Agenda Item FA 12-15

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS (Undergraduate) - Communication, International Studies & Political Science & Public Administration

New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (13 packages)

04/05/12: Passed

04/13/12: Approved

Log Number: 201201-20

Communication- U ndergraduate

 
Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Science - Communication Major Public Relations Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
The department proposes changes to the Public Relations Concentration of the Communication Major. The changes are necessary to keep the major current with mass communication and journalism education and public relations professional practice and are designed to align the curriculum with the program standards of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). The B.S. in Communication will still require 120 credits but the total for Major Requirements plus Major Electives increases from 36 to 40 credits (Major Requirements = 19 credits; Major Electives = 21 credits). The Program of Study is changed, relabeling the current 3 credit 
"Requisite" category as "Foundation Courses." It will include 2 courses (6 credits). Major course prerequisites are modified. MMC 1004, MMC 3xxx, and a 1 credit pre-internship course are added to major requirements. Major electives are modified. Finally, two new courses are added to the concentration as electives: MMC4XXX (3ch) "Understanding Emerging Media" and MMC4XXX (3ch) "Public Relations and Event Planning". 
Please note: This package includes a new course (ADV3XXX Advertising Media Graphics), which was created in a previous package (Concentration Changes in Communication-Advertising log number 201201-21)as well as a course with a name changes (MMC3XXX History of Mass Communication) which was created in a previous package (Concentration Changes in Communication--New Concentration: Multimedia Journalism and Productions log number 201201-22).
(Click here to view the Program of study)

Change an existing course Law & Ethics of Communications MMC Junior (3xxx) 200

Our request is to add two prerequisites in order to provide an adequate introduction to the study of mass communication. Previously, there were no prerequisites for this course. In order to guide our students toward establishing a good foundation for their study of Communication, we want them to first have taken MMC1004 (3ch) Media Literacy and MMC3105 (3ch) Advanced Writing for the Media. These courses are included in the degree program in which "Law & Ethics of Communications" resides. 

Change an existing course Mass Communications Research MMC Senior (4xxx) 420
Our request is to add two prerequisites in order to provide an adequate introduction to the study of mass communication. Previously, there were no prerequisites for this course. In order to guide our students toward establishing a good foundation for their study of Communication, we want them to first have taken MMC1004 (3ch) Media Literacy and MMC3105 (3ch) Advanced Writing for the Media. These courses are included in the degree program in which Mass Communications Research resides. 

Change an existing course Media Theories and Effects MMC Junior (3xxx) 614
Our request is to add two prerequisites in order to provide an adequate introduction to the study of mass communication. Previously, there were no prerequisites for this course. In order to guide our students toward establishing a good foundation for their study of Communication, we want them to first have taken MMC1004 (3ch) Media Literacy and MMC3105 (3ch) Advanced Writing for the Media. These courses are included in the degree program in which "Law & Ethics of Communications" resides. 

Change an existing course Internship Senior Project MMC Senior (4xxx) 975
Our request is to add one prerequisite to this course in order to provide an adequate introduction to the study of mass communication. Previously, the prerequisites were: MMC3105 (3ch) "Advanced Writing for the Media", MMC3200 (3ch) "Law and Ethics of Communication", and MMC3614 (3ch) "Media Theories and Effects". In order to guide our students toward establishing a good foundation for their study of Communication, we want them to also have taken MMC1004 (3ch) Media Literacy before doing an internship. This course is included in the degree program in which "Internship Senior Project" resides.

Add a new course Public Relations and Event Planning  (3crs) PUR Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:
"PUR3000: Principles of Pub Relations"
AND "PUR3100: Public Relations Writing"
AND "MMC: Writing Across the Media"
AND "MMC1004: Media Literacy"
Co-requisites:    
None
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the planning and production of special events with an emphasis on public relations' principles, strategies and techniques. Students will be introduced to leaders in the field, prepare budgets, learn techniques for executing large- and small-scale projects and prepare an event plan. The course will culminate with a special event at the end of the semester.

