REPORT: COMMITTEE ON CURRICULA AND COURSES

(For consideration by the Faculty Senate at its April 3, 2002 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 Jeff Persels (French and Classics) in advance if errors are noted, either by phone: 777-6088 or e-mail: perselsj@sc.edu

I. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Department of Educational Psychology

Change in designator, title, hours, prerequisite and description
From: EDIT 650 Internship in Instructional Technology. (3) (Prereq: EDIT 603 and EDPY 722) Supervised field-based experiences with instructional technology in school, business, and administration.
To: EDIT 650 Internship in Educational Technology. (1-3) (Prereq: Graduate standing) Supervised field-based experiences in the design, development, evaluation, and implementation of technology-based instructional and training projects. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

II. COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Department of Geography

New course
GEOG 226 Geography of the Middle East. (3) A regional geographic approach to the environmental, social, economic, and political aspects of the Middle East (Southwest Asia and north Africa) with emphasis on contemporary problems.

III. SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Deletion
MUSC 514 Music Calligraphy. (1)

New course
MUSC 316 Music Composition I. (3) (Prereq: MUSC 115 or equivalent experience) Introduction to music composition.

Change in prerequisite and description
From: MUSC 515 Orchestration. (3) A study of the instruments of the orchestra and band, their possibilities and limitations individually and in ensemble. Practical experience in scoring and arranging for small orchestra and band.
To: MUSC 515 Orchestration. (3) Instrumentation and orchestration; possibilities and limitations idiomatic to specific orchestral instruments and ensemble combinations.

Change in hours, prerequisite and description
From: MUSC 516 Composition. (2-4) Original composition. Repeatable for credit.
To: MUSC 516 Composition. (3) (Prereq: MUSC 417 or equivalent experience) Private study in music composition; may be repeated.

Change in title, hours, prerequisite and description
From: MUSC 416 Composition. (1-3) Original composition.
To: MUSC 416 Music Composition II. (3) (Prereq: MUSC 316) Intermediate level composition class.

From: MUSC 417 Composition. (1-3) Original composition.
To: MUSC 417 Music Composition III. (3) (Prereq: MUSC 416) Advanced level composition class.

Curriculum change, University Bulletin, pages 182-183 (Proposed Revisions for Bachelor of Music with emphases in theory and Composition.)

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

IV. COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

A. Department of Biological Sciences

Change in hours and description

From: BIOL 670 Plant Ecology. (4) (Prereq: BIOL 301) Structure and dynamics of plant populations and communities, including life histories, adaptations, and plant interactions. Two lectures and four laboratory hours per week.
To: BIOL 670 Plant Ecology. (3) (Prereq: BIOL 301) Structure and dynamics of plant populations and communities, including life histories, adaptations, and plant interactions. Three lecture hours per week.

Change in number, hours, prerequisite and description
From: BIOL 670 Plant Ecology. (3) (Prereq: BIOL 301) Structure and dynamics of plant populations and communities, including life histories, adaptations, and plant interactions. Two lectures and four laboratory hours per week.
To: BIOL 670L Plant Ecology. (3) (Prereq. or coreq: BIOL 670) Laboratory and field exercises in plant ecology. Four hours per week.

B. Department of Physics and Astronomy

New course

PHYS 505 Advanced Classical Physics. (3) (Prereq: PHYS 504) Advanced topics in mechanics and electromagnetism; Hamilton's equations.

Change in hours, prerequisite and description
From: PHYS 503 Mechanics. (4) A general course in classical mechanics covering the motions of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies; thorough discussion and extensive application of Lagrange's equations, introduction to Hamiltonian formulation. Four class meetings per week.
To: PHYS 503 Mechanics. (3) (Prereq: PHYS 206, MATH 242 or 520) Classical mechanics of particles, systems, and rigid bodies; discussion and application of Lagrange's equations.

From: PHYS 504 Electromagnetic Theory. (4) Field theory of electric and magnetic phenomena; deduction of Maxwell's equations and their application to the problems in radiation and electrodynamics. Four class meetings per week.
To: PHYS 504 Electromagnetic Theory. (3) (Prereq: PHYS 207 and 503) Field theory of electric and magnetic phenomena; Maxwell's equations applied to problems in electromagnetism and radiation.

V. EXPERIMENTAL COURSES

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

A. Department of Geological Sciences

GEOL 524X Environmental Radioisotope Geochemistry. [=MSCI 524X] (3) (Prereq: CHEM 111, CHEM 112) Introduction to radioactivity and the use of radionuclides to study environmental processes, including age-dating and biogeochemical cycling in aquatic systems. Two lectures per week.

B. Marine Science Program

MSCI 524X Environmental Radioisotope Geochemistry. [=GEOL 524X] (3) (Prereq: CHEM 111, CHEM 112) Introduction to radioactivity and the use of radionuclides to study environmental processes, including age-dating and biogeochemical cycling in aquatic systems. Two lectures per week.


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