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UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE
COURSE CHANGE PROPOSALS

LIST #7 - 2004/2005

If there are no objections reported to Academic Affairs by noon on
April 12, 2005 the Course Change Proposals
listed below are approved as submitted.
The Curriculum Subcommittee will meet on
Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at 1:30 in SAC 275
to review the Course Change Proposals contained in this list.

 List #6 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 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 Natural Sciences & Math
College of Social Sciences & Intd. Studies

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COLLEGE OF ARTS & LETTERS

Department of English

NEW COURSE

ENGL 2X The Basic College Composition Bridge. Offers supplemental instruction in elements of composition taught in English 2 and assists students in mastering the writing process which special emphasis on planning and revising essays. Instruction takes place both in traditional classroom setting and in small group and individual tutorials. 1 unit.
Justification:
Although it is not now on the books, I wanted to point out that this course is essentially English 1X—which is already approved and part of our preparatory writing sequence of courses. The course uses the same description, expected learning outcomes, and assessment strategies as the current English 1X course. The only difference in current version of English 1X and the proposed English 2X is that the course has an EDT prerequisite which allows multilingual students the option to enroll in a course which is currently only available to native speakers. Thus, we have designed this course to reach the same outcomes while offering specific help to better enable multilingual students to meet these outcomes.
Prerequisite: Score of 147-150 on English Placement Test and EDT score of 2-5.
Corequisite: English 2


ENGL 175H The Culture Wars: 17th Century - Present/The Rise of Diversity . Using relevant literary texts as primary sources, ENGL 175H introduces studies in global cultural diversity, stressing historical moments when, facing cultural extinction, the colonized/”minorities” ardently assert their own, distinctive ideals, institutions, and ceremonies within and against the cultural hegemony of colonizer. ENGL 175H and Dr. Arnaud's “Culture Wars” course constitute a “dedicated” learning community investigating intergeneration conflicts within European and American culture in the same context that we investigate the cultural aspects of colonial wars between Euro-American culture and “minority”/colonized cultures. 3 units.
Justification:
ENGL 175H is taught in conjunction with Dr. Arnaud's “Culture Wars: Knighthood to Revolution,” constituting will be the first upper-division learning community offered at CSUS, permitting transfer students to meet C2 and C4 GE topics requirements as we as the GE writing intensive requirement.
As a 6-unit “dedicated” learning community, both courses will be offered in the same semester; one course will not be offered without the other; and students will not be allowed to enroll in one course without the other. Students who drop one course will be disenrolled from the other.
Corequisite: FREN 130 Culture Wars: Knighthood to Revolution.


Department of Foreign Languages

NEW COURSE

FREN 130 Culture Wars: From Knighthood to Revolution.
A study of the profound influence of culture wars through the interpretation of major French writers, philosophers and scientists ranging from the Middle Ages to the 18 th century. All readings and lectures in English.3 units.
Justification:
This course is taught in connection with Dr. Ridley's Culture Wars: 17 th Century – Present/The Rise of Diversity . The 6-unit learning community will permit transfer students to meet part of the upper-division GE requirement as well as the writing intensive requirement. This will be the first upper-division learning community offered at CSUS.
Corequisite: Students must be enrolled in both FREN 130 and ENGL 175H the same semester.

Department of Humanities & Religious Studies

COURSE CHANGE

HRS 70 Arts and Ideas of Asia: Ancient and Medieval . Introduction to the cultural history of ancient and early medieval Asia incorporating examples of art, literature, philosophy, and religion, providing a survey of China , India , and several other distinct cultures of the areas surrounding them—especially Japan. 3 units.
Justification: The title change is simply intended to signal to students that this course may be taken independently of HRS 71, by providing a period designation instead of a numeral (which implies a single course in two parts.) In addition, since the writing of the original course description , which promises “special concentration on India, China, & Japan,” advances in scholarship have made clear the extent to which several other regions of Asia have had a major influence on Asian cultural history. Similarly, a new influx of immigrants from these regions since the 1970s (particularly from Southeast Asia & Korea) has brought our students increasingly into contact with these formerly lesser known cultures. Finally, the department as a whole has clarified that what holds the diverse elements of the course together is an emphasis on cultural history ; the proposed description change both clarifies this focus and promises (while allowing flexibility in exact choice of material) broader coverage of previously excluded regions.

