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UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE
COURSE PROPOSALS
LIST #5 - 2005/2006

If there are no objections reported to Academic Affairs by noon on March 28, 2006 the Course Change Proposals
listed below are approved as submitted.
The Curriculum Subcommittee will meet on
Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at 1:30 in SAC 275
to review the Course Change Proposals contained in this list.

 List #4 Program Proposals are located at
http://www.csus.edu/acaf/Policies/prgmlst.stm
for your review.


Deadlines for Submitting Course and Program Proposals

List No.
Deadline to Submit Course and Program Proposals to Academic Affairs
Curriculum Subcommittee Meets
6 Friday, March 24, 2006 Tuesday, April 11, 2006
7 Friday, April 21, 2006 Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Course Change Proposals:
Past Program Change Proposal Lists:

College of Arts & Letters
College of Business Administration
College of Education

College of Natural Sciences & Math

Course List #1
Course List #2
Course List #3
Course List #4

 

COLLEGE OF ARTS & LETTERS

Graphic Design Program

Course Changes

GPHD 25 - Visual Basics. 3 units. Prerequisite: ART 20A or Pre-Interior Design Major.
Justification: The changes in prerequisites are to bring the course into alignment with program changes that have already been approved.

GPHD 30 Visualization. 3 units. Prerequisite: GPHD 25, ART 20A.
Justification: The changes in prerequisites are to bring the course into alignment with program changes that have already been approved.

GPHD 120 Typography I Theory. 3 units. Prerequisite: Either GPHD 005 or GPHD 020, in addition to ART 020A, PHOTO 040, GPHD 010, GPHD 020, GPHD 025, GPHD 030, and acceptance into the major.
Justification: The changes in prerequisites are to bring the course into alignment with program changes that have already been approved.

GPHD 122 User Interface Design . 3 units. Prerequisite: Either GPHD 005 or GPHD 020, in addition to ART 020A, PHOTO 040, GPHD 010, GPHD 020, GPHD 025, GPHD 030, and acceptance into the major.
Justification: The changes in prerequisites are to bring the course into alignment with program changes that have already been approved.

GPHD 125 Visual Principles I. 3 units. Prerequisite: Either GPHD 005 or GPHD 020, in addition to ART 020A, PHOTO 040, GPHD 010, GPHD 020, GPHD 025, GPHD 030, and acceptance into the major.
Justification: The changes in prerequisites are to bring the course into alignment with program changes that have already been approved.

GPHD 130 - Typography II Publication and Collateral Design. 3 units. Prerequisite: GPHD 120, GPHD 122, GPHD 125.
Justification: The changes in prerequisites are to bring the course into alignment with program changes that have already been approved.

GPHD 135 Design Production Management. 3 units. Prerequisite: GPHD 120, GPHD 122, GPHD 125.
Justification: The changes in prerequisites are to bring the course into alignment with program changes that have already been approved.

GPHD 140 Time-Based Graphic Design. 3 units. Prerequisite: GPHD 140, GPHD 142, GPHD 145
Justification: The changes in prerequisites are to bring the course into alignment with program changes that have already been approved.

GPHD 142 Advanced Graphic Design I. 3 units. Prerequisite: GPHD 130, GPHD 135
Justification: The changes in prerequisites are to bring the course into alignment with program changes that have already been approved.

GPHD 145 Visual Image. 3 units. Prerequisite: GPHD 130, GPHD 135
Justification: The changes in prerequisites are to bring the course into alignment with program changes that have already been approved.

GPHD 150 Graphic Design Digital Portfolio. 3 units. Prerequisite: GPHD 140, GPHD 142, GPHD 145
Justification: The changes in prerequisites are to bring the course into alignment with program changes that have already been approved.

GPHD 152 Advanced Graphic Design II. 3 units. Prerequisite: GPHD 140, GPHD 142, GPHD 145
Justification: The changes in prerequisites are to bring the course into alignment with program changes that have already been approved.

GPHD 155 Corporate Identity and System Design . 3 units. Prerequisite: GPHD 140, GPHD 142, GPHD 145.
Justification: The changes in prerequisites are to bring the course into alignment with program changes that have already been approved.

Humanities and Religious Studies

Course Change

HRS/ASIA 177 - Modern East Asian Cinema. 3 units.
Justification: The General Education Course Review Subcommittee has approved HRS/ASIA 177 as a Writing Intensive course in the C4 of the General Education Program. Need to change the course classification from C2 to C3.

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Course Changes

ACCY 141 - Accounting Information Systems Development. 3 units.
Justification: As a result of the College of Business Administration (CBA) Reorganization, the CBA is recoding this course to AIS 141 Accounting Information Systems Development.

ACCY 142 - Enterprise and E-Commerce Accounting Models. 3 units.
Justification: As a result of the College of Business Administration (CBA) Reorganization, the CBA is recoding this course to AIS 142 Enterprise and E-Commerce Accounting Models.

MIS 240 - Fundamentals to Telecommunications and E-Business Applications. This course focuses on the concepts, technology, applications and management of data and voice communication with an emphasis on building, supporting, securing and administering the requirements of network infrastructure and architecture to support businesses. Prerequisite: Graduate MIS status or instructor permission. 3 units.
Justification: To reflect current business practices

MIS 250 - Database Design and Administration. This course focuses on database concepts, design and implementation in business. Topics include database design techniques, such as extended entity-relationship and unified modeling language, logical and physical data models for objection-relational database, object oriented database and relational databases, database implementation and administration issues, and the discussion of distributed database, web database and database security. Prerequisite: Graduate MIS status or instructor permission, and MIS 15 or equivalent. 3 units
Justification: To reflect current business practice.

