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DEGREE PROGRAMS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Revised copy to reflect new University Studies and University Seminar program
  • Maximum 12 credits of PE 180 allowed for graduation
  • Quantitative Reasoning: add MTH 105 (Contemporary Mathematics)
  • Explorations: remove "sequence" references; courses will not be paired; change Arts and Letters to "Humanities (Arts and Letters); correct credits for CH 201/204, 202/205, and PH 201/224, PH 202/225.
  • Synthesis and Applications: omit S&A courses and replace with description of Integration program and Stands H, I, and J.
  • Transfer Student Policies: revise to fit new general education program and Oregon Transfer Module.

University Colloquium

Rename "University Seminar" and change Core prefix to USEM.

Modified Courses

Core 101, 102, 103 University Colloquium - rename University Seminar; change to USEM 101, 102, 103. Slight description modification.

Core 101H, 102H, 103H University Colloquium Honors - rename University Seminar Honors; change to USEM 101H, 102H, 103H.

Core 209 Practicum - change to USEM 209; slight description modification.

Core 409 Advanced Practicum - change to USEM 409; slight description modification.

Wr 122 English Composition - slight description modification.

Deleted Courses

Core 101W, 102W, 103W Colloquium Assistance Program (CAP)

Wr 121 English Composition

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND LETTERS

Note: the History Department will move from the School of Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education to the School of Arts and Letters.

  • As a result of History moving to Arts and Letters: add History to Departments list; add History (BA only) to Degrees list.
  • Remove Public Relations from list of minors.

ART

New Courses

ARTC 199 Special Studies - credit to be arranged.
[new Creative Activities courses which do not count toward the major, but can count toward the 180 credits for the degree]

Modified Courses

ART 250 Digital Studio - eliminate co-requisite of ART 250L.

ART 350 Digital Print Studio - additional prerequisites: ART 240 or 133.

ART 352 Digital Animation Studio - additional prerequisites: ART 133.

ART 353 Digital 3D Modeling and Lighting Studio - add ART 133 to prereqs.

ART 354 Digital 3D Animation Studio - add ART 133 to prerequisites.

ART 390 Intermediate Drawing and Painting: change credits to 1-4 credits (max 8 credits)

ART 411 Special Projects in Printmaking: change credits to 1-4 credits (max 12 Credits)

ART 424/524 Art Process and Education Theory - Does not count as a studio elective for art majors.

ART425/525 Multicultural Art Education: K-12 - does not count as a studio elective for art majors.

ART 427/527 Figurative Painting and Drawing - change prereqs to Art 327, 332, plus 8 credits 300-level studio courses.

ART 429/529 Issues in Art Education - does not count as a studio elective for art majors.

ART 443/543 Special Projects in Photography - change credits to 1-4 credits (Max 12 credits)

ART 450/550 Special Projects in Digital Media - change credits to 1-4 credits (Max 20 credits)

ART 456 Special Projects in Ceramics - change credits to 1-4 credits, max 12 credits)

ART 490/590 Advanced Studio in Painting and Drawing - change credits to 1-4 credits, max 12 credits.

ART 492 Special Projects in Sculpture - change credits to 1-4 credits, max 20 credits.

ART 494 Professional Practices - pass/no pass only.

ARTH 330 Art, Culture, and Technological Change - rename Art, Culture and Technology

Suspended Courses

Art 236 Figure Sculpture I

Art 351 Digital Interactive Studio

Changes to major

  • Premajors: add Art 133 as prerequisite.
  • Clarify capstone requirements; BA/BS students take Art 494 and 493; BFA students take Art 494, 403, and 409.
  • BFA: in Studio areas, change "Painting" to "Painting and drawing."

Changes to minor

  • General Studio Art: not available to studio art majors; increase credits from 28 to 32.
  • Art History: available to studio art majors
  • Photography: not available to studio art majors

COMMUNICATION

New Courses

JRN 241 Introduction to Visual Journalism, 4 credits
Explores the creation and use of visually mediated image in media. Introduces students to visual practices, ethics, theories, and principles related to the production of media images in photography, graphic design, layout, and typography across media platforms.

JRN 322 Picture Editing, Layout, and Design, 4 credits
Emphasizes the selection, placement and positioning of photographic images in print and on screen. Introduces students to the process of evaluating, cropping, toning, and selecting images for publication and portfolio presentation. Places importance on caption writing, layout, typography, and design as they relate to image creation and editing. Prerequisites: JRN 241, 251, 261, 321.

