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General Education Committee Minutes, 11/7/08

Members present:, S. Hines, D. MacDonald, D. Morton, M. Ramey, K. Shanley, D. Sloan, T. Thibeau

Members absent: J. Edwards, D. Potts, F. Rosenzweig,

Guest:  A. Borgmann, J. Eglin

The meeting was called to order at 9:15 pm.  

Business Items:  

  • The Expressive Arts Subcommittee completed its review. Only one course did not meet the criteria- NAS 210 Native American Sports and Games. It did not include artistic content.
  • The committee discussed and voted on the three courses proposed for American and European Perspective.

MCLG 105, RUSS 105, LS 105

Introduction to Russian Culture
- Course has a one-country focus and an emphasis on Asian side predominance

Gen Ed  Vote 6 :3 to approve course

MCLG 330/ GERM 303/ LS 321

German Culture, Beginnings to 1900
-course material is introduced in MCLG 231
Gen Ed Committee voted 5:2 to reject

MCLG 331/ GERM 304/LS 322

German Culture, 1900 to Present
-course material is introduced in MCLG 231
Gen Ed Committee voted 5:2 to reject

  • The Indigenous and Global subcommittee provided a report on its review. Several courses required clarification. WBIO 105 was rejected based on the poorly prepared form. The department may resubmit next year. Follow-up is pending on the following courses:

ANTH 103

Food and Culture
-waiting for response from instructor

ART 150

Art of World Civilization: Ancient to Medieval Art

-waiting for response from instructor

ART 367

Ancient American Art
- the course has ART 150 as prereq

ART 484

African Art
-the course has ART 150 as a prereq

DAN 434

World Dance
-course should be lower division to be available to all majors

ECON 350

Economic Development
-waiting for response from instructor

HIST 335

International Human Rights

-course is foundational but not introductory

SOC 212

Southeast Asian Culture and Civilization
-waiting for response from instructor

  • The Ethics and Human Values Subcommittee recruited an additional member with expertise in eastern thought. The subcommittee anticipates assisting instructors in meeting the criteria and this will take some time.
  • The Symbolic Systems Subcommittee provided the following status report and asked for guidance from the co-chairs.

Our work is divided into three phases:

1.      Approve individual courses for designation as a Symbolic Systems course

2.      Approve proposed sequences of symbolic systems courses as valid substitutes for the default language requirement.  Primary criteria for approval:

a.       The sequence must consist of approved symbolic systems courses

b.      The sequence must be required by the major

3.      Clean up - Figure out who should have submitted requests for language requirement exemptions but didn't, and based on this, figure out which, if any, additional courses need to be approved with the Symbolic Systems designation

Status:

  • Phase 1 - 29 courses were proposed for Symbolic Systems designation. All 29 courses have now been approved.
  • Courses approved:
    • ANTH 401
    • CRT 121, 231
    • CS 131, 132
    • C&I 486
    • FOR 201
    • LING 470, 471, 472
    • MAT 117, 120, 145
    • Math 131, 150, 152, 241, 444
    • MUS 111, 112, 137, 138, 161, 162
    • PHIL 210, 211
    • PSYC 220
    • SOC 202
    • WBIO 240
    • Additionally, we will be asking David Patterson to propose Math 117 for this group, as it serves as a prerequisite for a number of courses in proposed sequences.
  • Phase 2 - There were eight requests to approve Symbolic Systems sequences (to substitute for the default language requirement). It already appears that some which should have been submitted were not submitted (e.g. Computer Science), so we'll have to chase these down in Phase 3.

Anthropology

They propose that Group III be satisfied for Anthropology majors by completion of a course in statistics, such as ANTH 401, FOR 201, MATH 241 or 341, SOC 202, or PSYC 220.

Recommendation - Decline.  They need to propose valid SEQUENCES of two approved symbolic systems courses, and such sequence needs to be REQUIRED by the major.  ANTH 401, FOR 201, MATH 241, SOC 202, and PSYC 220 are valid symbolic systems courses.  Of these courses, the following have MATH 117 as a prerequisite - FOR 201, Math 241, PSYC 220, and SOC 202.  Anthropology could use MATH 117 as the first course in a proposed sequence.  It is not obvious from the catalog that any of these courses are required by the major.

