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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
NUTRITION 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 Nutrition in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college approved the changes in May and September 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 January 9, 2008, 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
NUTRITION IN THE
COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION; Option I: Dietetics, Option II: Nutritional Sciences; Option III: Nutrition in Business; Option IV: Teaching, Option V: Nutrition, Option VI: International Nutrition
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
For all options, change course numbers to reflect changes in course inventory.

Options: I, II, IV, V, AND VI: Require a science/nutrition majors introductory course separate from that offered for non-majors; change formatting for clarification of requirements.

Option III: Modify option to focus on business combined with nutrition; require a science/nutrition majors introductory course separate from that offered for non-majors; change formatting for clarification of requirements; change course numbers to reflect changes in course inventory.

Option IV: Require a science/nutrition majors introductory course separate from that offered for non-majors; add Biology 370 as required course for students selecting biological science as a primary teaching area; modify requirements to allow substitution of chemistry and/or biology courses for some nutrition courses in order to give students greater flexibility in planning their coursework.

Option VI: Reorganize requirements to allow selection of courses in one of three areas (health professions, behavioral science, dietetics); require a science/nutrition majors introductory course separate from that offered for non-majors; change formatting for clarification of requirements; change course numbers to reflect changes in course inventory.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Pages 449; 482-486

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
For all options, the “C or better” statement was changed to one that was the original intention of the department and to make it consistent across the College. “A grade of C or better is required in all mathematics and science courses specifically required by the degree, and in all courses specifically required in the major or minor.”

Options: I, II, IV, V, AND VI: An introductory course with chemistry and biological science prerequisites was designed specifically for natural sciences students including those that plan to major in nutrition. This course will provide better preparation for the science rigor required in the nutrition major.

Option III only: Degree option was simplified by eliminating four infrequently subscribed specialization sequences and focusing on the popular sequence, business.
An introductory course with chemistry and biological science prerequisites was designed specifically for natural sciences students including those that plan to major in nutrition to better prepare students for rigor of the major.

Option IV only: When this degree option was initiated in the 2006-2008 catalog, the intent was to allow students to select additional courses in one of three areas. In the final catalog printing, the courses from the health professions option were included as requirements for all students and the other two options were omitted.
An introductory course with chemistry and biological science prerequisites was designed specifically for natural sciences students including those that plan to major in nutrition. This course will provide better preparation for the science rigor required in the nutrition major.
7. Remove course to avoid overlap with 16 a.
12-13. Correct chemistry and biology requirements to be consistent with other core requirements for similar degree plans. Remove courses for which students would not have appropriate prerequisites. CH 210C, 310N, and BIO 311D will be relocated to 16a.


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14. Reflect changes in course inventory: NTR 307 to NTR 314, NTR 107L to NTR 114L, NTR 311 to NTR 312, NTR 111L to NTR 112L. Eliminate NTR 116L, a proposed course that was not added to the course inventory. Reorganize courses to be consistent with options I, II, and III. Nutrition courses that fulfill core requirements (#14) were separated from the additional requirements specific to the option (#15). These include: NTR 352 (Field Experience; changed to NTR 353 International Field Experience), NTR 360 (topic 2; changed to NTR 321), and NTR 360 (Topic: International Nutrition: Social and Environmental Policies; changed to NTR 331).
15. Move specific international nutrition courses (NTR 321 and 331) from core requirements (#15) to this section. NTR 218/118L (Assessment of Nutritional Status) has been added as a required course rather than an option (previously NTR 318 or NTR 332). This course develops critical skills for identification and treatment of nutrition related problems in international populations.
16. Include the requirement for a cluster of courses in a supporting area which was inadvertently omitted from the 2006 catalog: area a (health professions) for students who are completing requirements to apply for post baccalaureate study in a health profession, area b (dietetics) for students who are preparing for a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship, and area c (behavioral science) for students who are interested in graduate study in public health or policy. For b. dietetics emphasis, removed option of NTR 218 and 118L since it is now required in 15. Added option of NTR 315.

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

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

Options I, II, III, IV, and VI
Department: yes Date: May 14, 2007
College: yes Date: July 2007
Dean: yes Date: October 3, 2007

Options V only:
Department: yes Date: September 21, 2007
College: yes Date: September 26, 2007
Dean: yes Date: October 3, 2007

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.