Spring 2018 Cumulative Curricular Actions

School of Art and Design

Accessories Design

  • New interdisciplinary course LD 103 Jewelry and Accessories Fabrication (Interdisciplinary)
    2 cr., 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Co-requisite(s): None.
    Description: This is an interdisciplinary course cross-listed with JD 103.  Jewelry and Accessories are important elements of fashion that are frequently seen together, yet cross-over opportunities for design between the disciplines are seldom explored in education. This interdisciplinary course challenges students to combine jewelry and accessories aesthetics, materials and problem solving methodology to create a unique three-piece collection that may include but not limited to sandals, hats, handbags and belts.
    Proposed General Education: None
    Minor(s): None
    Type of Course: Elective
    Requested Date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved

Communication Design Pathways

Advertising Design BFA Degree Program

  • Degree program name change from Advertising Design to Advertising & Digital Design
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2019
    Action: Approved by Deans, pending approval by SUNY and NY State Education Department.
  • Update text on BFA major page; replace EN 322 with choice of 200- or 300-level English writing courses in the 6th semester. 
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2019
    Action: Approved

Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design BFA Degree Program

  • Drop 6 credits of Foreign Language as a requirement.
    This action was not approved by the Deans
    Action: Not approved
  • Drop AC 262 Multimedia Presentations for Business, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs., from semester 7; add choice – Related Area Elective to semester 7
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2019
    Action: Approved
  • Add DE 401 Point-of-Purchase Ad/Display, 2.5 cr., 1 lec., 3 studio/lab hrs., to the list of Major Area Electives in the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design BFA
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved

Creative Technology Minor

  • Revision to the Creative Technology minor: the minor includes a list of seven (7) courses from which students have to complete five (5) to receive the minor degree.
    • Required Class #1: CT 200 Content Design and Research for Artists (Semester Offered: Spring & Fall)
      Prerequisite(s): none
    • Required Class #2: CT 244 Introduction to Web Design (Semester Offered: Spring & Fall)
      Prerequisite(s): CD 126, CD 225, or CT200
    • Choice Courses Group A (Select One):
      • CT 331 Media Integration for Photo and Video (Semester Offered: Spring)
        Prerequisite(s): none
      • AD 364 Digital Media Advertising (Semester Offered: Fall)
      • AD216 or CT200
    • Choice Courses Group B (Select One):
      • CG 224 Programming for Artists (Semester Offered: Spring)
        Prerequisite(s): none
      • CT 411 Design and Interaction (Semester Offered: Fall)
        Prerequisite(s): CT 244
    • Required Class #3
      • CT 441 — Creative Technology Lab (Semester Offered: Spring & Fall)
      • CT411 or CT331
        Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
        Action: Approved
  • Change prerequisites of CT 244 Introduction to Web Design, 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs., from CD 126 or CD 225 to CD 126, CD 244, or CT 200
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change prerequisites of CT 300 Typography for Digital Content Design, 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs., from CD 273 to CD 273 or CT 200
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018Action: Approved
  • New course CT 302 Digital Product Design I, 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CT 300
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: Students are introduced to the iterative process of digital product design. They develop lateral thinking skills and create design prototypes. Through lectures and hands-on exercises, students develop skills and knowledge necessary for a digital product designer.
    Proposed General Education: None
    Minor(s): None
    Type of Course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • New course CT 400 Digital Product Design II, 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CT 302
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: Students are introduced to advanced digital product design concepts. They develop branded interactions and design digital product campaigns that use the Principles of Contagiousness.
    Proposed General Education: None
    Minor(s): None
    Type of Course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • Change prerequisites of CT 411 Design and Interaction, 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs., from CT 341 to CT 244 or approval of Instructor
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved

Computer Graphics

Computer Animation and Interactive Media BFA Degree Program:

  • Change BFA Degree program name from Computer Animation and Interactive Media to Animation, Interactive Media & Game Design
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2019
    Action: Approved. Approved by SUNY and NY State Education Department.

