Agenda Item FA 10-46

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS (Undergraduate) - (Art & Design, Biology, English, Mathematics & Statistics, Music, Physics, Political Science & Public Administration): New Course, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (45 items)

New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (45 items)

12/02/10: Passed

12/10/10: Approved

Log Number: 2010/11-035

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

Art and Design – Undergraduate

2010/11-035      APC 2     ARH 3470                                                                                                    Art After 1940
We wish to drop ARH 3470 Art After 1940 because we want to add ARH 3xxx Post-War Art: 1940-1980 and ARH 3xxx Contemporary Art: 1980 to Present. This will allow for a more in-depth study of the material.
Drop: ARH 3470 Art After 1940
Add: ARH 3xxx Contemporary Art: 1980 to present
ARH 3xxx Post-War Art: 1940-1980

Log Number: 2010/11-036

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


2010/11-036     APC 1     ARH 3XXX                                                                                                    British Art: Hogarth to Hirst (3crs)
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None
Course Description:
This course will provide an introduction to the art and architecture of Britain from the eighteenth century to the present day. The focus will be on developing an understanding of paintings, sculpture, and architecture in their historical contexts. We will examine portraiture, landscape painting, history painting, paintings of modern life, photography and contemporary art, with additional material on architecture and decorative arts. Themes to be developed throughout the course will include: the distinctive character of British art, patronage and collecting by individuals and museums, art as propaganda, the development of portraiture as an expression of identity, the importance of landscape painting, decoration and articulation of taste, and the contemporary art scene in Britain.


Log Number: 2010/11-037

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


2010/11-037     APC 1     ARH 3XXX                                                                                                     Tribal Arts (3crs)
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None
Course Description:
This course provides a selective introduction to major developments and issues in African, Oceanic and North American Indian art of the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial periods. Works will be examined in relation
to a culture's religion, rituals, ceremonies, political structure, gender roles, and ethnic identity.


Log Number: 2010/11-038

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


2010/11-038     APC 1      ARH 3XXX                                                                                                   African American Art History (3crs)
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None
Course Description:
Spanning Colonial times to the present, this course examines art produced by individuals of African descent in the United States. Through lectures, discussions, readings and writing assignments, students will develop a broad knowledge of African American art within its social-historical context. Topics will include but are not limited to: African American folk art and slavery, African American art after Emancipation, African American art and the Harlem Renaissance, African American art and the Civil Rights movement, African American women artists, and collecting African American art.



Log Number: 2010/11-039

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

2010/11-039     APC 1     ARH 3XXX                                                                                                    American Art I: 1492-1876 (3crs)
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None
Course Description:
American Art I surveys the visual arts of the United States from 1492 to 1876. Throughout the course we will look at the ways in which American artists sought to develop an American fine arts tradition. This course also examines how art was used to shape a strong national identity and to negotiate the tensions of race, politics, gender, class, and ethnicity.



Log Number: 2010/11-040

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

2010/11-040     APC 1      ARH 3XXX                                                                                                    American Art II: 1876-1940 (3crs)
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None
Course Description:
American Art II surveys the arts of the United States from 1876 to 1940. Examining the production of modern art in the US, we will consider how artists responded to industrialization; developments in transportation and communication; urbanization; labor; gender; race issues; economic polarization; and political conflicts.


Log Number: 2010/11-041

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


2010/11-041     APC1      ARH 3XXX                                                                                                   Post-War Art: 1940- 1980 (3crs)
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None
Course Description:
This course focuses on the production of art within the late modern and early post-modern periods. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which race, gender, sexuality, and cultural difference are constructed within visual arts of the post-war era. Investigating the role of art critics, galleries and art periodicals, the class will also examine the different institutions through which art has been promoted and filtered in the decades following World War II.


Log Number: 2010/11-042

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

2010/11-042      APC1     ARH 3XXX                                                                                                    Contemporary Art: 1980 to Present (3crs)
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None
Course Description:
This course will explore the meaning(s) as well as stylistic, historical, and theoretical developments of painting, sculpture, mixed media works, conceptual and performance art, installation, and non-traditional photography, and video/film extending from 1980 to the present.


