Submitted by the Academic Programs
New Courses, Courses Changes, Courses Terminations, & Programs of Study Changes & Termination (12 packages)
English – Graduate
Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program Master of Arts - English Major - Composition and Rhetoric Concentration Summary of the Changes:The addition of a special topics course number would allow for greater flexibility within the concentration’s course offerings in response to student interest and the evolving nature of the field. The addition of a special topics course number would allow faculty to offer courses in writing center pedagogy and grant writing as needed.
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Special Topics in Composition and Rhetoric (3 crs)
Beginning graduate (5xxx)
Prerequisites: NoneCo-requisites: None
ENC 5XXX Special Topics in Composition and Rhetoric will present selected topics in Composition and Rhetoric. Subjects will vary according to the instructor.
History – Graduate
Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program Master of Arts - History Major - European History with Thesis ConcentrationSummary of the Changes:
The MA Program in History currently has two tracks, non-thesis and thesis. To earn their MA in History, students within each track — non-thesis or thesis — are required to choose one of two concentrations, European history or U.S. history. As a result of the actions requested in this package (201708-63) and three others (201708-62, 201708-64, and 201708-65), the MA Program in History will retain the non-thesis and thesis tracks but will no longer require concentrations in either European or U.S. history. The concentrations in either European or U.S. History do not create an advantage for our students on the placement market, and they create obstacles to enrollment. Removing the concentrations allows students to pursue studies in broader geographic and thematic areas, with the potential of attracting more students to the program and better preparing our students for placement post-graduation. To accomplish this overall change to the MA degree in History, the following actions are being requested: 1) In package 201708-62, the regional concentration is being removed from the MA in European History (Non-Thesis). As a result, the degree will now simply be the MA in History (Non-Thesis). (More specific changes to the program of study are discussed in that package.) 2) In this package (201708-63), the regional concentration is being removed from the MA in European History (Thesis). As a result, the degree will now simply be the MA in History (Thesis). (More specific changes to the program of study are discussed below.) 3) In package 201708-64, the MA in U.S. History (Non-Thesis) is being terminated. 4) In package 201708-65, the MA in U.S. History (Thesis) is being terminated. Within the attached program of study for this package, the following changes are being made to the existing POS for the MA in European History (Thesis) in order to make it the MA in History (Thesis): – Readings Seminars at the 6000 level (9 credits) – the requirement that two of these carry the EUH designation is being removed. Students may now take Readings Seminars with EUH, AMH, HIS, AFH, ASH, and LAH designations to fulfill this requirement, in any combination at the 6000 level. – Research Seminars at the 6000 level (9 credits) – the requirement that two of these carry the EUH designation is being removed. Students may now take Research Seminars with EUH, AMH, HIS, AFH, ASH, and LAH designations to fulfill this requirement, in any combination at the 6000 level. Finally, clarification language has been added to the program of study regarding limits on coursework with any one professor.
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School of Music – Graduate
Add a new concentration to an existing program
Master of Music Education– Music Education Major - Professional Education Concentration
Summary of the Changes:
This package is a supplement to APC package 201701-71 which re-activates the Master of Music Education (MME). This package details the second concentration - Professional Education, designed for students who have a completed Bachelor of Music degree in an area that is not music education, but who wish to become certified teachers in the state of Florida. This package was developed in cooperation with the College of Education and Human Services, so that the degree would meet state teacher certification requirements in music education. There is a very real need for this degree, as many people earn music degrees hoping to become performers, and later wish to become certified to teach. This degree achieves this goal. Like APC package 201701-71, no extant program of study can be found. We have created an entirely new program of study which makes use of existing graduate coursework, including courses created in APC package 201701-71. This concentration will be 30-39 credits (whereas the other concentration is 30 credits), including 18 credits of music/music education courses (MUS 5711 Bibliography, MUH 6684 Perspectives in Music History, MUT 6761 Perspectives in Music Theory, MUE 6XXX Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education, MUE 6XXX Contemporary Issues in Pedagogy and Curriculum, and at least one of three professionally focused courses: (MUE 5XXX - Elementary Methods, MUE 5XXX - Choral Methods, or MUE 5XXX - Instrumental Methods)), a 6-credit hour full-time internship in a public school (MUE 6946 Graduate Internship in Music Education), and 6-15 credits of graduate coursework in education (EDF 6211 Advanced Educational Psychology, EDF 6442 Assessment in the Curriculum, EDG 6407 Managing Effective Learning Environments, RED 6656 Advanced Foundations of Reading, TSL 6525 Cross-Cultural Communication and Knowledge). This section is flexible since it is possible a student will have taken one of the state-required courses as an undergraduate, and there is no need to replicate that course at the graduate level to satisfy state teacher certification requirements. Most courses in this concentration already exist or are created in 201701-71. However, in this package we terminate an existing unused internship course (MUE 5945), change the title an existing internship course to meet this concentration’s needs (MUE 6946, formerly Graduate Internship in Secondary School will become Graduate Internship in Music Education), and create 5000-level versions of the three 4000-level professionally focused undergraduate courses mentioned above (MUE 5XXX for MUE 4311 - Elementary Methods, MUE 5XXX for MUE 4331 - Choral Methods, and MUE 5XXX for MUE 4332 - Instrumental Methods) which are core music education content (students are required to take one of the three, based on career goals). These courses will be cross-listed with the 4000-level courses and involve graduate-specific assignments and requirements. A statement from Shawn Brayton has been attached (under letters of support) which indicates that this program had been approved by the Board of Governors in the past (believed to be in 1971), and was placed on a suspended status in 2001. This APC package would lift the suspension and re-activate the degree.
