Agenda Item FA 11-61

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

CCB - Accounting & Finance, Economics & Geography, Marketing & Logistics

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

12/01/11: Passed

12/06/11: Approved

Log Number: 201108-46

Accounting & Finance - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Business Admin. - Financial Services Major Financial Planning Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

This program is a registered program with the CFP Board in Washington, D.C. The board requires that beginning in 2012 all registered programs have a capstone course: FIN 4XXX Financial Planning Process and Development. This change is to add this new course in place of a FIN elective now in this program.

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Add a new course Financial Planning Process and Development (3 crs) FIN Senior (4xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:    
FIN4504: Investments
AND TAX3721: Tax Plan in Financial Decision
OR TAX3001: Federal Income Tax
AND RMI4135: Employee Benefit Plans
Co-requisites:    
RMI3011: Risk Management and Insurance
AND  FIN4132: Estate Planning

Course Description:

This course examines professional issues in financial planning, including ethical considerations, regulation and certification requirements, written and oral communication skills, and professional responsibility. Students are expected to use skills obtained in other financial planning courses and perhaps work experiences in the completion of a comprehensive personal financial planning case, other mini-case studies, and calculation templates.

Log Number: 201108-25

Economics & Geography - Undergraduate

Change an existing minor
Geography Minor

Summary of the Changes:
We request adding a new course (GEO3XXX, Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean) to the list of selected courses. This is an area of need in the Geography program. 
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Add a new courseGeography of Latin America and the Caribbean (3 crs)GEOJunior (3xxx)XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This class provides a systematic and regional survey of the geography of Latin America. Topics include physical environments, cultural geographies of pre-colonial and colonial society, population growth and migration, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and service industries, the Latin American city, political geography, development issues and Latin America's place in the global economy. Regional analysis will address Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean Islands, Andean America, Brazil, and the Southern Cone.

 

Log Number: 201108-40

Economics & Geography - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Business Admin-Economics Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

The Economics and Geography Department is proposing to allow Honors in the Major option to BBA-Economics students.

Requirement for admission to Honors in the Major in Economics are: completion of at least 60 credit hours of college credit including at least 12 graded upper-division hours at the University of North Florida; at least 3.5 GPA within the major and at least 3.2 GPA in all upper-division courses regardless of Institution. 
Honors in the Major in Economics is awarded upon completion of an advanced Honors Thesis, and the completion of at least three but not more than six hours of Direct Independent Studies course work as determined by the student's honors thesis advisor and at least three but no more than 12 hours of Honors Thesis or Project works taken in Economics. In addition, the Department may (but not required to) ask students to also complete IDH3922 - Thesis Research Prospectus Colloquium: 1 hour.

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Add a new course Directed Independent Study-Honors in Economics Research (3 crs) ECO Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

Study of special topics under the guidance of faculty members. May be repeated with change of content up to a total of six credits. This is the first course for students who wish to conduct independent research in economics with a faculty member. This course must be completed before the student writes an Honor Thesis.

 

Add a new course Directed Independent Study-Honors in Economics Thesis (3 crs) ECO Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
ECO 4XXX: Directed Independent Study-Honors in Economics Research
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

A directed research and thesis writing experience in which the student works with a faculty mentor to produce a thesis. The thesis will be evaluated by both the mentoring faculty member and two other faculty members. This is the second course for students who wish to conduct independent research in Economics with a faculty mentor. This course leads to completing Honors in Economics.

 


 

Log Number: 201108-31

Marketing & Logistics - Undergraduate

 

 

Change an existing course Logistics Subsystems Analysis TRA Senior (4xxx) 210
TRA4210 (Logistics Subsystems Analysis) currently requires only MAN3504 (Production and Logistics Operations Management), a course which is taken by all majors in the Coggin College of Business. Since the LITSLAB (Logistics Information and Technology Systems Laboratory) was built several years ago, TRA 4210 has been taught exclusively in that classroom. At that time, no TRA-specific prerequisite was attached to TRA 4210 (at the request of several department chairs and the former Dean), in order to provide non-T&L (Transportation & Logistics) majors with an opportunity to take the course. Now that several years have passed, it has become apparent that 1) to date, no non-T&L majors have ever taken/registered for TRA 4210; and 2) the lack of a prerequisite course for T&L majors prior to taking TRA 4210 is causing problems for both students and faculty teaching the course because (many) students do not have enough logistics discipline-specific background to do well in the course. Faculty members are thus spending valuable time in TRA 4210 providing discipline-specific background rather than spending time on the material which should be covered. Therefore, the successful completion of course TRA3035 (Foundations of Transportation) should become a prerequisite for TRA 4210. 

 

Log Number: 201108-43

Marketing & Logistics - Undergraduate

 

 

Change an existing course Supply Chain Management TRA Senior (4xxx) 155
TRA 4155 (Supply Chain Management) currently requires MAN 3025 (Principles of Management), MAR 3023 (Principles of Marketing), MAN 3504 (Production and Logistics Operations Management), and TRA 3035 (Foundations of Transportation). The first three courses are taken by all majors in the Coggin College of Business; the latter course is required only for T&L (Transportation & Logistics) majors. Because TRA 4155 functions to a large extent as the "capstone" course in the T&L major (i.e., it significantly integrates material from the other courses in the major), students who take TRA 4155 without either TRA 4202 (Logistics Systems Management) or TRA 4210 (Logistics Subsystems Analysis) struggle with the integration task. Faculty members are thus spending valuable time in TRA 4155 providing discipline-specific background rather than spending time on the material which should be covered. Thus the successful completion of either TRA 4202 or TRA 4210 should become a prerequisite for TRA 4155.