Communication Studies

They propose a requirement of the Symbolic Systems sequence of MATH 117 and Statistics (MATH 241, PSYC 220; SOC 202 or HHP 486) for all COMM majors.

Recommendation - Decline.  These are all approved symbolic systems courses (with the exception of HHP 486), but I see no evidence from the catalog that any of these courses are required by the major.

Economics

They propose a sequence of Math 150 and Math 241.

Recommendation - Approve.  These are approved symbolic systems courses required by the major.

Forestry

They propose successful completion of Math 121 (or combination of Math 111 and Math 112) and Math 150.

Recommendation - Decline (for now).  Math 121 (nor Math 111/112)  is not an approved symbolic systems course.  We will need to approve these three courses as symbolic systems courses.

NOTE - I believe that, with the permission of Math , we should add Math 111, 112, 117, and 121 to the list of approved symbolic systems courses, waiving the requirement for the paperwork.

MAT

Wants to consider any two of MAT 117, 120 and 145 for symbolic systems sequence

Recommendation - Decline.  All are approved symbolic systems courses, but it's not at all clear from the catalog that these are required by the major.

Mathematical Sciences

From their proposal:

The Department of Mathematical Sciences requests that the Group III symbolic systems requirement be satisfied by "one MATH course of at least 3 credits numbered 131 or above, excluding courses numbered x90-x99 (for example, Math 195 and 291 do not count)."  We have attached justifications for Math 131, 150, 152, 241, and 444.  All other math courses numbered 131 or above have one of these courses as a prerequisite.

Recommendation: Approve any sequence in Math 131, 150, 152, 241 and 444.  It's not clear if they're asking for a  "blanket" approval of other Math courses.  If so, we need them to be approved symbolic systems courses.

Philosophy

They request that either PHIL 210 or the PHIL 210/211 sequence satisfy the symbolic systems requirement.  From their request:

Either PHIL 210 alone substantively satisfies the Symbolic Systems requirement, in which case your "major" but not "sequence" requirement is achieved, or PHIL 210 and PHIL 211 substantively satisfy the requirement, in which case your "sequence" but not "major" requirement is achieved.

Recommendation - Decline.  Both are symbolic systems courses, but PHIL 211 is not required by the major.  Perhaps we can accept PHIL 215 Philosophical Reasoning as a symbolic systems course.  This is required by the major, so a PHIL 210 / 215 sequence would work.

Recreation Management

Requesting a sequence of  (Math 117 OR Math 121 OR Math 150) AND (Math 241 OR FOR 201 OR SOC 202)

Recommendation: Approve, contingent on Math 117 and 121 being approved as symbolic systems sequences.  All other courses are valid sequences, and they are proposing these as major requirements.

Phase 3 - There are existing symbolic systems sequences that were not proposed under the new system (e.g. Computer Science), but it's evident that they meet the criteria - do we just want to "let them in" after consulting with the appropriate departments?

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.

