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March 6 , 2007

Volume XXXV - Number 5




TO: All Senators, The Executive Vice President and Provost of the University, The Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses, Deans, Chancellors, Heads of the Departments (Programs, Divisions, Intercollege Programs), Members of the Administrative Council on Undergraduate Education, and Members of The Graduate Council Committee on Programs and Courses.


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.

April 11, 2006, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXIV, Number 6
Item #082 Operations & Supply Chain Management Minor, New, Behrend (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.

November 21, 2006, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXV, Number 3
Item #010 Visual Arts Studies (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #109 MGMT 425/IST 425/ENGR 425/ENTR 425, Course Add, Business (HOLD)
Item #110 MGMT 426/IST 426/ENGR 426/ENTR 426, Course Add, Business (HOLD)

January 16, 2007, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXV, Number 4
The entire Curriculum Report was approved with the following exceptions and corrections:

Item #001 Community, Environment, and Development, B.S., New, Agricultural Sciences (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #003 PHOTO 410, Course Add, Arts and Architecture (Approval Pending)
Item #223 and #252 Integrated B.S./M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, New IUG, Engineering
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost January 26, 2007--effective Summer Session 2007.
Item #227 I E 306, Course Change, Engineering (Approval Pending)
Item #240 ANTH 241, Course Change, Liberal Arts (REJECTED)


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. Changes in existing course offerings will become effective 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 ( at the Senate Office, 101G Kern Graduate Building (863-1202) on or before April 5, 2007. 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.

New Programs: Majors, Options, and Minors
Item #073 Energy Engineering, B.S., New, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Item #074 Energy Engineering Minor, New, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Item #114 Kinesiology Minor, Change Name, Health and Human Development
Item #116 Classic and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, B.A., Option Name Change, Liberal Arts
--from Classical Languages Option to Ancient Languages Option.
Item #117 Rhetoric Minor, New, Liberal Arts

Academic Programs [Majors/Minors] Phase-Out

Moving/Discontinuing Degree Programs Among Colleges/Campuses of the University
Business, B.S., January 26, 2007, Penn State Schuylkill is authorized to deliver the degree with the following Options--effective Summer Session 2007.
--Individualized Business Option
--Management/Marketing Option

For curriculum information (guidelines, forms, etc.), visit the Senate's curriculum page at


Michael Adewumi, Graduate School
Joseph Cecere, Vice Chair, Harrisburg
Jeremy Cohen, Resource, Undergraduate Education
Richard Englund, Erie
Christopher J. Falzone, Chair, Science
Debra Freedman, Education
John J. Hannan, Engineering
Sally Heffentreyer, Resource, University Publications
Nancy Herron, ACUE, University College
Anne Hester, University College, Hazleton
Anne Kepler, Resource, University Registrar
Michelle Kline, University College, Lehigh Valley
Ellen Knodt, Abington
Lee R. Kump, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Kidane Mengisteab, Liberal Arts
Linda Musser, Libraries
Karthik Namasivayam, Health and Human Development
Robert A. Novack, Business
Mary Beth Rosson, Information Sciences and Technology
John Sanchez, Communications
Adam Seitz, Student, Liberal Arts
Robert Shannon, Agricultural Sciences
Ian Simpson, Medicine
Leslie Stahl, Student, Communications
Kim Steiner
, Agricultural Sciences
Arkady Tempelman, Science
Barbara Wiens-Tuers, Altoona
Charles Youmans, Arts and Architecture
Robert A. Zambanini, Berks


APPENDIX A (Undergraduate)
Abington College (No proposals submitted)
Agricultural Sciences, College of
Altoona College
Arts and Architecture, College of
Behrend College
Berks College (No proposals submitted)
Business, Smeal College of
Capital College
Communications, College of
Dickinson School of Law (No proposals submitted)
Earth and Mineral Sciences, College of
Education, College of
Engineering, College of
Great Valley, School of Graduate Professional Studies (No proposals submitted)
Health and Human Development, College of
Information Sciences and Technology, College of (No proposals submitted)
Intercollege Programs (No proposals submitted)
Liberal Arts, College of the
Life Sciences Consortium (No proposals submitted)
Medicine, College of (No proposals submitted)

Science, Eberly College of
University College (No proposals submitted)


Post-Baccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs (No proposals submitted)


College of Medicine


Dickinson School of Law




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, at the Senate Office four (4) weeks prior to registration:

Summer Session 2007 and Fall Semester 2007 - February 1, 2007

Spring Semester 2008 - August 11, 2007

Summer Session 2008 and Fall Semester 2008 - February 1, 2008

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

Summer Session 2007 and Fall Semester 2007 - January 15, 2007

Spring Semester 2008 - July 28, 2007

Summer Session 2008 and Fall Semester 2008 - January 18, 2008

Senate Curriculum Report (Blue Sheet) Schedule
Academic Year 2006-2007

All course and major/option/minor proposals are due in the Senate Office on the following dates:

Proposal Due Date

Report Publication Date

SCCA Meeting Date

August 11, 2006

for the August 29, 2006 Issue

September 12, 2006

September 22, 2006

for the October 10, 2006 Issue

October 24, 2006

November 3, 2006

for the November 21, 2006 Issue

December 5, 2006

December 15, 2006

for the January 16, 2007 Issue

January 30, 2007

February 9, 2007

for the March 6, 2007 Issue

March 20, 2007

March 23, 2007

for the April 10, 2007 Issue

April 24, 2007

*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 - honors and writing intensive courses
S - First-Year Seminar courses
T - honors and first-year seminar courses
U - United States cultures and/or international cultures and honors courses
W - writing intensive courses
X - First-Year Seminar courses and writing-intensive courses
Y - United States cultures and/or international cultures and writing courses

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