USF Undergraduate Council - Minutes of September 27, 1999
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Present: Richard Dietrich, Grace Erickson, Mary Hardy, Joyce Nutta, Ram Pendyala, Ken Pothoven, Jennifer Salk, Edward Silbert (Chairperson)
Absent: Thomas Johnson
Guests: Dewey Rundus, Bob Sullins, Timothy Wilson
The meeting was called to order at 3:16 p.m.
- The minutes of August 30 and September 13 were approved as submitted.
Communication Sciences and Disorders - New Degree Program
Dr. Sullins discussed with the Council the new degree program proposal. The Board of Regents must it receive by October 1 for the proposal to be considered in a timely manner. This is not really a new program. The same degrees have been offered under Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
- Discussion and action on proposals
- DAA 2xxx Introduction to Yoga - This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of basic Yoga philosophy and practice which includes postures, meditation, and breath techniques. Following discussion and repeat course stipulations, this course was approved.
- DAA 2xxx Introduction to Tai Chi - This course is an introduction to the study of Tai Chi focusing on the philosophy and postures of this martial art. Following discussion and repeat course stipulations, this course was approved.
- CDA 3100 Computer Organization - The course will provide students with an introduction of computer hardware, logic elements and Boolean algebra, computer arithmetic, the central processing unit, assembly language programming, input/output, and memory. Following discussion and minor course changes, this course was approved.
- CDA 3201 Computer Logic Design - The course will cover Boolean algebra, introduction to minimization of combinational logic circuits, analysis and synthesis of sequential circuits, testing of logic circuits, and programmable logic devices. Following discussion and minor course changes, this course was approved.
- CDA 3201L Computer Logic Design Laboratory - This course is the laboratory for CDA 3201 and provides students with practical experience with the concepts of digital logic design. Following discussion and minor course changes, this course was approved.
- CDA 4205 Computer Architecture - This course deals with the principles of the design of computer systems, processors, memories, and switches. It includes consideration of the register transfer representation of a computer, ALUs and their implementation, control units, memory and I/O, and the hardware support of operating systems. Following discussion and minor course changes, this course was approved.
- CEN 4022 Software Systems Development - This course examines object methodology and object oriented programming. Students work in teams to analyze, design, and develop complex software systems using software development tools. Following discussion and minor course changes, this course was approved.
- COP 3514 Program Design - The course will examine the concepts involved in program design and creation and develops student skills in the C programming language. Following discussion and minor course changes, this course was approved.
- Curriculum Change: College of Business - Deferred to a future undergraduate council meeting.
- Distribution and assignment of new course proposals, etc.
- AFS 3284 African Literature Survey - R. Dietrich
- AFS 4033 Black English
- AML 4303 Zora Hurston: Major Works
- ANT 4103 Introduction to Archaeological Science - J. Nutta
- ANT 4143 Old World Archaeology
- ANT 4146 European Archaeology
- ANT 4199 Environmental Archaeology
- GLY 2015 Essentials of Geology Laboratory - G. Erickson
- GLY 3100 Geologic Time
- GLY 4975L Practical and Applied Geology
- GLY 3315 The Solid Earth: Petrology and Geochemistry - K. Pothoven
- GLY 3420 The Solid Earth: Plate Tectonics and Earth Structure
- GLY 4400 Geocommunication
- GLY 3552 The Earth's Surface
- GLY 3822 The Fluid Earth - R. Pendyala
GLY 4145 Computational Geology
- Curriculum Proposal - Geology - Silbert
- General Discussion
Council members discussed concerns about raising number of upper level courses required for graduation, and what subject areas should satisfy major historical perspectives.
Request to delete the 3-drop rule, other universities have no limit on the number of drops a student may have. Further discussion on this after contacting ARC to determine their stand on the matter.
The next meeting will be Monday, October 11, 1999. The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 p.m.
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