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Agenda Item FA 18-65

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate) – (Biology, Communication, English, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures, Mathematics & Statistics, Political Science & Public Administration, Psychology, and School of Music):

New Courses, Courses Changes, & Programs of Study (19 packages)

12/06/18: Passed

12/11/18: Approved

Log Number: 201808-43

Biology–Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor

Biology Minor

Summary of the changes:

We are requesting the following change to the biology Minor to require a minimum number of courses completed at UNF:
We are limiting the number of transferable courses to two, up to 8 credit hours.

This will align this minor with the requirements of minimum courses taken at UNF.

(Click here  for the program of study)

Log Number: 201808-44

Biology–Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor

Environmental Studies Minor

 

Summary of the changes:

We are making the following changes to the program of study:

 

  1. Adding the following courses as appropriate to the minor: GIS4048 Intermediate GIS, PHI3601 Ethics, PSYXXX Conservation Psychology, and SYD4510 Environment and Society.
  2. Adding BSC1010C as an appropriate course in the minor for non-science majors.
  3. Removing BOT2010C Botany as it is not taught frequently enough.
  4. Biology majors may not use either BSC1011C Gneral Biology II or PCB3043C Ecology for both the Biology major requirements and the Environmental Studies requirement.
  5. Providing alternatives (SYD4510 Environment and Society or PHI3601 Ethics) to the required course PHI3640 Environmental Ethics.

 

None of these changes alter the total credit hours for the minor

(Click here  for the program of study)

 

Log Number: 201808-45

Biology–Undergraduate




Log Number: 201808-46

Biology–Undergraduate

Log Number: 201808-47

Biology–Undergraduate

Log Number: 201808-51

Biology–Undergraduate


Log Number: 201708-43

Communications –Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science – Communication Major

Concentration: Multimedia Journ. & Production

 

Summary of the changes:

The B.S. in Communication's major concentration in "Multimedia Journalism and Production" is requesting to split into two major concentrations: "Multimedia Journalism" and "Digital Video Production." The current APC package deals with the Multimedia Journalism concentration. Another APC package in the system addresses the creation of the Digital Video Production concentration (Log Number: 201708-42).

Journalism and production are two fields of study that are different enough to deserve separate, more specialized concentrations. There are enough students to accommodate both the Multimedia Journalism concentration and the Digital Video Production concentration. No additional resources are required. The concentration will not exceed or fall short of 120 credit hours required to graduate.

The following courses that are in the current Multimedia Journalism and Production concentration are being removed from the proposed Multimedia Journalism concentration:

RTV 3260 Single-camera Video Production (3 credits)

Prereqs: MMC 1004, MMC 3105, MMC 4500

RTV 3228 Multi-camera Video Production (3 credits)

Prereqs: MMC 1004, MMC 3105, MMC 4500, RTV 3260

RTV4221 Advanced Production (3 credits)

Prereqs: MMC 1004, MMC 3105, MMC 4500, RTV 3260, RTV3228

ADV3202 Advertising Media Graphics (3 credits)

Prereqs: MMC 1004, MMC 3105

ENC3250 Professional Communication (3 credits)

SPC4064 Public Speaking for Professionals (3 credits)

CRW3610 Screenwriting Workshop (3 credits)

FIL3363 Documentary Production (3 credits)

FIL4363 Advanced Documentary Production (3 credits)

MUM3701 The Music Business (3 credits)

There are more courses in the POS being deleted than are listed in the “summarize and rationalize” section because the following 6 courses will still be available for multimedia journalism students to take once multimedia journalism and digital video production are separate major concentrations:

COM 3346 Interviewing: Theories and Methods (3 credit)

MMC 3711 Multimedia Graphics (3 credits)

MMC3402 Political Advertising (3 credits)

RTV3000 Principles of Broadcasting (3 credits)

RTV3800 Media Management (3 credits)

RTV3234 Announcing & Performance (3 credits)

(Click here  for the program of study)

Log Number: 201801-47

English–Undergraduate

Log Number: 201808-62

English–Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor

Digital Humanities Minor

 

Summary of the changes:

We are adding a new 3000-level Introduction to the Digital Humanities course and making corresponding updates to Program of Study for the Digital Humanities Minor. We are adding this elective in response to student demand. The total credit hours for the minor will remain the same.

