UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

MINUTES

March 20, 2002

 

 

Members Present:  Dowling (COA), Ferri (ME), Finkelstein (PHYS),  George (student), Guzdial (COC), Kingsley (PUBP), Lacey (MATH), McIver (REG), McMath (Provost), Sankar (AE), Schneider (DCOM), Wills (ECE)

 

Visitors:  Berry (SPP), Barke (IAC), McGuire (LCC), Rahnema (ME), Veto (ME), McKnight (ML)

 

 

1.                  Informational Items.

The School of Applied Physiology requested the deactivation of HPS 3400.  The SCHOOL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING requested that PHYS 2212 be deleted as a prerequisite for MSE 2001.

 

The following new courses were approved:

New Courses

MUSI 4813, 4823, 4833  Special Topics   (2-3-3)

SPAN 1811/2/3/4/5  Special Topics; Credit hours indicated by last number

SPAN 2811/2/3/4/5 Special Topics; Credit hours indicated by last number

SPAN 3811/2/3/4/5  Special Topics; Credit hours indicated by last number

SPAN 4811/2/3/4/5   Special Topics; Credit hours indicated by last number

 

2.      The School of Language, Communication and Culture submitted for information the BS/MS degree program in STAC/IDT.

 

The following new course was requested for approval.  A motion was made to approve the course.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

New Course

LCC 3228  Shakespeare   (3-0-3)  

 

3.                  The School of History, Technology, and Society requested the following new course.  A motion was made to approve the course.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

New Course

HTS 3103  Honor’s Thesis  (3-3-4)

 

4.      The School of Mechanical 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

NRE 3212   Nuclear & Radiological Engineering Fundamentals   (3-0-3)

 

A request was made to add NRE 3212 to the requirements for the BS NRE and drop one 3 hour Technical Elective.  There is no net change in hours required for the degree.  A motion was made to approve the change.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

5.      The School of Applied Physiology requested that the course prefix for the following courses be changed from HPS to AP.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

Courses To Be Changed

HPS 3300, 3500, 3600, 3751, 3801/2/3/4, 3901/2/3/4, 4100 and 4200 

Changes to be made for Spring 2003.

 

6.      The Committee discussed the requirements for a undergraduate minors and certificates.  Issues discussed included review of minors and certificates during program review, inclusion of special topic and special problem hours, double-counting of courses, and editorial corrections.  Hughes will circulate the recommended changes to the Chairs and Undergraduate Coordinators for their review before final drafts are reviewed again by the committee.

 

7.      The College of Computing requested revisions to the approved course list to satisfy the requirements for the Certificate and Minor in Cognitive Science.  A motion was made to approve the revisions.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

New required course for Certificate and Minor

CS/PSYC/PST/ISYE 3790 

 

Add the following courses to the designated area:

Cognitive Psychology  - PSYC 4010, 4090, 4200

Philosophy -  PST 4110

Applications and Other – CS 4665, CS/PSYC 4750

 

New required course for Minor (chose one)

CS/PSYC/ISYE 4790

CS/PSYC/ISYE 4791

CS/PSYC/ISYE 4792

 

9.                                          The School of Public Policy requested that the grade basis for PUBP 4600 be changed from pass-fail only to letter/pass-fail/audit.  A motion was made to approve the request. The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

A request was made for approval of the following new course. A motion was made to approve the request. The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

New Course

PUPB 4609  Legal Practice (3-0-3)

 

A request was made to add the following courses to the list of Pre-Law Certificate electives.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

INTA 3031, MGT 2106, MGT 3102, MGT 4010, PUBP 4609

 

A request was made for the approval of a Legal Studies Minor.  Since Georgia Tech does not have a major in this field, implementation of this minor will receive approval by the University System Chancellor.  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved. Unanimous.

 

Minor Requirements

18 semester hours

Core courses – (PUBP 3000 or PUBP 3016) AND PUBP 3610

and 12 hours from list of electives.

 

10.                                      The School of Modern Languages and the Cooperative Division requested the approval of the following new courses.  A motion was made to table the request, pending more information regarding the guidelines for the internship and resolution of administrative issues regarding these courses.  The motion was seconded and approved, tabling the courses.

 

COOP 3011/15/18 Modern Language Co-op (12-0-12)

INTN 3011/15/18 Modern Language International Internship (12-0-12)

 

11.                                      The Cooperative Division requested the approval of the following courses:  A motion was made to approve the request.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

New Courses

COOP 3021/28 3028 BC COOP  (0-18-6)

 

12.  The School of Modern Languages requested the approval of the following new courses, including an experimental offering of courses in Korean.  A motion was made to approve the course in Chinese and to create special topic courses using the ML designator, which would allow the School to offer the experimental Korean courses.  The motion was seconded and approved.

 

New Courses

CHIN 3004 Advanced Chinese I  (3-0-3)

ML 1801/2/3/4/5 Special Topics Last number denotes credit hours

 

These courses can be used for Humanities credit.

 

A request was made for the approval of Minors in Modern Languages.  The minors will read:  Minor in Chinese, Minor in German, etc.  A motion was made to approve the minors.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

Requirements for Minors

Chinese -- 2002, 3003, 3004 and 9 hours electives in Chinese

German -- 2 courses from 3011, 3024, 3025 and 6 hours electives in German

Japanese -- 2001,2002,3001,3002 and 6 hours electives in Japanese

Spanish -- 3101 or 3102, 3111 or 3112, and 12 hours electives in Spanish

 

13.                                      Laksmir Sankar distributed a draft copy of the guidelines for the Studies Abroad Program.  The guidelines will be discussed at the April 10th meeting.

 

14.  Hughes reported that 3000/4000 level courses that do not equate to a Georgia Tech course, but are in departments that usually carry social science or humanities credits currently are being transferred as free electives.  The Registrar’s Office and the UCC petitions subcommittee have recommended that departments be allowed to transfer these courses as HUM 3xxx, SS 3xxx, etc.  A motion was made to transfer these courses as social science or humanities electives based on the recommendation of the school/department offering that area.  The motion was seconded and approved.  Unanimous.

 

15.                                      Hughes circulated a draft letter for the Executive Board concerning excused absences for religious holidays.  The committee agreed that the letter, with minor modifications, represented the discussion of the Committee and should be sent to the Executive Board in response to its request for review of the policy.

 

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Adjourned,

 

 

M. Jo McIver

Registrar