A&S; Curriculum Committee Minutes, 11/04/97



NOVEMBER 4, 1997

Members present: S. Davis, J. Hart, S. Maloney, M. Rohmann, R. Sahoo, E. Segal (Chair), M. Stenger, R. Taylor

Professor Segal called the meeting to order at 9:30.

Ms. Rohmann raised a question about the effect on Art and Art History majors 
of the Humanities Division's proposal to restrict General Education credit to 
100-300 level Humanities courses.  The committee agreed that it should 
re-visit the issue when the Division Chair could be present.

The committee discussed the proposal from the Division of Transitional Studies 
regarding the placement of Arts and Sciences students who will be 
provisionally admitted to the College in Fall 1998 under the new admissions 
policies.  The committee agreed that students admitted under the University 
minimum requirements would continue to need placement testing, non-credit 
reading courses, and the emphasis on study strategies contained in the 
Division's campus culture courses.  The committee approved the proposal in 
principle and asked Dr. Taylor to draft catalog language for its review.  

HIST 509:  History of American Sport was deleted.

ANTH 324: Religion in South Asian Society was approved as a new course.  It 
will apply toward cross-cultural GER.  The committee expressed the hope that 
the Anthropology Department and the Humanities Division will cooperate in 
their scheduling, so that ANTH 324 and HUM 341 will be offered in different 

The committee approved a proposal from the Anthropology Department to create a 
Natural Sciences concentration in the B.A. in Anthropology.  The present B.A. 
in Anthropology will become a B.A with concentration in the Social Sciences.  
Departmental requirements will be the same for both concentrations, but 
students in the NS concentration will take 18 hours of courses in the Natural 
Sciences Division instead of the 18 hours in the Social Sciences Division 
(outside anthropology).  

The committee approved the addition of FREN 320:  French Skills Overview as a 
requirement for the major and minor in French.  This course will become the 
beginning language course applicable to the major and minor.  (FREN 221 or 142 
will no longer apply toward the major/minor.)

The prerequisite of FREN 320 was added to FREN 321: French Conversation and to 
FREN 321: French Composition.  

SOC 343/WMST 312:  Sociology of Women's Health was approved.

SOC 374:  Industrial Sociology, proposed for WR credit, was returned to the 
department for additional information on how it would meet the writing 

The meeting was adjourned at 11:00.