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                                    University Course Review Committee
                                                  Minutes
                                                Meeting #227

April 21, 2008                                                                    Tobin Conference Room
10:00 AM                                                                          Knight Hall Rm 238

                                               Part I – Consent Agenda

 College of Agriculture

AGEC
5310                FIRM BEHAVIOR AND PRODUCTION ECONOMICS (4):
                    Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Theory and research techniques
                    with application to resource allocation, risk management and problems in
                    production agriculture. Prerequisite: ECON3020, STAT2050 and MATH2350.
                    Requested Change of Course Description, Title and Credit Hours: Economic
                    models of optimization as they apply to firm-level production decisions. Topics
                    include the properties of production functions, theories of linear and non-linear
                    optimization, firm decision making under perfect and imperfect competition and
                    firm decision making under uncertainty. Title: Theory of Producer Behavior;
                    Credit Hours: 3.
                    Action Taken: Approved.

AGEC
5630                ADVANCED NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS (3):
                    Current Course Description and Prerequisites: An in-depth treatment of
                    theoretical issues, quantitative techniques, and institutional arrangements in the
                    natural resource field. Land and water resources are given major emphasis.
                    Prerequisites: AGEC4720 or 4730 and ECON3010, 3020; concurrent registration
                    in ECON3010 is acceptable.
                    Requested Change of Course Description and Prerequisites: An in-depth
                    treatment of theoretical issues, quantitative techniques and institutional
                    arrangements in the natural resource field. Topics include welfare economics,
                    property rights, market failure and externalities, and benefit cost analysis.
                    Prerequisites: ECON3010 and 3020, STAT2050 and MATH2350.
                    Action Taken: Approved.
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AGEC
5650           RESEARCH METHODS (2):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Examines the philosophy and
               procedures of science as related to economic questions. Studies research
               techniques, especially quantitative techniques for gathering, analyzing, and
               evaluating data utilized in research. Prerequisites: ECON3020 and a course in
               statistics.
               Requested Change of Course Description and Credit Hours: Examines
               scientific methods as they specifically relate to a masters level research project in
               applied economics. This includes formulating the research question, developing
               hypotheses, determining a theoretical framework from which the data gathering
               and analysis will proceed and lead to reporting research outcomes. Credit Hours:
               1.
               Action Taken: Approved.

AGEC
5710           ADVANCED AGRICULTURAL MARKETING (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Theoretical foundations of the
               study of agricultural marketing together with a view of contemporary methods of
               agricultural marketing research. Prerequisites: AGEC4830 or 4840, and
               ECON3020.
               Requested Change of Course Description, Prerequisites and Title: Theoretical
               foundations of the study of agricultural markets and how business is conducted in
               those markets. Topics include pure competition, industrial organization, concepts
               related to imperfect competition including game theory, principal-agent theory,
               transaction costs economics, intermediary theory, and welfare implications of
               alternative agricultural market structures. Prerequisites: ECON3020 and
               MATH2350.
               Action Taken: Approved.

AGEC
5740           CONSUMER BEHAVIOR AND PRICE ANALYSIS (4):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Economic theory and statistical
               methods applied to problems in agricultural price behavior, formation, and
               determination. Prerequisites: ECON3020, MATH2350 and one course in
               statistics.
               Requested Change of Course Description, Title and Credit Hours: Focuses on
               microeconomic consumer theory and its application. Topics include utility
               theory, market demand theory, expected utility, and econometric applications.
               Title: Theory of Consumer Behavior; Credit Hours: 3.
               Action Taken: Approved.




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 College of Arts & Sciences

ART
2110           TYPOGRAPHY (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Examines the use of type, its
               history and background. Includes calligraphy and consideration for printing on
               hand press. Basic printing techniques and current commercial trends are stressed.
               Prerequisites: ART 1110.
               Requested Change of Course Description, Prerequisites and Number:
               Examines the use of type, its history, structure and background in reference to the
               field of graphic design. Closely examines the relationship between typographical
               layout, concept and expression. Prerequisites: ART 1005, 1130, 2122 or
               concurrent enrollment in 2122, and 1120 or concurrent enrollment in ART 1120.
               Number: ART 3112.
               Action Taken: Approved, Audrey will note articulation issue.

ART
2120           GRAPHIC DESIGN (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Explores techniques of graphic
               design preparation from concept through paste-up to the printed page, both on and
               off the computer. Problems include stationery, brochures, posters and corporate
               images. Graphic design history is referenced and researched. Prerequisites: ART
               1005, 1130, 2110 and 1120 or concurrent enrollment in ART 1120.
               Requested Change of Course Description, Prerequisites and Number: Explores
               techniques of graphic design preparation from concept through paste-up to the
               printed page, both on and off the computer. Problems include stationery,
               brochures, posters and corporate images. Graphic design history is referenced
               and researched. Prerequisites: ART 1110. Number: ART 2112.
               Action Taken: Approved.

