A&S; Curriculum Committee Minutes, 11/14/00


November 14, 2000

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

Guests: J. Grubola (ART)

The minutes of November 2 (p. 2) were corrected to reflect that not all prerequisites were removed from 500-level History courses. They will have the prerequisite of "junior standing." A typographical error was corrected.

The minutes of November 9 were corrected to reflect that ANTH 546 will have "junior standing" as a prerequisite, and that the prerequisite for MATH 105, 107, 109, 111, 112, 180, and 190 should be "appropriate placement score or equivalent coursework" rather than "appropriate placement score."

With these changes, the minutes of November 2 and November 9 were approved as distributed. Corrected copy will be posted to the College's Web site.

The committee continued its discussion of the changes to the BFA and BA in Art. The current B.S. (Interior Design) will be suspended and the concentration subsumed into the BFA degree. The department admitted new majors to the B.S. for the last time this fal. Professor Grubola clarified several points and will submit corrected copy where needed. A final decision of the program was deferred until the committee could review the individual course changes which accompanied the proposal.

The committee did not approve a request to remove prerequisites from RUSS 221 and all 300-400 level courses. There was concern that catalog information should continue to indicate the level of language competency needed for upper-division courses and that prerequisite standards should be coordinated across all the languages in the department.

The committee reviewed a question from the Biology Department about changing the grade option to P/F on certain independent research courses taken by majors. The committee did not approve the request, noting the college-wide policy that students may not take courses in their major on a pass-fail basis.

The committee briefly discussed a proposal to revise the college orientation course, GEN 101. It moved the course to the Assembly without consideration due to time constraints.