University of Rhode Island;

 Faculty Senate

                                                                December 20, 2004


Faculty Senate Curricular Affairs Committee

Four Hundred Twenty-Ninth Report


At the December 6, 2004 meeting of the Curricular Affairs Committee and on December 10, 2004 the following matters were considered and are now presented to the Faculty Senate.

SECTION I


Informational Matters

A. College of Arts and Sciences

1.    Department of English

 CHANGE:    Title and description for ENG 201 as follows:

ENG 201 Principles of Literary Study (3)

Introduction to the study of literature through reading and discussion of major methodologies, analytical approaches, and perspectives in literary study. Restricted to English majors. (Lec. 3)

2. Department of Psychology

*CHANGE:    Offering of the B.A. major in Psychology to include traditional students at the Providence Campus.  

B. College of Human Science and Services

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

*CHANGE:    Offering of the B.S. major in Human Development and Family Studies to include traditional students at the Providence Campus.

*Pending approval of the Four Hundred Twenty-Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee Report.   

SECTION II

Curricular Matters Which Require Confirmation by the Faculty Senate

A.    College of Arts and Sciences

1. Department of Sociology and Anthropology

CHANGE:    Credits for the following courses to “3”:

1)    APG 310 Topics in Anthropology (3)

2)    SOC 300 Topics in Sociology (3)

2. College Writing Program

ADD:    WRT 383 Field Experience in Writing Consultancy (3)

 Supervised field experience, tutoring in the Writing Center or in the undergraduate peer consultants program. Pre: 353 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.


**B.    College of Arts and Sciences and College of The Environment and Life Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

TRANSFER:    Department of Biological Sciences from the College of Arts and Sciences to The College of the Environment and Life Sciences effective July 1, 2005.

**Will require approval by the Board of Governors for Higher Education.

SECTION III

Joint Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee and Graduate Council

on 400-Level courses.

At the December 6, 2004 meeting of the Curricular Affairs Committee and the December 10, 2004 meeting of the Graduate Council the following temporary course was approved and is presented to the Faculty Senate for information.

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science

ADD:    AVS 440X Seminar on Marine Mammals (3)

Leading scientists from different areas of expertise discuss the natural history, evolution, anatomy, physiology, husbandry, behavior and conservation of marine mammals. Current research is emphasized.  (Lec. 3) (Special registration and fee are required. Contact Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT 06355 Tele. # 860-572-5955)