Georgia Institute of Technology

Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Full Committee (Academic Matters, Appeals, and Petitions)

Minutes

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

 

 

Present:  Ferri (ME), Pikowsky (REG), Parsons (MGT), Agrawal (ChBE), Vito (Provost), Benkeser (BME), Bottomley (CHEM), Schatz (PHYS), Riley (ECE), Isbell (CoC), Seitzman (AE), Tone (IAC), Chang (MGT), Kubanek (BIOL)

 

Visitors: Howson (REG), Laros (REG), Braga (Executive Board), Webster (CEE), Dobranski (LCC), Sowell (Physics), Akins (DoPP), Pilsch (CoC), Fujimoto (CoC/CSE)

 

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. Items that are marked below with an asterisk (*) require USG and/or BOR approval and are not official until approval has been received. 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 A motion was made to deny the in-person appeal of a student who wishes to have past terms withdrawn. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

  1. A motion was made to deny a written appeal from a student  to graduate with less than a 2.0 GPA.  The motion was seconded and approved.

 

  1. Dr. Vito led a discussion of minor requirements in regard to Tech’s requirements and Board of Regents guidelines.  He suggested that no motions be made during this initial conversation, but that committee members consider the requirements and be prepared for a more in-depth discussion at a future meeting.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering for participation in the COOP Plan and an information item regarding course deactivation. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

DEACTIVATE

 

CEE 2020 – Statics and Dynamics

CEE 3030 – Strength of Materials

CEE 4400 – Geosystems Engineering

CEE 4390 – Environmental Water Resources Design

 

 

 

  1.  A motion was made to approve a request from the Division of Professional Practice for a new course. The motion was seconded and approved.  

 

NEW COURSE

 

            DOPP 2001 How to Prepare Yourself to Work in a Global Economy 1-0-1

 

NOTE:  The original number requested was 1001. It was determined during the discussion that 2001 would be more appropriate.  The recommended abbreviation for the transcript was revised from “DOPP 1001” to “PREP FOR WORKGLOBL ECON”.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the College of Management and the School of Mechanical Engineering for a new minor. The motion was second and approved contingent upon the approval of the ECE course that is required for the minor.

 

NOTE: On the second page of the proposal it was noted that the language in #3 and #4 should be revised to read as follows respectively: The classes in the “Together” column must be taken as ME classes. The classes listed in the “Together” must be taken as MGT classes (in the original document, “should” was used in place of “must” be taken…).

 

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

 

NEW COURSES

 

CS 3101 Computer Science Ventures 3-0-3

            Note: The prerequisite is CS 1315, not 1515.

CS 4261 Mobile Applications & Services for Converged Networks 3-0-3

Cross-listed with CS 6261

 

  1. A motion was made to table a request from the College of Computing for new courses under the CSE prefix. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

NOTE: The request was tabled pending additional information from the College of Engineering.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request form the School of Physics for a new certificate in Astrophysics. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

NOTE: The proposal referred to a new certificate in Astronomy.  The request was clarified to indicate that the actual request is for a new certificate in Astrophysics.

On page three of the proposal the two Georgia State courses listed ASTRO 3500 and ASTRO 4000 appear to be duplicative in content. The Registrar’s Office will verify if students can get credit for both at Georgia State.  If not, the proposal will be corrected to read ASTRO 3500 OR ASTRO 4000.

 

NOTE: The Physics Department at Georgia State has confirmed that the contents of ASTRO 3500 and ASTRO 4000 are different.  The courses are not equivalent.  ASTRO 4000 is similar in some ways to ASTRO 3500, but it is a more advanced course.  It is required of incoming graduate students.  Also, the undergraduate Physics majors who choose an Astronomy concentration are required to take both ASTRO 3500 and ASTRO 4000. Therefore, there is no need to list them as a choice.

 

  1. A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Literature, Communication and Culture for curriculum revisions. The motion was seconded and approved.

 

CURRICULUM REVISION

 

Include LSS 3212 Women, Literature, and Culture in the list of LSS courses that satisfy the WST requirements.

 

CHANGE IN COURSE NUMBERS

 

NOTE: Old numbers will be deactivated.

 

Current Numbers/Titles                               Proposed New Numbers/Same Titles*

2102    ST & Classical Tradition                                             3102

2104    Age of Scientific Discovery                                       3104

2106    Age of Scientific Revolution                                      3106

2108    ST & Enlightenment                                                   3108

2110    ST & Romanticism                                                      3110

2112    Evolution & Industrial Age                                        3112

2114    ST & Modernism                                                        3114

2116    ST & Postmodernism                                                  3116

2118    ST & American Empire                                               3118

2202    Ancient & Med. Lit. & Culture                                  3502

2204    Renaissance Lit. & Culture                                         3504

2206    Enlightenment Lit. & Culture                                     3506

2208    Formations of American Culture                                3508

2210    Rearticulations of American Culture                          3510

2212    Brit. & Continental Romanticism                               3512

2214    Victorian Literature & Culture                                   3514

2216    Literary & Cultural Modernism                                  3516

2218    Literary & Cultural Postmodernism                            3518

 

  1. The School of Literature, Communication and Culture requested review of prerequisite changes for CM classes. No objections or concerns were recorded.

 

 

            LCC Prerequisite Recommendations for Computational Media Classes

 

Course

Current Prereq

Requested Prereq

LCC 2700  Introduction to Computational Media

ENGL 1102 and CS 1050 and CS 1315

 

ENGL 1102 and (CS 1315 or 1316 or 1301 or 1321 or 1371)

LCC 2720 Principles of Visual Design

LCC 2100 or 2700

 

ENGL 1102

LCC 2730 Constructing the Moving Image

LCC 2100 or 2700

 

LCC 2100 or 2700 or 2720

LCC 3705 Principles of Information Design

ENGL 1102 and CS 1315 and CS 1316 and (LCC 2100 or 2700)

(CS 1301 or 1315 or 1321 or 1371) and (LCC 2100 and 2700)

LCC 3710 Principles of Interaction Design

CS 1315 and CS 1316 and (LCC 2100 or 2700)

(CS 1315 or 1316 or 1301 or 1321 or 1371) and (LCC 2100 or 2700)

LCC 4720  Interactive Narrative

CS 1315 and CS 1316 and CS 2340 and (LCC 2100 or 2700)

(CS 1322 or 1331) and (LCC 2100 or 2700)

LCC 4725  Games Design as Cultural Practice

CS 1315 and CS 1316 and CS 2340 and (LCC 2100 or 2700)

(CS 1322 or 1331) and (LCC 2100 or 2700)

LCC 4730  Experimental Digital Art

CS 1315 and CS 1316 and CS 3240 and (LCC 2100 or 2700)

(CS 1322 or 1331) and (LCC 2100 or 2700)

LCC 4731  Game AI

(LCC 2100 or 2700) and CS 1315 and CS 1316 and CS 3600

CS 3600 and (LCC 2100 or 2700)

LCC 4732  Intelligent Story Systems

(LCC 2100 or 2700) and CS 1315 and CS 1316 and CS 3600

CS 3600 and (LCC 2100 or 2700)

 

Students must satisfy all prerequisites with a grade of C or higher.

 

 

Adjourned,

 

Reta Pikowsky

Registrar