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					                   CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES
                                             Wednesday, September 9, 2009
                                               Gregory Smith, Presiding


Present: Ray Allen, Patricia Burdell, Tanya Domina, Felix Famoye, Krista Graham, Barb Lindley, Leela Rakesh, Amy Ransom, Paula
         Serra, Daniel Simon, David Smith, Greg Smith, Bradley Swanson, Al Zainea

Absent:

Guests:

I.        ITEMS REFERRED TO THE ACADEMIC SENATE FOR ACTION:

          A.       Moved, seconded (Lindley/Domina) and CARRIED approval of curricular change to Geology Major, Option A.

          Rationale: This change does not affect the number of credit hours in the major. The only change made to the major is the
          addition of the “GEL” designator for the Geology major electives. This change was made to clarify the intent of the
          language; we intended originally for the electives to be 300-level or above GEL courses, so this change clarifies that initial
          intent.

          FROM:

          As of: 04/29/2009        MAJOR/MINOR INFORMATION                        MJ-GEL:A
                                   Geology Major (BS Option A)

          Existing Information From SAP
             Module Group:         MJ-GEL:A
             SAP Title:         Geology Major (BS Option A)

          Owning Department or Council:        Geology

          Degrees under which this program is offered:
             BS-B1       Bachelor of Science, B All Maj:Sel Min
             BS-A2       Bachelor of Science, Pln A2, Maj, No Min

          CURRENT PROGRAM:

          This option is a pregraduate/preprofessional option for students who plan to attend graduate school, work in the petroleum
          industry, enter the field of hydrogeology or environmental geology, or enter some other professional field. Students may opt
          for either the geology major or the hydrogeology/environmental geology concentration. A minor is not required for this
          option. Students electing either selection within option A must also complete the core courses.

           Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards
            I.   In order to sign a major or minor in the Department of Geology, a student must first meet with the department chair
                 and provide written evidence that the student has successfully completed 45 semester hours of university work with
                 an overall GPA of 2.5. These 45 hours must include GEL 100, or GEL 130, or GEL 101 and GEL 102, or GEL 105
                 and GEL 102 with a minimum grade of B-.

            II.    In order to remain a major or minor in the Geology program, students are required to maintain a minimum average
                   2.5 GPA in all of the major and minor courses. Furthermore, students must meet the following competency
                   qualifications:

                   A.       Written English Competency:
                            To remain a major or minor in Geology, a student must have scored in at least the 80th percentile group on
                            the university required Written English Competency Examination (CLEP) or earned a minimum grade of
                            B- in English 101. Students not obtaining a minimum grade of B- in English 101 must have earned a
                            minimum grade of B- in English 201. Students should be aware that this is more demanding than the
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September 9, 2009
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                         general university competency requirement. Students transferring English competency or English
                         composition course credits from another institution will be expected to meet the same standards required of
                         CMU students.
                B.       Oral English Competency:
                         To remain a major or minor in Geology, a student must have earned a minimum grade of B- in COM 101
                         or one of its accepted substitutes (TAI 302, COM 267, COM 269, COM 357, TAI 170). Students
                         transferring SDA course credits from another institution will be expected to meet the same standard
                         required of CMU students.
                C.       Math Competency:
                         To remain a major in Geology, a student must have successfully satisfied the CMU Mathematics
                         Competency Requirement. Students transferring MTH course credits from another institution will be
                         expected to meet the same standards required of CMU students.

         III.   In order to graduate with a major or minor in Geology, students must achieve a minimum average 2.5 GPA for all of
                their major and minor courses including required cognate courses in Math, Chemistry, and Physics.

