Agenda Item FA 16-46

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Science (Undergraduate) – (Biology, Communication, English, History, International Studies, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Mathematics & Statistics, & School of Music)

New Courses, Course Changes, Course Termination, & Programs of Study Changes (21 packages)

12/01/16: Passed

12/08/16: Approved

Log Number: 201605-8

Biology – Undergraduate  

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Pre-Medical Preparation Seminar (1 cr)

BSC

Sophomore (2xxx)

XXX

Pre-requisite:
None

Co-requisite:
None

Course Description:

Pre-Med Seminar is a one unit course that provides an introduction to the biomedical professions by incorporating a range of experiences, including research presentations, guidance in developing effective study habits and time management, discussions with local physicians and other biomedical professionals, information on volunteer experiences, introduction to university clubs and activities. In addition, students will read selected books, short stories, and case studies relevant to the medical field and participate in class discussions focused on the assignments. This course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits.

 

Log Number: 201608-2

Biology – Undergraduate


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Mayo Clinic Research Internship 1 (1-6 crs)

BSC

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Pre-requisite:
"BSC1010C: General Biology I"

Co-requisite:
None

Course Description:

Pre-requisites: BSC1010C General Biology 1. Students will gain research training in a basic science laboratory at the Mayo Clinic Florida under the direction of a scientist at that institution. The techniques used in the basic science laboratories at the Mayo Clinic Florida include those within the fields of molecular and cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry. Students must have successfully completed General Biology I (BSC1010C) prior to enrollment in this course. The completion of additional upper-level courses related to the fields of research techniques is recommended, but not required. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

 

Log Number: 201608-3

Biology – Undergraduate


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Mayo Clinic Research Internship 2 (1-6 crs)

BSC

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Pre-requisite:
"BSC1010C: General Biology I"
AND "BSC4XXX: Mayo Clinic Research Internship 1"

Co-requisite:
None

Course Description:

Pre-requisites: BSC1010C General Biology 1 and BSC4xxx Mayo Clinic Research Internship 1. Students will gain research training in a basic science laboratory at the Mayo Clinic Florida under the direction of a scientist at that institution. The techniques used in the basic science laboratories at the Mayo Clinic Florida include those within the fields of molecular and cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry. Students must have successfully completed General Biology I (BSC1010C) prior to enrollment in this course. The completion of additional upper-level courses related to the fields of research techniques is recommended, but not required. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

 

Log Number: 201608-5

Biology – Undergraduate


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Environmental Physiology  (4 crs)

BSC

Senior (4xxx)

395 C

Pre-requisite:
"PCB3023C: Molecular and Cell Biology"

AND "PCB3063C: Genetics"

Co-requisite:
None

Course Description:

Pre-requisites: PCB3023C Molecular and Cellular Biology AND PCB3063C Genetics. This course is designed to prepare students to conduct research in environmental physiology or a related field. Through lecture and discussion (1 credit), students will learn how animals cope with challenging, changing environments. In lab
(3 credits), students first will be taught how to measure an animal’s physiological response to stress; then students will conceive, design, conduct, and report their own project using this experimental system.

 

Log Number: 201608-26

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:
The following 2 changes are being requested: 1) Add STA x014 Elementary Statistics for Health and Social Sciences as an acceptable substitute for Calculus II. The rationale is that this is a more appropriate statistics course for our majors than previous options. 2) Add BSC4395C Environmental Physiology (created in log# 201608-5) to the major electives. These changes will not affect the total credit hours for the degree (120 credits).

(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201608-27

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:

The following two changes are being requested 1) Add STA x014 Elementary Statistics for Health and Social Sciences as an acceptable substitute for Calculus II. The rationale is that this is a more appropriate statistics course for our majors than previous options. 2) Add the following courses to the list of major electives: PCB4674 Evolution, PCB4253C Developmental Biology, BSC4395C Environmental Physiology (created in log# 201608-5), Mayo Clinic Research 1 (created in log # 201608-2), Mayo Clinic Research 2 (created in log #201608-3). The rationale is that these are appropriate courses for students in this track of the major. These changes will not affect the total credit hours for the degree (120 credits).
(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201608-29

Biology – Undergraduate

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

Summary of the Changes:

The following three changes are being requested 1) Add STA x014 Elementary Statistics for Health and Social Sciences (3 credits) as an acceptable substitute for Calculus II. The rationale is that this is a more appropriate statistics course for our majors than previous options.
2) Remove ZOO4753C Histology (4 credits) with combined Lab and replace it with ZOO4753 Histology (3 credits) in major electives (change to course approved in log # 201601-13). The rationale is that the C course is no longer being taught and will be replaced with the lecture only course.
3) Add the following courses to the list of major electives: MCB4021C Molecular Biology Techniques
(4 credits), PCB4253C Developmental Biology (4 credits), PCB 4843 Cell and Molecular Neuroscience
(3 credits), BSC4395C Environmental Physiology (4 credits) (created in log# 201608-5), PCB4674 Evolution (3 credits), Mayo Clinic Research 1 (1-4 credits) (created in log # 201608-2) , Mayo Clinic Research 2 (1-4 credits) (created in log #201608-3). The rationale is that these are appropriate courses for students in this track of the major. These changes will not affect the total credit hours for the degree (120 credits).
(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201608-33

