UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

November 13, 2007

 

Members Present: Ahmed, Berlin, Chavalas, Groshek, Kahl, McDougal, Rolfhus, Rusterholz, Sloan, Sullivan, Zheng

Consultants Present: Dittman, Herling, Keller

Guests: Walls, Felix, Angell

 

 

  1. Approval of October 23, 2007 minutes

 

M/S/P to approve minutes

 

  1. Second readings: None

 

  1. First readings:

 

Geoarchaeology Minor Proposal; Change credits and required electives.

Increase minor to 23 credits, including ARC 195, ESC 101, 222, ARC 310, GEO/ESC 343, 426 and one course from the ARC 403 or 404.

Drop GEO/ESC 323.

Geography majors who select the geoarchaeology minor must take 19 credits in the courses listed above in addition to 36 required for the major.

Archaeological studies majors who select the geoarchaeology minor must take 20 credits in the courses listed above in addition to the 36 required for the major.

 

                M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve the proposal

 

Art Major (B.A./B.S.)  and Art Minor Proposal.

        ART MAJOR: (All colleges excluding Teacher Certification programs)-48 credits

ART 103, 104, 105, 106, 203, 251 and 252 (core curriculum); and one elective from 331, 332 and 341; three courses to be elected from ART 201, 204, 205, 207, 214, 216, 218, 220, 221, and APH 202; and four courses to be elected from 303, 304, 305, 308, 314, 316, 318, 320, 321, 403, 405, 408, 413, 414, 416, 418, 419, 421, and 425. ART 399 is required to be taken in the junior year. ART 499 is required to be taken in the senior year.

ART MINOR: (All colleges)-24 credits

ART 103, 104, 105, 106, 203, 251 & 252 (core curriculum); and three courses to be elected from ART 201, 204, 205, 214, 216, 218, 220, 221, APH 202, ART 303, 304, 305, 308, 314, 316, 318, 320, 321, 403, 405, 408, 413, 414, 416, 418, 419, 421, and 425.

 

                M/S/P to hold for a 2nd reading

 

                                                ART 103, General Art Foundations, 3 cr.; New course

An introductory course in visual art, with emphasis on understanding the methods of art making in a variety of studio disciplines. Topics include: recognition of visual elements and principles of design, methods of applying these elements and principles throughout a variety of art forms, thematic development, relationship of the visual arts to other fields of human endeavor, and an introduction to writing about visual art. Course content includes representative paradigms of world art, Western art, multicultural and contemporary art. Critical thinking is explored through responses to the visual arts through active involvement with various creative processes and media.

 

M/S/P to hold for a 2nd reading

 

ART 104, Foundations I: Basic Drawing Foundations,  3 cr.; Course revision of title, course description and prerequisites

Drawing Foundations introduces the student to a studio-based approach to the visual arts. Students develop a strong understanding of basic drawing techniques via the application of traditional media and contemporary approaches. Prerequisite: ART 103 (proposed).

 

                M/S/P to hold for a 2nd reading

 

ART 105, Design Foundations, 3 cr.; New course

The elements of two-dimensional design are introduced through a variety of media and studio practice. Emphasis on concept development and creative philosophies. Problem-solving strategies are explored through studio work and critiques. Prerequisite: ART 103 (proposed)

 

                M/S/P to hold for a 2nd reading

 

ART 106, 3-D Foundations, 3 cr.; Course revision in title, course description and prerequisite

3-D Foundations provides the student’s introductory experience to a studio-based approach to the visual art, in the three dimensional realm. Students apply design elements and principles to projects and experiences as they occur in the physical world. Concentration will focus on expanding the visual vocabulary investigations into basic creative processes and design concerns as they apply to three-dimensional form. The course will explore conceptual problem solving, elementary construction techniques and an investigation into the inherent qualities of materials. Prerequisite: ART 103 (proposed).

 

                M/S/P to hold for a 2nd reading

 

ART 203, Introduction to Drawing, 3 cr.; Course revision in title, prerequisite and course description

A studio course emphasizing growth in perception of visual form. Drawing as a language is explored through various styles and techniques from traditional to contemporary. The student will build upon Drawing Foundations to discover numerous possibilities and processes through a range of materials and subject matter. Prerequisites: ART 103 (proposed) and 104.

 

                M/S/P to hold for a 2nd reading

 

ART 303, Figure Drawing, 3 cr.; Course revision in title and course description

A studio course emphasizing life drawing as an art form through exploration of various styles and techniques from traditional through contemporary. The student will build upon introductory drawing skills to explore more complex forms and imagery.

 

                M/S/P to hold for a 2nd reading

 

                                                ART 304/504, Color Theory, 3 cr.; New course

An intensive study of color through studio practice in water-based media. As part of the painting course sequence, this course isolates the element of color in practice while examining its relationship to other elements in analysis. The student will build upon material covered in ART 205 to develop a more sophisticated understanding of color and other attributes of painting. Course content includes physiological and cultural perceptions of color, and processes of color mixture, opacity and transparency. Prerequisite: ART 205.

 

                M/S/P to hold for a 2nd reading

 

                                                ART 305, Intermediate Painting, 3 cr.; Course revision in prerequisite

                                                                Prerequisite: ART 304.

