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Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Oct. 10th, 2009

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.

1.     COURSE DELETION: HON 3301: Field Work in the Natural and Social Sciences

Prefix: ___HON____________                                Number: __3301__________

Rationale for deletion:

This course has been difficult to offer regularly and the limited nature of its offering has meant that students have had problems completing the Honors Program.  Additionally, as a cross-listed course it frequently has limited applicability to a studentís degree program and/or interests.  The courses with which it has been cross-listed frequently assume a certain amount of prior training, leaving Honors students from other disciplines at a disadvantage.  There have been no natural science offerings of this course for many years, undermining the original intent of the course.  This course is being replaced with a Senior Seminar which will be offered every semester to coincide with the Senior Honors Project.         

Course Title: _Field Work in the Natural and Social Sciences 

2.     COURSE DELETION: MUS 4421: Choral Literature

Prefix: __MU_____________                  Number: ______4421________

Rationale for deletion:  

Compliance with NASM standards. MU 4421 is cross listed at the graduate level with MU 5521.  Currently the number of graduate courses that are cross listed with undergraduate courses is too high with respect to NASM standards.  The department seeks to delete the undergraduate cross listing of this course (MU 4421) to improve our compliance with this standard.         

Course Title:__________Choral Literature____________________________

3.     COURSE CHANGE: LDR 3325 (to LDR 2325): Introduction to Leadership Studies

Purpose and nature of change: Change course number and remove prerequisite credit requirement.

Rationale: 

To make this introductory leadership studies course accessible to all students, allowing students an earlier opportunity to explore leadership studies and to allow more students to realistically complete the Minor in Leadership Studies within their 4-year program.

Old Prefix: LDR                  Old Number: 3325          

New Prefix: LDR               New Number: 2325        

Course Title: Introduction to Leadership Studies

Prerequisites:    OLD: Prerequisite: 45 credit hours

                                NEW: None

4.     PROGRAM CHANGE: LEADERSHIP STUDIES (MINOR)

Rationale for change: 

Recognize change in course number and prerequisite for the required core course: Introduction to Leadership Studies (new number: LDR 2325) and other changes to elective options, adding two new courses and removing listing of course numbers that are variable name courses and which only count when offered as a specific topic.  The intent is to 1) make the core introductory course more accessible to students earlier in their academic careers and 2) to clarify elective options in the minor.

List all changes:

a.       Course number change for the entry core course to the minor (LDR 3325 to LDR 2325),

b.      Add electives recently approved by the Minor Steering Committee (SPA 3306 & SPA 3307),

c.       Delete standing electives that are in variable tile courses that cause confusion in record keeping and for students (Eng 2220/3320 and HST 3295).  These special topics courses in English and History can still be counted as appropriate upon the recommendation of the Minor Steering Committee.

1.       Program Description for Catalog (if changed) (changes highlighted on attached page*):

Catalogue Description (Changes in bold type):

Leadership Studies Minor

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 21 s.h.

The minor in Leadership Studies provides students with an opportunity to study, apply and synthesize interdisciplinary perspectives of leadership. The minor helps students: understand the theory and practice of leadership; gain an understanding of their potential and styles of leadership, communicate effectively in a variety of situations; understand and apply ethical leadership practices; develop and apply effective critical thinking and problem solving skills; understand the interdisciplinary nature of leadership; understand the relationship between diversity and leadership; and learn to lead effectively in a variety of situations.

Program Requirements

A. Core courses (required: 6 s.h.)

LDR 3325 2325 - INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP STUDIES

LDR 4425 - LEADERSHIP CAPSTONE

B. Select one course (3 s.h.) from each of the following three clusters (required: 9 s.h. total)

1. Communication (3 s.h.)

COM 3332 - CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

COM 3334 - GENDER AND COMMUNICATION

COM 4401 - PERSUASION

COM 4485 - SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION

2. Group or Organizational process (3 s.h.)

COM 3360 - ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION

MGT 4451 - MANAGING THE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

PSY 3311 - INTRODUCTION TO SMALL GROUP PROCESS

SOC 3301 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

SWK 3350 - SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH SMALL GROUPS

SWK 3351 - SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH COMMUNITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

3. Ethics (3 s.h.)

PHL 2202 - CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS

PHL 3260 - TOPICS IN PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

PHL 3316 - ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

PHL 3380 - HEALTH CARE ETHICS

C. Select two elective courses (6 credit hours)

From the list below or any of the other courses not selected within the three clusters above in Part B. Other courses may also be eligible as approved by the Leadership Studies Minor Steering committee, such as special topics courses, as appropriate. [Note: No more than two courses from any single discipline (prefix) may be taken to fulfill the requirements for the minor.]

Courses that emphasize learning about leaders and leadership:

ENG 2220 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE

ENG 3320 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE

HST 2220 - WORLD WAR II

HST 3295 - TOPICS IN GLOBAL HISTORY

HST 4420 - NAZI GERMANY AND THE HOLOCAUST

PSC 3301 - CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND PARTICIPATION

PSC 4402 - PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS

SPA 3306 - THE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF SPAIN

SPA 3307 - THE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA

Courses that enhance understanding, self-awareness and skills related to leadership:

AHD 2201 - PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT/LIFE CHOICES

ANH 3301 - WORLD CULTURES

BUS 3310 - MANAGING DIVERSITY

COM 3330 - PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

HPE 4420 - HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN COACHING

MGT 3325 - BUSINESS LEADERSHIP

NUR 4460 - CURRENT ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING

This course available only to students in the nursing major

NUR 4480 - LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING

This course available only to students in the nursing major

PHL 2200 - CRITICAL THINKING

PSY 3316 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT II

PSY 4430 - THEORIES OF PERSONALITY   

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