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 THE   UNIVERSITY    OF   BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF DECEMBER 13, 1995
Attendance
Present: President D. W. Strangway (Chair), Vice-President D. R. Birch, Mr. S. Arnold, Dr. D. R. Atkins,
Dr. A. P. Autor, Mr. J. A. Banfield, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dr. A. E. Boardman, Mr. J. Boritz, Dr. D. M. Brunette,
Dr. D. G. A. Carter, Dr. T. S. Cook, Dr. M. G. R. Coope, Ms. J. Dzerowicz, Dr. J. H. V. Gilbert, Mr. E. B.
Goehring, Dean M. A. Goldberg, Dr. J. Gosline, Dean J. R. Grace, Dr. S. E. Grace, Mr. H. D. Gray, Dean
M. J. Hollenberg, Dr. M. Isaacson, Mr. D. Khan, Dr. S. B. Knight, Mr. T. Lau, Mr. C. Lim, Dr. S. C.
Lindstrom, Mr. R. W. Lowe, Dr. D. M. Lyster, Dr. D. J. MacDougall, Dr. M. MacEntee, Dean J. H.
McNeill, Dean A. Meisen, Dr. R. J. Patrick, Mr. R. L. de Pfyffer, Dr. W. J. Phillips, Mrs. M. Price, Dr. D. J.
Randall, Professor J. A. Rice, Dean J. F. Richards, Dr. R. A. Shearer, Dean N. Sheehan, Dr. A. J. Sinclair,
Dr. C. E. Slonecker, Dean C. L. Smith, Ms. C. A. Soong, Dr. J. R. Thompson, Dr. S. Thorne, Dr. E. W.
Whittaker, Dr. R. M. Will, Dr. D. Ll. Williams.
Regrets: Chancellor R. H. Lee, Dr. S. Avramidis, Dr. J. Barman, Dean C. S. Binkley, Mr. P. T. Brady, Ms. L.
Chui, Dr. D. H. Cohen, Mr. D. Culhane, Mr. D. G. Geros, Mr. I. Gill, Rev. J. Hanrahan, Dr. J. G. T.
Kelsey, Professor V. J. Kirkness, Ms. L. Lam, Mr. A. Lau, Dr. M. Levine, Professor P. T. K. Lin, Mr. S.
Lohachitranont, Dean M. P. Marchak, Dean B. C. McBride, Mr. W. B. McNulty, Dr. M. D. Morrison, Mr.
A. Pederson, Professor M. Quayle, Professor R. S. Reid, Dr. H. B. Richer, Mr. D. Shu, Ms. L. M. Sparrow,
Dr. L. J. Stan, Dr. W. Uegama, Dr. J. Vanderstoep, Mr. D. R. Verma, Mr. E. C. H. Woo, Dr. W. C. Wright
Jr., Dean E. H. K. Yen.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dr. Isaacson i        That the minutes of the third regular meeting
Dr. Randall J        of Senate for the Session 1995-96, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried.
Business arising from the Minutes
ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF CONVOCATION TO SENATE (P.11244)
Dean Richards, chair of the Agenda Committee, reminded Senate that only ten of the eleven
positions had been filled in the recent election of Convocation members to Senate. The question of
filling the vacancy had been referred to the Agenda Committee. The committee proposed the
following procedure:
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Chair's remarks and related questions
Dean Richards
Dr. Slonecker
Pursuant to section 35(4) of the University
Act, the Senate Agenda Committee
recommends the following procedure to fill
vacancies for Convocation members of Senate:
"If a vacancy occurs on Senate in the case of
an elected member it shall be filled by the
candidate who received the most votes among
those who were nominated but not elected in
the preceding triennial election. If a vacancy in
the case of a convocation senator cannot be
filled in this manner it shall be filled by a
member of convocation nominated by the
Alumni Association."
Carried.
Chair's remarks and related questions
There were no remarks from the Chair.
