Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

October 28, 2003

 

Members Present:                Carol Angell, Beth Cherne, Chris Frye, Ron Glass, Kenny Hunt, Terry Kelly, Robert Klindworth, Sami Manzke, Paul D. Miller, Donald Socha, Marcie Wycoff-Horn, Kelli Zellinger

 

Members Absent:                Mandy Anderson, Dean Wilder

 

Consultants:                         Carla Burkhardt, Amelia Dittman, Emily Johnson, Sandy Keller, Diane Schumacher

 

Guests:                                   Pam Rodgers, Kristina Blomquist 

 

 

1.  M/S/P to approve the minutes of October 14, 2003

 

2.  Introduction of new student member, Kelli Zellinger

 

3.  Second readings: None

 

4.  First readings:

        Proposal #4, HIS 303, History of Labor and the Working Class, course title/description 3 credits, effective Fall 2004.

 

The reading of this proposal was postponed until the November 11 meeting. 

 

        Proposal #5, Political Science Department

        POL 327, Introduction to Paralegalism and Judicial Administration, course deletion, Effective Fall 2004

        POL 332, Russia, Commonwealth and Independent States (CIS) and Central/East European Government and Politics,        course deletion, Effective Fall 2004

        POL 335, Soviet Seminar, course deletion, Effective Fall 2004

        POL 422/522, Current Problems in Constitutional Law, course deletion, Effective Fall 2004

        POL 445/545, War and Peace, course deletion, Effective Fall 2004

 

        POL 370, Constitutional Law I: Powers of Government, title, effective Fall 2004

An examination of the United States Constitution, and the role of judiciary in elaborating its fundamental principles: Judicial Review, the Federal System, the range of National Power, and Presidential-Congressional relations. Prerequisites: POL 101 or 102 or 221. Offered every two years.

 

        POL 371, Constitutional Law II: The First Amendment, title, effective Fall 2004

The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, press, religion and assembly. This course will carefully examine U.S. Supreme Court opinions in theses areas. Among the topics to be covered are the constitutional relationship between speech and conduct, separation of religion and government, definition of obscenity and pornography, and the latitude available to those who use the media and newspapers to communicate ideas. Prerequisites: POL 101 or 102 or 221. Offered every two years.

 

        POL 372, Constitutional Law III: Racial, Gender and Targeted Group Discrimination, title, effective Fall 2004

A careful examination of U.S. Supreme Court rulings on racial and gender discrimination. Prerequisites: POL 101 or 102 or 221. Offered every two years.

 

        POL 373, Constitutional Law IV: Rights of the Accused, title, effective Fall 2004

In recent years the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a large number of opinions dealing with the rights of the accused. This subject is primarily addressed in the 4th, 5th and 6th amendments. This course will examine Court rulings in the areas of police searches and arrests, coercion in criminal proceedings, empaneling and deliberation of juries, right to counsel, and the protection against self-incrimination. Prerequisite: POL 101 or 102 or 221. Offered Sem. II

 

        POL 374, Constitutional Law V: Right to Life, title, effective Fall 2004

A careful examination of the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinions on capital punishment, abortion, and mercy killing, as well as other issues affecting the constitutional right to life. Prerequisite: POL 370 or 371 or 372 or 373. Offered every two years

 

        POL 246, Model United Nations, 2 credits, course description, prerequisites, effective Fall 2004

An introductory level course requiring participation in a regional or national Model United Nations. Students will be required to study countries to be represented, learn basics about how the United Nations works, and research Model UN topic agendas.

 

        POL 338, European Government and Politics, 3 credits, course description, prerequisites, effective Fall 2004

A critical comparative assessment and study of the political institutions and practices of the political systems of Europe and the European Union. All countries in Europe will be discussed but special emphasis will be given to the political systems of the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Russia. Prerequisites: POL 101 or 102 or 234 or Junior standing. Offered every two years.

 

POL 344, International Organization and Administration, 3 credits, course description, prerequisites, effective Fall 2004

An introduction and study of the United Nations, U.N. Specialized Agencies, and selected other international governmental organizations (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). This course will study structure and organization, voting procedure, budget and personnel practices, and the political, administrative and economic issues facing international organizations in general and those selected for study in this course. Prerequisites: POL 101 or 102 or ANT/ECO/GEO/POL/SOC/HIS 202, or Junior standing. Offered every two years.

 

POL 345, Public International Law, 3 credits , course description, prerequisites, effective Fall 2004

Examination of contemporary public international law utilizing case studies and including study of the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. Case studies focus on the norms of international law as they may apply to current international conflicts and controversies. Prerequisites: POL 101 or 102 or 221 or 202 or ANT/ECO/GEO/POL/SOC/HIS 202, or Junior standing Offered every two years.

 

POL 446, Advanced Model United Nations, 3 credits, New course, effective Fall 2004

This is an advanced level Model UN course for Juniors and Seniors. The course requires participation in a regional or Model United Nations. Students will be expected to research their countries, the U.N., and Model UN agenda topics and issues, and to write papers and make oral presentations appropriate for an upper division course. Prerequisites: POL 246 or Junior/Senior standing.

 

The department was asked to consult with international studies director, particularly about deletion of courses since they are listed as electives in international studies minor. The international business major will need to find different courses to replace POL 332 in Eastern Europe area studies requirement. This was a first reading, there will be a second reading.

  

4.  Consent Agenda:

        Art Department

        ART 333, History of Animation, course deletion, Effective Fall 2004

        ART 334, New Directions in Animation, course deletion, Effective Fall 2004

        ART 349, Display Holography, course deletion, Effective Fall 2004

 

M/S/P to approve the consent agenda. 

 

5.  Old Business:

NCATE review team meeting on Monday, November 3 at 1:10pm in Morris Hall.

A brochure explaining the Teacher Education Conceptual framework at UWL was handed out to committee members.

                Non departmental courses

A draft listing of non-departmental courses at UWL was handed out to committee members. Upon review, it appears that these courses could be classified as those that are part of a program vs. those that are not. The vast majority falls into the first category. Work will continue on the list and a short report to Senate.

  

6.  New Business: WTCS transfer issues

Bob Klindworth volunteered to serve on UW system committee. 

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.

 

Diane Schumacher

UCC Secretary