Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum Proposals 2017

17-18-08 Behavioral Sciences Date Approved
Tue, 02/13/2018
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We propose making PYSC 3305, Research Methods, interchangeable with SOCY 3360, Methods of Social Research, for
core requirement and prerequisite purposes. In addition, we propose that the course description in the course catalog be
modified to reflect this change. Subsequently, this will increase the hours for this course from 3 to 4 increasing the total
program hours by 1.

17-18-09 Calculus Date Approved
Tue, 02/13/2018
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The changes herein concern the applied Calculus sequence (MATH 1585 and 1586, formerly 1185 and 1186).

-One deleted course: MATH 1586: Applied Calculus 2

-One altered course: MATH 1585: Adjustment of description, outcomes, and changes to scheduling

17-18-10 Math History Date Approved
Tue, 02/13/2018
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1. To meet national accreditation standards, students majoring in mathematics education must demonstrate
proficiency in math history. Currently, a dedicated math history course does not exist; the required
documentation is compiled throughout multiple classes. To streamline the process, a math history course
is added.
2. The name and description of MATH 3550 is being changed from “Probability and Statistics” to
“Probability” to better reflect the course content that has been taught for the past decade.
3. The course description of MATH 3503-Calculus III is slightly adjusted.
4. Biology and geology courses are added as possible science electives for math majors.

17-18-11 Psychology Research Methods Date Approved
Tue, 02/13/2018
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We propose making PYSC 3305, Research Methods, interchangeable with SOCY 3360, Methods of Social
Research, for core requirement and prerequisite purposes. In addition, we propose that the course description in
the course catalog be modified to reflect this change.
We also propose editing prerequisites for the research-track classes in the psychology major such that PSYC
2240 will be the prerequisite for PSYC 3305 which will be the prerequisite for PSYC 3310 which will be the
prerequisite for PSYC 3390.
Finally, we propose renaming courses in the research-track classes to align with current terminology and to
provide greater thematic clarity.

17-18-16 Philosophy Theories of Human Nature Date Approved
Tue, 02/13/2018
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The proposal is to add a course (Theories of Human Nature) to the curriculum. The course has already been
taught online three times as a lower-level special topics course (PHIL 1199). The new course would be
introduced into the catalog as PHIL 1150.

17-18-01 Jazz Improvisation Date Approved
Tue, 01/16/2018
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This proposal is submitted to assign a permanent course number for Jazz Improvisation, a music course now taught under MUSI 1199. The proposed course number is MUSI 2248*. The course is designed to help students develop their extemporaneous creativity in stylistically appropriate ways for various types of jazz. It is open to non-majors, as well as to Music majors. The course is repeatable.

17-18-02 Oral Communication Specialization Date Approved
Tue, 01/16/2018
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The purpose of this proposal is to eliminate the Teaching Specialization in Oral Communication Grades 5-adult program of study. This program has not had a completer/enrollee since May 2014. This proposal does not remove any of the courses in this program. The courses in this program are part of other programs including Communication Arts, Theatre, and the Teaching Specialization in Theatre Education.


This proposal changes the name of COMM 4431: Methods and Materials in Teaching Communication and Theatre to THEA 4431: Methods and Materials in Teaching Theatre. The new catalog description for THEA 4431 is included.

17-18-03 Studio Art Date Approved
Tue, 01/16/2018
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This proposal eliminates courses that are not in use or that can be merged with other options.  The art department lists twelve painting courses in the catalog.  Two of those have not had enrollment for at least two year, and several more have had low enrollment.  We now use ART 4463 Advanced Painting as the de facto advanced painting course.  The primary change will be to the listing of required courses in the Painting Track from "one three hundred level painting course" to ART 4463.  The courses that we propose to eliminate are electives for Studio Art Majors.

17-18-04 Community Health Date Approved
Tue, 01/16/2018
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The purpose of this proposal is to request two changes to the existing Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education degree program.

1. Change the course description for HLTA 4410 Public Health Seminar.

2. Reinstate the Nutrition Area of Emphasis.

3. Allow students completeing the Psychology or Sociology Area of Emphasis to count PSYC 2240/SOCY Behavioral Statistics toward completion of their Area of Emphasis.

17-18-06 Technical Report Writing Date Approved
Tue, 01/16/2018
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This proposal changes the title of ENGL 1103: Technical Report Writing to ENGL 1103: Writing for the Workplace.

Past Approved Curriculum Proposals