HRS 71 Arts and Ideas of Asia: Medieval to Modern . Introduction to the cultural history of late medieval and modern Asia incorporating examples of art, literature, philosophy, and religion, providing a survey of China, India, and several other distinct cultures of the areas surrounding them—especially Japan. 3 units.
Justification: The title change is simply intended to signal to students that this course may be taken independently of HRS 70, by providing a period designation instead of a numeral (which implies a single course in two parts.) In addition, since the writing of the original course description , which promises “special concentration on India, China, & Japan,” advances in scholarship have made clear the extent to which several other regions of Asia have had a major influence on Asian cultural history. Similarly, a new influx of immigrants from these regions since the 1970s (particularly from Southeast Asia & Korea) has brought our students increasingly into contact with these formerly lesser known cultures. Finally, the department as a whole has clarified that what holds the diverse elements of the course together is an emphasis on cultural history ; the proposed description change both clarifies this focus and promises (while allowing flexibility in exact choice of material) broader coverage of previously excluded regions.

HRS 170 The Religious Landscape of the Sacramento Valley . 3 units.
Justification: The General Education Course Review Subcommittee has approved HRS 170 as a Writing Intensive course in the C4 area of the General Education Program.

HRS 178A Religions of India I: the Formative Period. An introduction to religious life on the Indian subcontinent during its ancient period, relating religious practices & ideas to broader cultural developments, including visual arts and literature. 3 units.
Justification: In the process of teaching “Arts & Ideas of Asia” and “Exploring World Religions,” I have realized that most students are not at all certain where South Asia is. In order to give the course a more easily identifiable label, I propose to use the term “India,” since most students can locate it on a map, have eaten Indian food, deal with Indian businesses, etc. The proposed use of the phrase “Indian subcontinent” in the course description clarifies I am using the term “India” in its pre-modern sense, to include the surrounding regions of modern-day Pakistan, Nepal, Shri Lanka & others. I hope that this new title will more easily draw students to both courses.

HRS 178B Religions of India I: Medieval and Modern. Continuation of Religions of India I, relating religious practices and ideas of the Indian subcontinent during the medieval and modern periods to broader cultural developments, including visual arts and literature. 3 units.
Justification: In the process of teaching “Arts & Ideas of Asia” and “Exploring World Religions,” I have realized that most students are not at all certain where South Asia is. In order to give the course a more easily identifiable label, I propose to use the term “India,” since most students can locate it on a map, have eaten Indian food, deal with Indian businesses, etc. The proposed use of the phrase “Indian subcontinent” in the course description clarifies I am using the term “India” in its pre-modern sense, to include the surrounding regions of modern-day Pakistan, Nepal, Shri Lanka & others. I hope that this new title will more easily draw students to both courses.

Department of Learning Skills

NEW COURSE

AL 21 Freshman Seminar. An introduction 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. Focuses on exploring majors in Arts and Letters and the careers they can lead to for freshmen considering a major in one of these disciplines. Provides students with the opportunity to interact with fellow students and the seminar leader and to build a community of academic and personal support. Letter Grade. 3 units.
Justification:
AL 21 is a freshman seminar with a focus on exploring majors in Arts and Letters and the careers they can lead to for freshmen considering a major in one of these disciplines.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Master of Business Administration for Executives

NEW COURSE

EMBA 210 EMBA Orientation .
The course includes individual introductions, program overview (content and administrative policies and practices), course overviews, critical thinking seminar, seminar on academic research methods and tools, introduction of on-line technologies for instructional-related activities, and team building activities. 1 unit.
Justification:
A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next-generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course contributes to the learning process by providing an orientation into the program.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the EMBA Program.

EMBA 222 Managerial Accounting for Executives. A consistent emphasis on managerial accounting and reporting is cost identification, allocation and control. Expands the traditional view of accounting to include an examination of the integration of the historic three tools with cost elements. This expanded view would include environmental and political costs, compliance with multinational reporting standards, tax compliance and treaty costs. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course is designed to provide opportunities for developing the skills necessary to formulate and implement strategic accounting control systems.
Prerequisite: EMBA Orientation.

EMBA 223 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making. Presents how business decisions are now made in an increasingly competitive and complex business environment. The emphasis will be on how to better respond to this challenge by using quantitative methods to forecast, extrapolate, analyze, and simulate a business situation for effective decision-making. Cases studies will be used to develop those capabilities. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course is designed to provide competence in quantitative knowledge and skills necessary for managers to use scientific methods to enhance the decision-making process.
Prerequisite: Completion of EMBA Orientation.

