UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

September 13, 2005

 

 

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

Members Absent:                 None

Consultants:                           Johnson, Keller, Schumacher

Guests:                                    Chavalas, Fisher, Koppelman, Saeger, Vogt

 

1.             Election of Paul Miller, Chair, and Diane Schumacher, Secretary.

2.             No specific charge given from Faculty Senate.

3.             M/S/P to approve minutes of April 26, 2005. 

4.             Second Readings:   None 

5.             First Readings:    

 

Proposal #1:                        

 HIS/ARC 368, History of Babylonian Language and Culture 1, 3 cr., new course effective Spring 2006.

This course is a survey of Babylonian history, culture, and language. Babylonian was the most extensive of the cuneiform languages of the ancient Near East. It was the language of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, and was used for over two millennia. Students will study aspects of the history and culture of ancient Babylonia, as well as learn the fundamentals of Babylonian grammar and syntax and the cuneiform writing system.  Cross-listed; may only earn credit in HIS or ARC. Offered occasionally.

 

 HIS/ARC 369, History of Babylonian Language and Culture 2, 3 cr., new course effective Spring 2006.

This course is a second semester survey of Babylonian history, culture, and language. Babylonian was the most extensive of the cuneiform languages of the ancient Near East. It was the language of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, and was used for over two millennia. Whereas the student studies grammatical forms and is introduced to the cuneiform writing system in the first semester, the student in the second semester will work with documents. Students will study aspects of the history and culture of ancient Babylonia in later periods, as well as read legal, economic, and literary texts in the original language. Prerequisite: HIS/ARC 368. Cross-listed; may only earn credit in HIS or ARC. Offered occasionally.

 

M/S/P to waive second reading and approve as edited. Descriptions reflect changes requested by UCC.

 

Proposal #2:                        

Sociology minor, change in credits from 22 to 21 for Teacher Certification programs.

 

 SOC 450, Internship in Sociology, 3-15 cr., change prerequisite from SOC 200 to SOC 110. (Allows minors to enroll)

 

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

 

Proposal #3:        

 Social Studies Minor-Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence, change title from Social Studies Minor – Elementary Middle (1-9). Change required courses to HIS 210, HIS 321, GEO 201 OR GEO 110, ARC 100 OR SOC 202, POL 101, POL 102, ECO 110, EFN 200.

 

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

 

b) C-I 435/535, Curriculum and Methods in Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence Science, change title from Curriculum and Methods in Elementary/Middle Science; number change from C-I 335/535. Change course description, objectives and outline.

Course designed to develop an understanding of curriculum, instructional methods and materials, and evaluation techniques for middle childhood/early adolescence science and environmental science based upon educational research, contemporary practice, and national and state educational standards’ recommended goals and expectations for science education. The nature of science as a discipline and the scope and sequence of appropriate content for each grade level are presented. Prerequisites: GEO 200, C-I 302/502 and admission to teacher education.

 

 C-I 436/536, Curriculum and Methods in Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence Social Studies, change title from Curriculum and Methods in the Social Studies; number change from C-I 336/536. Change course description, prerequisites, objectives and outline.

Designed to develop an understanding of curriculum content, instructional methods and materials, and evaluation techniques for middle childhood/early adolescence social studies based upon educational research contemporary practice, and national and state educational agencies’ recommended goals and expectations for social studies education. Social studies disciplines and the scope and sequence of appropriate content for each grade level are presented. Prerequisites: C-I 302/502 and admission to teacher education.

 

 C-I 212, Level 1, Clinical in Experience in Health Education, course deletion.

 

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

 

Proposal #4:        

 R-T 421, Cross-Sectional, Topographic and Radiographic Anatomy, change credits from 2 to 3.

 

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

 

 R-T 340, Introduction to Health Systems & Administration, 2 cr., new course, effective Fall 2005.

 

 Radiation Therapy program, change professional core requirements to 28 (was 29); change clinical internship credits to 44 (was 43); change required courses eliminating ECO 471 and adding R-T 340.

 

The Committee raised the possibility of collaborating with the Health Education Department on R-T 340. This was the first reading; there will be a second reading.

 

Consent Agenda: CHM 309, Physical Chemistry Theory 1, change prerequisites to CHM 104, PHY 104 or PHY 204, MTH, 208.

 

Proposal was withdrawn by Chemistry Department to confer with faculty.

 

Old business: Discussed new LX 138 form which notes the recommendations regarding APR review of extra-departmental courses.

 

New Business: None

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m.

 

Dean approved General Education substitutions:

                CLS:        GEL000Q, It’s Cultural, from Hamline University, for SOC 202

 

 

Submitted by

Diane Schumacher, Secretary