Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

November 11, 2008

 

 

Members Present: Berlin, Johnson, Kahl, Rolfhus, Socha, Secchi, Zheng                              

Consultants Present: Schumacher, Dittman, Walls, Burkhardt

Members Absent: Friesen, (exc.) Ahmed, (exc.) Sullivan, (exc.), Decker, Van Winkle

Guests:  R. Smith, J. Terpstra, Senger, R. Wolf, L. Dickmeyer, K. Hoar, Ragan, Barnes, Sallmen,Severson

 

 

1.       Approval of October 28,2008 minutes

 

M/S/P to approve minutes

 

2.       Second readings:

 

BIO  479   Biology Teaching Assistant  1 cr., Course revision – grading pattern, title, credits, description, prerequisite, effective Spring 2009

An opportunity to assist in the preparation and /or instruction of a biology course. Working with a faculty mentor (s), students may be expected to assist in the development and preparation of course materials, course instruction and student assessment. Prerequisites: AB or better in the class in which the student will be assisting and approval of instructor of the class in which the student will be assisting. Department option for pass/fail. Repeatable for credit - max 2.

 

M/S/P to approve the proposal

 

               

3.       First readings:

 

      ART 219  Forging/Raising for Non - Majors  3 cr.,  New course, effective Fall 2009

This course will focus on the basic principles of metal forging and raising of ferrous and nonferrous metals with emphasis on design. Lect.1, Studio 4. Prerequisite: not open to Art majors. Offered occasionally.

 

 

ART  222  Jewelry/Metalsmithing for Non- Majors  3 cr.,  New course, effective Fall 2009

This course will focus on the basic use of nonferrous metals in the jewelry/metalsmithing, with emphasis on design and development of introductory nonferrous metal fabrication and construction. Lect. 1, Studio 4. Prerequisites: not open to Art majors. Offered occasionally.

 

 

ART 204  Watercolor Painting  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009    ART 162

 

 

ART  205  Introduction to Painting  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009   ART 162

 

 

ART  207  Introduction to Computer Graphic Design  3cr.,  course revision - change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009   ART 164

 

 

ART  214  Introduction to Sculpture  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009       ART 166

 

 

ART  216  Introduction to Ceramics  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009   ART 166

 

 

ART  218  Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio   3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009    ART 162

 

 

ART  220  Introduction to Metalsmithing: Forging and Raising  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009    ART 166

 

 

ART  221  Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009    ART 166

 

 

ART  304  Color Theory  3cr.,  course revision – change on prerequisites, effective Fall 2009      ART 164, 166, 205

 

 

ART   305  Intermediate Painting  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009   ART 252,304

 

 

ART  308  Intermediate Computer Graphic Design  3cr.,   course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009     ART 162, 166, 207

 

 

ART 314  Intermediate Sculpture  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009       ART 162,164,214

 

 

ART 316  Intermediate Ceramics  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009      ART 162, 164, 216

 

 

ART  318  Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009      ART 164,166,218

 

 

ART  320  Intermediate Metalsmithing, Forging and Raising  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009        ART 162,164,220

 

 

ART  321  Intermediate Jewelry and Metalsmithing  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009      ART 162,164, 221

 

 

ART  408  Advanced Computer Graphic Design  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009     ART 252, 308

 

 

ART  414  Advanced Sculpture  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009     ART 252,314  

 

 

ART  416  Advanced Ceramics   3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009     ART 252, 316

 

 

ART  418  Advanced  Printmaking  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009     ART 252, 318

 

 

ART  421  Advanced Jewelry and Metalsmithing  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009     ART 252, 321

 

 

ART  172   Photography Appreciation  2cr.,  course revision –course number, prefix, instructional pattern, effective Fall 2009   (was APH 102) offered occasionally.

 

 

ART  272  Black and White Photography  3cr.,  course revision – change in title, course number, prerequisites, instructional pattern,  effective Fall 2009

(was APH 202,  Introduction to Photographic Principles), prerequisites ART 160 (may be taken concurrently) offered both semesters, Lect. 2, Lab 1, out of class 2.

