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January 16, 2001

Volume XXIX

Number 4

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.

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 23, 1999, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXVIII, Number 3
Item #067 HIST 107 GH/MEDVL 107 GH, Course Change, Liberal Arts
Approved -- effective Summer Session 2000.
Item #069 MEDVL 107 GH/HIST 107 GH, Course Change, Liberal Arts
Approved -- effective Summer Session 2000.
Item #070 MEDVL 108 GH, Course Change, Liberal Arts (HOLD)

June 5, 2000, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXVIII, Number 8
Item #020 Integrated B.A./M.A. Program in Comparative Literature, Adding M.A., Liberal Arts
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost December 13, 2000--effective Summer Session 2001.

August 29, 2000, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXIX, Number 1
Item #005 Graphic Design and Photography Major, Change, Arts and Architecture
Approved -- effective Summer Session 2001.
Item #053 Nursing Major, Change/Drop Options, Health and Human Development
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost December 13, 2000--effective Spring Semester 2001.
Item #054 Nursing for Registered Nurses, Major, Add, Health and Human Development
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost December 13, 2000--effective Spring Semester 2001.
Item #068 CMLIT 153 GH;GI, Course Add, Liberal Arts (HOLD)
Pending review by the Intercultural and International Competence Subcommittee
Item #084 Information Sciences and Technology for Mathematics Minor, New, Science (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice Prsident and Provost.

October 10, 2000, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXIX, Number 2
Item #057 Astronomy and Astrophysics Minor, Add, Science
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost December 13, 2000--effective Summer Session 2001.
Editorial Prerequisite Changes:
Item #331 ANTH 460, Course Change, Liberal Arts (HOLD)

November 21, 2000, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXIX, Number 3
The entire Curriculum Report was approved with the following exceptions and corrections:

Item #001 Business Administration, Change, Altoona College (HOLD)
Item #011 Professional Writing, Add, Berks-Lehigh Valley
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost January 10, 2001--effective Summer Session 2001.
Item #014 Psychology, Add Options, Capital College (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice Prsident and Provost.
Item #063 Mathematics, Change, Science (HOLD)

II. NEW BUSINESS

The Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs is considering the attached proposals. New majors, options, and minors become effective following the approval of the Executive Vice President and Provost; 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, 101G Kern Graduate Building (863-1202) on or before February 15, 2001. 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 at http://www.psu.edu/ufs and click on Publications for a listing of proposed and approved General Education Courses. After the courses are approved, the long (up-to-400 word) course descriptions are avilable in the electronic version of the Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin at http://www.psu.edu/academic/bluebook/.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON CURRICULAR AFFAIRS

Phyllis F. Adams, Agricultural Sciences
Alison C. Altman, Student
Kevin Berland, Commonwealth College -- represenative for Fall 2000
Ronald Bettig, Communications -- representative for Fall 2000
Douglas K. Brown, Altoona
Barton Browning, Liberal Arts
R. Thomas Berner, Communications -- representative for Spring 2001
Garry L. Burkle, ExOfficio
Jeremy Cohen, ACUE -- represenative for Fall 2000
Robert G. Crane, Earth and Mineral Sciences/ACUE -- representative for Spring 2001
Brian Curran, Arts and Architecture
Gary J. Fosmire, Health and Human Development
William Frank, Earth and Mineral Sciences -- representative for Fall 2000
George W. Franz, Delaware County
Louis F. Geschwindner, Chair
Sally Heffentreyer, Resources
J. Daniel Marshall, Vice Chair/Education
Kathleen Mastrian, Commonwealth College -- represenative for Spring 2001
Robert D. Minard, Science
Robert A. Novack, Business Administration
Judith Ozment Payne, Abington
Sheila E. Ridley, Berks-Lehigh Valley
Howard Sachs, Capital and Graduate School
Richard J. Simons, Hershey Medical Center
Shelley M. Stoffels, Engineering
James B. Thomas, Information Sciences and Technology
Erik B. Traver, Student
Rodney Troester, Behrend
Diane Zabel, Libraries

TABLE OF CONTENTS

APPENDIX A (Undergraduate)
Abington College
Agricultural Sciences, College of
Altoona College (No proposals submitted)
Arts and Architecture, College of (No proposals submitted)
Behrend College
Berks-Lehigh Valley College (No proposals submitted)
Business Administration, The Smeal College of (No proposals submitted)
Capital College
Commonwealth College (No proposals submitted)
Communications, College (No proposals submitted)
Earth and Mineral Sciences, College of
Education, College of (No proposals submitted)
Engineering, College of
Great Valley, School of Graduate Professional Studies (No proposals submitted)
Health and Human Development, College of
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

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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