Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

                                                      October 27, 2009



Members Present: Berlin, Johnson, Ahmed, Seebach, Friesen, Kirsch, Moore, Kedrowski

Consultants Present: Keller, Dittman, Bakkum, Burkhardt, Means

Members absent: Wermedal, and Fisher, Kastantin and Socha, (exc.)

Consultants not present: Jax, Herling, Knudson

Guests: Shane Van Dalsem, Gregory Chu, George Cravins, Ken Winter, Michelle Tyvoll,

Liz Holloway, Carrie Melin, Kim Vogt, Bruce Riley, Tom Gendreau, Kuang Wei Wen, Carol Miller, David Anderson, Vincent Herr, Kyung Hoon Yang



      Approval of October 13, 2009 minutes


M/S/P to approve minutes


Second readings:  


            First Readings:

A.   IS 220, change course description, prerequisites changes, drop CS 103 and 104, course credit change from 3 to 4, Effective Fall 2010.

 Hold for second reading.


B.   CBA-Business core changes, removing CS 103 and 104 as requirements –retroactive to all catalogs, effective Spring 2010, on CBA core. 

Hold for second reading.


C.   BUS 230, prerequisites, remove CS 103 and 104, retroactive to all catalogs,  Effective Spring 2010.

Hold for second reading.


 BUS 350, New Course, 1 credit, Career Preparation, Effective Spring 2010

This course prepares students to change from the academic environment to the professional environment. Topics include self-assessment, preparing for interviews, written and oral communication in a career search, electronic resources, and graduate school opportunities. Prerequisite: Admission to the Business Program.

M/S/P approve on 1st reading.


D.   ESL 203, New course, 4 credits, ESL Lecture/Note Taking, Pass/Fail Grade, Effective Spring 2010

This course is designed to prepare students for college-level listening challenges. Students are introduced to a variety of academic lectures via different media. Students learn strategies for effective note-taking. Prerequisites: Non-native speakers of English and appropriate score on ESL placement test, and/or successful completion of ESL 153. P/F grade.

      M/S/P approve on 1st reading.



       ESL 253, New course, 4 credits, ESL Research Paper, Effective Spring 2010  

This course is designed to prepare students for college-level reading and writing challenges. It introduces students to the kind of writing that they are likely to encounter throughout their college career- summarizing, paraphrasing, critiquing, and synthesizing. The course reviews the process of research-gathering materials, selecting sources, and arranging information. Students will learn how to use and cite sources. Drafting, revising, and proofreading skills will be developed. Prerequisites: Non-native speakers of English and appropriate score on the ESL placement test and/or successful completion of ESL 202.

M/S/P approve on 1st reading.


E.    Sociology, Archaeology, and Anthropology


ANT 230, New Course, 3 credits, Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia, Effective Spring 2010

This course offers a contemporary look at the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia by exploring the impact of imperialism, colonialism, war, and globalization on the region; and by surveying the cultural, historical and political connections between its people and the rest of the world. Prerequisites: ANT 101 or SOC 110 or Soc 120 OR SOC/ANT 202.

Hold for second reading.


ANT 320, New Course, 3 credits, Rites, Rituals, and Ceremonies, Effective Spring 2010, 

This course examines the roles of rituals in family, community and national life. It introduces students to a variety of ritual traditions and symbolic practices from around the world. In the process, students will learn about the different approaches to studying, analyzing and interpreting the significance of rituals. Prerequisites: ANT 101 or SOC 110 or SOC 120 or SOC/ANT 202.

M/S/P approve on 1st reading.


ARC/HIS 295 Cross Listed, New Course, 3 credits, Pyramids, Temples and Towns! The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, Effective Spring 2010

This course is a survey of the archaeology of Ancient Egyptian civilization from an anthropological perspective and examines the Neolithic through Roman periods, ca. 5000 B.C. – A.D. 285. In this course, we will investigate the rise and development of Egyptian culture by examining selected archaeological sites and the material remains left behind by the ancient Egyptians. Using these materials, we will address specific topics of Ancient Egyptian civilization including the formation of the centralized state, sacred vs secular space, royal and private mortuary practices, urbanism, religion, roles of women in society, everyday life, history of Egyptian archaeology, recent discoveries, and future directions in the archaeology of Egypt.

M/S/P approve on 1st reading.


SOC 414, New course, 3 credits, Policy and Society, Effective Spring 2010  

This course offers a critical analysis of social policy development and impacts in the United States today. Students will apply sociological theories to explain how demographic changes, collective behavior and other social changes converged to allow specific social policies to be designed, proposed and implemented.  Students will also examine the impacts of such policies in the U.S. to similar policies in other countries. Social policies such as welfare reform, Social Security and federal agricultural policies are among the topics prospectively covered in this course. Prerequisites: SOC 110 or 120, ANT 101 or SOC/ANT 202. Junior standing recommended.  

M/S/P approve on 1st reading.


Consent agenda: PHY/AST 156 number change to PHY/AST 160-no objection. Effective Spring 2010.


Old business:  LX Forms revised- send any additional comments to Chris Bakkum; will finalize form and put into use-ASAP.


New business: none



Meeting adjourned: 5:00 p.m.