From the Board of Governors
NOTIFICATION OF APPROVAL IN PRINCIPLE OF SENATE RECOMMENDATIONS
Subject, where applicable, to the proviso that none of the programs be implemented
without formal reference to the President; and that the Deans and Heads concerned with
new programs be asked to indicate the space requirements, if any, of such new programs.
i.      Awards (p. 11224-5 & pp.11238-41)
n.
in.
iv.
Proposal that the Departments of Creative Writing and Theatre & Film be merged to
form the Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing, (p.11173)
Proposal that the Departments of Geological Sciences and Oceanography, and the
Geophysics section of Geophysics and Astronomy, be merged into a new single
department named the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, (pp.11228-9)
Proposal that, at the time of dissolution of the Geophysics and Astronomy
Department, the Astronomy group within that department merge with the Physics
Department to form the Department of Physics and Astronomy, (pp.11229-30)
Reports of Committees of Senate
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE
Dr. Will, chair of the committee, presented the following reports:
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Reports of Committees of Senate
Hazelton Secondary School District #88 (Terrace) - Gitksan 11
The committee recommended approval of a proposal from the Faculty of Arts that the
Gitksan 11 course (locally developed)) from School District #88 (Terrace) be recognized
as meeting the UBC language 11 admission requirement.
Dr. Will l        That Gitksan 11 be recognized as meeting the
Dean Goldberg J        UBC language 11 requirement.
Carried.
UBC-Ritsumeikan - revision of criteria for determining eligibility for UBC Arts credit courses
Details of a proposal for revision of the criteria for enrolment of UBC-Ritsumeikan
students in UBC Arts credit courses had been circulated for information. In order to
determine their eligibility for UBC Arts credit courses, Ritsumeikan students' TOEFL
performance will be combined with other already developed measures of their ability to
achieve academic success in English; the purpose being to get as many Ritsumeikan
students into regular Arts course as possible. Dr. Will stated that the TOEFL scores
approved by Senate for Faculties and Schools only apply to students registered in those
Faculties, not to students taking courses in those Faculties. He explained that although the
Faculty of Arts has a TOEFL of 580, it has many students in its courses with less than
580. These are students that are registered in Faculties with TOEFL scores of less than
580.
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Reports of Committees of Senate
Although Ritsumeikan students are not technically members of any Faculty or School, the
proposal will enable students to take one or two more Arts courses in the second term if
they have achieved good grades in the first term in the Arts Studies courses, which are
special courses developed for Ritsumeikan students.
School of Human Kinetics - change in admission requirements
The committee recommended approval of a proposal from the School of Human Kinetics
that a Science 12 course (either MATH 12, BIOL 12, CHEM 12, or PHYS 12) be added
to the requirements for admission.
Dr. Will l        That a Science 12 course (either MATH 12,
Dean Sheehan J        BIOL 12, CHEM 12, or PHYS 12) be added
to the requirements for admission to the
School of Human Kinetics.
Carried.
B.C./Yukon Secondary School Applicants - revision to Calendar statement
The committee recommended that the Calendar statement "Examinable Grade 12
Courses" be changed to read: "Approved Examinable Grade 12 Courses." The revised
wording clarifies the Senate policy requiring approval of B.C. Grade 12 examinable
courses before they can be used to satisfy admission requirements to UBC. Dr. Will
explained that there could be examinable grade 12 courses in the future that may not be
considered a good predictor or a good course on which we should judge students for
admission.
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Reports of Committees of Senate
Dr. Will
Dr. Shearer
That the Calendar statement "Examinable
Grade 12 Courses" be changed to read:
"Approved Examinable Grade 12 Courses."
Carried.
Faculty of Dentistry - changes to Calendar entry on admission requirements to the D.M.D.
program
Dr. Will noted the following changes to the present Calendar entry on admission
requirements to the D.M.D. program:
1. The removal of the statement that students can only apply for admission to the
Faculty of Dentistry three times.
