Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

March 25, 2003


Members Present:        Ronald Glass, Donald Socha , Terence Kelly, Travis McBride, Robert Klindworth, Adrienne Loh, Andrew Matchett, Dean Wilder, Kenny Hunt, Joseph Kastantin, Nick Osborne


Members Absent:        Stephen Mc Dougal (exc), Brian Finnigan, Mary Heim, Jamie Lee Bergum


Consultants:                 Emily Johnson, Amelia Dittman, Charles Martin-Stanley, Diane Schumacher


Guests:                           Kathryn Hollon, Pamela Rodgers, Mark Sandheinrich, Edward Ripp, Thomas Volk, Donald Campbell


1. M/S/P to approve minutes of March 11, 2003, as amended.


2. Third Readings:


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


Pam Rodgers distributed revisions of the proposal and copies of the letters from the deans.  Andy Matchett has contacted the deans in regards to where the associate degree should be housed.  Liberal Studies has responded.  Garth Tymeson and Dan Duquette will respond after they have met with their college.  The issue of housing of this degree will be discussed once all of the deans have responded.  M/S/P to approve the proposal.


3. Second Readings:


BIO 390, Latin and Greek Roots in Scientific Terminology, 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: BIO 103 or 105. Does not apply toward biology major in any concentration. Offered Sem. II.


M/S/P to approve BIO 390 on the second reading.


4. First Readings:

Proposal #44, GTL 300, Gerontology Foundations, new course, 3 credits, effective Fall 2003.

Gerontology Foundations presents the fundamentals of basic physiological and psychological aging processes and of the social contexts of aging from a multidisciplinary perspective. It provides opportunities to 1.) explore myths and stereotypes of aging; 2.) examine the impact of ageism on both young and old; 3.) identify correlates and consequences of “the graying of America”; 4.) formulate personal attitudes regarding aging; 5.) become familiar with empirical data on aging from multiple disciplines. 8 week, UWLI ON-line offering.


UW-L has been asked to house this course from the System wide Consortium for Gerontology.  This course may be looked at in the future as the foundations course for the gerontology program here on campus. Travis McBride, Pam Rodgers, Betsy Morgan, and Kim Vogt have all been contacted regarding the possibility of overlap and have agreed that the overlap is minimal with a focus on aging. M/S/P to approve this proposal on the first reading.


Proposal #45, College of Liberal Studies/School of Arts and Communication Core Curriculum, electives, effective Fall 2003.

I.A. Complete HST 152, Roots of the Modern World Complete a HIS course at the 200/300 level.

I.E.  These cannot be General Education or CLS common core courses.

II.2. Add SOC 416 to list on p. 76.


Changes have been made to the core in order to make the program option more flexible. The committee is confused as to what the desired outcome for the proposal is with the way it is currently written. Pam Rodgers will take this proposal back to the CLS Core Curriculum committee to make revisions.  This was the first reading; there will be a second reading.



Proposal #46,  Change the name of the dept. to Military Science and Leadership and the prefix to MSL


M-S 315, Leadership Development Laboratory I, deletion, effective Fall 2003.

M-S 316, Leadership Development Laboratory II, deletion, effective Spring 2004.

M-S 415, Advanced Leadership Development Laboratory I, deletion, effective Fall 2003.


MSL 101, Foundations of Officership, title, course description, effective Fall 2003.

Introduces students to the competencies that are central to an Army leader's responsibilities. Establishes the framework for understanding officership, leadership, Army values and "life skills" such as physical fitness and time management. The course will help students develop the values, skills and attributes that characterize a leader in any profession. Offered Sem. I.


MSL 102, Basic Leadership, title, course description, effective Spring 2004.

Introduces students to the Army's basic leadership fundamentals such as problem solving, communications, briefings and effective writing, goal setting, techniques for improving listening and speaking skills and an introduction to developmental counseling. This course is designed to help students in the near-term as leaders on campus and, in the long-term, as more effective leaders and managers whether in military or civilian life. Prerequisite: MSL 101 or department chair approval. Offered Sem. II.


MSL 201, Individual Leadership Studies, title, course description, , effective Fall 2003.

The first of two intermediate Army leadership courses in which students identify successful leadership characteristics by observing others and themselves through practical exercises. Students record observed traits and the situations in which they occur in order to illustrate the concept and application of situational leadership analysis. The course is designed to facilitate students' development of a personal leadership style. Prerequisite: MSL 101 and 102 or department chair approval. Offered Sem. I.


MSL 202, Leadership & Teamwork, title, course description, effective Spring 2004.

The second of two intermediate Army leadership courses in which students learn how to build successful teams, various methods for influencing action, effective communication in setting and achieving goals, the importance of timing a decision, creativity in the problem solving process, and obtaining team buy-in through immediate feedback. Prerequisite: MSL 201 or department chair approval. Offered Sem. II.