Biology– Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Science--Biology Major Coastal Environmental Science Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

The following six changes are being requested
1) Add STA x014 Elementary Statistics for Health and Social Sciences (3 credits) as an acceptable substitute for Calculus II. The rationale is that this is a more appropriate statistics course for our majors than previous options.
2) Change the total credits for the Core requirements from 15 to 12. The rationale is that this aligns this track more closely with others within the Biology major.
3) Add PCB3023C Molecular and Cell Biology (4 credits) as a Core requirement. The rationale is that this aligns this track more closely with others within the Biology major.
4) Remove CHM3120C Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (4 credits) and CHS4615 Environmental Chemistry (3 credits) from the core requirements. The rationale is that these courses can be taken as part of Chemistry pre-requisites and this change makes this concentration have the same set of Chemistry requirements as all other Biology concentrations.
5) Add GIS4048 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (3 credits), and PHI2630 Contemporary Ethical Issues (3 credits) to the list of major electives. The rationale is that these are appropriate courses for students in this track of the major.
6) Remove the section of recommended general education courses. The rationale is that with the realignment of general education requirements, this section is no longer accurate.
For this request the following courses will be removed: STA2014 Statistics for Health and Social Sciences (3 Credits), PHI2100 Reasoning and Critical Thinking (3 credits), ECO2013 Macroeconomics (3 credits), MMC2701 Communicating Across Cultures (3 credits), and POS2041 Intro to American Government
(3 credits).
These changes reduce the total credit hours for the major by three (from 91 to 88 credits), but still meet all state requirements for credits required for a degree (120 credits).
(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201608-4

Communication – Undergraduate

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

Summary of the Changes:
PR Faculty decided that PUR3000 Principles of Public Relations should be pre-requisite to PUR3100 Public Relations Writing because it will help build the student's foundation and provide them with context when writing for an organization.
(Click here for the program of study)


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Principles of Pub Relations

PUR

Junior (3xxx)

000

Remove: Coreq: PUR3100 Public Relations Writing (3 credits)
We want to remove PUR3100 Public Relations Writing as Coreq for PUR3000 Principles of Public Relations because the students need to have the skills taught in PUR3000 Principles of Public Relations to do well in PUR3100 Public Relations Writing. The students are still required to take Prereqs MMC1004 Media Literacy and MMC3105 Advanced Writing For The Media.
New Course Description:

Prerequisites: MMC1004 Media Literacy and MMC3105 Advanced Writing For The Media
Description: The course is a survey of the principles, policies and practice of public relations focusing on planning, public, techniques and agencies utilizing public relations.

 

Change an existing course

Public Relations Writing

PUR

Junior (3xxx)

100

Remove: Co-req: PUR3000 Principles of Public Relations (3 Credits)
Add: Pre-req: PUR3000 Principles of Public Relations (3 Credits)
We want to add PUR3000 Principles Public Relations as a pre-req because the students need to have the skills taught in PUR3000 Principles of Public Relations to do well in PUR3100 Public Relations Writing. The students are still required to take Prereqs MMC1004 Media Literacy and MMC3105 Advanced Writing For The Media.

New Course Description:

Prerequisites: MMC1004 Media Literacy, MMC3105 Advanced Writing For The Media and PUR3000 Principles of Public Relations
Description: Survey and practice in techniques of publicity writing in public relations. Layout of actual publicity campaign and preparation of information kits. Stress on actual uses with cooperating agencies.
Course fees: $10

 


 

Log Number: 201608-47

English – Undergraduate  

 

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Digital Methods in Literary Studies (3 crs)

ENG

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will consider the transformation of literary reading and research in the digital age. The course will primarily focus on theories and debates within the digital humanities, and will secondarily train students to apply basic tools and techniques, such as computer-assisted textual analysis, text encoding, or web-based archive construction. Course may be repeated for up to six credit hours.

 

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Rhetoric in the Digital Humanities (3 crs)

ENC

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Rhetoric in the Digital Humanities traces the change from "literacy" to what some scholars have called "electracy." As a result, the course is primarily concerned with the corresponding rhetorical issues involved in this change, such as a greater emphasis on the rhetorical canon of "delivery." Students completing this course will not only be able to understand the philosophical underpinnings of new media technologies, but also to utilize new media technologies in the service of literary and cultural analysis. Course may be repeated for up to six credit hours.

 

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Introduction to Fandom Studies (3 crs)

ENC

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the rhetorical and writing practices of fandom and other participatory cultures. Students will use traditional formats (essays, response papers, proposals) and emergent writing formats (blogs, social media) to examine how this particular community of consumers and producers use, re-use, and distribute creative and critical works. The course's topic may vary by semester and can include examination of a general concept such as fandom and social media, a particular textual fandom such as Harry Potter or other popular texts, or another specified area determined by faculty expertise. Course may be repeated for up to six credit hours.

 

Log Number: 201608-41

History – Undergraduate


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Digital Archiving and Information Management 

(3 crs)

LIS

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Archivists, among other information professionals, collect the records of people and organizations in order to provide sources for exploring and interpreting history. These materials come in all kinds of formats, from manuscripts to born-digital files like email. For long-term use, wider access and preservation, we preserve materials digitally. Records may be required for a variety of research purposes, and thus it is crucial that we are attentive to archival and information management. This course provides students with the theoretical knowledge, conceptual frameworks and practical skills required to create, maintain and curate collections of digital information in libraries, archives and records management departments.

