Agenda Item FA 13-16

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS - Biology, Music, & Sociology & Anthropology

New Courses, Course of Changes, & Programs of Study (10 packages)

04/04/13: Passed

04/12/13: Approved

Log Number: 201301-22

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Medical Laboratory Sciences Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

This requested modification of the Program of Study for the Biology BS, Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Concentration includes (1) removal of three courses from the Core Requirements that are currently listed in the Concentration Prerequisites, and (2) an increase in credit hours for 4 courses within the Major requirements. In addition to being listed as Core Requirements for the MLS Concentration, Microbial Biology (MCB 3020C) and Human Structure and Function (ZOO 3733C) are also currently listed as required prerequisites, or acceptable substitutes for prerequisites. Selected Topics in Biology (BSC 4930) is a variable topic course that is not required for the degree. The removal of these three duplicate courses from the Core Requirements will remove a total of 11 credit hours from the degree program. In addition we would like to add one credit hour to each of three existing courses laboratory courses (Immunohematology & Transfusion MLS 4550C, 4 credits; Hematology/Hemostasis MLS 4308C, 4 credits; Diagnostic Bacteriology MLS 4460C, 4 credits) and one lecture (Clinical Immunology MLS 4505, 3 credits) in the MLS Concentration. The total credits in the degree decrease from 125 to 120.

(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

Change an existing course Clinical Immunology MLS Senior (4xxx) 505
We request one credit hour increase from two credit hours to three credits for the Clinical Immunology (MLS 4505) Course in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program. This increase in credit hours is appropriate for the amount of time students spend in classroom instruction. The increased credit number was not previously possible due to the maximum number of credits allowed for the degree. However, with the removal of 11 duplicate credit hours from the Core Requirements as a part of this APC package, the increase credit is within the allowable credits for the degree program.

Change an existing course Immunohematology and Transfus MLS Senior (4xxx) 550C
We request one credit hour increase from three credit hours to four credits for the Immunohematology & Transfusion (MLS 4550C) Course in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program. This increase in credit hours is appropriate for the amount of time students spend in classroom and laboratory instruction. The increased credit number was not previously possible due to the maximum number of credits allowed for the degree. However, with the removal of 11 duplicate credit hours from the Core Requirements as a part of this APC package, the increase credit is within the allowable credits for the degree program.

Change an existing course Hematology and Hemostasis MLS Senior (4xxx) 308C
We request one credit hour increase from three credit hours to four credits for the Hematology/Hemostasis (MLS 4308C) Course in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program. This increase in credit hours is appropriate for the amount of time students spend in classroom and laboratory instruction. The increased credit number was not previously possible due to the maximum number of credits allowed for the degree. However, with the removal of 11 duplicate credit hours from the Core Requirements as a part of this APC package, the increased credit is within the allowable credits for the degree program.

Change an existing course Diagnostic Bacteriology MLS Senior (4xxx) 460C
We request one credit hour increase from three credit hours to four credits for the Diagnostic Bacteriology (MLS 4460C) Course in the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program. This increase in credit hours is appropriate for the amount of time students spend in classroom and laboratory instruction. The increased credit number was not previously possible due to the maximum number of credits allowed for the degree. However, with the removal of 11 duplicate credit hours from the Core Requirements as a part of this APC package, the increased credit is within the allowable credits for the degree program.

Log Number: 201301-23

Biology - Undergraduate


Add a new non-degree program

Certificate - Medical Laboratory Sciences Certificate

 

Summary of the Changes:

The development of the Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) will allow post-baccalaureate students with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology participate in our MLS program. Students that already possess a BS in Biology cannot pursue a second Bachelors Degree in Biology. This MLS Certificate would allow them to take classes toward a Certificate Program instead of the Biology BS. The Major Requirements for BS-Biology-MLS Concentration and the MLS Certificate Requirements are identical: 50 credits of course work. We are currently in the process of developing an MLS Bachelor of Science degree, however, this will take a significant amount of time. Once the MLS Bachelors Degree is approved, the MLS Certificate Program will be removed. Students must complete all 50 credit hours in the Certificate Program to be eligible to take the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) accreditation exam. The MLS program is a collaborative program with Mayo Clinic, Baptist, and other area hospitals. This certificate and degree program provides exceptional community outreach opportunities for our students.
(Click here to view the Program of study) 

 

Log Number: 201301-14

Music - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Music - Music Performance Major Music-Strings Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

