Agenda Item FA 11-24

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS (Undergraduate) - (Communication, COAS, English, History, & Languages, Literature, & Culture):

New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (6 packages)

04/07/11: Passed

04/18/11: Approved

Log Number: Log Number: 201101-8

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

Communication – Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

Advanced Broadcast Writing

RTV

Junior (3xxx)

101

This is a request to add the prerequisite course RTV 3220C "TV Production/Visual Arts TV" to the course RTV 3101 "Advanced Broadcast Writing." The implementation of the new on-campus High Definition (HD) video production facility into the Electronic Media program is creating new opportunities for students to gain hands-on professional experience. These experiences include working with state-of-the-art digital studio and field equipment and using industry standard software for video editing and show creation, organization and script writing. Students in RTV 3101 "Advanced Broadcast Writing" now require the basic technical skills taught in RTV 3220C utilizing the new equipment and software. This prerequisite addition allows students to be prepared to complete successfully the additional "practical exercises" now possible and expected of students through new programming produced in the HD facility.

 

Change an existing course

Producing TV News

RTV

Junior (3xxx)

301

We are requesting to add the prerequisite course RTV 3101 "Advanced Broadcast Writing" to the course RTV 3301 "Producing TV News." The implementation of the new on-campus High Definition (HD) video production facility into the Electronic Media program is creating new opportunities for students to gain hands-on professional experience. These experiences include working with state-of-the-art digital studio and field equipment and using industry standard software for video editing and show creation, organization and script writing. Students in RTV 3301 "Production TV News" now require the advanced writing skills taught in RTV 3101 "Advanced Broadcast Writing" in order to complete successfully the additional "practical exercises" now possible and expected of students through programming produced in the HD facility.

 

Change an existing course

Public Affairs Television

RTV

Junior (3xxx)

324

This is a request to remove the prerequisite course RTV 3301 "Producing TV News" to the course RTV 3324 "Public Affairs Television." The implementation of the new on-campus High Definition (HD) video production facility into the Electronic Media program is creating new opportunities for students to gain hands-on professional experience. These experiences include working with state-of-the-art digital studio and field equipment and using industry standard software for video editing and show creation, organization and script writing. The removal of RTV 3301 "Producing TV News" as a prerequisite for this class will allow students to take advantage of these additional opportunities earlier in their programs of study. RTV 3220C and RTV 3101 would remain prerequisites.

 

 

Log Number: Log Number: 201101-9

(Undergraduate)

 

 Communication – Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

BS – Communication Major Electronic Media Concentration

 

Summary of Changes:

This request is for the removal of RTV 3301 "Producing TV News" as a required course within the Electronic Media Track, and the addition of RTV 3324 "Public Affairs TV" as a required course within the Electronic Media Track. The addition of the new on-campus High Definition (HD) video production studio facility into the Electronic Media curriculum is creating new opportunities for students to gain hands-on professional experience. These experiences include working with state-of-art digital studio and field equipment and using industry standard software like Final Cut Pro (video editing) and ENPS (show creation, organization and script writing). The course objectives of RTV 3324 "Public Affairs TV" allow the better utilization of the on-campus facility and allows students to gain vital experience using the same digital equipment and software they will encounter during internships and employment within the industry. 
(Click here to view the Program of study) 

Log Number: Log Number: 201101-10

(Undergraduate)

 

College of Arts & Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

Add a new concentration to an existing program

AA – Undeclared Major Venture Studies Concentration

 

Summary of Changes:

The Program emerges from the SACS reaccreditation of UNF's General Education Program. The Venture Studies (VS) Program, created by the General Education Task Force and approved by the General Education Council, offers students courses at the lower division to assist the University in meeting Goal #1 to “Cultivate a learning environment that supports intellectual curiosity, academic achievement and personal growth” by expanding the opportunity for smaller classes within General Education. It offers students a coherent, integrated curriculum that helps them make the transition to the University, introduces them to community-based learning, and provides opportunities to make a smooth transition to work in the major.
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Add a new course

Introduction to Venture Studies: First Year Seminar (3crs)

IDS

Freshman (1xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None

Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Introduction to Venture Studies: First Year Seminar (VSFYS) applies a VS-format to the academic teaching of discipline-specific concepts, guided by faculty within the respective discipline, and is directed toward first term students. This format emphasizes techniques for a successful transition to UNF, encourages the development of critical thinking skills through the pedagogy of Reflective Judgment, and includes an introductory community-based learning assignment. Whereas each VSFYS course has a different subject, the courses share identical methodology in their delivery.