 

                M/S/P to hold for a 2nd reading

 

ART 403/503, Advanced Drawing, 3 cr.; New course

Studio course providing students an opportunity to develop advanced drawing skills and content in a self-directed environment. Students are mentored throughout their further investigation of drawing as a visual language and are encouraged to seek connections between drawing and other media. Prerequisite: ART 303.

                               

M/S/P to hold for a 2nd reading

 

Early Childhood through Middle Childhood (EC-MC) (ages birth – 11); Change in credits and course requirement.

        Delete RDG 432 from the EC-MC major.

 

                M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve the proposal

 

Special Education Minor; Change in credit

Change SPE undergraduate student teaching to be in compliance with PI34 regulations (length and credits). Require SPE 446/546 & SPE 447/547 to be taken prior to SPE student teaching.

 

                M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve the proposal

 

SPE 446/546, Methods in Cross-Categorical Special Education—Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence; Course revision in prerequisite.

This course focuses on curriculum, methods and strategies used in educating students with disabilities (Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities, and Cognitive Disabilities) at the Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence age level in a variety of educational placements. Topics covered within this course include academic instruction appropriate for students at the Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence age level.

Prerequisites: Completion of all Special Education certification courses; completion of all general education licensure requirements for student teaching; Admission to Graduate Special Education Program for MSEd candidates; SPE 516 and 561.

 

                M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve the proposal

 

                                                SPE 447/547, Methods in Cross-Categorical Special Education—Early Adolescence/Adolescence

This course focuses on curriculum, methods and strategies used in educating students with disabilities (Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities, and Cognitive Disabilities) at the Early Adolescence/Adolescence age level in a variety of educational placements. Topics covered within this course include academic instruction appropriate for students at the Early Adolescence/Adolescence age level.

Prerequisites: Completion of all Special Education certification courses; completion of all general education licensure requirements for student teaching; Admission to Graduate Special Education Program for MSEd candidates; SPE 516 and 561.

 

                M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve the proposal

 

SPE 483/583, Student Teaching: Cross-Categorical Special Education: Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence, 15 cr. pass/fail; Course revision in instructional pattern, course description, prerequisites and credits          

This student teaching experience is a full-day (18-week) experience in a public school education or inclusionary general education classroom setting. Students are placed in a state approved special education program serving students identified with disabilities (specific learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities, and/or cognitive disabilities) at the middle childhood/early adolescence age level. This experience provides a setting in which students are to demonstrate teaching and assessment abilities related to students with special needs. This course is designed for persons seeking initial licensure in middle childhood/early adolescence education and cross-categorical special education at the middle childhood/early adolescence level.

Prerequisites: Completion of special education certification courses and all requirements in education, including special methods courses, recommendation by the appropriate education faculty, 2.75 cumulative grade point average and a 2.75 grade point average in the major, minor concentrations, and professional course work, passing Praxis II content test scores in the appropriate certification area/discipline. To be taken concurrently with SPE 430/530.

               

M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve the proposal               

SPE 484/584, Student Teaching: Cross-Categorical Special Education: Early Adolescence/Adolescence, 15 cr. pass/fail; Course revision in instructional pattern, course description, prerequisites and credits

This student teaching experience is a full-day (18-week) experience in a public school special education or inclusionary general education classroom setting. Students are placed in a state approved special education program, serving students identified with disabilities (specific learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disabilities, and/or cognitive disabilities) at early adolescence/adolescence age level. This experience provides a setting in which students are to demonstrate teaching and assessment abilities related to students with special needs. Students work under the immediate supervision of a certified teacher and a university supervisor. This course is designed for persons seeking initial licensure in early adolescence/adolescence education and cross-categorical special education at the early-adolescence/adolescence level.

Prerequisites: Completion of special education certification courses and all requirements in education, including special methods courses, recommendation by the appropriate education faculty, 2.75 grade point average and a 2.75 grade point average in the major, minor concentrations, and professional course work, passing Praxis II content test scores in the appropriate certification area/discipline. To be taken concurrently with SPE 430/530.

 

M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve the proposal

 

                                                Minor in Adapted Physical Education Teaching, 24 cr.;

(ESS and PETE programs only) – 24 credits. Admittance to the minor requires Physical Education Teacher Education program admission, a grade of “BC” or higher in ESS 231, completion of the written required application, and approval of the coordinator of adapted physical education. Admission to the minor can occur during the same semester of admission to the PETE program. Required courses: ESS 231, 233, 430, 436, 437, 439, SPED 424 and CI 403.

Teacher candidates participate in a variety of adapted physical education clinical experiences (with students who have disabilities) that are associated with program requirements and physical education (completed during regular student teaching). Teacher candidates who successfully complete the minor along with requirements of the Physical Education Teacher Education program are eligible to receive this add-on licensure, a teacher candidate must also be licensed to teach general physical education (WI #530 Early Childhood – Adolescence). The minor may entitle teacher candidates to teach adapted physical education in other states depending upon reciprocity agreements and other requirements.

 

                M/S/P to waive the 2nd reading and approve the proposal

 

  1. Consent Agenda:  None

 

  1. Old business:

 

Faculty Senate Charge regarding B.S. and B.A. requirement will be post-pone until next UCC meeting.

 

  1. General Education Course Substitutions:

 

College of Science and Health LS 105, Thought/Culture, taken at St. Mary’s University, for a literature course for John Richards.

 

  1. New business: None

 

  1. Meeting Adjourned: 5:14 p.m.