Minutes 12-2-2009

CURRICULUM/GEN ED COMMITTEE
a standing committee of the Education Advisory Committee
Minutes
December 2, 2009
Sylvania CC, Conference Rm B

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Scot Leavitt, Chair

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Pam Kessinger

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Ed DeGrauw

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Ross Kouzes

Marc Spaziani

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Jim Parks

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Doug Jones

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Tammy Dowd

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Joe Wright

Nancy Hutt

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Rick Willebrand

Jim Jeffery

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John Sparks

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Heiko Spoddeck

Andrew Cohen

Committee Support:

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Jeff Triplett

Dorothy Badri

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Andrew Roessler

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Stacey Timmins

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Leslie Hackett

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Sally Earll

Dmitri Alvarado

Guests:

Ann Wenning

George Knox

Jeff Edwards

Gayle Wright

Martha Henning

Julie Moore

Gayathri Iyer

Colin Goble

Scott Quinn

Takako Yamaguchi

Dave Stout

Jan Underwood

Mike Mostafavi

Kate Richardson

Chris Edwards

Pat Semura

Nancy Pilgrim

Nancy Wessel

Information Items from the Curriculum Office:

(These items do not require curriculum committee recommendation)

Experimental Courses:
J 299 – Introduction to on-line Journalism
MM 299R – 3D Character Rigging and Animation
ESR 199 – Topics In Environmental Sustainability
CAS 199D – Search Engine Optimization - SEO

Course Inactivation:
CS 200 – Computer Systems I

Old Business:
245. AD 101 – Alcohol Use and Addiction
Course Revision – Outcomes
Postponed at SAC Request

425. HST 271 - History of Central America and the Caribbean
Designation - Diversity Request
Postponed at SAC Request

425a. HST 271 – History of Central American and the Caribbean
Designation- General Education Request
Postponed at SAC Request

11. CG 280A – Career Exploration
Course Revision – Title, Outcomes
Recommended

12. CG 280B – CE: Career Exploration – Seminar
Course Revision – Title, Description, Outcomes
Recommended

82. HIM 270 – Classification Systems 1
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended with Prerequisites:
HIM 105, HIM 107, HIM 110, HIM 120, HIM 131, HIM 182, MP111, (BI22 or BI 233 or HIM 129)

88. MRI 101 – MR Physics I- Principles, Equipment & Safety
Course Revision – Title
Recommended with Title: MRI Physics I – Principles, Equipment & Safety

89. MRI 102 – MR Physics II – Advanced Principles
Course Revision – Title
Recommended with Transcript Title: MRI Physics II – Advanced Prin.

90. MRI 111 – MR Cross-Sectional Anatomy I
Course Revision – Title
Recommended with Transcript Title: MRI Cross-Sectional Anatomy 1

91. MRI 130 – MR Imaging Procedures and Diagnosis
Course Revision – Title
Recommended

92. MRI 140 – MR Registry Review
Course Revision – Title
Recommended

105. BI 101H – General Biology: Honors
New Course
Recommended with Description:
A honors laboratory science course designed for non-biology majors. Introduction to the properties of life, morphology and physiology of cells, cell chemistry, energy transformation, and the basic principles of ecology. Course explores the connection between biological principles and other disciplines, including architecture, economics, social sciences, history, and engineering. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores AND 3.25 GPA

See Comment 1 after Item 107.

106. WR 121H – English Composition – Honors

New Course
Recommend with Title: English Composition: Honors
And with Prerequisites: 3.25 GPA and placement into WR 121, or completion of WR 115 and RD 115
And with outcomes:

Upon successful completion of Writing 121, students will be able to:

  • Read and interpret a variety of texts to incorporate into writing; research, interpret, and assess primary and secondary sources to use in verbal and written discourse
  • Write effectively for various audiences by constructing and using a thesis and Standard English conventions of grammar and style
  • Appreciate writing as a process
  • Use writing as a tool for self-awareness; appreciate and reflect on new ideas in a spirit of open interaction among others
  • Apply communication strategies appropriate to interpersonal, group, and public discourse

Additional Honors Outcomes:
Enhances the experience of the traditional WR121 course by enabling students to:

  • Use critical thought to recognize explicit and implicit assumptions in written materials; articulate connections and relationships among course materials
  • Employ leadership skills to organize and problem-solve in group settings
  • Apply principles of meta-cognition to visual, written, and/or oral sources

See Comment 1 after Item 107.