EMBA 224 Managerial Finance for Executives. Provides a well-rounded understanding of the language and financial expectations/performance of organizations. Candidates will learn how to evaluate decisions from the perspective of shareholder and stakeholders. With this perspective they will be better equipped to make better business decisions and also understand the financial impact of those decisions. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course contributes to the learning process by providing knowledge of financial management, principles, practices, strategies, and decision-making.
Prerequisite: Completion of EMBA Orientation.

EMBA 225 Organizational Design and Management. Reviews the organization theory from a macro perspective (structure, process, technology, people, and culture). Special attention will be paid to organization structure, human resources, design, control, culture and inter-organizational relationship.
3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course will provide an examination of the strategic role of professional managers in modern corporate enterprises
Prerequisite: Completion of EMBA Orientation.

EMBA 226 Technology Management for Executives. Covers the major challenges organizations deal with today as they attempt to manage their key technological resources as well as with implementing technological innovations. The course addresses the digital opportunities and threats organizations face from senior management perspectives. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next-generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course will provide students with the knowledge of the leadership and motivation of technology, managing the decision making process, understanding technology transfer, and supporting and managing innovation.
Prerequisite: Completion of EMBA Orientation.

EMBA 227 Strategic Marketing Management. Presents how modern marketing principles can be applied to real-world situations. The emphasis will be on studying strategies used by organizations in today's highly competitive and evolving marketplace. Case studies will be utilized to fully develop techniques for creating marketing programs given varying levels of resources and information available under diverse market conditions. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next-generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course is designed to provide opportunities for developing the skills necessary to formulate and implement marketing strategies.
Prerequisite: Completion of EMBA Orientation.

EMBA 228 Strategic Analysis for Executives. Focuses on the competitive strategy of the firm and examines issues central to its long-term competitive position by utilizing the cutting-edge strategic approaches . The course develops frameworks that are useful in analyzing a firm's competitive environment and developing firm-specific capabilities that contribute to its competitive advantage. It also addresses the economic logic and administrative challenges associated with horizontal diversification, vertical integration and global expansion. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course provides an interactive learning experience that examines the roles, functions, and skills of top-level executives.
Prerequisite: Completion of EMBA Orientation.

EMBA 229 Leadership and Change Management. Introduce the concept of leadership in business organizations. The key themes of the course are leading teams and leading during times of change. An integral part of the course is to study current business leaders and analyze their leadership practices.
3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course provides knowledge of identifying and developing strategies and methodologies that will assist organizations to proactively manage dynamic changes in the external environment.
Prerequisite: Completion of EMBA Orientation.

EMBA 242 Product and Brand Management. An organization's products and services are among the most important determinants of its ultimate survival and success since organizations rely on repeat business. No organization can survive over the long term if its products and services do not serve the needs of its customers, whether they are external or internal to the entity. This course focuses on developing successful products and services as an on-going and iterative process. It explores customer needs and expectations change, the dynamics of the marketplace make, and the need to continually refine and improve the product and service offerings. Attention is given to how and when products must be modified over time to achieve their maximum potential, and eventually eliminated so resources can be directed to new products and services with greater long-term value. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course is designed to develop the skills necessary to manage all aspects of the life of a product or service.
Prerequisite: Completion of EMBA Orientation.

EMBA 243 Legal Issues in Business Environment. Addresses sales contracts, employment law, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, and antitrust matters. The course also covers the interaction between a client and an attorney, how to use and communicate with a lawyer, and how to make legal-executive decisions. In all components, the course stresses ethical standards and the responsible roles of businesses in society. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course addresses legal problems commonly encountered by managers and executives with an emphasis on preventing or minimizing legal disputes as well as an organization's exposure to legal liability.
Prerequisite: Completion of EMBA Orientation.

EMBA 244 Corporate Performance Measurements. Introduces models to evaluate uncertain project outcomes, financial methods to estimate the intrinsic worth of the firm, metrics to evaluate firm performance in terms of shareholder value created, tools to analyze shareholder wealth consequences of corporate restructuring activities, and discusses the ethical implications of corporate restructuring activities. An additional dimension of metrics will include human based metrics such as performance reviews and human development. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course provides knowledge of reviewing and assessing strategies for structuring work and organizations that improve effectiveness and innovation.
Prerequisite: Completion of EMBA Orientation.

EMBA 245 Competing in the Global Marketplace. Presents the principles of effective international management in a complex global environment of interactive socio-cultural, economic, and political forces. It also covers competitive strategies in the rapidly growing globalization and addresses what today's networked economy offers. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course develops an understanding of the global community in the international business environment.
Prerequisite: Completion of Orientation Course.

