REPORT: COMMITTEE ON CURRICULA AND COURSES

(For consideration by the Faculty Senate at its February 7, 2001 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 David Berube in advance if errors are noted.

Telephone: 777-6663 or E-mail: berube@sc.edu

I. REPORT ON MAY SEMESTER

Treat all May courses like other courses in terms of which form to use. There are some official standards used by the UCCC. They include one or more of the following:

  1. Does the course content specifically lend itself to a shorter but more intense period of contact between instructor and students?
  2. Does the method of instruction require a particular time period that would not be available in a regular session?
  3. Does offering the course in May tap a specific market that otherwise would not be available ?
  4. and/or

  5. Is May the best time to offer the course for some other reason not mentioned in the previous three criteria?

A May semester course cannot use the unitís topic number; it must carry a unique number. All May semester course numbers are retired each year upon the completion of the May semester (this begins after May 2001). These courses carry an M suffix and are treated as any other new course. They require action by the Faculty Senate.

A May semester course must not be offered during the standard semester system and a May course should not be a reworked regular session course. ALL courses offered in the May semester must have the M suffix. These recommendations include a unitís topics course(s).

A former X course should not be offered as a May semester course.

[Item #5 in the 1996 criteria memo from the UCCC reads, "Undergraduate courses in May semester will generally be considered only for elective credit, but the final decision for the type of credit granted will be made by the appropriate academic unit in the studentís respective college. Generally, the academic unit which approves a course the carries major, minor, or cognate credit for Maymester will be expected to submit justification to the University Curricula and Courses Committee as to why it should be offered in May semester."]

Hence, we can determine that May courses can count toward a minor, a cognate, and a major only when presented that way to UCCC in the curriculum/course request. Since controls of this sort have not been exercised by the committee, we are concluding that a May course can be used for minor and cognate credit as determined by the academic unit of the student. A May course can be used for elective credit in the studentís major if it is not a core course in the major (i.e., unstipulated by number or name). Since there are no standards for graduate students, the decision to count a May course toward a graduate degree is determined by the academic unit of the student.

Every time a NEW topics course is to be offered during a May semester, it must be sent to UCCC. This is not required for topic courses offered during the Fall, Spring, Summer I and Summer II semesters. Courses under 500 do not go on to the Graduate Committee. All M courses will be presented to the Faculty Senate for approval.

II. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

A. Department of Civil Engineering

New courses

ECIV 111 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING GRAPHICS AND VISUALIZATION. (3) Principles and practice of visualization and graphical representation using modern computer-aided design tools.

ECIV 200 STATICS. (3) (Prereq: MATH 141) Fundamentals of engineering mechanics. Equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Free-body diagrams, analysis trusses and frames. Distributed forces, centroids, and centers of gravity, and friction.

ECIV 210 DYNAMICS. (3) (Prereq: ECIV 200) Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Vector representation of force and motion. Free-body diagrams, application of energy and momentum methods to solve problems. Rigid body and central force motion.

ECIV 220 MECHANICS OF SOLIDS. (3) (Prereq: ECIV 200, MATH 241) Concepts of stress and strain; stress analysis of basic structural members. Vectors, free-bodies, equilibrium and elastic behavior. Combined stress, Mohrís circle. Beams, columns, torsion and rotation.

ECIV 360 FLUID MECHANICS. (3) (Prereq: ECIV 210) Principles of fluid statics and dynamics. Conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. Similitude and dimensional analysis, open channel flow, lift and drag forces, and introduction to turbulent flow.

Change in title, number and prerequisites

FROM: ECIV 360 HYDRAULICS. (3) (Prereq: ENGR 360)
TO: ECIV 362 INTRODUCTION TO WATER RESOURCES ENGINEEERING. (3) (Prereq: ECIV 360)

Change in title and number

FROM: ECIV 360L HYDRAULICS LABORATORY. (1) (Coreq: ECIV 360)
TO: ECIV 362L INTRODUCTION TO WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING LABORATORY.

Change in prerequisites

FROM: ECIV 470 CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN. (4) (Prereq: ECIV 330, ECIV 327 or ECIV 360)
TO: ECIV 470 CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN. (4) (Prereq: ECIV 330, ECIV 327 or ECIV 362)

B. Department of Mechanical Engineering

New courses

EMCH 111 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING GRAPHICS AND VISUALIZATION. (3) Principles and practice of visualization and graphical representation using modern computer-aided design tools.

EMCH 200 STATICS. (3) (Prereq: MATH 141; coreq: EMCH 201) Principlesof mechanics; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; distributed forces, centroids, and centers of gravity; moments of inertia of areas; analysis of simple structures and machines. Friction.

EMCH 260 INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICS OF SOLIDS. (3) (Prereq: MATH 241; EMCH 200) Basic concepts of stress and strain. Stress and strain transformation concepts. Basic developments for stresses. Tension, torsion, axial load and pressure. Deformations of elastic relationships between stress and strain.

EMCH 290 THERMODYNAMIC FUNDAMENTALS. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 241) Definitions, work, heat, and energy. First law analyses of systems and control volumes. Second law analysis.

EMCH 310 DYNAMICS. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 200) Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Kinetics of particles, emphasis on Newtonís second law; energy and momentum methods for the solution of problems. Applications of plane motion of rigid bodies.

EMCH 330 MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS. (Prereq: EMCH 200; MATH 242) Analysis of forced and damped one-degree-of-freedom systems. Rotating unbalance and vibration isolation. Introduction to two-degrees-of-freedom systems.