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Attachment: MME Degree
Terminate an existing course
Grad Intern Elementary School
Beginning graduate (5xxx)
All graduate internships will go through MUE 6946. There is no need for a second course.
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Teaching Elementary Music Programs (3 crs)
MUE 5311: Teaching Elementary Music Programs focuses on teaching, organizing, developing, and maintaining quality elementary music programs. Topics include teaching children to sing, play classroom instruments, move to music, actively listen to music, and create their own music through a balanced approach to inclusion of Florida and National standards in the classroom. This course includes a field experience component in public schools.
Teaching Secondary Choral Music Programs (3crs)
MUE 5331: Secondary Choral Music - Teaching and Assessment focuses on directing, organizing, developing, and maintaining quality choral music programs at the secondary level. Topics include conducting, choral literature, rehearsal skills, recruitment and retention, and a balanced approach to inclusion of Florida and National standards in the classroom. This course includes a field experience component in public schools.
Teaching Secondary Instrumental Music Programs (3crs)
MUE 5332: Secondary Instrumental Music - Teaching and Assessment focuses on directing, organizing, developing, and maintaining quality instrumental music programs at the secondary level. Topics include conducting, band and orchestra literature, rehearsal skills, recruitment and retention, and a balanced approach to inclusion of Florida and National standards in the classroom. This course includes a field experience component in public schools.
Change an existing course
Grad Intern Secondary School
This course title is being revised to include all graduate internships in music education.
School of Music – Graduate
Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program Master of Music – Music Performance Major - Conducting Concentration
Summary of the Changes:There are two primary components to this package. First, it is creating two new courses: MUN6xxx Graduate Chamber Singers and MUN6xxx Graduate Chorale. (Also, it is changing the name of one existing course, MUN6315, from Choral Ensemble to Graduate Choral Ensemble.) Second, it is updating the program of study for the Conducting concentration of the MM degree by specifying the courses that students should take depending on their specialty - choral conducting vs. instrumental conducting. The reason for the first component is to help prevent registration problems. Many of our graduate students participate in multiple choral ensembles each semester - in particular, the UNF Chamber Singers and the UNF Chorale. By creating a specific course for each of these, students will be able to register for both. At the same time, the existing MUN6315 course will be retained for students who participate in one of UNF's other choral ensembles. The reason for the second component is to provide better guidance to our Conducting students as they undertake their studies at UNF. In addition, consistency is being sought in the use of capitalization for the word "credits" in the program of study. Therefore, the following changes are being made in the attached program of study: 1) At the top of the POS, information is being added that specifies which courses should be taken depending on a student's specialty. 2) In all four terms, the word "Graduate" is being added to the course title of MUN6315, and the two new courses (MUN6xxx Graduate Chamber Singers and MUN6xxx Graduate Chorale) are being added as large ensemble options. 3) At numerous places throughout the POS, the use of capitalization for the word "credits" is being changed. PLEASE NOTE: The two new choral ensemble courses being created in this package, as well as the course title change to MUN6315, are also being added to the program of study for the Voice concentration of the MM degree in a separate APC package (201708-58).
Change an existing course
We are changing the title of this course from Choral Ensemble to Graduate Choral Ensemble. We are doing this to make it clear that this is a graduate-level course.
