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UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
SENATUS ACADEMICUS
26 JANUARY 2000


Agenda Item 5.4




REPORTS FROM THE ACADEMIC STANDARDS COMMITTEES



New and Discontinued Courses and Programmes
The Senate is invited to noted that the Academic Standards Committees, on the recommendation of the relevant Faculties, have approved the following changes to the list of courses and programmes available. The list does not include courses which have been re-numbered simply to reflect a change in teaching arrangements.


  1. INDIVIDUAL DEGREE AND DIPLOMA COURSES (UNDERGRADUATE)


Accountancy
Introduction of new courses in Management Accounting 3 (replacing AC30/3530); Advanced Financial Accounting (replacing AC40/4512 & AC40/4513); Case Studies in Accounting (replacing AC4514).
Withdrawal of courses AC3014; AC4505.

Agriculture

Introduction of new courses in Science of Renewable Resources: Food, Timber and the Consumer (replaces AG1501); Sustainable Land Management (replaces LM1003).


Withdrawal of courses AG1502, LM1004 and LM1501.

Biology

Introduction of new courses in Organisms and their Environment (replaces BI1001 and BI1504); Molecular and Cell Biology (replaces BI1002 and BI1503).



Biomedical Sciences

Introduction of new or modified courses at level 2 in Exercise and Health; at level 3 in Sports Essay 1; Sports Essay 2; The Basic Mechanisms of Disease; Human Cells, Tissues and Communications (replaces AN2002); Human Functional Anatomy (replaces AN2502); Human Control Mechanisms (replaces PY2001); Human Co-ordinated Systems (replaces PY2501); The Science of Sports Performance (replaces SR2001).



Chemistry

Introduction of new courses in Chemistry 1A: Fundamentals (replaces CM1005 and CM1008); Chemistry 1B: Applications in The Real World (replaces CM1505).


Withdrawal of courses CM3901 and CM4902.


Computing Science

Introduction of new courses in Information Technology 1 (replaces CS1003, CS1005, CS1502 and CS1503); Information Technology 2 (replaces CS1003, CS1005, CS1502 and CS1503); Internet Information Systems (replaces CS1006 and CS1901); Introductory Programming in Java (replaces CS1501 and CS1902); Computational Intelligence (replaces CS4006).


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Cultural History
Withdrawal of courses CU4004; CU4006; CU4008; CU4515.
Divinity with Religious Studies (incl. Latin)
Introduction of courses in Christian Belief: Its Critics and Defenders (replacing DR1512); Popular Spirituality in Contemporary Western Culture (replacing DR1021); The Idea of the Holy: Key Themes in Religious Studies; Sex, Sin & Salvation: The Doctrine of the Human Person; Medieval Jewish and Islamic Thought; Epic and Imagination: Classical Texts in Focus.
Withdrawal of courses DR1514; DR3014; DR3042; DR3545; DR3549; DR4537.
Economics
Withdrawal of courses EC3011; EC3513.

