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UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE
COURSE CHANGE PROPOSALS

LIST #2 - 2005/2006

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

There will be one more list for review in the month of October. Due to the volume of Course and Program Proposals, List #3 will be posted next week. All items on List #3 will be included in the 06-08 Catalog. Course and Program Proposals that were submitted by the Septemeber 23 deadline and do not appear on List #2 will be included on List #3


If there are no objections reported to Academic Affairs by noon on October 11, 2005 the Course Change Proposals listed below are approved as submitted. The Curriculum Subcommittee will meet on Tuesday,October 11, 2005, at 1:30 in SAC 275 to review the Course Change Proposals contained in this list.

 List #2 Program Change Proposals are located at
http://www.csus.edu/acaf/policies/prgmlst.stm
for your review.

List #2 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

Course Change Proposals:
Past Course Change Proposal Lists:

College of Arts & Letters
College of Education
College of Engineering & Computer Science
College of Natural Science & Math
College of Social Sciences & Intd. Studies

Course List #1

 

COLLEGE OF ARTS & LETTERS

Department of Art

COURSE CHANGE

ART 074 Beginning Jewelry. Description is unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
The word “design” implies more of a two-dimensional approach to the course content. Although students design the work that they create, the emphasis of the course is on the students ability to bring their ideas to a three-dimensional form.

COURSE CHANGE

ART 134 Interdisciplinary Art. Making connections and relationships between visual art and curriculum subjects such as ecology, history, anthropology, language arts, theatre and music. Through studio activities and interdisciplinary themes, learn how to integrate the California Visual Art Content Standards. 3 units.
Justification:
The course Interdisciplinary Art, formally approved for addition to the curriculum in AY 2004-05, was assigned a number (132) that had been used for a course removed from our course inventory in 2004 after entering the inactive list (Early Childhood Art). At the CPSP committee meeting, the Chair of the Department of Child Development noted that because ART 132/Early Childhood Art had been listed in their pre-credential program (Major B: Visual/Performing Arts area) until recently, using the same number for a different course could cause problems for their students. The Art Education faculty agreed to change the course number to ART 134. Note: Only the course number is being changed: the course description and prerequisite are the same.
Prerequisite: Art 20A (Beginning Drawing) and Upper Division Status

NEW COURSE

ART 163 Pinhole Photography. Intermediate-level course investigating the theory, history, and practice of pinhole photography. Students will work with self-made pinhole cameras of varying focal lengths using black and white and color paper negatives, film negatives, and transparencies. Emphasis will be on applying a creative approach in both camera making and image formation, supported by advanced level photographic technique. The course concludes with individual final portfolios and group exhibitions of cameras and prints. 3 units.
Justification:
Change from an experimental to a permanent offering.
Note: Offered once a year.
Prerequisite: PHOT 40 or equivalent

COURSE CHANGE

ART 174 Intermediate Jewelry . Continued study of the techniques and tools used in metal fabrication, such as raising, tool making, chasing and repousse, and scoring/bending process. Emphasis is on development and individual style. 3 units.
Justification:
The present sequence of courses in jewelry design starts with a beginning level and moves directly to the advanced level. After one beginning course, students have not developed the skills nor explored the medium and its historical underpinnings enough to be accurately considered advanced students in the area. An intermediate course would acknowledge students’ actual level of learning while preparing them for an advanced level status. In general, what is now described as the advanced level course content will become the content for the intermediate level. A new course with distinct content will be submitted for the advanced level course (ART 176). This course will also have appeal to other majors that work with design and metal such as Mechanical Engineering.
Prerequisite: ART 074 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

NEW COURSE

ART 176. Advanced Jewelry. Focus on the development of personal style in metal fabrication and casting techniques. Students learn to build mechanical devises such as clasp systems that enhance the overall appearance of their work. Research involving historical periods in metal work. 3 units.
Justification:
An advanced level course is necessary to acknowledge the skills and knowledge base students have acquired while providing the structure found in previous metals courses. Students practice self-motivation while developing particular skills that support an individual style. An advanced jewelry course would also allow students to work on the content of their work beyond predetermined assignments.
Prerequisite: ART 174

COURSE CHANGE

ART 179 Small Metals Studio. Continued study of the techniques and tools used in metal fabrication, such as raising, tool making, chasing and repousse, and scoring/bending process. Emphasis is on development and individual style. 3 units.
Justification:
The word “crafts” limits the intent of the course. Small metals more accurately describes the content of the course.
Prerequisite: ART 176

Department of Communication Studies

COURSE CHANGE

COMS 158 PR Planning and Management. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
Adding prerequisite of ComS 118 to ComS 158. We are changing the prerequisite to this course because we are changing the prerequisites to related courses to allow students to finish the PR major in 4 semesters.
Note: Cross-listed as JOUR 158; only one may be counted for credit.
Prerequisite: COMS 118 and COMS 123 or JOUR 123 with grade of "C-" or better.

COURSE CHANGE

COMS187 Issue Management and Case Studies in PR . Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
Changing prerequisite from ComS 158 to ComS 118. We are changing the prerequisite to this course because we are changing the prerequisites to related courses to allow students to finish the PR major in 4 semesters.
Prerequisite: ComS 118; completion of 12 units of upper division COMS courses

COURSE CHANGE

JOUR 158 PR Planning and Management. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
Adding prerequisite of ComS 118 to Jour 158. We are changing the prerequisite to this course because we are changing the prerequisites to related courses to allow students to finish the PR major in 4 semesters.
Note: Cross-listed as COMS 158; only one may be counted for credit.
Prerequisite: COMS 118 and JOUR 123 or COMS 123 with grade of "C-" or better.

Department of Design

NEW COURSE

GPHD 122 User Interface Design.The emphasis is on design of a user-centered experience in web space. This course enables the students to understand the characteristics of technology and select appropriate forms and functions to create specific experiences for users. 3 units.
Justification: The user interface design in virtual space becomes an essential part of the graphic design curriculum today. A graphic design program needs to meet the current industrial trends and needs.
Prerequisite: GPHD25 and 30

COURSE CHANGE

GPHD 130 Typography II. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
Based on NASAD's exit recommendation, we wish to upgrade this course's WTU count from 3.3 to 3.9. The change will allow the instructor to have more contact time with students and bring this course in line with NASAD's studio standards. The course would be re-classified as an Activity (13) to accommodate the WTU adjustment.

COURSE CHANGE

GPHD 135 Design Production and Management. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
Based on NASAD’s exit recommendation, we wish to upgrade this course’s WTU count from 3.3 to 3.9. The change will allow the instructor to have more contact time with students and bring this course in line with NASAD’s studio standards. The course would be re-classified as an Activity (13) to accommodate the WTU adjustment.

COURSE CHANGE

GPHD 140 Time-Based Graphic Design. Emphasis on the development of conceptual themes, formal exploration, and user-centered interaction in time-based multimedia design. Enables the students to create vital experiences using text, sound, image, motion, and interactivity. 3 units.
Justification:
The technology-based design becomes an essential part of the graphic design curriculum today. A graphic design program needs to meet the current industrial trends and needs.
Prerequisite: GPHD130, 135

NEW COURSE

GPHD 142 Advanced Graphic Design I. Builds on established design investigation and project management techniques and provides students with the opportunity to focus on process in design. Theoretical, professional and historical issues facing the design profession will be reviewed. Development of both visual and written research material will be applied to an appropriate project. Presentations skills will also be addressed. 3 units.
Justification: Majors will benefit from this course as it will more fully develop their research skills and give them context in which to apply it. The course will focus on one subject the entire semester, so the depth of research, process and management conducted on the project will be extensive. Unit-wise this course will replace ART 20B in the current curriculum.
Prerequisite:
GPHD130, 135

COURSE CHANGE

GPHD 145 Visual Image. Advanced exploration of visual study. Students will learn to orchestrate a diverse yet unified visual campaign for a particular client. Image making will be stressed in this course as students experiment with techniques and media including but not limited to photography and illustration. 3 units.
Justification:
GPHD 145 was previously organized as a visual principles course (formerly GPHD 101) for students just entering upper division. With the past re-ordering of upper division courses and the creation of two preparatory lower division courses (viz., GPHD 25 and GPHD 30), we are finding that our students are more prepared than before and can handle a more advanced curriculum in their senior semester of GPHD 145. The program also sees a deficiency in students’ image-making abilities. This course would address this deficiency to more fully round out our students’ design education.
Prerequisite: GPHD130, 135
Corequisite: GPHD 140

COURSE CHANGE

GPHD 150 Digital Portfolio. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
Based on NASAD's exit recommendation, we wish to upgrade this course's WTU count from 3.3 to 3.9. The change will allow the instructor to have more contact time with students and bring this course in line with NASAD's studio standards. The course would be re-classified as an Activity (13) to accommodate the WTU adjustment.

NEW COURSE

GPHD 152 Advanced Graphic Design II. The course builds on established design investigation, process and project management techniques and provides students with the opportunity to focus on expanding their understanding of professional practice. Professional, business and ethical issues facing the design profession will be reviewed. Development of both visual and written material will be required in a group environment that will be applied to an appropriate series of projects. These projects will require oral and visual presentations. 3 units.
Justification: Majors will benefit from this course as it will more fully develop their professional skills and give them context in which to apply it. The course addresses practical, business and ethical issues facing the design profession. Unit-wise this required course will replace an elective in the major.
Prerequisite: GPHD140, 145

COURSE CHANGE

GPHD 155 Corporate Identity . Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
Based on NASAD's exit recommendation, we wish to upgrade this course's WTU count from 3.3 to 3.9. The change will allow the instructor to have more contact time with students and bring this course in line with NASAD's studio standards. The course would be re-classified as an Activity (13) to accommodate the WTU adjustment.

