UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

The Graduate School

CURRICULAR REPORT FROM THE GRADUATE COUNCIL TO THE FACULTY SENATE: REPORT NO. 2002-2003-9

 

At meeting No. 388 held April 18, 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 Requiring Confirmation by Faculty Senate

A. College of Arts and Sciences

1. Graduate School of Library and Information Studies

a. New Course:

LSC 515 Information Ethics (3)

This course deals with the decisions librarians and information managers are forced to make on a daily basis and the norms a society constructs concerning how information should be handled. (Lec)

b. Changes:

Change course description and prerequisite for the following courses to:

LSC 520 &endash; The role of the library media specialist as teacher, information specialist, instructional partner, and program manager, with emphasis on creating instructional programs in schools. Summer or fall semester prior to practicum. (Lec) Pre: Completion of 21 hours including core courses 502, 504, 505 and 508 or permission of instructor.

LSC 544 &endash; An introduction to the inter disciplinary study of visual information science related to visual information (data) collection, analysis, processing, transmission, utilization and communication in modern and digital libraries and information centers. Pre: LSC 508 or permission of instructor

LSC 562 &endash; Principles and techniques for administering manuscript and archival repositories, including acquisition police, appraisal criteria, methodology, and preservation practices. Pre: Core courses, 502-508, or permission of instructor.

LSC 540 &endash; Library resources in the humanities, including the major works, serial publications, and reference and bibliographical materials. Pre: LSC 504

LSC 541 &endash; Library resources in the social sciences, including the major works, serial publications, and reference and bibliographical materials. Pre: LSC 504

LSC 504 Reference and Information Services &endash; change description to:

Practical experience in the use of basic electronic and print information sources with readings and discussion on the philosophy and administrative aspects of reference work.

B. College of Environment and Life Science

1. Department of Nutrition and Food Science

a. Delete:

NFS 951 Dietetics Seminar: Clinical Nutrition

NFS 953 Dietetics Seminar: Food Service Management

b. Changes:

Change program requirements to: (changes in red)

Nutrition Specializations:

Š.nutrition issues related to aging and weight management; diet and exercise; energy and macronutrient metabolism; metabolic regulation and energy balance.

Master of Science Admission Requirements:

GRE and Bachelor's degree. All applicants must have completed a minimum of two semesters of chemistry, and one semester each of biochemistry, anatomy or biology, human physiology, nutrition, and statistics prior to admission.

Master of Science Program Requirements:

NFS 505, 551, and 552, three credits in statisticsŠŠ..two credits of NFS 511 can be used for program credit. Applicants without undergraduate training in nutrition may be required to make up background courses without graduate credit.

Doctor of Philosophy Program Requirements:

dissertation, two 500 or 600 level courses in statistics/experimental design

Food Science Specializations:

marine food product and process development, physical properties, and rheology; fish mince and surimi technology, bioconversion technology, seafood flavorŠŠ

Master of Science Admission Requirements:

GRE and bachelor's degree in food science or closely related field. Candidates lackingŠŠ

Program Requirements:

NFS 431, 432, and 502; STA 409, 412 or equivalent. Additional course workŠŠ

Doctor of Philosophy Program Requirements:

dissertation; BCH 581; BCH 521, BCH 542 or CHE 574; three credits in NFS 511 STA 532 or equivalent, and a research problemŠŠ

 

Change prerequisite to:

NFS 506 &endash; Pre: Graduate standing or permission of instructor

 

Change titles to:

NFS 511 Seminar in Nutrition and Food Sciences I

NFS 512 Seminar in Nutrition and Food Sciences II

NFS 691, 692 Research in Nutrition and Food Sciences

 

Delete NFS from the cross-listed courses:

MIC/NFS 523 Water Pollution Microbiology

MIC/NFS 525 Water Pollution Microbiology Laboratory

CHE/NFS 548 Separations for Biotechnology

 

C. College of Engineering

1. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

a. New Course:

CVE 562 Management of Highway Bridges (3)

Comprehensive systems approach to management of highway bridges. Needs assessment, in-service monitoring and evaluation of bridges. Condition forecasting models and failure analysis. Life-cycle cost and benefit analysis, prioritization and optimization. (Lec) Pre: Permission of instructor.

2. Department of Electrical Engineering

a. Change:

ELE 592 Special Problems &endash; change grading method to S/U

 

D. College of Business

1. Changes:

ACC 535 Advanced Problems in Accounting &endash; change description to:

Integrative and specialized accounting problems.

