Agenda Item FA 17-01

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate) – (English, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Physics, Political Science & Public Administration, and Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work)

New Courses, Courses Change, & Programs of Study (7 packages)

01/12/17: Passed

01/24/17: Approved

Log Number: 201608-48

English – Undergraduate 

 

Change an existing minor

Writing Studies Minor


Summary of the Changes:

The Department of English requests the following changes:
(1) to revise the Writing Studies minor so as to include new department writing courses and to delete courses that have not been consistently offered;
(2) to add seven courses - (from 201608-48) ENC 3xxx: Copyediting; ENC 4xxx: Applied Technical Writing; ENC 4xxx: Grant Writing; ENC 4xxx: Writing for Social Action; ENC 4xxx: Writing, Rhetoric, and Community & (from 201608-47) ENC 3xxx: Introduction to Fandom Studies and ENC 4xxx: Rhetoric in the Digital Humanities; and
(3) to remove the following courses and language - HIS 3051: Craft of the Historian; LIN3010: Principles of Linguistics; LIN3930: Special Topics in Linguistics; LIN4930: Special Topics in Linguistics; and "Two additional courses from Group A and/or Group B are required. Students must take 5 different courses; i.e., courses may not count as a single course taken as both a required course and an elective."
Rationale: The department's writing studies minor has a small student population and the department writing faculty want to include courses that are workplace-related, such as copyediting, advanced technical writing, and grant writing as well as courses that are focused on community-based rhetoric and writing such as writing for social action and writing, rhetoric, and community.

(Click here for the program of study)  

 

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Writing as Social Action (3 crs)

ENC

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

ENC 4XXX, Writing as Social Action, takes as its object of study social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter for online activism. We will consider the ways in which citizens, activists, scholars, teachers, and students use social media and other digital rhetorics to address injustices, collaborate with community groups, and advocate for social change.

 

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Writing, Rhetoric, and Community (3 crs)

ENC

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

In ENC 4XXX, Writing, Rhetoric, and Community, we will consider the ways in which citizens, activists, scholars, teachers, and students use writing and rhetoric in public contexts. We will begin the course by exploring theories of the public sphere, publics, and counterpublics, and we will discuss how these theories intersect with the work of rhetoric as students read and write the rhetorics of specific communities. Students may take this course for up to six (6) credits.

 

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Copyediting (3 crs)

ENC

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course covers basic editing principles, types of editing, and technical terms. The course includes editing texts from a range of sources such as professional documents, scholarly publications, literary and/or creative writing fields, as well as media. Students may take this course for up to six (6) credits.

 

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Applied Technical Writing

(3 crs)

ENC

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will guide students in producing clear, direct, and effective technical and professional writing. Students will study and create technical genres such as reports, proposals, descriptions, instructions, specifications, resumes, letters, memorandums, and/or other technical communication formats. Course is repeatable up to six credits.

 

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Grant Writing (3 crs)

ENC

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will show students how to develop grant writing skills. Students will study the rhetorical, resource, and writing opportunities in grant proposal writing and learn how to identify and engage with grant-making organizations.

Log Number: 201608-43

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures – Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts--International Studies Major
Concentrations (6) :
Asian Studies; European Studies; Latin American Studies; Middle East-African Studies; Intl Relations & Politics; Foreign Language & Culture


Summary of the Changes:

Note regarding POS: We are attaching one document that contains the programs of study for the six INS concentrations. The changes to all six programs of study are identical, with the exception of the changes to the section “Major electives,” which was previously and remains the only area that differentiates the six programs of study from each other.
The concentrations are:
Asian Studies, p. 1
European Studies, p. 8
Latin American Studies, p. 16
Middle East-African Studies, p. 23
Intl Relations & Politics, p. 29
Foreign Language & Culture, 36
 