JRN 323 Advanced Photojournalistic Techniques, 4 credits
Students develop advanced skills in lighting, portfolio development, ethics, law, and visual storytelling techniques. Emphasis placed on researching and creating picture stories, documentary work, and long form visual storytelling. Prerequisites: JRN 241, 251, 261, 321, 322.

JRN 382 Broadcast Journalism: TV Studio News Presentation, 4 credits
Introduction to advanced newsgathering, studio production and on-air performance techniques for television news and public affairs programming. Students will gather news and produce studio broadcasts. They will also practice techniques for field reporting, TV newscast production, TV news writing, on-camera and voice-over presentation, field and studio interviews, live remotes, commentary, and critical reviews. Prerequisites: JRN 362, 372.

COMM 460b Communication and Third World Development, 4 credits
Explores the strategic application of communication technologies and practices to effect social and economic change in Third World nations and regions. Includes historical, theoretical and practical exploration of the field of "development communication"; critical responses to dominant paradigms of development; and emergent or alternative approaches to development and communication that seek empowerment, participation, social justice and cultural autonomy in the Third World and marginalized or impoverished communities throughout the world.

Modified Courses

COMM 300 Research Strategies - minor description modification.

COMM 324 Nonverbal Communication - add Comm 125 as prerequisite.

COMM 412/512 Rhetorical Criticism - rename Evaluation of Public Communication.

COMM 425/525 Gender and Human Communication - remove misplaced statement in description.

COMM 460/560 Topics in Communication - for "Feminist Rhetorical Theories," rename this topic "Women Transforming Language" and designate COMM 460a [an Integration course].

COMM 470/570 Gender, Race, and Media - remove Comm 125 as prerequisite.

JRN 341 Copyediting and Design - rename Copyediting.

JRN 409/509 Practicum/Internship - rename Journalisn Internship, change to 1-6 credits, and modify description.

JRN 410 Capstone - divide into separate courses JRN 410a (Journalism Individual Capstone) and JRN 410b (Journalism Team Capstone Project), with separate descriptions.

VP 215 Introduction to Field Production - in prerequisites, add JRN 241 as option.

VP 372 Advanced Activities for Video Production - change 1-4 credits to 4 credits.

VP 409 Practicum - add description: Students work in professional setting, on or off campus, to gain pertinent production and industry experience.

Changes to major

  • Capstone - remove specification of an oral presentation.
  • Requirements for major: in #7, change "practicum" credits to "internship" credits.
  • Journalism: substantial changes to option.
    • News-Editorial: add JRN 241 and 377 to requirements; update course title for JRN 341. For News-Editorial electives, omit Comm 330 and 370, Jrn 409, and Art 240; add JRN 322 and 382 to electives.
    • Photojournalism: omit Art 240, 250, 340, 350 and Comm 471 from required courses; add JRN 241, 322, 323, 377 to requirements. For Photojournalism electives, omit Art 311, 341, 343, 441, and 443; add these courses to electives: Comm 460, 470, 471, AM 334, VP 115 and 215, Anth 213.

Changes to minor

  • Omit Public Relations minor.

ENGLISH AND WRITING

Modified Courses

Eng 298 Introduction to Literary Study and the Major - rename Introduction to the Major; minor description change. In prerequisite of 8 credits lower division literature or lower division creative writing, change to and/or.

Eng 382 Topics in U.S. Literature After 1865 - modify description (same pattern as for Eng 371, 372, and 381).

Eng 410 Community Engagement Writing: Internships and Practica - eliminate restriction to English and writing majors and minors.

Wr 410 Community Engagement Writing: Internships and Practica - eliminate restriction to English and writing majors and minors.

 

Note: introductory statement prior to writing courses has been modified (writing waiver exam has been changed to "writing waiver by portfolio.")

