LIST #2 2003/2004
#2 of Course Change Proposals is
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Master's of Arts in Education: Higher Education Leadership Option
Justification: The Masters of Arts in Education: Higher Education Leadership Option is being modified in order to make it more efficient and focused on higher education curriculum by eliminating EDLP 202, 203, 205, 207 and 291. The proposed courses to be deleted cover K-12 curriculum.
Department of Sociology
Sociology Undergraduate Program
Justification: The Department of Sociology has added eight courses to its undergraduate curriculum, and four courses to its graduate curriculum. In the undergraduate program, though all the courses are elective courses and unit total for the major will not change, we have added a course to our Area Division Core Courses that students may choose from, and we have re-organized some courses in our areas of study electives. We believe this will bring more topical coherence and depth to our area of study selections.
Sociology Graduate Program
Justification: Other than some minor deletions under the Admissions Procedures that do not affect the program, the department will now require that graduate applicants satisfactorily pass a writing exam offered through the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and submit their test results to the Graduate Center along with other application materials. We believe this will improve the quality of our graduate student applicant pool and the likelihood of graduates completing a higher quality thesis in a reasonable time.