Agenda Item FA 13-09

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS - English, Political Science & Public Administration, Sociology & Anthropology

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

03/07/13: Passed

03/15/13: Approved

Log Number: 201208-81

English - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - English Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

The department requests to revise its English major. We would like to ADD a NEW course, LIT 4xxx, Dramatic Literature. This new course will be listed as an elective. Therefore, the addition of this new course will not change the number of hours required for completion of the major. 
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Add a new course Dramatic Literature (3 crs) LIT  Senior (4XXX) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None 
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course offers students an opportunity to examine dramatic literature in different contexts. The course may focus on a period of dramatic literature, a genre, a theme or topic, or explore connections between drama and other modes of performance. Selected works may explore such topics as the representation of suffering on stage, the representation of women in tragic theater, the suicidal impulse in/of Modernism, the conflict between presentation and representation, or the enduring presence of tragedy. This course will provide instruction in methods for analyzing dramatic literature.

 

Log Number: 201208-49

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science Major Pol Sci Fast Track MPA Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

We intend to reduce our current three public administration minors down to one. We will keep this minor. Prerequisites are added (POS2041 American Government, POS3114 Issues State/Local Government andPUP4003 The Policy-Making Process), requirements for completion stated, and courses reassessed given comprehensive changes to our undergraduate curriculum. The previous minor requirements have all been deleted. The new requirements are as follows: 
For the five courses below (15 credits) select only courses that have not been used to fill Political Science Major Requirements. (ADD) 
1. PAD 4003 Public administration (ADD) 
2. POS 3114 Issues state/local govt (ADD) 
3. PUP 4003 Policy-making process (ADD) 
4. An urban policy class, select one course from the following (ADD) 
• POS 4167 Urban Policy and Planning (ADD) 
• POS 3142 Politics and Policy in Urban Government (ADD) 
• Nonprofit management (a new course request: 201208-69) (ADD) 
5. A legal class, select one course from the following (ADD) 
• POS 3691 The American Legal System (ADD) 
• POS 4608 Constitutional Law I: Powers and constraints (Pre-req: POS 3606) (ADD) 
• POS 4626 Constitutional Law II: Civil rights, civil liberties (Pre-req: POS 3606) (ADD) 
APC requests have also been submitted to delete the other two public administration minors.
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Log Number: 201208-69

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate
Add a new course Nonprofit Management (3 crs) LIT  Senior (4XXX) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None 
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will cover a broad scope of topics pertaining to the management and leadership of nonprofit organizations in the United States. Topics include, but are not limited to, resource management, leadership, and current issues confronting nonprofits. This is a survey course and as such, each week students will be introduced to a new topic, which on its own can be a course unto itself. The goal is to introduce students to each to better prepare them for the broad array of issues facing nonprofit administrators.

Log Number: 201208-79

Sociology and Anthropology - Undergraduate

Add a new degree-major program
Bachelor of Social Work - Social Work Major


Summary of the Changes:
The University of North Florida (UNF) Department of Sociology and Anthropology proposes to launch a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree during the 2013-2014 academic year. This degree was added to UNF's New Degree Master Plan in January 2011. The BSW degree will require 120 credit hours, 54 of which will be earned through Social Work courses. This includes 450 hours of field education in accordance with the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). To maintain program quality and meet the faculty student ratio mandated by CSWE, this will be a limited access program admitting 40 students per year. 
The mission of the UNF BSW program is to prepare students with the generalist knowledge, values, and skills to provide effective social work services to diverse client systems, such as individuals or families, in a variety of practice settings (e.g., schools, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, government agencies). Our curriculum is designed to enhance students' understanding of and sensitivity to economic and social inequalities and foster commitment to serving and advocating for the wellbeing of those who are vulnerable, marginalized, and oppressed. 
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has offered a minor and concentration in Social Welfare for a number of years, but a BSW degree from an accredited program offers students several advantages. Students who earn a BSW degree will have the option of entering an Advanced Standing Master of Social Work (MSW) program, in which they can complete their graduate education in approximately one year (compared with 2 or more years without a BSW). Additionally, the BSW degree is the minimum requirement for entry-level social worker positions, which commonly entail case management and victim advocacy services. In 2009, the State of Florida adopted a statute granting title protection to the social work profession, increasing the demand for undergraduate and graduate social work degrees from accredited institutions. Individuals who do not hold a BSW or MSW from an accredited institution are prohibited from calling themselves "social workers" or working in many social work positions. Concurrent with the New Degree process, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is pursuing accreditation with the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE), the national accrediting body for the field. 
Additional Resources: Because UNF's library has supported the Social Welfare program for many years, its holdings are sufficient to support the BSW program so long as current journal subscriptions, and book and reference acquisitions, are maintained. The Dean of the Library has signed the New Degree Program Application. The faculty necessary for delivering program courses were hired in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Accreditation fees have been set aside by the College of Arts & Sciences. 
This is the second phase of the new program approval process; the program was approved by the UNF Board of Trustees on October 16, 2012. 
This package includes the following: 
Add the following new courses: 
SOW4105, Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 
SOW4106, Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 
SOW3XXX, Social Work Communication 
SOW3404, Social Work Research Methods 
SOW4XXX, Social Work Practice with Groups 
SOW4522, Field Seminar I 
SOW4512, Field Education II 
SOW4523, Field Seminar II 
SYA4XXX, Evaluation Research/Program Analysis 
Change the names and descriptions of the following courses: 
SOW4511, Community Agency Practicum (change to "Field Education I") 
SOW4302, Social Work with Individuals and Families (change to "Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families") 
SOW4322, Social Work with Organizations and Communities (change to "Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities") 
Change description of the following course: 
SOW3203, Social Welfare Institutions