 

Log Number: 201608-44

International Studies – Undergraduate

Change an existing minor
International Studies Minor

Summary of the Changes:

Clayton McCarl, director of International Studies, in cooperation with the interdisciplinary International Studies Advisory Committee (see supporting documentation for list of members), is seeking to make the housekeeping and other minor changes listed below.
1. We have deleted the sentence “Only 1 course carrying a lower level number may apply towards the minor” because, according to the language that follows, all courses from which students may actually choose are at the 3000/4000 level (in minor requirements).
2. We have deleted the phrase “from the same concentration,” and added the sentence “The 2 courses do not need to be from the same concentration,” as we believe students will benefit from the increased flexibility this provides in choosing their courses (in minor electives).
3. We have modified the language indicating the valid range of electives, changing "list of major electives for the International Studies Major" to "the lists of major electives from any of the concentrations within the International Studies Major" and adding the phrase “in the UNF Undergraduate Catalog, along with the lists published each semester by the INS Program.” These changes clarify that there are multiple lists of electives from which to choose, and that students may also take into consideration the lists published each semester reflecting current offerings, some of which may not be included in the catalog.
4. We have deleted the list of concentrations, as this presents a potential redundancy with the language that goes before, as well as with the list of prefixes that follows.
5. We have placed the list of prefixes in alphabetical order, adding CHI, CHT, CJJ, ENL, FRE, GIS, HUM, MAN, PHM, POS, and REL, and eliminating the duplicate FIN, LAH, LAS and PHI entries.
No new resources will be required to carry out the changes proposed to the International Studies minor. None of the modifications to the programs of study will require the purchase of equipment or
materials or the hiring of new faculty.
(Click here for the program of study)

Supporting Document  

Log Number: 201608-34

Languages, Literatures and Cultures – Undergraduate


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Digital Textual Editing in Spanish (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:

Prerequisites: SPN3242 Spanish Conversation, and SPN3300 Spanish Composition or SPN3350 Spanish for Heritage Speakers, or by permission of instructor.
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of electronic textual editing in Spanish. Students will do hands-on work with manuscript and/or print materials from any period, corresponding to Spain, Latin America and/or Hispanic communities in the United States. Course participants will employ a variety of tools and technologies standard today in the electronic encoding and online publication of texts in the Humanities. Specific requirements will vary by term, according to the particular material under consideration. The language of instruction is Spanish.

 

Log Number: 201608-45

Languages, Literatures and Cultures– Undergraduate

Add a new minor
Digital Humanities Minor

Summary of the Changes:

This new minor has been developed by the UNF Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI, http://unfdhi.org), a campus-wide association of faculty, staff and students. The committee that has prepared this proposal is comprised of the following: Christopher W. Baynard, Associate Professor of Geography and GIS; James Beasley, Associate Professor of English; Ching–Hua Chuan, Associate Professor of Computing; Laura Heffernan, Associate Professor of English; Aisha Johnson-Jones, Head of Special Collections and Archives, Thomas G. Carpenter Library; and Clayton McCarl, Associate Professor of Spanish and DHI interim chair. The Advisory Committee of the DHI (http://unfdhi.org/people) has reviewed this proposal and has expressed support for the project that it represents.
Description: This interdisciplinary minor in Digital Humanities provides students with a foundation in technologies and methodologies used in digital scholarship, as well as in a variety of professional fields. Students in this minor will acquire knowledge and skills that will prepare them for graduate coursework in traditional Humanities, Social Science and Fine Arts fields, as well as in specialized Digital Humanities or Information Science programs. The minor consists of four electives and one studio course, for a total of fifteen credit hours.
With this package, we are creating the following courses:
DIG4xxx Digital Humanities Studio (3 credits)
DIG4xxx Digital Humanities Internship (3 credits)
The following courses are being proposed separately:
COM4xxx Strategic Social Media (3 credits) (Log #201605-17)
ENC3xxx Introduction to Fandom Studies (3 credits) (Log #201608-47)
ENC4xxx Writing as Social Action (3 credits) (Log #201608-48)
ENC4xxx Rhetoric in the Digital Humanities (3 credits) (Log #201608-47)
ENG3xxx Digital Methods in Literary Studies (3 credits) (Log #201608-47)
SPN3xxx Digital Textual Editing in Spanish (3 credits) (Log #201608-34)
LIS3xxx Digital Archiving and Information Management (3 credits) (Log #201608-41)
(Click here for the program of study)


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Digital Humanities Studio (3crs)

DIG

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course has no prerequisites, but students must complete at least nine hours within the Digital Humanities minor prior to registration.
This workshop-style course provides students with an opportunity to further develop a project of their choosing initiated in previous coursework, as well as to build an online portfolio of digital materials in preparation for the job market or graduate school application process.

 

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Digital Humanities Internship
(3 crs)

DIG

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course has no prerequisites, but students must complete at least nine hours within the Digital Humanities minor prior to registration. Minimum GPA: 2.75.

