REPORT: COMMITTEE ON CURRICULA AND COURSES

 

(For consideration by the Faculty Senate at it’s April 27, 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 in advance if errors are noted.

Telephone: 777-6683 or E-mail:william-jacoby@sc.edu

I. THE DARLA MOORE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Economics

Deletions

ECON 521 APPLIED MICROECONOMICS. (3)
ECON 574 THE INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE FIRM. (3)
ECON 595 SELECTED TOPICS IN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND POLICY. (3)

Change in title and description

FROM: ECON 530 THE ECONOMICS OF HUMAN RESOURCES. (3) An analysis of investments in humans which create and maintain their marketable skills. Investments in education, both formal and on the job, health care, and human migration are treated within the human capital analytical framework. The economics of poverty and discrimination (class, racial, and sexual).

TO: ECON 530 ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION. (3) Investment in human capital; the economic value of schooling; internal efficiency of schools; faculty compensaton; equity and efficiency of school finance systems; financing higher education.

II. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

a. Instruction and Teacher Education

Deletions

EDEL 210 PRACTICUM IN EDUCATION. (1)
EDEL 301 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. (3)
EDEL 401 TEACHING LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. (2)
EDEL 401P PRACTICUM IN TEACHING LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE SCHOOL. (1)
EDEL 402 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. (2)
EDEL 402P PRACTICUM IN TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. (1)
EDEL 403 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.(2)
EDEL 403P PRACTICUM IN TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. (1)
EDEL 404 TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. (2)
EDEL 404P PRACTICUM IN TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. (1)
EDEL 511 TEACHING WRITING IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL. (3)
EDEL 520 NEW APPROACHES TO TEACHING THE BASICS. (3)

b. Instruction and Teacher Education

New course

EDRD 651 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING MEDIA LITERACY. (3) A survey of analysis of electronic and non-print media themes and messages aimed at youth, with special emphasis on design and implementation of curricula for enhancing children’s media literacy.

Deletions

EDSE 478 DIRECTED TEACHING IN HIGH SCHOOL (MATHEMATICS). (12)
EDSE 556 INNOVATIONS IN BIOLOGY TEACHING. (3)
EDRD 100 READING FOR SUCCESSFUL LEARNING. (2)
EDRD 420 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING READING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. (3)
EDSE 556 INNOVATIONS IN BIOLOGY TEACHING. (3)
EDSE 478 DIRECTED TEACHING IN HIGH SCHOOL (MATHEMATICS)(12)

c. Special Education

Change in title and description

FROM: EDEX 691 THE HANDICAPPED IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM. (3) (Prereq: EDEX 523 or PSYC 528, or consent of instructor) Methods of including mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, and learning disabled children in the regular classroom.

TO: EDEX 691 INCLUSION: CO-TEACHING STUDENTS WITH MILD DISABILITIES. (3) (Prereq: EDEX 523 or PSYC 528, or consent of instructor) Collaborative and co-teaching strategies for teaching students with mild disabilities in general education classrooms.

Change in title, prerequisites and description

FROM: EDEX 580 PHONETICS: THEORY AND APPLICATION. (3) Study of the individual sounds of speech, including mastery of the international Phonetic Alphabet and its application to speech correction. American dialects and standards of pronunciation, practice in evaluation of defects of articulation, utilizing phonetic skills.

TO: EDEX 580 READING INSTRUCTION FOR EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS: THEORY AND APPLICATION. (Prereq: EDEX 523) (3) A study of the skills and knowledge required to implement direct instruction procedures when teaching reading with opportunity for application of skills. Research and theoretical foundations will also be evaluated.

d. Department of Educational Psychology

Change in prerequisites

FROM: EDCE 601 GROUP COUNSELING. (3)

TO: EDCE 601 GROUP COUNSELING. (3) (Prereq: completion of or current enrollment in EDCE 600)

III. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

a. Department of Chemical Engineering

Change in prerequisites

FROM: ECHE 300 CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES. (3) (Prereq: CHEM 112)

TO: ECHE 300 CHEMICAL PROCESS PRINCIPLES. (3) (Prereq: MATH 141, prereq or coreq: CHEM 112)

Change in curriculum, University Bulletin, UG 116

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

b. Civil Engineering

New course

ECIV 499 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING. (1-3) Research experience for undergraduates on current topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

ECIV 555 PRINCIPLES OF SOLID WASTE ENGINEEERING. (Prereq: ECIV 350, graduate standing or approval of the instructor) Fundamentals and engineering principles of solid waste generation, characterization, collection and transport, source reduction and recycling, physical, chemical and biological treatment strategies. Includes a component on hazardous waste.

III. COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

A. Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Languages

New courses

GERM 420 GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE. (3) Survey of the significant aspects of German literature and and culture from 750 to 1700.

New courses

GERM 460 POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY GERMAN LITERATURE. (3)

(Prereq: GERM 340 or consent of instructor) German literary, cultural and political developments from Post-War destruction and reconstruction, through the Cold War period of division, with examination of the reunification process.

GERM 580 TOPICS IN GERMAN FILM. (3) Examination of recurring themes and issues or of significant periods and influential styles in German Film. Course content varies and individual topics will be announced with course suffix and title.

Deletions

GERM 330 READING GERMAN. (3)
GERM 390 SURVEY OF GERMAN LITERATURE. (3)
GERM 490 DIRECTED READINGS. (3)
GERM 561 GERMAN LYRIC POETRY. (3)

Change in description

FROM: GERM 210 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN. (3) (Prereq: GERM 122, or satisfactory score on Basic Proficiency Phase II placement test) Can be taken before, after, or simultaneously with 211. Listening and speaking are stressed.

TO: GERM 210 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN. (3) (Prereq: GERM 122, or satisfactory score on Basic Proficiency Phase II placement test) Further development of listening, reading, speaking and writing skills; discussion of selected literary texts, and current issues; intensive review of basic grammatical structures.

FROM: GERM 211 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN. (3) (Prereq: GERM 122, or satisfactory score on Basic Proficiency Phase II placement test) Can be taken before, after, or simultaneously with 210. Primary emphasis is on reading and writing.

TO: GERM 211 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN. (3) (Prereq: GERM 122, or satisfactory score on Basic Proficiency Phase II placement test; can be taken before or simultaneously with 210 with consent of instructor) Reading strategies, a review, and expansion of grammatical structures, supplemented with materials concerning current issues.

Change in description

FROM: GERM 310 GERMAN CONVERSATION. (3) (Prereq: GERM 210 and 211, or equivalent) Continued practice in the four skills; emphasis is placed on correct idiomatic oral expression.

TO: GERM 310 GERMAN CONVERSATION. (3) (Prereq: GERM 210 and 211, or equivalent) Continued practice in the four skills with focus on a selected aspect of German culture and society.

FROM: GERM 311 GERMAN CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION. (3)(Prereq: GERM 210 and 211, or equivalent) Continued practice in the four skills; emphasis is placed on correct written expression. Eligibility for Bamberg Exchange Program requires successful completion of this course.

TO: GERM 311 GERMAN CONVESATION AND COMPOSITION. (3) (Prereq: GERM 210 and 211, or equivalent) Continued practice in the four skills with emphasis on developing writing skills and with focus on a specific aspect of German culture.

FROM: GERM 411 ADVANCED LANGUAGE PRACTICE IN GERMAN. (3) (Prereq: GERM 310 and 311, or consent of instructor) Emphasis on all four skills to develop language proficiency necessary to communicate in a job situation. A national standardized Oral Proficiency Test available upon request.

TO: GERM 411 ADVANCED LANGUAGE PRACTICE IN GERMAN. (3) (Prereq: GERM 310 and 311, or consent of the instructor) Advanced practice in correct spoken idiomatic German with special focus on issues of the 20th century and contemporary culture.

Change in prerequisites and description

FROM: GERM 340 READINGS IN GERMAN LITERATURE. (3) (Prereq: GERM 330 or consent of instructor) An introduction to the literary genres illustrated by masterpieces in German poetry, drama, and and prose.

TO: GERM 340 READINGS IN GERMAN LITERATURE. (3) (Prereq: GERM 310 and 311, or consent of the instructor) An introduction to the literary genres illustrated by masterpieces in German poetry, drama and prose.

