THE

UNIVERSITY

OF RHODE ISLAND

FACULTY SENATE

 

CURRICULAR AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

 

AGENDA for the first meeting of the 2008-09 academic year to be held on Monday, September 22, 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 2007-08 Meeting #8, April 23, 2008


III.  REPORTS

A.  Informational Materials 

 

      1.   Charge to the Curricular Affairs Committee from By-Laws of the Faculty Senate 

 

      2.     Membership and Meetings for 2008-09 

 

    3.     Policies and Procedures for Processing Curricular Materials  

               

B.         Update on Summer Curricular Matters 

 

C.  Proposals for two new BachelorsÕ degree programs: 

 

IV.     UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

      College of Arts and Sciences

     

            1.   Department of Physics

 

                        Addition of PHY *430

 

            2.   Department of Communication Studies

 

                        Addition of COM 334 and COM 335 

 

            3.   Film Studies Program

 

                        Addition of FLM 444 and FLM 445

 

            V.  NEW BUSINESS

 

      A.  College of Arts and Sciences [Spring 2008] 

           

                        Writing and Rhetoric Program

 

                              Addition of WRT 391, 392

 

      B.   College of Arts and Sciences [Meeting #1 - 9-9-08] 

 

                        1.   Department of Communication Studies

 

                              C    Change in title of COM 391/392, Honors Work. 

 

                        2.   Department of Computer Science and Statistics

 

                              C   Change in prerequisites for HIS 352 

 

                        3.   Department of Languages

 

                              C   Addition of permanent topics to description of FRN 320 

 

                        4.   Department of History

 

                              C   Change in prerequisites for HIS 352 

 

                        5.  Department of Philosophy

 

                              C   Change in prerequisites for PHL 331 

 

                        6.   WomenÕs Studies Program

                             

                              C   Addition of permanent topics to description of WMS 351 

 

C.   College of the Environment and Life Sciences  

 

                        1.   Department of Biological Science

 

                                    Addition of Minor in Marine Biology

 

                        2.   Department of Natural Resources Sciences

 

                                    Addition of NRS 411/511 and NRS 414/514

     

            D.   College of Engineering  (mailed separately on September 12, 2008)

 

                        Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering

 

                        a.   Addition of BME 462 and BME 463

 

                  C   b.   Deletion of ELE 489    

 

            E.   College of Pharmacy - Pharm.D  

 

                  1.   Change in grade requirements

 

            C   2.   Deletion of PHP 350 and PHP 594

 

            C   3.   Change in credits forBPS 521

 

                  4.   Change in requirements for PHP 591, PHP 592, and PHP 593 to reflect revised curriculum for the Pharm.D.

 

      

                  5.   Addition of the following courses:

 

                        a.   PHP 505

 

                        b.   PHP 594 and PHP 595

 

            C   6.   Deletion of the following courses:

 

                        a.   PHP 340, PHP 350, PHP 351

 

                        b.   PHC 594

 

            F.   Online Course Proposals 

 

                  1.   Department of Communication Studies

 

                        a.   COM 310 topic: Disney (L. McClure)  

 

                        b.   COM 310 topic:  The Rhetoric of Geeks, Dorks, Uglies and Wallflowers in Mediated Communication (L. McClure)

 

                  2.   Department of Languages

 

                        a.   FRN 392 Nineteenth Century Literature in Translation (deBruin)

 

                        b.   FRN 393 Twentieth Century Literature in Translation (Durand)

 

                  3.   WomenÕs Studies Program

 

                              WMS 351 topic: Women in Judaism (Rose)   

 

 

 

 

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