Agenda Item FA 14-10

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)

(Art & Design, Communication, English, History, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Music, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Physics): New Courses, Course Changes, and Programs of Studies Changes (23 packages)

04/03/14: Passed

04/11/14: Approved

Log Number: 201401-12

Art and Design – Undergraduate

Add a new minor                       
Ceramics Minor

Summary of the Changes:
Ceramics Minor (18 Credits). Adding this minor to our curriculum offerings will allow students to pursue advanced ceramics classes in a focused manner. This will also help boost our numbers in ceramics to enable us to split our cross enrolled intermediate and advanced classes. Currently we only offer six openings for our advanced class per semester, which makes it difficult for our majors to complete their required classes. Our Ceramics BFA students are required to repeat intermediate and advanced ceramics to fill the course of study requirements.  
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 for the program of study)  

Log Number: 201308-93

Communication – Undergraduate  

 

Change an existing course

Principles of Pub Relations

PUR

Junior (3xxx)

000

No additional resources are needed to make the requested change, which is to add to PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations the following two Prereqs: MMC1004-Media Literacy and MMC3105-Advanced Writing for the Media. This change will help make students more ready to take PUR 3000-Principles of Public Relations. The course description page for the UNF system currently fails to list the two prereqs (see http://www.unf.edu/catalog/link/UGPUR3000A/) even though the POS does correctly list the two prereqs.

New Course Description:
The course is a survey of principles, policies and practice of public relations, focusing on planning, publics, techniques and agencies utilizing public relations. Prerequisite: MMC 1004-Media Literacy and MMC 3105-Advanced Writing for the Media.

 

Log Number: 201308-94

Communication – Undergraduate  

 

Change an existing course

Advanced Writing For The Media

MMC

Junior (3xxx)

105

MMC 3105, Advanced Writing for the Media is missing a prerequisite. The prerequisite required is MMC 1004, Media Literacy. While the POS does list MMC 1004 as the prerequisite for MMC 3105, the course description page in the UNF system fails to list MMC 1004 as a prerequisite for MMC 3105. See http://www.unf.edu/catalog/link/UGMMC3105A/
New Course Description:
This course is an advanced, skills-based writing experience designed to prepare students to enter disciple-specific writing courses at the upper division. The course focuses on writing techniques used by communications professionals. Weekly lectures and small, intensive writing labs enable students to develop strong, professionally oriented writing skills. (A material fee will be assessed.) Prerequisite: MMC 1004, Media Literacy

 

Log Number: 201308-95

Communication – Undergraduate  

 

Change an existing course

Mass Communications Research

MMC

Senior (4xxx)

420

No additional resources are needed to make the requested change, which is to add to the prereq. for MMC 4420-Mass Communication Research the following: STA2023-(GM)Elem Statistics-Business for Advertising track students and STA2014-(GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS for Public Relations track students and Multimedia Journalism & Production track students. The change will help make students more ready to take MMC 4420-Mass Communication Research, which addresses statistics. Students already must take these courses; the requested change simply specifies when they should take these courses.
New Course Description:
This course introduces students to mass communications research techniques and topics. Students will explore various social science research methods, including surveys, experiments and field research. Students will be expected to create and implement one or several research projects during the course. (A material fee will be assessed.) Prerequisites: MMC 1004-Media Literacy, MMC 3105-Advanced Writing for the Media, MMC 3614-Media Theories & Effects, and STA2023-(GM)Elem Statistics-Business for Advertising track students or STA2014-(GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS for Public Relations track students and Multimedia Journalism & Production track students.