ART
3110           COMPUTER GRAPHICS (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Develops hands-on
               understanding of how visual elements and text are created and manipulated on
               current graphic design software programs used in the field. Explores techniques
               of basic graphic design preparation on the computer. Problems are given in
               various software applications. Uses graphic design problems as technical
               examples of production. Laboratory/lecture. Prerequisites: ART 2120.
               Requested Change of Prerequisites and Number: ART 2112; Number: ART
               2122.
               Action Taken: Approved.




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ART
3120           GRAPHIC DESIGN II (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Studies advanced graphic design
               preparation from paste-up through production. Includes work in four color
               process printing and multiple color printing. All work is executed both on and off
               the computer. Researches graphic design history. Emphasizes production
               methods. Second course in a two semester sequence. Prerequisites: ART 3110.
               Requested Change of Course Description and Prerequisites: Studies advanced
               graphic design preparation, idea generation, conceptualization, and critical
               thinking, from paste-up through production. All work is executed both on and off
               the computer. Design problems include print and packaging design.
               Prerequisites: ART 3112.
               Action Taken: Approved.

ART
4120           SENIOR PROJECT IN DESIGN (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Specialized research for the
               advanced graphic design student who wishes to develop a mature style and sense
               of design. Includes preparation techniques for job applications and professional
               skills. Intensively studies advanced production techniques and more complex
               computer programs. Students prepare self-promotion package to present to
               perspective employers. Prerequisites: ART 4110.
               Requested Change of Course Description and Title: Specialized research for the
               advanced graphic design student who will develop a mature style and sense of
               design. Problems include print, packaging, and multimedia design while also
               studying preparation techniques for job applications and professional skills. Title:
               Senior Portfolio.
               Action Taken: Approved.

GEOG
4040           CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES (3)] [CS]:
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Geographically analyzes
               conservation of natural and human resources, as well as political, social and
               ethical ramifications of our environmental policy. Prerequisites: 6 hours of
               Geography or ENR.
               Requested Change of Cross Listing: GEOG/BOT 4040.
               Action Taken: Approved.

SOC
5500           SOC ORGANIZATIONS (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: No course description listed in
               Graduate Bulletin. Prerequisites: None.
               Requested Change of Course Description, Title and Prerequisites: In-depth
               survey of theory and research on substantive topics in areas such as religion,




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               political, and medical institutions. Title: Societal Institutions; Prerequisites:
               Graduate standing.
               Action Taken: Approved.

STAT/ECON
4110      TIME SERIES ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING (3):
          Current Course Description and Prerequisites: An applied introduction to time
          series and forecasting. Brief coverage of time series regression, decomposition
          methods, and smoothing will lead into a more detailed coverage of Box-Jenkins
          (ARIMA) modeling. Computer analyses using MINITAB and SAS will be an
          important part of the course. Prerequisites: STAT2110, 3050, or 5050;
          STAT4010 is recommended.
          Requested Change of Prerequisites and Number: STAT3050 or equivalent;
          STAT4015/5015 recommended. Number: STAT/ECON4115/5115.
          Action Taken: Approved.

THEA
1020           THEATER AND DANCE INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY (1) [L]:
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Introduces freshmen to the
               discipline of theatre and academic study at the University of Wyoming. Key
               intellectual and literacy concepts will be introduced, including, but not limited to:
               critical thinking and analysis, knowledge of the discipline, career options,
               diversity of the discipline, university and region, analysis of theatrical texts, and
               performance.
               Requested Change of Title: Freshman Seminar: Academic and Professional
               Issues in Theatre.
               Action Taken: Approved.

THEA
3820           STAGE COSTUMING I (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: First semester of a one-year
               series in design of stage costumes. Studies historical silhouettes from Ancient
               Greece though 19th Century, emphasizing ability to translate research into a
               costume design that enhances a particular character. Prerequisites: THEA1200,
               2010, 2020 and 3730.
               Requested Change of Course Description, and Prerequisites: Consists of a
               study of basic drawing and rendering skills, and a selective study of historical
               silhouettes. The objectives of the first semester include the ability to trust
               instinct, application of the basic elements of design, applying historical reference
               and research to a specific character, developing a concept and finally the
               application of these principles to a final project. Prerequisites: THEA1100.
               Action Taken: Approved.




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ZOO
4300/5300      PRINCIPLES OF WILDLIFE ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT (5):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Integrates concepts of vertebrate
               ecology with the art of wildlife management, stressing approaches to deal with the
               inherent uncertainty of managing populations. Strategies to increase or decrease
               populations of target species, tools used to determine population status (e.g.,
               viability analysis, monitoring, habitat assessment), and ecosystem management
               approaches. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: LIFE3400.
               Requested Change of Title: Wildlife Ecology & Management.
               Action Taken: Approved.

ZOO
5100           STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM (4):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: None in Banner. Prerequisites:
               None in Banner.
               Requested Change of Course Description, Prerequisites and Cross Listing:
               Aimed at understanding the structure and interconnections of neurons in the brain
               and how structure gives rise to the complex functions mediated by the brain. This
               is an essential feature of neuroscience. Covers gross anatomy of the brain,
               followed by detailed consideration of the divisions of the brain and their
               functional significance. Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate neuroscience
               program or graduate standing. Cross list with NEUR5100.
               Action Taken: Approved.

