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LIST #1 - 2006/2007



If there are no objections reported to Academic Affairs by noon on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 the Course Change Proposals
listed below are approved as submitted.
The Curriculum Subcommittee will meet on
Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at 1:30 in SAC 275
to review the Course Change Proposals contained in this list.


Course Change Proposals:
Past Program Change Proposal Lists:


Foreign Languages

New Courses

ARBC 199 - Special Problems

Justification: It offers more flexibility for students who need the units in Arabic for graduation purposes or other.

Description: Individual projects or directed reading. Note: Departmental petition required. 1-3 units.

Department of Communication Studies

Course Change

COMS 184A - Project Planning and Management

Justification: This course will no longer be cross listed with GPHD 184A because it is no longer an elective for Graphic Design. 3 units.


Department of Civil Engineering

Course Change

ENGR 004 - Engineering Graphics & CAD

The delivery mode of the class is proposed to change from a two lab format to one lecture and one lab (no unit change). This change will strike a better balance between the number of credits students receive and the number of classroom hours they are required to attend. Previously, students were required to attend 6 contact hours (2 lab sessions) for a two-unit class. Under the new format the contact time will be reduced to 4 hours. The course content will not change significantly, though some of the assignments will be adjusted. Students will be expected to do more work outside the class room. We think they are capable of doing that and that they will appreciate the increased flexibility in their schedules allowed by the fewer scheduled lab hours.

In-depth graphic analysis and solution of typical three dimensional space problems by applying the principles of orthogonal projection. Fundamentals of interactive computer aided design and drafting. Lecture one hour; Laboratory three hours. 2 units. (CAN ENGR 002)


Health & Human Services


HHS 195 - Field Study in HHS

Justification: Course is no longer being offered. 2-3 units.

Department of Kinesiology & Health Science

New Course

KINS 209 - Graduate Studies in Kinesiology

Justification: Graduate Studies in Kinesiology will serve as a core course for both options (exercise science and sport performance) in the M.S. Kinesiology program. The course will provide students with an overview of the subdisciplines of kinesiology and opportunities to engage in readings, activities, and discussions which consider the contributions of each subdiscipline to the broader field of kinesiology. The course addresses both options in partial preparation for subsequent coursework, such as KINS 211. We need a course that meets the needs of both options to be suitable as a core course.

Description: KINS 209, Graduate Studies in Kinesiology, is an overview of the varied subdisciplines, such as sport pedagogy, motor learning, strength and conditioning, sport psychology, cultural studies of sport, exercise physiology, and biomechanics. Students will read research from each subdiscipline and be able to make interdisciplinary connections. 3 units

Department of Physical Therapy

New Course

PT 130 - Pathophysiology

Justification: This course is a prerequisite course for all entering physical therapy graduate students. It is no longer a core course in the nursing curriculum. Although some nursing students take the course, the majority of the students enrolled in the course over the past 5 years have been students hoping to enter the physical therapy curriculum. PT faculty have taught the course at least one semester each year over the past 3 years. We would like to be able to list it as a PT130 course in the semesters when PT faculty teach the course and as a Nursing course when Nursing faculty teach the course. The course description and syllabus are the same.

Description: This pathophysiology course is designed to promote the understanding and application of fundamental disease processes in clinical settings. General concepts of disease, including etiology, pathogenesis, morphology, and clinical significance are discussed. General pathophysiology concepts include: cell injury, necrosis, inflammation, wound healing, and neoplasia. These concepts are applied in a systems-oriented approach to disease processes affecting musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, renal, nervous, gastrointestinal, immune, hematological, and endocrine systems. Two hour lecture. 2 units.

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