Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum Proposals 2016

16-17-01 Nursing General Studies Date Approved
Tue, 12/06/2016
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This proposal would delete the literature requirement for the BSN Program. This would allow students to select any course from the general studies list for the humanities category.

16-17-02 Math Support and Course ReNumbering Date Approved
Tue, 12/06/2016
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Three math support courses will be adjusted to become stand-alone courses, two of them will be aligned with non-support
courses. (1407 with Fundamentals of Mathematics, 1430 with College Algebra) and the fourth (Math 1001-support course
for Tech Math I) will be deleted. Those students wishing to enter Tech Math I will take the “pre-college algebra” course.
Completion of the aligned support course will be equivalent to completion of the non-support course counterpart and we
will adopt the policy that no student will be able to get credit for a course with support and its non-support counterpart. All
descriptions will include reference to this policy. Most courses at the 1000/1100 level will be renumbered using numbers
at the 1400-level for support courses and 1500-level for the non-support courses. Besides the four support courses, the
only changes will be the course number. (NO content changes.)

16-17-03 Math Support Simplification Date Approved
Tue, 12/06/2016
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The Math Support Program began as a pilot in Fall 2014. It currently includes four distinct courses (MATH 1001,
1007, 1011, & 1012), three of which utilize co-requisite support for gateway courses. Unfortunately, the current
system is complicated and cannot provide a simple means for placement and self-registration. To resolve
numerous registration inconsistencies and simplify placement, this proposal requests:


    i. the creation of two new courses (MATH 1407 & 1430) with integrated support.
    ii. the deletion of MATH 1001, 1007, & 1012
    iii. modifications to the name, course number, and pre-requisites for MATH 1011. The new number will be MATH 1400.

16-17-04 Introduction to Folk Music Date Approved
Tue, 12/06/2016
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The purpose of this proposal is to implement a permanent course number for Introduction to Folk Music, a course
currently offered with the College of Liberal Arts/Department of Language and Literature’s Folklore Studies Minor,
and projected to be cross-listed with the School of Fine Arts, Department of Music. The addition of this course
allows the Folklore Studies program to offer classes in all components of folklife. Additionally it provides an option
for music students to expand their experience in Appalachian folk music and the historical world events that
culminated in the development of this unique musical genre.

Past Approved Curriculum Proposals