 

ACC 618 Current Accounting Theory - change course number and prerequisite to:

ACC 518 - Pre: Graduate standing in accounting or permission of MS in Accounting Director

 

ACC 619 Current Accounting Theory &endash; change course number and prerequisite to:

ACC 519 &endash; Pre: Graduate standing in Accounting or permission of MS in Accounting Director

 

ACC 631 International Accounting &endash; change course number and prerequisite to:

ACC 532 &endash; Pre: MBA 503 or permission of instructor

 

ACC 641 Federal Taxation Seminar &endash; change course number to ACC 543

 

ACC 643 Federal Taxes and Business Decisions &endash; change course number and prerequisite to:

ACC 541 &endash; Pre: MBA 503

 

ACC 644 Partnership, Estate, and Gift Taxation &endash; change course number, title and description to:

ACC 545 Taxation of Flow Through Entities (3) Examines the federal income tax laws applicable to the flow through entities of partnerships and S corporations.

 

ACC 646 Seminar in Tax Research, Policy, and Planning &endash; change course number and prerequisite to:

ACC 542 &endash; Pre: ACC 443 or 543 or equivalent

 

ACC 661 Seminar in Auditing &endash; change course number and description to:

ACC 561 &endash; Readings and discussions on auditing standards, fraud detection ethical situations, procedures, programsŠŠŠ

 

ACC 681 Accounting Policy &endash; change course number, title, description and prerequisite to:

ACC 581 Financial Statement Analysis and Reporting (3)

Development of accounting policy with respect to analysis of financial statements and the use of evaluation techniques, managerial planning and controlŠŠ.. Pre: Graduate standing in Accounting or permission of MS in Accounting Director.

 

ACC 691/692 Directed Study in Accounting &endash; change course number to ACC 591/592

 

ACC 693 Internship in Accounting &endash; change course number to ACC 593

 

BAC 500 Computing for Management &endash; remove the line "Graduate credit for non-MBA students only if MSI 600 is completed."

 

MBA 590 Administrative Policy and Decision Making &endash; change title and prerequisite to:

Strategic Management - Pre: all MBA 500 first level courses or equivalent and a minimum of 21 MBA credits which must include MBA 502, 503, 504, 505 or permission of instructor

 

MGT 695 Managerial Skills Development &endash; change course code, title, description, and eliminate prerequisite to:

MBA 502 Organizational Behavior (3)

Examination of the theory, research, and practice of organizational behavior in work settings, focusing on individual differences, communications, group dynamics, motivation, and leadership in the workplace. (Lec)

 

MGT 696 Strategic Decision Making &endash; change course code, title and description to:

MBA 540 Organizational Decision Making and Design (3)

Theory and skills development in strategic thinking and organizational design; use of critical analysis in the diagnosis of organizational and management problems. (Lec) Pre: graduate standing

 

Change prerequisites for the following courses to:

BSL 501 Law and Accounting - Pre: MBA 530 or permission of instructor

FIN 622 Security and Investment Analysis &endash; Pre: MBA 504 or equivalent

FIN 625 Advanced Portfolio Theory and Security Analysis &endash; Pre: MBA 504 or equivalent

FIN 633 Depository Institutions and Financial Management &endash; Pre: MBA 504 or equivalent

FIN 641 Advanced Financial Theory &endash; Pre: MBA 504 or equivalent

FIN 652 Advanced International Financial Management &endash; Pre: MBA 504 or equivalent

FIN 671 Seminar in Finance &endash; Pre: MBA 504

MGT 635 Consulting and Management Practice &endash; Pre: MBA 502 or permission of instructor

MGT 640 Compensation Management &endash; Pre: MBA 502 or permission of instructor

MGT 641 Human Resource Development &endash; Pre: MBA 502 or permission of instructor

MGT 655 International Business Management &endash; Pre: MBA 502 or permission of instructor

MGT 657 International Comparative Management and Culture &endash; Pre: MBA 502

MIS 630 Management Systems Analysis and Design &endash; Pre: MBA 550 or permission of instructor

MSI 601 Business Research Methods &endash; Pre: BAC 500, 520, MBA 500 or permission of instructor

MKT 611 Buyer Behavior &endash; Pre: MBA 505 or permission of instructor

MKT 615 Marketing Research &endash; Pre: MBA 500, 505, BAC 520, ECN 590 or permission of instructor

MKT 651 International Marketing Management &endash; Pre: MBA 505 or permission of instructor

MKT 661 Product Management &endash; Pre: MBA 505 or permission of instructor

MKT 695 Seminar in Marketing &endash; Pre: MBA 505 or permission of instructor

MBA 504 Financial Management &endash; Pre: BAC 520 (or equivalent), MBA 500, 503, ECN 590

MBA 505 Marketing Management &endash; Pre: BAC 520, MBA 500 or permission of instructor

MBA 570 Managerial Economics &endash; Pre: MBA 504, 520, 550, 560 or permission of instructor

2. Deletions:

MGT 630 Organizational Theory and Behavior

MGT 656 Japanese Business Systems

MIS 600 Managing with Information Resources

3. New Course:

ACC 531 Advanced Accounting (3)

Accounting principles and policies for multinational and multidivisional organizations and non profit organizations with a financial research emphasis. (Lec) Pre: 312 or permission of instructor.