College Curriculum Committee

Meeting dates

College of Arts and Sciences International Room
2302 Friedmann Hall
2 to 4 p.m.

Proposals must be submitted two weeks prior to meeting dates.

Current Proposals

Submitting curriculum changes

  1. Open the New Curriculum Change Form.
  2. Check the Curriculum Change Guide to review submission guidelines.
    Note: Some common questions may be answered in the Curriculum Change Quick Guide.
  3. Review the appropriate proficiency criteria if necessary: Area 1Area 2Area 3Area 4Area 5Area 6Area 7Area 8, Baccalaureate Level WritingCritical ThinkingOral Communication
  4. Complete the curriculum change form according to guidelines and proficiency criteria.
    Note: Committee requires that all new courses be accompanied by a course syllabus.
  5. Prior to signing approved proposals, chairs and directors should ensure the form has been completed correctly.
  6. Submit a hard copy of each signed proposal—paper-clipped, not stapled—to the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office in 2304 Friedmann Hall, Mail Stop 5308.
    Note: Be prepared to submit an electronic copy of the proposal upon request.

Resources

Bylaws
CAS Proposal Status Report (post-committee approval)
Curriculum Change Guide
Curriculum Change Quick Guide
General Education Policy
New Curriculum Change Form

Proposals by meeting 

Sept. 19 | Agenda | Minutes

CAS14-136 (SC) New course – PADM 3200 – Nonprofit Leadership Student Association II
CAS14-137 (SC) Pre/Co-requisites – PADM 3100 – Nonprofit Leadership Student Association I
CAS14-138 (AP) Revised minor – Nonprofit Leadership Minor (Track One) — splits the current minor into two individual tracks
CAS14-139 (MC) Title – REL 3015 - Christianity in America  Religion in America
CAS15-1 (SC) Pre/Co-requisites, Title, Description – SCI 5600 – Science for School Science Education
CAS15-2 (SC) Pre/Co-requisites, Title, Description – SCI 5700 – Biology for School Science
CAS15-3 (SC) Pre/Co-requisites, Title, Description – SCI 5800 – Chemistry for School Teachers
CAS15-4 (SC) Pre/Co-requisites, Title, Description – SCI 5850 – Physics for School Science Teachers
CAS15-5 (SC) Pre/Co-requisites, Title, Description – SCI 5900 – Earth Sciences for School Science Education
CAS15-6 (SC) Pre/Co-requisites, Title, Description – SCI 5980 – Readings in Science: Remove the pre-requisite and replace it with no pre-requisite.
CAS15-7 (SC) Credit hours – SCI 6200 – Topics in Science Education
CAS15-8 (AP) Graduation requirements - all MISE Ph.D. concentrations
CAS15-9 (AP) Graduation requirements - all MISE Ph.D. concentrations
CAS15-10 (AP) Graduation requirements - all MISE Ph.D. concentrations
CAS15-11 (AP) Graduation requirements - all MISE Ph.D. concentrations
