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UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS
LIST #4– 2005/2006



The Curriculum Subcommittee will meet on
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at 1:30 in SAC 275
to review the Program Change Proposals contained in this list.
(Response due to Academic Affairs by noon on January 27, 2006)


 List #4 of Course Change Proposals is located at
http://www.csus.edu/acaf/policies/crslst.stm for your review.


Program Proposals that have been reviewed by CPSP
(Council on the Preparation of School Personnel) are
located at
http://www.csus.edu/acaf/policies/cpsplst.stm

Program Proposals

Past Program Proposal Lists:

College of Arts & Letters
College of Engineering & Computer Science
College of Health & Human Services
College of Natural Sciences and Math
College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies


Program List #1
Program List #2
Program List #3

 

COLLEGE OF ARTS & LETTERS

Department of English

NEW PROGRAM

CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING READING TO ADULTS
This proposal is for a new 15-credit certificate program in the teaching of reading to adults. Community colleges and adult education programs in the Sacramento area currently have difficulty finding instructors who are adequately qualified to teach their reading/literacy classes. For example, in order to meet the state-mandated minimum qualifications (twelve credits of coursework in the teaching of reading), community colleges must typically hire instructors whose preparation has primarily focused on teaching in K-12 institutions and who have received little or no training in teaching literacy skills to adults. Thus, there exists a need for a teacher preparation program whose sole emphasis is on teaching reading to adults. While the College of Education offers two programs on the teaching of reading--a Reading Certificate and a Master of Arts in Education option in Language and Literacy--both of these programs emphasize instruction in K-12 contexts rather than adult education. The program being proposed here would address this gap.

 

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

SUBJECT MATTER PROGRAM-ENGLISH/THEATRE
This proposal illustrates the change from the total number of Breadth and Perspective Units (previously 27 units) to 28 units with the addition of one unit to THEA 016 (THEA 016 is now 3 units). This also increases the overall unit requirement for this program to 58. A side-by-side illustration is provided herewith.

REQUIREMENTS – SUBJECT MATTER PROGRAM-ENGLISH/THEATRE

Units required for Major: 57

OLD PROGRAM

Units required for Major: 57

NEW PROGRAM

A. Basic Core (30 units)

(3) THEA 102 Modern Drama in Production

(3) ENGL 040A Introduction to British Literature I

(3) ENGL 050A Introduction to American Lit. I

(3) ENGL 050B Introduction to American Lit. II

(3) ENGL 110A Linguistics and the English Language

(3) ENGL 120A Advanced Composition (Passing score on WPE; should be taken in junior year.)

(3) ENGL 125A* Literature and Film for Young People

(3) ENGL 125B* Writing and the Young Writer

(3) ENGL 140* Studies in British Literature

(3) ENGL 145B Shakespeare-the Early Plays 1592-1600

OR

ENGL 145C Shakespeare-the Later Plays, 1600-1612

(The prerequisites for these courses are ENGL 040A, ENGL 040B, ENGL 050A, ENGL 050B with a grade of “C-“ or better ENGL 120A with a grade of “B-“ or better.)

A. Basic Core (30 units)

(3) THEA 102 Modern Drama in Production

(3) ENGL 040A Introduction to British Literature I

(3) ENGL 050A Introduction to American Lit. I

(3) ENGL 050B Introduction to American Lit. II

(3) ENGL 110A Linguistics and the English Language

(3) ENGL 120A Advanced Composition (Passing score on WPE; should be taken in junior year.)

(3) ENGL 125A* Literature and Film for Young People

(3) ENGL 125B* Writing and the Young Writer

(3) ENGL 140* Studies in British Literature

(3) ENGL 145B Shakespeare-the Early Plays 1592-1600

OR

ENGL 145C Shakespeare-the Later Plays, 1600-1612

(The prerequisites for these courses are ENGL 040A, ENGL 040B, ENGL 050A, ENGL 050B with a grade of “C-“ or better ENGL 120A with a grade of “B-“ or better.)