MSL 301, Leadership & Problem Solving, 3 cr, title, credits, course description, includes M-S 315, effective Fall 2003.

The first of two advanced Army leadership courses in which students conduct self-assessments of leadership style, develop a personal fitness regimen, and learn to plan and conduct individual/small unit tactical military training while testing reasoning and problem-solving techniques. Students receive direct feedback on Army leadership abilities. Lecture 2, Lab 2. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair. Offered Sem. I.


MSL 302, Leadership & Ethical Decision Making, 3 cr. title, course description, includes M-S 316, effective Spring 2004.

The second of two advanced Army leadership courses in which students undergo practical, "hands on" leadership training from the Army's small unit perspective with self, peer and instructor performance-oriented evaluations. Course is replete with opportunities to plan and conduct individual and collective military skills training to gain leadership and tactical experience. Upon completion of MSL 302, students will possess the fundamental confidence and competence of leadership in a small unit setting and will be prepared to execute all leadership and followership facets of the National Leadership Advanced Camp. Lecture 2, Lab 2. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair. Offered Sem. II.


MSL 401, Leadership and Management, 3 cr. , title, course description, includes M-S 415, effective Fall 2003.

The first of two Army officer development courses in which students develop proficiency in planning and executing complex military operations, function as a member of an Army staff, and mentor subordinates. Students explore Army training management, methods of effective staff collaboration, and Army developmental counseling techniques. Lecture 2, Lab 2. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair. Offered Sem. I.


MSL/HIS 402, American Military History, course description, effective Fall 2003.

A historical review and analysis of the development of military strategy and weapons; a detailed study of the history of the United States military; an analysis of contemporary, post-World War II issues; and a study of selected battles. Prerequisite: Consent of military science/history department chair. (Cross-listed with HIS; students may only earn credit in MSL or HIS.)


MSL 403, Officership, title, instructional pattern, course description, effective Spring 2004.

The second of two Army officer development courses in which students conduct case study analysis of military law and practical exercises on establishing an ethical Army command climate. Students must complete a semester long Senior Leadership Project that requires them to plan, organize, collaborate, analyze, and demonstrate their leadership skills.  This course is designed to prepare the student to assume leadership roles as an Army officer. Lecture 2, Lab 1. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair. Offered Sem. II.


MSL 499, Independent Study in Military Science and Leadership, title, course description, effective Fall 2003.

Students design individual plans of study in consultation with a MSL faculty member. Designed for MSL students who have excellent records in the department.  Prerequisite: Department chair approval. Repeatable for credit — maximum 3.


MSL 103, Basic Military First Aid, title, course description. , effective Fall 2003.

Introduces students to basic military first aid procedures. Students receive hands-on training and proficiency required of a military officer in the application of first aid procedures, as well as introductions to injury prevention programs and field sanitation techniques. Students may seek red-cross first aid/CPR accreditation through this course.


The change from Military Science to Military Science and Leadership is nationwide.  These changes do not impact the program requirements.  The department has combined the labs into the corresponding lecture courses. Now students will register for a lecture section and a lab section of the same course. The dept. says there is no overlap with MGT 412 or EFN 347/447. Committee members had the following comments. 1.) MSL 101 and 102 seem to be directed more to officership than the military in general. How will that impact enrollment? Should the title or description include something that lets students know it is still applicable? 2.) Perhaps the MSL 302 title “Leadership and Ethics” is too broad. Would “Leadership and Ethical Decision Making” be more appropriate? Major  Ripp will discuss these comments with the department.  This was a first reading. There will be a second reading.


5. Consent Agenda:

Changes to When Course is Offered

BIO 309/509, Entomology, offered occasionally.

BIO 321, Ornithology, offered occasionally.

BIO 417/517, Animal Physiology, offered occasionally.

BIO 422/522, Ichthyology, offered Sem. I, alternate years.

BIO 448/548, Aquatic Toxicology, offered Sem. II, alternate years.

CST 300, Theory and Research in Communication Studies, Offered occasionally.

CST 460, Planning, Implementing and Evaluating the Public Relations Campaign, alternate years.

C-S 342, Software Testing Techniques, offered Sem. II, odd numbered years.

C-S 351, Simulation, offered Sem. I, odd numbered years.

C-S 352, Computer Graphics and Scientific Visualization, offered Sem. II, even numbered years.

C-S 353, Analysis of Algorithm Complexity, offered Sem. I, even numbered years.

C-S 431, Introduction to Robotics, offered occasionally.

C-S 443/543, Topics in Operating Systems, offered Sem. I., even numbered years.

C-S 446/546, Object-Oriented Software Development, offered Sem. II.

C-S 452/552, Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, offered Sem. I, odd numbered years.

C-S 453/553, Introduction to the Theory of Computation, offered Sem. II, odd numbered years.

C-S 464/564, Advanced Database Management Systems, offered Sem. II, even numbered years.

