Minutes 6-4-2008

CURRICULUM/GEN ED COMMITTEE
a standing committee of the Education Advisory Committee
Minutes
June 4, 2008
Sylvania CC, Conference Rm B

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Scot Leavitt, Chair

Pam Kessinger

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Ed DeGrauw

Todd Sanders

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Moe O’Connor

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Jim Parks

Scott Quinn

Tammy Dowd

Joe Wright

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Nancy Hutt

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Andrea Lowgren

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Jim Jeffery

Bob Allen

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Heiko Spoddeck

Andrew Cohen

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Jane Rognlie

Committee Support:

Amy Alday-Murray

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Scott Huff

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Dorothy Badri

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Rick Aman

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Stacey Timmins

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Andrew Roessler

Steve Smith

Leslie Hackett

Guests:

Doug Jones

Laura Horani

Roxanne Hill

Mark Andres

Sanda Williams

Doris Werkman

Denise Roy

John Mery

Gabe Hunter-Bernstein

Adrian Rodriguez

Jackie Elliot

Andy Simon

Jan Abushakrah

Tamara Williams

Information Items from the Curriculum Office:

(These items do not require curriculum committee recommendation)

Experimental Courses:

BA 199 – Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector

Inactivations:

None to report

New Business:

313. BA 255 – Project Management
New Course
Postponed at SAC Request

314. PE 180H – Aquatic Exercise
Course Revision – Description
Recommend description read:
Includes aerobic exercise, strength conditioning, and stretching movements set to music.  Performed in shallow and deep water to reduce the effects of gravity on joints.  Swimming skills are not required.    
Implementation Date: Spring 2009  *1

315. PE 283 – Prof Act-Mind/Body Disciplines
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommend
Implementation Date: Spring 2009  *1

NOTE:
*1.Due to the twice-yearly implementation for changes to LDC courses, this will be implemented Spring Term 2009. 

316. BI 200 – Prin of Ecology: Field Biology
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Postponed at SAC Request

317. CS 233U – Advanced C Programming
New Course
Recommend description read:
Advanced C programming including the preprocessor, advanced pointers, data structures, algorithms, and program structure. Lab exercises.  Recommended: CS 133U, MTH 112, WR 121, CS 140U. Additional lab hours may be required.

Outcomes:

1. Follow the software development process (requirements analysis, design, implementation, and testing) in the development of multi-source code files
2. Employ good software engineering practices such as incremental development, data integrity checking, and adherence to style guidelines
3. Construct programs that demonstrate effective use of advanced c features including the pre-processor, pointers, void *, static and external variables, advanced data structures, and dynamic memory management
4. Select and model data using primitive and structured types
5. Analyze and construct effective algorithms
6.  Use development environment features including make processors, editors, debuggers, compilers, linkers, and libraries.
7. Identify and comprehend c documentation
8. Work well with peer developers in a team situation including mentoring and peer reviews

318. CS 133G – Introduction to Computer Games
General Education
Recommend

319. ESOL 33 – EL Civics
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommend

320. ESOL 153N – Grammar 1
New Course
Recommend description and outcomes read:
Includes the identification and practice of the following grammatical structures: subject-verb agreement, question and negation structure, verb tenses, sentence patterns, and sentence types.  This elective class is designed to reinforce concepts in both oral and written contexts.  Does not replace courses in the core curriculum.
Prerequisites: Placement into ESOL 40/40N and ESOL 42/42N and ESOL 44/44N or higher.

Outcomes:
Identify and use subject-verb agreement; question/negation formation; simple and progressive verb tenses; sentence patterns; and simple, compound, and complex sentences appropriately in a variety of oral and written contexts.

321. ESOL 173 – Grammar 1
Course Revision – Number, Requisites
Recommend description read:
Includes the identification and practice of the following grammatical structures: subject-verb agreement, question and negation structure, verb tenses, sentence patterns, and sentence types.  This elective class is designed to reinforce concepts in both oral and written contexts.  Does not replace courses in the core curriculum.
Prerequisites: Placement into ESOL 40/40N and ESOL 42/42N and ESOL 44/44N or higher.

322. ESOL 183 – Grammar 2
Course Revision – Number, Requisites
Recommend

323. ESOL 193 – Grammar 3
Course Revision – Number, Requisites
Recommend

324. FD 277 – Fashion Trend Analysis
New Course
Recommend description read:
Introduces fashion trend forecasting process within the apparel industry and the use of information sources and trend analysis in developing and promoting a fashion product. Introduction to history of terminology of apparel design. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or the equivalent placement test scores.

325. ART 248 – Glass Casting
New Course
Postpone at SAC Request

326. FP 208 – Emergency Operations Safety & Survival
New Course
Postponed at SAC Request

327. FP 210 – Multicultural Strategies for Firefighters
New Course
Postponed at SAC Request

328. EET 270 – Motors/Generators and Control Systems
New Course
Recommend

329. MSD 105 – Interpersonal Communication
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

330. MSD 110 – Gender Conflict Resolution
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

331. MSD 113 – Influence Without Authority
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

332. MSD 115 – Improving Work Relations
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

333. MSD 117 – Customer Relations
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

334. MSD 121 – Leadership Skill Development
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

335. MSD 122 – Motivation Without Manipulation
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

336. MSD 123 – Job Search Strategies
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

337. MSD 128 – Handling the Difficult Person
Course Revision - Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

338. MSD 133 – Brave New Workplace
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

339. MSD 134 – Who Moved My Cheese
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

340. MSD 148 – Asserting Yourself in the Workplace
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

341. MSD 150 – Listening Skills
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

342. MSD 151 – Dealing with Difficult People
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

343. MSD 157 – Conflict Management
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

344. MSD 159 – Stress Control
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

345. MSD 160A – Communication Styles
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

346. MUS 105 – Music Appreciation
Prerequisite Opt-Out
Recommend requisites read: Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores.
Implementation Date: Spring 2009  *2