107. WR 122H – English Composition – Honors
New Course
Recommend with Title: English Composition: Honors
And with Prerequisites: WR 121 AND 3.25 GPA
And with Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of Writing 122, students will be able to:

  • Use critical thinking and problem-solving in the context of research to locate, evaluate, and select sources; draw reasonable inferences from a variety of sources; perceive and establish relationships among multiple sources; analyze the structure and organization of sources as well as the structure and organization of one’s own writing. 
  • Identify and define issues at the core of an argument in order to analyze the main support of a written argument.
  • Use critical thinking to write effective arguments; support and develop one’s own argument; concisely summarize written arguments from primary and secondary sources; articulate varying points of view, particularly those at odds with the writer’s point of view, in a fair and empathetic way. 
  • Use argument as a means of inquiry as well as persuasion.
  • Suit writing style/voice to the intended audience and purpose.

Additional Honors Outcomes:
Enhances the experience of the traditional WR122 course by enabling students to:

  • Enjoy an increased awareness of language by understanding the historical context of current principles of verbal and written discourse and through the use of classical and neo-classical rhetorical theory. 
  • Comfortably and competently use the vocabulary of rhetoric theory and apply the terminology of rhetoric theory to current cultural phenomena and circumstances. 
  • Use basic principles of psycho-and socio-linguistic self-defense as cued by the classical and neo-classical rhetoricians encountered.
  • Enrich their lives through an understanding not only of the “how” of discourse, but also through an understanding of the “why” of discourse.

See Comment 1 below.

Comment 1:

These three New Course Requests reflect a revision to the outcomes of the standard BI101, WR 121, and WR 122 courses.  The paperwork for these three honors courses will not proceed further along the signature path until Course Revision Requests for the three standard courses are submitted with the appropriate signatures.  The Curriculum Committee has already approved those requests, pending the appropriate paperwork.  Once the paperwork for BI 101, WR 121, and WR 122 are sent to the Curriculum chair, the chair will pair up the respective requests and the send all six courses on the usual signature path.

New Business

108. BA XXX
Course Revision – Addition of Standard Prerequisites
Recommended

109. BA 210 – Advanced Accounting Spreadsheet Application
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 after Item 123

110. BA 211 – Principles of Accounting
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 after Item 123

111. BA 212 – Principles of Accounting II
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 after Item 123

112. BA 213 – Principles of Accounting III
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended with Requisites:
Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores; BA 211.

113. BA 215 – Basic Cost Accounting
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 after Item 123

114. BA 222 – Financial Management
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 after Item 123

115. BA 223 – Principles of Marketing
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 after Item 123

116. BA 227 – Business Law II
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 after Item 123

117. BA 228 – Computer Accounting Applications
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 after Item 123

118. BA 240 – Governmental Accounting
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 after Item 123

119. BA 242 – Introduction to Investments
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 after Item 123

120. BA 250 – Small Business Management
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 after Item 123

121. BA 251 – Office Management
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 after Item 123

122. BA 255 – Project Management – Business Environments
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 after Item 123

123. BA 270 – Global Business Management
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended
See Comment 2 below.

Comment 2:
All BA courses will have the standard prerequisite language and the additional BA courses.

124. CJA 114 – Introduction to Juvenile Process
Course Revision – Requisites
Recommended

125. CJA 246 – Fish and Wildlife Enforcement
New Course
Recommended with Available Grading Options: Letter Grade A-F, Pass/No Pass, and Audit

126. CJA 247 – Introduction to Criminal Gangs
New Course
Recommended with Available Grading Options: Letter Grade A-F, Pass/No Pass, and Audit

127. ALC 60 – Basic Math Skills Lab
Course Revision – Des, Outcomes
Recommended with Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Creatively and confidently apply mathematical problem solving strategies.

2. Be prepared for future coursework that requires an understanding of the mathematical concepts covered in the course.

And with Banner coding: No limit to repeating

128. ALC 61 – Basic Math Skills Lab
Course Revision – Des, Outcomes
Recommended with Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Choose and perform accurate computations in a variety of situations with and without a calculator.

2. Creatively and confidently apply mathematical problem solving strategies.

3. Be prepared for future coursework that requires an understanding of the mathematical concepts covered in the course.

129. ALC 62 – Basic Math Skills Lab
Course Revision – Des, Outcomes
Recommended with Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Choose and perform accurate computations in a variety of situations with and without a calculator.

2. Solve a problem at home or in an academic or work environment by creating a mathematical expression or equation that represents the situation and find the solution to the problem using correct mathematical steps.

3. Creatively and confidently apply mathematical problem solving strategies.

4. Be prepared for future coursework that requires an understanding of the mathematical concepts covered in the course.

130. ALC 63 – Basic Math Skills Lab
Course Revision – Des, Outcomes
Recommended with Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Choose and perform accurate computations in a variety of situations with and without a calculator.

2. Solve a problem at home or in an academic or work environment by creating a mathematical expression or equation that represents the situation and find the solution to the problem using correct mathematical steps.

3. Recognize patterns in data collected or observed at home or in an academic or work environment and use the observed patterns to make predictions.