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Languages (continued)

Change in number, title, prerequisites and description

FROM: GERM 350 GERMAN STUDIES IN GERMANY. (3-6) (Prereq: consent of instructor) Intensive language practice and cultural studies. May be repeated for credit by permission.

TO: GERM 333 STUDY OF GERMAN ABROAD. (3-6) (Prereq: consent of instructor) Intensive language practice and cultural studies. May be repeated for credit with permission.

Change in title and description

FROM: GERM 410 ADVANCED GERMAN CONVERSATION. (3)

TO: 410 ADVANCED GERMAN GRAMMAR.. (3) (Prereq: GERM 310 and 311, or consent of instructor) Emphasis on advanced grammar structures, with continued development of all four skills and brief introduction to the history of the German Language.

FROM: GERM 440 FROM CLASSICISM TO MODERNITY: GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE 19TH CENTURY. (3) (Prereq: GERM 340, or consent of instructor) German literary, cultural, and intellectual developments of the 19th century.

TO: GERM 440 GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE 19TH CENTURY. (3) (Prereq: GERM 340, or consent of the instructor) Literature and culture of the 19th century until 1890, including Romanticism, Biedermeier, and Realism.

FROM: GERM 450 CRISIS AND THE SEARCH FOR NEW VALUES: GERMAN

LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY. (3) (Prereq: GERM 340, or consent of instructor) German literary, cultural, and intellectual developments of the 20th century to date.

TO: GERM 450 GERMAN LITERATURE FROM 1890-1945. (3) (Prereq: GERM 340, or consent of instructor) German literary, cultural, and intellectual developments from 1890 to 1945, including works from Expressionism, Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, and exile period.

FROM: GERM 500 GERMAN CULTURE. (3) (Prereq: advanced reading ability in German) Historical survey of the German contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of Europe. Texts and outside readings in German.

TO: GERM 500 SURVEY OF GERMAN CULTURE. (3) (Prereq: advanced reading ability in German) Survey of the German contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of Europe. Texts and films in German.

Change in curriculum, University Bulletin, UG 160

NOTE: The curriculum change for the Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Languages is not available through the Web. However, a printed copy has been sent to your deans, department chairs and senators.

b. Department of French and Classics

New courses

CLAS 220 INTRODUCTION OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY. (3) Major gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines of classical mythology as portrayed in major literary works; the function of myth in society and its relevance to modern life.

CLAS 598 CLASSICS OF WESTERN LITERARY THEORY. [= CPLT 701] Problems of literary theory in texts from the ancients to the 17th century, with an emphasis on the classical tradition.

c. Department of Government and International Studies

Change in title

FROM: GINT 352 POLITICS OF SEX ROLES. (3)

TO: GINT 352 GENDER AND POLITICS. (3)

d. Department of History

New course

HIST 462 SOUTHERN INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY. (3) (Prereq: junior level) Developments characteristic of the Southern region from colonial times to the recent past.

e. Linguistics Program

New course

LING 514 CONTRASTIVE ENGLISH-SPANISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY. [=SPAN 517] (3) Introduction to the study of phonetics and phonology and their application to the sounds and sound systems of English and Spanish. Includes transcription practice and discussion of relevance to teaching.

f. Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

New course

SPAN 517 (3) CONTRASTIVE ENGLISH-SPANISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY. [=LING 514] (3) Introduction to the study of phonetics and phonology and their application to the sounds and sound systems of English and Spanish. Includes transcription practice and discussion of relevance to teaching.

g. Women’s Studies Program

New course

WOST 431 WOMEN’S STUDIES WORKSHOP. (1) Selected Small action-research project on selected issue(s) in Women’s Studies.

h. Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance

Change in cross-listing

FROM: THSP 586 THE ARTICULATE BODY. [=MUSC 586] (3)

TO: THSP 586 THE ARTICULATE BODY. [=MUSC 581] (3)

IV. SCHOOL OF MUSIC

a. Deletions

MUSC 595 PEDAGOGY OF GROUP PIANO. (3)

MUSC 596 DIRECTED TEACHING OF GROUP PIANO. (1-3)

b. Change in number, designator, title, and delete cross-listing

FROM: MUED 586 THE ARTICULATE BODY. (3)

TO: MUSC 581 THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE. (3)

V. COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

New course

PHRM 611 ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE . (2) (Prereq: sixth semester standing) Origin and use of homeopathic, herbal and other alternative medicines. Two lectures per week.

