Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Academic Matters and Appeals (Full Committee)


November 3, 2009



Present: Pikowsky (REG), Riley (ECE), Bottomley (CHEM), Seitzman (AE), Benkeser (BME), Ferri (ME), Ludovice (CHBE), Isbell (CoC), Hollengreen (ARCH), Castro (ARCH), Chang (MGT)


Visitors: Howson (REG), Redding (REG), Laros (REG), Senft (REG), Moore (Provost), Bowman (INTA), Miller (SGA)

Note: All action items in these minutes require approval by the Academic Senate.  In some instances, items may require further approval by the Board of Regents or the University System of Georgia.  If the Regents' approval is required, the change is not official until notification is received from the Board to that effect. Academic units should take no action on these items until USG and/or BOR approval is secured.  In addition, units should take no action on any of the items below until these minutes have been approved by the Academic Senate or the Executive Board.

Academic Matters

1.       A motion was made to approve a request from the School of Economics for a new course.  The motion was tabled.




ECON 3170: Economics of International Energy Markets 3-0-3


Note: There was no representative from the School of Economics to address the request.


2.       A motion was made to approve a request from the School of International Affairs for new courses, deactivation of courses, and degree modifications. The motion was seconded and approved.




INTA 2001: Careers in International Affairs 1-0-1

INTA 4500: Pro-Seminar 3-0-3




INTA 1001: Orientation to International Affairs

INTA 4400: Senior Seminar: International Strategy and Policy




Bachelor of Science in International Affairs

Bachelor of Science in International Affairs and Modern Language

Bachelor of Science in Economics and International Affairs


The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs went through an important overhaul of its undergraduate degree requirements and course sequences in the 2008-2009 academic year.  These changes are scheduled to go into effect in Fall 2010, pending approval from the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the USG.  As a result of those curricular reforms, an introductory course in International Affairs careers and the capstone courses have been modified.  These modifications are necessary minor modifications to change the introductory course from a 1000 to a 2000-level course and to provide choice and a better product in the capstone course.


Summary of Changes to INTA Degree Programs:

International Affairs, International Affairs & Modern Languages, Economic s & International Affairs


Deactivate two courses that are part of the INTA core curriculum.  These courses have been revised in line with the recently approved degree modifications.


1)      Deactivate INTA 1001, INTA Orientation

2)      Deactivate INTA 4400, International Strategy and Policy


Propose two new courses to replace the deactivated courses above.  The new courses have different content and different titles.  These new courses would substitute for previous courses for students under older catalogs.


1)      INTA 2001, Careers in International Affairs

2)      INTA 4500, Pro-seminar in International Affairs


Propose a degree modification to incorporate new courses into undergraduate curriculum.  Degree modifications to the INTA core curriculum were approved in the spring 2009; however, the course changes to accompany the modification must be submitted separately, and require another degree modification because the titles and the numbers are changing.






  1. A motion was made to approve the appeal of a petition for a late selective withdrawal from a course from Fall 2007. The motion was seconded and approved.
  2. A motion was made to deny the appeal of a petition for readmission after a second drop. The motion was seconded and approved.
  3. A motion was made to approve the appeal of a petition for late withdrawals from the Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 terms. The motion was seconded and approved.





Reta Pikowsky