Log Number: 2010/11-043

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

2010/11-043      APC 2     PGY 4610                                                                                                    Photojournalism 

The request is to change the title of 'PGY 4610/Photojournalism' to 'PGY 4610C/Personal Documents'. The new course title and description (below) reflects how this course has naturally changed over the past few years. Personal Documents will provide a broader and more diverse arena for students to explore the nature and possibilities of documentary photography. Prerequisites PGY 3410C Intermediate Photo & PGY 3820C Digital Imaging for Photo Majors are added and course description has been changed for this course.
New Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the practice of documentary photography. Students will be presented with the historical and theoretical developments of this genre as well as its traditional and contemporary strategies and techniques. Students will research, develop and execute their own documentary project. Analog or digital cameras may be used for this class, and students may choose to work in the traditional or digital darkroom.

Log Number: 2010/11-044

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


2010/11-044      APC 2      ARH 4713                                                                                                    History of Photography-1916-Present 

The request is to change the title of 'ARH 4713/History of Photography 1916-Present' to 'ARH 4713/Studies in The History of Photography'. We wish to use this required course for photography majors and minors as a platform for critical investigation of specific areas in historical and contemporary photographic practice. 'PGY 4712C/History of Photography' will be a prerequisite for this course. The course description for this course has also been changed.
New Course Description:
This course will investigate a range of critical attitudes and photographic strategies that define contemporary photographic practice. Among the areas to be investigated: trends in contemporary photography; photographic practice in the digital age; new directions in documentary practice; photography and changing technology; and the resurgence of historical and analog processes in the digital era.


Log Number: 2010/11-045

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


2010/11-045     APC 2      ARH 4712                                                                                                     History of Photography-1839-1916 

The request is to change the title of 'ARH 4712/History of Photography 1839-1916' to 'ARH 4712/History of Photography'. We wish to expand the course parameters to be inclusive of twentieth century photography. The course description has also been changed for this course.
New Course Description:
A selected overview of the history of photography from its invention in the 19th century to the present day. Photographic practice will be examined from a number of vantage points including: technique and utilitarian function, sociopolitical context and aesthetics. The following areas will be investigated; prehistory and invention of photography; portraiture, landscape, and expeditionary photography; social documentary photography; photography as artistic experiment; photography and postmodern practice; and photography in the digital age.


Log Number: 2010/11-046

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


2010/11-046     APC 2      PGY 3820C                                                                                                    Digital Imaging for Photo Majors

The request is to change the course description of 'PGY 3820C/Digital Imaging for Photo Majors'. This course description needs updating to more accurately reflect the nature of the course. 

New Course Description:
This course will investigate computer tools that manipulate and enhance photographic images. Students will explore a wide range of assignments and exercises designed to develop digital darkroom skills and expand their creative possibilities. Basic issues surrounding photography in the digital age will be presented and discussed throughout the semester.



Log Number: 2010/11-047

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

2010/11-047      APC 2     PGY 4105C                                                                                                    The Fine Print 
The request is to terminate 'PGY 4105C/The Fine Print'. This course was developed to provide students with strategies and applied exercises for improving photographic print making skills. The course has not been offered for several semesters and is no longer necessary as strategies and exercises for improving print making skills have been incorporated into all upper level photography courses.


Log Number: 2010/11-048

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


2010/11-048      APC 2      PGY 4443C                                                                                                    Photo Arts
The request is to change the course title of 'PGY 4443C/Photo Arts' to 'PGY 4443C/Alternative Photographic Processes'. The new title better describes the nature of the course. The change of course title does not reflect a change in course content or objectives.