Changes to major

  • Revise English and Writing degree; separate into five options: BA in English and Writing with a concentration in Creative Writing, English Education, Literary Studies, or Special Studies; or a BS in English and Writing with a concentration in Professional Writing (advisor's approval required).
  • Requirements for major: complete 12 credits of prerequisites (8 credits l.d. literature and/or creative writing, and 4 credits of Eng 298 or equivalent, plus any additional prerequisites that may be required for a specific option. Core courses reduced from 26 credits to 20 credits (by moving Eng 298 to a prerequisite, and Eng/Wr 400 Capstone to the concentrations). In #4, change GPA for English and writing courses to 2.75.
  • Creative Writing: 32 credits (plus 12 prereq credits, 20 core credits, and 4 credits Wr 295; total 68 credits). Requires two 300-level and two 400-level creative writing courses (16 credits), one 400-level literature (4 credits), one u.d. writing or literature, or A&L elective if approved (4 credits), 6 credits of West Wind Review, and Wr 400 Capstone (2 credits).
  • English Education: 34 credits (plus 12 prereq credits, 20 core credits, and Wr 295; total 70 credits). Requires Wr 472 or Wr 312; Eng 488, 489, or 398; Eng 487; 4 credits from diversity studies courses (department has list of courses), 4 credits from poetry studies (dept has list of courses), 12 credits or 400-level literature, linguistics, and/or writing courses, and 2 credits of capstone. Wr 472 is required for mid-high MAT, and Eng 436 is strongly recommended for students targeting the mid-high teaching license.
  • Literary Studies: 38 credits (plus 12 prereq credits and 20 core credits; total 70 credits). Requires Eng 371 and 372, or 381 and 382 (may repeat courses taken for core requirements if topic is different); 4 credits single author studies and 4 credits diversity studies (dept has lists of courses), 12 credits 400-level literature courses, and 8 credits from u.d. lit, Wr 330, 341, 350; Wr 293, or Eng 490, 492, 493, 494; and 2 credits capstone.
  • Professional Writing: BA (or BS if approved by advisor) 34 credits (plus 12 prereq credits, 20 core credits, and Eng 295 prerequisite; total 70 credits. Requires Wr 3227, 329, 450, 493, 409 or 410, 12 credits of u.d. writing or literature courses or u.d. multimedia/communications course; and 2 credits capstone.
  • Special Studies: an individualized program based on courses available in the department; 32 credits of upper division courses plus 2 credits capstone, in addition to 12 credits prerequisites, and 20 credits core courses: total 66 credits.

Changes to minor

English and Writing majors who are also pursuing a minor in the department may not use any of the same courses (excluding prerequisites and core courses) for both programs.

  • Omit minors in U.S. Literature and British Literature, and replace with minor in Literary Studies.
  • Creative Writing minor: omit prereqs of Core 101, 102, 103 or Wr 121, 122.
  • English Education minor: change prerequisites to Eng 298 or the writing intensive course for the respective major.

New Minor

  • Literary Studies minor (new): 24 credits, in addition to prerequisites of 8 credits l.d. literature and/or l.d. creative writing, plus Eng 298 or equivalent. The 24 credits are from Eng 300, 8 credits from Eng 371/372 or Eng 381/382, and 12 credits u.d. literature courses or Wr 493 (8 credits must be at 400 level.)

FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

New courses

FL 511 Second Language Acquisition Theory and Practice, 3 credits
Provides students with an overview of the most current theories of second language acquisition and the teaching methodologies that result from these approaches. Students will detail differences and similarities among the various models of second language acquisition and learn how to identify and integrate them into the foreign language classroom.

FL 512 Teaching for Proficiency: Methods and Strategies, 3 credits
Based on the national standards for foreign language education as established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), this class explores how proficiency standards can be applied in the classroom in conjunction with state and local standards. Students learn how to integrate the 5 C's of the foreign language education-communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities-with clearly defined proficiency standards for foreign language performance.

FL 513 Foreign Language Assessment: Principles and Strategies, 3 credits
This course teaches the many ways in which to assess foreign language proficiency. It compares traditional testing measures with more recent performance-based assessment methods and portfolio assessment models. While students study various assessment instruments and resources, they will also learn how to integrate assessment practices with foreign language standards. Language assessment provides not only a necessary measurement of student progress, but also offers necessary feedback for the instructional process.

FL 514 Action Research, 3 credits
Teaches research methodologies which pursue action (or change) and research (or understanding) at the same time. With the goal of developing reflective teaching practices, students will learn how to do a systematic inquiry into the teaching/learning environment of a classroom. This class is intended as preparation for an action research project that students will conduct over the course of the following year.

