UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

 

 

Date:               September 19, 2012

 

Present:          Tom Dell                                             Carl Castles

                        John Hoover                                        Don Wilathgamuwa

                        Brian Gurney                                       Ying Wang

                        Cindy Dell                                           Richard Pierce

                        Del Brumley                                        Becky Lyons (ex-officio)

 

Absent:          

 

Guests:           Keith Edgerton                                   Patrick Hughes

                        Joy Honea

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m. in the Chancellor’s Conference Room.

 

I.          ELETION OF CHAIR FOR 2012-2013

 

- Carl Castles nominated Cindy Dell as Chairperson, and Ying Wang seconded.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Rich Pierce volunteered to be Chair Alternate.

 

The April 4 meeting minutes were accepted as presented.

 

II.        ITEMS – FIRST READING

 

Item 30.d  Teaching Minor in Mathematics.  Modification of an existing program.

 

- Motion by Tom Dell, seconded by Brian Gurney to approve Item 30.d on first reading.

 

It was noted that the capstone is being removed from the minor as the course has some requirements that minor students cannot meet.  The minor is also very large, so reducing the credits is a good idea.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Tom Dell, seconded by Rich Pierce to waive second reading of Item 30.d.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 35  HSTR 423 European Intellectual History.  Delete course.

Item 35.a  HSTR 473 War and Diplomacy in Europe 1648-1945.  Change title to Gender, War and Film:  Europe 1648-1945 and change catalog description.

Item 35.b  HSTR 426 Europe since 1945.  New course.

Item 35.c  BA Major in History.  Modification to an existing program.

Item 35.d  BA Major in History Teaching Option.  Modification to an existing program.

 

Item 36  HSTA/HSTR 299 Historian as Detective.  New course.

 

- Motion by Carl Castles, seconded by Brian Gurney to approve Items 35 through 35.d and 36 on first reading.

 

Keith Edgerton, History Department, stated that they have hired a new faculty member who specializes in European history, so the Department is updating the European courses.  HSTA/HSTR 299 will be a pre-capstone course to help students learn to write like historians.  Regarding Common Course Numbering, the title to HSTR 473 can be changed as it is unique to MSUB.  The new 299 is also unique.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Carl Castles, seconded by Rich Pierce to waive second reading of Items 35 through 35.d and 36.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 41  HHP 362 Basic Athletic Training.  Change title to Principles of Athletic Training and change course description.

Item 41.a  HHP 462 Advanced Athletic Training.  Change title to Evidence Based Therapeutic Interventions and change course description.

 

- Motion by Tom Dell, seconded by Ying Wang to approve Items 41 and 41.a on first reading.

 

Patrick Hughes, Health and Human Performance Department, stated that these two courses were similar, so these changes differentiate the two.  HHP 362 will be focused more for health and human performance students, while HHP 462 will have a more allied health focus, in order to serve the students better.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Carl Castles, seconded by Brian Gurney to waive second reading of Items 41 and 41.a.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 43  SOCI 455 Classical Sociological Theory.  Change prerequisite and change course description.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Ying Wang to approve Item 43 on first reading.

 

Joy Honea, Department of Sociology, Political Science, Native American Studies and Environmental Studies, stated that SOCI 318 was not really necessary as a prerequisite, so they are removing it and adding the general course SOCI 101.  The course description is also being improved.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by Rich Pierce to waive second reading of Item 43.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 43.a  PSCI 260 Introduction to State and Local Government.  Remove prerequisite. 

 

- Motion by Tom Dell, seconded by John Hoover to approve Item 43.a on first reading.

 

Joy Honea stated that this course should never have had a prerequisite, so this is a clerical error being fixed.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Rich Pierce, seconded by John Hoover to waive second reading of Item 43.a.

 

- Motion carried.

 

Item 43.b  BS Major in Criminal Justice.  Modification to an existing program.

 

- Motion by Brian Gurney, seconded by John Hoover to approve Item 43.b on first reading.

 

Joy Honea noted that many of their students double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice, but the two programs’ math requirements did not match up.  This change updates the Criminal Justice program so it matches Sociology.  Dr. Honea also noted that they just learned the Math Department will be deleting some statistics courses, so Sociology and Criminal Justice will be back with more changes later this fall.

 

- Motion carried.

 

- Motion by Rich Pierce, seconded by Brian Gurney to waive second reading of Item 43.b.

 

- Motion carried.

 

III.       DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEM

 

A.  Deadline for the 2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

 

It was agreed that the deadline for paperwork to reach the UCC will be October 26, 2012.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 4:43 p.m.

 

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