Curricular Items

From the Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee

CORRECTION APPENDED

Advanced to the Senate Curriculum Committee
The following have been received in the College Senate Office and forwarded to the Senate Curriculum Committee for review and approval:

New Programs:
B.F.A. Interior Design (0190)
Minor in Indigenous Studies
Minor in Legal Studies
M.S.Ed. Science Education with Initial Teaching Certification

Program Revisions:
B.A. Art History (0130)
B.A. Journalism (0708)
B.A. Media Production (0707)
B.Mus. Music Education (0126)
B.S. Art Education (0100)
B.S. French Education (0651)
B.S. Spanish Education (0656)
Minor in Writing (1027)
Postbaccalaureate Teacher Certification French Education (7046)
Postbaccalaureate Teacher Certification Spanish Education (7076)

New Courses:
COM 312 Basic Media Production. Prerequisite: COM 215. Exploration of basic concepts and processes of video and audio media production and editing, including hands-on experience in studio and field production, and both video and audio postproduction; Discussion of career options.

COM 433 Advanced TV Documentary Production. Prerequisite: COM 312. Capstone experience in producing and directing television documentaries, with hands-on experience in planning, writing, shooting, and editing; focus on analysis and evaluation of documentary productions.

ECO 691 Seminar in Economic Policy. Prerequisites: ECO 505, ECO 507, ECO 508, and ECO 524. Intensive examination of fiscal policy, monetary policy, industrial policy, labor policy, trade policy, foreign exchange policy, development policy, and social policy. Theoretical approaches and empirical techniques; case studies; analysis and evaluation of the impacts of economic policy on economy and society.

FLE 240 Introduction to Linguistics. A general introduction to the study of language, including syntax, morphology, phonetics, phonology, semantics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and language change.

FLE 340 Second Language Acquisition and Literacy. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; proficiency in English (FSI-3); consent of foreign language education coordinator. Introduction to the main components that underpin second-language acquisition and literacy theory, including inter-language systems and sociocultural, psychological, and personality factors. Classroom observations in a middle, high, or senior high school. Conducted by school and college staff. Required for all B.S. French and Spanish Education majors (BS-AH-FRS/SPS) and Foreign Language Education Postbaccalaureate Teaching Certification (PBC-AH-FRS/SPS) students.

HIS 440 The Holocaust. Prerequisite: Upper-division status or instructor permission. Persecution and murder of Jews and other victims of Nazi genocide. Historical anti-Semitism, the personality of Adolf Hitler, the traumas of Weimar Germany, birth and rise of the Nazi party, persecution and extermination of Jews, non-Jewish victims, the death camps, Jewish resistance, and world reaction to Nazi policies.

MUS 110 Accompanist Coaching Session. Corequisites: MUS 112 or MUS 171–473; applied lessons. Provides students enrolled in the applied music lesson sequence the opportunity to meet and rehearse privately with a staff piano accompanist and have an accompanist present in their applied lesson. Emphasis on memorization techniques, solo and ensemble performance techniques, and musical interpretation. Includes solo or chamber repertoire currently under preparation for collegium, jury, or recital performance.

PSY 460 Advanced Legal Psychology. Prerequisites: PSY 101 and PSY 375. How behavior in legal contexts is influenced by social psychological, cognitive, and developmental processes. Social and cognitive influences on eyewitness testimony and memory, false confessions, jurors’ evaluation of trial evidence and decision processes, social influence among jury members, children’s participation in the legal system, and discrimination in the legal system.

SOC 208 Sociology of Contemporary China. Contemporary China from various sociological perspectives; brief history of China; recent developments of social structure, cultural values and norms in China; comparison of China and Western societies; practical outcomes of China studies.

Course Revisions:
ANT 321 Primatology. Prerequisite: ANT 100 or instructor permission. Study of living prosimians, monkeys, and apes, including taxonomy, social organization, feeding and ranging, community ecology, and conservation; field studies of natural populations.

CNS 610 Polymers in Art Conservation. Corequisite: CNS 611. The chemistry and physics of polymers used to create and treat artwork. Nomenclature, reactivity, structure-property relationships, solubility, surfactants, emulsions, natural and synthetic coatings and adhesives, degradation, mechanical properties, polymer additives, and analytical methods of identification and characterization.

CNS 611 Polymers in Art Conservation Laboratory. Corequisite: CNS 610. The chemistry and physics of polymers to explain the behavior of materials used to create and treat artwork. Nomenclature, reactivity, structure-property relationships, solubility, surfactants, emulsions, natural and synthetic coatings and adhesives, degradation, mechanical properties, polymer additives, and analytical methods of identification and characterization.

