Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes
March 11, 2003

Members Present: Ronald Glass, Donald Socha , Terence Kelly, Stephen Mc Dougal, Robert Klindworth, Andrew Matchett, Brian Finnigan, Kenny Hunt, Joseph Kastantin

Members Absent:  Adrienne Loh, Dean Wilder, Travis McBride, Mary Heim, Jamie Lee Bergum, Nick Osborne

Consultants:  Emily Johnson, Amelia Dittman, Chris Bakkum, Diane Schumacher

Guests:  Kathryn Hollon, Delores Heiden, Eric Kraemer, Thomas Hench, Tim Gerber, Mark Sandheinrich, Dayr Reis, Robin Mc Cannon, Kristine Saeger, Raymond Schoen, Richard Gappa

1. M/S/P to approve minutes of February 11, 2003.

 2. Second Readings:

Proposal #34, Associate Degree, degree requirements, effective Fall 2003. 

See degree requirements in the minutes of February 25, 2003.  The CLS Core Curriculum Committee provided the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee a list of the UW and Minnesota schools and their requirements for the number of resident credits.  Pam Rodgers does have the written response from all of the deans, but wasn’t present at the meeting to supply the committee with this information.  The CLS Curriculum Committee has requested that UCC decide about assigning associate degree oversight. This proposal was tabled due to the fact that the letters from the deans were not available.  This proposal will be revisited at the next Undergraduate Curriculum Committee meeting. 

Proposal #38, EDM 317, Educational Media, course deletion, effective Fall 2003.

EDM 318, Educational Media-Materials Production, course deletion, effective Fall 2003.

EDM 319, Technology for Teaching and Learning, new course, 2 credits, effective Fall 2003.  The course is an introduction to the systematic planning of instructional technology. Course objectives include developing functional skills in computer hardware and software, design of multimedia materials, and effective application of technology in teaching and learning. The course focuses on the basic principles of learning through technology integration into instruction with the use of multimedia, web development, instructional media, distance learning, Internet use and ethical, legal and social issues in technology. Prerequisite: junior standing.

The department has spoken with the Computer Science department in regards to overlap.  The Computer Science department feels that the overlap is minimal.  The second sentence in the course description was reworded as noted above. M/S/P to approve the proposal on the second reading.

 3. First Readings:

Proposal #37, O-T 499, Independent Study, course description, effective Fall 2003.  Independent study under the direction and supervision of a member of the occupational therapy faculty. Activities related to occupational therapy including additional independent research may be pursued. Prerequisite: admission by consent of the instructor. Repeatable for credit-—maximum 6.

M/S/P to approve the proposal on the first reading. 

Proposal #39, MGT 484, International Human Resource Management, prerequisite, effective Fall 2003.  The course examines human resource practices in countries other than the United States. These practices are compared and contrasted with common U.S. practices and implications for multinational corporations are considered.  Specific topics may include:  staffing, recruiting, overseas transfers, performance appraisal, compensation, and equal employment opportunity issues. Prerequisite: MGT 308.

Management (CBA), electives, effective Fall 2003.

Management Major

(College of Business Administration) —

The Department of Management offers students three tracks which may be utilized to complete a major in management: general management and technology, human resources, and international management* as listed below:

General Management and Technology—

24 credits. The student must take MGT 303, 305, 370, 395, 398, 408; plus two courses from group I: MGT 300, 360, 399, 400, 412, 428, 430, 494, I-S 320, 330; or one course from group I and three credits from group II: MGT 450, 452, 499.

Human Resources—24 credits. The student must take MGT 303, 305, 385, 386, 408, 486; plus two courses from group I: MGT 400, 431, 483, 484, 485; or one course from group I and three credits from group II: MGT 450, 452, 499.

International Management—24 credits.

The student must take MGT 303, 305, 360, 408, 430, 431; plus two courses from group I: MGT 400, 405, 484; or one course from group I and three credits from group II: MGT 452, 499.

Department moved MGT 400 from group II to group I. Change will be retroactive, although not to be detrimental.

MGT 431, Business Labour and Human Rights, title, course description, effective Fall 2003.  Examines the impact of globalization, trade regulation and international conventions, agreements and law on human rights: specifically in the context if business and labour rights. Topics include the emergence of post-war human rights structures; the impact of the International Labour Office on Human Rights in the workplace; the establishment of economic, social, and cultural rights in the context of business; the growing conflicts between trade agreements and national policy and emerging partnerships between business organizations and international agencies. Managerial and trade union responses to emerging human rights issues are considered. Prerequisite: MGT 303 and 308.

