A&S; Curriculum Committee Minutes, 02/09/01


February 09, 2001

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

Guests: W. Pfeffer (CML)

The minutes of the meetings of November 28, 30, December 5, 6, and 8 were approved as distributed. Approval of the minutes of January 26 was deferred pending receipt of information on a general education question.

The following course action requests were approved, effective Summer 02 unless otherwise noted.

FREN 551: French Oral Practicum (new course)
FREN 552: French Work Exchange Research (new course)

The committee discussed the question of level (490 vs. 590) for the capstone course in French for the undergraduate major. No change was made at this time and the course remains at the 400-level.

POLS 391: Media and Politics (new course)
BIOL 685: Microbial Physiology (new course; cross-listed with MBIO 685)
HIST 629: Studies in Military History (new course)-approved pending receipt of additional material which will be needed by the Graduate School.

Action was deferred on the following, until departmental representatives could be present or additional information was presented:

PAS 542/WMST 543: Black Women's Studies-need statement of the difference in the work for graduate and undergraduate credit

MATH 587: Discrete Mathematics for MAT Student-need more information about how the course differs from MATH 387.

The committee approved a request to specify in the catalog that petitions for readmission from suspension must be submitted by August 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring, and May 1 for summer. This will replace the statement that petitions are due "a month" before the beginning of classes.

The committee discussed the question of double counting courses for content areas in General Education. They believed that when General Education was before the Faculty Assembly, there was a definite assumption that a single course could be approved for more than one content area if it could demonstrate that it met each learning outcome for each area in which it was approved.