Agenda Item FA 12-47

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS (Undergraduate) - Biology, English, Languages, Literature, & Culture, Mathematics & Statistics, Music, Physics, Political Science, & Public Administration

New courses, Course Changes, and Programs of Study Changes (25 packages)

12/06/12: Passed

12/13/12: Approved

Log Number: 201208-65

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science – Biology Major


Summary of the Changes:

Within the Biology BS major, the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) concentration has been approved by the UNF Faculty Association, but is still awaiting SACS approval before formal admission into the course catalog. The MLS concentration does not appear in the Program Identifier because it is currently not available in the workflow system. We would like to change three courses (Diagnostic Bacteriology MLS 4460, Hematology & Hemostasis MLS 4308, Immunohematology MLS 4550) in the MLS Concentration from lecture only courses to Lecture with laboratory courses. This change is requested to more accurately reflect the content of these courses. Each class will have a laboratory instruction component. There will be no change in the number of credit hours per course.

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Change an existing course  Diagnostic Bacteriology MLS Senior (4xxx) 460
We would like to change this course from a lecture only course to Lecture with Laboratory course. There will be no change in number of credits for this course. There will be no change in the course objectives or prerequisites. The modification to allow laboratory time will facilitate student's mastery of the course objectives with hands-on training.

Change an existing course  Hematology and Hemostasis MLS Senior (4xxx) 308
We would like to change this course from a lecture only course to Lecture with Laboratory course. There will be no change in number of credits for this course. There will be no change in the course objectives or prerequisites. The modification to allow laboratory time will facilitate student's mastery of the course objectives with hands-on training.

Change an existing course  Immunohematology and Transfus MLS Senior (4xxx) 550
We would like to change this course from a lecture only course to Lecture with Laboratory course. There will be no change in number of credits for this course. There will be no change in the course objectives or prerequisites. The modification to allow laboratory time will facilitate student's mastery of the course objectives with hands-on training.

 

 

Log Number: 201208-22

English - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor

Drama Minor

 

Summary of the Changes:

The department requests to revise its Drama minor and call it a Theater/Drama minor, which will result in changing several course prefixes, adding several courses, terminating courses from the minor POS, and modifying existing courses. The number of credits in the minor remains at 15 credits. Students may take any 5 courses. These changes clarify the requirements for the drama and theater minor and replace LIT with THE prefixes to improve program consistency.

ADD
CRW 2930 Introduction to Playwriting 
CRW 3424 Playwrights’ Project 
Repeatable for up to 12 credit hours. 
THE 2000 Theater Appreciation 
THE 3xxx History of Drama and Theater I 
THE 3xxx History of Drama and Theater II 
THE 4041 Studies in Drama and Theater 
THE 4935 Special Topics in Drama and Theater 
THE 3xxx Contemporary Drama and Theater 
THE 4041 Studies in Drama and Theater 
TPP 3xxx Performing Civil Rhetoric 
REMOVE
LIT 4243 Major Authors 
DELETE
LIT 3043 Modern & Contemporary Drama 
LIT 3045 Periods of Drama Literature
THE 3424 pre-requisite. 
MODIFY
CRW 3424 Playwrights' Project 
LIT 4041 Studies in Drama 
THE 4923 Theater Production
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Terminate an existing course G(W)Modern & Contemp Drama LIT  Junior (3xxx) 043
The department would like to terminate this course for program consistency. The added course has different learning outcomes and a different course description. The added course drops the Modern Drama component and focuses only on Contemporary Drama.

Terminate an existing course Periods of Drama Literature LIT Junior (3xxx) 045
The course is being replaced with a more in-depth survey composed of two courses which will have a THE prefix.

Change an existing course Play Production THE Senior (4xxx) 923
The limited scope of THE 4923 Play Production precludes the necessary distinction between performance and behind-the-scenes work. We are requesting that THE 4923 Play Production be separated into two courses to accommodate two different kinds of learning activities. One course will carry a TPP prefix (for performance-based curriculum and assessment) and the other course will carry a THE prefix (for production-based curriculum and assessment). The TPP 4923 course will be called Theater Production: Performance.
New Course Description
This course offers practical experience in the design and/or execution of department productions. Students will be involved in the practical exigencies of translating a script into a theatrical event. Students will engage in various aspects of theater production, including research, publicity and promotion, and/or set construction, lighting, sound, and costuming. This course is offered for variable credit and may be repeated for up twelve (12) credits. Department permission is required prior to registration.

