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LIST #8 - 2005/2006

COURSE CHANGE PROPOSALS
UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE

If there are no objections reported to Academic Affairs by noon on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 the Course Change Proposals listed below are approved as submitted. The Curriculum Subcommittee will meet on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at 1:30 in SAC 150 to review the Course Change Proposals contained in this list.

 

Course Change Proposals:
Past Program Change Proposal Lists:

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Department of Child Development

New Courses

CHDV 153 - Apprenticeship in Advanced Child Development

Justification: This course is designed to a) provide a mechanism that fosters faculty/student interrelationships; b) provide students with experiential preparation for graduate studies and/or professional settings; c) provide an opportunity for students to develop in-depth knowledge of an academic topic in child development.

Description: Faculty mentors will meet with graduate and undergraduate apprentices individually or in small groups for guided discussions of assigned readings and/or research data analysis/collection endeavors. 1-3 units.

CHDV 253 - Apprenticeship in Advanced Child Development

Justification: This course is designed to a) provide a mechanism that fosters faculty/student interrelationships; b) provide students with experiential preparation for graduate studies and/or professional settings; c) provide an opportunity for students to develop in-depth knowledge of an academic topic in child development.

Description: Faculty mentors will meet with graduate and undergraduate apprentices individually or in small groups for guided discussions of assigned readings and/or research data analysis/collection endeavors. 1-3 units.


Department of Teacher Education

New Courses

EDTE 101A - Tutoring Children in Mathematics

Justification: As a result of positive feedback and requests for additional tutoring instruction and programs in mathematics from both partnership schools and students in the EDTE 103A/B course, Tutoring Children in Reading , a comparable course has been developed which focuses on mathematics.

Description: Orientation to concept and practice of tutoring basic mathematics skills including developing conceptual understanding and the ability to scaffold instruction of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. After completing on-campus training, students are placed in nearby school districts. This course may be taken by all undergraduate students and is strongly recommended for students considering careers in education, criminal justice, psychology and social work. It may also be used as an elective in the Blended Teacher Education Program and may be repeated once for credit. Corequisite: EDTE 101B. Credit/No Credit. 2 units.

EDTE 101B - Tutoring Children in Mathematics: Practicum

Justification: As a result of positive feedback and requests for additional tutoring instruction and programs in mathematics from both partnership schools and students in the EDTE 103A/B course, Tutoring Children in Reading , a comparable course has been developed which focuses on mathematics.

Description: Practicum in tutoring basic mathematics skills and scaffolding instruction of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. After completing on-campus training, students are placed in nearby school districts. This course may be taken by all undergraduate students and is strongly recommended for students considering careers in education, criminal justice, psychology and social work. It may also be used as an elective in the Blended Teacher Education Program and may be repeated once for credit. Corequisite: EDTE 101A. Credit/No Credit. 1 unit.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Department of Computer Science

Course Change

CSC 206 - Algorithms and Paradigms

Justification: Change in catalog description to reflect changes in course content over time.

Description:
Design and analysis of algorithms. Classical design paradigms including greedy, divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, and backtracking algorithmic methods. Alternative paradigms of computing including parallel and numerical approaches. Theoretical limits of computation. Selected additional topics such as genetic, approximation, and probabilistic algorithms. 3 units.


Department of Mechanical Engineering

New Courses

ENGR 110W - Analytic Mechanics-Dynamics Workshop

Justification: ENGR 110 is a computationally extensive course and the students need more help in problem solving. A formal workshop structure will facilitate students' acquisition of the appropriate problem solving technique.

Description: Problem solving and discussion of topics in dynamics to enhance students' understanding of subject matter. Activity two hours. 1 unit.

ENGR 124W - Thermodynamics Workshop

Justification: ENGR 124 students have requested additional office hours and problem sessions because the material in this course is complex and 50 minute lectures do not provide enough time to present new material in addition to completely presenting a variety of problem solutions. A formal workshop structure will facilitate students' acquisition of the appropriate problem solving techniques.

Description: Problem solving and discussion of topics in thermodynamics to enhance students' understanding of subject matter. Activity two hours. 1 unit.

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES &
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Department of Environmental Studies

Course Changes

ENVS 121 - Field Methods

Justification: The Biological Sciences Department has changed its prerequisites for the biology courses required in our major and minor. Students need to take Chemistry 1A to meet these requirements, and since Chemistry 1A is a stronger course than Chemistry 6A, we will make the prerequisites for our other courses consistent with this requirement. 3 units.

ENVS 175 - Aquatic Pollution Assessment

Justification: The Biological Sciences Department has changed its prerequisites for the biology courses required in our major and minor. Students need to take Chemistry 1A to meet these requirements and since Chemistry 1A is a stronger course than Chemistry 6A, we will make the prerequisites for our other courses consistent with this requirement. 3 units.

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