Log Number: 2010/11-049

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

2010/11-049      APC 2     PGY 4228C                                                                                                    Advanced Photo Illustration
The request is to terminate 'PGY 4228C/Advanced Photo Illustration'. This course is no longer offered. Initially developed as the second course in a sequence with PGY 4201/Advanced Lighting Principles, the essential assignments and technical exercises of Advanced Photo Illustration have been incorporated into 'PGY 4201C/Advanced Lighting Principles'. 'PGY 4220C/Advanced Photo Illustration' is currently required for completion of degree. Our desire is to replace this course requirement with 'PGY3234C/Fashion Photography as Art' which is currently a major elective.



Log Number: 2010/11-050

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


2010/11-050      APC 2     PGY 2110C                                                                                                    Color Photography (3crs) 

The request is to terminate "PGY 2110C Color Photography". Our desire is to re-establish this course with a 3000 level prefix and have it be the second in a sequence that begins with PGY 3820/Digital Imaging for Photography Majors.


Log Number: 2010/11-051

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

2010/11-051     APC1     PGY 3XXXC                                                                                                    Color Photography (3crs)
Prerequisites:
PGY 2401C Photography Black and White
PGY 3410C Intermediate Photography
PGY 3801C Digital Imaging for Photography Majors
Co-requisites:
None
Course Description:
This course will investigate color photography as a means of expression and form of visual communication. Students will learn the principles of color theory and color management while they refine their digital darkroom skills. Adobe Photoshop will be utilized to achieve the desired technical and aesthetic results.


Log Number: 2010/11-052

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

2010/11-052
APC1
PGY 3XXXC

Special Topics in Photography (3crs)


Prerequisites:

PGY 2401C- Photography Black & White
PGY 3410C - Intermediate Photography
PGY 3820C - Digital Imaging for Photo Majors
One PGY 4XXXC level course
Co-requisites:
None
Course Description:
This course offers a broad range of topics in applied photographic practice. Special Topics courses are characterized by a "workshop" format where students work individually and with faculty on extended projects designed to develop technical proficiency in one or more photographic processes while working towards production of a coherent portfolio and written artist statement. A materials fee will be assessed for this course.

Log Number: 2010/11-053

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

2010/11-053
APC 3

BFA – Art Major and Photography Track


Summary of the Changes:
The Art and Design Department wishes to broaden its scope and develop a diverse program of study that will further strengthen our track in Photography. As such, the Department desires to terminate three courses; change five courses; introduce 2 courses; change course number to one existing course; and make selective changes in pre-requisites to four courses. The current program of study needs selective changes that will better suit the needs of students, reflect expertise of faculty, and enhance overall learning outcomes of the Photography track. The proposed changes will provide a broader education for photography majors and minors by addressing and responding to continuing changes in the nature of contemporary photographic practice.
Add One (1) new course under Major Electives:
PGY 3XXXC Photography Special Topics, 3 credit hours
Move One (1) existing course from Major Elective to Major Requirements:
PGY 3234C Fashion Photography as Art, 3 credit hours
Add One (1) new course under Major Requirements:
PGY 3XXXC Color Photography, 3 credit hours (This course number will replace PGY 2110C Color Photography). Terminate Two Courses from Major Requirement
PGY 2110C Color Photography; PGY 4220C Advanced Photo Illustration (No Major credit hours are affected with this change) 

(Click here to view the Program of study) 

Log Number: 201008-20

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

Biology – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
BS- Biology Major Biomedical Sciences Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

BSC 4930 (Special Topics in Biology) with variable credit hours of one to four and BSC 4921 (Biology Lecture Series) with one credit hour will become major electives for all Biology tracks. This will offer Biology majors additional electives to choose from.
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

 

Log Number: 201008-21

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


Biology – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
BS- Biology Major Coastal Biology Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

BSC 4930 (Special Topics in Biology) with variable credit hours of one to four and BSC 4921 (Biology Lecture Series) with one credit hour will become major electives for all Biology tracks. This will offer Biology majors additional electives to choose from.
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

 

Log Number: 201008-22

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


Biology – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
BS- Biology Major Coastal Environmental Science Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

