Agenda Item FA 09-23

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Sciences: (Mathematics & Statistics & Music):

New Courses, Courses Changes, & Programs of Study Changes (21 items)

11/05/09: Passed

11/12/09: Approved

 


College of Arts and Sciences 

 

 

Undergraduate - Mathematics and Statistics  

 
09/10-011
APC 1
MAD 4XXX
Discrete Biomathematics (3 crs)

Prerequisites:  

MAD 3107 Discrete Mathematics OR
MHF 3202 Foundations of Mathematics OR
COT 3100 Computational Structures

Corequisites :

None

Course Description:  

This course covers mathematical aspects of biomolecular models of computation. Topics include computability, intractable problems, splicing systems, DNA codes, biomolecular automata, membrane systems, and self-assembly. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
 
09/10-013
APC 1
MAD 4204
Graph Theory (3 crs)
Prerequisites:

MAD 3107 Discrete Mathematics OR
MHF 3202 Foundations of Mathematics OR
COT 3100 Computational Structures

Corequisites:

None

Course Description: 
Topics in this course include graph isomorphism, Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs, minimum spanning trees, matchings and covers, connectivity, network flows, colorings, planarity, embeddings, and Ramsey theory. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
 
09/10-014
APC 1
MAD 4203
Combinatorics (3 crs)
Prerequisites:

MAD 3107 Discrete Mathematics OR
MHF 3202 Foundations of Mathematics OR
COT 3100 Computational Structures

Corequisites:
None

Course Description:  

This course covers advanced topics in combinatorial mathematics, including counting techniques, Polya's theory of counting, coding theory, and block designs. Applications to various problems in mathematics and computing will be discussed. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-015
APC 3
 

BA: Mathematics Major

Summary of the Changes: 
Add new courses MAD 4203 Combinatorics (3 credit hours), MAD 4204 Graph Theory (3 credit hours), and MAD 4XXX Discrete Biomathematics (3 credit hours), to the major electives list for the BA of Mathematics. This does not alter the required number of elective hours or the number of hours in the program. These new courses will provide students with a greater selection of major electives.
(Click here to view the Program of study) 

 
09/10-016
APC 3
 

BA: Mathematics Major

Summary of the Changes: 
Add new courses MAD 4203 Combinatorics (3 credit hours), MAD 4504 Theory of Computation (3 credit hours), and MAD 4XXX Discrete Biomathematics (3 credit hours), to the electives list for the BS of Mathematics. This does not alter the required number of elective hours or the number of hours in the program. These new courses will provide students with a greater selection of major electives.
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

 
09/10-017
APC 3
 

BA: Mathematics Major Discrete Analysis Track

Summary of the Changes:
We propose to create a new track (Discrete Analysis) that addresses the need for more graduates with training in mathematics, science, and computing by focusing on the idea that (discrete) mathematics and computing are not isolated disciplines, but jointly a new foundational science, important in their own right, but also important in nearly every other scientific discipline. In addition to the numerous applications in networks, optimization, and computing, the so-called emerging disciplines are grounded in discrete and combinatorial mathematics, as well as, computing: biomolecular computing, computational biology (a.k.a. bioinformatics), combinatorial chemistry, computational finance, geographic information systems, and cryptography.
Traditionally, the emphasis in mathematics curricula has been on continuous mathematics. On the other hand, computer science departments focus primarily on applications of computing theory, e.g., software engineering, networks, and computer architecture. Since discrete mathematics and theoretical computing are expected to provide effective theory and computational models for nanoscale science, there is a growing need for graduates with strong preparation in these areas of study.


This track is designed to prepare students for employment in mathematics and information analysis-related industries and government agencies, or to pursue postgraduate work in mathematics, computer science, or bioinformatics. The curriculum is designed to allow students to acquire a basic background in mathematics with intensive coursework in discrete mathematics and the fundamentals of computer science. Required subjects include linear algebra for its broad applications; foundations of mathematics, discrete mathematics, abstract algebra, and combinatorics to give experience with proofs; computer programming courses to develop programming skills; and graph theory, automata theory, discrete biomathematics and computational biology to provide the mathematical foundation and skills needed to understand bioinformatics and related modern sciences.


This degree/track requires a minimum of 120 total semester hours with 60 upper-level (3000-4000) semester hours. 
This track was designed in consultation with faculty from the School of Computing.
(Click here to view the Program of study)


 

 

 

From:              Solano, Judith
Sent:               Friday, April 10, 2009 3:39 PM
To:                   Hochwald, Scott
Subject:  RE: APCS (new BS in Math w/ Theoretical Computing)

 

The School of Computing Curriculum Committee reviewed the proposed BS in Math with Theoretical Computing and agreed to support the program. The Committee does not feel that any of the proposed new math courses for the program substantially overlap with any of our existing courses. In fact, the program is a good example of an interdisciplinary effort, including a combination of complementary math and computing courses.

