A&S; Curriculum Committee Minutes, 4/5/99


APRIL 5, 1999

Members Present: T. Mackey, S. Maloney (Chair), M. Rohmann, R. Sahoo, M. Stenger, R. Taylor

Members Absent: R. Baldwin, J. Hart

Guests: D. Rountree (Biology)

Professor Maloney called the meeting to order at 2:40 p.m.

The minutes of the meeting of March 8 were approved as distributed.

Professor Rountree clarified the Biology Department's proposal regarding admission to the major, and answered numerous questions from the committee. The committee approved the following criteria, effective 99F for students seeking to declare a major in Biology:

To be admitted to the undergraduate degree program (BA/BS) in Biology, a student must:

  1. Complete BIOL 240/241 and BIOL 242/243 (or equivalent courses taken at another institution) with a grade of "C" or better;
  2. Complete MATH 102 (or an equivalent course) with a grade of "C" or better OR place into a mathematics course above the level of MATH 102 (on the basis of either the university math placement examination or ACT/SAT scores).
  3. Have an overall university grade point average of 2.0 or better.

The committee approved the request of the Sociology Department to require a grade of "C" or better in SOC 209, 301, 303, 320, and 323 (or their equivalents in transfer work) for graduation with a major or minor in Sociology. The requirement affects those students who are officially accepted into the major or minor 99U and later.

A request to change PAS 333: Women's Health in Africa to the 500 level and to add WMST 540: Women's Health in Africa and to cross-list the courses was deferred for additional information.

BIOL 203: Poisonous and Edible Wild Plants: description change from "field trips required" to "field labs required," effective 00U.

The committee continued its discussion of defining academic courses which would be accepted in transfer now that the restriction of program-applicable courses has been removed.

The meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.