This package is a request to split the String Pedagogy requirement into two separate courses in the B.M. Music Performance - Strings concentration. Currently String Performance majors are required to take MVS 3640 (String Pedagogy), but there is no distinction between upper strings (violin/viola) and lower strings (cello/bass). Making this change will reflect the current syllabi and course emphases, allowing instructors to better focus the content of each course. We are requesting to change the name of "String Pedagogy" (MVS 3640 ) to "Violin and Viola Pedagogy" and to create a new course, "Cello and Bass Pedagogy." We would like the program of study to reflect the student's option to choose the appropriate pedagogy course for their instrument. Students should be able to select MVS 3640 (Violin and Viola Pedagogy) or MVS 3xxx (Cello and Bass Pedagogy), the newly created course in this package.
We are also requesting to change the title of MUN 3411 "String Quartet" to "String Chamber Ensemble." The current course limits the instructors to teaching only string quartets and also places a limit on the repertoire that students are able to study. Changing the title to "String Chamber Ensemble" will allow more flexibility in the format of the ensemble. For example, students could study string trio, piano trio (piano, violin, and cello), string quartet, string quintet, and clarinet quintet (string quartet and clarinet) literature. This change would better prepare students for future success by exposing them to a broader range of repertoire. We would like to remove the old title of MUN 3411 "String Quartet" from the program of study and replace all occurrences of MUN 3411 with the new title of "String Chamber Ensemble."
In a separate package, we are requesting to change the titles of MVS 530 "String Repertory I" and MVS 531 "String Repertory II" to "Violin and Viola Repertory I" and "Violin and Viola Repertory II" respectively. The current course is taught with violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists enrolled in the same course. This title change would give the instructors the ability to emphasize repertory for upper strings (violin and viola) in "Violin and Viola Repertory I and II" and lower strings (cello and bass) in two new courses, "Cello and Bass Repertory I and II." All of these courses will be offered as free electives to students in the B.M. Music Performance - Strings concentration. 
In the following statement, we would like to change "MVS 3530 String Repertory I" to "a String Repertory course" in the program of study.
*Note: The Music Department recommends taking MVS 3530 String Repertory I as a free elective.
This comment should be changed to:
*Note: The Music Department recommends taking a String Repertory course as a free elective.
The degree will remain at 120 credits as these modifications requires no changes to the required credits in the course categories of the degree.
(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

 

Change an existing course String Pedagogy MVS Junior (3xxx) 640

Currently String Performance majors are required to take MVS 3640 (String Pedagogy), but there is no distinction between upper strings (violin/viola) and lower strings (cello/bass). Making this change will reflect the current syllabi and course emphases, allowing instructors to better focus the content of each course. We are also requesting to change the name of "String Pedagogy" (MVS 3640 ) to "Violin and Viola Pedagogy." The degree will remain at 120 credits as this modification requires no changes to the required credits in the course categories of the degree.

New Course Description:

This course will cover the study of various violin/viola teaching methods and playing techniques as well as the selection of appropriate repertoire and studies for students of all levels. Methods will include developing proper playing and practicing techniques, correct playing posture and instrument hold, as well as exploration of the uses of scales and etudes. The instructor will present various exercises and excerpts and offer commentary. Students will analyze, discuss and present selected exercises as assigned by the instructor.

 

Change an existing course String Quartet MUN Junior (3xxx) 411

We are requesting to change the title of MUN 3411 "String Quartet" to "String Chamber Ensemble." The current course limits the instructors to teaching only string quartets and also places a limit on the repertoire that students are able to study. Changing the title to "String Chamber Ensemble" will allow more flexibility in the format of the ensemble. For example, students could study string trio, piano trio (piano, violin, and cello), string quartet, string quintet, and clarinet quintet (string quartet and clarinet) literature. This change would better prepare students for future success by exposing them to a broader range of repertoire.

New Course Description: 
In this course, students will study and perform a variety of music for various string chamber ensembles. This course may be repeated for credit eight times for a maximum of 8 credits. (A material fee will be assessed.)

 

Add a new course Cello and Bass Pedagogy (3 crs) MVS Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will cover the study of various cello/bass teaching methods and playing techniques as well as the selection of appropriate repertoire and studies for students of all levels. Methods will include developing proper playing and practicing techniques, correct playing posture and instrument hold, as well as exploration of the uses of scales and etudes. The instructor will present various exercises and excerpts and offer commentary. Students will analyze, discuss and present selected exercises as assigned by the instructor.    