C-S 470/570, Parallel and Distributed Computing, offered Sem. I, odd numbered years.

C-S 471/571, Data Communications, offered Sem. I, even numbered years.

C-S/C-I 480/680, Survey of Computer Assisted Instructional Systems, offered occasionally.

ECO 400/500, Monetary Theory and Policy, offered occasionally.

ECO 409/509, Econometric Methods, offered occasionally.

ECO 435, Law and Economics, offered occasionally.

ECO 447/547, Urban/Regional Economics, offered occasionally.

FIN 364, Private and Group Pensions, offered occasionally.

FIN 410, Management of Financial Institutions, offered Sem. I.

FIN 426/526, Real Estate Finance, offered occasionally.

FIN 430/530, Financial Planning and Strategy, offered occasionally.

FIN 460, Seminar in Risk and Insurance, offered occasionally.

FIN 465/565, Health Care Financing, offered occasionally.

FIN 477/577, International Investments, offered occasionally.

FIN 480/580, Financial Management and Control, offered occasionally.

HED 345, Issues in Mental and Emotional Health, offered Sem. I.

SHE 310, Introduction to Curricular Processes and Instructional Techniques, offered Sem. I.

SHE 407/507, Health Education in the Elementary School, offered Sem. I.

HIS 310, Native American History, offered once a year every three semesters.

HIS 320, Public History, offered once every three years semesters.

HIS 321, Wisconsin History, offered once every two years.

HIS 390, Public History Research, Offered once a year as arranged with instructor

HON 202, Body, Mind, and Well-Being, offered Sem. I.

PHL 303, Ethical Theory, offered Sem. II.

PHL 400, Ethical and Legal Issues in Communication Studies, offered occasionally

PHL 494, Advanced Topics in Philosophy, and 496

PHL 495, Individual Study in Philosophy, Offered Sem. I.

PHL 496, Integrative Seminar, No more than six credits in PHL 300, 494, 495, and 496 are applicable to a major or minor.  Offered Sem. I.

RTH 203, Outdoor Recreation Skills for Persons with Special Needs, offered occasionally.

RTH 215, Adapted Aquatic Activities, offered occasionally.

RTH 332, Therapeutic Recreation for Persons with Physical Disabilities, offered occasionally.

RTH 496, Orientation to Internship in Therapeutic Recreation, Seven week course.

ANT 203, Culture and Ecology, Offered Sem. II.

ANT/ARC 285, Archaeology of Mexico and Central America, Offered Sem.II, even-numbered years.

ANT/ARC 454, Historical and Theoretical Approaches in Anthropology, Offered Sem. II.

ARC 250, Museum Studies, Offered Sem. II.

ARC 315, Prairie-Plains Archaeology, Offered Sem. II.

ARC/HIS 372, History of Women in the Ancient World, Offered Sem. II. Offered once every three semesters.

ARC 403, Archaeology Lab Methods, Offered Sem. I., even-numbered years.

ARC 499, Senior Project/Thesis in Archaeology, Offered Sem. II.

SOC/ERS 280, Hmong Americans, Offered Sem. II.

SOC/ANT 300, Latin America in Transition, Offered Sem. II.

SOC 320, Demography, Offered occasionally.

SOC 338, Sociological Aspects of Work and Life, Offered occasionally.

SOC/ERS 343, American Indian Contemporary Issues, Offered Sem. I.

SOC/ANT 360, Catastrophies and Human Societies, Offered occasionally.

SOC/ERS 363, American Indians and the Environment, Offered every third semester.


Prerequisite Changes

CLI 410, Clinical Hematology, Prerequisite: admission to CLS program and CLI 390.

ANT/ARC 304, Hunter and Gatherer Societies, Prerequisite: junior or senior standing; ARC 200 recommended.

ANT/ARC 305, Indigenous Agricultural Societies:Past and Present, Prerequisite: ARC 200 and ARC/ANT 304.

EDM 335/535, Introduction to Cataloging and Classification, Prerequisite: EDM 319 EDM 317.

EDM 402/602, Instructional Technology, Prerequisite: EDM 319 EDM 317 and EDM301.


These changes have been made by departments via the undergraduate catalog proofs.  M/S/P to approve the proposal.


6.        Old Business: CST has not proposed any courses to UCC, for which there will be enrollment restrictions as a result of implementing a program admission requirement.


7.        New Business

    Andy Matchett reported on his presentation of the criteria for reviewing proposals to Faculty Senate. The Senate did not take formal action; however, it requested that guidelines be created to allow departments to be prepared for questions that will be asked by the committee when bringing proposals forth.  That was suggested in response to the issue of what is open for review when a change to an existing course is brought before the UCC. Adrienne Loh has volunteered to draft the guidelines based on the criteria and requested the committee email suggestions to her. 


The meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.  The next UCC meeting is April 8, 2003.




Diane L. Schumacher

UCC Secretary