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Faculty Senate

Curricular Affairs Committee



AGENDA for the seventh meeting of the 2002-03 academic year to be held on Monday, March 17, 2003 in Library Conference Room A


I. Call to order at 3:00 p.m.

II. Disposition of Minutes of Meeting #6, February 24, 2003 (enclosed).



A. Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education

Bachelor of General Studies Program

Change in curricular requirements for the Health Services Administration major within the B.G.S. (enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #2; additional materials to be distributed)

B. College of Arts and Sciences (Series B. No. 2 - November 8, 2002 enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #3)

African and African-American Studies Program and Department of Communication Studies [Item I]

Cross-listing of COM 465 as COM 465 (or AAF 465)*

C. College of Arts and Sciences (Series A. No. 3 - enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #5)

Proposal to establishment the URI Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America (additional materials enclosed)

D. Responsibility for permanent courses - The conversation continues

E. College of Arts and Sciences (Series B. No. 3 - January 7, 2003 enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #6)

1. Department of Art [Item I] pp. 2-3

a. Addition of ART 306 (enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #6; revised course outline enclosed)

b. Change in title and description for ART 204, 304 and 404

c. Change in curriculum for B.A. in Art Studio

2. Department of Biological Sciences [Item II] pp. 3-4

a. Addition of the following courses:

2) BIO 475* (enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #6)

3) BIO 495* (enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #6)

b. Change in requirements for the B.S. in Biological Sciences and the B.S. in Marine Biology.

3. Department of Chemistry [Item III] p. 5

a. Addition of new course code FOS Forensic Science

b. Addition of CHM 392 (or FOS 392) (enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #6)

4. Department of Psychology [Item XII] p.10

Change in maximum number of credits permitted for PSY 499* to 12

5. Department of Sociology [Item XIV] p. 10

Addition of SOC 424 (enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #6)

6. Department of Theatre pp. 10-12 [Item XV]

a. Change in B. F. A. in Theatre

b. Change in B. A. in Theatre

c. Change in description for THE 111, THE 321, THE 250, THE 350, THE 351, 352, THE 371 and THE 420

d. Change in prerequisite for THE 211, THE 212, THE 300, THE 301, THE 311, THE 312, THE 400, THE 401 and THE 411

7. Women's Studies Program [Item XVI] p. 12

Change in description for WMS 150

F. College of the Environment and Life Sciences

1. Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science

Change in prerequisite for AFS 400, 425, 432, 481, 483 (e-mail message enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #6)

2. Department of Plant Sciences

a. Addition of new simultaneous courses:

1) EVS 434 (enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #6)

2) EVS 435 (e enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #6)

*May require action by the Graduate Council

b. Change in title, description and prerequisite for PLS 350 (enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #6)


A. College of Arts and Sciences (Series B. No. 4 - February 14, 2003 enclosed)

1. Department of Biological Sciences [Item 1]

Change in title, credits, description and method of instruction for BIO 311.

2. Department of Sociology and Anthropology [Item 3]

Addition of APG 301 (enclosed)

B. C ollege of Engineering

1. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Deletion of CVE 251 (memorandum enclosed)

2. Department of Mechanical Engineering

Addition of MCE 433X* (enclosed)

C. College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Department of Plant Sciences (memorandum enclosed)

Deletion of the following courses:

1) PLS 107

7) PLS 436*

2) PLS 305

8) PLS 463*

3) PLS 315

9) PLS 472*

4) PLS 324

10) PLS 476*

5) PLS 407*

11) PLS 484*

6) PLS 415*

D. College of Human Science and Services (enclosures)

1. Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Change in prerequisite for the following courses:

1) HDF 303

2) HDF 450*

2. Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design

Deletion of TMD 422

3. Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science

Addition of 411*

*May require action by the Graduate Council