 

Log Number: 201301-15

Music - Undergraduate


 

Change an existing course String Repertory I MVS Junior (3xxx) 530

This is a request to change the titles of MVS 530 "String Repertory I" and MVS 531 "String Repertory II" to "Violin and Viola Repertory I" and "Violin and Viola Repertory II" respectively. The current course is taught with violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists enrolled in the same course. This title change would give the instructors the ability to emphasize repertory for upper strings (violin and viola) in "Violin and Viola Repertory I and II" and lower strings (cello and bass) in two new courses, "Cello and Bass Repertory I and II." These courses will be offered as free electives to students in the B.M. Music Performance - Strings concentration. 
In a previous request (log #201301-14) the following comment was changed in the program of study:
*Note: The Music Department recommends taking MVS 3530 String Repertory I as a free elective.
This comment was changed to:
*Note: The Music Department recommends taking a String Repertory course as a free elective. 
New Course Description:
 
This course is a study of violin and viola repertory from the Baroque Period through the Classical Period. This course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

 

Change an existing course String Repertory II MVS Junior (3xxx) 531

This is a request to change the titles of MVS 530 "String Repertory I" and MVS 531 "String Repertory II" to "Violin and Viola Repertory I" and "Violin and Viola Repertory II" respectively. The current course is taught with violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists enrolled in the same course. This title change would give the instructors the ability to emphasize repertory for upper strings (violin and viola) in "Violin and Viola Repertory I and II" and lower strings (cello and bass) in two new courses, "Cello and Bass Repertory I and II." These courses will be offered as free electives to students in the B.M. Music Performance - Strings concentration. 
In a previous request (log #201301-14) the following comment was changed in the program of study:
*Note: The Music Department recommends taking MVS 3530 String Repertory I as a free elective.
This comment was changed to:
*Note: The Music Department recommends taking a String Repertory course as a free elective. 
New Course Description:
 
This course is a study of violin and viola repertory from the Romantic Period through the 20th Century. This course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Add a new course Cello and Bass Repertory I (2 crs) MVS Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:
This course is a study of cello and bass repertory from the Baroque Period through the Classical Period. This course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

 

Add a new course Cello and Bass Repertory II 
(2 crs)
MVS Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:
This course is a study of cello and bass repertory from the Romantic Period through the 20th Century. This course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

 

Log Number: 201301-16

Music - Undergraduate

 

 

Add a new course Applied Jazz Trombone I (2 crs) MVJ Freshman (1xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:
This course provides individual study in jazz trombone. Students will study jazz vocabulary with emphasis on major and minor scales, diatonic triads and seventh chords, the ii-V-I progression, and solo transcriptions. Additional topics may include technical studies, etudes, and sight reading. Repertoire will be assigned based on the student's ability and will be chosen from a broad selection of jazz standards. This course may be repeated for up to 4 credit hours.

 

Add a new course Applied Jazz Trombone II (2 crs) MVJ Sophomore (2xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None

Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course provides individual study in jazz trombone. Students will study jazz vocabulary with emphasis on bebop scales, diminished scales, whole tone scales, the ii-V-I progression, and solo transcriptions. Additional topics may include technical studies, etudes, and sight reading. Repertoire will be assigned based on the student's ability and will be chosen from a broad selection of jazz standards. This course may be repeated for up to 4 credit hours.

 

Add a new course Applied Jazz Trombone III
(2 crs)
MVJ Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course provides individual study in jazz trombone. Students will study jazz vocabulary with emphasis on modes of the melodic minor scale, pentatonic scales, upper structure triads and triad pairs, and solo transcriptions. Additional topics may include technical studies, etudes, and sight reading. Repertoire will be assigned based on the student's ability and will be chosen from a broad selection of jazz standards and modern jazz compositions.  This course may be repeated for up to 4 credit hours.

 

Add a new course Applied Jazz Trombone IV (2 crs) MVJ Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:
This course provides individual study in jazz trombone. Students will study jazz vocabulary with emphasis on non-functional harmony. Additional topics may include technical studies, etudes, and sight reading. Repertoire will be assigned based on the student's ability and will be chosen from a broad selection of modern jazz compositions by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, and others.  This course may be repeated for up to 4 credit hours.

 

Log Number: 201301-17

Music - Undergraduate

 

 

Add a new course Jazz Composition (3 crs) MUT Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"MUT1362: Jazz Fundamentals II"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:
This course is a study of jazz composition techniques and processes employed by various successful jazz composers. Special emphasis will be placed on the analysis of works by small group composers such as Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Henderson. Students will compose and perform their own original compositions throughout the semester. This course can be taken as a free elective in the B.M. Jazz Studies program of study.