Change in curriculum, University Bulletin, page UG 206

NOTE: The curriculum change for the Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Languages is not available through the Web. However, a printed copy has been sent to your deans, department chairs and senators.

VI. SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Department of Environmental Health Sciences

New courses

ENHS 665 BIOFILMS IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND DISEASE. (3)

Effect of bacterial biofilm process on many diverse areas. Recognition, prevention and control of biofilm-related problems in the environment, health care, industry, and engineering.

ENHS 680 ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION-MAKING: THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPROACH. (Prereq: ENHS 660 or consent of instructor) Emphasizes the roles of information technologies in applied environmental and marine resource management. Provides practical experience in environmental assessment, modeling and decision-making.

VII. COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

A. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

New courses

CHEM 545 PHYSICAL BIOCHEMISTRY. (3) (Prereq: CHEM 541 and and CHEM 550/BIOL 541 or CHEM 555) A survey of physical methods essential for studies of biomacromolecules. Three lecture hours per week.

CHEM 623 INTRODUCTORY ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. (3)(Prereq: CHEM 321, CHEM 333, and MATH 142) Study of of the chemical reactions nd processes that affect the fate and transport of organic chemicals in the environment. Three lecture hours per week.

CHEM 624 AQUATIC CHEMISTRY. (3) (Prereq: CHEM 321, MATH 142, or consent of instructor) Study of the chemical reactions and processes affecting the distribution of chemical species in natural systems. Three lecture hours per week.

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Change in curriculum, University Bulletin, page UG 221

NOTE: The curriculum change for the Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Languages is not available through the Web. However, a printed copy has been sent to your deans, department chairs and senators.

b. Department of Geological Sciences

New course

GEOL 699 SENIOR THESIS. (5) (Prereq: senior standing and contract approved by instructor) Senior capstone experience: research on problem of fundamental significance, supervised by faculty member; must include field study component, written final project report, and oral presentation at departmental seminar.

Change in prerequisites and description

FROM: GEOL 500 FIELD GEOLOGY. (6) (Prereq: GEOL 325 and 331 and

the consent of the instructor) Geological field techniques including the use of field instruments and the preparation of geologic maps. supervised geologic investigations of a local area. Written final report required. Two all-day field sessions per week.

TO: GEOL 500 FIELD GEOLOGY. (6) (Prereq: GEOL 201, 202 senior standing in geology or geophysics and the consent of instructor) Geological field techniques including the use of field instruments and the preparation of geologic maps. Written and oral final reports required.

c. Department of Physics and Astronomy

New course

PHYS 516 MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS II. (3) (Prereq: PHYS 515) Group theory, linear second-order differential equations and the properties of the transcendental functions; Orthogonal expansions; Integral equations; Fourier transformations.

PHYS 517 COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS. (3) (Prereq: Physics through 302 and MATH through calculus. Application of numerical methods to a wide variety of problems in modern physics including classical mechanics and chaos theory, Monte Carlo simulation of random processes, quantum mechanics and electrodynamics.

Delete cross-listing

FROM: PHYS 514 OPTICS, THEORY AND APPLICATIONS. [=EECE 565] (4)

TO: PHYS 514 OPTICS, THEORY AND APPLICATIONS. (4).

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

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

a. Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance

THSP 501M HEROES AND MONSTERS. (3) The course will explore the role of heroes and monsters in contemporary culture and their translation

in popular culture artifacts, such as television episodes and film.

b. Women’s Studies Program

WOST 430M TOPICS/ NARRATIVE, GENDER, SEX AND FILM. [=ENGL 566] (3) This course will examine how certain films interrogate or examine constructions of gender and sexuality and specifically etiological and teleological narratives of gender and sexual identity, including (but not limited to) the Oedipal, romance and marriage plots.