CAS15-12 (AP) Graduation requirements - all MISE Ph.D. concentrations
CAS15-13 (AP) Graduation requirements - all MISE Ph.D. concentrations
CAS15-14 (AP) Graduation requirements - all MISE Ph.D. concentrations
CAS15-15 (AP) Revised major – Geophysics Major
CAS15-16 (AP) Revised major – Geophysics Major:  Change the required course number of GEOS 4600 to GEOS 5010.
CAS15-17 (AP) Revised major – Geology Major: Change the required course number of GEOS 4600 to GEOS 5010.
CAS15-18 (AP) Revised major – Geochemistry Major: Change the required course number of GEOS 4600 to GEOS 5010; add CHEM 5090 – Topics in Chemistry to the list of chemistry electives.
CAS15-19 (AP) Revised major – Earth Science Major: Change the required course number of GEOS 4600 to GEOS 5010.
CAS15-20 (AP) Revised major – Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences: Change the required course number of GEOS 6600 to GEOS 5010.
CAS15-21 (SC/MC) Course number, different level, title, description – GEOS 4600 and GEOS 5010 – Geologic Communications. Change the course number of Geologic Communications (GEOS 4600) to GEOS 5010.  The proposed title of the course: GEOS 5010 Geologic Communications and Presentations. This will be a merged course from what had been GEOS 4600 and GEOS 6600.
CAS15-22 (MC) Deletion – GEOS 6600, Seminar in Geology and Earth Sciences: Course will be eliminated. 
CAS15-23 (AP) Revised major – Hydrogeology Major: change the required course number of GEOS 4600 to GEOS 5010.
CAS15-24 (SC) Pre/co-requisites – Ethnicity and Multiculturalism: remove current pre-requisites of ANTH 1200 or ANTH 2400 so that this general education is available to more of the students needing the class.
CAS15-25 (SC) Pre/Co-requisites – Advanced Organic Chemistry and Spectroscopy: remove Physical Chemistry (CHEM 4310) as a prerequisite to this course.
CAS15-26 (AP) Graduation requirements – Change requirements for award of degree from "Students must maintain at least a C average in their chemistry courses and earn a grade of C or better in any courses that are to be used as prerequisites for other courses" to "Students must earn at least a C grade in all chemistry courses."
CAS15-27 (AP) Revised major – Biochemistry Major: Add the requirements for biochemistry majors to include the new BIOS course numbers 1600, 1610 and 1620.  Remove the restrictive sub-list of appropriate CHEM electives in the catalog and replace it with "One (1) 4000 or higher level elective."
CAS15-28 (AP) Revised major – Geochemistry Major: various changes
CAS15-29 (SC) New course – BIOS 6055 - Seminar in Biology
CAS15-30 (SC) New course – BIOS 5750 – Stem Cells and Regeneration
CAS15-31 (AP) Revised minor – Elementary/Middle School Mathematics Minor

