Agenda Item FA 07-40

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

(Music, Sociology & Anthropology; Political Science & Public Administration): New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (19 items)

11/01/07: Passed

11/07/07: Approved

College of Arts and Sciences

 
 

Undergraduate - Music

 
07/08-110   APC 1 MVK 1XXX  
 Piano Pedagogy I (2 cr hrs)
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

[This] Course includes a basic study of concepts necessary for successful private teaching at the elementary level and the principles of learning as applied to piano teaching. Various techniques for teaching pre-schoolers, older pre-college level students and adult beginning students will be examined and critiqued. Current method books with a variety of reading approaches will be considered. The emphasis will be on the specifics of teaching rhythm, note reading, keyboard technique, and the common problems associated with beginning students. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-111   APC 1 MVK 1XXX  
 Piano Pedagogy II (2 cr hrs)
Prerequisites: Piano Pedagogy I MVK 1XXX
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

 This course is a continuation of the study of concepts necessary for successful private teaching at the elementary level, which includes an examination of current method books with music theory, technique, recital repertoire, and supplemental material appropriate for various age levels of mid- to late-beginning piano students. Instruction includes strategies for prevention of common problems associated with students in the first two years of study: directives for the development of musicality through creative activities and musicianship classes: the use of digital pianos and technological advances for teaching piano: and a continuation of class presentations and projects on topics presented in the text. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-112 APC 1   MVK 2XXX  
 Intermediate Piano Pedagogy (2 crs)
Prerequisites:  Piano Pedagogy I MVK 1XXX
                           Piano Pedagogy II MVK 1XXX
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course is designed to prepare pedagogy students for teaching intermediate-level piano students through a study of technical concepts, teaching materials and methods, and appropriate literature from the historical style periods. The discussion of theory-based instruction and musicianship classes will be continued. Instruction includes an analytical study of the problems associated with transfer students: the appropriate techniques for confronting areas of deficiency with an emphasis upon solo literature as well as ensemble music for one, two or multiple pianos: and an examination of music instruction software, including accompanying compact discs, midi discs, theory computer programs, and music instruction videos. Alternative literature, including both solo and ensemble works by contemporary composers in the jazz/rock or Romantic styles will be examined.No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-113 APC 1   MVK 2XXX  
 Advanced Piano Pedagogy (2 crs)
Prerequisites:    Piano Pedagogy I MVK 1XXX
                             Piano Pedagogy II MVK 1XXX Intermediate
                             Piano Pedagogy MVK2XXX
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course is designed to prepare future piano teachers to instruct advanced-level pre-college students. The primary focus will be on teaching methods, materials and concepts for the advanced student. Instructional focus will be on scales, arpeggios and technical etudes necessary to develop and maintain keyboard facility. The characteristics of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary styles relating to standard piano literature will be studied, as well as the major composers of solo, ensemble and concerto piano literature. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-114 APC 1   MVK 3XXX  
 Pedagogy of Group Piano I (2 crs)
Prerequisites:  Piano Pedagogy I MVK 1XXX
                           Piano Pedagogy II MVK 1XXX
                           Intermediate Piano Pedagogy MVK 2XXX
                           Advanced Piano Pedagogy

Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course encompasses the methodology of group piano teaching and a survey of materials for beginning through intermediate study in group keyboard teaching. Class projects include an evaluation of texts suitable for young beginners, adult classes and college courses in group piano instruction. The focus will be on issues of pacing in classroom teaching, curriculum building, need for supplementary material, and technical aspects such as rhythm drills, keyboard theory activities, and the use of exercises and etudes. Attendance on selected class days of UNF Class Piano I and III will be required, as well as practice teaching of lessons. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-115 APC 1 MVK 3XXX  
 Pedagogy of Group Piano II (2 crs)
Prerequisites: Piano Ped I MVK 1XXX Ped of Group Piano I MVK 3XXX
                           Piano Ped II MVK 1XXX
                           Intermediate Piano Ped MVK 2XXX
                           Advanced Piano Ped MVK 2XXX

Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course is a continuation of Pedagogy of Group Piano I and is designed to prepare future piano teachers in the area of group teaching. Pedagogy students will focus on the pre-college student, adult study, and college courses. The survey continues of methods and materials, including ensemble music which is appropriate for group piano teaching. An emphasis will be placed on technical instruction and creative activities in the group teaching environment. Observations of UNF Class Piano will lead to practice teaching of lessons. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-116 APC 1 MVK 4XXX  

 Internship in Piano Pedagogy I (2 crs)

Prerequisites: Piano Ped I MVK 1XXX Ped of Group Piano I MVK 3XXX
                          Piano Ped II MVK 1XXX Ped of Group Piano II MVK 3XXX
                          Intermediate Piano Ped MVK 2XXX
                          Advanced Piano Ped MVK 2XXX

Corequisites: None
Course Description:

This course is designed to give pedagogy students practical experience in the teaching of children's musicianship classes and private piano lessons under faculty supervision. The focus will be on beginning-level through intermediate-level pre-college students. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-117   APC 1   MVK 4XXX  
 Internship in Piano Pedagogy II (2 crs)
Prerequisites:  Piano Ped I MVK 1XXX Ped of Group Piano I MVK 3XXX
                           Piano Ped II MVK 1XXX Ped of Group Piano II MVK 3XXX
                           Intermediate Piano Ped MVK 2XXX; Int. in Piano Ped I 4XXX    
                           Advanced Piano Ped MVK 2XXX

Corequisites: None
Course Description:

Internship in Piano Pedagogy II is a continuation of Internship in Piano Pedagogy I and is designed to give pedagogy students practical experience in the teaching of children's musicianship classes and private piano lessons under faculty supervision. The focus will be on intermediate-level through advanced pre-college students. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-118 APC 3    

BA- Music Performance Piano Major
Piano Pedagogy Track

Summary of the Changes:
We want to add a Piano Pedagogy Track to the existing Bachelor of Music Performance Piano Major Degree at UNF. In order to support the mission of the UNF Department of Music "to provide a high level of professional musical training as well as a sense of mission about the true value of music in our society...," it is necessary to recruit piano students in order to match the growth of other applied areas of the music department. This will provide all music students with the opportunity to collaborate musically through accompanying, chamber music and solo performance. In the entire state of Florida there is only one university (FSU) that currently offers a Bachelor of Music Performance Piano Pedagogy Track. As such, many talented pianists who could otherwise study at UNF must leave the area to pursue their educational goals. While UNF offers a Bachelor of Music Performance Piano Major Degree, by adding the Bachelor of Music Performance Piano Pedagogy Track we will provide a degree for students whose aim is to pursue a career in teaching rather than performing. There is a growing need within the community for professional piano teachers who can provide instruction for beginning through advanced pre-college level students .  
(click here to view the program of study)
 

 
 

Undergraduate - Sociology & Anthropology 

 
07/08-027 
APC 1 
SOW 4XXX 

  Practicum Seminar (1 cr hrs)   

Prerequisites: SOW 3203 Social Welfare Institutions
                          SOW 4302 Social Work as a Profession
                          SOW 4XXX Social Work Practice II
Corequisites:SOW 4511 Community Agency Practicum I

Course Description:

The Practicum Seminar is a co-requisite of the Community Agency Practicum. The purpose of the seminar is to provide students with a structured environment in which to engage in self-assessment regarding their ability to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to practice with clients. Students will also examine personal values and biases as they impact interactions with clients and co-workers and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to experiences and ethical dilemmas encountered in the practice setting. Tools for networking, navigating a bureaucratic environment, continuing one's professional education, and addressing burnout and compassion fatigue will be examined. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-028
APC 1
SOW 4XXX

  Social Work Practice II (3 cr hrs)     

Prerequisites: SOW 3203 Social Welfare Institutions
Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course provides a foundation in the development of generalist social work knowledge and skills for practice at the mezzo- and macro-levels with groups, organizations, and communities. Theories and models of group, organizational, and community behavior and change will be examined. The role of social workers in advocating for organizational and social change will be explored. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-029
APC 1 SOW 4XXX
 Special Topics in Social Welfare (3 cr)
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Course Description:

This course will explore topics related to social welfare policy, practice, and research. The course may be repeated for a total of 9 credits under different topics. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-030 APC 2   SOW 3203
 Social Welfare Institutions

Changes to the course description and objectives of Social Welfare Institutions (SOW 3203) are being made as a part of an overall effort to enhance the Social Welfare Program curriculum. Our intent is to create a more rigorous program that better prepares students for entry level social services positions and for admittance to graduate school. To this end, we are modifying the goals and objectives of the core required courses to ensure that students have a foundation in social welfare policy as well as in generalist micro, mezzo, and macro practice skills.

 
07/08-031 APC 2 SOW 4302
 Social Work as a Profession

Changes to the title, course description, and objectives of Social Work as a Profession (SOW 4302) are being made as a part of an overall effort to enhance the Social Welfare Program curriculum. Our intent is to create a more rigorous program that better prepares students for entry level social services positions and for admittance to graduate school. To this end, we are modifying the goals and objectives of the core required courses to ensure that students have a foundation in social welfare policy as well as in generalist micro, mezzo, and macro practice skills. In addition, we are adding a prerequisite, Social Welfare Institutions (SOW 3203), to ensure that students have an adequate foundation in social welfare policy and a general understanding of social welfare programs prior to taking this course. The new title for SOW 4302 will be Social Work Practice I.

 
07/08-032 APC 2   SOW 4511
 Community Agency Practicum I
Changes to the title, course description, and objectives of Community Agency Practicum I (SOW 4511) are being made as a part of an overall effort to enhance the Social Welfare Program curriculum. Our intent is to create a more rigorous program that better prepares students for entry level social services positions and for admittance to graduate school. To this end, we are modifying the goals and objectives of the core required courses to ensure that students have a foundation in social welfare policy as well as in generalist micro, mezzo, and macro practice skills. In addition, to ensure that students are adequately prepared for their practicum experience, we are requiring that students complete additional prerequisites prior to enrolling in this course. Prerequisites include Social Welfare Institutions (SOW 3203), Social Work as a Profession (SOW 4302) and Social Work Practice II (SOW 4xxx). The new co-requisite for SOW 4511 will be the Practicum Seminar (SOW 4xxx). The new title of SOW 4511 will be Community Agency Practicum.
 