This internship course provides an opportunity for students in the Digital Humanities minor to complete a
150-hour/semester internship with an external organization or on a project led by a member of the UNF faculty. 

 


 

 

Log Number: 201608-46

Languages, Literatures and Cultures– Undergraduate

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

Summary of the Changes:

The UNF Spanish faculty requests several revisions to the Spanish B.A. Program of Study. These revisions consist of course title changes, one course prefix change, and edits throughout our Program of Study to improve the clarity, coherence, and formatting of the document. Our purpose is, first, to clarify the nature of certain courses for students and advisers. Second, it has become apparent that we should more explicitly recommend a sequence of courses for our majors and dual majors along two converging tracks: one for heritage speakers (students who grew up speaking Spanish) and the other for non-heritage speakers (students who did not grow up speaking Spanish).
These proposed revisions will not change the number of credits required for completion of the Spanish B.A. or impact the time it takes students to graduate. The changes we are requesting will not require additional resources and should not affect other departments.
Course/prefix title changes:
We are proposing the following course title changes for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
(1)SPN 3300 Composition in Spanish (3 credits) will change to SPN 3300 Spanish Composition (3 credits). Most other university Spanish programs use the title “Spanish Composition"; this phrasing is also more consistent with the titles of related courses in our Program of Study ("Spanish Conversation" and "Advanced Spanish Composition").
(2)SPW 3030 Interpreting Hispanic Literature (3 credits) will change to SPW 3030 Introduction to Literature in Spanish (3 credits). The purpose of the change is to present this course, which proposes an introductory survey of literature from Spain and Spanish America, more simply and clearly for students and advisers.
(3)SPN 3350 Spanish for Speakers of Spanish (3 credits) will change to SPN 3350 Spanish for Heritage Speakers (3 credits). The term "heritage speakers" is used in our field to describe students who grew up speaking Spanish but in many cases never developed strong reading and writing skills, or expressive/lexical fluency, in the language. This course builds on heritage speakers’ general knowledge of the language and their cultural background (through reading and writing assignments) for the development of proficiency in Spanish-language rhetoric and writing. Most other university Spanish programs also use the title “Spanish for Heritage Speakers.”
(4)SPN 3351 Conversation and Communities for Heritage Speakers of Spanish (3 credits) will change to SPN 3351 Communication and Communities for Heritage Speakers (3 credits). First, the new title corrects an error in our Program of Study: the word "communication," which appears in the course description, was mistakenly rendered as "conversation." The shorter title also aligns better with the recommended “companion” course “Spanish for Heritage Speakers.”
(5) SPN 3501 Hispanic Culture (3 credits) will change to SPN 3501 Hispanic Cultures (3 credits). This change reflects the plurality of Hispanic cultures. It also reinforces the fact that we offer separate cultural surveys focused on Spain, Spanish America, and Spanish-speaking U.S. populations, under this course heading.
(6) SPN 4541 Advanced Studies in Hispanic Culture (3 credits) will change to SPN 4541 Advanced Studies in Hispanic Cultures (3 credits). This change reflects the plurality of Hispanic cultures. It also reinforces the fact that we offer specialized conference-style courses focused on Spain, Spanish America, and Spanish-speaking U.S. populations, separately under this course heading.
(7)SPW 4930 Advanced Studies in Hispanic Literature (3 credits) will change to SPW 4930 Advanced Studies in Hispanic Literatures (3 credits). Hispanic Literatures is the name of the academic field in which we are training students who take courses under this heading.
Prefix change:
We would like to change the prefix in the course SPN 3500 Peoples & Cultures of Spain (3 credits) to FOT 3500 Peoples & Cultures of Spain (3 credits). The SPN prefix, which indicates that a course is conducted in Spanish, should not be used for this course, which is a Foreign Cultures course conducted in English. The FOT prefix would convey the idea that this is a course taught in English with literature in translation.
Addition of suggested course sequences for heritage speakers and non-heritage speakers:
We are adding to our Program of Study a recommended sequence of courses for heritage speakers (students who grew up speaking Spanish) and a recommended sequence of courses for non-heritage speakers (students who did not grow up speaking Spanish). This addition is meant to provide students and advisers with a clearer and more concrete understanding of our course map, which is necessarily complicated by the fact that heritage and non-heritage speakers have different sets of needs toward the beginning of their coursework in the major.
Edits for clarification:
We are adding language which clarifies the fact that the topics under three of our course headings—SPN 3501 Hispanic Cultures (3 credits), SPN 4541 Advanced Studies in Hispanic Cultures (3 credits), and SPW 4930 Advanced Studies in Hispanic Literatures (3 credits)—vary by semester. We want to make it clear that these are general course headings under which we offer specific survey- and conference-style courses. We are simplifying terminology related to heritage- and non-heritage speakers (e.g., rather than referring to “non-native” but “native and heritage speakers”) for the sake of clarity and consistency.
Changes to align our Program of Study with the Academic Programs Committee guidelines:
We are adding a statement indicating that thirty hours of course work, at or above the 3000 level, are required to earn the Spanish B.A. degree. We are also removing information regarding free electives and graduation requirements not specific to the degree.
Formatting edits:
We are making several edits related to formatting. We are adding a space between the prefixes and course numbers for SPN 2200, SPN 3242, SPN 3300, and SPW 3030. We are adding the number of credits for courses where that information was missing; we are also including three edits to make the spelling of “credits” lower-case throughout the document. We are including a period which was missing at the end of a sentence "(Credits will vary.)"

