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UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE
COURSE CHANGE PROPOSALS

LIST #5 - 2004/2005

If there are no objections reported to Academic Affairs by noon on
February 8, 2005 the course change proposals listed below
are approved as submitted.

 List #5 Program Change Proposals are located at
http://www.csus.edu/acaf/policies/prgmlst.stm
for your review.

List #5 of Program Proposals to be reviewed by CPSP (Council on the Preparation of School Personnel) is
located at
http://www.csus.edu/acaf/policies/cpsplst.stm.

Deadlines for Submission of Course and Program Proposals
to Academic Affairs

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 Education

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
Course Change List #4


COLLEGE OF ARTS & LETTERS

Department of Art

COURSE CHANGE

ART 109 Modern Art. Modern Art is presented as the cultural episode that began with the emergence of the avant-garde in mid-nineteenth century Paris and ended in the middle of the twentieth century with WW II and the beginning of the postmodern era: from Realism, the birth of photography, and Impressionism through the high modernist movements associated with the international School of Paris, including Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Dada, and Surrealism. It concludes with post-WW II expressions, including Abstract Expressionism, Happenings, and Gutai. 3 units.
Justification:
The current title and catalogue description for Art 109 do not fit the course, which covers the period of modern art (modernism) from around 1850 to around 1960, not the 20 th century. The new course title and catalogue description make it clear that Art 109 is the history of Modern Art and precedes Contemporary Art 112 sequentially.
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Art 1B or instructor approval.

COURSE CHANGE

ART 131 Elementary School Art. Intended for Art majors or minors who are preparing for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art (K-12). This course provides subject matter study in art appropriate for grades 1 - 6. Students will learn the components and strands of visual arts education found in the California Visual and Performing Arts Framework, exploring five major areas: artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural contexts, aesthetic valuing, and the connections and relationships between the visual arts and other disciplines. 3 units.
Justification:
ART 133, being designed primarily for non-majors (especially Liberal Studies and Child Development majors), is not advanced enough in its content for Art majors who already have a background in studio art, and who may be planning to pursue the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art. A new course, ART 131, has been created specifically for this audience and will be taken by Art majors or monors instead of ART 133.
Prerequisite: Upper division status and a declared major or minor in Art; ART 020A or equivalent.

COURSE CHANGE

ART 133 Understanding and Creating Art. Intended for non-Art majors who are preparing to become elementary school teachers in California, providing subject matter study in art appropriate for grades 1 - 6. Students will learn the components and strands of visual arts education found in the California Visual and Performing Arts Framework. Students will explore five major areas: artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural contexts, aesthetic valuing, and the connections and relationships between the visual arts and other disciplines. 3 units.
Justification:
ART 133, being designed primarily for non-majors (especially Liberal Studies and Child Development majors), is not advanced enough in its content for Art majors who already have a background in studio art, and who may be planning to pursue the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art. A new course, ART 131, has been created specifically for this audience and will be taken by Art majors instead of ART 133. Therefore, the catalogue entry for Art 133 has to be revised slightly. The references to Art majors were removed from both the course description and the prerequisite section. Finally, because Blended Liberal Studies students, who also must take this course, are not automatically grouped with Liberal Studies students, we added them to the “prerequisite” entry.
Prerequisite: Upper division status; declared major in Child Development, Liberal Studies, or Blended Liberal Studies.

Department of Design

COURSE CHANGE

PHOTO 135 Photojournalism .Familiarizes students with the materials, techniques and approach of contemporary photojournalists in newspapers, magazines and related publications. Editorial criteria, page layout, copyright and ethics are emphasized. Photographs will be made with film or digital cameras and processed on the computer. 3 units.
Justification: By changing the class from 2 units of lab and 1 unit of lecture to 2 units of lecture and 1 unit of lab we will:•  Increase number of lecture hours (from 1 to 2) •  Reduce number of lab hours (from 4 to 2) Increased lecture discussion hours are needed to cover new assignments and additional digital material. This alteration reflects the changes in the in the field of photojournalism. Print and online publications are almost exclusively digital. Fewer lab/activity hours are needed, since class time no longer needs to be divided between digital and wet labs. Most photo students now have computers with higher end photo editing capabilities and increasing numbers are able to purchase digital cameras. This change also makes course the same as other similar digital courses in the photography program. (2 hours lecture per week, 2 hours of lab).
Prerequisite: PHOTO 040 or equivalent.