 

 

ART  274  Photographic Composition  2cr., course revision – change in course number, prefix, effective Fall 2009     (was APH 232)

 

 

ART  276  Digital Imaging Techniques  3cr.,  course revision – change in course number, prefix, prerequisites, instructional pattern, effective Fall 2009

(was APH 242),  prerequisite: ART 160. (may be taken concurrently) Lect.1, Lab. 4.

 

 

ART  373  Documentary/ Editorial Photography I   3cr.,  course revision – change in course title, prefix, prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

(was APH 302, Photojournalism) prerequisite: ART 272, 276, Lect.2, Lab. 2, out of class 1.

 

ART  374  Commercial  Photography  3cr.,  course revision – change in course number, prefix, prerequisites, instructional pattern, effective Fall 2009

(was APH 312)  prerequisites: Art 272,276, Lect. 3, out of class 2.

 

 

ART  375  Special Projects in Photography  1-3 cr.,  course revision – change in course number, title, prefix,  prerequisites, not repeatable,  effective Fall 2009

(was APH 300) prerequisite: instructor consent.

 

 

ART  376   Portrait Photography  3cr.,  course revision – change in course number, prefix, instructional pattern, prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

(was APH 322)  prerequisites: ART 272, 276, Lect. 3 Lab. 2.

 

 

ART  377  Color Photography  3cr.,  course revision – change in course number, prefix, prerequisites, instructional pattern, effective Fall 2009

(was APH 342) prerequisites: ART 272, 276, Lect. 2, Lab 1, out of class 2.

 

 

ART  379  Applied Photography  1cr.,  course revision – change in course number, prefix, prerequisites, effective Fall 2009   (was APH 372)  prerequisites: ART 272.

 

 

ART  473  Documentary/ Editorial Photography II  3cr.,  course revision – change in course number, prefix , instructional pattern, prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

(was APH 402)  prerequisites: ART 272, 276, Lect.3, Lab 2.

 

 

ART  474  Expressive and Archival Imaging  3cr.,  course revision – change in course number, prefix, instructional pattern, prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

(was APH 412 )  prerequisites: ART 272, 276,  Lect. 2, Lab 1, out of class 2..

 

 

ART  475  Perspectives in Art: Photography  3cr.,  course revision – change in course number , prefix,  instructional pattern, prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

(was APH 422)  prerequisites: instructor consent. Lab 1-5.

 

 

ART  479  Seminar in Photography  3cr.,  course revision – change in course number, prefix, instructional pattern, prerequisites, max repeat,  effective Fall 2009

(was APH 412)  prerequisites: ART 272, 274, 276, 373, 374, 474, and electives; repeatable for credit, max 9. Lect.1, out of class 1.

 

 

APH  499  Independent Study  1-3 cr.,  course revision – course deletion

 

 

APH  351  Film and Society  3cr.,  course revision – course deletion

 

 

Photography Minor, changing credits, prefix, required courses, electives, effective Fall 2009

All colleges – 24 cr.--ART 160, 272, 274, 276, 479, and electives in ART chosen from ART 375, or 379; 373, 374, 376, 377, 473, 474, and 475.

 

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

 

 

B.         Computer Science,   retroactive credit,  effective Fall 2007

Students taking CS 220 and earning a “B” or better will be given retroactive credit for CS 120 provided that the student’s transcript shows no record of prior or concurrent enrollment in CS 120 or CS 220.

 

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

 

 

C.         Communication Studies Major With an Emphasis in Advocacy and Communication Criticism, title change,  effective Fall 2009

 (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) – 39 credits.

 

 

Advocacy and Communication Criticism Minor,  title change, effective Fall 2009

(all colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) – 24 credits.