 

Log Number: 201308-96

Communication – Undergraduate  

 

Change an existing course

Small Group Communication

COM

Junior (3xxx)

440

No resources are needed to make the requested change, which is to change the course description to the following in order to update what the class teaches and to keep the course on the books: "This course will introduce theories regarding the interaction of individuals in groups, and techniques of discussion applied to goal-oriented small group situations. Assignments and activities will increase understanding of communication in groups encountered in both personal and professional contexts. Topics considered include systems theory, decision-making, problem-solving, leadership, power and status, parliamentary procedure, and group development. This course includes consideration of research methods, leadership, and conflict resolution applied to active community based learning as well as classroom learning activities."
New Course Description:
This course will introduce theories regarding the interaction of individuals in groups, and techniques of discussion applied to goal-oriented small group situations. Assignments and activities will increase understanding of communication in groups encountered in both personal and professional contexts. Topics considered include systems theory, decision-making, problem-solving, leadership, power and status, parliamentary procedure, and group development. This course includes consideration of research methods, leadership, and conflict resolution applied to active community based learning as well as classroom learning activities.

 

 

Log Number: 201308-97

Communication – Undergraduate

Change an existing minor                       
Mass Communication Minor

Summary of the Changes:
Remove JOU 3204-Principles of Journalism and add four courses -- MMC 4500-History of Mass Communication (3 Credits), JOU 3109-Multimedia Reporting (3 Credits), PUR 3100-Public Relations Writing (3 Credits), and ADV 3101-Advertising Creative Strategy (3 Credits) -- to the electives in the Mass Communication Minor. The total credit hours do not change, remaining at 15 credit hours. 
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Log Number: 201401-4

Communication – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program                        
Bachelor of Science - Communication Major Advertising Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
The following two actions are being proposed:
"B.S. in Communication majors must complete a minimum of 72 hours outside of journalism and mass communication" and "B.S. in Communication majors can take no more than 6 credit hours for internships."
These actions are required in order for the Department of Communication to meet the standards of accreditation from The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Total program hours are 40.
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Log Number: 201401-5

Communication – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program                       
Bachelor of Science - Communication Major Public Relations Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
The following two actions are being proposed:
"B.S. in Communication majors must complete a minimum of 72 hours outside of journalism and mass communication" and "B.S. in Communication majors can take no more than 6 credit hours for internships."
These actions are required in order for the Department of Communication to meet the standards of accreditation from The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Total program hours are 40.
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Log Number: 201401-6

Communication – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Science - Communication Major Multimedia Journ. & Production Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
The following two actions are being proposed:

"B.S. in Communication majors must complete a minimum of 72 hours outside of journalism and mass communication" and "B.S. in Communication majors can take no more than 6 credit hours for internships."
These actions are required in order for the Department of Communication to meet the standards of accreditation from The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Total program hours are 40.   

Log Number: 201401-22

English – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program
Bachelor of Arts - Interdisciplinary Studies Major

Summary of the Changes:
Proposal to Revise the COAS Interdisciplinary Studies Major
Interdisciplinary Studies provides students with the opportunity to design an individualized program of study that involves an intentional selection of coursework in more than one discipline. The central purpose of the College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Studies program is for students to investigate a focused set of cross-disciplinary issues, problems, challenges, and methodologies and to develop expertise in key intellectual competencies, including but not limited to advanced writing and critical thinking skills.
B. A. Tracks
Student selects either Track 1 or Track 2
Track 1: A theme-based course of cross-disciplinary study. Requirements for the Major (36 CHs):
a. Select 11 upper-division (3000-, 4000-level) courses, including at least one from COAS. Courses cannot count toward both the general education requirement and the requirement for the major.
b. Select a capstone course involving either (i) a research project or (ii) an experiential learning project (based on but not limited to a TLO or transformational learning opportunity, a community-based learning opportunity, or a leadership opportunity) in which students synthesize the learning they have attained in relation to their goals and outcomes.
c. Complete the Foreign Language/Foreign Culture requirement.
or
Track 2: A course of cross-disciplinary study focusing on the development of key intellectual competencies. Requirements for the Major (36 CHs):
a. Select 11 upper-division (3000-, 4000- level) courses, including (i) at least three advanced writing/communication (3000-, 4000-level) courses, (ii) at least four critical thinking (3000-, 4000-level) courses or four quantitative reasoning and analysis (3000-, 4000-level) courses, and (iii) four additional (3000-, 4000-level) courses that focus on specific competencies. Courses cannot count toward both the general education requirement and the requirement for the major.
b. Select a capstone course involving either (i) a research project or (ii) an experiential learning project (based on but not limited to a TLO or transformational learning opportunity, a community-based learning opportunity, or a leadership opportunity) in which students synthesize the learning they have attained in relation to their goals and outcomes.
c. Complete the Foreign Language/Foreign Culture requirement.
The Interdisciplinary Studies Major requires a minor in a specific departmental program. Courses used for the major may not also count for the minor.
Entrance/Eligibility Requirements
GPA Requirement: A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to be admitted to and to graduate with the Interdisciplinary Major.
Advising Requirement: Student must first meet with COAS advisor, Mr. Keith Martin (51/2203, kemartin@unf.edu, 620-1379), to develop a program of study and to identify learning goals and outcomes.
Proposal Requirement: Students should bring a draft of their proposed course of cross-disciplinary study along with a rationale. They should explain how their courses, individually and collectively, will provide the knowledge that they are interested in acquiring concerning the common focus of the courses.
Dean’s Approval: Mr. Martin will forward the proposed programs of study to the College of Arts and Sciences dean for approval.  

