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UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE
COURSE CHANGE PROPOSALS

LIST #4 - 2004/2005

If there are no objections reported to Academic Affairs by noon on
December 14, 2004, the course change proposals listed below
are approved as submitted.

 List #4 Program Change Proposals are located at
http://www.csus.edu/acaf/policies/prgmlst.stm
for your review.

Deadlines for Submission of Course and Program Proposals
to Academic Affairs

List 5 Friday, January 21, 2005
List 6 Friday, February 18, 2005
List 7 Friday, March 25, 2005
List 8 Friday, April 22, 2005
Course Change Proposals:
Past Program Change Proposal Lists:

College of Arts & Letters
College of Business Administration
College of Engineering & Computer Science
College of Health & Human Srvcs.
College of Natural Science & Mathematics

College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Course Change List #1
Course Change List #2
Course Change List #3

 


COLLEGE OF ARTS & LETTERS

Department of Art

COURSE CHANGE

ART 118 A Modern Architecture. A survey of modern architecture which covers the architectural theories and principles underlying certain significant structures. Special consideration is given to an analysis of the works of 20th century pioneers and their followers, such as Wright, Gropius, Le Corbusier, Van der Rohe, Aalto, and Johnson, among others, and to certain movements, such as the International Style, Brutalism, and Formalism. 3 units.
Justification:
Presently there is no prerequisite for this upper division course in the history of modern architecture. Students need some preparation to do well in the course, and either ART 1A or 1B (or their equivalents) should provide this. 3 units. Note: nothing else is being changed. This is still a lecture course, with the same SIS+ title, etc.
Prerequisite: ART 1A or ART 1B (or equivalent), or permission of instructor.

Department of Communication Studies

COURSE CHANGE

ComS 136 Introduction to Publishing on the World Wide Web. Design and production of information sites for the World Wide Web. Concepts covered include market analysis, cognitive design, layout, navigation, interactive strategies, site management and multimedia components for electronic distribution systems. Introduction to object oriented programs and HTML text editors. 3 units.
Justification:
Changing prerequisites from GPHD 101 or COMS 121 to ComS 20A, 20B, and 26. The focus of ComS 136 has changed to a more production-oriented format.
Prerequisite: ComS 20A, ComS 20B, ComS 26

COURSE DELETION

ComS 186 American Women in Media and the Arts. Impact of change upon the images, roles, and perceptions of women in selected examples of American art, literature, music, advertising, television, film, comics and other areas of popular culture. The arts and media are studied in relation to each other in the light of feminist theory and in their social and cultural context. 3 units.
Justification:
This course is no longer taught in our department.

COURSE CHANGE

ComS 195 Internship in Communication Studies. Directed work experience in the internship program. Supervision is provided by both instructional staff and the cooperating agency. Faculty approval required.
1 - 6 units.
Justification:
Adding GPA minimum. The curriculum committee endorsed this change because our interns are representatives of the department, college and university. We want interns to demonstrate academic and professional commitment.
Prerequisite: ComS 100A, Minimum 2.3 overall GPA
Corequisite: ComS 100A

Department of Design

COURSE CHANGE

INTD 127A Lighting. Study of the concepts and the analysis of technical and aesthetic applications of lighting design in both residential and commercial interiors. Lecture, discussion, field trips.
Justification:
Changing INTD27 Beginning Design and Construction from a corequisite to a prerequisite will enable students to be fully prepared for the design of reflected ceiling plan drawings within the INTD127A course. 3 units.
Prerequisite: INTD 27
Corequisite: INTD21

COURSE CHANGE

INTD 127B Business Practices and Building Codes. Study of the professional role of the interior designer in relation to that of the client, contractor and consultants. Legal and ethical issues are explored. Building codes, life-safety codes and ADA requirements are studied with emphasis on permit and plan-check requirements. Preparation for the NCIDQ exam and certification procedures are covered.
Justification:
Changing INTD27 Beginning Design and Construction from a corequisite to a prerequisite will enable students to be fully prepared for the completion of building codes and design examination projects within the INTD127B course.
Prerequisite: INTD 27
Corequisite: INTD21
 

COURSE CHANGE

INTD 127C Methods and Materials of Interior Construction. Development of selection criteria for interior finishes based on material properties, cost and availability. An introduction to non-structural interior construction including wood and light gauge steel systems will be studied. Additional topics will include MEP systems, ceiling systems, and casework. Lecture/field trips. 3 units.
Justification:
: Changing INTD27 Beginning Design and Construction from a corequisite to a prerequisite will enable students to be fully prepared for the creation of detail drawings within the INTD127C course.
Prerequisite: INTD 27
Corequisite: INTD21
 