COURSE DELETIONS

INTD 21 Introduction to Interior Design (See New Course INTD 15)
INTD 27 Beginning Design and Construction ( See INTD 153)
INTD 126A Advanced Interior Design, Residential (See New Course INTD 163)
INTD 126B Advanced Interior Design, Commercial (See New Course INTD 173)
INTD 129 Design Portfolio (See New Course INTD 181)
INTD 130A Advanced Computer-Aided Design: 2D Presentation (See New Course INTD 161)
INTD 130B Advanced Computer-Aided Design: 3D Visualization (See New Course INTD 171)

NEW COURSE

INTD 15 Introduction to Interior Design . (Formerly INTD 21) Introduction to the field of interior design. Consideration of human factors, aesthetics, design process, furnishings, surface treatments, and current issues. Lecture, discussions, field trips, two hours. 3 units.
Justification:
Introduction to Interior Design is the first interior design-specific lecture class within the major curriculum. As the profession has grown and matured, the requisite body of knowledge students must know has dramatically increased. New topics include discussions of new licensing requirements, new professional opportunities that did not exist until recently, and content that discusses the expanding role of technology. Though it has been a two-hour course for many semesters, students have been necessarily assigned and have attended to more work than a two-hour credit course requires. This hour adjustment from two to three hours will correct this inequity. The course number change will eliminate confusion about the nature of the class, since the “21” designation is used campus-wide for Freshman Seminars. This class is not a Freshman Seminar

NEW COURSE

INTD 25 Design Fundamentals. Introduction to designing interior spaces. Emphasis on the manipulation and understanding of two- and three-dimensional manipulation of elements of interior spatial design. Fundamentals of visual communication strategies. Studio activity six hours. 3 units.
Justification:
Design Fundamentals provides an introduction to the basic elements interior designers use when creating spaces for clients. The course will 1) give interior design students the skills they need to take upper division interior design studios and 2) provide graphic design students with an understanding of space making, which will give them a better understanding of how environmental graphics (signage, exhibition design, etc.) interact with interior space. The course will also give interior design students the opportunity to develop a portfolio of projects that they will need to apply for the upper division major. (Interior Design will be officially impacted in Fall 2006, and students will then have to submit a portfolio for entrance to the major.)
In addition to designing interior spaces, students will be introduced to the visual communication skills crucial to the design professions and will develop an appreciation for the increasingly high standards of craft, the interior design process, and the marriage of aesthetics and function. The current curriculum structure addresses these needs only partially, and too late in the sequence. This course also supports the FIDER accreditation body’s requirement for students’ rapid interior design visualization and architectural sketching skills development.

COURSE CHANGE

INTD 30 Introduction to Computer Aided Design. Introduction to the principles and techniques of architectural drafting. Through a series of exercises, students will learn manual and digital drafting techniques commonly used to generate floor plans, sections, elevations, and axonometrics. Through a series of design problems, students will also be introduced to basic space planning concepts and vocabulary. Emphasis will be on drawing skills, drawing conventions, CAD vocabulary, and CAD document management procedures. 3 units.
Justification:
New course description more accurately reflects actual course content.
Prerequisite: DESN10.

COURSE CHANGE

INTD 123 Survey of Western Architecture and Interiors. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
The name change more accurately reflects course content. Specifically, the course covers both architecture and interiors.

COURSE CHANGE

INTD 151 Interior Design Graphics I. (Formerly INTD 122) Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
The new course number and title will clearly identify the course within the revised sequence of design studio courses.
Prerequisite: INTD 25, INTD 30 and acceptance into the Interior Design Major
Corequisite: INTD 153 and INTD 155

NEW COURSE

INTD 153 Interior Design Studio I. (Formerly INTD 27) An introductory studio course with emphasis on understanding functional and formal elements of architectural interiors. Students will communicate designs through two- and three dimensional drawings and models. 3 units.
Justification:
In the last four years Beginning Design and Construction has advanced not only in content amount but also in the level of complexity. This is reflected by the current inability of local community colleges to articulate this course. In addition, the change creates a four-studio upper division sequence responding to a specific request by the FIDER team (see program proposal) to create a clear progression within our upper division design studio sequence.
Note: Studio activity six hours.
Prerequisite: INTD25, INTD30 and acceptance into Interior Design Major
Corequisite: INTD 151 and INTD 155

COURSE CHANGE

INTD 155 Professional Practice 1. (Formerly INTD 127A) Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
To create a clearer numbering sequence.
Prerequisite:INTD 21 and admission to upper division Interior Design Program
Corequisite: INTD 151 and INTD 153

NEW COURSE

INTD 161 Interior Design Graphics II. (Formerly INTD 130A) Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
The new course number and title will clearly identify the course within the revised sequence of design studio courses.
Prerequisite: INTD 151, INTD 153 and INTD 155
Corequisite: INTD 163 and INTD 165

NEW COURSE

INTD 163 Interior Design Studio II. (Formerly INTD 126A) An intermediate studio course where students continue to develop their understanding of functional and formal elements of architectural interiors. Students will communicate designs through two- and three dimensional drawings and models. 3 units.
Justification:
The new course number and title will clearly identify the course within the revised sequence of design studio courses. The revised course description more accurately reflects actual course content. Prerequisite changes and the addition of corequisite requirements reflect the overall restructure of the upper division course sequence.
Prerequisite: INTD 151, 153 and 155
Corequisite: INTD 161 and 165

COURSE CHANGE

INTD 165 Professional Practice 2. (Formerly INTD 127C) Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
To create a clearer numbering sequence.
Prerequisite: INTD 151, INTD 153, INTD 155
Corequisite: INTD 161 and INTD 163

NEW COURSE

INTD 171 Interior Design Graphics III. (Formerly INTD 130B) Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
The new course number and title will clearly identify the course within the revised sequence of design studio courses.
Prerequisite: INTD 161, INTD 163 and INTD 165
Corequisite: INTD 173 and INTD 175

NEW COURSE

INTD 173 Interior Design Studio III. (Formerly INTD 126B) An advanced studio course where students continue to develop their understanding of functional and formal elements of architectural interiors. Students will communicate designs through two- and three dimensional drawings and models. 3 units.
Justification:
The new course number and title will clearly identify the course within the revised sequence of design studio courses. The revised course description more accurately reflects actual course content. Prerequisite changes and the addition of corequisite requirements reflect the overall restructure of the upper division course sequence.
Prerequisite: INTD 161, 163 and 165
Corequisite: INTD 171 and 175

COURSE CHANGE

INTD 175 Professional Practice 3. (Formerly INTD 127B) Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
To create a clearer numbering sequence.
Prerequisite: INTD 161, INTD 163, INTD 165
Corequisite: INTD 171 and INTD 173

NEW COURSE

INTD 181 Interior Design Graphics IV. (Formerly INTD 129) Description unchanged. Changing from 2 to 3 units.
Justification:
Design Portfolio is the capstone upper division studio class within the major curriculum. This class serves as the final stage of studio preparation for entrance into professional practice. Graduates are expected to show a comprehensive portfolio of their achievements in studio arts. Though it has been a two-hour course for many semesters, students have been necessarily assigned and have attended to more work than a two-hour credit course requires. This hour adjustment from two to three hours will correct this inequity.
The new course number and title will clearly identify the course within the revised sequence of design studio courses. Prerequisite changes and the addition of co requisite requirements reflect the overall restructure of the upper division course sequence.
Prerequisite: INTD 171, INTD 173 and INTD 175
Corequisite: INTD 183

NEW COURSE

INTD 183 Interior Design Studio IV. This is a thesis studio in which students research and develop individual design projects. Students will draw upon knowledge and skills from previous coursework to create solutions to complex design problems. Projects are completed with assistance from instructor, client and working professionals. Students are required to submit a design proposal for instructor approval in the Fall. 3 units.
Justification:
The Interior Design Program is changing its course structure in order to provide our students with more professional-level studios. This change is in response to suggestions from our advisory board, and to recommendations the FIDER accreditation team stipulated in their Site Visitor’s Report last fall. FIDER, the Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research, is our professional accrediting agency. Specifically, the FIDER team asked us to create a sequence of upper division studios that provides a clear progression in the scale and complexity of projects. We have achieved this by enhancing a lower division studio course (formerly INTD 27) and moving it into upper division, revising the two existing upper division studio course (INTD 126A and INTD 126B) and by introducing a senior thesis studio as a capstone studio course.
Prerequisite: INTD 171, 173 and 175.
Corequisite: INTD 181.

COURSE CHANGE

INTD 195 Professional Practice 4-Internship . (Formerly INTD 195C) Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
To create a clearer numbering sequence.
Prerequisite: INTD 171, INTD 173, INTD 175

COURSE CHANGE

PHOT 11 Digital Imaging. Acquaints students with digital equipment and techniques as applied to photographs. Lectures and demonstrations will cover hardware (cameras, computers, scanners and printers) and software used to create digital images. Ethical and legal issues will be discussed. Portfolio of digital photographs created in the computer labe required. 3 units.
Justification: In order to meet the requirements of the new lower division transfer pattern for community college students Photo 100 is being converted to lower division and becoming Photo 11. This will allow students to complete this course at a community college.

Department of English

COURSE CHANGE

ENGL 001 Basic Writing Skills. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
The prerequisite EPT score has been changed to reflect a change in University Policy.
Prerequisite: Score of 142-148 on English Placement Test or credit in LS 015.

