Agenda Item FA 12-48

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS (Graduate) - Biology, Criminology & Criminal Justice, English

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

12/06/12: Passed

12/17/12: Approved

Log Number: 201208-45

Biology - Graduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program

Master of Arts – Biology Major


Summary of the Changes:

This package is a request to change our existing Advanced Evolution course number (PCB 5675) to a 6000 level course. The reason for this is that students in the MA and MS Biology program are required to take a selected number of 6000 level courses (18hours), and the department is currently deficient in our offerings of 6000 level courses. The previous 5000 level course was cross-listed with our undergraduate Evolution course. However, this course will now be exclusively taught to graduate students. The course objectives will not change.

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Change an existing course  Advanced Evolution PCB Beginning graduate(5xxx) 675
This package is a request to change our existing Advanced Evolution course number (PCB 5675) to a 6000 level course. The reason for this is that students in the MA and MS Biology program are required to take a selected number of 6000 level courses (18hours), and the department is currently deficient in our offerings of 6000 level courses. The previous 5000 level course was cross-listed with our undergraduate Evolution course. However, this course will now be exclusively taught to graduate students. The course objectives will not change. 

 

Log Number: 201208-46

Biology - Graduate Change a degree-major of an existing program 
Master of Science – Biology Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

This package is a request to change our existing Advanced Evolution course number (PCB 5675) to a 6000 level course. The reason for this is that students in the MA and MS Biology program are required to take a selected number of 6000 level courses (18hours), and the department is currently deficient in our offerings of 6000 level courses. The previous 5000 level course was cross-listed with our undergraduate Evolution course. However, this course will now be exclusively taught to graduate students. The course objectives will not change. 
The Course Action request for the change in course number is included in the previous package (201208-45) for the MA in Biology.
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Log Number: 201208-34

Criminology and Criminal Justice - Graduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

MS in Criminal Justice – Criminal Justice Major


Summary of the Changes:

The proposed modifications bring the UNF MSCJ program into line with peer Criminal Justice programs around the country by adding required coursework in policing, corrections, the legal system, and the interface between concerns about social justice and the broader operation of the criminal justice system. Change required core hours from 18 to 21 hours. Reduce total required program hours to 33 from 36. Requested modifications require removing three existing courses CJE 6209 Law, Deviance and Social Control; CCJ 6709 Qualitative Research Methods; CCJ 6050 Criminal Justice Systems. Requested modifications require adding four new courses to the core: CJC 5020 History and Philosophy of Corrections; CJE [6***] Police Effectiveness; CJL [6***] Issues in Law and Justice Process; CCJ [6***] Issues in Social and Criminal Justice. Several additional elective courses are added as follows:

• CJE [5***] Police Administration (3 hours) (ADD)
• CJE [5***] Homeland Security and Criminal Justice (ADD)
• CJE [5***] Critical Issues in Community Policing (3 hours) (ADD)
• CJL [5***] Women, Justice and the Law (ADD)
• CJC [5***] Methods of Offender Treatment (3 hours) (ADD)
• CJC [5***] Punishment and Society (3 hours) (ADD)
• CCJ [5***] Drugs, Crime and Society (3 hours) (ADD)
• CCJ [5***] Poverty and Crime (3 hours) (ADD)
• CCJ [5***] Crime Mapping (3 hours) (ADD)
• CCJ [5***] Prisons and Jails (3 hours) (ADD)
• CJC [5***] Community Corrections and Offender Reentry (3 hours) (ADD)

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Add a new course  Police Effectiveness (3 crs) CJE Graduate (6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course examines criteria by which the effectiveness of police can be assessed, and critically reviews empirical studies of police practice and functions. Students will examine key research findings across police operations such as community policing, patrol, use of force, domestic violence, counter-terrorism, and preparedness. Policy-oriented research and contemporary police innovations will be the principal emphasis of this course. 
Add a new course  Issues in Law and Justice Process (3 crs) CJL Graduate (6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This graduate seminar explores the many aspects of law and justice and how they fit into the larger American legal system. As a fluid entity, the law can be both responsive to public discourse and slow to adapt to contemporary problems. Due process, the courtroom work group, application of the criminal law, and processing of criminal cases as part of a larger construct that both shapes and is shaped by structural forces (i.e. poverty, structural racism, sexism). 
Add a new course  Issues in Social and Criminal Justice (3 crs) CCJ Graduate (6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None 
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:
This graduate seminar explores sources of inequality in the application of criminal law, including concerns about disparities in the social class, race, and gender status both in prosecution of crimes and ultimately incarceration. How multiple and overlapping sources of inequality (“intersections”) operate simultaneously against particular groupings of citizens is explored. Sources of power, social control and inequality are examined in relation to the broader application of criminal law, punishment and victimization. 
Add a new course  Police Administration (3 crs) CJE Beginning graduate (5xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course will focus on the law enforcement agency from the standpoint of top and middle management, including (but not limited to) labor relations, personnel management, fiscal administration, and the integration of internal and external operations. Students will draw from organizational theory and police policy research to explore the future of policing, news media relations, leadership, negotiating skills, problematic employees, performance evaluations, community policing, and counter-terrorism.
Add a new course  Homeland Security and Criminal Justice (3 crs) CJE Beginning graduate(5xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course examines the history, logic, strategies and tactics of terrorism from a domestic law enforcement perspective, including an overview of weapons of mass destruction. Global, national and local counter-terrorism efforts will be explored, as well as the impact both terrorist acts and our responses have had on the way we view the world and each other.  

