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UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE
COURSE CHANGE PROPOSALS

LIST #2 - 2003/2004

If there are no objections reported to Academic Affairs by September 23, 2003, the course change proposals listed below are approved as submitted.

 List #2 Program Change Proposals are located at http://www.csus.edu/acaf/policies/03-04prgmlst2.stm for your review

Course Change Proposals:
Past Course Change Proposal Lists:
 

College of Business Administration
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Course Change List #1

 


COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Department of Organizational Behavior and Environment

COURSE CHANGE

OBE 142 Real Estate Finance. No change in course description.
Justification: Change of course prerequisite to add OBE 140 as an alternate prerequisite to increase flexibility without sacrifice of quality.
Prerequisite: OBE 19 or OBE 140 or ACCY 161A or MGMT 133 or ENGR 140

 

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Department of Public Policy and Administration

COURSE CHANGES

PPA 100 Introduction to Public Policy and Administration. Provides an introduction to public policy and administration, emphasizing the variety of professional contributions made by people new to this arena. Explores venues for participation at different levels of government and outside the public sector. Considers analytical, political, and ethical challenges faced by newcomers to the policy arena. Provides context for policy making by the American national and California state governments will be provided.
Justification: After careful consideration, the department has decided that knowledge of microeconomics is not necessary for students to successfully complete this course. Therefore, we are recommending removal of microeconomics as a prerequisite.
Prerequisite: GOVT 001 or GOVT 150

PPA 140 Effective Public Organization. Focus on the unique challenges facing administrators and analysts in public organizations. Specific attention will be given to the special circumstances of the increasingly diverse organizational environment in California. The goal is to heighten students' awareness and understanding of the complex dynamics involved in being first an effective member, and eventually an effective leader, in public organizations. Organization processes will serve as the starting point for student observation and analysis
Justification: After careful consideration, the department has decided that knowledge of microeconomics is not necessary for students to successfully complete this course. Therefore, we are recommending removal of microeconomics as a prerequisite.
Prerequisite: GOVT 001 or GOVT 150

PPA 191 Culminating Project in Public Policy and Administration. Culminating experience in the Public Policy and Administration minor. Integrates the subject matter and skills developed in other courses and other majors. Centered around a student project, completed either individually or in small groups.
Justification: After careful consideration, the department has decided that knowledge of microeconomics and PPA 140 are not necessary for students to successfully complete this course. Therefore, we are recommending removal of microeconomics and PPA 140 as prerequisites. Additionally, the department has decided that students should be allowed to take PPA 191 and PPA 100 concurrently with permission from the instructor.
Prerequisite: GOVT 001 or GOVT 150; PPA 100 or permission from instructor.

PPA 207 Quantitative Methods in Public Policy and Administration. Study of quantitative methods as applied in public policy analysis. Concentrates on interpreting the results of econometric, statistical, and other public policy studies, and on determining the relevance and applicability of quantitative analysis with the larger scheme of public policy decision making.
Justification: After careful consideration, the department has decided that knowledge of macroeconomics is not necessary for students to successfully complete this course. Therefore, we are recommending removal of macroeconomics as a prerequisite.
Prerequisite: ECON 001B, STAT 001, PPA 205, or instructor permission.

PPA 220A Applied Economic Analysis I. Presents the basic concepts, tools, and models of microeconomics in the context of public sector choices. The standard market demand and supply model is developed and used to analyze the effect of public policies (particularly those of California state and local governments) on consumers and businesses. The principles of welfare economics are presented and used to evaluate economic performance.
Justification: After careful consideration, the department has decided that knowledge of macroeconomics is not necessary for students to successfully complete this course. Therefore, we are recommending removal of macroeconomics as a prerequisite.
Prerequisite: ECON 001B or instructor permission.

PPA 295 Internship in Public Policy and Administration . Supervised work experience in a government or related organization.
Justification: After careful consideration, the department has decided that completion of the introductory course PPA 200 is all that is necessary for students to successfully complete the Public Policy and Administration internship.
Prerequisite: PPA 200

 

Department of Sociology

COURSE CHANGE

SOC 175 Workers, Managers, and Bureacracy. No change to course description.
Justification: This course will be dropping its SOC 001 or equivalent prerequisite so that more students outside the major may consider enrolling.