Expressive Arts Review Summary

DEPARTMENT

COURSE #

TITLE

Applied Arts & Science

COM 160

Oral Communication

Applied Arts & Science

COM 217

Oral Interpretation of Literature

Applied Arts & Science

WTS 184

Beginning Creative Writing: Multiple Genres

Applied Arts & Science

WTS 185

Beginning Creative Writing: Fiction

Applied Arts & Science

WTS 186

Beginning Creative Writing: Poetry

Art

ART 123

Visual Language: Drawing

Art

ART 125

Visual Language: 2-D Design

Art

ART 129

Ceramics for Non-Majors

Art

ART 135

Three Dimensional Fundamentals

Art

ART 314

Elementary School Art

Art

ART 324

Drawing Studio Seminar

Communication Studies

COMM 111

Introduction to Public Speaking

Drama/Dance

DAN 100

Modern Dance I

Drama/Dance

DAN 104

Ballet I

Drama/Dance

DAN 107

Jazz Dance I

Drama/Dance

DAN 108

Dance Forms I

Drama/Dance

DAN 200

Modern Dance II

Drama/Dance

DAN 201

Beginning Composition

Drama/Dance

DAN 204

Ballet II

Drama/Dance

DAN 207

 Jazz Dance II

Drama/Dance

DAN 307

Jazz Dance III

Drama/Dance

DAN 327

Dance in Elementary Education

Drama/Dance

DRAM 103

Introduction to Theatre Design

Drama/Dance

DRAM 106

Theatre Production I: Running Crew

Drama/Dance

DRAM 107

Theatre Production I: Construction Crew

Drama/Dance

DRAM 111

Acting for Non - Majors

Drama/Dance

DRAM 112

Acting for Non - Majors II

Drama/Dance

DRAM 216

Production Acting I

Drama/Dance

DRAM 316

Production Acting II

Drama/Dance

DRAM 327

Drama in Elementary Education

English

ENCR 210

Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction

English

ENCR 211

Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry

English

ENCR 212

Introduction to Creative Writing: Nonfiction

English

ENCR 312

Creative Writing: Nonfiction

Environmental Studies

EVST 373A

Nature Works

Media Art

MAR  111A

Integrated Digital Art

Media Art

MAR  112A

Intro to Non-Lin Editing

Music

MUS 100

Performance Study

Music

MUS 104

Marching Band

Music

MUS 107

Choral Ensembles

Music

MUS 108

Orchestras

Music

MUS 110

Concert Bands

Music

MUS 113

Opera Theatre

Music

MUS 114

UM Jazz Bands

Music

MUS 115

Piano In Class I

Music

MUS 116

Piano In Class II

Music

MUS 118

Singing for Non-Majors

Music

MUS 147

Beginning Folk Guitar

Music

MUS 150

Chamber Ensembles

Course not approved for Expressive Arts - not artistic content

Native American Studies

NAS 210

Native American Sports and Games

Indigenous and Global Perspective Summary

DEPARTMENT

COURSE #

TITLE

Anthropology

ANTH 101

Introduction to Anthropology

Anthropology

ANTH 106

The Silk Road

Anthropology

ANTH 220

Comparative Social Organization

Anthropology

ANTH 251

Foundation of Civilization

Anthropology

ANTH 252

Archaeological Wonders of the World

Anthropology

ANTH 323

Native Peoples of Montana

Anthropology

ANTH 330

Peoples and Cultures of the World

Anthropology

ANTH 341

Contemporary Issues of American Indians

Anthropology

ANTH 351

Archaeology of North America

Anthropology

ANTH 352

Archaeology of Montana

Anthropology

ANTH 354

Mesoamerican Prehistory

Anthropology

ANTH 357

Archaeology of the Southwestern United States

Anthropology

ANTH 385

Indigenous Peoples and Global Development

Anthropology

ANTH 388

Native American Health and Healing

Communication Studies

COMM 251

International and Development Communication

Drama/Dance

DAN 434 UG

World Dance

Geography

GEOG 207

Africa

Geography

GOEG 213

The Middle East

History

HIST 286

Colonial Latin America

History

HIST 287

Modern Latin America

Linguistics

LING 375

Endangered Languages

MCLL

MCLG 100

Introduction to Latin American Studies

Music

MUS 136

Music of the  Worlds People

Native American Studies

NAS  318 UG

History of American Indian Affairs from 1890

Native American Studies

NAS 100

Introduction to Native American Studies

Native American Studies

NAS 201

Indian Culture as Expressed Through Language

Native American Studies

NAS 202

Oral and Written Traditions

Native American Studies

NAS 210

Native American Sports and Games

Native American Studies

NAS 231

Indigenous Worldview Perspectives

Native American Studies

NAS 301

American Indian Religion and Philosophy

Native American Studies

NAS 303

Ecological Perspectives of Native Americans

Native American Studies

NAS 316 UG

History of American Indian Affairs to 1776

Native American Studies

NAS 317 UG

History of American Indian Affairs in the 19th Century

Native American Studies

NAS 318

History of Indian Affairs from 1890

Native American Studies

NAS 324

Indians of Montana

Native American Studies

NAS 400

Tribal Sovereignty