B. Breadth and Perspective (27 units)

(3) THEA 002 History of the Theatre: Ancient

To Renaissance

(3) THEA 003 Theatre History After 1660

(3) THEA 004 Script Analysis

(3) THEA 011 Acting Study I

(Theatre and Dance majors with THEA 009)

(2) THEA 016 Technical Production I-Stagecraft

(2) THEA 020 Technical Production II-Lighting

(3) THEA 107 Directing (THEA 002, THEA 003,

THEA 004, THEA 011, THEA 016, THEA

020, instructor permission)

(2) THEA 120 Practicum in Technical Production

(2) THEA 121 Rehearsal and Performance

(3) THEA 131 Styles in Costume

(3) Select one of the following:

THEA 140 Black Drama in African Diaspora

THEA 144 Women and Theatre: Staging Diversity

THEA 149 Playwright as Artist Series

THEA 170 African-American Theatre and Culture

THEA 172 Chicano/Latino Theatre: Drama, Art and

Life 1900 to 1975

THEA 173 Contemporary Chicano/Latina

Theatre: Themes and Performance 1965-Present

THEA 174 Multicultural Perspectives in American

Theatre

 

B. Breadth and Perspective (28 units)

(3) THEA 002 History of the Theatre: Ancient

To Renaissance

(3) THEA 003 Theatre History After 1660

(3) THEA 004 Script Analysis

(3) THEA 011 Acting Study I

(Theatre and Dance majors with THEA 009)

(3) THEA 016 Technical Production I-Stagecraft

(2) THEA 020 Technical Production II-Lighting

(3) THEA 107 Directing (THEA 002, THEA 003,

THEA 004, THEA 011, THEA 016, THEA

020, instructor permission)

(2) THEA 120 Practicum in Technical Production

(2) THEA 121 Rehearsal and Performance

(3) THEA 131 Styles in Costume

(3) Select one of the following:

THEA 140 Black Drama in African Diaspora

THEA 144 Women and Theatre: Staging Diversity

THEA 149 Playwright as Artist Series

THEA 170 African-American Theatre and Culture

THEA 172 Chicano/Latino Theatre: Drama, Art and

Life 1900 to 1975

THEA 173 Contemporary Chicano/Latina

Theatre: Themes and Performance 1965-Present

THEA 174 Multicultural Perspectives in American

Theatre

 

 
Department of
Foreign Languages

NON SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

CHINESE MINOR
Change the program to accommodate the missing (now deleted CHIN 102, 103, and 105).

Required courses as follows:

Current Program

Program Proposal

REQUIREMENTS - MINOR

Total units required for Minor: 12
Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

Specific course requirements:

(3)

CHIN 102

Advanced Mandarin: T.V., Film and Radio
(CHIN 002B or instructor permission)

(3)

CHIN 103

Advanced Mandarin: Conversation and Composition
(CHIN 002B or instructor permission)

(3)

CHIN 105

Advanced Mandarin: Topics in Chinese Linguistics
(CHIN 002B or instructor permission)

(3)

CHIN 110

Advanced Mandarin: Modern Chinese Fiction
(CHIN 002B or instructor permission)

Note: The prerequisite lower division language acquisition will generally be done through course work, though an equivalency exam is available for those students who feel they may already be at the upper division level.

REQUIREMENTS - MINOR

Total units required for Minor: 12
Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

Specific course requirements:

(9)

Total units required for Minor 12 upper division units in Chinese selected with the approval of the Chinese language advisor

Courses taken through the International Studies program.

(3)

CHIN 110

Advanced Mandarin: Modern Chinese Fiction
(CHIN 002B or instructor permission)






 





Note:
The prerequisite lower division language acquisition will generally be done through course work, though an equivalency exam is available for those students who feel they may already be at the upper division level.

Justification: Lack of sufficient enrollment in upper division Mandarin Chinese.

 

ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Department of Computer Science

NEW PROGRAM

CERTIFICATE of ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT in INFORMATION ASSURANCE & SECURITY
The certificate is designed to recognize students who have completed the core graduate courses – CSC 201, CSC 204, CSC 205, and CSC 206 – plus additional advanced course work in this special area.

Certificate in Information Assurance and Security (9 units)

•  Select three from the following:

CSC 250 Computer Security and Privacy (fully classified graduate standing in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering)

CSC 252 Cryptography Theory and Practice (fully classified graduate standing in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering)

CSC 253 Computer Forensics (fully classified graduate standing in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering)

CSC 254 Network Security (fully classified graduate standing in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering)

This proposal requests approval to add a new Certificate of Academic Achievement in Information Assurance and Security (IAS) to the department's existing certificate programs. This new certificate would help to answer a growing need for trained computer security experts as well as help to satisfy a major criterion for Sacramento State to become certified as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in IAS education by the National Security Agency (NSA) / Department of Homeland Security (DHS) . It would also enhance the currency and competitiveness of our MS in Computer Science program. Note: Tied to this certificate proposal are three course change proposals to convert experimental IAS courses to permanent ones: CSC 252 (CSC296O), Cryptography Theory and Practice; CSC 253 (CSC296P), Computer Forensics; and CSC 254 (CSC296Q), Network Security.

