Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

April 8, 2003



Members Present:                Glass, Socha, Kelly, McDougal, McBride, Loh, Matchett, Finnegan, Hunt, Kastantin


Members Absent:                Klindworth, Wilder, Bergum, M. Heim, Osborne


Consultants:                         E. Johnson, Dittman, Burkhardt, Bakkum for Magerus, Schumacher


Guests:                                   Ripp, Straker, Heiden, Angell, Yu, Herling


1.        M/S/P to approve minutes of March 25, 2003, as amended to include reference to CST restrictions under old business and to more accurately reflect the deans’ intention to respond rather than “draft a response”.

2.        Second Readings:

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


Course additions and deletions to the General Education program will apply to the CLS core.


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


IE    Second Major, Minor or Program Option Requirements—Students must complete one of the following options:

l.  Complete a minor (or second major) outside of the student’s major program, consisting of at least 18 credits; OR

2. Complete an emphasis, program or concentration of at least 18 credits. General Education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum General Education requirements; OR

3. Complete 18 credits in two or more departments or programs earned at the 300 or 400 level. These courses must be outside the major department and can be from any college. General Education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum General Education requirements.


IIA 2. Add SOC 416 to list of approved research courses


IIB 1. Add MLG 304 to the list of approved courses that may be used to fulfill the Bachelor of Arts Degree requirement.


Some miscellaneous course number changes were updated as well as adding a new General Education course to the list.   M/S/P to approve the proposal.


Proposal #46, Military Science Courses, change in course titles, descriptions, combining courses effective Fall 2003

                The following changes were made as a result of committee recommendations:

                M-S 101 Introduction to the Army Profession, 1 cr.,  change course title and description

Introduces students to the Army and the competencies that are central to an Army leader’s responsibilities. Establishes the framework for understanding military leadership, army values and “life skills” such as physical fitness and time management. The course will help students develop the values, skill and attributes that characterize a leader in any profession. Offered Sem. 1


                M-S 302, Leadership and Ethical Decision Making,  3 cr.,  revise title, instructional pattern, description, credits. (The title was the only revision from information recorded in 3/25/03 minutes.


                Revision of department prefix from M-S to MSL, proposal withdrawn. The department name and prefix will remain as they currently exist.


                M-S/HIS 402 American Military History, proposal withdrawn. Course will remain as it currently exists.


It was noted that the only course that is repeatable for credit is M-S 499. M/S/P to approve proposal as recorded above and in the 3/25/03 minutes.


3.       First Readings:

Proposal #47, P-T/BIO early entrance program, new P-T undergraduate courses, effective fall 2003


Early Entrance Program--UWL Biology Dept. and UWL Physical Therapy Dept.

Students in the general biology major will be eligible to apply for early admission to the P-T master’s program prior to having completed their bachelor’s degree. Students will be selected for entrance based on the same criteria as other applicants. They must have minimum 3.0 GPA and they will be guaranteed a personal interview.


During the first 3 years of coursework taken at UWL, bio students complete at least 91 UG credits, including GenEd, bio major requirements except 7 credits, chemistry requirements, prerequisite PT courses. Courses taken after acceptance into the PT program would count toward the bachelor’s degree and be waived for the master’s degree. These courses include CSC421, Human Anatomy, 7 cr. to be used as a bio major requirement and 22 other required PT credits, which would count as general electives toward the bachelor’s degree.


P-T 423/523, Kinesiology and Biomechanics of Normal and Abnormal Movement, 3 cr. , new UG course (already exists at grad level)

The principles and theories of the biomechanics of human motion presented to develop analytical skills in normal and abnormal movement. Prerequisite: P-T 421, 461, acceptance into PT program; Lect. 2, Lab 2. Offered Sem. 1


P-T 424/524, Physiological Regulation of Exertion and Disease,  3 cr., new UG course (already

exists at grad level)

Designed to provide the student with an overview of the physiological basis of activity. Exercise in different environments, gender differences in exercise in the elderly and children, concepts of strength and aerobic conditioning and anaerobic tests. Prerequisite; P-T 422, acceptance into PT program; Lect. 2, Lab. 2, Offered Sem. 1


