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Scenes from Faculty Senate

University of Rhode Island Curricular Affairs Committee

Agenda

September 24, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012 in Library Conference Room A

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

II. Disposition of Minutes of 2011-12 Meeting #8, April 23, 2012

III. REPORTS

A. Memorandum on revisions to 8.81.62
    Proposal

B. Curricular Procedures memorandum
    New forms, new procedures

C. Cross-listing of courses - a discussion on its use

IV. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. College of Arts and Sciences

1. Department of Political Science

Change in level and number for PSC 288 to PSC 388 (288) and

prerequisite for 388 (288) (pending additional information)

2. Department of Political Science and Women's Studies Program

Addition of PSC 441 (or WMS 441) (pending additional information)

3. Harrington School of Communication and Media

Addition of SCM 481 WITHDRAWN (9/21/12)

B. College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Department of Plant Sciences

Addition of PLS 312 (pending additional information)

C. College of Human Science and Services

1. Re-naming of the College of Human Science and Services referred back to the

    Curricular Affairs Committee with instructions to discuss further the issue in the

    context of its impact on the University as a whole.


2. Department of Kinesiology

Addition of KIN 444X*

V. NEW BUSINESS

A. NEW COURSES


1. ECN 390 Topics in Economics (3-4 cr.)
2. MCE 428* Mechanics of Materials in Extreme Environments, 3 cr.
3. MIC 336X Microbial Biofilms, 3 cr. (temporary course)
4. PHP 201 Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System, 3 cr.
5. PLS 325 Vegetable Crops Production Techniques, 2 cr.

B. COURSE CHANGES


1. HSS/PSY 130 Credits
2. NRS 409 Credits, description, method of instruction, and prerequisites


Consent Items:
3. GEO 305 Title
4. NRS 407* Title, description, and pre-requisites

C. PROGRAMS


1. Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies:
The renamed Bachelor of Interdisciplinary studies will continue to offer majors in:

Applied Communications, Business Institutions, Health Services Administration, and Human Studies.

The 4 majors should be listed in the catalog under the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies heading.

2. BA JOURNALISM: Removal of restrictions on choices of General Education courses for Journalism majors

*May require action by the Graduate Council