Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

September 30, 2008

 

 

Members Present: Berlin, Decker, Friesen, Johnson, Rolfhus, Secchi, Socha, Sullivan, Zheng                              

Consultants Present: Richter, Schumacher

Members Absent: Ahmed, (exc.) Van Winkle

Guests: Vogt, Severson, Hippert, Theler

 

 

1.       Approval of September 23,2008 minutes

 

M/S/P to approve minutes

 

2.       Second readings:

 

SOC  326  Sociopharmacology   3cr.,  Course revision-- change in prerequisites, title and course description, effective Fall 2009

The study of the social structural factors related to drugs with emphasis on change at the societal level in dealing with the drug problem. This course examines the current and historical patterns of drug use in society. The emphasis will be on understanding the sequence of initiation, use, and misuse of psychoactive drugs. This course will focus on the social problems and social policy aspects of drugs. Questions addressed include: How does society choose which drugs to treat as social problems? What are the potential versus real life effects of current laws and policies intended to curb drug use? What are the treatment and prevention strategies used today? What kind of programs are successful and why? Prerequisite: SOC 110 or SOC 120 or ANT 101

 

M/S/P to approve the proposal pending the support letter from the Psychology Dept. (note: all letters received on 10/8/2008)

 

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

 

Postponed until department requests 2nd reading

               

3.       First readings:

 

 ANT  290 -  Andean Anthropology    3cr.,   New Course, effective Fall 2009

This course focuses on peoples and cultures of the South American Andean Region.  Students will examine the various cultural beliefs and practices detailed in the ethnographic record of Andean peoples, such as the impacts and influences of colonialism on the present; religion and rituals; race, ethnicity, and gender; contemporary social movements; globalization and patterns of migration; and, media portrayals of the region. Prerequisite: ANT 101 or SOC 110 or SOC 120 or SOC/ANT 202. Offered every 3rd semester.  Applies to ARC major as elective (cat. D.)

 

ANT  266 -  Anthropology of Food   3cr.,   New Course, effective Fall 2009

Cross-cultural practices and beliefs about the production, consumption, and distribution of food vary widely. This course examines food in a historical, social, and cultural context, focusing on the topics such as subsistence patterns and cultural patterns of food preparation and consumption; contemporary diets and the increasing prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease; cultural practices that restrict food intake or dictate food taboos; the globalization and “McDonaldization” of food; and others. The goal of the course is to provide students with theoretical and methodological tools to analyze food as a symbolic, political, and cultural artifact in today’s world. Prerequisite: ANT 101 or 110 or SOC 120 or SOC/ANT 202. Offered every 3rd semester. Applies as an elective in SOC and ARC majors (cat. D), ANT minor and NUT minor.

 

ANT  370 -  Medical Anthropology   3cr.,   New Course, effective Fall 2009

Using international examples, this course provides an overview of concepts and theories in medical anthropology and examines how an individual’s interactions with the social and physical environment influence the experience of health and illness. The course focuses on medical anthropology as a subfield of anthropology, discussing specific global health issues such as a cultural beliefs and practices of health and healing; complementary and alternative medicine in the U.S.; the effects of race, ethnicity, gender, and class on health status; medicine and power; HIV/AIDS, bioethics and biotechnology; and the application of medical anthropology in international and domestic settings. Prerequisites: ANT 101 or SOC 110 or SOC 120 or SOC/ANT 202. Offered every 3rd semester. Applies as elective in SOC major and minor, ARC major, ANT and NUT minors.

 

 

ANT/SOC - 307   International Development and Cultural Change   3cr.,   Course revision – change in title, course description, prerequisites, course number,( was SOC 305), cross - listing with ANT,   effective Fall 2009

This course provides students with an overview of socio-cultural theories of international development and cultural change. The course examines the cultural construction of “development” as a product of the colonial era, the Cold War, and what has been called the neoliberal global economy. The goal of the course is to provide students with a comprehensive study of the strengths and limitations of contemporary development theory and method in anthropology and sociology, including such topics as conservation and the environment, indigenous peoples, gender and development, and the role of social movements and non- governmental organizations in the development process.  Prerequisite: ANT 101 or ANT/SOC 202 or SOC 110 or SOC 120 (Cross -listed with SOC, may only earn credit in ANT or SOC.) Offered every 3rd semester

 

ARC 341 -  North American Archaeology   3cr.,  Course revision – change in prerequisites, course description and course number, was ARC 205,   effective Fall 2009

Intensive survey of the prehistoric cultures of North America north of the Rio Grande from the initial peopling of the New World to European contact. Major archaeological sites and cultures will be critically examined and an interdisciplinary approach is stresses. Perquisite: ARC 195 or ANT 101.