2. Change in the deadline for applications from December 15 to December 1.
3. Change in the minimal scholastic average of 65% to 70%.
4. The removal of the reference to the American Dental Association.
5. Changes in application fee statements.
Vice-President Birch noted that the proposed changes in application fees require approval
by the Board of Governors.
Dr. Will
Dr. Brunette
That the changes to the Calendar entry on
admission requirements to the D.M.D.
program be approved.
Carried.
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE (SEE APPENDIX)
Dr. Berger, chair of the committee, presented the following report:
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Reports of Committees of Senate
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences, subject to editorial changes.
Dr. Berger l        That the proposals of the Faculty of
Dean Richards i       Agricultural Sciences be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Arts
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of Arts,
subject to editorial changes.
Dr. Berger l        That the proposals of the Faculty of Arts be
Dr. Randall i        approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration.
Dr. Berger l        That the proposals of the Faculty of Commerce
Dean Goldberg i       an^ business Administration be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Education
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Education, subject to editorial changes.
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Dr. Berger drew attention to the proposal to extend by one year the pilot period for the
Middle School Teacher Education Program.
Dr. Berger l        That the proposals of the Faculty of Education
Dean Sheehan i        be approved.
Carried.
School of Human Kinetics
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the School of
Human Kinetics, subject to the following:
HKIN 120 - change the description to read: "Structural dynamics, team instruction
and analysis of performance."
Dr. Berger noted that the proposals included new program options in four different areas:
Exercise Science, Health and Fitness, Leisure and Sport Management, and Physical
Education.
Dr. Berger ^ Lhat the proposals of the School of Human Kinetics be
Dr. Coope r approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Science
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Science, subject to editorial changes.
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Faculty of Applied Science
Speaking briefly to the proposed changes, Dr. Berger drew attention to a new policy
statement that will require students registered in any Science course that has a laboratory
to attend their first scheduled laboratory class in that course. Failure to do so will result in
termination of the student's registration in the course.
Dr. Berger l        That the proposals of the Faculty of Science be
Mr. Banfield i        approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Applied Science
PROPOSED MERGER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND THE
DEPARTMENT OF BIO-RESOURCE ENGINEERING INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHEMICAL AND BIO-RESOURCE ENGINEERING
The following proposal to merge the Department of Chemical Engineering and the
Department of Bio-Resource Engineering into the Department of Chemical and Bio-
Resource Engineering, effective April 1, 1996, had been circulated:
Background Information
The Department of Chemical Engineering has a distinguished history, having excelled
in teaching, research and service. The Department has and is making particularly
strong contributions to the pulp and paper, petroleum, petrochemical, chemical and
mineral industries, all of which are of great importance to British Columbia and
Canada. The Department also has major involvement in the areas of Environmental
Engineering, Biotechnology and Bio-Engineering which provide outstanding
opportunities for innovative research, creative design and industrial applications. The
Department currently has 17 full time professors including two deans who are
seconded on a full-time basis. The current undergraduate and graduate enrolments are
approximately 125 and 85, respectively.
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Faculty of Applied Science
The Department of Bio-Resource Engineering, which used to be the Department of
Agricultural Engineering, has focussed its teaching, research and service on biological
systems and therefore provides important support to the agricultural, food,
aquaculture and forest industries. In addition, emphasis is currently placed on
Environmental Engineering and Bioprocessing. The Department has 5 full time
professorial positions including one to be filled effective November 1, 1995. The
current undergraduate and graduate enrolments are 93 and 21, respectively.
Advantages and disadvantages of the merger
The principal advantages of the merger arise from the fact that the departments will be
able to better combine their efforts in:
• subject areas such as Environmental Engineering, Bioprocessing and
Biotechnology;
• offering students a wider choice of electives;
• the utilization of support services and staff; the use of space and general
administration when the new Chemical Engineering/Bio-Resource Engineering
building has been constructed;
• publicity and outreach.
