Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes
September 23, 2003

Members Present:   Glass, T. Kelly, Socha, Hunt, Klindworth, M. Anderson, Angell, Cherne, P. Miller, C. Frye

Member Absent:    D. Wilder, Wycoff-Horn (exc.), Auterman, Bazett-Jones

Consultants:    E. Johnson, Dittman, Herling, Schumacher

Guests:    Von Ruden, Bakkum, Schoen, Winfrey, Lan, R. Sullivan, Crutchfield 

  1. New members Beth Cherne and Chris Frye were introduced.
  2. M/S/P to approve the minutes of September 9, 2003
  3. Second Readings: none
  4. First Readings:
    1. Proposal #2, ENG 451, Writing Portfolio, 1 cr. Change grading pattern from Pass/Fail to letter grade, effective fall 2003.

 Students currently enrolled were advised about the effective date and there were no objections.

ENG 301, Foundations for Literary Studies,  4 cr., New course, effective spring 2004

An introduction to foundational knowledge and skills for the advanced study of literature. The course fosters understanding of the importance of historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts for literary study as well as appreciation for diversity of literary expression. Facility for critical work with literature is developed through expanding students’ knowledge of literary genres and their understanding and use of basic literary terminology and through enhancing their abilities to do literary research, conduct close textual analysis, and write critically about literature. Prerequisite: Three credits in 200 level English courses, CLS English major or minor.  (serves as an elective in category H, CLS major; elective in CLS minor; not applicable in education major or minor.) 

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

    1. Proposal #3, clinical Laboratory Science major and courses

CLI 120, Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science,  1 cr. Change course number (was 200), course description, outline, and reduce from 2 to 1 cr. Effective spring 2004.  An introductory course designed for students who are interested in a career in clinical laboratory science. The course will introduce the students to the technical and clinical functions as well as the professional aspects of clinical laboratory science. An introduction to the profession, basic laboratory math, medical terminology, and diagnostic tests evaluated in the clinical laboratory will be discussed. Students will develop an understanding for the critical role the clinical laboratory scientist will play in the health care arena.  (offered as a 7-week course). 

CLI 390, Quality Systems in the Clinical Laboratory, 2 cr. Delete effective fall 2003 

CLI 395, Urinalysis and Body Fluids,  2 cr., Change title and course description effective spring 2004.  This course introduces the formation, distribution, and function of urine and other nonblood body fluids. Instruction in the handling and analysis of these fluids will be given based on their chemical, physical, and cellular composition in health and disease. The laboratory focuses on performing and interpreting results from the clinical laboratory procedures performed in the lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the CLS program; Lect. 1, Lab 3.

Clinical Laboratory Science Major, delete MTH 150 requirement; add CHM 303, 304, 305; CHM 417, 418; BIO406 as course options to fulfill requirements; strongly recommend CLI 120 for pre-CLS majors; recommend complementary courses, all effective fall 2003. 

Pre-professional Curriculum (50-60 credits): 

All pre-CLS majors are strongly encouraged to take CLI 120, Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science.  

A.                  Biology Core (16 credits):  BIO 105*, 306, 312, 313

B.                   Chemistry Core (19-24 credits):  CHM 103, 104, 300 (or 303, 304, 305), 325 (or 417, 418)

C.                   Microbiology Core (12 credits):  MIC 230, 406, 407

D.                  Mathematics Core (3-4 credits):  MTH 145 (or 250) 

Pre-CLS students must have completed or be currently enrolled in all core courses except MIC 406, 407, and CHM 325 (or 417, 418) prior to admission to the professional program.

*BIO 103 may be substituted for BIO 105. 

Professional Curriculum (42-45 credits):

                Pre-clinical Phase (10-13 credits, on-campus):

                CLI 395, 410, 420, 435, 440 (or BIO 406) 

                Clinical Phase (32 credits at an accredited hospital):

                CLI 450, 455, 460, 465, 470, 480, 499

 The following courses are recommended to complement the clinical laboratory science major: BIO 406, 413, 424, 435, 436, 466; MIC 416, 420, 421, 454; CLI 495, 496; ECO 110, PHL 201 

A question was raised about whether the deletion of 390 will impact the writing in  the major program. MIC chair will discuss with Gen Ed director. 

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

  1. Consent Agenda: none
  2. Information Item: ESS Sport Management emphasis will not require ECO 120 as a prerequisite to the program. It had been added unintentionally when the program was revised last spring. The college of business faculty do not oppose this change.    
  3. Old business: none
  4. New business: Chair Klindworth distributed the committee charge set by the Senate.  In addition to the standard responsibilities, the Senate asked the committee to:

·         Report on the usefulness/strengths/limitations related to the new guidelines (presented to the senate last year).

·         Prepare a report on the number of non-departmental courses (UWL 100, etc.).

·         Report on the standards used to evaluate non-departmental courses, and how these standards differ from departmental courses.  

The chair will check on the intent of the last bullet—whether the evaluation standards are committee standards or others’ such as APR’s.  


                SAH:      BIO 100 (taken at Viterbo) for BIO 103 to fulfill Gen Ed requirement.

Meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m. The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 3:30 p.m.

 Submitted by Diane Schumacher, Secretary