Communication Studies Major With an Emphasis in Broadcast and Digital Media, Revision-title, required courses, effective Fall 2009

(all colleges, excluding Teacher Certification Programs) – 39 credits, Core requirement:

CST 190, 301, 302 and 499. Required: CST 370 or CST 375; CST 471 or CST 480; choose two of the following: CST 271, CST 472, CST 474.

Nine credits of electives selecting a course from each of the other emphasis areas.  Three credits: CST 230, CST 332, CST 330, CST 334, CST 336, CST 338

Three credits: CST 215, CST 310, CST 315, CST 410, CST 412, CST 413, CST 415, CST 417, CST 419

Three credits: CST 350, CST 351, CST 354, CST 360, CST 365, CST 380

Electives (minimum of 6 credits) from courses included in any of the four emphases.

 

 

Broadcast and Digital Media Minor, title change, effective Fall 2009

(All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) –24 credits.

 

 

CST  110  Communicating Effectively  3cr.,  course revision – change in title, course description, content, effective Fall 2009

This course introduces students to major topic areas in communication while encouraging them to become more competent and culturally sensitive communicators. Students will develop speaking, relational and listening skills as they are exposed to the communication areas of interpersonal, group/teams and public contexts. This course will help students become more effective and ethical communicators in a highly diverse society. Prerequisites: none. Offered both semesters.

 

This is a significant change from a public speaking course to a broader communication course. Department will continue to accept public speaking courses as equivalent transfers.

 

 

CST  215  Influence, Advocacy and Social Responsibility  3cr.,  course revision – change in course description, prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

We use communication to influence one another: advocacy is persuasive communication. Persuasive communication is an essential agent of change in human culture, especially in democratic, capitalistic societies. This course reviews essential strategies of persuasive messages and engages participants in service learning opportunities to advocate for change using those strategies. It establishes basic principles of ethical persuasive communication and investigates the responsibilities of both senders and receivers to evaluate persuasive messages of effectiveness, adherence to ethical principles of persuasion, aesthetic quality.  Prerequisite: CST 110. Offered Semester I.

 

 

CST  271  Contemporary Media in  Everyday Life  3cr.,  course revision – change in title, course description, effective Fall 2009

This course offers an opportunity to explore contemporary media and their economic, social, political, and cultural implications in everyday life. This course will increase awareness of the motivations of media coverage, media effects on social and cultural change as well as on audience attitudes, the importance of social and cultural issues created or sustained by the media, and the necessity of a critical attitude while consuming media messages. Offered as needed.

 

 

CST  272  Audio Production  3cr.,  course revision – change in title , course description, effective Fall 2009

Introduction to audio production for broadcast and non- broadcast applications; analysis of audio programs and audiences; directed experiences in writing, production, directions and performance of basic audio programs. Offered as needed.

 

 

CST  273  Applied Audio  1-2 cr.,  course revision – change in title, course description, effective Fall 2009

Practical experiences in developing audio presentation and production skills as staff members of the student radio station or WLSU- FM radio. Pass/Fail grading. Repeatable for elective credit – maximum 2. Offered as needed.

 

 

CST   315  Communication Criticism  3cr.,  course revision – change in course description, prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

Communication criticism, a fundamental practice in communication studies, describes, explains, and evaluates why messages succeed or fail in achieving their intended purposes. Participants learn to conduct systematic analysis of persuasive messages to describe their key elements: language, organization, content, persuasive communication strategies, visual images, and choice of medium. Analysis is used to explain why particular elements were uses in adapting messages to intended audiences and specific cultural contexts of those messages. Participants apply basic methods of communication criticism to significant cultural discourse, such as speeches, commercials, public service announcements, and web pages to evaluate messages for effectiveness, ethical acceptability, cultural impact, and aesthetic value. Prerequisite:  CST 190. Offered Semester II

 

 

CST 334  Gender Communication   3cr.,  course revision – change in course description, effective Fall 2009

Explores the theory and practice of communication among gender identities. Focuses on understanding the similarities and differences of communicative behaviors (verbal, nonverbal, power, conflict and listening) among gender identities in various context such as intimate relationships, friendships, educational settings, the work place and the media. Prerequisites: CST 230 or WGS 100.  Offered both semesters.