 

Add a new course Jazz Arranging III (3 crs) MUT Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"MUT4366: Jazz Arranging II"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:
This course is a study of advanced techniques employed by various successful jazz arrangers and composers. Special emphasis will be placed on writing for conventional and non-conventional jazz ensembles. Students will be assigned several arranging projects throughout the semester. The term concludes with a performance of each student's final arranging project. This course can be taken as a free elective in the B.M. Jazz Studies program of study.

 

 

Log Number: 201301-7

Sociology and Anthropology- Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor

Social Welfare Minor

 

Summary of the Changes:

The University of North Florida is developing a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program that will begin in fall 2013 (APC Package 201208-79). The BSW will include a 450-hour practicum over two semesters, preparing students for generalist social work practice. As this program becomes available, we are making changes to the Social Welfare minor so as to distinguish this program from social work. The Social Welfare minor will continue to provide students with background in social welfare institutions, policies, and practice, but will no longer require the 150-hour practicum (students may still pursue an internship as part of a Directed Independent Study). With the new curriculum, Social Welfare students will have greater choice and flexibility in selecting from a variety of courses that best suit their academic interests and career aspirations. Students may still complete a practicum, but would do so by working independently with a faculty sponsor as a DIS rather than as part of a required course.
Changes to the Minor's Program of Study include:
• The Minor now includes one prerequisite, which students can satisfy with one of two existing lower-division Sociology courses (SYG2000 or SYG2013), or with a new course, SOW2036 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
• The Community Agency Practicum and Practicum Seminar (SOW 4510/4511) are no longer required; the Practicum will only be offered through the Bachelor of Social Work program (see APC Package 201208-79)
• The two Social Work practice courses, Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families (SOW 4302) and Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities (SOW 4322), are replaced by a single, generalist practice course, Principles of Social Service Provision (SOW 4XXX). (The existing practice courses are not being deleted, as they will be used in the new Bachelor of Social Work curriculum; see APC Package 201208-79.)
• We now require one course in social diversity that will help prepare students to work with diverse client populations. Students may choose one of the following courses now offered in Sociology & Anthropology: SYD3700 CD-Racial and Cultural Minorities; SYD3800 CD-Gender & Society; ANT3212 CD-(FC) Peoples and Cultures of the World
• Students can now choose two elective courses (instead of one), one of which is a new course in evaluation Research/Program Analysis (SYA4XXX; see APC Package 201208-79) 

(Click here to view the Program of study)

 

Add a new course Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work (3 crs) SOW Sophomore (2xxx) 036

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:
This survey course provides an introduction to our nation's social welfare service system and the social work profession. Students will have an opportunity to learn about the history, values, ethics, methods, and practice settings of social work as well as the role social workers and social welfare policies and programs play in promoting social and economic justice for marginalized and oppressed populations.

 

Add a new course Principles of Social Service Provision (3 crs) SOW Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"SOW3203: Social Welfare Institutions"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:
This course is designed to provide students with a generalist foundation in the knowledge and skills necessary to provide case management and referral services to diverse populations in a variety of social services settings. Students will have an opportunity to develop interpersonal communication, networking, problem-solving, and ethical decision-making skills. Students will be required to engage in self-reflection regarding personal characteristics and biases and to think critically about controversial issues within the contemporary social service delivery system.

 

Add a new course Directed Independent Study - Social Work (3-6 crs) SOW Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:
This course covers selected topics through independent study under the guidance, direction and examination of a faculty member specializing in the particular area chosen by the student. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

 

 

 

Log Number: 201301-20

Sociology and Anthropology- Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - Sociology Major Social Welfare Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

