A&S; Curriculum Committee Minutes, 11/16/00


November 16, 2000

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

Members Absent: R. Roebuck

The minutes of the meeting of November 14 were approved as distributed.

There was a brief discussion of the placement statement for basic mathematics courses. The committee agreed that it would return to the issue of placement scores as prerequisites later in the year.

The committee also returned to the proposed revisions for GEN 101 and approved it.

Two corrections, previously discussed with Professor Grubola, were made to the proposed changes for Art degrees. The text for the BFA requirements was corrected to show that 9 hours, 6 of which must be at the 300-level or above, were required outside the division of the major. In the BA degree the number of free electives which may be taken in Art or Art History was decreased from 9 to 6, in order that students have no more than 40 hours in the department of the major. This followed from the decision that courses in Art History do count in the total.

The changes to individual art courses (items #64-#157 as specified in the agenda) were approved.

The following new courses were approved, effective 2001 Spring:

    MATH 673: Actuarial Models I
    MATH 674: Actuarial Models II
    MATH 676: Actuarial Modeling I
    MATH 677: Actuarial Modeling II

The following actions were taken on course proposals for General Education:

    HIST 101-102: History of Civilizations I and II, approved for Social/Behavioral
    POLS 111: Political Discourse, approved for Oral Communication, pending receipt of certain clarifications
    POLS 201: American Government, approved for Social/Behavioral
    POLS 202: Comparative Political Systems, approved for Social/Behavioral
    POLS 299: Honors Political Science, approved for Social/Behavioral
    POLS 349: Comparative Political Culture, to be returned to the department for additional information
    POLS 390: Logic of Political Research, approved for computer literacy