June 5, 2000

Volume XXVIII

Number 8

SENATE CURRICULUM REPORT

(Blue Sheets)

TO ALL SENATORS, THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY, HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS - PROGRAMS - DIVISIONS - INTERCOLLEGE PROGRAMS, CAMPUS EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, DEANS OF RESIDENT INSTRUCTION, AND MEMBERS OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON PROGRAMS AND COURSES.

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The following policy was approved at the April 19, 2000, meeting of The Graduate Council:

Effective Date: Spring Semester 2001

The Graduate Council prohibits the simultaneous offering of the same course at the 400- and 500-levels in the same classroom. Special exceptions may be considered by the Dean of the Graduate School.

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I. OLD BUSINESS

Questions concerning items that have been held must be resolved within a 90-day period following the approval date of the Senate Curriculum Report. The proposals will be returned to the presenting departments if the hold is not resolved by the end of the 90-day period unless an extension of the hold is granted by the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs.

November 24, 1998, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXVII, Number 3
Item #070 ECEEM 484W, Course Change, Earth and Mineral Sciences (HOLD)
Item #123 Neuroscience Option, New, Biology Major, Science
Reviewed by the Board of Trustees at its meeting of May 12, 2000--effective Fall Semester 2000.

February 16, 1999, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXVII, Number 5
Item #036 ART 290 GA, Course Change (HOLD)

August 31, 1999, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXVIII, Number 1
Item #066 HIST 458W, Course Change, Liberal Arts (HOLD)
Item #068 L I R 458W, Course Change, Liberal Arts (HOLD)
Item #085 PHYS 419, Course Change, Science (HOLD)

October 12, 1999, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXVIII, Number 2
Item #004 Kinesiology Major, Wellness Development Specialization Option, New Option, Berks-Lehigh Valley (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.

November 23, 1999, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXVIII, Number 3
Item #004 Leadership Development and Communication Option, New, Agricultural and Extension Education Major, Agricultural Sciences
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 23, 2000--effective Fall Semester 2000.
Item #005 Leadership Development Minor, New, Agricultural Science
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 23, 2000--effective Fall Semester 2000.
Item #035 EGEE 102 GN, Course Add, Earth and Mineral Sciences (HOLD)
Item #067 HIST 107 GH/MEDVL 107 GH, Course Change, Liberal Arts (HOLD)
Item #068 L I R 101 GS, Course Change, Liberal Arts
Approved--effective Summer Session 2000.
Item #069 MEDVL 107 GH/HIST 107 GH, Course Change, Liberal Arts (HOLD)
Item #070 MEDVL 108 GH, Course Change, Liberal Arts (HOLD)
Item #071 PL SC 014 GS, Course Change, Liberal Arts (HOLD)

January 11, 2000, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXVIII, Number 4
Item #012 E R M 415, Course Drop, Agricultural Sciences (HOLD)
Item #014 E R M 423, Course Drop, Agricultural Sciences (HOLD)
Item #016 Human Resources Management Option and Minor Option, New, Management Major, Business Administration (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #040 Computer Science Minor, New, Capital College (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #086 Media Studies Minor, New, Communications
Reviewed by the Board of Trustees at its meeting of May 12, 2000--effective Fall Semester 2000.
Item #104 Bioengineering Major, New, Engineering
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 16, 2000--effective Fall Semester 2001.

February 15, 2000, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXVIII, Number 5
Item #005 Applied Psychology Major, New, Berks-Lehigh Valley (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #014 Geosciences (BA) Major, New, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Reviewed by the Board of Trustees at its meeting of May 12, 2000--effective Summer Session 2000.
Item #015 Climatology Minor, New, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 16, 2000--effective Fall Semester 2000.
Item #016 Watersheds & Water Resources Minor, New, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 12, 2000--effective Summer Session 2000.

March 14, 2000, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXVIII, Number 6
Item #008 Entrepreneurship Option, New, Business Major, Altoona College (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #008A Entrepreneurship Minor, New, Altoona College (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #019 Muscial Theatre Option, Name Change, Theatre Arts Major, Arts and Architecture
Reviewed by the Board of Trustees at its meeting of May 12, 2000--effective Summer Session 2000.
Item #057 Crime, Law, and Justice B.A. Major, New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #057A Crime, Law, and Justice B.S. Major, New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #058 Spanish B.A. Major, Change, Liberal Arts
Approved--effective Summer Session 2000.
Item #058A Spanish B.S. Major, Change, Liberal Arts
Approved--effective Summer Session 2000.

April 11, 2000, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXVIII, Number 7
The entire Curriculum Report was approved with the following exceptions and corrections:

Item #004 Wildlife Option and Fisheries Option, New, Wildlife and Fisheries Science Major, Agricultural Sciences (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #021 Ecology Option, Genetics and Developmental Biology Option, and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Option, New, Biology Major, Behrend College (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #022 International Business Major, New, Behrend College (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #023 General Mathematics Option and Mathematics Education Pre-Certification Option, New, Mathematics Major, Behrend College (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #048 Information Sciences and Technology for EMS Minor, New, Earth and Mineral Sciences (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #073 Information Sciences and Technology in Health Policy and Administration Minor, New, Health and Human Development (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #084A Astrobiology Minor, New, Intercollege Programs (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #085 Environmental Inquiry Minor, New, Intercollege Programs (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #087 African American Studies Minor, Name Change, Liberal Arts (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #090 Information Sciences and Technology for Speech Communication Minor, New, Liberal Arts (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.