4. Creatively and confidently apply mathematical problem solving strategies.

5. Be prepared for future coursework that requires an understanding of the mathematical concepts covered in the course.

131. BI 287 – Introduction to Immunology
New Course
Recommended with Prerequisites: BI 112 or (BI 211 and BI 212)
And with the preface to the outcomes to be: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

132. CS 250 – Discrete Structures I
Course Revision – Description
Recommended

133. ASL 150 – Accelerated American Sign Language
Course Revision – Contact/Credit hour change
Recommended

134. ASL 151 – Accelerated American Sign Language
Course Revision – Contact/Credit hour change
Recommended

135. ASL 150 – Accelerated American Sign Language
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommended

136. ASL 151 – Accelerated American Sign Language
Course Revision – Outcomes
Recommended

137. ENGR 221 – Electrical Circuits I
Course Revision – Des, Outcomes
Recommended

138. ENGR 222 – Electrical Circuits II
Course Revision – Des, Req, Outcomes
Recommended with Description:
Covers RLC circuits, transformers, AC power, and three phase power. Explores steady state sinusoidal analysis and phasor techniques. Introduces the Laplace Transform. Also incorporated is circuit simulation, math analysis software, and laboratory experiments to solidify classroom theory and practice.
Prerequisites: ENGR 221

139. ENGR 223 – Signals and Systems
Course Revision – Title, Des, Req, Outcomes
Recommended with Description:
Covers Laplace Transform analysis. The transfer function, convolution, bode plots, and Fourier series are used to analyze circuits. Passive and active filters are designed and analyzed using these new circuit analysis techniques. Circuit simulation, math analysis software, and laboratory experiments are incorporated to solidify classroom theory and practice.
Prerequisites: ENGR 222
Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: MTH 256

140. DH 130 – Oral Histology Independent Study
New Course
Recommended with Description:
The continued study of microscopic anatomy, histology and embryology of the oral tissues. Serves as an introduction to the study of oral pathology.
And with Requisites: Prerequisite: BI 122 or BI 232.
Prerequisite/concurrent: DH 128.
And with Outcomes:
1. Recognize the relationship between the embryology of the face, oral cavity and oral/dental tissues in order to differentiate between normal and pathological tissues and structures of the oral cavity and facial area.

141. CIS 120 – Computer Concepts I
Course Revision – Des, Outcomes
Postponed at Committee Request

142. CIS 277T – Business Intelligence App Dev
Course Revision – Title, Des, Outcomes
Recommended with Description:
Introduces fundamentals of Oracle Application Express 3.0, Web Application Development and Business Intelligence reporting using the newest ANSI 99 standard’s features for SQL and DML.  Covers fundamentals of Web Business Intelligence reporting and Web User Interface development.
And with Outcomes:
After completing this course the student will be able to do the following:

1.  Develop a database-centric Web application using Oracle Application Express 3.0

2.  Use and manage shared components in a application to fast track future development of additional applications.

3.  Manage users and groups in a application to enforce security, including: managing access control by authorizing access to application items and pages, implementing security procedures by developing an authentication model for the Application users, loading and unloading data from and to an Oracle Database, exporting application components.

143. CHN 101 - First Year Chinese
New Course
Recommended with description:
The first course of a three-course sequence in introductory Mandarin Chinese language and culture class, with a well-balanced emphasis on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of native Chinese culture. Helps the early beginning learners to acquire language proficiency as well as cultural awareness and understanding.
And with Outcomes:
1. Pronounce Chinese phonetic symbols accurately

2. Exchange basic greetings and communicate in predicable settings with appropriate vocabulary

3. Apply basic cultural understandings and recognize cultural values when interacting with native speakers of Chinese and authentic texts.

4. Use the understanding of basic Chinese syntactic system to read and compose simple colloquial Chinese texts in Chinese characters

144. CHN 102 – First Year Chinese
New Course
Recommended with description:
The second course of a three-course sequence in introductory Mandarin Chinese language and culture class, with the expansion on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of native Chinese culture. Expands beginning learners’ language proficiency as well as cultural awareness and understanding. Prerequisite: CHN 101 or instructor permission
And with Outcomes:
1.Pronounce Chinese phonetic symbols accurately

2. Exchange daily greetings and communicate in semi-predicable settings with appropriate vocabulary depending on age and gender

3. Apply common cultural understandings and recognize cultural values when interacting with native speakers of Chinese

4. Use the understanding of basic Chinese syntactic system to read and compose colloquial Chinese texts in Chinese characters

5. Apply their understanding of Chinese to interact with native Chinese speakers

147. CHN 103 – First Year Chinese
New Course
Recommended with description:
The third course of three-course sequence in introductory Mandarin Chinese language and culture class, with the expansion on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of native Chinese culture. Expands beginning learners’ language proficiency as well as cultural awareness and understanding. Recommended: Prerequisite CHN 102 or instructor permission
And with Outcomes:
1. Exchange daily greetings and communicate with gender and age appropriate vocabulary when interact with native Chinese speakers