However, there are also several disadvantages due to:
• the clear distinctiveness of the fields of Chemical Engineering and Bio-Resource
Engineering (notwithstanding certain areas of overlap and common interest);
• the need to maintain separate undergraduate programs with distinct administration
to comply with the requirements of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board;
• the new Chemical Engineering/Bio-Resource Engineering building not being
available for occupancy until 1997 and having to main geographically separate
operations.
Individual members of the two departments have collaborated for many years and the
merger discussions were conducted in an atmosphere of cooperation and trust.
The advantages of the merger are therefore deemed to outweigh the disadvantages.
Conditions of the merger
The merger of the Departments will occur subject to the following conditions, with
additional details provided in statements from the Heads.
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Faculty of Applied Science
1. The new Department's name will be "The Department of Chemical and Bio-
Resource Engineering". It will carry the abbreviation CHBR.
2. The new Department will offer two distinct and accredited undergraduate
programs leading to Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Chemical
Engineering and in Bio-Resource Engineering. Each program must be self-
sufficient in academic and financial terms. In particular, there is no expectation
that Chemical Engineering resources (i.e. academic positions, support staff,
funds) will be deployed or that teaching loads will be raised to ensure
accreditation of the Bio-Resource Engineering Program. Similarly, Bio-Resource
Engineering resources will not be reassigned or teaching loads raised to meet
Chemical Engineering needs. While the members of the new Department will
examine curriculum changes in both programs to achieve academic
improvements and efficiencies, the integrity of each program area will be
maintained.
3. The new Department will have one Head responsible for the Department with
the selection, duties and responsibilities of the Head following normal UBC
practices. The Head will also be responsible for one of the Department's
programs. Although the first Head of the new Department will come from
Chemical Engineering, in the future the Head may come either from Chemical
Engineering or Bio-Resource Engineering. The Headship will not alternate
between Chemical Engineering and Bio-Resource Engineering.
In accordance with accreditation requirements, the program which does not
supply the Head will have a Director responsible for areas such as academic
issues, student matters, specific teaching assignments and evaluation, graduate
programs, safety, compliance with regulations and liaison with the profession.
Although the Director is involved in budgetary matters related to his/her
program, ultimate budget responsibility rests with the Head.
4. Representation of the new Department on Faculty and University Committees
will be from each program where program expertise is required, and from the
Department as a whole where specific program expertise is not necessary.
5. The two technical support staff positions in the Department of Bio-Resource
Engineering, which are currently not part of the Collective Agreement with
CUPE 116, will be red-circled. Upon the retirement or resignation of the
incumbents, the positions will be filled under conditions of the then prevailing
Collective Agreement.
6. The Department of Bio-Resource Engineering has experienced a severe shortage
of secretarial and clerical resources as well as of Supplies & Expenses.
Chemical Engineering is also experiencing major resource constraints. Requests
for increased support will be submitted by the new Department for 1996/97 in
order to redress these problems and ensure that Bio-Resource Engineering is
brought to a level comparable with other engineering programs at UBC.
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Faculty of Graduate Studies
7. It is recognized that the construction of the new Chemical Engineering/Bio-
Resource Engineering building is essential for the success of the new
Department as well as the accreditation status of the Chemical Engineering and
Bio-Resource Engineering programs. The Faculty of Applied Science and the
University will therefore continue to take all measures necessary to ensure the
completion of the new building in 1997.
8. The new Department will be reviewed no later than five years after the merger.
If the new building cannot be assured for 1997 and/or there is evidence that the
merger is resulting in significant adverse impacts on Chemical Engineering or
Bio-Resource Engineering, the review will be undertaken earlier upon the
request of the Head, Director or Dean.
