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Agenda Item FA 19-07

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS (Undergraduate) – (Art & Design, Mathematics & Statistics, School of Music, Philosophy & Religious Studies, & Physics):

New Courses, Courses Changes, & Programs of Study (16 packages)

02/07/19: Passed

02/08/19: Approved

Log Number: 201808-83

Art & Design - Undergraduate   

 

Log Number: 201808-41

Mathematics & Statistics - Undergraduate


Change an existing minor

Minor: Mathematical Science

 

Summary of the changes:

We are revising three minors in Mathematics; one is a minor in Mathematics for Non-Statistics majors (25 credits). The second one is a minor in Mathematics for BS Statistics majors (15 credits), and the third one is a minor in Mathematics for BA Statistics majors (15 credits). The rationale for these changes are:

 

  1. We have added/modified courses, and we have not reflected those changes in our minor requirements. These need to be updated.
  2. Our minor descriptions are inconsistent. Many of the suggested changes are for readability and consistency in how our minors are listed in the catalog.
  3. The “minor in Mathematics for BA Statistics majors” does not list the courses that would count towards the minor, but instead lists course codes. We believe that a list of courses would be more readable for our students.

 

For non-statistics majors, we no longer list the prerequisite requirements for courses (MAC1147 Trigonometry, MAC2311 Calculus I, MAC2312 Calculus II) and make changes to the electives by adding courses (STA 4322 Statistical Theory, STA 4672 Probability Models with Applications to Actuarial Science) and removing a course (STA4445 Probability Models) that has already been terminated. For BS Statistics majors, we make changes to the electives by adding courses (MAD4203 Combinatorics, MAD4301 Graph Theory, MAD4505 Discrete Biomathematics, MAS4302 Abstract Algebra II) and removing courses (MAD4401 Numerical Analysis, STA4445 Probability Models). Lastly, for BA Statistics majors, we no longer list the prerequisite requirement for the course (MAC2312 Calculus II). Currently, we do not list the possible elective courses, but instead we just list the allowable course codes (MAA MAC MAD MAP MAS MAT MHF MTG). We are removing this list of course codes and replacing them with a list of the twenty courses that can be used as electives.

The total number of credits for the minors remains unchanged. We are also removing all (GM) markers and adding the number of credits listed for each course for the minors.

(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201808-72

Mathematics & Statistics - Undergraduate

 



Log Number: 201808-75

Mathematics & Statistics – Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science – Mathematics Major


Summary of the changes:

  1. In this package, we split the three-credit MAS 4932 (Capstone Experience in Mathematics) into two different courses: a one-credit MAS 4932 and a new two-credit directed independent study MAS 4XXX (Capstone Experience in Mathematics – Independent Study). The BS Mathematics POS is updated to reflect the change. Finally, we update the prerequisites for MAS 4932.
  2. The split is designed to better reflect the faculty workload for MAS 4932. Currently, one professor teaches MAS 4932 (the Capstone Instructor). Each student taking the course is required to find an advisor for their research project (Capstone advisor). The current system offers no reward for Capstone advising, and it puts an overwhelming burden on the Capstone Instructor.
  3. Splitting the course will lead to the following advantages: (1) Credit will be given to Capstone advisors. (2) We expect to see more participation in Capstone. (3) The duties of the Capstone Instructor are greatly reduced. (4) Capstone advisors will be more involved, and they will assign grades to their students’ research projects.
  4. The current prerequisites for MAS 4932 are vague (currently “Senior status and permission of the Department). This has led to problems with students in the past.
  5. The proposed prerequisites are track-dependent:
    Prerequisite: Senior standing, permission of the Department, and a C or better in the following courses:
    1. Mathematics Track: MAA 4211 (Advanced Calculus I) or MAS 4301 (Abstract Algebra I)
    2. Discrete Analysis Track: Two of the following: MAD 4203 (Combinatorics), MAD 4301 (Graph Theory), MAD 4505 (Discrete Biomathematics)
    3. Applied Mathematics Track: MAA 4211 (Advanced Calculus I) or MAD 4401 (Numerical Analysis)
     
  6. The proposed changes require updates to the BS Mathematics (this package), BA Mathematics (package 201808-78), BS Discrete Analysis (package 201808-77), and BS Applied Mathematics (package 201808-76) POS. The number of credits for each POS remains the same, and each POS is essentially the same after the change. (Click here for the program of study)

 



Log Number: 201808-76

Mathematics & Statistics - Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science – Mathematics Major

Concentration: Applied Mathematics


Summary of the changes:

 

