Agenda Item FA 17-57

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Arts & Sciences (Undergraduate)) – (Biology, Chemistry, English, Physics, Political Science & Public Administration, & School of Music)

New Courses, Courses Changes, Courses Terminations, & Programs of Study Changes & Termination (15 packages)

12/07/17: Passed

12/14/17: Approved

Log Number: 201708-45

Biology – Undergraduate

 

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Shark Ecology (3 crs)

ZOO

Senior (4xxx)

XXXL

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Permission of Instructor Required. This course is a combined field-based and seminar-based course that focuses on the ecology of sharks. Students will be introduced to the general ecology of sharks by participating in research seminars, field trips, and hands-on experience performing field research on shark ecology. This will be conducted with the UNF Shark Biology Program, which examines the abundance and distribution of sharks in northeast Florida waters. 

 

Log Number: 201708-46

Biology – Undergraduate

 

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Biology of Sharks and Rays

(3 crs)

ZOO

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
BSC2012C: General Biology III
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Pre-requisite: BSC2012C General Biology III. This course will introduce students to the diversity, taxonomy, evolution, anatomy, physiology, and ecology of sharks, skates, and rays. Course format will include presentations by the instructor and guest lecturers, discussion of current research, and student research projects.

 

Log Number: 201708-32

Chemistry – Undergraduate

 

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Chemical Research Experience

(0 cr)

CHM

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Students will be provided exposure in laboratory research by participating and conducting chemical experiments under the supervision of chemistry faculty. 

 

Log Number: 201708-33

Chemistry – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major - concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Science- Chemistry Major – General Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

Modern Analytical Chemistry Lecture (CHM4130) and Modern Analytical Chemistry Lab (CHM4130L) are currently separate courses, but have the same prerequisites. The goal of this APC package is to have different prerequisites for the lecture and the lab. Remove the prerequisites for CHM4130 Modern Analytical Chemistry Lecture "Physical Chemistry II Lecture (CHM4411), Physical Chemistry II Lab (CHM4411L)" and Add prerequisites "Organic Chemistry II (CHM2211), Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (CHM3120)." Remove the prerequisites for CHM4130L Modern Analytical Chemistry Lab "Physical Chemistry II Lecture (CHM4411), Physical Chemistry II Lab (CHM4411L)" and Add prerequisite "Physical Chemistry I Lab (CHM4410L)." Note this change does not affect the corequisite (Modern Analytical Chemistry Lecture CHM4130) for CHM4130L. This change is being requested to provide a greater flexibility for students. The attached program of study contains the program of study for all four concentrations of the BS in Chemistry, and the changes affect the major requirements section for all four programs of study.
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Modern Analytical Chemistry

CHM

Senior (4xxx)

130

Modern Analytical Chemistry Lecture (CHM4130) and Modern Analytical Chemistry Lab (CHM4130L) are currently separate courses, but have the same prerequisites. The goal of this APC package is to have different prerequisites for the lecture and the lab. Remove the prerequisites for CHM4130 Modern Analytical Chemistry Lecture "Physical Chemistry II Lecture (CHM4411), Physical Chemistry II Lab (CHM4411L)" and Add prerequisites "Organic Chemistry II Lecture (CHM2211), Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (CHM3120)." This change is being requested to provide a greater flexibility for students.

 

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Modern Analytical Chemistry La

CHM

Senior (4xxx)

130 L

Modern Analytical Chemistry Lecture (CHM4130) and Modern Analytical Chemistry Lab (CHM4130L) are currently separate courses, but have the same prerequisites. The goal of this APC package is to have different prerequisites for the lecture and the lab. Remove the prerequisites for CHM4130L Modern Analytical Chemistry Lab "Physical Chemistry II Lecture (CHM4411), Physical Chemistry II Lab (CHM4411L)" and Add prerequisite "Physical Chemistry I Lab (CHM4410L)." This change is being requested to provide a greater flexibility for students. The corequisite for CHM4130L is not affected by this change (Corequisite: CHM4130).

