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Agenda Item FA 19-59

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate) (Art & Design, Biology, English, Mathematics & Statistics, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Language, Literature, & Culture, School of Communication):

New Courses, Courses Changes, Courses termination, & Program of Study changes (24 packages)

12/05/19: Passed

01/07/20: Approved

Log Number: 201901-43

(All the programs of study including the new degree program proposals according to their Log Numbers can be viewed online APC Workflow System https://apcwf.unf.edu/wf/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fwf%2fmyapc.aspx)

 

Art & Design - Undergraduate

 

 

 

Log Number: 201908-31

(All the programs of study including the new degree program proposals according to their Log Numbers can be viewed online APC Workflow System https://apcwf.unf.edu/wf/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fwf%2fmyapc.aspx)

 

Art & Design - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts. - Art History

 

Summary of the changes:

We want to change our current major to create 2 tracks: Art History and Art History Honors in the Major. There are also minor editing corrections that need to be made to the current POS.

 

We want to remove the 14-hour language requirement from our existing Art History Major. This will allow for the Language hours to be shifted to the free electives so that student may pursue more substantial minors, such as Business Admin., Education, etc.

 

We also want to remove the Junior Practicum from the Art History major, but keep with the new HIM track, as it will be used to identify those students entering the HIM program.

 

The POS credits for the Art History major and Art History (HIM) are 69 credits each. (degree credits 120 total)

 

The Honors in the Major in Art History will be available by application or by invitation to advanced students in the major who seek to pursue the challenge of original research in the discipline. This program is recommended to those students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in Art History.

 

To earn Honors in the Major in Art History, students whose applications are approved (or accept the program invitation) must:

  1. fulfill the requirement of the major with a 3.2 GPA in their major courses

     

  2. successfully complete 14 credit hours (the beginning and intermediate sequences) of a foreign language (prefixes include: CHI, FRE, GER, POR, RUS, and SPN)

     

  3. successfully complete ART History Practicum and an Honors Thesis project in ARH Senior Research Seminar and present their research at a conference, such as SOARS, SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference), or other avenues for presentation.

Students who complete these requirements will have Honors in the Major noted on the transcript and diploma.

 

The only other course change will be made to the catalog description of our existing ARH4910 Senior Research Seminar (3 credits): (to read as follows)

 

Senior Research Seminar is a capstone class that offers a thesis and a non-thesis track. Art History majors on the non-thesis track will develop professional experience through an approved internship in a gallery, museum, or cultural organization. Art History majors on the thesis track will be required to successfully complete an approved original research project. The thesis track is designed for Art History students who have been accepted into the Honors in the Major program.

 

Completed Pre-reqs: ARH 2050 Art History Survey I, ARH 2051 Art History Survey II, ARH 3811 Junior Methods Seminar, and at least two 3000-4000 level ARH courses.

 

(View POS - #201908-31)

 

 

 

Log Number: 201908-42

(All the programs of study including the new degree program proposals according to their Log Numbers can be viewed online APC Workflow System https://apcwf.unf.edu/wf/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fwf%2fmyapc.aspx)

 

Biology – Undergraduate

 

Add a new non-degree program

Undergraduate Certificate in Biotechnology

 

Summary of the changes:

Florida is home to the nation’s 6th largest Biotechnology Research & Development (R & D) Industry. This Certificate is designed to encourage, recognize and prepare students for a career in Biotechnology. The Certificate’s curriculum, consisting of 14 credits, emphasizes proficiency in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology including an internship in an academic or industry setting. A minimum grade of B is required for each course in the curriculum. The Biotechnology Certificate is available to all UNF Biology students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Non-degree seeking, post-baccalaureate students are also eligible. The courses required currently exist and are required courses or electives for the UNF Bachelor of Science in Biology (Biomedical Sciences concentration). The Certificate in Biotechnology will appear on the student’s UNF transcript and the Biology department will issue a Certificate of completion.

