Agenda Item FA 15-12

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate)-

(Communication & Music): Course Changes & Programs of Study changes (3 packages)

04/02/15: Passed

04/08/15: Approved

Log Number: 201501-5

Communication – Undergraduate  

 

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

Summary of the Changes:
The PR concentration wants to make 3 changes to PR prerequisites to emphasize the writing and research components for PR students. The 3 changes are:
1. Make PUR3100 PR Writing and PUR3000 Principles of PR co-requisites (currently, PUR 3000 is a pre-requisite for PUR 3100).
2. Make the three upper level PR courses, PUR3000 Principles of Public Relations, PUR3100 PR Writing, and PUR4801 PR Cases, pre-requisites for MMC4975 Internship Senior Project.
3. Make MMC4420 Mass Communication Research a pre-requisite for PUR 4800 PR Campaigns. 

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Change an existing course

Principles of Pub Relations

PUR

Junior (3xxx)

000

PR faculties want to make changes to prerequisites to emphasize the writing component for PR students: Add PUR3100 PR Writing as a co-requisite for PUR3000 Principles.
New Course Description:
Prerequisite: MMC 1004 Media Literacy and MMC 3105 Advanced Writing for the Media; Corequisites: PUR3100 PR Writing
Description: The course is a survey of principles, policies and practice of public relations, focusing on planning, publics, techniques and agencies utilizing public relations.

 

Change an existing course

Public Relations Writing

PUR

Junior (3xxx)

100

PR faculties want to make changes to prerequisites as below to emphasize the writing and research components for PR students.
Make PUR3100 PR Writing and PUR3000 Principles of PR co-requisites.

New Course Description:
Prerequisites: MMC1004 Media Literacy and MMC 3105 Advanced Writing for the Media; Corequisite: PUR3000 Principles of Public Relations
Survey and practice in techniques of publicity writing in public relations. Layout of actual publicity campaign and preparation of information kits. Stress on actual uses with cooperating agencies. (A material fee will be assessed.)

 

Change an existing course

Public Relations Campaigns

PUR

Senior (4xxx)

800

PR faculties want to make changes to prerequisites to PUR4800 PR Campaigns to emphasize research components for PR students. The change is to make MMC 4420-Mass Communication Research a prerequisite for PUR4800 PR Campaigns.

New Course Description:
Prerequisite: MMC1004 Media Literacy, MMC 3105 Advanced Writing for the Media, PUR 3000 Principles of Public Relations, PUR 3100 PR Writing, PUR 4801 PR Cases and MMC4420 Mass Communication Research or Permission of Instructor.
Description: This course involves students in the practical analysis and development of specialized communication materials aimed at gaining attention and support from target audiences. Students will analyze and develop campaign plans. As a member of a public relations team, they will select a client from the community, design a complete public relations campaign, and make a presentation to the client, including a plan for implementation.
Course Fees: A material fee will be assessed

 

Change an existing course

Internship Senior Project

MMC

Senior (4xxx)

975

PR faculties want to make changes to prerequisites to MMC4975 Senior Internship Project to emphasize the writing component for PR students. The change is to make the three upper level PR courses, PUR3000 Principles of Public Relations, PUR3100-PR Writing, PUR4801 PR Cases prerequisites for MMC 4975-Internship Senior Project.

New Course Description:
MMC4975: Internship Senior Project 3
Prerequisite: MMC 1004, MMC 3105 , MMC 3200, MMC 3614, MMC 3942 and one upper level writing course and 2 courses required in the student's concentration; For PR students, PUR3000, PUR3100, and PUR4801. This course is the capstone for the Communication Major. An internship (or senior project) enhances knowledge and skills acquired from coursework through a semester-long period of supervised field experience, extensive research, or both. A minimum of 210 hours of work at the internship site are required in addition to weekly progress reports, midterm and final evaluations from the professional supervising the intern, and a portfolio in which students detail and provide self-assessment of their experiences and relate the internship experience to knowledge of theory and its application gained from the major curriculum. In rare and unique cases, a faculty-supervised research paper will be approved in lieu of internship.

 

Log Number: 201501-11

Music – Undergraduate  

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program                       
Bachelor of Music – Music Jazz Studies Major

Summary of the Changes:
Currently students are only required to take two semesters of jazz combo during their junior year as part of their jazz studies degree. The faculty are in agreement that this is insufficient to prepare them for careers as performing musicians or to prepare them for graduate studies. It is recommended that students be required to take six semesters of jazz combo. Therefore, we are removing four credits of open music electives from the senior year in the program of study and allocating these credits to having a jazz combo requirement in both semesters of the sophomore year and the senior year. The total credit hours for this degree program will remain the same.
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Log Number: 201501-12

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:
This request is to change the course title of MUO3503 from "Opera Workshop" to "Opera Ensemble." This change reflects the centrality of public performance in this course. The title of the course will need to be changed in the Program of Study, but the POS will not be affected in any other way.
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Change an existing course

Opera Workshop

MUO

Junior (3xxx)

503

This request is to change the course title of MUO3503 from "Opera Workshop" to "Opera Ensemble." This change reflects the centrality of public performance in this course.