P-T 425/525, Neuroanatomy, 3 cr., new UG course (already exists at grad level)

This course will introduce the student to the anatomical basis of neuroscience in structure and physiological function of the central nervous system will be correlated for normal and abnormal processes. Patient examples and research literature will be utilized to foster appropriate decision-making skills in students. Prerequisite: P-T 421, 461, acceptance into PT program; Lect.2, Lab 2, Offered Sem. 1


P-T 431/531, Basic Handling in Patient Care, 2 cr., new UG course (already exists at grad level)

Fundamental skills used by the physical therapist in a clinical setting. These include positioning transfers, elementary exercise programs, gait training. Prerequisite: P-T 421, 461, acceptance into PT program; Lect.1, Lab 2; Offered Sem. 1


P-T 449/549, PT Practice, 1 cr., new UG course (already exists at grad level)

This course will introduce the student to the profession of physical therapy and its relationship to health care. Content will provide the student with an overview of a standardized approach to patient assessment, documentation, and goal setting. Offered Sem. 1


P-T 461/561, Applied Anatomical Assessment, 3 cr., new UG course (already exists at grad level)

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the clinical significance of anatomical landmarks and soft tissue testing procedures. Prerequisite: acceptance into PT program; Lect. 3, Lab 5; Offered summer session.


P-T 462/562, Scientific and Clinical Foundations for Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions, 2 cr; new UG course (already exists at grad level)

This course is designed to present the scientific and clinical foundation for evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions with emphasis on a review of the clinical and research literature. Prerequisite: P-T 421,461, acceptance into PT program; Offered Sem. 1


The PT chair described the plan whereby biology majors who are early entrance PT students will be able to reduce their time to degree by one year (up to 29 credits). The approved PT courses will be part of the student’s undergraduate record, and a bachelor’s degree will be awarded when those courses are successfully completed. Those same courses will be waived for the master’s degree program. Activities required for courses will be the same for both UG and grad students; all students will complete graduate level work.  A question was raised about whether the UG students would be disadvantaged by being 1-2 years younger than the graduate students. The PT chair explained that other undergraduate students, i.e. OT’s take some PT courses in their program and they have been successful. Members were invited to send grammar/working suggestions to the PT chair. Persons interested in seeing the semester-by-semester sample course schedule may contact the physical therapy dept.


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


Proposal # 48, Exercise and Sport Science Major with Sport Management Emphasis, change in program admission requirements, effective fall 2003.


Admission requirements—To be considered for admission to the exercise and sport science major sport management emphasis, the student must have completed or be “in progress” of completing at least 30 credits (changed from 45), including General Education credits and the three pre-admission core courses (BIO 103 or 105; C-S 101; ESS 115) with a grade of at least “C” in each of these core courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.75. (eliminated ESS 205, 206 as prerequisites for program admission; still need to complete)


The program director explained that they want to get students into the program earlier. They aren’t eliminating any course requirements in the program, just moving ESS 205/206 from pre-admission to post-admission.


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


Proposal #49, SPE 461/561 Clinical in Special Education, Credits changed from 1 to 2, effective fall 2003 for students in all catalogs.


Program did not assign correct credits to this course originally. Students are in the schools 3 hr/day, 4 days/week for 5 weeks, which equates to 2 credits. The change impacts credits in the minor, which increases from 21 + student teaching to 23 + student teaching.


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


4.       SAH student petition—student requested to have CHM 461, taken fall 2002, count as a second writing emphasis course.

The committee asked for more information, including whether or not there was something unusual about the previously designated writing emphasis course that affected her performance and whether or not there ware other opportunities to take another writing emphasis class before graduation. 


This was the first reading. There will be a second reading.


5.       Old business: Adrienne distributed the draft Criteria for Evaluation of Proposals.  Document will be discussed at the next meeting.


Meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m. Next meeting will be April 22, 2003 at 3:30 p.m.


College approved substitution:

                SAH       ECON 106, 3 cr., General Economics-UW-Oshkosh CAP program for ECO 120





Diane L. Schumacher