2019-2020 University Catalog [under review] 
    
    Feb 22, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog [under review]

Official Notification of Approved Catalog Changes


(last updated January 11, 2019)

New or revised courses
Deleted courses
Revisions to degree, major, and minor requirements
Policy changes
Miscellaneous information

New or Revised Courses

ACCT 231 - Corporate Financial Reporting  
ACCT 332 - Intermediate Financial Reporting I  
ACCT 333 - Intermediate Financial Reporting II  
MUS 141 - Applied Music: First Year   - added MUS 141A: Applied Composition
MUS 241 - Applied Music: Second Year  - added MUS 241A: Applied Composition
MUS 341 - Applied Music: Third Year  - added MUS 341A: Applied Composition
MUS 441 - Applied Music: Fourth Year  - added MUS 441A: Applied Composition

New Global Learning (GL) designations:

 

New Experiential Learning (EXP) designations:

 

New Perspectives (PERS) designations:

 

Spring Term Credits (3 or 4) and Offerings:


 

Deleted Courses 

MUS 361: Advanced Composition I
MUS 362: Advanced Composition II

 

Revisions to degree, major, and minor requirements 

Accounting (2019-2020 catalog)

A major in accounting leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires at least 46 credits, as follows:

1. ACCT 100 or both ACCT 201 and 202
2. ACCT 231, 332, 333; BUS 211, 221, 346; ECON 100; INTR 201, 202
3. BUS 217 or 345 (INTR 345)
4. BUS 398 or 399
5. Nine credits from among ACCT 310, 311, 328, 330, 358, 359, 360
6. At least three additional credits chosen from courses numbered ACCT 256 through ACCT 373 or one of the following: BUS 302, 312, 315, 317, 321, 325, 350, 353, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359

Biology (2019-2020 catalog)

revised the majors and minor below:

major in biology leading to a BS degree
"2. BIOL 185, BIOL 187, CSCI.102, or CSCI 121"
"5. Ecology and Evoltuion: One course from BIOl 210, 216, ...245* or 245S, 247S, ENV 212..."

major in biology leading to a BA degree
"2. Quantitative Biology: Choose two courses from: BIOL 187, BIOL 201; CSCI 102, 121; ..."
"4. Ecology and Evolution: One course from BIOL 210, 216*, ... 245* or 245S, 247S, 270S*..."

minor in animal biology
"2. Zoology: BIOL 240, 244S, 245S, or 247S"

minor in ecology
"3.Ecology: BIOL 217, 245 or 245S"

minor in quantitative biology
"3. Computer science: BIOL 185, BIOL 187, CSCI.102, or CSCI 121"

Cognitive and Behavior Science major - from Psychology (2019-2020 catalog)

revised the majors as follows:

major in cognitive and behavioral science psychology leading to a BA degree
"4. Two topical seminars selected from CBSC 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, ..."

major in psychology leading to a BS degree
"4. Two topical seminars selected from CBSC 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257...
6. At least 12 additional credits chosen from ...the following CBSC courses: CBSC ..., 256, 257, and 259. "

Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies (2019-2020 catalog)
revise the minor:
5. Unearthing, Conserving, and Curating: ... ART 243, 274, 276, 288, 346, 356...'

Education (2019-2020 catalog)
revise the minor:
4. Context: At least one course chosen from among the following:...EDUC 230; HIST 258, 260..."

Education Policy (2019-2020 catalog)
revise the minor:
"5. Educational Context: One additional course chosen from the following: ... EDUC 230..."

Environmental Studies (2019-2020 catalog)

approved revising the major:

 major in environmental studies
      "...leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 41 credits, which must include at least three credits at the 300-level or above in addition to the capstone course. Students also undertake an experiential-learning activity. A student may not complete both a major and a minor in environmental studies.

1.   Required courses: ENV 110, 111, 201, 202, 203; INTR 201
2.   Statistics: either BIOL 201 or INTR 202
3.   Advanced Quantitative Skills: One course chosen from the following list. This course may also be used when included in an elective track below. BIOL 282, 322, 325; ECON 203; GEOL 260
4.   Electives: Complete one elective track below or design one with prior approval from the Environmental Studies core faculty. No more than three courses completed in any elective track may be used to satisfy requirements in another major. Student-designed elective tracks must be proposed and approved before the end of the student's junior (third) year.
5.   Capstone: either ENV 397 or 493
6.   Experience: A relevant internship, study abroad, research project, or other experiential learning activity approved in advance by the head of the major.