Engineering

Introduction of new and modified courses in Engineering Mathematics 1 (replaces EG1005 and EG1508); Engineering Science (replaces EG1024, EG1055, EP1001, EP1002, ES1001 and ES1055); Engineering Communication, Design and Practice 1 (replaces EG1074); Engineering Computing 1 (replaces ES1004); Engineering Physics Laboratory (replaces EP1003); Engineering Communication and Design (replaces ES1003); Applied Mechanics and Structures (replaces EG1526); Electronic and Electrical Engineering (replaces EG1566, EP1504, EP1505); Engineering Computing 2A; Engineering Laboratory (replaces EP1503); Engineering Communication A (replaces ES1502); Engineering Design; Engineering Communication, Design and Practice 2 (replaces EG1578); Engineering Computing 2B (replaces EG1903); Engineering Communication B; Engineering Mathematics 2 (replaces EG2009); Materials and Structures (replaces EG2027); Electronic and Information Engineering (replaces EG2068, ES2002 and ES2068); Engineering Mathematics 3 (replaces EG2509); Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (replaces EG2538); Electrical and Mechanical Systems (replaces EG2558, ES2502 and ES2503); Fluid Mechanics A (replaces EG3012); Fluid Mechanics B (replaces ES3012); Stress Analysis A (replaces EG3014); Stress Analysis B (replaces ES3014); Signals and Systems A (replaces EG3051); Geotechnics 1A (replaces EG3024); Geotechnics 1B (replaces ES3024); Engineering Materials A (replaces EG3032); Engineering Materials B (replaces ES3032); Control Systems A (replaces EG3041); Control Systems B (replaces ES3041); Microcontrollers and their Applications A (replaces EG3042); Microcontrollers and their Applications B (replaces ES3042); Signals and Systems A (replaces EG3051); Signals and Systems B (replaces ES3051); Professional Development in the Construction Industry A (replaces EG3528); Engineering Design (MEng) (replaces ES3074); Engineering Design (BEng) (replaces EG3072); Mechanics of Structures A (replaces EG3515); Mechanics of Structures B (replaces ES3515); Professional Development in the Construction Industry A (replaces EG3528); Professional Development in the Construction Industry B (replaces ES3528); Extended Project (MEng) (replaces EG5081); Design of Structural Elements A (replaces EG3527); Design of Structural Elements B (replaces ES3527); Dynamics 1A (replaces EG3532); Dynamics 1B (replaces ES3532); Thermodynamics 1A (replaces EG3534); Thermodynamics 1B (replaces ES3534); Electrical Power Engineering 1A (replaces EG3555); Electrical Power Engineering 1B (replaces ES3555); Communications Engineering 1A (replaces EG3561); Communications Engineering 1B (replaces ES3561); Software Engineering A (replaces EG3563); Software Engineering B (replaces ES3563); Digital Electronic Systems A (replaces EG3566); Digital Electronic Systems B (replaces ES3566); Engineering Project Abroad (BEng) (replaces EG4008); Engineering Project (Non-Graduating) (replaces ES4005 and ES4505); Extended Project (MEng) (replaces EG5081).


Withdrawal of course ES4501.
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English
Introduction of new courses in Scottish Literature: Medieval and Renaissance; Renaissance, Reformation and Rebellion: British Writing 1500-1670 (replacing EL38FL); Renaissance, Reformation and Rebellion I: Tudor Literature; Renaissance, Reformation and Rebellion II: Stuart Literature; Approaches to English as a Foreign Language (replacing EL30VM); Victorianism (replacing EL30PA); Renaissance Drama (replacing EL30NL and EL35CL); Early Renaissance Drama; Later Renaissance Drama; Knights, Virgins and Viragos: Chaucer and his Contemporaries; The Novel in the 18th Century and Romantic Periods; Post-war Scottish Women’s Fiction (replacing EL43RH); Epic and Empire; Society and Language; Early Modern Women’s Writing; Victorian Women Novelists; Psychology and Literature in the 18th Century; Staging Femininity in the 17th Century (replacing EL40CH); Poetry and Polemics: The Writings of Andrew Marvell; Language Change: Case Studies from the History of English and Scots; Theatre and Violence in the Renaissance (replacing EL40CH); Transformations of Romance (replacing EL45XE); Language Acquisition Theory (replacing EL30VM); Love Poetry of Mary and James VI; Language Colonialism and Imperialism; Poetry in the Age of Dryden; Text into Opera; Early Dickens; Dreams, Drugs and Reveries: Aspects of Romantic Poetry; The Hero in Literature.
Withdrawal of courses EL30JL; EL33OG; EL40BH; EL40EB; EL40JK;EL40SN; EL43NM; EL43YB; EL45AE; EL45JF; EL45GJ; EL45LM; EL48KD.

Environmental Science

Introduction of new course in Pollution and the Global Environment (replaces EV1502).


Film Studies
Introduction of a new course in New Hollywood.

Forestry

Introduction of a new course at level 4 in Forestry Research Project.


Withdrawal of courses FY4503, FY4506, FY4511 and FY4521.
French
Introduction of a new course in French Poetry 1850-1950.
Geography
Introduction of new course in Environmental Management Techniques (replacing GG4510), Environmental Monitoring and Modelling.

Geology and Petroleum Geology

Introduction of new courses in The Nature of the Environment through Geological Time (replaces GL1003); The Materials forming our Dynamic Earth (replaces GL1502); Laboratory and Field Techniques (replaces GL2007, GL2006, GL2504).


Hispanic Studies
Introduction of a new course in 20th Century Mexico: Visual Perspectives, Advanced Spanish 1B; Advanced Spanish 1AB; Senas de Identidad in Modern Spanish Literature and Film 1A; Problems in and Approaches to Hispanic Studies; Crossing Boundaries in Cuban Literature.
Withdrawal of courses SP3033; SP3051; SP3053; SP3533; SP3539; SP4037.
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History
Introduction of a new course in Empire, Enlightenment and Revolution in Europe:1763-1815.
History of Art
Withdrawal of the courses HA3519; HA3804; HAGenPap.
Law
Introduction of new courses in Scottish Legal History; Feminism and Law.
Withdrawal of courses LS4029, LS4532.
Marine Resource Management (Land Economy)
Introduction of new courses in Law and Marine Environment; Marine and Coastal Studies; Marine Resources (replacing MR1507); Marine and Coastal Environmental Management; Marine Resource Management Dissertation.
Modified course Ocean Biology (replacing MR1505).
Withdrawal of courses MR1506; MR2001; MR3007.

Mathematical Sciences

Introduction of new courses in Inference and Modelling (replaces MX3007 and MX3009); Mathematical Computing (replaces ST2002, ST2004, MX3003 and MX3006); Mathematical Methods (replaces MX3523).


Withdrawal of courses ST1002 (for 2000/01 only), ST2505, MX3508, MX3520, MX4030, and MX4503.
Medicine
Withdrawal of course ME4201.

Molecular and Cell Biology

Withdrawal of course MC3803.


Philosophy
Introduction of a new course in Truth and Reason (replacing PH1504).

Physics

Introduction of new and modified courses in Crystal Structures and the Propagation of Light (replaces PX2008); Crystal Diffraction and Optical Imaging (replaces PX3009); Energy and Matter (replaces PX3004 and PX3807); Quantum, Atomic and Molecular Physics (replaces PX3303 and PX3507); Solid State Physics (replaces PX4008 and PX4803); Structure of Matter and the Universe (replaces PX4504 and PX4801); Computational Physics; The Physical Universe - 1 (replaces PX1007); The Physical Universe - 2 (replaces PX1507).


Politics and International Relations
Introduction of new courses in Global Transformations and Democratic Politics (replacing PI3532); Theories of Democracy (replacing PI3530).
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Psychology
Withdrawal of course PS4020.
Women’s Studies
Introduction of a new course in The Female Icon (replacing WS3001).
Zoology
Introduction of a modified course in Advances in Vector Biology (replaces ZO4523).
Withdrawal of course ZO4517.
Northern College: Certificate in Classroom Studies
Introduction of new courses in Practice-Related Research Project; Management of Learning Experience; Child Development; Perspectives on the Primary Curriculum; Management in School; Perspectives on the Secondary Curriculum; Personal and Social Development; Using Computers as Tools for Learning; Meeting Learners’ Needs.
Centre for Advanced Studies in Nursing
Introduction of new course at level 3 in Research Awareness and Critical Appraisal Training in Health Care.
Continuing Education (Arts & Social Sciences, Divinity and Law)
Introduction of new courses in Environmental Studies (Geography); Environmental Studies (CCE); Student Tutoring: The Generic Skills; Student Tutoring for Entrepreneurship.
Continuing Education (Science, Engineering and Medicine)
Introduction of new courses in Certificate in Science: Chemistry 1 (replaces CN1027); Certificate in Science: Chemistry 2 (replaces CN1537).

(B) UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE AND DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Continuing Education

New Certificate in Scottish Archaeology (replacing Certificate in Field Archaeology).

New Designated MA Degree programme in Entrepreneurship.

Degree of MA

Introduction of new Designated Degree Programmes in Entrepreneurship, Sports and Leisure Management, Women’s Studies.


Introduction of new Honours programmes in Accountancy-Divinity, Anthropology-Psychology, Celtic with Language and Linguistics, Celtic Civilisation with Film Studies, Celtic Civilisation-Hispanic Studies, Celtic Civilisation-Religious Studies, Divinity-Finance, Divinity with Language and Linguistics, English with Language and Linguistics, French with Language and Linguistics, German with Language and Linguistics, Hispanic studies with Language and linguistics, History with Language and Linguistics, History of Art with Language and Linguistics, Psychology-Social-Research, Psychology-Sociology, Religious Studies with Language and Linguistics, Sociology with Women’s Studies, Sports & Leisure Management.
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Withdrawal of Designated Degree programmes in Information Systems and Computing.
Withdrawal of Honours programmes in Accountancy-Hispanic Studies, Agricultural Economics-Management Studies, Economic Science-Agricultural Economics, Information Systems and Computing, Information Systems and Computing (with industrial placement), Political Economy-Agricultural Economics, Psychology with Hispanic Studies.

Bachelor of Science in Marine Resource Management

Introduction of new programmes in Bachelor of Science in Marine Resource Management (Marine & Environmental Management), Bachelor of Science in Marine Resource Management (Marine & Fisheries Management) and Bachelor of Science in Marine Resource Management (Marine & Coastal Planning).



Degree of BSc

New Designated Degree programmes in Agriculture and Business Management, Chemistry with Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Conservation Biology, Food Production, Quality & Utilisation, Forest Sciences, Mathematics with French, Mathematics with Gaelic, Mathematics with German, Mathematics with Spanish, Renewable Resources, Sports Studies (Sport & Society),


New Honours programmes in Agriculture and Business Management, Chemistry with Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry with Study in France, Chemistry with Study in Germany, Food Production, Quality & Utilisation, Forest Sciences, Renewable Resources, Sports Studies (Sport & Society).
Withdrawal of Designated Degree programmes in Biological Sciences of Agriculture, Crop Science, Geography with Plan Science, Geography with Soil Science, Psychology with Spanish.
Withdrawal of Honours Degree programmes in Biological Sciences of Agriculture, Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry with French, Chemistry with German, Chemistry with Spanish, Crop Science, Geography with Plant Science, Geography with Soil Science, Psychology with Spanish.
Degree of MChem
Introduction of separately-designated Degree programmes in Chemistry, Chemistry (New Materials Technology), Chemistry (Environmental Analytical Chemistry), Chemistry with Placement in France, Chemistry with Placement in Germany.
Degree of BSc(Agr)
Withdrawal of Honours Degree programme in Agricultural Economics.

Degree of B Technol Aquaculture

Withdrawal of Degree programme for entrants after 1998.


Northern College
Validation of the BEd programmes (Primary and Music), the BA programmes (Professional Development, Early Childhood Studies and Curative Education) and PGCE programmes (Primary and Secondary).

(C) INDIVIDUAL DEGREE AND DIPLOMA COURSES (POSTGRADUATE)

Accountancy

Introduction of new Level 5 courses in Research in Public Sector Accounting & Finance; Research in Corporate Governance; Accountancy in the International Context; Empirical Method in Finance Research.


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Celtic

Introduction of new Level 5 course in Fion, Fiannaiocht, and Fenians.



Divinity with Religious Studies

Introduction of new Level 5 courses in Sex, Sin & Salvation: The Doctrine of the Human Person; Medieval Jewish and Islamic Thought [from 2001/02].


Withdrawal of courses DR5111 (Fundamentalism in Comparative Perspective); DR5112 (General Theories of Religion); DR5114 (Theology & Philosophy of Religions); DR5133 (Ordained Ministry: Theology & Practice); DR5135 (History & Comparative Study of Religion); DR5142 (The Religious History of Central Asia); DR5148 (Science & Religion); DR5604 (Celtic Christianity); DR5612 (Islam and the Modern World); DR5621 (Singing the Faith: Hymns, Songs and Choruses); DR5628 (Dissertation); DR5630 (Religion and the Media); DR5633 (History of Pastoral Care).
English
Introduction of new Level 5 course in The Importance of Elsewhere: Representations of Place in Twentieth Century Irish Culture.

Forestry

Introduction of new Level 5 courses, from 1999/00, in Special Topics in Forestry and Arboriculture; Forestry Project Planning; Introduction to European Forestry; Arboriculture; Forest Ecophysiology.



Geography

Introduction of new or modified Level 5 courses in Using, creating and analysing data sets: quantitative research techniques; Understanding the subject: qualitative research strategies; Rural Land Use Regulation [replaces GG5004]; Sustainable Transport [From 1999/00] Environment, Resources and Rural Development [replaces GG5003]; Research and Planning Methods [replaces GG5005].



History

Introduction of new Level 5 course in The Scottish and Irish Diaspora, 1730-1930.



Land Economy

Introduction of new Level 5 course in Research Strategies and Professional Development in Land Economy and Geography.



Law

Introduction of new Level 5 courses in Dissertation in Property Law; Apartment and Tenement Ownership; Land Law; Conveyancing and Land Registration; Corporeal Cultural Property: Title Problems; International Human Rights Law; Regional Human Rights Systems.



Management Studies

Introduction of new Level 5 courses, from 1999/00, in Managing Organisational Change; Creating Network Organisations; Developing and Leading Effective Teams; Working in Partnership; from 2000/01: Small Businesses & the Rural Economy.


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Philosophy

Introduction of new or modified Level 5 courses in Postgraduate Topics in Moral Philosophy and Value Theory; Postgraduate Topics in Metaphysics; Postgraduate Topics in Epistemology; Postgraduate Topics in History of Philosophy; Philosophy of Science and Technology (replaces PH5001); Social Philosophy (replaces PH5002); Philosophy of Art (replaces PH5003); Technological Issues in Environmental and Development Ethics (replaces PH5502); Philosophy of Medicine (replaces PH5503); Philosophical Problems of the Internet (replaces PH5004); Heidegger on Technology (replaces PH5505); Aesthetics and Technology (replaces PH5506).



Plant & Soil Sciences

Introduction of new Level 5 courses, from 1999/00, in Soil Physical Environment [replaces SS5003 & SS5302]; Impact Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Environments [replaces SS5801]; Soil Biology and Fertility in Tropical and Temperate Environments [replaces SS5804 & TB5802].



Faculty of Social Sciences & Law

Introduction of new or modified Level 5 courses in Quantitative Data Analysis – Introduction to Computer Based Methods [Replaces part of SL5503]; Social Surveys & Secondary Sources [Replaces part of SL5503]; Qualitative Data Analysis – Introduction to Computer Based Methods [Replaces part of SL5503]; Quantitative Data Analysis – Advanced Computer Based Methods [Replaces part of SL5503]; Theory & Practice of Social Science [replaces SL5502]; Information Skills and Technology [replaces SL5002]; Research Methods and Techniques [replaces SL5003].



Sociology

Introduction of new Level 5 courses in Philosophies & Strategies of Sociological Research; Quantitative Methodologies; Qualitative Research Methodologies; Research Dissertation.




(D) POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES




Degree of MSc/Postgraduate Diploma

Withdrawal of Agroforestry.



Degree of LLM

New programme in Property Law (from Academic Year 2001-2002).



Northern College

MEd/PgDip/PgCert in Counselling.


MEd/PgDip/PgCert in Early Education.
MEd/PgDip/PgCert in Guidance and Pupil Support.
MEd in Educational Management.
MEd in Professional Development.
PgDip/PgCert in Professional Development (Educational Management).
MEd in Educational Studies.
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PgDip/PgCert in Professional Development (Educational Studies).
PgCert in Professional Development (Environmental Studies).
PgCert in Professional Development (Health Education).
MEd in ICT and Learning.
PgDip/PgCert in Professional Development (ICT & Learning).
PgCert in Professional Development (Pastoral Care).
MEd in Primary Education.
PgDip/PgCert in Professional Development (Primary Education).
PgCert in Professional Development (Primary Science).
PgCert in Professional Development (Rural Education).
MEd in Special Educational Needs.
PgDip/PgCert Special Educational Needs (Behaviour).
PgDip/PgCert Special Educational Needs (Specific Learning Difficulties).
PgDip/PgCert Special Educational Needs (Language and Communication Disorders).

Research Awards



New degree of Doctor Communitatis Europeae (Northern European History).

New Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods and Degree of Master in Research (MRes), appropriately designated.



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