Fashion Design

  • Change course co-requisites of FD 113 Apparel Design: Structured Silhouettes, 4 cr., 8 studio/lab hrs., from FD 135 and FD 114 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018|
    Action: Approved
  • Change course co-requisites of FD 114 Apparel Design: Soft Silhouettes, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs., from FD 113 and FD 135 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisites of FD 127 Design Studio I – Soft Draping, 3cr., 6 studio/lab hrs., from FD 117 to FD 111 or FD 117
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course co-requisite of FD 134 Materials and Construction II, 2 cr., 4 studio/lab hrs., from FD 127 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisites and co-requisite of FD 217 Design Studio III – Structured Draping, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs., from prerequisites of FD 127 to FD 127 or FD 211; co-requisite from FD 243 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisites of FD 227 Design Studio IV: Advanced Draping, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs., from FD 113 and FD 114, or FD 211, or FD 217 to FD 112 or FD 113 or FD 217
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisites of FD 243 Apparel Design Studio – Patternmaking, 3cr., 6 studio/lab hrs. from FD 113 to FD 114 or 127 or 112
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course co-requisite of FD 366 Fundamentals of Children’s Wear Design, 2 cr., 4 studio/lab hrs., from FF 343 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course co-requisite of FD 368 Special Occasion Bridal Design, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs., from FF 373 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course co-requisites of FD 369 Sportswear Development Concepts, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs., from FD 363 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course co-requisite of FD 376 Intimate Apparel Couture, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs., from FF 364 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course co-requisites of FD 381 Stretch Fundamentals, 2.5 cr., 1 lec., 3 stutdio/lab hrs., from FD 357, FF 311 or chair approval to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisites of FD 384 Active Sport Design, 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs., from FD 381 to FD 351 or FD 381
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisites of FD 386 Swimwear Design, 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs., from FD 381 to FD 351 or FD 381
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisites and co-requisites of FD 453 Simulated Knitwear Design, 2 cr., 4 studio/lab hrs., from prerequisite of FD 359 to FD 342 or FD 355 or FD 359; co-requisite of FD 356 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course co-requisite of FD 462 Designer Sportswear Incubator, 2.5 cr., 1 lec., 3 studio/lab hrs., from FF 497 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course co-requisite of FD 467 Children’s Wear Niche Market, 2 cr., 4 studio/lab hrs., from FD 498 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisite of FF 161 Fashion Art Studio, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs., from FD 117 to FF 111
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisites and co-requisite of FF 245 Digital Design: Flats and Floats, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs., from prerequisites of FF 143 to FF 143 or FF 241 and FF 242; change co-requisite from FF 211 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course co-requisite of FF 364 Shapewear and Foundation Design, 2.5 cr., 1 lec., 1 studio/lab hrs., from FD 376 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisite of FF 372 Intimate Apparel CAD, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs., from FD 243 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisite of FF 353 Advanced Knitwear Design, 2.5 cr., 1 lec., 3 studio/lab hrs., from FD 357 to FF 311
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisite and co-requisite of FF 493 Senior Portfolio: Childrenswear Design, 2.5 cr., 1 lec., 3 studio/lab hrs., from prerequisite of FF342 to FF 343; change co-requisite from FD 498 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course co-requisite of FF 494 Senior Portfolio: Intimate Apparel Design, 2.5 cr., 1 lec., 3 studio/lab hrs., from FD 481 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course co-requisite of FF 495 Senior Portfolio: Knitwear Design, 2.5 cr., 1 lec., 3 studio/lab hrs., from FD 356 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course co-requisite of FF 496 Senior Portfolio: Special Occasion Design, 2.5 cr., 1 lec., 3 studio/lab hrs., from FD 481 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Course deactivations:
    • FD 351 Body Contour, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 352 Knitwear Design: Flat Pattern Design and Sewing, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 353 Knitwear Design: Machine Knitting, 2 cr., 4 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 354 Knitwear Design: Draping, Advanced Sewing, and Flat Pattern Design, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 355 Primavision I, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 361 Introduction to Children’s Wear, 2.5 cr., 1 lec., 3 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 362 Active Sport Design, 2 cr., 4 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 363 Swimwear Design, 2 cr., 4 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 373 Intimate Apparel Line Development, 1.5 cr., 1 lec., 1 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 452 Primavision II, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 471 Foundation Design, 2 cr., 4 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 473 Underfashion Computer Patternmaking/Grading for Design, 1.5 cr., 1 lec., 3 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 474 Bridal Design, 2 cr., 4 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 491 Senior Collection: Children’s Wear, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 493 Senior Collection: Knitwear Design, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 494 Senior Collection: Intimate Apparel, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 495 Senior Collection: Special Occasion, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 496 Senior Collection: Sportswear/Active Wear, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs.
    • FD 497 Senior Collection: Knitwear, 2 cr., 4 studio/lab hrs.
    • FF 362 Computerized Children’s Wear Design, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
    • FF 371 Shapewear and Foundation: Art, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
      Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
      Action: Approved

