MINUTES OF THE GRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

November 14, 2000

 

Present: Brown (ECE), Fisk (PSYC), Jagoda (AE), Kahn (CEE), McDowell (ME), Peters (Student), Sanders (MSE), VenKateswaran (COC), Will (CEE),Peterson (EE)

Visitors: Kilroy (Grad Studies), McCarthy (ECON), Parker (ISYE)

  1. A motion was made to approve the minutes of the September 7, 2000 and October 12, 2000 meetings. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
  2. The School of Materials Science & Engineering and the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering requested the approval of the following new courses. A motion was made to approve the courses. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

New Courses

MSE/CEE 6754 Engineering Communication (3-0-3)

  1. The School of Materials & Science Engineering requested the approval of the following course. A motion was made to approve the course. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

New Course

MSE 6001 Written and Visual Communications (2-0-2)

  1. The School of Aerospace Engineering requested the approval of the following courses. A motion was made to approve the courses. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

New Courses

AE 6012 Turbulent Flows (3-0-3)

AE 6106 Analysis of Aerospace Structural Elements (3-0-3)

AE 6440 Turbine Engine Aerothermodynamics  (3-0-3)

  1. The Department of Biomedical Engineering requested the approval of the following new course. A motion was made to approve the course. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

New Course

BMED 8010 Seminar in Bioengineering (1-0-1)

  1. A motion was made to table the requests by the SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY to change course numbers and restrict the basis of courses until someone from the department was present to discuss the changes. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
  2. The School of Economics requested the approval of the following new courses. A motion was made to approve the courses. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

New Courses

ECON 6121 Research Methods (3-0-3)

ECON 6140 Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)

ECON 6162 Discrete Choice Econometrics (3-0-3)

ECON 6341 Transportation Economics (3-0-3)

  1. The School of Economics requested editorial changes to the descriptions of several courses to more clearly reflect the nature of the course. A motion was made to approve the changes. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

The descriptions were changed for the following courses:

ECON 6130 ECON 6360 ECON 6460

ECON 6160 ECON 6380 ECON 6650

ECON 6161 ECON 6440

ECON 6350 ECON 6450

  1. The College of Computing requested that the following course be made inactive. A motion was made to approve the request. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

Inactive Course

CS 6490

  1. The College of Computing requested the approval of the following new courses. A motion was made to approve the courses. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

New Courses

CS 7491 3D Complexity Techniques for Graphics, Modeling and Animation (3-0-3)

CS 6491 Foundations of Computer Graphics (3-0-3)

  1. The School of Industrial & Systems Engineering requested the approval of the following new course. A motion was made to approve the course. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

New Course

ISYE 6663 Optimization III (3-0-3)

  1. The School of Industrial & Systems Engineering requested the editorial changes to the description of ISYE 6662 Optimization II to more clearly reflect the nature of the course. A motion was made to approve the changes. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
  2. A motion was made to table the request by the College of Architecture to change the name of the City Planning program, degree and course designations until the request had been circulated to the deans and someone was present to discuss the request. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
  3. A motion was made to raise the number of hours from 8 to 12 that a student could take as an undergraduate that would count towards the masters degree. The student could not use these courses towards an undergraduate degree. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
  4. Nolan Hertel distributed suggestions for the completion of graduate student petitions to facilitate in the processing of these petitions.

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Adjourned,

M. Jo McIver

Registrar