 

SUBSTATIVE CHANGE

MS in Computer Science
Description: Add a new area to the breadth requirement: Information Assurance and Security.

Justification : This proposal requests approval to include the area of Information Assurance and Security (IAS) in the breadth requirement for our graduate program. In spring 2005 the University approved our proposal for a Center for Information Assurance and Security with the ultimate objective of becoming recognized and certified as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in IAS education by the National Security Agency (NSA) / Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This new breadth requirement concentration area satisfies a major criterion of becoming certified and fulfills one of the key aspects of the mission of such a center. Note : Tied to this program change proposal are three course change proposals to convert experimental IAS courses to permanent ones: CSC 252 (CSC296O), Cryptography Theory and Practice; CSC 253 (CSC296P), Computer Forensics; and CSC 254 (CSC296Q), Network Security.

 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Division of Nursing

NON SUBSTATIVE CHANGE

BACCALAUREATE in NURSING
The Division of Nursing has decided to eliminate the required 2 unit service learning course in nursing NURS 191 beginning with spring 2006. Many of the courses in the required curriculum have added a service component which did not exist at the time NURS 191 was added. The NURS 191 hours are repetitious of hours completed in earlier courses. This reduces the required units for the major from 132 to 130 which is consistent with the CSU system goal of decreasing the time to graduation and the total units required to 120. The course will remain in the Catalog as an independent study opportunity for a student group or faculty to work with a community organization.

Catalog copy indicating changes in units and deletion of NURS 191

This Catalog copy is the copy submitted for the 2006-2007 Academic year.

REQUIREMENTS - BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Units required for Major: 102-104 100-102
Minimum total units required for the BS: 132 130
Note: Additional units may be required to meet the CSUS foreign language requirement.
See course descriptions for prerequisites.

A. Required Pre-Clinical Courses (29 units)

When possible, students are encouraged to apply their pre-clinical courses to General Education requirements.

(3) An oral communication course such as:

 

COMS 004

Introduction to Public Speaking

(3) An introductory college composition course such as:

 

ENGL 001A

College Composition (EPT score of 151 or above, or completion
of ENGL 001 )

(3) A critical thinking course such as:

 

COMS 002

Argumentation OR

 

ENGL 001C

Critical Thinking and Writing

(3) A quantitative reasoning course such as:

 

STAT 001

Introduction to Statistics

(5) An organic chemistry course with a lab such as:

 

CHEM 006B

Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry ( CHEM 001A or CHEM 006A or a high school chemistry course and passing a qualifying exam given in the first laboratory period)

(4) An anatomy course with a lab such as:

 

BIO 022

Introductory Human Anatomy OR

 

BIO 025

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

(4) A physiology course with a lab such as:

 

BIO 131

Systemic Physiology OR

 

BIO 026

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

(4) A microbiology course with a lab such as:

 

BIO 139

General Microbiology

B. Required Clinical Nursing Courses ( 73-75 units ) (71-73)

1. First Semester Corequisites and Nursing Courses* (14 units)
(RN-BSN Students: 13 units#)

(3) An introductory psychology course such as:

 

PSYC 001 #

Introductory Psychology: Basic Processes OR

 

PSYC 005

Introductory Psychology: Individual and Social Processes

(3) A "life span" human development course such as:

 

CHDV 030 #

"Life Span" Human Development

(3)

NURS 011

Introduction to Professional Nursing

(2)

NURS 014 #

Pharmacology

(2)

NURS 017 #

Concepts and Practices of Gerontological Nursing

(1)

NURS 018#

Therapeutic Interpersonal and Group Communication

2. Required Second Semester Lower Division Clinical Nursing Courses** (11 units) (RN-BSN Students: 11 units#)

(5)

NURS 012 #

Nursing Care of Adults

(2)

NURS 015 #

Introduction to Clinical Nursing Practice

(1)

NURS 016 #

Physical Assessment of the Adult

(3) A nutrition course such as:

 

FACS 113

Nutrition and Metabolism OR

 

FACS 010 #

Nutrition and Wellness

3. Required Upper Division Courses for Generic Students ( 45 units 43 units)
(for RN-BSN Students:
51 units 49 units)

a. RN-BSN Students Only

(3)

NURS 111A *

Transitional Concepts for Professional Nursing

(3)

NURS 111B *

Bridging Constructs for Returning Nurses

b. Third Semester Clinical Courses (13 units)

(6)

NURS 123

Nursing Families in Complex Illness

(5)

NURS 129

Mental Health Nursing

(2)