Dean Meisen i        That the proposal of the Faculty of Applied
Dr. Isaacson i        Science to merge the Department of Chemical
Engineering and the Department of Bio-
Resource Engineering into the Department of
Chemical and Bio-Resource Engineering,
effective April 1, 1996, be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
INSTITUTE OF RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT (IRE) - PROPOSED NAME FOR THE
AMALGAMATED UNITS: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL
STUDIES AND WESTWATER RESEARCH CENTRE
Dean Grace reminded Senate that when the proposal to merge the Westwater Research
Centre with the Resource Management and Environmental Studies Program was brought
forward last spring, the proposal did not contain a name for the combined
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Safety on Campus - an overview
unit. Graduate Council, at a recent meeting, approved a recommendation that the
amalgamated unit be named Institute for Resources and Environment (IRE).
Dean Grace l        That the new name of the amalgamated units,
Dr. Whittaker i        Resource Management and Environmental
Studies and Westwater Research Centre, be
Institute for Resources and Environment
(IRE).
Carried.
Safety on Campus - an overview
Vice President Birch explained that the report on Safety on Campus, which had been
circulated for information, had been prepared in response to a question raised at the
October Senate meeting about safety on campus. Vice President Birch noted that report
only contained material that was readily accessible to those who prepared the report and
therefore did not reflect all the initiatives taken in the past few years.
Ms. Dzerowicz drew attention to a section of the report under the heading "Safer
Campuses" Minor Capital Funding. She noted that the Ministry had provided $450,000
to UBC and that one of the allocations of this fund was to provide exterior emergency
"blue light" telephones. Ms. Dzerowicz asked if such "blue lights" existed on campus
and, if so, where they were located. Vice President Birch said that he would be happy to
have a map circulated to Senate.
Mr. Khan also commented on the emergency "blue light" telephones, and urged the
administration to provide this safety feature in as many places as possible on campus. Mr.
Khan stated that many people are not aware that meter parking is free after 5:00 p.m. and
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Report on UB C Student Exchange Program Activities
suggested that this be policy be given more publicity. Mr. Khan commented on the AMS
SafeWalk Program and noted that the hours had been extended to 1.00 a.m. on all days
except Sunday. He stated that the request for volunteers for this program had been very
successful.
In response to a query by Dr. Grace, it was confirmed that plans were under way for a
second security bus service.
Report on UBC Student Exchange Program Activities
The following is an extract from a report on UBC Student Exchange Program Activities
which had been circulated for information.
This report outlines the activities of the UBC Student Exchange Programs Office and the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration's Study Abroad and Exchange Office
with respect to student exchange programs approved by Senate.
UBC Student Exchange Programs
UBC's strategic plan, Second to None, outlined the following strategic goal for UBC
Student Exchange Programs: Within five years, five per cent of the undergraduate students
will take one year of their programs abroad.
At the time this strategic plan was formulated, 23 UBC exchange students were visiting 3
partner institutions in 2 countries. Five years later, 131 undergraduate and 33 graduate
UBC students are participating in Senate-approved international exchange programs with
81 partner institutions in 25 countries. Exchanges have also been developed with 13
universities in other regions of Canada. The level of UBC student participation has
increased dramatically since 1989 and continues to show strong growth, with a 30%
increase in UBC student participation in the Education Abroad Program this year. The
number of visiting exchange students remained steady as UBC student participation
caught up to the levels of incoming students.
Student Exchange Programs Office
In cooperation with faculties and student service units, the Student Exchange Programs
Office has successfully managed this growth, developing structures and procedures that
facilitate the movement of students while ensuring that participating students are given
adequate support to meet their goals. A dramatic increase in programs and in UBC
student participation has put an acute strain on resources in this office over the past year.
Enrolment restrictions in specific programs have also contributed to difficulties in placing
visiting exchange students in their required courses. Both of these factors will continue to
affect UBC's ability to meet its goals for growth in both the Education Abroad Program
and the Group of Ten Student Exchange Program.
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Education Abroad Program
A concerted effort at marketing the programs to UBC students increased participation by
30% over the previous academic year. Excluding the Faculty of Law, where enrolment
restrictions reduced the number of available applicants, applications increased by 50%,
with greatly increased participation from students in the Faculties of Science, Applied
Science and Forestry.
The number of partner institutions increased from 34 (April 1994) to 47 (October 1995)
with 15 more agreements expected to be negotiated and signed over the current academic
year. Overall the Education Abroad Program is approaching balance, with a less than 5%
difference between incoming and outgoing students in full-time equivalents. Scholarships,
through the Gage and Harvey and Hugh M. Brock endowments, were distributed for the
second time to participating students in the program.
Group of Ten Student Exchange Program (GOTSEP)
The first year of exchange by UBC students brought a disappointing level of participation
in the program. Only 8 UBC students are attending partner universities in the consortium
during this academic year. Demand from students at partner institutions to come to UBC
remains disproportionately high. Additional focus has been placed on distributing
information about this program to UBC students this year with the hope of increasing
participation in the coming academic year.
Canadian Universities Student Exchange Consortium (CUSEC)
After careful review, a decision was made not to renew UBC's membership in this
consortium for the current academic year. Departmental and faculty agreements with
AUCC members continue to operate within the framework created at UBC for CUSEC
and non-membership in CUSEC is not expected to impede the growth or operation of
these agreements. Twelve students are currently visiting UBC under the auspices of these
agreements. One UBC student is visiting a partner institution.
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration negotiates and administers its own
student exchange programs for undergraduate and Masters' students. Commerce students
generally participate in their final year on one-term exchanges.
The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration has negotiated new exchanges
with Seoul National University, the University of Malaya, Tel Aviv University, Universitat
zu Koln, Keio University, Yonsei University, Monash University, Faculty of Commerce
and Economics - University of New South Wales, Faculty of Economics and Commerce -
University of Melbourne, and the Melbourne Business School. The Faculty has established
exchange programs with 34 leading business institutions providing exchange opportunities
for approximately 80 students. In addition to the direct exchange programs, the Faculty of
Commerce and Business Administration offered summer undergraduate programs, an
undergraduate International Business program in France, and a Masters' Hong Kong
Consulting Project. In the 1995 summer, 62 students participated in both of these summer
programs.
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Academic Year 1996/97 - for information
Academic Year 1996/97 - for information
A draft of the section of the Academic Year for inclusion in the Calendar had been
circulated for information. The Registrar noted that the date of the May 1997 Senate
meeting will be May 21, not May 14 as stated in the material circulated.
Dr. Will suggested that it was unnecessary to include the dates that Faculty textbook
adoptions are required by the Bookstore. He felt that there were better ways of requesting
faculty members to get their book orders in, rather than including this in an Academic
Calendar which is basically to inform students of deadlines and to define the sessions.
Other business
FULL-COST TUITION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Dr. Williams, chair of the Senate Academic Policy Committee, informed Senate that a
subcommittee of the Academic Policy Committee was in the process of considering a
modified proposal in connection with full-cost tuition for international students, and it
was hoped that the committee would be in a position to report on this matter in the near
future.
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Next meeting
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 1996.
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Appendix
Appendix
COURSE AND CURRICULUM PROPOSALS
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Plant Science
New course:        PLNT 497 (2) Internship Report
Program change: change in program requirements for Plant Production and Protection
Soil Science
Deletions: SOIL 415, 423
Changes: SOIL 304 - change in title and description
SOIL 433 - change in description and prerequisite
Change in Calendar statement:
New entry: A student who fails a year will normally be required to withdraw from the
University for a period of at least one year after which time an appeal for permission
to re-enroll will be considered. Before applying for permission to re-enroll, a first or
second-year student who fails a year is required to register in a full program (30
credits) at a Community College. This program should include those courses failed at
UBC, and must be completed with at least a "C" (60%) average. A student who fails a
year but passes in some courses will receive credit for the courses passed upon
reinstatement in the Faculty.
School of Family and Nutritional Sciences
Change in program requirements:
1. The minimum number of credits required for all Bachelor's degree programs
and majors is 120 credits.
2. In their third and fourth years, students in all programs or majors must
complete at least 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.
3. For students in Home Economics (B.H.E.) program, a minimum of 48 credits is
required of courses in Family and Nutritional Sciences (FMSC, HMEC, or
HUNU).
English requirement: Students must obtain credit for English 112 and one of English
110, 111, 120 or 121. Students in the Family Science (B.A.) program must satisfy the
English Requirement of the Faculty of Arts, and students in the Nutritional Sciences
(B.Sc.) program must satisfy the English Requirement of the Faculty of Science.
Statements on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) Examination, and on Attendance,
Examination and Advancement.
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Home Economics
Bachelor of Home Economics (B.H.E.
requirements
- change in program description and
Faculty of Arts
Anthropology and Sociology
New course:        ANTH 222 (3) Current First Nations Issues in British Columbia
Deletion: ANTH 301
Classical Studies
Changes:
Programs:
Economics
Change:
New Program
CLST 210 (6) Greek Thought, split into two courses:
CLST 211 (3) Greek Philosophy, I
CLST 212 (3) Greek Philosophy, II
CLST 333 (6) The Roman Empire, split into two courses:
CLST 353 (3) The Early Roman Empire
CLST 354 (3) The Later Roman Empire
CLST 334 (6) Problems in Greek History, split into two courses:
CLST 355 (3) The Athenians and their Empire
CLST 356 (3) Alexander the Great and his Empire
LATN 417 (6) Virgil, split into two courses:
LATN 422 (3) Virgil, I
LATN 423 (3) Virgil, II
CLST 352 - change in number, credits, description (formerly 332)
LATN 416 - change in title and description
CLST 336, 337 - change in prerequisites
Addition of minor programs in Greek, Latin and Classical Studies
ECON 387 - change in title and description
Minor in Nineteenth Century Studies
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Appendix
English
New minor in English
New course:        ENGL 395 (6) The British Novel in the Nineteenth Century
Geography
New course:        GEOG 424 (3) Feminist Geographies
History
New courses:       HIST 150 (6) World History Since 1500
HIST 495 (6) Theory and Practice of History
Change: HIST 480 - change in title and description
Changes to Major and Honours program requirements
Latin American Studies
New minor in Latin American Studies and changes to Major program
Mathematics
Changes to Major and Honours program requirements
Medieval Studies
New courses:       MDVL 301 (3) European Literature from the 5th to the 14th
Century
MDVL 302 (3) European Literature from the 14th to the 16th
Century
Modern European Studies
Change in program statement
Philosophy
Changes to Major and Honours program requirements
Under "Requirements for the B.A. degree" add "Minor"
PoLrricAL Science
Changes: POLI 220 - change in title
POLI 322 - change in credits and description
POLI 420, 423 - change in title and description
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New courses:       POLI 330 (3) Japanese Political Economy
POLI 368 (3) Japan's Foreign Relations
POLI 406 (3) Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Politics
POLI 426 (3) Comparative Parties and Party Systems
POLI 429 (3) Issues in Gender and Politics
Psychology
New Minor and change in program statement
Religious Studies
New course:        RELG 380 (3) Images of Eve
Change: RELG 480 - change in credits to (3/6)d
Theatre and Film
Changes:
New courses:
Deletion:
THTR 120 - change in credits from (6) to (3)
THTR 150 (6) Introduction to Technical Theatre, split into:
THTR 150 (3) Introduction to Technical Theatre
THTR 199 (1-3 )d Theatre Practicum
THTR 160, 260, 360 - change credits, title, description and
prerequisites
THTR 245 - change in number (formerly 220), credits and
description
THTR 345 - change in credits and description
THTR 305, 405 - change in credits, title and description
THTR 250 - change of corequisite
THTR 369 (3) Creating Performance
THTR 399 (1-3 )d Theatre Practicum
THTR 448 (3) Directed Studies in Theatre Theory and Practice
THTR 490 (6) Producing Theatre
THTR 499 (l-3)d Advanced Theatre Practicum
THTR 460
Change in program statement for Major and Honours programs
Women's Studies
Change in Major program requirements
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School of Family and Nutritional Sciences
Change in program statement for the Family Science Major
School of Music
Change in Major program requirements
School of Social Work
New course:        SOWK 310 (2) Interviewing Skills
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
Change COMM 454 - change in title, description and prerequisite
Change in Accounting Major program
Faculty of Education
Curriculum Studies
Change in course prefix and description - EDUC 380 becomes PETE 380
New courses:       CUST 424 (3) Curriculum for Global Education
CUST 416 (3/6)d Special Topics in Curriculum Studies
Deletions: TSED 416, SSED 422
Change: SSED 421 - change in credits and description
Educational Psychology and Special Education
Change: EPSE 316 - change in title, description and prerequisite
Teacher Education Office
Concentrations for students in the two-year elementary teacher education program
Middle School Teacher Education Program - pilot program extended for one year to
1996-97
 Vancouver Senate 11291
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School of Human Kinetics
Change: Course of Studies - note 4. Change in electives and explanations
English requirement: Reduction from 12 credits to 6 credit requirement
Changes: HKIN 200 - change in number to 120
HKIN 310 - change in number to 210
HKIN 320 - change in number to 220
HKIN 390 - change in number to 290
HKIN 391 - change in number to 291
New program options in: Exercise Science, Health and Fitness, Leisure and Sport
Management, and Physical Education.
Faculty of Science
Changes in Calendar statements:
Minor - add "or Honours program"
Examinations - add "and examinations for "higher standing" are not available...
Limitations of enrolment - students registered in any Science course that has a
laboratory must attend their first scheduled laboratory class in that course. Failure to
do so will result in termination of the student's registration in the course.
Arts requirement - change in Calendar statement
Add statement on Breadth Requirement
Change statements on Minor in Arts and Minor in Commerce
Add statement on Second Degree Requirements for the B.Sc.
Astronomy
Changes: ASTR 101, 102 - change in description
Biology
Changes: BIOL 200 - change in prerequisites
BIOL 301 - change in hours
BIOL 434 - change in description
BIOL 445 - change in title, description, prerequisite and hours
 Vancouver Senate
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New course:
Computer Science
Deletion:
Changes:
New course:
Geology
New courses:
Mathematics
Changes:
BIOL 458 (3) Developmental Neurobiology
CPSC 406
CPSC 304, 404 - change in title and description
CPSC 320 - change in title, description and hours
CPSC 402, 403 - change in prerequisites
CPSC 420 (3) Advanced Algorithms Design and Analysis
GEOL 415 (3) Mineral Inventory Estimation
GEOL 441 (3) Field Techniques in Groundwater Hydrology
MATH 407 - change in description
MATH 441 - change in description and hours
Program changes
New Cooperative Education Program
New courses:       MATH 398 (0) Cooperative Work Placement I
MATH 399 (0) Cooperative Work Placement II
MATH 498 (0) Cooperative Work Placement III
MATH 499 (0) Cooperative Work Placement IV
Microbiology and Immunology
Add OCGY 309 and 412 to the list of courses for the Major and Honours programs
Add new Option C Major and Honours in Immunology
Oceanography
Change OCGY 412 - change in credits, description and hours
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Physics
Changes:
PHYS 213 - change in number to 313, description and prerequisite
PHYS 230 - change in number to 330, and description
PHYS 400 - change in title and description
Program changes
Physiology
Program changes
Statistics
New courses:
STAT 460 (3) Statistical Inference I
STAT 461 (3) Statistical Inference II
Deletion:
STAT 406

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