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The basic points of the proposal can be summarized as follows:
- Maintain the standard Analysis and Algebra exams for mathematics
- Allow students to petition for the option of replacing the
current exam in Topology with an exam in Logic and Foundations.
- Graduate students planning to write a thesis in the area of
mathematical logic and foundations of mathematics may still elect to
follow the standard examination system (Analysis, Algebra,
- Time limits to complete the new set of exams will remain the
same as in the present system.
- On the discretion of the advisor, Ph.D. candidates having completed
the new set of exams may be required to take certain courses, a
certain number of credits, and/or certain exams in areas of pure
mathematics as a graduation requirement.
- Candidates under the new option will graduate with the same
title of Ph.D. in Mathematics as those in other areas.
- The proposed option will be established in a trial basis for the
next five years. During that period of time, fine tuning and
adjustments will take place to ensure the best results. A committee
will re-evaluate the program and recommend changes, if deemed
appropriate. In the latter case, proposed changes will follow the
guidelines of the ``Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules of the
University Faculty Senate''.
Stephen G Simpson
Sun Apr 19 19:59:54 EDT 1998