 


 

Log Number: 201708-21

English – Undergraduate


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African Diaspora Studies (3 crs)

AFS

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The African diaspora refers to communities of people descended from Africans who moved or were removed from Africa to other parts of the world, primarily the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. This course will introduce students to the concept of the African diaspora from an interdisciplinary perspective and involve students in community based learning regarding the African diaspora as it manifests locally. No pre- or co-requisites are required.

 

Log Number: 201708-35

English – Undergraduate

Terminate a degree-major – concentration of an existing program                       
Bachelor of Arts- English Major – Theater/Drama Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
The Department of English voted to delete the Theater/Drama concentration in its English BA program due to lack of resources for production and limited enrollment numbers.

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Terminate an existing course

Production/Performance

TPP

Senior (4xxx)

155

TPP 4155 is a production course that the department can no longer offer.

 

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History of Drama and Theater I

THE

Junior (3xxx)

110

The department will delete the History of Drama and Theater I and II courses and then add a general survey for the History of Dramatic Literature.

 

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History of Drama and Theater II

THE

Junior (3xxx)

111

The department will delete the History of Drama and Theater I and II courses. It will add a general survey for the History of Dramatic Literature.

 

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Contemporary Drama and Theater

THE

Junior (3xxx)

170

The department will delete Contemporary Theater and Drama and offer instead a general survey called History

of Dramatic Literature.

 

Terminate an existing course

Studies in Drama and Theater

THE

Senior (4xxx)

524

The department voted to delete this course from the list of offerings.

 

Terminate an existing course

Theater Production: Behind-the

THE

Senior (4xxx)

923

The department voted to delete production courses from its list of offerings.

 

Log Number: 201708-36

English – Undergraduate

Terminate an existing minor
Theater/Drama Minor

Summary of the Changes:

The department voted to discontinue both the Theater/Drama concentration and the Theater/Drama minor due to lack of resources for production and limited enrollment numbers.

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Log Number: 201708-44

English – Undergraduate


Change an existing course

Adolescent Literature

LIT

Junior (3xxx)

333

The title "Adolescent Literature" is not in sync with either current scholarship or the designations of the Florida State University System. "Young Adult Literature" is now the preferred term. Consequently, the English department wishes to change the title of LIT3333 to "Young Adult Literature."
New Course Description:

LIT3333, Young Adult Literature, examines texts created for young readers. Students will read classic and contemporary literature considered suitable for middle school students, as well as read literary criticism focusing on Young Adult literature. The course considers what characteristics place a text within the field, as well as characteristic themes and concerns of the texts.

 

Log Number: 201708-61

English – Undergraduate

Change an existing minor
African Amer Studies/Diaspora Minor

Summary of the Changes:

AFS 3XXX: African Diaspora Studies (a course being created through APC package 201708-21) will become the core course for the African-American/African Diaspora Studies minor in the College of Arts and Sciences. The capstone experience requirement will be eliminated from the minor. In lieu of the capstone, students will take an additional elective, bringing the elective total to four and maintaining the 15-credit requirement for the minor. Courses no longer being taught will be removed from the list of electives and appropriate courses now taught will be added. Added to the list of electives are the following: AMH 3170: African American History since 1865, AMH 3673 The Civil Rights Movement, and LAS 3020 Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean. Removed from the list of electives are the following: FOL 3930 Race & Place in American Literature, FOL 3930 Brazilian Music, and LAS 3280 Issues in Modern Brazilian Culture.
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Log Number: 201708-38

Physics – Undergraduate


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Discovering Physics Lab (1 cr)

PHY

Freshman (1xxx)

XXXL

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
PHY1033: Discovering Physics

Course Description:

This is the laboratory course that accompanies the PHY 1033 Discovering Physics lecture course. This course is three hours of laboratory including labs on energy, force, electricity and magnetism, optics, and radioactivity. The course will emphasize conceptual understanding rather than mathematical descriptions. This course is not intended for students planning to major in science or engineering. Co-requisite: PHY1033

 

Log Number: 201708-59

Political Science & Public Administration – Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts- Political Science Major – Public Law Concentration


Summary of the Changes:
We are updating the major electives for the Public Law concentration in the Political Science major. This is the most popular concentration in the major, but currently has the fewest major electives. POS 3615 is being renamed from "Soul of the Court" to "Judicial Politics." The course description and learning outcomes are also changing. Two new courses are being created: POS 3xxx "Election Law"; POS 4xxx "Administrative Law".