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Change an existing course Social Welfare Institutions SOW Junior (3XXX) 203

This is one of a number of Social Welfare/Social Work (SOW) courses for which the description and outcomes are being changed to comply with the requirements of the BSW accrediting body, the Council for Social Work Education.
New Course Description: 
This course will examine the historical development and contemporary administration of major American social welfare policies and programs and critically analyze the political, economic, and social impact of those policies and programs on diverse and vulnerable populations. Students will learn how social welfare policy impacts social work practice as well as how social workers engage in policy practice to advance social and economic justice. 

 

Change an existing course SW w/ Indiv and Fam SOW Senior (4xxx) 302
This is one of a number of Social Welfare/Social Work (SOW) courses for which the description and outcomes are being changed to comply with the requirements of the BSW accrediting body, the Council for Social Work Education. The course will be included in the new BSW curriculum.
New Course Description: 
This course provides a foundation in generalist social work knowledge and skills for practice at the micro-level with individuals and families with special emphasis given to oppressed and at-risk populations. Students will develop interpersonal communication, assessment, and service planning skills. Special attention will be paid to the influence of personal values and biases as they relate to ethical social work practice. Strategies for the resolution of ethical dilemmas and culturally competent practice will be introduced and reinforced.

Change an existing course SW w/Org and Com SOW Senior (4xxx) 322
This is one of a number of Social Welfare/Social Work (SOW) courses for which the description and outcomes are being changed to comply with the requirements of the BSW accrediting body, the Council for Social Work Education. The course will be included in the new BSW curriculum.
New Course Description: 
This course provides a foundation in social work knowledge, skills, and values for generalist practice with diverse client systems at the mezzo- and macro-levels in evolving organizational, community, and societal contexts. The role of social workers in advancing human rights and social and economic justice will be examined.

Change an existing course Community Agency Practicum SOW Senior (4xxx) 511

This is one of a number of Social Welfare/Social Work (SOW) courses for which the description and outcomes are being changed to comply with the requirements of the BSW accrediting body, the Council for Social Work Education. The course will be included in the new BSW curriculum.
New Course Description: 
Field education is integral to the education and professional socialization of social work students, providing a structured and supervised environment in which students may apply theoretical knowledge, test and refine practice skills, and adopt professional behaviors. Field Education I, the first of two consecutive courses, allows students to apply the generalist knowledge and skills acquired through academic courses to social work practice with a specific client system in a social services setting. 

 

Add a new course Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3 crs) SOW Senior (4xxx) 105

Prerequisites:    
None 
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to the social work view of the person in environment as well as an overview of theories of human development across the lifespan. Special emphasis will be given to the interactions between the person and family with systems of all sizes including groups, societies, and economic systems. The basic domains of system interaction (biological, psychological, social, cultural, spiritual, and identity) will be discussed especially as they relate to oppressed and at-risk populations.
Add a new course Social Work Communication 
(3 crs)
SOW Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None 
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This is a skills-based course in which students will have the opportunity to develop and refine communication skills critical to effective and ethical social work practice with diverse client systems. Mastery of course content will provide students with fundamental social work communication skills, including interviewing and listening, corresponding with clients and colleagues, documenting service provision, and writing reports.
Add a new course Social Work Research Methods 
(3 crs)
SOW Junior (3xxx) 404

Prerequisites:    
None 
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course examines quantitative and qualitative research methods in an effort to equip students with the knowledge, ethics, and skills to utilize research to inform social work practice. Mastery of course content will enable students to appraise research literature on social work interventions; to distinguish and critique the utility of research design, sampling, and measurement strategies to evaluate social work services; to protect the dignity and rights of human subjects; and, to evaluate social work practice as well as engage in career-long learning.
Add a new course Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3 crs) SOW Senior (4xxx) 106

Prerequisites:    
None 
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course provides students with theoretical knowledge of human behavior and the social environment in preparation for social work practice with diverse client systems at the mezzo and macro levels. Utilizing an empowerment perspective and systems framework, this course examines theories and knowledge of human behavior in the contexts of groups, organizations, and communities.
Add a new course Social Work Practice with Groups (3 crs) SOW Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None 
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course provides a foundation in generalist social work knowledge and skills for ethical and culturally competent practice at the mezzo level. Students will have the opportunity to learn about theories of group intervention, the stages and dynamics of group development, and strategies and techniques for conducting and evaluating the effectiveness of a variety of groups, such as education, socialization, and support groups.

Add a new course Field Education II (3 crs) SOW Senior (4xxx) 512

Prerequisites:    
"SOW4511: Field Education I" 
Co-requisites:    
"SOW4523: Field Seminar II"

Course Description:

Field education is integral to the education and professional socialization of social work students, providing a structured and supervised environment in which students may apply theoretical knowledge, test and refine practice skills, and adopt professional behaviors. Field Education II, the second of two consecutive courses, allows students to apply the generalist knowledge and skills acquired through academic courses to social work practice with a specific client system in a social services setting.

Add a new course Field Seminar I (3 crs) SOW Senior (4xxx) 522

Prerequisites:    
None 
Co-requisites:    
"SOW4511: Field Education I"

Course Description:

Throughout the Field Seminar I, students will engage in a process of self-assessment, examining personal values and biases as they impact interactions with clients and co-workers. Students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to experiences and ethical dilemmas encountered in the practice setting. The fieldwork experience allows students to apply the generalist knowledge and skills acquired through academic courses to work with diverse client populations to bring about planned change. Tools for addressing burnout and compassion fatigue will be examined. Students will also engage in strategies to mitigate the emotional turmoil that often accompanies beginning social work with micro and mezzo client systems through the use of professional supervision and self-reflection exercises.

Add a new course Field Seminar II (3 crs) SOW Senior (4xxx) 523

Prerequisites:    
"SOW4522: Field Seminar I"
Co-requisites:    
"SOW4512: Field Education II"

Course Description:

Throughout the Field Seminar II, students will continue to engage in a process of self-assessment, examining personal values and biases as they impact interactions with clients and co-workers. Students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to experiences and ethical dilemmas encountered in the practice setting. The fieldwork experience allows students to apply the generalist knowledge and skills acquired through academic courses to work with diverse client populations to bring about planned change. Special emphasis will be given to the planned change process on a macro level with organizations, communities and social welfare policy.

Add a new course Evaluation Research/Program Analysis SYA Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"SYA3300: Logic of Inquiry"
OR "SOW3404: Social Work Research Methods" 
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

Program Evaluations are often required by government and private agencies to assess program processes and outcomes and are often used in decisions concerning whether programs should be continued, improved, expanded, or eliminated. In this class, we will explore the history of the program evaluation "movement" and the intersection of Evaluation Research and Applied Social Science. The course provides a framework through which the skill set developed in the basic research methods classes can be used to evaluate social programs in a variety of agencies, institutions and settings. Students will become familiar with a number of techniques and theoretical foundations utilized in Evaluation/Applied Sociology and provide hands-on experience working on an Evaluation/Applied Sociology project.

 

Log Number: 201301-5

Sociology and Anthropology - Undergraduate   

 

Change an existing course Sel Top:Cultural Anthropology ANT  Senior (4XXX) 931

The Summer Archaeological Field school requires students to be in the field up to 30 hours a week. Changing the credits hours (to 3-6 credits) reflects the actual time and work they do in the field. A variable credit field school is the norm within the SUS. This is a summer-only course; we would like it to be effective Summer A of 2013.This course maybe repeated up to 12 credit hours.