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UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE
PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS

LIST #1– 2004/2005

 List #1 of Course Change Proposals is
located at http://www.csus.edu/acaf/policies/04-05crslst1.stm for your review.

The Curriculum Subcommittee will meet on
Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at 1:30 in SAC 275
to review the Program Change Proposals contained in this list.
(Response due to Academic Affairs by September 13, 2004)

Program Proposals

College of Business Administration
College of Education

College of Health & Human Srvcs.
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Department of Management

NON-SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

Marketing Concentration

Justification: The proposal revises course requirement structure for majoring in marketing without increasing or reducing units required. The proposal would require marketing majors to take more marketing related courses than what is possible under the existing program. This change will help the program to meet its intended instructional objectives.


EXISTING MARKETING CONCENTRATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Core courses ( 9 units)

MGMT-121- Marketing Research and Information
MGMT-122- Buyer Behavior
MGMT-129- Marketing Management

Electives ( Any four from the following list) ( 12 Units)

MGMT-105- Business Forecasting
MGMT-123- Public Relations and Ethics in Business
MGMT-124- Retail Management
MGMT-125- Advertising
MGMT-126- Salesmanship
MGMT-127- Sales Management
MGMT 134- Financial Management
MGMT-160- Principles of Quality Management
MGMT-172- International Business
MGMT-173- Multinational Marketing
MGMT-174- Multinational Business Finance
MGMT-187- Entrepreneurship
MGMT-196- Experimental Offerings in Business Problems

Total Units= 21

PROPOSED MARKETING CONCENTRATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Core Courses ( 9 units)

MGMT 121- Marketing Research and Information
MGMT-122- Buyer Behavior
MGMT-129- Marketing Management

Electives ( 12 Units)

At least 9 units from the following list:

MGMT-123- Public Relations and Ethics in Business
MGMT-124- Retail Management
MGMT-125- Advertising
MGMT-126- Salesmanship
MGMT-127- Sales Management
MGMT-173- Multinational Marketing

No more than 3 units from the following list:

MGMT-105- Business Forecasting
MGMT 134- Financial Management
MGMT-160- Principles of Quality Management
MGMT-172- International Business
MGMT-187- Entrepreneurship
MGMT-196- Experimental Offerings in Business Problems ( Department approval)
MGMT-199- Special Problems (Department approval)

Total Units= 21

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

Fifth Year Program of Study for Professional Clear Multiple or Single Subject Credential

Justification: Subsequent to the reform of the Preliminary Multiple Subject and Single Subject Credentials under S.B. 2042, CCTC issued new guidelines for fifth year programs of study used to “clear” those credentials. The program change responds to those new guidelines, including the new required courses in four specified content areas. The 30-unit program length remains unchanged. The four specified courses must be taken after completion of the preliminary credential, as required by CCTC.

Fifth-Year Program of Study Leading to the Professional Clear Multiple or Single Subject Credential (Level II)

Background:

Under California S.B 2042, the vision for teacher preparation in the State of California embraces the notion of a continuum of learning to teach. That continuum begins with a solid base of content knowledge (subject matter preparation), moves into formal teacher preparation (coursework leading to the Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential), and then extends into a period of induction—on-the-job support and additional professional development related to subject matter and pedagogy. Graduates of CSUS teacher preparation pathways are advised to consult with their employers over how to clear their preliminary teaching credentials through a district-based induction program approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

CCTC also provides another route for earning the Professional Clear Multiple or Single Subject Credential: the Fifth-Year Program of Study. This route, as described below, is intended primarily for those who hold the Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential and are not working; and for experienced teachers prepared out-of-state who are required by CCTC to clear their credentials. While this route is open to all students who have received careful advising from CSUS faculty, the Fifth-Year Program is not intended to supplant the rich and important support of a district-based induction program. Students who are admitted into a fifth-year program of study may be required by their employers to participate in a district-based induction program.

Program Requirements:

CCTC requires that fifth-year programs of study include 30 units that must be completed after earning the Bachelor’s Degree. Within the 30 units at CSUS are four advanced study courses; the content for these courses is specified by CCTC. While some fifth-year coursework may be completed before earning the Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential, the four advanced study courses must be completed after earning the preliminary credential; again, all coursework must be completed subsequent to completion of the Bachelor’s Degree. Candidates interested in the Fifth-Year Program of Study will be referred to appropriate faculty advisors to select the coursework needed to fulfill the 30-unit CCTC requirement. In some cases, this coursework may be coordinated with a graduate degree program offered by the College of Education or with a specialist credential program.

