REPORT: COMMITTEE ON CURRICULA AND COURSES

 

(For consideration by the Faculty Senate at its June 20, 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. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Management Science

Change in title

FROM: MGSC 490 BUSINESS SYSTEMS DESIGN. (3)
TO: MGSC 490 INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS. (3)

II. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

A. Department of Mechanical Engineering

Change in prerequisites

FROM: EMCH 367 MICROCONTROLLERS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 361)
TO: EMCH 367 MICROCONTROLLERS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 361; Prereq or coreq EMCH 327, 332)

FROM: EMCH 428 MECHANICAL DESIGN II. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 427)
TO: EMCH 428 MECHANICAL DESIGN II. (3) (Prereq: EMCH 377, 427)

B. Department of Computer Science and Engineering

New course

ECHE 589 SPECIAL ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. (3) Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by suffix and title. May be repeated as topics vary.

III. COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Deletions

COLA 201 SOUTH CAROLINA STUDIES. (3)
COLA 490 STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS. (3)
COLA 491 STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS. (3)

A. African-American Studies Program

New courses

AFRO 344 THE THEOLOGY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. [=RELG 344] (3) Encounter with the theology of Martin Luther King Jr., including influences originating from Walter Rauschenbusch, Howard Thurman, and Mahatma Gandi.

AFRO 442 AFRICAN-AMERICAN ENGLISH. [=ANTH 442, =ENGL 457, =LING 442] (3) Linguistic examination of the structure, history, and use of African-American English, as well as literary representations, language attitudes, and issues relating to education and the acquisition of Standard English.

AFRO 550 COMPARATIVE BLACK RELIGION. [=RELG 550] The comparative study of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Rastafari among African-Americans from an interdisciplinary perspective.

B. Department of Anthropology

New courses

ANTH 442 AFRICAN-AMERICAN ENGLISH. [=AFRO 442, =ENGL 457, =LING 442] (3) Linguistic examination of the structure, history, and use of African-American English, as well as literary representations, language attitudes, and issues relating to education and the acquisition of Standard English.

C. Department of English

New course

ENGL 457 AFRICAN-AMERICAN ENGLISH. [=AFRO 442, =ANTH 442, =LING 442] (3) Linguistic examination of the structure, history, and use of African-American English, as well as literary presentations, language attitudes, and issues relating to education and the acquisition of Standard English.

D. Department of Government and International Studies

New course

GINT 305 RACE, CLASS, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY. (3) [=SOCY 304, =WOST 304] Historical and contemporary power relationships in race, social class, gender, and sexual orientation.

E. Linguistics Program

New courses

LING 442 AFRICAN-AMERICAN ENGLISH. [=AFRO 442, =ANTH 442, =ENGL 457] (3) Linguistic examination of the structure, history, and use of African-American English, as well as literary representations, language attitudes, and issues relating to education and the acquisition of Standard English.

LING 140 LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY AWARENESS. (2) A course designed to cultivate awareness of phonological and grammatical differences among dialects of English and ability to switch comfortably between oneís dialect and standard usage. Two-hour lecture and laboratory.

F. Department of Philosophy

New course

PHIL 527 VIRTUES, ACTS AND CONSEQUENCES. (3) This course addresses three recent contributions to ethical theory: Virtue theory, deontology and utilitarianism. At least two will be addressed in any semester. Historical roots and recent developments are examined.

G. Department of Religious Studies

New courses

RELG 344 THE THEOLOGY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. [=AFRO 344] Encounter with the theology of Martin Luther King, Jr., including influences originating from Walter Rauschenbusch, Howard Thurman, and Mahatma Gandhi.

RELG 552 BUDDHIST STUDIES SEMINAR. (3) The examination of a theme or problem central to the study of Buddhism in a seminar emphasizing intensive reading and creative discussion. Course may be repeated since topics change.

RELG 553 READING PALI BUDDHIST TEXTS I. (3) An introduction to Pali Buddhist texts, focusing on the acquisition of basic Pali reading skills and the analysis of texts. Completion of this course does not satisfy language proficiency requirements.

RELG 550 COMPARATIVE BLACK RELIGION. [=AFRO 550] (3) The comparative study of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Rastafari among African-Americans from an interdisciplinary perspective.

RELG 554 READING PALI BUDDHIST TEXTS II. (3) The intermediate study of Pali Buddhist texts, focusing on translation and the analysis of texts. Completion of this course does not satisfy language proficiency requirements.

H. Department of Sociology

Add cross-listings

FROM: SOCY 304 RACE, CLASS, GENDER AND SEXUALITY. (3) [=WOST 304]
TO: SOCY 304 RACE, CLASS, GENDER AND SEXUALITY. (3) [=GINT 305, WOST 304]

I. Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance

Change in designators

FROM: THSP 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH. (3-6)
TO: THEA 399 INDEPENENT STUDY AND RESEARCH. (3-6)
TO: SPCH 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH.(3-6)
TO: DANC 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH. (3-6)

J. Womenís Studies Program

New course

WOST 499 COMMUNITY SERVICE INTERNSHIP. (3) Supervised experience addressing a community organizationís needs and allowing the student to explore an aspect of the community related to womenís studies issues. Contract approval by advisor recommended.

Add cross-listings

FROM: WOST 304 RACE, CLASS, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY. (3)
TO: WOST 304 RACE, CLASS, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY. (3) [=GINT 305, =SOCY 304]

Change in title

FROM: WOST 352 POLITICS OF SEX ROLES. [=GINT 352] (3)
TO: WOST 352 GENDER AND POLITICS. [=GINT 352] (3)

IV. UNIVERSITY

Change in prerequisites

FROM: UNIV 401 SENIOR CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE. (1-3) (Prereq: senior standing)
TO: UNIV 401 SENIOR CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE. (1-3) (Prereq: junior standing)

V. COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Marine Science Program

Deletion

MSCI 303 COMPUTER WEATHER FORCASTING. (3)

Change in prerequisites

FROM: MSCI 312 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY. (4) (Prereq: MSCI 112, MATH 142, CHEM 112, PHYS 211)
TO: MSCI 312 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY. (4) (Prereq: MSCI 112, MATH 142, CHEM 112, PHYS 201 or 211)


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