June 20 | Agenda | Minutes

CAS14-90B Graduation requirements - Public History major/minor
CAS14-132 Deletion - HIST 4040 - Introduction to Public History
CAS14-133 Revised minor - Earth Science minor
CAS14-134 New course - COM 2550 - Basic Digital Filmmaking
CAS14-135 Pre/co-requisites - COM 3480 - Public Relations Writing

May 16 | Agenda | Minutes

Memo - Explanation for History generated changes
CAS14-86 Graduation requirements – Master of Arts in Public History
CAS14-87 New course – HIST 5550 – Medieval History Proseminar
CAS14-88 New course – HIST 6190 – Readings in Public History
CAS14-89 Credit hours, description – HIST 6250 – Problems in Cultural Resource Management→ Topics in Cultural Resource Management
CAS14-90 New course – HIST 3040 – Introduction to Public History
CAS14-91 Deletion – HIST 3171 – American Maritime History
CAS14-92 Description – HIST 6890 – Research Seminar in Public History
CAS14-93 Title, description – HIST 3101 – Colonial America to 1763 → Colonial America (WI)
CAS14-94 Title, description – HIST 3102 – United States, 1763-1820 → Era of the American Revolution (WI)
CAS14-95 Title, description – HIST 3103 – United States, 1820-1898 → The United States in the Nineteenth Century to the Gilded Age (WI)
CAS14-96 Title, description – HIST 3104 – United States, 1898-1945 → The Gilded Age through the World Wars (WI)
CAS14-97 Title, description – HIST 3105 – United States since 1945 → The United States in the Global Era 1945-Present (WI)
CAS14-98 Title, description – HIST 3251 – American Working Class History → American Work and Workers (WI)
CAS14-99 Title, description – HIST 3616 – Europe, 1914-1945 → War, Fascism and Communism Europe 1914-1945 (WI)
CAS14-100 Title, description – HIST 3618 – European History Since 1945 → The Cold War to Unification Europe 1945 – Present (WI)
CAS14-101 Title – HIST 3614 – Europe 1815-1914 → Revolutions, Industry and Nation States Europe 1815-1914 (WI)
CAS14-102 Title – HIST 3762 – Traditional Japan → Traditional Japan The Age of the Samurai (WI)
CAS14-103 Title – HIST 3015 – History and Cinema → History and Film
CAS14-104 Title – HIST 3265 – Readings in Native American History → Readings in Native American History (WI)
CAS14-105 Title – HIST 3191 – American Sport History → American Sport History (WI)
CAS14-106 Title – HIST 3285 – African Americans in Michigan → African Americans in Michigan (WI)
CAS14-107 Title – HIST 3500 – Ancient Greece and the Hellenistic World → Ancient Greece and the Hellenistic World (WI)
CAS14-108 Title – HIST 3510 – Ancient Rome → Ancient Rome (WI)
CAS14-109 Title – HIST 3531 – Early Christianity → Early Christianity (WI)
CAS14-110 Title – HIST 3604 – Europe after Rome, 400-1000 → Europe after Rome, 400-1000 (WI)
CAS14-111 Title – HIST 3606 – Transformation of Medieval Europe, 1000-1500 → Transformation of Medieval Europe, 1000-1500 (WI)
CAS14-112 Title – HIST 3611 – The Crusades: West Meets East → The Crusades: West Meets East (WI)
CAS14-113 Title – HIST 3612 – Era of the Thirty Years War: Europe 1500-1650 → Era of the Thirty Years War: Europe 1500-1650 (WI)
CAS14-114 Title – HIST 3662 – Russia to 1855 → Russia to 1855 (WI)
CAS14-115 Title – HIST 3664 – Russia from 1855 → Russia from 1855 (WI)
CAS14-116 Title – HIST 3702 – Colonial Latin America → Colonial Latin America (WI)
CAS14-117 Title – HIST 3764 – Modern Japan → Modern Japan (WI)
CAS14-118 Title – HIST 3766 – Traditional China → Traditional China (WI)
CAS14-119 Title – HIST 3882 – History of Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade → History of Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade (WI)
CAS14-120 Title – HIST 3884 – History of West Africa → History of West Africa (WI)
CAS14-121 Title – HIST 4008 – Topics in Ethnohistory → Topics in Ethnohistory (BW)
CAS14-122 Title – HIST 4006 – Topics in Race and Ethnicity → Topics in Race and Ethnicity (BW)
CAS14-123 Title – HIST 4010 – Environment and History → Environment and History (BW)
CAS14-124 Title – HIST 4016 – History of Material Life → History of Material Life (BW)
CAS14-125 Title – HIST 4245 – Topics in U.S. History and Culture → Topics in U.S. History and Culture (BW)
CAS14-126 Title – HIST 4495 – Topics in European History and Culture → Topics in European History and Culture (BW)
CAS14-127 Title – HIST 4825 – Topics in Asian History → Topics in Asian History (BW)
CAS14-128 Title – HIST 4845 – Topics in Latin American History → Topics in Latin American History (BW)
CAS14-129 Credit hours – MDVL 5300 – Introduction to Medieval Studies
CAS14-130A New course – MDVL 6900 – Capstone Seminar
CAS14-130B Graduation requirements – MDVL 6900 – Capstone Seminar
CAS14-131 Other: Revised M.A. Program – Master of Arts in Medieval Studies 

April 18 | Agenda | Minutes

CAS14-79 New major - B.S. in Data Science
CAS14-80 New minor - Minor in Data Science
CAS14-85 Course number change - STAT 6850 - Applied Data Mining

