A&S; Curriculum Committee Minutes, 01/18/01


January 18, 2001

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

Guests: J. Anderson (GEOG/GEOS), J. Carew (PAS), R. Fell (BIOL)

The committee set Fridays, 2:00-3:30, as its meeting time for the spring semester.

All actions are effective Fall 2001, unless otherwise specified.

A new concentration in Global and Regional Studies was approved for the B.S. in Geography. In response to last spring's program productivity report, the B.A. in Geography is being suspended.

The committee approved the request from the Department of Biology to increase the number of hours required in the major. The B.A. will require 38 rather than 33 hours and the B.S. will require 48 rather than 45 hours. The additional hours will be added to biology electives. A request to delete the language requirement from the B.S. degree was also approved.

Changes to the minor in Communication were approved. The requirements will now be stated as Communication 201 and 305 for 6 hours and 12 hours of Communication electives at the 200-level or above, for a total of 18 hours.

The requirement of History 101 and 102 for post-baccalaureate students in the A.A. in Paralegal Studies was changed to a requirement of History 101 OR 102, reflecting the college decision to require only one course in History for a degree.

The requirements for the A.A. in Paralegal Studies were changed to reflect the new general education requirements. In addition to the current 28-31 hours in Paralegal courses required, the degree will require the University's general education program, A&S; Gen 101, and one upper-division WR course (which may be incorporated into other requirements), for a minimum total of 63-66 hours.

The committee ruled that the Pathways mathematics course 080 may not be used as a repeat option for the present MATH 102 when that course is discontinued.

The committee approved the suspension of the B.S. in Science-Clinical Laboratory Science since the Clinical Laboratory program in Allied Health is being discontinued.

Revisions to the M.A. in Humanities, incorporating the Linguistics option, were approved.

A proposal from the Political Science Department to change its AP policy was approved. Three hours of elective credit in Political Science will be awarded for a score of 4 or 5 on the AP examination in Political Science. This removes the condition that a student must complete POLS 299 before receiving the credit. The committee recommended that this action also be retroactive for any student who petitions.

A new minor in Latin American Studies was approved.

LBST 310: Introduction to Latin American Studies was approved.

The committee clarified a question on the use of general education courses in the major or supporting requirements for the major. Such courses may be fulfill more than one requirement, e.g. COMM 111 could fulfill both the General Education requirement in Oral Communication and a requirement for a lower-division course in the social sciences in a Social Science department which requires xx hours in social sciences outside the department of the major.