Add a new course Understanding Emerging Media 
(3 crs)
MMC Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"MMC1004: Media Literacy"
AND "MMC3105: Advanced Writing For The Media"
AND ("PUR3000: Principles of Pub Relations"
OR "ADV3008: Principles of Advertising"
OR "MMC3XXX: History of Mass Communication")
Co-requisites:    
None
Course Description:
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of various new communication technologies in the United States and how they are incorporated into the interactive marketing communication process. In addition to marketing communication implications, this course provides the critical perspective of new media technologies as well.

Add a new course Pre-Internship in Communication (1 cr) MMC Junior (3xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:    
"MMC1004: Media Literacy"
AND "MMC3105: Advanced Writing For The Media"
AND ("ADV3008: Principles of Advertising"
OR "PUR3000: Principles of Pub Relations"
OR "MMC3XXX: History of Mass Communication")
Co-requisites:    
None
Course Description:
This course prepares students for internship placement in approved organizations. Students explore the core ethical principles, skills and organizational culture related to their profession. Detailed individual research projects supplement classroom discussion in preparation for field placement of student.

Log Number: 201201-21

Communication- U ndergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Communication Major Advertising Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

The department proposes changes to the Advertising Concentration of the Communication Major. The changes are necessary to keep the major current with mass communication and journalism education and advertising professional practice and are designed to align the curriculum with the program standards of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). The B.S. in Communication will still require 120 credits but the total for Major Requirements plus Major Electives increases from 36 to 40 credits (Major Requirements = 19 credits; Major Electives = 21 credits). The program of Study is changed, relabeling the current 3 credit "Requisite" category as "Foundation Courses." It will include 6 courses (SPC2608 3 Fundamentals of Speech, STA2023 3 G(M) Statistics for Business (ADD), ENC3250 3 G(W) Professional Communications (ADD), ECO2013 3 Principles of Macroeconomics (ADD), ECO2023 3 Principles of Microeconomics (ADD), MAR3023 3 Principles of Marketing (ADD) Prereqs: ECO2013 and ECO2023)for a total of 18 credits. Major course prerequisites are modified to indicate the addition of MMC1004 Media Literacy to the major course requirements. ADV 3101 title changes from Advertising Copywriting to Advertising Creative Strategy. MMC 1004, MMC 3xxx, a 1 credit pre-internship course, and ADV 3xxx Advertising Media Graphics are added to major requirements.

Major electives are modified. Major electives will now include: ADV3008 Principles of Advertising, ADV3101 Advertising Creative Strategy (formerly Advertising Copywriting), ADV3300 Media Planning, ADV4800 Advertising Campaigns, and ADV3XXX Advertising Media Graphics. Students are instructed to select 2 courses from the following: ADV3XXX Advertising Research Methods, ADV3200C Advertising Design, PUR 3000 Principles of Public Relations, MMC3402 Political Advertising, and MMC4XXX Understanding Emerging Media. The following courses have been removed from the Major Electives: PGY 2401C Photography, Black and White, PGY4610 Photojournalism, JOU 3302 Writing Editorials & Columns, JOU4117 Seminar in Reporting Techniques, JOU4202 Advanced Newspaper Editing, MMC4251 Creating Health Messages for Mass Media, MAN3025 Administrative Management,MAR3023 Principles of Marketing, and MAR4323 Advertising Management. Note that prerequisite changes for 4 major courses required in all 3 programs of study (MMC 3200, MMC 3614, MMC 4420, and MMC 4975) are included in the first package submitted (Package 201201-20)and not repeated in this package. 
Free electives are reduced from 24 credits to 0 credits. 
Please note: This package includes a new course (MMC3XXX 1 Pre-Internship in Communication), which was created in a previous package (Concentration Changes in Communication - Public Relations log number 201201-20)  
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

 

Change an existing course Media Planning ADV Junior (3xxx) 300
The request is to add MMC 1004 Media Literacy and either MMC 4420 Mass Communication Research or ADV 3xxx Advertising Research Methods as prerequisite courses for ADV 3300 Media Planning while retaining ADV 3008 Principles of Advertising as a prerequisite. The new prerequisites help students understand the problems involved in making media/ advertising placement decisions, and how such decisions relate to the overall marketing process. These prerequisites are included in the degree program.