The University of North Florida is developing a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program that will begin in fall 2013. As this program becomes available, we are making changes to the Social Welfare concentration within the sociology major so as to distinguish those programs from social work. The Social Welfare concentration will continue to provide students with background in social welfare institutions, policies, and practice, but will no longer require the 150-hour practicum. Instead, Social Welfare students will have greater choice and flexibility in selecting from a variety of courses that best suit their academic interests and career aspirations. The program of study will be changed in the following ways:
• The Major Prerequisites are expanded to include a new course, SOW2036 Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare (see APC 201301-7)
• The Community Agency Practicum and Practicum Seminar (SOW 4510/4511) are no longer required (these courses are not being deleted, as they will be used in the new Bachelor of Social Work curriculum) 
• The two Social Work practice courses, Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families (SOW 4302) and Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities (SOW 4322) (these courses are not being deleted, as they will be used in the new Bachelor of Social Work curriculum), are replaced by a single, generalist practice course, Principles of Social Service Provision (SOW 4XXX; see APC 201301-7)
• We now require one course in social diversity that will help prepare students to work with diverse client populations. Students may choose one of three existing courses offered in Sociology & Anthropology: SYD3800, CD-Gender & Society; SYD3700, CD-Racial and Cultural Minorities; or ANT3212 CD-(FC) Peoples and Cultures of the World.
• Students can now choose two social welfare elective courses (6 hours) and three sociology elective courses (9 hours) instead of 12 hours of sociology electives
• The methods requirement is now more flexible, allowing students to choose two of three advanced methods courses, including the new course Program Evaluation (SYA 4XXX)
• The total number of hours is the same (36)
(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 201301-21

Sociology and Anthropology- Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - Sociology Major

 

Summary of the Changes: 

We seek to update the Sociology Major program of study to include new courses added and a course for which the title was changed through APC Package 201208-78. These include SYO3110, Sociology of Sexualities; SYO4XXX, Sociology of Organizations; SYD4XXX, Race, Place and Inequality; SYA4XXX, Sociological Research Experience; and SYA4XXX, Sociology Internship. All of these are elective courses. The total number of hours for the Major remains the same (33).
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

Log Number: 201208-78

Sociology and Anthropology- Undergraduate

 

 

Terminate an existing course Criminology SYP Junior (3xxx) 520

This elective course has not been offered in over five years. Sociology & Anthropology does not have faculty qualified to teach the course. Students interested in the topic may take courses offered by Criminology & Criminal Justice.

 

Terminate an existing course Child Abuse and Incest SYP Senior (4xxx) 560

This elective course has not been taught in over five years. Sociology & Anthropology does not have faculty who are qualified to teach the course. A course on related topics is offered by Criminology & Criminal Justice.

 

Change an existing course Sexuality and Marriage SYO Junior (3xxx) 110

Current course title, description and outcomes are outdated and do not reflect course content. We propose to change the title to "Sociology of Sexualities", and to change the description and outcomes to reflect current scholarship in the field. Credit hours will remain the same (3).
New Course Description:

This course explores the relationship between sexualities and society. This includes how sexualities influence our lives, as well as how they are reflected in social norms, attitudes and beliefs. Sexualities will be analyzed as social and historical constructions, differing across time and space. Questions asked will include: Is there single sexuality or are there multiple sexualities? What are the theoretical approaches to sexuality/sexualities? What do sexuality/sexualities have to do with race, gender and social class? How are sexual identities constructed? Finally, the course will examine how the social construction of sexuality/sexualities influences our relationships, whether or not those relationships are primarily sexual. 

 

Add a new course Sociology of Organizations (3crs) SYO Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None

Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major theoretical approaches used to study and understand work and organizations. The course will be interdisciplinary (incorporating insights from sociology, management, psychology, economics, geography, and political science) and multi-level (examining internal organizational dynamics, the relations and interactions among organizations, and the national institutional environment within which organizations and labor operate).

 

Add a new course Race, Place and Inequality (3 crs) SYD Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:
This course will examine place as a dimension of stratification in the United States. Increasingly, the places where we live shape our life chances: they determine the quality of schools we will attend, our access to economic opportunity, and even the cleanliness of the air we breathe. While all U.S. citizens are ostensibly free to choose their place of residence, we find that in actuality access to place is highly segregated both economically and racially, and that these two facets of stratification intertwine. Understanding the processes that lead to place stratification, and the means by which places produce or reproduce different life chances, is central to understanding inequality in the U.S.

 

Add a new course Sociological Research Experience (2-6 crs) SYA Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"SYA3300: Logic of Inquiry"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:
This course provides advanced undergraduate students the opportunity to work with faculty on an active research project. Students will complete research tasks as assigned by their faculty mentor using skills developed in the sociology curriculum.

Add a new course Sociology Internship (3 crs) SYA Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"SYA3300: Logic of Inquiry"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

The Sociology internship is designed to give students a supervised pre-professional experience applying sociological knowledge and research methods in a community based organizational setting. Students will have the opportunity to identify projects and assess needs with the on-site supervisor, apply sociological skills of critical analysis and problem solving to organizational challenges, and develop their competencies navigating within a bureaucratic workplace setting. The internship experience will also assist students in identifying career paths, improving career skills, and developing a network of career professionals and mentors.