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Writing Subcommittee Minutes, 3/9/09

 

Members Present: H. Bruce, N. Hinman, M. Medvetz, M. Semanoff, S. Smillie, K. Zoellner

Members Excused/Absent: J. Carter, K. Kuipers,

Ex-Officio Present:  K. Peterson, K. Ryan

Chair Hinman called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m. 

 

The minutes from 2/23/09 were approved.

 

Communications:

  • The committee will need to request catalog language that specifies departments' upper-division requirement.
  • It should be clarified that departments are aware that writing courses must be completed by 70 credits.  Several departments submitted 400 level courses for approval.

Business Items:

  • Group 1's consent agenda was postponed due to the absences of its chair.
  • Discussion of the distributed models will be postponed for the next meeting.
  • Several upper-division writing courses were approved from Group 2 (see list below).  There are still questions regarding the use of consultants in the School of Business and group work.  Chair Hinman requested that the group articulate its concerns in an email so she can communicate with the department(s). 

    Math responded to the inquiry and would like MATH 406 to be approved for both a writing course and an upper-division writing course.  This is not appropriate.  Chair Hinman will communicate with the department.

    Chair Hinman also intends to speak with the Chair of Political Science regarding PSC 400 and the Chair of Sociology regarding SOC 488. There is a concern regarding the consistency of courses taught be several faculty.

    Follow-up is also required regarding Radio-TV's interpretation of information literacy.
  • Several writing courses were approved from Group 3 (see list below).  There were also several courses that require follow-up clarification with regard to group work, consistency, grader support, percentage of writing and how poetry applies.  The Group Chair will send specifics to Chair Hinman.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 pm.

Writing Courses approved at the 3/2/09 Writing Committee Meeting

Writing Courses

African American Studies

AAS 450

Prayer and Civil Rights

Applied Arts & Science

AASC 167H

Nature and Society

Applied Computing and Electronics

CRT 122E

Ethics and Information Technology

ART

ART 368

Latin American Art

ART

ART 384

Renaissance Art

ART

ART 203L

Introduction to Art Criticism

Communication

COMM 410

Communication in Personal Relationships

Curriculum & Instruction

C &I 318

Teaching Language Arts

Curriculum & Instruction

C&I 287

Business Communication

Economics

ECON 440 (ECNS 433)

Economics of the Environment

English

ENLT 120L

Introduction to Critical Interpretation

English

ENLT 201

Introduction to Literary Studies

Philosophy

PHIL 300E

Moral Philosophy

Wild Life Biology

WBIO 245

Science Writing

Upper-Division Writing Requirement Courses

English

ENLT 337

African American Literature

English

ENLT 338

Montana Literature

English

ENLT 353

Milton

English

ENLT 355

British Romantic Literature

English

ENLT 369

Advanced Studies in the Novella and Short Fiction

English

ENLT 371

Literature & the Environment

English

ENLT 373

Topics in Postcolonial Studies

English

ENLT 401

Capstone Seminar in Literature

Health & Human Performance

HHP 301

Instructional Strategies in Secondary Physical Education

Health & Human Performance

HHP 450

Analytical and Communication Techniques

Journalism

JOUR 331

Public Affairs Reporting

Journalism

JOUR 333

Magazine Freelance Writing

Journalism

JOUR 415

Feature Writing

Linguistics

LING 473

Language and Culture

Linguistics

LING 484

North American Indigenous Languages and Linguistics

Math

MATH 406

History of Mathematics

Math

MATH  499

Senior Thesis

NAS

NAS 494

Capstone Reading Course

Physics

PHYS 330

Methods of Communicating Physics 

Wildlife Biology

WBIO 408

Advanced Fisheries Science

Wildlife Biology

WBIO 470

Conservation of Wildlife Populations

Wildlife Biology

WBIO 497

Senior Thesis