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UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE
PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS

LIST #5– 2004/2005

 List #5 of Course Change Proposals is
located at http://www.csus.edu/acaf/policies/crslst.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.

The Curriculum Subcommittee will meet on
Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at 1:30 in SAC150
to review the Program Change Proposals contained in this list.
(Response due to Academic Affairs by noon on Tuesday, February 8, 2005)

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

Program Proposals

Past Program Change Proposal Lists:

College of Arts & Letters
College of Business Administration
Military Studies
College Natural Science and Math
Social Sci & Interdisciplinary Stdys.


Program Change List #1
Program Change List #2
Program Change List #3
Program Change List #4

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Department of Accountancy

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

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 

A.

Program Requirements (18 units)

 

(3)

ACCY 260

Financial Accounting Theory (ACCY 112 and ACCY 113 or ACCY 250)

 

(3)

ACCY 261

Cost Analysis and Control

 

(3)

ACCY 269

Individual and Business Income Tax Accounting

 

(9)

Three 200-level business courses, excluding Foundation and other than accounting

B.

Concentration Requirements (6 units)

 

(3)

ACCY 262

Current Topics in Auditing (ACCY 113 or instructor permission)

 

(3)

ACCY 265

Advanced Accounting Information Systems Analysis and Controls

C.

Electives (3-6 units)

 

Graduate Electives: Chair Approval Required

D.

Culminating Experience (0-3 units)

(Advancement to candidacy)

 

(0-3) Select one of the following:

 

 

ACCY 500A

Thesis

 

 

ACCY 500B

Project

 

 

ACCY 500C

Comprehensive Exam (Must be in final semester of program)

 

MILITARY STUDIES - AIR FORCE ROTC

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)
AERO 021A & 021B (1 unit each)
AERO 135A & 135B (3 units each)
AERO 145A & 145B (3 units 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.

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

OLD PROGRAM NEW PROGRAM

(6) Select the following military history courses:

HIST 124A

Warfare: Alexander to Napoleon

HIST 124B

European Warfare from the French Revolution to the Present

 

(3) Select from the following historical background courses:

HIST 118A

World War I: Causes, Conduct, Consequences

HIST 118B

World War II: Causes, Conduct, Consequences

HIST 153

Civil War and Reconstruction, 1840-1890

HIST 159

History of U.S. Foreign Relations

HIST 160

The United States in Vietnam, 1940-1975

(3) Select from the following military-political affairs courses:

GOVT 130

International Politics

GOVT 131

International Organization ( GOVT 001 or equivalent)

GOVT 133

American Defense and National Security

GOVT 135

American Foreign Policy ( GOVT 001 or equivalent)

GOVT 139

Special Studies in International Politics (Government major or instructor permission)

GOVT 139G

Intelligence and Espionage

 

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(3) Select from the following regional context courses:

ECON 193

Development Economics ( ECON 001A , ECON 001B )

GEOG 121

United States and Canada

GEOG 125

Geography of East Asia

GEOG 127

Geography of Africa

GEOG 128

Geography of Europe

GOVT 144

Government and Politics in Europe ( GOVT 001 or equivalent)

GOVT 147

Latin American Government and Politics

GOVT 148

Governments and Politics in the Middle East

SOC 160

Asian Societies

SOC 162

Middle Eastern Societies and Culture

 

 

SOC 163

Conflict, Oil and Development in the Middle East

 

 

(3) Select from the following conflict resolution courses:

ANTH 105

Anthropology of War

COMS 119

Conflict Resolution Through Communication

ENVS 112

International Environmental Problems (Passing score on the WPE)

GOVT 134

War, Peace and the Mass Media

(3) Select from additional courses listed in the historical background,
military-political affairs and regional contexts groups.

