Agenda Item FA 11-59

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS (Undergraduate) - Biology, History, Physics, Political Science & Public Administration

New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (25 packages)

12/01/11: Passed

12/06/11: Approved

Log Number: 201108-6

(Undergraduate)

Biology - Undergraduate

 

 

Change an existing course Pathogenic Bacteriology MCB Junior (3xxx) 203
A request is in place to change the course prerequisites. Currently, the course prerequisite is listed as MCB 2013C (with instructor permission) or MCB 3930C. As it turns out MCB 2013C (Microbiology) was changed to MCB 2010C (Microbiology) years ago. MCB 3930C (Microbial Biology) was changed to MCB 3020C (Microbial Biology) years ago as well.

 

Log Number: 201108-9

(Undergraduate)

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Coastal Biology Track

 

Summary of the Changes:

The addition of a new class entitled "Coastal Fisheries Ecology" is requested to broaden the number of electives offered through Biology. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

 

Add a new course Coastal Fisheries Ecology (3 crs) FAS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
BSC2012C: General Biology III
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to quantitative fish population dynamics and the management of coastal living resources. The primary focus will be on the physical, biological, and human factors that regulate coastal fish populations, methods for estimating life history parameters, development of quantitative models to assess fishery stocks, and understanding the implications of management decisions on fishery stakeholders.

 

Log Number: 201108-10

(Undergraduate)

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science- Biology Major Coastal Environmental Science Track

 

Summary of the Changes:

A new course is requested entitled "Coastal Fisheries Ecology" to be included as a major elective option. This addition will expand the department's elective pool. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

 

 

Add a new course Coastal Fisheries Ecology (3 crs) FAS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
BSC2012C: General Biology III
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to quantitative fish population dynamics and the management of coastal living resources. The primary focus will be on the physical, biological, and human factors that regulate coastal fish populations, methods for estimating life history parameters, development of quantitative models to assess fishery stocks, and understanding the implications of management decisions on fishery stakeholders.

 

 

Log Number: 201108-13

(Undergraduate)

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Ecology and Evolution Biology Track

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to add the course Coastal Fisheries Ecology as a major elective option. This addition expands the department's elective pool. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

Add a new course Coastal Fisheries Ecology (3 crs) FAS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
BSC2012C: General Biology III
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to quantitative fish population dynamics and the management of coastal living resources. The primary focus will be on the physical, biological, and human factors that regulate coastal fish populations, methods for estimating life history parameters, development of quantitative models to assess fishery stocks, and understanding the implications of management decisions on fishery stakeholders.

 

 

Log Number: 201108-21

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Add a new concentration to an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Medical Laboratory Sciences Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to establish a new undergraduate concentration in Medical Laboratory Sciences. 
The development of this program has been guided by a consortium of local hospital and laboratory professionals who are committed to its success. For several years UNF administrators have met with the consortium to determine the best strategy for the program's development. Most of the academic prerequisites required for this program are currently offered under the Biomedical Concentration of the B.S. Biology Degree. The medical laboratory science curriculum is contained within this package. The President and the Provost have approved the addition of this concentration. This program will not conflict with any of the current programs in the College of Health and will require very little expense on the part of UNF. The hospital affiliates have provided the money for the salary of the new program director and are donating their time and expertise to train our students on their equipment in their labs. As the program develops we would like to be able to offer adjunct faculty status to the professionals who will be needed to teach the didactic courses in the spring and summer semesters. 
Following a discussion with Shawn Brayton we are currently making requests to the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors to increase the degree requirements to 125 credit hours for this concentration. The point has been made that transfer students would be over 120 hours if they pursue this concentration. Additionally, we request to change the prerequisites so that statistics will be required and that the calculus requirement will be eliminated. Finally, this will be a limited access concentration. These items will be bundled and presented at a later stage in the advancement of this package.
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

 

Add a new course Essentials of Medical Laboratory Science (1 cr) MLS Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the principles and practices of Medical Laboratory Science. Topics will include safety, phlebotomy, automation, laboratory mathematics, laboratory information systems, quality assurance, management, education, ethics, professional roles, accreditation, and regulation.

 

Add a new course Diagnostic Bacteriology (3 crs) MLS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will provide an advanced comprehensive study of bacteria that influence human health and disease. The identification, diagnosis, microbial attributes, mechanisms that facilitate infectious disease, and treatment will be emphasized.

 

Add a new course Clinical Biochemistry (3 crs) MLS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will focus on the relationship and application of biochemistry to the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of human disease. The theoretical principles and study of techniques for proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, electrolytes, nitrogen metabolites, inborn errors of metabolism, and toxicology will be emphasized.

 

Add a new course Hematology & Hemostasis (3 crs) MLS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will focus on the study of human blood ontogeny, kinetics, and pathophysiology. Theory and application of analytical techniques used to diagnose and monitor hematological disease and disorders of hemostasis will be emphasized.

 

Add a new course Clinical Immunology (2 crs) MLS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course integrates basic and clinical immunology featuring clinical presentation, immunopathological features, diagnosis, and treatment of immunologically related diseases. In addition, diagnostic techniques and procedures utilized in a clinical immunology laboratory will be covered.

