USF Undergraduate Council - Minutes of January 24, 2005
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Present: William Armitage, Glen Besterfield (chair), Pamela Fleege, Celina Joszi, J. Brian Moorhead, Carla Nye, Chris Ponticelli, Nancy Tyson
Guests: James Culp, Tony Embry, Sharon Geiger, Sarah Khan, Tori Lockler, Janet Moore, Christine O'Brien, Greg Paveza, Stacy Schnitzer, Frank Young
The meeting was called to order at 3:05 p.m.
- The minutes of November 22, 2004 were approved.
- Glen Besterfield introduced the new student representatives of the Undergraduate Council: James Culp, Sarah Khan, and Stacy Schnitzer.
- New course/curriculum proposals
- BOT 3850C Medical Botany
This course is a study of agents that are produced by plants and that are toxic or psychoactive in human beings or are useful as remedies. Following discussion, the course number, prerequisite and co-prerequisite changes were approved.
- BSC 2932 Honors Seminar I
This course is designed to introduce Honors students to various research fields and current research in the Department. Faculty members present research seminars and discuss their work. Enrollment is limited to Department of Biology Honors students. Following discussion, this course was approved as a new course pending receipt of a revised syllabus.
- ECS 4403 Economics of Latin American
The course examines key aspects of economic reform efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean and the challenges facing the region at the beginning of the 21st century. Following discussion, this course was approved as a new course meeting ALAMEA and Major Works/Major Issues requirements pending submission of an updated syllabus.
- GEW 4750 Women in Contemporary German Literature and Film
This course serves as an introduction to contemporary literary works and films by women writers and directors from German speaking countries. It will examine the works based on feminist literary and cultural theory. Following discussion, this course was approved as a new course meeting the Historical Perspectives requirement pending minor changes to the course description and the addition of prerequisites.
- MCB 4115 Determinative Bacteriology
This course is a survey of bacterial classification; detailed examinations of bacteria important to man in agricultural, in industry and as pathogens. Lecture and Laboratory. Following discussion, the number, prerequisite and co-prerequisite changes were approved.
- REL 3310 World Religions
World Religions gives students an overview of the major religions of the world from their formative periods up to modernity. Special attention is given to myths, rituals, history, beliefs, leaders and other info relevant to understanding the religions. Following discussion, the following course changes were approved: addition of Gordon Rule and Social Science requirements.
- REL 2300 Introduction to World Religions
This course is designed to give students an overview of the world's major religions. Students are exposed to myths, rituals, history, primary beliefs, leaders, and other info germane to understanding each religion. Open to majors and non-majors. Following discussion, the following course changes were approved: deletion of Gordon Rule, addition of Historical Perspectives and Social Sciences requirements.
- AS to BS - American Sign Language concentration
The Concentration in Information Technology has been designed to bridge the gap between computer science and the business use of computers. Its emphasis is on knowledge-based computer and information technology as well as applications, programming, and networking in an era of rapidly changing technology. Following discussion, this concentration was approved.
Tabled until concurrence received from Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, Management and College of Business Administration
- AS to BS - Industrial Management
- ETG 3800 Operations Management
- ETG 3801 Work Design and Ergonomics I
- ETG 4801 Work Design and Ergonomics II
- ETG 4803 Industrial Quality Control
- PCB 3714 General Physiology - TABLED
- PCB 3714L General Physiology Laboratory - TABLED
- Assignment of Course Proposals
The next meeting will be Monday, February 14, 2005. The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m.
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