UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

October 25, 2005

 

Members Present:                Angell, Baggett, Kastantin, Kohl, McDougal, Miller, Socha, Wood, Wycoff-horn

Members Absent:                Frye (exc.)

Consultants:                          Johnson, Dittman, Schumacher

Guests:                                   Berlin, Fisher, Galbraith, Handley, Rott

 

1.             M/S/P to approve minutes of October 11, 2005, as amended.

 

2.             Second Readings:

          Geography Major: Geographic Information Science Concentration, 52 credits, including ESC 101; GEO 110, 201, GEO/ESC 250, GEO/ESC 345, GEO 401; GEO/ESC 445, 455, 481, GEO 485, MTH 145; two courses from ESC 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, 445, 451, 455; three credits from GEO 450, 490, 499; and 305; C-S 120, and 224, and GEO/ESC electives.

 

M/S/P to approve proposal.

 

3.       First Readings:

                Proposal #1.  MIC 440/540, BioInformatics, 2 cr. Change prerequisites to BIO 306 or MIC 416 from BIO 306     or MIC 230 (BIO 435 or MIC 416 recommended).

 

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

 

                Proposal #2.  Biology Major: Environmental Science Concentration, change electives. 39 credits, including BIO 103 or 105, 204, 210, 302, 306, 307, 315, 419, 491. Remaining credits from the following electives: BIO 321, 337, 341, 404, 405, 406, 412, 414, 422, 429, 440, 447, 448, 463, 464; MIC 230, 350, 434. Up to two credits of BIO 499 may count toward the major. Three semesters of chemistry, including CHM 103, 104 and 300 (or 303, 304 and 305) and eight credits of mathematics (MTH 175 or 207, 145 or 250) are required. A minimum of five-six credits of environmental science support courses is also required which include CHM 301 or two courses selected from GEO/ESC 250 345, 481 and 485, or C-S 120 and MTH 305 two courses selected from C-S 120, 220, MTH 305, 444, 445, 446, 447, and 448.

 

BIO 466/566 Human Molecular Genetics, title changed from Human Genetics.

 

BIO 468/568 Human Molecular Genetics Lab, new course, 1 credit. A study of the techniques used in doing research in human molecular genetics with a focus on commonly used model organisms in the study of human genetic disorders. Laboratory emphasis is on phenotype analysis, library screening, DNA microarray analysis, gene mapping, and bioinformatics. This lab is optional for those enrolled in BIO 466/566. Lab.3. Prerequisite: BIO 306.

 

BIO 495 Service Learning in Biology, new course, 1-3 credits. Students will plan, implement, and reflect on community service projects that will allow them to apply, enhance, and share what they have learned in a specific area of focus (such as aquatic science, nutrition, etc.) in cooperation with one or more community partners. The student’s university advisor(s) and the participating community partner(s) will provide constructive evaluation of the project and student reflections throughout the experience. The student will provide formal written and oral communications to the advising faculty and community partner(s) regarding the outcomes of the service project. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

 

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

 

4.             Consent Agenda:

                CST 310, Argumentation and Debate I, title changed to Debate.

                CST 410, Argumentation and Debate II, title changed to Argumentation. Remove CST 310 as prerequisite.

 

The committee requested a first reading at next meeting.

 

5.             Old Business:  Reviewed and confirmed changes regarding extra-departmental courses on LX form.

 

6.             New Business:  UCC chair solicited ideas for consideration by UCC committee from members/consultants.

Prospective subjects should be emailed with a brief description to Paul Miller who will have it added to the next meeting agenda.

 

Meeting was adjourned at 4:20 p.m.

 

Submitted by,

Diane Schumacher, Secretary