COURSE CHANGE

ENGL 001A College Composition. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
The prerequisite EPT score has been changed to reflect a change in University Policy.
Prerequisite: EPT score of 149 or above, or completion of Engl. 001.

COURSE CHANGE

ENGL 001X College Composition Bridge. Description unchanged. 1 unit.
Justification:
The prerequisite EPT score has been changed to reflect a change in University Policy.
Prerequisite: Score of 147-148 on English Placement Test.

COURSE CHANGE

ENGL 002 College Composition Multilingual. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
The prerequisite EPT score has been changed to reflect a change in University Policy.
Prerequisite: EPT score of 149 or above, or credit in LS 087; EDT score of 2-3.

COURSE CHANGE

ENGL 002X Basic College Composition Bridge. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
The prerequisite EPT score has been changed to reflect a change in University Policy.
Prerequisite: Score of 147-148 on English Placement Test and EDT score of 2-5.

COURSE CHANGE

ENGL 201D Contemporary Theory. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
New course title more accurately reflects course content.

Department of Foreign Languages

COURSE CHANGE

JAPN 110 Introduction to Japanese Literature. An introduction to Japanese literature from the 10th century to the present. The various forms of Japanese classic and contemporary literature will be surveyed through the selective reading of representative works. Class will be conducted in both Japanese and English. 3 units.
Justification:
To rewrite the course description more accurately to reflect the course content.
Prerequisite:: JAPN002B or instructor’s permission.

COURSE CHANGE

JAPN 120 Japanese Civilization. Explore traditional and contemporary Japan through a variety of topics including geographical setting, historical development, language, literature, aesthetics, customs and manner, communication, pop-culture, economic development, politics and globalization. Taught in English. 3 units.
Justification:
To rewrite the course description more accurately to reflect the course content. The course will be offered in Spring 2007.

COURSE CHANGE

JAPN 150 Advanced Japanese Grammar and Conversation. Designed to develop Japanese language proficiency through the learning of advanced grammar, authentic reading and listening activities, oral reports, presentations, and compositions. 3 units.
Justification:
To rewrite the course description more accurately to reflect the course content.
Prerequisite:: JAPN002B or instructor’s permission.

Department of History

NEW COURSE

HIST 123 The Crusades. The Crusading movement from the eleventh through the thirteenth centuries. Explores the eight “official” Crusades, and explores the concept of “crusading” as Christian Holy War. The course extensively covers the intersection of Byzantine, Islamic, Catholic, and Jewish cultures in the Middle Ages, and incorporates religious, social, military, and political, history. 3 units.
Justification:
The Crusades of the eleventh through thirteenth centuries were the most significant encounter between cultures in the Middle Ages. The Crusades brought together, sometimes but not always violently, Christians (Catholic, Byzantine, Armenian, and Coptic), Muslims (in both the Middle East and in Iberia), and Jews (in Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and Palestine). Students will read extensively on the eight main Crusades as well as later attempted and proposed Crusades. The concept of “crusading” will also be discussed in detail, in reference to the Middle Ages in particular, but also in reference to early modern and contemporary uses of the term “crusade.” The course will follow a chronological outline of the major Crusades, and incorporate political, cultural, economic, military technology, religious, and social history. The course is designed to fit into the Hellenic Studies Minor and the Middle East and Islamic Studies Minor, in addition to the History department as a whole. Students will read extensively in the current Crusade historiography and primary sources, as well as exploring contemporary views of the Crusades through film, and ultimately students will write a long research paper.

NEW COURSE

HIST 149 The Making of Modern Southeast Asia . Examines the historical formation of Southeast Asia, how European colonization integrated Southeast Asia into the global economic order, and how the region became a critical strategic zone in the Second World War and the Cold War. While the course traces the century’s long formation of the nations of Southeast Asia, about half of the course will focus on political and economic developments of the 20th Century. 3 units.
Justification:
Southeast Asia has played a crucial role in Asian and World history. As a source of spices and raw materials, as the site of numerous “hot battles” of the Cold War, and as the home to several terrorist organizations, Southeast Asia’s economic, strategic, and political significance is undeniable. Unfortunately, many American students remain unfamiliar with the region; an especially ironic situation in California with its growing Southeast Asia population. With special attention to Southeast Asia’s role in the modern world, this course will rectify this lack of knowledge. In addition to Southeast Asia’s role in the 20th Century, the course will familiarize students with the region’s impressive past civilizations in Cambodia, Java, and Sumatra, home to some of the man-made wonder’s of the earth like Angkor Wat and Borobudur. This course will significantly add to the History Dept.’s Asia offerings, as well as meet the needs of many students interested in Southeast Asia’s past.

NEW COURSE

HIST 175 Sex, Population, and Birth Control in America. Explores efforts to control reproduction in America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Examines the medical and legal institutions that shaped public policy and the general public’s response to efforts to regulate citizens’ reproduction, sexuality, and healthcare.Investigates how race, ethnicity, class, and gender determined the types of reproductive choices available to Americans. 3 units.
Justification:
“Sex, Population, and Birth Control in America” intersects three major subfields in American history: the history of the law and public policy, the history of medicine, and the history of gender. Most upper-division history classes taught at CSUS and other universities focus on one specific subfield of history. This approach is useful in grounding students in these subfields; however, as practicing scholars know, the boundaries between subfields are permeable and overlap between subfields is quite common. “Sex, Population, and Birth Control in America” therefore is novel in teaching students to think across subfields. This course compliments two existing courses currently offered by the history department: HIST180 American Legal History, and HIST167 American women’s history. It also adds new depth to the course listings. HIST167 touches on issues of reproduction and sexuality but it does so primarily from the perspective of women. This proposed course will expand this analysis to include male experiences as well as female and will ask students to compare the effects of reproductive policy and medical practice on men and women. Thus, HIST175 will also introduce students to many central issues debated within this subfield of the history of medicine. Finally, race and ethnicity are central themes of this course. As such, “Sex, Population, and Birth Control in America” will complement existing history courses such as African American history and the South, Slavery, and the American Nation.

NEW COURSE

HIST 188 American Labor History. Survey of the history of working people in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Topics include labor systems from slavery to wage work, strategies of labor organizations, race and labor, radicalism and reform, immigration and labor, labor and leisure, women and work, and globalization. 3 units.
Justification:
This course, American Labor History, is an important addition to our curriculum for two reasons: 1) it complements our offering of Hist 164 (History of American Capitalism) which covers the history of business and the role of the corporation in American life and 2) it will be an integral offering in the Labor Studies Program at Sacramento State. The course will provide students with an in-depth examination of the lives and working condition of American laborers. We expect that students will be engaged and responsive to the course material as they will be forced to reflect on the working conditions of their own jobs (past, current or future). Since Americans spend most of their waking hours working, a course that puts daily working life in historical perspective will be particularly meaningful to students.

COURSE CHANGE

HIST 192A Seminar in Recent Interpretations of U.S. History. Reading seminar in recent scholarship and current trends in the interpretation of United States history. Designed especially for History majors and present and prospective history teachers. 3 units.
Justification:
These modified course numbers and names for the Hist 192 series are designed to identify more clearly the subject matter of courses presently offered. These changes will:
1) allow students to demonstrate more specific training on official transcripts,
2) allow students to plan more easily a program of study that meets their personal and professional needs,
3) distinguish seminars more precisely in cases where seminars need to be repeated, and
4) emphasize department strengths more clearly to outside programs and prospective students.
These changes do not change the basic core sequence in the History major, nor do they represent a fundamental change in overall course content or approach. They do not increase or decrease the required units in a program, they carry no supplemental funding requests, and they do not have a fiscal or programmatic impact on another academic unit’s offerings.
Note: Not open to lower division students.
Prerequisite: Passing score on the WPE.

COURSE CHANGE

HIST 192B Seminar in Recent Interpretations of European History. Reading seminar in recent scholarship and current trends in the interpretation of European history. Designed especially for History majors and present and prospective history teachers. 3 units.
Justification:
These modified course numbers and names for the Hist 192 series are designed to identify more clearly the subject matter of courses presently offered. These changes will:
1) allow students to demonstrate more specific training on official transcripts,
2) allow students to plan more easily a program of study that meets their personal and professional needs,
3) distinguish seminars more precisely in cases where seminars need to be repeated, and
4) emphasize department strengths more clearly to outside programs and prospective students.
These changes do not change the basic core sequence in the History major, nor do they represent a fundamental change in overall course content or approach. They do not increase or decrease the required units in a program, they carry no supplemental funding requests, and they do not have a fiscal or programmatic impact on another academic unit’s offerings.
Note: Not open to lower division students.
Prerequisite: Passing score on the WPE.

NEW COURSE

HIST 192C Seminar in Recent Interpretations of Asian History. Reading seminar in recent scholarship and current trends in the interpretation of Asian history. Designed especially for History majors and present and prospective history teachers. 3 units.
Justification:
These modified course numbers and names for the Hist 192 series are designed to identify more clearly the subject matter of courses presently offered. These proposed changes will:
1) allow students to demonstrate more specific training on official transcripts,
2) allow students to plan more easily a program of study that meets their personal and professional needs,
3) distinguish seminars more precisely in cases where seminars need to be repeated, and
4) emphasize department strengths more clearly to outside programs and prospective students.
These changes do not change the basic core sequence in the History major, nor do they represent a fundamental change in overall course content or approach. They do not increase or decrease the required units in a program, they carry no supplemental funding requests, and they do not have a fiscal or programmatic impact on another academic unit’s offerings.
Note: Not open to lower division students.
Prerequisite: Passing score on the WPE.

