UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

Minutes from April 22, 2008 meeting

 

 

Members Present:   Ahmed, Berlin, Chavalas, Kahl, McDougal, Rolfhus, Rusterholz, Sullivan, Vice, Wallace,

Absent:    Zheng (exc), Malisa

Consultants Present:  Bakkum, Clow, Dittman, Keller

Guests:   A. Bigel, J Terpstra

 

  1. Approval of the April 8, 2008 minutes

M/S/P to approve minutes

 

  1. Second readings:                                

 

POL

POL 375, Constitutional Law VI: Criminal Procedure, 3 cr.; new course

This course will carefully examine criminal procedure as interpreted in U.S. Supreme Court rulings pertaining to the 5th and 6th Amendments.  Among the topics to be covered are protection against self-incrimination and double jeopardy, trial by jury, plea bargaining, right to counsel, and due process in the courtroom.  Prerequisites: POL 101 or 102 or 221.  Offered Sem. II only.

M/S/P

 

POL 376, Constitutional Law VII: Administrative Law, 3 cr.; course revision – changing course number from POL 325 to POL 376

M/S/P

POL 377, Constitutional Law VIII: Theories of Judicial Adjudication, 3 cr.; new course

The central inquiry in Constitutional Law, and the question which most guides the U.S. Supreme Court, is whether the intentions of the Framers of 1787 should exclusively direct justices in interpreting constitutional provisions, or is it necessary to adjudicate cases in light of changing legal and social circumstances not known to members of the Philadelphia Convention. We will begin with a study of the 1787 Convention and then read a series of law review articles advocating both of these perspectives. Supreme Court opinions will not be covered in this course. Prerequisites: POL 101 or 102 and two courses from 370-376.  Offered 1 semester every academic year.

M/S/P with revisions to the prerequisites. Added POL 221 to make it consistent with POL 375 and 376 prerequisites.

 

  1. First readings:

 

POL

Political Science Major (all colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs)

Adding “a maximum of 9 credits from course numbers 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377 may be counted toward the major.”  Added new courses 375, 376 and 377 to the Legal Studies subfield.

 

Political Science Minor (all colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs)

Adding “a maximum of 6 credits from course numbers 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377 may be counted toward the minor.” 

M/S/P waive second reading

 

ART

                                ART Minor, 2D Emphasis, 24 cr.; course revision in title, required courses, and electives

Includes 12 credits in the 2D Art Minor core and 12 credits in a 2D Emphasis area (Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, or Printmaking).

M/S/P waive second reading with rewording of the Drawing emphasis to ART 262, 372 and 462 required. Select an additional 3 credits from ART 425 or a second ART 462.

 

                                ART Minor, 3D Emphasis, 24 cr.; course revision in title, required courses, and electives

Includes 9 credits in the 2D Art Minor core, 6 credits in the 200-level 3D studios, and 9 credits in a 3D Emphasis area (Ceramics, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, or Sculpture).

M/S/P waive second reading with rewording of the Ceramics emphasis to ART 316 and 416 required. Select an additional 3 credits from ART 425 or a second ART 416; Jewelry and Metalsmithing emphasis to ART 321 and 421 required. Select an additional 3 credits from ART 425 or a second ART 421; Sculpture emphasis to ART 314 and 414 required. Select an additional 3 credits from ART 425 or a second ART 414.

 

 

 

                                ART 302, Visual Language in the Global Classroom, 3 cr.; new course

This course provides a discovery of the connections between visual art and a variety of disciplines through a study of cultural values, and education as a social institution. Students will use analysis and evaluation to explore art as an inherent social and cultural behavior and its development from early childhood through adolescence. Creative processes, discussion and critiques, informed by interdisciplinary, contemporary and global issues, present an opportunity for students to consider their major in a broader context. Prerequisite: completion of at least 45 university credits. Recommendation for students in Teacher Education.

M/S/P waive second reading.  Passed with stipulations that an LX138P for Art Education major will be submitted to include this new course and remove the ART 402 which 302 replaces.  Also, need an LX138P submitted from Education Studies to reflect this change (replacing ART 402 with 302)

 

 

  1. Consent Agenda: none
  2. Information for Committee:  Update on discussions between Educational Studies and Ethnic Racial Studies on the recently approved Educational Studies curriculum revision.

 

  1. Old business:                        Hidden Prerequisites - draft submitted by Chair            

 

Committee reviewed the draft submitted by Chair.  Committee to review, make edits and report to Chair at the next meeting on April 29, 2008.                     

                                               

  1. General Education Course Substitutions

·         College of Business Administration substituted CHM000L taken Fall 2003 for CHM 100 – 4 credits – additional GenEd Science course.

·         College of Business Administration substituted ENG 210, Literature of Black American taken Fall of 2006 for ENG 200 to satisfy the GenEd Humanistic Studies, Literature requirement.

 

  1. New business:      none      

 

Adjourn:  4:20pm

 

Xc: Troy Richter, Jan VonRuden, Tim Walls, Alan Bigel, Jennifer Terpstra