(Click here for the program of study)


 

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Composition in Spanish

SPN

Junior (3xxx)

300

The UNF Spanish faculty would like to change the title of SPN 3300 Composition in Spanish (3 credit hours) to SPN 3300 Spanish Composition (3 credit hours). Most other university Spanish programs use the title “Spanish Composition"; this phrasing is also more consistent with the titles of related courses in our Program of Study ("Spanish Conversation" and "Advanced Spanish Composition"). No other changes are being made to the course. This change will not affect the total credit hours for the degree or the time it takes for students to graduate. Other courses for which SPN 3300 is a prerequisite only list the prefix and number (i.e., the title "Composition in Spanish" does not appear in the prerequisites or co-requisites for other course descriptions).

 

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Communication and Communities for Heritage Speakers of Spanish

SPN

Junior (3xxx)

351

The UNF Spanish faculty would like to change the title of SPN 3351 Communication and Communities for Heritage Speakers of Spanish (3 credit hours) to SPN 3351 Communication and Communities for Heritage Speakers. The new title aligns better with that of the recommended "companion" course “Spanish for Heritage Speakers.” We are not changing anything about this course description besides the title. No additional resources are needed. This change will not affect other departments or the time it will take for students to graduate. SPN 3351 is not a prerequisite or co-requisite for any other courses.   

 

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Span for Speakers of Span

SPN

Junior (3xxx)

350

Spanish faculty request to change the title of SPN 3350 Spanish for Speakers of Spanish (3 credits) to SPN 3350 Spanish for Heritage Speakers (3 credits).  The term "heritage speakers" is used in our field to describe students who grew up speaking Spanish but in many cases never developed strong reading and writing skills, or expressive/lexical fluency, in the language. This course builds on heritage speakers’ general knowledge of the language and their cultural background (through reading and writing assignments) for the development of proficiency in Spanish-language rhetoric and writing. Most other university Spanish programs also use the title “Spanish for Heritage Speakers”.  No other changes are being made to the course. This change will not affect the total credit hours for the degree or the time it takes students to graduate. Other courses for which SPN 3350 is a prerequisite only list the prefix and number: the title does not appear in other course descriptions.  

 

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Interpreting Hispanic Lit

SPW

Junior (3xxx)

030

The UNF Spanish faculty would like to change the title of SPW 3030 Interpreting Hispanic Literature (3 credit hours) to SPW 3030 Introduction to Literature in Spanish (3 credit hours). The purpose of the change is to present this course, which proposes an introductory survey of literature from Spain and Spanish America, more simply and clearly for students and advisers. No other changes are being made to the course. This change will not affect the total credit hours for the degree or the sequence of courses needed for students to graduate. Other courses for which SPW 3030 is a prerequisite only list the prefix and number (i.e., the title "Interpreting Hispanic Literature" does not appear in the prerequisites or co-requisites for other course descriptions).

 

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Hispanic Culture

SPN

Junior (3xxx)

501

The UNF Spanish faculty would like to change the title of SPN 3501 Hispanic Culture (3 credit hours) to SPN 3501 Hispanic Cultures (3 credit hours). This change reflects the plurality of Hispanic cultures. It also reinforces the fact that we offer separate cultural surveys focused on Spain, Spanish America, and Spanish-speaking U.S. populations, under this course heading.
No other changes are being made to the course. This change will not affect the total credit hours for the degree or the sequence of courses needed for students to graduate. SPN 3501 is not a prerequisite or co-requisite for any other courses.

 

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Advanced Studies in Hispanic Culture

SPN

Senior (4xxx)

541

The UNF Spanish faculty would like to change the title of SPN 4541 Advanced Studies in Hispanic Culture (3 credit hours) to SPN 4541 Advanced Studies in Hispanic Cultures (3 credit hours). This change reflects the plurality of Hispanic cultures. It also reinforces the fact that we offer specialized conference-style courses focused on Spain, Spanish America, and Spanish-speaking U.S. populations, separately under this course heading. No other changes are being made to the course. This change will not affect the total credit hours for the degree or the sequence of courses needed for students to graduate. SPN 4541 is not a prerequisite or co-requisite for any other courses.

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Advanced Studies in Hispanic Literature

SPW

Senior (4xxx)

930

The UNF Spanish faculty would like to change the title of SPW 4930 Advanced Studies in Hispanic Literature (3 credit hours) to SPW 4930 Advanced Studies in Hispanic Literatures (3 credit hours). Hispanic Literatures is the name of the academic field in which we are training students who take courses under this heading. No other changes are being made to the course. This change will not affect the total credit hours for the degree or the sequence of courses needed for students to graduate. SPW 4930 is not a prerequisite or co-requisite for any other courses.

