Agenda Item FA 11-01

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS (Undergraduate) - (Biology, History, Mathematics & Statistics):

New Course, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (12 packages)

01/06/11: Passed

01/13/11: Approved

Log Number: 201008-33

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


Biology – Undergraduate

Change an existing course Biology Lecture Series     BSC Senior (4xxx)   921
 We want to change Biology Lecture Series (BSC 4921) from letter grade to Pass/Fail and make this 1-credit course repeatable for a total of 2 credits. The objective is to expose students to a diverse array of current topics in biology. It is meant to be a participatory endeavor rather than one that involves mastery of content or material. Therefore, a P/F grading scheme is more appropriate.


 

Log Number: 201008-77

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


 History – Undergraduate

Change an existing Minor
Asian Studies Minor

Summary of Changes:

This request is to update the Asian Studies minor to reflect changes in curriculum in recent years. This proposal provides a new description of the minor, removes non-Asian centered and non-existent courses from the minor, and updates the list of applicable courses. As Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary minor, any student in Arts & Sciences seeking the minor may be affected.
Courses that should be removed with justifications:
MAN 4600 Management of International Business (not Asia-centered)
GEO 2420 Cultural Geography (not Asia-centered)
SYP 4351 Social Movements and Change (not Asia-centered)
ASH 3400 20th Century Chinese Civilization (no longer offered)
ASH 3448 Hiroshima (no longer offered)
ASH 3601 Chinese Philosophy (no longer offered)
CPO 4930 The Pacific Rim (it is not listed in the course catalog)
HIS 4936 Seminars (number has changed)
Courses that should be added (and that already exist in the catalog):
ASN 3106 Japanese Women
ANT 4362 Peoples and Cultures in Southeast Asia
ASH 3404 Modern China
ASH 3402 Traditional China
ASH 3401 Beyond Chairman Mao
PHI 3664 Ethics East and West
REL 3310 Asian Religions
REL 3330 Religions of India
CHI 1120 Beginning Chinese I
CHI 1121 Beginning Chinese II
CHI 2200 Intermediate Chinese I
CHI 2201 Intermediate Chinese II (a maximum of six credits in language may be counted toward the Asian Studies minor; in addition, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is currently working to develop a Chinese minor)
The new program of study and minor description should read:
Asian Studies Minor
Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Department of History, including courses in art, philosophy, English, anthropology, languages, comparative politics, and history. The wide selection of courses offers students the opportunity to encounter Asia on its own terms, from the perspective of its peoples. The minor enables students to tailor a course of study to their individual interests, while at once developing a broad yet comprehensive outlook on Asian society.
Students who pursue a minor field in Asian Studies will be required to take ASN 2003 Introduction to Asia (or its equivalent) and 12 additional credit hours.
Minor Requirements (15 semester hours overall)
-A minimum of 6 semester hours must be taken at UNF.
-No more than six semester hours of language credit may be counted toward the minor.
-A grade of “C” is required in all minor courses.
-With the approval of the Asian Studies minor advisor, independent studies and other relevant courses may be counted for credit. In some cases, the Introduction to Asia requirement may be waived.
Required Course
ASN 2003 Introduction to Asia
Electives. Select four of the following courses:
ANT 4362 Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
ASH 3337 Gandhi/Modern India
ASH 3401 Beyond Chairman Mao
ASH 3402 Traditional China
ASH 3404 Modern China
ASH 3440 Japanese Civilization
ASH 3620 Asian Art/Culture
ASH 4934 Seminar: Asian History
ASN 3106 Japanese Women
CHI 1120 Beginning Chinese I
CHI 1121 Beginning Chinese II
CHI 2200 Intermediate Chinese I
CHI 2201 Intermediate Chinese II
JPN 1120 Beginning Japanese I
JPN 1121 Beginning Japanese II
LIT 3193 Literature of the East
PHI 3664 Ethics East and West
PHH 3820 Chinese Philosophy
PHH 3811 Philosophy of Zen Buddhism
PHH 3860 The Japanese Mind
REL 3310 Asian Religions
REL 3330 Religions in India
(Click here to view the Program of study)


Log Number: 201008-48

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

Change an existing course G(M)Element Partial Differ Equ MAP Senior (4xxx) 341
We are requesting to change the course description for MAP 4341. The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.