Thus, the Fifth-Year Program consists of 30 units of study that includes the following four advanced courses:

(3) EDS 269A/B Collaborative Strategies for Inclusive Practice
(3) EDBM 372 Advanced Methods and Assessments for
Teaching English Learners (Multiple Subjects) OR
EDBM 379 Advanced Methods and Assessments for
Teaching English Learners (Single Subjects)
(3) HLSC 236A/B Advanced Study of Health Education
(3) EDTE 232 Educational Applications of Computers OR
EDS 291A/B Technology in Special Education

Department of
Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

Justification: These objectives are consistent with the requirements of certificate of academic achievement on our campus, which require that we “prepare the individual to perform specific tasks, or gain particular competence in one area of the broad field of study.” The proposed program changes will create a more balanced and well-rounded educational experience and better meet the needs of the students.

Certificate Program in Adult Learning Disabilities

Background:

As the California Community College Learning Disabilities (LD) Programs have grown and matured over the last 20 to 25 years, the need for a structured and relevant training program has become increasingly apparent. Currently, there are no training programs for community college or university Learning Disabilities Specialists and other professionals and staff who work with adults with learning disabilities in the state of California or the Western United States. The existing educational and counseling programs are designed for K-12 public school system professionals or Department of Rehabilitation Counselors.

Individuals who wished to prepare for Adult Learning Disabilities Program positions have had limited options in the past for pertinent training opportunities. The courses available have been based on the needs of the K-12 population or Department of Rehabilitation clients. This has never been an ideal fit for the Community College or University LD Specialist and has been a persistent dilemma in the field. Practicum experiences also have been difficult to obtain. Those in positions currently have gained valuable experience only through volunteer or part-time work, or perhaps, via a rare internship.

This haphazard approach has never been satisfactory. The needs of adults with LD are complex, requiring a high level of expertise in several areas: psychological assessment, educational methodology, and counseling skills. Furthermore, there now exists an employment crisis with Adult Learning Disabilities Programs statewide experiencing a lack of qualified candidates applying for open positions. This certificate program will focus on preparing professionals who wish to develop and upgrade their skills.

The primary objective of this certificate program is to provide quality and relevant coursework specifically designed to prepare a participant to be successful working with adults with learning disabilities. Additionally, the program will share a core body of knowledge and practice for new and continuing learning disabilities specialists who work in the community college or university and other professionals and staff who work with adults with learning disabilities, provide building blocks of knowledge, skill and practice for each participant, provide exposure to relevant literature and model program strategies, and expand the depth of knowledge and training related to adult learning disabilities specialization.

The program will provide the following graduate level academic credit courses:

Foundations of Learning Disabilities
Assessing Achievement in Adults with Learning Disabilities
Assessing Cognitive Skills in Adults with Learning Disabilities
Legal Issues and Learning Disabilities
Social, Emotional and Psychological Counseling of Adults with Learning Disabilities
Strategies to Enhance Academic Skills for Adults with Learning Disabilities.

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Department of Computer Science

NON-SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

BS in Computer Science

Add Biology 10, Basic Biological Concepts, to the list of options for required science courses.

Justification: The department already recommends that students take this course for their General Education Area B2 requirement because it can also serve as one of the four quantitative science courses required by our accreditation agency. However, transfer students have often already taken some course other than BIO 10 (or its equivalent) for their B2 requirement, and therefore cannot take it to fulfill the departmental requirement. Adding it to the list of options will allow them to do so.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

Mechanical Engineering Technology

It is proposed that one technical/business elective (3 units) be eliminated to reduce the total required units for the MET curriculum from 137 to 134.

Justification: The department wants to reduce the number of units in the curriculum. The reduction of 3 units in the technical/business elective will not affect the primary mission of the core.


COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Nursing

NON-SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

BS in Nursing

Justification: To change the number of NURS 128 (1 unit) to NURS 18 and move the course from the upper division to the lower division clinical nursing major sequence.