 

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(FC) Peoples and Cultures of Spain

SPN

Junior (3xxx)

500

The UNF Spanish faculty would like to change the prefix of the course SPN 3500 Peoples and Cultures of Spain (3 credits) to FOT 3500 Peoples and Cultures of Spain (3 credits). The SPN prefix, which indicates that a course is conducted in Spanish, should not be used for this course, which is a Foreign Culture course conducted in English. The FOT prefix would convey the idea that this is a course taught in English with literature in translation. The instructor of record has also submitted an updated course description.

These changes will not affect the total credit hours for the degree or the time it takes students to graduate. FOT 3500 Peoples and Cultures of Spain (3 credits) is not a prerequisite or co-requisite for any other courses.  

New Course Description:

FOT 3500 Peoples and Cultures of Spain (3 credits) examines the history, people, and cultures of different regions of Spain comparatively through archival materials, architecture, art, literature and film. This course focuses on specific themes and ideas, e.g., the fundamental importance of the 711-1492 CE period of coexistence between Iberian Muslim, Christian, and Jewish cultures, in contrast with revisionist assertions of national culture in Francoist Spain (1939-1975). Students will investigate how such themes and ideas have constituted major factors in the configuration of Spanish cultural identity. The appreciation of multicultural heritage throughout the centuries and a better understanding of the challenges of modern/contemporary Spanish society and culture are further goals of FOT 3500 Peoples and Cultures of Spain. There are no prerequisites for this course, which is conducted in English.

 

 

Log Number: 201605-9

Mathematics and Statistics– Undergraduate

Add a new non-degree program
Certificate -- Joint Statistical Analysis Certificate with SAS

Summary of the Changes:

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics would like to offer eligible students the opportunity to earn the SAS (Statistical Analysis Software) certificate. Its goal is to increase students’ understanding of mathematical and statistical models while they train on a well - known and well-used industry- standard software package, SAS. The certificate recognizes their practical and theoretical knowledge in SAS programming and data analysis. It also confirms that they have the tools needed to handle and analyze data/modeling problems for an organization.
Many businesses depend upon the ability to analyze and interpret data and SAS skills are in high demand. Today's professionals need the knowledge and technical skills to make decisions that meet the demands of supervisors, clients, and customers. By obtaining this SAS certificate, students will enhance their professional credentials, strengthen their marketability to potential employers, and increase their career opportunities.
To be eligible for the certificate, students have to be enrolled at UNF and must complete all course prerequisites before registering for any certificate courses.
Certificate Requirements (13 credits):
STA3163: (GM) Statistical Methods I (4 credit hours) Prereq.: MAC1105 or MAC1147
STA3164: (GM) Statistical Methods II (3 credit hours) Prereq.: STA 3163
STA4945: Capstone Experience in Statistics (3 credit hours) Prereq.: Senior standing and permission of the Department
STA4853: Statistical Techniques for Time Series and Forecasts (3 credit hours)
Prereq.: STA 3163 or ECO3411 or STA4504: Categorical Data Analysis (3 credit hours) Prereq.: STA 3163
To earn the certificate you must receive at least a grade of C in each of the four required certificate courses.
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Log Number: 201508-8

School of Music – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program
Bachelor of Music Education--Music Education Major

Summary of the Changes:

I propose to add two courses to the music education degree program to deepen student understanding and engagement in the music education profession, to strengthen the degree's compliance with our accreditation body - National Association for Schools of Music, and to make our music education degree program compare favorably with those offered at peer institutions.
One proposed course, MUE 2040 - Foundations of Music Education would be taken in the fall of the freshman year to orient students to the music education profession, while the other proposed course, MUE 3390 - Managing Music Classrooms and Program Administration, focuses on developing classroom management skills in a variety of music classroom types, as well as the legal and ethical issues related to the profession. This course will be taken in spring of the Sophomore year. EDG 4410 - Classroom Management/Communication will no longer be included in the music education degree program as the classroom management content is included in the proposed course MUE 3390 - Managing Music Classrooms and Program Administration. These changes will strengthen student learning within the context of the student's professional area of music education.
Two courses, formerly Common Prerequisites for music education, are being removed from the degree program after having received approval for this change by the ACC committee of the Board of Governors on April 27th, 2016. The 2016-2017 Common Prerequisites manual reflects these substitutions:
-Our new MUE 2040 Foundations of Music Education will take the place of EDF 1005 - Intro to the Teaching Profession, and
-MUE 3693 Technology in Music Education will take the place of EME 2040 - Intro to Technology for Educators.
This will reduce the credits required for the degree from 134 to 131.
In this package I am including a formal list of Major Electives to the Program of Study. The list includes over 20 courses, mostly 1 credit hour each, such as Brass Techniques and Pedagogy, Choral Accompanying, and Guitar Techniques.
This package includes some changes of course numbers and prerequisites to reflect current and recent APC changes:
MUG 3302 - Advanced Instrumental Conducting becomes MUG 4302
MUE 3480 - Marching Band Techniques becomes to MUE 4480
MUE 2410 - Choral Methods for Instrumentalists becomes MUE 3410
MUE 3481 - Jazz Pedagogy will only have prerequisites added.
Courses no longer needed in the degree are being terminated to clean up the catalog:
MUE 3944 - Field Experience in Music Education, and
MUE 3332 - Instrumental Materials Practicum, and
MUE 2432 - Lyric Diction.
MUE 3390 - Managing Music Classrooms and Program Administration (new in this package) was added as a prerequisite for MUE 4311 - Elementary Music - Teaching and Assessment, MUE 4331 - Secondary Choral Music - Teaching and Assessment, and MUE 4332 - Secondary Instrumental Music - Teaching and Assessment.
Finally, some classes have been moved from one semester to another, though they are listed as "adds" and "drops" in the program of study to conform to APC standards. This includes the following courses:
EDF 2085 Intro to Diversity for Educators - "dropped" from Freshman spring semester and "added" to Sophomore fall semester
EDF 3151 Educational Psychology - "dropped" from Sophomore spring semester and "added" to Junior fall semester
EDF 4444 Assessment of Learning & Behavior - "dropped" from Junior spring semester and "added" to Senior fall semester
RED 3333 Reading in the Content Area - "dropped" from Senior fall semester and "added" to Junior spring semester.