(Click here  for the program of study)

 

Log Number: 201808-35

Languages, Literatures and Cultures –Undergraduate


Log Number: 201808-60

Languages, Literatures, & Culture–Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – Spanish Major

 

Summary of the changes:

The Spanish faculty at UNF are requesting the following program and course changes to the Spanish B.A. in order to make our course offerings more clear to students and advisers; for transcripts to show the coursework completed by our students in more specific terms; to define and organize our literature survey courses thematically (rather than strictly chronologically); and to reduce the prerequisite coursework required for students to take the course Spanish for the Health Professions. These changes do not impact other departments and will not affect the number of credit hours needed to complete the degree.  

  1. In the Spanish B.A. program of study, we are requesting the correction of a typographical error ("heratage" --> "heritage"), in addition to other changes to improve clarity.  
  2. We are requesting the termination of the following chronological literature survey courses, all of which count for 3 credit hours:  
    SPW 3100 Spanish Literature to the 18th Century  
    SPW 3101 Spanish Literature from the 19th to the 21st Century  
    SPW 3130 Spanish American Literature to Modernismo  
    SPW 3131 Spanish American Literature from Modernismo to the Present  
    The purpose is to replace the terminated courses with new core survey courses in literature, culture, and language that will be defined and organized thematically (please see #5 below).  
  3. We are requesting the termination of the course SPN 3501 Hispanic Cultures, in order to have our three distinct cultural surveys--which to date we have taught under this generic course number and title--listed separately (please see #6 below).  
  4. We are requesting the termination of the course SPW 4394 Ibero-American Cinema (3 credit hours). The purpose is to replace it with one course dedicated to Latin American cinema and another focused on the cinema of Spain (please see #7 below).  
  5. We are requesting the creation of the following list of new core survey courses on literature, culture, and language, which will be defined and organized thematically rather than just chronologically:  
    SPW 3XXX Special Topics in Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature (3 credit hours)  
    SPW 3XXX Special Topics in Colonial and 19th C. Latin American Literature (3 credit hours)  
    SPW 3XXX Special Topics in Contemporary Spanish Literature (3 credit hours)  
    SPW 3XXX Special Topics in Contemporary Latin American Literature (3 credit hours)  
  6. We are requesting the creation of three cultural survey courses on Spain, Latin America, and U.S. Hispanic cultures. These courses will replace the catch-all listing that we have been using up until now, SPN 3501 Hispanic Cultures (3 credit hours). In this package, we are requesting the termination of SPN 3501 Hispanic Cultures in favor of the creation of these three courses (each of which counts for 3 credit hours):  
    SPN 3XXX Latin American Cultures
    SPN 3XXX U.S. Hispanic Cultures 
    SPN 3XXX Cultures of Spain  
  7. We are requesting the creation of two distinct Spanish-language cinema courses, SPW 3XXX Spanish Cinema (3 credit hours) and SPW 3XXX Latin American Cinema (3 credit hours). These courses will replace the catch-all listing that we have been using up until now, SPW 4394 Ibero-American Cinema (3 credit hours).  
  8. We are requesting the creation of the following list of major elective courses on literature, culture, and language, which Spanish faculty have successfully offered at UNF before under generic headings:  
    SPW 4XXX Hero or Fool? Don Quixote  
    LAS 3XXX Women and Violence in Latin American Literature and Film  
    SPW 4XXX Women's Literature in Latin America
    LAS 3XXX Latin American Cinema

We are requesting to change the prerequisites for SPN 3036 Spanish for Health Professions (3 credit hours) so that students only need to take 3 hours of 3000-level prerequisite coursework rather than 6 hours of 3000-level prerequisite coursework. The purpose of the requested change is to make it more feasible for the general UNF student body to take this course in Spanish for the professions within the time constraints required for graduating in under four years.

(Click here  for the program of study)

 


 






















Log Number: 201808-42

Mathematics & Statistics–Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor

Statistics Minor

 

Summary of the changes:

We are revising two POS for Minor in Statistics; one is a minor in Statistics for BA/BS Math majors (16 credits), and the second one is a minor in Statistics for Non-Mathematics majors (19 credits). We are making slight changes to the electives in both minors by adding courses (STA4504 Categorical Data Analysis, STA4672 Probability Models with Applications to Actuarial Science) to the electives and removing a course (STA4445 Probability Models) that has already been terminated. The total number of credits for both minors remains unchanged. We are also removing all (GM) markers and adding the number of credits listed for each course for both minors.

(Click here  for the program of study)

Log Number: 201808-61

 Political Science and Public Administration–Undergraduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – Political Science Major

 

Summary of the changes:

The following changes to the B.A. in Political Science program are requested in order to:

  • Clarify major prerequisites;
  • Reduce core requirements from 18 credits to 15 credits and make them more appropriate for each concentration; and
  • Increase and modify major electives from 12 credits to 15 credits across all major concentrations.