NEW COURSE

HIST 192D Seminar in Recent Interpretations of Middle Eastern History. Reading seminar in recent scholarship and current trends in the interpretation of Middle Eastern history. Designed especially for History majors and present and prospective history teachers. 3 units.
Justification:
These modified course numbers and names for the Hist 192 series are designed to identify more clearly the subject matter of courses presently offered. These proposed changes will:
1) allow students to demonstrate more specific training on official transcripts,
2) allow students to plan more easily a program of study that meets their personal and professional needs,
3) distinguish seminars more precisely in cases where seminars need to be repeated, and
4) emphasize department strengths more clearly to outside programs and prospective students.
These changes do not change the basic core sequence in the History major, nor do they represent a fundamental change in overall course content or approach. They do not increase or decrease the required units in a program, they carry no supplemental funding requests, and they do not have a fiscal or programmatic impact on another academic unit’s offerings.
Note: Not open to lower division students.
Prerequisite: Passing score on the WPE.

NEW COURSE

HIST 192E Seminar in Recent Interpretations of African History. Reading seminar in recent scholarship and current trends in the interpretation of African history. Designed especially for History majors and present and prospective history teachers. 3 units.
Justification:
These modified course numbers and names for the Hist 192 series are designed to identify more clearly the subject matter of courses presently offered. These proposed changes will:
1) allow students to demonstrate more specific training on official transcripts,
2) allow students to plan more easily a program of study that meets their personal and professional needs,
3) distinguish seminars more precisely in cases where seminars need to be repeated, and
4) emphasize department strengths more clearly to outside programs and prospective students.
These changes do not change the basic core sequence in the History major, nor do they represent a fundamental change in overall course content or approach. They do not increase or decrease the required units in a program, they carry no supplemental funding requests, and they do not have a fiscal or programmatic impact on another academic unit’s offerings.
Note: Not open to lower division students.
Prerequisite: Passing score on the WPE.

NEW COURSE

HIST 192F Seminar in Recent Interpretations of Latin American History. Reading seminar in recent scholarship and current trends in the interpretation of Latin American history. Designed especially for History majors and present and prospective history teachers. 3 units.
Justification:
These modified course numbers and names for the Hist 192 series are designed to identify more clearly the subject matter of courses presently offered. These proposed changes will:
1) allow students to demonstrate more specific training on official transcripts,
2) allow students to plan more easily a program of study that meets their personal and professional needs,
3) distinguish seminars more precisely in cases where seminars need to be repeated, and
4) emphasize department strengths more clearly to outside programs and prospective students.
These changes do not change the basic core sequence in the History major, nor do they represent a fundamental change in overall course content or approach. They do not increase or decrease the required units in a program, they carry no supplemental funding requests, and they do not have a fiscal or programmatic impact on another academic unit’s offerings.
Note: Not open to lower division students.
Prerequisite: Passing score on the WPE.

NEW COURSE

HIST 192Z Seminar in Recent Interpretations of a Special Topic. Reading seminar in recent scholarship and current trends in the interpretation of a special topic. Designed especially for History majors and present and prospective history teachers. 3 units.
Justification:
These modified course numbers and names for the Hist 192 series are designed to identify more clearly the subject matter of courses presently offered. These proposed changes will:
1) allow students to demonstrate more specific training on official transcripts,
2) allow students to plan more easily a program of study that meets their personal and professional needs,
3) distinguish seminars more precisely in cases where seminars need to be repeated, and
4) emphasize department strengths more clearly to outside programs and prospective students.
These changes do not change the basic core sequence in the History major, nor do they represent a fundamental change in overall course content or approach. They do not increase or decrease the required units in a program, they carry no supplemental funding requests, and they do not have a fiscal or programmatic impact on another academic unit’s offerings.
Note: Not open to lower division students.
Prerequisite: Passing score on the WPE.

COURSE CHANGE

HIST 197A Senior Research Seminar: U.S. History. Research seminar in historical writing in which students will complete a research paper in U.S. History based on primary sources. Subject will vary according to instructor. Recommended for the second semester of the senior year.3 units.
Justification:
Research seminar in historical writing in which students will complete a research paper in U.S. History based on primary sources. Subject will vary according to instructor. Recommended for the second semester of the senior year.
Note: Not open to lower division students.
Prerequisite: Passing score on the WPE.

COURSE CHANGE

HIST 197B Senior Research Seminar: World History. Research seminar in historical writing in which students will complete a research paper in world history based on primary sources. Subject will vary according to instructor. Recommended for the second semester of the senior year. 3 units.
Justification:
Clarifies our numbering system. The new title more accurately reflects the course content. There is no change to the course format or content.
Note: Not open to lower division students.
Prerequisite: Passing score on the WPE.

COURSE CHANGE

HIST 197C Senior Research Seminar: Public History. Introduction to bibliographic and research skills in secondary and primary sources, and the development of expertise in writing historical reports. Particular attention to regional research libraries, manuscript repositories and archival facilities. 3 units.
Justification:
Clarifies our numbering system. The new title more accurately reflects the course content. There is no change to the course format or content.
Note: Not open to lower division students.
Prerequisite: Passing score on the WPE.

Department of Humanities & Religious Studies

COURSE CHANGE

HRS 70 Arts and Ideas of Asia : Ancient to Medieval. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
Correction in title.

COURSE CHANGE

HRS 105 Approaches to the Humanities. An advanced study of interdisciplinary methods applied to the arts, including literature, music and other modes of humanistic expression.. 3 units.
Justification:
Although course was removed from the General Education pattern in spring 2003, the course description was not modified to reflect the class’ new emphases. The Department has also decided that adding lower division prerequisites will enable the instructor to focus class work on a more appropriate level for HRS majors. The prerequisites will also facilitate the sort of sequencing suggested by our program review.
Prerequisite: HRS 10 and HRS 11

COURSE CHANGE

HRS 145 Introduction to Islamic Culture. Survey of the expression of Islamic values in religious practice, philosophy, theology, art, architecture, music and literature in different historical periods. The contribution of Muslim thinkers, poets, writers, artists of both genders and other transmitters of the Islamic cultural legacy are examined. 3 units.
Justification:
Proposing a change from GE Area C1 to GE Area C4 and the addition of prerequisites will enable this course to more accurately reflect its’ intended differences from HRS 144: Introduction to Islam. Prerequisites will support the department’s expectation that the class expand from students’ previous basic knowledge rather than spend several weeks recapitulating material which is the focus of HRS 144
Prerequisite: HRS 10 or HRS 11 or HRS 178B or HIST 8 or HIST 143A or permission of instructor.

COURSE CHANGE

HRS 155 Spirit and Nature. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
Title change is intended to more accurately reflect the arena of spiritual practices and philosophies which are the focus of the course.

Learning Skills Program

COURSE CHANGE

LS 87 Basic Writing for Multilingual Students. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:The scores on the EPT that place students in LS 87 were changed in Fall 2004 from 142 – 150 to 142 – 146 in an effort to reduce the need for remediation.
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: Score of 142 – 146 on English Placement Test or score of 4 on English Diagnostic Test, or credit in LS 86.

Liberal Arts Program

COURSE CHANGE

LIBA 200A Culture and Expression. Prehistory to Late Antiquity. Interdisciplinary seminar on cultural movements, figures, and art forms of eras from prehistory to late antiquity, when European culture transitioned from the classical Greco-Roman to the early medieval. Focus on the West with some global comparison. Emphasis on theoretical perspectives, methods, and research techniques germane to the liberal arts. Fall only. 3 units.
Justification:
LIBA 200A and 200B have served for the past three years as the core requirements of the Liberal Arts Master's Program. They have met many of their intended objectives, but too much coverage is currently forced into the span of two semesters. Expanding the core sequence to 200A-200B-200C will help us more fully to meet the original objectives, and will respond to a recommendation of our Spring 2003 Program Review: “ To further build on the success of the two existing core courses, LIBA 200A and LIBA 200B, the Program should consider expanding its core curriculum, including expansion to include more emphasis on non-Western cultures, perhaps by adding one or two more core courses.” The addition of a third course to the core sequence will increase the time devoted to non-Western cultures by at least twofold. Students and faculty alike have greeted the prospect of this expanded sequence with enthusiastic support.

COURSE CHANGE

LIBA 200B Culture and Expression: Middle Ages and Renaissance. Culture and Expression: Middle Ages and Renaissance. Interdisciplinary seminar on cultural movements, figures, and art forms of the European Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Focus on the West with some global comparison. Emphasis on theoretical perspectives, methods, and research techniques germane to the liberal arts. Spring only. 3 units.
Justification:
LIBA 200A and 200B have served for the past three years as the core requirements of the Liberal Arts Master’s Program. They have met many of their intended objectives, but too much coverage is currently forced into the span of two semesters. Expanding the core sequence to 200A-200B-200C will help us more fully to meet the original objectives, and will respond to a recommendation of our Spring 2003 Program Review: “To further build on the success of the two existing core courses, LIBA 200A and LIBA 200B, the Program should consider expanding its core curriculum, including expansion to include more emphasis on non-Western cultures, perhaps by adding one or two more core courses.” The addition of a third course to the core sequence will increase the time devoted to non-Western cultures by at least twofold. Students and faculty alike have greeted the prospect of this expanded sequence with enthusiastic support.
Prerequisite: LIBA 200A or instructor permission

NEW COURSE

LIBA 200C Culture and Expression: The Modern Period. Interdisciplinary seminar on cultural movements, figures, and art forms of the modern period from the Baroque to the present. Focus on the West with some global comparison. Emphasis on theoretical perspectives, methods, and research techniques germane to the liberal arts. Fall only. 3 units.
Justification: LIBA 200A and 200B have served for the past three years as the core requirements of the Liberal Arts Master’s Program. They have met many of their intended objectives, but too much coverage is currently forced into the span of two semesters. Expanding the core sequence to 200A-200B-200C will help us more fully to meet the original objectives, and will respond to a recommendation of our Spring 2003 Program Review: “To further build on the success of the two existing core courses, LIBA 200A and LIBA 200B, the Program should consider expanding its core curriculum, including expansion to include more emphasis on non-Western cultures, perhaps by adding one or two more core courses.” The addition of a third course to the core sequence will increase the time devoted to non-Western cultures by at least twofold. Students and faculty alike have greeted the prospect of this expanded sequence with enthusiastic support.
Prerequisite: LIBA 200A and LIBA 200B, or instructor permission.

