Agenda Item FA 13-47

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Sciences (Graduate)

(English, Music, Political Science & Public Administration): New Courses, Courses Changes, & Programs of Studies Changes. (5 packages)- Approved

12/05/13: Passed

12/13/13: Approved

Log Number: 201308-19

English – Graduate  


Change a degree-major of an existing program                   
Master of Arts - English Major

Summary of the Changes:
Change the M.A. in English catalog page to reflect changes to prerequisites for the program instituted by the Graduate Committee, Department of English. Change "Prerequisites Courses must have sufficiently high grades. SELECT 18 HRS (3000/4000) FROM: AML / ENL / CRW / LIT / ENG " to "ENG 4013: Approaches to Literary Interpretation with a grade of B or higher" and "A B.A.in English or a related field with a GPA of 3.0" and "A verbal score on the GRE of 153 or better."
The minimum number of credit hours (33)remains the same.
The electives available for graduate students to take need to reflect course changes made to the Concentration in Composition and Rhetoric for the Fall 2014 catalog.
The following title needs to be changed: ENC 6700 Theory of Composition now must be named ENC 6700 Studies in Composition Theory.
The following course needs to be added to the list of electives: ENC 6942: Teaching Practicum: Writing Classroom.
The following course needs to be subtracted from the list of electives: ENG6941: DIS: Practicum: Teaching Composition (a near duplicate of ENC 6942 except for the required number of prerequisite hours).
The following course needs to be added to the list of electives: ENC 6xxx: Studies in Composition Research. 
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 for the program of study) 

Log Number: 201308-20

English – Graduate  

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program                   
Master of Arts - English Major Composition and Rhetoric Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
This package is a request to modify the Composition and Rhetoric concentration in the M.A. in English to add courses currently in our catalog, and to request course numbers and titles that are compatible with the current course numbering system. We also request to add to the Plan of Study the required number of courses for the concentration. We request that the ENC 6706 Grammar and Rhetoric of the Sentence be REVISED to the 5000 level and the TITLE CHANGED to Style as Substance. We request that ENC 6700 Theory of Composition be added to the Plan of Study and the title REVISED to Studies in Composition Theory. We request that the title ENC 6720 Problems in Contemporary Composition be revised to the 5000 level. We request to add two new courses, ENC 5XXX Technical Writing and ENC 6XXX Studies in Composition Research. We request to delete ENC 6333 The Subject of Composition from the Plan of Study. The Concentration in Composition and Rhetoric constitutes 9 elective hours of the 33 credit hour total required of the M.A. in English.
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Change an existing course

Theory of Composition

ENC

Graduate (6xxx)

700

Change course title from "Theory of Composition" to "Studies in Composition Theory" to facilitate greater continuity throughout the Florida University System.
New Course Description:
ENC 6700, Studies in Composition Theory, is one of the courses in the Composition and Rhetoric concentration within the M.A. in English. In this class we will explore some of the most influential theories of rhetoric by reading primary and secondary texts and apply them to contemporary problems in the teaching of composition.

 

Change an existing course

Gram/Rhet of Sent and Para

ENC

Graduate (6xxx)

706

This course number was ENC 6706 Grammar and Rhetoric of the Sentence and Paragraph, and we propose the change to ENC 5XXX, Style as Substance. This change in number level will allow our graduate students to take more courses at the 6000 level.
New Course Description:

ENC 5XXX Style as Substance is one of the courses in the Composition and Rhetoric concentration in the M.A. in English. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the theoretical and technical background to recognize the sources of grammar, style, and rhetorical problems that so often trouble their own writing, as well as the writing of inexperienced writers.

 

Change an existing course

Problems in Comp

ENC

Graduate (6xxx)

720

This course number was ENC 6720, Five Major Problems in Composition, and we request a change in course number and title to ENC 5XXX, "Problems in Contemporary Composition" to be more consistent with current course titles in the Florida course title system. We also request a change in course number to the 5000 level in order for more of our graduate students to take 6000 level courses.
New Course Description:
ENC 5XXX, Problems in Contemporary Composition, is one of the courses in the Composition and Rhetoric concentration within the M.A. in English. This course will introduce students to the major theories of contemporary composition, the major theories of sentence and paragraph construction, and the design of writing assignments and assessments of those assignments.

 

Add a new course

Studies in Composition Research

(3 crs)

ENC

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

ENC 6XXX, Studies in Composition Research is one of the courses in the Composition and Rhetoric concentration within the M.A. in English. Students will be introduced to a variety of empirical research methods commonly used in writing research and will have the opportunity to practice designing empirical studies in composition. The goal of this course is for students to become familiar with the methods, discourse conventions, and issues surrounding empirical research in composition.

 

Add a new course

Technical Writing (3 crs)

ENC

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

ENC 5XXX, Technical Writing, is one of the courses in the Rhetoric and Composition concentration within the M.A. in English. This course is a graduate course that prepares students for the types of writing found in professional and research settings. Rather than mere information transfer, technical writing translates and mediates highly complex details, often for far less expert audiences.

 

Log Number: 201308-23

English – Graduate

 

Add a new course

Advanced Documentary Production (3 crs)

FIL

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Advanced students work in teams to produce a digitally-filmed/recorded documentary. Studying documentary styles informs students in the decisions they will make in the planning, scripting, shooting, recording, editing, and exhibition of their (often community-based) documentary. Documentary is understood through its cinematic, artistic, and political contexts (as distinct from television and news broadcast). May be repeated up to 12 credit hours.

 

Add a new course

Advanced Topics in Film (3 crs)

FIL

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course offers advanced topics in film organized by movements, styles, filmmakers, genres, historical periods, or themes. May be repeated for up to 9 credit hours.

 

Log Number: 201308-47

Music - Graduate

Change an existing course

Special Topics in Music

MUS

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

930

The following statement is being added as an additional restriction: Upon registering for this course, the student must be enrolled in an Applied Music course and a large ensemble. This restriction is also included in the course description.
New Course Description:

This course may be repeated for up to 9 credits. Upon registering for this course, the student must be enrolled in an Applied Music course and a large ensemble.

 

Log Number: 201308-55

Political Science and Public Administration – Graduate  

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program                   
Master of Public Admin. - Public Administration Major General Administration Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
We wish to require all students in the MPA program to take the existing internship course (PAD 6946) unless they are currently working in the public or non-profit sector (designated as in-service students) or have worked in a public or non-profit setting for at least one year (designated as service-completed students). The MPA director will make a determination regarding the student's status as being in-service or service completed upon the student's admittance into the MPA program. If a student is not designated as in-service or service completed at that time, then the student must take PAD 6946 in order to graduate with an MPA degree. Any waiver of this requirement for financial or other reasons must be requested by the student and approved by the MPA internship supervisor. This requirement is applicable to all concentrations within the MPA degree.
We also cleaned up a couple of other issues inconsistent with faculty decisions during our recent curriculum overhaul: renamed this concentration, and changed the class waived for Fast Track students. There is no change in credit hours. 
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