Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

October 14, 2008

 

 

 

Members Present: Ahmed, Berlin, Decker, Friesen, Rolfhus, Secchi, Socha, Sullivan, Van Winkle, Zheng                              

Consultants Present: Schumacher, Burkhardt, Dittman

Members Absent: Johnson, (exc.)

Guests: Gerber, Severson, Cherne, Walls

 

1.       Approval of September  30,2008 minutes

 

M/S/P to approve minutes

 

2.       Second readings:

 

BIO   202   Introduction to Biological Data Analysis and Interpretation:  2cr.,  New Course, effective Summer 2009

 

Biology department has consulted with the Computer Science department addressing the concern of teaching overlapping material.  M/S/P to approve the proposal as recorded in the 9/9/08 minutes.

               

3.       First readings:

 

              THA  130  Multicultural U.S. Plays: Acting the Text  3cr.,  New Course , effective

              Spring 2010    

In this performance based course, students will study dramatic literature from multiple cultures within U.S. society. Plays will be selected from African – American, Asian – American, Native American, Hispanic – American, Lesbian/Gay/ Transgendered/Bisexual and other cultures for study. Students will research cultural context, analyze the plays, develop basic skills in performance, and prepare and perform scenes from the plays under study, in order to enhance student awareness and exchange ideas about the multi – cultural nature of the U.S. No acting experience is required. This course will serve as elective in all theatre majors and minors emphases, except Music Theatre

 

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

 

ENG  349  Drama  4 cr.,  Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

3 credits in 200 –level English courses.

 

ENG  361  Old and Middle English Literature   3cr.,  Course revision -  change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

3 credits in 200 - level English courses.

 

ENG  462  Seminar in British Literature  3cr.,  Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective, Fall 2009

3 credits in 200 – level English courses

 

ENG  470  Seminar in American Literature  3cr.,  Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

3 credits in 200 – level English courses

 

ENG  471  American  Romanticism  3cr.,  Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

3 credits in 200 – level English courses

 

ENG  472  American Realism and Naturalism  3cr.,  Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

3 credits in 200 – level English courses

 

ENG  481  Seminar in Literature and Culture  3cr.,  Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

3 credits in 200 - level English courses

 

ENG 482  Advanced Study of Women’s Literature  3cr.,  Course revision – change in prerequisites   course description   repeatable for credit,  effective Fall 2009

This course offers advanced study of particular aspects of women’s aesthetic expression – the novel, poetry, drama, film, autobiography, and other genres are possible primary texts. Students will engage with more advanced theoretical approaches through critical/ contextual readings, while studying the gendered politics of producing and consuming women’s artistic work. Approaches might include cultural studies, psychoanalytic theory, socio- linguistics, global matriarchal traditions, new historicism, and feminist theory. Focus will vary with instructor. Prerequisite: 3 credits in 200 – level English courses; junior standing or higher recommended. Repeatable for credit—maximum 6. No more than 3 credits may be applied to an English major or minor.

 

Note: during the meeting the “repeatable for credit” option was eliminated, but later that change was rescinded. Course continues to be repeatable for credit-max. 6.

 

 Non – teaching English majors and minors continue to need ENG 301 before enrolling in a second 300 – level literature course

 

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

 

4.       Consent Agenda:

Sociology Research Course   College of Liberal Studies    Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Core Requirements.

Complete a research emphasis course or a sequence of courses in the major program from the following list of applicable courses. Soc 350, Sociological Research and one of the following: SOC 405, Quantitative Social Research Seminar, SOC 410, Sociology Honors Project, SOC 416, Qualitative Explorations, SOC 480, Comparative Sociology or SOC 499, Seminar in Sociology.

 

Change the effective date of the prefix changes for CI, CS, IS, MS, RT, WGS from Fall 2009 to Summer 2009.

 

M/S/P to approve the consent agenda items

 

5.       Old Business: On-line courses and UCC charges

Committee discussed role of UCC in on-line courses. It was shared that SEC had discussed possibly charging various committees with developing guidelines and that the CLS dean has charged that college’s core committee with a similar task. The committee asked Chair Rolfhus to contact Brian Udermann, on-line education coordinator, about the on-line advisory council and its activities. Perhaps he could come to a future UCC meeting.

 

UCC charges were revisited.

                Charge 1—communication about UCC action being effective Fall 2009—completed/ongoing.

                Charge 2—hidden prereqs—remains an issue

                Charge 3—common catalog format—not an issue; satisfied with format (see charge 2)

                Charge 4—hyper-linking information within catalog—PeopleSoft will provide hyperlinks

                Charge 5—40 credit major limit—remains an issue

Charge 6—BA/BS proportions—Chair contacted Senate chair, but has not received a response.

 

6.       New Business: none

            

  Meeting adjourned: 4:38p.m.