Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Minutes

February 11, 2009

 

 

Present: Pikowsky (REG), Tone (HTS), Bottomley (CHEM), Isbell (CoC), Seitzman (AE), Kubanek (BIOL), (Barke (PUBP), Chang (MGT), Riley (ECE), Ludovice (ChBE), Stein (ODOS), Castro (COA)

 

Visitors: Howson (REG), Jones (REG), Vito (ME/Provost’s Office), Laros (REG), Hartley (EAS), Webster (CEE), Babensee (BME), Vito (Provost’s Office/ME)

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. The operating guidelines for handling petitions document was discussed. Comments or suggestions are to be sent to Dr. Riley. It was decided that two versions of this document would be useful.  One will be internal and serve as a guide for the Committee. The other will be posted to the web site as a guide for students and advisors in navigating the petition process. It was agreed that this is a helpful document. Once it is finalized, it will be brought back for a vote.
  2. Dr. Tone informed the Committee that Susan Paraska will attend the meeting on March 11 to discuss the changes in program review procedures.
  3. The Committee heard an in-person appeal from a student who wished to have the W grade removed from the transcript. A motion was made to deny the petition. The motion was seconded and approved.
  4. The Committee heard an in-person appeal from a student to be readmitted after a second drop. A motion was made to approve the petition with conditions set forth for the advisor and the student. The motion was seconded and approved.
  5. A request for changes in pre-requisites from the College of Architecture for Building Construction courses was acknowledged without concern. It was noted that when the list indicates “add” pre-requisites already exist and the course is being added and when just the course is listed, it means that there are currently no pre-requisites and the course listed is the only pre-requisite.

COURSE          PRE-REQUISITE

BC 2600           ADD-COA 1012

BC 2610           Add-COA 1012

BC 3600           Add-BC 2620

BC 3610           Add-BC 2620

 

 

COURSE          PRE-REQUISITE

BC 3620           BC 2620

BC 3630           BC 3600

BC 3640           Add-BC 2620

BC 4610           Add-BC 3610, BC 3620 & BC 3630

BC 4620           Add-BC 3640, remove ARCH 3241

BC 4640           BC 3600, BC 3610, BC 3620

BC 4660           BC 3600, BC 3610, BC 3620

BC 4670           BC 3640

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Earth and Atmospheric and Sciences for a new course. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

NEW COURSE

 

EAS 4480 Environmental Data Analysis 3-0-3

Note: The pre-requisite is any of the course courses listed. The comma after 4655 is removed.

 

  1. A motion was made to table a request from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences for a minor in Geophysics. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

TABLED MINOR PROPOSAL

 

Geophysics Minor

 

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences minor in Geophysics is aimed at those students majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, City and Regional Planning, and Building Construction.  The Geophysics minor aims to broaden student’s perspectives on physical processes occurring both on Earth and throughout the Solar System.  Course offered as part of the minor allow students the opportunity to apply concepts of continuum mechanics, dynamics, plasma physics, solar physics, fluid mechanics, elastic wave propagation, chemistry, and hydrology, among others, to Earth and planetary systems.  In addition, many of the courses include in depth discussion of natural hazards, which play a role in public policy, economic planning, and the challenges of sustainability.

 

Required Courses:

 

EAS 2600         Earth Processes (3-1-4) Spring Fall

EAS 3610         Introduction to Geophysics (3-0-3) Fall

 

Choose 8 credit hours (6 MUST be 3000 level or above):

 

EAS 4795 Groundwater Hydrology (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4200 Structural Geology and Continuum Mechanics (3-1-4) Spring

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences for new Minors. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

There was a lengthy discussion of this proposal both in terms of the content and focus of the proposed minors and in regard to the special topics courses that would be used to complete them. At the end of the discussion, it was clear that although the general concept of the proposed minors was acceptable, there needed to be some editing and rethinking of some aspects of the request.

 

Following the meeting, in the process of re-examining the proposals, it was determined through discussions with the Provost’s Office that what was originally a proposal for several new minors was actually a proposal for new tracks within the existing minor. Therefore, the proposer withdrew the request for several new minors and adjusted the proposal to reflect the following. In an email vote, the IUCC approved this change and the proposal is being recorded in these Minutes in its revised format.

