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					                                Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC)
                                         Full Committee Meeting
                                        Monday, February 14, 2011
                                    Martha Dennison Rondileau Room

Committee Members in Attendance: Ahmed Abdelal, Thomas Brady, (Chairperson), Nancy Clay (Secretary),
Kelley Donalds, Karen Fontana (Support Staff), Nicole Glen, Shannon Lockard, Michael McClintock, Rita
Miller, Joseph Seggio, Jing Tan
Committee Members not in Attendance: Delayne Connor
Also in Attendance: Louise Badiane, Kathleen Laquale, Beatrice St. Laurent

                                            Minutes of the Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 3:18 PM

Approval of Minutes of December 13. 2010
VOTE: The minutes were approved as is (7/0/0)

Approval of Meeting Agenda
VOTE: The agenda was approved as is (7/0/0)

Core Curriculum Subcommittee (Nicole Glen, Chairperson)
NOTE: See New Course Subcommittee agenda items for amendments to new courses considered for Core
Curriculum designation(s) below.
10/11-067 Change Speaking Intensive Requirement
VOTE: The proposal was approved as is (10/0/0)
10/11-068 CWRM language change
VOTE: The proposal was approved as is (10/0/0)
10/11-069 Procedure Modification for 08/09-002
Note: There will be no form used in this process.
VOTE: The proposal was approved as is (10/0/0)
10/11-115 ANTH 213 Latin American Peoples and Cultures (CGCL, CMCL, CSOC, CWRT)
The proposal was amended to
    Add a new syllabus
    Change BSC to BSU in the first sentence of the rationale
Note: It was confirmed that the core curriculum designations apply to every section of the course not just the
     video format
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-116 ANTH 311 The Emergence of Cities (CGCL, CMCL, CSOC)
Concerns were raised about the course being too broad to qualify for the Global Culture core curriculum
      designation
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended below (9/1/0)
10/11-019 ANTH 211 Africa through Films (CGCL, CMCL, CSOC, CWRT)
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended below (10/0/0)
10/11-122 ANTH 397 Special topics in Biological Anthropology (CSOC)
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended below (10/0/0)
10/11-123 ANTH 315 Ethnic Experience in America (CGCL, CMCL, CSOC)
The proposal was tabled and the department was asked to provide a clearer explanation of how the course
meets the Global Culture core curriculum designation and to consider the course prerequisite
10/11-124 ANTH 426 New England Ethnic and Regional Communities (CGCL, CMCL, CSOC)
The proposal was tabled and the department was asked to provide a clearer explanation of how the course
meets the Global Culture core curriculum designation.
10/11-127 ANTH 396 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology (CSOC, CMCL)
The proposal was amended to
     Remove the CGCL core curriculum designation
Note: The department must ensure that each topic offered meets the requirements of the core designations
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended here and below (10/0/0)
10/11-129 ANTH 398 Special Topics in Archaeology (CSOC)
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended below (10/0/0)