FL 515 Technology in the Classroom, 3 credits
This hands-on seminar will transform knowledge about second language acquisition (SLA) and pedagogy into practice while focusing on the use of technology in the FL classroom. The course fosters professional development as participants formulate critical skills for creating, integrating and assessing technology into the classroom. Topics may include interactive and non-interactive hypermedia technologies, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), language testing and technology, distance learning, online chat discussion, software selection, and more.

SPAN 506 Advanced Spanish Conversation, 1 credit
Designed to improve Spanish conversational skills. Students will learn about and discuss a wide variety of current topics. Topics may include historical influences on contemporary culture, art and media, societal, religious, and political institutions. This class may be repeated for credit. Up to three credits may be applied towards degree requirements.

SPAN 516 Topics in Spanish Language Pedagogy, 3 credits
Designed as a teaching praxis companion course to courses on Spanish language, culture and/or literature. Relating to the knowledge provided in a respective language or culture class, this class addresses the corresponding issue of how to teach the newly acquired subject matter in the FL classroom. This class must be repeated for credit with each of the required language/culture courses.

SPAN 520 Topics in Spanish or Latin American Film, 3 credits
Offers an in-depth study of selected topics in Hispanic cinema, focusing on insights into cultures, history, or film production and practices in Hispanic countries, with possible emphasis on film theory, form in film, and film industries. Courses may focus on topics such as masterpieces of film, directors, women in cinema, cultural identity, post-structuralism, or post-colonialism, or other recent cultural topics. Class may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

SPAN 532 Communicative Grammar, 3 credits
This advanced grammar class addresses problem areas of Spanish grammar as they pertain to English speakers with an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish. Apart from offering theoretical explanations and extensive practice, this class contextualizes grammar through its focus on authentic discourse and the communicative value of each grammatical function.

Modified courses

SPAN 425/525 Topics in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Society - change to 3-4 cr.

SPAN 441/541 Topics in Hispanic Culture - change to 3-4 cr.

SPAN 481/581 Topics in Theoretical and Applied Spanish Linguistics - change to 3-4 cr.

SPAN 482/582 Topics I Writing and Translation - change to 3-4 cr.

Changes to major

  • German: Option B, Advanced Language and Culture Courses: decrease study abroad credits from 16 credits to 12 credits.

New Program

Add Summer Language Institute (SLI) for high school foreign language teachers who want to obtain their Master of Arts and Letters (Language Teaching/Spanish). This is a graduate-level program.

In Degrees section, add Master of Arts and letters (Language Teaching/Spanish)

MUSIC

New Courses

MUS 166 Composition Colloquium, 0 credits
Designed for freshmen and sophomore students preparing for the composition concentration. Focuses on gaining basic composition techniques needed to help develop a portfolio. Students must have four terms of MUS 166 prior to being accepted into the composition concentration in their junior year.

Modified Courses

Mus 121 Music Theory IA - rename Music Theory I

Mus 122 Music Theory IB - rename Music Theory I

Mus 123 Music Theory I C - rename Music Theory I

Mus 124 Aural Skills IA - rename Aural Skills I

Mus 125 Aural Skills IB - rename Aural Skills I

Mus 126 Aural Skills IC - rename Aural Skills I

Mus 221 Music Theory IIA - rename Music Theory II

Mus 222 Music Theory IIB - rename Music Theory II

Mus 223 Music Theory IIC - rename Music Theory II

Mus 224 Aural Skills IIA - rename Aural Skills II

Mus 225 Aural Skills IIB - rename Aural Skills II

Mus 226 Aural Skills IIC - rename Aural Skills II

Mus 324 Conducting: Instrumental Methods - rename Instrumental Conducting

Mus 325 Conducting: Choral Methods - rename Choral Conducting

Mus 373 Elementary Choral Music Methods and Materials - Elementary General Music Methods and Materials

Mus 374 Secondary Choral Music Methods and Materials - rename Secondary Choral Methods and Materials

Mus 441/541 Principles of Orchestration - rename Orchestration

Mus 442/542 Principles of Counterpoint - rename Counterpoint

Mus 443/543 Music Composition Survey - rename Composition Survey

Changes to major

  • Music Core: update course titles
  • Music Electives: add Mus 315, 351, 360,445, 446, 360, 399; in Ensemble courses, add Mus 384 and 406 to choices.
  • Music Performance Concentration: For Special Topic: Theory, remove specification of Mus 445 and add note "(Selected from any upper division music theory class)"; for Special Topics: History, remove specification of Mus 460 and add note "(Selected from any upper division music history class)"

Changes to minor

  • Increase credits from 29 to 33; omit Mus 323 requirement.
  • For applied music (MuP 170), increase to 6 credits (2 credits per term on same instrument); add 3 credits ensemble courses, chosen from Mus 385, 389, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, 495.

MUSIC-BUSINESS

Changes to Major

  • Requirements for Major: reorganize and renumber requirements; students must pass all sequential music theory and aural skills courses with a grade of C or better; pass MUP 390 hearing before moving from l.d. MUP 290 to u.d. MUP 390; omit vocal proficiencies from requirements.
  • Music Requirements: increase from 48 credits to 54 credits; correct credits for courses and adjust numbers of credits required.

PHILOSOPHY

New courses

PHL329 Science and Religion: Critical Explorations, 4 credits
Surveys the main issues in the interaction between science and religion. Topics covered include the nature of science and scientific method; religion and religious worldviews; physics and Big Bang cosmology; evolution and genetics and implications for religious beliefs; models of interaction between science and religion; and recent research and scholarship in the science-religion debate. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

Modified courses

PHL 326 Indian Ethics: The River of Dharma - minor description change.

Changes to minor

  • Philosophy minor: remove PHL 304 from electives choices; add PHL 329 to elective choices.

THEATRE ARTS

New courses

TA 446/546 Lighting Design, Technique, and Implementation, 3 credits
[TA 445/545 separated into two courses]
The artistic, technical, and organizational aspects of lighting design. This class covers all aspects of lighting design including script analysis, developing a light plot, and realization of a design. Topics include stage lighting graphics, lighting equipment, and technology. Lab experiences will focus on the integration of lighting design into the greater whole of production. Prerequisite: TA 245.

TA 458/558 Topics in Drama, 4 Credits
Explores selected plays by various playwrights. Attendance at live performance is sometimes required. Repeat credit is allowed for different topics. Prerequisite: TA 167. [previously offered as Eng 458/558]

Modified courses

TA 257 Musical Theatre Dance - remove prerequisites of TA 157 and dance ability.

TA 357 Musical Theatre Workshop - remove prerequisites of TA 257 and vocal training.

TA 358 Auditioning for Musical Theatre - change from 4 credits to 3 credits.

TA 445/545 Lighting Design - rename Lighting Design, Creating the Aesthetic; substantial description change and course split into two courses (with new course TA 446/546).

TA 521, 522, 523 Principles of Production Analysis - minor description modification.

Note: the prerequisites for upper division theatre arts courses will not apply to TA 357 and 358.

Changes to major

  • For BA/BS and BFA, update summary of credits to conform with current general education requirements; elective credits will increase as gen ed credits decrease.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

New courses

BA 430A Nonprofit Organization Management, 2 credits (cross-list with PS 430A and MM 530A)

BA 430B Nonprofit Organization Management, 2 credits (cross-list with PS 430B and MM 530B)

BA 465A CPA Review - Financial and Auditing, 2 credits
Reviews the information found on two parts of the CPA exam. The course emphasizes learning through preparation and practice. The instructor will be available to answer questions, provide hints as to the best method to approach certain questions, work through problems, and explain solutions. Prerequisites: BA 351, 352, 455.

BA 465B CPA Review - Business and Regulation, 2 credits
Reviews the information found on two parts of the CP exam. The course emphasizes learning through preparation and practice. The instructor will be available to answer questions, provide hints as to the best method to approach certain questions, work through problems, and explain solutions. Prerequisites: BA 454, 370, 451, 365.

BA 475/575 Organizational Behavior, 4 credits
Applies behavioral theories concerning people to organizational settings in business and industry. Examines the use of multidisciplinary principles in solving problems in the work world, including conflict resolution, power and influence within the organization, communication and leadership, integration of individual needs with management goals, and maintenance of institutional vitality. (cross-listed with Psy 445/545.)

Modified Courses

BA 285 Advanced Business Application of Spreadsheets - renumber BA 383.

BA 320 Business, Government and Nonprofits - cross-list with PS 321.

BA 374 Organizational Behavior and Management - rename Principles of Management.

BA 458/558 Advanced Accounting Topics I - includes segment and interim financial reporting.

