Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

October 28, 2008

 

 

 

Members Present: Ahmed, Decker, Friesen, Johnson, Kahl, Socha, Sullivan, Van Winkle, Zheng                              

Consultants Present: Schumacher, Clow, Dittman, Richter

Members Absent: Berlin, (exc.) Rolfhus, (exc.) Secchi

Guests: Bryan, Angell, K. Hoar, Gerber, Maher, J. Hanson, W. Khandker, Walsko

 

 

1.       Approval of October 14,2008 minutes

 

M/S/P to approve minutes

 

2.       Second readings: none

               

3.     First readings:

 

 ECO  440   International Financial Economics   3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, course number, (was ECO 441), effective Fall 2009

ECO 120 and junior standing. Offered Semester II

 

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

 

NMT  402  Clinical Correlation: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology   1-4 cr.,  course revision – change in credits, effective Fall 2009

(was 2-4 credits)

 

NMT  403  Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology   2-4 cr.,  course revision – change in credits, effective Fall 2009

(was 3-4 credits)

 

NMT  412  Clinical Nuclear Practicum I   3-9 cr.,  course revision – change in credits, effective Fall 2009

(was 5-12 credits)

 

NMT  423  Radiopharmacy   1-3 cr.,  course revision – change in course title, effective Fall 2009

(was Nuclear Medicine Chemistry)

 

NMT  484  Instruction and Testing Skills for Teaching Clinical Nuclear Medicine Procedures   1-3 cr., course revision – course deletion

 

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

 

BIO  330  Economic Botany   3cr.,  New Course, effective Fall 2009

Plants provide humans with food, feed, fuel, fiber, pharmaceuticals, and other economically important products. This course provides an introduction to many domesticated plant varieties and wild plant species and their value in human and domestic animal nutrition, energy source, manufactured materials and drugs. Ethnobotanical interests in wild plant species will also be discussed. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisites: BIO 203 or BIO 204. Offered Semester II alternate years.

 

Serves as an elective in Biology major and minors (and teacher certification programs) and Nutrition minor.

 

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

 

 

BIO 479 Biology Laboratory Assistant  1- 2 cr., Course Revision—grading pattern, effective Spring 2009

Change from Pass/Fail grading to Department Option of Graded or Pass/Fall.

 

Hold for 2nd reading, presenter wants to clarify course description.

 

      Nutrition Minor,  Adding electives, effective Fall 2009

Add elective choices:  ANT 266, Anthro of Food or ANT 370, Medical Antro; NUT 350, Funct Foods, Herbs & Suppl.; BIO 330, Econ Botany

 

NUT 350 Functional Foods, Herbs, and Supplements  1 cr.,  New Course,  effective Spring 2009

Consumer interest in the relationship between diet and health has increased the demand for information about functional foods, herbals and supplements. The purpose of this course is to explore current literature and research in these ever growing and popular topics. Definitions, purpose, safety, efficacy, and risks of each will be covered. Additionally, topics of discussion will include specific functional components or food, herbals, and supplements. Prerequisite: NUT 200

 

Serves as an elective in nutrition minor.

 

Committee noted significant amount of material for one- credit course.

 

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

 

TESOL Minor, changing credits, required courses and electives, effective Fall 2009

All colleges—25 cr.

Language requirements—adding requirement of B or better in one of the following courses: ENG 110, 303, 306.

Core (16 credits)—TSL 400, TSL 450 (4 credits), ENG 332; MLG 340 or ENG 432; C-I 463.

Electives—9 cr. from 3 or more depts.. Courses used for General Education will not apply to the TESOL minor.