 

Add a new course Biological Fluid Analysis (2 crs) MLS Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the theory and practices underlying the laboratory analysis of various biological fluids. Students study microscopic and physiochemical testing and correlate laboratory and clinical data to health and disease.

 

Add a new course Molecular Diagnostics (2 crs) MLS  Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will provide an overview of nucleic acid structure, gene expression, and genetic disease. Proper collection and processing of blood, bone marrow, and body fluids for molecular testing will be covered. Fundamentals of DNA and RNA isolation, amplification, hybridization, and analysis will also be discussed.

 

Add a new course Diagnostic Virology, Mycology and Parasitology (3 crs) MLS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will focus on the study of viruses, fungi, and parasites that influence human health and disease. The identification, diagnosis, microbial attributes, mechanisms that facilitate infectious disease, and treatment will be emphasized.

 

Add a new course Immunohematology and Transfusion 
(3 crs)
MLS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course integrates theoretical concepts and applications related to blood donation process, transfusion therapy, and blood group system biochemistry, genetics, and serology.

Add a new course Clinical Microbiology Practicum 
(5 crs)
MLS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will focus on the advanced practical experience in a clinical microbiology laboratory utilizing diagnostic techniques in the identification of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi.

 

Add a new course Clinical Immunology Practicum (3crs) MLS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will focus on the advanced practical experience in a clinical immunology laboratory including diagnostic serological techniques with emphasis on clinical correlation of infectious diseases.

 

Add a new course Clinical Hematology Practicum 
(5 crs)
MLS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will provide an advanced practical experience in a clinical hematology/ hemostasis laboratory including performance of diagnostic procedures and application of knowledge with emphasis on clinical correlation.

 

Add a new course Clinical Immunohematology Practicum 
(4 crs)
MLS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will provide an advanced practical experience in a clinical immunohematology laboratory with perfusion service including compatibility testing, blood transfusion procedures, and antibody detection and identification.

 

Add a new course Management and Leadership in Health Care Organizations (2 crs) IHS Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will focus on the interdisciplinary analysis of leadership and management concepts, managerial skills and techniques, fiscal responsibility, human resource development, outcomes assessment, building strategic alliances in changing environments, and organizational ethics.

 

Add a new course Clinical Biochemistry Practicum (5 crs) MLS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

The focus of this course will be on the advanced practical experience in a clinical chemistry laboratory. The emphasis will be on chemistry instrumentation, immunochemical analysis, electrophoresis, blood gases, and toxicology.

 

Add a new course Senior Seminar for Medical Lab Sciences (1 cr) IHS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will synthesize career and life experiences across disciplines, via exploration of interdisciplinary issues and civic projects.

 

 

Log Number: 201108-28

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Biomedical Sciences Track

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to create the new course Biology of Aging which will serve as a new elective for the BS track Biomedical Sciences. 

(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

Add a new course Biology of Aging (3 crs) PCB Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
PCB4713C: Physiology
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will offer students an understanding of why aging occurs and the mechanisms by which aging occurs. A combination of lecture and discussion of primary papers will be used. Students will be introduced to studies using simple experimental models to approach the underlying cellular bases for age-related deterioration. In particular, the roles of mitochondria, chromosomes, nutrient signaling, and reproduction will be explored.

 

Log Number: 201108-29

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Molecular/Cell Bio. & Biotech Track

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to add the new course Biology of Aging to the Molecular/Cell Biology and Biotechnology track. The course was just created in a previous package. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 201108-30

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Ecology and Evolution Biology Track

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to add the new course Biology of Aging to the Ecology and Evolution Biology track (BS in Biology). This course was just created in a previous package. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201108-34

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Molecular/Cell Bio. & Biotech Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to add the new course "Molecular Biology and Biochemistry" to the Biology curriculum. This will serve as an elective to the Molecular/Cell Bio track as well as the Biomedical Sciences track.

(Click here to view the Program of study)  

 

Add a new course Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 
(3 crs)
BCH Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
PCB 3023C: Molecular and Cell Biology
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course offers an introductory survey of the structure, functional properties, synthesis, and degradation of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids.

 

Log Number: 201108-35

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Biomedical Sciences Track

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to add the new course "Molecular Biology and Biochemistry" to the Biomedical Sciences Track in Biology. This course was just created in a previous package. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201108-36

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Molecular/Cell Bio. & Biotech Track

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to create the new course "Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory" to serve as a new elective for the Molecular/Cell Biology and Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences tracks (BS in Biology).

(Click here to view the Program of study)  

 

Add a new course Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 
Laboratory (1 cr)
BCH Senior (4xxx) XXXL

Prerequisites:    
PCB 3023C: Molecular and Cell Biology
Co-requisites:    
BCH 4xxx: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Course Description:

This laboratory course will introduce students to modern molecular Biology and Biochemistry techiques.

 

Log Number: 201108-37

Biology - Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Biomedical Sciences Track

 

Summary of the Changes:

A request is in place to add the new course "Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory" to the Mol. /Cell and Biomedical Sciences tracks (BS in biology). This course was just created in a previous package. 

