CANs List

Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Nov. 19th, 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.      NEW COURSE: BI 3333: Plants and People

 

Purpose and Nature of Course: This is a botany course that will investigate the uses of plants by humans.  This course will satisfy an elective requirement for Biology majors.

Prefix: ___BI_______________                     Number: ____3333____________

Course Title: ___Plants and People_____________________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

PLANTS AND PEOPLE

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) ___3__ Undergraduate                  

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):  An examination of the uses of plants by humans around the world. Topics will include origins of agriculture, medicinal plants, foods and spices, wood and bamboo products, and ornamental plants.  Field trips will include visits to natural healers, botanical gardens, orchards and wineries, and wild edible and medicinal plant walks.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) BI 1130 or permission of instructor

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

a.      ___X__ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

 

2.      NEW COURSE(S): BI 3393/BSC 2293: Natural and Cultural History of Thailand

Purpose and Nature of Course: This is a field course in Thailand exploring both the natural and culturally history of Thailand and Southeast Asia.

Prefix and number:     BI 3393/BSC 2293                   CIP:__________________

Course Title:    Natural and Cultural History of Thailand

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

THAILAND FIELD COURSE

Credit(s)   3       Undergraduate                    

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):                 This three week field course will allow students to explore the natural and cultural history of Thailand.  Major biological topics will include tropical biology, rainforest ecology, conservation biology, ethnobotany, and coral reef ecology.  Major cultural topics will include Thai history and culture, hill tribe people, Buddhism, and the arts.  Students are required to attend six introductory course orientation sessions at Mansfield University the semester prior to departure.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) For those enrolling in BSC 2293 you need permission of the instructor. BI 1110,  For those enrolling in BI 3393 you need BI 1110, BI 1130 and permission of the instructor.

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

__X___ Satisfy a Group Requirement specify Group ____IV_____

__X___ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

 

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