Log Number: 201401-23

English – Undergraduate

Change an existing minor                       
Interdisciplinary Studies Minor

Summary of the Changes:
Proposal to Revise the COAS Interdisciplinary Studies Minor
Interdisciplinary Studies provides students with the opportunity to design an individualized program of study that involves an intentional selection of coursework in more than one discipline. The central purpose of the College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Studies program is for students to investigate a focused set of cross-disciplinary issues, problems, challenges, and methodologies and to develop expertise in key intellectual competencies, including but not limited to advanced writing and critical thinking skills.
Minor Requirements:
Students select either Track 1 or Track 2
Track 1: A theme-based course of cross-disciplinary study. Requirements for the Minor (15 CHs): Select 4-5 upper-division (3000-, 4000-level) courses (depending on how many are 3 credits and how many are 4 credits), including at least one from COAS.
Track 2: A course of cross-disciplinary study focusing on the development of key intellectual competencies. Requirements for the Minor (15 CHs): 4-5 upper-division (3000-, 4000-level) courses (depending on how many are 3 credits and how many are 4 credits), including (i) at least one course from COAS, (ii) at least two advanced writing/communication courses, and (iii) at least three critical thinking courses or three quantitative reasoning and analysis courses.
Courses used for the minor may not also be used for the Interdisciplinary Studies major. Acceptance of transfer credits is at the discretion of the program director.
Courses cannot count toward both the general education requirement and the requirement for the minor
Minimum GPA
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to be admitted and to graduate with either track of the Interdisciplinary Minor
Advising Requirement: Student must first meet with COAS advisor, Mr. Keith Martin (51/2203, kemartin@unf.edu, 620-1379), to develop a program of study and to identify learning goals and outcomes.
Proposal Requirement: Students should bring a draft of their proposed course of cross-disciplinary study along with a rationale. They should explain how their courses, individually and collectively, will provide the knowledge that they are interested in acquiring concerning the common focus of the courses.
Dean’s Approval: Mr. Martin will forward the proposed programs of study to the College of Arts and Sciences dean for approval.   

Log Number: 201308-79

History – Undergraduate  

 

Change an existing course

Africa Since Independence

AFH

Junior (3xxx)

252

Change name from "Africa Since Independence" to "War, Genocide, and HIV in Mod. Africa" to better reflect course content.

 

Log Number: 201401-20

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program
Bachelor of Arts - French Studies Major

Summary of the Changes:
1. Remove "FRW 3100 Survey of French Literature: Pre-19th Century," "FRW 3101 Survey of French Literature: The Modern Period," and "FRT 4561 Women in French Literature & Culture" from the lists of major electives. Justification: These are courses that have not been taught in over five years which are being dropped from the catalog.
2. Add: ", taught in English" after "Focusing on France and the Francophone world" in the second list of electives. Justification: This is to make it clear that these courses are taught in English, while those in the list above are taught in French.
3. Add missing opening parens before "Focusing on Europe)" in the third list of electives. Justification: This corrects a punctuation error.
4. Add ", taught in English" after "Focusing on Europe" in the third list of electives. Justification: This is to make it clear that these courses are taught in English.
5. Add “EUH3932 Selected Topics: European History (topic on France only)” to the third list labeled of electives
Justification: This course belongs in this list but had not previously been added to the description in the catalog.
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Log Number: 201401-21

