Agenda Item FA 15-47

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Sciences (Graduate) – (Mathematics & Statistics, Political Science & Public Administration, & Psychology)

New Courses & Programs of Study (7 packages)

12/03/15: Passed

12/08/15: Approved

Log Number: 201508-72

Mathematics and Statistics – Graduate


Add a new course

Mathematical Biology (3 crs)

MAP

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"MAP2302: (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations"
AND "MAS3105: (GM) Linear Algebra"
AND "MAA4211: (GM) Advanced Calculus I"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisites: MAP2302 Ordinary Differential Equations, MAS3105 Linear Algebra, and MAA4211 Advanced Calculus I or permission of instructor

This course covers basics of mathematical models which are used to study population dynamics, diseases, and cells. Techniques covered include ordinary differential equations, and discrete and continuous dynamical systems. Analytical and numerical tools suitable for analysis and visualization of the solutions of these problems are presented.

 

Log Number: 201408-67

Political Science and Public Administration – Graduate

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

Summary of the Changes:
The UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration requests revisions to the program of study for the Nonprofit Management concentration of the Master of Public Administration degree program. These changes are consistent with commitments that our department made during our recent re-accreditation. First, we are requesting revisions to language related to our statistics prerequisites, due to a change from a single required class (POS3733 Political Inquiry and Analysis) to a two class sequence (POS3733 Research Design for Political Scientists (3 credit hours), and POS3734 Research Analysis for Political Scientists (3 Credits)). Second, we are requesting the removal of language regarding financial hardship waivers. Third, we have simplified language regarding the Elective course in the Major Requirements. These changes do not affect the number of hours required for the degree and should not affect the time students need to complete the degree program.

 

Log Number: 201408-68

Political Science and Public Administration – Graduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program                       
Master of Public Admin. - Public Administration Major Local Government Policy & Adm Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
The UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration is requesting revisions to the program of study for the Local Government Policy & Administration concentration of the Master of Public Administration degree program. These changes are consistent with commitments that our department made during our recent re-accreditation. First, we are requesting revisions to language related to our statistics prerequisites, due to a change from a single required class (POS3733 Political Inquiry and Analysis) two a two class sequence (POS3733 Research Design for Political Scientists (3 credit hours), and POS3734 Research Analysis for Political Scientists (3 Credits)). Second, we request the removal of language regarding financial hardship waivers. Third, we have simplified the language for the Major Requirement Elective course. These changes do not affect the number of hours required for the degree and should not affect the time students need to complete the degree program.

Log Number: 201408-69

Political Science and Public Administration – Graduate

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

Summary of the Changes:
The UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration requests revisions to the program of study for the Public Policy concentration of the Master of Public Administration degree program. These changes are consistent with commitments that our department made during our recent re-accreditation. First, we request revisions to language related to our statistics prerequisites, due to a change from a single required class (POS3733 Political Inquiry and Analysis) to a two class sequence (POS3733 Research Design for Political Scientists (3 credit hours), and POS3734 Research Analysis for Political Scientists (3 Credits)). Second, we request the removal of language regarding financial hardship waivers. These changes do not affect the number of hours required for the degree and should not affect the time students need to complete the degree program.

Log Number: 201408-70

Political Science and Public Administration – Graduate

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

Summary of the Changes:
The UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration is requesting revisions to the program of study for the Health Administration concentration of the Master of Public Administration degree program. These changes are consistent with commitments that our department made during our recent re-accreditation. First, we are requesting revisions to language related to our statistics prerequisites, due to a change from a single required class (POS3733 Political Inquiry and Analysis) two a two class sequence (POS3733 Research Design for Political Scientists (3 credit hours), and POS3734 Research Analysis for Political Scientists (3 Credits)). Second, we are requesting the removal of language regarding financial hardship waivers. These changes do not affect the number of hours required for the degree and should not affect the time students need to complete the degree program.

Log Number: 201408-71

Political Science and Public Administration – Graduate

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

Summary of the Changes:
The UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration requests revisions to the program of study for the General Administration concentration (which we propose to rename the Generalist Option) of the Master of Public Administration degree program. These changes are consistent with commitments that our department made during our recent re-accreditation. First, we request revisions to language related to our statistics prerequisites, due to a change from a single required class (POS3733 Political Inquiry and Analysis) to a two class sequence (POS3733 Research Design for Political Scientists (3 credit hours), and POS3734 Research Analysis for Political Scientists (3 Credits)). Second, we request to change 18 credit hours of major requirements to major electives. Third, we request the removal of language regarding financial hardship waivers. Finally, we propose to change the name of this concentration from General Administration to Generalist Option, to clarify that this option is for generalists in Public Administration, and so does not concentrate on a specific sub-field. These changes do not affect the number of hours required for the degree and should not affect the time students need to complete the degree program.

Log Number: 201505-0

Psychology – Graduate

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


Summary of the Changes:
The request to change the existing degree title from Master of Arts to Master of Science is to better reflect the current course content as it includes all of the features of a Master of Science:
1) It involves thesis work as a requirement for degree completion.
2) There is a strong concentration on research.
3) There is a focus on scientific topics such as statistics and research design, and learning and cognitive psychology.