LIST #1 2004/2005
#1 of Course Change Proposals is
Department of Management
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.
MGMT-121- Marketing Research and Information
Electives ( Any four from the following list) ( 12 Units)
MGMT-105- Business Forecasting
Total Units= 21
PROPOSED MARKETING CONCENTRATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS
MGMT 121- Marketing Research and Information
Electives ( 12 Units)
At least 9 units from the following list:
MGMT-123- Public Relations and Ethics in Business
No more than 3 units from the following list:
MGMT-105- Business Forecasting
Total Units= 21
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)
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.
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:
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
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.
The program will provide the following
graduate level academic credit courses:
Department of Computer Science
BS in Computer Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
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.
Division of Nursing
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
#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.
Department of Biological Sciences
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.
MS in Marine Science
Add MSCI 201 and 248 to master's program as elective courses.