UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

October 9, 2007

 

Members Present: Ahmed, Chavalas, Groshek, Kahl, Machtan, McDougal, Rolfhus, Rusterholz, Sloan, Sullivan, Zheng

Members Excused: Berlin

Consultants Present: Burkhardt, Keller           

Guests: Beyer, Monte, Bryan            

 

 

  1. Approval of September 25th, 2007 minutes

 

M/S/P to approve minutes

 

  1. Second readings:

 

                Environmental Studies Minor---add APH 202, CST 215, ESC 211 and HIS 321 as electives on the minor.

The course is an interdisciplinary minor open to all students at UW-L. While housed in the College of Liberal Studies, the minor reaches across campus and involves environmentally concerned faculty and students from all four colleges. Its purpose is to study the environment from a broad perspective, incorporating the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities.

 

M/S/P to approve the proposal

 

  1. First readings:

 

                PHL 345 Proposal, Latin American Philosophy; change course number from PHL 245.

Introduction to the main questions in Latin American thought. Questions will be centered in epistemology, ethics, metaphysics and political philosophy. In particular, the focus will be on the interaction between Latin American thought (from pre-conquest to the present) and traditional Western European thought.

 

Post-pone until representative can be present

 

                Chemistry Major with Business Concentration; add one new course requirement and name change.

Add CHM 471-Capstone in Chemistry, to provide a previously nonexistent required capstone experience to these majors and to aid our assessment efforts for this major. This addition does not alter the total credit load of 57 required for the degree. Also editing name of College (strike “Allied” from name).

 

M/S/P to approve the proposal and waive the 2nd reading

 

                Chemistry Major with Environmental Science Concentration; change required course and elective and name change.

Convert CHM 471-Capstone in Chemistry from an elective course to a requirement for the degree. To keep total required credits for degree constant at 51, elective credits reduced from 6 to 5. Also moving “recommended” research credits to “electives” category to simplify description. Also editing name of College (strike “Allied” from name).

 

M/S/P to approve the proposal and waive the 2nd reading

 

                                        CHM 250, Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry, 3 cr. New course.

This is a new lecture-only course creation aimed primarily at serving a number of different health science and pre-health science majors and minors, while reducing the heavy student demand for our laboratory courses. Many of these students do not require extensive (and sequentially tiered) technical training in general, organic, biological chemistry that our traditional curriculum provides (lecture and lab courses spanning 2.5 to 3 years of study). This course would provide essential information in organic and biological chemistry that is accessible to students successfully completing CHM 103-General Chemistry I.

               

M/S/P to approve the proposal and waive the 2nd reading                       

 

  1. Consent Agenda: 

 

                O-T Program Proposals; deletion of 12 courses.

The occupational therapy program had 12 courses that carried both an undergraduate and graduate number. Students in the dual-degree program registered for these 12 courses using the undergraduate course number and other occupation therapy students used the graduate course number to register. In the 2006-2007 academic year, the slash numbers were dropped and all occupational therapy students now register using the graduate course numbers. Therefore, the following course numbers need to be deleted since they are no longer in use, effective Fall Semester, 2007. This action has no impact on the number of credits that students need to take or the length of the program. It only eliminates course numbers that are no longer in use. The courses are: O-T 415, O-T 420, O-T 421, O-T 423, O-T 424, O-T 426, O-T 430, O-T 444, O-T 450, O-T 472, O-T 473 and O-T 474.

 

M/S/P to approve the proposal

 

                                        P-T Program Proposals; deletion of 10 courses.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has 10 courses that carried both an undergraduate and graduate number. Students in the dual-degree program (Biology or Physics) registered for these 10 courses using the undergraduate course number and other physical therapy students used the graduate course number to register. In the 2006-2007 academic year, the slash numbers were dropped and all physical therapy students now register using the graduate course numbers. Therefore, the following course numbers need to be deleted since they are no longer in use, effective Fall Semester, 2007. This action had no impact on the number of credits that students need to take or length of the program. It only eliminates course numbers that are no longer in use. The courses are: P-T 411, P-T 412, P-T 413, P-T 414, P-T 415, P-T 416, P-T 421, P-T 422, P-T 423 and P-T 431.

 

M/S/P to approve the proposal

 

  1. Old business: Faculty Senate Charge regarding B.S. and B.A. requirements

 

  1. New business: None

 

  1. Meeting adjourned 4:01 p.m.