Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

 November 23, 2004

 

Members Present:                Beth Cherne, Chris Frye, Ron Glass, Kenny Hunt, Terry Kelly, (chair), Jeff Baggett, Joseph Kastantin, Mandy Anderson

 

Members Absent:                Ryan Vanloo (excused), Paul Miller, Thanh Bui (student association)

                                               

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

 

Guests:                                   Tim Gerber, Rick Rodrick, Charles Lee, Bruce Riley, Jeri Anibas

 

1.        Approval of the November 9, 2004 minutes

 

2.     First Readings: Proposal #15, CLI 440/540, Clinical Parasitology, 1 cr., revise instructional pattern, prerequisites, convert to slash course.

                Proposal is postponed, until November 30, 2004

 

                Proposal #17, Doctor in Physical Therapy,

New courses, effective Summer 2005

 

Proposal is postponed until December 14, 2004

 

Proposal #18, History Major, revise required courses, effective fall 2005.

(All colleges) —  40 credits.  Core Requirements-Twelve (12) credits from HIS 210, 230, 240, 250, 285; four (4) credits form HIS 490. Twenty-four (24) credits from the following four categories:

Category I: History of Women, three (3) credits from HIS 301, 305, 315, 364, 370, 371, 372, 386

Category II: U.S. History, Six (6) credits from HIS 303, 308, 309, 310, 313, 316, 317, 319, 320, 321, 323, 324, 325, 336, 343, 345.

Category III: Regional/World Cultural Zones (Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa), Twelve (12) credits total, including: Asia, three credits from HIS 329, 334, 335, 337, 339; Latin America, three credits from HIS 341, 342, 344, 347, 356; Europe, three credits from HIS 311, 314, 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 354, 355; Africa, three credits from HIS 385, 387, 388

Category IV: Classical World/Religions, three credits from HIS 204, 326, 327, 328, 330, 331, 332, 333, 340, 353, 365, 366, 367.

History Major with Regional World Emphasis, revise required courses, effective fall 2005.

(All colleges) —  40 credits. Core requirements as listed in the major; three (3) credits in INS 350 or an elective 200-300 level HIS course; four (4) credits in HIS 490.  Three (3) credits from each of the following categories and elective course:

Category I: History of Women; Category IV: Classical World/Religions; Elective 200-300 level course.

Twelve (12) credits from one selected area of focus: European focus: HIS 311, 314, 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 354, 355; Asian focus: HIS 316, 329, 334, 335, 339; United States focus: HIS 301, 303, 308, 309, 310, 313, 316, 317, 319, 320, 321, 323, 324, 325, 336, 343, 345; Latin American focus: HIS 341, 342, 344, 347, 356; Ancient/Medieval World focus: HIS 204, 327, 328, 329, 331, 332, 333, 340, 346, 353, 365, 366, 367, 372.

(not enough Africa courses to include in focus area)

History Minor, revise required courses, effective fall 2005

(All colleges) —  24 credits. Six (6) credits in core requirements. Three (3) credits each from Categories I, II, IV; six (6) credits from any two Regional Cultural zones in Category III; one elevtive 200-300 level course (3 credits). (History minors in teacher certification programs are also required to take HIS 307 for a total of 27 credits.)

Public History Minor, revise required courses, effective fall 2005

(All colleges,) —  24 credits.  The public history minor is an interdisciplinary undergraduate  curriculum which prepares students to practice history outside of the academy, in non-teaching capacities, in the service of select public needs. Required courses: ENG 307 or 308; POL 211 or MGT 308; and HIS 320, 390, 450.

A focus must be selected from one of the following options: Archaeology focus: ARC 205, 310, 455; Public Administration focus: POL 313, 314, 315; Enviornmental focus: ENV 201, HIS 317.

History Minor with Regional World Emphasis, revise required courses, effective fall 2005

(All colleges,) —  24 credits.  Six (6) credits in core requirements; three (3) credits each from Categories I, IV; one elective 200-300 level course (3 credits); nine (9) credits from one focus selected from Asian, European, United States, Latin American or Ancient/Medieval focus.

(History minors in teacher certification programs are also required to take HIS 307 for a total of

 27 credits.)

