Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

 September 14, 2004

 

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

 

Members Absent:                               

                                               

Consultants:                         Carla Burkhardt, Chris Bakkum, Amelia Dittman, Sandy Keller, Diane Schumacher, John Jax, Emily Johnson

 

Guests:                                   Bonnie Christensen, Connie Arzigian, Chia-Chen Yu, Bonnie Bratina, Jeri Anibas

 

1.        Introductions, explanation of procedures

2.        Elections: Chair, Terry Kelly, Music Department; Secretary, Diane Schumacher, Registrar

3.        Note books were distributed

4.        M/S/P to approve the minutes of the April 27, 2004

5.        M/S/P to approve consent agenda: Revise description for P-T 441.

 

6.        Proposal #28, HIS 358, Modern Africa, and Proposal #33 Mathematics, both were postponed until further notice.

 

7.         First Readings:

Proposal #1, ESS 410, Legal Implications of Sport and Activity, 2 cr. Change Restrictions. Prerequisites: ESS 201, must be accepted into the ESS major-fitness or sport management emphasis. Effective Spring 2005.

 

ESS 445/545, Planning Facilities for Physical Activity and Sport, 3 cr. Change restrictions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in ESS or acceptance to undergraduate sport management emphasis. Effective Spring 2005.

 

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

 

      8.       Proposal #2, Archaeology, Course Revisions/New Courses

Course Revisions: effective fall 2004

ARC 409/509, Readings and Research in Archaeology, 1-3 cr. Revise prerequisites and total repeatable credits.  Prerequisites: ARC 200 or ARC 490/590 or ARC 493/593 consent of supervising instructor, and junior standing. Repeatable for credit maximum 12.

ARC 491/591, Archaeology Field School for Teachers, 3 cr.  Revise prerequisites, total repeatable credits, when offered. Prerequisites: ARC 490/590 or ARC 493/593. Repeatable for credit maximum 12. Offered occasionally.

ARC 492/592, Archaeology Analysis Procedures for Teachers, 3 cr.  Revise prerequisites, when offered. Prerequisites: ARC 490/590 or ARC 493/593. Offered occasionally.

ARC 498/598, Seminar in Archaeology, 1-3 cr. Revise prerequisite, total repeatable credits. Prerequisites: ARC 200 or ARC 490/590 or ARC 493/593.  Repeatable for credit maximum 12 credits between ARC 498 and ANT 499.  Department option for pass/fail grading.

New Courses: effective spring 2005

ARC 493/593, Wisconsin Archaeology for Teachers, 1-3 cr. This class is designed to provide teachers with substantial content on the science of archaeology and the pre-European history of Wisconsin. Through and inquiry-based approach, teachers learn the process of archaeological interpretation of cultural patterns from material remains by undertaking the reconstruction of such patterns from a provided sample of material remains.  This process is applicable to the K-12 classroom. Offered occasionally.

ARC 494/594, Applied Archaeology for Teachers, 3 cr. This class is designed to give teachers a comprehensive and hands-on personal experience in archaeological data acquisition, interpretation and experimental archaeology. Participants will apply class content to the K-12 classroom.  Repeatable for credit maximum 12. Offered occasionally.

 

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

 

9.       Proposal #3, SAH 307, Changing the Culture, Women in Science 3 cr. The history of women in science through the present and into the future.  Focuses on the historical and social context of each time period, the impact of science on women’s health, women’s roles in and contributions to science, gender biases in scientific research methods, and the influence of feminist theory on science. Prerequisite: Junior standing.  Offered Sem. II

 

The committee expressed concerns about the appropriateness of this course having an SAH prefix.  How much science in it? Should it be listed as UWL course because interdisciplinary nature or should it be W-S?  The committee also asked to have assurance from sociology, history, and health education departments, (at a minimum) do not object to the proposed course bases on potential overlap of content.  Further, the committee requested that the W-S chair attend the next meeting to clarify why this course would not be either a W-S course or at least cross-listed. Members requested that the description be changed to make it evident that it contains a significant amount of science.

 

This was a first reading. There will be a second reading.

 

 

10.     Old business: none

 

11.   New business: Information item:  The instructional media minor has been placed “on hold”.  It is not eliminated; however no new students will be accepted until further notice.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m. The next UCC meeting is set for Sept. 28, 2004

 

 

Diane Schumacher

UCC Secretary

 

Dean approved substitution-CLS: SCTA 116 from UW-River Falls (CST 260) to be used for CST 110