NEW COURSE

PHOT 150 Senior Portfolio. A senior level course aimed at furthering students' knowledge of postgraduate opportunities. The course objective is to develop a body of work to be used in approaching the job market or graduate school. The required final portfolio of images will reflect the student's photographic education, experience and area of expertise. The content and format of this portfolio will depend on the student's future academic or professional goals. Lecture and laboratory. 3 units.
Justification:
The capstone for students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in photography. It is essential in order to: provide direction for students in developing a body of work to be used in approaching the job market or graduate school; create a culmination course that can be utilized in photography program assessment; assure NASAD accreditation for the Photography major.
Prerequisites: Senior status, Photo 148, Photo 100, Photo 138 or Photot 143A

COURSE CHANGE

PHOT 102 Photography, a Social History. Examines photographic vision and the impact of the medium on society through readings by both photographers and photographic critics. Establishes the importance of photography as a contemporary medium, explores the development of photographic vision and the relationship between photographs and cultural events. Lecture, discussion. 3 units.
Justification:
Change Photo 164 to Photo 102. The course number is being changed for purposes of sequential clarity. Art 101, also required for majors, deals with the early period of photo history. Photo 102 covers the mid-twentieth century to the present.
Prerequisites: Does not require prior knowledge of the subject.

Department of English

NEW COURSE

Engl 265A Postcolonial Literature. Focus on contemporary literary works from postcolonial locations such as Africa, Australia , South Asia, Canada and the Caribbean . Exploration of the relationships between literary texts and the historical and social contexts from which they arise, especially European colonialism. 3 units.
Justification:
This course provides graduate students with an understanding of and appreciation for the range of literature being written in postcolonial societies. It seeks to examine how the colonial experience may have affected the type and content of literature produced in these locations. Further, it will give students an opportunity to respond to literary texts through specific modes of discourse being used in postcolonial studies.


Department of Foreign Languages

GREK 8A. Intermediate Modern Greek. Emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing ability in Modern Greek. Dialogues, written homework, and compositions in Modern Greek, with the subject matter centering on contemporary Greece and its civilization. 4 units.
Justification:
Designed for students who have had one year of modern Greek at CSUS or elsewhere and who wish to continue their studies in Greek as it is written and spoken in Greece today. As well as learning the skills necessary to read newspapers and to converse on a wide range of topics, the classes will explore modern Greece 's cultural landscape.
A knowledge of Modern Greek is necessary in order to use the resources of the Tsakopoulos collection at the CSUS library and to participate in studies of the Balkans, the eastern Mediterranean area, and Cyprus , not to mention the history of Greece itself. CSU Sacramento now has the cultural and financial resources to be a major center for Greek and Greek-related studies. We now need to encourage the study of the appropriate languages, modern and ancient Greek. Thanks to the financial support of the Hellenic Foundation, classes in elementary Modern Greek already exist (GREK 6A/6B). The contribution of the same foundation allows us to offer this class in intermediate modern Greek.
Prerequisite: Greek 6B or equivalent

Departments of Humanities and Religious Studies and Anthropology

NEW COURSE

HRS 170 ANTH 170 The Religious Landscape of the Sacramento Valley. Survey of the religious landscape of Sacramento Valley and introduction to the field study of religious communities. Course also addresses the nature of religious pluralism in the US today. The practice and belief systems of at least five different religious communities will be studied each semester. Students are required to do an in-depth term project based on research in one or more religious communities. Writing Intensive course. 3 units.
Justification: The course offers students the opportunity to study different religious communities of the Sacramento Valley , thereby increasing awareness of issues concerning religious pluralism and cultural diversity. The course also teaches students to design research projects, conduct ethnographic field research and write effective research reports.

NEW COURSE

HRS 210 Gender and Religion in Cross-Cultural Perspective . Exploration of the relationships and roles of women and men in the context of religious life. May focus extensively on one or more particular religious traditions cross-culturally, or draw on a wider spectrum of examples. Special attention paid to the complementary nature of men's and women's roles in many religious traditions; and also the way that male perspectives have dominated many areas of formal religious discourse, noting the dissenting voices of women often hidden in more informal types of expression. 3 units.
Justification: Contemporary scholarship in religious studies has over the past several decades recognized the importance of moving from an androcentric study of religious traditions to one that values equally the contributions of men and women. While many of our department's courses highlight the contributions of both men and women in the history and religion across cultures, we as yet have no course that draws attention to the issue of gender and gives it explicit consideration. Likewise, several other departments consider the issue of gender in relation to their own subject matters; but none of the focuses on the specific interrelationship of women and mens' roles in the context of religious life. The proposed course seeks to fill this gap.

