September 30, 2008
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Meeting
3:30pm, 325 Graff Main Hall
- Approval of the September 23, 2008 minutes
- Second readings:
SOC 326 Sociopharmacology 3cr. Course revision-- change in prerequisites, title and course description, effective Fall 2009
Sociopharmacology is the study of the social structural factors related to drug use and emphasizes social 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 in society. This course will focus on the social problem and social policy aspects of drugs in society. Questions such as, 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? are addressed.
BIO 202 Introduction to Biological Data Analysis and Interpretation: 2cr. New Course,
effective J Term 2009
- 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 the way the Andean region is portrayed in the media. Prerequisite: ANT 101 or SOC 110 or SOC 120 or Soc/Ant 202.
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.
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 120or SOC/ANT 202.
ANT/SOC - 307 International Development and Cultural Change 3cr., Course revision – change in title, course description, prerequisites, course number, was SOC 305, effective Fall 2009
course exams three areas related to social change and
development. First is a survey and evaluation of the theories
explaining social change and social/ economies development as
they are applied to underdeveloped nations. Second is an
examination of the social/economic problems confronted by
underdeveloped countries and the solutions to those problems
these countries have used. Third is an evaluation of
international development programs.
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
SOC 110 or 120 or 200, or ANT 101. (Cross listed with
SOC, may only earn credit in ANT or SOC.)
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
ARC 250 – Museum Studies 3cr., Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective
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 or senior standing. ARC 200 recommended. (Cross- listed with
ARC, may only earn credit in ARC or
ANT/ ARC 305 - Indigenous Agricultural Societies: Past and Present 3cr., Course revision change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009
or ARC 195.
200recommended. (Cross-listed with ARC, may only earn credit
in ARC or ANT)
ARC 310 – Midwest Archaeology 3cr., Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective
ANT/ SOC 300 –
ANT 355 – Peoples of Africa and the
ANT 285 – Archaeology of
ARC 454 –Historical and Theoretical approaches in Anthropology 3cr., Course revision –Course deletion (ARC 285 remains)
ANT 334 – Bones for the Archaeologist: Human skeletal Anatomy and the Anthropological Study of the Dead 3cr., Course revision –Course deletion (ARC 334 remains)
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
or ARC 195.
ARC 200 recommended
(Cross-listed with ARC,
may only earn credit in ARC or
ARC 320 – Historical Archaeology 3cr., Course revision – change in prerequisites,
effective Fall 2009
ANT/SOC 354 – Peoples and Cultures of Latin America 3cr., Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009
or ANT/SOC 202 or SOC 110 or SOC 120.
ANT/ECO/GEO/POL/SOC/ HIS 202
ARC 402 – Fields Methods in Archaeology 3-8cr., Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009
recommended and instructor consent.
ARC 403 – Archaeology Lab Methods 3cr., Course revision- change in prerequisites,
effective Fall 2009
recommended ARC 205,310, or 402.
ARC 404 – Environmental Archaeology 3cr., Course revision – change in prerequisites,
effective Fall 2009
200, and junior or senior standing.
ARC 445 – Research Methods in Archaeology 3cr., Course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009
ARC 195; MTH 145 is recommended.
ANT 454 - Historical and Theoretical Approaches in Anthropology 3cr., Course revision – change in perquisites, effective Fall 2009
ARC 200 ANT 101 and ANT 202, junior
or senior 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 project advisor
ANTHROPOLOGY MINOR; 1. change the number of credits from archaeology and sociology that may be applied to Anthropology minor. 2. Eliminate the cross – listing of the course. 3. Include a requirement dictating the number of credits that must be taken at the 300 – level or above, effective Fall 2009
colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) – 21 credits
– ANT 101, 202
ARC/ANT 454, ANT 454 and
electives in anthropology. Up to nine credits in archaeology
and /or six credits in sociology above the 100 level may be
applied. Nine of the 21 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: 1. meaningful names to Groups B, C, and D, 2. add and deleted courses, 3. modify ARC/ANT cross – listings.
effective Fall, 2009
(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.
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 for all university work completed
C. Completion of 32 credits
D. Completion of the archaeological studies major application form
A. Required courses: ARC 195, 200, 455, 499, and a minimum of 6 credits of ARC 402
Six credits (at least two courses) from Regional courses:
ARC 204. 205, 275, 280, 280, 285, 310,
350, 367, 399, 404, 409, 498; ARC/ANT 285,
315,353, 399; ARC/HIS 331, 332, 340, 365, 366, 368, 369:
Six credits (at least two courses) from Methods course:
ARC 250, 300, 320, 334, 395, 399, 403, 445, 450,
399, 454; GEO/ESC 323, 343, 345, 385, 390, 426
Six credits ( at least
two courses) from Anthropology courses: ANT 203,
250, 266, 290, 342, 343, 350, 352,
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
the anthropology minor or the sociology major or minor.
SOCIOLOGY MAJOR; change in required courses, effective Fall 2009
(Teacher Certification programs) – 36 credits, including SOC 110, 200, 250, 350, 390, or 395, 405
or 410 or 416 and at least one course from each of the following areas:
Social organization and processes; SOC 212, 216, 240,
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
Social problems and social change: SOC 120, 313, 320, 321, 322,
324, 326, 340, 422, 429,
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 C-I 381 are statutory/ administrative code in the major.
SOCIOLOGY MAJOR; program revision; effective Fall 2009
colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs), add course
410. Delete: to
declare a major in sociology, in the
- Consent Agenda: None
- Old business: None
- New business: Faculty Senate Charges