New Course Subcommittee (Joseph Seggio, Chairperson)
10/11-019 ANTH 211 Africa through Films
The proposal was amended to
     Change the course number to ANTH 212
     Change the “frequency of Offerings” to “Every Other Year”
     Change “economical” to “economic” in the first sentence of the course description
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-020 ANTH 326 African Ethnomedicine
The proposal was amended to
     Change the “Frequency of Offerings” to “Every Other Year”
     Change the course description to read
       This course examines the diverse medical systems existing on the African continent and their crucial
       roles in alleviating suffering in the era of globalization. Topics to be addressed include African medical
       practices, indigenous knowledge and beliefs, and the rich pharmacopeia that people rely on to prevent
       and treat ill health. Students will also be introduced to other great medical traditions, such as Chinese,
       Indian, Islamic, Christian and Roman medicine and biomedicine including complementary and
       alternative medicines. Students will critically analyze the intersections of medical traditions,
       differential access to healthcare and the effect of wealth and poverty on human well-being.
     The request for Writing Intensive in the core curriculum was removed
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-086 NUTR 2xx Introduction to Nutrition
The proposal was amended to
     Assign the course number of NUTR 210
     Change the Frequency of Offering to “Every Year”
     Change the Estimated Enrollment to 30
     Check “A free elective” under “Course Serves As:”
     Change the repeat rule to read that the course is not repeatable
     Change course description to read:
       The focus of this course is on the basic function of nutrients (macronutrients, micronutrients and
       water). It examines how a person’s diet promotes health and how life habits, environment, heredity
       and diet work together. Students will gain a deeper understanding of what it means to make healthy
       food choices and the role of nutrients in maintaining health.
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-087 NUTR 3xx Applied Nutrition for Healthy Living
 The proposal was amended to
     Assign the course number of NUTR 315
     Change the title to upper and lower case
     Change the Frequency of Offering to “Every Year”
     Check “A free elective” under “Course Serves As”
     Change the repeat rule to read that the course is not repeatable
     Change the course number of the prerequisite to NUTR 210
     Update the course numbers under the Course Justification- NUTR 2XX to NUTR 210 and NUTR 3XX to
       NUTR 315
     Begin the course “In this course, fundamentals…..”
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-088 NUTR 4xx Complementary Nutrition
The proposal was amended to
     Assign the course number NUTR 325
     Change title to upper and lower case
     Change “Frequency of Offering” to “Every Year”
     Check “A free elective” under “Course Serves As”
     Change the repeat rule to read that the course is not repeatable
     Update the course numbers under the Course Justification- NUTR 4XX to NUTR 325
     Begin the course description as “The theories and….”
     Begin the second sentence of the course description as “In this course, fundamental….”
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-089 NUTR 4xx Advanced Nutrition
The proposal was amended to
     Assign the course number NUTR 430
     Change title to upper and lower case
     Change “Frequency of Offering” to “Every Year”
     Change the repeat rule to read that the course is not repeatable
     Change the course number of the prerequisite to NUTR 210
     Update the course numbers under the Course Justification- NUTR 2XX to NUTR 210 and NUTR 4XX to
       NUTR 430
     Change the first sentence in the course description to read “A comprehensive study of principles
       regarding nutrition including physiological and metabolic processes and interrelationships involving
       nutrients will be conducted. “”
     Begin the second sentence of the course description as “In this course, fundamental….”
     Change the repeat rule to read that the course is not repeatable
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-090 NUTR 498 Field Experience in Nutrition
The proposal was amended to
     Change “Frequency of Offerings to “Every Year”
     Change the maximum number of credits of which the course may be repeated to six
     Change the course number of NUTR 4XX to NUTR 430 in the prerequisite
     Begin the first sentence of the course description as “This field experience…”
     Correct the spelling of “complement” in the second sentence of the course description
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-098 ATTR 460 Psychosocial Intervention and Patient Care
The proposal was amended to
     Change the “Frequency of Offerings” to “Every Year”
     Change the repeat rule to read that the course is not repeatable
     Change “is” in the first sentence of the course description to “aims”
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-116 ANTH 311 The Emergence of Cities
The proposal was amended to
      Check “This course may not be repeated for duplicate credit”
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (9/1/0)
10/11-117 MUSC 106 Irish Traditional Music Ensemble
The proposal was amended to
     Change the “Estimated Enrollment” to 15
Concerns were raised that the course was offered as an instrumental ensemble and was cancelled both times
due to low enrollment. The department feels that individual courses, rather than topic courses for ensembles,
help students to determine how credit is counted toward their program. Also, topic course prerequisites
changes whereas a prerequisite for an individual ensemble course would remain the same.
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (6/3/0)
10/11-118 MUSC 108 West African Drumming Ensemble
The proposal was amended to
       Change the course description to read: “This course is designed for students with a background in
        African drumming and/or percussion, and will continue the study of African drumming within an
        ensemble setting. The repertoire will be mainly drawn from the West African countries of Senegal,
        Mali, Guinea and the Ivory Coast.
The proposal was tabled for more information concerning the course number, prerequisite.
10/11-119 MUSC 105 Chamber Music Ensemble for Instrumentalist and Vocalists
The proposal was amended to
     Capitalize “every semester”
     Change “folk-music” to “Western music” in the last sentence of the course description
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-122 ANTH 397 Special Topics in Biological Anthropology
The proposal was amended to
Change the “Frequency of Offering” to “Every Third Year”
    Check ”Other” under “Course Serves As” and add “Elective in General Anthropology Concentration”
    Change “time to time “ in the first sentence of the course description to “occasionally”
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-127 ANTH 396 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology
  The proposal was amended to
     Change the “frequency of Offerings” to “Every Third Year”
     Check indicator under “Course Serves As”to Other: Elective in the Anthropology General and Cultural
       Concentrations
     Change “from time to time” to “occasionally” in the first sentence of the course description
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-128 MUSC 220 Class Guitar II
The proposal was amended to
     Change the “Frequency of Offerings: to Every Spring
     Remove the indicator next to “An elective for majors in:”
     Add after “A Core Curriculum requirement:” Fine and Performing Arts”
     Note: An additional proposal needs to be submitted for core curriculum designation
     Begin the first sentence of the course description “This course is a continuation….”
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-129 ANTH 398 Special Topics in Archaeology
The proposal was amended to
     Change the “Frequency of Offerings:” to “Every Third Year”
     Change “from time to time” to “occasionally” in the first sentence of the course description
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)

Programs and Policies Subcommittee (Rita Miller, Chairperson)
10/11-085 Nutrition, new minor
VOTE: The proposal was approved pending a discussion between Anna Bradfield and Kathleen Laquale
concerning staffing for the minor. (10/0/0)
10/11-047 Proposal for Major in Art History
The proposal was amended to
     add a completed unclassified request cover form
     change 39 credit to 45 credits in the line under “ Art History Major: Proposal on page 1
     add a three credit limit next to ARTH 214, ARTH 402 and ARTH 414 on page 2
     add “, in consultation with adviser” after “A 400-level history course”
It was noted that the proposal would need to be submitted to BHE for approval and that one more faculty
member would need to be hired for the major.
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-049 Art Major: Concentration in Art History
The proposal was amended to
     Change “Five courses, ….” to “four courses….” Under the Art History Concentration Options
     Change the credit hours to 12 under the Art History Concentration Options
     Remove ARTH 199 First Year Seminar under “Electives” and replace with ARTH 298 and ARTH 299
        Second Year Seminar
     Add three credit limit to ARTH 499 under “Electives”
     Remove PHIL 225 from the list of cognates
     Remove “6” from 6-9 credits next to cognates.
Intermediate level languages are not often offered at BSU. Students will be able to take this requirement at
another institution if necessary.
VOTE: The proposal was approved as amended (10/0/0)
10/11-066 Changes in required Social Work
VOTE: The proposal was approved as is (10/0/0)
The meeting adjourned at 4:16 PM

Next Meeting: Monday, February 28, 2011 , MDR
Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Clay
Secretary
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC)

				
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