ZOO
5685           NEUROPHYSIOLOGY (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Designed to investigate the
               structure and function of nervous systems, drawing information from both
               vertebrate and invertebrate organisms. Topics such as sensory systems, motor
               coordination and central integrative mechanisms will be covered in addition to the
               basic neurophysiology of nerve cells. The laboratory will complement the lecture
               sequence. Prerequisites: One course in physiology, chemistry, physics.
               Requested Change of Cross Listing: Cross listed with NEUR5685.
               Action Taken: Approved.

ZOO
5715           SEMINAR IN NEUROSCIENCE (1-2 Max 20):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: A continuing seminar. All
               students in the graduate neuroscience program are expected to register for this
               seminar each semester. The interdisciplinary approach to the nervous system is
               used employing work from physiology, neuroanatomy and neurochemistry,
               psychology, pharmacology, and biochemistry. Prerequisite: Admission to the
               graduate neuroscience program or graduate standing.




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               Requested Change of Credit Hours, Prerequisites and Cross Listing: Credit
               hours 2 Max 20; Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate neuroscience program
               or graduate standing. Cross listing: NEUR5715.
               Action Taken: Approved.

 College of Business

ECON
4340           INTERMEDIATE ECONOMETRIC THEORY (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Applies mathematical and
               statistical techniques to test the reality of economic theory, forecasting and tests
               of hypotheses. Prerequisites: ECON1010, MATH2200 or equivalent.
               Requested Change of Course Description, Prerequisites, Number and Cross
               Listing: Covers simple and multiple regression models, problems of estimation,
               hypothesis and diagnostic testing, dummy variable, autoregressive and distributed
               lag models, and time-series analysis. The objective is to understand the
               underlying theory of econometric modeling and obtain operational ability to
               construct, estimate, and test econometric models. Prerequisites: ECON3020,
               STAT2050 and MATH2350; Number ECON4230; Cross Listed with AGEC4230.
               Action Taken: Approved.

 College of Education

CNSL
5130           COUNSELING IN AGENCY SETTINGS (2):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Concerned with the specific
               counseling problems and issues encountered by people working in helping
               agencies. Focuses on learning about the work of counseling in agencies.
               Understanding the nature of the clientele and the problems they bring,
               identification of most appropriate processes for resolving client difficulties, and
               examining methods for inter-agency collaboration are considered. Designed for
               persons with some prior or concurrent experience or training in helping agencies.
               Prerequisites: Graduate standing, previous or concurrent enrollment in
               CNSL4520/5520, 5320, 5580 or equivalent and consent of instructor.
               Requested Change of Course Description, Title and Credit Hours:
               Encompasses specific counseling and professional development issues
               encountered by licensed counselors working in mental health agencies or private
               practice. Understanding the nature of the clientele and the issues, strategies for
               resolving client difficulties, collaborative practice, ethics, advocacy, knowledge
               and skills related to diversity and social justice are considered. Title: Mental
               Health Counseling; Credit Hours: 3.
               Action Taken: Approved.




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CNSL
5200           MARRIAGE & FAMILY THEORY & APPLICATION (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Provides students with a
               foundation in conceptualizing and working with marital, couples and family
               systems. Areas to be addressed include the history of marriage and family
               therapy, ethical issues, professional orientation and an introduction to major
               systems theories. Participants will be expected to explore their own family of
               origin. Prerequisites: Admission to program.
               Requested Change of Course Description and Title: Provides students with a
               foundation in conceptualizing and working with couple and family systems.
               Areas to be addressed include the history of couple and family counseling, ethical
               issues, professional orientation and an introduction to major systems theories.
               Participants will be expected to explore their own family of origin. Title: Couple
               and Family Theory.
               Action Taken: Approved.

CNSL
5300           MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY ETHICS (1):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Provides an in-depth exploration
               of ethical issues in working with marital, couples, and family systems. Designed
               to complement CNSL5060 which provides a foundation in ethics. LMFT
               requirements in Wyoming require a minimum of three credits in the area of ethics.
               Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
               Requested Change of Course Description and Title: Provides an in-depth
               exploration of ethical issues in working with couples and family systems. It is
               designed to complement 5060 which provides a foundation in ethics. Title:
               Couple and Family Counseling Ethics.
               Action Taken: Approved.

CNSL
5400           ADVANCED METHODS IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Advanced training in marital and
               family therapy, with an emphasis on the linkage between prominent systemic and
               non-systemic theories/models and relevant, effective and innovative intervention
               techniques. Serves as the link between Theory (CNSL5200) and Practice
               (CNSL5600). Prerequisites: CNSL5200.
               Requested Change of Course Description and Title: Provides an advanced
               training in couple and family counseling, with an emphasis on the linkage
               between prominent and non-systemic theories/models and relevant, effective and
               innovative intervention techniques. Serves as a link between Theory
               (CNSL5200) and Practice (5600). Title: Advanced Methods in Couple & Family
               Counseling.
               Action Taken: Approved.




