Agenda Item FA 17-10

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate) – (Communication, Mathematics & Statistics, Political Science & Public Administration, Psychology, & School of Music)

New Courses, Course Changes, & Program of Study (9 packages)

03/02/17: Passed

03/09/17: Approved

Log Number: 201608-78

Communication- Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

Lying and Deception

COM

Junior (3xxx)

044

Change COM 3044-Lying and Deception from a 3000 level to a 4000 level. The change is being requested because the course is already being taught at a level of rigor that meets the 4000 level.

Log Number: 201608-51

Mathematics & Statistics - Undergraduate

Change an existing minor
Mathematical Science Minor

Summary of the Changes:

Add the following two recently approved courses MAP4103 Mathematical Modeling and MAP4314 Dynamical Systems to minor electives. The POS Minor of Mathematical Sciences has three variants: Mathematics minor for BS in Statistics (15 credit hours), Mathematics minor for non-statistics majors (25 credit hours), and Mathematics minor for BA in Statistics (15 credit hours). We are adding the two courses to the first two POS and they will be automatically added to the third by the MAP prefix. The total number of credit hours will not change for any of the three variants. These courses will expand the mathematical knowledge of our undergraduates and increase their choice of minor electives. We also corrected the name for MAS 4301 Abstract Algebra to MAS 4301 Abstract Algebra I in the first two variants.
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Log Number: 201608-52

Mathematics & Statistics - Undergraduate

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

Summary of the Changes:

Add the following two recently approved courses MAP4103 Mathematical Modeling and MAP4314 Dynamical Systems to major electives. These courses will expand the mathematical knowledge of undergraduates and increase their choices of major electives.
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Log Number: 201608-53

Mathematics & Statistics - Undergraduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program
Bachelor of Science – Mathematics Major

Summary of the Changes:

Add the following two recently approved courses MAP4103 Mathematical Modeling and MAP4314 Dynamical Systems to major electives. These courses will expand the mathematical knowledge of undergraduates and increase their choices of major electives.
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Log Number: 201608-68

Political Science & Public Administration- Undergraduate

Change an existing minor
Public Administration-Minor

Summary of the Changes:

This is the undergraduate portion of a new graduate Fast Track program model being promoted by the Graduate School. Students will take as many as 12 credits of graduate classes while an undergraduate, with credits counting toward both the BA and the MPA. The program is open to all students. The previous Fast Track had students take 15 undergraduate credits, then waived nine credits from the MPA. The courses removed include PAD4003 Public Administration, POS3114 Issues in State and Local Government, PUP4003 The Policy Making Process; one from a choice between POS4167 Urban Policy and Planning, POS3142 Politics and Policy in Urban Government, and PAD4144 Nonprofit Management; and one from a choice of POS3691 The American Legal System, POS4608 Constitutional Law I: Powers and Constraints, and POS4626 Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights, Civil Liberties.
The added classes include PAD6060 Public Administration in Modern Society, a choice of two from PAD6106 Administrative Behavior in Public Organizations, PAD6436 Ethics, Leadership and Accountability in Public Service, PAD6417 Human Resources for Public and Nonprofit Management, and PAD6227 Government Budget and Finance. The final three credits are from an MPA elective or concentration class, with approval of the MPA Director. Advantages of the new model are first that it is academically more robust (42 graduate credits rather than 33), and consistent with accreditation requirements (which require 36 credits). Second, we expect it to be more attractive to undergraduates, with the challenge of taking graduate classes as an undergraduate.
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Log Number: 201608-82

Psychology - Undergraduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program
Bachelor of Science – Psychology Major

Summary of the Changes:

The faculty in the department of psychology are recommending removal of the minor requirement from the B.S. in Psychology degree requirements. The faculty have noted that the requirement of a minor in a "STEM" area is deemed problematic for several reasons. First, a number of these minors are often not feasible for students to complete. It is also anticipated by advising and the administration that there will likely be a decline in the number of students pursuing a B.S. degree which, from anecdotal evidence from advising, is already being realized. This is especially troubling given the exceptional training provided by the B.S. degree making students better prepared to enter the job market. Finally, it was noted that no other SUS have such restrictive requirements within their program of study for the B.S. in psychology. No credit hour requirements will change as a results of the removal of the minor (i.e., these credits will turn to free electives).
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Log Number: 201608-85

Psychology - Undergraduate

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

Summary of the Changes:

The faculty in the department of psychology are recommending removal of the minor requirement from the B.S. Child Psychology Concentration of the Psychology major requirements. The faculty have noted that the requirement of a minor in a "STEM" area is deemed problematic for several reasons. First, a number of these minors are often not feasible for students to complete. It is also anticipated by advising and the administration that there will likely be a decline in the number of students pursuing a B.S. degree which, from anecdotal evidence from advising, is already being realized. This is especially troubling given the exceptional training provided by the B.S. degree making students better prepared to enter the job market. Finally, it was noted that no other SUS have such restrictive requirements within their program of study for the B.S. in psychology. No credit hour requirements will change as a results of the removal of the minor (i.e., these credits will turn to free electives).

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Log Number: 201608-79

School of Music – Undergraduate

Add a new non-degree program
Certificate - Choral Conducting Certificate Program

Summary of the Changes:

This package seeks to create an undergraduate certificate program in Choral Conducting. The certificate will require 11 credit hours in total: 7 credits of required courses, and 4 credits of choral ensemble. No new courses are being created as part of this package.
We believe that Bachelor of Music (BM) majors and Bachelor of Music Education (BME) majors would benefit from having their choral conducting experience as undergraduates denoted on their transcripts. It would make them more marketable to both graduate schools and future employers. Since 2014, several undergraduate students in the School of Music have taken graduate-level courses in choral conducting and literature, and two now have full-tuition scholarship and assistantships in top-tier Master of Music programs in Choral Conducting. Furthermore, many of our BM and BME graduates go on to teach in Florida public schools, and the Choral Conducting Certificate will allow students who are skilled as both leaders and performers to hone their conducting and leadership skills during their time at UNF. Since there is a comprehensive choral leadership infrastructure already in place at our university with positions of leadership offered to the most talented and deserving students, the addition of the certificate will codify work that is already being done.
Through this certificate, students will develop strong technical and experiential conducting training in preparation for the concert stage and the education profession. They will acquire specific gestural knowledge, verbal communication skills, and vocal pedagogy and rehearsal techniques relevant to leading ensembles while also gaining a confident podium presence that inspires efficient cooperation among instrumental and vocal performers. The certificate includes increased score reading and preparation skills in addition to podium time with UNF choral ensembles. Effective and efficient rehearsal techniques will prepare the student to successfully present public and/or recorded performances. The choral conducting certificate provides a powerful accompaniment to any music student's degree major, helping to round them into more complete musicians.
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Log Number: 201608-81

School of Music – Undergraduate

 

Add a new course

Theater Techniques for Singers
(1 cr)

MVS

Sophomore (2xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Theater Techniques for Singers is designed for vocal students to provide them with the necessary skills in preparing operatic roles for performance. This course will address the study and performance of vocal repertoire, address principles of expressive movement on stage, and explore the development of musical, dramatic, and muscular sensitivity as a necessary form of verbal and non-verbal communication. Course is repeatable up to 8 credit hours.