 

EAS special topics courses may be applied as optional courses to each track with advance permission from the School.

 

NEW TRACKS IN EXISTING EAS MINOR

 

Ocean Sciences

 

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences track in Ocean Sciences is aimed at those students majoring in Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The objective of the Oceanography track is to broaden students’ perspectives on physical, biological, and chemical processes occurring in the oceans. Courses offered as part of the minor allow  

students the opportunity to apply the fundamental concepts of chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, ecology, microbial ecology, physics, and mathematics to the study of the oceans and their interaction with the land, crust, and atmosphere.  In addition, some courses include in depth discussion on the impact of humans on the oceans and coastal environments, and thus may address public policy, economic planning, and the challenges of sustainability. 

 

Required Courses:

 

One of:

EAS 1600         Introduction to Environmental Science (3-1-4) Spring Fall

EAS 1601         Habitable Planet (3-1-4) Spring Fall

 

EAS 2600         Earth Processes (3-1-4) Spring Fall

And:

EAS 4300         Oceanography (3-0-3) Fall

 

Choose 8 credit hours (6 MUST be 3000 level or above):

EAS 3620         Geochemistry (3-1-4) Fall

EAS 4350         Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography (3-0-3) Spring

EAS 4410         Climate and Global Change (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4420         Environmental Field Methods (3-1-4) Spring

EAS 4610         Earth System Modeling (3-0-3) Spring

BIOL 4221       Biological Oceanography (3-0-3) Spring

BIOL 4417       Marine Ecology (3-0-3) Spring

 

Environmental Science   

 

The track in Environmental Science is for students in majors outside of EAS who have an interest in understanding the Environment and Issues surrounding it. 

 

Required Courses:

 

One of:

EAS 1600 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3-1-4)

EAS 1601 Habitable Planet (3-1-4)

 

Choose 11 credit hours (9 MUST be 3000 level or above):

 

            (These have no prerequisites)

EAS 2420         Environmental Measures  (3-0-3) Spring

EAS 2600         Earth Processes (3-1-4) Fall, Spring

EAS 4110         Energy Resources and the Environment (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4300          Oceanography (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4350         Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography (3-0-3) Spring

 

(These have other science/math prerequisites)

EAS 2750         Physics of the Weather (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4420         Environmental Field Methods (3-1-4) Spring

EAS 3620         Geochemistry (3-1-4) Fall

EAS 4740         Atmospheric Chemistry (3-0-3) Spring

 

Environmental Chemistry

 

Environmental chemistry studies the sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemical species in natural systems: water, soil, and air.  The track in Environmental Chemistry is aimed at those students interested in an interdisciplinary field that seek to

understand and address environmental problems within the context of chemical systems. Environmental Chemistry will be of interest to students majoring in Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

The Environmental Chemistry track provides a quantitative and fundamental approach to understanding the processes that influence the quality of the environment we live and work in. By seeking solutions for such chemically based environmental problems such as air and water pollution, hazardous wastes, soil contamination, environmental chemists contribute to ensure a safe, healthy environment for all living things.

Required Courses:

 

EAS 3620         Geochemistry (3-1-4) Fall

EAS 4740         Atmospheric Chemistry (3-0-3) Spring

 

Choose 8 credit hours (at least 2 MUST be 3000 level or above):

 

EAS 4420         Environmental Field Methods (3-1-4) Spring

EAS 4610         Earth System Modeling (3-0-3) Spring

EAS 4620         Environmental Biogeochemistry of Soils and Sediments (3-0-3)

EAS 4795         Groundwater Hydrology (3-0-3)

 

            Earth System Physics

 

The track in Environmental Physics is designed for students interested in applying physical and mathematical principles to environmental problems.  This track is primarily of interest to students majoring in physics, engineering, computer science, or mathematics.  This track is ideal for those interested in graduate work in geophysics or atmospheric sciences.