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CNSL
5580           SUPERVISED INTERNSHIP (1-6 Max 16):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Supervised internship is
               designed as the culminating experience of the counselor education program.
               Students engage in professional counseling activities at approved placement sites.
               Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Counselor Education, CNSL5320, consent of
               the program faculty.
               Requested Change of Course Description and Grading System: Provides a
               capstone clinical experience, preparing graduates to enter the practice of
               counseling PK-12 schools, mental health settings, and student affairs services in
               higher education. Students engage in professional counseling activities at
               approved placement sites. Grading System: A/F.
               Action Taken: Approved.

EDCI
4350           INTRODUCTION TO SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Provides coursework for the
               State of Wyoming endorsement in English as a Second Language. Addresses
               theoretical foundations and practical applications of working with second
               language learners. Topics include historical/contemporary theories of second
               language acquisition, program models, as well as social and cognitive factors
               influencing second language acquisition. Prerequisites: None.
               Requested Change of Dual Listing and Course Description: Dual listed with
               EDCI5350; Addresses theoretical and conceptual foundations of working with
               second language learners. It will focus on the classroom applications of this
               theoretical base to interactions with English language learners, curriculum,
               instruction, assessment and evaluation, classroom organization, and school-
               community relations. Native American language revitalization issues will be
               featured.
               Action Taken: Approved.

 College of Engineering

COSC
2150           COMPUTER ORGANIZATION (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Introduces students to the
               organization and architecture of computer systems, beginning with the standard
               von Neumann model and then moving forward to more recent architectural
               concepts. Prerequisites: COSC1030 or 3070.
               Requested Change of Prerequisites: COSC1030.
               Action Taken: Approved.




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COSC
3015           FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Studies programming in the
               context of a functional language that emphasizes algorithmic strategies over
               syntactic detail. Prerequisites: COSC2030.
               Requested Change of Prerequisites: COSC2030 and 2300.
               Action Taken: Approved.


                              Part II – Regular Agenda

                              Courses for Addition

 College of Agriculture

AGEC
4230/5230      INTERMEDIATE ECONOMETRIC THEORY (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Accommodates seminar series
               or course offerings by visiting faculty whose subject matter is not included in
               other courses. Prerequisites: Junior standing and/or consent of instructor.
               Requested Change of Course Description, Number Change and Cross/Dual
               Listing: Covers simple and multiple regression models, problems of estimation,
               hypothesis and diagnostic testing, dummy variables, autoregressive and
               distributed lag models, and time-series analysis. The objective is to understand
               the underlying theory of econometric modeling and obtain operational ability to
               construct, estimate, and test econometric models. Number AGEC4230/5230;
               Cross/Dual Listing ECON4230 dual listed with AGEC5230.
               Action Taken: Approved.


AGEC
5320           QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (3):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Covers mathematical programming and
               simulation techniques for solving applied problems in agricultural economics.
               Emphasizes the formulation of economic research problems in quantitative terms,
               and the use of computer software packages to derive solutions. Prerequisites:
               ECON3020, STAT2050 and MATH2350.
               Justification: Currently, a brief introduction to quantitative methods is provided
               in AGEC5310-Firm Behavior and Production Economics. As indicated by a 2007
               CSREES review of the AGEC department and by an internal departmental review
               of the AGEC M.S. curriculum, the current coverage of quantitative methods is 1)
               insufficient compared to M.S. programs at comparator institutions, 2) not clearly
               indicated on students’ transcripts, and 3) interfering with adequate coverage of
               theory in AGEC5310. AGEC is proposing this new course and is processing
               minor changes to the existing course, AGEC5310 (i.e. GAMS and MATLAB) to



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               solve production, which allows the credit hours to be reduced from 4 to 3) to
               address these concerns.
               The proposed course will emphasize the use of common software packages (e.g.
               GAMS and MATLAB) to solve applied research problems. This emphasis will
               provide students with training in computer programming and applied problem
               solving early in their graduate training (most students will enroll in AGEC5320
               during their first fall semester of enrollment in the AGEC M.S. program). As a
               result, students will be better able to identify and formulate potential thesis
               research early in their program, which can increase student success and
               satisfaction while potentially reducing attrition.
               Action Taken: Approved.

 College of Arts & Sciences

ANTH
4325/5325      SYMBOLIC ANTHROPOLOGY (3):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Teaches several anthropological
               approaches to symbolic and cultural analysis, while reading ethnographic
               examples of how symbolic analysis can be used to understand different cultures.
               Coursework assumes a basic knowledge of social science concepts. Prerequisites:
               ANTH1200 or SOC 1000.
               Justification: This course will add a theoretical and methodological aspect of
               anthropology which is not currently available. Although this class has been
               offered as a special seminar, we would like to make it a regular course offering.
               Action Taken: Approved.