347. MUS 108 – Music Cultures of the World
Prerequisite Opt-Out
Recommend requisites read: Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores.
Implementation Date: Spring 2009  *2

348. MUS 110 – Fundamentals of Music
Prerequisite Opt-Out
Recommend requisites read: Prerequisite: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores.
Implementation Date: Spring 2009  *2

349. MUS 201 – Intro to Music and Its Lit
Prerequisite Opt-Out
Recommend requisites read: Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores.
Implementation Date: Spring 2009  *2

350. MUS 202 – Intro to Music and Its Lit
Prerequisite Opt-Out
Recommend requisites read: Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores.
Implementation Date: Spring 2009  *2

351. MUS 203 – Intro to Music and Its Lit
Prerequisite Opt-Out
Recommend requisites read: Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores.
Implementation Date: Spring 2009  *2

352. MUS 205 – Introduction to Jazz History
Prerequisite Opt-Out
Recommend requisites read: Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores.
Implementation Date: Spring 2009  *2

353. MUS 206 – Intro to History of Rock Music
Prerequisite Opt-Out
Recommend requisites read: Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores.
Implementation Date: Spring 2009  *2

354. MUS 207 – Intro to History of Folk Music
Prerequisite Opt-Out
Recommend requisites read: Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 115 or equivalent placement test scores.
Implementation Date: Spring 2009  *2

NOTE:
*2.Due to the twice-yearly implementation for changes to LDC courses, the earliest this could be implemented is Spring Term 2009.  Due to issues around implementation of the standard prerequisites, there will be discussion at the EAC about the feasibility of the Spring 2009 implementation.

355. ED 136 – Computers in Education
Course Revision – Description, Outcomes
Recommend outcomes read:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Create instructional materials by using word processing, database and presentation/publishing programs for use in K-12 settings.
  • Use rubrics to aid in the evaluation of educationally-valid information on Web sites and educational software for use in the classroom.
  • Share information using the internet communication resources by using discussion boards, email, blogs, etc. to address topics specific to education, content area teaching, and library media practices.
  • Design student learning activities that integrate computers/technology for a variety of student group strategies and for diverse student populations in an educational setting.
  • Use an understanding of instructional theories and models concerning educational technology to increase technology integration in schools.

356. ED 224 – Foundations of Education
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

357. GRN 268 – Techniques and Adaptive Strategies in Therapeutic Horticulture
New Course
Recommend

358. GRN 269 – Therapeutic Horticulture Skills I
New Course
Recommend

359. GRN 270 – Therapeutic Horticulture Programming for Older Adults and Children
New Course
Recommend

360. GRN 271 – Therapeutic Horticulture Skills II
New Course
Recommend

361. GRN 272 – Therapeutic Garden Design, Maintenance & Programming
New Course
Recommend

362. CG 280A – CE: Career Exploration
Contact/Credit Hour Change
Recommend Implementation Date: Spring 2009  *1

363. PHL 191 – Analysis & Evaluation of Argument
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend

364. PHL 195 – Critical Thinking: Science and the Occult
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend outcomes read:

  • Read and assess media reports of scientific studies to recognize:
-- the basic ideas at the heart of science: theory, hypothesis, explanation, cause, correlation,
-- the importance of control in scientific investigation,
-- the difference between applied and theoretical science,
-- the significance of statistical concepts as they apply to scientific studies.
  • Design a well controlled scientific experiment.
  • Distinguish between physical and social sciences.
  • Distinguish between genuine and pseudo-science.

365. PHL 204 – Philosophy of Religion
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend outcomes read:

Students completing this course should be able to:

  • Recognize, reflect on, and evaluate philosophical concerns that are raised by classic and contemporary discussions of some of the following issues: proofs for the existence of God, the case for atheism, the relation of faith and reason, the relation between science and  religion, the relation between morality and religion, the problem of evil, the miraculous,  religious experience, God's attributes,  the existence of the soul and life after death, and differences and similarities between the world's major religions.
  • Reflect on and evaluate the philosophical assumptions about religious issues that are embedded in the students' own ideas and in the ideas that permeate our culture.
  • Recognize and reflect on the interconnectedness of and the historical development of these ideas.

366. PHL 205 – Biomedical Ethics
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend outcomes read:

Students completing this course should be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the moral issues that often arise in a health care setting, including: paternalism, confidentiality, informed consent, conscientious refusal, and whistle-blowing.
  • Analyze and discuss situations involving moral issues that arise in the relationship between nurses and clients, other health care professionals, the institutions in which they work, as well as public policy.
  • Recognize, analyze, and (where possible) resolve the sorts of moral dilemmas that arise in health care professions.
  • Apply the concerns raised by major ethical theories to the analysis and resolution of moral dilemmas.
  • Apply the codes of ethics for health care workers and patients, where relevant, to the analysis and resolution of moral dilemmas.
  • Recognize the impact of legal and religious considerations on the resolution of practical and moral problems.
  • Write coherent, clear arguments and counter-arguments, including clear and critically responsible arguments for and against opposing views.

367. PHL 206 – Introduction to Environmental Ethics
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommend