Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Appeals and Academic Matters (Full Committee)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

 

Present:   Riley, (ECE), Pikowsky (REG),  Ferri (ME), Seitzman (AE),Isbell (CoC), Hollengreen (ARCH), Senf (LCC), Belton (ECON), Bottomley (CHEM), Loss (MATH), Benkeser (BME), Chang (MGT), Flamming (HTS), Paredis (ME), Walker (PSYC), Montoya (BIOL)

 

Visitors: Laros (REG), Howson (REG), Senft (REG), Simon (REG), Paraska (Provost), Lohmann (Provost), Shook (ML), Pierce(OIE), Barke (PUBP), Parsons (MGT), Schneider (MGT), Zhou (ISYE)

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.

Academic Matters

 

  1. A presentation was made by Dr. Jack Lohmann and Ms. Susan Paraska from the Provost’s Office about the services they provide as related to the work of the curriculum committee.

 

  1. 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 4043: Advanced Financial Reporting                                       3-0-3

 

This course will be jointly listed with MGT 6043.  The prerequisite for MGT 4043 will be MGT 4026.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Economics for a degree modification. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

DEGREE MODIFICATION:

Bachelor of Science in Economics

 

·         The School of Economics requests approval for the requirement that a student should obtain of a grade of C or higher for Economics courses that are required by number and Economics courses that count as electives towards the Economics degree.

The School of Economics has historically required students to obtain a grade of C or higher in Economics classes in order to count these classes towards the degree in Economics, EIA, and GEML. Despite an intensive search, there was no trace of the official IUCC approval requiring a grade of C or above for classes in the major to count towards the Economics degrees.  Although the practice has long been to require a grade of C or higher, official documentation was not found to document the change which would have gone from the School to the IUCC.  Therefore, this request is being made so that the official Catalog can be updated so to reflect this requirement.  

The Economic Policy Committee approved the continuation of the practice of requiring a grade of C or higher for a major-related class to count towards the Economics, EIA, and GEML degrees. The official change will be reflected in the next edition of the official Catalog.

Major Requirements

You must complete all of the following courses at a letter grade of ‘C’ or better.

1.      ECON 3110 (Advanced Microeconomics)

2.      ECON 3120 (Advanced Macroeconomics)

3.      ECON 3161 (Econometrics)

4.      ECON 4160 (Forecasting)

5.      ECON 4610 (Senior Seminar)

6.      ECON 4910 (Senior Thesis)

Additionally, you must complete three ECON (Economics) courses at the 3000 level or above not listed above at a letter grade of ‘C’ or better

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Public Policy for new courses, a course deactivation, a minor modification, and a certificate modification.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Also prerequisite changes were presented as an informational item.

 

PREREQUISTE MODIFICATIONS: Informational Item

PUBP 2010 (add INTA 1200)
PUBP 4010 (add MGT 2250)
PUBP 4020 (add MGT 2250)
PUBP 3020 (remove PST 2020)
PUBP 3030 (remove PST 2020)

 

NEW COURSES:

PUBP 3350: Energy Policy                                                    3-0-3

PST 3050: Political Philosophy                                               3-0-3

PUBP 4501: Information Policy and Management                3-0-3

PUBP 4140: Foundations of Leadership                                3-0-3

PUBP 4440: Science, Technology, and Regulation               3-0-3

 

DEACTIVATE COURSE:

PST 2050 (effective immediately after Academic Senate approval)

 

MINOR AND CERTIFICATE MODIFICATION:

The LS&T minor and Pre-Law Certificate require students to take one of four core menu classes. The remaining classes are electives.  Two of those electives have been previously offered as PUBP 4803 Special Topics. Now that these classes have been re-numbered we request authorization to apply the newly re-numbered classes toward the LS&T minor and Pre-Law certificate. The content of the classes will not change.

 

Formerly:

PUBP 480# Special Topics: Internet and Public Policy

PUBP 480# Special Topics: Science, Technology, and Regulatory Policy

 

Current Numbers:

PUBP 4111: Internet and Public Policy                                 3-0-3

PUBP 4440: Science, Technology, and Regulation               3-0-3

 

Note: The minor requires 12 hours electives and no more than 9 semester hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Modern Languages for a Catalog change and new courses.  The motion was seconded and approved.

 

Catalog Change:

 

The requested change is in reference to HUM credit for the 1001-1101 courses in languages.  The School of Modern Languages requests that the description of this policy be changed as indicated below.

 

Current Catalog language:

Humanities credit awarded for Modern Languages 1001 classes upon successful completion of the corresponding 1002 class. Humanities credit is awarded for SPAN 1101 only upon the successful completion of SPAN 1102.

 

Proposed Catalog language:

Humanities credit awarded for Modern Languages 1001 classes upon successful completion of the corresponding 1002 or 2001 class.  Humanities credit is awarded for SPAN 1101 upon successful completion of SPAN 1102 or 2001.

 

Note:  In rare instances, the course the student takes after the 1001-level class might be something above the SPAN 1102 or 2001 levels, which will be handled by the School of Modern Languages with a memo to the Registrar’s Office confirming approval for HUM credit.

 

NEW COURSES:

ARBC 1501: Understanding Arab Culture                            3-0-3

ARBC 3001: Advanced Arabic I                                           3-0-3

ARBC 3002: Advanced Arabic II                                         3-0-3

ARBC 3501: Men-Women and Islam                                                3-0-3

ARBC 3691: Intensive Advanced Arabic                              3-0-3

ARBC 3692: Arabic for Business and Technology I             3-0-3

ARBC 3693: Arabic for Business and Technology II            3-0-3

FREN 3014: Introduction to Contemporary France              3-0-3

KOR 3691: Business Korean                                                  3-0-3

KOR 3692: Current Issues and Technology in Korea            3-0-3

KOR 3693: Exploring Modern Korea                                                3-0-3

KOR 4001: Contemporary Korean                                         3-0-3

KOR 4002: Selected reading of Modern Korean                   3-0-3

Note:  All of the above classes will be coded as Humanities credit and

will be coded at Catalog level as Letter grade, Pass/Fail, or Audit

 

            Prerequisites for KOR 3691, 3692, and 3693 will be KOR 2001 or 2002.

            Prerequisites for KOR 4001 and 4002 will be KOR 3001 or 3002.

 

FREN 2005: LBAT French Culture and Language               3-0-3

SPAN 3697: Spanish for Health Care Professionals              3-0-3

SPAN 3698: Health Care Industry in Spain                           3-0-3

Note:  All of the above classes will be coded as Humanities credit and

will be coded at Catalog level as Letter grade only

           

            Prerequisites for SPAN 3697 and 3698 will be SPAN 2002.

 

  1. The School of Aerospace Engineering submitted notice of pre-requisite changes. The changes were acknowledged and no concerns were expressed.

 

PREREQUISTE MODIFICATIONS: Informational Item

 

Course

Pre-Requisite(s)

Concurrency

 

 

 

AE 2020

AE 1350

 

 

Phys 2211 or

 

 

Phys 2231

 

 

Math 2401 or

Y

 

Math 2411 or

Y

 

Math 24X1

 

 

 

 

AE 2220

COE 2001

 

 

Math 2403 or

Y

 

Math 2413 or

Y

 

Math 24X3

 

AE 3145

COE 3001

 

 

 

 

AE 3310

AE 2020

 

 

Math 2403 or

Y

 

Math 2413 or

Y

 

Math 24X3

 

 

 

 

AE 3450

Phys 2212 or

 

 

Phys 2232

 

 

Math 2401 or

Y

 

Math 2411 or

Y

 

Math 24X1

 

 

 

 

AE 4120

COE 2001

 

 

 

 

AE 4131

AE 3125

 

 

 

 

AE 4170

COE 3001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AE 4220

AE 3125

 

 

AE 3515

 

 

 

 