EMBA 246 Managing Creativity and Innovation. Provides a strong theoretical foundation and a set of practical tools for the management of creativity and innovation. Provides strategies that build critical thinking within an organization's culture and general environment . Helps the understanding the innovation process and rethink an organization's human resources strategy and transform it into a system that will promote growth and effectiveness at all levels of the organization. Provides a framework for a learning organization to recognize failures, disruptive technologies, and strategies to overcome them. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course provides knowledge for speeding up the process of generating an idea, innovating it, placing it into action, and evaluating it.
Prerequisite: Completion of Orientation Course.

EMBA 247 Executive Decision Making. Provides a framework for analyzing and identifying key management issues as well as developing plans for action. Focuses on identifying what managers do, what distinguishes effective management, how managers make decisions, and what makes a company excellent. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course introduces policies, practices, and procedures used to promote individual and group contributions to organizational effectiveness.
Prerequisite: Completion of EMBA Program.

EMBA 248 Project Management for Executives. Covers the knowledge and skills as well as the principles and practices required to organize, plan and control projects of all sizes. Topics covered in this course include a review of project characteristics and vulnerabilities, development of managerial philosophy and execution objectives, organization structure and interfaces, and management and control techniques. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course provides the knowledge for effective project management, including development, organization, control, and execution.
Prerequisite: Completion of EMBA Orientation.

EMBA 249 Management in the Public Sector. Managing public sector organizations requires unique skill sets. Governmental entities serve multiple constituencies, some of which may have differing and competing objectives and needs. Their customers include those who utilize the entity's products and services, taxpayers who fund the organization, publicly elected officials who set new directions with every change in administration, oversight groups which monitor governmental activities, and the ever-watchful media. Accordingly, managers in the public sector need to function effectively in highly volatile and political environments. Traditional and innovative management practices have to be tempered by political realities and the public's emphasis on service with accountability. Managers have to perform their traditional roles while also being public relations specialists in dealing with the various constituencies of the public sector entity. 3 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course develops the special skills needed to manage public sector organizations.
Prerequisite: Completion of EMBA Orientation.

EMBA 260 EMBA Culminating Experience. Provides understanding of all the functions of an organization, and how those functions interrelate and interact. The course emphasizes striking a balance among the various organizational functions, such as in accounting, finance, human relations, information systems, operations, and marketing. Completion of an individual project is required. 4 units.
Justification: A survey of Sacramento Region's executives indicated that there is a significant need for next generation strategic leaders. A program to help meet that need is an MBA for Executives (EMBA) degree program. This program is designed to develop participants' critical thinking and analysis skills as well as their abilities to influence the strategic directions as their organizations attempt to deal with global competition, economic volatility, and fluid organizational structures.
This course emphasizes the need for bringing cohesiveness to business decisions so that the overall interests of the organization are best served.
Prerequisite: Completion of all EMBA Required Courses.

Department of Management

NEW COURSE

MGMT 185 Venture Growth Strategies.
Focuses on the opportunities and challenges involved in the management of a business venture and its growth opportunities. Growth is the ultimate resource constrainer, stretching all the resources of a company to the limit and often beyond. Develops a venture spanning approach that examines the business venture and the challenges that tasks venture management to the limit. Provides a series of frameworks, analytical skills and techniques, heuristics, and decision-making tools that can be used in growing entrepreneurial businesses. 3 units.
Justification: The course is offered as part of the framework to students in the Entrepreneurship Concentration to complete their concentration emphasis. The course essentially focuses on growing and developing entrepreneurial ventures. It supports the College of Business Administration 's mission of “offering a quality business education that is responsive to the changing regional, global, and technology-driven environment.”
The new course supports the growing demand within the business community to develop students will skills to manage opportunities and challenges in a venture's growth stage in both start-up companies and established firms. In a recent study cited by the Sacramento Valley Vision group, a regional planning organization comprised of many local Sacramento business executives, they indicated there is a need for an undergraduate program in entrepreneurship to better serve students and prepare them for local businesses. Further, they noted that the entrepreneurship emphasis is a major factor in the recognition of the more highly ranked business schools in universities.
Prerequisite: Upper-Division Standing; MGMT 187, Entrepreneurship, or MGMT 189, Corporate Entrepreneurship