COURSE CHANGE

PHOTO 148 Artificial Light Photography . No change. 3 units.
Justification:
: Purpose: Prerequisite change Current Prerequisite PHOT 141, PHOT 143A, instructor permission. Change to: Prerequisite Phot 141, Phot 138 or PHOT 143A. Allowing students to use either Photo 143A or 138 reflects changes in the materials used in Photo 148. 143A uses traditional film technology and this class now has more assignments that use digital technology, which is covered in Photo 138. This change also eliminates the need for instructor permission.
Prerequisite: Phot 141 and Phot 138 or PHOT 143A.

Department of English

NEW COURSE

ENGL 190R Romance Fiction. Readings in and analysis of romance fictions (primarily novels). Romances continually promise emotional (and sexual) fulfillment, but what do readers of romance novels get from this reading experience? Discussions of this popular genre will address the ways in which the pursuit of love and companionship and the indulgence in lust and passion manifest themselves in various cultural moments; critical materials will help theorize the appeals, dangers, and uses of romance fiction. 3 units.
Justification:
This course is designed to investigate a popular literary genre and its connections to questions about gender roles; sexuality and psychology; mass, commercial culture; and the sense of a private, individual self.


Department of Foreign Languages

NEW COURSE

ARABIC 2A Intermediate Arabic. A continuation of Arabic 1B with an on going emphasis on communication skills and the rudiments of literacy, as well as continued integration of cultural and social components with the language learning experience. 4 units.
Justification:
To supply the excessive demand for a conversational Arabic class. For those students who took 1A & 1B. Two semesters will not give conversational skills. The demand is also high in students who have the basics (3 semesters of high school) but are looking to work in translation and foreign affairs in which 2A is a minimum. There are a lot of jobs out there looking for people fluent in Arabic, but not enough people who can fill it. Note: We are the only campus in the region offering Arabic. Enrollment guaranteed.
Prerequisite: Arabic 1B or permission of instructor.

Department of Learning Skills

COURSE CHANGE

LS 55I Acad.Strategies English. 1 unit.
Justification: The Course Classification is being changed from 35 (supervisory) to 04 Lecture Discussion.

NEW COURSE

LS 64G Prep - CSET I. Focused on Reading, Language and Literature. Test taking strategies, critical thinking skills, and specific skills in reading comprehension, writing, and math needed for professional tests. Preparation for the following tests: GRE Verbal, GRE Math, CBEST Reading, CBEST Writing, CBEST Math, MCAT, CSET Multiple Subjects I, II, and III. Graded Credit/No Credit. 1-2 units.
Justification: Students earning a multiple subject credential are now required to pass a standardized test (CSET) on the content of the various subjects they will teach. Some of these students will need extensive review; this course will provide the support they need. Title of course for SIS only (not for catalog).

NEW COURSE

LS 64H Prep - CSET II. Focused on Science and Mathematics. Test taking strategies, critical thinking skills, and specific skills in reading comprehension, writing, and math needed for professional tests. Preparation for the following tests: GRE Verbal, GRE Math, CBEST Reading, CBEST Writing, CBEST Math, MCAT, CSET Multiple Subjects I, II, and III. Graded Credit/No Credit. 1-2 units.
Justification: Students earning a multiple subject credential are now required to pass a standardized test (CSET) on the content of the various subjects they will teach. Some of these students will need extensive review; this course will provide the support they need. Title of course for SIS only (not for catalog).

NEW COURSE

LS 64I Prep - CSET III. Focused on Physical Education, Human Development and the Performing Arts. Test taking strategies, critical thinking skills, and specific skills in reading comprehension, writing, and math needed for professional tests. Preparation for the following tests: GRE Verbal, GRE Math, CBEST Reading, CBEST Writing, CBEST Math, MCAT, CSET Multiple Subjects I, II, and III. Graded Credit/No Credit. 1-2 units.
Justification: Students earning a multiple subject credential are now required to pass a standardized test (CSET) on the content of the various subjects they will teach. Some of these students will need extensive review; this course will provide the support they need. Title of course for SIS only (not for catalog).

