November 22, 2000

Faculty Senate Curricular Affairs Committee

Three Hundred and Ninetieth Report

as amended by the Faculty Senat e on December 14, 2000

At the Curricular Affairs Committee's meeting of November 20, 2000 the following matters were considered and are now presented to the Faculty Senate.

S E C T I O N I

Informational Matters

A. College of Arts and Sciences

1. Department of Economics

CHANGE: Prerequisite for ECN 327 to "Pre: 202 or 590 or permission of instructor."

2. Department of Sociology and Anthropology

CHANGE: Title and description for SOC 212 to read:

SOC 212 Families in Society (I or II, 3) Examines the role of families in maintaining and changing society. Emphasis on demographic and historical changes in family life, the diversity of family structures and connections between the family and the political economy. (Lec. 3) Staff

B. College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Department of Natural Resources Science

ADD: NRS 223X Conservation of Populations and Ecosystems (II, 3) Conservation of biological diversity in a world dominated by humans. Conservation biology theory, application; ecosystem conservation; landscape ecology principles. (Lec. 3) Pre: 100, BIO 112 or 113. Brosofske

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S E C T I O N II

Curricular Matters that Require Confirmation by the Faculty Senate

A. College of Arts and Sciences

1. Asian Studies Committee

ADD: Interdisciplinary Minor in Asian Studies

Students who declare a minor in Asian Studies are required to complete 18 credits including at least two courses (6 credits) from the following: HIS 171, 172, 374, 375; PHL 331; PSC 377; RLS 131; THE 382. The remaining 12 credits may be selected from the preceding group or from the following: 104; COM 337, 437, 491, 492; HIS 481, 495; JPN 101, 102, 103, 104; LAN 191, 192, 193, 194; PSC 303, 456, 457. At least 12 of the 18 credits must be taken at the 200 level or above.

Students interested in an Asian Studies minor should contact Timothy George in the History Department. A member of the Asian Studies Advisory Committee will then be assigned as the advisor for the minor and will assist the student to fulfill the requirements of the program.

2. Department of Biological Sciences

CHANGE: Requirements for the B. S. degree in both Marine Biology and Biological Sciences by allowing STA 308 to serve as an alternative to a second semester of calculus.

3. Department of Chemistry and College of Pharmacy

ADD: Interdisciplinary Minor in Forensic Science

Students who declare a minor in Forensic Science must complete 18 credits including two credits of CHM 491 (2 credits) and three credits of research or a practicum related to Forensic Science. The practicum can be in the form of participating in a Forensic Science Partnership research project or internship on or off campus. The remaining 13 credits may selected from the following (courses marked with an asterisk have prerequisites not included in this program; students are responsible for completing these prerequisites prior to enrolling in the course): APG 300*, 317, 350*; APG/PSY 405*; BCH/BIO/ASP/PLS 352*; BCH/MIC 403; BCH/BIO 437*, 451*; BCH 481*, 482*, 484*; BIO 242*, 244*; BIO 381/ENT 385*, BIO 382/ENT 386*; BMS 225*, 313, 322, 325, 326, 416, 525, 530*, 535*, 544, 546; CHE 332*, 333, 438*, 491, 539*, 576; CHM 226*, 228*, 412*, 414*, 425*; COM 215; DHY/CMD/PHT 440*; ENT 411 or 511*; GEO 103, 320*, 321*, 554*; PHP 316, 318, 324; PLS/ASP 355*; PLS 361*; PSC 472*; PSY 254*, 335*, 460, 466, 479; SOC 216, 230, 370, 420*; SOC/PSC 274*; TMD 303*, 313*. It is suggested that no more than two courses in the minor be from any one department and that all students take at least one chemistry course in addition to CHM 491. Non-Pharmacy majors must obtain permisison of the instructor before enrolling in BMS or PHP courses.

Students interested in the Forensic Science minor should contact Dr. Jimmie Oxley, Department of Chemistry.

4. Department of Psychology

ADD: PSY 399 Introduction to Multicultural Psychology (I and II, 3) Introductory course focusing on multiculturalism as a major paradigm. Emphasizes the meaning of multiculturalism and associated principles, concepts, and sociocultural factors as related to assessment, intervention, and research. (Lec. 3) Pre: PSY 113 or 103. Harris

B. College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Department of Natural Resources Science

ADD: NRS 223 Conservation of Populations and Ecosystems (II, 3) Conservation of biological diversity in a world dominated by humans. Conservation biology theory, application; ecosystem conservation; landscape ecology principles. (Lec. 3) Pre: 100, BIO 112 or 113. Brosofske

C. Section 8.81.62 of the UNIVERSITY MANUAL (the 4-year rule)

1. DELETE: The following courses:

ECN 403

EDC 302 and 401

2. RETAIN: The following courses:

ECN 323, 324, 381 and 385

EDC 488 and 489

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S E C T I O N III

Joint Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee and Graduate Council

on 400-level courses.

At the October 30 and November 20 meetings of the Curricular Affairs Committee and the October 6, October 27 and November 17 meetings of the Graduate Council the following matters were considered and are now presented to the Faculty Senate.

A. Informational Matters

College of Arts and Sciences

a. Department of Chemistry

CHANGE: Title, description and prerequisite for CHM 425 to read as follows:

CHM 425 Advanced Organic Laboratory (I, 2) Techniques in organic chemical research, including handling air sensitive chemicals, flash chromatography, and instrumental methods of structure determination. Separation of mixtures and identification of components by infrared and nuclear magnetic spectroscopies. (Lab. 6) Pre: 292 or 226 and 228 and credit or concurrent enrollment in 427. Lucht

b. Department of Sociology and Anthropology

CHANGE: Description for SOC 438 to read as follows:

SOC 438 Aging in SocietyŠ Analysis of the use of age in assigning roles, age changes over the life course and the implications of demographic changes for societies. Emphasis upon theories of aging, the status and power of the aged and relations between age groups. (Lec. 3) Pre: One 300-level course in sociology or permission of instructor. Staff

B. Curricular matters that require confirmation by the Faculty Senate.

1. College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

*ADD: PSC 404 The Assassination of John F. Kennedy (II, 3) A rigorous examination of the JFK assassination, the political climate in which it occurred, the evidence surrounding it, and the theoretical explanations of who was responsible and why. (Lec. 3) Pre: Six hours of PSC beyond PSC 113. Not for graduate credit. Rahn

2. College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Department of Plant Sciences

ADD: BCH 452 (or PLS 452) Advanced Topics in Genetics (I, 3) More detailed treatment of topics introduced in the general genetics course (352) including aspects of transmission genetics, molecular genetics, cytogenetics, biotechnology, developmental genetics and the impact of genetics on society. (Lec. 3) Pre: ASP or BCH or BIO or PLS 352. Chandlee

 

*No action by Graduate Council. Not for graduate credit.