December 18, 2000

Faculty Senate Curricular Affairs Committee

Three Hundred and Ninety-First Report

At the Curricular Affairs Committee's meeting of December 11, 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

Department of Art

CHANGE: Title for the following courses:

1) ART 221 to "Painting I"

2) ART 322 to "Painting II"

3) ART 243 "Sculpture I"

4) ART 344 "Sculpture II"

B. College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Department of Community Planning and Landscape Architecture

ADD: LAR 302X Advanced Computers in Landscape Architecture (II, 1) Examination of advanced topics in computer applications for landscape architects. Emphasis on the design process; site inventory, spatial analysis and site design. (Lec. 1, Studio 2 for 1/2 semester) Pre: 300. Kut and Simeoni

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S E C T I O N II

Joint Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee and Graduate Council on 400-level courses

At the December 11, 2000 meeting of the Curricular Affairs Committee and the December 15, 2000 meeting of the Graduate Council the following matters were considered and are now presented to the Faculty Senate.

A. Informational Matter

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

CHANGE: Title for PSC 443 to "21st Century Political Theory."

B. Curricular Matters that require confirmation by the Faculty Senate

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

ADD: The following courses:

a) MIC 409 Marine Micrograzers (I, 2) Practical experience with collection, cultivation and identification of diverse marine and coastal heterotrophic protists of the Phylum Ciliophora, using phase, fluorescence and electron microscopy, digital still micrography, videomicroscopy, genetic fingerprinting. (Lab. 4) Pre: two semesters of biology laboratory courses. Hufnagel

b) MIC 447 Experimental Cell Biology (I, 2) Use of eukayotic microorganisms as humane experimental models to analyze cell physiological processes such as endocytosis, motility, and secretion, using immunocytochemistry, biological assays, fluorescent probes, digital still and video imaging. (Lab. 4) Pre: two semesters of biology laboratory courses. Hufnagel

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S E C T I O N III

Joint Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee and the Academic Standards and Calendar Committee on Section 8.22.20 of the University Manual.

At the November 2, 2000 meeting of the Academic Standards and Calendar Committee and the December 11, 2000 of the Curricular Affairs Committee the following action was taken and is now presented to the Faculty Senate for confirmation.

Amend section 8.22.20 of the University Manual to read as follows :

8.22.20 Any student who has met the requirements for two different bachelors degrees will be granted both degrees and will be issued two diplomas.

This amendment deletes the requirement of an additional 30 hours of credit beyond the credits required for one degree.

Background

The possibility of deleting the extra 30-credit requirement was introduced to the Curricular Affairs Committee during the 1999-00 academic year. At that time members of the CAC were encouraged to discuss this possible change with their colleagues.

This fall, the Enrollment Services Advisory Committee recommended to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee that section 8.22.20 be amended. This recommendation was forwarded to both the Academic Standards and Calendar Committee and the Curricular Affairs Committee.

The Academic Standards and Calendar Committee unanimously approved the amendment to 8.22.20 at their November 2, 2000 meeting. On November 15, 2000, the faculty of the College of Business Administration, and on November 30, 2000, the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences, also voted to approve the amendment. The Curricular Affairs Committee considered the proposal on December 11, 2000 and voted to bring the recommendation forward to the Faculty Senate for approval.