Note regarding structure of hours in major: Prior to the changes described below, the hours in INS major were structured as follows:
Language requisite: 6 lower-level hours
Major requirements: 15 upper-level hours
Capstone seminar: 3 upper-level hours
Major electives: 9 upper-level hours
Free electives: 4 upper-level hours
Total: 6 lower-level hours, 31 upper-level hours
The changes described below restructure these credit hours as follows:
Major requirements: 21 upper-level hours (by adding new intro course and moving capstone to this section)
Major electives: 12 upper-level hours (by adding three hours to this section)
Total: 33 upper-level hours

Section by-section explanation of changes:
Policy on Double-Counting (new section). This change seeks to document existing practice.
Prerequisites (new section). INR2002 and CPO2002 are the respective prerequisites for INR4603 International Relations: Frameworks of Analysis and CPO 4014 Comparative Politics: Frameworks for Analysis. Students must take either INR4603 or CPO4014 as major requirements, so INR2002 and CPO2002 should be documented as prerequisites to the major.
Foreign Language (modified/moved section). As the revised text of this section is lengthy, we have moved it to the bottom of the POS. An explanation of the changes made to the text itself is found below. By suggestion of the COAS Curriculum Committee, I have left the section heading "Foreign Language" here and added the text "See below for details."
Major Requirements (modified section).
--We have added the new course INS 3XXX Introduction to International Studies (3 crs), created as part of this package.
----We have removed the following statement, as this is no longer necessary: "POS 3733 Research Design for Political Scientists has replaced POS 3713 as of fall 2013". (POS 3713 Political Inquiry & Analysis and POS 3733 Research Design for Political Scientists are both 3 credits).
--We have added the course GIS3043: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, which the International Studies Advisory Committee approved as an option in April, 2015.
--Regarding INS4930 International Studies Senior Research Seminar:
--For the sake of clarity, we have moved INS4930 International Studies Senior Research Seminar (formerly INR4930 International Studies Capstone Seminar) to this section. This course was previously listed by itself in a separate section.
--Regarding change of prefix on INR4930: INS, not INR, is the statewide prefix for International Studies courses. This will help avoid confusion at the institutional level, as INR courses are assumed to belong to PSPA for administrative purposes. This change will also avoid creating the false impression that this is primarily or exclusively an International Relations course in terms of content.
--The change in title for the capstone seminar is needed to reflect the current nature of the course.
--We have modified the list of prerequisites by:
--adding the new course INS3xxx Introduction to International Studies;
--adding GIS3043, a new option within the major requirements (as discussed above); and
--replacing POS3713 with POS3733, a change which took effect in fall 2013, according to the language currently in the catalog.
International Educational Experience (modified/moved section). As the revised text of this section is lengthy, we have moved it to the bottom of the POS. An explanation of the changes made to the text itself is found below. By suggestion of the COAS Curriculum Committee, I have left the section heading "International Educational Experience” here and added the text "See below for details."
Capstone Seminar (deleted section). We have removed this section and moved the one course it contained to Major Requirements above.
Major Electives (modified section).
--We have added three credit hours of major electives, as we deem nine insufficient to constitute a meaningful concentration.
--We have changed the INR prefix to INS on the Directed Independent Study course, and added the new INS4xxx International Studies Internship.
--On each of the six concentrations, we have also updated the list of electives (again, this in the only section in which the changes to the six programs of study are not identical).
Requisite: Foreign Language (modified/moved section).
--This modified language is intended to document and clarify existing policy.
--We have chosen to list the entire beginning/intermediate language sequence as one block, since they constitute one requirement.
--We would like to move this section to this new location lower in the program of study, as it contains several paragraphs of text.
International Educational Experience (modified/moved section).
--Regarding the change of INR to INS for INR3950 course, we have followed the same reasoning as for INR4930 (see “Major Requirements” above).
--We would like to move this section to this new location lower in the program of study, as it contains several paragraphs of text.
Free Electives (deleted section). We have deleted this section. Previously the major consisted of 27 upper-level hours, making three (not four, as currently stated) additional hours necessary to bring it to the 30 upper-level hours generally expected of majors. With the addition of the introductory course, as well as the addition of three hours of major electives, this major now requires 33 upper-level hours, making this section unnecessary, as we understand it.
(Click here for the program of study)

 

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Int'l Educ Experience

INR

Junior (3xxx)

950

We want to change the INR prefix to INS, the statewide prefix for International Studies courses. This will help avoid confusion at the institutional level (INR courses are assumed by various systems to belong to PSPA, which creates administrative difficulties).