Change an existing course Special Topics-Theatre THE Senior (4xxx) 935
Course description, credit hours, and title are changed to be consistent with the other changes in the minor. The previous name of the course was THE 4935: Special Topics-Theater; the proposed title is THE 4935: Special Topics in Drama and Theater.
New Course Description
This course can be offered as a lecture, seminar, or studio course covering selected topics of interest in drama or theater. This course may be repeated for up to 6 credits under different topics.

Add a new course History of Drama and Theater I 
(3 crs)
THE Junior (3xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:
In this survey of Western drama, students will read and analyze selected tragedies and comedies from the Greek, Medieval, Early Modern, and Restoration periods. Students will reflect on: the religious, social, commercial, and political function of the theater and of drama throughout these periods; the movement toward a more secularized theater; the developments in the architecture of theaters and their implications for acting and audience expectations; the process of institutionalizing the theater with the construction of purpose-built theaters and the formation of acting companies made up of professional actors.

Add a new course History of Drama and Theater II 
(3 crs)
THE Junior (3xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

In this survey of “modern drama,” the drama that was written and performed in Europe and the United States from the late-nineteenth century to the mid-20th century, students will read and discuss realistic and naturalistic works of Ibsen, Chekhov, and Strindberg. Students will consider how American playwrights like O’Neill, Miller, Williams, and Hansberry embraced and transformed realist tenets to represent a culturally and racially diverse American landscape. Students will also read and discuss the mid-20th century wave of anti-realistic movements and avant-garde experiments that include Brecht’s epic theater, Pirandello’s meta-theater, and Beckett’s absurdist theater. The course will focus on how modern drama transformed the conventions of 19th century popular drama and the implications for acting and audience expectation.

Add a new course Contemporary Drama and Theater (3 crs) THE Junior (3xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:
This course surveys representative national or global dramatic works from the second half of the twentieth century to the present. Selected works may be organized according to common themes or topics: for example, the search for cultural identity, violence/war, race, or family. This course will provide instruction in methods for analyzing dramatic literature and staging practices.

Add a new course Theater Production: Performance 
(3 crs)
TPP Senior (4xxx) 923
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description: 
This course is for students interested in refining acting skills in a major department public production.

Add a new course Independent Study in Drama and Theater (1-6 crs) THE Senior (4xxx) 905
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course supports student-designed reading, research, or performance projects. The course may be repeated for up to 12 credit hours and requires departmental permission.

Add a new course Performing Civil Rhetoric (3 crs) TPP Junior (3xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course is an introductory workshop addressing the theory, application, and facilitation of techniques associated with applied theater. Students will learn games, exercises and techniques for creating improvisations that empower participants to collectively investigate thorny issues, build consensus, and rehearse problem-solving strategies to implement in the real world. This course is for students interested in education, social work, allied health fields, the arts, or those interested in working toward social change in their communities. This hands-on, participatory workshop is 80% experiential and 20% reflective/didactic. No theater experience or training is necessary. Students will be asked to bring with them a desire to play, learn, and grow in an intimate, highly personal setting.

Change an existing course Studies in Drama LIT Senior (4xxx) 041
The department would like to change LIT 4041, Studies in Drama, to THE 4041, Studies in Drama and Theater. The change includes a revised course description, different learning outcomes, and allows for a focus on both text and performance in the study of drama.
New Course Description
This course focuses on an historical or artistic problem or a period, style, or playwright covering selected topics of current interest in drama or theater. It may be lecture, discussion, or studio format (reading and acting of scenes). The course may be repeated up to 6 credits with different topics.

 

Log Number: 201208-64

English - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – English Major English-Drama Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

The department requests to revise its English-Drama concentration. The types of changes being made include changing the title of the concentration to Theater/Drama, adding new courses, removing courses from the major POS, terminating some courses, and reorganizing categories in the Major Requirements. The number of credits in the major remains unchanged. All other requirements (Minor, Foreign Language, and Free Electives) remain unchanged.

ADD
CRW 3424 Playwrights’ Project
LIT 3213 Art of Critical Reading
LIT 4934 Senior Seminar
THE 2000 Theater Appreciation 
THE 3xxx History of Drama and Theater I 
THE 3xxx History of Drama and Theater II
THE 3xxx Contemporary Drama and Theater 
THE 4041 Studies in Drama and Theater 
THE 4905 Independent Study in Drama and Theater
THE 4923 Theater Production: Behind-the-Scenes 
THE 4935 Special Topics in Drama and Theater
TPP 3xxx Performing Civil Rhetoric
TPP 4923 Theater Production: Performance
REMOVE
AML 3031 G(W) Periods of Early American Literature 
AML 3041 G(W) Periods of Later American Literature 
CRW 3930 ST: Creative Writing
CRW 4905 Tutorial in Creative Writing 
ENC 3250 Professional Communications 
ENC 3310 Writing Prose 
ENC 3930 Topics in Theory and/or Practice in Composition 
ENC 4930 Topics in Theory and/or Practice in Composition 
ENL 3501 G(W) Periods of Early British Literature 
ENL 3503 G(W) Periods of Later British Literature 
LIN 3010 Principles of Linguistics 
LIN 4930 ST: Linguistics 
CHANGE
CRW 4424 Playwrights' Project
LIT 4041 Studies in Drama
LIT3045 3 Periods of Drama Literature
LIT 3034 Modern Contemporary Drama 
THE 4923 Play Production

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Log Number: 201208-29

Languages, Literature, and Culture - Undergraduate


Terminate an existing course Advance French Comp And Styles FRE Senior (4xxx) 422
This course has not been taught in many years and is no longer needed.

Terminate an existing course (FC)Women of Muslim-Arab World FOT Junior (3xxx) 552
This course is no longer taught.

Log Number: 201208-30

Languages, Literature, and Culture - Undergraduate


Add a new course Composition in Chinese (3 crs) CHI Junior (3xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
"CHI2201: Intermediate Chinese II"
Co-requisites:
None
Course Description:

Prerequisite: CHI2201 or as determined by placement test results.
Description: This course focuses on improving students' ability to express themselves in written Chinese. Students will analyze readings reflecting a variety of modern Chinese rhetorical styles and will be expected to complete numerous formal and informal writing assignments. The course is designed both for non-native students above the intermediate level and native/heritage speakers with little or no previous formal training in reading and writing the Chinese language.

Log Number: 201208-32

Languages, Literature, and Culture - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course Beginning Spanish I SPN Freshman (1xxx) 120
We would like to delete the phrase "Emphasizing development of practical skills rather than grammatical knowledge," in the course description.
Justification: We feel this statement misrepresents the pedagogical approach used in this course and thus may be potentially misleading.
New Course Description:
This course will give the student the opportunity to develop the foundations of an ability to read, write and speak modern Spanish. Native speakers of Spanish may take this course only with the permission of the chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Course Fees: $10

Change an existing course Beginning Spanish II SPN Freshman (1xxx) 121
We would like to delete the phrase "Emphasizing development of practical skills rather than grammatical knowledge," in the course description.
Justification: We feel this statement misrepresents the pedagogical approach used in this course and thus may be potentially misleading.
New Course Description:
This course will give the student the opportunity to develop the foundations of an ability to read, write and speak modern Spanish. Native speakers of Spanish may take this course only with the permission of the chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Course Fees: $10

Change an existing course Spanish Conversation SPN Junior (3xxx) 242
We would like to remove this sentence from the course description:
"Native speakers of Spanish may take this course only with the permission of the chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures."
and replace it with:
"For non-native speakers of Spanish only. Native and heritage speakers are encouraged to enroll in SPN3351 Communication and Communities for Heritage Speakers of Spanish."
Justification: The existing statement is not accurate, as native and heritage speakers are not permitted to take this course. We are changing the text to clarify this, and to channel students into the new SPN3351 course, which is an equivalent offering designed specifically for this population.
New Course Description:
Prerequisite: SPN2201 or as determined by placement test results.
Description: This course develops conversational skills in Spanish at the intermediate level. It includes conversation on directed topics. For non-native speakers of Spanish only. Native and heritage speakers are encouraged to enroll in SPN3351 Communication and Communities for Heritage Speakers of Spanish.

Change an existing course Span for Speakers of Span SPN Junior (3xxx) 350
1. We are removing SPN2201 as a prerequisite. Justification: This is an error. SPN2201 Intermediate Spanish II is not a prerequisite for this course, as the target population are native/heritage speakers. When these students do enroll in SPN2201, we generally take them out and put them into this course for native/heritage speakers.
2. We are adding the statement "Advanced proficiency as demonstrated through placement test results or by permission of instructor and/or department chair." Justification: This statement is needed, so that we can evaluate the appropriateness of this course for potential students.
3. We have updated the course description. Justification: The current description was authored at some point in the past and no longer matches the content of the course.
New Course Description:
Prerequisite: Advanced proficiency as demonstrated through placement test results or by permission of instructor and/or department chair.
Description: This course is designed for native and heritage speakers who have had limited or no formal training in the language. The course places strong emphasis on grammar, as well as reading, writing and vocabulary building. The course features a cultural component which challenges students to reflect upon their own experiences as members of bilingual and bicultural families and communities, and to think critically about their place in the cultural context of the larger Spanish-speaking world.