Department of Music

COURSE CHANGE

MUSC 125 Advanced Voice for Music Theater. Designed to give singers advanced training in vocal techniques, interpretation, stage presence, adution preparation, ghrough the utilization of modern musical therter repertoire commensurate with the individual abilitis of each class participant. 1 unit.
Justification: This change is in course classification only. the cours should be designated a 36 bceause it is given as private applied study.
Prerequisite: MUSC 025 or iinstructor permission and proficiency examination.

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Department of Accountancy

COURSE CHANGE

ACCY 265 Advanced Accounting Information systems Analysis and Controls . Emphasis on the role of computer and information technology in the development, analysis, and operation of accounting information systems; many include advanced coverage of accounting transaction cycles, accounting systems planning and analysis, accounting system design, accounting systems implementation and operation, the accounting system internal control structure, data modeling and database design in accounting, computer fraud and security, and auditing of computer-based information systems. 3 units.
Justification: The course title and description changes have been made to reflect current developments in the accounting information systems field and current requirements of the uniform certified public accountant exam.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

NEW COURSE

EDLP 230 MA Thesis/Project Seminar. This individualized seminar is designed to extend research knowledge, and provide direction in the use of library/professional education resources, as well as exposure to sample theses and projects using APA style. Reviews research methods and a review of the literature and provides instruction in the appropriate academic writing style and format for academic presentations. CR/NC
Justification: In preparation for the completion of the master's degree culminating requirement, it has been our experience that students are less than prepared following the completion of their coursework. The lack of structure provided is a concern, as students generally are expected to begin their work on their own, with the consultation of a faculty advisor. We believe that offering a course that will focus their work on the development of at least 2 chapters of the thesis or project under the guidance of faculty will provide for them the structure they seem to need. Offering a course will require them to participate regularly in a structured environment, with the leadership and consultation of a faculty advisor in the role of instructor. It is our belief that more of our students will complete their MA degrees in a timely manner, if the beginning of their thesis/project work takes place in such an environment. This course has been previously offered as experimental course EDLP 296B.
Pre-requisite: EDLP 250 and Advancement to Candidacy.

Department of Special Education, Rehab. & School Psych.

COURSE CHANGE

EDS 242B Cognitive Assessment Lab . Clinic based practice lab. Lab will be a synthesis and application of course content in the assessment of cognitive function. Students will be assigned clients for purposes of administering, scoring, evaluating and reporting assessment data. 4 units.
Justification: The current classification for EDS 242B does not reflect the workload of the course.  EDS 242 B is a four-hour practicum in which School Psychology students do testing and write reports. The instructor prepares test demonstrations and instruction, observes live testing and videotapes, meets with students to consult on their cases and reads, edits and grades their reports. Pedagogical benefits (i.e., more direct assistance and instruction per student) determined to warrant fiscal impact.
Corequisite:
EDS 242 A

COURSE CHANGE

EDS 441 Internship in School Psychology . 3 - 15 units.
Justification: Currently students enrolling in EDS 441 may sign up for 10-15 units. Students need a total of 30 units for their Pupil Personnel Services Credential, School Psychology Endorsement. Most students complete this requirement in two semesters. However, some students may choose to complete the requirement over four semesters with variable hours each semester. Therefore, we would like to change the unit designation to variable 3-15 units to accommodate these students.

 

Department of Teacher Education

NEW COURSE

EDTE104 Assisting the Elementary Classroom Teacher. Course content will be directly connected to hands-on classroom experiences. Students will be intensively trained in workshops, and will work as teacher assistants in public schools (4 hours per week). Students will learn strategies for working with diverse groups of students at all grade levels. Keep weekly tutoring logs. Write a case study on a student and present their findings to the class. Students will reflect on their own growth and development. May be repeated once for credit. 3 units.
Justification: Second course available for students who have completed one semester of tutoring in the EDTE 103 to have additional hands-on experience working with children in an elementary classroom setting.
Prerequisite: EDTE 103.

NEW COURSE

EDTE 106 Assisting the Secondary Classroom Teacher. Students will complete intensive training before being assigned to a secondary level classroom in a public school in the greater Sacramento area. Required attendance at two-hour training sessions; placement in secondary level classrooms; participation in continuing seminars/workshops bi-weekly. Additional four hours per week at middle or high school for 12 weeks. Total time spent in classroom is approximately 48 hours. Course does not substitute for any course in the basic teaching credential program. May be repeated once for credit. 3 units.
Justification:One of three courses available for students who have an interest in tutoring students in reading in the public schools.

