The faculty of the University of Montana is rejecting a recommendation to end the junior college degree in South and Southeast Asian Studies.
The Montana Standard reports that the President of the Senate of the University of Montana School of Law, Marc Hendrix, says that the faculty to eliminate the minor program would be "unnecessary" and the students "would lose".
As part of the university's effort to fix its budget, the rector's office proposed a series of changes linked to a plan for faculty reductions. Among the changes for the College of Humanities and Sciences is the completion of the World Humanities and Religions program along with its minor studies in South and Southeast Asia.
The committee "approved the completion" of the bachelor's degree and higher studies in Global Humanities. and Religions with the warning that the interdisciplinary minor must separate from the mix. The Montana Board of Regents will make the final call.