UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

December 13, 2005

 

 

Members Present:                Angell, Baggett, Kastantin, McDougal, Miller, Socha, Wood, Wycoff-Horn

Members Absent:                Frye, Kohl

Consultants:                          Dittman, Herling, Johnson, Keller, Schumacher

Guests:                                   Fisher, Koppelman, Navar, Reithel, Sloan

 

1.             M/S/P to approve minutes of November 29, 2005.

 

2.             Second Readings:

          Art Major (All colleges) – 39 credits, including ART 104, 106, 251 and 252; one elective chosen from ART 331, 332, and 341; three courses to be elected from ART 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 208, 214, 216, 218, 220, 221, APH 202; and four courses to be elected from 303, 305, 308, 314, 316, 318, 320, 321, 331, 405, 408, 413, 414, 416, 418, 419, 421, 425, and 440. ART 399 required to be taken in the junior year. ART 499 required to be taken in the senior year.

          Art Minor (All colleges) – 24 credits, including ART 104, 106, 251 and 252; and two courses to be elected from ART 201, 203, 204, 205, 208, 214, 216, 218, 220, 221, APH 202; and two courses to be elected from 303, 305, 308, 314, 316, 318, 320, 321, 405, 408, 413, 414, 416, 418, 419, 421, 425, and 440.

          Broadfield Art Major (Teacher Certification Program) – 54 credits, including ART 104, 106, 205, 214, 216, 218, 221, 251, 252, 354, 399, 434, and 499, and electives in ART including APH 202. (C-I 312 and C-I 313 are required in addition to the major.) Proposal was endorsed by TEGC.

 

M/S/P to approve proposals as revised.

 

2.       First Readings:

Proposal 1: 

          ART 202, 208, 351, 352, 353, 354 – course deletions.

 

M/S/P to waive second reading and approve course deletions.

 

Proposal 2:          

          Special Education Minor – Change in distribution of credits.

 

          SPE 416/516, Introduction to Cross-Categorical Special Education Characteristics, 3 credits, change prerequisites. C-I 211 and EFN 210 or C-I 211 and/or EFN 701; no prerequisites for add-on certification graduate students; to be taken concurrently with SPE 461/561.

 

          SPE 461/561, Clinical in Special Education, 1 credit, changed from 2 credits.

 

          SPE 430/530,  Seminar in Special Education, 1 credit, change prerequisites. Completion of all Special Education certification courses; completion of all general education licensure requirements for student teaching; to be taken concurrently with SPE 483/583 or SPE 484/584. This course is designed for persons seeking initial teaching licensure in general education and cross-categorical special education.

 

          SPE 446/546, Methods in Cross-Categorical Special Education – Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence, 3 credits, change prerequisites. Completion of all Special Education certification courses; completion of all general education licensure requirements for student teaching; Admission to Graduate Special Education Program for MSEd candidates. This course is designed for persons seeking initial licensure in Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence education and cross-categorical special education at the Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence level.

 

          SPE 447/547, Methods in Cross-Categorical Special Education – Early Adolescence/Adolescence, 3 credits, change prerequisites. Completion of all Special Education certification courses; completion of all general education licensure requirements for student teaching; Admission to Graduate Special Education Program for MSEd candidates; SPE 416/516. This course is designed for persons seeking initial licensure in Early Adolescence/Adolescence education and cross-categorical special education at the Early Adolescence/Adolescence level.

 

          SPE 483/583, Student Teaching: Cross-Categorical Special Education – Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence, 11 credits from 9 credits, change in instructional pattern and prerequisites. Completion of special education certification courses and all requirements in education, including special methods courses, recommendation by the appropriate education faculty, 2.75 cumulative grade point average and a 2.75 grade point average in the major, minor concentrations, and professional course work, an official Praxis II content test score report documenting passing scores on Praxis II content tests in the appropriate certification area/discipline. To be taken concurrently with SPE 430/530.

 

          SPE 484/584, Student Teaching: Cross-Categorical Special Education – Early Adolescence/Adolescence, 11 credits from 9 credits, change in instructional pattern and prerequisites. Completion of special education certification courses and all requirements in education, including special methods courses, recommendation by the appropriate education faculty, 2.75 cumulative grade point average and a 2.75 grade point average in the major, minor concentrations, and professional course work, an official Praxis II content test score report documenting passing scores on Praxis II content tests in the appropriate certification area/discipline. To be taken concurrently with SPE 430/530.

 

M/S/P to waive second reading and approve proposals.

 

Proposal 3: Political Science Major, change in required courses, effective Fall 2006. (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) – 33 credits, including POL 101, 361, and 494 (9 credits), and electives, of which 18 credits must be at the 300 or above level. Students are required to take at least one course in three of the following subfields of the discipline: 1) American Politics – POL 102, 201, 205, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 307, 342, 365, 410, 472; 2) Legal Studies – POL 221, 222, 306, 325, 326, 329, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374; 3) International Relations – POL 202, 246, 340, 341, 344, 345, 443; 4) Comparative Politics – POL 234, 330, 332, 333, 336, 337, 338, 339; 5) Political Philosophy – POL 251, 350, 351, 353, 354, 355, 356; 6) Public Policy/Public Administration – POL 211, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 318, 420. Each student majoring in political science should consult the current advising handbook and a faculty member before selecting a course of study.

 

                Public Administration Major, change in required courses and electives, effective Fall 2006. (All colleges)—

                36 credits including:

                A.  Highly recommended General Education and elective courses: ACC 235 or 221, C-S 101, MTH 145 or 250, ENG 303, 307, CST 210, 260, 360, ECO 110, 120, PSY 100, SOC 110, and I-S 220.

