A&S; Curriculum Committee Minutes, 10/24/00


October 24, 2000

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

Members Absent: R. Powers

Guests: J. Pani (PSYC)

The minutes of the meetings of September 12, September 26, and October 3 were approved as distributed.

The committee approved a recommendation from the Transfer Policy Team to enter external credit (AP, CLEP, IB) to a student's transcript upon enrollment at the university. This alters the current policy which delayed awarding of credit until the student had completed 12 semester hours at the University of Louisville. It was noted that the policy on AP credit in Political Science would not conform; this will be discussed with the department. A question was raised about internal placement credit in languages, and Dr. Pani replied that the Transfer Policy Team had that noted as an item for discussion, but that the proposal currently before the committee spoke only to external credit.

The committee discussed the minimum hours for a degree, given that in Fall 2001 the college will no longer require 2 hours in physical education. The consensus was that the minimum should be reduced to reflect this, and that such a proposal would be presented to the Faculty Assembly later in the fall.

A request for an exception to the policy that no more than 40 hours in the major may be applied to a BA was denied.

The committee approved a non-thesis option for the M.S. in Biology, and will forward it to the Graduate Council.

The committee approved a proposal from the Department of Chemistry to award the M.S. to students in the Ph.D. program at the point of completion of specified requirements. The proposal will be forwarded to the Graduate Council.

The following course actions were approved, effective Summer 2001 unless otherwise specified.

    POLS 315: Race, Law and Politics (new course)
    POLS 326: National Public Policy Analysis (title/description change)
    POLS 436: Comparative European Foreign Politics (change to POLS 336: European Union)
    HIST 521: Colonial America (tile/description change; WR credit)
    PHIL 317: Nature of Violence (new course)
    PHIL 328: Environmental Ethics (new course)
    PHIL 357: Personal Identity and Self (new course)
    PHIL 523/623: Applied Philosophy (new course)
    PAS 342: African, African American and Caribbean Women Novelists (title/description change; cross-list with ENGL 342 and WMST 342)
    ENGL 342: Black Women Novelists (new course; WR credit; cross-list with PAS 342 and WMST 342)
    WMST 342: Black Women Novelists (new course; WR credit; cross-list with PAS 342 and ENGL 342)

PHIL 575/675: Postmodernism (new course proposal) was returned to the department for clarification of the difference in the work required to earn 500-level and 600-level graduate credit.