CAP Agenda for April 16, 2012
1. Review Minutes of April 2, 2012
2. Environmental Studies minor approved pending reformatting
3. INS 400 approved
4. Early Childhood Education Program revision approved
2.
Program Revisions Form
Division:
FVIPA
Program:
Environmental Studies MInor
Developed By: Drew Barton
Explanation and rationale for the new and/or revised curricula.
This is a streamlined version of the Environmental Studies program developed by Carla DeGraw
and Drew Barton. The program was proving more complicated than it needed to be. The new
program has the same number of required courses and an experience, but it is easier to navigate
the requirements. We also streamlined the description.
Note: There is no Division for this minor; it is interdisciplinary. There is also no Division chair
to sign off (so I did not check the box at the bottom of the form). The form made me select
something above, so I checked Division of the Arts. They now owe me an espresso.
Thanks!
List of the old and new courses in the program/concentration requirements.
Current
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MINOR
The Environmental Studies minor is a
multidisciplinary program, spanning
most areas of the arts and sciences.
Students will apply the coherence and
perspective of their major to the
study of the environment, preparing
them to relate their careers to
environmental issues or nature.
Students seeking a major in
environmental studies should speak to
their advisor or the coordinator of the
Environmental Studies minor about
developing an individualized program
(or they should consider majors in
Environmental Science or
Environmental Policy & Planning).
The Environmental Studies Minor
coordinator can be reached
at [email protected]
NEW: Catalog
Ready
ENVIRONMENT
AL STUDIES
MINOR
The Environmental
Studies minor is
multidisciplinary,
spanning most areas
of the arts and
sciences. Students
will apply the
perspective of their
major to the study of
the environment,
preparing them to
relate their careers to
environmental issues
or nature. Students
seeking an
Required courses (five courses worth
20 credits)
1. At least one introductory level
course (see below for list of courses
fulfilling this requirement)
2. At least two courses in Natural
Sciences or Math (see below for list of
courses fulfilling this requirement)
3. At least two courses in Humanities,
Visual and Performing Arts,
Psychology, Social Sciences and
Business, and Rehabilitation and
Community
Health (see below for list of courses
fulfilling this requirement)
Notes:
1. At least two courses must be at the
200-level or higher.
2. More than one introductory course
may be taken, which may count for
#2 & #3 above.
3. No more than 8 credits in a
student's major may be counted
toward these course requirements.
Further Requirement : Participation
in significant research, creative work,
service, or internship related to the
environment, during the academic
year or summer. This requirement
can be met by (1) paid or volunteer
work outside of courses on or off
campus, (2) a capstone project or
thesis in the major, or (3) a major
senior level project in a creditbearing course when pre-approved.
This requirement is in addition to the
five courses above.
To insure a meaningful experience,
the following are required parts of
the experience:
1. Sponsorship by a faculty member;
2. Proposal describing goals and
activities submitted to the
Environmental Studies minor
coordinator for approval before the
experience;
environmental
studies major should
speak with their
advisor or the
coordinator of the
minor about
developing an
individualized
program (or they
should consider
majors in
Environmental
Science or
Environmental
Policy & Planning).
If you’re interested in
pursuing an
Environmental
Studies minor, please
contact the
coordinator at
[email protected]
Required courses
(five courses worth
20 credits) and an
experience
1. At least two
courses in Natural
Sciences or Math
from the list below
2. At least two
courses in
Humanities, Visual
and Performing Arts,
Psychology, Social
Sciences and
Business, and
3. Log or summary of hours invested
in the experience;
4. Letter about the experience from
the person supervising the experience
(faculty member or off-campus
supervisor);
5. A document or creative work that
describes and reflects on the
experience and addresses the extent
to which goals were met. This can be
in whatever form is appropriate for
the student and the experience. For
example, some may use a journal
maintained during the experience,
whereas others might choose a brief
report at the end.
6. The log, letter, and writing should
be submitted to the Environmental
Studies minor coordinator for
approval.
In addition to courses listed below,
new and topics courses (277 & 377)
with an environmental focus may be
counted towards the requirements for
the Environmental Studies Minor. For
a complete list and to confirm which
sections of introductory courses count
toward the requirement, contact the
Environmental Studies Minor
coordinator at [email protected]
COURSES MEETING THE
INTRODUCTORY COURSE
REQUIREMENT - #1 ABOVE (*course
has pre-requisites)
Introductory Environmental Courses in
Natural Sciences
ENV 110N Introductory Environmental
Science
GEY 101N Environmental Geoscience
BIO 110N Introduction to Biology sections with an environmental science
focus
CHY 110N Elementary Chemistry sections with an environmental science
focus
Rehabilitation and
Community Health
from the list below.