  1. We wish to split three-credit MAS 4932 (Capstone Experience in Mathematics) into two different courses: a one-credit MAS 4932 and a two-credit directed independent study MAS 4XXX (Capstone Experience in Mathematics - Independent Study). As a required course for all of our POS in mathematics, each track needs to be updated as well. This APC is for the BS Applied Mathematics track. The change in the courses are listed in package 201808-75.
  2. The split is designed to better reflect the faculty workload for MAS 4932. Currently, one professor teaches MAS 4932 (the Capstone Instructor). Each student taking the course is required to find an advisor for their research project (Capstone advisor). The current system offers no reward for Capstone advising, and it puts an overwhelming burden on the Capstone Instructor.
  3. Splitting the course will lead to the following advantages: (1) Credit will be given to Capstone advisors. (2) We expect to see more participation in Capstone. (3) The duties of the Capstone Instructor are greatly reduced. (4) Capstone advisors will be more involved, and they will assign grades to their students’ research projects.
  4. The current prerequisites for MAS 4932 are vague (currently “Senior status and permission of the Department). This has led to problems with students in the past.
  5. The proposed prerequisites are track-dependent:
    Prerequisite: Senior standing, permission of the Department, and a C or better in the following courses:
    1. Mathematics Track: MAA 4211 (Advanced Calculus I) or MAS 4301 (Abstract Algebra I)
    2. Discrete Analysis Track: Two of the following: MAD 4203 (Combinatorics), MAD 4301 (Graph Theory), MAD 4505 (Discrete Biomathematics)
    3. Applied Mathematics Track: MAA 4211 (Advanced Calculus I) or MAD 4401 (Numerical Analysis)
     
  6. Also during the review process, a spelling error was found in the POS. This has been fixed.

 

(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201808-77

Mathematics & Statistics - Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science – Mathematics Major

Concentration: Discrete Analysis


Summary of the changes:

  1. We wish to split three-credit MAS 4932 (Capstone Experience in Mathematics) into two different courses: a one-credit MAS 4932 and a two-credit directed independent study MAS 4XXX (Capstone Experience in Mathematics - Independent Study). As a required course for all of our POS in mathematics, each track needs to be updated as well. This APC is for the BS Discrete Analysis track. The change in the courses are listed in package 201808-75.
  2. The split is designed to better reflect the faculty workload for MAS 4932. Currently, one professor teaches MAS 4932 (the Capstone Instructor). Each student taking the course is required to find an advisor for their research project (Capstone advisor). The current system offers no reward for Capstone advising, and it puts an overwhelming burden on the Capstone Instructor.
  3. Splitting the course will lead to the following advantages: (1) Credit will be given to Capstone advisors. (2) We expect to see more participation in Capstone. (3) The duties of the Capstone Instructor are greatly reduced. (4) Capstone advisors will be more involved, and they will assign grades to their students’ research projects.
  4. The current prerequisites for MAS 4932 are vague (currently “Senior status and permission of the Department). This has led to problems with studentsd in the past.
  5. The proposed prerequisites are track-dependent:
    Prerequisite: Senior standing, permission of the Department, and a C or better in the following courses:
    1. Mathematics Track: MAA 4211 (Advanced Calculus I) or MAS 4301 (Abstract Algebra I)
    2. Discrete Analysis Track: Two of the following: MAD 4203 (Combinatorics), MAD 4301 (Graph Theory), MAD 4505 (Discrete Biomathematics)
    3. Applied Mathematics Track: MAA 4211 (Advanced Calculus I) or MAD 4401 (Numerical Analysis)
(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201808-78

Mathematics & Statistics - Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science – Mathematics Major


Summary of the changes:

  1. We wish to split three-credit MAS 4932 (Capstone Experience in Mathematics) into two different courses: a one-credit MAS 4932 and a two-credit directed independent study MAS 4XXX (Capstone Experience in Mathematics - Independent Study). As a required course for all of our POS in mathematics, each track needs to be updated as well. This APC is for the BA mathematics track. The change in the courses are listed in package 201808-75.
  2. The split is designed to better reflect the faculty workload for MAS 4932. Currently, one professor teaches MAS 4932 (the Capstone Instructor). Each student taking the course is required to find an advisor for their research project (Capstone advisor). The current system offers no reward for Capstone advising, and it puts an overwhelming burden on the Capstone Instructor.
  3. Splitting the course will lead to the following advantages: (1) Credit will be given to Capstone advisors. (2) We expect to see more participation in Capstone. (3) The duties of the Capstone Instructor are greatly reduced. (4) Capstone advisors will be more involved, and they will assign grades to their students’ research projects.
  4. The current prerequisites for MAS 4932 are vague (currently “Senior status and permission of the Department). This has led to problems with students in the past.
  5. The proposed prerequisites are track-dependent:
    Prerequisite: Senior standing, permission of the Department, and a C or better in the following courses:
    1. Mathematics Track: MAA 4211 (Advanced Calculus I) or MAS 4301 (Abstract Algebra I)
    2. Discrete Analysis Track: Two of the following: MAD 4203 (Combinatorics), MAD 4301 (Graph Theory), MAD 4505 (Discrete Biomathematics)
    3. Applied Mathematics Track: MAA 4211 (Advanced Calculus I) or MAD 4401 (Numerical Analysis)
  6. Also during the review process, a spelling error was found in the POS. This has been fixed.
(Click here for the program of study)