Fine Arts

  • Blended delivery of FA 143 Foundation Drawing I, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs.
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved

Illustration
Illustration BFA Degree Program:

  • Drop related area course CG 241 Character Animation, 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 lab hrs., from Semester 6
  • Add related area course CG 213 2D Computer Animation, 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 lab hrs., to Semester 6
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisites of IL 374 Book Illustration I, 1.5cr., 3 studio/lab hrs., from IL 212 or IL 225 to IL 362
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • Deactivation of IL 382 The Illustrator’s Visual Self-Expression, 3.5 cr., 1 lec., 5 studio/lab hrs.
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • Deactivation of IL 384 Illustrating for Contemporary Media I: Concept and Character, 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs.
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • Deactivation of IL 388 Materials and Techniques I: Mixed Media, Including Photography, 2 cr., 4 studio/lab hrs.
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved

Deactivation of the following courses:

  • IL 115 Concepts of Lifestyle/Fashion Illustration I, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 124 Principles of Illustration II, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 131 Illustration Life Drawing I, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 132 Illustration Life Drawing II, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 134 Anatomical Life Drawing for the Illustrator II, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 141 Fashion Expression in Drawing, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 145, Fashion Drawing and Stylization I, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 151 Dynamic Drawing Techniques for the Illustrator, 2 cr., 4 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 152 General Illustration Figure Drawing I, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 210 Concepts of Lifestyle/Fashion Illustration II, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 212 Concepts of Lifestyle/Fashion Illustration III, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 223 Illustration as Visual Communication I, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 225 Illustration Concept Techniques, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 227 Illustration as Visual Communication II, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 231 Anatomical Life Drawing for the Illustrator III, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 232 Anatomical Life Drawing for the Illustrator IV, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 241 Fashion Drawing and Stylization II, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 242 Fashion Drawing and Stylization III, 3 cr., 6 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 251 General Illustration Figure Drawing II, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 252 General Illustration Figure Drawing III, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 274 Illustration Process, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 463 Illustrator's Portfolio Development, 1.5 cr., 3 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 471 The Illustrator as Documentary Artist I, 2 cr., 1 lec. 2 studio/lab hrs.
  • IL 472 The Illustrator as Documentary Artist II, 2 cr., 1 lec. 2 studio/lab hrs.
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved

Interior Design
Interior Design BFA Degree Program:

  • Update related area elective text on major page; replace HP 313 with HP 231 or HP 201
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved

Jewelry Design

Jewelry Design AAS Degree Program:

