University Curriculum Committee
October 9th, 2008 Minutes
Chair: Prof. Janice Neil
Regular Members: Gregory Lapicki, Jane Manner, Janice Neil, Jonathan Reid, Ralph Scott.
Ex-Officio Members: Linner Griffin, Kathryn Hashimoto, Donna Lillian.
Other: Kevin Snyder, Jan Tovey
Presenting: Mary Farwell, Kyle Summers (BIOL)
1. After a call to order at 2:05 p.m. the chair introduced Jan Tovey, Chair of the Faculty, who spoke briefly on the work of the University Curriculum Committee
2. Chair presented a memorandum request from Scott Curtis regarding the description of GEOG 1300 printed incorrectly in the catalog
3. Professors Farwell and Summers presented the Biology proposals on the agenda: Renumbering of BIOL 3520 to 3620, and proposal of new course BIOL 3621. There was some discussion regarding the use of “understand” in the course requirements for BIOL 3620.
4. Committee action:
a. GEOG 1300 catalog corrections approved by memorandum decision
b. BIOL 3520 approved for renumbering to 3620
c. BIOL 3621 approved
5. Discussion by committee members
present of a draft version of Policies and Procedures for Undergraduate
Certificate programs. Kathryn Hashimoto will review the document “Policies and
Procedures for Graduate Programs,” and submit a draft of a similar document that
could be used for undergraduate programs. The committee discussed the role of undergraduate certificate programs at
Committee adjourned at 3:03 p.m.
Ralph Scott, UCC Secretary
3520. Biological Evolution (3) (F) P: BIOL 2300 or consent of
instructor. Evolution from a biological standpoint. Relationships of evolutionary theory and reciprocal impact on
ecology, genetics, diversity, and biogeography. Speciation,
selection, and populations.
3550. Biology Honors (1) (WI) (F,S,SS) Conferences with staff as needed. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2 s.h. Student taking this course will normally be expected to take BIOL 4550. P: Faculty invitation. Seminar and research.
3620 Biological Evolution (3) (F) P: MATH 1065 or equivalent; BIOL 2300 or consent of instructor. Evolution from a biological standpoint. Relationships of evolutionary theory and reciprocal impact on ecology, genetics, diversity, and biogeography. Speciation, selection and populations.
3621. Biological Evolution Laboratory (1) (F) C: BIOL 3620. 3 lab hours per week. Hands-on experience with computer-based molecular evolutionary analyses, student discussions and presentations of course material.
1300. Weather and
Climate (4) (F,S,SS)
May not count towards foundations
curriculum social sciences requirement. Nonmathematical
consideration of general weather and climatic processes and patterns. Surface and middle atmospheric (jet stream)
features. Emphasis on