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures – Undergraduate  

 

Change an existing course

Advanced Spanish Gram & Discus

SPN

Senior (4xxx)

400

1) Change the title of this course from "SPN4400 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Discussion" to "SPN4400 Advanced Spanish Composition."
2) Replace current description with the following:
Description: Prerequisite is SPN3300, Composition in Spanish, or SPN3350, Spanish for Speakers of Spanish. This course seeks to improve students’ ability to express themselves with clarity and precision in Spanish through an advanced review of Spanish grammar and syntax, activities designed to build vocabulary, and the production of a variety of writing assignments. The course may incorporate the analysis of literary texts and other cultural production.
The prerequisites are not changing. They remain SPN 3300 or SPN 3350.
Justification: We believe the revised title and description better reflect the current content of this course and will help differentiate it in the catalog from SPN4410 Advanced Spanish Conversation.
New Course Description:

This course seeks to improve students’ ability to express themselves with clarity and precision in Spanish through an advanced review of Spanish grammar and syntax, activities designed to build vocabulary, and the production of a variety of writing assignments. The course may incorporate the analysis of literary texts and other cultural production.

Change an existing course

Beginning Foreign Language I

FOL

Sophomore (2xxx)

930

Summary:
1) Change course number of "FOL2930 Beginning Foreign Language I" to "FOL1XXX"
2) Replace existing course description with the following updated text:
This course prepares the student to read, write and speak a language other than English. Native and heritage speakers of the target language may take this course only with the permission of the chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Course Fees: $10
Justification:
These changes are being made to bring this beginning-level course in line with all our other beginning-level foreign language courses.
Note: This is a general placeholder course that is primarily used when transferring in study abroad credits for students. It could also be used to introduce a new foreign language before a specific course were added to the catalog.
New Course Description:

This course prepares the student to read, write and speak a language other than English. Native and heritage speakers of the target language may take this course only with the permission of the chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Course Fees: $10.

 

Change an existing course

Beginning Foreign Language II

FOL

Sophomore (2xxx)

931

Summary:
1) Change course number of "FOL2931 Beginning Foreign Language II" to "FOL1XXX"
2) Replace existing course description with the following updated text:
Prerequisite is FOL1xxx, Beginning Foreign Language I. As the second half of the Beginning Foreign Language sequence, this course continues to prepare the student to read, write and speak a language other than English. Native and heritage speakers of the target language may take this course only with the permission of the chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Course Fees: $10
Justification:
These changes are being made to bring this beginning-level course in line with all our other beginning-level foreign language courses.
Note: This is a general placeholder course that is primarily used when transferring in study abroad credits for students. It could also be used to introduce a new foreign language before a specific course were added to the catalog.
New Course Description:

Prerequisite is FOL1xxx, Beginning Foreign Language I. As the second half of the Beginning Foreign Language sequence, this course continues to prepare the student to read, write and speak a language other than English. Native and heritage speakers of the target language may take this course only with the permission of the chair of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Course Fees: $10

 

Log Number: 201308-99

Music – Undergraduate  

 

Add a new course

Summer Musical Theater Intensive (v.1–6 crs)

MVV

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The Summer Musical Theater Intensive offers training in singing, acting and dance as related to musical theater. UNF Music Faculty will work in partnership with actors from London's West End Theatres to offer this instruction.

 

Log Number: 201401-19

Music – Undergraduate  

 

Add a new course

Violin Orchestra Repertory
(2 crs)

MVS

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This class focuses on the most challenging orchestral excerpts for violin. Each excerpt will be discussed and performed, addressing the technical demands as well as the broader context of how the excerpt fit into the orchestral composition.

 

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Viola Orchestra Repertory (2 crs)

MVS

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This class focuses on the most challenging orchestral excerpts for viola. Each excerpt will be discussed and performed, addressing the technical demands as well as the broader context of how the excerpt fit into the orchestral composition.

