Submitted by the Academic Programs
New courses, Course Changes, and Programs of Study Changes (25 packages)
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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English - Undergraduate
Change an existing minor
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.
ADDCRW 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 REMOVELIT 4243 Major Authors DELETELIT 3043 Modern & Contemporary Drama LIT 3045 Periods of Drama LiteratureTHE 3424 pre-requisite. MODIFYCRW 3424 Playwrights' Project LIT 4041 Studies in Drama THE 4923 Theater Production(Click here for the program of study)
Bachelor of Arts – English Major English-Drama Concentration
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.
ADDCRW 3424 Playwrights’ ProjectLIT 3213 Art of Critical ReadingLIT 4934 Senior SeminarTHE 2000 Theater Appreciation THE 3xxx History of Drama and Theater I THE 3xxx History of Drama and Theater IITHE 3xxx Contemporary Drama and Theater THE 4041 Studies in Drama and Theater THE 4905 Independent Study in Drama and TheaterTHE 4923 Theater Production: Behind-the-Scenes THE 4935 Special Topics in Drama and TheaterTPP 3xxx Performing Civil RhetoricTPP 4923 Theater Production: PerformanceREMOVEAML 3031 G(W) Periods of Early American Literature AML 3041 G(W) Periods of Later American Literature CRW 3930 ST: Creative WritingCRW 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 CHANGECRW 4424 Playwrights' ProjectLIT 4041 Studies in DramaLIT3045 3 Periods of Drama LiteratureLIT 3034 Modern Contemporary Drama THE 4923 Play Production
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Languages, Literature, and Culture - Undergraduate
Change a degree-major of an existing program
Bachelor of Arts – Spanish Major
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.
Bachelor of Arts – French Studies Major
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.
Language, Literature, and Culture - Undergraduate
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.
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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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. (Click here for the program of study)
Mathematics and Statistics - Undergraduate
Music - Undergraduate
Bachelor of Music – Music Performance Major Piano Pedagogy Concentration
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 AccompanyingMVK 1621 - Piano Pedagogy IMVK 1622 - Piano Pedagogy IIMVK 2624 - Intermediate Piano PedagogyMVK 2626 - Advanced Piano PedagogyMVK 3603 - Pedagogy of Group Piano IMVK 3604 - Pedagogy of Group Piano IICourses to be added to the program of study:MUN 2XXX - Collaborative Piano IMVK 3XXX - Elementary Piano PedagogyMVK 3XXX - Intermediate Piano PedagogyMVK 4XXX - Pedagogy of Group PianoMVK 4XXX - Advanced Piano Pedagogy(Click here for the program of study)
Physics - Undergraduate
Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate
Terminate an existing minor
Public Administration Minor
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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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.
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