Department of Journalism

COURSE CHANGE

Jour 20. Style for Media Writers. Intensive review of grammar, word use, spelling, and principles of clear, concise writing. 1 unit.
Justification:
Change grading to credit/no credit. Jour 20 is designed to develop competency in grammar and style. A credit/no credit scheme is more appropriate for reporting this competency.

COURSE CHANGE

Jour 195 Internship in Journalism. Directed work experience through the internship program with public agencies or with journalistic publications, organizations or agencies. Supervision is provided by both the instructional staff and the cooperating agency. Note: Student must make arrangements with the internship coordinator upon admittance to the course. Limited to Journalism majors and minors and Government-Journalism majors. No more than six units of JOUR 195 may be counted toward the Journalism major.
1 - 6 units.

Justification:
Adding GPA minimum. The curriculum committee endorsed this change because our interns are representatives of the department, college and university. We want interns to demonstrate academic and professional commitment.
Prerequisite: Jour 130A, Jour 130B and Minimum 2.3 GPA

Department of Liberal Arts

NEW COURSE

LIBA 210 Gender and Religion in Cross-Cultural Perspective . Exploration of the relationships and roles of women and men in the context of religious life. May focus extensively on one or more particular religious traditions cross-culturally, or draw on a wider spectrum of examples. Special attention paid to the complementary nature of men's and women's roles in many religious traditions; and also the way that male perspectives have dominated many areas of formal religious discourse, noting the dissenting voices of women often hidden in more informal types of expression. 3 units.
Justification: Contemporary scholarship in religious studies has over the past several decades recognized the importance of moving from an androcentric study of religious traditions to one that values equally the contributions of men and women. While many of our department's courses highlight the contributions of both men and women in the history and religion across cultures, we as yet have no course that draws attention to the issue of gender and gives it explicit consideration. Likewise, several other departments consider the issue of gender in relation to their own subject matters; but none of the focuses on the specific interrelationship of women and mens' roles in the context of religious life. The proposed course seeks to fill this gap.

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Department of Management Information Science

NEW COURSE

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. 3 units.
Justification: While having a theoretical (i.e., foundational) overlap with STAT 103, complements it since it is directed toward problem solving and decision making in a business environment (i.e., application-driven, application specific, context driven) using advanced statistical methods. This course will provide students with traditional analysis tools and techniques to identify latent patterns and discover new information through inductive reasoning.
Prerequisite:
MIS 131

NEW COURSE

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. 3 units.
Justification: In contrast to MIS 150 and CSC 174 which are directed toward developing professional developers and administrators of enterprise computer-based systems and databases, this course focuses on the end-user development of single-user and small user-group databases and database applications. This course develops non-technical users in the use and design of database.
Prerequisite:
MIS 001A, MIS 001B, MIS 001C or approved equivalent.

NEW COURSE

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. 3 units.
Justification: This course complements CSC 219 Machine Learning, a graduate-level course (no undergraduate equivalent in current Computer Science catalog). The course provides students with a computer driven approach to problem solving and decision support in a business environment.
Prerequisite:
MIS 133 and MIS 150 or MIS 151

NEW COURSE

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. 1 unit.
Justification: Knowledge management involves the integration of analytical software tools and discipline specific knowledge in a problem solving task. The culminating experience has students apply and demonstrate their decision-making and problem solving abilities (acquired through their course work) in a case study.
Prerequisite:
Completion of all coursework in minor.

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Department of Computer Science

NEW COURSE

CSC 21 Freshman Seminar. Intended to introduce students to the nature and possible meanings of higher education, and the functions and resources of the University. Designed to help students develop and exercise fundamental academic success strategies and to improve their basic learning skills. Development of information competence and computer literacy. Students interact with fellow students and the seminar leader to build a community of academic and personal support. 3 units.
Justification: We would like to offer the standard freshman seminar for GE credit (as do other departments on campus), and with some slight modifications designed for Computer Science students.

NEW COURSE

CSC 177 Introduction to Data Warehousing and Data Mining.