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Change an existing course

Soul of the Court

POS

Junior (3xxx)

615

Changing the name of the course from "Soul of the Court" to "Judicial Politics." Updating the learning outcomes and course description.
New Course Description:

This course examines the unique characteristics of the judicial process, contrasts those characteristics with those found in the legislative and executive processes, and explores how the process of judicial decision-making influences what courts do and the power they wield, as well as the factors that influence judicial behavior. 

 

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Election Law (3 crs)

POS

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course examines the law of elections in the United States, as well as the intersection of election law with politics and policy. Major themes of the course include the design of electoral maps, the protection of voting rights, political parties and state action, money in politics, the administration of elections, and federalism in election law. 

 

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Administrative Law (3 crs)

POS

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course examines the origins and meanings of administrative law, the modern constitutional and statutory authority of government agencies, theories of informality and formality in administrative law and the role played by information, administrative hearings and rulemaking procedures, the enforcement of administrative policy, and the role of the courts through judicial review. 

 

Log Number: 201708-51

School of Music  – Undergraduate


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Introduction to Music Literature (3 crs)

MUL

Sophomore (2xxx)

010

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

MUL 2010 Music Literature examines music and its role in culture: how it both shapes and is shaped by social, political, national, and cultural forces. Examples from art music, popular music, and world music will illustrate music’s connection to life in both historical and contemporary settings. No prior musical training or experience are required for enrollment. 

 

Log Number: 201708-54

School of Music – Undergraduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program                       
Bachelor of Music- Music Jazz Studies Major


Summary of the Changes:
This package is seeking to change the Music History requirement for the Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies by creating two new Music History courses: 
-- MUH3xxx Western Music History and Popular Cultures I 
-- MUH3xxx Western Music History and Popular Cultures II 
Currently, students in the BM Jazz Studies degree must take MUH 3211 Music History I and MUH 3212 Music History II in their junior year. However, these courses are geared primarily toward the needs and interests of students in our Classical Performance degrees. Unlike MUH 3211 Music History I and MUH 3212 Music History II, the two courses being created in this package will address not just the history of European and North American art music, but also histories of jazz, popular music, and world styles. They will therefore emphasize the wider variety of musical styles that our jazz students are likely to encounter in their music careers. 
Furthermore, this package is cleaning up the existing program of study by specifying that ensemble courses (jazz ensemble, concert band, and jazz combo) should be taken for credit, and by indicating the credit hours of the Applied Music course that students must take each semester. 
Therefore, in the attached program of study, the following changes are being made: 
1) In the Junior Year Fall Semester, MUH 3211 Music History I is being removed and MUH3xxx Western Music History and Popular Cultures I is being added (with a note stating that Music History I may be taken in lieu of the new course with the permission of the instructor). 
2) In the Junior Year Spring Semester, MUH 3212 Music History II is being removed and MUH3xxx Western Music History and Popular Cultures II is being added (with a note stating that Music History II may be taken in lieu of the new course with the permission of the instructor). 
3) In all eight semesters, the credit hours for ensemble courses are being changed from "0-1 Credits" to "1 Credit." 
4) In all eight semesters, the credit hours are being added to the Applied Music requirement. 
*PLEASE NOTE: This change to the Music History requirement of the BM Jazz Studies degree is also being made to the Music Technology and Production concentration of the BM Music Performance degree in a separate APC package (201708-55).

