Agenda Item FA 14-42

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate) -

(Biology, Chemistry, Communication, History, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Music, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Political Science & Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work): New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study changes (35 packages)

12/04/14: Passed

12/11/14: Approved

Log Number: 201408-59

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program    

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Ecology and Evolution Biology Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

Five actions are requested as a part of this package: (1) change course title and number from Senior Seminar Preparation (BSC 4842) to Sophomore Seminar (BSC 3842); (2) update Evolution pre-requisites to include Ecology (PCB3043C) or Genetics (PCB3063C), currently requires both courses; (3) update POS Major electives to include Animal Behavior (ZOO 4513); (4) create new Animal Behavior Laboratory (ZOO 4513L) course; (5) create new Field Studies in Marine Science (BSC 4xxx) course. 

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Change an existing course

Senior Seminar Preparation

BSC

Senior (4xxx)

842

Last year the Senior Seminar Preparation (BSC 4842) pre- and co-requisite was modified. This change results in students taking this course at the end of their sophomore or beginning of their junior year. To more accurately reflect the timing and content of this course we request a title change to Sophomore Seminar (BSC 3842).

 

Change an existing course

Evolution

PCB

Senior (4xxx)

674

Prerequisites for Evolution (PCB4674) currently include Principles of Ecology (PCB3043C) AND Genetics (PCB3063C). To increase the number of students that are able to take this course, a change in the prerequisites to either Ecology OR Genetics. The course description has been updated to reflect this request.
New Course Description:

Evolution is the unifying theory of biology, linking fields as diverse as biochemistry and ecology, genetics and anatomy. In this course we will investigate both the wealth of evidence for evolution by common descent and the genetic and ecological mechanisms by which evolution occurs in natural populations. In addition we will cover the history of evolutionary biology from pre-Darwinism views to present day controversies, and the key events that have lead to our current understanding of the subject. PREREQS: PCB 3043C, Principles of Ecology or PCB 3063C, Genetics.

 

Add a new course

Animal Behavior Laboratory
(1 cr)

ZOO

Senior (4xxx)

513 L

Prerequisites:   
"BSC2012C: General Biology III"
Co-requisites:   
"ZOO4513: Animal Behavior"

Course Description:

This inquiry-based laboratory course in animal behavior will build upon the complementary lecture course. Laboratory sessions will incorporate two main components. First, skill development will be achieved through pre-designed exercises in both lab and field settings. Second, the primary component of the course will be the design and implementation of a semester-long original research project. Throughout the course, students will work collaboratively in small groups to design and implement an original observational research study on an animal and question of their choice. This research project will enable students to actively apply the scientific method from hypothesis generation through data interpretation and communication of findings. Pre-requisite: General Biology III (BSC 2012C); Co-requisite: Animal Behavior (ZOO 4513).

 

Add a new course

Field Studies in Marine Science
(v. 3-4 crs)

BSC

Junior (3xxx)

XXXL

Prerequisites:   
"BSC1010C: General Biology I"
AND "BSC1011C: General Biology II"
AND "CHM2045: General Chemistry I"
AND "CHM2045L: General Chemistry I Laboratory"

Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This is a 5-week, field intensive course designed to expand student knowledge of the biodiversity, geochemistry, and human impact of Florida’s coastal and offshore ecosystems through a round-robin trip around Florida to explore marine eco-systems. This course will take students from the reefs of the Florida Keys to the open Gulf of Mexico aboard state-of-the-art research vessels, as well as the shallow tropical estuaries of the western Everglades and the temperate Estuarine and Coastal environments of Northeast Florida. Field and laboratory work will allow students to utilize current marine research methods while learning about marine environments and their organisms. Some field activities will be physically strenuous. Course prerequisites include General Chemistry I CHM2045, General Chemistry I Lab CHM2045L, General Chemistry II CHM2046, General Chemistry II Lab CHM2046L, General Biology I BSC 1010C, General Biology II 1011C, or by permission of the instructor.

 


 

Log Number: 201408-60

Biology - Undergraduate  

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program      

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Coastal Environmental Science Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:  

This action is requested to update the POS for the Biology BS, Coastal Environmental Science with two items: (1) updated course title and number from Senior Seminar Preparation (BSC 4842) to Sophomore Seminar (BSC 3842); (2) the addition of a new course Field Studies in Marine Science (BSC 3xxxL) to be included in the Major requirements. Specific course actions were requested in APC Log 201408-59.

( Click here for the program of study)  

 

Log Number: 201408-61

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program      

Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Coastal Biology Concentration  


Summary of the Changes:    

This action is requested to update the POS for the Biology BS, Coastal Biology with two items: (1) updated course title and number from Senior Seminar Preparation (BSC 4842) to Sophomore Seminar (BSC 3842), (2) the addition of three new courses to be included in the major requirements: Animal Behavior (ZOO 4513), Animal Behavior Laboratory (ZOO 4513L), and Field Studies in Marine Science (BSC 3xxxL). The change in the title for Senior Seminar Preparation (BSC 4842) as well as the new course action requests for Animal Behavior Laboratory (ZOO 4513L) and Field Studies in Marine Science (BSC 3xxxL) were requested in APC Log 201408-59. Animal Behavior (ZOO 4513) was a new course created last year (log 201301-39). 

Log Number: 201408-62

Biology - Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Molecular/Cell Bio. & Biotech Concentration


Summary of the Changes:
This action is requested to update the POS for the Biology BS, Molecular/Cell Biology and Biotechnology an updated course title and number for Senior Seminar Preparation (BSC 4842) to Sophomore Seminar (BSC 3842). The specific course action request was included in APC Log 201408-59.
(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201408-63

Biology - Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Science - Biology Major Biomedical Sciences Concentration


Summary of the Changes:
This action is requested to update the POS for the Biology BS, Biomedical Sciences with two items: (1) updated course title and number for Senior Seminar Preparation (BSC 4842) to Sophomore Seminar (BSC 3842), (2) updated course number for Pathogenic Bacteriology, (3) the addition of three new courses to be included in the major requirements Animal Behavior (ZOO 4513), Animal Behavior Laboratory (ZOO 4513L), and Gross Anatomy for Health Care Professionals (PET 3624). The Animal Behavior Laboratory (ZOO 4513L) new course action request as well as the Senior Seminar title and course number change were requested in APC Log 201408-59. All other courses currently exist in the course catalogue.
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Log Number: 201408-39

Chemistry – Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

Chemical Research

CHM

Senior (4xxx)

910

The Chemistry faculty requests the addition of a one-credit-hour option for CHM 4910 (Chemical Research). This will provide students with additional flexibility in meeting their upper level elective requirements.

