Minutes of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
January 17, 2001
Members Present: Cain (MATH), DiSabatino (ODOS), Dowling (ARCH), Ferri (ME), Hartley (ME), Hughes (ECE), Kingsley (PUBP), McIver (REG), McMath (Provost), Sankar (AE), Schneider (DCOM), Schneider (DCOM), Wills (ECE)
Visitors: Akins (CO-OP), Rockwood (ML), Weyant (COE)
Require CEE 4200, Hydraulic Engineering. This will change the Breadth Course selections to three out of five courses (CEE 3055, CEE 4100, CEE 4300, CEE 4400 and CEE 4600). In addition, CEE 3010 will become a technical elective.
CEE 2000, CEE Applications of Probability and Statistics, should be made inactive as of Summer, 2001.
MUSI 3450 Survey of Music Technology
MUSI 4450 Integrating Music Into Multimedia
MUSI 2600 Music Theory I
MUSI 3600 Music Theory II
Reallocate the distribution of elective hours as follows:
3 hours of Chemical Engineering electives
9 hours of Technical Electives
6 hours of Free Electives
Delete PHYS 2212 and replace with a laboratory science elective
Delete ID 4204 and replace with an ID elective.
Charges to the Committee:
1) Define and describe what general education means at Georgia Tech, and operationally define what areas of knowledge, are to be included. (March 31)
2) Decide upon the methods and mechanisms to be used to assess general education outcomes at Georgia Tech. (May 4)
3) Recommend a structure for ongoing academic oversight and assessment of general education at Georgia Tech. (May 4)
a) 1000 and 2000 level courses only
b) Completion of core curriculum within the first 60 hours of program
c) All core courses in Areas C and E should be "introductory and broadly focused"
d) Transferability of completed Core Areas C and E
A motion was made to rescind the previous approved motion made by the committee and request from the Board of Regents a waiver of the four requirements listed above. The motion was seconded and defeated. (2-7-0)
A motion was made to request a waiver of the first three requirements listed above, but to allow transferability of completed Core Areas C and E. Georgia Tech programs would be allowed to specify courses as part of Core Areas C and E; however, if Core Area C or E were completed at another system school, those courses would be substituted for the specified courses in the corresponding Georgia Tech Core Area. The motion was seconded and approved. (7-1-1)
A motion was made to use the same scheduling method for the seven-week session in Summer 2001 that was used in Summer 2000. The motion was seconded and approved. (7-0-0)
M. Jo McIver