Change an existing course Advertising Campaigns ADV  Senior (4xxx) 800

The request is to add ADV 3200C Advertising Design, MMC 1004 Media Literacy, and MMC 4420 Mass Communication Research or ADV 3xxx Advertising Research Methods as prerequisite courses for ADV 4800 Advertising Campaigns. The new prerequisites will help students plan effective communication message/media/budgeting strategies and tactics that solve well-defined problems and be better prepared to incorporate the elements necessary required in a full-scale advertising campaign. All listed prerequisites are included in the degree program.

Change an existing course Advertising Copywriting ADV Junior (3xxx) 101

The first request is to change the course name of ADV 3101 "Advertising Copywriting" to "Advertising Creative Strategy" because the current course name is inaccurate and incorrectly depicts the nature of the course. The second request is to add MMC 1004 Media Literacy as a prerequisite course. The new prerequisites help students understand the development of basic advertising creative strategy and provides an appreciation for the critical role that creative strategy plays in designing an advertising campaign for different types of advertising media. These prerequisites are included in the degree program.        
        

Change an existing course Advertising Design ADV Junior (3xxx) 200C
The request is to add MMC 1004 Media Literacy, MMC 3105 Advanced Writing for the Media, ADV 3300 Media Planning, and ADV 3xxx Advertising Media Graphics as prerequisite courses for ADV 3200C Advertising Design. The new prerequisites will help students develop the creative skills, problem‐solving skills, and conceptual thought processes needed to prepare them for professional success in the dynamic area of advertising design when combined with existing prerequisites ADV 3008 Principles of Advertising and ADV 3101 formerly Advertising Copywriting, now Advertising Creative Strategy. These prerequisites are included in the degree program. 

 

Change an existing course Principles of Advertising ADV Junior (3xxx) 008
The request is to add MMC 1004 Media Literacy as a prerequisite course for ADV 3008 Principles of Advertising. The new prerequisite helps students understand the historical, economic and social aspects of advertising, and solve real-world advertising problems involved in making decisions. These prerequisites are included in the degree program.
  
Add a new course Advertising Media Graphics (3 crs) ADV Junior (3xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:    
"MMC1004: Media Literacy"
AND "MMC3105: Advanced Writing For The Media"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course is for people with little or no experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or InDesign. Students will become acquainted with the basic functions of these programs. Use of type, color, basic design elements and word/page processing will be covered. Students will gain an understanding of available desktop publishing applications and how to successfully utilize these applications for advertising purposes.

 

Add a new course Advertising Research Methods 
(3 crs)
ADV Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"ADV3008: Principles of Advertising"
AND "MMC1004: Media Literacy"
AND "MMC3105: Advanced Writing For The Media" 
AND "MMC3614: Media Theories and Effects"
Co-requisites:
    
None

Course Description:

This case-based course involves the acquisition, evaluation, and analysis of information for advertising and marketing decisions. Primary and secondary research projects are designed, executed, analyzed and presented by students. 
Emphasis is given to six primary areas: 
• Understanding the scientific method for answering brand- and marketing communications-based questions; 
• Developing explicit and measurable research objectives; 
• Developing adequate research plans to solve those objectives; 
• Selecting and implementing appropriate methodologies to answer the questions proposed by the objectives, 
• Analyzing data; 
• and preparing the reports that communicate the results of the research.

 

 

Log Number: 201201-22

Communication- U ndergraduate

 

Add a new concentration to an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Communication Major Multimedia Journalism and Production Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