Add a new course  Critical Issues in Community Policing (3 crs) CJE Beginning graduate(5xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course begins with providing an overview of community-oriented policing and its major components. More specifically, students will explore the concepts of theory, problem-solving, police-community relationships, crime control, and patrol operations. This course will conclude with an examination of empirical research focused on community policing policies and strategies.
Add a new course  Prosecution and Defense Procedure (3 crs) CJL Beginning graduate 5xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course examines the operations and procedures of prosecution and defense attorneys. Prosecutorial discretion, the use of plea bargaining negotiations; and the process of building a case and going to trial. The influence of factors like caseload size, differences in police operations, determinate sentencing, budget and jail costs, available social services for case diversion, defendant and victim characteristics, and political and re-election agendas on the operations and use of discretion of prosecutors will also be reviewed.
Add a new course  Women, Justice and the Law 
(3 cr
)
CJL Beginning graduate(5xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:
This course focuses on past and present justice issues and their legal history in order to come to an understanding of how the position of women in American society has changed over time. An examination of discriminatory practices and laws and the kinds of criminal justice remedies and recourse that have occurred will be incorporated. In this graduate seminar students will also research court cases relevant to the landmark changes for women in the law.
Add a new course  Methods of Offender Treatment
(3 crs)
CJC Beginning graduate(5xx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:
This course examines “what works” and what “doesn’t work” in treating offenders. Special attention is given to the Principles of Effective Intervention, offender assessment, theory, and evidence-based practices. Institutional and community-based treatment, programs appropriate for use with special populations, and the importance of rehabilitation to the correctional system and to society will be discussed.
Add a new course  Punishment and Society (3 crs) CJC Beginning graduate(5xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

The course explores the social roles of punishment, including both instrumental and expressive functions served by both formal and collateral punishments. The broader link between punishment and political order will be explored, particularly the role of punishment in the production state legitimacy. The dynamics of mass incarceration and the evolution of punishment philosophies will also be explored.

Add a new course  Crime Mapping (3 crs) CCJ Beginning graduate(5xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course introduces students to the use of Geographic Information Systems in the criminal justice system. Specifically, students will examine how theory and technology can be applied to analyze crime patterns, guide the deployment of police officers, and inform offender reentry efforts. The class will teach students to assess and/or conduct research using the appropriate qualitative and quantitative research designs on researchable topics.
Add a new course  Poverty and Crime (3 crs) CCJ Beginning graduate(5xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:
This course explores the relationship between poverty and crime, particularly in terms of theory and research about social class inequalities and contexts that enable criminogenic conditions. Public discourse about socio-economically marginal groups, the role this discourse plays in politics and policy creation about crime, and the effects on those in poverty will be examined.
Add a new course  Drugs, Crime and Society (3 crs) CCJ Beginning graduate(5xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course will explore criminalization of psychoactive chemicals in the US from 1850 to the present day. Primary focus will be on contemporary drug usage and the attempts to control substance abuse and the consequences for both individuals and society of criminalizing drug use. Illicit drug markets and the effectiveness of prohibition and “wars on drugs” will also be explored.

Add a new course  Community Corrections and Offender Reentry (3 crs) CJC Beginning graduate(5xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This graduate course offers an in-depth look at corrections in the community (e.g., probation, parole, electronic monitoring, work release, halfway houses, day reporting centers). The evolution of community corrections, the financial and social costs of managing offenders in the community, the overall effectiveness of community-based programs, and the emphasis on offender reentry efforts will be discussed.

Add a new course  Prisons and Jails (3 crs) CJC Beginning graduate(5xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to expose students to a variety of perspectives about the functions of the largest and most expensive component of the United States criminal justice system – prisons and jails. This course will examine the philosophical, technological, and managerial influences on contemporary criminal justice institutions. This course will also address the growth in the number of inmates and number of institutions, the expense of operating a correctional system, challenges faced by correctional staff, and the incarceration experience of inmates.

 

Log Number: 201208-23

English - Graduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Master of Arts – English Major


Summary of the Changes:

The department requests to add three new graduate courses as electives to the Master of Arts in English program. The addition of these three new theater electives at the 5000 level will not change the number of hours required for the degree. 
The three new courses to be added are:
1. THE 5xxx, Special Topics in Drama and Theater 
2. THE 5xxx, Independent Study in Drama and Theater 
3. THE 5xxx, Playwrights' Project
Adding theater/drama electives to the master’s in English program will allow students to add experiential learning techniques to their repertoire of skills. These techniques are particularly useful for secondary school teachers who return to UNF for either a master’s degree or additional courses for state certification. It has been our experience that graduates who have completed theater courses are better prepared for the job market in English.