AE 4358

AE 3310

 

 

CS 1371

 

 

ME 1770 or

 

 

CE 1770 or

 

 

AE 1770

 

 

AE 3125

Y

 

AE 3521

Y

 

MSE 2001

Y

 

 

 

AE 4758

COE 3001 or

 

 

BMED 3400

 

 

 

 

AE 4791

COE 3001

 

 

*Math and Physics pre-requisites on AE courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C

 

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

 

NEW COURSES:

ISYE 4232: Advanced Stochastic Systems                           3-0-3

 

  1. An informational item was presented by the Office of International Education. The table below reflects courses recently added to the existing list of “Country/Region” courses. This list was acknowledged and no concern was expressed.

 

Course

Course Title

HUM

SS

ARBC 2301

Arabic Arts, Science and Technology through History

X

n/a

CHIN 4006

Intercultural Communications

X

n/a

FREN 4241

French Cinema 1: Cinematic Experiences

X

n/a

FREN 4242

French Cinema: La Nouvelle Vague

X

n/a

FREN 4500

Advanced Intercultural Seminar

X

n/a

GRMN 4025

German Culture through Film

X

n/a

GRMN 4026

German Post-Wall Cinema

X

n/a

GRMN 4500

Advanced Intercultural Seminar

X

n/a

JAPN 4143

Cultural Relativism: Language and Strategies

X

n/a

JAPN 4163

Introduction to Japanese Literature and Culture

X

n/a

JAPN 4165

Critical Readings in Japanese Cultures and Arts

X

n/a

JAPN 4173

Japanese Culture and Society through Anime

X

n/a

JAPN 4500

Advanced Intercultural Seminar

X

n/a

RUSS 3222

The Russian Twentieth Century in Literature and Film

X

n/a

RUSS 3691

Intensive Russian for Communication

X

n/a

RUSS 3692

Adv Reading/Comp-current Affairs, Bus Sci & Tech

 

n/a

RUSS 3698

Russia Yesterday and Today

X

n/a

SPAN 3050

Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literature

X

n/a

SPAN 3064

Medical Spanish

X

n/a

SPAN 3260

Identity in Hispanic American Literature

X

n/a

SPAN 3500

Science Fiction in Latin America

X

n/a

SPAN 3690 

Commerce and Sustainable Communities

n/a

n/a

SPAN 4220

Nation and Narration in Latin America

X

n/a

SPAN 4350

Ibero-American Cities

X

n/a

SPAN 4400

Immigration Through Film

X

n/a

SPAN 4500

Advanced Intercultural Seminar

X

n/a

 

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the Registrar’s Office for a list of courses to be used as fulfilling the Ethics requirement.  After a discussion of the list, the motion was tabled.

The list will be reviewed and put back on the Agenda for the next Academic Matters meeting.

 

 

 

 

Administrative Updates

 

  1. A request from the School of History, Technology, and Society for two new courses was recently approved.  At the same time, the School proposed a change to its degree requirements.  There was some confusion on the new course proposal forms for HTS 3065 and HTS 3046 as to whether these courses were “required” or “elective”.  The confusion arose due to the timing of the review for the new courses which occurred prior to the degree modifications.  The courses should have been marked “required” on the NCP forms because they are on a list of choices for the major.  Since they will exist in a list of choices, they are not electives and should have been marked as required.  The Registrar’s Office has made this notation to the NCP forms.
  2. ARCH 4107: Introduction to Historic Preservation was approved by the IUCC at the Tuesday, March 9, 2010 meeting.  At that time, there was discussion about whether it would carry the Social Science attribute.  The course was approved with the decision about Social Science to follow after more discussion.  The follow-up discussion occurred and the course was approved to carry Social Science credit and has been so noted in the data base. It was recently discovered that the follow-up to code the course properly had not yet occurred.

 

Student Petitions

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a written appeal for late withdrawal from the Summer 2010 term. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

 

Adjourned,

 

 

Reta Pikowsky

Registrar