UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

Minutes from April 29, 2008 meeting

 

Members Present:   Ahmed, Berlin, McDougal, Rusterholz, Sullivan, Vice, Wallace,

Absent:   Rolfhus (exc), Zheng (exc), Chavalas, Kahl, Malisa

Consultants Present:    Bakkum, Clow, Dittman, Keller

Guests:     J. Majak, J. Peirce, D. Reineke, M. Tyvoll K. Wadell,

 

  1. Approval of the April 22, 2008 minutes

M/S/P to approve minutes

 

  1. Second readings:  none                     

 

  1. First readings:

 

REC

Recreation Management Major (Science and Allied Health) 57 credits changed to Recreation Management Major (Science and Allied Health)

Adding REC 480, 481; removing REC 380, 381 from elective.  Also changing the description to remove REC 449 and the junior level 50 hour experience requirement.

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

 

REC 449  Internship/Professional Preparation, 1 cr.;

Prefix/Dept changing from REC/RTH to REC only. And changing the prerequisite by deleting underclass pre professional requirement. 

M/S/P to waive second reading and approve proposal with minor revisions to prerequisites (added except for REC 450).

 

REC 300  Program Planning in Recreation, 3 cr.;

Added prerequisite REC 150, REC 200 (or concurrent enrollment) and completion of 50 hour underclass pre professional experience.

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

 

MTH

Mathematics Major with Concentration in Actuarial Science, new concentration

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification Program) – 55 credits, including MTH 207, 208, 305, 309, 310, 341, 440, 441, 442, 445, 446, ECO 110, 120, ACC 221, 222, FIN 355 and three additional credits selected from MTH 371, 407, 447, 448 and 449.  In addition, C-S 120 must be taken.

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

 

Mathematics retroactive credit policy change – modify policy

Students taking MTH 207, 208, or 309 or 310 and earning a grade of “B” or better, will be given retroactive credit for MTH 151 provided that the student’s transcript shows no record of prior or concurrent enrollment in MTH 151, 207, 208, or 309 or 310.

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

 

MTH 265 Mathematical Models in Biology, 4 crs; new course

An introduction to the use of calculus and stochastic based models to the biological sciences. Mathematical tools such as discrete and continuous differential equations, linear algebra, phase portraits, probability theory and descriptive and inferential statistics that are necessary to analyze and interpret biological models will be covered. Biological topics may include single species and interacting population dynamics, modeling infectious diseases, enzyme kinetics and quantitative genetics. Pre requisite MTH 175 or 207.

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

 

Mathematics Minor (all colleges, excluding Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Level Education Program) – 22 credits, change in electives

MTH 207, 208, 309; 9 credits from MTH 225, 265, MTH courses numbered 310 and above. Credit for MTH 151 may be used to fulfill three of the nine additional credits. Computer Science majors may count MTH 317, 371 and C-S 453 for credit in both the computer science major and the mathematics minor. Physics majors may count MTH 461 and PHY 470 for credit in both the physics major and the mathematics minor.

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

 

 

ESL

ESL Institute – change in program description, change in admission/placement into program via the La Crosse Battery, change in eligibility intersession, change in prerequisites for most courses.

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

 

GEO/ESC/SAH

Geography major, change in required and elective courses.

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) - 39 credits, including ESC 101, one course from either ESC 221 or 222, GEO 110, 201, 250, GEO/ESC 250, 385, GEO 401; one course in cultural elected from GEO 300, 306, 307, 309; one course in techniques elected from GEO/ESC 345, 390, 440, 445, 455, GEO 485, 488; one course in regional geography elected from GEO 204, 304, 312, 318, 328, 331; one course in physical geography elected  from GEO/ESC 323, 343, 422, 425, 426, 427, 460; and electives from courses listed above plus GEO 200, 202, ESC 211, GEO/ESC 270, 450, 470, 490, 495 and 499.

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

 

Geography major, Geographic Information Science Concentration, change in credits, required and elective courses.