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Terminate an existing course

Music Education Field Lab

MUE

Junior (3xxx)

944

This course is no longer used and its content has been replaced by more effective coursework.

 

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Instrumental Materia Practicm

MUE

Junior (3xxx)

332

This course is no longer a part of the degree program and its content has been replaced by other coursework. 

 

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Lyric Diction

MUE

Sophomore (2xxx)

432

This course is no longer needed.

 

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Foundations of Music Education (3 crs)

MUE

Sophomore (2xxx)

040

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course is a survey of the music education profession in the United States. It includes an overview of professional qualifications and responsibilities, interactions of history, law, and society with music education, and philosophical and theoretical positions in music education. Topics include fundamentals of music education curriculum, state and national standards and standards-based lesson planning. Students will observe different types of music classes in a variety of school settings to broaden the perspective of the prospective music educator. No prerequisites.

 

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Managing Music Classrooms and Program Administration (3 crs)

MUE

Junior (3xxx)

390

Prerequisites:   
"MUE2040: Foundations of Music Education"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course focuses on developing skills to manage music classrooms, as well as professionalism, ethics, and the law. Students will develop teaching and classroom management skills through discussion, peer-teaching simulations, and observations. Students will discuss the assumptions they have about students, school, and learning and compare these to existing educational practices and research findings, and then read about and discuss a variety of philosophies, behavior and self-concept theories, and discipline/classroom management programs. Students develop a plan for managing a variety of music classroom types. The course ends with an examination of situations of interest to participants which include, among other issues, student safety, legal rights and responsibilities of teachers, meeting the varying needs of students as a result of student differences, and incorporation of teacher’s beliefs and values. 

 

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Advan Instrumental Conducting

MUG

Junior (3xxx)

302

This course is conducting at an advanced level and is taken by seniors just prior to internship. Its choral counterpart, MUG4202 - Advanced Choral Conducting is already listed at the 4000 level. We propose to change this course to also be at the 4000 level to become MUG 4302 - Advanced Instrumental Conducting.

 

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Marching Band Techniques

MUE

Junior (3xxx)

480

Change course number from MUE 3480 to MUE 4480 and add prerequisite MUE 4332: Secondary Instrumental Music - Teaching and Assessment. This ensures students taking the course have prerequisite knowledge and skills to be successful. 

New Course Description:

This course deals with the presentation, examination, evaluation and practical application of standard and contemporary marching and arranging techniques for the high school and college band director. Prerequisite: MUE 4332: Secondary Instrumental Music - Teaching and Assessment. 

 

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Choral Tech for Inst

MUE

Sophomore (2xxx)

410

Course number is being changed from MUE 2410 to MUE 3410, and prerequisites are listed to ensure students have necessary knowledge and skills for success. Prerequisites are MVK 2122: Class Piano IV (or equivalent), MUG 3104: Basic Conducting, and MUE 2040: Foundations of Music Education. 

New Course Description:

This course will develop fundamental skills for teaching choral ensembles in secondary schools. Course will focus on differences between instrumental and choral pedagogy, vocal tone production, posture, basic diction, choral repertoire, and choral rehearsal techniques. Prerequisites: MVK 2122: Class Piano IV (or equivalent), MUG 3104: Basic Conducting, and MUE 2040: Foundations of Music Education.

 

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Jazz Pedagogy

MUE

Junior (3xxx)

481

Prerequisites have been added to ensure students have knowledge and skills to be successful. Prerequisites are MUE 2450: Woodwind Techniques and Pedagogy I, MUE 2460: Brass Techniques and Pedagogy I, MUE 2470: Percussion Techniques, and MUG 3104: Basic Conducting.   

New Course Description:

In this course, students will develop skills to teach and administer effective instrumental jazz programs in secondary schools. Students will develop a repertoire of appropriate literature for middle and high school musicians and develop pedagogical skills germane to the jazz idiom including listening, improvisation, and stylistic articulation and tone. Prerequisites: MUE 2450: Woodwind Techniques and Pedagogy I, MUE 2460: Brass Techniques and Pedagogy I, MUE 2470: Percussion Techniques, and MUG 3104: Basic Conducting.

 

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Elementary Music Teach/Assess

MUE

Senior (4xxx)

311

Added a prerequisite of our new course included in this APC package: MUE 3390 - Managing Music Classrooms and Program Administration. 