(View POS - #201908-42)

Log Number: 201908-43

Biology – Undergraduate

 

 

Log Number: 201908-58

Biology - Undergraduate

 

 

 

Log Number: 201908-77

Biology - Undergraduate

 

Add a new concentration to an existing program

Bachelor of Science- Biology Major

Concentration: BS/MS in Biology

 

Summary of the changes:

The accelerated bachelor (BS in Biology with Biomedical Sciences Track) to master's degree (Non-thesis MS in Biology with a track in Biomedical Sciences concentration) is intended for only high performing students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 or above. The combined degree program in the Biomedical Science concentration is 156 credits, including 120 for the undergraduate degree and 36 credits for the master's degree. Students will complete the undergraduate degree in the Biomedical Science concentration first, taking no more than 12 credits of graduate coursework in their senior year, which will then be used to satisfy both degrees. Therefore, students who complete the program will have completed 144 credit hours in total.

 

Students then can apply to the Graduate College through the Pathways to Success Program for entrance into the MS in Biology - Biomedical Science concentration. The Master's level content is more rigorous and requires more critical thinking and research application. It is a laboratory- intensive curriculum that provides hands-on training for students who are interested in a career in the rapidly expanding field of biotechnology and life sciences. With emphasis on technology training and advanced research experience, the proposed accelerated BS to MS in the Biomedical Science concentration program will prepare the top performing students at UNF for entry into Ph.D. programs as well as into biotech, pharmaceutical industries, healthcare industries, research institutes and hospitals.

 

If a student decides against pursuing an MS in Biomedical Science or fails to qualify for the Program, they can still earn a BS in Biology with the Biomedical Science Concentration, counting up to twelve graduate credit hours towards the undergraduate degree. The students will take these graduate credits in place of free electives.

 

Students will be able to apply most forms of undergraduate financial aid towards the first four graduate courses (12 credits taken when the student is an undergraduate), making a master's degree in Biomedical Science potentially more accessible than a traditional master's degree. The Concentration will require no additional resources. No GRE is required.

 

(View POS - #201908-77)

 

 

Log Number: 201908-61

English - Undergraduate

 

 

Log Number: 201908-11

Mathematics & Statistics – Undergraduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – Mathematics Major


Summary of the changes:

Currently, the Mathematics major requires students to take Advanced Calculus I (MAA 4211), Advanced Calculus II (MAA 4212), and Abstract Algebra I (MAS 4301). We also have a course Abstract Algebra II (MAS 4302), and the department decided that students should have a choice between taking Advanced Calculus II and Abstract Algebra II.

We want to change the requirements from requiring Advanced Calculus II, to requiring one course from either Advanced Calculus II or Abstract Algebra II. We believe the extra flexibility will benefit our students.

In addition to the change, both Advanced Calculus II and Abstract Algebra II will be allowed as an elective, for students who want to take both.

This package makes the appropriate changes to the Mathematics BA major. Another package (201908-12) has been submitted that makes the changes in the Mathematics BS major.

(View POS - #201908-11)

Log Number: 201908-12

Mathematics & Statistics – Undergraduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Science – Mathematics Major


Summary of the changes:

Currently, the Mathematics major requires students to take Advanced Calculus I (MAA 4211), Advanced Calculus II (MAA 4212), and Abstract Algebra I (MAS 4301). We also have a course Abstract Algebra II (MAS 4302), and the department decided that students should have a choice between taking Advanced Calculus II and Abstract Algebra II.

We want to change the requirements from requiring Advanced Calculus II, to requiring one course from either Advanced Calculus II or Abstract Algebra II. We believe the extra flexibility will benefit our students.

In addition to the change, both Advanced Calculus II and Abstract Algebra II will be allowed as an elective, for students who want to take both.

This package makes the appropriate changes to the Mathematics BS major. Another package (201908-11) makes the same changes to the Mathematics BA major.

(View POS - #201908-12)

Log Number: 201905-11

Philosophy & Religious Studies - Undergraduate

 

 

 

 

 

Log Number: 201908-68

Philosophy & Religious Studies - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - Interdisciplinary Studies Major

Summary of the changes:

 

Summary: This package includes a number of changes to the Interdisciplinary Studies Major, including: removing Track 2, increasing the number of required COAS courses in the program, creating two new courses (IDS 3xxx Introduction to Interdisciplinary Inquiry and IDS 4xxx Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone), changing the title of a course (from IDS 3949: Experiential Studies in Liberal Arts to IDS 3949 Interdisciplinary Studies Internship), and modifying the program of study for clarity of language. The total number of credits for the major is not changing; this is a 36 credit major.

 

Rationale: In line with recommendations from our external reviewer and the overall direction of the program, these changes are required to make the program more academically robust.

  1. Track 2 was created to mirror a now-defunct general education reform, and has no students. Track 1 (theme-based) can accommodate all IDS students.