Graduate Chamber Singers
(v. 0-1 cr)
The primary goal of Chamber Singers is to prepare and train UNF’s top musicians for a professional career in music. This ensemble provides opportunities to perform vocal music at the highest level possible, to learn and experience a variety of styles, to work with peers to meet exemplary performance goals, and to achieve a professional level as a performer. The Chamber Singers are a primary recruiting ensemble for the department, with off-campus performances and recordings done locally, nationally, and internationally. The time commitment includes up to seven mandatory performances per semester, spring recruiting days in local schools, 2-8 voluntary solo and small ensemble performance opportunities, and an international performance tour every few years in early May. Permission of the instructor is required. This course is repeatable for up to 4 credits. A materials fee of $35 will be assessed.
Graduate Chorale (v. 0-1 cr)
Membership in Chorale provides students with a choral singing background the opportunity to experience a vast array of musical styles, to work diligently and enthusiastically to achieve excellence in performance, and to perform alongside others who share an interest in choral music. Chorale performs up to four required concerts per semester. In addition to the mandatory activities during rehearsal time, Chorale offers opportunities in student leadership, such as fundraising, social events, and volunteering to assist before and after concerts with set-up, recruitment, or receptions. A positive/respectful demeanor, enthusiasm, accountability, and punctuality are elements for successful participation in this ensemble. Permission of the instructor is required. This course is repeatable for up to 4 credits. A materials fee of $35 will be assessed.
School of Music – Graduate
Change a degree-major of an existing program Master of Music Education- Music Education Major
Summary of the Changes: This package will re-activate the Master of Music Education (MME), and will serve as an extension to the rapidly-growing Bachelor of Music Education program. This degree was created and approved in 1972 but most likely never used. There will be two concentrations – this package represents the Pedagogy and Research concentration designed for those holding a completed Bachelor of Music Education degree and is designed to help teachers develop further pedagogical skills and also to become familiar with the body of research and begin to create their own research. The second concentration, presented in APC package 201708-1 is the Professional Education concentration, designed for students who have a completed Bachelor of Music degree in an area that is not music education, but who wish to become certified teachers in the state of Florida. There is a great need for graduate degrees in music education as these are directly linked to a clearly defined profession and its practice. Among the many reasons for someone to pursue an MME is that a Master’s degree is a requirement for most supervisory or administrative positions in K-12 education. School districts also offer a pay raise to teacher holding a Master’s degree. Since no extant program of study can be found, we have created an entirely new program of study which makes use of existing graduate coursework, and includes the creation of four new graduate music education courses, each being 3 credits: MUE 6XXX Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education, MUE 6XXX Research in Music Education, MUE 6XXX Graduate Capstone, and MUE 6XXX Contemporary Issues in Pedagogy and Curriculum. There is also a 9-credit hour cognate area, which is meant to reflect coursework the student chooses to help develop specific areas of professional interest. Coursework completed for the cognate will be chosen from existing graduate courses in music or education, with approval from music education faculty. The new degree will be 30 credits. A statement from Shawn Brayton has been attached (under letters of support) which indicates that this program had been approved by the Board of Governors in the past (believed to be in 1971), and was placed on a suspended status in 2001. This APC package would lift the suspension and re-activate the degree.
Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education (3 crs)
This course focuses on historical and sociological developments of music education in the United States and other nations, as well as influential music education philosophical positions. Students will learn, lead discussion, and conduct original research on topics related to the history and philosophy of music education.
Research in Music Education (3crs)
Prerequisites: "MUS5711: Bibliography"Co-requisites: None
This course provides an overview of research traditions and the common research approaches used by music education researchers. Students learn about different types of research through various modules and reading and discussion. Prerequisite: MUS 5711 Bibliography.
Contemporary Issues in Pedagogy and Curriculum ( 3crs)
This course focuses on contemporary music pedagogical models and curricula with a focus on implementation. Emphasis will be placed on pedagogical models which focus on learner-centered education, technology, and multicultural perspectives, all of which actively engage learners in music making.
Graduate Capstone in Music Education (3 crs)
Prerequisites: "MUS5711: Bibliography" AND "MUE6080: Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education" AND "MUE6785: Research in Music Education"Co-requisites: None
This is a culminating project representing the achievements and/or discoveries made in the music education degree. Depending on the professional goals and needs of the student, this could take the form of a Master’s Thesis, a conducting recital, a performance recital, a full-time supervised internship in a public school, or a variety of other graduate-level activities representing original contributions to the profession.