         Core Courses I (3-4 hours)
          Select one of the following options:
          Option A (4 hours)
           GEL 101 - Physical Geology 3(3-0)
           GEL 102 - Physical Geology Laboratory 1(0-2)
          Option B (4 hours)
           GEL 102 - Physical Geology Laboratory 1(0-2)
           GEL 105 - Dangerous Planet 3(3-0)
          Option C (3 hours)
           GEL 100 - Introduction to Earth Systems 3(2-2)
          Option D (3 hours)
           GEL 130 - Earth Processes 3(2-2)

         Core Courses II (25 hours)
          GEL 201 - Earth History 3(2-2)
          GEL 290 - Introduction to Geologic Investigation 3(2-2)
          GEL 310 - Introductory Mineralogy 4(3-3)
          GEL 321 - Petrology 4(3-3)
          GEL 370 - Structural Geology 3(2-3)
          GEL 440 - Stratigraphy and Sedimentology 3(2-3)
          GEL 450 - Geology Field Camp 5(Spec)

         Required Courses I (15 hours)
          GEL 406 - Senior Thesis 3(Spec)
          GEL 430 - Invertebrate Paleontology 3(2-3)
          GEL 575 - Special Studies in Geology 1-6(Spec)
          MTH 132 - Calculus I 4(4-0)
          MTH 133 - Calculus II 4(4-0)

         Required Courses II (3 hours)
          Select one of the following:
          GEL 372 - Introduction to Geophysics 3(2-3)
          GEL 380 - Hydrogeology 3(2-3)
          GEL 460 - Geochemistry 3(3-0)

         Required Courses III (5-8 hours)
          Select one of the following options:
          Option A (8 hours)
           CHM 131 - Introduction to Chemistry I 4(3-3)
           CHM 132 - Introduction to Chemistry II 4(3-3)
          Option B (5 hours)
           CHM 161 - Principles of Chemistry 5(4-4)
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         Required Courses IV (10 hours)
          Select one of the following options:
          Option A (10 hours)
           PHY 130 - College Physics I 4(4-0)
           PHY 131 - College Physics II 4(4-0)
           PHY 170 - College Physics Laboratory I 1(0-2)
           PHY 171 - College Physics Laboratory II 1(0-2)
          Option B (10 hours)
           PHY 145 - University Physics I 4(4-0)
           PHY 146 - University Physics II 4(4-0)
           PHY 175 - University Physics Laboratory I 1(0-2)
           PHY 176 - University Physics Laboratory II 1(0-2)

         Electives (3 hours)
          Select approved 300-level or above electives excluding GEL 301, 304, and 320.

       Total: 64-68 semester hours

       TO:

       MAJOR/MINOR INFORMATION            MJ-GEL:A
                       Geology Major (BS Option A)

       Existing Information From SAP
          Module Group:         MJ-GEL:A
          SAP Title:         Geology Major (BS Option A)

       Owning Department or Council:       Geology

       Degrees under which this program is offered:
          BS-B1       Bachelor of Science, B All Maj:Sel Min
          BS-A2       Bachelor of Science, Pln A2, Maj, No Min

       CURRENT PROGRAM:

       This option is a pregraduate/preprofessional option for students who plan to attend graduate school, work in the petroleum
       industry, enter the field of hydrogeology or environmental geology, or enter some other professional field. Students may opt
       for either the geology major or the hydrogeology/environmental geology concentration. A minor is not required for this
       option. Students electing either selection within option A must also complete the core courses.

         Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards
          I.   In order to sign a major or minor in the Department of Geology, a student must first meet with the department chair
               and provide written evidence that the student has successfully completed 45 semester hours of university work with
               an overall GPA of 2.5. These 45 hours must include GEL 100, or GEL 130, or GEL 101 and GEL 102, or GEL 105
               and GEL 102 with a minimum grade of B-.

         II.    In order to remain a major or minor in the Geology program, students are required to maintain a minimum average
                2.5 GPA in all of the major and minor courses. Furthermore, students must meet the following competency
                qualifications:

                A.       Written English Competency:
                         To remain a major or minor in Geology, a student must have scored in at least the 80th percentile group on
                         the university required Written English Competency Examination (CLEP) or earned a minimum grade of
                         B- in English 101. Students not obtaining a minimum grade of B- in English 101 must have earned a
                         minimum grade of B- in English 201. Students should be aware that this is more demanding than the
                         general university competency requirement. Students transferring English competency or English
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                         composition course credits from another institution will be expected to meet the same standards required of
                         CMU students.
                B.       Oral English Competency:
                         To remain a major or minor in Geology, a student must have earned a minimum grade of B- in COM 101
                         or one of its accepted substitutes (TAI 302, COM 267, COM 269, COM 357, TAI 170). Students
                         transferring COM course credits from another institution will be expected to meet the same standard
                         required of CMU students.
                C.       Math Competency:
                         To remain a major in Geology, a student must have successfully satisfied the CMU Mathematics
                         Competency Requirement. Students transferring MTH course credits from another institution will be
                         expected to meet the same standards required of CMU students.