  • Add new course JD 2XX Design Development, 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs., to semester 3 of the Jewelry Design, AAS degree.
    The Dean of the School of Art and Design asked to table this action, pending further discussion with the chair of the Jewelry Design program.
    Action: Tabled pending further discussion
  • New interdisciplinary course JD 103 Jewelry and Accessories Fabrication (Interdisciplinary), 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: This is an interdisciplinary course cross-listed with LD 103. Jewelry and Accessories are important elements of fashion that are frequently seen together, yet cross-over opportunities for design between the disciplines are seldom explored in education. This interdisciplinary course challenges students to combine jewelry and accessories aesthetics, materials and problem solving methodology to create a unique three-piece collection that may include but not limited to sandals, hats, handbags and belts.
    General Education: None
    Minor(s): None
    Type of Course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved

Photography

Photography and Related Media BFA Degree Program:

  • Update internship requirement for semester 8 from the currently required IC 498 to a choice of IC496, IC497, or IC498
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2019
    Action: Approved

Textile/Surface Design

  • New course TD 103 Embroidery, 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: This course is an introduction to the art of hand embroidery and related forms of stitching. Students explore traditional and contemporary techniques to develop their own creative practice through class and individual projects. This course introduces embroidery as both a commercial application and a creative medium.
    Proposed General Education: None
    Type of course: Related Area Elective
    Minor(s): None
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • New course TD 205 Textile Design in the Andes, 2 cr., 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: This short-term study abroad course to Santiago, Chile and its environs is for students interested in exploring textile design through hands-on learning and cultural immersion. Hosted by The Design School at Duoc UC, students will be given the opportunity to work with artisans, visit museums, retail stores and participate in workshops, with an emphasis on combining traditional and contemporary textiles. Students will produce a collection of portfolio-ready art while abroad.
    Proposed General Education: None
    Type of course: Related Area Elective
    Minor(s): None
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • Change course hours of TD 413 CAD for Portfolio Presentation, from 1 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs., to 4 studio/lab hrs. Total credits remain the same at 2 credits.
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved

School of Business and Technology

Advertising and Marketing Communications

  • Change prerequisites of AC 400 Feature Journalism: Writing Lifestyle and Arts Articles, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs., from EN 121 and AC 142 and AC 242 or AC 341 to EN 121 and AC 141 and (AC 242 or AC 341)
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisites of AC 413 Corporate Communications, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs., from AC 321, SS 242, and (EN 266, EN 321, EN 362, EN 363, or EN 364) to AC 321 and SS 242
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved

Technical Design

  • New course TC 201 Production Pattern Development for Women’s Denim, 2 cr., 4 studio/lab hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PM 121 and PM 122
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: Students are introduced to denim by analyzing body and dress forms, various denim washes, shrinkage ratios, shrinkage added garments for jeans and denim jackets, and production specification measurements. By using the most current data developed by the industry for denim, the course leads students through a better understanding of the important areas of the denim, washes and body types that present a challenge when developing styles.
    Proposed General Education: None
    Minor(s): None
    Type of course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Course deactivations:
    • PM 276 Advanced Grading, 3 cr., 2 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs.
    • PM 299 Independent Study in Patternmaking Technology, 1-3 cr.
      Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
      Action: Approved

School of Liberal Arts

Review of Special Topic actions

Special Topics formats offer students course options on current developments in subject matter. Special topics selections from each department or degree program are organized under a generic ‘umbrella’ course category. Under the category, courses which focus on different topics within a particular field or subject area will be offered as “special topics”.

The special topic is approved by the department/program and respective School, but reviewed by the Deans Council and the College-wide Curriculum Committee as an information item only.

Three special topic actions from English and Communication Studies were reviewed by the Deans on May 7, 2018. The College-wide Curriculum Committee will review these during their first meeting of the Fall 2018 semester as they were not able to review the actions prior to their final meeting on April 30, 2018. 

