Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

 October 26, 2004

 

Members Present:                Beth Cherne, Chris Frye, Ron Glass, Kenny Hunt, Terry Kelly, (chair) Paul Miller, Jeff Baggett, Joseph Kastantin, Ryan Vanloo (student association)

 

Members Absent:                Mandy Anderson

                                               

Consultants:                         Chris Bakkum, Amelia Dittman, Diane Schumacher, Emily Johnson, Guy Herling, Sandy Keller

 

Guests:                                   Kristine Saeger, Sandra Krajewski, Bruce Riley, Marcie Wycoff-Horn, Dan Duquette, Dean Stroud, Tracy Caravella, Joan Oganowski, Jeri Anibas

 

1.        Approval of the October 12, 2004 minutes

Second Reading: Proposal #33, Mathematics, Course Revisions/New Courses, effective

Fall 2004.

Mathematics Major (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) 38 cr.,

revise required courses and credits. The following 7 courses are required:  207,208,225,309,310,407,411. In addition 9 credits chosen from: 311,317,320,331,341,353,371,408,410,412,413,441,442,461,480,C-S 453, PHY 470.

In addition C-S 120 must be taken.

 

Mathematical Major with Education Emphasis (All Colleges, students seeking teaching certification should complete the major through the School of Education) 38 cr., revise credits and title. The following 8 courses are required:  MTH 207,208,225,309,310,331,341,411. In addition, 6 additional credits chosen from:  MTH 151 (if taken for grade rather than retro-credit), 311,317,320,353,371,407,410,413,441,442,461,480.  In addition C-S 120 must be taken.

 

Mathematics Major with Applied Emphasis (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) 39 cr., New Major.

The following 7 courses are required: MTH 207,208,225,309,310,353,371.  One of the following courses must be taken: 461,480. Also 9 additional credits chosen from: MTH  341,407,408,410,413,441,442,448,461,480.  Three of the 9 additional credits may be met by completing one of the following courses: CHM 310, C-S 453. PHY 470, PHY 474.  In addition,

C-S 120 must be taken.

 

Mathematics Minor (Elementary/Middle Education).  22 credits.  The following 5 courses

must be taken:  MTH 125,126,171,280,175 or 207 also, 4 additional credits chosen from:  MTH 145,151,208, MTH courses numbered 300 and above.

 

Mathematics Minor with Education Emphasis (All Colleges).  24 credits. The following 6

courses must be taken:  MTH 207,208,225,309,331,341.

 

MTH 126, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II, 4 cr. New course.

Continued study of the mathematical concepts and techniques that are fundamental to, and form the basis for, elementary school mathematics.  Topics include:  use of probability and statistics to explore real-world problems; representation and analysis of discrete mathematical problems using counting techniques, sequences, graph theory, arrays and networks; use of functions, algebra and the basic concepts underlying the calculus in real-world-applications.  Prerequisite:  MTH 125

 

MTH 125, Mathematics for Elementary Teacher I, 4 cr. revise title, description, prerequisites

A study of the mathematical concepts and techniques that are fundamental to, and from the basis for, elementary school mathematics.  Topics include:  problem solving, inductive and deductive reasoning sets, number systems through the real numbers, number theory, measurement, and two- and three-dimensional geometry. Prerequisite:  MTH 051 or satisfactory placement test score.

 

MTH 225, Logic and Discrete Mathematics, 4 cr. revise title, description, prerequisites, credits

An introduction to mathematical reasoning.  Mathematical logic, including quantification and the predicate calculus is introduced and used to discuss set theory, relations, functions, counting, graphs, and algorithms.  Elementary proofs, including proofs by induction are stressed.  Prerequisites:  MTH 175 or MTH 207.

 

MTH 407, Analysis I, 4 cr. revise title, credits, description

The course covers the basic theory underlying the differential and integral calculus.  Convergence of sequences and series is examined.  Theoretical concepts of calculus are examined and particular attention is given to writing proofs.  Prerequisites:  MTH 255 and 310. Offered  Sem I.

 

MTH 408, Analysis II, 3 cr. revise title, description

Further study of real analysis via selected topics such as the theory of convergence. Lebesque-Stieltjes integration, Fourier Analysis, probability theory, approximation theory and metric spaces.  Prerequisite:  MTH 407. Offered Sem II.

 

MTH 411, Abstract Algebra, 4 cr. revise credits, description

A rigorous approach to algebraic systems including the study of groups, rings, integral domains and fields with application to polynomials.  Prerequisites:  MTH 225 and 309. Offered  Sem I.

 

MTH 412, Abstract Algebra, 3 cr. revise description

                Continuation of MTH 411.  Further study of rings, integral domains and fields.

                Prerequisite:  MTH 411. Offered Sem II.

 

                M/S/P to approve proposal

 

2.        First Readings:

Proposal # 8, BIO 210, Animal Biology, change credits from 4 credits to 3 credits.

 

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

 

Proposal #9, W-S 100, Gender, Race and Class in America Institutions, 3 cr., revise title and course description, effective spring 2005.

This course provides an introduction to how gender, race and class have intertwined overtime to produce women’s social roles and status in American culture.  The creation, transmittal, interpretation and institutionalization of gender roles will be examined using family and kinship, the educational system, the media, work, government and the health care system.  The course provides a critical, interdisciplinary perspective on scholarship which omits or distorts the female experience.

 

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

                                 

Proposal # 10, School Health Education Major, 38-40 cr., revise required courses, effective spring 2005.

Delete RDG 432 from the interdisciplinary requirements.

 

School Health Education Minor, 31 cr., revise required courses, effective spring 2005.

Delete RDG 432 from the interdisciplinary requirements.

 

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

 

3.        Consent agenda: 

          FRE 351, Films in French, change credits from 3 credits to 4 credits

          GER 351, Films in German, change credits from 3 credits to 4 credits

                SPA 351, Films in Spanish, change credits from 3 credits to 4 credits

 

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

                One abstention

 

      4.       Old business:  Discussion continued on how to handle interdisciplinary courses, Terry Kelly is going to do some further research on this matter.

               

      5.       New business:  None         

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m. The next UCC meeting is set for November 9, 2004.

               

Diane Schumacher

UCC Secretary