NEW COURSE

EDTE 240 Introduction to National Board. In this initial course students will explore the purpose and potential benefits of the National Board certification process including the Five Core Propositions . Through analysis of the National Board Standards, students will be able to select a certification area, and begin to apply the standards in their own classroom practices and professional. 3 units.
Justification: While the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards credential stands as a symbol of professional teaching excellence, the certification process itself is a powerful and professional development experience. Teachers are strengthened in their practices and the beneficiaries are the students in their classrooms, their peers, and their communities. The application of knowledge from the masters program directly to classroom and professional practice, and the subsequent analysis and reflection required by the NBPTS certification process together effectively result in meaningful growth for teachers.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum & Instruction) and the National Board Cohort .

NEW COURSE

EDTE 241 Writing for National Board. Students will write about classroom practice and professional activities in descriptive, analytical, and reflective modes. Students will be coached to write clear, organized, and logical descriptions, to make visible their reasons, motives, and interpretations for classroom decisions, and to project future actions based upon analysis of past practices. 3 units.
Justification: While the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards credential stands as a symbol of professional teaching excellence, the certification process itself is a powerful and professional development experience. Teachers are strengthened in their practices and the beneficiaries are the students in their classrooms, their peers, and their communities. The application of knowledge from the masters program directly to classroom and professional practice, and the subsequent analysis and reflection required by the NBPTS certification process together effectively result in meaningful growth for teachers. Previously offered twice as EDTE 296W, an elective course in the Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum and Instruction Option).
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum & Instruction) and the National Board Cohort.

NEW COURSE

EDTE 242 Key Issues in National Board Certification. Through action research, professional reading and guided discussions, students will explore key elements of the National Board Standards including engaging student learning, assessment, decision making in lesson design, and identifying essential “big ideas” in content areas. 3 units.
Justification: The expertise teachers bring to the education of America's children depends in part on the nation's expectations for accomplished teaching. Teachers know that when it comes to their students, low expectations are a recipe for failure and high expectations are a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for success. The same holds true for teachers themselves. By defining those critical aspects of practice that exemplify the best in teaching and encouraging all teachers to meet such high standards, National Board Certification holds the promise of markedly improving our schools and the prospects of America's children.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum & Instruction) and the National Board Cohort.

NEW COURSE

EDTE 243 National Board Portfolio Preparation. Students will receive collaborative support in planning classroom based National Board portfolio entries. Students will explore the video taping techniques that will best showcase their classroom practice and receive support in the analysis of the tapes. Students will create a timeline for completion of the process. 3 units.
Justification: This course is designed to equip and support teachers in the processes of successfully meeting the requirements for certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. It willbe an elective course in the Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) .
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum & Instruction) and the National Board Cohort.

NEW COURSE

EDTE 262 Experiencing the Arts in Education. Course involves experiencing, appreciating and generating the arts. The aim of this course is to develop a creative, collaborative community for learning and teaching through the arts which will be sustained throughout the Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) and beyond. 3 units.
Justification: Elective course in the Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum and Instruction Option). Previously offered twice as EDTE 296L.
Prerequisite: Admission into the Master of Arts in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) or permission of instructor.

COURSE CHANGE

EDTE 371A Schools and Community A. First part of a 2-course sequence that provides structured opportunities for student teachers to discuss, analyze, and reflect upon data gathered from their field placements. Attention given to policies, school law, resources, strategies, routines, and activities that contribute to the productive management of the school and classroom as locations for student engagement and learning. Special emphasis will be on English Language Development and Special Needs student. Course assignments and activities are integrated with other core courses. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the CSUS Single Subject Credential Program. 3 Units
Justification: Per recommendation of Curriculum Committee, changing title from Schools and Communities I to Schools and Communities A and adding beginning sentence that delineates this as a 2-course sequence.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the CSUS Single Subject Teaching Credential Program.
Corequisite: Enrollment in EDTE 470A.