MGMT 189 Corporate Entrepreneruship. A multidisciplinary framework for studying and developing corporate entrepreneurship.Covers the climate and culture of an entrepreneurial organization, strategies for developing new business ventures within an organization, and strategies for transforming firms toward a more entrepreneurially driven organization. As a result, students will increase their understanding of environment, processes and strategies that will create value and build competence through entrepreneurial activities within organizations. 3 units.
Justification: Sacramento is recognized as one of the emerging high-tech centers in the country and companies in this region are demanding more employees with strong entrepreneurial spirit and skills. The course is designed to meet those demands while supporting the College of Business Administration's pursuit for “offering a quality business education that is responsive to the changing regional, global, and technology-driven environment”, as stated in the CBA Mission Statement.
The course has gained support from local industrial leaders and government officials. The CEO/President of Pride Industries, Michael Ziegler, and Karin Boller, Chief of Finance Division at U. S. Small Business Administration have both written letters supporting the course.
The course was first offered in the Spring 2004 semester that had a maximum of 42 students. The course is offered in the Spring 2005 semester with a class size being maximized again. The intent is now to make Corporate Entrepreneurship a permanent course in the catalog. Students' interest continue to rise and demand for the course will continue to prevail.
Prerequisite:
Upper-Division Standing.

COURSE CHANGE

MGMT 239 Advanced Investment Strategies. 3 units.
Justification: Having offered the course on a regular basis (02, 03, and 04 Spring Semester) for several years it was found that students that completed MGMT 236 (or equivalent) prior to enrolling in MGMT 239 were in a stronger position to understand and explore advanced theories and applications covered in the course. Not only was there a propensity for these students to perform better in the course, but also, and perhaps more importantly, students who completed MGMT 236 enjoyed a richer learning experience in MGMT 239.
Prerequisite:
MGMT 236 or permission of instructor.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Department of Teacher Education

NEW COURSE

EDTE 10 Critical Thinking and the Educated Person. Examine the thinking process patterns and dispositions for self, children, parents and educators. Familiarize students with critical thinking, and provide a systematic approach to its process and components. Students will learn about problem solving, decision-making, logical and creative thinking. The study of critical thinking will be supplemented with readings, discussions, and written assignments. Implements critical thinking applications used both in student's academic and personal lives. 3 units.
Justification:
Students need to describe, apply and create avenues for problem solving, decision making, creative and critical thinking not only within their academic lives but also throughout their personal and future professional lives as educators and/or parents. This course aims to provide students with the skills and an understanding of the numerous processes used in critical thinking and decision making.

COURSE CHANGE

EDTE 103A Tutoring Children in Reading. Orientation to concept and practice of tutoring basic reading skills including sight word recognition, word analysis skills, oral fluency, and comprehension. After completing on-campus training, students are placed in nearby school districts. May be taken by all undergraduate students and is strongly recommended for students considering careers in education, criminal justice, psychology and social work. It may also be used as an elective in the Blended Teacher Education Program and may be repeated once for credit. 2 units.
Justification: This course is being changed to more accurately reflect current course content and delivery.
Corequisite:
EDTE 103B

NEW COURSE

EDTE 103B Tutoring Children in Reading Practicum. A synthesis and application of course content learned in EDTE 103A. Students are placed in a primary level setting for at-risk students who read approximately two grade levels below their peers. The twice-weekly practicum focuses on comprehension questioning strategies, learning styles and differences, multicultural and ESL strategies, Reader's theater and poetry, and motivating students to achieve greater academic success. May be taken by all undergraduate students and must be taken concurrently with EDTE 103A. 1 unit.
Justification: This new course has been developed as a fieldwork practicum to provide students with experience applying the tutoring techniques they learn in EDTE 103A.
Corequisite:
EDTE 103A

EDTE 105A Advanced Techniques in Tutoring Children in Reading. Advanced study of remedial reading strategies, research and exemplary practices that can be applied in a range of service learning experiences. After completing on-campus training, students are placed in nearby school districts. This course may be taken by all undergraduate students and is strongly recommended for students considering careers in education, criminal justice, psychology and social work. It may also be used as an elective in the Blended Teacher Education Program and may be repeated once for credit. 2 units.
Justification:
This course has been developed to provide students who have completed coursework in basic tutoring techniques (EDTE 103 A and EDTE 103B) an opportunity to learn additional ways to improve the reading skills of struggling readers.
Prerequisite: EDTE 103A and EDTE 103B
Corequisite: EDTE 105B