CRMJ
4700           GLOBAL TERRORISM (3):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Examines the concept, causes, incidence,
               types, consequences of, and responses to terrorism. Highlights the distinction
               between domestic and international terrorism and expands on the latter within the
               framework of the global environment. Prerequisites: CRMJ1000, 2400 and 2210.
               Justification: This is obviously a current and important topic in the world, but
               also is especially pertinent to the field of criminal justice. This course could
               inform our students to the issues involving terrorism around the word, but also
               would serve as an introduction to the topic for any students seeking employment
               with Homeland Security or other federal agencies.
               Action Taken: Approved.

ENGL
3050           DESIGNING IN DIGITAL SPACES (3) [L]:
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Introduces students to content generation
               and multimedia design for web documents, with special emphasis on relationships
               between textual and visual argumentation. Through collaborative and individual
               projects, students develop sites of immediate practical use to specific groups and



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               are introduced to advanced web and print research, visual rhetoric, and standard
               web design and/or multimedia production tools. Content varies. Prerequisites:
               WA.
               Justification: Proposed course responds to emerging need for web-based writing
               and design skills across disciplines and professions. As texts shift to the web for
               presentation and distribution, students in English, as well as students across the
               university, need to be able to both write and design in hypertextual /hypermedia
               environments and to consider the unique rhetorical constraints and liberties
               available to them as authors in electronic writing space.
               Action Taken: Tabled for clarification of prerequisites or possible 2000 level
               rather than 3000.

ENGL
4075           WRITING FOR NON-PROFITS (3) [WC]:
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Designed for students interested in
               working in the non-profit sector. Explores rhetorical, political and social
               dimensions of writing and communicating in the non-profit world and features
               intensive study of special topics and problems related to non-profit
               communication, including activism, grant writing, organizational rhetoric, and
               non-profit genres. Content varies. Prerequisites: WB. Submitted as
               ENGL4070 but number is already in use.
               Justification: Proposed course responds to emerging need for students to have
               familiarity with the rhetorical context and social position of non-profit agencies
               and organizations, as well as the different written (print and electronic) genres
               used in the non-profit world. The proposed course seeks to cultivate rhetorical
               awareness and genre-specific writing skills at the undergraduate level to both
               enhance the marketability of graduates and contribute to their success upon
               securing employment. Such a course at UW would offer the kind of focused
               attention on related genres (like grant proposals) that students are not presently
               receiving in other courses. We are especially interested in making this course
               available to students in humanities disciplines for whom careers in non-profit
               settings and non-profit specific writing skills might be most likely.
               Action Taken: Tabled for discussion with FCSC (Similar class already on
               schedule)

GEOL/GEOG
4113/5113 GEOLOGICAL REMOTE SENSING (4):
          Course Description and Prerequisites: Acquaints students with aircraft and
          spacecraft remote sensing of the environment, emphasizing geologic application
          to earth and other planetary bodies. Includes visible, infrared, ultraviolet, radio
          and radar sensing. Laboratory exercises are applications related to tectonics,
          geomorphology, paleoclimate, structure, stratigraphy, environmental geology and
          geologic hazards. Prerequisites: GEOL1005 or 1100 or 1200 or GEOG1010 and
          MATH1400+1405 or MATH 1450.




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               Justification: This request deletes a component of the existing GEOL4111/5111
               and 4112/5112. As explained in the following rationale-duplicated in the other 5
               related requests, this set of courses is being replaced by GEOL/GEOG4113/5113.
               Its approval should be contingent upon the approval of those other actions.
               For many years the course, Remote Sensing of the Environment, cross and dual
               listed as GEOL/GEOG/BOT4111/5111 with a separate but coordinated lab
               4112/5112, has been taught in the fall semester by BOT or WYGISC and in the
               spring semester by GEOL. The fall version emphasized vegetarian applications
               of remote sensing while the spring version emphasized geological applications.
               Over the years the two versions have grown so distinct that continuing the cross
               listing has resulted in considerable confusion among students and does not reflect
               the actual content of the courses. Botany has also recently received approval for
               major reorganization of their remote sensing curriculum. As part of this, the
               departments have agreed to drop the cross listing. Botany will continue to offer
               the fall version under the existing numbers. Geology proposes to continue their
               spring version, but with a slightly modified title and a new number: 4113/5113.
               As part of this reorganization, Geology will combine the separate 2 credit-hour
               lecture and 2 credit-hour lab courses into a single 4 hour course. It had in fact
               been the policy of the Geology department to require students to register in both
               parts (unless special circumstances existed) and the combined version will simply
               be enforcing this. The “new” course will be cross-listed with GEOG for the
               students from that program who desire a geology emphasis.

               For many years the spring geology version of the course was taught by Ron
               Marrs. With his retirement, I (Bob Howell) am assuming responsibility for it and
               will be making some adjustments in emphasis. As part of this, I will be including
               more examples of geological remote sensing of other planetary bodies. Since the
               course will no longer be cross listed with Botany and will not have the (usually
               smaller) enrollment of students from that area, I will also be able to assume a
               firmer geology background for the students. As part of that, we will be adding
               introductory geology (or physical geography) and college algebra and
               trigonometry as prerequisites.
               Action Taken: Tabled for better grading explanation of grading current
               percentages add to 110%, and undergrad/graduate requirements to be more
               specific (grad students 20% more than undergrad).


