Agenda Item FA 12-43

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS (Undergraduate) - Art & Design, Mathematics & Statistics, & Music

New Courses, Course Changes, and Program of Study Changes (6 packages)

11/01/12: Passed

11/08/12: Approved

Log Number: 201205-2

Art and Design - Undergraduate

 

Add a new degree-major program 
Bachelor of Arts - Art History Major

Summary of the Changes: 
The purpose of this proposal is to transition the B.A. in Art – Art History concentration to a stand-alone Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History in the Department of Art and Design at the University of North Florida. This program has been approved by UNF governance, the BOT and the BOG, and it is now undergoing implementation via the APC process. In order to bring Art History in line with national standards and better promote the success of the program’s students and graduates, the B.A. in Art History degree program will reform and update the curriculum and pedagogical structure of UNF’s current Art History program. The B.A. in Art History program will offer a comprehensive curriculum in Art History that emphasizes the history of Western art from antiquity to the present, with particular curricular depth initially in Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern, and Contemporary art. The program will also require significant foreign language training. Pedagogically, the program will emphasize students’ acquisition of a versatile and broadly useful set of foreign language, writing, communication, critical thinking, and original research skills. The program will not offer formal tracks or concentrations. The B.A in Art History will require a total of 120 credit hours. 
The transition of the Art History program to a stand-alone degree program will enable UNF to maximize the Art History program’s educational impact on its students by revising the shape and intent of the program, which has outgrown its beginnings and curricular structure as a concentration in the B.A. in Art degree program. Under the guidelines of the current program, students are required to take at least 15 and may take as many as 24 hours of fine (studio) arts coursework, rather than the state mandated minimum of 6 hours for B.A. in Art History majors. Under current guidelines, students are required to take only 24 hours of Art History coursework. Although the Art History and Studio Art programs are happy partners in the same the department, their curriculum, pedagogical methods, and vocational outcomes are different. Studio Art represents an applied, creative course of study. Art History is research-centric and theoretical. (These disciplines approach the study of art much in the same way that Music and Physics approach the study of wavelengths). Nationally, it is not typical to require Art History majors to take large course loads in the Studio Arts, nor is it in the interest of our students to do so. The current structure risks producing students whose education is not sufficiently deep in either Art History or Studio Art. Under new guidelines outlined in this proposal, additional Art History courses, foreign language training (which is essential to research in Art History), and electives from complementary disciplines (e.g. History) will replace the bulk of the current Studio course load. 
The successful student in the new Art History program will graduate with sophisticated understanding of world cultural history and the arts, with highly developed original research and writing skills, a capacity for critical thought, and proficiency on more than one language. These skills prepare graduates for a wide-range of professional and educational pursuits. The B.A. in Art History naturally prepares students for graduate study in Art History and Museum Studies. The B.A. in Art History prepares undergraduates to enter the workforce in Arts-related vocations, including museum work, commercial art gallery work, teaching, and non-profit and arts funding/arts foundation work, among other fields. Because of the degree’s focus on international cultural literacy, language study, and research and writing, successful graduates in Art History are also well suited to pursue graduate and professional degrees in Law, Business, Education, History, and a variety of international studies and foreign relations fields. Likewise, vocationally, traditional outcomes in non-arts fields for Art History graduates include teaching, public service, national intelligence work, and the Foreign Service.

Log Number: 201201-59

Mathematics & Statistics - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course Directed Individual Study STA Senior (4xxx) 906
This is a request to simply reword the course description to make it a complete sentence.
New Course Description:

This course may be repeated for a total of 12 credits with permission of the department.

 

Log Number: 201201-60

Mathematics & Statistics - Undergraduate


Change an existing course Directed Individual Study MAT Senior (4xxx) 906
This is a request to simply reword the course description to make it a complete sentence.
New Course Description:
This course may be repeated for a total of 12 credits with permission of the department.

Log Number: 201208-15

Music - Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Music- Music Performance Major Music-Classical Piano Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

This package is a request to split the Piano Accompanying requirement into two separate courses in the B.M. Music Performance - Classical Piano concentration. Currently Piano Performance majors are required to take two semesters of MUN2510 (Piano Accompanying), but there is no distinction between vocal accompanying and instrumental accompanying in the course catalog. Making this change will reflect the current syllabi and course emphases, allowing instructors to better focus the content of each course. The change in name from "Piano Accompanying" to "Collaborative Piano" better reflects the current terminology. Additionally, the change in course objectives for MUN2510 will allow instructors to focus on the vocal accompanying emphasis of this course. The degree will remain at 120 credits as this modification requires no changes to the required credits in the course categories of the degree.

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Change an existing course Piano Accompanying MUN Sophomore (2xxx) 510
This is a request to change the course title and description for MUN 2510: Piano Accompanying. The change in name from "Piano Accompanying" to "Collaborative Piano I" better reflects the current terminology and the change in description better reflects the vocal accompanying emphasis of the course. 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:

Students will study the art of accompanying and collaboration through vocal music from the Baroque to the present day. Topics include performance practice, orchestral reductions, preparing repertoire and communication. Students will demonstrate practical understanding through collaboration with a vocalist. This course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits. (A material fee of $35 will be assessed.)

Add a new course Collaborative Piano II (1 cr) MUN Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:
"MUN 2510: Collaborative Piano I"
Co-requisites:
None

Course Description:

Students will study the art of accompanying and collaboration through instrumental repertoire from the Baroque to the present day. Topics include performance practice, orchestral reductions, preparing repertoire and communication. Students will demonstrate practical understanding through collaboration with an instrumentalist. May be repeated for a total of 4 credits. (A material fee of $35 will be assessed.)

 

Log Number: 201208-16

Music - Undergraduate

 

Add a new course Junior Voice Recital (0 cr) MVV Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:
"MVV 1311: Applied Voice"
AND "MVV 2321: Applied Voice"
Co-requisites:
"MVV 3331: Applied Voice"

Course Description:

Music majors can present a junior recital during the fifth or sixth semester of voice study (MVV3331). This is a non credit course which provides important solo and collaborative performance opportunity and also preparation for the mandatory senior recital.

 

Log Number: 201208-17

Music - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Music- Music Performance Major Music-Classical Voice Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

We are requesting the addition of Senior Voice Recital as a replacement for Senior Recital in the B.M. Music Performance - Classical Voice concentration. This change will allow us to address the specific needs of students in the Voice concentration. The degree will remain at 120 credits as this modification requires no changes to the required credits in the course categories of the degree.

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Add a new course Senior Voice Recital
(0 cr)
MUV   Senior (4xxx) XXX
Prerequisites:
"MVV1311: Applied Voice"
AND "MVV 2321: Applied Voice"
AND "MVV 3331: Applied Voice"
Co-requisites:
"MVV 4341: Applied Voice"
Course Description:

This course provides important solo and collaborative performance opportunity and is a requirement of the B.M. Music Performance - Classical Voice concentration.