EDTE 105B Advanced Techniques in Tutoring Children in Reading: Practicum. units.
Justification: A synthesis and application of course content learned in EDTE 105A. Students are placed in a primary level setting for at-risk students who read approximately two grade levels below their peers. The twice-weekly practicum focuses on the reading process, reading-writing connections, individual and/or small group tutoring, student assessment, and reflection from journals. May be taken by all undergraduate students and must be taken concurrently with EDTE 105A. Prerequisites: EDTE 103A and EDTE 103B.
1 unit.
Justification:
This new course has been developed as a fieldwork practicum to provide students with experience applying the advanced tutoring techniques they learn in EDTE 105A.
Prerequisite: EDTE 103A and EDTE 103B
Corequisite: EDTE 105A

EDTE 268 Gender Perspectives on Schooling, Past-Present. Examines gender dynamics within schools analyzing theories of education in order to understand the role of gender in schools, past and present. Using historical and philosophical lenses, female and male schooling experiences will be examined. The historical experiences of women of color will be of particular interest. We will also explore ideas and pedagogies associated with gay and lesbian theory, masculinity studies, and anti-oppressive education.
3 units.
Justification:
EDTE 268 is a graduate level course which is designed to enhance the overall understanding of gender dynamics of schooling, past and present. Educational philosophy and history will be examined in order to develop theoretical frameworks for understanding contemporary educational challenges. This course will contribute to the graduate level coursework in the areas of education, gender equity, multiculturalism and interdisplinary studies.

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Department of Civil Engineering

NEW COURSE

001A Civil Engineering Seminar .
Introduction to civil engineering as a profession. Topics include the technical disciplines (environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources), the role of civil engineers in planning, constructing and operating infrastructure, and professional responsibilities such as licensure and ethics. Case studies are used to explore both technical and nontechnical aspects of civil engineering projects such as design and environmental constraints, constructability, and social and political issues. 1 unit
Justification: This course is part of an overall revision of the civil engineering curriculum to more closely line up with ABET criteria. In particular, this course is aimed at ABET Criterion 4 (Professional Component), which states that students must be prepared to address “realistic constraints” such as the environmental, sustainability, ethical, health and safety, social, and political aspects of a project. Through this course, incoming students are introduced to multiple aspects of civil engineering practice through a case study approach and have an opportunity to interact with practicing professionals.

CE 001B Civil Engineering Seminar . See CE001A. Designed for non-majors or majors who wish to repeat CE001A with an opportunity for a different set of case studies. Credit/No Credit grading only. May not be used to fulfill civil engineering degree requirements. 1 unit.
Justification: Refer to CE001A justification. Developed to allow students that took CE001A for credit but are interested in attending the seminars give by the guest speakers, and for non-majors wishing to explore civil engineering.

COURSE CHANGE

CE 137 Water Resources Engineering.
Hydrologic and hydraulic fundamentals which are common to water resources projects; introduction to reservoirs, dams, pipelines, channels, groundwater, water rights, statistical analysis, engineering economy applications, and water planning. 3 units.
Justification:
Better meet accreditation (ABET) requirements, in particular the professional practice component; give more balanced coverage of each of the five specialty areas in civil engineering to better prepare graduates for success on the professional engineering licensure exam ; and reduce total units in program from 138 to 135, reducing time to graduation.
Prerequisite: ENGR 115, ENGR 132, ENGR 140, CE 146 ;CE 146 may be taken concurrently.

CE 146 Civil Engineering Practice. An introduction to the legal and business environment of professional engineering practice, including legal responsibilities of professionals, ethics, risk and liability, types and uses of contracts, specifications, the construction bid process, and environmental responsibilities. Elements of engineering organizations such as business economics, human resources, and project management will also be addressed. 3 units.
Justification:
The change in emphasis in this class is part of an overall revision of the civil engineering curriculum to more closely line up with ABET criteria. In particular, this course is intended to help meet ABET Criterion 4 (Professional Component). Criterion 4 states “Students must be prepared for engineering practice … incorporating engineering standards and realistic constraints that include most of the following: environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, health and safety, social, and political..”
Prerequisite: CE 001A and CE 101.

