Millersville University, Faculty Senate

Attachment D

Faculty Senate Minutes

1 November 1994

General Education Review--Proposal
Passed unanimously by GER on Tuesday 25 October 1994
Presented to Faculty Senate on 1 November 1994

Original wording: "At least four of the courses in the Liberal Arts Core must contain either a significant communications, mathematics or quantitative problem solving component in order to help develop critical and analytical thinking abilities." [Governance Manual, page 66, XI.F.3]

The designation "CQ" is used several times on page 65 [Governance Manual] in section XI. "Distinction between CQ and QARC Courses". The closest to a definition is "...CQ courses need only have a significant component of communication, mathematics, or quantitative problem solving."

"3. To develop critical and analytical thinking ability, communication skills, and mathematical and quantitative skills, at least four courses must have a significant communications or mathematics/quantitative problem solving component." [1994-96 Undergraduate Catalog, page 25, right-hand column]


1. To abide by the current definitions of courses in the Governance Manual [sections given in square brackets]. All types of courses currently are defined: [VI.] Perspectives; [IX.] Quantitative Analytical Reasoning Component (QARC); [XII.A] Significant Writing Component ("W" Courses); [XIL.B] Significant Mathematics/Quantitative Problem Solving Component; [XII.C] Significant Communication Component. But the category of "CQ" is not defined in the Governance Manual.

2. To make the General Education more understandable to present students, to prosepctive students and their parents, to faculty advisors, and to those outside the University. The two separate categories are easier to understand individually than combined. The current CQ "designation" also can be said to misrepresent the content of courses: there are few CQ courses that combine a communications component and a quantitative reasoning component.

3. To make future evaluation of the General Education Curriculum more logical. Evaluating whether a given course satisfies the "C" or "Q" requirement will be more straightforward than evaluating the hybrid. At present there also is no easy method of determining how many "C" or "Q" courses have been taken. If the curriculum cannot be evaluated it will be almost impossible to make rational suggestions for change.

4. To respond to the spring 1993 faculty survey, in which 69% of the respondents requested this division. This was the only survey question in which a substantial majority recommended a change from the status quo.

5. To respond to the recommendation of General Education consultant Dr. Michael Knight, "modify the current designations of types of courses to provide a more easily understood structure".

6. To make the task of this committee and others more straightforward. In attempting to suggest modifications, the committee members have repeatedly encountered aspects of the curriculum that are ambiguously defined.

7. To clarify the General Education curriculum. As it exists, the curriculum is the result of many compromises. It was not created to be easy to evaluate and has turned out to not be easy to understand. there is dissatisfaction with both the curriculum itself and what people perceive it to be. The committee feels that a better understanding of the curriculum will enable both faculty and studnets to use it to maximum advantage.

History: Those who were present during the development of the General Education Curriculum recall that four courses were proposed in each of three categories: "W", "C", and "Q". It was thought that such a twelve-course requirement would be too strenuous and was proposed that a student take four C or Q courses.

Implementation: The designations of newly-taken courses would be changed as soon as feasible, possibly when DARS is implemented. The General Education Curriculum sheet would be revised at its next printing by changing the current column heading from "4CQ" to "4C or Q". The course designations in the Millersville University catalog would be changed at the catalog's next printing.

Course List: The following list, grouped by block then by department, is the Committee's best effort to determine whether each presently-approved CQ course is "C" or "Q". Senators are urged to check with their departments to ensure that these designations are correct and complete. Course title abbreviations are primarily from the "General Education Curriculum Approved Course List", Office of Academic Advisement, March 1, 1994.

G1 C ART 100 Art in Culture
G1 C ART 133 Drawing
G1 C ART 141 Fundamentals of Studio Art
G1 C ART 142 Design I
G1 C ART 201 Hist & Aesthetics of Photo
G1 C ART 240 Calligraphy
G1 C ART 266 Fine Art Photo
G1 C ART 282 Sculpture I
G1 C ART 296 Clay I
G1 C ART 312 Survey of Art History
G1 C ART 313 Art in America
G1 C COMM 201 Theories in Communication
G1 C COMM 202 Listening
G1 C COMM 203 Oral Interpretation
G1 C COMM 220 Impact of Amer. Mass Media
G1 C COMM 251 Public Relations I
G1 C COMM 302 Composition & Delivery
G1 C ENGL 220 Intro to Language
G1 C ENGL 321 Transformational Grammar
G1 C FREN 201 Inter French I
G1 C FREN 202 Inter French II
G1 C FREN 351 Comp & Oral Expression I
G1 C FREN 352 Comp & Oral Expression II
G1 C GERM 201 Inter German I
G1 C GERM 202 Inter German II
G1 C Germ 351 Comp & Oral Expression I
G1 C Germ 352 Comp & Oral Expression II
G1 C LATN 202 Inter Latin II
G1 C MUSI 100 Music & Culture
G1 C MUSI 203 Language of Music II
G1 C MUSI 204 Intro to Electronic Music
G1 C MUSI 263 Popular Music
G1 Q PHIL 211 Intro to Logic
G1 Q PHIL 311 Computer Logic
G1 Q PHIL 312 Mathematical Logic
G1 C RUSS 201 Inter Russian I
G1 C RUSS 202 Inter Russian II
G1 C RUSS 351 Comp & Oral Expression I
G1 C RUSS 352 Comp & Oral Expression II
G1 C SPAN 201 Inter Spanish I
G1 C SPAN 202 Inter Spanish II
G1 C SPAN 351 Comp & Oral Expression I
G1 C SPAN 352 Comp & Oral Expression II
G1 C THEA 110 Intro Theatre Techniques
G1 C THEA 211 Acting
G1 C THEA 340 History of Theatre I
G1 C THEA 341 History of Theatre II

G2 Q BIOL 205 Heredity in Human Affairs
G2 Q BIOL 211 Concepts of Zoology
G2 Q BIOL 264 Frontiers Biomolecular Sci I
G2 Q BIOL 265 Frontiers Biomolecular Sci II
G2 Q CHEM 102 Science of Chemistry
G2 Q CHEM 103 Gen, Org, & Biochemistry I
G2 Q CHEM 104 Gen, Org, & Biochemistry II
G2 Q CHEM 105 Chemistry in Art
G2 Q CHEM 111 Introductory Chemistry I
G2 Q CHEM 112 Introductory Chemistry II
G2 Q CHEM 265 Quantitative Analysis
G2 Q CSCI 101 Intro Probl Solv w/Comp
G2 Q CSCI 160 Intro to Computing for Sciences
G2 Q CSCI 161 Intro to Computing I
G2 Q CSCI 162 Intro to Computing II
G2 Q CSCI 201 BASIC Programming
G2 Q CSCI 242 Adv Prob Solv/Appl Software
G2 Q ESCI 202 The Earth in Space (Honors)
G2 Q ESCI 241 Meteorology
G2 Q ESCI 241 Meteorology (w/Honors)
G2 Q ESCI 245 Environmental Meteorology
G2 Q ESCI 261 Introduction to Oceanography
G2 Q HNRS 111 Intro Chem I (CHEM)
G2 Q HNRS 112 Intro Chem II (CHEM)
G2 Q HNRS163 Calculus I (MATH)
G2 Q HNRS 165 Applied Calculus I (MATH)
G2 Q HNRS 166 Applied Calculus II (MATH)
G2 Q HNRS 231 General Physics I (PHYS)
G2 Q MATH 100 Survey of Mathematical Ideas
G2 Q MATH 104 Fundamentals of Math I
G2 Q MATH 105 Fundamentals of Math II
G2 Q MATH 130 Elements of Statistics
G2 Q MATH 151 Calc for Mgmt, Life & Soc Sci
G2 Q MATH 160 Elementary Functions
G2 Q MATH 161 Calculus I
G2 Q MATH 162 Calculus II
G2 Q MATH 163 Honors Calculus
G2 Q MATH165 Applied Calculus I
G2 Q MATH 166 Applied Calculus II
G2 Q MATH 235 Survey of Statistics
G2 Q MATH 236 Elements of Statistics II
G2 Q MATH 242 Linear Algebra I
G2 Q MATH 261 Calculus III
G2 Q PHYS 101 Contemporary Physics
G2 Q PHYS 103 Intro to Physics
G2 Q PHYS 131 Physics I
G2 Q PHYS 132 Physics II
G2 Q PHYS 205 Musical Acoustics
G2 Q PHYS 231 General Physics I
G2 Q PHYS 232 General Physics II

G3 Q ECON 100 Intro to Economics
G3 Q ECON 101 Principles of Economics I
G3 Q ECON 102 Principles of Economics II
G3 Q ECON 215 Money, Credit & Banking
G3 Q ECON 318 Intermed Microeconomics
G3 Q ECON 319 Intermed Macroeconomics
G3 Q GEOG 230 Physical Geography
G3 Q GEOG 281 Map Interpretation and Analysis
G3 Q GEOG 336 Climate and Society
G3 C PSYC 334 Human Relations
G3 C PSYC 336 Psychology Human Adjustment
G3 C PSYC 401 Adult Years
G3 Q SOCY 250 Social Statistics

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