Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes
April 30, 2002

Members Present:  Schoen, Nelson, Socha, Williams, Odulana, Finnegan, Kemnitz, Matchett, Y. Johnson, Wainscott
Members Absent:   Loh (exc), Scheuermann (exc), Reithel, Klindworth
Consultants:  Dittman, Martin-Stanley, Anderson, Schumacher, Jax
Guests:  Hollon, Steven Finley, Clow, Kelly, Leonard

1.   Kathryn Hollon was introduced to the committee as the LTE replacement for Judy Holloway.

2.   M/S/P to approve minutes of April 23, 2002, as amended.  Change Wainscott to an excused absence.

3.   Second Readings – None.

4.   First Reading, Proposal #28, Theatre Arts Major-Music Theatre Emphasis (music minor); Music Major-Music    Theatre Emphasis (theatre minor) new subprograms effective Fall 2002.

            Theatre Arts Major
            Music Theatre Emphasis

36 credits, including theatre arts core requirements; THA 221, 222, 310, 421, 482.  Students enrolling in this major must enroll as a Music Minor: Music Theatre Emphasis.

            Music Minor
            Music Theatre Emphasis

22 credits, including MUS 235, 236, 237, 238, 308; applied music: four credits in voice; Dance: four credits in ESS 100 – Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern; three credits in Music Theatre Practicum THA 360.  4 semesters of participation in ensembles.  Students enrolling in this minor must enroll as a Theatre Major: Music Theatre Emphasis.

            Music Major
            Music Theatre Emphasis

37 credits, including music core requirements; applied music: six credits in applied voice, at least three credits must be taken at the 300 level and one at the 400 level; MUS 310; music electives, 3 credits at the 300 level or above; six semesters of participation in ensembles.  Students enrolling in this major must enroll as a Theatre Minor: Music Theatre Emphasis.

            Theatre Minor
            Music Theatre Emphasis

22 credits, THA 220, 221, 222, 320; MUS 308; Dance: four credits in ESS 100 – Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern; three credits in Music Theatre Practicum THA 360.  Students enrolling in this minor must enroll as a Music Major: Music Theatre Emphasis.

            THA/MUS 310, The Singer/Actor, 3 credits, new course effective Fall 2002.

This course examines the process of acting through song and verse.  Its purpose is to explore a variety of theoretical and practical approaches integrating acting, vocal and stylistic techniques which support and strengthen each other.  Prerequisites: THA 220 or 222; MUS 235/237 and MUS 236/238.


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

5.        Consent Agenda:

BIO440/540, Bioinformatics, 2 credits, New course, effective Fall 2002.  Cross-listed with MIC 440/540 (approved 2/26/02).

In bioinformatics students will use computers to study and compare the sequence of nucleotides in DNA or RNA, or the amino acids in proteins.  Computers are also used to examine the three dimensional structures of proteins.  Being able to manipulate and study this information is the basis for the current revolution in Biotechnology.  This course provides students an opportunity to explore the relationships between biology, microbiology, chemistry and computer science.  Prerequisites: BIO 306 or MIC 230 (BIO 435 or MIC 416 recommended).

M/S/P to approve.

Revised College of Liberal Studies Core Research Methods Courses for Art.

ART     A sequence of courses including three Art History courses from ART 351, 352, 353, 354.  In addition one course from ART 303, 400, 405, 408, 410, 413, 414, 415, 416, 421, 440 will be completed.

M/S/P to approve.

6.         CBA student petition to approve SOC 313/GEO 304/MGT 308/MGT 449 meeting the writing emphasis requirement within major.

M/S/P to approve.

7.         Old Business - none

8.         New Business:

A suggestion was made that a special charge be made to next year’s committee based on this year’s discussion of item #5 of the committee responsibilities (Review of these was part of the 2001-02 Committee Charge)

#5) Evaluating curriculum proposals by a hierarchical set of criteria, taking into consideration the needs of students and of society, the mission of the university, the necessity for quality programs, and the ability of the department and college to meet the resource needs of the proposal. (UCC Committee Responsibilities)

DEAN APPROVED STUDENT PETITIONS

            SAH: ENG 1118 taken at Rochester Community College, for ENG 200 to fulfill Gen Ed requirement.

            CBA: ENG 207 for ENG 200 to fulfill Gen Ed requirement.

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

Diane L. Schumacher
UCC Secretary