CE 147 Transportation Engineering. Introduction to the fundamental topics in Transportation Engineering. Focus on roadway geometric design, layout considerations, pavement materials and design, traffic operations and analysis. Lecture 3 hours; Laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: ENGR115, CE 009, CE 146, passing score on WPE; CE 146 may be taken concurrently. 4 units.
Justification:
Course is being modified to address its new role as a required course. The addition of a laboratory component is part of an overall revision of the CE curriculum to better balance coverage of the specialty areas. Including a lab with this class is a common practice at other universities to help meet ABET design requirements.
Prerequisites:
ENGR 115, CE 009, CE 146, passing score on WPE; CE 146 may be taken concurrently

CE 148 Transportation Systems. Transportation systems evaluation and management. Focus on transportation planning methods, including data analysis, estimation of future demand, evaluation of travel demand impacts on existing systems, and transportation system decision-making. 3 units.
Justification: Course content is being modified to reflect the changes to CE147 and serve as an elective to follow the completion of CE147.
Prerequisite: CE147 (or permission by instructor), ENGR140.

CE 161 Theory Structures I. Analyzes statically determinate and indeterminate beams, frames, trusses and grids. Includes energy principles, flexibility analysis, slope deflection method, moment distribution procedure, and stiffness analysis. Computers are used to aid in the solution of complex structural problems. 3 units.
Justification: Better meet accreditation (ABET) requirements, in particular the professional practice component; give more balanced coverage of each of the five specialty areas in civil engineering to better prepare graduates for success on the professional engineering licensure exam ; and reduce total units in program from 138 to 135, reducing time to graduation.
Prerequisite:
ENGR 112, MATH 032, CE 146; CE 146 may be taken concurrently.

CE 170 Principles of Environmental Engineering. Introduction to the principles and practices of environmental quality management. Physical and chemical principles affecting environmental quality. Water and air quality parameters, their importance, and natural processes that affect them. Introduction to treatment processes and waste management. Environmental ethics. 4 units.
Justification:
Adding CE146 as prerequisite brings class into conformity with curriculum changes as outlined in Form B. Minor editorial change to reflect current content. Replacing ENGR140 with ENGR115 as a prerequisite will better prepare students for the laboratory exercises in this course.
Prerequisite: ENGR115, CE146 and passing score on WPE; CE 146 may be taken concurrently.

CE 171A Soil Mechanics. Composition and properties of soils including compaction, permeability, consolidation, and shear strength; use of computer-based instruments for selected experiments. Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours. 4 units.
Justification: Better meet accreditation (ABET) requirements, in particular the professional practice component; give more balanced coverage of each of the five specialty areas in civil engineering to better prepare graduates for success on the professional engineering licensure exam ; and reduce total units in program from 138 to 135, reducing time to graduation.
Prerequisite:
ENGR 112, CE 100, CE 146; CE 146 may be taken concurrently.


Department of Computer Science

COURSE CHANGE

CSC 205 Computer Systems Structure.
3 units.
Justification:
This course is now part of the curriculum for the MS in Computer Science, the MS in Software Engineering, and the MS in Computer Engineering. The fully classified graduate standing of these three programs can better prepare students to take CSC 205 than the original prerequisites.
Prerequisite: Fully classified graduate standing in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Computer Engineering.

CSC 215 Artificial Intelligence . 3 units.
Justification: Prerequisite change: This course is now part of the curriculum for the MS in Computer Science, the MS in Software Engineering, and the MS in Computer Engineering. The fully classified graduate standing of these three programs can better prepare students to take CSC 215 than the original prerequisites.
Prerequisite:
Fully classified graduate standing in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering.

CSC 219 Machine Learning . 3 units.
Justification:Prerequisite change: This course is now part of the curriculum for the MS in Computer Science, the MS in Software Engineering, and the MS in Computer Engineering. The fully classified graduate standing of these three programs can better prepare students to take CSC 219 than the original prerequisites.
Prerequisite: Fully classified graduate standing in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering.

CSC 230 Software System Engineering . 3 units.
Justification:
Prerequisite change: This course is now part of the curriculum for the MS in Computer Science, the MS in Software Engineering, and the MS in Computer Engineering. But fully classified graduate standing in Computer Engineering does not require CSC 131, which covers the material required before taking CSC 230.
Prerequisite: Fully classified graduate standing in Computer Science or Software Engineering; OR fully classified graduate standing in Computer Engineering and CSC 131.

CSC 234 Software Verification and Validation . 3 units.
Justification:
Prerequisite change: This course is now part of the curriculum for the MS in Computer Science, the MS in Software Engineering, and the MS in Computer Engineering. But fully classified graduate standing in Computer Engineering does not require CSC 131, which covers the material required before taking CSC 234.
Prerequisite: Fully classified graduate standing in Computer Science or Software Engineering; OR fully classified graduate standing in Computer Engineering and CSC 131.