Change an existing course Interpreting Hispanic Lit SPW Junior (3xxx) 030
1. We are adding the phrase "classic and contemporary Spanish and Latin American literary texts and". Justification: We feel this more accurately describes the course objectives, as currently we make no mention of familiarizing students with the literature itself, only with the tools to study it.
2. We are eliminating the sentence "Native speakers of Spanish may take this course only with the permission of the Foreign Language Coordinator." Justification: This is an error. This course is a requirement for all Spanish majors, and native/heritage speakers would never be excluded.
New Course Description:
Prerequisite: SPN 3242 and SPN 3300, or permission of the instructor or department chair.
Description: This course consists of readings and analysis of brief literary selections to acquaint students with classic and contemporary Spanish and Latin American literary texts and the basic skills and terminology involved in literary criticism.

Log Number: 201208-35

Languages, Literature, and Culture - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – Spanish Major


Summary of the Changes:

 

In the list of Major Requirements, we would like to remove the course SPN4940 Internship for Service/Employment in Spanish. Justification: Aside from the three required courses for majors (SPN3242, SPN3300 and SPW3030) we require students to take one culture course and one literature course from the two lists of possible courses in this section. The Internship course is not a culture course, however, and so we do not feel it belongs in this section. It would count, instead, as a Major elective.

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Log Number: 201208-36

Languages, Literature, and Culture - Undergraduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – French Studies Major


Summary of the Changes:

This package is a request to modify the Major Electives section in the BA-French Studies to add courses currently in our catalog, adjust course numbers that have been changed, and remove courses that no longer exist. Credits in the Major Electives and the degree will not change. Courses to be added are FRE3502 French and Francophone Cultures, and FRE4930 Special Topics in French Culture. Course numbers to be adjusted are the following: French for the Professions (FRE 3440 to FRE 3430), French Cinema (FIL 4521 to FIL 4822), and Modern European Art II (ARH 3428 to ARH 3434). The courses to be removed are: Comparative Business Practices: European Union & the US (MAN4654), which no longer exists in the catalog; and Advanced French Composition and Stylistics (FRE 4422, listed incorrectly on the current POS as FRE4420), which we are terminating via APC package 201208-29.

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Log Number: 201208-37

Language, Literature, and Culture - Undergraduate


Change an existing minor

French Minor

 

Summary of the Changes:

We are modifying the description of the Minor in French to make it consistent with the wording of the Minor in Spanish, as follows:
1. We are re-designating beginning French I & II (8 hours) as prerequisites and re-stating the total number of hours as 15 (instead of the current 23). Justification: This is how the Spanish minor is structured, and we are changing the French minor to match. This does not alter the total number of credits required to complete the minor, since all we are doing is pulling the beginning level courses out and making them prerequisites.
2. We are adding language related to the placement test and retroactive credit policy. Justification: This language is necessary to clarify that native/heritage speakers and students with previous experience who can demonstrate advanced proficiency are not required to take Intermediate I & II. We are making the same change to the Spanish minor via a separate APC package.
3. We are adjusting the wording overall to match the description of the Spanish minor. Justification: The Spanish and French minors are essentially the same (the only difference is that French minor students are permitted to take one course in English). Therefore we believe that wording the descriptions in the same fashion will alleviate confusion for students.
The complete new description is as follows (reflected also in the attached POS):
Minor: French (15 credits)
The French minor consists of 15 credit hours above the beginning level: Intermediate French I, Intermediate French II and 3 additional 3000 or 4000 level French electives (prefixes FRE, FRT, FRW, FOL and FOT). Students who place at the 3000 level on the department’s computerized placement test may apply for retroactive credit for Intermediate French I and Intermediate French II (see policy on Placement and Retroactive Credit). At least 3 upper-level courses (9 semester hours) must be completed at UNF. A grade of C or better is required for all minor courses. No more than 1 French course (3 hours) taught in English may be included in the minor. Native/Heritage speakers of French must first consult with a member of the French faculty or the chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures for appropriate courses to take as French electives.