March 21 | Agenda | Minutes

CAS14-73 Description - GEOS 4350 - Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
CAS14-77 Revised minor - Minor in Statistics
CAS14-78 Revised major - Major in Statistics
CAS14-81 Revised minor - Other: Name of the program changed from Minor in Applied Statistics to Minor in Data Analysis
CAS14-82 New course - STAT 5860 - Computer Based Data Analysis
CAS14-83 Other: Updating selection of electives for the Master of Science in Statistics program
CAS14-84 Graduation Requirements - Ph.D. in Applied Economics

February 21 | Agenda | Minutes

CAS14-74  Pre/co-requisites, title, description - ECON 6070 - Uncertainty and Information
CAS14-75  Pre/co-requisites - HIST 3500 - Ancient Greece and the Hellenistic World
CAS14-76  Pre/co-requisites - HIST 3510 - Ancient Rome

January 17 | Agenda | Email vote

CAS14-72  Other: change of prerequisites - PADM 4000 - Seminar in Nonprofit Leadership

December 6 | Agenda | Minutes

CAS14-44  Graduate requirements - Ph.D. Applied Economics
CAS14-69  Other: development of university-level research center - WMU Center for Research on Instructional Change in Post-secondary Education (CRICPE)
CAS14-70  New course - GEOG 5300 - Climate Change Geography
CAS14-71  New course - GEOG 4250 - Climatology

October 18 | Agenda | Minutes

CAS14-1  Pre/Co-requisites, title, description – PSY 3000 – Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
CAS14-2  Pre/Co-requisites, title, description – PSY 3300 – Behavioral Research Methods
CAS14-5  Pre/Co-requisites – PSY 3720 – Physiological Psychology
CAS14-9   Revised major – Behavioral Science Major
CAS14-10 Revised major – General Psychology Major
CAS14-11 Revised major – Pre-Psychology Major
CAS14-44 Grad requirements – Ph.D. Applied Economics
CAS14-45 Other: New program – Accelerated Degree Program in Spanish
CAS14-46 Pre/Co-requisites – COM 2570
CAS14-47 New major – Freshwater Science and Sustainability
CAS14-48 New course – ENVS 5400 – Freshwater Policy
CAS14-49 Credit hours, general education, title and description – ENVS 3000 – Environment, Technology and Value
CAS14-50 New course – BIOS 5525 – Fish Biology
CAS14-51 Pre/Co-requisites, description – MATH 5100 – Applied Matrix Algebra
CAS14-52 Other: Degree name change – M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology
CAS14-53 New degree – Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Behavior Management
CAS14-54 New course – GEOS 4500 – Teaching & Learning Earth Science
CAS14-55 New major – Secondary Integrated Science Education
CAS14-56 Revised major – Earth Science Education Major
CAS14-57 Deletion – Earth Science Education Minor        
CAS14-58 Pre/Co-requisites – ANTH 3530 – Bioarchaeology
CAS14-59 Revised major – M.A. Program in Anthropology
CAS14-60 Course number, description  – ANTH 5200 – Anthropological Theory
CAS14-61 New course – ANTH 5900 – Anthropology as a Profession        
CAS14-62 Description – GEOG 6720 – Community Analysis and Planning Techniques
CAS14-63 Revised major – Tourism and Travel Major
CAS14-64 Revised major - M.A. Geography Electives: Community Development and Planning
CAS14-65 Pre/co-requisites - GEOS 1310 - Historical Geology
CAS14-66 Pre/co-requisites, description - GEOS 2320 - Integrated Earth Systems Studies
CAS14-67 Pre/co-requisites, description - GEOS 3010 - Minerals & Rocks