 

Log Number: 201408-52

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 name of "JOU3925 Applied Journalism (Print)" needs to be changed to "JOU3925 Applied Journalism" because the class does more than print journalism. JOU3925 Applied Journalism needs to be made a required course in the Multimedia Journalism track to better prepare journalism students. Changes to the pool of electives in the Multimedia Journalism and Multimedia Production tracks are meant to restrict options to those classes that will best prepare student for journalism and production jobs. Also, MMC 3XXX Multimedia Graphics will be created and added to the pool of electives to give Multimedia Journalism and Production students the chance to learn more about graphics and design concepts, which are important in the media industry. Required credit hours for Multimedia Journalism Track and Multimedia Production Track needs to be changed from 9 credit to 18 credit hours. 

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Change an existing course

Applied Journalism (Print)

JOU

Junior (3xxx)

925

We want two changes: 1. change the name "JOU3925 Applied Journalism (Print)" to "JOU3925 Applied Journalism" because the class does more than print journalism. 2.) Make JOU3925 Applied Journalism a required course for Multimedia Journalism students so they are better prepared to be journalists.

New Course Description:

JOU3925: Applied Journalism
Prerequisite: MMC 1004 Media Literacy, MMC 3105 Advanced Writing for the Media, JOU 3109 Multimedia Reporting
Description: This course provides students with a supervised experience in news writing and editing utilizing local news media. Students will receive hands-on experience in writing features and news as well as some specialized stories.
A materials fee will be assessed.

 

Add a new course

Multimedia Graphics (3 crs)

MMC

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"MMC3105: Advanced Writing For The Media"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

MMC 3xxx: Multimedia Graphics
Prerequisite: MMC 3105 Avanced Writing for the Media
Description: Students will become acquainted with the basic functions of graphics and principles of design for print, Web and video. The use of type, color and basic design elements will be covered.

 

Log Number: 201405-18

History – Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

(FC) Japanese Women

ASN

Junior (3xxx)

106

ASN 3106 "Japanese Women" has not been taught at UNF since my arrival in 2003. I would like to expand the compass of this course, changing its name to "Women and Gender in East Asia" to better reflect the content.

New Course Description:

There is a common perception that Asian cultures traditionally were and still are wholly patriarchal, societies where “men are venerated and women are denigrated” (as a Chinese saying goes). It turns out that such a simple paradigm is inadequate to capture the complexity of gender dynamics in either traditional or modern Asia. In traditional times, women sometimes broke free of the domestic, inner sphere and became warriors, nuns, or poets—several even ascended to the pinnacle of political power and became rulers. We explore several themes: normative gender roles, challenges to and defiance of these normative roles, the homosexual tradition, and changes in gender roles and expectations in modern and contemporary Asia. 
No prerequisites are necessary.

Log Number: 201408-11

History - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor       

Asian Studies Minor  

 

Summary of the Changes:    

I am updating the Asian Studies Minor to reflect current courses and faculty.
The following five courses will be removed:
• ASH 3441 Japan Before 1868
• LIT 3193 Literature of the East
• JPN 1120 Beginning Japanese I
• JPN 1121 Beginning Japanese II
• ANT 4362 Peoples and Cultures in Southeast Asia
And the following course will be added:
• PHI 3932 Special Topics in Asian Thought and Practice
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Log Number: 201408-36

Languages, Literatures and Cultures – Undergraduate

 

Terminate an existing course

Medical Spanish

SPN

Sophomore (2xxx)

030

The Spanish faculty wishes to terminate the course SPN 2030 Medical Spanish in favor of creating a 3000-level Spanish for Health Professions course. Offering the course at the 3000 level would better serve students with sufficient background to communicate (rather than serving as a remedial replacement for intermediate Spanish). This will not change the 120-credit degree, and it will not affect the program of study for the Spanish major or the Spanish minor. This change should not affect any other department.

 

Add a new course

Spanish for Health Professions
(3 crs)

SPN

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"SPN3242: Spanish Conversation"
AND "SPN3300: Composition in Spanish"
OR "SPN3350: Span for Speakers of Span"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Spanish for Health Professions provides students with the linguistic and cultural skills necessary for effectively treating Spanish-speaking patients or clients with medical emergencies, illnesses and other health issues. Credits: 3; Prereq: SPN 3242 and SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, with minimum grade of C, or equivalent linguistic knowledge as determined by instructor.

 

Log Number: 201408-29

Music - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program         

Bachelor of Music - Music Performance Major  

 

Summary of the Changes:  

This request is to change the Music Department's large ensemble classes from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option for each. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for ensemble classes without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree. The courses for which this change is being requested are:
MUN 2120: Concert Band (Lower)
MUN 2140: Wind Symphony
MUN 2310: UNF Chorale (Lower)
MUN 2710: Jazz Ensemble-Lower Level
MUN 3103: Pep Band-Upper Level
MUN 3123: Concert Band (Upper)
MUN 3143: Wind Symphony
MUN 3313: UNF Chorale (Upper)
MUN 3323: UNF Women's Chorale
MUN 3333: UNF Men's Chorale
MUN 3343: Chamber Singers
MUN 3413: Orchestra
MUN 3443: Percussion Ensemble
MUN 3713: Jazz Ensemble  
(Click here for the program of study) 


Change an existing course

Concert Band (Lower)

MUN

Sophomore (2xxx)

120

This request is to change MUN 2120: Concert Band (Lower) from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

Change an existing course

Wind Symphony

MUN

Sophomore (2xxx)

140

This request is to change MUN 2140: Wind Symphony from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

Change an existing course

UNF Chorale (Lower)

MUN

Sophomore (2xxx)

310

This request is to change MUN 2310: UNF Chorale (Lower) from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree. 

 

Change an existing course

Jazz Ensemble-Lower Level

MUN

Sophomore (2xxx)

710

This request is to change MUN 2710: Jazz Ensemble-Lower Level from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree. 

 

Change an existing course

Pep Band-Upper Level

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

103

This request is to change MUN 3103: Pep Band-Upper Level from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree. 

 

Change an existing course

Concert Band (Upper)

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

123

This request is to change MUN 3123: Concert Band (Upper) from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree. 