 

Required Courses:

 

EAS 4655         Atmospheric Dynamics (3-0-3)

EAS 3610         Introduction to Geophysics (3-0-3) Fall

 

Choose 9 credit hours (3 MUST be 3000 level or above):

 

EAS 2750         Physics of the Weather (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4430         Remote Sensing and Data Analysis (3-0-3)

EAS 3603         Earth System Thermodynamics (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4410         Climate and Global Change (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4450         Synoptic Meteorology (3-0-3) Spring

EAS 4470         Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation (3-0-3) Spring

 

Meteorology

 

The track in Meteorology is aimed at those students majoring in science and engineering. The Meteorology track aims to broaden students’ perspectives on physical and dynamical processes governing various weather and climate phenomena. Courses offered as part of this track allow students the opportunity to apply theories of geophysical fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and numerical methods to weather forecasting and climate modeling.

 

In addition, some of the courses provide in depth discussion of weather/climate hazards and global/regional climate change, which will benefit the students if they are planning careers in environmental consulting, public policy, economic planning and risk management.

 

Required Courses:

 

EAS 2551         Introduction to Meteorological Analysis (1-0-1) Spring

EAS 2750         Physics of the Weather (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4655         Atmospheric Dynamics (3-0-3)

 

Choose 8 credit hours (6 MUST be 3000 level or above):

 

EAS 3603         Earth System Thermodynamics (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4410         Climate and Global Change (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4430         Remote Sensing and Data Analysis (3-0-3)

EAS 4450         Synoptic Meteorology (3-0-3) Spring
EAS 4470
         Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation (3-0-3) Spring

EAS 4460         Satellite and Radar Meteorology (3-0-3)

EAS 4610         Earth System Modeling (3-0-3) Spring

 

Climate Change               

 

The Climate Change track is for students in majors outside of EAS who have an interest in understanding Climate Change and Issues surrounding it.  For many of the classes

below there are prerequisites. 

 

Required Courses:

EAS 2750 Physics of the Weather (3-0-3) Fall

EAS 4410 Climate and Global Change (3-0-3) Fall

 

Choose 3 credit hours: 

EAS 4350 Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography (3-0-3) Spring

EAS 3620 Geochemistry (3-1-4) Fall

EAS 4740 Atmospheric Chemistry (3-0-3) Spring

 

Choose 3 credit hours: 

ECON 2101 Global Economy (3-0-3)

            ECON 4440 Economics of the Environment (3-0-3)

            PUBP 3315 Environmental Policy and Politics (3-0-3)

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences for a modification of the capstone option. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

EAS Capstone Option

 

Currently, students are required to take:

a.      EAS 4610 Earth System Modeling

b.      EAS 4420 Environmental Field Methods

 

New option, 2 out of 3:

a.      EAS 4610 Earth System Modeling

b.      EAS 4420 Environmental Field Methods

c.       EAS 4480 Environmental Data Analysis (new course proposal also filed)

 

The criteria for these capstone courses are the same.  Each one contains a student driven design and implementation project. 

 

  1. A motion was made to table a request from the School of Literature, Communications, and Culture for new courses.  The motion was seconded and approved.

 

TABLED NEW COURSES

 

LCC 3257 Global Cinema 3-0-3

LCC 3258 Documentary Film 3-0-3

LCC 3259 Experimental Film and Video 3-0-3

 

The course proposals will be taken up at the next meeting when there is representation from the School to answer questions.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Literature, Communications, and Culture for changes to the Minor in Women’s Studies Minor. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

students pursuing the WST minor (approval already supported by faculties in HTS and Public Policy):

 

 

  1. A request for changes in pre-requisites from the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering was acknowledged without concern.

