Faculty Committee Chairperson’s Report

A Summary of the Curriculum & Instruction Committee activities 2007-2008

 

The Curriculum Committee passed a number of new courses, course deletions, new course descriptions, new course titles, course of study changes, and programs of study.  I will review these in that order.

 

New Courses

 

Department of Biology

1)     BIOL 330 – Methods and Applications of Science

2)     EART 201 – Introduction to Earth Science

 

School of Business

1)     BADM 338 – Management and Organizational Behavior

 

Department of Chemistry

1)     CHEM 330 – Methods and Applications of Science

 

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

1)     CIVL 317 – Professional Sustainability Issues

2)     CIVL 208 – Geospatial Representation

3)     CIVL 238 – Geospatial Representation Laboratory

 

Department of English

1)     ENGL 216 – Literary Theory

2)     ENGL 344 – Twentieth Century American Poetry

3)     ENGL 345: Twentieth Century American Drama

4)     PHIL 401 – Independent Study in Philosophy

 

Department of Physics

1)     PHYS 421—Research Presentation

 

 

Course Deletions

 

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

1)     CIVL 207 – Geomatics 

2)     CIVL 237 – Geomatics Laboratory

 

 

New Course Descriptions

 

School of Business

15 course description changes

 

School of Education

1 course description change

 

English Department

Changed all course descriptions from “open to juniors and seniors” to Prerequisite: Completion of core requirements in English”

 

New Course Titles

 

School of Business Administration

1 course title change

 

Course Numbering Change

 

School of Business

1)     BADM 312 to BADM 419

 

Department of Physics

1)     PHYS 419 to PHYS 319

 

 

Course of Study Changes

 

Department of Physics

1)     Moved PHYS 320 – Mathematical Physics to fall of junior year from the spring of the junior year

2)     Moved History core requirement to the sophomore year from the junior year

 

 

New Programs

 

Department of Biology

1)     Creation of a Teaching Specialization Program in Biology and Comprehensive/Broad Field Science

 

Department of Chemistry

1)     Creation of a Teaching Specialization Program in Biology and Comprehensive/Broad Field Science

 

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

1)     Creation of Teaching Specialization Programs (in French, German, and Spanish)

 

 

 

Overall, the committee has approved the creation of 12 new course offerings, the deletion of 2 course offerings, the changing of 46 course descriptions and one course title, two course numbering changes, and three new programs of study.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

DuBose Kapeluck

 

Chair

Curriculum & Instruction Committee

2007-2008