         III.   In order to graduate with a major or minor in Geology, students must achieve a minimum average 2.5 GPA for all of
                their major and minor courses including required cognate courses in Math, Chemistry, and Physics.

         Core Courses I (3-4 hours)
          Select one of the following options:
          Option A (4 hours)
           GEL 101 - Physical Geology 3(3-0)
           GEL 102 - Physical Geology Laboratory 1(0-2)
          Option B (4 hours)
           GEL 102 - Physical Geology Laboratory 1(0-2)
           GEL 105 - Dangerous Planet 3(3-0)
          Option C (3 hours)
           GEL 100 - Introduction to Earth Systems 3(2-2)
          Option D (3 hours)
           GEL 130 - Earth Processes 3(2-2)

         Core Courses II (25 hours)
          GEL 201 - Earth History 3(2-2)
          GEL 290 - Introduction to Geologic Investigation 3(2-2)
          GEL 310 - Introductory Mineralogy 4(3-3)
          GEL 321 - Petrology 4(3-3)
          GEL 370 - Structural Geology 3(2-3)
          GEL 440 - Stratigraphy and Sedimentology 3(2-3)
          GEL 450 - Geology Field Camp 5(Spec)

         Required Courses I (15 hours)
          GEL 406 - Senior Thesis 3(Spec)
          GEL 430 - Invertebrate Paleontology 3(2-3)
          GEL 575 - Special Studies in Geology 1-6(Spec)
          MTH 132 - Calculus I 4(4-0)
          MTH 133 - Calculus II 4(4-0)

         Required Courses II (3 hours)
          Select one of the following:
          GEL 372 - Introduction to Geophysics 3(2-3)
          GEL 380 - Hydrogeology 3(2-3)
          GEL 460 - Geochemistry 3(3-0)

         Required Courses III (5-8 hours)
          Select one of the following options:
          Option A (8 hours)
           CHM 131 - Introduction to Chemistry I 4(3-3)
           CHM 132 - Introduction to Chemistry II 4(3-3)
          Option B (5 hours)
           CHM 161 - Principles of Chemistry 5(4-4)
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          Required Courses IV (10 hours)
           Select one of the following options:
           Option A (10 hours)
            PHY 130 - College Physics I 4(4-0)
            PHY 131 - College Physics II 4(4-0)
            PHY 170 - College Physics Laboratory I 1(0-2)
            PHY 171 - College Physics Laboratory II 1(0-2)
           Option B (10 hours)
            PHY 145 - University Physics I 4(4-0)
            PHY 146 - University Physics II 4(4-0)
            PHY 175 - University Physics Laboratory I 1(0-2)
            PHY 176 - University Physics Laboratory II 1(0-2)

          Electives (3 hours)
           Select approved 300-level or above GEL electives excluding GEL 301, 304, and 320.

         Total: 64-68 semester hours

                  IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Fall 2010
                  [Reference: CST CCC Minutes, 4/27/09, I.B.2.a.]


         B.       Moved, seconded (Famoye/Rakesh) and CARRIED approval of curricular changes to Actuarial Science Major.

         Rationale: Data Mining is a statistical analysis method that is finding increasing usage in the risk management industry.
         CMU presently offers a Graduate Certificate Program in Data Mining (GCPDM) of which STA 591 is a core course. At
         present, of the 5 elective courses for Actuarial Science majors, none are statistics (STA) courses. Adding STA 591 to the
         present five (5) elective courses, without modifying the required courses or credit hours required for graduation, provides
         Actuarial Science students with added skills that may be highly desired by prospective employers.

         FROM:

As of: 01/14/2009       MAJOR/MINOR INFORMATION                        MJ-ACTSCI
                         Actuarial Science Major

Existing Information From SAP
   Module Group:         MJ-ACTSCI
   SAP Title:         Actuarial Science Major

Owning Department or Council:       Actuarial Science

Degrees under which this program is offered:
   BA        Bachelor of Arts
   BS-B2       Bachelor of Science, B Sel Maj:All Min
   BS-B3       Bachelor of Science, B Sel Maj:No Min

CURRENT PROGRAM:

<b>Why Study Actuarial Science?</b>
Actuaries study risk. The work is quite quantitative. About 70% of actuaries work for insurance companies; about 25% for consulting
firms, and about 5% for government agencies. The publication <i>Jobs Rated Almanac</i> has always rated actuary as one of the top
five jobs in the United States. In the 2002 edition (sixth edition), it is rated number 2.