Department is taking out courses that already have been deleted, adding new courses, changing the core, and creating a new Africa category. The new Africa courses have not gone through the UCC Committee for approval; they are on the agenda for December 14, 2004.  The public history minor added a focus requirement. Chair will review course numbers for accuracy in light of recent additions/deletions in other depts.  This was a first reading; there will be a second reading

 

Proposal #19, Communication Studies Major: Public Relations and Organizational Communication Emphasis, revise credits, required courses, elective

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) — 39 credits. Core requirement: CST 190, 301, 302 and 499. Required: CST 260, 350, 360, 452 or 460. At least nine credits from the following: CST 230, 240, 250, 351, 291, 354, 362, 370, 380, 391, 399,  412, 450, 452 or 460 (whichever was not used as a required course), 491. Electives (maximum six credits) from courses included by any of the four disciplinary emphases. Up to six credits of the minimum 39 credit total may be earned in courses offered by other departments which have been approved as relevant in the disciplinary emphases.

Communication Studies Major: Interpersonal Communication Emphasis, revise credits, required courses, electives

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) —  39 credits. Core requirement: CST 190, 301, 302 and 499. Required: CST 230, 332 or 334, 336, and 430. At least nine credits from the following: CST 232, 240, 250 (or PSY 343 or SOC 334), 351, 291, 330, 332, 334, 354, 380, 391, 399, 412, 450, 491, PSY 341, REC 430. Electives (maximum six credits) from courses included by any of the four disciplinary emphases. Up to six credits of the minimum 39 credit total may be earned in courses offered by other departments which have been approved as relevant in the disciplinary emphases.

Communication Studies Major: Persuasion and Public Communication Emphasis,

revise credits, required courses, electives

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) — 39 credits. Core requirement: CST 190, 301, 302, and 499. Required: CST 310, 315, 412, 415. At least nine credits from the following: CST 210, 240, 260, 291, 320, 360, 380, 391, 399, 410, 450, 491, ANT 350, POL  304, 307, 326, 329, PSY 320, 436. Electives (maximum six credits) from courses included by any of the four disciplinary emphases. Up to six credits of the minimum 39 credit total may be earned in courses offered by other departments which have been approved as relevant in the disciplinary emphases.

Communication Studies Major: Telecommunication Emphasis, revise credits, required courses, electives

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) —39 credits. Core requirement: CST 190, 301, 302, and 499. Required: CST 170, 272, 274, 275; 370 or 375, 471 or 480. Electives (at least five credits from the following): CST 270, 273, 291, 370, 371, 372, 374, 375; 376, 391, 399,  450, 471, 472, 474, 480, 491.  Students may not use same courses to fulfill requirements and electives. Electives (maximum six credits) from courses included by any of the four disciplinary emphases. Up to six credits of the minimum 39 credit total may be earned in courses offered by other departments which have been approved as relevant in the disciplinary emphases.

Public Relations and Organizational Communication Minor, revise electives

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) — 24 credits. Required: CST 190, 260, 350, 360, 452 or 460. Electives (at least nine credits from the following): CST 230, 240, 250, 351, 291, 301, 302, 320, 354, 362, 370, 380, 399, 412, 452 or 460, 491. Students may not use same courses to fulfill requirements and electives.

Interpersonal Communication Minor, revise electives

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) — 24 credits. Required: CST 190, 230, 332 or 334, 336, and 430. Electives (at least nine credits from the following): CST 232, 240, 250 (or PSY 343 or SOC 334), 291, 301, 302, 330, 332, 334, 351, 354, 380, 399, 412, 491, PSY 341, REC 430. No more than three credits of the minimum 24 credit total may be earned in courses offered by departments other than CST.

Persuasion and Public Communication Minor, revise electives

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) — 24 credits. Required: CST 190, 310, 315, 412, 415. Electives (at least nine credits from the following): CST 210, 240, 260, 291, 301, 302, 360, 380, 399, 410, 491, ANT 350, POL 304, 307, 326, 329, PSY 320, 436. No more than three credits of the minimum 24 credit total may be earned in courses offered by departments other than CST.

