Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

 November 9, 2004

 

Members Present:                Beth Cherne, Chris Frye, Ron Glass, Kenny Hunt, Terry Kelly, (chair) Paul Miller, Jeff Baggett, Joseph Kastantin

 

Members Absent:                Ryan Vanloo (excused), Mandy Anderson

                                               

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

 

Guests:                                   Kristine Saeger, Jim Theler, Tim Mc Andrews, Dean Stroud, Dean Wilder, Betsy Morgan, Carmen Wilson, Jeri Anibas

 

1.        Approval of the October 26, 2004 minutes

2.     First Readings:

          Proposals # 11, effective fall 2005

          Archaeological Studies Major, 36 cr.

(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 and based upon the following minimal requirements.

Entrance Requirements:

A. Prior to application for the major, the following archaeology courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.00: 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.

Major Requirements:

A. Required Courses: ARC 195, 200, 455, 499, and a minimum of 6 credits of ARC 402.

B. Six credits (at least two courses) from: ARC 204, 205, 275, 280, 310, 315, 320, 350, 367, 404, 409, 433, 455, 498/598, ARC/ANT 285, 353, 399, ARC/HIS 331, 332, 340, 365, 366, INS 350.

C. Six credits (at least two courses) from: ARC 250, 300, 395, 403, 435, 445, 450, 498/598, ANT/ARC 334, 399, 454, GEO/ESC 250, 323, 343, 345, 390, 426

D. Six Nine credits (at least two courses) from: ANT 203, 250, 342, 343, 350, 352, 355, 409, 444, 499, ARC/ANT 304, 305, 399, ANT/SOC 300, 354

 

Anthropology credits applied to the archaeological studies major may not be applied to the anthropology minor or the sociology major or minor.

 

Anthropology Minor, (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) - 21 credits, including ANT 101, 202, ANT/ARC 454 and electives in anthropology.  Up to nine credits in archaeology and/or six credits in 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.

 

          Honors Program in Archaeology, 36 cr.

This program is not to be confused with University Honors which is a separate entity - you can receive Honors Credit in Archaeology only by taking the program in our department.

 

We strongly urge you to consider participating in the Archaeology Honors Program.  It is a fine and important addition to your vitae when you seek a graduate school or a job.

 

I. Admission

                   A. Junior Standing

                   B. 12 credits completed in the archaeology major

                   C. 3.50 cumulative grade point average in the archaeology major

                   D. A 3.25 cumulative grade point average overall

                   E. Recommendation of two faculty members in the archaeology program submitted to the

                 archaeology/anthropology section head

 

II. Program

A. ARC 445 Research Methods in Archaeology with a grade of AB or higher

B. ARC 455 Archaeological Theory with a grade of AB or higher

 

III. Evaluation

     A. A grade point average of 3.50 in the archaeology major at graduation

                     B. Submission and acceptance of a thesis in ARC 499, as specified in the senior project/

                     thesis guidelines

                     C. Presentation of a paper from ARC 499 to a colloquium of faculty and students in the

                     major

                     D. Completion of the honors program in archaeology evaluation form and submitted to the

     Sociology/Archaeology department program assistant.

 

ARC 195, Archaeology, 3 cr., new course, effective fall 2005.

This course is the introductory course for archaeology majors and requirement to major in Archaeology.  Methods and techniques for the recovery and interpretation of archaeological evidence are examined as well as the role of archaeology in modeling past human behavior and environments.  Breakout sessions include exposure to and interpretation of archeological remains, field and lab methods, use of classification systems, and examination of prehistoric technologies such as stone tools and pottery. Offered Sem. I

ARC 280, Archaeology of the Andes, 3 cr., change course number from 360 to 280 and revise description. This course reviews the prehistory and early historic period of the Andean region of South America.  Emphasis will be placed on tracing the rise of civilization in the Andes which culminated the Inca Empire and the extraordinary events that led to the conquest of the Inca by the Spanish conquistadors.  Topics to be explored include the controversial evidence of early man in South America, the role of the ocean and mountains in shaping prehispanic life, the origin of domesticated plants and animals, an the rise of the complex societies of Moche, Tiwanaku, Wari, Chimu, and of course, the Inca.

