MINUTES OF EPC MEETING: APPROVED BY COMMITTEE SUBMITTED TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SUBMITTED TO ACADEMIC SENATE APPROVED BY ACADEMIC SENATE November 14, 2007 _January 30, 2008_ _____________ _____________ _____________ MEMBERS PRESENT: D. Rodriquez, S. Morgan (Chair), L. Lampert, A. Akers, H. Hertzog, K. Baker, R. Horowitz, R. Cohen, E. Adams, N. Dermendjian MEMBERS ABSENT: Matthew Zakhor GUESTS PRESENT: E. Hekkers, R.Savania, C. Von Quodnow, R. Mitchell, G. Uba, C. Haified, E. Chen, J. Myers, C. Douglas, P. Herman, G. Velazco y Trianosky, B. Castronovo, A. Hirota, T..William-Leon, C. Jacob Hale, V. Pedone, B. Mendoza, R. Dianne Bartlow, N. Tohidi F. Kyomvgisha, L. Becker, M. Cahn, B. Cortez, K. Garay, J. Hennessey, D. Schwartz, G. Truex, T. Maddox, G. Masequesmay, S. Cher, L. Hall, S. Rodriguez, V. Guerrero, A. Constanton, G. Batz, J. Alvarado STAFF: G. Mena I. Announcements A. S. Morgan announced that the Add/Drop Policy was discussed at the Faculty Senate. B. S. Morgan announced that the 2.00 Policy and Fourth Readmit Policy Update will be discussed later in the week at the Faculty Senate. C. C. Rawitch announced that the CSUN Student Research Symposium will take place on Friday, November 30. II. Business A. The minutes from October 24, 2007 were approved. B. The de-linking of GEOG 311L and GEOG 366L was approved. C. The College of HUM Regular and GE Curriculum was approved with the following notes. [Attachment IIC ] 1. A Liberal Studies Program Modification was listed on the agenda in error. No Liberal Studies proposal was reviewed at this meeting. 2. Regarding the Department name change from Women’s Studies to Gender and Women’s Studies, it was noted that the change of the department name does not change the name of the degree printed on the diploma. 3. Review of the following proposals was postponed until November 28: WS 340, PHIL 165, PHIL 349 and the GE Waivers for both CAS options. 4. QS 401 was changed at the table to QS 401A-Z. D. The College of Business and Economics Regular and GE Curriculum was approved with once exception: ECON 309 was tabled until November 28. [Attachment D] E. Provost Harry Hellenbrand brought up the topic of improving the quality of undergraduate writing. He said that many faculty members are concerned about improving the quality of writing and that there is some disagreement about what constitutes strong academic writing. He made reference to the possibility of hiring of a consultant who could coordinate efforts to improve writing across the curriculum. He encouraged EPC members to discuss this issue at a future meeting. F. Upper Division General Education and Information Competence (IC): This issue was not addressed because of lack of time. G. Certificate Programs This issue was not addressed because of lack of time. H. GE and 2nd Bachelor’s Degrees This issue was not addressed because of lack of time. III. Pending Items [Attachment IIC] Review of the College of Humanities REGULAR Curriculum I. PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS A. MCLL (BA Major in German) –delete/discontinue B. MCLL (BA in Languages & Cultures—change “language concentrations” to “language options”) C. Liberal Studies No proposal from Liberal Studies was reviewed at this meeting. D. RS (BA in Religious Studies-Double Major Option) E. WS (Name Change of Department). It was noted that the change of the department name does not change the name of the degree printed on the diploma. II. COURSE MODIFICATIONS A. AAS 497 Senior Seminar in Asian American Studies B. FLIT 391 Cultural Theories & Methodologies C. FLIT 491 Capstone Seminar D. Humanities 391 Cultural Theories & Methodologies E. Humanities 491 Capstone Seminar F. JS 200 Introduction to Jewish Studies G. Liberal Studies 491Capstone Seminar III. NEW PROGRAM A. Queer Studies QS New Minor IV. NEW COURSES A. ITAL 290 Intermediate Reading and Conversation B. ITAL 306 Translation & Style C. JS 546 Teaching the Holocaust and Genocide This graduate course was not reviewed by EPC. D. QS 302 LA in Transit: Communities, Organizations, and Politics E. QS 401 Advanced Topics in Queer Studies F. QS 490 Queer Studies Senior Capstone G. QS 499 Queer Studies Independent Study H. RS 373 Korean Christianity I. RS 395 Theory and Method in Religious Studies J. WS 380 Sexual and Reproductive Health K. WS430 Global Sexualities Review of the College of HUM GE Curriculum I. GE NEW COURSES A. QS 301 Perspectives in Queer Studies: F ( C Plan) or Comparative Cultural Studies (R Plan) and Writing Intensive Requirement B. AAS 151 Fundamentals of Public Speaking: Basic Subjects C. ENGL 333 Comics and Graphic Novels: Arts & Humanities D. FLIT 234 Virtual Study Abroad: Lifelong Learning, Meets GE IC Requirement E. FLIT 320 Business Culture in Asia: Comparative Cultural Studies, Meets IC and WI Requirement F. FLIT 321 Business Culture in Europe: Comparative Cultural Studies, Meets IC and WI Requirement G. FLIT 322 Business Culture in Latin America: Comparative Cultures, Meets IC and WI Requirement H. FLIT 331 Literary Masterpieces of Italian Humanism and Renaissance Literature: Arts & Humanities, Meets WI Requirement I. RS 204 Religion, Logic, and the Media: Basic Subjects, Critical Reasoning J. RS 255 American Political Institutions and Religion: Title V Constitution K. WS 370 Women and Violence: Social Sciences II. EXISTING COURSES MOVING TO GE A. AAS 347 Asian American Legal and Political History: Title V (2) & (3) B. FLIT 250 Traditional Culture of Japan: Arts & Humanities C. WS340 Women, Gender, & Global Development: Social Sciences This was tabled and reviewed on November 28. III. COURSES MOVING GE SECTIONS A. PHIL 165 Today’s Moral Issues: This was tabled and reviewed on November 28. FROM: [A1] Applies Arts and Sciences TO: Arts & Humanities IV. GE WAIVER IN THE NEW GE PROGRAM A. Central American Studies B.A. : Standard Option This was tabled and reviewed on November 28. B. Central American Studies B.A. : Double Major Option This was tabled and reviewed on November 28. V. GE IC REQUEST A. PHIL 349 Philosophy and Public Affairs This was tabled and reviewed on November [Attachment IID] Review of the College of CBE REGULAR Curriculum I. COURSE MODIFICATIONS A. Modify prerequisites to include a grade of “C” or higher in MGT 360. B. MGT 370 Management Skills Development C. MGT 380 Employment Practices D. MGT 450 Organization Change and Development E. MGT 454 Leadership, Power, and Politics F. MGT 456 Negotiation and Conflict Management G. MGT 458 Decision Making and Creativity H. MGT 460 Strategic Human Resource Management I. MGT 462 Private Management, Public Policy J. MGT 464 International Business Management K. MGT 466 Future Directions in Management L. MGT 496A-Z Experimental Topics Courses-Management M. MGT 498A-C Internship Management N. MGT 499 Independent Study O. Require MKT 304L to be taken concurrently with MKT 304 Marketing Management P. Require MKT 304L to be taken concurrently with MKT 304BH Marketing Management II. NEW COURSE A. MKT 304L Marketing Management Laboratory Review of the College of CBE GE Curriculum I. EXISTING COURSES MOVING TO GE A. ECON 309 The Use and Interpretation of Economic Data: Subject Explorations, Social Sciences This course was tabled and will be reviewed on November 28.