(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201108-58

Chemistry - Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Chemistry Major Materials Chemistry Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

This request is to modify the B.S. Chemistry - Materials Chemistry track as follows: Advanced Organic Chemistry (CHM 3260) will be added to the list of permitted Major Electives. Modern Physics Laboratory (PHY 3101L) will be moved from Major Requirements to recommended Free Electives. The degree is still 120 hours; Major Requirements are changed from 42 to 41 credits, and Free Electives are changed from 4 to 5 credits. The reason for this request is to allow more flexibility for a student-tailored focus for the track. 

(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201108-67

History - Undergraduate

 

 

Add a new course

History of Modern Africa:

From 1807-Present (3 crs)

AFH Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course explores the history of Sub-Saharan Africa from the end of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade to the present. Emphasis will be placed upon African perspectives toward trade; the partition of Africa; methods of colonial rule; the rise of nationalism; decolonization movements; and the emergence of post-colonial nation-states.

 

 

Log Number: 201108-68

History - Undergraduate

 

 

Add a new course African History Since Independence: Contemporary Problems and Prospects (3 crs) AFH Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

Africa's post-colonial history is designed to introduce and further develop student interest and knowledge about current problems that many Sub-Saharan African countries face. We will use several important case studies from a variety of African nations to talk about four broad, but pressing problems: aid and development; HIV/AIDS and malaria; genocide; and child labor/child soldiers.

 

 

 

Log Number: 201108-11

Physics - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Physics Major Astrophysics Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

The degree requires 120 hours; this change increases the Major Requirements from 37 to 38 credits, and reduces the Free Electives from 8 to 7 credits. This change is due to the already approved increase in credit hours of the class PHY 3424C Optics. 

 

Log Number: 201108-12

Physics - Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Physics Major Computing Emphasis Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

The degree requires 120 hours; this change increases the Major Requirements from 39 to 40 credits and reduces the Major Electives from 15 to 14 credits. This change is due to the already approved increase in credit hours of the class PHY 3424C Optics. 

(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201108-14

Physics - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Physics Major Electrical Engineering Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

The degree requires 120 hours; this change increases the Major Requirements from 47 to 48 credits, and reduces the Major Electives from 7 to 6 credits. This change is due to the already approved increase in credit hours of the optics class PHY 3424C Optics. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201108-15

Physics - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Physics Major Mechanical Engineering Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

The degree requires 120 hours; this change increases the Major Requirements from 45 to 46 credits and reduces the Major Electives from 9 to 8 credits. This change is due to the already approved increase in credit hours of the class PHY 3424C Optics.

(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201108-16

Physics - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Physics Major Pre-Medical Physics Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

The degree requires 120 hours; this change increases the Major Requirements from 30 to 31 credits and reduces the Free Electives from 5 to 4 credits. This change is due to the already approved increase in credit hours of the class PHY 3424C Optics. 

(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201108-47

Political Science and Public Administration- Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science Major American Politics Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

We are requesting a course change in core requirements for the American Politics concentration: Removing course titled, POS 3691 - The American Legal System and replacing with POS 3606 -

The U.S. Supreme Court. Our other two American government core courses focus on the institutions of American Government. The U.S. Supreme Court course will do the same. The American Legal System focuses on the entire "system" not just the institution of the Supreme Court. Attached program of study indicates the existing and the proposed change. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 201108-48

Political Science and Public Administration- Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science Major General Political Science Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

We are requesting a course change in the General Political Science concentration: Removing course titled POS 3691 - The American Legal System and replacing with POS 3606 - The U.S. Supreme Court. Our other two American government core courses focus on the institutions of American government. The U.S. Supreme Court course will do the same. The American Legal System focuses on the entire "system" not just the institution of the Supreme Court.

(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201108-49

Political Science and Public Administration- Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science Major Int'l Rel/Comparative Politics Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

We are requesting a course change in the International Relations/Comparative Politics concentration: Removing course titled, POS 3691 - The American Legal System and replacing with POS 3606 - The U.S. Supreme Court. Our other two American government core courses focus on the institutions of American government. The U.S. Supreme Court course will do the same. The American Legal System focuses on the entire "system" not just the institution of the Supreme Court. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201108-59

Political Science and Public Administration- Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science Major Public Admin/Public Policy Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

We are requesting a course change in core requirements for the Public Admin/Public Policy concentration: Remove course titled, POS 3691 The American Legal System and replace with POS 3606 The U.S. Supreme Court. Our other two American government core courses focus on the institutions of American government. The U.S. Supreme Court course will do the same. The American Legal System focuses on the entire "system" not just the institution of the Supreme Court. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201108-60

Political Science and Public Administration- Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science Major Public Law Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

We are requesting a course change in core requirements for the Public Law concentration: Remove course titled POS 3691 The American Legal System and replace with POS 3606 The U.S. Supreme Court. Our other two American government core courses focus on the institutions of American government. The U.S. Supreme Court course will do the same. The American Legal System focuses on the entire "system" not just the institution of the Supreme Court. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)