 

 

CST 372  Audio Workshop  1-3 cr.,  course revision – change in title , course description, effective Fall 2009

Specialized work in news, public affairs, special events, programming, production, and operations on the student radio station or WLSU –FM. Students will work in the area of their choice, refining skills in practical daily operation. Prerequisites: CST 273 repeatable for elective credit – maximum 6.  Offered as needed.

 

 

CST  376  Remote Video Operations  3cr.,  course revision – change in course description, effective Fall 2009

This course is an introduction to remote video production. It is designed to give the student a theoretical and practical back ground in on – location productions and basic computer editing techniques. Remote productions may consist of news packages, sports highlights, a mini- documentary, and on- location interviews. Offered as needed.

 

 

CST 415  Advanced Topics in Advocacy and Communication Criticism  3cr., course revision – change in title, course description, effective Fall 2009

Participants apply methods of communication criticism to significant examples of persuasive cultural discourse in order to identify and describe their persuasive strategies, explain why those strategies were used, and evaluate their effects, ethical acceptability, cultural impact, and aesthetic value. Methods applied and types of persuasive cultural discourse analyzed vary depending on instructor’s and participants’ interest. Participants conduct research projects using selected qualitative critical methods and write critical research reports about specific examples of the type of persuasive cultural discourse selected. Prerequisite: CST 315.  Offered Semester I, alternate years.

 

 

CST  491  Special Topics in Communication Studies  1-3 cr.,  course revision – course description, max. repeatable,  effective Fall 2009

Study in a selected area of communication studies. Varying topics will be offered at intervals, with a specific title to each. For current content and credit assignment, consult the instructor or department chair. Repeatable for credit – maximum 7. Offered occasionally.

 

 

CST  332  Intercultural Communication  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009 CST 190 or 230 or TSL 400

 

 

CST  471  Broadcast and Digital Media Management   3cr.,  course revision - change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009          Prerequisite: CST 275

 

 

CST 336  Family Communication  3cr.,  course revision – when offered, effective Fall 2009  Offered semester I only

 

 

CST  338  Sexuality and Romance in the Media  3cr.,  course revision – change in title, effective Fall 2009

 

 

CST  317  Communication Criticism and Culture  3cr.,  course deletion

 

 

CST  362  Public Relations Tools and Strategies  3cr.,  course deletion

 

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

 

 

D.         FIN  407  Advanced Financial Planning  3cr.,  New course, effective Fall 2009

An overview of the financial planning process, including an introduction to the technical and intuitive aspects of the primary components in a financial plan. Financial and personal data are integrated to develop a comprehensive financial model including a variety of components. The components may include balance sheet and cash flow statements, retirement planning, investing strategies, insurance needs, taxes and estate planning. Prerequisites: FIN 207, FIN 355, FIN 360. Offered Semester I.

 

 

FIN  447/547  Advanced Financial Analysis  3cr.,  New course, effective Fall 2009 

Offers the students the opportunity for advanced study of topics related to (1) business ethics and professional standards, (2) investment tools, (3) asset valuation, and (4) portfolio management. Students will learn how to effectively analyze financial statements, apply statistical models, and evaluate both international and derivative securities. Completion of this course will also assist students in preparing for Level I exam of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. Department option for Pass/ Fail grading.  Prerequisites: FIN 355, FIN 370, FIN 380. Offered Semester II.

 

 

Finance Major  change in electives, effective Fall 2009

(College of Business Administration)

21 credits- FIN 370, 380, 390, 485: select one course from Group I: FIN 362, 407, 410, 430, 440, 447, 475, 477, 480; select one course from Group II: FIN 360, 456, 465,: ECO 301, 305, 308, 310; ACC 301, 321, 325, 330; MGT 395 or any course listed in Group I; select one from Group III: any course numbered 300 or higher which is offered through the College of Business Administration, including those listed in Group I and Group II.