New Course Description:

This course introduces students to second-order linear partial differential equations (heat, wave and Laplace equations), Fourier series, separation of variables in partial differential equations, and applications.  

 

 

Log Number: 201008-50

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

Change an existing course G(M) Calculus I MAC Sophomore (2xxx) 311
 We are requesting to change the course description for MAC 2311 (Calculus I). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.

 

New Course Description:

This course examines the notions of limit, continuity and derivatives of functions of one variable. The course explores differentiation rules for algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. The course discusses applications of differential calculus, such as related rates problems, curve sketching, and optimization. The course also introduces students to definite and indefinite integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. (This course cannot be used to satisfy upper-level degree requirements by mathematics, statistics or natural science majors. Students completing this course may not enroll in MAC 2233.)   

 

 

Log Number: 201008-51

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

Change an existing course G(M) Vector Analysis MAS Senior (4xxx) 156
We are requesting to change the course description for MAS4156 (Vector Analysis). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.
New Course Description:

This course covers vector fields, curl, gradient, divergence, line and surface integrals, Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem, the divergence theorem, and physical applications.

Change an existing course G(M) Discrete Mathematics MAD Junior (3xxx) 107
 We are requesting to change the course description for MAD3107 (Discrete Mathematics). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.
 New Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to discrete mathematics. Topics include sets, mathematical induction, functions, relations, recurrence relations and generating functions. Introductory topics from graph theory and combinatorics will also be presented. 

 

Log Number: 201008-52

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 


Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course Capstone Experience in Math MAS Senior (4xxx) 932
 We are requesting to change the course description for MAS4932 (Capstone Experience in Mathematics). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.

New Course Description:  

In this course the student will conduct a project, engage in an in-service experience, conduct research, or participate in a seminar. 

 


 

Log Number: 201008-53

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

 

Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

Change an existing course G(M) Numerical Analysis MAD Senior (4xxx) 401
We are requesting to change the course description for MAD4401 (Numerical Analysis). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.

New Course Description:

Topics covered in this course include error analysis, numerical solutions of equations in one variable, polynomial interpolation, numerical integration, and numerical solutions of initial value problems.

 

 

Log Number: 2010008-57

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 


Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

Change an existing course G(M) Calculus III MAC

Sophomore (2xxx) 

313
We are requesting a change to the course description for MAC 2313 (Calculus III). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.
New Course Description:
This is the third course in calculus designed to cover calculus of functions of several variables. The course covers analytical geometry and vectors in two and three dimensions. The course covers calculus of parametric and vector-valued functions. This course introduces students to functions of several variables and then those functions are analyzed and applied using partial derivatives, differentials, directional derivatives, gradients and optimization. Additionally, the course presents a study of multiple integrals in rectangular, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. 

 

 

Log Number: 2010008-58

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

Change an existing course  G(M) Complex Analysis MAA Senior (4xxx) 402
We are requesting to change the course description for MAA 4402 (Complex Analysis). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.
New Course Description:
This course covers the complex number system, complex functions, Cauchy’s Theorem, Cauchy’s Integral Formula, analytic functions, meromorphic functions, contour integration, and residue theory. 

 

Log Number: 2010008-63

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

 

Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

Change an existing course G(M) Mathematical Analysis MAA Senior (4xxx) 200
We are requesting to change the course description for MAA 4200 (Mathematical Analysis). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.
New Course Description:
This course is designed to teach the foundations of analysis for secondary mathematics education majors. Topics will include: the real numbers, sequences, the Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorem, limits, continuity, uniform continuity, differentiation (Rolle’s Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem), and Riemann integration. (This course cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for mathematics majors.) 

 

Log Number: 201008-65

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)


   

Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

Change an existing course G(M) Number Theory MAS Junior (3xxx) 203
We are requesting to change the course description for MAS 3203 (Number Theory). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.
New Course Description:
This course investigates properties of integers, including the division and Euclidean algorithms, prime factorization, congruences, and Diophantine equations. 

 

Log Number: 201008-66

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

 

 

Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

Change an existing course G(M) History of Mathematics MHF Junior (3xxx) 404
We are requesting to change the course description for MHF 3404 (History of Mathematics). The new description will better reflect our department's teaching practices in this course.
New Course Description:
This course will cover the history of mathematical ideas on numbers, geometry, algebra, and calculus. Examples of mathematical concepts will be drawn from Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Hindu, Arabic, Chinese, and European civilizations. Biographies of mathematicians also will be included.