EMCH 360 FLUID MECHANICS. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 200; coreq: EMCH 310) Mechanical engineering applications of fluid states. Conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Similitude and dimensional analysis, open channel flow, lift and drag. Introduction to turbulent flow.

Change in number, prerequisites, and description

FROM: EMCH 301 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED NUMERICAL METHODS. [=PHYS 311] (3) (Prereq: MATH 242) Introduction and application of numerical methods to equations governing physical processes including initial value and boundary value boundary value problems.

TO:EMCH 201 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED NUMERICAL METHODS. [=PHYS 311] (3) (Prereq: MATH 142, coreq: EMCH 200, MATH 241) Introduction and application of numerical methods to the solution of physical and engineering problems. Techniques include iterative solution techniques; method of solving systems of equations, and numerical integration and differentiation.

Change in prerequisites

FROM: EMCH 332 KINEMATICS AND DYNAMICS OF MACHINES. (3) (Prereq: ENGR 210, EMCH 301)
TO: EMCH 332 KINEMATICS AND DYNAMICS OF MACHINES. (3) (Prereq: ENGR 310, EMCH 201)

FROM: EMCH 327 DESIGN OF MECHANICAL ELEMENTS. (3) (Prereq: 210, 260, 360)
TO: EMCH 327 DESIGN OF MECHANICAL ELEMENTS. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 260)

FROM: EMCH 354 HEAT TRANSFER. (3) (Prereq: ENGR 290, ENGR 360, EMCH 301)
TO:EMCH 354 HEAT TRANSFER. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 290, EMCH 201, EMCH 360)

FROM: EMCH 361 MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION. (3) (Prereq: or coreq: ENGR 260)

TO: EMCH 361 MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION. (3) (Prereq: ELCT 221 and STAT 509)

Change in title, prerequisites, and description

FROM:EMCH 367 FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROPROCESSORS. (3) (Prereq: EECE 221, EMCH 361) Study of microprocessors and their applications as measurement and control devices in mechanical systems.

TO:EMCH 367 MICROCONTROLLERS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 361) Study of microcontrollers and their applications as measurement and control devices in mechanical engineering.

Change in prerequisites

FROM:EMCH 371 ENGINEERING MATERIALS. (4) (Prereq: ENGR 260)
TO:EMCH 371 ENGINEERING MATERIALS. (4) (Prereq: EMCH 260)

FROM: EMCH 394 APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 290, EMCH 301)
TO:EMCH 394 APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 201, EMCH 290)

Change in prerequisites

FROM: EMCH 427 MECHANICAL DESIGN I. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 327, 332, 354, 371, 394; coreq: ENGR 330)
TO: EMCH 427 MECHANICAL DESIGN I. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 327, EMCH 354, EMCH 371, EMCH 394, ECON 421, STAT 509)

FROM: EMCH 467 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY. (2) (Prereq:

EMCH 327, 354, 367 and 394; coreq: ENGR 330)

TO:EMCH 467 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY. (2) (Prereq:

EMCH 327, EMCH 354, EMCH 367, EMCH 394)

Change in curriculum, University Bulletin, page 97

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

III. COLLEGE OF HOSPITALITY, RETAIL, AND SPORT MANAGEMENT

Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

New course

HRTM 495 HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP. (6) Structured industry practical experience in a hospitality management company at the supervisory level. Minimum of 400 hours. A contract approved by the advisor, instructor and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Change in credit and description

FROM: HRTM 290 PRACTICUM AND SEMINAR. (6) Practicum and work experience between the first and second years in an area of supervised full-time work experience between the first and second years in an area of the hospitality industry selected by the student. The practicum will be approved and coordinated by the studentís advisor. A contract approved by the instructor, advisor and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

TO: HRTM 290 PRACTICUM AND SEMINAR. (3) Supervised full-time work experience in an area of the hospitality industry, selected by the student and approved by the practicum coordinator. A contract approved by the advisor, instructor and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Change in University Bulletin, page 104

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

IV. COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

A. Department of Economics

Change in curriculm, University Bulletin, page 133

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

B. Department of History

Change in curriculum, University Bulletin, page 150

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

V. COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Marine Science Program

Change in curriculum, University Bulletin, page 210

NOTE:The curriculum change for the Marine Science Program is not available through the Web. But a printed copy has been sent to the deans, department chairs, and senators.

VI. May Semester Courses

A. COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS.

JOUR 464M MEDIA COVERAGE OF RELIGIOUS PLURALISM. (3) An examination of the media coverage of religious pluralism in the South.

B. COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

a. African American Studies Program

AFRO 312 HAIRITAGE: AN EXPLORATION OF HAIR IN THE LITERATURE, FILM, AND CULTURAL CRITICISM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA. (3) Hair holds some kind of importance in every culture, whether its significance have gender implications, religious or political implications, or otherwise.

b. Department of English

ENGL 417M PLAYS FROM PAGE TO STAGE. (3) Comparison of playscripts (Shakespeare, Noel Coward, and others) with their professional productions at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery. The class will spend a weekend (Thursday-Sunday) in Montgomery as part of this course.

c. Department of Government and International Stuides

GINT 450M THE UNITED NAITONS AND CHANGING WORLD POLITICS. (3) An intensive examination of the United Nations as a political institution and the role of the UN in the context of the ever changing world.

d. Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

SPAN 105M BEGINNING COMMERCIAL SPANISH. (3) (Prereq: No previous knowledge of Spanish) A three week introduction to Spanish language for business and commerce designed for students wanting to acquire a limited degree of proficiency to deal with Spanish-speaking clientele.


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