 

Change an existing course

Wind Symphony

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

143

This request is to change MUN 3143: Wind Symphony from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree. 

 

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UNF Chorale (Upper)

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

313

This request is to change MUN 3313: UNF Chorale (Upper) from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree. 

 

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UNF Women's Chorale

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

323

This request is to change MUN 3323: UNF Women's Chorale from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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UNF Men's Chorale

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

333

This request is to change MUN 3333: UNF Men's Chorale from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

Change an existing course

Chamber Singers

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

343

This request is to change MUN 3343: Chamber Singers from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree. 

 

Change an existing course

Orchestra

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

413

This request is to change MUN 3413: Orchestra from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Percussion Ensemble

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

443

This request is to change MUN 3443: Percussion Ensemble from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Jazz Ensemble

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

713

This request is to change MUN 3713: Jazz Ensemble from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

Log Number: 201408-30

Music - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program    

Bachelor of Music - Music Performance Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

This request is to change the Music Department's chamber ensemble classes from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option for each. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit or 2-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for ensemble classes without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree. The courses for which this change is being requested are:
MUN 2012: Instrumental Ensemble
MUN 3163: Brass Band
MUN 3404: Clarinet Quartet Ensemble
MUN 3405: Clarinet Choir
MUN 3406: Woodwind Quartet
MUN 3411: String Chamber Ensemble
MUN 3422: Clarinet Trio Ensemble
MUN 3424: Woodwind Quintet
MUN 3426: Saxophone Quartet
MUN 3427: Flute Ensemble
MUN 3431: Brass Chamber Ensemble
MUN 3433: Brass Choir
MUN 3438: Trumpet Ensemble
MUN 3453: Piano Ensemble
MUN 3463: Mixed Chamber Music Ensemble
MUN 3483: Jazz Guitar Ensemble
MUN 3498: Harp Ensemble
MUN 4462: String-Piano Sonata Class
MUN 4714: Jazz Combo (Small Group)   

(Click here for the program of study)

 

Change an existing course

Instrumental Ensemble

MUN

Sophomore (2xxx)

012

This request is to change MUN 2012: Instrumental Ensemble from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

Change an existing course

Brass Band

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

163

This request is to change MUN 3163: Brass Band from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Clarinet Quartet Ensemble

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

404

This request is to change MUN 3404: Clarinet Quartet Ensemble from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Clarinet Choir

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

405

This request is to change MUN 3405: Clarinet Choir from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Woodwind Quartet

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

406

This request is to change MUN 3406: Woodwind Quartet from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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String Chamber Ensemble

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

411

This request is to change MUN 3411: String Chamber Ensemble from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

Change an existing course

Clarinet Trio Ensemble

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

422

This request is to change MUN 3422: Clarinet Trio Ensemble from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Woodwind Quintet

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

424

This request is to change MUN 3424: Woodwind Quintet from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Saxophone Quartet

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

426

This request is to change MUN 3426: Saxophone Quartet from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Flute Ensemble

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

427

This request is to change MUN 3427: Flute Ensemble from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Brass Chamber Ensemble

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

431

This request is to change MUN 3431: Brass Chamber Ensemble from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Brass Choir

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

433

This request is to change MUN 3433: Brass Choir from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Trumpet Ensemble

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

438

This request is to change MUN 3438: Trumpet Ensemble from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Piano Ensemble

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

453

This request is to change MUN 3453: Piano Ensemble from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Mixed Chamber Music Ensemble

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

463

This request is to change MUN 3463: Mixed Chamber Music Ensemble from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Jazz Guitar Ensemble

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

483

This request is to change MUN 3483: Jazz Guitar Ensemble from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Harp Ensemble

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

498

This request is to change MUN 3498: Harp Ensemble from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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String-Piano Sonata Class

MUN

Senior (4xxx)

462

This request is to change MUN 4462: String-Piano Sonata Class from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 2-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

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Jazz Combo (Small Group)

MUN

Senior (4xxx)

714

This request is to change MUN 4714: Jazz Combo (Small Group) from fixed credit to variable credit by creating a 0-credit option. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to the current 1-credit option), students who have already met the ensemble requirements for their degree may continue to register for this course without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This change will not affect the Program of Study or the credit hours of the B.M. Performance degree.

 

Log Number: 201408-13

Philosophy and Religious Studies - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – Religious Studies Major & Religious Studies Minor

   

Summary of the Changes:

The purpose of these changes is to add courses to the Religious Studies Major and Minor program of study to better communicate to students the courses that are available based on the expertise of the instructors in the program.
For the Religious Studies Major, we would like to change the title of REL 3040 from “Introduction to Religion” to “Theories of Religious Studies”. We would like to add the following new courses to our program:
REL 3xxx Race and Religion in the United States (3 Credits)
REL 3xxx Religion and Nature (3 Credits)
REL 3xxx American Indian Religions (3 Credits)
REL 3xxx Religion and the Arts in the US (3 Credits)
REL 3xxx Religion and Film (3 Credits)
For the Religious Studies Minor, we would like to add the new courses listed above to the list of courses possible for minors. The Minor POS is listed at the end of the Major POS.

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Intro to Religion

REL

Junior (3xxx)

040

We are requesting to change the name of this course from REL 3040 Intro to Religion to REL 3040 Theories of Religious Studies. The purpose of this is to better communicate students the content of the course. We are requesting the removal of both of the prerequisites of REL 3040 in order to increase enrollment in the class. The current prerequisites are REL 3102 Religion as Culture and REL 2300 Comparative Religion.

New Course Description:

Understood as an advanced course in theory and method, this course will help students bring together the various theorists important to the academic study of religion whom they have studied previously in their course work for the Religious Studies major and help them to understand the development of Religious Studies as an academic discipline. No prerequisites.

 

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Religion and Film (3 crs)  

REL

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The course explores the politics of representing religion at key moments in both film and religious history. The films, regions, and eras will vary according to the instructor. Issues might include representations of religious belief, practice, individuals, and institutions and constructions of nation, race, gender, and sexuality. The course will consider what the processes of movie production and the cultural experience of movie going can disclose about modern religious life. 

 

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Religion and the Arts in the US
(3 crs)

REL

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course is a study of religious ideas and cultural forms in the United States through an examination of a variety of genres including novels, movies, music, art, poetry, essays, and sermons.

 

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American Indian Religions (3 crs)

REL

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the diverse religious traditions of American Indians and the major theoretical and ethical concerns related to the study of American Indian religions. Class topics will include theoretical models useful to studying American Indian religions, case studies about specific eras and tribes, and modern concerns, such as the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act. The course will consider a diversity of practices, ranging from traditional ceremonies and American Indian Christian practices. 

 

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Religion and Nature (3 crs)

REL

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This class will explore the intersection of religion and nature through religious texts and specific case studies. Students will read primary sources from a variety of religious traditions and secondary, or interpretative, texts to gain a deeper understanding of the varieties of religious worldviews people have constructed to understand themselves in relationship to the natural world. The course will examine case studies from numerous religious traditions. 

 

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Race and Religion in the United States (3 crs)

REL

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course is an interdisciplinary theoretical inquiry into ethnicity, race, and religion as constituents of personal and communal identity. While the geographical focus is on North America, the class will explore questions and theories that have applications globally. Depending on the instructor, the course will examine theories pertaining to global migrations, colonial and postcolonial relations, diasporic communities, and religious pluralism. 

 

Log Number: 201408-57

Philosophy and Religious Studies - Undergraduate

 

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


Summary of the Changes:

In order to reflect the current composition of the department faculty, respond to student interests, and make the program of study easier for students to complete in a timely fashion, we have decided to make several changes to the philosophy major (Concentrations in General Philosophical Studies; Legal, Political, and Social Studies; and Studies in Applied Ethics). None of the proposed changes impact the number of credits required for the major.

On the Program of Study you will see several changes. First, we wish to expand the number of courses that fulfill major requirements, moving to a menu option instead of single course requirements for some requirements. We are adding a requirement of a course from the category Diverse Methods and Perspectives, and are also adding an option for a non-western history course from an expanded menu of history options. In addition, we are now requiring two courses from the category of Value Theory, where previously only one specific course was required (PHI 3601 Ethics).
Second, we would like to create several new courses. PHI 3xxx Selected Topics in Knowledge and Reality and PHI 3xxx Selected Topics in Value Theory correspond to the major revisions and new categories for requirements. PHI 3xxx Philosophy of Race and Racism, PHI 3xxx Introduction to Buddhism, and PHI 4xxx Confucianism have all been run previously as special topics courses, and we would now like to add them as named courses. We would like to create a new course, PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods, which will be a required course for the major and a prerequisite for all of our 4000 level courses. All of our 4000 level courses are included in this package with the addition of PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite.
Third, we would like PHI 4320 Philosophy of Mind and PHI 4400 Philosophy of Science to be re-numbered as 3000 level courses, in order to coincide with the new plan for the major.
Fourth, we are removing the requirement for PHI 4935 Philosophy Seminar. Students now must take at least one 4000 level course of their choosing.
Fifth, we are removing PHI 3860 Japanese Philosophy Through Culture from the list of courses that do not count for majors.
Finally, as part of these revisions, we are also seeking to terminate three concentrations of the major: Advanced Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, and Historical and Comparative Studies. These concentrations have few to no students and we feel that the revisions to the general major reflect the concerns with diversity, philosophical history, and advanced coursework that initially motivated the concentrations. The remaining special concentrations (Legal, Political, and Social Studies; Studies in Applied Ethics) are at this time being modified to correspond to changes in the general major. 
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Philosophy of Mind

PHI

Senior (4xxx)

320

We would like to change this course (PHI 4320 Philosophy of Mind) from a 4000 level course to a 3000 level course, to better align with course aims and content. 

 

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The Philosophy of Science

PHI

Senior (4xxx)

400

We would like to change this course (PHI 4400 Philosophy of Science) from a 4000 level to a 3000 level course, to better align with course aims and content. 

 

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Ancient Greek Ethics

PHH

Senior (4xxx)

121

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite to PHH 4121 Ancient Greek Ethics. This will help students to be better prepared for conducting senior level reading and research.

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. In this course we will study the origins of Western ethical thought in ancient Greece. Beginning with Aristotle, we will go on to examine the work of the Hellenistic philosophers, who more fully developed several distinctive schools of ethical thought and behavior. While these philosophers are interesting in themselves, they are also important because they formulated the basis of contemporary ethics, both in the questions asked and in the solutions offered. 

 

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Contemporary Euro Philosophy

PHH

Senior (4xxx)

601

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite to PHH 4601 Contemporary European Philosophy. This is in order to better prepare students for senior level reading and research.
New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. 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. 

 

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20th Cent Philo: Anglo/Am Trad

PHH

Senior (4xxx)

620

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite to PHH 4620 20th Century Philosophy: Anglo/American Tradition. This is in order to better prepare students for senior level reading and research.

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. The history of philosophy in the present century in the English-speaking world is marked by a turn away from speculative metaphysics toward the logical analysis of language. This course traces the history of that development from Russell through Wittgenstein and the "logical positivists" up to the present trend toward applied ethics. 

 

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Philosophy of Language

PHI

Senior (4xxx)

220

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite to all 4000 level philosophy courses. This is in order to better prepare students for senior level reading and research.

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. The course explores the lasting significance of the linguistic turn in philosophy, including its different philosophical perspectives in analytic philosophy, speech act theory, semiotics and poststructuralism, and philosophical hermeneutics. Central questions include: What is the role of language for human consciousness and experience? How is linguistic meaning constituted, and what are its essential components? What is the basic structure of language, and how does it affect our access to reality? What is the relation between language and truth? What is the role of language and linguistic meaning for the constitution of culture, society, and politics? The course clarifies concepts like consciousness, meaning, reflexivity, truth, reference, normativity, and social practices through the philosophy of language. 

 

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Philos of the Social Sciences

PHI

Senior (4xxx)

420

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite to PHI 4420 Philosophy of the Social Sciences. This is in order to better prepare students for senior level reading and research.
New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. This course is an examination of the nature, foundations, and aims of the social sciences. Attention is given to differing accounts of human action, the nature of social explanation, the structure of comparative social analysis, and the conditions for societal evaluation. Special consideration is given to the relationship of the social sciences to the humanities and the natural sciences. 

 

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Special Topics In Philosophy

PHI

Senior (4xxx)

930

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite for PHI 4930 Special Topics in Philosophy. This is to better prepare students for senior level reading and research.
New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. This course covers topics of importance in philosophy. May be repeated up to 9 credits under different topics. 

 

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Contemporary Political Philos

PHM

Senior (4xxx)

340

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite for PHM 4340 Contemporary Political Philosophy. This is to better prepare students for senior level reading and research.

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. This course examines main trends in recent and current political philosophy. Emphasis is on contemporary philosophical treatments of concepts like rights, liberty, justice, equality, democracy, power, the state, and the political itself. These concepts are explored while examining (a) new theoretical developments like communitarianism, feminism, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, discourse and difference theory, and (b) current reformulations of such classical positions as utilitarianism, liberalism, socialism, and republicanism. 

 

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Kant

PHP

Senior (4xxx)

410

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite for PHP 4410 Kant. This is to better prepare students for senior level reading and research.
New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. This course explores the thought of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), focusing on the totality of his "critical" philosophy as expressed in his writings on epistemology, science, metaphysics, ethics, morality, religion, and aesthetics. Attention is also given to Kant's "popular" writings on history, politics and culture. 

 

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Phenomenology

PHP

Senior (4xxx)

782

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite for PHP 4782 Phenomenology. This is to better prepare students for senior level reading and research.
New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. This course deals with the central questions and methods of contemporary phenomenology, with emphasis on the primacy of experience, the structures of perception and the construction of the world, with readings in Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and others. 

 

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Philosophy of Psychiatry

PHI

Senior (4xxx)

453

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite for PHI 4453 Philosophy of Psychiatry. This is to better prepare students for senior level reading and research.

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. This course examines the philosophical and ethical issues raised by the theory and practice of psychiatry. Questions to be considered are: What philosophical and ethical problems are raised by the very idea of “mental health”? In what sense do different approaches to psychiatric care embody different underlying philosophical assumptions? What different philosophical reasons are there for thinking that psychiatric treatment should be aimed at the mind, the brain, behavior, the self, the soul, or the whole person? What are the philosophical and ethical assumptions behind psychoanalysis? Is psychoanalysis a science, and does it matter if it is not? What philosophical and ethical questions are raised by the use of medication in psychiatric practice? 

 

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Lies and Self Deception

PHI

Senior (4xxx)

674

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite for PHI 4674 Lies and Self Deception. This is to better prepare students for senior level reading and research.
New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. Self deception is a common phenomenon. In fact, most people seem to have a friend or family member who they think is self-deceived (e.g., about the faithfulness of his or her lover, about his or her beliefs concerning a particular religion or political party, etc.) This apparent ability to lie to oneself in the face of the evidence seems to be a rather contemptuous vice. However, recent psychological studies seem to suggest that at least some forms of self deception are life-enhancing. Thus, it might seem that self deception can be a virtue. In this course, we examine the nature of self deception, evaluate its ambiguous ethical status, and reflect on how these insights should affect the way that we live.

 

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Directed Individual Study

PHI

Senior (4xxx)

905

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite for PHI 4905 Directed Individual Study. This is to better prepare students for senior level reading and research.
New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. This course is a directed independent study in philosophy. Topics will vary by instructor. 

 

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Philosophy Seminar

PHI

Senior (4xxx)

935

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite for PHI 4935 Philosophy Seminar. This is to better prepare students for senior level reading and research.

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. This course is an investigation of specific philosophical problems or issues. Topics vary by instructor. 

 

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Senior Honors Thesis

PHI

Senior (4xxx)

970

We are adding PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods as a prerequisite for PHI 4970 Senior Honors Thesis. This is to better prepare students for senior level reading and research.
New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. This course is for research and writing an Honors thesis, under the direction of a department advisor and committee.

 

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Philosophical Methods (3 crs)

PHI

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course is an investigation of various central methods in philosophical inquiry. The course covers analytic, continental European, comparative (non-Western/Western), and historical perspectives. Attention is paid to developing students’ abilities to interpret philosophical material, construct and evaluate arguments, and write philosophical essays. Specific topics will vary by instructor. This course is required for the philosophy major and minor, and is a prerequisite for all 4000 level courses. 

 

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Selected Topics in Knowledge and Reality (3 crs)

PHI

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This is a selected topics course in the field of Knowledge and Reality. Topics will vary by semester, and may include but are not limited to epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of history and social science, and philosophy of language. This course may be repeated for up to 12 credits.

 

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Selected Topics in Value Theory 

(3 crs)

PHI

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This is a selected topics course in the field of Value Theory. Topics will vary by semester, and may include but are not limited to ethics, ethical theory, applied ethics, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics. This course is repeatable for up to 12 credits.

 

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Philosophy of Race and Racism

(3 crs)

PHI

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course investigates race and racism from a philosophical perspective. As such it focuses on the metaphysics of race, critical analysis of core concepts pertaining to race and racism, and ethical evaluation of racism and race-related injustices. Central considerations include what race is; its social construction; the relationship between concepts of race and racism; the impact of race and racism on social, political theories and ideals; different kinds of ethical wrongs related to race and how best to address them; and racism and personal character. 

 

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Introduction to Buddhism (3 crs) 

PHI

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

In this course we will critically engage Buddhist philosophy and religion, from its origins in ancient India to its spread across Asia and its impact on the contemporary world. The course will include a focused survey of key ideas, practices, and texts, and a more in-depth examination of one particular idea, practice, or text. 

 

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Confucianism (3 crs) 

PHI

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"PHI3xxx: Philosophical Methods"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods. This course will explore the thought and influence of one of the most influential people of all time— 孔子 (Confucius). Much of what we see today as distinctive contributions of East Asia to world culture comes from a Confucian approach to the world. We will begin in ancient China with the great Confucian classics, and then proceed historically through movements and developments in Confucian thought, from the Analects and the Mengzi to Dong Zhongshu, Zhu Xi, and New-Confucianism as it exists today. We will examine questions of how to categorize Confucianism—philosophy, religion, both, neither? We will also explore the “Asian Values” controversy and discuss the rise of Confucianism in contemporary China, including various Confucian responses to problems such as human rights, environmental ethics, and bioethics. 

 

Log Number: 201408-58

Philosophy and Religious Studies - Undergraduate

 

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Philosophy Minor

   

Summary of the Changes:

In light of changes to the Philosophy Major, we would like to add one specifically required course (PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods) to the program of study for the minor in philosophy. This does not impact the number of credits required for the minor. It does change the number of required free choice upper division courses (from 12 required upper division credit hours to 9, because of the addition of PHI 3xxx Philosophical Methods). We are also taking this opportunity to remove the restriction on PHI 3860 Japanese Philosophy Through Culture counting for the minor, as we would now like that course to count for minors. We also would like to remove some unnecessary repetition at the end of the POS.

