December 1, 2011 Minutes

December 1, 2011

  1. Call to Order. Committee Chairperson, Elizabeth Hachten called the meeting to order at 2:16 P.M. in White Hall 6c.
  2. Roll Call. Present: Paul Adogamhe; David Cartwright; Eric Compas; Ellen Davis; Jolly Emrey; Paul Gregory; Elizabeth Hachten; Angela Harlan; Debra Heiber; Jeff Heinrich; Sarah Hessenauer Paul House; Emma Kuby; Natalie Lamkin; Elizabeth Olson; Maryam Polley; Steve Sahyun; Ellie Schemenauer; and Trudi Witonsky. Absent: Pilar Melero; and Alexandra Wiegel.
  3. Approval of the November 10, 2011 Minutes. Emrey/Olson moved to approve minutes as submitted.

    The motion passed unanimously.

  4. Announcements
    1. Hachten welcomed Maryam Polley, one of the L&S Dean's Advisory Council representatives; announced that this meeting is the last L&S Curriculum Committee meeting of the semester; and announced that Ellie Schemenauer would be going on leave during spring semester and that she'd talk to the Women's Studies department chair about an alternate representative.
  5. New MAGD minors. College of Arts and Communication guests, Jeff Herriot and Bob Mertens, provided information about the new MAGD minors. Further questions/clarification should be directed to either Jeff or Bob.
  6. Chemistry Department
    1. House/Cartwright moved to approve the new course proposal - CHEM 112 Chemistry for Occupational and Environmental Applications, with a friendly amendment to clarify that CHEM 104 is a pre-requisite not a co-requisite.

    The motion passed unanimously.

  7. Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice Department
    1. Gregory/Cartwright moved to approve the new course proposal - SOCIOLGY/MATH 295 Basic Social Statistics with a friendly amendment to remove the math cross listing as the consultation has not been signed.

    The motion passed unanimously.

    Gregory/Schemenauer moved to approve the following changes with a friendly amendment that the documentation be corrected in regard to contact hours:

    1. Change in major - Sociology BA/BS
    2. Change in major - Sociology BSE
    3. Change in major - Sociology with Honors Emphasis BA/BS
    4. Change in major - Sociology with Global Comparative Emphasis BA/BS
    5. Change in major - Sociology with Criminal Justice Emphasis BA/BS

    The motion passed unanimously.

  8. General Education/Sociology
    1. Schemenauer/Olson moved to remove Diversity designation for GENED 130 sections taught by Holly Denning.

    The motion passed unanimously.

  9. Gregory/Schemenauer moved to receive and record the following:
    1. Prerequisite change - SOCIOLGY 494 Seminar in Sociology
    2. Prerequisite change - SOCIOLGY 476 Methods of Social Research
    3. Changes in existing course (pre-requisite, title, cross-listing) - SOCIOLGY 352 Urban Sociology
    4. Prerequisite change - PHILSPHY 281
    5. Add cross-listing and prereq change - MCS/COMPSCI 231

    The motion passed unanimously.

  10. Gregory/Kuby moved to receive and record the following:
    1. Prerequisite change - BIOLGY 257 Introduction to Ecology
    2. Add cross-listing - MCS/COMPSCI 220

    The motion passed unanimously.

  11. Old Business
    1. Hachten reminded committee members that a discussion, led by the Provost's Office, regarding new program development, will take place during Winterim-the anticipated date is January 9, 2012.
    2. Hachten asked for subcommittee volunteers to define and identify courses that are 'writing intensive' and that are 'upper level'. Davis and Witonsky volunteered for the writing intensive review and Olson, House, and Harlan volunteered to review courses for upper level designation.
  12. Adjourn. The meeting adjourned at 3:27 P.M. on a Compas/Adogamhe motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Natalie J.K. Lamkin, Acting Secretary


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