 

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Directed Independent Study

INR

Senior (4xxx)

905

We want to change the INR prefix to INS, the statewide prefix for International Studies courses. This will help avoid confusion at the institutional level (INR courses are assumed by various systems to belong to PSPA, which creates administrative difficulties.

 

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Capstone Seminar: Intl Studies

INR

Senior (4xxx)

930

Prefix: We want to change the INR prefix to INS, the statewide prefix for International Studies courses. This will help avoid confusion at the institutional level (INR courses are assumed by various systems to belong to PSPA, which creates administrative difficulties).
Title and description: To better reflect the current nature of the course, we are changing title to “International Studies Senior Research Seminar” and modifying the description.
Prerequisites: We are adding the new INS introductory course as a prerequisite, as well as GIS3043. The International Studies Advisory Committee approved the addition of GIS3043: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems as an acceptable option in April, 2015. We are removing POS 3713, which was replaced by POS3733 as of Fall 2013.


New Course Description:

Prerequisites: Senior standing and satisfactory completion of INS3999 Introduction to International Studies and the program’s core courses: ANT 3212, ECO 3701, GEO 3553, CPO 4014 or INR 4603, and ANT 4083 or ANT 4497 or HIS 3051 or POS 3733 or GIS3043.
As the culminating course in the International Studies major, the senior research seminar is designed to help students synthesize their experiences in the program, as well as refine the high–level critical thinking, research, and communication skills needed for success in professional fields. Students in this course will consider a semester theme from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, and will conduct an in-depth research project of their own related to this theme.

 

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Introduction to International Studies (3 crs)

INS

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to the International Studies major at UNF. Students will explore the history of International Studies, and will examine the theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches that different disciplines bring to this field. This course also prepares students for the advanced research, writing and oral communication tasks they will undertake in their coursework in this major, and in particular, in INS4930 International Studies Senior Research Seminar. In addition, this course involves a variety of individual and group advising components to help students plan their academic work within the major, develop plans for completing the foreign language and international educational experience requirements, as well as investigate internship possibilities, graduate programs and professional career paths. Students are required to take this course during their first semester in the International Studies Program.

 

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International Studies Internship (3 crs)

INS

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"INS3999: Introduction to International Studies"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisites: INS3999 Introduction to International Studies, and three additional upper-level courses within the major. Minimum GPA: 2.75.
Description: This course provides an opportunity for students in the International Studies major to gain practical experience with a governmental or non-governmental agency or organization within the US or abroad. The internship will consist of at least 150 hours per semester, and participants may be required to submit a journal or written reflection on their experience.

 

Log Number: 201608-16

Philosophy and Religious Studies – Undergraduate


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


Summary of the Changes:

These changes will streamline the degree requirements so that students can better understand them and fulfill them in a timely manner. The number of credit hours in the core requirements is reduced by 3 but the overall number of credit hours required for the degree remains unchanged at 120 total credit hours with 48 upper level hours.
The following changes were made to core requirements:
1. reduced core requirements from 9 to 6 credits
2. removed sacred text requirement from core requirements
The major requirements were changed as follows:
1. the division between "traditions" courses and "topics" courses was removed, allowing students to fulfill their major requirements with any 3000/4000 level REL courses.
No changes were made to the capstone experience, the minor requirement, or the foreign language/foreign cultures requirements.
Free electives were increased from seven (7) credits to ten (10) credits.
(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201608-66

