Georgia Institute of Technology

Graduate Curriculum Committee

Minutes

Thursday, June 11, 2009

 

Present: Parker (ISyE), Jones (REG), Potts (GRAD STUDIES), Mark (CoC), Babensee (BME), Silva (ECON), French (ARCH), Storici (BIOL)

 

Visitors: Laros (REG), Howson (REG), Senft (REG), Paraska (Provost), Knoespel (LCC), Blackwell (ARCH), Stiftel (ARCH)

Note: All action items in these minutes require approval by the Academic Senate.  In some instances, items may require further approval by the Board of Regents or the University System of Georgia.  If the Regents' approval is required, the change is not official until notification is received from the Board to that effect.  Academic units should take no action on these items until USG and/or BOR approval is secured.  In addition, units should take no action on any of the items below until these minutes have been approved by the Academic Senate or the Executive Board.

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Architecture for a new degree.  The motion was seconded and approved.

New Degree:

Doctor of Philosophy with a major in City and Regional Planning

(Needs BOR approval)

Requirements of the Ph.D. with a major in City and Regional Planning will include completion of core courses, a major and minor, a qualifying paper, comprehensive exams and a dissertation. These requirements match those of the existing field specialization in city and regional planning. All courses currently exist.

Required Coursework

 

Course

Existing Course Number

Prerequisites and Notes

Credit Hours

Planning Core

Advanced Planning Theory

COA 8520

Ph.D. standing, or

History and Theory of Planning (CP6012) and permission of the faculty

3 hours

Advanced Urban and Regional Theory

COA 8540

Ph.D. standing, or

Completion of First Year Masters Core and permission of the faculty)

3 hours

Research Design in Planning

COA 8510

Ph.D. standing, or

Completion of First Year Masters Core and permission of the faculty

3 hours

Seminars

Seminar in Advanced Research Design and Methods

COA 8530

Ph.D. standing;

The seminar is required each year for all matriculated students, two semesters are needed to fulfill core requirement.

2 hours minimum

Ph. D. Seminar in Contemporary Architectural and Planning Issues

COA 8000

Ph.D. standing;

The seminar is required for two semesters.

2 hours

Distribution Requirement (one course from the core of another COA Ph.D. Field)

Theories of Inquiry

COA 8625

Graduate standing

3 hours

Theories of Architectural Space & Culture

COA 8630

Graduate standing

Genesis of Architecture

COA 8600

Graduate standing

Performance Aspects of Building System Design

COA 8680

Graduate standing

Research Seminar in Design Computing

COA 8672

Graduate standing

Quantitative Methods in Construction Research

BC 7100

Graduate standing

Major Field of Study

To include the study of:

  • history and precedent in the field;
  • theory and concepts and their evolution;
  • current debate; and
  • methods of analysis and inquiry.

15 hours (minimum)

Minor Field of Study

To include the study of:

  • relevant history and precedent in the field;
  • relevant theory;
  • current debate; and
  • methods of analysis and inquiry.

9 credit hours (minimum)

Additional Courses

6 credit hours

(or as needed)

Total Course Requirements

46 credit hours (minimum)

 

  1. The previous meeting did not have a quorum present. The following items from the May 14th meeting were discussed and voted on.

 

From Previous meeting:

 

a.       A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Management for a new course.  The motion was seconded and approved.

 

New Course:

 

MGT 6359 Business Strategies for Sustainability 30

Note: The proposal was changed to note all three grade modes.  A prerequisite was also added:  Graduate Standing or consent of instructor.

 

b.      A motion was made to approve a student petition for the following:  remove 7000 hours; add 6800 hours; and retroactively award (May 2007) Master's Degree in Digital Media. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

Note: This was a case in which the student was pursuing the project option and incorrectly registered for a thesis course based upon the advice of his department. 

 

c.       A motion was made to approve the Petitions Subcommittee recommendations from the May 14th meeting.  The motion was seconded and approved.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve Petitions Subcommittee recommendations that occurred since the May 14th meeting.  The motion was seconded and approved.

    1- Term withdrawal
    1- Use 15 undergraduate hours  (Denied)
    1- Selective withdrawal (Denied)
    1- Change Grade mode
    1- Return Summer 2009 after withdrawing from Spring

 

 

Adjourned,

 

Lisa Jones

Assistant Registrar