Following is the currently approved Catalog copy for Fall 2004-2006 with the changes indicated as strikethroughs and bold. The move to lower division changes the total units for semester 1, 3, and 6.

B. Required Clinical Nursing Program Courses (70-73 units)

1. First Semester Co-Requisites and Nursing Courses (14 units)
(3) An introductory psychology course# such as:
PSYC 001 Introductory(3 Psychology: Basic Processes OR
PSYC 005 Introductory Psychology: Individual and Social Processes
(3) A “life span” human development course# such as-:
CHDV 030 “Life Span” Human Development
(3) NURS 011# Introduction to Professional Nursing
(2) NURS 014# Pharmacology
(1) NURS 018# Therapeutic Interpersonal and Group Communication
(2) NURS 017# Concepts and Practices of Gerontological Nursing

2. Required Second Semester Lower Division Clinical Nursing Courses (14 units) (RN-BSN Students: 12 units**)
(5) NURS 012* Nursing Care of Adults
(2) NURS 015* Introduction to Clinical Nursing Practice
(1) NURS 016* Physical Assessment of the Adult
(3) A nutrition course* such as:
FACS 113 Nutrition and Metabolism OR
FACS 010 Nutrition and Wellness
(3) GE course

#These courses are taken as a group in the first semester after admission to the program. The co-requisites may be taken prior to admission, but will not be included in the admission points calculation unless they are part of the last 30 graded semester units.
*These courses are taken as a group in the second semester of the nursing program.
**Generally met through completion of basic RN program.

3. Required Upper Division Courses for Generic Students (45 units) (for RN-BSN Students: 50 units)

a. RN-BSN Students Only

(3) NURS 111A* Transitional Concepts for Professional Nursing
(3) NURS 111B* Bridging Constructs for Returning Nurses

b. Third Semester Clinical Courses (13 units)
(6) NURS 123° Nursing Families in Complex Illness
(1) NURS 128° Therapeutic Interpersonal and Group Communication in Nursing
(5) NURS 129° Mental Health Nursing
(2) NURS 150^ Research in Nursing

c. Fourth Semester Clinical Courses (12 units)
(1) NURS 136- Nursing the Childbearing Family: Skills and Assessment
(5) NURS 137- Nursing the Childbearing Family
(5) NURS 138- Nursing the Childrearing Family
(1) NURS 139- Nursing the Childrearing Family: Assessment and Skill Acquisition

d. Fifth Semester Clinical Courses (13 units)
(6) NURS 143^ Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice
(5) NURS 144^ Community Health Nursing
(2) NURS 191^ Service-Learning in Nursing

e. Sixth Semester Clinical Courses (7 units)
(1) NURS 155± Senior Forum
(3) NURS 156± Selected Senior Practicum in Nursing
(3) NURS 169# Reasoning Development in Health Care Sciences

° Prerequisites are NURS 011, NURS 111A*, NURS 012, NURS 015, NURS 016, NURS 017, NURS 018, NURS 111B* or instructor permission.
- Prerequisites are NURS 123, NURS 129 or instructor permission.
^ Prerequisites are NURS 136, NURS 137, NURS 138, NURS 139 or instructor permission.
± Prerequisites are NURS 143, NURS 144 or instructor permission.
# May be used for upper division GE by nursing majors

 

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

Department of Biological Sciences

NON-SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES

BS Biological Sciences

Add BIO 131A to list of electives.

Justification: BIO 131A is an advanced problem-solving course in physiology designed for students concurrently enrolled in BIO 131 (Systemic Physiology). Students explore solutions to challenging problem sets under the direct supervision of an experienced section leader. This course has been successfully run at BIO 199A for the past three semesters but doesn't accurately fit the BIO 199 description. Scheduling and enrollment are difficult in its present format.

MS Biological Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology Concentration

Proposed changes are additions to the list of electives (BIO 155, BIO 297A/B, BIO 299 and CHEM 162).

Justification: The changes proposed here are additions to the list of suggested electives. These are all courses that the Department has approved for inclusion within this concentration. Their inclusion here will serve to clarify the options available to students which will aid them in designing their program of study.

Marine Sciences

NON-SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES

MS in Marine Science

Add MSCI 201 and 248 to master's program as elective courses.