BSC 4930 (Special Topics in Biology) with variable credit hours of one to four and BSC 4921 (Biology Lecture Series) with one credit hour will become major electives for all Biology tracks. This will offer Biology majors additional electives to choose from.
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

 

Log Number: 201008-23

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


Biology – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
BS- Biology Major Ecology and Evolution Biology Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

BSC 4930 (Special Topics in Biology) with variable credit hours of one to four and BSC 4921 (Biology Lecture Series) with one credit hour will become major electives for all Biology tracks. This will offer Biology majors additional electives to choose from.
(Click here to view the Program of study) 

 

Log Number: 201008-24

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

Biology – Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
BS- Biology Major Molecular/Cell Bio. & Biotech Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

BSC 4930 (Special Topics in Biology) with variable credit hours of one to four and BSC 4921 (Biology Lecture Series) with one credit hour will become major electives for all Biology tracks. This will offer Biology majors additional electives to choose from.
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Log Number: 201008-025

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

Biology – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
BS- Biology Major Coastal Biology Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

Create a new course entitled BSC 4xxx Biology of Marine Mammals (3 credits) and BSC4xxxL Biology of Marine Mammals Laboratory (1 credit). These will serve as major electives for selected Biology major tracks including Coastal Biology, Coastal Environmental, and Ecology and Evolution.
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Add a new course

Biology of Marine Mammals (3 crs)

BSC   

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"BSC2012C: General Biology III"
AND "PCB3043C: Principles of Ecology"

Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course focuses on the biology and ecology of marine mammals, with an emphasis on understanding how marine mammals are adapted to their environment. Selected topics would include taxonomy, zoogeography, anatomy, physiology, behavior, conservation and management of marine mammals.
  

Add a new course

Biology of Marine Mammals
Laboratory
(1 cr)

BSC   

Senior (4xxx)

L

Prerequisites:   
"BSC2012C: General Biology III"
AND "PCB3043C: Principles of Ecology"

Co-requisites:   
"BSC4xxx: Biology of Marine Mammals"
Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in techniques used to study marine mammal biology. Selected topics will include taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, conservation and management of marine mammals.

 

 

 

Log Number: 201008-026

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

Biology – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
BS-Biology Major and Coastal Environmental Science Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

Create a new course entitled BSC 4xxx Biology of Marine Mammals (3 credits) and BSC4xxxL Biology of Marine Mammals Laboratory (1 credit). These will serve as major electives for selected Biology major tracks including Coastal Biology, Coastal Environmental, and Ecology and Evolution.
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

 

Log Number: 201008-027

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


Biology – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
BS- Biology Major Ecology and Evolution Biology Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

Create a new course entitled BSC 4xxx Biology of Marine Mammals (3 credits) and BSC4xxxL Biology of Marine Mammals Laboratory (1 credit). These will serve as major electives for selected Biology major tracks including Coastal Biology, Coastal Environmental, and Ecology and Evolution. These new courses will increase the diversity of elective course offerings.
(Click here to view the Program of study) 

 

Log Number: 201008-031

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

Biology – Undergraduate

   

Change an existing course

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BSC   

Sophomore (2xxx)

085 C  

Place enrollment restrictions on BSC 2085C (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) where students must receive a "B" grade or higher in BSC 1010C (General Biology I) for all majors except Biology. The majority of students who will take this course are students who plan on becoming nursing majors and who must have a high GPA in order to be competitive for admission.

 

Change an existing course

Microbiology

MCB    

Sophomore (2xxx)

010 C   

Place enrollment restrictions on MCB 2010(Microbiology) where students must receive a "B" grade or higher in BSC 1010C (General Biology I) for all majors except Biology. The majority of students who will take this course are students who plan on becoming nursing majors and who must have a high GPA in order to be competitive for admission.

 

Change an existing course

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

BSC     

Sophomore (2xxx)

086 C    

Place enrollment restrictions on BSC 2086 (Human Anatomy & Physiology II) where students must receive a "B" grade or higher in BSC 2085 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) for all majors except Biology. The majority of students who will take this course are students who plan on becoming nursing majors and who must have a high GPA in order to be competitive for admission.