 

 

M/S/P to waive 2nd reading and approve above changes pending the following letters of support; ANT 266 –

Peg Maher/ NUT minor, ANT 370 – Dan Duquette / HEHP  (Note: all letters received on 10/8/08)

 

 

              ARC  250 – Museum Studies    3cr.,  Course revision – change in prerequisites,  effective Fall 2009

              remove existing prerequisites           

 

 

                ANT/ARC 304 – Hunter and Gatherer Societies   3cr.,  Course revision – change in  prerequisites, effective Fall 2009             

              ANT 101 or ARC 195, junior standing. (Cross- listed with ARC, may only earn credit in ARC or  

              ANT)

 

               

                ANT/ ARC 305 -  Indigenous Agricultural Societies: Past and Present   3cr.,  Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009                                                  

ANT 101 or ARC 195.

 

 

                ARC 310 – Midwest Archaeology   3cr.,   Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

                ARC 195

 

 

ANT 285 – Archaeology of Mexico and Central America    3cr.,   Course revision - course deletion ( ARC 285 remains)

 

 

                ANT/ SOC 300 – Latin America in Transition    3cr.,   Course revision  - Course deletion

 

 

 ANT 334 – Bones for the Archaeologist: Human Skeletal Anatomy and the Anthropological Study of the Dead    3cr.,   Course revision – course deletion  (ARC 334 remains)

 

 

            ANT 355 – Peoples of Africa and the Middle East    3cr.,   Course revision - Course deletion  

 

 

ARC 454 –Historical and Theoretical approaches in Anthropology    3cr.,   Course revision – course deletion

 

 

SOC 260 – Aging Sociological Perspectives   3cr.,   Course Revision –Course deletion

 

 

ANT/ ARC 315 – Prairie – Plains Archaeology    3cr.,   Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

ANT 101 or ARC 195

 

 

ARC 320 – Historical Archaeology    3cr.,   Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

ARC 195

 

 

ANT/SOC 354 – Peoples and Cultures of Latin America    3cr.,   Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

ANT 101 or ANT/SOC 202 or SOC 110 or SOC 120.

  

 

ARC 402 – Fields Methods in Archaeology    3-8cr.,   Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

ARC 195 and instructor consent.

 

 

ARC 403 – Archaeology Lab Methods   3cr.,   Course revision- change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

ARC 195

 

 

ARC 404 – Environmental Archaeology   3cr.,  Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

ARC 195 and junior standing.

 

 

ARC 445 – Research Methods in Archaeology   3cr.,  Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

ARC 195; MTH 145 recommended.

 

 

ANT 454 - Historical and Theoretical Approaches in Anthropology   3cr.,   Course revision – change in perquisites, effective Fall 2009

Prerequisite: ANT 101 and ANT 202, junior standing.

 

 

ARC 499 – Senior Project/ Thesis in Archaeology   3cr.,   Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

ARC 195 and senior standing and prior agreement with instructor.

 

 

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

 

 

ANTHROPOLOGY MINOR   revision,   1. change the number of credits from archaeology and sociology that may be applied to Anthropology minor.  2. Eliminate the cross – listing of ANT 454.  3. Include a requirement dictating the number of credits that must be taken at the 300 – level or above, effective Fall 2009. Applicable to new catalog only.

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) – 21 credits – ANT 101, 202, ANT 454 and electives in anthropology. Nine of the elective credits must be at the 300 – level or above. Up to three credits in archaeology or sociology above the 100 – level may be applied. Anthropology credits applied to the archaeology major, the sociology major, or the sociology minor may not be applied to the anthropology minor.