The department proposes the establishment of a new Communication major concentration in Multimedia Journalism and Production and the subsequent elimination of the present concentrations in Journalism and Electronic Media. 
These changes are necessary to keep the Communication Major current with mass communication and journalism education and professional practice and are designed to align the curriculum with the program standards of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). The B.S. in Communication will still require 120 credits but the total for Major Requirements plus Major Electives increases from 36 to 40 credits (Major Requirements = 19 credits; Major Electives = 21 credits). The program of Study is changed, relabeling the current 3 credit "Requisite" category as "Foundation Courses."  It will include 
2 courses (6 credits). Major course prerequisites are modified. Major electives in this concentration include a new course, MMC 3xxx History of Mass Communication; a choice of two tracks, Multimedia Journalism and Multimedia Production, and 9 credits selected from upper level JOU, RTV, MMC, COM, PUR, SPC and/or ADV courses offered by the department. The 9-credit Multimedia Journalism Track will require 3 new courses: JOU 3XXX Multimedia Reporting, JOU 3XXX Multimedia Storytelling, and JOU 4XXX Advanced Multimedia Storytelling. The 9-credit Multimedia Production track will require RTV 3XXX Single-camera Video Production, RTV 3XXX Multi-camera Video Production (new courses), and RTV 4221 Advanced Production 
(a modified existing course). Major electives are modified. Note that prerequisite changes for 4 major courses required in all 3 programs of study (MMC 3200, MMC 3614, MMC 4420, and MMC 4975 are included in the first package submitted (Package 201201-20) and not repeated in this package. 
Please note: This package includes a new course (MMC3XXX 1 Pre-Internship in Communication), which was created in a previous package (Concentration Changes in Communication-Public Relations log number 201201-20). 
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

 

Change an existing course Advanced Television Production RTV Senior (4xxx) 221 C

The following changes are requested to this course: to change the course title from "Advanced Television Production" to "Advanced Production" to reflect instruction in media content creation and dissemination over platforms in addition to television; to drop the C lab designation from a course that does not offer a lab component; update prerequisites; and to amend the course description to address the increased scope of content distribution in addition to television. The current prerequisite, RTV 3220C Television Production/Visual Arts Television is being replaced in the curriculum. The new prerequisites are MMC 1004 Media Literacy, MMC 3105 Advanced Writing for the Media, MMC 3XXX History of Mass Communication, RTV 3XXX Single-camera Video Production and RTV 3XXX Multi-camera Video Production. These prerequisites are contained in the degree program.

New Course Description: This course will provide continuing instruction in techniques learned in RTV 3XXX (Single-camera Video Production) and RTV 3XXX Multi-camera video production). Students will learn and apply advanced techniques in production and directing television programs and video projects both in studio and on-location.

Change an existing course Magazine Feature Writing JOU Junior (3xxx) 308

This request changes one of the prerequisites required for this class to a new course being created for our new program of study, JOU 3XXX (Multimedia Reporting) replaces JOU 3101(Advanced Reporting) and adds MMC 1004 (Media Literacy) and MMC 3105 (Advanced Writing for the Media)as a prerequisite. These prerequisites are contained in the degree program.   

Change an existing course Special Topics in EM RTV Senior (4xxx) 930

This is a request to modify prerequisites to reflect new course offerings and major requirements. RTV 4930 Special Topics in Electronic Media currently lists MMC 3105 Advanced Writing for the Media and RTV 3000 Principles of Broadcasting as prerequisites. The new prerequisites will retain MMC 3105 Advanced Writing for the Media and add MMC 1004 Media Literacy and MMC 3xxx History of Mass Communication (in place of RTV 3000). These prerequisites are contained in the degree program.  

                    
Change an existing course Media Criticism RTV Senior (4xxx) 403

This request is to modify prerequisites to reflect new course offerings and major requirements and to better prepare students for the course. The existing prerequisite is RTV 3000 Principles of Broadcasting, a course that is no longer required. New prerequisites are MMC 1004 Media Literacy and MMC 3105 Advanced Writing for the Media (required of all Communication majors) and MMC 3xxx History of Mass Communication (requirement for the Multimedia Journalism and Production concentration. These prerequisites are contained in the degree program.    

                        
Change an existing course Radio and TV Announcing RTV Junior (3xxx) 234

This request is to changes the course title from "Radio and TV Announcing" to "Multimedia Announcing and Performance" to reflect the addition of Internet and mobile based technologies in addition to radio and TV. This request also modifies prerequisites to reflect new course offerings and major requirements. New prerequisites include MMC1004 Media Literacy and MMC3XXX History of Mass Communication. The previous prerequisite for this course, MMC3105 Advanced Writing for the Media, is retained. These prerequisites are contained in the degree program.        