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Log Number: 201208-38

Languages, Literature, and Culture - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor

Chinese Minor


Summary of the Changes:

1. We are increasing the number of hours in the Chinese minor by 3 credit hours, from 12 to 15 credit hours, and restating the way those hours are structured. Currently the Chinese minor is Beginning Chinese I & II (8 hours) + Intermediate Chinese I & II (6 hours) + 2 upper level courses (6 hours) = 20 hours. We will now consider Beginning Chinese I & II to be prerequisites, and will add one more upper-level course (3 hours), making the minor Intermediate Chinese I & II (6 hours) + 3 upper level courses (9 hours) = 15 hours. Justification: This is how Spanish and French minors are structured (Intermediate I & II + 3 upper-level courses), and we believe it is appropriate to have consistency across the three languages.

2. We are adding language related to our placement test and retroactive credit policy in Chinese. Justification: This is needed to clarify that native/heritage speakers and students who can demonstrate advanced proficiency may not be required to take intermediate level courses. We are making the same change to the French and Spanish minors, via separate APC packages. 
3. Without making additional content changes, we are reorganizing the way the description of the minor is stated overall. Justification: This brings the description of the Chinese minor in line with that of Spanish. We are making the same change for the French minor, via another package. We believe this consistency across languages will simplify matters for faculty, advisors and students.
The complete new description is as follows (reflected also in the attached POS): 
Minor: Chinese (15 credits)
The Chinese minor consists of 15 credit hours above the beginning level: Intermediate Chinese I, Intermediate Chinese II and 3 additional 3000 or 4000 level CHI or CHW electives. Students who place at the 3000 level on the department’s computerized placement test may apply for retroactive credit for Intermediate Chinese I and Intermediate Chinese II (see policy on Placement and Retroactive Credit). At least 3 upper-level courses (9 semester hours) must be completed at UNF. A grade of C or better is required for all minor courses. Students may count a maximum of one of the following courses taught in English toward the Chinese minor: 
• CHT3500 Chinese Language and Culture 
• ASH3402 Traditional China 
• ASH3401 Contemporary China (Previous title: Beyond Chairman Mao) 
• PHH3820 Chinese Philosophy 
• PHH3811 The Philosophy of Zen Buddhism 
Note: Native/Heritage speakers of Chinese must first consult with a member of the Chinese faculty or the chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures for appropriate courses to take as Chinese electives.

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Log Number: 201208-39

Languages, Literature, and Culture - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor

Spanish Minor

 

Summary of the Changes:

1. We are adding the sentence "Students who place at the 3000 level on the department’s computerized placement test may apply for retroactive credit for Intermediate Spanish I and Intermediate Spanish II (see policy on Placement and Retroactive Credit)" in order to clarify that native/heritage speakers and those who can demonstrate advanced proficiency are not required to take Intermediate I and II. This has been a source of confusion in the past.
2. We are adding the words "upper-level" to the sentence that currently states "At least 3 courses (9 semester hours) must be completed at UNF". This is to assure that at least three 3000/4000 level courses are taken at UNF by native/heritage speakers or others who either receive retroactive credit or those who transfer in the maximum allowed 6 hours into the minor.

We are deleting the sentence “Students may transfer up to 2 courses (6 semester hours) into the Spanish minor” as the sentence, “At least 3 upper-level courses…” makes it unnecessary.
The complete new description is as follows (reflected also in the attached POS): 
Minor: Spanish (15 credits)
The Spanish minor consists of 15 credit hours above the beginning level: Intermediate Spanish I, Intermediate Spanish II and 3 additional 3000 or 4000 level SPN or SPW electives. Students who place at the 3000 level on the department’s computerized placement test may apply for retroactive credit for Intermediate Spanish I and Intermediate Spanish II (see policy on Placement and Retroactive Credit). At least 3 upper-level courses (9 semester hours) must be completed at UNF. A grade of C or better is required for all minor courses. Note: Native/Heritage speakers of Spanish must first consult with a member of the Spanish faculty or the chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures for appropriate courses to take as Spanish electives. 
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Log Number: 201208-4

Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course G(M) Categorical Data STA Senior (4xxx) 504
Two changes were made. The course description was changed to better reflect what is actually being taught in the course. In addition, the prerequisite was changed to STA 3163 - Statistical Methods I, primarily so that students will have had instruction and use of data analysis packages (specifically, SAS) before taking STA 4504. This course is a Major Elective, and this prerequisite change need not prolong degree completion in this program.
New Course Description:
Prerequisites: STA 3163. The Categorical Data course is an introduction to the methods used to analyze data that are categorical rather than continuous in nature. The topics include description and inference using proportions and odds ratios, contingency tables, Poisson regression, logistic regression, and multi-category logit models.