<b>Actuarial Science at CMU</b>
The Actuarial Science major is an interdisciplinary major with an advisor from the Department of Mathematics. It offers courses to
prepare students for the first actuarial exam jointly administered by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society and
much of the coursework to prepare students for the second actuarial exam. Students should try to pass at least the first exam by the
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time they graduate from CMU. The major also provides coursework to prepare a graduate for the business world in which the
insurance industry is located. More direct contact with actuaries comes through the student organization Gamma Iota Sigma.

This major consists of 62-63 hours of course work in mathematics, statistics, accounting, economics, finance, business law, and
computer science. The major is designed to give the student the type of background necessary to pursue a career in actuarial science
and, in particular, to prepare the student to pass two actuarial exams. There is no required minor. Advisors are from the Department of
Mathematics.

For information, contact John E. Daniels, advisor, 774-2894, Pearce 206E, john.daniels@cmich.edu.

 Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards
  As early as possible, a student interested in actuarial science should contact the actuarial science advisor. It is important to get
  through the calculus sequence as soon as possible in order to give the student maximum opportunity to pass actuarial exams.

  NOTE to students with an Actuarial Science major and Mathematics minor: for this combination students must take six hours of
  mathematics courses numbered 300 or above which are not counted toward the Actuarial Science major.

 Required Courses I (51 hours)
  ACC 201 - Concepts of Financial Accounting 3(3-0)
  ACC 202 - Concepts of Managerial Accounting 3(3-0)
  BLR 202 - Legal Environment of Business 3(3-0)
  ECO 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3(3-0)
  ECO 202 - Principles of Microeconomics 3(3-0)
  FIN 317 - Insurance Planning 3(3-0)
  FIN 332 - Managerial Finance 3(3-0)
  MTH 132 - Calculus I 4(4-0)
  MTH 133 - Calculus II 4(4-0)
  MTH 223 - Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory 3(3-0)
  MTH 233 - Calculus III 4(4-0)
  MTH 332 - Introduction to Analysis 3(3-0)
  MTH 539 - Mathematical Foundations of Actuarial Science 3(3-0)
  STA 575 - Statistical Programming for Data Management and Analysis 3(3-0)
  STA 584 - Mathematical Statistics I 3(3-0)
  STA 585 - Mathematical Statistics II 3(3-0)

 Required Courses II (2-3 hours)
  Choose CPS 150 or any programming language course (2 or 3 credits).
  CPS 150 - FORTRAN Programming 2(2-0)

 Required Courses III (3 hours)
  Select one of the following:
  ECO 385 - Introduction to Econometrics 3(3-0)
  STA 580 - Applied Statistical Methods I 3(3-0)

 Required Courses IV (3 hours)
  Select one of the following:
  ECO 532 - Economic Forecasting 3(3-0)
  STA 589 - Time Series Forecasting 3(3-0)

 Electives (3 hours)
  Select one of the following in consultation with the advisor:
  BIS 360 - Business Communication 3(3-0)
  ECO 365 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3(3-0)
  ECO 370 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3(3-0)
  FIN 442 - Intermediate Financial Management 3(3-0)
  MTH 532 - Advanced Calculus I 3(3-0)

Total: 62-63 semester hours
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         TO:
                           MAJOR/MINOR INFORMATION                         MJ-ACTSCI
                           Actuarial Science Major

Existing Information From SAP
   Module Group:         MJ-ACTSCI
   SAP Title:         Actuarial Science Major

Owning Department or Council:        Actuarial Science

Degrees under which this program is offered:
   BA        Bachelor of Arts
   BS-B2       Bachelor of Science, B Sel Maj:All Min
   BS-B3       Bachelor of Science, B Sel Maj:No Min

CURRENT PROGRAM:

<b>Why Study Actuarial Science?</b>
Actuaries study risk. The work is quite quantitative. About 70% of actuaries work for insurance companies; about 25% for consulting
firms, and about 5% for government agencies. The publication <i>Jobs Rated Almanac</i> has always rated actuary as one of the top
five jobs in the United States. In the 2002 edition (sixth edition), it is rated number 2.