Native American Studies

NAS 429

Gender Issues in Native American Studies

Political Science

PSC  130

Introduction to International Relations

Society and Conservation

RECM /FOR 345

Sustaining Human Society and the natural Environment

Course not approved for Indigenous and Global perspective

Wildlife Biology

WBIO 105

Wildlife and People

-form poorly prepared, may resubmit next year

Follow-up Pending

Anthropology

ANTH 103

Food and Culture

Art

ART 150

Art of World Civilization: Ancient to Medieval Art

Art

ART 367

Ancient American Art

Art

ART 484

African Art

Drama/Dance

DAN 434 UG

World Dance

Economics

ECON 350

Economic Development

History

HIST 335

International Human Rights

Sociology

Soc 212

Southeast Asian Culture and Civilization

Historical and Cultural Studies Summary

DEPARTMENT

COURSE #

TITLE

AAS

AAS 161

Introduction to African American Studies

AAS

AAS 262

African American History to 1865

AAS

AAS 263

African American History since 1865

Anthropology

ANTH 101

Introduction to Anthropology

Anthropology

ANTH 103

Food and Culture

Anthropology

ANTH 251

Foundation of Civilization

Anthropology

ANTH 252

Archaeological Wonders of the World

Applied Arts & Science

CLS 167

Nature and Society

Art

ART 150

Art of World Civilization: Ancient to Medieval Art

Art

ART 151

Art of World Civilization: Early Modern to Contemporary Art

Drama/Dance

DRAM 320 UG

Theatre History I

Drama/Dance

DRAM 321 UG

Theatre History II

Drama/Dance

DRAM 336 /ART 336

History of Architectural Design, Pre-History to 1850

Environmental Studies

EVST167H

Nature & Society

History

HIST 104/107

European Civilization to 1715

History

HIST 105/108

Modern Europe

History

HIST 151/154

The Americans: Conquest to Capitalism & Honors

History

HIST 152

The Americans: 1877 to the Present

History

HIST 155

Honors The Americans: 1877 to the Present

History

HIST 286

Colonial Latin America

History

HIST 287

Modern Latin America

MCLL

JPNS 210

Japanese Culture and Civilization

MCLL

MCLG 100

Introduction to Latin American Studies

MCLL

MCLG 105, RUSS 105, LS 105

Introduction to Russian Culture

MCLL

MCLG 211

Chinese Culture and Civilization

MCLL

MCLG 360H, ART 380H, LS 340H

Ancient Greek Civilization and culture

Music

MUS 136

Music of the  Worlds People

Music

MUS 324

History of Music I

Music

MUS 325

History of Music II

Native American Studies

NAS 100

Introduction to Native American Studies

Philosophy

PHIL 240

History and Philosophy of Science

Religious Studies

RELS 210

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the History of Ancient Israel

Religious Studies

RELS 232

Buddhism

Pending follow-up

Anthropology

ANTH 106

The Silk Road

Anthropology

ANTH 323

Native Peoples of Montana

Anthropology

ANTH 330

Peoples and Cultures of the World

Anthropology

ANTH 351

Archaeology of North America

Anthropology

ANTH 352

Archaeology of Montana

Anthropology

ANTH 354

Mesoamerican Prehistory

Anthropology

ANTH 357

Archaeology of the Southwestern United States

Art

ART 367

Ancient American Art

Art

ART 368

Latin American Art

Communication Studies

COMM 250

Introduction to Rhetorical Theory

Drama/Dance

DAN 334 UG

20th Century Dance History

Geography

GEOG 333 UG

Cultural Ecology

Geography

GEOG 336

Exploration and Discovery

Geography

GEOG 432

The Human Role in Environmental Change

History

HIST 319

Contemporary Europe

History

HIST 330

European International Relations: Origins of the State System to 1870

History

HIST 331

Foreign Relations of the Great Powers

History

HIST 334

War, Peace, and Society

History

HIST 339

European Cultural and Intellectual History

History

HIST 340

European Cultural and Intellectual History from 1900 to World War II

Liberal Studies

LS 119

Historical Perspectives on Women

Liberal Studies

LS 161

Introduction to Asian Humanities

MCLL

GERM 303, LS 321, MCLG 330

German Culture, Beginnings to 1900

MCLL

GERM 304, LS 322, MCLG 331

German Culture, 1900 to the Present

MCLL

MCLG 360H, ART 380H, LS 340H

Ancient Greek Civilization and culture

Music

MUS 324

History of Music I

Music

MUS 325

History of Music II

Native American Studies

NAS  465 UG (316)

History of American Indian Affairs from 1890

Native American Studies

NAS 466 UG (317)

History of American Indian Affairs to 1776

Native American Studies

NAS 317 UG

History of American Indian Affairs in the 19th Century

Native American Studies

NAS 324

Indians of Montana

Religious Studies

RELS 210

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the History of Ancient Israel

Religious Studies

RELS 232

Buddhism