COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES
NOVEMBER 4, 1997
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
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.