Log Number: 201808-79

Mathematics & Statistics - Undergraduate


Log Number: 201808-118

School of Music - Undergraduate


Log Number: 201808-119

School of Music – Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Music - Music Performance Major

Concentration: Music-Woodwinds, Brass, Percus


Summary of the changes:

As a musician who is a percussionist, it is expected that each individual has skills on many different types of percussion instruments. Within this musical area, there are specialists who are experts on specific genres and instruments, who hold valuable knowledge and skills as educators and are often professionals from the community. As is typical for any music school in North America, many applied lessons are taught by professionals in the area as adjuncts. In order to provide a multi-faceted education opportunity for UNF percussion students, to better achieve a cumulative synthesis of different percussion instruments needed daily in the school of music, and to provide consistency for registration and load purposes for tenure-track and adjunct faculty, this package will allow percussion performance music majors to study with professionals from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra simultaneously with the main full-time percussion professor.

The involvement of these professionals supports a well-rounded percussion curriculum and enhances a diverse and competitive percussion program within the School of Music. Rather than diminishing the applied teaching load of the main full-time professor, this allows a greater number of students the opportunity to study directly with the full-time professor per semester (rather than being with an adjunct faculty for an entire semester at a time). The full-time professor sets the curriculum and long-term goals with students at the beginning of their degree, and continues to help shape this path with each student through graduation.
While offering students very focused, high-level study on topics with the professionals from the Jacksonville Symphony, this also helps to provide increased consistency between the full-time professor and students that they oversee on a broad scale.

At the discretion of the full-time professor, instead of one 2-credit MVP course, students would register for 2 different courses that would include the 1-credit Applied Percussion course (MVP2321, MVP3331, or MVP4341) and one of the two newly created MVP2xxx, MVP3xxx, or MVP4xxx courses (Applied Timpani or Applied Orchestral Percussion) to fulfill the 2-credit requirement. This alternate applied lesson option would not be necessary every semester, and would be assigned at the discretion of the percussion director based on individual student needs.

In the attached program of study, we are adding the following text underneath the applied music requirement for each semester of the sophomore, junior, and senior years.

“For the 2-credit Applied Music requirement each semester, students (with the permission of their applied instructor) may take 2 approved 1-credit applied courses instead of one 2-credit applied course.”

No other changes are being made to the program of study. This change does not affect the total credit hours of the degree.

As part of this package the following 9 course action requests are included:

Modifying MVP2321 applied to make it a variable 1-2 course rather than a 2 credit course.

Modifying MVP3331 applied to make it a variable 1-2 course rather than a 2 credit course.

Modifying MVP4341 applied to make it a variable 1-2 course rather than a 2 credit course.

Creating a new course MVP2xxx Applied Timpani (1 credit hour)

Creating a new course MVP2xxx Applied Orchestral Percussion (1 credit hour)

Creating a new course MVP3xxx Applied Timpani (1 credit hour)

Creating a new course MVP3xxx Applied Orchestral Percussion (1 credit hour)

Creating a new course MVP4xxx Applied Timpani (1 credit hour)

Creating a new course MVP4xxx Applied Orchestral Percussion (1 credit hour)

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Log Number: 201808-120

School of Music - Undergraduate


Log Number: 201808-121

School of Music - Undergraduate


Log Number: 201808-101

Philosophy & Religious Studies - Undergraduate


Log Number: 201808-96

Physics – Undergraduate


Log Number: 201808-106

Physics - Undergraduate


Change a degree-major - of an existing program

Bachelor of Science – Physics Major


Summary of the changes:

This request is to create a new elective course "PHY 4XXX - Applications of Quantum Mechanics" that would provide the student a working understanding of applying the tools of quantum mechanics to trends in modern physics. This course is expected to further enhance the quality of the BS in Physics degree program and increase its relevance not only for students that transition to graduate schools but also to students that embark on professional career opportunities. The total credit hours for POS are unchanged. This course would be an elective course for all concentrations in physics.

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Log Number: 201808-111

Physics - Undergraduate