Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

February 8, 2005


Members Present:         M. Anderson, Baggett, Cherne, Glass, Kastantin, Kelly, P. Miller, Hunt


Members Absent:          Frye, Bui, Vanloo


Consultants:                  Dittman, Bakkum, Herling, E. Johnson, Schumacher


Guests:                         Chia-Chen Yu, Rick Rodrick


  1. M/S/P to approve minutes of 1/25 meeting.


  1. Second Reading: None
  2. First Reading:

Proposal #33, ESS Major with Sport Management Emphasis, revise requirements and electives, effective fall 2005 retroactive to all catalogs

58 credits. Required courses—52 credits: Delete MKT 444 from required. Electives—6 credits: Add MKT 444 to elective list.


ESS 448, Promotion and Development of Fitness and Sport Programs, increase from 2 cr. to 3 cr., effective fall 2005.


Program was informed that MKT 444 would be taught during J Term and summer only; compensating by increasing the credits in their promotion class and still allowing students to use MKT as elective.


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


Proposal #34, Psychology Major, revisions to categories and electives, reduce credits to 35


PSY 434, Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology, 3 cr., new course, effective fall 2005.

“This course examines the relationship between brain functioning and cognition, behavior, and emotion. The course covers neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropsychological assessment. The history, rationale, goals, and procedures of neuropsychological assessment will be explored along side the role that neuropsychologists play in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with disorders. Specific disorders likely to be covered include traumatic brain injury, dementia, psychiatric disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, cerebrovascular disorders, seizure disorders, and learning disabilities. Prerequisite: PSY 100; PSY/BIO 107; MTH 145 or 250; PSY 231 or BIO 312.  Offered Sem. II.


Biology dept does not object to course.


      PSY 430, Physiological Psychology, 3 cr., revise prerequisites, effective fall 2005

                        Prerequisite: PSY 100; PSY/BIO 107; MTH 145 or 250; PSY 231 or BIO 312.


PSY 490, Contemporary Topics in Psychology, 1-3 cr., revise number (was 390)


Department is changing some categories in the major based on an external reviewer’s recommendations. Also decreasing the credits. There was some question about the effective date of the change.


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


Proposal #35, CST 491, Special Topics in communication studies, 1-3 cr., revise number of times repeatable from 4 to 9 cr.


Discussion focused on whether 6 credits would be more appropriate.


M/SP to waive the second reading and approve the proposal.


  1. Consent Agenda: None


  1. Old Business: None


  1. New Business: None


  1. Meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m. Next meeting will be Tuesday, February 22, 2005.


Dean-approved General Education substitutions:

      SAH: ARC 285 for ANT/SOC 202


Diane Schumacher

UCC Secretary