Log Number: 201208-6

Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course Special Topics in Statistics STA Senior (4xxx) 930
We want to change the course description to make it more descriptive and to write it in complete sentences.
New Course Description:
Prerequisites: Variable. This course will cover topics in statistics selected by the instructor. The course may be repeated for a total of 12 credits with permission of the department.

Log Number: 201208-9

Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course Seminars MAT Senior (4xxx) 937
We are changing the course description to a) make the description more descriptive and parallel to the "Seminars in Statistics" course, b) state the prerequisites in the description, and c) write the description in complete sentences.
New Course Description:
We are changing the course description to a) make the description more descriptive and parallel to the "Seminars in Statistics" course, b) state the prerequisites in the description, and c) write the description in complete sentences.

Log Number: 201208-10

Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course Seminar in Statistics STA Senior (4xxx) 935
We want to change the course description from "May be repeated for 12 credits with permission of department" to "This course may be repeated for a total of 12 credits with permission of the department." This puts the course description in a complete sentence format.
New Course Description:
Prerequisite: Permission of the department. This course may be repeated for a total of 12 credits with permission of the department.

Log Number: 201208-27

Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course Special Topics in Math Science MAT Senior (4xxx) 931
This is a request to put the course description in complete sentences.
New Course Description:
Prerequisite: Permission of the department. This course will cover topics in mathematics selected by the instructor. The course may be repeated for a total of 12 credits with permission of the department.

Log Number: 201208-28

Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course Selected Topics in Math Sci MAT Junior (3xxx) 930
This is a request to put the course description in complete sentences.
New Course Description:
Prerequisite: Permission of the department. This course will cover topics in mathematics selected by the instructor. The course may be repeated for a total of 12 credits with permission of the department.

Log Number: 201208-56

Music - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Music – Music Performance Major Piano Pedagogy Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

This package is a request to rename the B.M. Music Performance - Piano Pedagogy concentration and to change the program of study for the degree. The current Piano Pedagogy concentration includes almost identical coursework to the Piano Performance concentration. They share the same Senior Recital requirements, and the same high standards of performance (and admission requirements) are expected of students in both concentrations. Given that students are not allowed to "double concentrate" (like a double major), and given that the current B.M. Music Performance - Piano Pedagogy concentration emphasizes performance, it makes sense for the title to reflect both emphases. The new title, B.M. Music Performance - Piano Performance and Pedagogy corresponds to other similar baccalaureate programs across the country. 
Few entering college students have heard the term "pedagogy" before (as it is applied to music), and most do not think about teaching piano as a career until their degrees are already in progress. These changes to the Program of Study allow incoming piano students to start a degree in piano and ultimately make the decision to concentrate in either "Piano Performance" or "Piano Performance and Pedagogy" (formerly just "Pedagogy") by the start of their junior year of study. It will also facilitate the acceptance and improve the graduation rates of transfer students from State and Community Colleges into the Piano Pedagogy concentration. They will now be able to complete their degree in just 2 years at UNF, instead of trying to fit 4 years of pedagogy coursework into 2+ years. The degree will remain at 120 credits as this modification requires no changes to the required credits in the course categories of the degree.

Courses to be removed from the program of study:
MUN 2510 - Piano Accompanying
MVK 1621 - Piano Pedagogy I
MVK 1622 - Piano Pedagogy II
MVK 2624 - Intermediate Piano Pedagogy
MVK 2626 - Advanced Piano Pedagogy
MVK 3603 - Pedagogy of Group Piano I
MVK 3604 - Pedagogy of Group Piano II
Courses to be added to the program of study:
MUN 2XXX - Collaborative Piano I
MVK 3XXX - Elementary Piano Pedagogy
MVK 3XXX - Intermediate Piano Pedagogy
MVK 4XXX - Pedagogy of Group Piano
MVK 4XXX - Advanced Piano Pedagogy
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Change an existing course Internship in Piano Pedagogy I MVK Senior (4xxx) 941
This is a request to remove the prerequisite courses listed below due to proposed changes to the their content. Additionally, the revised versions of the listed courses will move to different semesters in the program of study and the removal of these courses as prerequisites facilitates this rearrangement. The degree will remain at 120 credits, as this modification requires no changes to the required credits in the course categories of the degree.
Prerequisites to be removed:
MVK 1621 Piano Pedagogy I
MVK 1622 Piano Pedagogy II
MVK 2624 Intermediate Piano Pedagogy
MVK 2626 Advanced Piano Pedagogy
MVK 3603 Pedagogy of Group Piano I
MVK 3604 Pedagogy of Group Piano II