Department of Philosophy

COURSE CHANGE

PHIL 145B Philosophies of India . A survey of the major schools of Indian philosophical development. The emphasis will be on the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, with consideration given to competing notions of the self, consciousness, the origin of human suffering, and the possibility of transcendence. Taught alternate semesters with PHIL 145A. 3 units.
Justification:
The reason for the name change is to clarify to students that the course is about India and not indigenous Americans. The reason for the description change is to make it clearer what topics are covered in the course. There is no change in the actual course content.
Prerequisite: Passing score on the WPE.

 

Department of Theatre and Dance

COURSE CHANGE

DNCE 040 Dance Production. Introduction to basic production elements as they relate to dance emphasizing the areas of 1) lighting, 2) sound and video; and 3) costuming and make-up. Includes the principles of stage lighting for dance, instruments and control; sound recording and reproduction techniques and equipment for dance, as well as an introduction to video as an archival resource. Includes studio hours for on campus dance productions. 3 units.
Justification:
Dance 040A and Dance 041B need to be combined into one course given in the Fall semester so that our seniors have more lab time for their senior projects and spring performance labs.
Note: Open to majors in the Dance Concentration or by instructors permission.

COURSE DELETION

DNCE 041B Basic Dance Production –B. 2 units.
Justification:
Dance 040A and Dance 041B need to be combined into one course in the Fall semesters that gives our dance majors more units to correspond to the number of lab hours needed for their senior projects and spring performance and rehearsal lab.

COURSE CHANGE

DNCE 151 Dance Criticism. Explores how to look at dance from a critical writing perspective. By attending dance performances and observing dance videotapes, students will learn to evaluate the content of movement in relation to its intention, motivation and delivery. As a seminar class, critical examination of contemporary dance and its various developments through specific topics through lectures, discussion, and critical analysis. The role of dance criticism in audience development will also be explored. 3 units.
Justification:
As a 2 unit class, it is classified as a discussion only class which meets for 50 minutes. This class if an upper division class and is one of the culminating classes for the major. It needs to be allotted more time as a seminar class.
Prerequisite: Dance 130 or Dance 131

COURSE CHANGE

THEA 016 Technical Production - Stagecraft. Principles of scenic and stage prop construction, techniques of mounting and shifting stage scenery, and the study of ground plans and construction drawings for theatrical production. Required participation in one departmental production. Lecture and workshop activity. 3 units.
Justification:
In accordance with forthcoming IMPAC and LDTP guidelines, this course is slated to become standardized state wide to facilitate articulation and transfer credits between departments and schools. This proposal raises the units from 2 to 3 to bring the class in line with the forthcoming guidelines.
Note: MAY NOT be taken concurrently with THEA 020 without permission of instructor. Student must register for THEA 120 concurrently.
Corequisite: THEA 120

COURSE CHANGE

THEA 122 Costume Design. Advancement of the skills and techniques relating to Costume Design initiated in THEA 025. Includes the continuation of costume rendering techniques, developing character through drawing, script and character analysis, organizational skills, budgetary skills, planning and problem solving, utilization of resources and preparing the student to interface with costume shop and other personnel on a local, regional, national and international level by providing a global perspective. Assigned readings relevant to stage representation, performance, Storytelling, story boards and various theoretical models. Laboratory with discussion and workshops. 3 units.
Justification:
The previous course description moves directly to the theoretical before addressing the basic skills particular to each area, which this change corrects. This change provides students the opportunity to explore specific areas in upper division electives. Combined with the other design courses of this series (i.e. scenic, lighting, etc.), THEA 122 enables the student to gain specific design area experience; thus preparing them for the culminating class, THEA 124, as well as professional opportunities and graduate programs. Also, the new course title is self evident to potential students in our region, thereby assisting in recruitment.
Prerequisite: THEA 016, 020, or by permission of Instructor .

COURSE CHANGE

THEA 123 Scenic & Lighting Design. Advancement in the methods of developing concepts for and of productions involving analysis of the script, research and spatial awareness in relation to scenic and lighting design. Projects designed to involve the student in competency in conceptualizing realistic set, and lighting design from script and space analysis, the process, skills (including drafting and model building), and organizational documentation necessary for collaboration between those involved in conceiving and realizing the production. Laboratory with discussion. 3 units.
Justification:
Each design area requires its own foundation class to advance the skills, techniques and analytical work of the lower division course. THEA 016 & 020 are the foundations for this course. The previous course designation moves directly to the theoretical before addressing the basic skills particular to each area. This change corrects that and builds upon these classes, thereby enabling the interested student to combine the entire series THEA 016, 020, 122, and 123 into THEA 124. In this progression, the student gains specific area experience preparing them for professional opportunities or graduate programs. Also, this course title is self evident to potential students in our region and country, thereby assisting in recruitment.
Prerequisite: THEA 016, 020, 122 or by permission of instructor.

COURSE CHANGE

THEA 124 Advanced Design. Abstract, Realism and contemporary design for the theatre. Includes discussion of the collaborative process, script analysis for theatre, dance, opera and related performing arts. Projects include: Advanced rendering of scenery, costume and lighting with preparation of preproduction storyboards; Continued skill development from THEA 122 and 123; Research of contemporary practitioners; Computer rendering using related new technology. Laboratory with discussion. 3 units.
Justification:
As an upper division elective and the culmination of the design and technical series of classes, this course combines all of the skills of THEA 016, 020, 122, & 123 into a structured, theoretical approach to design. This utilizes all of the skills to prepare the student for a realistic model of the design process.
Prerequisite: THEA 016, 020, 122 and 123, or instructor permission.
Corequisite: THEA 135 or instructor permission

COURSE CHANGE

THEA 135 Introduction to Computer Applications in Performing Arts Design and Technology. Application of computer aided drafting to ground plans and lighting plots, introduction to other computer programs currently used in Theatre profession: PowerPoint, VectorWorks, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. Lecture/Lab. 3 units.
Justification:
Given the amount of information a single computer program or technological tool poses to the student, one unit (50 minutes per week) is not enough time to introduce, train, reinforce and challenge a student's learning ability within the classroom. Progress is not made with technology within this limitation. Whereas with 3 units, the instructor may teach students the programs, information and technology knowing it will be reinforced within the same week

COURSE CHANGE

THEA 136 Seminar in Stage Management. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
The stage manager of a production is the hub of information. The responsibilities are numerous and varied. Two units does not adequately cover these topics AND prepare the student for the position on a departmental production. The increased units provides the appropriate amount of time needed to effectively train students who will be managing other students, time, space, and many other elements of a production. This will also prepare the student for professional opportunities.
Note: Students must take this course before Stage managing a departmental production.


COURSE CHANGE

THEA 143 Makeup for the Stage. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification:
Registering for 120 gives the student the appropriate Practicum credit for the work on a departmental production which is crucial to the learning of this skill.
Note: Student must register for 120 concurrently.

COURSE CHANGE

THEA 185 Sound Design. Theory and practice of Sound Design including collaboration and script analysis. Practical considerations for productions including recording techniques, selection and use of audio materials, recording devices, and playback sound systems. 3 units.
Justification:
Increasing the number of units to 3 provides the appropriate amount of time needed for the student to learn the equipment, special effects, rigging and aesthetics involved with Sound as a design medium.

COURSE CHANGE

THEA 200 Introduction to Graduate Studies. Required of all candidates for the MA degree in Theatre. An introduction to the nature of research in theatre, including basic methods, materials, and theories of historical, descriptive and experimental research. Fall only. 3 units.
Justification:
Modification to the existing course description; removing “Students will be expected to present plans for a thesis” to reflect accurate expectations of the course. No other changes or modifications are made.

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

 

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

NEW COURSE

EDLP 226 A/B Meeting the Leadership Challenge . Explore and analyze the leadership styles, qualities and characteristics that are common to effective leaders and the leadership skills and knowledge necessary to effectively lead in California’s community colleges. The history, mission, and culture of the California Community College system and the students it serves will also be examined. Topics such as consultation, shared governance, legislative and accrediting bodies, and other external groups that influence policy and decision-making in higher education will be discussed. 3 units.
Justification: To be a successful leader in the California Community College system, individuals must possess appropriate characteristics (i.e. leadership and personal style) and competencies (i.e. knowledge of specific aspects of community colleges.) This course will set the foundation for building the leadership characteristics and base knowledge competencies required to lead in the California Community College environment.

NEW COURSE

EDLP 227 Leading the Way for Student Success: Student and Instructional Services. Participants will explore changing demographics, accountability regarding statewide mandates, reporting regulations, and accreditation, new technology and other factors impacting California’s community college student services programs and professionals. Gain an understanding of the philosophy and mission of student services’ initiatives and programs and student development theory. Examine the role of faculty as leaders in curriculum, instruction and assessment and student success. Understand the purposes and uses of research and technology to address student outcomes, teaching and learning, institutional effectiveness, and decision-making. 3 units.
Justification: Leaders in California’s Community Colleges must understand the enormous diversity in the student body and how diversity goes hand-in-hand with the multiple missions assigned to the community colleges. Regardless of program or educational goal, diverse and disadvantaged students require appropriate services, programs and institutional cultures. Leaders have to be ever-attentive to curricular change as there is a constant need to reinvent curriculum to meet economic health and development needs of the state.