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) – 52-53 42-43 credits - ESC 101; GEO 110, 201, GEO/ESC 250, 345, 385, GEO 401, GEO/ESC 445, 455, GEO 401, 485, 488; two courses one course from ESC 221, 222, GEO/ESC 323, 343, 422, 425, 426, 427, 460; one course from GEO 300, 306, 307, 309, 409; either one course from GEO/ESC 390, 440, and GEO 488, or 3 credits from of GEO/ESC 450, 490, 499 (450, 490 and 499 must be GIS related); and MTH 145.

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

 

Geography major, Environmental Science Concentration, change in elective courses.

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) – 53-59 credits - ESC 101, GEO 110, 201, 250, GEO/ESC 250, 385, GEO 401; four courses from ESC 211, 221, 222, GEO 200; GEO/ESC 323, 343, 422, 425, 426, 427, 460, 490; three courses from GEO/ESC 345, 390, 440, 445, 450, 485, 488; and MTH 145; and either BIO 103 or 105, 204 and 210, or CHM 103, 104, 301; three credits of GEO/ESC 450, 490 or 499 may be applied to the major.

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

 

Geographic minor, Information Science, change in elective courses.

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) - 21 credits - GEO/ESC 385, GEO 485; at least 12 credits from GEO/ESC 250, 345, 390, 440, 445,450(limit 3 credits), 455, GEO 488, 490(limit 3 credits), 499(limit 3 credits) of which up to six credits may be from GEO/ESC 450, 490 and 499 (undergraduate research and internships) 450, 490 and 499 must be GIS related); at least 3 credits one course from ESC 101, GEO 110, 200, 201, 300, 306, 307, 309. Students in this minor are required to take MTH 145. Not open to GEO/ESC majors and minors.

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

 

Geography minor, change in elective courses.

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) - 26 credits - ESC 101; GEO 110, 201; one course in physical geography from ESC 211, 221, 222; GEO/ESC 323, 422, 425, 426, 427, 343, 460; one course in cultural geography from GEO 202, 300, 306, 307, 309; one course in techniques from GEO/ESC 250, 345, 385, 390, 440, GEO 488; one course in regional geography from GEO 204, 304, 318, 328, 331; and electives in geography.

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

 

Earth Science Minor, change in elective courses  

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) - 24 credits - ESC 101, 221, 222; one course from GEO/ESC 323, 343, 422, 425, 426, 427, 460; one course from GEO/ESC 250, 345, 385, 390, 440; and electives in earth science. Geography majors who select the earth science minor must take 18 credits in the courses listed above in addition to the 36 required for the major.

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

 

Earth Science Minor, change in elective courses.

(Teacher Certification programs) - 24 credits - ESC 101, 221, 222; one course from GEO/ESC 323, 343, 422, 425, 426, 427, 460; one course from GEO/ESC 250, 345, 385, 390, 440, 451; and electives in earth science. GEO 200, and C-I 381 are also required.

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

 

GEO/ESC 323, Geomorphology, 3 crs.; delete course

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

 

GEO/ESC 343, Geoarchaeology, 3 crs.; delete course

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

 

 

ART

Art Education major, change in required course.

(Teacher Certification programs) – replacing ART 402 with ART 302

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

 

ART 402/502, Educational Methods and Perspectives in Art, Culture and Society, 3 crs.; delete course

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

 

  1. Consent Agenda:  None

 

  1. Old business:                        Hidden Prerequisites – continued discussion on the draft submitted by Chair                       

Chair will forward report to Faculty Senate – Carmen Wilson – by Friday, May 2, 2008.

                                               

  1. New business:                      None

 

  1. General Education Course Substitutions:

 

College of Science and Health

·         General Chemistry 806-128 for CHM 103 (Science category)

 

College of Business Administration

·         Statistics I for Business MTH000L for MTH 145 (Mathematical/Logical Systems category)

 

Adjourn: 4:40pm

 

 

Xc: Keith Wadell, James Pierce, Dave Reinke, Bruce Riley, Michelle Tyvoll, Cynthia Berlin, Troy Richter, Jan VonRuden, Tim Walls