AFLS Curriculum Minutes -- March 1, 2010

Minutes, AFLS Curriculum Committee Meeting on March 1, 2010
1:30 – 3:20 pm, AFLS B-111C
Call to order: 1:30 p.m.
Members in attendance: David Kreider (chair), Nick Anthony, Randy Luttrell, Luke Parsch, Leslie Edgar (secretary), Luke Howard, Jim Correll, Mary Savin, Curt Rom, and Ed Gbur
Review and approval of agenda (motion by Parsch, seconded by Correll)
Approved
Review and approval of February 10, 2010 minutes (motion by Correll, seconded by Luttrell
Approved
Report from the Dean's Office
Ms. Alice Griffin disseminated a list of approved curriculum changes as of February 2010.
Old Business
Discussion on Communication Intensive Classes:
Parsch provided a one-page document which the Communications Intensive (CI) Course subcommittee developed in 2006 when AFLS identified the current 10 courses which count as a CI elective course for meeting AFLS degree requirements.
Discussion on Including Foreign Language Classes as Communication Intensive Classes:
Rom suggested that the committee look at what peer institutions are doing with foreign languages.
Motion to discuss with respective departments thoughts and feelings regarding using foreign language as an added communication course (motion by Correll, seconded by Parsch)
Approved
New Business:
ANSC: Program Change
Program proposal to change the requirements under the Physical and Biological Sciences section in the ANSC degree program, such that students may fulfill the CHEM requirement with either CHEM 1074/CHEM 1071L or CHEM 1123/CHEM 1121L, and to allow organic chemistry requirement to be met with either CHEM 2613/CHEM 2611L or CHEM 3603/CHEM 3601L. This will change the range of hours required in Physical and Biological Sciences from 17 hrs to 16 – 17 hrs. The 1 hour difference will fall into general electives for those students that elect CHEM 1123/CHEM 1121L in place of CHEM 1274/CHEM 1071L. Motion to approve the program changes (motion by Anthony, seconded by Correll)
Approved
Announcements:
Parsch "courtesy" announcements for minor changes made to AGEC courses for the fall 2010 catalog.
• 1. Change to course description for AGEC 1103 Prin Agric Micro Econ. The following sentence has been added to the course description: "Credit will be allowed only for one of AGEC 1103 and ECON 2023 or ECON 2023H." This keeps students from getting credit for two courses which in essence, cover the same subject matter of microeconomic principles.
• 2. Change to course description for AGEC 2103 Prin Agric Macro Econ. The following sentence has been added to the course description: "Credit will be allowed only for one of AGEC 2103 and ECON 2013 or ECON 2013H." This keeps students from getting credit for two courses which in essence, cover the same subject matter of macroeconomic principles.
• 3. The offering of AGEC 5143 Fin Mgmt in Agric has been changed from "irregular" to fall of every year. The "irregular" listing was a mistake. The course has always been offered in fall.
• 4. Change in prerequisites for AGEC 4313 Agbus Management from AGEC 2303 and AGEC 2143 to AGEC 2303 and AGEC 2142/1L. AGEC 2143 Agbus Fin Records recently changed from a three hour lecture course to a two hour lecture course plus one hour lab.
Adjourn 2:30 p.m.
Motion to adjourn (motion by Gbur, seconded by Anthony)
Approved