||Item 12's current wording was designed to close a loophole in a
previous GM which would have allowed a student to major and minor
in the same program ("a Mathematics major minoring in Mathematics", see
APC memo to Faculty Senate concerning Academic Minors Policy, 11 October
||It is the present APC's conclusion that the existing policy is unduly
restrictive. The "dual counting" of one required course in the major and
minor should not be interpreted as a violation of the spirit of the minor
||The proposed policy also provides a framework for the several
interdepartmental minors (African-American Studies, International Studies
and Women's Studies) which now exist at the university.
||The proposed wording in Item 12c. retains the original intent of the
existing Item 12.