Physics – Undergraduate 

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Science--Physics Major

 
Summary of the Changes:

PHZ3113 Mathematical Physics will be changed from a 3 credit hour lecture course to a 4 credit hour combined lecture and lab course. The new course number will be PHZ3113C. The 1 credit hour lab portion of the course will meet once a week for 3 hours in a computer lab. In the lab, students will learn to apply computational techniques to solve physics problems. Previously this course did not include any computational work. This change reflects the growing importance of computational tools in the field of physics. This change will increase by one the number of credit hours for major requirements for each of the eight concentrations of the physics major. To accommodate this, three concentrations - Physics (traditional), Physics: Astrophysics, and Physics: Pre-Medical Physics - will each have their number of free electives reduced by one credit hour, and the other five concentrations - Physics: Civil Engineering, Physics: Computing Emphasis, Physics: Electrical Engineering, Physics: Materials Science, and Physics: Mechanical Engineering - will each have their number of major electives reduced by one credit hour. As a result, there will be no change in the total number of credit hours required for any concentration. Note that the program of study (POS) updates reflect changes made to the POS approved in APC package 201508-96, which completed the APC process on March 25, 2016 but has not yet been fully implemented in the university catalog.

(Click here for the program of study)

 

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Mathematical Physics

PHZ

Junior (3xxx)

113

PHZ3113 Mathematical Physics will be changed from a 3 credit hour lecture course to a 4 credit hour combined lecture and lab course. The new course number will be PHZ3113C. The 1 credit hour lab portion of the course will meet once a week for 3 hours in a computer lab. In the lab, students will learn to apply computational techniques to solve physics problems. Previously this course did not include any computational work. This change reflects the growing importance of computational tools in the field of Physics.
New Course Description:

Prerequisite: PHY 2049: Calculus-based Physics II and MAC 2313: Calculus III
Co-requisite: MAP 2302: Ordinary Differential Equations
Description: This course is an application of mathematical methods to physics in areas including vector analysis, matrices and group theory, complex analysis, Fourier series and transforms, special functions, and boundary-value problems. The laboratory will focus on computational techniques and applications. This course will be three credit hours of lecture and one credit hour of laboratory.
Availability: This course is normally offered Fall term only. 

 

Log Number: 201608-69

Physics – Undergraduate


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Discovering Physics (3 crs)

PHY

Freshman (1xxx)

033

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will explore fundamental concepts in physics and how these concepts can be used to understand the world around us. Topics covered include force, energy, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter. The course will emphasize conceptual understanding rather than mathematical problem solving. This course is not intended for students planning to major in science or engineering.

 

Log Number: 201608-67

Political Science and Public Administration – Undergraduate

Terminate a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Arts--Political Science Major Pol Sci Fast Track MPA Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

The Fast Track MPA Concentration within the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science needs to be terminated because the MPA graduate program is being restructured in accordance with changes to Fast Track options being implemented by the Graduate School. The current Fast Track MPA Concentration (which allows students to complete undergraduate courses resulting in the waiver of 9 credits toward completion of the MPA) will be terminated, and in its place a new Fast Track option (not concentration) will be created that allows students the opportunity to take up to 12 credits in the MPA program as undergraduates, and these credits will be applied to both the BA and MPA. See APC 201608-68 for reference to the latter option.
(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201608-18

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work – Undergraduate


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Archaeological Field Methods

(v. 3-6 crs)

ANT

Senior (4xxx)

821

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Archaeological Field Methods is a summer archaeological field school. This 6-week field practicum offers an extraordinary opportunity to gain hands-on experience in archaeological fieldwork. Its objectives are to allow students to develop a better understanding of how archaeology is practiced and to explore how people in the past lived and interacted with their natural and cultural worlds. Students will learn basic field techniques, including survey shovel testing, unit and block excavation, mapping, record keeping, and the use of survey/mapping equipment. This course is repeatable up to a total of nine credits.