07/08-033 APC3    
 Minor- Social Welfare  

Summary of the Changes:
We are requesting that the social welfare minor be modified as follows:

  (a) Change title of SOW 4302 (Social Work as a Profession) to Social Work Practice I;

  (b) Add SOW 4xxx Social Work Practice II (3 credit hours);

  (c) Add a 1-hour Practicum Seminar (SOW 4xxx) as a co-requisite to SOW 4511 Community        Agency Practicum I (3 credit hours);

  (d) Update the list of electives to reflect currently offered courses that are most pedagogically          appropriate. This includes (1) replacing SYP 4530 Juvenile Delinq & Juvenile Justice (3              credit hours) with CCJ 4501 Juvenile Delinq & Juvenil Just (3 credit hours), (2) adding          ANT3443 City & Health (3 credit hours), (3) adding SOW 4xxx Special Topics in Social                Welfare (3 credit hours), and (4) deleting SYP 4561 Child Abuse & Incest (3 credit hours).

  (e) Reduce the number of elective hours from 6 credit hours to 3 credit hours; and

  (e) Increase the overall number of credit hours for the minor from 15 to 16 hours.

  This change is requested in order to ensure that our minors have a more rigorous and current curriculum. In addition, the modification of the Social Welfare minor curriculum is consistent with the proposed addition of a Social Welfare Track in the Sociology major, as they will share the same core curriculum.
(click here to view the program of study)

 
07/08-034 APC 3  
 BA- Sociology Major

Summary of the Changes:
We are requesting that the sociology major be divided in two tracks: Sociology and Social Welfare. This APC details the request for the Sociology track. The Sociology track will consist of the current sociology major curriculum (see attached program of study). The list of sociology electives has also been modified to reflect current curricular offerings. The following electives are being deleted from the program of study: SYP 4530 Juven Delq Juven Jus (3 credit hours) and SYP 4561 Child Abuse and Incest (3 credit hours). The required semester credit hours will remain the same.

  This change is requested in order to ensure that our majors are afforded greater flexibility to meet their academic and career objectives. Many of our sociology majors have indicated a desire for careers in social welfare practice. We believe that the addition of a social welfare track will meet those needs while maintaining the 'traditional' sociology major for those students who do not wish to pursue a career in social welfare.
(click here to view the program of study)

 
07/08-035 APC 3  
 BA- Sociology Major

Summary of the Changes:
We are requesting that the sociology major be divided in two tracks: Sociology and Social Welfare. This APC details the request for the Social Welfare track. The Social Welfare track will share the same major requirements as the Sociology track in addition to the following required courses: SOW 3203 Social Welfare Institutions (3 credit hours), SOW 4302 Social Work as a Profession (3 credit hours), SOW 4xxx Social Work Practice II (3 credit hours), SOW 4511 Community Agency Practicum I (3 credit hours), and SOW 4xxx Practicum Seminar (1 credit hour). Thus the number of major requirements will increase from 12 to 25 semester credit hours.

  In addition, major elective hours are reduced from 21 to 12, and 4 free elective hours are eliminated. The list of sociology electives has also been modified to reflect current curricular offerings. Courses being removed from the program of study include SYP 4530 Juven Delinq Juven Jus (3 credit hours) and SYP 4561 Child Abuse and Incest (3 credit hours). SOW 4xxx Special Topics in Social Welfare (3-9 credit hours) is being added as an elective.

  This change is requested in order to ensure that our majors are afforded greater flexibility to meet their academic and career objectives. Many of our sociology majors have indicated a desire for careers in social welfare practice. We believe that the addition of a social welfare track will meet those needs while maintaining the 'traditional' sociology major for those students who do not wish to pursue a career in social welfare.  

  (click here to view the program of study)

 
Graduate - Political Science and Public Administration
07/08-026   APC3  

 Certificate- Graduate Certificate
in Nonprofit Management

Summary of the Changes:
This request incorporates additional courses from across the university into the existing Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The incorporated courses include:

ACG 6506 Not-For-Profit Accounting (3) may be taken in instead of the required course PAD 6208 Nonprofit Financial Management (3)

  The following courses are included as electives:

  BUL 6840 Employment Law (3)

  HSA 6342 Healthcare Human Resources (3)

  EDG 6287 Principles of School Accountability and Assessment (3)

  ECO 6415 Making Decisions with Data (3)

  EDG 6285 Fundamentals of Program Evaluation (3)

  HSA 6435 Healthcare Economics (3)

  HSC 6716 Health Program Evaluation (3)

  HSC 6735 Health Science Research (3)

  SYA 6657 Evaluation and Program Analysis (3)

  EDF 6687 Multicultural and Urban Foundations of Education (3)

  EDA 6930 Grants Development and Project Design (3)

  HSC 6706 Grantsmanship (3)

  The required hours for the certificate remain the same.
(click here to view the program of study)