REPORT: COMMITTEE ON CURRICULA AND COURSES

(For consideration by the Faculty Senate at its April 5, 2000 meeting.)

The Committee requests that any department which has a proposal being recommended by the Committee on Curricula and Courses provide a spokesperson to attend the Faculty Senate meeting in which said proposal is to be recommended. Please contact William Jacoby (Dept. of Government and International Studies) in advance if errors are noted. Telephone: 777-6683 or E-mail: william-jacoby@sc.edu

I. DARLA MOORE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Change in Requirements, University Bulletin, pages U93-94

NOTE: The curriculum change for Darla Moore School of Business is not available through the Web, but a printed copy has been sent to your deans, department chairs, and senators.

II. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

  1. EECE Designator to ELCT Designator Only
  2. Designator and Prerequisite Changes Only
  3. Designator, Prerequisite, and Title Changes Only
  4. Designator, Prerequisite, Title, and Description Changes
  5. EECE Courses to be Dropped
  6. New ELCT Courses to be Added

Changes in curriculum, Undergraduate Studies Bulletin, pages 119-120

NOTE: The curriculum change for College of Engineering is not available through the Web, but a printed copy has been sent to your deans, department chairs, and senators.

III. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Change in designator

FROM: EDEL 101 INTRODUCTION TO CAREERS IN EDUCATION. (2)
TO: EDTE 101 INTRODUCTION TO CAREERS IN EDUCATION. (2)

FROM: EDEL 101P PRACTICUM IN CAREERS IN EDUCATION. (1)
TO: EDTE 101P PRACTICUM IN CAREERS IN EDUCATION. (1)

IV. COLLEGE OF HOSPITALITY, RETAIL AND SPORT MANAGEMENT

A. School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism

New courses

HRTA 376 CONTRACT FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT. (3) Issues related
to the management of contract foodservice accounts.

Change in curriculum, University bulletin, page UG 85

NOTE: The curriculum change for School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism is not available through the Web, but a printed copy has been sent to your deans, department chairs, and senators.

V. COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

A. Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese

New course

SPAN 300 CULTURAL READINGS FOR CONVERSATION. (3) (Prereq: SPAN 210 or 211 or by Phase II placement exam) Readings and discussion of topics affecting the Hispanic world. Emphasis on speaking and listening skills. Use of electronic media. Not open to native speakers.

Change in title, prerequisites and description

FROM: SPAN 309 ADVANCED SPANISH AND GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION. (3) (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210 or 211, or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer.) Application of advanced grammar structures through written exercises.
TO: SPAN 309 ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE I. (3) (Prereq: grade of B or better in 210 or 211, by Phase II placement exam, or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.) Advanced practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

FROM: SPAN 310 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION. (3) (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210 or 211, or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.) Enhancement of oral expression through discussion and oral presentation on selected topics. Extensive use of authentic reading and listening materials.
TO: SPAN 310 ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE II. (3) (Prereq: SPAN 309, by Placement on Phase II placement exam or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.) Continuation of advanced practice of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Change in curriculum, University Bulletin, page UG 183

NOTE: The curriculum change for Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese is not available through the Web, but a printed copy has been sent to your deans, department chairs, and senators.

B. Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance

New courses

THSP 201 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE STUDIES. (3) (Prereq: Theatre Major or consent or instructor.) Introduction to the skills necessary to be a Theatre Major. Designed to prepare the student to competently complete academic, artistic, and technical assignments.

THSP 289 INTRODUCTION TO COSTUME DESIGN. (3) Introduction to the basic principles and elements of design as they apply to the costume designer. Script and character analysis, costume rendering, and production unity.

Change in title and description

FROM: THSP 253 STAGECRAFT. (3) A beginning course in the principles and practice of stagecraft.

TO: THSP 253 INTRODUCTION TO SCENIC TECHNOLOGY. (3) A beginning course in the principles and practice of scenic technology.

VI. SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Change in curriculum, University Bulletin, pages 193 and 194

NOTE: The curriculum change for the School of Music is not available through the Web, but a printed copy has been sent to your deans, department chairs, and senators.

VII. COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

A. Marine Science Program

New courses

MSCI J120 EVOLUTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT. (3) (Restricted to Distance Education Only.) Origin/evolution of the earth, seas, and life over geologic time; processes of plate tectonics, evolution and genetics. Three lecture hours per week.

MSCI J120L EVOLUTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT. (1) (Prereq: MSCI J120) laboratory and field experiences to illustrate the origin/evolution of the earth, seas, and life over geologic time. Two laboratory hours/week. Scheduled field trips required.

VIII. SOUTH CAROLINA HONORS COLLEGE

A new Minor in Inquiry

NOTE: The new minor for South Carolina Honors College is not available through the Web, but a printed copy has been sent to your deans, department chairs, and senators.

IX. MAY SESSION COURSES. (For the Senate’s information.)

A. COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Department of Anthropology

ANTH 322M FIELD SCHOOL IN ARCHAEOLOGY. (3) (Prereq: ANTH 320 or permission of instructor) Archaeological field techniques, laboratory analysis and data interpretation.

ANTH 591M SELECTED TOPICS. (1-3) Topics of Special Interest. May be taken more than once as topics change.

Department of Religious Studies

RELG 491M LITERATURE AND FILM OF THE HOLOCAUST. (3) Films especially, but poetry, fiction, memoir, graphic art, and music, too—appraised as crafted testimony to the disconcerting reality of the death camps and of Nazi terror.

THSP 574M ACTING AS A CAREER. (3) Introduction to the skills required to be a working actor.

B. COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS

JOUR 463M JOURNALISM AND POP CULTURE. (3) Provides a review and analysis of pop culture reporting and criticism, with an emphasis on popular music and film.

C. SCHOOL OF MUSIC

MUSC 310M SELECTED TOPICS. (3) Topic will be announced by title in the schedule of classes. Course is designed for non-music majors unless otherwise indicated.