LANG/ENGL
4785      LINGUISTICS, LANGUAGE TEACHING AND SOCIAL CONTEXT (3):
          Course Description and Prerequisites: Introduces prospective teachers of
          English as second language to the basic components of language and to the social
          aspects of human language use. Explores a variety of concepts about language:
          how it is used and perceived, how languages change, how diverse cultures
          respond to such changes. Prerequisites: WB. This course was proposed as
          LANG/ENGL4780; however, ENGL4780 had already been used.


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               Justification: This course is designed to provide an overview of general
               linguistics and sociolinguistics for teachers of English as a second language. It is
               part of the revision of the ESL second endorsement program. See attached
               explanation.
               Action Taken: Approved.

SOC
5340           COMPARATIVE AND GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY (3):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: In-depth survey of sociological theory
               and research on substantive issues such as economic development, nation-
               building, and conflict and war. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
               Justification: The department plans to offer four “core” graduate courses (on a 2-
               year cycle) to ensure that M.A. students are exposed to key areas of the discipline
               (2 will be required). The current generic seminars often have been more narrowly
               focused. Such courses still will be offered, as resources permit. The new courses
               are defined broadly enough to accommodate the specific expertise of various
               faculty members but, at the same time, ensure that students receive a general
               education in sociology.
               Action Taken: Approved.

SOC
5440           DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL CONTROL (3):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: In-depth survey of theory and research on
               substantive topics such as the social construction of deviance categories, causes of
               deviant behavior, and formal mechanisms of social control. Prerequisites:
               Graduate standing.
               Justification: Currently Sociology’s specifically 5000-level courses are offered
               under a non-specific seminar rubric (SOC 5250). The department plans to offer
               four “core” graduate courses (on a 2-year cycle) to ensure that M.A. students are
               exposed to key areas of the discipline (2 will be required). The generic seminars
               often have been more narrowly focused. Such courses still will be offered, as
               resources permit. The new courses are defined broadly enough to accommodate
               the specific expertise of various faculty members, but, at the same time, ensure
               that students receive a general education in sociology.
               Action Taken: Approved.

SOC
5540           SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND INEQUALITY (3):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: In-depth survey of sociological theory
               and research on substantive issues such as social class structure, racial/ethnic
               relations, and gender stratification. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
               Justification: Currently Sociology’s specifically 5000-level courses are offered
               under a non-specific seminar rubric (SOC 5250). The department plans to offer
               four “core” graduate courses (on a 2-year cycle) to ensure that M.A. students are
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               often have been more narrowly focused. Such courses still will be offered, as
               resources permit. The new courses are defined broadly enough to accommodate
               the specific expertise of various faculty members, but, at the same time, ensure
               that students receive a general education in sociology.
               Action Taken: Approved.

THEA
3160           ADVANCED STAGE MAKEUP (2):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Extension of Stage Makeup, focusing
               primarily on the development of a life mask and ultimately prosthetics using a
               variety of mediums. Prerequisites: THEA2160.
               Justification: An advanced course in makeup would give the students an
               opportunity to work with life masks and prosthetics (three-dimensional work); an
               extension being mask work. The beginning course, Stage Makeup (THEA2160),
               only briefly addresses these techniques and does not particularly allow the student
               any hands-on experience.
               Action Taken: Approved.

 College of Education

EDCI
5430           THEORY AND METHODS OF ESL I (3):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Provides an overview of theoretical and
               practical considerations in the teaching of English as a second/foreign language;
               acquaints students with different approaches, methods, and procedures in
               TESL/TEFL; examines issues in the profession; requires a teaching/tutoring
               component. Prerequisites: EDCI5350.
               Justification: This course is part of the revision for the ESL second endorsement
               program (see attached explanation).
               Action Taken: Approved.

EDCI
5440           THEORY AND METHODS OF ESL II (3):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Continues the theoretical and practical
               considerations in the teaching of ESL. Emphasis on Specifically Designed
               Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) and literacy development for
               intermediate and advanced English language learners. Application of different
               approaches, methods, and procedures in TESL/TEFL. Development of
               curriculum. Issues in the profession. Requires teaching/tutoring component.
               Justification: This course is part of the revision for the ESL second endorsement
               program (see attached explanation).
               Action Taken: Approved.




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NASC
1001           QUANTITATIVE REASONING (1):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Focuses on quantitative reasoning
               defined broadly as viewing the world through a mathematical perspective.
               Prerequisites: None. Must apply to FIG.
               Justification: NASC1001 serves as lynchpin course for new Freshman Interest
               Group (FIG) Science and Mathematics: The World Around Us.
               Action Taken: Approved.

