A&S; Curriculum Committee Minutes, 09/24/02


September 24, 2002

Members Present: G. Barnes, A. Kolers, R. Luginbill, J. McLeod, M. Rohmann, E. Segal (Chair), R. Taylor, B. Wright (A&S; Student Council)

Guests: R. Baldwin (CHEM), J. Grubola (FA), J. Carter (A&S; Advising)

The minutes of the meeting of September 10, 2002, were corrected to indicate that ARTH 541 (not ART 541) was approved as a new course. With this correction, the minutes were approved as distributed.

Bethany Wright, a Political Science and Pan-African Studies majors, was introduced as the representative of the A&S; Student Council.

The following course and program actions were approved, effective Fall 2003 unless otherwise noted. (Graduate actions must also be approved by the Graduate School.)

Changes were approved to the B.S. in Chemistry with concentration in Biochemisty. Chemistry 320 and Biology 355, 358, and 410 or 510 were deleted from the requirements for the degree. Seven to nine hours in designated chemistry and/or biology electives were added, to be selected from Chemistry 450, 515, 528, 529, 557 and Biology 357 or 485, 358, 400, 465, and 516, with a minimum of 4 hours in Chemistry courses.

Course actions:

CHEM 684: Biophysical Chemistry (new course)
CHEM 685: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Structure (new course)
CHEM 686: Magnetic Resonance (delete)
CHEM 532/632: Chemistry Education for Secondary Teachers (new course; approval contingent upon receipt of a separate syllabus for 632)
ART 101: Fundamentals of Drawing and Design (new course) (for non-majors)

Action was deferred on PAS 642/ARTH 642 until a syllabus which defines evaluation methods is received.

The remainder of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of ramifications of plus/minus grading for designation of dean's scholars/dean's list. The effect of plus/minus (specifically C-) on academic actions (probation/suspension) was also discussed.