2. Apply common cultural understandings and recognize cultural values when interacting with native speakers of Chinese

3. Use the understanding of more complex Chinese syntactic system to read and compose simple Chinese texts in Chinese characters to interact with their Chinese friends

148. CHN 260 – Chinese Culture
New Course
Recommend with outcomes:
1. Recognize and approach cultural differences with respect and open-mindedness
2. Think critically with an understanding of one’s own cultural filter, using concepts learned when in multi-cultural environment
3. View Chinese culture with a deepened understanding of its history, ecology, society, politics, and culture
4. Apply a basic understanding of Chinese culture, social and political issues, perspectives, and forms of expression, as well as own culture’s complexities to resolve cultural conflicts
5. Practice self-appraising examination and evaluation of personal beliefs in comparison to the beliefs of others
6. Apply cultural understandings learned in class effectively in authentic interactions with native speakers of Chinese.

149. CHN 101 – First Year Chinese
Course Revision – Prerequisite Opt Out
Tabled at SAC Request

150. CHN 102 – First Year Chinese
Course Revision – Prerequisite Opt Out
Tabled at SAC Request

151. CHN 103 – First Year Chinese
Course Revision – Prerequisite Opt Out
Tabled at SAC Request

152. MTH 61 – Introductory Algebra – Part I
Course Revision – Des, Outcomes
Recommended with Outcomes:
1. Use a variable to represent an unknown in a simple linear problem at home or in an academic or work environment, create a linear equation that represents the situation, and find the solution to the problem using algebra.

2. Be prepared for future coursework that requires an understanding of the basic algebraic concepts covered in the course.

153. MTH 62 – Introductory Algebra – Part II
Course Revision – Des, Outcomes
Recommended with Outcomes:
1. Use a variable to represent an unknown in a simple linear problem at home or in an academic or work environment, create a linear equation that represents the situation, and find the solution to the problem using algebra.

2. Recognize a linear pattern in ordered paired data collected or observed at home or in an academic or work environment, calculate and interpret the rate of change (slope) in the data,

create a linear model using two data points, and use the observed pattern to make predictions.

3. Be prepared for future coursework that requires an understanding of the basic algebraic concepts covered in the course.

154. MTH 63 – Introductory Algebra – Part III
Course Revision – Des, Outcomes
Recommended with Outcomes:
1. Recognize and differentiate between linear and quadratic patterns in ordered paired data, graphs, and equations.

2. Use variables to represent unknowns in quadratic problems, create a quadratic equation that represents the situation, and find the solution to the problem using algebra.

3. Be prepared for future coursework that requires the use of basic algebraic concepts and an understanding of functions.

155. MTH 91 – Intermediate Algebra Part I
Course Revision – Des, Outcomes
Recommended with Outcomes:
1. Use linear and rational models in academic and non-academic environments.

2. Recognize connections between graphical and algebraic representations in academic and non-academic settings.

3. Interpret graphs in academic and non-academic contexts.

4. Be prepared for future coursework that requires the use of algebraic concepts and an understanding of functions.

156. MTH 92 – Intermediate Algebra Part 2
Course Revision – Des, Outcomes
Recommended with Outcomes:
1. Use quadratic, rational and radical models in academic and nnon-academic environments.

2. Recognize connections between graphical and algebraic representations in academic and non-academic settings.

3. Interpret graphs in academic and non-academic contexts.

4. Be prepared in future coursework that requires the use of algebraic concepts and an understanding of functions.

157. SP 110 – Voice and Articulation
Course Revision – Description
Recommended with Description:
Present prepared and impromptu assignments with emphasis on understanding the vocal mechanism for production of Standard American speech while learning the International Phonetic Alphabet. Includes group or individual work designed to improve articulation, breathing, projection, expressiveness, and pronunciation.

158. SP 111H – Public Speaking Honors
New Course
Recommend with Title: Public Speaking: Honors
And with Description:
An honors version of SP 111. Introduction to speechmaking based primarily on a traditional public speaking approach.  Aids students in developing theoretical understanding and practical application of oral communication skills.  Also includes techniques in controlling speech anxiety, how to structure and organize information to present to a variety of audiences, and physical and vocal delivery skills. Prerequisite:  3.25 GPA, MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score, and WR 121.
And with Outcomes:

1. Use learned public speaking skills in order to present an effective and efficient message.

2. Provide community leadership through increased organizational and presentational skills.

3. Make responsible decisions though the increased ability to critically examine ideas and information.

4. Continue to use strategies and skills that manage communication anxiety.

Additional Honors Outcomes:

5. Use learned rhetorical theory in order to critically interpret ideas, make ethical decisions, and examine current political and social issues.

6. Analyze subjects with increased depth and breadth in order to support presentations more substantially.