Submitted by the Academic Programs
New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (5 packets)
College of Arts and Sciences
Biology – Undergraduate
Terminate a degree-major-concentration of an existing program BS – Biology Major Summary of Changes: The Biology department has a suspended concentration within the Biology undergraduate major called UF/UNF Dentistry program. The department has confirmed that UNF and UF no longer have this program in place. Therefore, a request is in place to have the concentration terminated. UF terminated the relationship that provided a specific number of seats in their dental school for UNF students. This program has not been offered (it has not been active) for years now. (No Programs of Study is attached.)
From: Ross, Cliff Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 4:07 PM To: Brayton, Shawn Subject: FW: UF/UNF Dentistry concentration in Biology Hi Shawn, I'm in charge of the Biology APC committee. Would you be able to provide me with more information about the UF/UNF Dental concentration so I can fill out the APC forms to remove it? I'm not familiar with it. Thanks very much, Cliff Cliff Ross, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Biology University of North Florida The Biology department has a suspended concentration within the Biology undergraduate major call UF/UNF Dentistry program. Apparently, the department has confirmed that UNF and UF no longer have program in place. Therefore, I would like the department to officially request to have the concentration terminated. ‐‐‐Shawn Shawn W. Brayton Director and SACS Liaison University of North Florida Office of Provost & Academic Affairs
English – Undergraduate
Change an existing Minor
Film Studies Minor
Summary of Changes:
The department requests to revise its Film Studies minor in the
1. Change the requirements for the program of study:
a. 3 credits of required coursework: either LIT 3213, The Art of Critical
Reading, or FIL 3xxx, Analyzing Films.
b. Eliminate LIT 3213, The Art of Critical Reading, as a prerequisite for FIL
c. 3 credits of 3000-level survey courses in film: either FIL 3826, American Film
Survey, or FIL 3xxx, International Film Survey.
d. 9 credits of elective FIL credit (see attached revised program of study).
2. Change FIL 2000, Introduction to Film Studies, to FIL 2000: Film
3. Remove FIL 2000 as a prerequisite for all FIL courses.
4. Remove LIT 3213, The Art of Critical Reading, as a prerequisite for all FIL
5. Add FIL 3xxx, Analyzing Films.
6. Change FIL 3826, American Film, to FIL 3826: American Film Survey. Course
will cease to be repeatable.
7. Change FIL 4828, International Film, to a 3000-level course titled
"International Film Survey." Course will cease to be repeatable.
8. Add FIL 4xxx, Cinema and Culture.
9. Change FIL 4932, Documentary Studies, to Advanced Documentary Studies.
10. Add FIL 3xxx, Documentary Studies.
11. Add FIL 4xxx, Independent Study in Film.
These changes clarify the requirements for the film minor and more clearly
differentiate between type and level of film course.
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Change an existing course
Intro to Film Studies
The department would like to change the course title of FIL 2000
from "Introduction to Film Studies" to "Film Appreciation"
to more accurately represent the curriculum goals and outcomes for the
Change FIL 4828 to FIL 3xxx. Because our 3000-level survey
courses are introductions to the historical study of film, we want all film
survey courses to be at the 3000-level. This change is consistent with the
course numbering for survey courses in the Department of English.
Change the course title of FIL 3826 from "American
Film" to "American Film Survey." This change reflects the
nature of the course as a survey course.
The department would like to change the course title of FIL 4932
to Advanced Documentary Studies. This change will enable us to offer this
course as the second of a two-course sequence in documentary studies, with
the first course at the 3000-level serving as preparation for advanced documentary
studies. This change creates consistency in the department curriculum.
Advanced Documentary Studies builds on the coursework in FIL
3xxx, Documentary Studies. Students undertake advanced documentary research,
refine their understanding of documentary techniques, extend their analysis
of and work with the generic features of documentary film, explore the
aesthetic implications of the choices a documentarian must make, and reflect
on the ethical complexities of documentary film in relation to the artistic
history that informs this genre.
Add a new course
Analyzing Films (3crs)
Prerequisites: NoneCo-requisites: None
This course introduces students to key terms and concepts for
analyzing film critically. Students will learn how to inventory the elements
of a film, analyze scenes, explain the relation between cinematic forms and
meaning, and write analytic film essays. This course provides a foundation
for more specialized courses in the film studies minor. It will also benefit
anyone who wants to better understand how movies affect us and who wants to
learn how to write critical film analyses.
Cinema and Culture (3crs)
This course examines films as cultural texts. Topics may
include: representations of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity,
ideology, cross-cultural exchange, and globalization. This course is open to
students, in any discipline, who are interested in understanding the
influence of the historical and cultural context on film.
Independent Study in Film
This course provides students with the opportunity to undertake
an advanced, independent study of film. Course content will vary by
Documentary Studies (3crs)
Documentary Studies introduces students to documentary research,
techniques, generic features, styles, aesthetic dimensions, and ethical
Languages, Literatures, & Culture – Undergraduate
Spanish For Professions
This is a request to change the title, course description, and
prerequisites for SPN 3013 "Spanish for Professions." Currently,
the prerequisites for this class are only Intermediate Spanish I and II.
Given the level of difficulty inherent in this course, which requires
students to become familiar with complex business vocabulary and to converse
as well as to write on rather complicated topics, students require more
substantial preparation. This is particularly true because International
Business majors of Hispanic descent or native speakers of the language often
enroll in the class. Thus, the discrepancy in levels limits student learning.
In addition, we propose to change the title of the course to "Spanish
for Business," which reflects accurately its content. The course
description currently in the catalog has been slightly modified as well to
reflect its content accurately.New Course Description:
Prerequisites: SPN 3242 and SPN 3300, or permission of
instructor. This course provides students with the language skills and
cultural awareness required to conduct business in Spanish-speaking
This is a 4000-level literature course. As a result, the
prerequisites should be identical to those of other Spanish or Spanish
American literature classes.
Philosophy and Religious Studies – Undergraduate
Ethical Issues in Public Health (3crs)
This course introduces students to moral issues in public
health. Students will learn to recognize relevant moral issues and analyze
them in light of basic ethical principles. Topics to be covered may include
allocation of scarce health care resources, public vs. private health care
funding, access to care, ethics and infectious disease control (STDs, HIV, TB),
public health genetics (screening programs and individual
testing/counseling), and research ethics in public health (e.g. experimenting
on uninformed populations). Case analysis and group discussion will be
Change a degree-major of an existing program
BS – Physics Major
The Department of Physics
requests to increase the number of physics electives required for the
traditional Physics B.S. degree from one to two. In the program of study, the
required credit hours for major electives will be increased from
"3-4" to "6-8", and, subsequently, the credit hours for
free electives will be reduced from "23-24" to "19-21". The
change applies to traditional Physics B.S. degree only, and does not affect any
of the other Physics B.S. concentrations.
The rationale for the change is to increase the rigor of our traditional
Physics B.S degree while staying within the 120 SH rule. Many of the students
who choose this program desire to continue their physics studies in graduate
school. The change will strengthen those students' background and better
prepare them for graduate studies. For other students this will better prepare
them for further studies or the job market.
for the program of study)
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