New Course Description:

This course is designed to acquaint students with a balanced knowledge of general music curriculum. Emphasis is placed on understanding and planning a developmental sequence of musical experiences to assure the sound musical growth of students in grades K-5. Prerequisites: MUE 3390: Managing Music Classrooms and Program Administration. 

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Second Choral Mus Teach/Assess

MUE

Senior (4xxx)

331

Added a prerequisite of our new course included in this APC package: MUE 3390 - Managing Music Classrooms and Program Administration. 

New Course Description:

This course focuses on directing, organizing, developing, and maintaining quality choral music programs at the secondary level. Topics include conducting, choral literature, rehearsal skills, recruitment and retention, and a balanced approach to inclusion of Florida and National standards in the classroom. Includes field experience component in public schools. Prerequisites: MUE 3390: Managing Music Classrooms and Program Administration, MVK 2122: Class Piano IV, and MUG 3104: Basic Conducting.

 

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Instrumental Mus Teach/Assess

MUE

Senior (4xxx)

332

Added a prerequisite of our new course included in this APC package: MUE 3390 - Managing Music Classrooms and Program Administration. 

New Course Description:

This course focuses on directing, organizing, developing, and maintaining quality instrumental music programs at the secondary level. Topics include conducting, band and orchestra literature, rehearsal skills, recruitment and retention, and a balanced approach to inclusion of Florida and National standards in the classroom. Includes field experience component in public schools. Prerequisites: MUE 3390 - Managing Music Classrooms and Program Administration, and MUG 3104: Basic Conducting.

 

 

 

Log Number: 201608-8

School of Music – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Music--Music Performance Major Music Technology & Production Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

This package is adding the 2-credit course MUG3104 ("Basic Conducting") to the Music Technology & Production concentration of the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Performance. As can be seen in the attached Program of Study, this course is being added to the Senior Year Fall Semester. To compensate for this added course, the Free Electives for this semester are being reduced from 3 credits to 1 credit. This change is being made to help ensure accreditation of the Music Technology & Production degree by the National Association of Schools of Music. This change will not affect the total credit hours of the degree.
Also, this package is moving the online (DL) course MUM3701 ("The Music Business") from the Junior Year Fall Semester to the Sophomore Year Summer within the Program of Study. This change is necessary because the course is only offered during the Summer B term. To compensate for this change, the total credit hours of degree requirements for the Junior Year Fall Semester are being reduced from 11 credits to 8 credits. This change will not affect the total credit hours of the degree.
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Log Number: 201608-9

School of Music – Undergraduate

 

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String Choir (v. 0-1)

MUN

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Pre-requisite:
None

Co-requisite:
None

Course Description:

In this course, students will study and perform a variety of music within a chamber ensemble comprising themselves and other students who play the same specific string instrument. This course can be re-taken up to a maximum of 8 credits.

 

Log Number: 201608-10

School of Music – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Music--Music Performance Major Music-Strings Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

This package is changing the large ensemble requirement for the Strings concentration of the Bachelor of Music degree. Instead of listing MUN3413 (Orchestra) for every semester, the Program of Study will now list MUN 2000-Level Large Ensemble (for each freshman and sophomore semester) or MUN 3000-Level Large Ensemble (for each junior and senior semester). The listing of MUN 2000-Level Large Ensemble means that students may take any existing 2000-level MUN large-ensemble course to meet this requirement, and the listing of MUN 3000-Level Large Ensemble means that students may take any existing 3000-level MUN large-ensemble course to meet this requirement.
The reason for this change is that not all String students take Orchestra every semester. Rather, a student's large ensemble placement is decided each semester based on the needs of both that individual student and the School of Music's various ensembles - Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Concert Band, etc. This change does not affect the total credit hours of the degree.
Furthermore, there is a correction being made to the Junior Year Spring Semester in the Program of Study. The course title for MUL4420 has the word "Literature" spelled without an "e" on the end. We are requesting that the "e" be put back.

Log Number: 201608-11

School of Music – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Music--Music Performance Major Music-Woodwinds, Brass, Percus Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

This package is changing the large ensemble requirement for the Woodwinds-Brass-Percussion concentration of the Bachelor of Music degree. Instead of listing MUN2140 or MUN3140 (Wind Symphony), the Program of Study will now list MUN 2000-Level Large Ensemble (for each freshman and sophomore semester) or MUN 3000-Level Large Ensemble (for each junior and senior semester). The listing of MUN 2000-Level Large Ensemble means that students may take any existing 2000-level MUN large-ensemble course to meet this requirement, and the listing of MUN 3000-Level Large Ensemble means that students may take any existing 3000-level MUN large-ensemble course to meet this requirement.
The reason for this change is that not all Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion students take Wind Ensemble every semester. Rather, a student's large ensemble placement is decided each semester based on the needs of both that individual student and the School of Music's various ensembles - Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Concert Band, etc. This change does not affect the total credit hours of the degree.
Also, this package fixes two small errors in the existing Program of Study that is published in the university catalog. First, in the Senior Year Fall Semester, it changes the total credit hours of degree requirements from 14 (which is incorrect) to 11 (which is correct). Second, in the Senior Year Fall and Spring semesters, it changes the name of MUT4626 from 20th-Century Counterpoint (which is incorrect) to 20th-Century Music Theory (which is correct).
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