 

 

Log Number: 201008-054

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

English – Undergraduate

Add a new minor
Writing Studies Minor

Summary of the Changes:

The department requests creating a new minor in Writing Studies that will provide students with the opportunity to: (i) develop and practice advanced writing skills in a variety of contexts, over several semesters, (ii) develop the competencies needed to be effective, confident, and versatile when facing writing challenges in the workplace, (iii) develop an understanding of the theoretical and historical foundations of written and digital communication.
Rationale: This minor will provide students with advanced training in a set of skills that is fundamental to communicative success in almost all disciplines, fields, professions, and careers. In addition, the minor complements our General Education writing curriculum. Finally, it prepares students for graduate work in rhetoric, composition, and new media studies.
TOTAL HOURS: 15 CREDITS.
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Log Number: 201008-055

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


English – Undergraduate

 

 

Add a new course

Topics in Disability Studies (v. 3-6 crs)

LIT   

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The course will focus on the nature, meaning, and consequences of what it is to be defined as disabled and explore the historical and cultural dynamics of disability. It will primarily address the stereotypes associated with and the experiential aspects of disability as these are deployed in literature, film, television, the arts, and other cultural media. It will address disability rights, legal issues, and public policy as secondary issues. Course may be repeated for up to 6 credits with different topics.

 

 

Log Number: 201008-056

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

English – Undergraduate

Change an existing minor
English Minor

Summary of the Changes:

The department would like to change the title, "English minor," to "Literature minor." This change more accurately reflects the curriculum and program goals of the current minor.
We would also like to institute the following changes to increase the rigor of the minor:
1. Change the number of lower-level credit hours (from 6 to 3) that may be used in the Literature minor.
2. Change the number of required upper-level credit hours (from 9 to 12).
3. Eliminate ENG 2012, The Art of Close Reading as a prerequisite for the Literature minor because this course duplicates ENC 2443.
The new program of study will require 15 rather than 18 credit hours.
 (Click here to view the Program of study)

 

Terminate an existing course

G(W) The Art of Close Reading

ENG 

Sophomore (2xxx)

012 

The department discovered that English majors are required to take two ENC lower division courses, thus ENG2012 did not meet this requirement. Also, this course duplicates ENC 2443, Writing Topics: Literature.

 

 

 

Log Number: 201008-59

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


English – Undergraduate

Add a new minor
American Literature Studies Minor


Summary of the Changes:

We wish to add an American Literature minor to offer students the opportunity to undertake a focused study of American literature. This minor will benefit prospective high school teachers and students interested in pursuing graduate studies in American literary and/or cultural studies.
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Log Number: 201008-060

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

English – Undergraduate

Add a new course

Elements of Style and Grammar

ENC 

Sophomore (2xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None

Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course offers students practice in analyzing style, revising sentences, developing effective paragraphs and arguments, and writing with force and clarity. This ENC 2XXX course focuses on stylistic analysis and provides students additional instruction and practice in style and grammar.


Log Number: 201008-038

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

Mathematics and Statistics – Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

G(M) Modern Geometry

MTG  

Junior (3xxx)

212  

We are requesting to change the course description for MTG3212 (Modern Geometry). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.

New Course Description:

This course covers the axiom systems, models and theorems in Euclidean, neutral, non-Euclidean, and finite geometries.

 

Log Number: 201008-039

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


Mathematics and Statistics – Undergraduate

Change an existing course

G(M) Linear Algebra

MAS  

Junior (3xxx)

105    

We are requesting to change the course description for MAS3105 (Linear Algebra). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.

New Course Description:

This course covers matrix algebra, Gaussian elimination, determinants, Euclidean spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and vector spaces.

 

 

Log Number: 201008-040

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


Mathematics and Statistics – Undergraduate
   

Change an existing course

G(M) Elementary Topology

MTG  

Senior (4xxx)

302

We are requesting to change the course description for MTG4302 (Elementary Topology). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.

New Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to topological spaces, metric spaces, continuity and homeomorphisms, connectedness, and compactness.

 

Log Number: 201008-042

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


Mathematics and Statistics – Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

G(M)Ordinary Differ Equations

MAP

Sophomore (2xxx)

302   

We are requesting to change the course description for MAP 2302 (Ordinary Differential Equations). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course .

New Course Description:

The course presents a selection of topics from first-order and second-order ordinary differential equations, Laplace transform, and systems of linear equations.

 

 

Log Number: 201008-045

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


Mathematics and Statistics – Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

G(M) Calculus II

MAC

Sophomore (2xxx)

312  

We are requesting to change the course description for MAC 2312 (Calculus II). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.

New Course Description:

This course continues the study of definite and indefinite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus begun in MAC 2311. The course presents various integration techniques and their applications. The course covers convergence of sequences and series, power series and Taylor series of a function of one variable. (This course cannot be used to satisfy upper-level degree requirements by mathematics, statistics or natural science majors.)

 

 

Log Number: 201008-047

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

Mathematics and Statistics – Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

G(M)Gtry Middle School Teacher

MTG

Junior (3xxx)

203

We are requesting to change the course description for MTG 3203 Geometry Middle School Teacher. The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.

New Course Description:

This course focuses on a discovery approach to plane and solid geometry. Euclidean constructions, polygons, circles, polyhedra, tilings and symmetry will be investigated. Logical reasoning will be used to prove or disprove conjectures. This course cannot be used to fulfill a degree requirement in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

 



Log Number: 201008-019

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

Music – Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

The Electronic Music Studio

MUS

Junior (3xxx)

630 C

Request to change the course title, description, and credit hours for the course MUS3630C: The Electronic Music Studio. The current name is causing some confusion as to the nature of the course. I would like to change it to "Music Studio Recording Techniques" to alleviate the problem and modify the course description to more effectively describe the course.
I would also like to increase the credit hours from 1 to 3. The class would benefit greatly by having two meeting times during the course of a week, one meeting time for lecture and demonstration and the other for lab work.
This course is a 3000 level elective for Music majors and is also open to majors in other disciplines.

New Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the recording studio workspace and techniques. Topics discussed include basic studio electronics and acoustic principles, waveform analysis, microphone design and placement techniques, and studio set up and signal flow. Other topics include recording console theory, signal processing concepts, tape machine principles and operation, and an overview of sound mixing and editing. The course will utilize industry standard digital audio software and workstations.

 

 

Log Number: 201008-012

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

Physics - Undergraduate

   

Add a new course

Physics Internship (v. 2-12 crs)

PHY  

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None

Co-requisites:   
"PHY3101: Modern Physics"
AND "PHY3101L: Modern Physics Lab"

Course Description:

Physics internships provide junior and senior year physics majors hands-on experience involving the following kinds of work: scientific research, engineering research and development, medical physics, laboratory, scientific and/or engineering related problem-solving, scientific and/or engineering related computer programming, environmental physics, astrophysics and other physics related work in a research laboratory outside of UNF or in a company environment..

 

 

Log Number: 201008-004

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

Political Science and Public Administration – Undergraduate

Add a new course

Law and Cinema (3 crs)

POS 

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None

Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The course in law and the cinema is intended to deepen and enrich the students’ understanding of both law and the cinema and the many ways in which they influence each other. This course focuses on legal history, practice and ethical issues, and how the cinematic portrayal of the legal system influences the way law is actually practiced. How law and the legal system is portrayed in the motion picture industry, in particular, creates images and perceptions that may vary, to some degree, from the reality of the life of the law.

