September 19-20, 2002


ITEM 116-1005-R0902��������������� Approval to Add a Minor in Latin American Studies to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in conjunction with Majors in the Social Sciences, the Humanities and the Fine Arts.


THAT:�������������������������������������� The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes The University of Montana to expand its present Bachelor of Arts Areas of Study to include an undergraduate Minor in Latin American Studies.


EXPLANATION:����������������������� The University of Montana College of Arts and Sciences offers existing courses on Latin American Studies to consolidate resources and create a formal option to address the high demand from students.� The minor will provide students with recognition for this body of knowledge.� There are no formal degrees in Latin American Studies offered in the State of Montana. Latin America is a region of growing and continuous importance for the US.