 

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Cello Orchestra Repertory (2 crs)

MVS

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This class focuses on the most challenging orchestral excerpts for cello. Each excerpt will be discussed and performed, addressing the technical demands as well as the broader context of how the excerpt fit into the orchestral composition.

 

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Bass Orchestra Repertory (2 crs)

MVS

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This class focuses on the most challenging orchestral excerpts for bass. Each excerpt will be discussed and performed, addressing the technical demands as well as the broader context of how the excerpt fit into the orchestral composition.

 

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Advanced Violin and Viola Pedagogy (3 crs)

MVS

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This class consists of two and a half hours of instruction per week, focusing on violin and viola technique, teaching and applying concepts to repertoire. Learning is assessed each week through the student's ability to state their knowledge on the subject matter and their progression in their ability to teach technical concepts related to string playing. Other requirements such as presentations or papers will also be part of this class. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

 

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Advanced Cello and Bass Pedagogy (3 crs)

MVS

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This class consists of two and a half hours of instruction per week, focusing on cello and bass technique, teaching and applying concepts to repertoire. Learning is assessed each week through the student's ability to state their knowledge on the subject matter and their progression in their ability to teach technical concepts related to string playing. Other requirements such as presentations or papers will also be part of this class. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

 

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Advanced Choral Conducting
(2 crs)

MUG

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"MUT1112: Theory II"
AND "MUG3104: Basic Conducting"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite: MUT1112 Theory II and MUG3104 Basic Conducting. This course provides advanced study in choral conducting. This course will engage in an intensive study of the art of conducting, score preparation/analysis, and rehearsal pedagogy. Students will study conducting with emphasis on going beyond the pattern, gesture-to-sound relationship, and demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of musical forms and concepts through conducting. Additional topics may include technical studies, sight-reading and selections from masterworks. Material will be assigned based on student ability and will be chosen from a broad selection of traditional and non-traditional choral and orchestral repertoire

 

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Choral Literature (3 crs)

MUL

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course serves as a survey of choral literature. Writing and research, in addition to demonstration of graduate-level knowledge of musical theory, history, style, and performance practice are major components of this course. Permission of the instructor is required.

 

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Choral Conducting and Literature Seminar (2 crs)

MUG

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course provides additional study in conducting and literature. This course will engage in an intensive study in conducting topics, repertoire, score preparation/analysis, rehearsal techniques, resource assessments, technical studies, sight-reading and selections from masterworks. Assignments will be given based on student ability and chosen from a broad selection of traditional and non-traditional repertoire. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. Permission of the instructor is required.

 

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Instrumental Conducting and Literature Seminar (2 crs)

MUG

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The primary focus of this seminar course will be the establishment of procedures for an informed and artistic performance, while exploring/analyzing the dimension of instrumental repertoire and inherent conducting requirements and expectations. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits. Permission of the instructor is required.

 

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String-Piano Sonata Class (2 crs)

MUN

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course is an intensive chamber music elective for string players and pianists, where students collaborate to produce polished performances of challenging repertoire. Learning will be assessed each week through musical performance of assigned repertoire. Each semester will culminate with a final jury examination performed for a faculty panel. This course is open to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. (A material fee will be assessed.)

 

Log Number: 201401-39

Music – Undergraduate  

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Music - Music Performance Major Music Technology & Production Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
We are requesting to add MUS 1XXX Introduction to Digital Audio to the degree program for the B.M. Music Performance: Music Technology and Production concentration. This course will be a replacement for MUM 1XXX Concert Recording, which should be removed from the program of study. 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:
MUM 1XXX Concert Recording
Courses to be added to the program of study:
MUM 1XXX Introduction to Digital Audio
(Click here for the program of study)

 

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Introduction to Digital Audio
(1 cr)

MUM

Freshman (1xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Students will learn to use basic audio editing, mixing and mastering techniques, and recording equipment in order to manipulate audio to craft finished recordings.