<b>Actuarial Science at CMU</b>
The Actuarial Science major is an interdisciplinary major with an advisor from the Department of Mathematics. It offers courses to
prepare students for the first actuarial exam jointly administered by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society and
much of the coursework to prepare students for the second actuarial exam. Students should try to pass at least the first exam by the
time they graduate from CMU. The major also provides coursework to prepare a graduate for the business world in which the
insurance industry is located. More direct contact with actuaries comes through the student organization Gamma Iota Sigma.

This major consists of 62-63 hours of course work in mathematics, statistics, accounting, economics, finance, business law, and
computer science. The major is designed to give the student the type of background necessary to pursue a career in actuarial science
and, in particular, to prepare the student to pass two actuarial exams. There is no required minor. Advisors are from the Department of
Mathematics.

For information, contact John E. Daniels, advisor, 774-2894, Pearce 206E, john.daniels@cmich.edu.

 Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards
  As early as possible, a student interested in actuarial science should contact the actuarial science advisor. It is important to get
  through the calculus sequence as soon as possible in order to give the student maximum opportunity to pass actuarial exams.

  NOTE to students with an Actuarial Science major and Mathematics minor: for this combination students must take six hours of
  mathematics courses numbered 300 or above which are not counted toward the Actuarial Science major.

 Required Courses I (51 hours)
  ACC 201 - Concepts of Financial Accounting 3(3-0)
  ACC 202 - Concepts of Managerial Accounting 3(3-0)
  BLR 202 - Legal Environment of Business 3(3-0)
  ECO 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3(3-0)
  ECO 202 - Principles of Microeconomics 3(3-0)
  FIN 317 - Insurance Planning 3(3-0)
  FIN 332 - Managerial Finance 3(3-0)
  MTH 132 - Calculus I 4(4-0)
  MTH 133 - Calculus II 4(4-0)
  MTH 223 - Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory 3(3-0)
  MTH 233 - Calculus III 4(4-0)
  MTH 332 - Introduction to Analysis 3(3-0)
  MTH 539 - Mathematical Foundations of Actuarial Science 3(3-0)
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  STA 575 - Statistical Programming for Data Management and Analysis 3(3-0)
  STA 584 - Mathematical Statistics I 3(3-0)
  STA 585 - Mathematical Statistics II 3(3-0)

 Required Courses II (2-3 hours)
  Choose CPS 150 or any programming language course (2 or 3 credits).
  CPS 150 - FORTRAN Programming 2(2-0)

 Required Courses III (3 hours)
  Select one of the following:
  ECO 385 - Introduction to Econometrics 3(3-0)
  STA 580 - Applied Statistical Methods I 3(3-0)

 Required Courses IV (3 hours)
  Select one of the following:
  ECO 532 - Economic Forecasting 3(3-0)
  STA 589 - Time Series Forecasting 3(3-0)

 Electives (3 hours)
  Select one of the following in consultation with the advisor:
  BIS 360 - Business Communication 3(3-0)
  ECO 365 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3(3-0)
  ECO 370 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3(3-0)
  FIN 442 - Intermediate Financial Management 3(3-0)
  MTH 532 - Advanced Calculus I 3(3-0)
  STA 591 – Statistical Methods for Data Mining 3(3-0)

Total: 62-63 semester hours

                  IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Fall 2010
                  [Reference: CST CCC Minutes, 4/27/09, I.B.2.b.]


II.     ADVANCED NOTICE ITEMS: None


III.    ITEMS REFERRED TO THE ACADEMIC SENATE FOR PUBLICATION: The following items are published. Any
        written objection must be submitted to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee on or before October 20, 2009.

        A. New Courses:

             1.   ENG 337 Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature 3(3-0)
                  Selected works in British literature from 1660-1800, including poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction prose.
                  Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or ELI 198 with C or better; ENG 201 with C or better; ENG 134 or ENG 234.