NEW COURSE

EDLP 228 Innovative Leadership for Troubled Times: Budget/Finance and Human Resources. California community college leaders are presented with increased legislative and public pressure for accountability while in an era of chronic and disparate under-funding of the system. Understand the relationship between higher education finance and the overall fiscal operations of California’s community college system. Gain a broad knowledge of human resource laws and regulations and explore issues of faculty and staff diversity, part-time and full-time faculty, collective bargaining, affirmative action, staff development and recruitment, and selection and retention of staff. 3 units.
Justification: According to “California Community Colleges’ Leadership Challenge: A View from the Field” by Nancy Shulock, CSUS Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy, “An understanding of budget, personnel and law were the three most substantive requirements for successful leadership” by those interviewed. Leaders need to understand the unique aspects of the California system of budget, finance, collective bargaining, contracts and education law.

NEW COURSE

EDLP 229 Community College Leadership Practicum. Directed readings or field experience projects provide participants with the opportunity to focus on leadership research topics or practice their leadership knowledge and skills in a variety of community college settings. Depending on the participant's professional status, possible field experiences include the development and implementation of a community college work-related project, the assignment of a community college executive coach or mentor, or a directed research on a relevant community college issue. 3 units.
Justification: Participants of the California Community College Leadership Certificate Program will greatly enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities they have gained through the prior coursework, by receiving the opportunity for direct application to the real work environment. The “Leadership Practicum” will allow participants to practice their leadership, while contributing to the campus and building relationships with identified community college leaders.

Department of Special Education Rehabilitation & School Psychology

COURSE CHANGE

EDS 119 Introduction to Inclusive Education. An overview of the historical, philosophical, ethical, cultural and legal roots of education for both typically and atypically developing students. Human development and characteristics are reviewed. Current trends in educational service, federal and state laws, regulations and rights of students with disabilities are examined. Sociopolitical aspects, culturally and linguistically responsive family/parent issues in serving all students with diverse academic and social abilities addressed. 3 units.
Justification: To add components of EDBM 104 Standards/Competencies to EDS 119 as EDBM 104 is being dropped as a graduate credential course requirement by BMED.
Prerequisite: Admittance to Sac State and senior-level or graduate status.

COURSE DELETION

EDS 150 Beginning American Sign Language 1A. 3 units.
Justification: The CSUS’ ASL name and number changes are made in order to minimize student and advisement confusion over what course to take in the ASL sequence. The course number change is also to maintain consistency with the level of coursework taken and aligns with the numbering designations of similar classes at other IHEs. This course is no longer going to be offered under this number or title in the proposed ASL & Deaf Studies Major course of studies.

COURSE CHANGE

EDS 151 American Sign Language 1. Students will learn basic vocabulary and grammar of American Sign Language. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to exchange basic information about themselves and their families such as their names, where they live, and their interests. Through out-of-class readings, in-class discussions and demonstrations, and experiences within the Deaf community, students will be exposed to elements of the Deaf culture and community. Course will be conducted in ASL without voice. 3 units.
Justification: The CSUS’ ASL name change is made in order to minimize student and advisement confusion over what course to take in the ASL sequence. The course number change is also to maintain consistency with the level of coursework taken and aligns with the numbering designations of similar classes at other IHEs. This course is additionally a foundation of the proposed ASL & Deaf Studies Major course of studies.

COURSE CHANGE

EDS 152 American Sign Language 2. Students will continue and expand vocabulary and concepts acquired in EDS 151. Expansion of conversational range will include talking about other people and activities, giving directions, and making requests. Students will also develop discourse skills appropriate for establishing connections with Deaf acquaintances and handling a variety of interruptions. Through in-class discussions/demonstrations, course readings, and out-of-class field experience, students will be exposed to elements of the Deaf culture and community. Course will be taught in American Sign Language, without voice. 3 units.
Justification: The CSUS’ ASL name change is made in order to minimize student and advisement confusion over what course to take in the ASL sequence. The course number change is also to maintain consistency with the level of coursework taken and aligns with the numbering designations of similar classes at other IHEs. This course is additionally a foundation of the proposed ASL & Deaf Studies Major course of studies.

COURSE CHANGE

EDS 153 American Sign Language 3. Students will expand their communicative repertoire developed in EDS 152 to talk about people and places in a contextually-reduced framework. Students will learn how to describe places, objects, and events. Students will also develop basic narrative skills to tell about past events. Through in-class discussions/demonstrations, course readings, and out-of-class field experience, students will be exposed to elements of the Deaf community and culture. 3 units.
Justification: The name change is made in order to minimize student and advising confusion over what course to take in the ASL sequence. The course number change is also to maintain consistency with the level of coursework taken, so both numbers match. This course is additionally a foundation of the proposed ASL & Deaf Studies Major course of studies.

NEW COURSE

EDS 154 American Sign Language 4. Principles, methods and techniques of manual communication with Deaf people using American Sign Language. Emphasis on the continuation of developing advanced manual communication skills with a focus on techniques for informing others of factual information and instruction about rules and methods for students who will work or interact with adult Deaf persons. Continuation of the analysis of the culture of deafness with emphasis on participation in the community.
3 units.
Justification: The name change is made in order to minimize student and advising confusion over what course to take in the ASL sequence. The course number change is also to maintain consistency with the level of coursework taken, so both numbers match. This course is additionally a foundation of the proposed ASL & Deaf Studies Major course of studies.
Prerequisite: EDS 153 or equivalent.

NEW COURSE

EDS 155 American Sign Language 5: Narrative and Storytelling. Students will build upon communicative skills developed in EDS 154 to develop and expand on their abilities to discuss parts of the body and health conditions, tell a personal narrative about themselves and moments in theirs and others’ lives, as well as to retell and translate simple stories into ASL. Strongly recommended to be taken with EDS 163 ASL Literature. 4 units.
Justification: This course is a continuation of CSUS’ ASL offerings and is a component of the proposed Major in ASL. With this course, CSUS will be one of only a few IHEs in the region offering this level of ASL instruction.
Prerequisite: EDS 154 or equivalent

COURSE CHANGE

EDS 160 Introduction to Deaf Studies. Course introduces students to topics central to the Deaf and Deaf community, including education, culture, audiology, and history. Utilizing readings, lectures and group discussion, students will learn about the anatomy and causes of deafness, early intervention and education of deaf children, communication strategies and their effectiveness, the deaf as a cultural group and Deaf/Hearing relationships. Students will understand deaf individuals and their community in a holistic perspective and apply this knowledge toward further studies into the Deaf culture and community. 3 units.
Justification: This course will be a foundation of the ASL/Deaf Studies Major and Minor programs of study. This course will provide students with important background information which will be needed for fuller comprehension of information given at higher levels of Deaf Studies coursework.
Note: Course taught in American Sign Language with voice interpretation.

COURSE CHANGE

EDS 161 Deaf History and Education. An overview of the education of the deaf from prehistoric times to the present will be provided. Roots of current trends and events in Deaf education will be explored, with projections for the future. Current issues such as mainstreaming, cochlear implants, communication modalities for instruction and others will be discussed in both a historical context and from a Deaf perspective. 3 units.
Justification: Course will be a foundation of an ASL/Deaf Studies BA degree (minor and major). The course renumbering reflects the addition of a new foundation course in the ASL/Deaf Studies curriculum, EDS 160, Introduction to Deaf Studies, which will be a prerequisite to the Deaf History & Education and the Deaf Culture & Community courses.
Note: Course to be taught in American Sign Language with voice interpretation.
Prerequisite: EDS 160 or equivalent
Corequisite: This course is recommended to be taken simultaneously with EDS 155-163 (as appropriate).

NEW COURSE

EDS 162 Deaf Culture and Community. Course introduces students to the Deaf as a cultural and linguistic minority in America through coverage of sociolinguistic, anthropological, and historic issues in the development of Deaf culture and community in America and worldwide. Utilizing readings, lectures and group discussion, topics will include: theories of culture; language use; cross-cultural interaction and intercultural processes, and Deaf literature and art. Students will understand current and past educational, legal and medical policies and their impact on deaf and hard-of-hearing people. 3 units.
Justification: Course will be a foundation of an ASL/Deaf Studies BA degree (minor and major). The course renumbering reflects the addition of a new foundation course in the ASL/Deaf Studies curriculum, EDS 160, Introduction to Deaf Studies, which will be a prerequisite to the Deaf History & Education and the Deaf Culture & Community courses.
Note: Course to be taught in American Sign Language with voice interpretation.
Prerequisite: EDS 160 or equivalent.

COURSE CHANGE

EDS 292 Teaching English Learners in Inclusive Classrooms. Basic principles, strategies, procedures and curricular material involved in teaching English learners in special, general, and inclusive classrooms. Candidates will complete assignments related to instruction of English learners with special needs in a variety of settings. 3 units.
Justification: To add components of EDBM 104 Standards/Competencies to EDS 292 as EDBM 104 is being dropped as a graduate credential course requirement by BMED.
Prerequisite: Admittance to Special Education program or instructor permission and EDBM 170 (if obtaining a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential).