                    
Change an existing course Public Affairs Television RTV Junior (3xxx) 324

This request is to modify prerequisites to reflect new course offerings and major requirements. New prerequisites include MMC1004 Media Literacy and MMC3XXX History of Mass Communication. The previous prerequisite for this course, MMC3105 Advanced Writing for the Media, is retained. These prerequisites are contained in the degree program. 

                         
Change an existing course Broadcast Management RTV Junior (3xxx) 800

This request is to change the course title from "Broadcast Management" to "Media Management" to reflect industry consolidation and changes in technology. The request also modifies prerequisites to reflect new course offerings and major requirements. New prerequisites include MMC1004 Media Literacy and MMC3XXX History of Mass Communication. The previous prerequisite for this course, MMC3105 Advanced Writing for the Media, is retained. These prerequisites are contained in the degree program. These prerequisites are contained in the degree program. 

                         
Add a new course Multimedia Reporting (3 crs) JOU Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"MMC3105: Advanced Writing For The Media"
AND "MMC1004: Media Literacy"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

Reporting techniques, interviewing and the basic elements of multimedia news production are covered. In addition, the course introduces students to various reporting specialties, including courts, business, government, health, science, and sports. Students will be involved in completing both in-class and out-of-class assignments.

Add a new course News Editing and Design (3 crs) JOU Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"MMC3105: Advanced Writing For The Media"
AND "JOU3XXX: Multimedia Reporting"
AND "MMC1004: Media Literacy"
Co-requisites:
    
None

Course Description:

This course emphasizes news selection, copy editing, and design for print-and web-based news publications. Students will be involved in completing both in-class and out-of-class assignments. 

Add a new course Advanced News Design (3 crs) JOU Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"MMC3105: Advanced Writing For The Media"
AND "JOU3XXX: Multimedia Reporting"
AND "JOU4XXX: News Editing and Design"
AND "MMC1004: Media Literacy"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

Advanced News Design is a continuation of News Editing and Design (JOU3XXX). This course emphasizes advanced design techniques for print- and Web-based news publications. Students will be involved in completing both in-class and out-of-class assignments.

 

Add a new course History of Mass Communication (3 crs) MMC Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"MMC1004: Media Literacy"
AND "MMC3105: Advanced Writing For The Media"
Co-requisites:
    
None

Course Description:

This course offers a historical investigation of mass communication in the United States. The course examines American media development and history as a product of the social, cultural, historical, and political environment.

Add a new course Single-camera Video Production (3 crs) RTV Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"MMC3XXX: History of Mass Communication"
AND "MMC1004: Media Literacy"
AND "MMC3105: Advanced Writing For The Media"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course addresses direction and production of single-camera video projects including producing, camera, audio, lighting, and non-linear editing.

Add a new course Multi-camera Video Production 
(3 crs)
RTV Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"MMC3XXX: History of Mass Communication"
AND "RTV3XXX: Single-camera Video Production"
AND "MMC1004: Media Literacy"
AND "MMC3105: Advanced Writing For The Media"
Co-requisites:
    
None

Course Description:

This course will provide continuing production in production techniques learned in RTV 3XXX (Single-camera Video Production). The course focuses on the direction and production of multiple-camera studio video project including directing, producing, camera operation, audio, and live-to-tape switching.

Add a new course Multimedia Storytelling (3 crs) JOU Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"MMC3XXX: History of Mass Communication"
AND "JOU3XXX: Multimedia Reporting"
AND "MMC3105: Advanced Writing For The Media"
AND "MMC1004: Media Literacy"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will provide continuing instruction in reporting techniques learned in JOU 3XXX (Multimedia Reporting). Students will engage in the reporting process and publish their work across the print, broadcast/cable, and Internet outlets of the Department of Communication.

 

Add a new course Advanced Multimedia Storytelling (3 crs) JOU  Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"MMC3105: Advanced Writing For The Media"
AND "MMC3XXX: History of Mass Communication"
AND "MMC3XXX: Multimedia Reporting"
AND "JOU3XXX: Multimedia Storytelling"
Co-requisites:
    
None

Course Description:

This course will provide continuing instruction in reporting techniques learned in JOU 3XXX (Multimedia Reporting) and JOU 3XXX (Advanced Multimedia Reporting). Students will engage in the reporting of more complex topics through long-form magazine style storytelling and publish their work across the print, broadcast/cable, and Internet outlets of the Department of Communication. This course may be repeated one time for 3 additional credits. 

