Agenda Item FA 07-34

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

(Communication, Mathematics & Statistics, Political Science & Public Administration):

New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (10 items)

10/04/07: Passed

10/09/07: Approved

College of Arts and Sciences

 
 

Undergraduate - Communication

 
07/08-021
APC 2
SPC 2600

  Public Speaking

Change the SPC prefix to COM for SPC 2600 Public Speaking:

The COM prefix has become the emerging prefix designation in numerous American universities, and communication studies and new courses in that program carry the COM prefix. For consistency of prefix designation here and for the sake of being among those universities shifting away from the SPC designation, we are asking for approval of this change.
 
07/08-022
APC 2
SPC 2060  

  Fundamentals of Speech

Change the SPC prefix to COM for SPC 2060 Fundamentals of Speech:

The COM prefix has become the emerging prefix designation in numerous American universities, and communication studies and new courses in that program carry the COM prefix. For consistency of prefix designation here and for the sake of being among those universities shifting away from the SPC designation, we are asking for approval of this change.

 
07/08-023
APC 2
SPC 3540

  Theories of Persuasion

Change the SPC prefix to COM for SPC 3540 Theories of Persuasion:

The COM prefix has become the emerging prefix designation in numerous American universities, and communication studies and new courses in that program carry the COM prefix. For consistency of prefix designation here and for the sake of being among those universities shifting away from the SPC designation, we are asking for approval of this change.

 
07/08-024
APC 2
SPC 4064  

  Public Speaking for Professionals

Change the SPC prefix to COM for SPC 4064 Public Speaking for Professionals:

The COM prefix has become the emerging prefix designation in numerous American universities, and communication studies and new courses in that program carry the COM prefix. For consistency of prefix designation here and for the sake of being among those universities shifting away from the SPC designation, we are asking for approval of this change.

 
07/08-025
APC 3  
   

 BS-Communication Major All Tracks

Summary of the Changes: 

Remove SPC 2060 Fundamentals of Speech as the requisite course for the BS in Communication. And: Replace SPC 2060 with SPC 2600 Public Speaking as the requisite for the BS in Communication. Both SPC 2060 and SPC 2600 are three-credit courses. SPC 2060 is a theory-based course with few public speaking opportunities, while SPC 2600 is a skill-based course with more opportunities for students to hone presentational skills in speaking situations. The Department of Communication faculty considers that the more applied, skill-based course will benefit students pursuing the BS in Communication much more than the more theory-based course.
(click here to view the program of study)

 
 

Undergraduate - Mathematics and Statistics 

 
07/08-011
 APC 1  
 MAC 1XXX

 Intensive  College  Algebra (4 crs) 

Prerequisites: Permission of the Department.

Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

This course is designed for the student who has some knowledge of Intermediate Algebra, but who is not ready for College Algebra (MAC 1105). This course reviews key topics in Intermediate Algebra and it covers the material in College Algebra, linear functions, quadratic functions, inequalities, polynomials, exponentials, and logarithms. Students may not receive credit for this course and MAC 1105 (College Algebra) or MAC 1147 (Precalculus). No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-012
APC 3  
   

 Other-General Education 

Summary of the Changes: 

Add a new course, MAC 1XXX - Intensive College Algebra (4 credit hours), to the mathematics options in the General Education program. The required number of credit hours/courses for the mathematics portion of the General Education program will remain unchanged.
 (click here to view the program of study)

 
 

Undergraduate - Political Science and Public Administration 

       
07/08-004
APC 1  
POS 3XXX

  Medical Politics and Policy (3cr hrs)

Prerequisites: POS 2041 Introduction to American Government

Corequisites:  None

Course Description:

The course will provide an understanding of the structure of the political process in medical policy making. It will focus upon the US but will provide comparisons with other countries. The political roles of the legislature, executive and judicial branches of government in medical policy will be examined as well as the political roles that health professional assume in the community. Major actors in medical policy are identified within the context of the forces and institutions that they react to in shaping medical policy. The course will examine why the practice of medicine has been "criminalized" in the pursuit of fraud, abuse and drug diversion. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
07/08-005
APC 3  
   

BA - Political Science Major
  General Political Science Track

Summary of the Changes:
The requested action is to add an elective course to the B.A. in Political Science. The course is

POS 3XXX. The course is titled Medical Politics and Policy. It adds an important, new dimension to the study of health politics and policy. It is important for understanding medical policy issues of importance to every citizen. It is a three credit hour course.
(click here to view the program of study)

 
07/08-013
 APC 2
POS 3691

  American Legal System

The course content of American Legal System (POS 3691) does not necessitate any pre-requisites. It is a stand alone course. The content of American Legal System is an inclusive view of the court system, how lawyers operate in that system, and a basic overview of various types of laws. It is separate and distinct from POS 2041 Introduction to American Government course content which is currently listed

as a prerequisite to American Legal System.