Curriculum Committee Minutes Nov 6 2009

College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee Minutes

November 6, 2009

Members present:  B. Bradley (Chair), J. Burnet, G. Leichty, K. Libe (A&S Student Council), A. Miller, M. Rohmann, R. Taylor, B. Willey, B. Williams

Guests:  J. Dietrich (A&S Dean’s Office), D. Keeling (JA)

The minutes of the meeting of October 30 were approved as distributed, with the clarification that the deletion of recitations in Organic Chemistry was dependent on the substitution of help desk hours, as planned by the department .

Associate Dean Dietrich presented the proposal for an undergraduate certificate in Legal Studies, based on existing courses in several departments.  The proposal was approved.

The committee deferred review of the proposal for a B.S. in Digital Forensics , pending clarification of tuition sharing for the program.  It did, however, review several new courses in that area.  Professor Keeling explained that the department wished to begin to offer such courses regardless of the existence of a separate degree program.

The following courses were approved, effective Summer 2010:

  • JA 250:  Investigative Interviewing
  • JA 300:  Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • JA 498:  Senior Project

The committee requested additional information on JA 160, 161, 162, 365, and 445.

The committee approved ENGL 375/WGST 375:  LGBTQ Literature for CD2 credit and will forward it to the General Education Course Committee.

The committee approved ITP 115:  Heritage and Culture of the Deaf for CD2 credit, pending minor revisions, and will forward it to the General Education Course Committee. 

The committee approved a new minor in English with a concentration in Creative Writing.  Revisions to the major and the existing minor in English were also approved.