Elective Tracks:

Conservation Biology (5 courses, at least 16 credits)

      a.   Advanced ecology foundations: one course chosen from BIOL 217, 245, 332
      b.   Advanced social science foundations: one course chosen from ECON 255, 257, 259; POL 233
      c.   Three additional courses chosen from BIOL 217, 241, 242, 243, 245, 322, 325, 330, 332; ENV 250; and when appropriate and approved in advance, BIOL 195, 398; ENV 295, 395

Climate Change (6 courses, at least 18 credits)
      a.   Required: GEOL 141
      b.   Science: three courses chosen from the following, including one laboratory course (indicated by *): BIOL 325*, 330*; GEOL 150, 155, 205, 260*
      c.   Human Dimensions: two courses chosen from ACCT 303; BUS 355; ECON 255, 259, 356; PHIL 150, POL 105, 233

Environmental Economics (7 courses, at least 21 credits)
      a.   Required: ECON 100, 203, 255
      b.   Ethics: one course chosen from BUS 335; ENV 395; PHIL 150
      c.   Three additional courses chosen from BIOL 325; ECON 257, 259, 280, 286 (SOAN 286), 302, 356; and when appropriate and approved in advance, ECON 295, 395

Environmental Humanities (5 courses, at least 15 credits)
      a.   Philosophy / Ethics: either ENV 395 or PHIL 150
      b.   Religion / Sociology & Anthropology: one course chosen from REL 207, 224 (SOAN 224), 285 (SOAN 285)
      c.   Literature and Arts: one course chosen from ARTS 233, 234, or ENGL 207, or when appropriate and approved in advance, ENGL 293, 393, 394
      d.   Two additional courses chosen from ECON 286 (SOAN 286); ENV 250; HIST 288

Water Resources (5 courses, at least 17 credits)
      a.   Human Dimensions: two courses chosen from ECON 255, 257, 259, 286 (SOAN 286); ENV 250; PHIL 150; POL 233; SOAN 285, and when appropriate and approved in advance, ENV 395
      b.   Science: three courses chosen from the following, including two laboratory courses (indicated by *): BIOL 217*; GEOL 141, 150, 155, 231*, 240*, 247*, 260* (with water-resources course project), 311*, and when appropriate and approved in advance, BIOL 195; ECON 288, 395; ENV 295; GEOL 105, 373

Student-Designed Elective Track
      Students majoring in environmental studies may propose a self-designed series of "elective" courses that focuses on a particular theme relevant to their individual educational objectives. Students should consult with faculty members in Environmental Studies when developing this proposal and present it to the head of the Environmental Studies Program, along with the major declaration form no later than February 1 of the junior year (though we recommend that students submit proposals in their sophomore year). One of the core or affiliate faculty members in Environmental Studies must be willing to serve as the student's adviser in the major and provide a letter of support for the proposal. Proposals must be approved by the Environmental Studies faculty before the end of the junior year.

Environmental Studies (2019-2020 catalog)
approved revising the minor:
minor in environmental studies
"...requires completion of the following 24 or 25 credits. In meeting the requirements of this interdisciplinary minor, a student must use at least nine credits that are not also used to meet the requirements of any other major or minor. A student may not complete both a major and a minor in environmental studies.

1.   Required courses: ENV 110, 201, 202, 203, 397
2.   Social Sciences: one course chosen from ACCT 303; ECON 255, 257, 259; ENV 295; POL 233
3.   Natural Sciences: complete on of the following:
      a) one course chosen from BIOL 217, 245, 322, 330, 332; GEOL 231, 240, 311;
      b) students who have previously completed BIOL 111/113, GEOL 100, or GEOL 101 may choose one course from BIOL 398; ENV 250; or GEOL 141, 150.
4.   Humanities: one course chosen from ARTS 233, 234; BUS 335; ENGL 207; ENV 395; PHIL 150, 282; REL 207, 224, 285; SOAN 224, 285, 286 (ECON 286).

Additional topic-based courses will be allowed by substitution only when approved in advance, and will be announced when offered.

History (2019-2020 catalog)

revise the major:
"2...a. Depth: At least 15 of these 24 credits will be in one of the following three areas of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminar

  • American history, including REL 271 (HIST 271),and, with the department head's approval, Latin American history."

 

Middle East and South Asia Studies without Language minor (2019-2020 catalog)

approved the following changes:
"2. Distribution...
b. Other Humanities (no more than two of which can be ARAB or SKT): ARAB 111, 112, 161, 162, 210, 211, 212, 395; HIST 170, 171, 172, 280; REL 101, 102, 105, 106, 130, 131, 132, 216, 231, 250, 283, 284, 333, 335, 350, 381; SKT 101, 102, 201, 202, 301; or, when appropriate, HIST 195, 289; REL 195, 260 (on a MESA-related topic)..."
 