One committee member observed that the subject matter of MGT 431 is related to the subject matter of PHL 340, which suggests the possibility that an interdisciplinary treatment of the subject might be feasible.  M/S/P to approve the proposal on the first reading.

Proposal #40, BIO 302, Introductory Plant Identification, title, course description, effective Fall 2003. 

Introduction to the identification of trees, shrubs, and other herbacious plants of both local native and cultivated species. Field trips required. Lect. 1, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: BIO 204. Offered Sem. I, odd years.

BIO 390, Latin and Greek for Scientists, new course, 2 credits, effective Fall 2003.  Most scientific terminology comes to us as derived from Latin and Greek words. This course provides a solid background in scientific vocabulary by learning root words, prefixes and suffixes, as well as combinations of two or more root words and prefixes. Prerequisite: four science courses, at least two of which are BIO or MIC. Does not apply toward biology major in any concentration. Offered Sem. II.

BIO 405/505, Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants, title, effective Fall 2003.

BIO 413/513, Medical Mycology, course description, prerequisite, effective Spring 2003.  A study of the increasing number of medically important fungi, including the yeasts, molds, other fungi, and actinomycetes that are pathogenic to humans and other animals. Emphasis is on laboratory techniques for isolation and identification of pathogenic fungi. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: BIO 412/512 or MIC 230. Offered Sem. II.

M/S/P to approve the BIO 302, 405, 413 on the first reading; BIO 390 will return for a second reading.  The committee recommended that the title for BIO 390 be changed to Bioscientific Terminology.  The instructor of the course will be contacted regarding that suggestion.

Proposal #41, ENG/EDM 315, Adolescent Literature, prerequisite, course description, effective Fall 2003.

Survey of literature suitable for reading by adolescent boys and girls. The course is designed primarily for middle/secondary education students. Prerequisite: three credits in 200-level English courses and junior or senior standing. (Not open for credit in the English minor except for education minors.) (Cross-listed with ENG; may only earn credit in EDM or ENG.)

M/S/P to approve the proposal on the first reading.

Proposal # 42, Radiation Science: Radiation Therapy, required preprofessional courses, effective Fall 2003.

Pre-professional requirements —

44 credits, including BIO 105*, 312 and 313; CHM 103*, 104; C-S 101*; MTH 151**; PHY 125* or PHY 103* and 104; MTH 145* or 250*; PSY 100* or SOC 110* or SOC 120*; ECO 110 or 120.

The change to this program is due to changes made by the accreditation agency.  Instead of taking both PSY and SOC, students may choose one. ECO 110 or 120 was added because ECO 471, a required course, has ECO 110 as a prerequisite.  M/S/P to approve the proposal on the first reading.

Proposal #43, NMT 395, Immunology for the Nuclear Medicine Technologist, course description, 1 credit, effective Fall 2003.

A highly focused investigation of the practices of immunology for the student of nuclear medicine technology. Offered Sem. II.

Immunology has decreased in importance for nuclear medicine technologists.  Therefore, the department is reducing the number of credits to 1 for this course, which will reduce the program by 1 credit.  M/S/P to approve the proposal on the first reading.

 4. Consent Agenda:

    PHL 201, Introduction to Ethics, course description, effective Fall 2003.  A study of important ethical views in the history of philosophy. A search for justifiable standards of conduct through a critical examination of different ethical points of view. There will be additional introductory emphasis on selected issues in applied ethics from a multicultural point of view. Prerequisite: PHL 100. Offered Sem. I.

    PHL 206, History of Philosophy, II, course description, effective Fall 2003.  Principle questions of philosophy and history of their analysis from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment. Prerequisite: PHL 100. Offered Sem. II.

   This proposal was submitted after the deadline for the meeting.  It was requested that future proposals be submitted in a timely manner in order for standard processes to be followed.  M/S/P to approve the proposal.

 5. Old Business: None

6. New Business

    Faculty Senate was unable to discuss the criteria for evaluation of proposals on February 27.  This item is on the Faculty Senate agenda for this week.  Andy will report to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee at the next meeting.

 The meeting adjourned at 4:59 p.m.  The next UCC meeting is March 25, 2003.


Diane L. Schumacher, UCC Secretary