 

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Judith L. Solano, Director
School of Computing
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: 904-620-2985 FAX: 904-620-2988  

 

 

U ndergraduate - Music

 

09/10-018
APC 1
MUN 3XXX
Brass Choir (1 cr)

Prerequisites:  

Instructor Permission

 Corequisites: 

None
Course Description: 
In this course the student will become familiar with standard literature for large brass choir ensembles, while exploring new works. The student will be exposed to a wide selection of the literature for brass choir in order to gain a broad understanding of the repertory. Emphasis will be on developing the brass choir's musical and technical range, and its potential for musical expression through rehearsals and performances. This course may be repeated up to a total of ten credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-019
APC 1
MUN 3XXX
Trumpet Ensemble (1 cr)

Prerequisites:  

Instructor Permission

Corequisites:  

None
Course Description: 
In this course the student will become familiar with standard literature written specifically for trumpets in an ensemble setting, while exploring new works. The student will be exposed to a wide selection of pieces for trumpet ensemble in order to gain a broad understanding of the repertory. Emphasis will be on developing the trumpet ensemble's musical and technical range and its potential for musical expression through rehearsals and performances. This course may be repeated up to a total of ten credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
09/10-020
APC 1
MUN 3XXX
UNF Men's Chorale (1 cr)
Prerequisites:
Instructor Permission
Corequisites:
None
Course Description: 
The UNF Men's Chorale performs a wide range of music spanning all periods and genres. This performance-based class encourages commitment, dedication, and personal growth as musicians and performers. The Men's Chorale is open to all majors and serves as a conducting laboratory for conducting students and student composers alike. The genres of Barbershop, R &B, Doo-Wop, World Music, and Classical Music represent a cross section of musical styles. Students my join the Men's Chorale to gain further singing and reading experience prior to auditioning for the UNF Chamber Singers or UNF Chorale. This course may be repeated up to a total of ten credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.

 
09/10-021
APC 1
MUN 3XXX
Flute Ensemble (1 cr)
Prerequisites:
Instructor Permission
Corequisites:
None
Course Description: 
This course is designed for students who study and perform on the flute. A wide variety of flute ensemble music will be rehearsed and performed. The skills to be addressed in this course include sight reading, rhythm, basic musical principles, adjustment of group balance, and intonation. Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments in the flute family, including the piccolo and alto flute. This course may be repeated up to a total of ten credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-022
APC 1
MUN 3XXX
Saxophone Quartet (1 cr)
Prerequisites:
Instructor Permission
Corequisites:
None
Course Description: 
In this course the student will become familiar with the standard saxophone quartet repertoire from a wide range of historical periods, from Baroque transcriptions to contemporary art music. The student will be exposed to a wide selection of the literature for saxophone quartet in order to gain a broader understanding of the repertory and performance techniques of the saxophone. Emphasis will be on developing the saxophone quartet's musical and technical range, and its potential for musical expression through rehearsals and performances. This course may be repeated up to a total of ten credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-023
APC 1
MUN 3XXX
Clarinet Trio Ensemble (1 cr)

Prerequisites:  

Instructor Permission

 Corequisites: 

None
Course Description:
In this course the student will become familiar with the standard clarinet trio repertoire from a wide range of historical periods, from early Baroque to twenty-first century music. The student will be exposed to a wide selection of the literature for clarinet trio in order to gain a broader understanding of the repertory. Emphasis will be on developing the clarinet trio's musical and technical range, and its potential for musical expression through rehearsals and performances. This course may be repeated up to a total of ten credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-024
APC 1
MUN 3XXX
Clarinet Quartet Ensemble (1 cr) 

Prerequisites:  

Instructor Permission

 Corequisites: 

None
Course Description:
In this course the student will become familiar with the standard clarinet quartet repertoire from a wide range of historical periods, from early Baroque to twenty-first century music. The student will be exposed to a wide selection of the literature for clarinet quartet in order to gain a broader understanding of the repertory. Emphasis will be on developing the clarinet quartet's musical and technical range, and its potential for musical expression through rehearsals and performances. This course may be repeated up to a total of ten credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-025
APC 1
MUN 3XXX
Clarinet Choir (1 cr) 

Prerequisites:  

Instructor Permission

Corequisites:  

None 
Course Description:
In this course the student will become familiar with the standard clarinet choir repertoire from early to modern works. The student will be exposed to a wide selection of the literature for clarinet choir in order to gain a broader understanding of the repertory and ensemble playing. Emphasis will be on developing the clarinet choir's musical and technical range, and its potential for musical expression through rehearsals and performances. This course may be repeated up to a total of ten credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-026
APC 1
MUN 3XXX
Mixed Chamber Music Ensemble (1 cr) 
Prerequisites:
Instructor Permission
Corequisites:
None
Course Description:
In this course the student will become familiar with the important chamber music repertoire for combinations of woodwind, string, brass, and keyboard instruments from a wide range of historical periods, from early Baroque to twenty-first century music. The student will be exposed to a wide selection of the literature for mixed chamber groups in order to gain a broader understanding of the repertory. Emphasis will be on developing the chamber ensemble's musical and technical range, and its potential for musical expression through rehearsals and performances. This course may be repeated up to a total of ten credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-027
APC 1
MUN 3XXX
Woodwind Quartet (1 cr) 