CNS 616 Technical Aspects of Preventative Conservation. Prerequisites: CNS 614 and CNS 615. Corequisite: CNS 617. The scientific principles behind preventive conservation; hands-on experience in manipulating the storage and display environment for cultural heritage objects control. Includes degradation kinetics, environmental monitoring and control, artificial aging, materials testing, protective coatings, and mitigation of biological degradation. Laboratory exercises provide hands-on experiences in preventive conservation.

CNS 617 Technical Aspects of Preventative Conservation Laboratory. Prerequisites: CNS 614 and CNS 615; Corequisite: CNS 616. Laboratory course. Explores the scientific principles behind preventive conservation. Hands-on experiences in experimentally manipulating the storage and display environment for cultural heritage objects, and the results of that manipulation.

CNS 620 Technology and Conservation of Paintings I. Prerequisite: Formal acceptance into the Art Conservation Department. Corequisite: CNS 621. Historical survey of processes and materials employed by artists in the creation of wall and easel paintings from the Paleolithic to the present and the implications for their conservation. Painting types include rock art, Egyptian and Etruscan tomb painting, medieval egg tempera, Italian Renaissance fresco, oil on panel and canvas, and modern media.

CNS 621 Technology and Conservation of Paintings I Laboratory. Corequisite: CNS 620. Students create two mock-up paintings using historical materials and techniques to the greatest extent possible: fourteenth-century Sienese egg tempera panel and seventeenth-century Flemish or Spanish oil painting on canvas. Technical examination of an aged oil painting of value performed in detail and recorded in writing for the client.

CNS 622 Technology and Conservation of Paintings II. Prerequisites: CNS 620 and CNS 621. Corequisite: CNS 623. Theory and practice of conserving easel paintings examined in detail. Includes treatment proposal ethics and design, aqueous and solvent-based cleaning systems, resins and solvents used for consolidation, mechanics and dynamics of canvas paintings and support systems, humidification and lining treatments, varnishes and varnishing techniques, and color-matching theory and its application to inpainting.

CNS 623 Technology and Conservation of Paintings II Laboratory. Corequisite: CNS 622. The practice of conserving easel paintings using aqueous and solvent based cleaning systems, resins and solvents used for consolidation, mechanics and dynamics of canvas paintings and support systems, humidification and lining treatments, varnishes and varnishing techniques and color-matching theory and its application to inpainting. Professional ethics applied to treatment proposal and reports.

CNS 624 Technology and Conservation of Paintings III. Laboratory course offered as a continuation of CNS 623. Greater involvement with easel painting treatments allows students to broaden their repertoire of skills, further develop acuity for recognizing condition problems, and strengthen visual connoisseurship for distinguishing original paint from later additions.

CNS 626 Technology and Conservation of Paintings IV. Laboratory course offered as a continuation of CNS 624. Restricted to students majoring in paintings conservation. Greater involvement with easel painting treatments allows students to broaden their repertoire of skills, further develop acuity for recognizing condition problems, and strengthen visual connoisseurship for distinguishing original paint from later additions. Involves original research and materials analysis.

COM 304 Writing for Broadcast (TV, Radio, Film). Prerequisite: COM 210. Practice in organizing and writing for radio, audio media, television, and other visual media; writing in various formats, including commercials, promotional announcements, documentaries, corporate video, and narrative scripts.

COM 317 Media Management. Theory and practice in broadcast management for radio and television stations, cable networks, online digital media; focus on structure, budget, sales, regulations, and audience-building aspect of programming and management.

COM 328 Intermediate Audio Production. Prerequisite: COM 312. Continuing study of theory, aesthetics, and fundamentals of audio production; emphasis on commercial production for radio and other audio media; introduction to in-studio production setting.

COM 329 Intermediate Video Production. Prerequisite: COM 312. Continuing study of the theory, aesthetics, and fundamentals of video production; emphasis on visual, auditory, and motion elements of communication in television and video; practice in studio production setting.

COM 428 Advanced Audio Production. Prerequisite: COM 328. Capstone experience in producing audio; emphasis on multitrack recording, mixing, and music and voice editing.

COM 429 Advanced Multicamera Studio Production. Prerequisite: COM 329. Capstone experience in studio television production using news and/or other genres requiring advanced skills; requires hands-on practice in studio-based productions.

COM 431 Advanced Field Production. Prerequisite: COM 312. Capstone experience in producing and directing field video productions for on-campus/off-campus viewing. Students specialize in field productions in non-studio locations; use of portable cameras, lighting and sound equipment; production in remote studio settings.

COM 432 Advanced Postproduction. Prerequisite: COM 312. Capstone experience in video postproduction; emphasis on postproduction editing and editor’s role in visual storytelling; hands-on approach to developing both artistic insight and practical skills in editing.