Change an existing course Internship in Piano Ped II MVK Senior (4xxx) 942
This is a request to remove the prerequisite courses listed below due to proposed changes to the their content. The revised versions of the listed courses will move to different semesters in the program of study and the removal of these courses as prerequisites facilitates this rearrangement. The only prerequisite that should remain for this course is MVK 4941 Internship in Piano Pedagogy I. Additionally, we request to change the name of the course from Internship in Piano Ped II to Internship in Piano Pedagogy II to be consistent with the its prerequisite, Internship in Piano Pedagogy I. The degree will remain at 120 credits, as this modification requires no changes to the required credits in the course categories of the degree.
Prerequisites to be removed:
MVK 1621 Piano Pedagogy I
MVK 1622 Piano Pedagogy II
MVK 2624 Intermediate Piano Pedagogy
MVK 2626 Advanced Piano Pedagogy
MVK 3603 Pedagogy of Group Piano I
MVK 3604 Pedagogy of Group Piano II

Change an existing course Intermediate Piano Pedagogy MVK Sophomore (2xxx) 624
This is a request to increase the fixed credits from 2 to 3 credits, update the course description to reflect the increased course work, and to change the course level from Sophomore (2xxx) to Junior level (3xxx). The proposed prerequisite is "Elementary Piano Pedagogy," a course that was revised in this package. Additionally, the learning outcomes are being updated to better reflect the course emphasis. 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 is designed to prepare pedagogy students for teaching intermediate-level piano students through a study of technical concepts, teaching materials and methods, and appropriate literature from the historical style periods. The discussion of theory-based instruction and musicianship classes will be continued. Instruction includes an analytical study of the problems associated with transfer students: the appropriate techniques for confronting areas of deficiency with an emphasis upon solo literature as well as ensemble music for one, two or multiple pianos, and an examination of music instruction software, including accompanying compact discs, MIDI discs, theory computer programs, and music instruction videos. Alternative literature, including both solo and ensemble works by contemporary composers in the jazz/rock or Romantic styles will be examined. This course may incorporate observing and/or assisting in the instruction of intermediate-level piano lessons.

Change an existing course Advanced Piano Pedagogy MVK Sophomore (2xxx) 626
This is a request to increase the fixed credits from 2 to 3 credits, update the course description to reflect the increased course work, and to change the course level from Sophomore (2xxx) to Senior level (4xxx). The proposed prerequisites are "Elementary Piano Pedagogy" or "Group Piano Pedagogy," two courses that were revised in this package. Additionally, the learning outcomes are being updated to better reflect the course emphasis. 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 is designed to prepare future piano teachers to instruct advanced-level pre-college students. The primary focus will be on teaching methods, materials and concepts for the advanced student. Instructional focus will be on scales, arpeggios and technical etudes necessary to develop and maintain keyboard facility and the practice techniques employed to tackle advanced-level literature. The characteristics of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary styles relating to standard piano literature will be studied, as well as the major composers of solo, ensemble and concerto piano literature. This course may incorporate observing and/or assisting in the instruction of advanced-level piano lessons.

Change an existing course Piano Pedagogy I MVK Freshman (1XXX) 621
This is a request to increase the fixed credits from 2 to 3 credits, update the course description to reflect the increased course work that includes more teaching observations and hands-on teaching opportunities, and to change the course level from Freshman (1xxx) to Junior level (3xxx). Additionally, the learning outcomes are being updated to better reflect the course emphasis. 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 includes a basic study of concepts necessary for successful private teaching at the elementary level and the principles of learning as applied to piano teaching. Various techniques for teaching pre-schoolers, older pre-college level students and adult beginning students will be examined and critiqued. Current method books with a variety of reading approaches will be considered. The emphasis will be on the specifics of teaching rhythm, note reading, keyboard technique, and the common problems associated with students in the first two years of study. This course may incorporate observing and/or assisting in the instruction of elementary piano lessons.