 Prerequisites: 

Instructor Permission

Corequisites:  

None
Course Description:
In this course the student will become familiar with the standard repertoire for combinations of woodwind instruments in the quartet setting from a wide range of historical periods, from early Baroque to twenty-first century music. The student will be exposed to a wide selection of the literature for woodwind quartet in order to gain a broader understanding of the repertory. Emphasis will be on developing the woodwind quartet's musical and technical range, and its potential for musical expression through rehearsals and performances. This course may be repeated up to a total of ten credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-028
APC 1
MUN 3XXX
Woodwind Quintet (1 cr) 

Prerequisites:  

Instructor Permission

Corequisites:  

None
Course Description:
In this course the student will become familiar with the standard repertoire for combinations of woodwind instruments in the quintet setting from a wide range of historical periods, from early Baroque to twenty-first century music. The student will be exposed to a wide selection of the literature for woodwind quintet in order to gain a broader understanding of the repertory. Emphasis will be on developing the woodwind quintet's musical and technical range, and its potential for musical expression through rehearsals and performances. This course may be repeated up to a total of ten credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-029
APC 1
MUN 3XXX
Brass Chamber Ensemble (1 cr) 

Prerequisites:  

Instructor Permission
Corequisites:
None
Course Description:
In this course the student will become familiar with standard literature for brass quartet and quintet, while exploring new works. The student will be exposed to a wide selection of the literature for brass quintet and quartet in order to gain a broad understanding of the repertory. Emphasis will be on developing the brass chamber ensemble's musical and technical range, and its potential for musical expression through rehearsals and performances. This course may be repeated up to a total of ten credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-030
APC 1
MUN 3XXX
Brass Band (1 cr) 

Prerequisites:  

Instructor Permission

Corequisites:  

None
Course Description:
In this course the student will become familiar with classic literature for the traditional British Brass Band. This ensemble will feature up to thirty musicians and will use traditional brass band instruments in performance, including cornets, flugel horns, tenor horns, baritone horns, euphoniums, trombones, tubas and percussion. The student will be exposed to a wide selection of the literature for brass band from its' nineteenth century origins to the present, in order to gain a broad understanding of the repertory. Emphasis will be on developing the brass band's musical and technical range, and its potential for musical expression through rehearsals and performances. This course may be repeated up to a total of ten credits. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
 
09/10-031
APC 2
MUN 3323
North Florida Women's Chorale  
We are requesting that the name of the course "North Florida Women's Chorale" be changed to "UNF Women's Chorale" in order to provide consistency with the other vocal course offerings in the Department of Music. In addition, the current course title coincides with a community-based vocal ensemble of the same name. Since this course involves performance and interaction with the community, the Department of Music would like to change the course name to more accurately represent the program and University.
 
09/10-032
APC 3
 

BME: Music Major Music Education Track

Summary of the Changes:
The Department of Music requests to add MUS 1101 Concert Attendance (0.0 semester hours) and MUS 1010 Performance Lab (0.0 semester hours) to three additional semesters in the program of study for the BME degree as a major requirement. These two courses are already present for four semesters of study in the degree. We are seeking to add these courses to the junior year of study (Fall/Spring) and the Fall semester of the senior year.The semester hours will not change. (136 semester hours)
Rationale for the change:
The most recent accreditation report of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) indicates that UNF Music Education majors need to gain additional experience with music performances of varied size and type. The faculty members of the Department of Music agree to require Music Education majors to enroll for three additional semesters in these non-credit courses, MUS 1101 Concert Attendance (0.0 semester hours) and MUS 1010 Performance Lab (0.0 semester hours). (Click here to view the Program of study)

 
 

From: Jones, Marnie
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:11 AM
To: Lai-Chin, Fong Chuen
Cc: Bovenzi, Michael; Brock, Gordon R; Hetrick, Barbara
Subject: No new resources

To: Ms Cindy Chin and the University APC Committee
From: Marnie Jones, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Statement of no new resources

Proposed courses that need no new resources.
Department of Music:

MUN 3xxx Brass Band
MUN 3xxx Brass Chamber Ensemble
MUN 3xxx Brass Choir
MUN 3xxx Clarinet Choir
MUN 3xxx Clarinet Quartet Ensemble
MUN 3xxx Clarinet Trio Ensemble
MUN 3xxx Flute Ensemble
MUN 3xxx Men's Chorale
MUN 3xxx Mixed Chamber Ensemble
MUN 3xxx Saxophone Quartet
MUN 3xxx Trumpet Ensemble
MUN 3xxx Woodwind Quartet
MUN 3xxx Woodwind Quintet


Marnie Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of English
[904] 620-1276