NASC
5650           PLACE-BASED LEARNING, COGNITION & ASSESSMENT (3):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Place-based learning will be explored and
               related to cognitive development, assessment, and education for a democracy.
               Focuses on science and mathematics and how to use “place” to provide
               meaningful learning experiences for students while making contributions to the
               community. Students will develop a local place-based project. Prerequisites:
               None.
               Justification: The SMTC is requesting a permanent course number for the Teton
               Science School seminar course on place-based education. The course has been
               taught under the seminar course number NASC5700 for the past two years. We
               want to offer this course on a yearly basis to entering TSS students, expanding
               their work in field-based education at TSS to place-based education, assessment
               and cognition. The proposed course number is NASC5650: Place-based
               Learning, Cognition, and Assessment. The course was first developed for spring
               2007 and taught again in fall, 2007. In the future the course will be offered every
               fall semester.
               Action Taken: Approved.

 College of Engineering

PETE
4720           PETROLEUM ENGINEERING DESIGN I (3) [WBO]:
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Design and development of petroleum
               reservoirs using principles and skills learned in the Petroleum Engineering
               program. Application of software for design and analysis of the drilling, reservoir
               and production of petroleum fields. Prerequisites: PETE3030, 3200, 3250 3710
               and 3720.
               Justification: This change is occasioned by the reintroduction of the BS in
               Petroleum Engineering degree program, which was approved by the UW Board of
               Trustees in Fall Semester 2005. The faculty has revised the curriculum from that
               employed when the BS in Petroleum Engineering was last offered. This course is
               being renumbered to more accurately fit into the course sequence of the overall
               curriculum. There will be two design courses in sequence.
               Action Taken: Approved.




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PETE
4735           PETROLEUM ENGINEERING DESIGN II (3) [WCO]:
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Design and development of petroleum
               reservoirs using principles and skills learned in the Petroleum Engineering
               program. Application of software for design and analysis of the drilling, reservoir
               and production of petroleum. A continuation of PETE4720. Prerequisites:
               PETE4720.
               Justification: This change is occasioned by the reintroduction of the BS in
               Petroleum Engineering degree program, which was approved by the UW Board of
               Trustees in Fall Semester 2005. The faculty has revised the curriculum from that
               employed when the BS in Petroleum Engineering was last offered. This course is
               being renumbered to more accurately fit into the course sequence of the overall
               curriculum. There will be two design courses in sequence.
               Action Taken: Approved.

 College of Health Sciences

NURS
5225           PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH NURSE
               PRACTITIONERS (3):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Focuses on selected specific
               psychotherapy models relevant to the advance practice nurse to achieve quality
               outcomes for individuals, families and groups with psychiatric disorders. Aspects
               of psychotherapy care are established within a framework of diagnostic reasoning,
               critical thinking, and clinical judgment to develop and apply comprehensive
               evidenced based treatment. Prerequisites: NURS5201, 5220 and 5211 or
               concurrent enrollment with NURS5211 and 5230.
               Justification: Psychotherapy is validated as an important role in advanced
               practice psychiatric nursing. Current professional documents, such as, The
               National Competencies for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and
               Scope and Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Practice confirm that
               individual, family and group psychotherapy are core specialty competencies for
               Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing. The “therapeutic use of self” has
               historically remained the dominant paradigm of psychiatric nursing evolving over
               the past decades from the generalist role, which is counseling, to the specialist
               role, i.e. advanced practice nurse, which is psychotherapy.
               There is a critical need for this course in the Psychiatric NP curriculum.
               Currently, students in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program
               do not have a course within our curriculum focusing on psychotherapy. Some
               students have taken other counseling courses offered on campus as their elective,
               yet feedback from the students, has been that they have not felt competent in
               nursing “psychotherapy” skills from the courses, but more foundational
               counseling skills. In addition, a new age has dawned in psychotherapy with the
               ability to document differential responses to therapy and medications through
               PETs, EEGs and MRIs.



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               It is imperative that students in the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner
               program are educated in order to be able to maintain the standards of practice and
               competencies of psychotherapy specified by the American Nurses Credentialing
               Center and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

PHCY
5160           GRADUATE PROBLEMS COURSE (1-6 Max 12):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Allows in-depth exploration of topics in
               pharmaceutical sciences, at the graduate level, that are mutually agreed upon by
               the student and faculty. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor.
               Justification: Graduate faculty in the School of Pharmacy are often asked to
               teach independent study (problems courses) for graduate students. While
               independent study (problems) courses are available as 4000 level classes, there
               are no grad courses available.
               Action Taken: Approved.

                              Part III – Consent Agenda

                              Courses for Discontinue

 College of Arts & Sciences

GEOL/BOT/GEOG
4111/5111 REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT (2):
          Current Course Description and Prerequisites: Acquaints students with various
          methods of aircraft and satellite remote sensing of the environment. Emphasizes
          geologic application and includes photographic, infrared, ultraviolet, radio
          frequency, multiband and radar sensing. Studies applications of techniques to
          earth science. Dual listed with GEOL5111 Cross listed with BOT/GEOG.
          Prerequisites: None.
          Justification: This request is to discontinue GEOL4111/5111 from the existing
          GEOL/BOT/GEOG 4111/5111. Due to an overhaul of the remote sensing
          curriculum on campus, BOT/GEOG will continue with the 4111/5111 numbers
          but GEOL will no longer participate under that course number. Pending approval
          of GEOL4113/5113, those will be the new course number for the Geology
          department.
          Action Taken: Approved.