Change an existing course Pedagogy of Group Piano I MVK Junior (3XXX) 603
This is a request to increase the fixed credits from 2 to 3 credits and to update the course description to reflect the increased course work, which includes more theory, methods, and hands-on application of group piano instruction. This is also a request to change the course level from Junior (3xxx) to Senior level (4xxx). Additionally, the learning outcomes are being updated to better reflect the course emphasis. 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 encompasses the methodology of group piano teaching and a survey of materials for beginning through intermediate study in group keyboard teaching. Class projects include an evaluation of texts suitable for young beginners, adult classes and college courses in group piano instruction. The focus will be on issues of pacing in classroom teaching, curriculum building, need for supplementary material, and technical aspects such as rhythm drills, keyboard theory activities, and the use of exercises and etudes. Attendance on selected class days of UNF Class Piano I and III or Group Piano for Non- Majors will be required, and will lead to practice teaching of group lesson content. 

 

 

Log Number: 201208-57

Music - Undergraduate

 

Add a new course Voice for Non-major I (2 crs) MVV Freshman (1XXX) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
"MUN2310: UNF Chorale (Lower)"
OR "MUN3313: UNF Chorale (Upper)"
OR "MUN3323: UNF Women's Chorale"
OR "MUN3333: UNF Men's Chorale"
OR "MUN3343: Chamber Singers"
OR "MUO3503: Opera Workshop"
Course Description:
Individual instruction will be given in voice. Students receive weekly private lessons and participate in weekly performance laboratory. This course is open to non-voice performance majors and non-music majors. This course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Add a new course Voice for Non-major II (2 crs) MVV Sophomore (2xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
"MUN3313: UNF Chorale (Upper)"
OR "MUN3323: UNF Women's Chorale"
OR "MUN3333: UNF Men's Chorale"
OR "MUN3343: Chamber Singers"
OR "MUO3503: Opera Workshop"
OR "MUN2310: UNF Chorale (Lower)"
Course Description:

Individual instruction will be given in voice. Students receive weekly private lessons and participate in weekly performance laboratory. This course is open to non-voice performance majors and non-music majors. This course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Add a new course Voice for Non-major III (2 crs) MVV Junior (3xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
"MUN2310: UNF Chorale (Lower)"
OR "MUN3313: UNF Chorale (Upper)"
OR "MUN3323: UNF Women's Chorale"
OR "MUN3333: UNF Men's Chorale"
OR "MUN3343: Chamber Singers"
OR "MUO3503: Opera Workshop"
Course Description:

Individual instruction will be given in voice. Students receive weekly private lessons and participate in weekly performance laboratory. This course is open to non-voice performance majors and non-music majors. This course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Add a new course Voice for Non-major IV (2 crs) MVV Senior (4xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
"MUN2310: UNF Chorale (Lower)"
OR "MUN3313: UNF Chorale (Upper)"
OR "MUN3323: UNF Women's Chorale"
OR "MUN3333: UNF Men's Chorale"
OR "MUN3343: Chamber Singers"
OR "MUO3503: Opera Workshop"
Course Description:
Individual instruction will be given in voice. Students receive weekly private lessons and participate in weekly performance laboratory. This course is open to non-voice performance majors and non-music majors. This course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Log Number: 201208-41

Physics - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course Astrophysics I AST Junior (3xxx) 217
This correction to the Pre-requisite statement is to bring it in line with Pre-requisite statement of AST3402 Astrophysics II. Adding the phrase "or permission of instructor" will allow access to the course to capable students from a non-traditional or non-UNF background or to students who performed less than a B in PHY2049 Physics II but went on to perform satisfactorily in higher level Physics courses. In such cases, the student should consult the instructor and permission to register will be determined by the instructor.

Log Number: 201208-50

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

 

Terminate an existing minor

Public Administration Minor


Summary of the Changes:

We seek to rationalize our public administration minors, combining the existing three into one. This public administration minor will be deleted.

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Log Number: 201208-51

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

 

Terminate an existing minor

Public Administration Minor


Summary of the Changes:

We are rationalizing our undergraduate major, including reducing our public administration minors from one to three. This is one of the two minors to be deleted.

(Click here for the program of study)  

 

Log Number: 201208-52

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

 

Terminate an existing course Comp Political Communication CPO Senior (4xxx) 774
Instructor who taught the course is no longer at UNF.

Log Number: 201208-53

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

 

Terminate an existing course Public Opinion/Interest Group POS Senior (4xxx) 233
Course has not been taught for more than five years.

Log Number: 201208-54

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

 

Terminate an existing course Information Tech Politics PUP Senior (4xxx) 518
Instructor who taught course has left the university.