LIST #1 2003/2004
#1 of Course Change Proposals is
Department of Communications Studies
Communication Studies Media Communication Concentration
Justification: We would like to add ComS 183 Senior Seminar in Media Issues to the Mass Communication option of the Media Communication Concentration. This would provide a capstone for Mass Communication majors. Such a course is now required in virtually all other Communication Studies options.
Justification: We would like to add ComS 188 to the option core requirements in the Intercultural and International Communication option of our General Communication Concentration. Nearly all of our degree options now have either a senior seminar or a practicum as a capstone for the respective option. This change would provide a capstone course for the Intercultural and International Communication Option.
Department of Accountancy
Accounting Information System Concentration
MIS 15 Introduction to Business Programming
Justification: We wish to eliminate this program. Enrollments have been quite low in the past 6 years. In addition, hiring firms in the community have stated continuously that they would prefer that their employees enroll in a MBA program rather than a specialized graduate accounting program. We may consider adding MBA concentrations in the future once the current MBA task force has completed its studies.
Program to be eliminated:
A. Program Requirements (21 units)
Justification: We wish to eliminate this program. Enrollments have been quite low in the past 6 years. In addition, hiring firms in the community have stated continuously that they would prefer that their employees enroll in a MBA program rather than a specialized graduate accounting program. We are retaining the MSBA in Taxation, however it will now be administered by CCE and delivered exclusively over the web via streaming video.
A. Program Requirements (15 units)
B. Concentration Requirements (9 units)
Justification: We wish to eliminate this program. Enrollments have been quite low in the past 6 years. In addition, hiring firms in the community have stated continuously that they would prefer that their employees enroll in a MBA program rather than a specialized graduate accounting program.
Program to be eliminated:
A. Program Requirements (18 units)
Real Estate and Land Use Affairs Concentration
The purpose of the proposed changes is to reflect a different focus in the Real Estate and Land Use Concentration from sales and brokerage to Urban Land Development. The Real Estate and Land Use Minor will allow students the sales and brokerage focus.
This change is the result of recommendations from alumni, review of the
successful undergraduate and graduate Real Estate programs in California
and the East Coast, and extensive discussions among the RELUA faculty.
The RELUA faculty believes that the proposed changes are supported by
Real Estate and Land Use Affairs Minor
NOTE: With the exception of CM 10 (1 unit) and ENGR 140 (2 units) all
courses are 3-unit courses.
Department of Counselor Education
M.S. in Counseling
Justification: 1. EDC 480: Field Study
in Counseling needs to change from 65 clock hours per one unit to 100
clock hours per unit. This change is needed to meet the Council for Accreditation
of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This change will
make EDC 480. Field Study in Counseling 6 units throughout all specializations
of the program.
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Preliminary Administrative Services and Preliminary Administrative Services Internship Credentials
Justification: Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and Preliminary Administrative Services Intern Credential are being modified to include EDLP 250 Ed. Research and EDLP 299 Special Problems as part of the electives (Section C-electives). The proposed changes will align the Preliminary Credential and Intern Program closer to the Masters of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership Option. No changes to the Masters Degree program are required. The proposed changes will not cost additional resources to the department, school or university. Department policy requires that we offer such electives on a rotating basis. These courses are offered every semester.
Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and School Psychology
Master of Arts in Education (School Psychology)
Justification: This proposal is for the addition of a School Psychology Option to the current Master of Arts in Education. As this degree option is implemented the current Master of Science in Counseling will be phased out. The proposal represents an effort to more closely align the degree with the current training demands for school psychologists. In addition, it was recommended by our external evaluator during our last program review. As part of the proposal one new course is being planned, one new elective is being included, courses are being dropped and three course changes are proposed.
COURSE SEQUENCE FOR MASTERS
MASTERS IN EDUCATION, SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
Fall semester, Year one and Year two
Spring semester, Year one
Spring semester, Year two
+ new elective for our students but likely no new sections needed
as we expect our students to distribute among various possible electives
American Sign Language/Deaf Studies
Justification: This proposal is for a minor in ASL/Deaf Studies within the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology. There is a need for people with signing skills to become interpreters, teachers, counselors, audiologists, etc. working with the deaf. These people require background knowledge and training in sign language and the Deaf community in order to properly do their jobs within the sociocultural context. There are currently no such degree programs in northern California providing this educational background.
American Sign Language & Deaf Studies takes an interdisciplinary
approach to the study of deaf and hard-of-hearing people in American and
world society. The program promotes the understanding of Deaf people as
a linguistic and cultural group and encourages students to analyze existing
stereotypes and policies relating to deaf and hard-of-hearing people in
order to work both within their own communities and others in effecting
change for the betterment of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
Department of Physical Therapy
Master's of Physical Therapy
Justification: In light of a national effort to standardize the entrance requirements for students applying to physical therapy across the country launched by the American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Education, Academic Administrators, the Department of Physical Therapy is requesting approval of the changes in the prerequisite requirements for entry into the Master's curriculum to coincide with the next catalog year.
Delete the following prerequisites:
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
Graduate Speech Pathology and Audiology
Justification: In response to the changes in GRE format, we propose a change to our Graduate school admission criteria. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores totaling at least 900 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the test. IN the event that 900 is not achieved, the minimum total score is 1350 if the analytic score is included, or 4.5 on the analytical writing portion.