COM 434 Advanced Video Production Practicum. Prerequisite: COM 329. Capstone experience in producing video programming for client- and college-generated on-campus/off-campus uses. Students staff a full production team for public affairs, community service, promotions, entertainment, and other types of programming.

ENG 361 Contemporary Literature. Prerequisite: ENG 190 or instructor permission. Reading, discussion, and analysis of literature written in the last 25 years. Literary features and literary theories.

ENG 450 Studies in Poetry. Prerequisites: ENG 190 and 3 credit hours of literature, or instructor permission. A particular aspect of poetry: theme, motif, philosophy, concept, or literary movement in English, American, or world literature. May be taken for credit more than once when content varies.

FLE 300 Introduction to the Foreign Language Classroom. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; completion of 302 in language of specialization; minimum GPA of 2.50 in language of specialization; proficiency in English (FSI-3); consent of foreign language education coordinator. Introduction to the research and standards that inform professional foreign language teaching. Thirty-five clock hours in a middle, high, or senior high school in a variety of field-based tasks. Conducted by school and college staff.

FLE 401 Teaching Foreign Languages in Middle and High Schools. Prerequisites: Minimum GPA of 2.50 in language of specialization; proficiency in English (FSI-3); consent of foreign language education coordinator; completion of ACTFL OPI. Prerequisites or corequisites: FLE 200, EDF 303, and EDF 403. Exploration of the research and standards that inform professional foreign language teaching. Students in modern and classical languages teacher certification programs should take this course immediately before FLE 407 and FLE 408 (student teaching). Conducted by school and college staff.

New Courses and Intellectual Foundations Designations:

NATURAL SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
GES 232 The Solar System. Makeup and characteristics of our solar system; formation hypotheses; geologic processes acting on solar system bodies; comparison of the planets; the search for other solar systems and life elsewhere. Expansion of solar system exploration due to advances in technology and its effect on society.

TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
ANT 385 Visual Anthropology. Prerequisite: ANT 101 or SOC 100. How technology of still camera transformed relationship to imagery, perception of time and movement through splitting and flattening of representations into “realistic” images. Basics of still cameras as research tools; how to collect informants’ images as data. Meaning, use of images, representations, and power of visual data.

Course Revisions and Intellectual Foundations Designations:

ORAL COMMUNICATION
ANT 415 Seminar in Archaeology. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Value of archaeology and its relevance to the problems faced by people today. Benefits from archaeology and how they are achieved. Intellectual, social, and political trends that have shaped the development of the field of archaeology. Archaeological theory and research design in depth. Negotiating between the different stakeholders in archaeological projects. Oral communication of archaeological findings.

PHY 410 Advanced Physics. Prerequisite: PHY 305 or equivalent. Selected advanced experiments chosen from the areas of mechanics, thermal physics, sound, optics, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.

WORLD CIVILIZATIONS
HIS 306 Africa to 1800 (formerly History of Africa to 1919). Prerequisite: Upper-division status or instructor permission. African history from the Paleolithic period to 1800. Development of agriculture, ancient civilizations of Africa, iron working societies, the trans-Saharan trade, the impact of Islam and Christianity, traditional African political and social arrangements, the slave trade, and the European presence in early modern Africa.

HIS 337 Africa since 1800 (formerly HIS 211 History of Africa since 1919). Prerequisite: Upper-division status or instructor permission. African history since 1800. Abolition of the slave trade, pre-colonial culture and society, partition of Africa by European nations, impact of colonial regimes, African resistance movements, colonial nationalism, world wars and decolonization, Apartheid in South Africa, impact of the Cold War, and neo-colonialism.

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Advanced to the President
The following have been approved by the Senate Curriculum Committee and forwarded to the president for review and approval:

New Program:
Advanced Certificate in Public Management

New Courses:
MET 611 Advanced Engineering Modeling
MET 675 Advanced Engineering System Design

New Course and Intellectual Foundations Designation:
ORAL COMMUNICATION
PHI 351 Ethics Bowl

Course Revisions:
CNS 612 Conservation Science: Polarized Light Microscopy, Light and Matter
CNS 613 Conservation Science: Polarized Light Microscopy, Light and Matter Laboratory
CNS 614 Conservation Science: Inorganic Materials in Art and Conservation
CNS 615 Conservation Science: Inorganic Materials in Art and Conservation Laboratory
CNS 634 Technology and Conservation of Works of Art on Paper III Laboratory
CNS 636 Technology and Conservation of Works of Art on Paper IV

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Correction: July 16, 2009
The original version of this announcement, published April 2, incorrectly recorded FLE 340 as a Course Revision.