Data warehousing involves data preprocessing, data integration, and providing on-line analytical processing (OLAP) tools for the interactive analysis of multidimensional data, which facilitates effective data mining. Data mining is the automated extraction of hidden predictive information from databases. Data mining has evolved from: databases, machine learning, algorithms, information retrieval, and statistics. Topics include: data warehousing, association analysis, classification, clustering, numeric prediction, and selected advanced data mining topics. 3 units.
Justification: We would like to offer the standard freshman seminar for GE credit (as do other departments on campus), and with some slight mod

 

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

COURSE CHANGE

EEE 145. Power System Relay Protection Principles of relay techniques (classical and solid state), current and potential transformers and their application in relaying technique, overcurrent, differential, impedance, frequency, overvoltage and undervoltage relays, relay protection of overhead and underground power lines, generators, transformers, motors, buses and computer applications in relay protection. 3 units
Justification: Change course prefix & no. from EEE 135 to EEE 145. To align the course with the rest of power engineering courses.

COURSE CHANGE

EEE 236 Advanced Semiconductor Devices. Semiconductor device modeling, including the application of the continuity equation and Poissons equation to abrupt and graded p/n junctions, semiconductor/metal contacts, junction field effect transistors (JFET), metal-oxide-semiconductor transistors (MOSFET), and bipolar junction transistors (BJT). Special topics include compound semiconductor devices and heterostructures. 3 units.
Justification: Change course prefix & no. from EEE 270 to EEE 236. Renumbering to align course numbers within areas of concentration.

COURSE CHANGE

EEE 238 VLSI Design. Focus on integrated circuit design-for-test-techniques; semiconductor reliablity factors and screening; semiconductor fabrication processes, device physics and related performance limitations; quantifying cost/quality tradeoffs; IC manufacturing flows and high-accuracy parametric test methods. 3 units.
Justification: Change course prefix & no. from EEE 287 to EEE 238. Renumbering to align course numbers within areas of concentration.

 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Department of Criminal Justice

NEW COURSE

CRJ 266. Personnel Administration in Justice Orgaizations. This course provides an in depth understanding of the history, theories, laws, processes, issues and unique environment shaping contemporary personnel administration in a variety of criminal justice agencies. 3 units
Justification: The masters degree in criminal justice is primarily targeted at students seeking preparation for management roles in justice agencies. A key component of such roles is the managing human resources in a complex legal environment. Although the College of Business offers a generic personnel course, that course is designed primarily for a business environment; the controlling laws, regulations and working environment in public agencies in general and justice agencies in particular differ in many ways from those controlling private employers. This course, which has been offered experimentally on two occasions, is designed to address the management and administration of human resources in criminal justice organizations. No similar course is offered on this campus.
Prerequisite: Graduate Status
Corequisite: completion of or enrollment in CRJ 200,255,260

 

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES & MATH

Department of Geology

COURSE CHANGE

GEOL 190A Geology and Tectonic Development of California Seminar. Seminar in the geologic and tectonic development of California . 3 unit seminar. Fee course/field trip. 3 units
Justification: To provide current semester's title in the seminar series for Geology 190 “Seminar in Geology.”
Prerequisite: GEOL 10, 12, GEOL 110A recommended.

SOCIAL SCIENCE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Department of Economics


COURSE CHANGE

ECON 186 Sports Economics. Applies the essential economic concepts and develops them with examples and applications from the sports industry. Covers economic concepts: economic principles, supply and demand, perfect competition, and monopoly behavior. It also applies these concepts to a variety of topics: the public finance of sports franchises, the costs/benefits of a sports franchise to a city, labor markets and labor relations, discrimination, and amateurism and college sports. 3 units
Justification: addition of Econ 1b (principles of microeconomics) as a prerequisite for the course. The course was not accepted into the General Education program. Without the prerequisite the course is of limited value to economics majors (the only students in the course without GE). Inclusion of the perquisite will allow the instructor to review basic economic concepts as opposed to teach them from scratch. This will also allow the class to be taught at a higher level and make it more valuable for economics majors.
Prerequisite: ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics

Department of Ethnic Studies

NEW COURSE

ETHN 201 Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Research Methodology . Through an interdisciplinary approach, this graduate course focuses upon Race, Ethnicity and Gender within the areas of Research Methodology. Students will be introduced to an array of research methodologies that have been utilized within the discipline of Ethnic Studies. In addition to actively using practical models, students will critically analyze a wide variety of research methods including qualitative, quantitative and blended approaches. Field trips to sources will be included within the course. 3 units
Justification: A core graduate course in the Department of Ethnic Studies curriculum. Provides an interdisciplinary approach to research which focuses upon race, ethnicity and gender. The focus is to prepare students for further graduate work in Ethnic Studies or to work in communities.
Prerequisite:
Graduate Standing or by permission of instructor.

