Minutes of the November 16, 2017 Meeting

University Curriculum Committee Minutes
November 16, 2017
Hurley Convergence Center 413

The meeting began at 1:05pm. Present were the following:

John Morello, Rita Dunston, Lance Gentry, Patricia Reynolds, Jane Huffman, Dianne Baker and Jackie Gallagher.

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The minutes from previous meeting in October were approved.

Old Business

  1. Registrar update on registration change (allowing students to register based on the number of hours they will have at the end of the semester). For spring term 2018, students were able to register based on end-of-term hours.
  2. IDIS 483 – fall only course – passed

Review new proposals (non-expedited)

  1. MUED 100 – Introduction to Music Education (SI) – passed
  2. Social Justice Minor – adds two AMST courses to list of elective courses – passed
  3. New Minor in English Literature – passed
  4. THEA 400 (Professional Identity and Practice) – passed
  5. RELG 383 (Yoga in Theory, History, and Contemporary Society) – passed
  6. ENGL 394 (Special Studies in Literature and Culture) – passed
  7. ENGL 393 (Special Studies in Literature of Historically Marginalized Groups) – passed
  8. ENGL 392 (Special Studies in Post-1900 Literature) – passed
  9. ENGL 391 (Special Studies in Pre-1900 Literature) – passed
  10. ENGL 390 (Special Studies in Pre-1800 Literature) – passed
  11. ENGL 387 (South Asian Literature and Cinema) – passed
  12. ENGL 348 (Literature of the Great War) – passed
  13. ENGL 332 (British Romantic Women Poets) – passed
  14. ENGL 318 (Sex, Love, and Power in Renaissance England) – passed
  15. DGST 301 (Special Topics in Digital Studies) – passed
  16. ARTS 219 (Digital Video Production) – passed (with new catalog description)
  17. ARTH 224 (Arts of Japan and Korea) – passed
  18. Delete 5th Year Adapted Special Education Curriculum from the Catalog – passed
  19. Change requirements — M.Ed. for Professional Development or Added Endorsement –
    P-12 English as a Second Language  – passed
  20. EDUC 101 (How to Succeed in College, Part 1) — increase to 2 credits. NOTE: this
    course is open only to students in the STP program. – passed
  21. u.. Change Women and Gender Studies major (add “American Gender and Sexuality” as an
    elective courses) – passed
  22. Change Urban Studies minor (remove requirement for methods course and increase
    elective courses to four) – passed
  23. Change Music major (to reflect new course number in list of required courses — MUHL
    275 changed to 375) – passed
  24. Change Honors Program requirements (delete formal mentoring requirement and change
    annual requirement to two per year rather than 6 credits per year) – passed
  25. Change Environmental Sustainability minor (add “Energy Resources and Technology” as
    new elective course) – passed
  26. MKTG 440 (Promotion Management) – passed
  27. MGMT 440 (Introduction to Project Management) – passed
  28. Business Administration minor — change requirements – passed
  29. Change Studio Art major (increase credits in the major & decrease number of credits
    required in Art History courses) – passed
  30. Change Environmental Sustainability Minor (add EESC 120 as a core course in the
    minor) – passed – dropped language “exceptions as approved by the minor Program
    Director” Silent on the issue of appointing a program director.
  31. Change English Major (adds period requirements, literature of marginalized groups
    requirement, decreases open electives, specifies areas for capstone course, and
    deletes COMM courses from counting in the major group) – passed
  32. Change English Major, Creative Writing Concentration (adds period requirements,
    literature of marginalized groups requirement, and deletes COMM courses from counting
    in the major) – passed
  33. Change Latin American Studies Minor – (revises course list) – passed
  34. Change Mathematics Major (delete MATH 201 as a required course) – passed
  35. Change Psychology Major (to reflect change in course number of PSYC 353) – passed
  36. Change Religion Major (add REGL 102 as a requirement, deleted REGL 401 as a
    requirement, and change name of major to Religious Studies) – passed – including
    introductory courses  – take out introductory sequence
  37. Change Security and Conflict Studies Minor (add PSCI 315 as an elective in the minor) –
    passed
  38. Change Theatre Major (add THEA 400 as a required course) – passed
  39. Change Women and Gender Studies Major (add SOCG 475 as option to meet
    methods course requirement) – passed
  40. Change Biology Major (require a minimum C- grade in all core courses in order to
    complete the major — BIOL 210, 260, 340, and 341) – passed
  41. Change Digital Studies Minor (adds six new courses as electives) – passed
  42. Change BLS Leadership and Management Major Requirements -decrease credits
    required to 33, with 24 credits in required courses and 9 credits in electives. – passed

Expedited Courses  

  1. PSYC 453 — change number to 353
  2. MUTC 370 — change title and description
  3. MUTC 170 — change title and description
  4. MUHL 154 — change title
  5. MATH 471 — change prerequisites
  6. MATH 441 — change prerequisite
  7. MATH 431 — change prerequisites
  8. MATH 412 — change prerequisite
  9. MATH 330 — change prerequisites
  10. GISC 450 — change description
  11. GEOG 365 — change prerequisites and description
  12. ENGL 380 — change description
  13. ENGL 301 — change title and description
  14. ENGL 360 — change title and description
  15. ENGL 300 — change title and description
  16. ENGL 200 — change title and description
  17. BIOL 491 — change prerequisites
  18. BIOL 451 — change prerequisites
  19. ARTS 454 — change prerequisite
  20. Delete ARTS 361 (Experimental Watercolor)
  21. Delete ARTS 263 (Textile Design)
  22. Delete ARTS 225 (Color Theory)
  23. Delete ANTH 215 (Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica)
  24. ANTH 101 — change course description
  25. Delete MATH 223 (Calculus III)
  26. Delete GISC 460 (Designing Geodatabases)
  27. Delete ENGL 361 (Caribbean Literature)
  28. Delete ENGL 375 and 376 (special topics — to be replaced by a series different
    special topics numbers)
  29. EDCI 590 (Individual Research) — change prerequisites and course description
    cc. Change course descriptions of many courses by deleting the statement “previously
    taught as XXXX”
  30. DSCI 259 (Applied Statistics and Business Research) — change course
    description
  31. MBUS 516 (Project Management) — change course description
  32. Delete ACCT graduate courses — 562 (Income Tax Procedure), 563
    (Organizational Behavior), and 564 (Accounting Information Systems)