Middle East and South Asia Studies with Language Emphasis minor (2019-2020 catalog)
approved the following changes:
  b.    Other Humanities: HIST 172, 280; REL 101, 102, 105, 106, 131, 132, 216, 231, 250, 260 (on a MESA-related topic), 284, 333, 335, 350, 381; or, when appropriate, HIST 195, 289; REL 195, 260 (on a MESA-related topic)
  c.    Social Sciences: ECON 246, POL 384, REL 220, 222, 246; or, when appropriate, ECON 276, 295, 395; POL 274, 396

Music (2019-2020 catalog)
approved the following changes:

2.Completion of one of the following sequences:

a.History: three courses chosen from MUS 220, 221, 231, 232, 285 (FILM 285), 295, and 296
b.Theory-Composition: MUS 361, 362, and 423
b.Performance or Composition: three credits chosen from applied music courses at the 300-level or above; and six credits chosen from MUS 210, 220, 221, 231, 232, 295, 296, 325, 326, 327, 361, 362, and 423
d.General: three courses chosen from MUS 205, 210, 221, 222, 231, 232, 285 (FILM 285), 295, and 325. 326, 327, 361, and 362.

3.At least four credits of applied study in a primary applied performance area (in addition to any applied piano courses that may be required in order to complete the piano proficiency requirement)

Neuroscience (2019-20 catalog)

Approved revising the major in neuroscience, effective with the 2019-2020 catalog, including the addition of a required portfolio.

"A major in neuroscience leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires the completion of at least 50 credits in
science and mathematics, including 47 or more credits from the following: I have highlighted the three additional
courses.

1. Core (5 courses): BIOL 111/113, BIOL 211, 211S, or 220; CHEM 110; NEUR 120, 121; and PSYC 111
2. Quantitative Methods (3 courses):
a. Computational: One course chosen from BIOL 185, 187, 282; CSCI 102, 121
b. Statistics and Research Design: PSYC 120; and either BIOL 201 or PSYC 250
3. Specialization: Completion of at least five additional courses selected from the following and chosen from at least
two disciplines
a. BIOL 211 (or 211 S), 220, 243, 250, 255, 275, 280, 282, 283, 360, 362, 365, 397
b. CSC/ 102, 121
c. ENGN 267 (BIOL 267)
d. NEUR395
e. PSYC 216, 252,253,254, 255,256, 257, 259
4. Capstone: Six credits chosen from the following:
a. At least three credits chosen from NEUR 423, 442, 493, PSYC 353, 354, 355, 359
b. No more than three credits chosen from NEUR 401, 403, 422, 453
5. Submission of the Neuroscience e-portfolio"

 

Politics (2019-2020 catalog)

approved the following revisions to the Politics major:
"3.d. Political Philosophy: completion of four courses chosen from POL 265, 266, 267, 271, 281 ..."

Poverty and Human Capability Studies (2019-2020 catalog)

revisions for the minor:
"3. At least 10 credits (9 credits for those completing POV 103) chosen from among the following: ... POV 102, 197 (no more than one credit), 241,..."

Psychology - to Cognitive and Behavior Science major (2019-2020 catalog)

revised the majors as follows:

major in cognitive and behavioral science psychology leading to a BA degree
"4. Two topical seminars selected from CBSC 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, ..."

major in psychology leading to a BS degree
"4. Two topical seminars selected from CBSC 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257...
6. At least 12 additional credits chosen from ...the following CBSC courses: CBSC ..., 256, 257, and 259. "

Public Accounting (2019-2020 catalog)
revise the major in public accounting as follows:
A major in public accounting leading to a Bachelor of Science requires at least 52 credits (with 144 credits total being required to graduate) as follows:

1. ACCT 100 or both ACCT 201 and 202
2. ACCT 231, 310, 330, 332, 333, 358, 360; BUS 211, 221, 346; ECON 100; INTR 201, 202
3. BUS 217 or 345 (INTR 345)
4. BUS 398 or 399
5. At least six credits chosen from among courses numbered ACCT 256 through ACCT 373, 403, 454, and 493 (3-3)

Public Accounting (2019-2020 catalog)
revise the major in public accounting as follows:
A major in public accounting leading to a Bachelor of Science requires 52 credits (with 144 credits total being required to graduate) as follows:
"1. ACCT 100, 201, 202, 310, 320, 321, 330, 358, 360: BUS 211, 221, 346: ECON 100; INTR 201, 202...

Russian Area Studies (2019-2020 catalog)
approved revision to the major
5. ... HIST 220, 221, 222, 228, 280...

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2019-2020 catalog)

Approved revising the minor in women's, gender, and sexuality studies as follows:

"2. Distribution:
b. Humanities and other disciplines: ...ARTH 365; CLAS 210; ENGL 254, 261... "

Policy Changes

 

 

Miscellaneous Information

Department of Psychology changed to Department of Cognitive and Behavioral Science (CBSC). Students will have the choice to have their major named either psychology (by declaring under the 2018-19 catalog for all requirements) but with no cross over for other requirements. Course titles will not change but will be prefaced with the new subject code (CBSC beginning with Fall 2019. Degree-audit logic will allow any combination of PSYC and CBSC course to meet the requirements for the respective major.