 



Log Number: 201008-035

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

Change an existing minor
Public Administration Minor

Summary of the Changes:

In general terms, first, we in the Department of Political Science & Public Administration seek to rationalize and consolidate our three minors to make them both more consistent, and more efficient to offer. This has also provided us the opportunity to rethink what our students get from these minors.
In this case, the public administration minor for non political science majors includes POS 3713 -- Political Inquiry and Analysis. This is a critical course to understanding political science, which students in the other two minors get through the political science program. POS2041 was dropped from the minor as too peripheral to public administration. The minor also adds a fourth required competency area in public policy, with the three courses indicated as options for students. The electives list is then focused on a choice of three legal classes. As a result, students in this minor will receive a consistent program featuring methods, administration, state/local government, policy and legal context
From required courses:
Remove POS 2041 (3 credits) - Intro to American Government
Add POS 3713 (3 credits) - Political Inquiry and Analysis
The distribution of courses within the minor is also changed:
Non-Political Science majors must select one course policy course from among PUP 4003 The Policy-Making Process (3 hrs), POS 4167 Urban Policy & Planning (3 hrs), and POS 3142 Politics & Policy in Urban Govt (3 hrs). Also must select one legal course from among the following: POS 3606 Supreme Court & Other Federal Courts (3 hrs), POS 3691 The American Legal System (3 hrs), and POS 4626 Civil Rights, Civil Liberties (3 hrs.)
(Click here to view the Program of study) 

 

Log Number: 201008-036

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

Change an existing minor
Public Administration Minor

Summary of the Changes:

In general terms, first, we in the Department of Political Science & Public Administration seek to rationalize and consolidate our three minors to make them both more consistent, and more efficient to offer. This has also provided us the opportunity to rethink what our students get from these minors.
In this case, the minor for public administration for Fast Track MPA students has been considerably revised. Two courses that we expect to offer less often (PAD 4027 and PUP 4518) have been moved to the elective list. The minor adds to the required list three courses: PAD 4003 Public Administration, POS 3114 Issues in State/Local Government, and a choice between one of two policy courses: POS 4167 – Urban Policy & Planning, or POS 3142 -- Politics & Policy in Urban Government. The minor now includes a course in administration, in policy, in state/local government, and in urban policy/politics, which gives better coverage of the field. The addition of the two urban courses also draws on department faculty expertise in this area.
From required courses:
Remove: PAD 4027 Issues in Public Management (3 hrs), and PUP 4518 Information Technology and Politics (3 hrs)
Add: PAD 4003 Public Administration (3 hrs.), POS 3114 Issues in State /Local Government (3 hrs.), PUP 4003 The Policy-Making Process (3 hrs.), POS 4167 Urban Policy & Planning, (3 hrs.) or POS 3142 Politics & Policy in Urban Govt.(3 hrs.)
The distribution of courses within the minor is also changed:
Fast Track MPA students must select one elective course from among PAD 4027 Issues in Public Management (3hrs), POS 3606 Supreme Court & Other Federal Courts (3 hrs.), POS 3691 The American Legal System (3 hrs.) and POS 4626 Civil Rights, Civil Liberties.
(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 201008-037

 

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

Change an existing minor
Public Administration Minor

Summary of the Changes:

In general terms, first, we in the Department of Political Science & Public Administration seek to rationalize and consolidate our three minors to make them both more consistent, and more efficient to offer. This has also provided us the opportunity to rethink what our students get from these minors.
In this case, for political science majors, we have first added another course to the list of required courses: a choice between POS 4167 – Urban Policy & Planning, or POS 3142 -- Politics & Policy in Urban Government. The minor now includes a course in management, in policy, in state/local government, and in urban policy/politics, which gives better coverage of the field. The addition of the two urban courses also draws on department faculty expertise in this area. The electives list has been changed: dropping a course that has not been offered (PUP 4612, and giving the students a choice between one of three legal courses, and one in information technology.
From required courses:
Add POS 4167 Urban Policy & Planning, or POS 3142 Politics & Policy in Urban Govt.
The distribution of courses within the minor is also changed:
Political Science majors must select one course from among POS 3606 Supreme Court & Other Federal Courts (3 hrs.), POS 3691 The American Legal System (3 hrs.), POS 4626 Civil Rights, Civil Liberties (3 hrs.) PUP 4518 Information Technology and Politics (3 hrs.)
(Click here to view the Program of study)