Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

February 24, 2009



Members Present: Berlin, Decker, E. Johnson, Kastantin, Rolfhus, Socha, Sullivan, Zheng

Consultants Present: Schumacher, Dittman, Richter

Members Absent: Ahmed

Guests: Kuffel, Cherne, Hench, Hoskins, Chavalas, Severson


  1. Approval of  February 10, 2009 minutes


M/S/P to approve minutes


  1. Second readings: none


  1. First readings:


Management Major   effective Fall 2008

Move management major from a three-track emphases major into a single-track major. Required courses: 9 credits comprised of MGT 328, 360, and 408 plus 15 credits of elective credits (24 total credits). Half of all major courses should be at 300-level and half at 400 level.


MGT  328  Principles of Management Thought  3 cr.,  new course,  effective Fall 2009 

This course focuses on the principles and evolution of “management” thinking from the advent of the industrial revolution to today’s increasingly integrated and interconnected world. This course places management thought in a larger political, economic, social and temporal context. It focuses on how management thinking and its accompanying frameworks and practices must evolve and change if it is to make contemporary organizational life creative, effective and sustainable. (This course should be taken in the first semester of admission to business program) Prerequisite: junior standing. Offered Fall, Spring.


MGT  360  Global Perspective on Business  3 cr.,  course revision – course description, prerequisites, title,  effective Fall 2009

This course focuses on managing in today’s increasingly interconnected world. Special attention is paid to creating and maintaining sustainable business practices across international boundaries, including building socially, economically and environmentally effective organizations in a culturally diverse world. Prerequisites: junior standing. Offered Fall, Spring.


All courses – prerequisite changes: complete list available in Records and Registration Office.  



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



MGT  408  The Global Responsibility of Business  3 cr.,  course revision – course description, prerequisites, title,  effective Summer 2009

This course considers the turbulent environment in which organizations function and examine specific dimensions of this environment including the evolution of a framework of global human rights, the impacts of economic and social globalization, the convergence of global approaches to sustainability and the changing ideological and political frameworks affecting business. It will also examine matters of global corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship. Prerequisite: senior standing. Offered Fall, Spring.


This was a first reading there will be a 2nd. The committee would like the language for the course objectives rephrased.



B.         THA  201  Dramatic Literatures and the Theatre Arts  3 cr.,  course revision – course description,  prefix ( was HON 201) , effective Fall 2009

From text to theatre, how does dramatic literature translate into live performance? To read plays is but one aspect of the art of drama. To create a theatrical performance from a playscript is to appreciate the full artistic potential of dramatic literature. International and multicultural theatre ranging from the classical to the contemporary will be the basis for explorations into the significance and beauty of the dramatic arts. An interdisciplinary approach in both content and method will be used as the dramatic literature is considered in the context of history and culture, literature and art. Prerequisite: none. Offered Fall.


            Department will submit request to General Education Committee.

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



C.         HIS  374  Ancient Turkey  3 cr.,  new course,  effective Fall 2009

An historical and archaeological survey of ancient Anatolia (the geographic name of Turkey) and surrounding regions (e.g., Syria and the Caucaucus) from its prehistoric origins in the Neolithic period, the rise of urbanism, Assyrian mercantilism, Pre-Hattic cultures, the Hittite kingdoms, the Neo- Hittite states, Urartu, Phrygia, Lydia, Cimmerians, Medes, Persians, and various states in the Graeco- Roman period to the advent of Anatolian Christianity. Topics will include cuneiform writing, religion, literature, law, gender relations, and social structure. Prerequisite: none. Offered every third year.


Course will be an elective in history majors and minors.

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


  1. Old business: UCC charges – not discussed.


  1. New business: none


  Meeting adjourned: 4:48 p.m.


General Education Course Substitution:

College of Science and Health - THA 101, Introduction to Theatre taken at Viterbo for THA 110, Theatre Appreciation.