Institution Submitting Proposal: UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY College: Humanities and Social Sciences Department or Area in Which Program Will Be Located: History and Political Science Program Title: BA/BS Political Science with an emphasis in World Politics Recommended Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 45.1001 Proposed Beginning Date: Fall, 2011 Institutional Signatures: _____________________________________________ Matthew S. Holland, University President Utah Valley University ______________________________________________ Ian Wilson Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs _______________________________________________ David Yells Dean _______________________________________________ Kathren Brown Department Chair Date: 10/15/2010 Section I: Request The History and Political Science department at Utah Valley University requests authorization to change the name of the International Relations emphasis within the BA/BS Political Science to World Politics effective Fall, 2011. The change in name will allow the emphasis to better reflect the courses within that emphasis. The name change will not impact instructional activities, only student understanding of the emphasis. Section II: Need The name change is justified because it will better reflect the course content within the emphasis. Several of the courses within the emphasis are comparative politics courses, rather than simply dealing with International Relations. Thus, the name change is needed in order to help students understand that the emphasis will do more than educate them in International Relations, which is often interpreted as only diplomacy. One of Weber State University’s Political Science BA/BS emphases is called “International Politics”, Utah State University allows students to earn a BA in International Relations, and the University of Utah and Southern Utah University offer certificates in International Relations in their BA/BS programs. Section III: Institutional Impact The name change has no anticipated effects on other instructional programs or affiliated departments. It will not affect administrative structures, faculty, or staff. No changes to physical facilities or modifications of existing facilities will be needed. Section IV: Finances There will be no costs or savings associated with this change. It will have no budgetary impacts on other programs or units at UVU.