(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201408-14

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program   

Bachelor of Arts – Political Science Major Int'l Rel/Comparative Politics Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

We propose creating a new course, POS 3xxx Real World Policy, and adding it as an elective to the IR/Comparative Politics concentration of the Political Science major. This course has previously been offered numerous times as a special topics course. The program of study for this concentration is also being updated to reflect the changes to POS 4945 Internship/Field Experience contained in package 201408-16, which is being converted from a variable credit course worth 3-4 credits to one worth 1-6 credits, that may be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credits.
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Real World Policy(3 crs)

POS

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The course is designed to provide an in-depth study of today’s foreign policy challenges and the American policy-making process. Regarding the policy-making process, the course will cover: how government works, with a focus on the National Security Council; an overview of today’s foreign policy debate; how to write a paper and a memo to the president; and how to write an op-ed. Topics will include: the “wars” (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, terrorism, cyber), nonproliferation (nuclear issues, Iran, North Korea), Big emerging powers (China, India, Turkey, Brazil, South Africa), Africa’s other key countries (Sudans, Congo, Nigeria, others), Environment (climate, water, food crisis), Trade, Illiberal democracies, the Middle East, including the Arab Spring/Winter and the Israeli- Palestinian conflict, and Latin America.

Log Number: 201408-15

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program   

Bachelor of Arts – Political Science Major Public Admin/Public Policy Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

We propose to add the newly created course, POS 3xxx - Real World Policy (created in package 201408-14), to the list of major electives in the Public Admin/Public Policy concentration of the Political Science Major. The program of study for this concentration is also being updated to reflect the changes to POS 4945 Internship/Field Experience contained in package 201408-16, which is being converted from a variable credit course worth 3-4 credits to one worth 1-6 credits, that may be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credits.
(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201408-16

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program   

Bachelor of Arts – Political Science Major General Political Science Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

We propose making POS4945 - Internship/Field Experience a variable credit course worth 1-6 credits (it is currently worth 3-4). We also propose allowing students to retake the course up to a maximum of 6 credits. Our intention is to give students greater flexibility when pursuing internship opportunities.

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Internship/Field Experience

POS

Senior (4xxx)

945

We propose making POS4945 - Internship/Field Experience a variable credit course worth 1-6 credits (it is currently worth 3-4). We also propose allowing students to retake the course up to a maximum of 6 credits. Our intention is to give students greater flexibility when pursuing internship opportunities.
New Course Description:
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. This course provides a supervised internship or research field experience within the discipline of political science. 1-6 credits may be repeated for up to 6 credits.

 

Log Number: 201408-17

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

 

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Bachelor of Arts – Political Science Major American Politics Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

This package updates the American Politics concentration to reflect changes in POS4945 - Internship/Field Experience. This course is being changed to allow variable credits from 1-6 (it is currently worth 3-4), and to allow students to repeat it for a maximum of 6 credits. These changes are contained in package 201408-16.

Log Number: 201408-18

Political Science and Public Administration - Undergraduate

 

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Bachelor of Arts – Political Science Major Public Law Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

This package updates the Public Law concentration to reflect changes in POS4945 - Internship/Field Experience. This course is being changed to allow variable credits from 1-6 (it is currently worth 3-4), and to allow students to repeat it for a maximum of 6 credits. These changes are contained in package 201408-16.

Log Number: 201408-32

Psychology - Undergraduate


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Stress Management

CLP

Senior (4xxx)

183

CLP 4183 Stress Management (3 credits) is an option as a major elective for both the BA and BS degree (General Psychology and the concentration in Child Psychology). The course syllabus and objectives are currently being taught at a 2000-level despite its current listing as a 4000-level course. The requested course number change to CLP 2183 Stress Management would align the current content with the appropriate course level. At the same time, it would make the course applicable to statewide prerequisite requirements for psychology majors and enable our department to offer it more efficiently (in fewer, larger sections). This change will not affect the number of credit hours for the major.
New Course Description:

Stress has been shown to be a significant factor in many mental and physical disorders. This course surveys the major techniques currently available to aid the individual in coping with the effect of stress. Drugs, hypnosis, medication, biofeedback and life-style modification are discussed and demonstrated.

 

Log Number: 201408-33

Psychology - Undergraduate


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Personal Growth

CLP

Sophomore (2xxx)

001

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of psychology relevant to adaptive personal growth and development. Emphasis will be placed on interpersonal aspects of effective human behavior.

This course is currently offered as a free elective for both the BA and BS in Psychology (General Psychology and with a concentration in Child Psychology). There is no full-time tenured-track faculty available to teach this course. Over the past several years, this course has been staffed by adjunct faculty.
Reason for Termination: In order to reduce the demand on full-time tenured-track faculty teaching psychology courses, and because this course is not one of the major requirements for the degree program, we are requesting the termination of this course.
We confirm that this termination will not result in any changes to the number of credit hours in the degree program as this is offered as a free elective that students can choose and is not listed by its name or code number in the program of study for Psychology. Students will still have the option to select from three other 2000-level courses as an elective.
Other affected departments: There is no impact on other departments for terminating Personal Growth CLP 2001 as it is not required by other majors or minors.

 

Log Number: 201408-34

Psychology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Science - Psychology Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

Revise the BS Psychology Degree Requirements to include the following:
• Reduce Major Requirements from 18 to 15 credits
• Reduce Major Electives from 12 to 9 credits
• Add prerequisite (or Instructor Permission) to 8 upper level psychology courses. The Prerequisite changes are detailed in the following Package Log Numbers: 201408-41, -42, -43, -44, -45, -46, -47, and -48.
• Require BS students to select a minor from among nine specified STEM disciplines: applied statistics, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, environmental studies, mathematical science, physics, or statistics. Double majors are exempt from a minor if the double major is in biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematical science, physics, or statistics
Rationale: We believe the proposed changes to the B.S. degree requirements will strengthen the science/math component of our B.S. majors while reducing the number of psychology courses that strain our current faculty resources. With these changes we anticipate the proportion of B.S. students to return to the usual 15% and for some students currently enrolled in a B.S. major to select a more appropriate B.A. major.

