University of Rhode Island
Faculty Senate
Curricular Affairs Committee

AGENDA for the eighth meeting of the 2007-08 academic year to be held on Monday, April 21 2008 in Library Conference Room A.

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

Consent Agenda items are labeled with a C.  Any member can request that a consent item be discussed.

II. Disposition of Minutes of Meeting #7, March 24, 2008  

III. REPORTS

IV. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. College of Arts and Sciences (Memorandum of April 9, 2007 enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #1)

Department of Music
 
Change in method of instruction for MUS 121, MUS 225 and MUS 227 (enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #1)

B. College of Arts and Sciences (memorandum dated September 20, 2007 enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #2)

Departments of Political Science and Sociology (Proposal #5)

Change in prerequisite for PSC 274 (or SOC 274)

C. College of Human Science and Services

Department of Human Development and Family Studies (memorandum and enclosures with Agenda for Meeting #2)

Addition of HDF 416 (enclosed with Agenda for Meeting #2)
 
D. College of Human Science and Services (memorandum dated October 31, 2007 and enclosures with Agenda for Meeting #3)

Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design

Addition of TMD 126 [Department requests consideration be postponed]
    
E. College of the Environment and Life Sciences

1. Department of Fisheries Animal and Veterinary Science

Temporary Course:  AVS 340X (The department has withdrawn this request)
        
2. Department of Landscape Architecture
            
a. Changes in the following courses:

1) Prerequisite for CPL 391, 392

2) Description and prerequisite for CPL 397

3) Title and description for CPL *410

4) Level, number, and title for CPL *511

5) Level, number, title and description for CPL *530

6) Level, number, title, prerequisite and description for CPL *545

b. Change in minor in Community Planning
            
V. NEW BUSINESS

A. College of Arts and Sciences  (Curricular Report from the March 14 Meeting of the College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee)

1. Department of Communication Studies

a. Addition of COM 240
                
C  b. Change in the prerequisite for all COM 300-400* level courses.

*May require action by the Graduate Council

            2. Department of Computer Science & Statistics  

C Cross-list ELE *437 with CSC *417.  

3. Department of Economics
 
C Minor change in the BS and BA programs

4. English Department requests

Change in description of ENG 205

5. The Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Committee

Addition of undergraduate Minor in Medieval Studies.

6. Department of Music

C a. Minor changes in descriptions of the Bachelor of Arts in Music

b. Corrections and an addition to the Bachelor of Music in Music Performance.

7. Department of Physics requests a new course,

Addition of PHY *430

8. Women’s Studies Program

Addition of permanent topics to WMS 350 and WMS 351

9. The College Writing Program

Change in name of their academic unit.

B. College of Arts and Sciences (Continuation of March 14 Report)

Department of Communication Studies

Addition of COM 291, 292

C. College of Business Administration

Change in name of International Business major

*May require action by the Graduate Council
   
D. College of Engineering

C  1. Department of Chemical Engineering

Changes to title/description/prerequisite for CHE 347, 348, 349, 351, 352
        
2. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Change in curricular requirements for the major        

3. Department of Electrical Engineering

Change in credits and method of instruction for ELE 331, 332

C  4. Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Change in curricular requirements for the major
        
C 5. Department of Mechanical Engineering

Change in prerequisite for MCE 354, *401
    
E. College of the Environment and Life Sciences

1.  Department of Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science

Change in description of requirements for majors and options offered by the department.

2. Department of Cell and Molecular Biology


Change in credits for MTC 199 and addition of “May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.”

3. Department of Natural Resources Science

C  Change in prerequisite for 300- and *400- level courses
        
F. Interdisciplinary Committee on Sustainability
        
1. Addition of a minor in Sustainability

2. Addition of a Sustainability course code (SUS)

G. Online Course- SOC 274 (or PSC 274)
    
*May require action by the Graduate Council


Attachments are available upon request.