A&S Curriculum Committee Minutes Apr 23 1997



APRIL 23, 1997

Members present: R. Kimball, H. Miller, J. Morrill (Chair), M. Rohmann, R. Sahoo, E. Segal, R. Taylor

Members absent: W. Boling, J. Morrison

Guest: A. Harris

Professor Morrill called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm.  

The minutes of the meeting of April 16 were approved as corrected from draft 
copy.  The copy posted on the College web site will be the corrected copy.  

The Committee approved a proposal from the Theatre Arts Department to create a 
concentration in Musical Theatre in the BFA in Theatre Arts.   Students in 
this concentration are not subject to the college policy permitting no more 
than 4 hours in applied music to count toward an Arts and Sciences degree, and 
this exception will be noted in the undergraduate catalog (p. 62) when it is 
next revised.  The concentration requires 25 hours in Music, of which 12 are 
applied music, 8 are in theory, and 5 are music electives.  (The music 
electives may also be in applied music.)

Pending Provost's Office approval, the new concentration will be effective 97F.

The committee also approved a proposal from the Theatre Arts Department to 
raise the minimum program GPA requirements for admission/retention of majors 
in the BFA.  The current requirement for admission/retention in the major is a 
minimum GPA of 3.0 in Theatre Arts courses and a 2.0 overall.  Effective for 
students admitted 97F, BFA majors must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Theatre 
Arts courses and a 2.5 overall.  The department will monitor student status.  
Admission to the BA in Theatre Arts is not affected by this change.  

The committee approved the deletion of the cross-list between BIOL 
357:Microbiology and HED 357: Microbiology.  The School of Education will 
discontinue HED 357.  As both courses are printed in the 97-98 schedule of 
courses, the change will not become effective until 98U.

The committee voted not to approve the change of grading option to P/F in PSYC 
400: Research Practicum.  The reason for this decision was the College policy 
which prohibits students taking courses in the major on a P/F basis.  

Additional course actions proposed by the Department of Psychology were 
deferred until a member of the department could be present to answer questions 
about them.

The committee adjourned at 2:55 pm.