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Add a new course 

Special Topics in Drama and Theater (3 crs)

THE 

Beginning graduate(5xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None

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 

Independent Study in Drama and Theater (v.1-6 crs)

THE 

Beginning graduate(5xxx)

XXX

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 

Playwrights' Project (3 crs)

THE 

Beginning graduate(5xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None

Course Description:

This course is a workshop in playwriting and play making. The first three quarters of the course is an intensive writing workshop designed to introduce students to the art and craft of playwriting. Students will learn to write and master the one-act play format. The final quarter of the course is a play-making workshop. Students will select stage-worthy scripts from the plays written in the first three quarters of the course and produce them. The playmaking workshop includes opportunities for students to hold university-wide auditions, cast, direct, act in, publicize, promote and present their plays in a final performance project for the university community. This course may be repeated for up to six (6) credit hours.

Log Number: 201208-66

English - Graduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Master of Arts – English Major


Summary of the Changes:

The department requests changing the MA in English by (i) terminating courses no longer regularly offered from its program of study, (ii) changing the prefix of the graduate film course from ENG to FIL, (iii) separating the AML and ENL graduate course offerings into period courses, and (iv) adding courses that could be more regularly offered by the English graduate faculty. The department believes these changes will benefit students and make the MA degree program offerings more effective. 
Here are the list of changes that the department requests: 
Delete AML 6455 Studies in American Lit
Delete ENL 6455 Studies in British Literature
Delete CRW 6025 St: Creative Writing
Delete CRW 6130 Fiction Workshop
Delete ENG 6966 M.A. Exam
Change prefix on ENG 6138 to FIL 
Add AML 6xxx Studies in Early American Literature 
Add AML 6xxx Studies in Later American Literature 
Add ENL 6xxx Studies in Early British Literature
Add ENL 6xxx Studies in Later British Literature
Add LIT 6xxx Studies in Genre
Add FIL 5xxx Documentary Workshop 
Add ENG 6xxx Topics in Cultural Studies

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Terminate an existing course Studies in American Lit AML Graduate(6xxx) 455
AML 6455: Studies in American Literature will be replaced by two courses - AML 6xxx: Studies in Early American Literature and AML 6xxx: Studies in Later American Literature.
Terminate an existing course Studies in British Literature ENL Graduate(6xxx) 455
ENL 6455: Studies in British Literature will be replaced by two courses - ENL 6xxx: Studies in Early British Literature and ENL 6xxx: Studies in Later British Literature.

Terminate an existing course St: Creative Writing CRW Graduate(6xxx) 025
The department no longer offers a Creative Writing track in the MA program and we have not offered this course in over five years and do not see it being a part of the future curriculum.

Terminate an existing course Fiction Workshop CRW Graduate(6xxx) 130
The department no longer offers a Creative Writing track in the MA English program. We have not offered this course in over five years and do not see it as part of the future graduate curriculum. 
Terminate an existing course M.A. Exam ENG Graduate(6xxx) 966
The department requests termination of ENG 6966: MA Exam. The department no longer requires students to complete the exam for graduation.

Change an existing course Studies in Film ENG Graduate(6xxx) 138
The department would like to change the existing prefix ENG to FIL. FIL is a more appropriate prefix for the course. 
Add a new course  Studies in Early American Literature (3 crs) AML Graduate(6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course covers selected themes and topics in American Literature before 1864. This course may be repeated up to 15 credit hours.
Add a new course  Studies in Later American Literature (3 crs) AML Graduate(6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:
This course will cover selected themes and topics in American literature after 1864. This course may be repeated up to 15 credit hours.
Add a new course  Studies in Early British Literature (3 crs) ENL Graduate(6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course will cover selected themes and topics in British Literature before 1800. This course may be repeated up to 15 credit hours.
Add a new course  Studies in Later British Literature (3 crs) ENL Graduate(6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course will cover selected themes and topics in British Literature after 1800. This course may be repeated up to 15 credit hours.
Add a new course  Studies in Genre (3 crs) LIT Graduate(6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course will cover selected genres such as poetry, fiction, drama, digital media, and other mediums/modes of text. The course can be repeated for up to 9 credit hours.
Add a new course  Documentary Workshop 
(3 crs)
FIL Beginning graduate (5xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:
Students undertake advanced documentary research, refine their understanding of documentary techniques, extend their analysis of and work with the generic features of documentary film, explore the aesthetic implications of the choices a documentarian must make, and reflect on the ethical complexities of documentary film in relation to the artistic history that informs this genre.
Add a new course  Topics in Cultural Studies (3 crs) ENG Graduate(6xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
None
Co-requisites:
None 
Course Description:

This course will cover selected topics, themes, and producers in the field of cultural studies. The course can be repeated up to 12 hours.