                  IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Fall 2010
                  [Reference: CHSBS CCC Minutes, 4/20/09, I.A.1.a.1.]

             2.   ENG 442 The British Novel 3(3-0)
                  The development of the British novel considered historically or thematically. Prerequisites: ENG 101 or 103/099 or
                  ELI 198 with C or better; ENG 201with C or better; ENG 134 or ENG 234.

                  IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Fall 2010
                  [Reference: CHSBS CCC Minutes, 4/20/09, I.A.1.a.2.]

        B. Course Deletions: None
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        C. Course Changes:

            1.   Change Bulletin Description and MCS Review:

                 a.      FROM: CHM 111 The Interaction of Chemistry and Society 3(3-0)
                         The impact of chemistry on our environment. Emphasis on water, air, and environmental pollution.
                         Recommended for elementary school teachers. No credit toward major or minor. No previous chemistry
                         required. (University Program Group II-A)

                         TO: CHM 111 The Interaction of Chemistry and Society 3(3-0)
                         The impact of chemistry on our environment. Emphasis on water, air, and environmental pollution.
                         Recommended for elementary school teachers. No credit toward chemistry or biochemistry major or
                         minor. No previous chemistry required. (University Program Group II-A)

                 IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Fall 2010
                 [Reference: General Education Subcommittee Minutes, 4/23/09, V.A.; CST CCC Minutes, 10/13/08, IV.A.1.c.1.]

            2.   Change Prerequisites and MCS Review:

                 a.      FROM: GEL 430 Invertebrate Paleontology 3(2-3)
                         A general survey of the taxonomy, phylogeny, identification, stratigraphy, and paleoecology of the major
                         fossil invertebrate groups. Field trip fee required. Prerequisites: GEL 201; BIO 101, BIO 218 are helpful.

                         TO: GEL 430 Invertebrate Paleontology 3(2-3)
                         A general survey of the taxonomy, phylogeny, identification, stratigraphy, and paleoecology of the major
                         fossil invertebrate groups. Field trip fee required. Prerequisites: GEL 201. Recommended: BIO 110,
                         218.

                 IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Fall 2010
                 [Reference: CST CCC Minutes, 4/27/09, I.A.1.c.1.]

            3.   Addendum:

                 a.      SCI 490 Contemporary Issues in Earth Science 1(1-0)

                 IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Fall 2010
                 [Reference: CST CCC Minutes, 4/27/09, I.A.1.c.3.]

            4.   MCS Review:

                 a.      CHM 127 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory 1(0-2)

                 IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Fall 2010
                 [Reference: General Education Subcommittee Minutes, 4/23/09, V.B.; CST CCC Minutes, 11/10/08, IV.A.1.c.2.]

                 b.      PHS 251 Introductory Physical Science II 3(2-2)

                 IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Fall 2010
                 [Reference: CST CCC Minutes, 4/27/09, I.A.1.c.2.]


        D. Curricular Changes:

            1.   Approved curricular changes to Geology Major, Option B.

FROM:
As of: 04/29/2009        MAJOR/MINOR INFORMATION                      MJ-GEL:B
                         Geology Major (BS And BA Option B)
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Existing Information From SAP
   Module Group:         MJ-GEL:B
   SAP Title:         Geology Major (BS And BA Option B)

Owning Department or Council:      Geology

Degrees under which this program is offered:
   BA           Bachelor of Arts
   BS-B1        Bachelor of Science, B All Maj:Sel Min
   BS-B2        Bachelor of Science, B Sel Maj:All Min
   BS-A2        Bachelor of Science, Pln A2, Maj, No Min

CURRENT PROGRAM:

This option is designed for students who desire the curricular freedom of selecting a minor. Students choose between a geology major
or hydrogeology/environmental concentration. With an appropriate minor, this curriculum will adequately prepare a student for
graduate school or a career in the geological or environmental sciences.

 Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards
  I. In order to sign a major or minor in the Department of Geology, a student must first meet with the department chair and provide
     written evidence that the student has successfully completed 45 semester hours of university work with an overall GPA of 2.5.
     These 45 hours must include GEL 100, or GEL 130, or GEL 101 and GEL 102, or GEL 105 and GEL 102 with a minimum grade
     of B-.