MIS 260 - Advanced Information Systems Analysis and Design. This course involves the study of various methods used to analyze and design computer-based information systems and emphasizes object-oriented systems development (OOSD) techniques. Prerequisite: Graduate MIS status or instructor permission. 3 units.
Justification: To reflect current business practice.

New Courses

MIS 261 - Information Technology Integration for the Enterprise . IT presents many new opportunities at the enterprise level for the design and implementation of integrated organizational structures and business processes that better align the business to meeting its market demands and allow it to pursue new strategic relationships with other organizations. Enterprise IT primarily involves enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), knowledge management (KM) and customer relationship management (CRM) to support and coordinate business activities. Prerequisite: MSBA/MIS students: MIS 260 or 270; MBA students: MIS 271 or permission of instructor. 3 units
Justification: A fundamental role information technology plays in business involves integrating organizational functions to coordinate enterprise activities, promote information and knowledge sharing, and extend the business' reach to its customers. As a result IT integration provides the business the opportunities to gain competitive advantages. This course has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to apply IT toward integrating the enterprise for a competitive advantage.

MIS 262 - Business Project Management. This course examines various aspects of IT project management, including project selection involving feasibility, complexity, scalability and impact comparisons, project portfolio to direct the right resources to the right projects to sure their timely completion, risk assessment, key performance measures, and others. Prerequisite: MSBA/MIS students: MIS 260; MBA students: MIS 271 or instructor permission. 3 units.
Justification: Information technology (IT) plays a crucial role in determining the competitiveness of businesses. Thus, its implementation must be carefully managed to ensure the right (IT) systems are built and the systems are built (implemented) right following the specifications of the project and staying within budget. This course provides students with the skills and knowledge critical to managing the implementation of an IT project.

Course Change

MIS 270 - Information Technology Strategic Analysis and Planning. This course examines the management of information technology as a vital resource to an organization. IT can enable businesses to seize opportunities, gain competitive advantages and establish close relationships with other businesses and their customers. Thus, the business must effectively and efficiently manage and secure its IT resources. Prerequisite: Graduate MIS status or instructor permission. 3 units
Justification: To reflect current business practices.

New Course

MIS 272 - Strategic Information Technology Planning. Strategic IT planning defines the direction a business chooses for its IT resources. It encompasses a vision, mission, strategy and objectives that closely align to the business' vision, mission, strategy and objectives. Planning involves examining how IT will support the achievement of the business' goals and objectives, and how IT can open new opportunities to create new business goals. Prerequisite: MSBA/MIS students: MIS 270; MBA students: MIS 271 or instructor permission . 3 units.
Justification: Because information technology (IT) provides strategic advantages to a business, its effective management requires careful planning and critical alignment to a strategic IT plan. To maximize the benefit a business will receive from its IT resources, the strategic IT must be aligned to the business strategic plan. This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop effective strategic IT plans.

Course Change

MIS 279 - Practicum in Strategic Information Technology Planning. Leadership plays an important role in determining a business' success with IT. It requires recognizing and leveraging the business' competencies and core values, and championing initiatives and projects that work in the best interest of the business and create value. Because IT opens opportunities and enables the organization, IT leadership extends to both market (external) and organizational (internal) environments. Prerequisite: MSBA/MIS students: MIS 261 or 262, 272; MBA students: MIS 271 and instructor permission. 3 units.
Justification: Practicum in Strategic Information Technology Planning

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Teacher Education

Course Change

EDC 236 - Couples Therapy. Introduction to the concepts and principles of Couples Therapy. Focuses on applying major schools of Couples and Sex Therapy to actual practice. Issues include evaluation of couples, interviewing strategies, power, diversity, ethical and legal considerations, treatment principles and practice, as well as outcome research in Couples Therapy. Lecture/discussion/practice. Prerequisite: EDC 212; EDC 234. 3 units.
Justification: Providing therapy to couples is integral to the training of a Marriage and Family Therapist. The current Marriage, Family and Child Counseling curriculum does not cover training in couple therapy. This course is intended to provide students with the principles and practice in Couples Therapy that will better prepare them for their professional field. EDC 236 will also meet the objectives of The Board of Behavioral Sciences that requires students to acquire training that will enable working with couples, families and children. This course was previously listed as an experimental course.

New Course

EDTE 150 - Urban Education. Survey course designed to enhance students' knowledge of urban schooling, especially related to dynamics of race, class, and culture. Along with a Service Learning component in urban schools, the course provides analysis of the following: historical, socioeconomic, and political factors influencing urban education; the distribution of opportunity in cities and their schools; and effective instructional and organizational practices that close the achievement gap, including the development of positive school cultures and the use of community services and resources. Prerequisite: Passing score on the Writing Proficiency Exam. 3 units.
Justification: This course fulfills various purposes: 1) A course on Urban Education provides undergraduates with an opportunity to examine a major social institution in light of historical and sociological research, combined with students' personal analysis; 2) students may be inspired to become educators themselves, given their Service Learning work in schools and exposure to positive schooling methods (and our societal need for teachers is ever growing); and 3) students will be able to fulfill several GE requirements with this course.

 

COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS

Department of Biological Sciences

New Course

Bio 188 Evolution. A general survey of evolutionary processes: mechanisms of evolutionary change, adaptation and history of life. Designed for Biological Sciences majors. Lecture two hours; discussion one hour. Prerequisite: BIO 184 or instructor permission. 3 units.
Justification: The Department of Biological Sciences is changing its upper division requirements to reflect advances in our understanding of biology. Principles of evolutionary biology have emerged as central to interrelating and understanding biological phenomena. Evolution is the intellectual foundation for understanding life. An upper division course in evolution is now standard in university biology departments. Prerequisite: BIO 184 or instructor permission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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