NURS 150

Research in Nursing

c. Fourth Semester Clinical Courses (12 units)

(1)

NURS 136

Nursing the Childbearing Family: Skills and Assessment

(5)

NURS 137

Nursing the Childbearing Family

(5)

NURS 138

Nursing the Childrearing Family

(1)

NURS 139

Nursing the Childrearing Family: Assessment and Skill Acquisition

d. Fifth Semester Clinical Courses ( 13 units ) (11 units)

(6)

NURS 143

Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice

(5)

NURS 144

Community Health Nursing

(2)

NURS 191

Service-Learning in Nursing

e. Sixth Semester Clinical Courses (7 units)

(1)

NURS155

Senior Forum

(3)

NURS 156

Selected Senior Practicum in Nursing

(3)

NURS 169 ±

Reasoning Development in Health Care Science

*These courses are taken as a group in the first semester after admission to the program. The corequisites may be taken prior to admission, but will not be included in the admission points calculation unless they are part of the last 30 graded semester units.
**These courses are taken as a group in the second semester of the nursing program.
#Generally met through completion of basic RN program.
±May be used for upper division GE by nursing majors.

Note : Satisfactory completion of the program requires a grade of "C" or better in every corequisite and clinical nursing course. Opportunity to repeat nursing courses will depend upon the number of students enrolled in courses and availability of clinical experiences. A student who receives less than a "C" grade in two corequisite or nursing courses may not be allowed to continue in the nursing program.

C. Additional Graduation Requirements (3 units)

(3) A course in societal-cultural patterns* prior to certification of eligibility for state licensure such as:

 

ANTH 002

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

 

ANTH 144

Contemporary American Culture in Anthropological Perspective

 

ANTH 186

Culture and Poverty

 

ANTH 188

Anthropology of the Body

 

HRS 161

Multicultural America

 

SOC 001

Principles of Sociology


SUBSTATIVE CHANGE

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
The Division of Nursing in collaboration with the College of Business would like to offer a 16 unit concentration in Nursing Systems Administration that includes 6 units taught by Nursing and 10 units currently taught for academic credit through the College of Continuing Education . Students would take the 10 units of business courses through CCE paying the self-support cost. This program change has been discussed with Dr. Chiang Wang and has his approval for graduate nursing students to enroll in these CCE courses. These courses are foundational to a role in nursing administration. The addition of these courses will increase the marketability of this program option.

PROGRAM APPROVED FOR FALL 2006 NEW PROGRAM ADDITION

REQUIREMENTS – MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Units required for the MS: 36-49

The program is normally completed in six semesters of part-time study. Longer programs of study may be arranged but must follow an approved pattern. Variation in units are related to the role chosen by the student and optional preparations available in the MS program.

A. Core Courses (18 units)

(2) NURS 210A Research Methods and Techniques in Nursing I

(2)NURS 210B Research Methods and Techniques in Nursing II

(3) NURS 211 Ethics and Issues

(3) NURS 212 Concepts and Theory Development in Nursing

(2) NURS 215 Community and Health

(3) NURS 268 Health Policy and Services

(3) NURS 214B Educational Program Development

B. Advanced Practice Role Preparations (student completes at least one area)

Advanced Clinical Role (15 units)

NURS 231 Advanced Pharmacology (3 units)
NURS 230 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 units)
NURS 232 A or B Advanced Physical Assessment (3 units)
N213A or B Seminar in Specialized Nursing Processes (3)
N293A or B Practicum in Specialized Nursing Processes (3)

Nursing Administration Role

NURS 214A Leadership & Case Management (3 units)
NURS 294A Practicum in Leadership & Case Management (3 units)

Studentsmay pursue a nursing administration or healthcare administration role through the Special Major degree option. See graduate degree requirements in the Catalog for Master of Science in Special Major.

School Nursing Role (19 units)

NURS 213C Seminar in Specialized Nursing Process: School Nursing I (3 units)
NURS 213D Seminar in Specialized Nursing Process: School Nursing II (3 units)
NURS 293D Practicum in Specialized Nursing Processes: School Nursing (3 units)
NURS 232A Advanced Physical Assessment: Infant, Child Adolescent (3 units)
NURS 216 Vision and Scoliosis (1 units)
A Special Education course (3 units)
An Audiology course (3 units)

Family Nurse Practitioner

(See Requirements—Family Nurse Practitioner Option; Contact Graduate Coordinator for program of study)

C. Optional Role Preparations (Not required for MS in Nursing)

Clinical Nurse Specialist Titling (6 units)