     

     
  2. Right now, the program only requires that students take a single COAS course, but as a COAS B.A. the requirement should be significantly higher, so we have changed it to a minimum of 5 courses.

     

     
  3. The program needs an introductory course and a capstone course, and so we are creating these courses: IDS 3xxx Introduction to Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3 credits) and IDS 4xxx Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone (0-1 credits). Currently the burden on advising each student to create an individual program of study is too high, and this can be done as part of an introductory course that helps students frame the nature of their interdisciplinary program while learning about the theory and methods of interdisciplinary inquiry. As for the capstone course, students in the program have a variety of different options to complete their capstone. Some options include a significant reflection and summation element, while others do not. Mirroring the INS international experience zero credit course, for the students whose capstones are already summative, they will take the course for 0 credits. This helps advising and the registrar track their graduation requirements. For the students whose capstone does not contain significant summative elements, they will take the course for 1 credit and create a portfolio for their major.

     

     
  4. We would like to change the title of IDS 3949 Experiential Studies in Liberal Arts (3 credits) to IDS 3949 Interdisciplinary Studies Internship. This is to match the current program designation (Interdisciplinary Studies, not Liberal Arts), and to make the course title more clear at the request of career services.

     

     
  5. The program of study has been revised to reflect these changes, and edited for clarity of language.

(View POS - #201908-68)

 

 

 

 

Log Number: 201908-44

Languages, Literatures & Culture – Undergraduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – International Studies Major


Summary of the changes:

We are proposing a restructured, updated and unified program of study for the BA in International Studies to replace the existing six concentrations, all being terminated via other packages. This change alters the core requirements of the major and incorporates as options additional courses that were not previously part of the major. This change does not alter the total number of upper-level hours required for the major (33), does not cause the major to exceed 120 total hours, does not require the creation of any new courses, and does not necessitate any new resources. These changes are being made to reduce the administrative burden associated with maintaining six separate concentrations and to allow students greater opportunity to tailor this interdisciplinary major to their own academic and professional interests. The new program of study includes mention of the new Honors in the Major in Int'l Studies, as well as of the accelerated paths we are creating from the BA in Int'l Studies into several graduate programs. This package includes documentation of the support of the departments in COAS, CCB, COEHS, and BCH whose courses are included on this new program of study and whose enrollments may potentially increase or decrease as a result of this update.

The other packages related to this request are listed below.

201908-45 through 201908-50: terminating existing concentrations

201908-51: creating of Honors in the Major in Int'l Studies

201908-52: creating accelerated path into MA in Int'l Affairs

201908-53: creating accelerated path into Grad Certificate in TESOL

201908-54: creating accelerated path into Masters of Social Work

(View POS - #201908-44)

Log Number: 201908-45

Languages, Literatures & Culture – Undergraduate


Terminate a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – International Studies Major

Concentration: Asian Studies


Summary of the changes:

To reduce administrative complexity and make this interdisciplinary degree more flexible for students, we are terminating all six existing concentrations of the International Studies major, to be replaced by the consolidated program of study in package log #201908-44.

(View POS - #201908-45)

Log Number: 201908-46

Languages, Literatures & Culture – Undergraduate


Terminate a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – International Studies Major

Concentration: European Studies


Summary of the changes:

To reduce administrative complexity and make this interdisciplinary degree more flexible for students, we are terminating all six existing concentrations of the International Studies major, to be replaced by the consolidated program of study in package log #201908-44.

(View POS - #201908-46)

Log Number: 201908-47

Languages, Literatures & Culture – Undergraduate


Terminate a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – International Studies Major

Concentration: Foreign Language & Culture


Summary of the changes:

To reduce administrative complexity and make this interdisciplinary degree more flexible for students, we are terminating all six existing concentrations of the International Studies major, to be replaced by the consolidated program of study in package log #201908-44.

(View POS - #201908-47)

Log Number: 201908-48

Languages, Literatures & Culture – Undergraduate


Terminate a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – International Studies Major

Concentration: Intl Relations & Politics


Summary of the changes:

To reduce administrative complexity and make this interdisciplinary degree more flexible for students, we are terminating all six existing concentrations of the International Studies major, to be replaced by the consolidated program of study in package log #201908-44.