 

Department of Teacher Education

COURSE DELETION

EDTE 330 A/B Educational Technology In the Classroom: Applications and Integration, PartI and Part II. Units: Part I - 2 units, Part II - 1 unit.
Justification: EDTE 330 A/B is being replaced by EDTE 330.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Department of Engineering

NEW COURSE

ENGR 198 Co-Curricular Activities in Engineering and Computer Science.
Designed for Engineering and Computer Science majors. Activities which expand and enhance a student’s educational experiences including tutoring, peer advising, mentoring, leadership roles in engineering and computer science student organizations, and other activities related to the subject matter and concerns of the major and program. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Graded Credit/No Credit. 1-3 units.
Justification: ENGR 198 is designed to recognize and provide credit (units) for an engineering and computer science student who participates in co-curricular activities that assist other students in the College and enhance the student’s educational experiences outside of the classroom.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

COURSE CHANGE

ENGR 045
Engineering Materials .
Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification: Prerequisite Changes: Change CHEM 001A from co-requisite to prerequisite, may be taken concurrently. This will increase flexibility in scheduling.
Prerequisite: PHYS 011A, CHEM 001A; CHEM 001A may be taken concurrently.

NEW COURSE

ME 194 Career Development in Mechanical Engineering
.
Designed for Mechanical Engineering students making career decisions. Instruction will include effective career planning strategies and techniques including skill assessment, employment search strategy, goal setting, time management, interview techniques and resume writing. Lecture one hour. 1unit.
Justification: This course currently is offered as ENGR 194, CE 194, CPE 194 and EEE 194. We would like to incorporate it in the catalog as ME 194 in order to give it a wider exposure to the ME students.
Note: Units earned can not be used to satisfy major requirements.
Prerequisite: Senior status.

Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology

COURSE DELETION

MET 101 Graphics and Communications in Engineering Design
.
3 units.
Justification: Program change.

COURSE CHANGE

MET 164 Product Design and Engineering Graphics
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Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification: Change to make: Remove ENGR 7 from the prerequisite requirement of MET 164. After this change is made, ENGR 6 will be the only prerequisite course for MET 164. The current contents of ENGR 6 provide students enough technical knowledge and skills to successfully pursue studying materials of MET 164.
Prerequisite: ENGR 006

COURSE CHANGE

MET 190 Senior Project 1
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3 units.
Justification: Prerequisite Changes: Delete MET 101 as a prerequisite. MET 101 has been dropped from the MET curriculum

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATH

NEW COURSE

NSM 198 Co-curricular Activities in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Earned credit by participating as tutor or teacher assistant in public schools, volunteering as an instructor or tutor in K-12 courses or programs offered by other community organizations, or engagement in community education programs, which are based in one or more disciplines in NSM. Participation requires three to twelve hours weekly. 1-3 units.
Justification.
This course will allow students to have teaching experience by participating as tutors or teacher assistants in public schools, volunteering as an instructor or tutor in K-12 courses or programs offered by other community organizations, or engagement in community education programs, which are based in one or more disciplines in NSM. Currently, the departments of Biological Sciences, Geography and Physics have a co-curricular course offerings of this type (BIO 197C, GEOG 198, and PHYS 198). This course will allow students majoring in other disciplines to engage in activities in disciplines not already represented or in interdisciplinary science. In addition, under the NSM hegis, faculty from non-NSM colleges, in particular the College of Education, would have the opportunity to serve as instructors of the course.
Note: May be taken more than once but no more than three units may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree. Graded Credit/No Credit.
Prerequisite: Admission to this course requires approval of instructor.

Department of Biological Sciences

NEW COURSE

BIO 001 Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology.
Introduction to properties of life and cells leading to genetic and biological diversity. Survey of biological diversity emphasizing variation leading to natural selection; introduction to ecological concepts within an evolutionary framework; a survey of ecosystems and global climate change; Development of scientific skills will be emphasized. Designed for science majors; Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours; activity two hours. 5 units.
Justification.
The Department of Biological Sciences is transforming its introductory core series to reflect advances in our understanding of the natural world. This course is the first in a two course series that is designated as first year training for majors in the Biological Sciences.
Note: Field trips may be required.
Corequisite: CHEM 1A suggested.

NEW COURSE

BIO 002 Cells, Molecules and Genes.
Introduction to molecular and cellular biology and genetics. Topics include biomolecules, cell structure and function, cellular energetics, molecular flow of information, cell division, and genetic inheritance. Development of scientific skills and a scientific mindset will be emphasized throughout the course, particularly in lab exercises and activities. Designed for science majors. Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours; activity two hours. 5 units.
Justification.
The Department of Biological Sciences is transforming its introductory Core Series to reflect advances in our understanding of the natural world. This course is the second in a two course series that is designed as first year training for Majors in the Biological Sciences. The current BIO 010 is a GE course that serves mainly non-majors.
Prerequisite: BIO 001, CHEM 001A

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 22 Introductory Human Anatomy.
Description unchanged. 4 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "One of the following: BIO 1, 2, 10 or 20."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 104 Physiology of Human Reproduction.
Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "One of the following: BIO 1, 2, 10 or 20."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 111 Land Plants: Evolutions, Life and Times.
Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 12 or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 112 Plant Taxonomy.
Description unchanged. 4 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 12 or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 118 Natural Resource Conservation.
Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 11 and BIO 12 or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 120 Biology of Aging.
Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "One of the following: BIO 1, 2, 10 or 20."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 121 Cell Physiology.
Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 10, BIO 11, and BIO 12, or both BIO 1 and BIO 2; Chem 161 ."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 124 Clinical Hematology.
Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "Chem 161 and BIO 10 or BIO 20 or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 126 Comparative Analysis.
Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 11, or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 127 Vertebrate Embryology .
Description unchanged. 4 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 11, or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 130 Histology.
Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 10 and BIO 11, or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 131 Systemic Physiology.
Description unchanged. 4 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "One year of College Chemistry and one of the following: BIO 1, 2, 10, 20 or 22."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 132 Neurophysiology. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 131 or both BIO 25 and BIO 26."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 139 General Microbiology.
Description unchanged. 4 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 10 or BIO 20 or both BIO 1 and BIO 2; Chem 6B, Chem 20 or Chem 24."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 149A Immunology Lecture. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This is a request to 1) increase the units for this course from 2 units to 3 units, 2) change the name from Immunology and Serology Lecture to Immunology Lecture, and 3) to change the prerequisites for the course. The increase in units is necessary to be able to treat this growing field effectively. Immunology is one of the fastest growing fields in biology and additional lecture time is required to cover required topics.
The three unit course will also facilitate in-class discussions and applications of material.
Also, currently many students take the course since it is only 2 units and find themselves in a far more challenging course than they expected. The name change aligns the title with its content better than does the existing name. The change in prerequisites (to BIO 139, CHEM 161 and corequisite of BIO 121; previously was just BIO 139) is requested so that students will enter the course with a stronger foundation.
Prerequisite: BIO 139, CHEM 161
Corequisite: BIO 121

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 149B Immunology and Serology Laboratory . Description unchanged. 1 unit.
Justification.
This change is to add BIO 149A as a prerequisite to BIO 149B. BIO 149B is focused on antibody-based techniques and applications. Antibody theory is covered extensively in the Immunology lecture course (BIO 149A). Completion of BIO 149A prior to admittance to BIO 149B will enhance the student’s understanding of experiments performed in the immunology laboratory (BIO 149B).
Prerequisite: BIO 139, BIO 149A

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 152 Human Parasitology.
Description unchanged. 4 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 11, or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 157 General Entomology.
Description unchanged. 4 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 11, or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 160 General Ecology. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way. We have also added STAT 001 as a requirement for this course since a basic understanding of statistics is essential for the types of analyses conducted in this course.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 10, BIO 11, and BIO 12 or both BIO 1 and BIO 2; STAT 001"

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 162 Ichthyology: The Study of Fishes. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 11, or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 164 Herpetology. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 11, or both BIO 1 and BIO 2; BIO 165."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 165 Vertebrate Natural History.
Description unchanged. 4 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 11, or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 166 Ornithology. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 11, or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 168 Mammalogy. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 11, or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 169 Animal Behavior. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 11, or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 172 Aquatic Entomology. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 11, or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 184 Cancer Biology . Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 10, BIO 11, and BIO12 or both BIO 1 and BIO 2; Chem 6B or Chem 20."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 185 Topics in Biology. Description unchanged. 3 units.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 10, BIO 11 and BIO 12 or both BIO 1 and BIO 2; Chem 20."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 186A Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar. Description unchanged. 1 unit.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 10, BIO 11 and BIO 12 or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 186B Ecological and Environmental Issues Seminar. Description unchanged. 1 unit.
Justification.
This change in prerequisites will allow us to phase in our new introductory series that consists of BIO 1 and BIO 2. The new series will replace BIO 10, 11 and 12 as the introductory series for majors. BIO 11 and BIO 12 will be phased out. BIO 10 will be maintained as a GE course and as an introductory biology course for programs that choose to utilize it in this way.
Prerequisite: Change to "BIO 10, BIO 11 and BIO 12 or both BIO 1 and BIO 2."

COURSE CHANGE

BIO 269 Behavioral Ecology . Advanced study of animal behavior focusing on the life history consequences of social organization, spacing systems, sexual behavior, reproductive ecology, feeding ecology, competitive interactions and predator-prey interactions. 3 units.
Justification.
This is a subtle change in the catalog description that clarifies the treatment of the material covered in this course.
Note: Spring only, even years.
Prerequisite: BIO 160 or instructor permission.