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Western Music History and Popular Cultures I (3 crs)

MUH

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"MUT2117: Theory IV"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course presents an overview of significant concepts from pre-19th-century Western music and compares them with similar concepts from popular music of the US and world cultures. Through this course, students will acquire familiarity with stylistic developments and major figures from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods as well as features and performers of jazz, rock, folk, and other popular styles. The goal of this course is to think broadly and critically about music. Therefore, it will focus not only on knowledge of composers and dates, but also on concepts such as the role of the performer in society, the cultural functions of music and music performance, the development of music notation, and the idea of art music. 

 

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Western Music History and Popular Cultures II (3 crs)

MUH

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   

"MUH3xxx: Western Music History and Popular Cultures I"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course presents an overview of significant concepts from 19th- to 21st-century Western music and compares them with similar concepts from popular music of the US and world cultures. Through this course, students will acquire familiarity with stylistic developments and major figures from the Romantic and Modern periods as well as features and performers of jazz, rock, folk, and other popular styles. The goal of this course to think broadly and critically about music. Therefore, it will focus not only on knowledge of composers and dates, but also on concepts such as the development of music technology, the rise of program music, the purpose and meaning of avant-garde art forms, and the use of music for nationalism and protest. 

 

Log Number: 201708-55

School of Music – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Music – Music Performance Major –
Music Technology & Performance Concentration

Summary of the Changes:

This package is seeking to change the Music History requirement for the Music Technology and Production concentration of the Bachelor of Music Performance degree.
Currently, students in this concentration must take MUH 3211 Music History I and MUH 3212 Music History II in their junior year. However, these courses are geared primarily toward the needs and interests of students in our Classical Performance degrees. We would like to replace them with two courses that are being created in a separate APC package (201708-54):
-- MUH3xxx Western Music History and Popular Cultures I
-- MUH3xxx Western Music History and Popular Cultures II
Unlike MUH 3211 Music History I and MUH 3212 Music History II, these new courses will address not just the history of European and North American art music, but also histories of jazz, popular music, and world styles. They will therefore emphasize the wider variety of musical styles that our Music Technology students are likely to encounter in their music careers.
Furthermore, this package is cleaning up the existing program of study in the catalog by fixing several poorly-worded or inaccurate elements.
Therefore, in the attached program of study, the following changes are being made:
1) In the Freshman Year Fall Semester, information about the piano proficiency waiver is being added, and the course number, title, and credit hours of MUM1630 Introduction to Digital Audio are being fixed.
2) In the first four semesters (Freshman Fall, Freshman Spring, Sophomore Fall, Sophomore Spring), the wording of both the Applied Music Course requirement and the Large Ensemble requirement is being fixed, and the credit hours for each are being indicated.
3) It is now indicated that MUM3701 The Music Business should be taken during the Sophomore Year Summer.
4) In the Junior Year Fall Semester, MUH 3211 Music History I is being removed and MUH3xxx Western Music History and Popular Cultures I is being added (with a note stating that Music History I may be taken in lieu of the new course with the permission of the instructor).
5) In the Junior Year Spring Semester, MUH 3212 Music History II is being removed and MUH3xxx Western Music History and Popular Cultures II is being added (with a note stating that Music History II may be taken in lieu of the new course with the permission of the instructor).
6) In the Senior Year Fall Semester, MUT4311 Orchestration is being removed and 3 credit hours of music electives are being added.
7) In the Senior Year Spring Semester, MUT4311 Orchestration is being added and 3 credit hours of music electives are being removed.

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Log Number: 201708-56

School of Music – Undergraduate


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Applied Jazz Improvisation
(2 crs)

MVJ

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Students in this course take lessons in jazz improvisation on a specific instrument or voice. The course features an introduction to the basic principles of jazz improvisation through demonstrations by the instructor and through exercises in listening, writing, and performing. Students complete assignments using traditional methods and the tools of music technology. This course is restricted to students in the School of Music. Permission of the instructor is required. This course is repeatable for up to 8 credits.