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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


Dean Mary Ann Rankin of the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Science in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college approved the changes on September 12, 2007, and the dean approved the changes on October 3, 2007. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on December 19, 2007, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on January 17, 2008.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on January 10, 2008. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
See rationale section.
Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Page 477

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
9a. Adds one upper-division mathematics course (M 427K differential Equations) to requirements for all students. This course broadens and strengthens preparation for teaching middle-school math. M 427K and/or 341 are prerequisites for several physics courses in 10b, physics area.
10a. Change from a recommended list to list of specific courses from which to choose. These courses are recognized as the best preparation for middle grades teaching and include a new course topic, M 375T (Topic: Discovery: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Mathematics) designed to prepare future teachers.
10b. Change to a list of specific course for each of the four areas to insure depth of science preparation. Course options listed are from degree requirements in the respective B.S. teaching options in biology, chemistry, geological sciences, and physics.
In the Special Requirements the “grade of C or better” is being changed because the current statement was not broad enough to cover all courses required for the major.
SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how? No.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. N/A
Person communicated with: N/A
Date of Communication: N/A

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain. No.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain. No.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department: yes Date: July 6, 2007
College: yes Date: September 12, 2007
Dean: yes Date: October 3, 2007

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