A&S Curriculum Committee Minutes Nov 13 2007

College of Arts and Sciences

Curriculum Committee Minutes

November 13, 2007


Members present: B. Bradley, J. Burnet, K. Chandler, P. Eason (Chair), C. Hanchette, N. Polzer, M. Rohmann, J. Wallin (A&S Student Council)

Members absent: R. Taylor

Guests: J. Grubola (FA), D. Lai (FA), C. Leuthart (GEOG/GEOS), J. McLeod (HIST), K. Mountain (GEOG/GEOS)


The minutes of the meeting of November 6, 2007, were approved as distributed.


The following courses were approved, effective Summer 2008.

ARTH 290: Survey of Asian Art (new course; GenEd: A and CD2) (the department will submit a revised syllabus prior to the course’s submission to the GECC)

ANTH 336: War and Society (new course; upper division WR credit)

BIOL 301: Intro to Ecology (title/description/number change to BIOL 401)

BIOL 302: Intro to Ecology Lab (title/description/number change to BIOL 402)

BIOL 388: Biology Honors Seminar (new course)

HUM 363: Special Topics (new course; upper division WR credit)

HUM 505: Humanities Study Abroad (new course)


The committee approved the proposal for a M.S. in Applied Geography. Approval of the program included approval of the following new courses:

GEOG 600: History and Philosophy of Geography

GEOG 640: Approaches and Methods in Applied Geography

GEOG 641: Research Design

GEOG 656: Advanced Quantitative Methods

GEOG 660: Qualitative Methods


Action was deferred on the proposal for a minor in Asian Studies, pending further discussion on language courses in the proposal.