 

Log Number: 201401-40

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 to reduce the number of elective credit hours from 13 to 5 in the B.M. Music Performance: Voice concentration. Currently, the total number of credit hours in the degree is 128. This reduction in the amount of elective credits will bring the degree requirements to 120 credit hours. This action only requires changing the required number of elective hours in the program of study. No courses need to be added or deleted from the program of study.
Changes to be made in the program of study:
Junior Year (Fall) - reduce electives from 3 credits to 1 credit
Junior Year (Spring) - reduce electives from 3 credits to 1 credit
Senior Year (Fall) - reduce electives from 3 credits to 1 credit
Senior Year (Spring) - reduce electives from 4 credits to 2 credit
(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201401-41

Music – Undergraduate  

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Music - Music Performance Major Music-Woodwinds, Brass, Percus Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
This is a request to create new pedagogy and literature courses to replace MVO 4640 Wind and Percussion Pedagogy and MUL 4451C Wind and Percussion Literature. Three new courses, MVO 4XXX Woodwind Pedagogy, MVO 4XXX Brass Pedagogy, and MVO 4XXX Percussion Pedagogy, will be created as replacements for MVO 4640 Wind and Percussion Pedagogy. Additionally, three new courses, MUL 4XXX Woodwind Literature, MUL 4XXX Brass Literature, and MUL 4XXX Percussion Literature, will be created as replacements for MUL 4451C Wind and Percussion Literature. We are requesting to create these courses to better reflect the specific content studied by students in this concentration based on their applied instrument (woodwind, brass, or percussion). Separate courses will also allow faculty who currently share this course to receive full teaching load credit for instructing it. 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:
MVO 4640 Wind and Percussion Pedagogy
MUL 4451C Wind and Percussion Literature
Courses to be added to the program of study:
MVO 4XXX Woodwind Pedagogy
MVO 4XXX Brass Pedagogy,
MVO 4XXX Percussion Pedagogy
MUL 4XXX Woodwind Literature
MUL 4XXX Brass Literature
MUL 4XXX Percussion Literature
(Click here for the program of study)

 

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Woodwind Pedagogy (3 crs)

MVO

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of teaching and performance techniques for woodwind instruments. Students will be provided with pedagogical knowledge of private woodwind instrument teaching including student motivation, tone production, technique, articulations, transpositions, and a survey of literature. Topics include the historical development of woodwind instruments, repertory and pedagogy, the study of pedagogical literature, and the proper performance practicies for each historical period and genre studied.

 

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Brass Pedagogy (3 crs)

MVO

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of teaching and performance techniques for brass instruments. Students will be provided with pedagogical knowledge of private brass instrument teaching including student motivation, tone production, technique, articulations, transpositions, and a survey of literature. Topics include the historical development of brass instruments, repertory and pedagogy, the study of pedagogical literature, and the proper performance practicies for each historical period and genre studied.

 

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Percussion Pedagogy (3 crs)

MVO

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of teaching and performance techniques for percussion instruments. Students will be provided with pedagogical knowledge of private percussion instrument teaching including student motivation, tone production, technique, articulations, transpositions, and a survey of literature. Topics include the historical development of percussion instruments, repertory and pedagogy, the study of pedagogical literature, and the proper performance practicies for each historical period and genre studied.

 

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Woodwind Literature (3 crs)

MUL

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will examine and evaluate solo, ensemble, and orchestral woodwind literature, including music from all available styles and periods. Emphasis will be placed on the students' primary instrument of performance. A component of this study will include knowledge of available reference books which evaluate or list solos by difficulty level, texts, and information sources. The course activities provide a comprehensive knowledge of woodwind literature, and improve the students ability to identify the quality and value of compositions for study and performance.

 

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Brass Literature (3 crs)

MUL

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will examine and evaluate solo, ensemble, and orchestral brass literature, including music from all available styles and periods. Emphasis will be placed on the students' primary instrument of performance. A component of this study will include knowledge of available reference books which evaluate or list solos by difficulty level, texts, and information sources. The course activities provide a comprehensive knowledge of brass literature, and improve the students ability to identify the quality and value of compositions for study and performance.

