A&S; Curriculum Committee Minutes, 01/26/01


January 26, 2001

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

Guests: E. Segal

The minutes of the meeting of January 18 were approved as distributed.

All actions are effective Fall 2001, unless otherwise specified.

The maximum credit which may transfer from a two-year institution was reduced from 62 to 60 hours, reflecting the college's deletion of the 2-hour physical education requirement.

Advanced Placement credit in Art was approved for scores of 4 or above:
AP Studio Art: General Portfolio-3 hours credit, may be used in place of ART 105
AP Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio-3 hours credit, may be used in place of ART 115
(Local portfolio evaluation is not required to receive AP credit or for students to continue in the sequence of foundation courses.)
AP: History of Art-3 hours credit, may be used in place of ARTH 250

Requirements for the major in psychology were changed to allow credit for PSYC 361 OR 363 in the category "psychology electives, including four of the following….." (Credit may still be received for both courses, however.)

Four one-hour courses in Military Science were approved for physical training: MILS 311, 312, 411, 412. Two hours in these courses will apply to the minor in Military Science.

The committee clarified several items relating to college programmatic requirements.

The out-of-division College Programmatic Requirements must be courses from A&S; departments. Courses from other units may be used only through individual petition to the Admissions and Appeals Committee.

Courses in Aerospace Science and Military Science are not applicable to the College programmatic requirement in Natural Sciences. Such courses would apply as free electives.

For the Liberal Studies degree, the College programmatic requirements will be GEN 101: Modes of Inquiry and 6 hours of approved WR courses at the 300-level or above. The "out-of-division" requirement will not apply, as Liberal Studies degrees must combine at least three departments or programs.

For those degrees with a concentration option in a division other than the division to which the department itself belongs, the out-of-division programmatic requirements will be determined by the departmental affiliation, not by the concentration area. Degree programs to which this ruling applies are the BA in Anthropology with concentration in natural sciences (out of division will be humanities and natural sciences); B.A. in History with concentration in humanities (out of division will be natural sciences and humanities); and the B.A. in Psychology with concentration in natural sciences (out of division will be humanities and natural sciences).

Geosciences courses will apply to natural science College programmatic requirements (fulfill out-of-division hours for students in a humanities or social science major).

Courses in Pan African Studies and Women's Studies will have to coded separately in the degree audit system as some of them count as humanities and some as social sciences for college programmatic requirements.

In response to a question regarding credit for transfer courses from areas not taught at UofL, the committee stated that credit will be given for courses which are academic in nature. A course will be considered academic in nature if it counts toward a 4-year degree at another accredited institution.

The committee voted to recommend to the Faculty Assembly that the number of hours of physical education counted toward a degree in the College be limited to 4 credits.