These changes should offer students more flexibility when choosing courses in their respective concentration and decrease the time it takes for students to complete the program, thus improving retention and graduation rates. The total number of credits needed to complete the program (including all major concentrations) will remain the same. These changes will require the termination of two courses that are no longer integral to the major concentrations:

  1. POS 3676: Great American Trials; and
  2. POS 4930: Senior Seminar: Political Science.

In addition, several courses will be removed from the program of study. These include (by concentration):
American Politics concentration:

  1. CPO 4014: Comparative Politics: Frameworks for Analysis;
  2. INR 4603: International Relations: Frameworks for Analysis;
  3. INR 4703: International Political Economy; and
  4. POS 3615: Soul of the Court.

International Relations/Comparative Politics concentration:

  1. PAD 4003: Public Administration;
  2. POS 3413: American Presidency;
  3. POS 3424: Congress & the Legislative Process;
  4. POS 3606: U.S. Supreme Court; and
  5. PUP 4506: Evolution, Society, & Politics.

Public Administration/Public Policy concentration:

  1. POS 3413: American Presidency;
  2. POS 3424: Congress & the Legislative Process;
  3. POS 3606: U.S. Supreme Court;
  4. CPO 4014: Comparative Politics: Frameworks for Analysis;
  5. INR 4603: International Relations: Frameworks for Analysis;
  6. INR 4703: International Political Economy;
  7. INR 3084: Terrorism Today;
  8. POS 3931: ST: Politics;
  9. INR 3102: Real World Policy;
  10. POS 4932: ST: Politics & Public Administration;
  11. POS 4093: Politics of the War on Drugs;
  12. PUP 3053: American Political Economy;
  13. PUP 4003: Policy Making Process;
  14. PUP 4506: Evolution, Society, & Politics; and
  15. PUP 4612: Politics of Social Programs.

Public Law concentration:

  1. POS 3413: American Presidency;
  2. POS 3424: Congress & the Legislative Process;
  3. CPO 4014: Comparative Politics: Frameworks for Analysis;
  4. INR 4603: International Relations: Frameworks for Analysis;
  5. INR 4703: International Political Economy; and
  6. POS 3615: Soul of the Court.

 

(Click here  for the program of study)

 


Log Number: 201808-24

Psychology-Undergraduate

Log Number: 201808-26

Psychology-Undergraduate

Log Number: 201801-78

Psychology –Undergraduate

Log Number: 201808-66

School of Music– Undergraduate

Log Number: 201808-65

School of Music–Undergraduate


Change an existing non-degree program

Certificate - Music Technology Certificate


Summary of the changes:

Two small changes are being made to the Music Technology Certificate:

 

  1. We are removing non-degree seeking students from those eligible to obtain the certificate.
  2. We are moving the phrase "may be exempted through a proficiency screening" to make it clear that it refers to MUT 1011 (Fundamentals of Music).

 

(Click here  for the program of study)

Log Number: 201808-67

School of Music–Undergraduate


 Change an existing non-degree program

Certificate - Choral Conducting Certificate  

 

Summary of the changes:

The primary action we are requesting in this package is to change the undergraduate certificate in Choral Conducting to an undergraduate certificate in Conducting. This will allow students to select courses that emphasize either choral conducting or instrumental conducting when they complete the certificate.

In the attached program of study, we are:

 

  1. removing the word "Choral" from the name of the certificate;
  2. changing the number of credits required for the certificate from 11 to 12;
  3. removing "non-degree seeking students" from those eligible to obtain the certificate; and
  4. removing the existing course requirements and adding a new set of course requirements.

 

[PLEASE NOTE: In the attached POS, six courses do not have course numbers. With regard to MUE2xxx (Conducting Lab Ensemble), this course is currently in the process of being created in APC package 201801-51. With regard to the other five courses, see below.]

As part of this package, we are also asking to create five new courses:

 

  1. MUL4xxx Instrumental Literature
  2. MUG4xxx Applied Conducting
  3. MUG4xxx Conducting Intensive
  4. MUG4xxx Score Study and Preparation
  5. MUL4xxx Choral-Orchestral Masterworks

 

[PLEASE NOTE: The first of these courses (MUL4xxx Instrumental Literature) will be cross-listed with an existing graduate-level course (MUL6567 Instrumental Literature). Also, the last three courses (MUG4xxx Conducting Intensive, MUG4xxx Score Study and Preparation, and MUL4xxx Choral-Orchestral Masterworks) will be cross-listed with new graduate-level courses that are being created in a separate APC package: Revisions to the MM Degree in Conducting.]

(Click here  for the program of study)