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Scenes from Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate Curricular Affairs Committee

 

Meeting #2

October 21, 2013

 

Monday, October 21, 2013 in Library Conference Room A

I. CALL TO ORDER at 3:00PM

II. DISPOSITION OF MINUTES of Meeting #1, September 23, 2013

III. REPORTS

 Information about 400 level courses


IV. NEW BUSINESS

 

A. NEW COURSES

 

HIS 177 History of the Modern Middle East (3)
Course covers the major social and political issues which have shaped the history of the

contemporary Middle East. Topics include the impact of colonialism, nationalism,

socialism and Islamic revival movements. (Lec. 3)

 

HIS 379 The Jews of Islamic Lands: A History (3)
This course introduces the Jews of Islamic lands. It examines their social, religious,

intellectual and political experiences from the beginning of Islam to 19th-century

European colonialism in the Middle East. (Lec. 3)

 

TEMPORARY COURSES (NEW)

 

EGR 450X Nano Tools (4)
Hands-on introduction to nanotechnology and state-of-the-art instrumentation used

within the field. Emphasis given to applications and implications. Intended for science

or engineering majors at the undergraduate or graduate level. (Lec. 2, Lab 3)

Pre: (CHM 101, (MTH 244 or 362), and PHY 204) or permission of instructor.

 

NRS 475X Coral Reef Conservation and Analysis (3)
J-TERM OFFERING
Investigation of human impacts on coral reef ecosystems and strategies to conserve

their biodiversity. Laboratory sessions focus on field surveys and research techniques.

Travel required; additional costs apply. Not for graduate credit. (Lec. 1, Lab 3, Rec. 1)

Pre: Permission of Instructor and SCUBA certification required.

B. COURSE CHANGES

 

LAR 444, description, prerequisites, and graduate credit option


LAR 445, description, prerequisites, and graduate credit option


OCG 200, title, description, and credits (4 to 3)


STA 307, description and credits (3 to 4)


Consent Items (members may request that a consent item be discussed)

HIS 310, prerequisites
HIS 311, prerequisites
OCE 408, prerequisites
OCE 471, prerequisites

V. ONGOING BUSINESS

A. Improving curricular processing
    (moving forward with ideas from the CAC retreat)

 

1. Revising the syllabus template and syllabus web page

 

http://www.uri.edu/facsen/curricular/syllabus_development.html

 

2. Reviewing CAC statements about online

 

http://www.uri.edu/facsen/curricular/Online_Courses.html


http://www.uri.edu/facsen/Curricular_Materials/Policies_and_Procedures_for_Online.pdf

VI.  ADJOURNMENT