II. NEW BUSINESS

The Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs is considering the attached proposals. New majors, options, and minors become effective following review by the Board of Trustees; new courses and courses being dropped become effective the first semester following the approval of this Report unless otherwise specified, the date upon which changes in existing offerings will become effective is the date of the first published Schedule of Courses listing the changed course, unless written objection is received by the University Curriculum Coordinator Sherry F. Walk (sfw2@psu.edu) at the Senate Office, Birch Cottage (863-1202) on or before July 6, 2000. A copy of any written objection sent to the Committee must also be sent to the college representative of the sponsoring college. The University Curriculum Coordinator will communicate the objection to the Chairperson of the Committee. Any item to which written objection is made will be reconsidered by the appropriate committee and may be delayed in becoming available for scheduling; however, reconsideration of any specific item will not affect the scheduling date of other items here listed.

Visit the Senate's home page for a listing of proposed and approved General Education Courses and the long (up-to-400 word) course descriptions: http:// www.psu.edu/ufs/

SENATE COMMITTEE ON CURRICULAR AFFAIRS

Connie D. Baggett, Agricultural
Kevin Berland, Commonwealth College
Ronald Bettig, Communications
Barton Browning, Liberal Arts
Garry L. Burkle, Ex Officio
Robert G. Crane, Earth and Mineral Sciences/ACUE
Todd D. Ellis, Student
Richard B. Englund, Behrend
Donald E. Fahnline, Altoona
Gary J. Fosmire, Health and Human Development
George W. Franz, Delaware
Louis F. Geschwindner, Chair
Lisa C. Hatcher, Student
Sally Heffentreyer, Resources
J. Daniel Marshall, Vice Chair/Education
Annette K. McGregor, Arts and Architecture
Robert D. Minard, Science Representative
Henry O. Patterson, Berks-Lehigh
Judith Ozment Payne, Abington
M. Susan Richman, Capitol
Howard Sachs, Graduate School
Shelley M. Stoffels, Engineering
Arkady Tempelman, Science
James B. Thomas, Information Sciences and Technology
Linda K. Trevino, Business Administration
Diane Zabel, Libraries

TABLE OF CONTENTS

APPENDIX A (Undergraduate)
Abington College (No proposals submitted)
Agricultural Sciences, College of
Altoona College (No proposals submitted)
Arts and Architecture, College of
Behrend College (No proposals submitted)
Berks-Lehigh Valley College (No proposals submitted)
Business Administration, The Smeal College of (No proposals submitted)
Capital College (No proposals submitted)
Commonwealth College
Communications, College (No proposals submitted)
Earth and Mineral Sciences, College of (No proposals submitted)
Education, College of (No proposals submitted)
Engineering, College of (No proposals submitted)
Great Valley, School of Graduate Professional Studies (No proposals submitted)
Health and Human Development, College of (No proposals submitted)
Information Sciences and Technology, School of (No proposals submitted)
Intercollege Programs (No proposals submitted)
Liberal Arts, College of the
Life Sciences Consortium (No proposals submitted)
Science, Eberly College of
APPENDIX B
Graduate
APPENDIX C
College of Medicine (No proposals submitted)
APPENDIX D
Dickinson School of Law (No proposals submitted)
SUBCOMMITTEE ON RETENTION AND TRANSFER (No proposals submitted)

CURRICULAR DEADLINES

2000-2001

Common Course Numbers (for which special titles may be given--as a one-semester offering--using one of the following letter suffixes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, K)*

All requests for special titles should be submitted to the Curriculum Coordinator, e-mail ID univfs@psu.edu, at the Senate Office four (4) weeks prior to registration:

Summer Session 2000 and Fall Semester 2000 - May 3, 2000
Spring Session 2001 - December 8, 2000
Summer Semester 2001 and Fall 2001 - April 16, 2001

Intercultural and International Competence and Writing-Intensive Course Proposals
All requests for one-semester Intercultural and International Competence and Writing course offerings should be submitted to the Curriculum Coordinator at the Senate Office six (6) weeks prior to registration:

Summer Semester 2000 and Fall Semester 2000 - April 14, 2000
Spring Session 2001 - November 17, 2000
Summer Semester 2001 and Fall Semester 2001 - April 2, 2001

Senate Curriculum Report (Blue Sheet) Schedule
All course and major/option/minor proposals are due in the Senate Office on the following dates:

Proposal Due Date

Record Publication Date

SCCA Meeting Date

August 14, 2000

for the August 29, 2000 Issue

September 12, 2000

September 25, 2000

for the October 10, 2000 Issue

October 24, 2000

November 6, 2000

for the November 21, 2000 Issue

December 5, 2000

December 21, 2000

for the January 16, 2001 Issue

January 30, 2001

January 29, 2001

for the February 13, 2001 Issue

February 27, 2001

February 26, 2001

for the March 13, 2001 Issue

March 27, 2001

March 26, 2001

for the April 10, 2001 Issue

April 24, 2001

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*The following alpha letters have been reserved for identifying special types of courses:

A-G,I,K - special topics courses
H - honors courses or sections
J - individualized instruction courses
L,P,R - lecture, practicum (or laboratory), recitation sections
M - both an honors and a writing intensive course
S - First-Year Seminar course
T - both an honors and a first-year seminar course
U - both diversity focused by section and honors
V - intercultural and international competence courses by section offering
W - writing intensive courses
X - First-Year Seminar courses and writing-intensive courses
Y - both diversity focused by section and writing intensive


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