 

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Percussion Literature (3 crs)

MUL

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will examine and evaluate solo, ensemble, and orchestral percussion literature, including music from all available styles and periods. Emphasis will be placed on the students' primary instrument of performance. A component of this study will include knowledge of available reference books which evaluate or list solos by difficulty level, texts, and information sources. The course activities provide a comprehensive knowledge of percussion literature, and improve the students ability to identify the quality and value of compositions for study and performance.

 

Log Number: 201308-88

Philosophy and Religious Studies – Undergraduate  

 

Change an existing course

20th Century Continent Philo

PHH

Senior (4xxx)

601

The requested action would change the course title from "20th Century Continental Philosophy" to "Contemporary European Philosophy." The proposed title describes the course more clearly and accurately, and will be understood better by students.

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHH 3400; Modern Philosophy, PHH 3500: 19th Century Philosophy, or one course in philosophy other than foreign culture. This course offers an examination of major issues and figures in 20th and 21st century European philosophy. It considers topics such as the alterity or difference of others, the relation of language to thought, the nature of human experience and perception, the nature of power, as well as contemporary perspectives on justice, ethics, and politics. The course draws on the works of influential theorists such as Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Beauvoir, Heidegger, Adorno, Deleuze, Derrida, and Foucault in order to gain insight into some of the main philosophical movements of the 20th century: phenomenology, existentialism, structuralism, post-structuralism, and deconstruction.

 

Log Number: 201308-102

Philosophy and Religious Studies – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Arts- Philosophy Major Studies in Applied Ethics Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
We would like to add PHI 3637 Ethical Issues in Public Health to the list of approved electives for the Studies in Applied Ethics concentration in the Philosophy Major. This topic of this course is directly related to applied ethics, and so it should be one of the options for the applied ethics concentration. The fact that it was not originally included was an oversight that this action will correct.
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Log Number: 201308-30

Physics – Undergraduate  

 

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Physical Geology (3 crs)

GLY

Sophomore (2xxx)

010

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Physical Geology is that branch of geology concerned with understanding the composition of the earth and the physical processes that act on and beneath its surface, based on the study of rocks, minerals, and sediments, their structures and formations, and their origin and alteration. This course is designed for those students who may have taken Earth Science (ESC2000), but who wish to further their knowledge of Earth processes, but it is also designed, in part, for civil and coastal engineering students, plus coastal biology students, who require a foundation and basic understanding of Earth systems.

 

Log Number: 201308-100

Physics – Undergraduate  

 

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Physics for Engineers 1 (3 crs)

PHY

Freshman (1xxx)

043

Prerequisites:   
"PHY1020: Introduction to Physics"
Co-requisites:   
"MAC2311: (GM) Calculus I"

Course Description:

Pre-requisite Course: "PHY1020: Introduction to Physics" and the Co-requisite Course: "MAC2311: (GM) Calculus I"
This course is only for Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering declared majors. This course will enroll declared Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering majors only. The course surveys fundamental laws and phenomena of mechanics, vibrations and waves, and selected topics in heat and fluids. Emphasis will be placed on the mathematical analysis of physical problems using calculus. The problems will involve physics applications to engineering when possible. Students who have passed a year of high school physics with a minimum grade of B can request to have the PHY 1020 prerequisite waived by the engineering student advisor.

 

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Physics for Engineers 2 (3 crs)

PHY

Sophomore (2xxx)

044

Prerequisites:   
"PHY1043: Physics for Engineers 1"
AND "MAC2311: (GM) Calculus I"
Co-requisites:   
"MAC2312: (GM) Calculus II"

Course Description:

Pre-requisite Courses: "PHY1043: Physics for Engineers 1" and "MAC2311: (GM) Calculus I" Co-requisite Course: "MAC2312: (GM) Calculus II"
This course is only for Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering declared majors. This course will enroll declared Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering majors only. The course surveys fundamental laws and phenomena of electricity, DC and AC electronic circuits, magnetism and selected topics in optics. Emphasis will be placed on the mathematical analysis of physical problems using calculus. The problems will involve physics applications to engineering when possible.