Log Number: 201408-35

Psychology - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Science - Psychology Major Child Psychology Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

Revise the BS Psychology Degree Requirements to include the following:
• Reduce Major Requirements from 18 to 15 credits
• Reduce Major Electives from 12 to 9 credits
• Add prerequisite (or Instructor Permission) to 8 upper level psychology courses
• Require BS students to select a minor from among nine specified STEM disciplines: applied statistics, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, environmental studies, mathematical science, physics, or statistics. Double majors are exempt from a minor if the double major is in biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematical science, physics, or statistics
Rationale: We believe the proposed changes to the B.S. degree requirements will strengthen the science/math component of our B.S. majors while reducing the number of psychology courses that strain our current faculty resources. With these changes we anticipate the proportion of B.S. students to return to the usual 15% and for some students currently enrolled in a B.S. major to select a more appropriate B.A. major.
We also think that the addition of prerequisites would help students to be better prepared for these courses. The new additions we selected are based on course descriptions and was approved by the faculty during a recent faculty meeting.

Log Number: 201408-41

Psychology - Undergraduate


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Theories of Personality

PPE

Senior (4xxx)

003

PPE 4003 Theories of Personality (3 credits): The Psychology faculty would like to add a new prerequisite to PPE 4003. Students must take PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits). The addition of this prerequisite (or “permission of instructor”) can help students to be better prepared for this course. The addition of a prerequisite or “permission of the instructor" for this course also protects it from being leveled by the State University System (SUS) to a 2000-level course as we believe this course should remain as an upper-level course.  The Program of Study that includes this course change is in the following Package Log Number: 201408-34, and -35.

New Course Description :

Prerequisite: PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)or permission of instructor.
Description: This course attempts to develop an understanding of theories of personality structure and dynamics, from Freud to the present, in order to assist in the analysis of behavior.

 

Log Number: 201408-42

Psychology - Undergraduate


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Learning Theory

EXP

Junior (3xxx)

412

EXP 3412 Learning Theory (3 credits): The Psychology faculty would like to add a new prerequisite to EXP 3412. Students must take PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits). The addition of this prerequisite (or “permission of instructor”) can help students to be better prepared for this course. The addition of a prerequisite or “permission of the instructor" for this course also protects it from being leveled by the State University System (SUS) to a 2000-level course as we believe this course should remain as an upper-level course.  The Program of Study that includes this course change is in the following Package Log Number: 201408-34, and -35.

New Course Description :

Prerequisite: PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)or permission of instructor.
Description: This course introduces students to variables affecting behavioral change in both man and animals. Emphasis is placed on an integration of these variables through the presentation of several theoretical perspectives on learning

 

Log Number: 201408-43

Psychology - Undergraduate

 

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Behavior Modification

EAB

Senior (4xxx)

703

EAB 4703 Behavior Modification (3 credits): The Psychology faculty would like to add a new prerequisite to EAB 4703. Students must take EXP3412 Learning Theory (3 credit hours). The addition of this prerequisite (or “permission of instructor”) can help students to be better prepared for this course with a background on Learning Theory.  The Program of Study that includes this course change is in the following Package Log Number: 201408-34, and -35.

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: EXP3412 Learning Theory (3 credit hours)
Description: Students will learn to apply the principles of operant and respondent conditioning to the control of human behavior. Behavioral problems in business, education, and clinical settings are frequently amenable to the behavioral approach.

 

Log Number: 201408-44

Psychology - Undergraduate


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Human Learning and Performance

EXP

Junior (3xxx)

461 C

EXP 3461C Human Learning and Performance (4 credits). The Psychology faculty would like to add a new prerequisite to EXP 3461C. Students must take EXP3412 Learning Theory (3 credits). The addition of this prerequisite (or “permission of instructor”) can help students to be better prepared for this course with a background on Learning Theory.  The Program of Study that includes this course change is in the following Package Log Number: 201408-34, and -35.

New Course Description:

Prerequisites: PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology (3 credits), PSY 3213L Research Methods Lab (1 credit) and EXP3412 Learning Theory (3 credits); or permission of instructor.
Description: This course provides hands-on experience in conducting experiments in human learning and performance. The theoretical focus is on basic mechanisms of human learning from infancy to adulthood, with special emphasis on motor performance. The practical focus is on design of experiments, analysis of data, presentation of graphs, and on public as well as written presentation of research results. Topics for research projects may include computerized experiments on motor skills in aiming at targets, interception of moving targets, and visual guidance of motor skills.

 

Log Number: 201408-45

Psychology - Undergraduate


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Experimental Cognitive Psych

EXP

Junior (3xxx)

680 C

EXP 3680C Experimental Cognitive Psychology (4 credits) is currently an option from the Experimental Courses for the Psychology degree program. The Psychology faculty would like to add a new prerequisite to EXP 3680C. Students must take EXP3604 Cognitive Psychology (3 credits). The addition of this prerequisite (or “permission of instructor”) can help students to be better prepared for this course with a background on Cognitive Psychology.  The Program of Study that includes this course change is in the following Package Log Number: 201408-34, and -35.

New Course Description:

Prerequisites: PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology (3 credits), PSY 3213L Research Methods Lab (1 credit) and EXP3604 Cognitive Psychology (3 credits); or permission of instructor.
Description: This is a laboratory course in which students design, run, and report scientific research examining various cognitive processes involved in how people think. Topics for research projects may include memory, language, attention, reasoning, problem solving, and other mental processes used in human information processing and cognition.

 

Log Number: 201408-46

Psychology - Undergraduate


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Experimental Social Psychology

SOP

Junior (3xxx)

214 C

SOP 3214C Experimental Social Psychology (4 credits) is currently an option from the Experimental Courses for the Psychology degree program. The Psychology faculty would like to add a new prerequisite to SOP 3214C. Students must take SOP3004 Social Psychology (3 credits). The addition of this prerequisite (or “permission of instructor”) can help students to be better prepared for this course with a background on Social Psychology. The Program of Study that includes this course change is in the following Package Log Number: 201408-34, and -35.

New Course Description:

Prerequisites: PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology (3 credits), PSY 3213L Research Methods Lab (1 credit) and SOP3004 Social Psychology (3 credits); or permission of instructor.
Description: This course involves an introduction to the study of social influences on the behavior of individuals. The principles studied will be applied under controlled laboratory conditions.

