REPORT: COMMITTEE ON CURRICULA AND COURSES

(For consideration by the Faculty Senate at its meeting on November 5, 1997)

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 John Winberry in advance if errors are noted. Telephone: 777-2388 or E-mail: Winberry@garnet.cla.sc.edu

I. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Department of Educational Psychology

Change in title, prerequisites, and description

FROM: EDEX 610 METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR THE SEVERELY AND PROFOUNDLY

MENTALLY RETARDED. (3) (Prereq: EDEX 523 or PSYC 528, or EDEX 619

or PSYC 524 or consent of instructor) Curriculum adjustment, methods and materials for the educational management of the severely and profoundly mentally retarded.

TO: EDEX 610 SYSTEMATIC INSTRUCTION OF STUDENTS WITH MODERATE, SEVERE, OR PROFOUND DISABILITIES. (3) (Prereq: EDEX 523 or PSYC 528 or consent of instructor) Data-based instruction for teaching students with significant disabilities: task and developmental analysis, individualizing instruction, and preparing and implementing instructional programs.

FROM: EDEX 615 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & METHODOLOGY FOR TEACHING TRAINABLE MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN. (3) (Prereq: EDEX 523 or PSYC 528, or EDEX 619 or PSYC 524, or consent of instructor) Materials and techniques for teaching trainable mentally retarded children.

TO: EDEX 615 CURRICULUM FOR STUDENTS WITH MODERATE, SEVERE, OR PROFOUND DISABILITIES. (3) (Prereq: EDEX 523 or PSYC 528 or consent of instructor) Design, development, adaptation, and implementation of curriculum for students with significant disabilities.

FROM: EDEX 686CHARACTERISTICS AND PROBLEMS OF HEARING IMPAIRED. (3) (Prereq: EDEX 523, or equivalent, or consent of instructor) Implications of hearing impairment for the sociological, psychological, and vocational development of the hearing handicapped.

TO: EDEX 686INTRODUCTION TO DEAFNESS. (3) (Prereq: EDEX 523 or equivalent or consent of instructor) Educational implications for philosophy, theory, and research about deafness.

II. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Change in credit hours and prerequisites

FROM: ENGR 101 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING I (2) (Prereq or Coreq: MATH 141)

TO: ENGR 101 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING I (3)

III. COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Department of Geography

New courses

GEOG 309 USE AND MISUSE OF THE EARTH'S RESOURCES. (3) [=GEOL 209] Integration of the geological, spatial, and hydro-environmental issues arising from extraction, use, and disposal of selected mineral, energy, and water resources.

GEOG 349 CARTOGRAPHIC ANIMATION. (3) (Prereq: GEOG 341 or GEOG 363 or consent of instructor) Introduction to theories and principles of cartographic animation.

IV. COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Department of Biological Sciences

Change in Title

FROM: BIOL 665 HUMAN BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS.

TO: BIOL 665 HUMAN MOLECULAR GENETICS.

Department of Geological Sciences

New course

GEOL 209 USE AND MISUSE OF THE EARTH'S RESOURCES. (3) [=GEOG 309] Integration of the geological, spatial, and hydro-environmental issues arising from extraction, use, and disposal of selected mineral, energy, and water resources.

Department of Statistics

New course

STAT 590 STATISTICS CAPSTONE. (1) (Prereq: STAT 512, and 515 or 509) Case studies combining applied statistics, mathematical statistics, mathematics, computing and communications to simulate work experience of a practicing statistician.

Change in curriculum, University Bulletin, page 235UG

NOTE: This curriculum change is not available through the Web. Printed copies are being sent to Senators,

Deans, and Department Chairs only.

V. EXPERIMENTAL COURSES - For the Senate's information only:

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Department of English

ENGL 473XFILM THEORY. (3) Issues in film theory, from early debates over the aesthetics and politics of film form through recent studies of spectatorship, identification, counter-cinema, and the construction of gender and race.

ENGL 490XSENIOR SEMINAR. (3) (Prereq: junior or senior standing and consent of instructor) Advanced literary study, focusing on critical theory, research, and writing. Open only to English majors.

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Department of Environmental Health Sciences

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

junior, senior, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor) Recognition, prevention and control of bacterial biofilm-related problems in the environment, health care, industry, and engineering.

VI. COURSE OFFERINGS DURING MAY SESSION 1998 - For the Senate's information only:

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Department of Anthropology

ANTH 306M INDONESIA CULTURE STUDY TOUR. (6) Intensive three-week study tour of Indonesia: Sumatra, Java, Bali. Lectures, readings, films, hands-on lessons, and visits to study graphic arts, dance, music, architecture, language, crafts, history, current developments.

Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese

SPAN 125M-001SPANISH FOR PROFESSIONS.

Spanish for Criminal Justice Majors. (3) (Prereq: one year of college-level Spanish or equivalent) A basic course for students in Criminal Justice and law enforcement stressing pertinent vocabulary, commonly used forms, and cultural mores about and attitudes toward law enforcement.

SPAN 125M-002 SPANISH FOR PROFESSIONS.

Spanish for Medical Personnel. (3) (Prereq: one year of college-level Spanish or equivalent) A basic course for students in health professions stressing pertinent vocabulary, commonly used forms, and cultural mores about and attitudes toward health care professionals.

Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance

THSP 330M RHETORICAL STUDY OF STAR TREK. (3) Critical analysis of the phenomenon and persuasive nature of a popular culture artifact using Star Trek film, television, literature and other media.

COURSE OFFERINGS DURING MAY SESSION 1998 - For the Senate's information only:

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK

SOWK 306M SOCIAL WORK IN OTHER NATIONS. (3) Social welfare systems in selected nations of the world; variations in services. Course requires participation in an international trip to a selected nation. Location: Russia and Sweden.


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