3. One additional
elective course from
either of the above
two categories.
4. Participation in
service, internship,
research, creative
work, or research
related to the
environment, during
the academic year or
summer. This
experience can be
satisfied and
documented in a
variety of ways,
which can be
discussed with the
coordinator.
Notes
1. At least two
courses must be at
the 200-level or
higher.
2. No more than 8
credits in a student’s
major may be
counted toward these
course requirements.
ENVIRONMENTAL
PHY 110N Elementary Physics sections with an environmental science
focus
STUDIES
COURSES (prerequisites in
parentheses)
Introductory Environmental Courses in
Social Sciences, Humanities,
Community Health & Recreation,
Visual & Performing Arts, Honors
GEO 231S Environmental Issues
HEA 210 Environmental Health*
Natural Sciences
COURSES MEETING THE OTHER
REQUIREMENTS - #2 & #3 ABOVE
(*course has pre-requisites)
Environmental Studies Courses in the
Natural Sciences
GEY 101N Environmental Geoscience
GEY 103N The Earth System
GEY 104N Oceans: Ancient and Modern
GEY 203 Surficial Processes*
GEY 301 Terrain Analysis*
GEY 303 Climate Change*
BIO 110N Introduction to Biology sections with an environmental science
focus
BIO 276 Environmental Biology*
BIO 294 Forest Ecology & Conservation*
BIO 353 Conservation Biology*
BIO 383 Aquatic Biology*
BIO
391 Entomology*
ENV 110N Introductory Environmental
Science
ENV 276 Environmental
Microbiology*
ENV 384 Environmental Impact
Assessment*
CHY 110N Elementary Chemistry sections with an environmental science
focus
CHY 384 Environmental Chemistry*
PHY 110N Elementary Physics sections with an environmental science
 BIO 110:
Introduction
to Biology –
sections with
an
environmenta
l science
focus
 BIO 276:
Environmenta
l Biology
(BIO 160 &
170)
 BIO 294:
Forest
Ecology &
Conservation
(environment
al science or
biology
course)
 BIO 353:
Conservation
Biology (BIO
160 & 170)
 BIO 383:
Aquatic
Biology
 BIO 391:
Entomology
focus
Environmental Studies Courses in
Social Sciences
POS 216S Environmental Law*
GEO 104S Global Transformations sections with an environmental focus
GEO 231S Environmental Issues
GEO 310 International Development*
GEO
304GIScience*
GEO 337 Environmental Regulations*
GEO 338 Forestry Management &
Practices*
GEO 340 Land Use*
ECO 228 Environmental and Natural
Resource Economics*
ANT 300 Food and
Culture*
Environmental Studies Courses in
Humanities
ENG 100 First-Year Writing Seminar
(Green Writing)
ENG 272H American Texts and
Contexts* - offerings with a focus on
the environment
Environmental Studies Courses in
Community Health & Recreation
HEA 142 Nutrition and Ecological
Concerns
HEA 210 Environmental
Health*
Environmental Studies Courses in
Visual and Performing Arts
ART 331A Drawing and Painting
Outdoors
Environmental Studies Courses in
Honors
HON 223H Environmental Imagination*
 CHY 110:
Introduction
to Chemistry
– sections
with an
environmenta
l science
focus
 CHY 384:
Environmenta
l Chemistry
(CHY 141 &
142)
 ENV 110:
Environmenta
l Science
 ENV 276:
Environmenta
l
Microbiology
(BIO 160 &
170, CHY
142 & 142)
 ENV 384:
Environmenta
l Impact
Assessment
(BIO 160 &
170, CHY
141 & 142)
 GEY 101:
Environmenta
l Geoscience
 GEY 103:
The Earth
System
 GEY 104:
Oceans
Total credits for the
Minor
20
 GEY 203:
Surficial
Processes
(environment
al science or
geology
course)
 GEY 301:
Terrain
analysis
(environment
al science or
geology
course)
 GEY 303:
Climate
Change
(environment
al science or
geology
course)
 GEY 356:
Hydrology
(four courses
in science or
geography)
 PHY 110:
Introduction
to Physics –
sections with
an
environmenta
l science
focus
Social Sciences
 ANT 300:
Food and
Culture (ANT
103 or
permission)
 ECO 228:
Environmenta
l and Natural
Resource
Economics
(ECO 110 or
permission)
 GEO 104:
Global
Transformati
ons – sections
with an
environmenta
l focus
 GEO 310:
International
Development
Issues (GEO
103 or 104 or
permission)
 GEO 304:
GIScience
(GEO 204 or
301 or
permission)
 GEO 231:
Environmenta
l Issues
 GEO 337:
Environmenta
l Regulations
(one geogr. or
science
course or
permission)
 GEO 338:
Forestry
Management
& Practice
(one geogr. or
sci. course or
permission)
 GEO 340:
Land Use
(GEY 103 or
104)
 POS 216:
Environmenta
l Law
(Sophomore
standing or
permission)
Humanities
 ENG 100:
Green
Writing
 ENG 272:
American
Texts and
Contexts –
offerings with
a focus on the
environment
(ENG 100
and for
majors ENG
181)
Community Health
& Recreation
 HEA 142:
Nutrition and
Ecological
Concerns
 HEA 210:
Environmenta
