A&S; Curriculum Committee Minutes, 09/26/00


September 26, 2000

Members Present: L. Larson, T. Mackey, R. Powers, R. Roebuck. M. Rohmann, M. Stenger (Chair), R. Taylor

Members Absent: E. Segal

Guests: T. Pedico (MILS), A. Leidner (CML), G. Zinn (CML), B. Hudson (PAS)

Several issues relating to the proposal for MILS 112, 212, 312, and 412 were clarified. With changes proposed by the department, the courses will be resubmitted. As the courses are to be taken concurrently with other courses in MILS, the committee stressed that course descriptions should make that requirement clear. The department will also clarify how the new courses would apply to the minor in Military Science.

The committee and Professors Leidner and Zinn discussed the proposed cross-list between WMST/ML/GERM. The requirement that cross-listed courses have the same title, description, and prerequisites was emphasized, and several possibilities were discussed for using the ML/WMST course as the basis for a course which could be used on occasion for credit in German.

WMST 573/ML 573: Feminist Film: Practice and Theory was approved, effective 01F.

JA 520: Capital Punishment was approved for WR credit, effective 01S.

PHIL 326: Business and Values was deleted, as the one-hour course is no longer to be required by the College of Business.

Changes to HIST 521: Colonial America were discussed and put on hold, pending some clarifications from the department.

Professor Hudson and the committee discussed the proposed M.A. in Pan African Studies. The committee recommended changes in the number of hours in the degree; clarification of the thesis and non-thesis options; raising the admission gpa to the minimum required by the Graduate School for admission in good standing; and reconsidering the admission requirement of 15 undergraduate hours in PAS. Following additional discussion in the department, the proposal and accompanying course proposals will be discussed further.