(View POS - #201908-48)

Log Number: 201908-49

Languages, Literatures & Culture – Undergraduate


Terminate a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – International Studies Major

Concentration: Latin American Studies


Summary of the changes:

To reduce administrative complexity and make this interdisciplinary degree more flexible for students, we are terminating all six existing concentrations of the International Studies major, to be replaced by the consolidated program of study in package log #201908-44.

(View POS - #201908-49)

Log Number: 201908-50

Languages, Literatures & Culture – Undergraduate


Terminate a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – International Studies Major

Concentration: Middle East-African Studies


Summary of the changes:

To reduce administrative complexity and make this interdisciplinary degree more flexible for students, we are terminating all six existing concentrations of the International Studies major, to be replaced by the consolidated program of study in package log #201908-44.

(View POS - #201908-50)

Log Number: 201908-51

Languages, Literatures & Culture – Undergraduate


Add a new concentration to an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – International Studies Major

Concentration: Honors in the Major in International Studies


Summary of the changes:

We are creating Honors in the Major within the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. The uploaded file contains the requirement language. This change does not imply any changes to the program of study for the major itself, does not involve the creation of any new courses, and does not require any new resources. This is part of a larger updating of the major, for which the primary package is log# 201908-44. This is being submitted as a concentration, because the APC Workflow does not have an option for submitting Honors in the Major requirements. It will not actually be implemented as a concentration.

(View POS - #201908-51)

Log Number: 201908-52

Languages, Literatures & Culture – Undergraduate


Add a new concentration to an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – International Studies Major

Concentration: Accelerated path from BA in Int'l Studies to MA in Int'l Affairs


Summary of the changes:

We are creating an accelerated path from the BA in International Studies into the MA in International Affairs. The attached file contains the requirement language. This change does not require any changes to be made to the programs of study for either degree, does not involve the creation of any new courses, and does not require any new resources. This is part of a larger updating of the major, for which the primary package is log# 201908-44. This is being submitted as a concentration, because the APC Workflow does not have an option for submitting language related to accelerated paths into graduate programs. It will not actually be implemented as a concentration.

(View POS - #201908-52)

Log Number: 201908-53

Languages, Literatures & Culture – Undergraduate


Add a new concentration to an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – International Studies Major

Concentration: Accelerated path from BA in Int'l Studies to Graduate Certificate in TESOL


Summary of the changes:

We are creating an accelerated path from the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies into the Graduate Certificate in TESOL. The attached file contains the requirement language. This does not require any modifications to the program of study for either the undergraduate degree or the graduate certificate, does not involve the creation of any new courses, and does not require any new resources. This is part of a larger updating of the major, for which the primary package is log# 201908-44. This is being submitted as a concentration, because the APC Workflow does not have an option for submitting accelerated paths into graduate programs. It will not actually be implemented as a concentration.

(View POS - #201908-53)

Log Number: 201908-54

Languages, Literatures & Culture – Undergraduate


Add a new concentration to an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – International Studies Major

Concentration: Creating accelerated path from BA in INS to MSW


Summary of the changes:

We are creating an accelerated path from the BA in International Studies into the Masters in Social Work. The attached file contains the requirement language. This change does not require any changes to be made to the programs of study for either degree, does not involve the creation of any new courses, and does not require any new resources. This is part of a larger updating of the major, for which the primary package is log# 201908-44. This is being submitted as a concentration, because the APC Workflow does not have an option for submitting language related to accelerated paths into graduate programs. It will not actually be implemented as a concentration.

(View POS - #201908-54)

Log Number: 201908-65

Languages, Literatures & Culture – Undergraduate


Add a new concentration to an existing program

Bachelor of Arts – Spanish Major

Concentration: Honors in the Major in Spanish


Summary of the changes:

We are adding Honors in the Major to the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. The uploaded file contains the requirement language. This change does not imply any changes to the program of study for the major itself, does not involve the creation of any new courses, and does not require any new resources. This is being submitted as a concentration, because the APC Workflow does not have an option for submitting Honors in the Major requirements. It will not actually be implemented as a concentration.

(View POS - #201908-65)

Log Number: 201908-32

School of Communication – Undergraduate


Change an existing minor

Communication Studies Minor


Summary of the changes:

To make the coursework in the minor in Communication Studies more relevant to our discipline, we request to remove the mass media courses and replace them with existing courses specifically related to communication studies in the program of study. This change to the POS does not affect the total credit hours of the minor.

(View POS - #201908-32)