l Health
Sound, Performance,
and Visual Inquiry
 ART 331:
Drawing and
Painting
Outdoors
(permission)
Honors
 HON 223:
Environmenta
l Imagination
(Honors
Program or
permission)
Topics 277 & 377
Courses with an
environmental focus
Total credits for the
minor = 20 credits
Below is a detailed explanation of resource allocations. If there are new courses
created for the program/concentration, list what courses are slated for deletion. If
none, list the courses that will be offered at a reduced frequency to free the required
staffing of the new courses associated with the new or revised program/concentration.
Be sure to include associated new course, revised course, and/or deleted course forms.
No changes
Insert below a typical 4-year cycle.
There really is no typical 4-year cycle for this minor. It will vary greatly and will depend on the
student's major.
3. New
Course Form
Course Prefix, Number and Suffix:
Course to be offered:
INS 400
Capstone in International and Global
Studies
Senior Standing
FSSAB
4
Letter Only
Every Year
Is this course a requirement or an elective in your
program?
Required
Course Title:
Prerequisite:
Division:
Credit Hours:
Grade Type:
Catalog Description:
This course will be cross-listed with an appropriate advanced class relating to International and
Global issues. It is designed to provide a capstone experience for students with an International
and Global Studies major. In addition to the work required in the cross-listed class, the student
will produce original research on a topic in International and Global studies and present it to the
International and Global Studies Council.
Rationale for new course:
This course is a requirement for seniors in the International and Global Studies Major. It will
provide a capstone experience for our majors who have varied and multidisciplinary interests in
International and Global Studies but need to demonstrate reflective competency in this
culminating research .
What courses are to be deleted in conjunction with the new course offering?
No course will be deleted in conjunction with this new course offering. The course will have a
positive effect on enrolments in advanced classes that will be cross-listed with INS 400.
If no courses are slated for deletion, which courses will be reduced in the frequency of
offering?
None.
Course Developed By: Sylvie Charron
Approved by Division Chair: Yes
4. Program
Revisions Form
Division: FECEL
Program: Early Childhood Education
Explanation and rationale for the new and/or revised curricula.
We propose a name change for our three tracks. We adopted the current tracks and their names
after approval of the Birth to 5 Teacher Certification (Effective Fall 2007). We feel that the
designation of one of our tracks, Birth-to 5 Non-Certification has led to a negative image
expressed by faculty, students and some families. ECH faculty has researched and agreed
upon amending the names of our tracks to present a more descriptive and positive image for
those students who are not pursuing teacher certification. We retained the noncertification/certification designation, in order to promote clarity, but made it less prominent. No
program requirements or course name changes are associated with this change.
List of the old and new courses in the program/concentration requirements.
Current
NEW: Catalog Ready
Three Tracks:
Early Education and Care (Non-Certification)
Birth to 5 Non-Certification
Birth to 5 Education (Certification)
Birth to 5 Certification
K-3 Education (Certification)
K-3 Certificaiton
Below is a detailed explanation of resource allocations. If there are new courses
created for the program/concentration, list what courses are slated for deletion. If
none, list the courses that will be offered at a reduced frequency to free the required
staffing of the new courses associated with the new or revised program/concentration.
Be sure to include associated new course, revised course, and/or deleted course forms.
n/a
Insert below a typical 4-year cycle.
N/A
Please include any other comments or information about the program that you think
is necessary or helpful for members of CAP.
This change has been approved by our division chair. Our dean, Kathy Yardley, states:
"I think the language being proposed makes the various options equally attractive and is more
positive."
If the name change is approved, we will contact admissions, marketing, and any other university
offices to notify them.
Approved by Division Chair: Yes
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