Political Science & Public Administration – Graduate
e-Governance (3 crs)
This course focuses on the intellectual concept of governance and its connection to transparency and accountability. Students will explore key policies in support of transparency as well as critically evaluate e-governance practices to identify some of the limitations and dangers involved with the rapidly changing role of information and information technology in today's society. Topics include current issues in e-governance, e-governance management and theories, and improving government accountability through technology. Permission of the department is required.
Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work – Graduate
Add a new degree-major-concentration program Master of Social Work- Social Work Major - Advanced Standing Concentration
Summary of the Changes:The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work seeks to add an accelerated option (Advanced Standing) to its Master of Social Work degree. In APC package 201508-4 (FA# 15-36), the department requested (and received) approval from the Board of Governors to launch its MSW degree on 1/12/2016. Two distinct concentrations were proposed – Traditional and Advanced Standing. In APC package 201608-64, the department requested (and received) approval for the program of study for its 48-credit Traditional MSW concentration. In this package (201708-71), the department is requesting approval for the program of study for its Advanced Standing MSW concentration. The Advanced Standing Concentration is an accelerated option specifically targeted towards students who have completed their Bachelor of Social Work degree within 6 years of applying to the program. The curriculum requires 39 credits of coursework (thirteen 3-credit courses), which includes 450 hours of field practicum in a human service agency (to be completed during the Fall and Spring semesters). The program is currently in pre-candidacy with the Council on Social Work Education. For those applicants who want to apply for the Advanced Standing concentration, they will need to meet three entrance requirements. First, their Bachelors degree must be in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education-accredited program. Second, they will need to meet the entrance requirements of the Traditional program. Third, they will need to have a minimum GPA of 3.2 in the (undergraduate) Social Work major. The Advanced Standing Program requires that admitted students complete an academic immersion program (three courses/nine credits) over the summer before beginning advanced coursework to ensure mastery of the Generalist Social Work curriculum. Course action requests for the three courses that make up this immersion program are included in the present APC package. They are: SOW 5XXX Community Social Work Practice: Academic Immersion SOW 5XXX Principles of Social Work Research & Theory: Academic Immersion SOW 5XXX Communication & Critical Thinking in Social Work Practice: Academic Immersion The courses that make up the remaining 30 credits of the program (18 credits of Major Requirements, 12 credits of Major Electives) were all approved as part of APC package 201608-64, with one exception: SOW 6XXX Advanced Special Topics in Social Work (3 credits). Therefore, the course action request for this course is also included in the present APC package. (Please note: SOW6xxx Advanced Seminar in Clinical Practice, which is included in the Major Electives of the attached POS, was created as part of package 201608-64 but has not yet been assigned a course number.)
Communication and Critical Thinking in Social Work Practice: Academic Immersion (3 crs)
This course is designed to develop and refine students’ written communication and critical thinking skills in preparation for advanced social work practice with diverse client systems across practice settings. Emphasis will be placed upon written communication and critical thinking skills utilized routinely by social workers throughout the helping process, including assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Through this course, students will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, values, and skills for effective problem-solving and ethical decision-making in evidence-informed social work practice.
Community Social Work Practice: Academic Immersion
Prerequisites: NoneCo-requisites: "SOW5xxx: Communication and Critical Thinking in Social Work Practice: Academic Immersion"
This course will introduce community practice in the context of metropolitan Jacksonville, Florida. Special emphasis will be placed on the historic legacy and current issues of racial and economic oppression. This course will explore specific social problems and identify the implications for social work practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.
Principles of Social Work Research and Theory: Academic Immersion (3 crs)
This course is designed to prepare students to become effective consumers and producers of research, and to evaluate their own practice using a sound foundation of research and theoretical principles. Students will learn to read, critically evaluate, and appraise the research of others and to select interventions that are based on evidence and theoretical underpinnings. Within this process, the following will be covered: the scientific method for building knowledge for social work practice, ethical standards for scientific inquiry, qualitative and quantitative research methodology, and the review and utilization of research findings. This course also emphasizes theories and strategies for advanced generalist practice such as person-in-environment/ecological approaches, problem-solving approaches, systems and developmental theories and their application to research and practice.
Advanced Special Topics in Social Work (v. 3-6 crs)
This course will explore various topics related to advanced generalist social work practice, policy, and research. This course is open to MSW students who have completed their generalist social work practice requirements and may be repeated for a total of 6 credits under different topics.
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