USF Undergraduate Council - Minutes of January 27, 1997
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Present: Glen Besterfield, Lois Gonzalez, Mary Hardy, Janet Moore, John Noonan, Ruth Short, Joseph Simon (Chairperson), Richard Wunderlin
Absent: Margaret Hewitt, John Richmond
Guests: Ruth Huntley-Bahr (Communication Sciences & Disorders), Louis Bowers (School of Physical Education), Paul Cheney (Information Systems & Decision Sciences), Diane H. Elmeer (Art Department), Donileen Loseke (Sociology), Christy Ponticelli (Sociology), D. Thomas Porter (Undergraduate Studies), Ken Pothoven (Mathematics), Wallace Wilson (Art Department)
The meeting was called to order at 3:00pm.
- The minutes of January 13, 1997 were approved as submitted.
- An Honor Code has been passed by the Student Government but has not been received by the Undergraduate Council.
- The ad hoc committee of the Undergraduate Council will meet next Tuesday, February 4, 1997.
- Chairman Simon distributed an admissions report prepared by Mark Rubinstein.
- Discussion and Action on Proposals
- PET 4088 Health, Safety, Nutrition, and Motor Skills
The State Department of Education requires this course for early childhood education teachers. This course will be offered once a year. A permit is required to allow cohort groups priority registration. This course was approved.
- ART ARH 4930 Art History: Selected Topics
This course will include graduate and undergraduate students taught in a combined course with separate requirements for each level. This course was approved (4-approved, 2-abstained).
- ART ARH 4520 African Art
This course will not be cross-listed with Africana Studies at this time. This course was approved.
- ART ART 2400 Beginning Printmaking, ART ART 4402 Advanced Printmaking
These courses were approved.
- ART ART 3_ _ _ The Real World (numbers to be assigned)
This course is an introduction to the life and changing role of the art student and/or an artist. This is a professional preparation course that will replace the Senior Seminar. The council members were concerned as to whether there is too much emphasis on career opportunities/paths. Students who took the course felt that it was worth while and might have changed their courses if they had the opportunity to take this course earlier in their academic careers. This course was approved (4-approving, 2-opposed).
- ART ART 4_ _ _ Senior Projects (numbers to be assigned)
This course will require student projects in their final semester(s). After discussion, this course was approved. The course proposal will be edited so that "or D/S" will be removed from line 6b.
- ART ART 4_ _ _ Theme Studio (numbers to be assigned)
There will be more than one (topics will vary) theme course offered per semester. After discussion, this course was approved.
- Math Major/Minor
This proposal to change the requirements for both the major and the minor in mathematics reduces the Major from 46 hours to 45 hours and the Minor from 29 hours to 28 hours. These changes to the curriculum were approved.
- MAA 4402 Complex Variables, MAD 4504 Theory of Computation, MAT 2936 Technology Seminar, MGF 2131 Chaos and Fractals, MGF 3301 Bridge to Abstract Mathematics, MTG 4302 Introduction to Topology
MGF 2131 was changed from MGF 2130. After discussion, these courses were all approved with minor changes.
- Sociology Major/Minor
The number of hours required for the major will remain the same but two (2) of the required courses will become electives. The number of hours for the minor will remain the same but will no longer require a methods course. These changes to the curriculum were approved (1-abstention).
- SOW 4910 Directed Research
A contract will be developed between the student and instructor to determine guidelines for the course. This course will be open for 7 or 8 students per semester. The Department will submit a list of other State Universities where this course is offered. After discussion, this course was approved. Line 3d of the course proposal will be changed from "I" to "Z."
- ISM 4233 Information System Interface Design
The proposal for this course has been tabled. The Department will resubmit the proposal for the next meeting. Corrections/changes are:
- The syllabus for this course requires no grading system.
- Line 4a will state that a permit is required for registration.
- Line 7f will be appended to require an M.A. (with expertise in the area) and/or a Ph.D. to teach the course.
- Update prerequisites.
- ISM 4220 Business Data Communications
This course was approved.
- Honors Program in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
The Department has revised the proposal to include undergraduate, as well as graduate courses, as an option in the honors program. After discussion this program was approved.
The next meeting will be Monday, February 10, 1997. The meeting was adjourned at 4:45pm.
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