; and (c) the renaming of the final research project from “capstone” to “thesis”.  The revised program will offer students a more comprehensive foundation in the goals and practices of humanistic scholarship.  This foundation will better enable them to pursue their specific disciplinary and professional interests both in and beyond academia.