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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

October 13, 2002

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, ext. 4521, hbiblehi@mnsfld.edu.

The department of Biology has requested the following curricular actions:

#1 Action: Program Change: B.S. Biology
Rationale for Change:

  1. To conform to the S.S.H.E. initiative to make all baccalaureate
    degrees have a maximum of 120 credits.
  2. Research is the essence of science. The new requirement of
    independent study will also bring the B.S. degree in alignment
    with the other biology degrees
  3. Some students enter the university able to begin their math
    at the calculus level. This explains the reason to remove MA 165
    as a requirement.

List all changes:

  1. To change the credits required for the Biology B.S. from 128 to 120.
  2. Move BI 110 Zoology to the General Education Elective block
  3. Require 1 credit of BI 497 Independent Study
  4. Remove MA 165 from the list of required courses

#2 Action: Program Change: B.S. Biology Fisheries
Rationale for change:
Comply with mandate to reduce credits required for graduation to 120

List all changes:

  1. Delete MA 125 from group 3
  2. Delete BI 130 and CHM 112 from group 4
  3. Add PHY 1191 to group 4
  4. Delete PHL 316 and MA 165 from group 6
  5. Add BI 130, CHM 1112 and PHY 1192 to group 6
  6. Reduce credits for BI 4450 (Internship) from 6 to 4

#3 Action: Program Change: B.S. Biology CMT
Rationale for change:
To set the CMT program to 120 cr. from 128 cr.
To comply with the request from the State/Administration.

List all changes:

  1. Independent Study (BI 4497) is changed from 2 cr. to 1 cr. in the new proposal.
  2. Zoology (BI 110) is moved from the right side of the ER

#4 Action: Program Change: B.S. Biology MET
Rationale for change:
To comply with the S.S.H.E. mandate that all degree programs require no more than 120 credits for graduation.

List all changes:

The reduction in credits involves moving eight credits of major courses to General Education electives.

Move BI 1110 (Zoology, 4 credits) to General Education electives
Move PHY 1191 (Physics I , 4 credits) to General Education electives

#5 Action: Program Change: B.S. Biology EBI
Rationale for change: To comply with the S.S.H.E. mandate that all degree programs require no more than 120 credits for graduation.

List all changes:
The reduction in credits (128 to 120) involves removing one credit from major and moving seven credits of major courses to General Education electives.

  • Drop BI 4498 as a program requirement
  • Move PHY 1191 to General Education electives
  • Move GEG 2222 to Group 5 (Social Sciences)
  • Move BI 1130 to General Education electives
  • Remove MA 1165 from the General Education requirements

 

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