College Committee - HUM


2-3:30, Brown 105a

Present: Childs, Heiden, Bunker, Mercerhill, Bitters, Highley, Tebben


1.      Well wishes to Deb Lowry

2.      B.S. Task Force making report to CCI Jan. 26 which will propose a GEC template that looks a lot like BA template with 2 exceptions –

a.       2 student choices can be made from higher level math

b.      Foreign Language requirement be reduced from 104 to 103 proficiency

3.      Approval of Meeting minutes

4.      Curricular Requests:

a.       Modern Greek H250 – approved

                                                                           i.      GEC information is complete in paperwork

                                                                         ii.      Concern expressed over 40% allotted for final exam:  Committee discussed whether or not this is appropriate for undergraduate courses but came to no conclusion except that for an Honors course it could be appropriate.

b.      Question of what the attendance policy is came up and the Committee discussed:

                                                                           i.      Instructor is in control of attendance policy for class

                                                                         ii.      Medical excuses are a request for instructor permission

                                                                        iii.      If student misses large portion of class, instructor may drop student

c.       Classics 101 –  approved with contingencies

                                                                           i.      Title change

                                                                         ii.      Syllabus needs to contain GEC information – what it counts for and the objectives

                                                                        iii.      Final exam cannot be held on Nov. 29, per faculty rules, it must be offered at regularly scheduled time

                                                                       iv.      Syllabus needs correct title

d.      Classics 102 –  approved with contingency

                                                                           i.      Syllabus needs to contain GEC information – what it counts for and the objectives

                                                                         ii.      Syllabus needs correct title

                                                                        iii.      Committee would like to see the course schedule and description of writing assignments – Bill will look it over

e.       Comp Studies 315 –  approved contingent on change to syllabus

                                                                           i.      Increasing to 500 level & dropping GEC status

                                                                         ii.      Suggested that statement about 700 word count be changed to be consistent with other requirements

f.        Comp Studies 827 – approved

                                                                           i.      Concern over Poli Sci’s concurrence requirements, recognized the positive concurrence but the Committee does not accept the contingency/stipulation attached

g.        Portuguese 401, 402, 403., 450 – approved

h.        Korean 656 – approved contingent on remarks below

                                                                           i.      Title VI funding noted

                                                                         ii.      Topics courses need two syllabi to demonstrate variability; department to send a second syllabus

                                                                        iii.      Both syllabi need sub-title and changes to course numbers

Department Course Title Type Latest Committee Latest Status
Comparative Studies 315 Women and Religion Change Registrar's Office N/A
Comparative Studies 827 Religion and Politics New Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) Pending
Classics 101 Masterpieces of Greek Literature in Translation Change Registrar's Office N/A
Classics 102 Masterpieces of Latin Literature in Translation Change Registrar's Office N/A
Portuguese 401 Portuguese Grammar Review and Composition Change Registrar's Office N/A
Portuguese 402 Portuguese Reading and Listening New Registrar's Office N/A
Portuguese 202 Portuguese Conversation and Composition Change Registrar's Office N/A
Portuguese 450 Introduction to the Study of Literatures and Cultures New Registrar's Office N/A
Korean 656 Interdisciplinary Topics in Korean New Registrar's Office N/A