MINUTES OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING
MARCH 17, 2004
PRESENT: Byars (MGT), Choi (BIOL), Davis (ECE), (ODOS), Guzdial (COC), Hughes (ECE), McIver (REG), McMath (Provost), Parsons (MGT), Stasko (COC), Tone (HTS), Watson (SGA), Wills (ECE)
VISTORS: Akins (COPP), Bottomley (Provost), Bowman (INTS), Jacobs (CEE), McDonald (MGT), Murphy (ECCenter), Webster (CEE)
1. A motion was made to approve the minutes of the February 25, 2004 meeting. Two corrections were noted in item #7 adding the term of the course and indicating that the approval of the withdrawals was the result of the request of the school. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
2. The SCHOOL OF CIVIL AND ENVIRO NMENTAL ENGINEERING requested the following new course. This course can be used as a blanket substitution for the BIOL 1510 requirement. A motion was made to approve the request. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
CEE 2300 Environmental Engineering Principles (3-0-3)
3. The SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS requested two new certificate programs: Latin American Studies and European Union Studies. Several on-line courses listed as options in the EU certificate have not been approved but will be presented to the Committee in the near future for approval. The certificates will need to restrict the number of special topics to 6 hours to meet Institution guidelines. A motion was made to approve the certificates. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
4. The SCHOOL OF BIOLOGY requested the following new courses. Two courses are replacing current courses by offering the labs as separate courses. The other courses are honors courses and will satisfy Core Area D. A motion was made to approve the request. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
BIOL 2344 Genetics (3-0-3)
BIOL 2345 Genetics Lab (0-3-1)
BIOL 3380 Introductory Microbiology (3-0-3)
BIOL 3381 Introductory Microbiology Laboratory (0-3-1)
BIOL 1511 Honors Biological Principles (3-3-4)
(Equivalent to BIOL 1510)
BIOL 1521 Introduction to Organismal Biology (3-3-4)
(Equivalent to BIOL 1520)
BIOL 4910 Honors Thesis (0-9-3)
5. The COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT requested the following new courses. These courses were designed to deal with the unique situations that the College of Management has concerning internships and renumber some special topics courses. After much discussion, including comments from Tom Akin, director of Professional Practices, a motion was made to approve the request. The motion was seconded and approved.
MGT 2910, 11, 12 Special Problems (1-3)
MGT 4910, 11, 12 Special Problems (1-3)
MGT 2598 Management Internship (1-12)
MGT 4598 Management Internship (1-12)
MGT 2599 Independent Study with Internship (1-3)
MGT 4599 Independent Study with Internship (1-3)
6. The COLLEGE OF COMPUTING requested the following new courses. One course is to be taken by College of Engineering students transferring into Georgia Tech to demonstrate proficiency with MATLAB programming language. After discussion, a motion was made to approve the request. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
CS 1171 Computing in MATLAB (0-3-1)
CS 3600 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (3-0-3)
CS 4452 Human-Centered Computing Concepts (3-0-3)
7. The SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING requested that the course designator for their courses be changed from CHE to CHBE to reflect the new name of their department. The motion was made to approve the request. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
8. The Committee discussed the proposal to change the drop date for single courses. Basically the date for midterm grades and the current drop date would be exchanged. After discussion, which included a recommendation that the dates for summer term be included in the proposal, a motion was made to recommend to the Student Regulations Committee that the proposal be presented to the Academic Senate. The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.
M. Jo McIver