COURSE CHANGE

EDTE 371B Schools and Community B. Second part of a 2-course sequence that provides structured opportunities for student teachers to discuss, analyze, and reflect upon data gathered from their field placements. Attention to policies, school law, resources, strategies, routines, and activities that contribute to productive management of the school and classroom as locations for student engagement and learning. Special emphasis on issues related to English language development, special needs students, the cycle of teaching and selection of artifacts for professional portfolios. 3 Units.
Justification: Per recommendation of Curriculum Committee, changing title from Schools and Communities II to Schools and Communities B and adding beginning sentence that delineates this as a 2-course sequence.
Prerequisite: EDTE 371A.
Corequisite: Enrollment in EDTE 470B.

NEW COURSE

EDTE 371C Schools and Community C. First part of a 3-course sequence that provides structured opportunities for student teachers to discuss, analyze, and reflect upon data gathered from their observation placements, become familiar with university, community and school resources available with emphasis on issues related to English Language Development and Special Needs in multicultural settings, grades 7-13, and begin to identify the necessary components for an effective, equitable classroom management system. 2 Units
Justification: This course has been developed as a prerequisite to Student Teaching I, EDTE 470A, and the relevant “Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs” and “Teaching Performance Expectations” as delineated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing per legislative action, SB 2042.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the CSUS Single Subject Teaching Credential Program.

NEW COURSE

EDTE 371D Schools and Community D. Second of a 3-part sequence provides structured opportunities for student teachers to discuss, analyze, and reflect upon data gathered from their field placements. Attention to expectations, procedures, resources, and management strategies and activities that contribute to the classroom and the school. Students will develop equitable and positive management plans, will reflect on their effectiveness during their field experiences. Continued emphasis on issues related to English language development, Special Needs students, the cycle of teaching and school law pertaining to the student. 2 Units.
Justification: This course has been developed as the nexus to Student Teaching I, EDTE 470A, and the relevant “Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs” and “Teaching Performance Expectations” as delineated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing per legislative action, SB 2042.
Corequisite: Enrollment in EDTE 470A.
Prerequisite: EDTE 371C.

NEW COURSE

EDTE 371E Schools and Community E. Third part of a 3-part course provides structured opportunities for student teachers to discuss, analyze, and reflect upon data gathered from their field placements. Attention to policies, school law including teachers' rights and responsibilities, resources, strategies, routines, and activities that contribute to productive management of the school and classroom as locations for student engagement and learning. Special emphasis will be on issues related to English Language Development, Special Needs students, the cycle of teaching and selection of artifacts for the professional portfolio. 2 units.
Justification: This course has been developed as the nexus to final semester of student teaching I, EDTE 470B, and the relevant “Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs” and “Teaching Performance Expectations” as delineated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing per legislative action, SB 2042.
Corequisite: Enrollment in EDTE 470B.
Prerequisite: EDTE 371C and EDTE 371D.

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

COURSE CHANGE

EEE 111 Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits Laboratory. Circuit Design, mask design, and simulation of integrated circuitry. Use of CAD software to prepare design for fabrication. Individual and group design projects. Laboratory 3 hours. 1 unit.
Justification: We have received grants for integrated ciruit (IC) fabrication. This course teaches the basic IC design process. The new description does not represent a change; it clarifies the purpose. References to brand name software have been removed. We also seek a change so that course may be taken twice for credit. Many students make a first effort as undergraduates, then are ready for a more advanced project as graduate students.
Prerequisite: EEE 109; either EEE 110 or EEE 235. EEE 110 or EEE 235 may be take concurrently.

COURSE CHANGE

EEE 192A Electrical Power Design Project 1 . 2 units.
Justification: This change is to insure that students have the proper knowledge and background in Electric Power Systems before taking their senior design course.
Prerequisite: Any two of the following three coures: EEE 141, EEE 142, EEE 144.

NEW COURSE

EEE 256 Advanced Power Systems Protection. Advanced concepts and schemes used in power system protection including the various protective schemes used for transmission lines, tranformers, machines, and other elements of a large interconnected power system. Concepts in digital and microprocessor based relay design and analysis of typical protection subsystems, in conjunction with the protection of the power system as a whole. 3 units.
Justification: Many of the advanced protection schemes and concepts currently being used by the industry are not covered in an introductory course in "system protection" which is normally offered as an undergraduate course. A graduate level course is necessary in this area to prepare a graduate student in the power systems area before taking up a professional career in power systems.
Prerequisite: EEE 141; EEE 145 or permission of instructor.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

COURSE CHANGE

MET 112.Strength of Materials. 3 units
Justification: ENGR 45 covers technical material essential for students to successfully pursue studying materials in MET 112, therefore, ENGR 45 should be a prerequisite for the MET 112.
Prerequisite: ENGR 45, MET 30, MET 173

COURSE CHANGE

MET 190. Senior Project. 3 units
Justification: ME 37 covers manufacturing knowledge and lab skills essential for students to successfully pursue engineering projects in MET 190, therefore, ME 37 should be a prerequisite for MET 190.
Prerequisite: ME 37, MET 101, MET 142, MET 166, and passing score of WPE; MET 142, MET 166 may be taken concurrently.