Additional courses required for CNS titling by the California Board of Registered Nursing:

NURS 292 A Practicum in Specialized Nursing Process: Clinical Consultant in the Advanced Practice Role (3 units)
NURS 292B Practicum in Specialized Nursing Process: Clinical Leadership in the Advanced Practice Role (3 units)

Faculty Preparation or Special Teaching Authorization for Health (STAH) (6 units)

NURS 214C Educational Program Development II (3 Units)
NURS 294C Practicum in Educational Program Development (3 units)

School Based Mental Health Services (9 units)

NURS 213E Child-Adolescent Mental Health Nursing (3 units)
NURS 293E Practicum in Child-Adolescent Mental Health Nursing (3 units)
A counseling or mental health course (3 units)

D. Culminating Requirement (3 units)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


B. Advanced Practice Role Preparations (student completes at least one area)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nursing Administration Role (16 units)

NURS 214A Leadership & Case Management (3 units)
NURS 294A Practicum in Leadership & Case Management (3 units)
ACCY 201 Accounting (2 units)
OBE 204 Management & Organizational concepts (2 units)
MGMT 207 Finance (2 units)
MGMT 208 Marketing (2 units)
MGMT 209 (2 units)

 


COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES & MATH

Department of Physics & Astronomy

NON SUBSTATIVE CHANGE

CERTIFICATE IN SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT
The Department would like to add a minimum GPA requirement of 2.50 for all courses taken toward the Certificate. No other changes are being proposed, i.e. there is no change in course or unit requirements.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy believes that high academic standards should be maintained in the awarding of certificates. We believe that the 2.50 GPA requirement is a resonable standard.

 

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES &
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Department of Government

SUBSTATIVE CHANGE

GOVERNMENT UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR
Add an additional required upper division course, Govt 100 Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science, and expand the Government major to 39 units. This would bring the total required upper division courses to 24 units five of which would be specified. Govt 100 is already an elective course in the curriculum and a required course in our International Relations concentration.

The justification for adding the new requirement is, first, that this has been strongly recommended by our last two program reviews. Second, almost every other CSU Political Science/Government program has such a requirement (we are one of three who don't). Our justification for expanding the major to accommodate this requirement is that if we don't expand the major, increasing the required courses would negatively impact the choice of upper division electives students can take and thus their experience of the Government major. Also, at present our major of 36 units has almost the lowest unit requirement of any major in the university and if we were to subtract Govt 001 from the major requirements (because students have to take this anyway as part of GE), then our major at 33 units is in fact the lowest unit major, along with philosophy.

Old Program Description

New Program Description

MINOR IN GOVERNMENT

Total units required for Minor: 21






Specific requirements are:

(6) Select two of the following:

GOVT 110 Political Thought I

GOVT 111 Political Thought II

GOVT 120A Constitutional Law ( GOVT 001 or equivalent)

GOVT 120B Constitutional Rights and Liberties ( GOVT 001 or equivalent)

GOVT 130 International Politics

GOVT 170 Public Policy Development (GOVT 001 , passing score on WPE)


(15) Select 15 units of upper division Government or Political Science courses. Students may count as many as 6 units of GOVT 195 , or 3 units of GOVT 195 and 3 units of GOVT 199 toward completion of the minor. Students may count GOVT 001 , or its equivalent, towards the minor; however, no more than three units of Government courses taken to complete general education requirements may be used to complete requirements for the minor.

Note: A "C" average is required in the Minor

MINOR IN GOVERNMENT

Total units required for Minor: 21

The government minor requires 21 units, of which a minimum of 12 must be upper division.


Specific requirements are:

(6) Select two of the following:

Government 110, 111, 120A, 120B, etc.

 










(15) Select 15 units of government or political science courses, no more than six units of which may be lower division. Students may count as many as (6) units of Government 195, or (3) units of Government 195 and (3) units of Government 199 toward completion of the minor. Students may count Government 001, or it's equivalent, toward the minor; however, no more than (3) units of Government course work taken to complete general education requirements may be used to complete requirements for the minor.

Note: A “C” average is required in the minor.

 


Department of Psychology

NON SUBSTATIVE CHANGE

PSYCHOLOGY, B.A.
We wish to add Psyc 122 (Qualitative Psychology) to the “methods” category of the Psychology major. Presently, there are only three courses in the “methods” category. One of these, Psyc 181, has a prerequisite that most Psychology majors do not take, effectively leaving only two courses in the category.

This change will meet one of the recommendations made in our last Program Review and relieve the demand for Psyc 102 and Psyc 120, the other two courses in the “methods” category.

 


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