ARC 300, Cultural Resource Management, 3 cr., change course number from 435 to 300, revise description, prerequisites. Since the 1980’s American archaeology has shifted from a strictly academic profession to a more practical occupation in which consulting and the implementation of legislation and public policy are major components.  In fact, today Cultural Resource Management (CRM) is the dominant force in archaeology in the United States.  The primary goals of this class are to provide students with an appreciation of the importance of CRM and an understanding of the legislation that drives it, as well as exposure to the everyday practices of archaeology working in a CRM context. Prerequisites: ARC 195 recommended.

          ARC 402, Field Methods in Archaeology, 3-8 cr., revise description, prerequisites, credits.

Practical application of the basic skills used in the excavation of archaeological sites, including surveying techniques, methods of excavation, compilation of field data, and laboratory analysis.  Prerequisites: ARC 195 recommended. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Offered Summer Session

ARC 455, Historical and Theoretical Perspectives in Archaeology, 3 cr., revise title,        description, prerequisites. This course reviews the practice of archaeology from its antiquarian beginnings through modern times.  The goal of this course is to explore, from a historical perspective, the theoretical approaches that have been used by archaeologists to explain past human behavior.  By exploring the development of archaeological thought through time, students will gain deeper understanding of current theoretical approaches in archaeology.  Prerequisites: ARC 195 and junior or senior standing.

ARC 499, Senior Project/Thesis in Archaeology, 3 cr., change grading pattern from Pass/Fail grading to letter grade.

          ARC 433, History of Archaeology, 3 cr., course deletion.

 

          Revisions reflect change in faculty and results of four years of assessment information.

          M/S/P to waive second reading and approve proposal

 

          Proposal # 12, R-T 471, Clinical Practicum I, change number of credits from 5 to 3

          R-T 474, Clinical Practicum IV, change number of credits from 5 to 4 effective summer 2005

Credits reduced based on feedback from graduates and clinical sites. Will reduce program by 3 credits.

          M/S/P to waive second reading and approve proposal

 

Proposal #13, effective spring 2005

Geography Major (all colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs), revise required courses. 36 credits, including ESC 101, 221, 222, GEO 110, 201, 250, 401; one course in cultural geography elected from GEO 300, 306, 307, 309, 329, 409; one course in techniques elected from GEO/ESC 345, 390, 440,451, 455, 481; one course in regional geography elected from GEO 204, 304, 312, 318, 328, 331; and electives in physical geography from GEO/ESC 323, 343, 422, 425, 426, 427, 460 or electives from courses listed above plus GEO 200, 202, GEO/ESC 450, 470, 490, 495, and 499.

          Geography Major (Teacher Certification programs), 36 cr., revise required courses.

          Delete GEO 324 from requirements.

Geography Major: GIS Concentration (all colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs), 52 cr., revise title, credits, required courses. Change credits from 55 to 52 credits, including ESC 101;GEO 110, 201,401, 485; GEO/ESC 250, 345, 481; two courses from ESS 221, 222, GEO/ESC 323, 343, 422, 425, 426, 427, 460; one course from GEO 300, 309, 409; one course from GEO/ESC 390, 440, 451, 445, 455; one course from GEO 450, 490, 499; MTH 145 or 250 and 305; C-S 120 and 224.

          Geography Major: Environmental Science Concentration, 56-60 cr., revise required courses.

          Delete GEO 324 from requirements.

Geography Minor (all colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs), 26 cr., revise required courses, electives.

Delete GEO 311, 315, 316, 317, and 324 from requirements.

          Geography Minor (Teacher Certification programs), 24 cr., revise required courses.

          Delete GEO 324 from requirements.

          Geographic Information Science Minor, 21 cr., revise electives.

          GEO/ESC 450 and 490 were added to electives. Delete reference to computer skills expectation.

Earth Science Minor (all colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs), revise required courses, electives.

24 credits, including ESC 101, 221, 222; one course from GEO/ESC 323, 343, 422, 425, 426, 427, 460; one course from GEO/ESC 250, 345, 390, 440, 451, 481 and electives in earth science. Geography majors who select the earth science minor must take 18 credits in the courses listed above in addition to the 36 required for the major.

Earth Science Minor (Teacher Certification programs), revise required courses, electives.