 

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES & MATH

Department of Chemistry

NEW COURSE

CHEM 261 Nucleic Acid Chemistry . The recent biochemical literature will be used to study the structural, chemical, and physical properties of nucleic acids. Chemical mechanisms of mutation, protein-nucleic acid interactions, and DNA-drug interactions will be used to illustrate these properties. 3 units.
Justification. Nucleic acids are the foundation molecules of all living things. This literature-based course will focus on the chemical structure and mechanisms of nucleic acids. While existing courses also cover material on nucleic acids (BIO 180, BIO 222), this course has a significantly different focus, with particular emphasis on the physical chemistry of nucleic acids. The principles and techniques taught in this course not only lay a foundation for advanced study of nucleic acids, but have applicability to cutting-edge technology involving these molecules. Furthermore, this course will serve as one of the core courses students may take as part of the proposed Master of Science in Chemistry with Biochemistry concentration.
Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in biochemistry.

Department of Geography

NEW COURSE

GEOG 116 Global Climate Change. Study of past climate change and the techniques with which they are reconstructed. Focus on the various temporal scales at which climate change operates. Spatial variability of past, present and future climate changes. Anthropogenic climate change in the context of natural climate variability. 3 units
Justification: This course is proposed to fill a gap in University curriculum on the subject of climate change. Despite the importance of climate change issues both within California and globally, currently there is no course designed specifically to systematically examine past, present, and future climate change.
Prerequisite: GEOG 001 or instructor permission.

NEW COURSE

GEOG 148 Urban and Regional Planning. This class is an introduction to the theory and practice of urban and regional planning. Topics include the history of planning, the development of comprehensive and land use plans, growth management, and transportation and environmental planning. The course will include guest speakers from the planning community as well as the opportunity to work on a project with a community organization or government agency to put into practice what is discussed in class. 3 units
Justification: There is currently no course offered on campus about urban and regional planning. Planning is increasingly important to the Sacramento region, and the department has received requests from majors, non-majors, and professionals in the field for this course.
Prerequisite: GEOG 147, or permission of the instructor.

NEW COURSE

GEOG 149 Transportation Geography. This course will explore the geography of transportation using both theory and applications, quantitative and qualitative methods. Topics include the history and economic importance of transportation systems for all major modes; their political, social, and environmental aspects; and basic analytical methods, including accessibility dynamics, network analysis, and spatial interaction models. The focus will be on the United States , with frequent reference to local issues, though material will be drawn on from around the world. 3 units
Justification: While there are existing courses in Civil Engineering that address the technical aspects of transportation engineering and planning, there are none that consider the social, environmental, and geographical contexts of transportation. This course will meet expressed demand from majors, non-majors, and alumni for a class on the geography of transportation.
Prerequisite: GEOG 141 or GEOG 147, or permission of the instructor.

GEOG 182 Intrernet Geographic Information Systems . Study of recent developments in Internet-based mapping and GIS services. Emphasis will be placed on standards/protocols of the Internet environment, theory and practice of Internet GIS services, and skills for delivering maps/data over the Internet. Prerequisite: GEOG109 or instructor permission. Lecture two hours; laboratory three hours. 3 units.
Justification: The Internet has increasingly become a platform for delivering GIS data and distributing GIS work. As a result, it is imperative that students with a career goal in GIS professions know the standards and protocols of the Internet environment and be able to operate web-based geographic information systems (GIS).
Prerequisite: GEOG109, CSC1; or permission of the instructor.

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Department of Ethnic Studies


COURSE CHANGE

ETHN 110 The Asian American Experience. There will be no change in the course description. The word “introduction” does not appear anywhere in the current course description. 3 units
Justification: The course is an upper-division course and not an introduction.