September 20 | Agenda | Minutes

CAS1193 Description – FREN 1000 – Basic French I
CAS1194 Description – FREN 2000 – Intermediate French I
CAS1195 Description – GER 1000 – Basic German I
CAS1196 Description – GER 2000 – Intermediate German I
CAS14-1  Pre/Co-requisites, title, description – PSY 3000 – Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
CAS14-2  Pre/Co-requisites, title, description – PSY 3300 – Behavioral Research Methods
CAS14-3  New course – PSY 3456 – Behavioral Approaches to Sustainability
CAS14-4  Pre/Co-requisites – PSY 3600 – Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis
CAS14-5  Pre/Co-requisites – PSY 3720 – Physiological Psychology
CAS14-6  New course – PSY 6484 – Psychological Foundations of Computer-Assisted Instruction
CAS14-7  New course – PSY 6494 – Advanced Instructional Design and Training Practicum
CAS14-8  Revised minor – Psychology Minor
CAS14-9   Revised major – Behavioral Science Major
CAS14-10 Revised major – General Psychology Major
CAS14-11 Revised major – Pre-Psychology Major
CAS14-12 Enrollment restriction – PSY 3844 – Professional and Career Development
CAS14-13 Enrollment restriction – PSY 2517 – Applied Behavior Analysis in Autism and Developmental Disabilities
CAS14-14 Other: Change the description of the physics major in the course catalog – Physics Major
CAS14-15 New course, general education, COGE reapproval – ENGL 3160 – Storytellers in the Non-Western World
CAS14-16 Enrollment restriction, general education, COGE reapproval – ENGL 3050 – Introduction to Professional Writing
CAS14-17 Enrollment restriction – ENGL 4060 – Topics in Textual Production
CAS14-18 Enrollment restriction – ENGL 4080 –Special Topics in Rhetoric and Writing
CAS14-19 Pre/co-requisites, description – BIOS 5630 – Biology of Human Genetic Diseases
CAS14-20 New course, general education, COGE reapproval – REL 3190 – Religion and Health
CAS14-21 General education, COGE reapproval – PHIL 3350 – Medical Humanities
CAS14-22 Revised minor – Medical Humanities Minor
Supporting documentation for Mathematics proposals CAS14-23 through CAS14-28
CAS14-23 New course, pre/co-requisites, enrollment restriction, prefix, title and description – MATH 5501 – Teaching of Middle School Mathematics
CAS14-24 New course, pre/co-requisites, enrollment restriction, prefix, title and description – MATH 5511 – Computing Technology in Middle School Mathematics
CAS14-25 New course, pre/co-requisites, enrollment restriction, prefix, title and description – MATH 5531 – Number Systems and Proportional Reasoning for Middle Grades Teachers
CAS14-26 Pre/co-requisites, title and description – MATH 5540 – Algebra in the Elementary/Middle School Curriculum
CAS14-27 Title and description – MATH 5550 – Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher
CAS14-28 New major – Elementary/Middle School Mathematics Major
CAS14-29 New course, general education, COGE reapproval - REL 3165 - Religion and Globalization
CAS14-30 Deletion – GWS 3000 – Working Women, Past and Present
CAS14-31 Deletion – GWS 3300 – Gender Issues in Education
CAS14-32 Other: Change minimum grade of prerequisites – GWS 4010 – Foundations of Feminist Theory
CAS14-33 General education – GWS 2010 – LGBT Studies
CAS14-34 Pre/co-requisites, general education, title, description and COGE reapproval – GWS 3200 – Women, Multiculturalism and Social Change
CAS14-35 Revised major – Gender and Women's Studies
CAS14-36 Revised minor – Gender and women's Studies
CAS14-37 General education, description and COGE reapproval – PSCI 1050 – Critical Thinking about Politics
CAS14-38 General education, title, description and COGE reapproval – PSCI 3620 – Theoretical and Ideological Bases of Contemporary Politics
CAS14-39 General education, description and COGE reapproval – PSCI 4050 – National Public Policy
CAS14-40 Description – PSCI 4200 – Constitutional Law
CAS14-41 Description – PSCI 6920 – Political Analysis II
CAS14-42 Course-level restriction, general education, COGE reapproval – PSCI 4940 – Seminar in Political Science
CAS14-43 Credit hours, title and description – PSCI 5490 – Topics in Comparative Politics

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Contact Edwin Martini at edwin.martini@wmich.edu for information from previous years.