Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

April 23, 2002



Members Present:            Schoen, Reithel, Socha, Williams, Odulana, Finnegan, Loh,  Matchett, Johnson,


Members Excused:           Scheuermann, Wainscott


Members Absent:            Nelson,  Kemnitz, Klindworth


Consultants:                   Dittman, Burkhardt,  Martin-Stanley, Anderson, Jax


Guests:                          Von Ruden, Wadell, Lee, Macias-Gonzalez, Nyatepe-Coo, Wang, Colclough



1.              M/S/P to approve minutes of April 9, 2002


2.              First Reading, Proposal #25,  REC450 Internship, 12 cr.,  revise prerequisites effective Fall



Prerequisites to appear in Catalog Description:

REC449, declared recreation management major, senior standing, 2.50 cumulative GPA or 3.00 for placement outside a 250-mile radius, all required REC/RTH courses completed, American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR certification (must be current throughout the REC450 experience.)


M/S/P to waive the second reading and approve the proposal.



3.              First Reading, Proposal #26, Information Systems, new minor, new courses, revise major,

change prerequisites in two courses. 


Information Systems Minor  (effective Fall 2002)

(College of Business Administration) 16 credits, including C-S120, I-S300, 310, 401, and one elective course from the following: ACC327, I-S320, I-S330, and MGT395.


(All colleges excluding the College of Business Administration) 25 or 28 credits, including

C-S120, either a combination of ACC221 and 222 or ACC235, ECO110, I-S220, 300, 310, 401, and one elective course from the following: ACC327, I-S320, I-S330 and MGT395.


Note: All students must meet prerequisite requirements for courses counting toward the minor. Required courses for any non I-S major cannot be counted as electives for the IS minor.


Admission and retention process:

To be considered for admission to the Information Systems minor, students must:

1.     Apply before February 15 for Fall entry and October 1 for Spring entry

2.     Have a declared major

3.     Have taken I-S220 with a grade of B or higher

4.     Have taken MTH175 or MTH151, either with a grade of B/C or higher

5.     Have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA



1.     Admissions are subject to annual space limitation set by the Department

2.     If the number of qualified applications exceeds the annual space limitation, College of Business Administration majors must account for at least 60% of admitted applicants.

3.     Retention in the minor requires that C-S120 be taken no later than the first semester in the minor with  a grade of B/C or higher.

Discussion included wording of admission process giving preference to CBA majors. Department decided to leave statement as originally proposed.


Information Systems Major (added new I-S courses to electives retroactive to all catalogs)

(College of Business Administration) 24 credits, including C-S120, 220, 222 or 224, 364; I-S401, 411 and two elective courses from the following: I-S300, 310, 320, 330, 400, 451, 499; MGT370, 395. 


I-S300, Information Systems Theory, Problem Solving, and Decision Making, 3 cr., new course, effective Fall 2002


This course provides an understanding of the systematic ways for formulating business problems from information systems perspectives, and of the necessary decision processes that lead to effective solutions. Major topics include information systems theory, organizational decision support using IS, decision theory, decision analysis paradigms, and other problem solving techniques. Group decision support technology will also be introduced. Prerequisite: I-S220.



I-S310, Information Systems in Networked Environments: Technical Foundations and Applications, 3 cr,  new course effective Fall 2002.


This course provides fundamentals of data communications and business networking requirements, and examines the linkage of information technology strategies and technological solutions for enabling effective business processes within and between organizations in emerging environments. Major topics include fundamentals of data communications and business networking, applications to data communications, basic technologies of the Internet and the Web, commercial use of Internet technologies, e-business applications, and cases in online industries.

Prerequisites: I-S220.


I-S330 Business Choices and Telecommunications Decisions, 3 cr., revise prerequisites, effective Fall 2003


Prerequisites: C-S120 and I-S310


I-S320, Computer-based Decision Support Systems for Management, 3 cr., revise prerequisites, effective Fall 2002


Prerequisites: C-S120 and I-S220


M/S/P to waive second reading and approve Proposal #26.



4.         First reading, Proposal #27, History, course revisions, new courses, and deletion of a course


HIS101, Global Origins of the Modern World (formerly HIS152), 3 cr.,  revise course title, description and course number, effective Fall 2003


This course explores the origins and development of the modern world, focusing on the dual dynamics of globalization and vital indigenous civilizations. The course will critically examine a minimum of three world civilizations, their ancient antecedents, and will include multiple themes, such as technology and science, religion, gender, war and peace, and the environment.


HIS102, Global Transition and Change, (formerly HIS151), 3 cr., revise course title, description and course number, effective Fall 2003


This course examines world history from the perspective of one specific theme, such as technology and science, religion, gender, cross-cultural connections, war and peace, arts and literature, government, or the environment. The course is global in scope, covering a minimum of three world civilizations. Individual sections will trace the development of one theme over the course of major changes in world history, ancient origins to the present. Students will have their choice of sections, thus of themes.

HIS210, Survey of United States History, 3 cr., new course, effective Fall 2002


This course examines United Stated history from the period of the revolution to the present. It focuses on the development and reform of American politics, the evolution of American society and culture, and the place of the United States in the world.



HIS308, Reforming American Society, 3 cr., revise title and course description, effective Fall 2002


An exploration of moral and political reform in nineteenth century America, this course focuses on the reform impulse from 1820-1920. Antebellum reform developed out of a basic moral understanding of the social fabric, and included many issues that once introduced to public dialog have remained to this day, such as women? rights, antislavery and civil rights, and temperance. Postbellum reform movements were more overtly political; this course will examine Populism and Progressivism.



HIS 312, The First American Revolution, 3 cr.,  delete course effective Fall 2002



HIS313, Colonial and Revolutionary America, 3 cr., revise title and course description, effective Fall 2002


A history of the founding and development of North American colonies and the era of the American Revolution, with special attention devoted to the establishment and evolution of Euro-American culture and the creation and maturation of American Politics.


Discussions centered on the revision of HIS151/152. Committee members expressed concerns over the similarities between the course objectives and outlines of HIS101 and HIS102.  Both courses will use the ?heme?concept. HIS101 will include multiple themes dealing with the modern era. HIS102 will focus on a single theme over a very broad period of time. HIS 102 themes will be listed by section in the Timetable.


M/S/P to waive the second reading and approve Proposal #27.


6.         Proposal #28 (Theatre/Music departments) was withdrawn from the agenda until next week.


7.         Meeting adjourned at 4:55.  Next meeting, Tuesday,  April 30th.






Diane L. Schumacher

UCC Secretary