(6) Select the following military history courses:

HIST 124A

Warfare: Alexander to Napoleon

HIST 124B

European Warfare from the French Revolution to the Present

 

(3) Select from the following historical background courses:

AERO 145A National Security Affairs

HIST 118B

World War II: Causes, Conduct, Consequences

HIST 153

Civil War and Reconstruction, 1840-1890

HIST 159

History of U.S. Foreign Relations

HIST 160

The United States in Vietnam, 1940-1975

 

 

(3) Select from the following military-political affairs courses:

AERO 135B Leadership and Management II

GOVT 130

International Politics

GOVT 131

International Organization ( GOVT 001 or equivalent)

GOVT 133

American Defense and National Security

GOVT 135

American Foreign Policy ( GOVT 001 or equivalent)

GOVT 139

Special Studies in International Politics (Government major or instructor permission)

GOVT 139G

Intelligence and Espionage

 

(3) Select from the following regional context courses:

AERO 145B Preparation for Active Duty

ECON 193

Development Economics ( ECON 001A , ECON 001B )

GEOG 121

United States and Canada

GEOG 125

Geography of East Asia

GEOG 127

Geography of Africa

GEOG 128

Geography of Europe

GOVT 144

Government and Politics in Europe ( GOVT 001 or equivalent)

GOVT 147

Latin American Government and Politics

GOVT 148

Governments and Politics in the Middle East

SOC 160

Asian Societies

SOC 162

Middle Eastern Societies and Culture

 

 

 

SOC 163

Conflict, Oil and Development in the Middle East

 

(3) Select from the following conflict resolution courses:

AERO 135A Leadership and Management I

ANTH 105

Anthropology of War

COMS 119

Conflict Resolution Through Communication

ENVS 112

International Environmental Problems (Passing score on the WPE)

GOVT 134

War, Peace and the Mass Media

(3) Select from additional courses listed in the historical background,
military-political affairs and regional contexts groups.

 

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES & MATH

Department of Chemistry

NEW PROGRAM

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:
•  Replace two of the existing core courses (six units) for the Master's in Chemistry with 200 level Biochemistry courses. Comment: requires the development of one new additional course (Chem 261) .
•  Retain the remainder of the curricular structure of the Master's in Chemistry degree including a seminar requirement, 6 units of electives from either Chemistry or Biology courses, and the existing 299/500 requirements. Comment: there is no change in total units.
•  The requirement for additional resources is minimal: one additional 200 level Biochemistry course offered every two years.

LIST OF REQUIRED COURSES IN THE PROPOSED DEGREE PROGRAM
Core (14 units)
Two of the four courses (6 units):
CHEM 220 Spectrometric Identification of Compounds (3 units)
CHEM 230 Separation Methods in Chemistry (3 units)
CHEM 231 Chemical Separations Laboratory (3 units)
CHEM 240 Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory (3 units)
Two 200 level Biochemistry courses (6 units):
CHEM 260 Protein Biochemistry (3 units)
CHEM 261 Nucleic Acids Chemistry (3 units)
Four semesters of seminar (2 units):
CHEM 294 (0.5 units)
Electives (6 units)
Graduate and upper division Chemistry and Biology courses as approved by graduate advisor.
Culminating Requirements (10 units)
CHEM 299 Special Problems (8 units)
CHEM 500 Culminating Experience (2 units)

NEW COURSES TO BE DEVELOPED
CHEM 261 Nucleic Acids Chemistry (3 units).

 

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Department of Ethnic Studies

NEW PROGRAM

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.
In my position as Program Director, I have talked to students who have enrolled in Chicano-Latino courses but do not wish to major in Ethnic Studies with a concentration in Chicano Studies or minor in General Ethnic Studies. A Chicano Latino Studies minor gives students an additional option to continue study in this area while majoring in some other traditional field. For example, this minor can appeal to students in other majors, e.g., Criminal Justice, Child Development, Liberal Studies, Social Work, Nursing, Gerontology, etc. (See #7 for an analysis of students by majors who completed a survey asking their interests in a Chicano Latino Studies minor.) A minor in Chicano Latino Studies is timely because students in these majors will increasingly interact with Chicano Latinos. It is estimated that by 2040 nearly half of California's population will be Chicano Latinos.

MINOR REQUIREMENTS
Total units required for Minor: 21
Specific course requirements are:
(3) ETHN 030 Introduction to Chicano Latino Studies
(3) ETHN 130 Chicano Studies: Perspectives and Paradigms
OR
(3) ETHN 131 La Raza Studies
(3) ETHN 132 La Mujer Chicana
(3) ETHN 136 U.S. Mexican Border Relations
(3) ETHN 137 Race and Ethnicity in Latin American and Caribbean
OR
(3) ETHN 161 Contemporary Latino Public Policy Issues
(6) Upper Division electives approved by the Chicano Studies program director