                B.  P.A. Required Core (18 credits): POL 211, 312, 450 (6 credits), 494 and ECO 120 or 110.

                C. Managerial and Organizational Skills Group (three credits): one course chosen from POL 311, MGT 303, 385, 308, PSY 376, ECO 310 or ECO 402.

                D. Policy Analysis Group (3 credits): one course chosen from POL 300, 313 or 314.

                E. Research Tool Group (3 credits): one course chosen from POL 361.

                F. Areas of Specialization Group (9 credits): three courses required.* Students may specialize in one area or   take upper division courses in two or three different areas. Specialization courses are in addition to courses taken in sections B, C, D, or E above.

         1.  Financial Administration:  FIN 355, ACC 435, ECO 310, 402, 447.

         2. Urban Management/Planning: POL 300, 314, 315, 410, GEO 307, 309, 409, PSY 341, SOC 311.

         3.  Health Administration:  POL 317, 420, ECO 471, FIN 465, CHE 453, 340, 460, HED 486, SOC 325, 420.

         4.  Personnel:  POL 311, MGT 303, 385, 386, 486, PSY 376, 341, 343.

         5.  American Policy/Implementation/Evaluation:  POL 313, 318, 325, 301, 302, 303,  342, 400, 410, 495*,      499*.

                *POL 495 and POL 499 must be PA courses consistent with the category used in.  Permission is required to   0take POL 495/499 in PA major.  **CLS college option of not having a minor allows you to take a variety of electives in addition to the three required courses.  See faculty adviser to plan your specialization.

          Note:  Students must possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or above to declare and remain a PA major, and to graduate.  Public Administration majors in CLS and SAH will be able to complete at most 30 credit hours in the College of Business Administration (Accounting, Information Systems, Management, Marketing and Finance courses).  Prerequisite for College of Business Administration upper division courses is junior standing.  However, students are strongly encouraged to take either ECO 110 or 120 prior to enrolling.  Some of the courses require prerequisites not included as part of the major.  For example, I-S 220 requires C-S 103 and 104 as a prerequisite.  A course can only be used in one category.  POL 313, for example, can be counted only once, in section D or section F, not both.

          POL 494, Senior Capstone Seminar, 3 credits, new course. Assessment of political science and public administration majors, including a variety of written papers and oral presentations utilizing a seminar format. Prerequisites: POL 361 and senior standing and a Political Science and/or Public Administration major.

 

M/S/P to waive second reading and approve proposals as amended (remove PSY 376 as elective from Public Administration major) . 7-0-1

 

Proposal 4: Therapeutic Recreation Major, 73 credits, change from 61 credits, change in required courses and electives. (Science and Health) 73 credits excluding general education credits  (Exercise, Science, health, and Recreation) – 61 credits, excluding pre-professional core.

 

General education courses: Pre-Professional core requirements: 18-39 credits, including: General Education requirements BIO 103 or 105 or MIC 100, C-S 101; CST 110, ENG 110, MTH 145 or 250, PSY 100; additional courses: ESS 205, PSY 212, REC 100, REC 200, RTH 250, 326 or 327. 

BIO 103 or 105 or MIC 100, MTH 145 or 250, PSY 100

 

Interdisciplinary requirements: Professional core requirements: 56 credits including PSY 304, 343, REC 302, RTH 326 or 327 (which ever was not completed for pre-professional requirement), RTH 252, 456, 355, 462, 470, 476, 480, 493, 496, 498

PSY 212, 304, 343 or CST 250, ESS 205 or BIO 312

 

Professional Core requirements:

REC 150, 200, 302

RTH 250, 252, 326, 327, 355, 456, 462, 470, 476, 480, 496, 498

 

Electives: a minimum of 5-6 credit hours are required; select at least 3 credits from list 1.

  1. RTH 105, 267, 330, 332, 333, 345, 400, 401, 483
  2. RTH 203,204,474, 491, 495, 497, REC 430, PSY 305, 313, 318, 347, 382, 401,417

ESS 231, 233, 303, 323; HED 205, 230, 345, 346, 409, 412, 417 418, 422, 469, 472, 485; RTH 215

Other Requirements:

A.    Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or greater to enter the program.

  1. Students should obtain a therapeutic recreation faculty advisor as early as possible.  While taking pre-professional courses.
  2. Before enrolling in professional courses 400 level courses, for the therapeutic recreation major the following minimum requirements must be met:  1. All pre-professional course requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or better1. All required courses below the 400 level must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.  2. Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.  3. Fifty hours of pre-professional volunteer therapeutic recreation experience (volunteer or paid) must be documented.  (See faculty advisor about qualifying experiences.)  4. Complete application to therapeutic recreation professional program.

 

This was a first reading. There will be a second reading. Navar will contact ESS and HED regarding electives and determine if change should be retroactive. C-S was informed of 101 deletion.

 

4.             Dean approved General Education substitutions:

                BUS:       MUS 201, Musical Cultures, from UWL, for MUS 209.

 

5.             Old business: None

 

6.             New business: 1) Emily Johnson addressed concerns about jurisdiction of student appeals for General Education substitutions.   Committee
                requested that a formal proposal be presented at next meeting.

                2) Diane Schumacher discussed creating consistency in how credits are counted in program descriptions.

                Discussion will resume at next UCC meeting. 3) Next meeting will be January 31, 2006.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.