  II. In order to remain a major or minor in the Geology program, students are required to maintain a minimum average 2.5 GPA in
     all of the major and minor courses. Furthermore, students must meet the following competency qualifications:

    A. Written English Competency:
       To remain a major or minor in Geology, a student must have scored in at least the 80th percentile group on the university
       required Written English Competency Examination (CLEP) or earned a minimum grade of B- in English 101. Students not
       obtaining a minimum grade of B- in English 101 must have earned a minimum grade of B- in English 201. Students should
       be aware that this is more demanding than the general university competency requirement. Students transferring English
       competency or English composition course credits from another institution will be expected to meet the same standards
       required of CMU students.

    B. Oral English Competency:
       To remain a major or minor in Geology, a student must have earned a minimum grade of B- in COM 101 or one of its
       accepted substitutes (TAI 302, COM 267, COM 269, COM 357, TAI 170). Students transferring SDA course credits from
       another institution will be expected to meet the same standard required of CMU students.

    C. Math Competency:
       To remain a major in Geology, a student must have successfully satisfied the CMU Mathematics Competency Requirement.
       Students transferring MTH course credits from another institution will be expected to meet the same standards required of
       CMU students.

  III. In order to graduate with a major or minor in Geology, students must achieve a minimum average 2.5 GPA for all of their major
       and minor courses including required cognate courses in Math, Chemistry, and Physics.

 Core Courses I (3-4 hours)
  Select one of the following options:
  Option A (4 hours)
   GEL 101 - Physical Geology 3(3-0)
   GEL 102 - Physical Geology Laboratory 1(0-2)
  Option B (4 hours)
   GEL 102 - Physical Geology Laboratory 1(0-2)
   GEL 105 - Dangerous Planet 3(3-0)
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  Option C (3 hours)
   GEL 100 - Introduction to Earth Systems 3(2-2)
  Option D (3 hours)
   GEL 130 - Earth Processes 3(2-2)

 Core Courses II (25 hours)
  GEL 201 - Earth History 3(2-2)
  GEL 290 - Introduction to Geologic Investigation 3(2-2)
  GEL 310 - Introductory Mineralogy 4(3-3)
  GEL 321 - Petrology 4(3-3)
  GEL 370 - Structural Geology 3(2-3)
  GEL 440 - Stratigraphy and Sedimentology 3(2-3)
  GEL 450 - Geology Field Camp 5(Spec)

 Required Courses I (3 hours)
  GEL 430 - Invertebrate Paleontology 3(2-3)

 Required Courses II (3 hours)
  Select one of the following:
  GEL 372 - Introduction to Geophysics 3(2-3)
  GEL 380 - Hydrogeology 3(2-3)
  GEL 460 - Geochemistry 3(3-0)

 Electives (3 hours)
  Select approved 300-level or above electives excluding GEL 301, 304, and 320.

Total: 37-38 semester hours

<b>Note:<b> 16 hours of prerequisites (CHM 131, CHM 132, MTH 132, PHY 130)


TO:
                 MAJOR/MINOR INFORMATION                       MJ-GEL:B
                 Geology Major (BS And BA Option B)

Existing Information From SAP
   Module Group:         MJ-GEL:B
   SAP Title:         Geology Major (BS And BA Option B)

Owning Department or Council:      Geology

Degrees under which this program is offered:
   BA           Bachelor of Arts
   BS-B1        Bachelor of Science, B All Maj:Sel Min
   BS-B2        Bachelor of Science, B Sel Maj:All Min
   BS-A2        Bachelor of Science, Pln A2, Maj, No Min

CURRENT PROGRAM:

This option is designed for students who desire the curricular freedom of selecting a minor. Students choose between a geology major
or hydrogeology/environmental concentration. With an appropriate minor, this curriculum will adequately prepare a student for
graduate school or a career in the geological or environmental sciences.

 Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards
  I. In order to sign a major or minor in the Department of Geology, a student must first meet with the department chair and provide
     written evidence that the student has successfully completed 45 semester hours of university work with an overall GPA of 2.5.
     These 45 hours must include GEL 100, or GEL 130, or GEL 101 and GEL 102, or GEL 105 and GEL 102 with a minimum grade
     of B-.
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes
September 9, 2009
Page 12


  II. In order to remain a major or minor in the Geology program, students are required to maintain a minimum average 2.5 GPA in
     all of the major and minor courses. Furthermore, students must meet the following competency qualifications:

    A. Written English Competency:
       To remain a major or minor in Geology, a student must have scored in at least the 80th percentile group on the university
       required Written English Competency Examination (CLEP) or earned a minimum grade of B- in English 101. Students not
       obtaining a minimum grade of B- in English 101 must have earned a minimum grade of B- in English 201. Students should
       be aware that this is more demanding than the general university competency requirement. Students transferring English
       competency or English composition course credits from another institution will be expected to meet the same standards
       required of CMU students.

    B. Oral English Competency:
       To remain a major or minor in Geology, a student must have earned a minimum grade of B- in COM 101 or one of its
       accepted substitutes (TAI 302, COM 267, COM 269, COM 357, TAI 170). Students transferring COM course credits from
       another institution will be expected to meet the same standard required of CMU students.

    C. Math Competency:
       To remain a major in Geology, a student must have successfully satisfied the CMU Mathematics Competency Requirement.
       Students transferring MTH course credits from another institution will be expected to meet the same standards required of
       CMU students.

  III. In order to graduate with a major or minor in Geology, students must achieve a minimum average 2.5 GPA for all of their major
       and minor courses including required cognate courses in Math, Chemistry, and Physics.

 Core Courses I (3-4 hours)
  Select one of the following options:
  Option A (4 hours)
   GEL 101 - Physical Geology 3(3-0)
   GEL 102 - Physical Geology Laboratory 1(0-2)
  Option B (4 hours)
   GEL 102 - Physical Geology Laboratory 1(0-2)
   GEL 105 - Dangerous Planet 3(3-0)
  Option C (3 hours)
   GEL 100 - Introduction to Earth Systems 3(2-2)
  Option D (3 hours)
   GEL 130 - Earth Processes 3(2-2)

 Core Courses II (25 hours)
  GEL 201 - Earth History 3(2-2)
  GEL 290 - Introduction to Geologic Investigation 3(2-2)
  GEL 310 - Introductory Mineralogy 4(3-3)
  GEL 321 - Petrology 4(3-3)
  GEL 370 - Structural Geology 3(2-3)
  GEL 440 - Stratigraphy and Sedimentology 3(2-3)
  GEL 450 - Geology Field Camp 5(Spec)

 Required Courses I (3 hours)
  GEL 430 - Invertebrate Paleontology 3(2-3)

 Required Courses II (3 hours)
  Select one of the following:
  GEL 372 - Introduction to Geophysics 3(2-3)
  GEL 380 - Hydrogeology 3(2-3)
  GEL 460 - Geochemistry 3(3-0)

 Electives (3 hours)
  Select approved 300-level or above GEL electives excluding GEL 301, 304, and 320.
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Minutes
September 9, 2009
Page 13


Total: 37-38 semester hours

<b>Note:<b> 16 hours of prerequisites (CHM 131, CHM 132, MTH 132, PHY 130)


              IMPLEMENTATION DATE: Fall 2010
              [Reference: CST CCC Minutes 4/27/09, I.B.1.b.]


IV.     CORRECTION TO MINUTES: None

V.      OTHER:

        A.        An election to Board of Appeals – Student Vacancy was held. Ransom moved, seconded by Rakesh, to elect Kelly
                  Jex as the student representative to the Board of Appeals. Motion carried.

        B.        CHM 101 was returned to the General Education Subcommittee for clarification on the MCS.

        C.        CHM 127 was approved for publication pending clarification of the pre- and co-requisites.

        D.        GEL 430 was approved for publication pending clarification of the prerequisites and recommended courses.

        E.        PHS 251 was approved for publication with editorial changes to the MCS.

        F.        SCI 490 was approved for publication pending department chair’s approval.

        G.        Geography Geospatial Analysis of Environment Concentration was returned to the College to be resubmitted as a
                  new concentration.

        H.        ENG 337 and 442 were approved for publication pending editorial clarification of the prerequisites.


VI.     ADJOURNMENT

        There being no further discussion, Allen moved for adjournment, seconded by Serra. The meeting was adjourned at 4:50
        p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Paula Serra                        Jill Noch
Secretary                          Administrative Aide

				
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