Telecommunication Minor, revise electives

 (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) — 24 credits. Required: CST 170, 190, 272, 274, 275, 370 or 375, 471 or 480. Electives (at least five credits from the following): CST 270, 273, 291, 301, 302, 370, 371, 372, 374, 375 376, 399, 471, 472, 474, 480, 491.  No more than three credits of the minimum 24 credit total may be earned in courses offered by departments other than CST. Students may not use same courses to fulfill requirements and electives.

 

CST 399, Independent Study in Communication Studies, 1-3 cr., revise course description and prerequisites

Directed individual communication studies project, under the supervision of a communication studies faculty member. May be a performance-oriented project or a research-based project to bring about a focused scholarly outcome. Project must include a final report as determined through consultation with supervising faculty. Project must be approved and supervised by a department faculty member and have prior consent of the executive committee of the department. Prerequisite: 12 credits in communication studies courses and junior standing. Repeatable for credit – maximum 6.

 

New Courses, effective Fall 2005

CST 240, Fundamentals of Computer Mediated Communication, 3 cr.

An overview of computer-mediated communication (CMC), and new media technologies, exploring the characteristics of CMC and its technology together with its effects on the process and dynamics of human communication and society.  The dynamics of CMC will be explored including its relationship to a variety of communication contexts, including interpersonal, organizational, small group, telecommunication, and public discourse. Students will engage in introductory hands-on Web production and CMC exercises and read critical essays about Internet culture and theories of CMC. Prerequisite: CST 190

CST 301, Theories of Communication, 3 cr.

A broad-based introduction to the theories used in communication studies.  This course introduces students to the role of theory in understanding communication.  The course investigates what theories are and what they do.  Students are introduced to a cross section of contemporary theories of communication.  The role of theory in research is considered through the development of a theory-driven review of communication literature. Prerequisite: CST 190, 12 hours of course work in CST

CST 302, Research Methods in Communication, 3 cr.

Examines the application of research methods for answering communication research questions in all communication studies emphases.  Investigates qualitative, quantitative, and critical approaches, as well as underlying assumptions of all communication research. Prerequisite: CST 190 and completion of at least 12 credits of CST courses.  Prior or concurrent registration in CST 301 is strongly recommended.

CST 320, Rights and Responsibilities in Communication, 3 cr. New course. Removed from proposal as a result of conversations with philosophy department.

CST 380, Communicating Leadership, 3 cr.

An in-depth exploration of the communicative phenomenon of leadership.  Theories and research methods used by noted communication and leadership scholars will be discussed and critiqued.  Topics covered may include notions of leadership and organizations as places of leadership. Additional topics will focus on leaders as communicators, creators and sustainers of organizational culture, decision makers, change agents, and facilitators.  Prerequisite:  CST 190. Offered occationally.

    

Course deletions, effective Fall 2005

CST 290, Research Tools for Communication Studies, 1 cr.

CST 300, Theory and Research in Communication Studies, 3 cr.

CST/PHL 400, Ethical and Legal Issues in Communication Studies, 3 cr.,

 

M/S/P to waive second reading and approve the proposal pending notification to C-S re: CST 240.

Title changes have been suggested for the minors, which can be submitted as consent agenda items, if the department decides to proceed.

 

Proposal #20, MTH 440, Statistical Consulting, 1cr., new course effective Spring 2005

Experiences will include interpersonal written and oral communication and interdisciplinary exposure as well as opportunities to apply statistical knowledge in a broad variety of situations.  Students will take part in consultations (i.e. extracting information, listening, asking appropriate questions), apply knowledge in experimental design, data modeling, use of statistical software, and/or sampling; diagnose and conduct appropriate statistical procedures and interpret and communicate results.  Reading past and present literature on statistical consulting also will be required. Prerequisites:  MTH 305 or MTH 341 and written consent of the Statistical Consulting Center director. Repeatable for credit maximum—3.

 

MTH 496, Special Topics in Statistics, 1-3 cr., new course effective spring 2005

Special topics in statistics not covered by regular courses taught in this department.  The particular topic is decided by the instructor. Prerequisites: Written consent of the department chair. Repeatable for credit maximum 6.

 

These courses will not count toward a math major or minor

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

             

      4.     Old business:  None                                           

      5.     New business:  None         

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m. The next UCC meeting is set for November 30, 2004.

             

Diane Schumacher

UCC Secretary