24 credits, including ESC 101, 221, 222; one course from GEO/ESC 323, 343, 422, 425, 426, 427, 460; one course from GEO/ESC 250, 345, 350, 390, 440, 451, 481, and electives in earth science.

GEO 200 and C-I 381 are statutory/administrative code requirements that must be taken in addition to the above earth science sequence.

GEO/ESC 481/581, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), cr. 3., revise description, prerequisites.

An introduction to both theoretical and applied aspects of Geographic Information Systems. GIS software with an emphasis on ARCGIS will be used to analyze management of resources, environmental assessment, business location, and urban/regional planning.  Topics will include: data organization, input techniques, map design, map output, data quality, and geographic analysis of spatial data. Prerequisites: MTH 145 or 250.

          GEO/ESC 485/585, Advances Geographic Information Systems, cr. 3., revise description.

Advanced theories in GIS database structures, advanced applications, database transfers, database management, use of census data, spatial analysis, decision-making.  Emphasis on ARCGIS and its applications.  Integration of GIS with Remote Sensing and GPS.  Prerequisites: GEO 481.

 

M/S/P to waive second reading and approve proposal

 

Proposal #14, Psychology Major. The psychology department is requesting admission standards of a “C” or better in PSY 100 and MTH 145.   Students who declare psychology when they enter the university will be designated as “pre-psychology” students and dept. will still advise these students.  Change applies to new freshmen and transfers starting Fall 2005.

Change to Honors – Wording and GPA requirements  "GPA calculations are based on the last term prior to the term of graduation.”

                PSY 431,The Study of Consciousness, 3 cr., new course, effective spring 2005.

                The study of Consciousness will be a comprehensive examination of conscious and no conscious

states of awareness.  The course will explore contemporary cognitive theories on the nature of consciousness and its role and functioning in human behavior.  The course will also cover stats of consciousness (i.e., sleep and dreaming) as well as alterations in consciousness through hypnosis and psychedelic drugs.  Prerequisites: (BIO/PSY 107 or BIO 312) and either PSY 231, 232, or PHL 333.

PSY 210, Developmental Psychology, 3 cr., revise restrictions.  Add “Open to psychology majors only”

PSY 450, Fieldwork Experience in Psychology (undergraduate internship), 1-3 cr., revise enrollment restrictions.

Add “Open to psychology majors only”

                PSY 376, Industrial Psychology, 3 cr., revise description, prerequisites, outline.

Psychological principles, concepts and methods applicable to organizational and industrial situations and practices.  Topics include: personnel selection, placement and evaluation; training; motivation; leadership; and social factors in organizations. Prerequisites: 6 credits in psychology and 60 total credits. Offered Sem. II

                PSY 309, Volunteer Experience in Psychology, 1 cr., revise restriction, outline.

Add “Open to psychology majors only”

                PSY 313, Psychology of Aging, 1 cr., revise title, description, outline.

Psychology of Aging involves the study of aging and older persons from a psychological perspective.  It highlights physical, cognitive, emotional and social characteristics of old people and developmental changes associated with aging processes.  Special attention is focused on the differences between typical aging and disease-related conditions associated with aging.  Attention is also focused on diversity in the experience of aging and on practical applications.

 

The following courses have a change in course description and outline/objective

PSY 212, Life-Span Development, 3 cr.

This course is an overview of human development from conception through death.  It emphasizes major developmental milestones in several domains, including physical, cognitive and social/emotional.  It also introduces students to prominent historical, theoretical, and methodological approaches to human development as well as to practical applications. 

PSY 231, Experimental Psychology and Research Methods, 2cr.

This course provides an introduction to experimental and other research methods as used in psychology.  The emphasis is on the scientific method, techniques of data collection, and the principles and theories employed in the study of behavior and mental processes.  Must be taken concurrently with PSY 232.

PSY 259, Girls and Women in Sport, 1 cr.

This course is an introduction to the involvement of girls and women in sport. Topics include a historical perspective on women’s sport participation, cultural images of women athletes, physiological and psychological benefits of sport participation as well as negative correlates, teaching and coaching implications of current research, Title IX, and recreation/leisure approaches to physical activity. Cross-listed with ESS and W-S.