 

Log Number: 201201-26

Communication- U ndergraduate


Terminate a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Communication Major Journalism Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

This request is to terminate the Journalism concentration in the Communication curriculum and replace it with a new concentration--Multimedia Journalism and Production, which was proposed in an earlier submission. This revision will allow the curriculum to reflect the industry convergence of print and electronic media. The new concentration will integrate the two concentrations, giving students opportunities to produce media that can be used on all media platforms including print, television, and web-based media such as websites and Facebook. 
These changes are necessary to keep the Communication Major current with mass communication and journalism education and professional practice and are designed to align the curriculum with the program standards of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). 

(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 201201-27

Communication- U ndergraduate

 

Terminate a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Communication Major Electronic Media Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

This request is to terminate the Electronic Media concentration in the Communication curriculum and replace it with a new concentration--Multimedia Journalism and Production, which was proposed in an earlier submission. This revision will allow the curriculum to reflect the industry convergence of print and electronic media. The new concentration will integrate the two concentrations, giving students opportunities to produce media that can be used on all media platforms including print, television, and web-based media such as websites and Facebook.

These changes are necessary to keep the Communication Major current with mass communication and journalism education and professional practice and are designed to align the curriculum with the program standards of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC).

(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 201201-17

International Studies - Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Arts - International Studies Major Intl Relations & Politics Concentration

Summary of the Changes: 
The interdisciplinary International Studies - International Relations and Politics program of study is being updated to reflect changes in course offerings already made by the contributing departments, specifically the Departments of English, Philosophy, and Sociology & Anthropology. With their support, we are revising the list of courses available as major electives within this concentration. There are no changes to the structure of the major or the number of credits involved in the major (45 credits); this simply updates the list of courses students may choose from for their already-existing 9 credits of major electives. 
We are adding the following courses to the International Relations and Politics concentration: 
ANT 4444 (3 credits) Cities and Globalization (add course) 
FIL 4848 (3 credits) World Cinema and the Cross-Cultural Encounter (add course) 
PHM 3362 (3 credits) Global Justice (add course) 
SYP 4411 (3 credits) Sociology of War & Peace (add course)
(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 201201-19

International Studies - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - International Studies Major European Studies Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

The interdisciplinary International Studies - European Studies program of study is being updated to reflect changes in course offerings already made by the contributing departments, specifically the Departments of English and History. With their support, we are revising the list of courses available as major electives within this concentration. There are no changes to the structure of the major or the number of credits involved in the major (45 credits); this simply updates the list of courses students may choose from for their already-existing 9 credits of major electives.

We are adding the following courses to the European Studies concentration: 
EUH 3466 (3 credits) Nazi Germany 
EUH 3530 (3 credits) History of British Empire 
We are removing the following course from the European Studies concentration: 
LIT 4935 (3 credits) Contemporary British Fiction 
The following course number was corrected, because the existing catalog entry included a typographical error, listing it as ENL 3134 under International Studies. The correct course number, as listed in the catalog under the English Department, is ENL 3132. 
ENL 3132 (3 credits) British Novel II 
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Log Number: 201201-23

International Studies - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - International Studies Major Latin American Studies Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes: 

The interdisciplinary International Studies - Latin American Studies program of study is being updated to reflect changes in course offerings already made by the contributing departments, specifically the Departments of English, History, and Languages, Literatures, & Cultures. With their support, we are revising the list of courses available as major electives within this concentration. There are no changes to the structure of the major or the number of credits involved in the major (45 credits); this simply updates the list of courses students may choose from for their already-existing 9 credits of major electives. 
We are adding the following courses to the Latin American Studies concentration: 
LAH 3955 (3 credits) Latin America Abroad 
LAS 3310 (3 credits) Peoples & Cultures of Mexico 
We are removing the following courses from the Latin American Studies concentration: 
LAS 3033 (3 credits) Peoples & Cultures of Central America & Mexico 
LIT 4650 (3 credits) Caribbean/American Literature 
SPN 3501 (3 credits) Hispanic Culture 
The following course titles were corrected, because the existing entry included typographical errors or the abbreviated titles listed under International Studies in the catalog did not match the course title listed under the appropriate department in the catalog: 
LAS 3930 (3 credits) Cultures of Latin America 
LAH 3736 (3 credits) Modern Latin American History Through Film
(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 201201-24