Three special topic actions from English and Communication Studies were reviewed:

  • EN-280A Special Topics in English: Creativity – Theory and Practice, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or EN 362 or equivalent
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: Students discover practices useful in producing innovative work in multiple disciplines through readings, discussion, activities, journal entries, and study of creative achievers. Students will review historical and current theories of creativity, learn to articulate their own processes, consider how identity affects creative practices, and develop strategies for enhancing creative output. 
    Minor(s): English
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Reviewed

  • EN-280B Special Topics in English: Comparative World Literature – Revolutions, Uprising and Resistance, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or EN 362 or equivalent
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: This course focuses on novels and memoirs that address the development and/or aftermath of revolutionary movements as reflected in modern and contemporary comparative literature. It will introduce students to the study of world literature from a comparative perspective, by examining texts produced across different historical periods and national contexts.
    Minor(s): English, English: Literature
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Reviewed
  • EN-480A Special Topics in English: Advanced Creative Writing – Poetry and Hybrid Forms, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): EN 361 OR EN 362 OR EN 363 OR EN 364 OR EN 399
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: In this advanced creative writing course students cultivate attention to language, literary community, and the possibilities of creating with words. Readings and writing workshops will explore approaches including the lyric sequence, prose poetry, documentary poetics, verse drama and narratives, and multimodal forms incorporating video, visual images, sound, and/or performance.
    Minor(s): English, English: Writing
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Reviewed

English and Communication Studies

  • Online delivery of EN 201 Organizational Communication and Workplace Relationships, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved 
  • New course EN 203 Your Digital Life: Online Literacies for a Networked World, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): EN 121
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: Students will explore topics from the digital humanities, conceptualizing and developing digital projects using a variety of technologies to promote their progress as students, engaged citizens, and critical thinkers. Students will engage in researching, curating, filtering, and navigating information streams to become networked learners and communicators.
    Approved General Education: Humanities (G7)
    Minor(s): Communication Studies and English
    Type of course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • New course EN 303 Writing Mystery and Crime Fiction, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Prerequiste(s): EN 121 or equivalent
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: This course is designed to examine the craft of crime fiction writing. Students read and analyze short stories in the mystery genre and create a portfolio of their own works. They critique each other’s works-in-progress and explore structure, plot, characterization, point of view, atmosphere, and dialogue.
    Proposed General Education: The Arts (G6)
    Minor(s): English and English: Writing
    Type of course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • New course EN 304 Writing as Activism, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or equivalent
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: This course will engage critical analysis of literature and creative nonfiction practice to understand the strategies of a diverse range of authors who use writing as a method of activism. Students will use research, creative expression and analysis through writing to consider their own position on causes relevant to them.
    Proposed General Education: The Arts (G6) and Humanities (G7)
    Minor(s): English, English: Writing, Ethics and Sustainability, Women and Gender Studies
    Type of course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved

Film, Media and Performing Arts

  • Change course prerequisite of FI 220 The Writer’s room: What Makes Great Television?, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs., from EN 121 or equivalent to EN 121 or equivalent and FI 256
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • Course deactivation:
    • FI 371 Film Art, Film Critic (Honors), 3 cr., 2 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs.
      Requested date of Implementation: Winter 2019
      Action: Approved

History of Art

  • New course HA 204 History of East Asian Costume, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: Survey of East Asian costume focusing on ancient through modern works of art in which traditional or regional dress is represented, and on surviving examples of dress and accessories. Material is studied within the context of art history along with socio-political changes and encounters with outside influences in different periods.
    Approved General Education: Humanities (G7) and Other World Civilizations (G9)
    Minor(s): Fashion History, Theory and Culture and History of Art
    Type of course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Blended delivery of HA 214 Art in New York, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved
  • New course HA 305 History of 20th-Century Textile Design, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): HA 112
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: A survey of textile pattern design for dress and furnishings from the late 19th century to the present, with an emphasis on its relation to modern and postmodern art and its contexts and with a focus on Europe and the United States.
    Proposed General Education: Humanities (G7)
    Minor(s): Fashion History, Theory and Culture and History of Art
    Type of course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisites of HA 331 Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs., from HA 231 to HA 112
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Add HA 384 American Narratives in New York City Museums (Honors), 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs., to the American Studies minor
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved

Modern Languages and Cultures

  • New course AB 122 Arabic Conversation I, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: Students learn to converse in Arabic by emphasizing interaction in real-world situations. Functional and practical verbal communications are addressed with a focus on the cultures where Arabic is spoken. In addition to communicating in spoken Arabic, students build their writing and reading skills, leaving them with a strong foundation in the language.
    Proposed General Education: None
    Minor(s): Middle East and North African Studies
    Type of course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved

  • New course MC 205 Mexican Cinema: Between the National and The Global, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: Students analyze films produced in Mexico from the 1930’s to the present; from the nationalistic underpinnings of earlier productions to contemporary transnational ventures intended to for globalized market. This course considers how Mexico’s history and socioeconomic features inform the aesthetics of Mexican cinema.
    Proposed General Education: Humanities (G7) and Other World Civilizations (G9)
    Minor(s): Film and Media Studies, Latin American Studies, Spanish (with special permission)
    Type of course: Liberal Arts Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved

Social Sciences

Asian Studies Minor:

Add the following courses to the Asian Studies Minor:

  • EN 338 Introduction to Asian American History and Literature, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
  • EN 302 Gender and Nationalism in World Fiction (Honors), 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
  • SS 386 Youth Subculture, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
  • PE 210/HA 210 Devotional Art and Dance of the Indian Sub-Continent and West Asia (Interdisciplinary), 3 cr., 2 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs.
  • FI 204/EN 230 Martial Arts Cinema and its Global Impact, 3 cr., 2 lec., 2 studio/lab hrs.
  • HA 211 Asian American Art and Design, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
  • HA 303 Tradition and Innovation in Asian Art and Design, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved

Caribbean Studies Minor

  • Creation of new Liberal Arts Minor Caribbean Studies
    Minimum of 5 courses (15 credits) required, including Introduction to Caribbean Studies and two Modern Language courses. Students may choose French or Spanish.
    • Required Course (3 credits) SS304 Introduction to Caribbean Studies
    • Required: (choose two semesters of one Modern Language, 6 credits)
      French: FR 111, FR 112, FR 213, FR 214, FR 122, FR 223, FR 132, FR 315, FR 499
      Spanish: SP 111, SP 112, SP 213, SP 214, SP 122, SP 223, SP 141, SP 142, SP 132, SP 311, SP 499
      Elective Courses: (choose two, 6 credits): SS 353, SS 446, MC252, MC 261, MC 300, MC 301, MC 351, MU 202, PE 217
      Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
      Action: Approved

Ethics and Sustainability Minor

  • Add course HI 200 Queer Work: A Research Seminar in LGBTQ Business and Labor History, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs., to the Ethics and Sustainability minor. Course is now listed in the following minors; American Studies, Ethics and Sustainability, History, Women and Gender Studies
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved

LGBTQIA Studies Minor

  • Creation of new Liberal Arts Minor LGBTQIA Studies
    Minimum of 5 courses (15 credits) required, choose from the below list of courses:
    • SS 303 LGBTQ in Society: A Global Perspective EN 234 Gay and Lesbian Literature, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    • SS 340 Psychology of Gender, Perception and Self Expression SS 272 Sex Roles, Marriage, and Family in Transition, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    • FI 323 Sexuality in Cinema, 3 cr., 2 lec., 2 lab hrs.
    • EN 279 Women's Writing: 1900 – Present, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    • HA 382 Beauty: The Human Ideal in Visual Culture (Honors) SS 499 Independent Study, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
      Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
      Action: Approved

Middle East and North African Studies Minor

  • Add course SS 395 International Conflict in the 21st Century (Honors), 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs., to Middle East and North African Studies minor
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • New course HE 2XX Women and Health, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    This action was not approved by the Deans
    Action: Not approved
  • New course PL 301 Anxiety and Fear: Introduction to Existentialism, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: This course is an introduction to the philosophy of existentialism. The core principles of existentialism will be examined using the work of Martin Heidegger, Soren Kierkegaard, Hannah Arendt, Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Frantz Fanon, and Albert Camus, among others.
    Proposed General Education: Humanities (G7)
    Minor(s): None
    Type of course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation:  Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • New course SS 100 Economics for Fashion Creators, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: This course introduces fashion creators to practical applications of economic concepts needed to run a fashion branding business. Students learn the economic decision-making process for a small start-up that eventually will grow into a large fashion enterprise. In a final project, students formulate a business plan.
    Approved General Education: Social Sciences (G4)
    Minor(s): None
    Type of Course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course number of Study Abroad in Greece: The Ideals of Excellence in Ancient Greece, from SS 305 to SS 203, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs., from a 300- to 200-level course
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2019
    Action: Approved
  • Online delivery of SS 444 Presidential Scholars Senior Seminar, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved
  • New course SS 307 Emotions in Society, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: How are our emotions shaped by society? This course examines sociological theories and research on why we feel what we feel, applying these to social issues such as capitalism, climate destruction, racial injustice, and war to examine shame, pride, sympathy, denial, happiness, and trauma. Students examine their own emotions in order to experiment with thinking more critically about both their own lives and society as a whole.
    Proposed General Education: None
    Minor(s): Sociology
    Type of course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved

School of Graduate Studies

Art Market Studies

  • Change course description of AM 511 Gallery Management and Operations, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs., to: Examines principles of art administration. Considers commercial art establishments: their facilities, design, exhibition and storage requirements, staffing, taste and price levels. Site visits to galleries and related businesses.
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course description of AM 591 Internship, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs., to:
    Supervised field experiences in galleries, archives, auction houses, art foundations, and museums.  Completed individually for a minimum of 135 hours.  In the third semester, students will take an evaluation and assessment workshop course that includes oral and written presentations of their internship experience.
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved
  • New course AM 603 Field Study, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: This course is comprised of introductory sessions on campus that introduce an art market center—in particular, its cultural, political, and historical context—followed by field study research where students engage in experiential learning. Visits to museums, non-profit organizations, galleries, auction houses, and private collections complement in-depth academic study.
    Proposed General Education: None
    Minor(s): None
    Type of course: Elective
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Change course prerequisites of AM 654 Practicum: Exhibition, 3 cr., 1 lec. hrs, from AM 653 to none
    Requested date of Implementation: Spring 2019
    Action: Approved
  • Blended delivery of AM 655 Thesis: Seminar, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved

Fashion and Textile Studies

  • Offer special topic elective FT 631 Special Topics, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved

Global Fashion Management

  • New course GF 502 Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: This course provides a survey of theories, research, and best practices across the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity. Students explore the entire entrepreneurial process—from idea generation to product launch to owner exit—and considers the unique aspects of social entrepreneurship, high tech start-ups, and family business.
    Proposed General Education: None
    Minor(s): None
    Type of course: Major Area Required in Semester 1
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2019
    Action: Approved
  • New course GF 600 Organizational Leadership, 2 cr., 2 lec., hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Co-requisite(s): None
    Description: This course offers a survey of organizational leadership theory and a hands-on approach to leadership practice. Students create personal development plans, apply empirically-validated leadership behaviors, and provide peer-to-peer feedback. Emphasis is placed on “positive leadership” research and methodology. Topics include networking, negotiations, motivation, reputation, ethics, purpose, and the crisis-opportunity relationship.
    Proposed General Education: None
    Minor(s): None
    Type of course: Major Area Required in Semester 4
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2019
    Action: Approved

Academic Affairs

Internship Studies

  • Blended delivery of HD 111 Career Planning, 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs.
    Requested date of Implementation: Fall 2018
    Action: Approved
  • Online delivery and change of credits and hours of IC 592 Internship – Exhibition Design, from 3 cr., 3 lec. hrs to 2 cr., 2 lec hrs.
    Requested date of Implementation: Summer 2018
    Action: Approved