 

Course # Course Title                                                Pre-requisites

CEE/ME1770 Intro to Engr Graphics              None

CEE2040 Dynamics                                         COE 2001

CEE2300 Environmental Engr Prin                 CHEM 1310 or CHEM 12X1, PHYS 2211, MATH 1502 or MATH 15X2

CEE3000 Civil Engr Systems                           MATH 1501

CEE3010 Geomatics                                        CEE/ME 1770

CEE3020 Civil Engr Materials                                     COE 3001 w/ concurrency

CEE3040 Fluid Mechanics                               CEE 2040, MATH 2401

CEE3055 Structural Analysis                           COE 3001

CEE3340 Environ Engr Laboratory                 CEE 2300, BIOL 1510

CEE3770 Statistics& Applications                   MATH 2401

CEE4090 Capstone Design                              Senior in CEE

CEE4100 Construction Engr & Mgt                Junior or Senior in CEE

CEE4200 Hydraulic Engineering                     CEE 3040

CEE4210 Hydrology                                        CEE 3040

CEE4225 Coastal Engineering                                    CEE 3040

CEE4230 Environ. Transport Modeling          CEE 4200

CEE4300 Environmental Engr Sys                   CEE 2300

CEE4310 Water Quality                                  CEE 4300

CEE4320 Hazardous Substance Engr              CEE 3040, CEE 4300

CEE4330 Air Pollution Engr                            CHEM 1310 or CHEM 12X1, PHYS 2211

CEE4405 Geotechnical Engineering               COE 3001, CEE 3040 w/ concurrency

CEE4410 Geosystems Engr Design                 CEE 4405

CEE4420 Subsurface Characterization           CEE 4405

CEE4430 Environmental Geotechnic              CEE 4405

CEE4510 Structural Steel Dsgn                       CEE 3055

CEE4520 Reinforced Concrete Design           CEE 3055

CEE4530 Timber & Masonry Design              COE 3001

CEE4540 Infrastructure Rehab                       CEE 3020

CEE4550 Structural Analysis II                        CEE 3055

CEE4600 Transportation Planning & Design CEE/ME 1770

CEE4610 Multimodal Transportation             CEE 3000

CEE4620 Environ Impact Assess                     Junior or Senior in CEE

CEE4630 Computer-Aided Site & Road          CEE/ME 1770, CEE 4600

CEE4795 Groundwater Hydrology                  CEE 3040

COE2001 Statics                                              MATH 1502 or MATH15X2, PHYS 2211

COE3001 Deformable Bodies                                     MATH 2403 w/ concurrency, COE 2001

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a change in course number for HTS 1000 to HTS 2100 as recommended at the last meeting when HTS 1000 was approved as a new course. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering for new courses.  The motion was seconded and approved.

 

NEW COURSES

 

ISyE 4031 Regression and Forecasting 3-0-3

            Note: Changed to allow all grade modes.

ISyE 4111 Advanced Supply Chain Logistics 3-0-3

Note: Changed to allow all grade modes. Committee wishes to see a new catalog description before it gives final approval.

 

  1. A motion was made to table a request from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering for a new course.  The motion was seconded and approved.

 

TABLED NEW COURSE

 

ISyE 4301 Supply Chain Economics

Note: Committee needs input from the School of Economics before this proposal can be considered further.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the Department of Biomedical Engineering for cross-listing of courses. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

CROSS-LIST

 

Add BME to existing course CHBE/ECE/ME 4781 Biomedical Instrumentation

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the Department of Biomedical Engineering for a BME course substitution, change in course requirements. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

Satisfy the course requirements for the BS BMED degree with a substitution of CHBE 4600 Engineering Communications (3-0-3) for LCC 3401 Technical Communication

 

Practices (2-0-2). The extra hour of credit would be considered free elective credit.

Note: The Registrar’s Office requested that a revised 8-term plan be provided.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Management to cancel action on MGT 3085 Financial Markets: Trading and Structure (3-0-3), recently approved as a new course, and to approve the course with a new number, MGT 4067 Financial Markets: Trading and Structure (3-0-3). The motion was seconded and approved.

 

Note: MGT 4067 was approved for all grade modes, not just letter grade as indicated on the original documentation.

 

  1. A motion was made to deny a written appeal for a waiver of the 36-hour rule. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a written appeal for a late term withdrawal. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a written appeal for late permission for concurrent enrollment. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request to change a class back to the pass/fail grade mode. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

 

Adjourned,

 

Reta Pikowsky

Registrar