International Studies - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program 

Bachelor of Arts - International Studies Major Foreign Language & Culture Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes: 

The interdisciplinary International Studies - Foreign Language and Culture program of study is being updated to reflect changes in course offerings already made by the contributing departments, specifically the Departments of English and Languages, Literatures, & Cultures. With their support, we are revising the list of courses available as major electives within this concentration. There are no changes to the structure of the major or the number of credits involved in the major (45 credits); this simply updates the list of courses students may choose from for their already-existing 9 credits of major electives.

We are adding 12 courses to the list of major electives for the Foreign Language & Culture concentration; updating course titles for 2 courses, based on course title changes previously processed by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; correcting course titles for 2 courses, due to either typographical errors or the abbreviated course title listed under International Studies in the catalog failing to match the course title listed under the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the catalog; and removing 3 courses from the list of major electives for this concentration because they have previously been deleted from the catalog (SPW 4202 Modern Latin American Literature) OR are currently being deleted from the catalog (SPN 4930 Intern for Service in Spanish and SPW 3130 Survey of Latin American Literature) by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (through APCs in process already) and thus must be deleted from International Studies. See program of study for full list of course changes for this concentration.
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Log Number: 201201-25

International Studies - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - International Studies Major Asian Studies Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes: 

The interdisciplinary International Studies -- Asian Studies program of study is being updated to reflect changes in course offerings already made by the contributing departments, specifically the Departments of History and Languages, Literatures, & Cultures. With their support, we are revising the list of courses available as major electives within this concentration. There are no changes to the structure of the major or the number of credits involved in the major (45 credits); this simply updates the list of courses students may choose from for their already-existing 9 credits of major electives. 
We are adding the following courses to the Asian Studies concentration: 
ASH 3401 (3 credits) Contemporary China 
CHI 3930 (3 credits) Special Topics in Chinese 
CHT 3500 (3 credits) Chinese Culture 
The following course titles were corrected, because the existing catalog entry included typographical errors or the abbreviated titles listed under International Studies in the catalog did not match the title listed under the appropriate department in the catalog: 
ANT 4362 (3 credits) Peoples & Cultures of Southeast Asia 
PHI 3931 (3 credits) East and West: Selected Topics 
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Log Number: 201201-30

International Studies - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - International Studies Major Middle East-African Studies Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes: 
The interdisciplinary International Studies - Middle East-African Studies program of study is being updated to reflect changes in course offerings already made by a contributing department, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. With their support, we are revising the list of courses available as major electives within this concentration. There are no changes to the structure of the major or the number of credits involved in the major (45 credits); this simply updates the list of courses students may choose from for their already-existing 9 credits of major electives. 
We are removing the following course because it has already been deleted from the catalog by the Department 
of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and thus must be removed from International Studies: 
FRT 3551 (3 credits) Francophone African Literature & Stylistics 
(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 201201-28

Political Science & Public Administration - Undergraduate

 

 

Change an existing course Constitutional Law POS Senior (4xxx) 608

This is a request for a course name change, and this name change, in conjunction with the change to POS 4624, more accurately reflects that fact that both are constitutional law courses, and brings the naming scheme in line with that used by most other political science programs to delineate their constitutional law offerings. The new course title is Constitutional Law I: Powers and Constraints.          

 

 

Log Number: 201201-29

Political Science & Public Administration - Undergraduate

 

 

Change an existing course Civil Rights/Civil Liberties POS Senior (4xxx) 624
This is a request for a course name change, and this name change, in conjunction with the change to POS 4608, more accurately reflects that fact that both are constitutional law courses, and brings the naming scheme in line with that used by most other political science programs to delineate their constitutional law offerings. The new course title is Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.