The committee requested that the department obtain signatures from ESS and W-S because the course is cross-listed with them.

PSY 280, Cross-Cultural Development, 3 cr.

This course represents a blend of cross-cultural concepts and human development (across the lifespan) and will seek to explore the influence of culture on various aspects of human development.  More specific topics include the role of culture on: socialization, physical growth, congnition, self and personality, sex and gender, social behavior, family relations, and health.

PSY 305, Human Sexuality, 3 cr.

A study of the psychology of sexual attitudes and behaviors, including typical, and atypical variations.

PSY 310, Child Development, 3 cr.

This course focuses on basic principles, theories, and research in human development from conception through middle childhood.  Topics include physical, cognitive, language, social-emotional and personality development.  Both the biological/genetic (nature) and the environmental (nature) influences on development will be examined within each developmental area.

PSY 312, Adulthood and Aging, 3 cr.

Adulthood and Aging is an overview of the “journey of adulthood” including both continuity and change.  It introduces students to major historical and theoretical perspectives on adult development as well as primary methodological techniques for studying adult development.  It examines milestones and transitions in traditional developmental domains (physical, cognitive and social and emotional) and explores individual responses and adjustment to these experiences.

PSY 320, Human Motivation, 3 cr.

This course examines contemporary and historical psychological conceptions, principles, and theories of human motivation.  Concern is given to cognitive, emotional, and social factors that influence the intensity and choices of goal-directed behavior.  Research and applications to education, industry, and everyday situations are included.

PSY 335, Learning and Memory, 3 cr.

A study of the fundamental concepts and principles of human and animal learning and of contemporary topics in human memory.  Specific topics include classical and operant (instrumental) conditioning, concept and skill learning, memory storage and retrieval, forgetting, and the use of information.

PSY 341, Social Psychology, 3 cr.

This course addresses the effects of the social context on human behavior.  Topics may include attitudes; stereotyping and discrimination; helping; aggression and prosocial behavior; attraction, friendship, and love.  Also examines applications of social psychological principles in settings such as health care and law enforcement.

PSY 343, Group Dynamics, 3 cr.

This course focuses on the structure and function of groups.  Topics covered may include communication, process losses, leadership, problems solving, improving the effectiveness of groups and intergroup relations.

PSY 370, Educational Psychology, 3 cr.

This course examines the application of psychological principles to school learning.  Topics covered include theories of learning, individual differences, motivation, classroom management, measurement and evaluation, and effective teaching.  The content will be discussed in relation to current issues and problems.

PSY 402/502, Personality Theories, Models and Measures, 3 cr.

Exploration and evaluation of major theories of personality.  Particular attention is paid to psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, behavioral, trait and humanistic theories of personality.  This course will also address current research in the field of personality psychology and issues in personality measurement.

PSY 404, Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 3 cr.

A comprehensive conceptual review of theories of psychotherapy and counseling with a focus upon the processes of change.  The theories examined will include the Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, Gestalt, Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution Focused, Gottman Marital Therapy, and Yalom’s group therapy.  Divergence and convergence among the theories will be examined.  This course will focus upon the presentation of a transtheoretical analysis of these major theoretical views and methods used in psychotherapy.  The course will emphasize the pragmatic and integrated qualities of major theories of psychotherapy.

PSY 430, Physiological Psychology, 3 cr.

A study of the biological bases of behavior.  We will focus on explaining behavior via the functioning of the brain and the rest of the nervous system.  We will discuss language and the nature of consciousness, as well as vision, hearing, movement and sexual behavior.

PSY 435/535, Cognitive Process, 3 cr.

This course examines theories, models, and related experimental research concerning human mental processes.  Topics include acquisition of information, memory, decision-making, problem solving, and language.

Changes in Course Outlines only: 100, 232, 304, 311, 317, 318, 401, 451/551

Updated to better represent what is happening in classes; standardized across section instructors; changes were gradual over time and do not represent significant new directions in courses.

 

M/S/P to waive second reading and approve proposal pending signatures for PSY 259

                Signatures received 11/17/04, proposal approved.

 

      4.       Old business:  None                                           

      5.       New business:  None         

 

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m. The next UCC meeting is set for November 23, 2004.

               

Diane Schumacher

UCC Secretary