Department of Chemistry

COURSE CHANGE

CHEM 1A General Chemistry I. Fundamental principles and concepts of chemistry, including stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, solution chemistry, acid-base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, and introduction to chemical equilibrium and chemical kinetics. Fairly mathematical and requires the ability to do arithmetic and algebraic computations. Lecture three hours, laboratory six hours. 5 units.
Justification.
Clarification of the qualifying exam prerequisite was needed. Chemistry 4 is the preparatory class for chemistry 1A. The addition of a passing grade of a C or better in chemistry 4 as an alternative to obtaining a passing grade on the qualifying exam represents an appropriate option for enrollment in chemistry 1A.
Note: To enroll, students must first pass a qualifying exam given prior to each semester. Although all enrolling students are required to take the qualifying exam, satisfactory completion of Chemistry 4 with a grade of C or better will be accepted as evidence of readiness for chemistry 1A. Contact the chemistry department office or web page for diagnostic test time offerings.
Prerequisite: High school algebra (two years) and high school or college introductory chemistry.

COURSE CHANGE

CHEM 1B General Chemistry II. Continuation of the development of fundamental principles of chemistry and application of principles developed in Chemistry 1A. The laboratory work emphasizes applications of equilibrium principles, including some qualitative analysis, coordination chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry. Lecture three hours, laboratory six hours. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software is recommended. 5 units.
Justification.
The modified prerequisite change requiring a grade of C or better in Chemistry 1A reflects the importance of Chemistry 1A concepts in successful completion of Chemistry 1B. This change is based on analysis of student performance data.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in CHEM 1A.

 

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Department of Anthropology

NEW COURSE

ANTH 130 Social Justice in Interdisciplinary Perspective. Social Justice is a collaborative effort to examine the nature and forms of social justice and injustice. Address key philosophical and theoretical models and debates over the meaning of social justice, using historical and contemporary examples to highlight important concepts and controversies.Faculty from different departments within SSIS, and occasionally from other colleges, will address how their discipline understands and analyzes issues of social justice. Students will be encouraged to critically assess the assumptions of various perspectives on social justice, and to address the relationship of academe and social activism in achieving social justice. 3 units.
Justification: This offering is the outcome of a multi-departmental effort over the past two years to design a course that will complement the Harold Gladstone Fund for Social Justice that is based in The College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. Prepares students for future research sponsored by the Gladstone Fund (when it becomes available) by focusing on the theoretical and conceptual dimensions of social justice, and the empirical research that has been done in this important area. Though issues of social justice and injustice are discussed in many existing courses, there is no single course devoted specifically to this topic from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor permission.

Department of Environmental Studies

NEW COURSE

ENVS 124 Social Justice in Interdisciplinary Perspective. Social Justice is a collaborative effort to examine the nature and forms of social justice and injustice.Address key philosophical and theoretical models and debates over the meaning of social justice, using historical and contemporary examples to highlight important concepts and controversies. Faculty from different departments within SSIS, and occasionally from other colleges, will address how their discipline understands and analyzes issues of social justice. Students will be encouraged to critically assess the assumptions of various perspectives on social justice, and to address the relationship of academe and social activism in achieving social justice. 3 units.
Justification: This offering is the outcome of a multi-departmental effort over the past two years to design a course that will complement the Harold Gladstone Fund for Social Justice that is based in The College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. The course will prepare students for future research sponsored by the Gladstone Fund (when it becomes available) by focusing on the theoretical and conceptual dimensions of social justice, and the empirical research that has been done in this important area. Though issues of social justice and injustice are discussed in many existing courses, there is no single course devoted specifically to this topic from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Note: Cross listed with I D 124
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor permission.

COURSE CHANGE

ENVS 175 Aquatic Pollution Assessment. Examines both the negative and positive impacts that anthropogenic effects have on groundwater, streams, and lakes by utilizing the application of field sampling techniques and laboratory analysis currently used to assess pollution impacts. Introduces the interrelationships among plants, animals and environmental factors within polluted aquatic ecosystems. Emphasizes laboratory and field procedures used in strategies taken to assess and manage these impacts. Course substitutes for ENVS 121. 3 units.
Justification: The professor who created this course, Professor Edward Martinez, has decided to eliminate the following sentence from the original course description because he feels that it is redundant information. Sentence that was removed: “Concentrates on the application of field sampling techniques and laboratory analysis currently used to assess the pollution impacts on biotic and abiotic components of groundwater, streams, and lakes”.
Note: Course substitutes for ENVS 121.
Prerequisite: BIO 160, CHEM 006A, or concurrent enrollment; or instructor permission. 

Department of Ethnic Studies

NEW COURSE

ETHN 124 Social Justice in Interdisciplinary Perspective.Social Justice is a collaborative effort to examine the nature and forms of social justice and injustice. Address key philosophical and theoretical models and debates over the meaning of social justice, using historical and contemporary examples to highlight important concepts and controversies. Faculty from different departments within SSIS, and occasionally from other colleges, will address how their discipline understands and analyzes issues of social justice. Students will be encouraged to critically assess the assumptions of various perspectives on social justice, and to address the relationship of academe and social activism in achieving social justice. 3 units.
Justification: This offering is the outcome of a multi-departmental effort over the past two years to design a course that will complement the Harold Gladstone Fund for Social Justice that is based in The College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. The course will prepare students for future research sponsored by the Gladstone Fund (when it becomes available) by focusing on the theoretical and conceptual dimensions of social justice, and the empirical research that has been done in this important area. Though issues of social justice and injustice are discussed in many existing courses, there is no single course devoted specifically to this topic from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Note: Cross listed with I D 124
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor permission.

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

NEW COURSE

FACS 124 Social Justice in Interdisciplinary Perspective . This offering is the outcome of a multi-departmental effort over the past two years to design a course that will complement the Harold Gladstone Fund for Social Justice that is based in The College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. The course will prepare students for future research sponsored by the Gladstone Fund (when it becomes available) by focusing on the theoretical and conceptual dimensions of social justice, and the empirical research that has been done in this important area. Though issues of social justice and injustice are discussed in many existing courses, there is no single course devoted specifically to this topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. 3 units.
Justification: Social Justice is a collaborative effort to examine the nature and forms of social justice and injustice. We first address key philosophical and theoretical models and debates over the meaning of social justice, using historical and contemporary examples to highlight important concepts and controversies. During the remainder of the course, faculty from different departments within SSIS, and occasionally from other colleges, will address how their discipline understands and analyzes issues of social justice. Students will be encouraged to critically assess the assumptions of various perspectives on social justice, and to address the relationship of academe and social activism in achieving social justice. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor permission.
Note: Cross listed with I D 124
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor permission.

Department of Psychology

NEW COURSE

PSYCH 400 Practicum in Counseling and Psychotherapy . Supervised practice in counseling individuals, couples and families with personal, marital, family, vocational and educational problems. Students counsel clients and meet on a one-to-one and small group basis with the instructor to plan and evaluate effective interventions and counseling techniques. 5 units.
Justification: In the previous catalog, PSYC 228 used PSYC 292 (for 1 unit) as a co-requisite in order to attach a laboratory portion to the course. The proposed change would integrate the lab portion into PSYC 228 by changing the course classification number from C-6 (Clinical Processes) to C-6 and C-16 (Science Laboratories) and increasing the total number of units to 5. The proposed change in course number would better reflect the culminating nature of this course requirement and bring the numbering in line with other departments’ practicum courses (e.g. Counselor Education).
Note: May be repeated once for credit
Prerequisite: PSYC 201, PSYC 223, PSYC 227, PSYC 268 and one of the following: PSYC 225, PSYC 235 or PSYC 253

COURSE DELETION

PSYCH 228 Practicum in Counseling and Psychotherapy. 4 units.
Justification: Delete course as it will be integrated into Psyc 400. In the previous catalog, Psyc 228 used Psyc 292 (for 1 unit) as a co-requisite in order to attach a laboratory portion to the course. With the integration of Psyc 228 and 292 into the newly designated Psyc 400, Psyc 228 is obsolete.

Department of Public Policy and Administration

COURSE DELETION

PPA 140 Effective Public Organization. 3 units.
Justification: This course has been part of the PPA minor. The Department has decided to eliminate the PPA minor to concentrate on two stand-alone PPA courses that we believe will have broader interest and be appropriate for general education.

NEW COURSE

PPA 150 Collaborative Problem Solving Practicum. Builds skills in using collaboration for group problem solving. Topics include working with cultural diversity, principled negotiation, designing collaborative processes, and the role of collaboration in solving public problems. Approach is practical and interdisciplinary, using active learning exercises supplemented by discussion and lecture. 3 units.
Justification: Public policy practitioners and others increasingly use collaborative methods to address difficult real world problems. Moreover, several Sacramento State courses touch on topics related to collaboration, such as conflict resolution. However, there is currently no undergraduate course that aims at providing undergraduates practice in effective use of collaborative methods. PPA 150 fills that void. The course builds on the expertise we have developed in teaching courses in collaborative methods at the graduate level. PPA 150 also complements undergraduate course work in several other departments. We discussed this course proposal with students in PPA 100, who expressed strong interest in having the course available.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following or permission of the Instructor: ANTH 101, ANTH 142, COMS 116, COMS 119, CRJ 164, ENVS 171, GOVT 170, GOVT 180, ID 124 or its equivalent, OBE 155, PPA 100, PSYC 135, PSYC 145, SOC 130, SOC 150, SOC 190, or SWRK 102.

COURSE DELETION

PPA 191 Culminating Project in Public Policy and Administration. 3 units.
Justification: This course has been part of the PPA minor. The Department has decided to eliminate the PPA minor to concentrate on two stand-alone PPA courses that we believe will have broader interest and be appropriate for general education.

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