Agenda Item FA 14-37

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate) -

(Communication, Mathematics & Statistics, Philosophy & Religious Studies): New Courses, Courses Changes, & Change of Programs of Study (6 packages)

11/06/14: Passed

11/14/14: Approved

Log Number: 201401-59

Communication – Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science- Communication Major Advertising Concentration

 

Summary of the changes:

The departmental faculty wants to remove ADV 3300-Media Planning as a pre-req. for ADV 3200C-Ad Design because there is no need for students in ADV 3200C-Ad Design to have taken ADV 3300-Media Planning. 

(Click here for the program of study) 

Log Number: 201401-60

Communication – Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science- Communication Major Public Relations Concentration

 

Summary of the changes:

The departmental faculty wants to remove ADV 3300-Media Planning as a pre-req. for ADV 3200C-Ad Design because there is no need for students in ADV 3200C-Ad Design to have taken ADV 3300-Media Planning.

(Click here for the program of study) 


Change an existing course

Advertising Design

ADV

Junior (3xxx)

200 C

The departmental faculty wants to remove ADV 3300-Media Planning as a pre-req. for ADV 3200C-Ad Design because there is no need for students in ADV 3200C-Ad Design to have taken ADV 3300-Media Planning.

New Course Description:

ADV3200C: Advertising Design
Prerequisite: MMC 1004 Media Literacy, MMC 3105 Advanced Writing For The Media, ADV 3008 Principles of Advertising, ADV 3101 Advertising Creative Strategy, and ADV 3203 Advertising Media Graphics
Description: The problems of designing graphic material to sell products and services. The preparation of roughs and comps and their presentation. The effective use of illustration, typography, and photography. Open to Literature, Communications, and Marketing majors. A material fee will be assessed.

 

Log Number: 201401-71

Communication – Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science – Communication Major Public Relations Concentration

 

Summary of the changes:

No additional resources are needed to make the requested change, which is to add to the prereq. for PUR 4800-Public Relations Campaigns the following: MMC 4420-Mass Communication Research. The change will help make students more ready to take PUR 4800-Public Relations Campaigns, which requires students to do research before making a campaign. All Communication major students already must take MMC 4420-Mass Communication Research; the requested change simply specifies when PR track students should take MMC 4420-Mass Communication Research.  (Click here for the program of study) 

 

Change an existing course

Public Relations Campaigns

PUR

Senior (4xxx)

800

We request that the pre-requisites for Public Relations Campaigns (PUR 4800) be modified to include Mass Communication Research (MMC 4420). The change will help make students more ready to take PUR 4800-Public Relations Campaigns, which requires students to do research before making a campaign. All Communication major students already must take MMC 4420; the requested change simply specifies when PR track students should take MMC 4420.

New Course Description:

PUR4800: Public Relations Campaigns
Prerequisites: MMC 3105 Advanced Writing For The Media, MMC 4420 Mass Communications Research, PUR 3000 Principles of Public Relations, PUR 3100 Public Relations Writing, PUR 4801 Public Relations Cases or Permission of Instructor. 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. (A material fee will be assessed.)

 

Log Number: 201405-16

Communication – Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor

Communication Studies Minor

 

Summary of the Changes:

We want to include two new courses, COM 3xxx-Listening and COM 3xxx-Lying and Deception, as electives in the Communication Studies minor to give students more options. Also, we are deleting MMC 3609-Public Opinion & Persuasion from the pool of electives in the Communication Studies minor because the course no longer exists. (Click here for the program of study)


Add a new Course

Listening (3 crs)

COM

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:

None
Co-requisites:

None 

Course Description:

Listening is a valuable and necessary skill that is useful to just about any discipline. Some disciplines that would especially benefit from listening skill building include, but are not limited to: Communication, Psychology/Counseling, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Health Professions and Business. This course is interactive and designed to build listening skills such as: short-term and long-term memory, listening with interruptions, note-taking skills, comprehension and relational listening. 

 

Add a new Course

Lying and Deception (3 crs)

COM

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:

None
Co-requisites:

None 

Course Description:

Lying and Deception will cover a number of issues surrounding lies, truth, deception, nonverbal and verbal deception leakage cues, and ethical perspectives surrounding lying and deception. This course examines lying and deception from many angles such as: lying and deception in the media, politics, the internet, hoaxes and scams, interpersonal relationships, children as liars and targets of lies, teenage lying and deception, self-deception, the validity of lie detectors, how to read subtle deception cues, what is truth, and a host of other contexts where lying, truth telling and deception come into play. Lying and Deception is a research-based course and studies many videos and articles to support every lecture and assignment. 

 

Log Number: 201408-0

Mathematics & Statistics - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts-Mathematics Major

 

Summary of the changes:

Increasing the credit hours from 3 hours to 4 hours for MHF 3202 - Foundations of Mathematics will allow for coverage of more material. This will enable students to better prepare for courses for which Foundations of Mathematics is a prerequisite. This change will not require students to exceed the 120-credit hour degree requirement (see attached POS).
Degree programs affected include:
i) Bachelor of Science in Mathematics,
ii) Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics,
iii) Bachelor of Science in Statistics,
iv) Bachelor of Arts in Statistics, and
v) Bachelor of Science in Discrete Analysis.
 
Separate APC packages have been prepared for each affected program, including revised programs of study.
The change will also affect the Department of Foundations and Secondary Education in the College of Education and Human Services. Please see the attached letters of support.
STA 4445 - Probability Models is an expiring course.
(Click here for the program of study) 


LetterFromJeffCornettAboutFoundations.pdf (attachment)


Change an existing course

(GM)Foundations of Mathematics

MHF

Junior (3xxx)

202

Increasing the credit hours from 3 hours to 4 hours for MHF 3202 - Foundations of Mathematics will allow for coverage of more material. This will enable students to better prepare for courses for which Foundations of Mathematics is a prerequisite. This change will not require students to exceed the 120-credit hour degree requirement (see attached POS).
Degree programs affected include i) Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, ii) Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, iii) Bachelor of Science in Statistics, iv) Bachelor of Arts in Statistics, and v) Bachelor of Science in Discrete Analysis. Separate APC packages have been prepared for each affected program, including revised programs of study.
The change will also affect the Department of Foundations and Secondary Education in the College of Education and Human Services. Please see the attached letters of support.
STA 4445 - Probability Models is an expiring course.

New Course Description:

MHF3202: (GM) Foundations of Mathematics 
Prerequisite: MAC 2312 (Calculus II). This course provides a transition to higher mathematics with strong emphasis on proof writing skills. Topics include: a brief introduction to logic, methods of proof, set theory, countability and cardinality, functions and relations, and limit theory. Additional topics may also be chosen from number theory and abstract algebra.

 

Log Number: 201405-0

Philosophy & Religious Studies - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

19th Century Philosophy

PHH

Junior (3xxx)

500

We seek to change the title of PHH5505 from "19th Century Philosophy" to "Kant to Nietzsche." This change more accurately reflects the course content and is more descriptive for students. This course represents a co-listed graduate version of PHH3500, for which the same name change is also being requested. The request is for a simple title change from 19th Century Philosophy to Kant to Nietzsche. The course content and purpose remains the same: to introduce to students one of the most fertile periods of philosophy. The new title would invoke well-known names of major figures to better anchor that course in the philosophy student’s mind. It connects the course to Modern Philosophy (which goes from Descartes to Kant), and bridges the connection to existentialism which begins with Nietzsche. We believe the new title better reflects the content and better attracts our students.