UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

The Graduate School

CURRICULAR REPORT FROM THE GRADUATE COUNCIL TO THE FACULTY SENATE: REPORT NO. 2002-2003-6

 

At meeting No. 385 held January 31, 2003, the Graduate Council considered and approved the following curricular matters which are now submitted to the Faculty Senate for information or confirmation as indicated.

I. Matters of Information

A. College of Human Science and Services

1. School of Education

a. Temporary Course:

EDC 562X Methods of Intervention for Students with Literacy Difficulties (3 ) Teachers will explore methods and materials used for developing phonological awareness, sound/symbol knowledge, word reading skills, fluency, comprehensive, and vocabulary through readings discussions, application and reflection. (Lec) Pre: Restricted to students accepted to teacher education, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor.

II. Matters Requiring Confirmation by Faculty Senate

A. College of Arts and Sciences

1. Department of English

a. Changes:

ENG 512 Modern Rhetorical Theory &endash; change to WRT 512

ENG 520 Studies in Composition and Reading Research &endash; change to WRT 520

ENG 645 Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition Theory &endash; change to WRT 645

2. Graduate School of Library and Information Studies

a. Changes:

LSC 593 Independent Work &endash; change number of credits, description and prerequisite to read:

(1-6) Supervised reading or investigation in areas of special interest. Student must obtain written approval prior to registration for the semester for which the study is proposed. (Independent Study) Pre: 18 hours of library science with B average, and LSC 557 or permission of instructor. LSC 593 and 595 may be repeated for a combined total of 6 credits.

LSC 595 Professional Field Experience &endash; change number of credits, description and prerequisite to read:

(1-6) Directed field experience applying theory to practice in libraries, information centers, and related organizations. Jointly supervised by a member of the faculty and a professional in the cooperating institution. (Practicum) Pre: 18 hours of library science with a B average, 45 hours per credit. LSC 593 and 595 may be repeated for a combined total of 6 credits.

3. Department of Political Science

a. Change:

Change the program requirements for the M.A. in Political Science by requiring PSC 553 and either PSC 580 or PSC 583 (deleting PSC 584).

4. Department of Computer Science

a. Change:

Include STA 535 and 542 in the list of courses a M.S. Statistics student has to choose for at least nine additional credits.

B. College of Human Science and Services

1. Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science

a. Change:

Add PEX 552 as a required course in the Teaching and Administration area of the MS in Physical Education.