GEOL
5690           ORE PETROLOGY (3):
               Current Course Description and Prerequisites: None listed in graduate bulletin
               or Banner.
               Justification: There is no record of this course being taught in this department
               since 1982. It was last printed in the 1988-90 Graduate Bulletin under GEOL
               5870. The next Graduate Bulleting 1990-92 has no listing for either the 3-digit



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               course number or the 4-digit course number. As this class has evidently never
               been officially removed from the books, it “popped up” again when information
               was transferred to the new Banner system. We have been informed by the
               Registrar’s office to initiate this paperwork.
               Action Taken: Approved.

                                      Tabled Courses

 College of Arts & Sciences
STAT
5820       TEACHING OF STATISTICS (1-2 Max 2):
           Course Description and Prerequisites: The following topics are presented and
           discussed: traditional and innovative teaching methods, assessment methods, the
           purpose of lectures and laboratories, in-class activities, projects, mathematics
           versus statistics, computer assistance, math anxiety, and group and one-on-one
           interaction guidelines. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
           Justification: We have offered this one-hour semester course off and on during
           the past several years as a topics in statistics course. Currently all of our students
           who are involved in the instructional mission of our department (as instructors or
           assistants) are required to sit in or take the course for credit. The first two times
           each student takes this course is it is for credit. The subsequent times they merely
           have to sit in. Nationally and here at the University of Wyoming, great attention
           is being paid to the teaching of the introductory course in the mathematical
           sciences, including statistics. We recognize the difficulties surrounding the
           teaching of this traditionally very challenging topic area and further recognize that
           we can improve the quality of the instruction in these courses though an open
           discussion of our own successes and failures, and a consideration of what others
           are doing on the national level.
           Action Taken: Tabled for better syllabus regarding grading rubric.
           04/21/08: email attached.
           Action Taken: Approved.

THEA
2155           COSTUME CRAFTS (3):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Focuses on the area of costume crafts
               which include but not limited to dyeing, millinery, masks, fabric painting and
               distressing. Prerequisites: THEA1200.
               Justification: A studio class focusing on the area of Costume Crafts, an area that
               is currently unaddressed in the current offerings at the university. It is a necessary
               course to help theatre and dance students expand their skills in Costume
               Production and Design. This helps prepare design and technology students for
               professional employment and expands the course offering in the field of
               costumes.
               Action Taken: Tabled for better grading rubric.
               04/21/08: New syllabus attached.



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               Action Taken: Approved     NOTE: Approved under the number of
               THEA2180 as 2155 is used in Outreach.

THEA
3840           HISTORICAL COSTUMES FROM THE SKIN OUT (3):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Learning how to replicate period gowns
               and undergarments prior to the 1920’s by draping and flat-patterning techniques.
               Will include the research and construction of one complete set of period
               undergarments and gown either as an individual or in a team to be determined by
               the complexity of the garment and the skill level of the students. Prerequisites:
               FCSC3174 (4170) or FCSC3175.
               Justification: A studio class focusing on construction of historical costumes. It
               is a necessary course to help theatre and dance students expand their skills in
               Costume Production and Design. This helps prepare design and technology
               students for professional employment and expands the course offering in the field
               of costumes.
               Action Taken: Tabled for better grading rubric.
               04/21/08: New syllabus attached.
               Action Taken: Approved.

THEA
4845           COSTUME FIT AND ALTERATION (3):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Focuses on fitting modern clothing and
               historical costumes to individuals. One will learn how to identify fit issues in a
               fitting, make the proper corrections and fit the garment again. They will use a
               combination of previously constructed garments and also pattern garments to fit.
               Prerequisites: FCSC3174 (4170) or FCSC3175.
               Justification: A studio class focusing on fitting clothing and costumes to
               individuals. The student will learn how to identify fit issues in a fitting setting
               and then make the proper corrections and fit the garments again. It is a necessary
               course to help theatre and dance students expand their skills in Costume
               Production and Design. This helps prepare design and technology students for
               professional employment and expands the course offering in the field of
               costumes.
               Action Taken: Tabled for better grading rubric.
               04/21/08: New syllabus attached.
               Action Taken: Approved.

 Interdisciplinary

NEUR
5800           RESEARCH: NEUROSCIENCE (1-16 Max 16):
               Course Description and Prerequisites: Research must be conducted under the
               supervision of one of the neuroscience program faculty. Laboratory opportunities
               for research include neuroendocrinology, behavioral neuroscience, sensory



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               neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, neurotoxicology, neural
               cell biology, and neurochemistry. Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate
               Neuroscience program or graduate standing.
               Justification: The new course is required as part of the curriculum leading to the
               MS or PhD in Neuroscience.
               Action Taken: Tabled for clarification of cross list and better grading rubric.
               4/21/08: See attached syllabus.
               Action Taken: Approved.


               Other Items:

               1) Steve Barrett will be new chair for 2008-09 school year.
               2) Dr. Mark Sunderman announced he will be leaving the University after
                  summer semester and will not be on committee any longer. No replacement
                  from the College of Business has been named.




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