Agenda Item FA 11-06

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS - Undergraduate (Biology, English, Languages, Literatures, & Culture, Philosophy & Religious Studies, & Physics) : New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (5 packets)

New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (5 packets)

02/03/11: Passed

02/14/11: Approved

Log Number: 2010008-83

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

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




Log Number: 201008-64

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 English – Undergraduate

Change an existing Minor

Film Studies Minor

 

Summary of Changes:

The department requests to revise its Film Studies minor in the following ways:
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 courses.
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 Appreciation.
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 courses.
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.   
(Visit our website: www.unf.edu/groups/unffa for the program of study)

 

Change an existing course

Intro to Film Studies

FIL

Sophomore (2xxx)

000

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 course.

Change an existing course

International Film

FIL 

Senior (4xxx)

828

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 an existing course

American Film

FIL 

Junior (3xxx)

826

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.

Change an existing course

Documentary Studies

FIL 

Senior (4xxx)

932

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.
New Course Description:

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)

FIL

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

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.

Add a new course

Cinema and Culture (3crs)

FIL

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

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.

Add a new course

Directed Independent Study in Film
(v. 1-4)

FIL

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course provides students with the opportunity to undertake an advanced, independent study of film. Course content will vary by instructor.

Add a new course

Documentary Studies (3crs)

FIL

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Documentary Studies introduces students to documentary research, techniques, generic features, styles, aesthetic dimensions, and ethical issues.

 

Log Number: Log Number: 201008-88

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 Languages, Literatures, & Culture – Undergraduate

Change an existing course

Spanish For Professions

SPN 

Junior (3xxx)

013

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 countries.

Change an existing course

Ibero-American Film

SPW 

Senior (4xxx)

394

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.

Log Number: Log Number: 201008-91

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 Philosophy and Religious Studies – Undergraduate

Add a new course

Ethical Issues in Public Health (3crs)

PHM

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

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 emphasized.

Log Number: Log Number: 201008-92

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 Physics – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program

BS – Physics Major

 

Summary of Changes:
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.

 

(Visit our website: www.unf.edu/groups/unffa for the program of study)