 

 

Financial Major – Risk, Insurance and Financial Planning, change in title, required courses, electives, effective Fall 2009

(College of Business Administration)

21 credits – FIN 370, 380, 390; FIN 360, 407; FIN 460 or 485; and one of the following FIN 361, 362, 465, 475, ACC 301, ECO 471, MGT 386, MKT 362pprove proposal

At this point in the meeting a quorum was no longer present. Chairman Rolfhus declared six members a quorum, open to challenge.

 

 

E.         PHY/AST  362  Astrophysics  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009      

Prerequisites: PHY 250 and 302; AST 155 or AST 156; MTH 310 or concurrent enrollment.

 

 

PHY/AST  466  Cosmology and the Structure of the Universe  3cr.,  course revision – change in prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

Prerequisites: PHY 250 and 302; MTH 309 or concurrent; MTH 310 or concurrent; AST 156

 

 

PHY  491   Capstone in Physics  1cr.,  New course, effective Fall 2009

A senior level course specifically designed for physics majors to review and discuss basic concepts relevant to the physical sciences, and to assess their major in physics. Students will present seminars to physics faculty based on current physics research articles, and also communicate physics concepts to a general audience in a written format. Students are expected to participate in discussions on current developments in the physical sciences, and to be actively engages in the assessment of their major. Prerequisites: Senior standing, major in physics, and instructors consent. Offered Semester II.

 

 

Physics Major,  change in requirements, effective Fall 2009

Add PHY 491, credits remain at 38.

 

 

Physics Major with an Astronomy Emphasis,   increasing credits, adding a required course, effective Fall 2009           

Increase credits in emphasis from 40 to 41 credits, add course PHY 491

 

 

Physics Major with Computational Physics Emphasis   increasing credits, adding a required course, effective Fall 2009

            Increase credits in emphasis from 39-40 credits, add PHY 491

 

 

Physics Major with Optics Emphasis   adding required course, change in electives, increasing credits, effective Fall 2009

Increase credits in emphasis from 40 to 41 credits, add PHY 491

 

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

 

 

  1. PSY  282  Cross Cultural Psychology  3cr.,  course revision – change in course number, effective Fall 2009

      (was PSY 382)

 

Department will request General Education approval for this course.

 

 

PSY  331  Experimental Psychology and Research Methods  2cr., course revision – change in course number, effective Fall 2009       

(was PSY 231)

 

 

PSY  332  Experimental Psychology Laboratory  2cr.,  course revision – change in course number, effective Fall 2009         

(was PSY 232)

 

PSY 334  Health Psychology   3cr.,  course revision – change in description, prerequisites, effective Fall 2009

This course will examine the role of psychological factors in health, wellness, and illness. The focus will be on the interdependence of physiological and psychological factors in the experiencing and treatment of both acute and chronic illnesses. Medical disorders will also be considered from the perspectives of health research methodology, illness prevention, and traditional; and nontraditional treatments. There will be strong emphasis on the scientific basis for mind / body interventions (e.g., physical, psychological, spiritual, social, emotional, and intellectual). Ethical considerations, multicultural contexts, and public policy issuers in treatment and research will be considered.  Prerequisites: PSY 100; 331, and 332, or Bio 312 or ESS 205. Offered both semesters

 

 

PSY  355  Infancy and Early Childhood  3cr.,  course revision – change in title, course number (was 314), description, effective Fall 2009

This curse will provide students with an in- depth examination of human development during infancy and early childhood (conception through approximately age five) from a multidimensional perspective. Normative development in the following areas will be examined: prenatal, physical, perceptual, cognitive, language, social and emotional. Legal and public policy implications will be discussed. Research methodology and theoretical perspectives will be integrated throughout each topic area. Prerequisites: PSY 100 and 210, or 212. Offered occasionally.