 

Add a new course

Venture Studies: Community Based Special Topics (v. 3-9 crs)

IDS

Sophomore (2xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None

Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Variable Topics in Community Based Learning. This VS-formatted General Education class is open to all students. Regardless of the discipline-specific topic covered, the course continues to develop critical thinking skills through the pedagogy of Reflective Judgment and continues to apply classroom learning to real world situations through a deeper community-based learning focus.

Add a new course

Venture Studies Threshold Project
 (v. 1-3crs)

IDS

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None

Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The Threshold Project, the third part of the Venture Studies Program, is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their facility with Reflective Judgment, the mode of intellectual engagement that underwrites the Program. Threshold Project courses will explore a significant and complex question raised within the student’s Venture Studies course work or within the student’s General Education experience. The project will demonstrate that the student understands the multidimensional nature of any significant question, and will point toward future study necessary to more fully understand the complexity of the question. The project is not intended to answer the question, but to explore the dimensions and implications of the question from the perspective of at least two disciplines. Students positioned at this threshold between Venture Studies and more specialized work within a major will make explicit their recognition that any seemingly complete answer to a question is always situated within the terms and limits of a discipline or a particular world view, and they are bidden to be both expert within their chosen field’s terms and aware of their limits.

 

 

Log Number: Log Number: 201101-3

(Undergraduate)

 

English – Undergraduate

 

Add a new course

Theater Appreciation (3crs)

THE

Sophomore (2xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None

Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course is for students interested in understanding and appreciating one of the oldest art forms in the world. For thousands of years, humans have put on masks and adopted personas and behaved as if they were different from the people they are. Why? Why have they felt the need to pretend to be who they are not, to express feelings that are not really their own, and to direct their bodies to act out stories in front of spectators, stories in which they come into conflict with others? In order to address these and related questions, students will read plays, analyze scripts, and attend and write about local productions. They may also complete a group project in a live theater. No acting experience is required. The course can be applied to Category C for non-applied fine arts General Education credit.

 

 

Log Number: Log Number: 201008-68

(Undergraduate)

 

History – Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

Beyond Chairman Mao

ASH

Junior (3xxx)

401

I wish to change the title of ASH 3401 from "Beyond Chairman Mao" to "Contemporary China." This title better reflects the substance and content of the course, as well as attitudes in contemporary China.

 

Log Number: Log Number: 201008-81

 

Languages, Literature, and Culture – Undergraduate

 

Add a new minor 

Minor in Chinese

 

Summary of Changes:

We propose to add a minor in Chinese that will allow UNF students interested in that language to be rewarded for their academic commitment. Currently, numerous students enroll in beginning and intermediate Chinese courses, as well as in a course on Chinese culture taught in English. In Summer A, 2011, the department will offer CHI 3400, Conversation in Chinese, for the first time. Several students regularly enroll in Beginning Chinese I and II and then study abroad for a semester or even a year at one of our partner institutions. Upon their return, not only do they lack the opportunity to take more advanced classes, but also are unable to have their academic experiences and language skills properly acknowledged by the university. A minor in Chinese, therefore, fulfills a significant need and represents a major step in the development of a coherent Chinese program at UNF.
Given the language’s inherent difficulty and the fact that most high schools in the United States tend not to include Chinese among their language offerings, the program of study devised by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is slightly different from the minors in French Studies and Spanish, which require 15 credit hours beyond the beginning level (Intermediate French or Spanish I and II plus three electives at the 3000-4000-level, one of which may be taught in English). The Chinese minor, instead, will consist of 20 credit hours: Beginning Chinese I and II (students with high school experience or heritage speakers of Chinese may start their studies at a more advanced level as ascertained by the Chinese program director, Dr. Yongan Wu), Intermediate Chinese I and II, and two courses at the 3000-4000 level, only one of which may be taught in English.

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Add a new course

Special Topics in Chinese (v. 3-6 crs)

CHI

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"CHI2201: Intermediate Chinese II"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Special Topics in Chinese explores cultural, literary or linguistic issues. The course, which is taught in Chinese, will center on specific topics. Those may include, but are not limited to, the culture of doing business in China, Chinese literature, the culture of Ancient China, Classical Chinese, Business Chinese, and Chinese Film. The course may be repeated for up to 6 credits.