NEW COURSE

ETHN 202 Foundations in Ethnic Studies. A graduate foundations course in Ethnic Studies designed to expose students to a variety of intellectual perspectives that transcend traditional academic disciplines. This course will facilitate a greater understanding and knowledge of research and writing relative to critical and intellectual discourse surrounding race, class, and gender, with the purpose of furthering Ethnic Studies as a discipline. 3 units
Justification: This course (ETHN 202) will serve as a core graduate course in the Department of Ethnic Studies curriculum. The course provides an interdisciplinary approach to foundations and critical issues in Ethnic Studies. The focus of the course is to prepare students for further graduate work in Ethnic Studies and/or to work in ethnic communities.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Department of Government

NEW COURSE

GOVT 118 Just War, Natural Right, and the Law of Nations . Examines fundamental conceptual questions about morality, law, and international relations through great works of political theory. Topics will cover natural right, sovereignty, just war, imperialism, national security, and international obligations. Authors read will include Thucydides, Aristotle, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Grotius, Montesquieu, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Mill and Nietzsche. 3 units
Justification: While majors take theory courses geared towards the general questions of politics, no course currently introduces students interested in international relations to the roots and principles of international relations theories, including the development of ideas of laws governing the rights of nations, just war theory, and international treaties. This will give students the chance to read and learn the historical background to modern theories of international relations and help clarify the philosophical and theoretical dilemmas involved in thinking about justification of acts in the international sphere, necessary for the modern world of international law, business, and organizations that they will enter.

NEW COURSE

GOVT 167 American Political Development. Focuses on key transformative sequences in American political history and their consequences. Topics include the nature of American political culture and its role in shaping U.S. political institutions and public policy; the process of government growth or “state building”; the role of political institutions in channeling societal demands and influencing public policy; the nature of American party systems or “regimes” and the electoral “realignments” that link them; and connections between long-term economic and political cycles. 3 units
Justification: American Political Development (APD) is a thriving, historically-oriented subfield of American politics that is concerned with analyzing, explaining, and understanding key transformative sequences in American politics, tracing the implications of these transformations for later politics, and considering alternative paths of development. Important issues typically addressed by APD scholars include the nature of American political culture and its role in shaping U.S. political institutions and public policy, the process of government growth or “state building,” the ways in which the structure of American electoral and political institutions channel societal demands and influence public policy, the nature of American party systems or “regimes” and the electoral “realignments” that link them, the links between long-term economic and political cycles, and the role of class, race, and gender in the evolution of the American political system. The Government Department does not currently offer such a class but would benefit by doing so.

 

Department of Public Policy and Administration

NEW COURSE

PPA 271 Practice of Collaborative Policy Making. Provides a foundation in the collaborative strategies and methods used in public policy. Begins with basic methods in collaborative meeting facilitation and interest-based negotiation. Addresses the different venues of collaboration and public dispute resolution including multi-party consensus building, collaborative organizational learning, public participation, community leadership, and network analysis and management. Note: Priority will be given to students who have completed PPA 296H or PPA 270. Prerequisite: PPA 200 or instructor permission. 3 units.
Justification: The Department is building an emphasis in collaborative policy and public policy dispute resolution to meet the needs of our students. This course is the second in the series offered by the Department and focuses on the practice of collaborative policy-making and public dispute resolution. The first course focuses on theory. This course has been offered twice successfully as an experimental offering.
Prerequisite: PPA 200 or permission of instructor.

NEW COURSE

PPA 280 Higher Education Policy. Explores key topics in higher education public policy at the federal and state levels in their historical and contemporary contexts. It emphasizes topics that are relevant to California, including governance, access, equity, finance, higher education and state economic development, student preparation, K-16 planning and articulation, accountability, diversity, and pedagogy. Addresses current issues in state policy and will involve analysis of current policy issues and proposals. 3 units.
Justification: This course has been offered twice successfully as experimental offering PPA 296I. We would like to make this course a permanent offering in our higher education elective track. PPA students are required to take two electives in addition to the core. Additionally, this course complements the Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy.
Prerequisite: PPA 200 for PPA majors.

COURSE CHANGE

PPA 500 Culminating Experience. Completion of a thesis or project approved for the Master's degree. Prerequisite: Advanced to candidacy and permission of the graduate coordinator. Graded Credit/No Credit. 3 units.
Justification: In the past our thesis preparation course was explicitly structured as usually requiring two semesters to complete. In each semester the Master's student would take one three credit course for a usual total of six credits in PPA 500. The only exception was the rare case when a student finished their thesis after one semester in PPA 500 and only had to take three credits. Hence the previous unit requirement listed as 3 – 6 units. We have now moved to a more accelerated method in PPA 500 where we expect students to finish their thesis in one semester and hence only have to take three credits in this course.