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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


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: GEL 3500: Geologic Mapping and Analysis

Purpose and Nature of Course: To provide training in topics relating to geologic exploration;

             the petroleum and natural gas industry, in particular. Will also add breadth to our Geology minor and Environmental Science and Watershed Management concentrations.

Prefix:   GEL    Number:   3500  CIP:  030104

Course Title:   Geologic Mapping and Analysis

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

Gel Mapping/Analysis

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) __3__ Undergraduate                     

Clock Hours:   3          Lecture   2                   Recitation _____         Lab   1

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

GEL 3500 Geologic Mapping and Analysis

This course covers many of the basic techniques that are used in the collection,

analysis and presentation of geologic field data.  The course encompasses elements of structural

geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and geophysics in an applied context.  A large portion of

the course content is presented through field and map-based exercises including a weekend

mapping project.  Prerequisite: GEL 1121 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) GEL 1121,

GEL 1121L


2.      COURSE CHANGE: COM 4435: International Media/Global Media

Purpose and nature of change:  Request course name change to reflect the content of the course which     covers international media other than broadcasting.  The course also encompasses other global mass media          including the print media,           cable and satellite electronic media, and the Internet. No other changes are             requested except for course title change and description.

Old Course Title:   International Broadcasting

New Course Title:  Global Media

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

            Global Media

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):  Designed to familiarize students with global     media systems and issues. Lectures, research projects, and classroom presentation of global media           examples are used to broaden perspectives and international understanding.


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