CSC 250 Computer Security and Privacy . 3 units.
Justification:
Prerequisite change: This course is now part of the curriculum for the MS in Computer Science, the MS in Software Engineering, and the MS in Computer Engineering. The fully classified graduate standing of these three programs can better prepare students to take CSC 250 than the prior prerequisite.
Prerequisite: Fully classified graduate standing in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering.

 

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES & MATH


Department of Biological Sciences

NEW COURSE

BIO 126 Comparative Vertebrate Morphology. Study of the anatomical systems of vertebrates in an evolutionary and functional context. Covers vertebrate form, function, development and phylogeny, overviews of organ systems, and how their modification founded the major events of vertebrate evolution including metamorphosis, water-to-land transition, tetrapodal locomotion, feeding and reproduction. Labs complement lectures with dissections of three representative species (shark, salamander, cat), and surveys of specializations in other forms. Lecture two hours; laboratory three hours. Fee course. 3 units.
Justification: Knowledge of the principles of vertebrate anatomy beyond that presented in BIO 011 is fundamental to many upper division biology courses, e.g., vertebrate embryology, histology, systemic physiology, ornithology, mammalogy, ichthyology, herpetology, cancer biology and immunology. This course will give students a foundation in morphology that is directly relevant to evolution, diversity, development, function and behavior. There is currently no course in anatomy specifically directed to the needs and interests of Biology majors, therefore, our majors seldom take any course in anatomy. Credit towards graduation is not given for Introductory Human Anatomy (BIO 022); Advanced Human Anatomy (BIO 122) has BIO 022 as a prerequisite and is more directed towards the needs of allied health and pre-health professional students than Biology majors.
Prerequisite:
BIO 011

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 160 General Ecology . Examination of the interrelationships among organisms and their environments. Designed for the major in Biological Sciences or related fields. Topics include the structure and function of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, population and community dynamics and human effects on ecosystems. Projects and field trips required. Lecture two hours, laboratory three hours.
Fee course. 3 units.
Justification:
Changes course description to more accurately reflect content. Adds STAT 001 as a prerequisite to enable students to more effectively understand and apply statistics in ecological problems. STAT 001 is required for all Bio Sci majors so this will only affect the timing with which Bio Sci majors take the course.
Prerequisite: BIO 11, BIO 12, STAT 001

BIO 173 Principles of Fisheries Biology. Introduction to the biological principles basic to fisheries science, including enumeration, recruitment, growth, abundance and mortality. Mathematics, computer modeling, and field methods will be used to understand natural populations and the impact of fishing on those populations in keeping with modern approaches to fisheries science which are grounded in population ecology and conservation biology. Lecture two hours; laboratory three hours. Fee course. Not offered every semester. 3 units.
Justification: Changes course name, course description and adds STAT 001 requirement. Reflects changes in the field and addition of STAT 001 will facilitate application of statistics throughout the course. STAT 001 is required for all Bio Sci majors so this will only affect the timing with which Bio Sci majors take the course.
Prerequisite:
STAT 001, BIO 160

BIO 198B Honors Research and Seminar. Directed research involving completion of an independently conducted research project for which a proposal and methodology was developed in BIO 198A. Data collection, summary and analysis, and formulation of conclusions based on the data will be discussed periodically with a faculty sponsor. Culmination will consist of preparation of an undergraduate thesis, poster and presentation of a seminar summarizing results and conclusion. 2 units.
Justification:
Adds the requirement for a poster to the culminating requirements. This addition will provide training and experience in the preparation of poster presentations which are one of the most common methods by which research is disseminated at scientific meetings.
Prerequisite: BIO 198A

Department of Geology

COURSE DELETION

GEOL 50 Rocks, Minerals, Fossils. 2 units.
Justification:
GEOL 50 is no longer offered, it has been replaced with GEOL 8T

 

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Department of Anthropology

NEW COURSE

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. Cross-listed with HRS 170. 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.

Department of Public Policy Administration

NEW COURSE

PPA 281 Higher Education Leadership. Focuses on the various dimensions of leadership structures in higher education institutions. Contemporary theories of leadership serve as the context for deepening student understanding of higher education institutions as highly complex, multifaceted organizations, both in their governing structure and in their approach to solving problems. Also draws on leadership theories to help students meet challenges in a constantly changing social, political, economic, and legal environment. 3 units.
Justification: This course has been offered once successfully as an experimental offering PPA 296K. We would like to make this course a permanent offering in our higher education elective track, which also includes PPA 280. Additionally, this course complements the Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy.
Prerequisite:
PPA 200 for PPA majors