 

Log Number: 201408-47

Psychology - Undergraduate


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Experiment Analysis Behvr/Lab

EAB

Junior (3xxx)

013 C

EAB 3013C Foundations of Experimental Analysis of Behavior Lab (4 credits) is currently an option from the Experimental Courses for the Psychology degree program. The Psychology faculty would like to add a new prerequisite to EAB 3013C. Students must take EXP3412 Learning Theory (3 credits). The addition of this prerequisite (or “permission of instructor”) can help students to be better prepared for this course with a background on Learning Theory.  The Program of Study that includes this course change is in the following Package Log Number: 201408-34, and -35.

New Course Description:

Prerequisites: PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology (3 credits), PSY 3213L Research Methods Lab (1 credit) and EXP3412 Learning Theory (3 credits); or permission of instructor.
Description: An introduction to reinforcement theory and the application of these principles to animals under controlled laboratory conditions. Topics include shaping, schedules of reinforcement, generalization, discrimination, secondary reinforcement, punishment, avoidance and changing of behavior.

 

Log Number: 201408-48

Psychology - Undergraduate


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Psychological Testing

PSY

Senior (4xxx)

302 C

PSY 4302C Psychological Testing (4 credits) is currently an option from the Experimental Courses for the Psychology degree program. The Psychology faculty would like to add one additional prerequisite to PSY4302C from a list of three options. For the new prerequisite, students would be able to choose one of the following courses: CLP4143 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior (3 credits), DEP3054 Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3 credits), or PPE4003 Theories of Personality (3 credits). The addition of these prerequisite (or “permission of instructor”) can help students to be better prepared for this course by providing them with exposure to psychological tests. We are also removing STA 2014 Statistics (3 credits) as a prerequisite as it is already listed in the Course Catalog as a prerequisite for PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology (3 credits), which is an existing prerequisite for PSY 4302C. The Program of Study that includes this course change is in the following Package Log Number: 201408-34, and -35.

New Course Description:
Prerequisites: PSY 3213 Research Methods in Psychology (3 credits), and PSY 3213L Research Methods Lab (1 credit).  
Choose from one of the following courses: CLP4143 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior (3 credits), DEP3054 Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3 credits), or PPE4003 Theories of Personality (3 credits); or permission of instructor.
Description: This course is an introduction to the development, interpretation, and uses of psychological tests and to the value and potential dangers inherent in their applications. Statistical and psychological concepts necessary for the interpretation of test scores are emphasized.

 

Log Number: 201408-25

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program
Bachelor of Social Work – Social Work Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

We are changing the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program of Study in two ways. First, we are making an existing course, SOW 3620 Social Work with Diverse Groups (3 credits), a required diversity course rather than a selection. This change will allow us to better meet accreditation standards with respect to instruction and assessment of diversity content related to social work practice. Students will continue to select one of three courses (i.e., SYD 3700 Race and Cultural Minorities (3 credits), SYD 3800 Gender and Society (3 credits), ANT 3212 Peoples and Cultures of the World (3 credits)) to satisfy their diversity requirement of six credits total. Second, we are expanding the list of approved major electives by adding three new courses: SOW 4XXX Substance Abuse and Social Work Practice (3 credits), SOW 4XXX Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees (3 credits), and SOW 4XXX Social Work in Health Care (3 credits). Adding these major electives addresses a recommendation of the accreditating organization that we provide our BSW students with more opportunities to develop knowledge and skills related to social work in specific areas of practice that are of particular importance in our region. These courses will also be added to the approved list of major electives available to Sociology Majors with a Social Welfare Concentration as well as Social Welfare minors in associated APC packages.
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Substance Abuse and Social Work Practice (3 crs)

SOW

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of addiction and substance abuse as it relates directly or indirectly to human behavior in the social environment. This course will analyze and evaluate specific treatment approaches and assessment tools for addiction treatment in the context of different client systems including child welfare, corrections, and military/veteran populations. This course will survey the impact and influence of substance abuse on individuals, family members, children and society as a whole. Special emphasis will be given to the role of the social worker in confronting substance abuse in traditional, generalist social work practice settings. 

 

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Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees (3 crs)

SOW

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course examines pre-migration, migration, and post-migration influences and experiences of immigrants and refugees. The course will also explore the political, social, economic, and environmental context of life in the United States. Students will learn about strengths and challenges that contribute to the wellbeing of migrants and reflect on working with such groups in social work practice. Mastery of course content will provide students with an understanding of and appreciation for diversity in self and others as well as a general knowledge of social work strategies to work with immigrants and refugees. 

   

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Social Work in Health Care (3crs)

SOW 

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course prepares students with knowledge for practice within a broad array of health care settings. The content of the course will include an overview of the history of health care in the United States as well as current and emerging theory, practice, and research specific to social work practice in health care settings as they effect diverse client populations. Students will be expected to consider their roles as transdisciplinary team members and facilitators of health and well-being with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. The biopsychosocial-spiritual model, strengths perspective, and an emphasis on diversity and cultural competence will be infused throughout the course as students explore practice with clients experiencing challenges related to adapting to illness while navigating the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare system in the United States.

 

Log Number: 201408-26

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Arts - Sociology Major Social Welfare Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

We are expanding the list of approved major electives from which Sociology Majors with a Social Welfare Concentration may choose. We are adding one existing course, SOW 4654 Social Work with Children and Adolescents (3 credits). We are also adding three new courses: SOW 4XXX Substance Abuse and Social Work Practice (3 credits), SOW 4XXX Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees (3 credits), and SOW 4XXX Social Work in Health Care (3 credits). These new courses are included in APC package 201408-25 for the Bachelor of Social Work Program of Study. Expanding the array of major electives creates new opportunities for students to learn about areas of social work practice of particular importance to our region.

Log Number: 201408-27

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor
Social Welfare Minor

 

Summary of the Changes:

We are expanding the list of approved electives from which Social Welfare Minors may choose. We are adding one existing course, SOW 4654 Social Work with Children and Adolescents (3 credits). We are also adding three new courses: SOW 4XXX Substance Abuse and Social Work Practice (3 credits), SOW 4XXX Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees (3 credits), and SOW 4XXX Social Work in Health Care (3 credits). These new courses are included in APC package 201408-25 for the Bachelor of Social Work Program of Study. Expanding the array of electives creates new opportunities for students to learn about areas of social work practice of particular importance to our region.