April 22, 2008
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Meeting
3:30pm, 325 Graff Main Hall
- 1. Approval of the April 8, 2008 minutes
- 2. Second readings:
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, trail by jury, plea bargaining, right to counsel, and due process in the courtroom. Prerequisites: POL 101 or 102 or 221. Offered Sem. II only.
POL 376, Constitutional Law VII: Administrative Law, 3 cr.; course revision – changing course number from POL 325 to POL 376
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.
- 3. First readings:
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.”
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).
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).
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.
- 4. Consent Agenda: None
Information for Committee: Update on discussions between Educational Studies and Ethnic Racial Studies on the recently approved Educational Studies curriculum revision.
- 5. Old business:
Hidden Prerequisites – draft submitted by Chair
- 6. New business: