Error processing SSI file


LIST #8 - 2003/2004

If there are no objections reported to Academic Affairs by February 10, 2004, the course change proposals listed below are approved as submitted.

 List #8 Program Change Proposals are located at for your review.

Course Change Proposals:
Past Course Change Proposal Lists:

College of Arts and Letters
College of Education

College of Engineering & Computer Science

College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Course Change List #1
Course Change List #2
Course Change List #3
Course Change List #4
Course Change List #5
Course Change List #6
Course Change List #7


Department of Theatre and Dance


DNCE 160 Creative Dance for Children. No change in course description.
Justification: Course Classification Code Number change only (04 and 12). The department if doing a clean-up of classifications, because when the Dance classes moved from the Department of Kinesiology, the codes were not addressed, and they are not appropriately classified.

THEA 299A through 299T Special Problems: (Acting, Directing, Theatre Literature, Scene Design, Technical Production, Light Design, Costume Design, Child Theatre, Oral Interpretation, Theatre History, Makeup, Stage Management, Puppetry, House Management, Playwriting, Management Promotion, Creative Drama). No change in course description.
Change to:
THEA 299 Special Problems Theatre and Dance.

Justification: Cleanup - Deletion of the letters (A through T) of THEA 299 which covers separate subjects, and change to only one 299 to cover all the subjects.



Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology


EDS 296T Developing Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems: Assessment and Intervention. Participants will learn: (a) how to assess communication behavior from nonsymbolic to Symbolic and unintentional to sophisticated in students with disabilities; (b) to work with audiologists and ophthalmologists to assess sensory functioning related to communication; (c) to develop communication system intervention plans, both low and high tech; and (d) how to implement instruction across multiple environments and with multiple partners. In addition, students will learn strategies for facilitating interactions between students with and without disabilities, teaching others to utilize adapted communication systems, and collaboration with varied professionals.
Prerequisite: EDS 119, 130A/B, EDS 291, EDS 205, 207, 208, 216A/B, 220 - or equivalents
Justification: This course meets the standards requirements for students in the specialist credential program in moderate/severe disabilities. There is currently no course which covers this required material.



Department of Mechanical Engineering


ME 196Q Product Design and 3D Parametric Solid Modeling. Familiarizes students with digital product development using 3D Parametric Solid Modeling tools. Also covers component and assembly design, basic drawing creation, and kinematic simulation. Reverse design project engineering investigating the effects of variations in geometry, dimensions, and material selection. Lecture two hours; laboratory three hours.
Prerequisite: ENGR 006, ME 115, ME 175
Justification: This course will provide students with a variety of 3D Parametric Solid Modeling tools necessary for modern design.


MET 178 Computer-Aided Manufacturing. An overall view of factory automation and computer-aided manufacturing, including group technology, flexible manufacturing system, automated inspection and testing, machine vision for inspection, computer-aided process planning, artificial intelligence applications in manufacturing, programming and operations of computer numerical controlled machines, and computer networks for manufacturing. Lecture two hours; laboratory three hours.
Prerequisite: ME 37
Justification: Change from 3-hr lecture to 2-hr lecture and 3-hr laboratory according to ABET recommendation. The lab element would strengthen the course objectives of carrying out computer-aided programming for CNC machine efficiently and effectively.



Asian Studies Program


ASIA 198 Asia in the World Today. Senior seminar in recent scholarship and current issues concerning Asia in the world today. A capstone course for Asian Studies majors, as well as graduate students interested in Asia.
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Justification: The Asian Studies major currently lacks a senior seminar. This was an issue raised by the last program review. Thus, this course will fill that void. It will also replace ASIA 100, which will be deleted from the major.

Department of Ethnic Studies


ETHN 96A CAMP Leadership and Policy Seminar. Explores public policy and leadership within the context of a changing contemporary multicultural and multiethnic society. Provides CAMP students involved with the Scholars Internship Program with an understanding of the state policy and administrative process, policy implementation, ethical responsibilities of policy and administrative actors, leadership roles and responsibilities, and determinants of policy and administrative success. Note: Open only to students admitted to the CAMP Scholars Internship Program.
Justification: This course is being developed to compliment the internship experience of students involved in the CAMP Scholars Internship Program. Currently students involved in the CAMP internship do not have a course that supplements their practical experience as interns with academic and content-based knowledge in the area of leadership and policy.

ETHN 196M. This course is designed to introduce upper-division students to the theory and practice of leadership on campus and in the community. The course will include both academic and experiential aspects, allowing students to develop a better understanding of leadership skills and roles of leadership in these environments.
Justification: This special topics course is designed to help students identify, develop, and apply leadership skills to make a positive impact on campus and in the community. It provides a unique opportunity for them to combine theory and principles in the classroom setting with the opportunity for application as members of campus and community clubs and organizations. Participation will enhance students’ role as future leaders in our society.


Public Policy and Administration Graduate Program


PPA 296L Advanced Practice in Collaborative Policy. Participatory course geared toward mid-career professionals who desire to increase their skills in using collaborative methods. Builds on introductory and practice courses in this area. Under the direction of several practitioners, students will use a variety of collaborative policy making methods and techniques (e.g., negotiation, simulations). To be offered in intensive, multiple weekend format.
Prerequisite: PPA 296J or permission of instructor
Justification: Consistent with the Department’s strategic plan, we are moving toward developing a specialization in collaborative policy making. We have previously offered two graduate courses in this area that have been very well received by our students. The present course is needed to develop advanced practice skills. Such skills would allow our students to serve as lead facilitators and perform other collaborative policy making roles.

Department of Sociology


SOC 106 Demography
Change to:
SOC 106 Introduction to Demography.
Studies population including growth and decline, fertility and mortality trends, migration, human ecology, and the interrelationship of population and socioeconomic change.
Justification: The course constitutes an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of social demography. The new name makes this more apparent. Because it is an intr

oduction to the field of social demography, prerequisites are not necessary.