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES MAJOR    program revision, 1. meaningful names to Groups B, C, and D,  2. add and delete courses, 3. modify ARC/ANT cross – listings.

effective Fall, 2009. Applicable to new catalog only.

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification Programs) – Undergraduate students may declare their major as pre- archaeological studies majors. Only those students who have been admitted to the program are classified as archaeological studies majors. Admission to the major is limited based upon the following, minimal requirements.

 

Entrance requirements:

 

A.       Prior to application for the major, the following archaeology courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3:0: ARC 195, ARC 200, and two other 200 or 300 level archaeology courses.

B.       An overall GPA of 2.50

C.      Completion of  32 credits

D.      Completion of the archaeological studies major application form

 

                Major requirements:

                 

A.        Required courses: ARC 195, 200, 455, 499, and a minimum of 6 credits of ARC 402

B.        Six credits (at least two courses) from Regional courses:   ARC 204,275, 280, 285, 310, 320,341, 350, 367, 399, 404, 409, 498; ARC/ANT 285, 315,353, 399; ARC/HIS 331, 332, 340, 365, 366, 368, 369: INS 350.

C.       Six credits (at least two courses) from Methods course: ARC 250, 300, 320, 334, 395, 399, 403, 445, 450, 498;  ANT/ARC 334, 399, 454; GEO/ESC 345, 385, 390, 426

D.       Six credits ( at least  two courses) from Anthropology courses: ANT 203, 250, 266, 290, 342, 343, 350, 352, 355, 370, 399, 409, 444, 454, 499; ARC/ANT 304, 305, 399; ANT/SOC 300, 307, 354.

             Anthropology credits applied to the archaeological studies major may not be applied to 

             the anthropology minor or the sociology major or minor.

 

             SOCIOLOGY MAJOR   program revision,  change in required courses, effective Fall 2009 applicable to all catalogs     

             (Teacher Certification programs) – 36 credits, including SOC 110, 200, 250, 350, 390, or

             395 or 405 or 410 or 416 and at least one course from each of the following areas:

A.       Social organization and processes; SOC 212, 216, 240, 260, 310, 311, 315, 338, 370, 420

B.       Social psychology: SOC 325, 330, 334, ( or CST 250 or PSY 343), 335

C.      Comparative sociology and anthropology: SOC 225, 480, or any course in anthropology

D.      Social problems and social change: SOC 120, 313, 320, 321, 322, 324, 326, 340, 422, 429, 475

E.       Remaining electives may be selected from any of the course offerings in sociology. Up to six credits in anthropology may be applied toward the sociology major. Anthropology credits applied to the sociology major cannot be applied to the anthropology minor or archaeological studies major. GEO 200, EFN 200 and CI 381 are statutory/ administrative code in the major.

 

SOCIOLOGY MAJOR    program revision, added 410 as optional requirement, deleted program admission requirement, effective Fall 2009

(all colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) – 36 credits, including SOC 110, 200, 250, 350, 390, or 395, 405 or 410 or 416. The remaining 18 credits will consist of sociology electives to be selected in consultation with a faculty adviser in sociology. Nine of the eighteen electives must be taken at the 300 level or above. Up to six credits in anthropology may be included in the sociology major if taken at the 200- level or above. Anthropology credits applied to the sociology major cannot be applied to the anthropology minor or archaeological studies major.

 

 

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

     

 

     4.       Consent Agenda: none

 

     5.        Old business:  none

 

6.         New business:  Committee discussed the role of UCC in the on – line courses program approval to

         ensure that curriculum changes follow the standard process. The history was reviewed. In 1995  

         UCC, developed DE principles. The first one is “Existing courses offered via distance education will

         follow the standard course review by a university curriculum committee, e.g. significant changes in 

         course outline, grading pattern, etc. in other words, no specific review is required for distance

         education courses. Departments will be responsible for ensuring course compatibility with

         selected technology, and for evaluating distance education offerings.”

 

             

Meeting adjourned: 4:58 p.m.

 

        

     7.  General Education Course Substitution:

·         Afro 3301 Black American Music at U of MN for MUS 209 (Minority Cultures or Multiracial  Women’s Studies) College of Liberal Studies  

·         Substitute ENG 380 for ENG 207 (Minority Cultures or Multiracial Women’s Studies)