 

 

PSY  356  The School – Aged Child  3cr.,  course revision – change in course title, number (was 310), description, effective Fall 2009

This course focuses on the basic principles, theories; research in human development during middle childhood (ages 5 – 12 approximately). Topics include physical, cognitive, language, social / emotional and personality development. Both the biological / genetic (nature) and the environmental (nature) influences on development will be examined within each developmental area. Prerequisites: PSY 100 and 210, or 212. Offered occasionally. 

 

 

PSY  357  Adolescence   3cr.,  course revision – change in title, course number, effective Fall 2009 

(was PSY 357) 

 

 

PSY  358  Adulthood  3cr.,  course revision – change in title, course number, effective Fall 2009      

(was PSY 312)

 

 

PSY  359  Aging and the Elderly  1cr.,  course revision – change in title , course number, effective Fall 2009

             (was PSY 313)

 

 

PSY  360  Cross Cultural Development  3cr.,  course revision – change in course number, prerequisites, effective Fall 2009       

(was PSY 280) , Prerequisites: PSY 100 and 210, or 212

 

Department Chair will contact Anthropology and History Departments regarding Ant. 101; His 101,102 which are no longer prerequisites for PSY 360. This course will no longer be General Education, pending GEC approval.

 

 

PSY  401  Behavior Modification  3cr.,  course revision – change in course description, effective Fall 2009

This course will examine the theory and techniques of systematic behavior management and behavior control. Applied social learning theory, reinforcement, shaping, modeling, cognitive and rational techniques, extinction, aversive procedures, token economies will be covered. Students will plan and execute of a personal behavior self- modification program, and plan and evaluate of an intervention for the campus community. Prerequisites: PSY 100 or 212 and Junior standing. Offered Semester I.

 

 

PSY  404  Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy  3cr.,  course revision – change in course description, effective Fall 2009

A comprehensive conceptual review of theories of psychotherapy and counseling with a focus on the process of change. The theories examined include the Psychodynamic, Person – Centered, Gestalt, Behavioral, Cognitive – Behavioral, Solution –Focused, Marriage and Family Therapy, and group therapy. Divergence and convergence among the theories will be examined. This course will focus on the presentation of a transtheoretical analysis of these major theoretical views and methods used in psychotherapy. The course will emphasize the pragmatic and integrated qualities of major theories of psychotherapy and counseling. Prerequisites: PSY 304, Offered Semester I.

 

 

PSY 321  Research Methods for Psychology Minors  3cr.,  New course, effective Fall 2009

Introductions to the research methods associated with psychological research for psychology minors. Consideration given to formulation of problems, techniques for gathering data, and the presentation and interpretation of research. Focus on ability to critically evaluate social science research .  Prerequisites: PSY 100 and 45 credits. Not open to Psychology majors, not required of students who minor in CST or SOC. Offered both semesters. Second semester sophomore standing (45 cr.)

 

 

Psychology Major   all colleges   program revision - effective Fall 2009

Category II:  add PSY 451 or PSY 420

Category V:  add PSY 436

Category VI: add PSY 431, delete 437, 438

Category IX: add PSY 282, delete 382

Category X: add Category II, delete 420, 431, 436

 

 

Psychology Minor (Liberal Studies, Science and Health)   program revision -   effective Fall 2009

 add PSY 321 as required course.

 

 

Psychology Minor (Business)   program revision -  effective Fall 2009

 add PSY 321 as a required course and delete 231,232 as electives.

 

 

Psychology Minor (Teacher Certification Programs)   program revisioneffective Fall 2009  

add PSY 321 as a required course and delete 231, 232. Reduce total credits to 24.

 

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

 

 

The committee has elected to change the time it meets from 3:30p.m. to 3:45p.m. for the remainder of the 2008-2009 school year.

 

 

  1. Old Business: none

 

5.       New Business: none

            

  Meeting adjourned: 5:52 p.m.

 

 

General Education Course Substitution:

·          (CBA) Math 132 University of Philadelphia for Math 175 (mathematics category )