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UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE
COURSE CHANGE PROPOSALS

LIST #2 - 2004/2005

If there are no objections reported to Academic Affairs by October 12, 2004, the course change proposals listed below are approved as submitted.

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

Course Change Proposals:
Past Course Change Proposal Lists:

College of Arts and Letters
College of Business Administration

College of Health and Human Services

College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Course Change List #1


COLLEGE OF ARTS & LETTERS

 

Department of Design

COURSE CHANGE

GPHD 30 Visualization.
Justification: Adding GPHD 25 as a prerequisite for GPHD 30 will enable the Graphic Design program to more efficiently move students through the lower division prerequisites required before qpplying for admission into our program.
Prerequisite: GPHD 25, Art 20A, Art 20B, Art 60 or Art 70

 

Department of Philosophy

NEW COURSE

PHIL 192I Infinity. Examines the concept of infinity as understood from ancient times to the present. Emphasis on philosophical, cultural, and mathematical significance. Topics covered include: physical infinities, temporal infinities, spatial infinities, infinitesimals, the absolute infinite, transfinite numbers, paradoxes of infinity, the continuum, the one and the many, the comprehensibility of the infinite, implications for science and the philosophies of mind, religion, and metaphysics.
Justification: Philosophy Department offers seminars on important themes as a way for students to satisfy upper-division course requirements for the major. Infinity is a central topic in metaphysics and the philosophies of logic, mathematics, science, mind, and religion.
Prerequisite: 6 units in philosophy or instructor permission.

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Department of Management

NEW COURSES

MIS 133 Multivariate Business Statistics. Data analysis involving multivariate statistical methods, including ANOVA, MANOVA, multivariate and logistic regression, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, principle components analysis, and factor analysis, and facilitated through statistical software. Focus on problem solving in the business environment.
Justification: The proposed KMT minor holds a very promising future for both the College and its business constituents. The minor will not only provide students with knowledge and skills that will make them valuable assets to their employers, but it will also add value to the business community. The minor's curricular core involves students with a variety of methods and techniques supported through IT that lead to the discovery, development and application of knowledge, and sound decision making practices.
Prerequisite: MIS 131

MIS 151 End-User Database Application Development. Introduction to end-user database application development. Topics will include database concepts, organization, storage and retrieval of data, query and analysis with interactive software tools, informative and performance management reporting. Note: Not open to MIS students.
Justification: The proposed KMT minor holds a very promising future for both the College and its business constituents. The minor will not only provide students with knowledge and skills that will make them valuable assets to their employers, but it will also add value to the business community. The minor's curricular core involves students with a variety of methods and techniques supported through IT that lead to the discovery, development and application of knowledge, and sound decision making practices.
Prerequisite: MIS 001A, MIS 001B, MIS 001C or approved equivalent

MIS 180
Justification: Change the prerequisite to include MIS 151, new course in the Knowledge Management Technology minor proposal. To allow both MIS majors and Knowledge Management Technology minors to take the course.
Prerequisite: MIS 150 or MIS 151

MIS 181 Machine Learning Applications in Business. Applies modern machine learning applications in business to data analysis and problem solving. Topics may include knowledge representation, neural networks, genetic algorithms, rule induction, data mining and artificial intelligence.
Justification: The proposed KMT minor holds a very promising future for both the College and its business constituents. The minor will not only provide students with knowledge and skills that will make them valuable assets to their employers, but it will also add value to the business community. The minor's curricular core involves students with a variety of methods and techniques supported through IT that lead to the discovery, development and application of knowledge, and sound decision making practices.
Prerequisites: MIS 133 and MIS 150 or MIS 151

MIS 191 Culminating Experience. Students demonstrate their knowledge and apply their skill sets from the minor to a working project, and conduct an executive-level, management-oriented presentation. Students must be in their final semester of the minor's program.
Justification: The proposed KM minor holds a very promising future for both the College and its business constituents. The minor will not only provide students with knowledge and skills that will make them valuable assets to their employers, but it will also add value to the business community. The minor's curricular core involves students with a variety of methods and techniques supported through IT that lead to the discovery, development and application of knowledge, and sound decision making practices.
Prerequisites: Completion of all coursework in minor.

 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Criminal Justice Division

COURSE CHANGES

CRJ 132 Violence and Terrorism
Change to:
CRJ 132 Terrorism and Violence Systemically examines political violence, responses by government institutions to that violence and implications of both for the administration of justice. Content is structured along a continuum, ranging from small scale violence to mass violence -- assassinations, terrorism by sub-national and transnational organizations, state terror and genocide. In recent years political violence has progressively drawn the American governmental institutions, particularly justice agencies into the global picture of violence committed by both domestic and international terrorists.
Justification: This is a modest change in course description and title to update this course and reflect the added emphasis on terrorism and the inter-relationship between terrorism and the justice system

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES & INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Department of Anthropology

NEW COURSES

ANTH 156 Evolution of Human Behavior. Introduction to evolutionary theory applied to human behavior and psychology. Reviews and contrasts contemporary perspectives of human behavioral evolution with emphasis on the emerging field of evolutionary psychology. Topics include human behavior and cognition as adaptations, "selfish genes", game theory, evolution of social behavior, evolution of altruism, human mating strategies, parenting, behavioral disorders, evolution of the life cycle, human behavioral ecology, Darwinian medicine, and evolutionary psychology. 3 units
Justification: This course is being offered to expand the electives available to majors and non-majors in Anthropology. The new course offering reflects the specialization of a new faculty member and will meet high student interest in the subject matter. The course will provide: 1) a physical anthropology offering that will satisfy the undistributed requirement in the Department for undergraduates, 2) an introduction to a rapidly growing area of theory development and research in physical anthropology, and 3) interdisciplinary subject material that will attract majors from other departments and colleges
Prerequisite: none, though ANTH 001, BIO 010, BIO 011, or PSYC 001 recommended.

ANTH 167 Religion & Culture. Examines ethnographic perspectives on the character and intersections of religion, ritual, and culture. Surveys the thought of “classical” social theorists (e.g., Durkheim, Tylor, Weber, and Evans-Pritchard), and concentrates on central topics in the anthropology of religion. Including the political nature of embodiment and trance, religion and nationalism, the significance of language and performance, the gendered character of many religious phenomena, and science and religion as competing epistemologies.
Justification: Popular lower and upper division GE courses focusing on such topics as “religion” and “magic” are offered through the CSUS anthropology department (ANTH 13 and ANTH 166). In contrast, no courses are currently offered in this diverse area of ethnographic study for students who major in anthropology, despite the historical and contemporary centrality and high profile of the study of religion within the discipline. This course proposes to fill this lacuna by introducing anthropology majors to contemporary, process-oriented social and cultural theory and ethnographic investigation of religious processes, practices, and institutions.
Prerequisite: ANTH 002