Education majors in FRE/GER/SPA EC-A certification track: EDS 408, one course from lang studies, one course from cult. studies

All other TESOL minors: one course from lang studies, one course from cult. studies, and additional 3 credits from lang studies, cult studies or additional electives

 

Language Studies: ENG 334, PHL 311, PSY 436, SPE 431

Cultural Studies: ANT 350, CST 332, PSY 280 or 382, TSL 425

Additional Electives: ANT/ECO/GEO/HIS/POL/SOC 202; ANT/SOC 354; CST 317; EFN 465, 475 (depending on topic), 486, 495; ERS/SOC 280; FRE 220; GEO 312, 318, 328, 331; HED 486; HIS 240, 250, 306, 336, 342, 345, 349, 385; INS 150, 251, 252; MGT 360; MLG 455 (depending on topic); PHL 230, 345, 349, 401; POL 330, 333, 336, 337, 338, 339; PSY 285; SOC 480; SPA 321; TSL 350 (depending on topic), 498 (depending on topic); WGS 410

 

Tchr Cert.—To teach English language learners in public schools, a student must complete requirements in professional education, complete a certifiable major and the TESOL minor, pass the ESL Praxis II exam and the Praxis II exams(s) for the certifiable major(s), and student teach English language learners at appropriate levels.

 

            Changes will apply to all catalogs.

 

TSL 300  Introduction to TESOL, Delete course, effective Fall 2009

 

TSL 400/500  Program Models for Second Language Acquisition  3 cr., New Course, effective Fall 2009

An introduction to program models that contribute to successful second language acquisition. Topics include the history of biolingual and ESL educational policies and practices in the U.S., second language acquisition (SLA) theory, effective program models and instructional approaches, and second language assessment tools. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education or  INS 250, 251, 252, or one of the following: ANT 350; CST 332; MLG 340; ENG 332, 334, 432; PHL 311; PSY 280, 382, 436; TSL 425 Offered Semester II

 

This course will be a requirement in the minor; to be taught primarily using D2L.

 

TSL 425/525  Global Issues in TESOL  3 cr., New Course, effective Fall 2009

The study of global English, cross-cultural second language proficiency standards, and sociopolitical issues related to educational practices. Students explore relationships between teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESLO) and current events in three or more world regions. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education or INS 250, 251, 252 or one of the following: AN 350; CST 332; CI 463; ENG 332, 334, 432; MLG 340; PHL 311; PSY 382, 436; TSL 400. Offered occasionally. Serves as an elective in TESOL minor.

 

Note: these changes have been endorsed by the Teacher Education Governing Council    (TEGC)

 

MLG 340  The Study of Language  3 cr, Course Revision—title, description, prerequisities, number (was 109), effective Fall 2009

An introduction to the study of the nature of human language and an investigation of the structure of English compared with other languages. Prerequisite: ENG 110 and 332; a foreign language at the 102-level or MLG 204. Offered occasionally.

 

note: Originally submitted as 309; changed to 340 at meeting. Presenter will contact TECG chair re: whether prerequisite change requires TEGC review.

 

CI 463/563  Teaching English to Speakers of  Other Languages Methods  3 cr., Course Revision—prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

TSL 400, 450, and six credits from the following: ANT 350; ENG 332, 334, 432; CST 332; MLG 340; PHL 311; PSY 280, 382, 436; SPE 431; TSL 425

 

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

 

Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Teacher Education, add required course and Gen Ed option, effective Spring 2009

Required General Education courses: add ERS 100 to list of EFN 205 or WGS 230 or SOC 225

Requirements in Professional Education, 41-43 credits plus student teaching: add EFN 460; clarify MUS 317 or CI 301,  ART 302 or CI 313

Early Adolescence-Adolescence Teacher Education, add required course and Gen Ed option, effective Spring 2009

Required General Education courses: add ERS 100 to list of EFN 205 or WGS 230 or SOC 225

Requirements in Professional Education, 27-29 credits plus student teaching: add EFN 460; add requirement that certain courses are required of social studies and science minors as well as majors.

Early Childhood-Adolescence Teacher Education, add required course and Gen Ed options, effective Spring 2009

Required Gen Ed courses: add ERS 100 to list of EFN 205 or WGS 230 or SOC 225

Requirements in Professional Education, 21-25 credits plus student teaching: add EFN 460

 

Note: these changes have been endorsed by the Teacher Education Governing Council (TEGC)

Changes will be applied to all catalogs

 

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

 

3.       Old Business: none

 

4.       New Business: none

            

  Meeting adjourned: 5:30 p.m.