UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

November 27, 2007

 

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

Consultants Present: Clow, Dittman, Keller

Guests: Walls, Terpstra, Kraemer

 

 

  1. Approval of November 13, 2007 minutes

 

M/S/P to approve minutes

 

  1. Second readings:

 

Art Major (B.A./B.S.)  and Art Minor Proposal.

        ART MAJOR: (All colleges excluding Teacher Certification programs)-48 credits

ART 160, 162, 164, 166, 251, 252 and 262 (core curriculum); and one elective from 331, 332 and 341; three courses to be elected from ART 204, 205, 207, 214, 216, 218, 220, 221, and APH 202; and four courses to be elected from 304, 305, 308, 314, 316, 318, 320, 321, 362, 405, 408, 413, 414, 416, 418, 419, 421, 425, and 462. ART 399 is required to be taken in the junior year. ART 499 is required to be taken in the senior year.

 

M/S/P to approve proposal with revision in course numberings.

 

ART MINOR: (All colleges)-24 credits

ART 103, 104, 105, 106, 203, 251 & 252 (core curriculum); and three courses to be elected from ART 201, 204, 205, 214, 216, 218, 220, 221, APH 202, ART 303, 304, 305, 308, 314, 316, 318, 320, 321, 403, 405, 408, 413, 414, 416, 418, 419, 421, and 425.

 

Proposal has been withdrawn

 

                                                ART 160 (previously proposed as 103), General Art Foundations, 3 cr.; New course

An introductory course in visual art, with emphasis on understanding the methods of art making in a variety of studio disciplines. Topics include: recognition of visual elements and principles of design, methods of applying these elements and principles throughout a variety of art forms, thematic development, relationship of the visual arts to other fields of human endeavor, and an introduction to writing about visual art. Course content includes representative paradigms of world art, Western art, multicultural and contemporary art. Critical thinking is explored through responses to the visual arts through active involvement with various creative processes and media.

 

M/S/P to approve proposal with revision in course number.

 

ART 162 (previously proposed as 104), Foundations I: Basic Drawing Foundations, 3 cr.; Course revision of title, course description and prerequisites

Drawing Foundations introduces the student to a studio-based approach to the visual arts. Students develop a strong understanding of basic drawing techniques via the application of traditional media and contemporary approaches. Prerequisite: ART 160 (proposed).

 

M/S/P to approve proposal with revision in course number.

 

ART 164 (previously proposed as 105), Design Foundations, 3 cr.; New course

The elements of two-dimensional design are introduced through a variety of media and studio practice. Emphasis on concept development and creative philosophies. Problem-solving strategies are explored through studio work and critiques. Prerequisite: ART 160 (proposed)

 

M/S/P to approve proposal with revision in course number.

 

ART 166 (previously proposed as 106), 3-D Foundations, 3 cr.; Course revision in title, course description and prerequisite

3-D Foundations provides the student’s introductory experience to a studio-based approach to the visual art, in the three dimensional realm. Students apply design elements and principles to projects and experiences as they occur in the physical world. Concentration will focus on expanding the visual vocabulary investigations into basic creative processes and design concerns as they apply to three-dimensional form. The course will explore conceptual problem solving, elementary construction techniques and an investigation into the inherent qualities of materials. Prerequisite: ART 160 (proposed).

 

M/S/P to approve proposal with revision in course number.

 

ART 262 (previously proposed as 203), Introduction to Drawing, 3 cr.; Course revision in title, prerequisite and course description

A studio course emphasizing growth in perception of visual form. Drawing as a language is explored through various styles and techniques from traditional to contemporary. The student will build upon Drawing Foundations to discover numerous possibilities and processes through a range of materials and subject matter. Prerequisites: ART 160 (proposed) and 162.

 

M/S/P to approve proposal with revision in course number.

 

ART 362 (previously proposed as 303), Figure Drawing, 3 cr.; Course revision in title and course description

A studio course emphasizing life drawing as an art form through exploration of various styles and techniques from traditional through contemporary. The student will build upon introductory drawing skills to explore more complex forms and imagery.

 

M/S/P to approve proposal with revision in course number.

 

                                                ART 304/504, Color Theory, 3 cr.; New course

An intensive study of color through studio practice in water-based media. As part of the painting course sequence, this course isolates the element of color in practice while examining its relationship to other elements in analysis. The student will build upon material covered in ART 205 to develop a more sophisticated understanding of color and other attributes of painting. Course content includes physiological and cultural perceptions of color, and processes of color mixture, opacity and transparency. Prerequisite: ART 205.

 

M/S/P to approve proposal

 

                                                ART 305, Intermediate Painting, 3 cr.; Course revision in prerequisite

                                                                Prerequisite: ART 304.

 

M/S/P to approve proposal

 

ART 462/562, Advanced Drawing, 3 cr.; New course

Studio course providing students an opportunity to develop advanced drawing skills and content in a self-directed environment. Students are mentored throughout their further investigation of drawing as a visual language and are encouraged to seek connections between drawing and other media. Prerequisite: ART 362.

 

M/S/P to approve proposal with revision in course number.

 

  1. First readings:

 

HIS ---, World War I, 3 cr.; New course

This course will examine World War I from a European and global perspective. It will cover the causes, nature and results of the war as they relate to the society, economy, politics and culture of Europe. Attention will also be given to some of the global effects of the war as well as the ways this war transformed the nature of warfare in the 20th century.

 

Postponed until next UCC meeting

 

                                                HIS ---, French Revolution, 3 cr.; New course

This course covers the French Revolution from a European and Global Perspective. It will cover the chronology of the Revolution, its political, cultural, social and economic effects on Europe and the larger world, the experiences of various individuals and groups within it, and its long-term effects both in French and around the world.

 

Postponed until next UCC meeting

 

International Studies Minor: Asian Emphasis—New emphasis within the minor

Requires 24 credits; POL/GEO/ECO/SOC/ANT/HIS 202; 18 credits from INS course lists (6 credits in 2 departments from Category I and 12 credits form at least 2 departments in Category II; INS 495; proficiency in Asian or other appropriate language through 202; at least 12 credits in the minor must be 300 level or above.

 

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

 

  1. Consent Agenda:  None

 

  1. Old business:

 

Faculty Senate Charge regarding B.S. and B.A. requirements:

Following the investigation of UCC, there appears to be insufficient concern with the current procedures for establishing baccalaureate degree requirements to warrant changing Faculty Senate Articles of Organization of By Laws to revise those procedures.

 

  1. General Education Course Substitutions:

 

College of Science and Health substituted I-S 220 for C-S 101 (correction: I-S 220, C-S 103 and C-S 104 substituted for C-S 101)

 

  1. New business: None

 

  1. Meeting Adjourned: 4:38 p.m.