LIST #5 2004/2005
#5 of Course Change Proposals is
List #5 of Program Proposals to be reviewed by CPSP (Council on the Preparation of School Personnel) is
Department of Accountancy
Justification: We wish to reinstate this program. The State of California State Board of Accountancy requires 150 hours of course credits for licensing as a Certified Public Accountant. The firms that recruit our students have expressed their preference for a M.S. in Accountancy as evidence of the 150 hour requirement. Significant demand for the M.S. in Accountancy has been expressed to the CBA Department of Accountancy, the CBA Graduate Programs Office and the Global Education Office. This program will be offered through the College of Continuing Education as a self-support program. Fifty percent or more of the degree program will be offered via satellite, Internet, or other communications-assisted mediums.
MS/Accountancy General Concentration
Department of Aerospace Studies
NON SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE
Justification: Request the following courses be added to the Military Studies minor:
AERO 001A & 001B (1 unit each)
Presently, other college offer a minor in Aeorspace Studeis whereas CSUS only offers Military Studies. Would like to see there courses added to offer Air Force ROTS members the opportunity to acquire a minor in Military Studies if they so desire.
Department of Chemistry
Master's in Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentration
Justification: Biochemistry is an essential discipline within Chemistry which focuses on the properties and applications of biological macromolecules. We are proposing, through relatively minor modifications to the existing Master of Science in Chemistry, a new degree within the Chemistry department, the Master of Science in Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentration. The new degree is justified both from a pedagogical standpoint (because the study of macromolecules requires information and techniques apart from the standard Chemistry master's curriculum), and in order to assist the entry of CSUS students into the burgeoning biotechnology industry in the greater Sacramento area. Since currently about 40% of entering graduate students in Chemistry are specifically interested in Biochemistry, this new program will accommodate the interests of a major portion of our graduate students.
Summary: The new Biochemistry concentration degree can be summarized as follows:
LIST OF REQUIRED COURSES IN THE PROPOSED DEGREE PROGRAM
NEW COURSES TO BE DEVELOPED
Department of Ethnic Studies
Chicano and Latino Studies Minor
Justification: : The Ethnic Studies Department at CSUS has been in existence for more than thirty years. The Department is comprised of four programs: Asian American Studies, Chicano Studies, Native American Studies, and Pan African Studies. Students who seek to major in Ethnic Studies pave five choices. They can major in General Ethnic Studies or they can emphasize one of the program areas outlined above. Students can also minor in General Ethnic Studies. Currently there is no option for students to minor in one of the specific program areas. The Chicano Studies Program proposes the development of a Chicano-Latino Studies Minor. This minor will focus on the experiences of specific Latino groups, whereas the existing minor has a general orientation focused on Asian Americans, Chicanos, Native Americans, and African Americans. Since Ethnic Studies has only six students who have an Ethnic Studies minor, we do not believe our proposal impacts negatively on these or future students who minor in Ethnic Studies. Since other CSU campuses already have similar minors our proposal is consistent with student demands and university program needs.Students with a concentration in Chicano Studies constitute the largestsubgroup within the four programs (Asian American Studies, ChicanoStudies, Native American Studies, and Pan African Studies) in Ethnic Studies. This indicates a strong desire on the part of CSUS students to studythe Chicano Latino population. Another indicator is the increasing number of students enrolled in Chicano Studies courses. To accommodate their desire to learn more about Latino groups, Chicano Studies has added six new courses focusing on the Chicano-Latino experience in the U.S. and Latin America. These new course offerings have expanded the traditional scope of Chicano Studies by addressing the increasingly growing diverse Latino population in the U.S. In addition, we are currently in the process of modifying ETHN 132 from "La Mujer Chicana" to "La Mujer Latina" reflect these new demographic realities. Also, Ethnic Studies has hired two new faculty with an expertise on the Latino experience.