BA 459/559 Advanced Accounting Topics II - excludes segment and interim financial reporting.

BA 460/560 Not-for-Profit Accounting - rename Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Management.

BA 497/597 Advanced Management Information Systems - omit prereqs of BA 131, 211, 213, 282, and CS 200 [BA 382 remains].

Changes to major

  • Add section on Regional Degree Completion Program. Student Groups: remove listings for American Marketing Association, and Hospitality Management Association.
  • Requirements for Admission:
    • Delete #1, and add Core 101, 102, 103 or the equivalent to requirements in #2 (and renumber).
    • For mathematics prerequisites, omit listing specific courses, and change to completion of at least one mathematics course at the 100 level or above.
  • Requirements for Major:
    • In #4, add information on study-abroad programs: full academic year programs may qualify for waiver of minor requirement; shorter enrollment may receive credit towards the International Perspective Enrichment Area or Cultural Diversity Enrichment Area.
  • Accounting option: Track I Public Accounting: update course title for BA 460; add BA 465A, 465B to course options. Track II Management Accounting: update course title for BA 460.
  • Management option: in electives, update course title for BA 460; add BA 430A, 430B, and 475 to course choices.
  • Liberal Arts Enrichment Program: Add information on study-abroad programs-students may receive credit towards the International Perspective Enrichment Area or Cultural Diversity Enrichment Area.

Changes to minor

  • Business Administration: update course title for BA 374.

BUSINESS-CHEMISTRY

  • Update course titles for BA 374, CH 314, and CH 315.

BUSINESS-MATHEMATICS

  • Mathematics requirements: for the 12 additional u.d. math credits, at least two of the courses must be 4-credit courses; update course title for BA 374.

BUSINESS-PHYSICS

  • Update course title for BA 374.


SCHOOL OF SCIENCES

Suspended courses

Sc 345 History and Philosophy of the Environmental Movement (synthesis course)
Sc 350 Women in Science (synthesis course)

Other changes

  • Edit sections on Preprofessional Programs (section within Science will refer only to science programs); and Graduate Programs.
  • Master of Science in Environmental Education - move this to Biology section of catalog

BIOLOGY

New courses

Bi 353 Microbiology Laboratory, 3 credits
Includes an introduction to standard microbiology techniques, quantitative lab science, experimental design and data analysis. One-hour lecture and two 2-hour labs. Corequisite: Bi 351.

Modified Courses

Bi 210 Topics in Biology - change credits from 1 to 2 credits, to 1-4 credits.
Bi 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I - change 2 90-minute labs to one 3-hour lab.
Bi 232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II - change 2 90-minute labs to one 3-hour lab.
BI 233 Human Anatomy and Physiology III - change 2 90-minute labs to one 3-hour lab.
Bi 341 Genetics - includes function and evolution of genes and genomes.
Bi 343 Developmental Biology - modify description.
Bi 351 Microbiology - substantial change to format of course; decrease to 3 credits (additional credits to corequisite lab), modify description.
Bi 381 Introduction to Complex Systems - modify description; update general education prerequisites.
Bi 382 Biology and Society - modify description (two 75-minute meetings, community-based learning component.)
Bi 413/513 Physiological Ecology of Animals - add co-requisite Bi 513L
Bi 414/514 Advanced Animal Physiology - add co-requisite Bi 514L.
Bi 415/515 Mammalogy - change from two lectures to three lectures; change 5-hour lab to 3-hour lab; weekend field trips are required; add co-requisite Bi 515L.
Bi 425/525 Molecular Biology - modify description; add co-requisite Bi 525L.
Bi 431/531 Physiological Plant Ecology - add co-requisite Bi 531L
Bi 432/532 Origins and Diversity of Land Plants - omit Bi 336 prerequsite.
Bi 434/534 Plant Anatomy - add corequisite Bi 534L.
Bi 436/536 Algae, Fungi, and Lichens - omit Bi 336 prerequisite; add Bi 211, 212, 213 prerequisites; add Bi 536L corequisite.
Bi 438/538 Conservation Biology - change three lectures to two 75-minute lectures.
Bi 442/542 Bryophytes - change prereq from Bi 336 to Bi 211, 212, 213.
Bi 446/546 Evolution - change three lectures to two 75-minute lectures; add Bi 546R coquisite.
Bi 450/550 Fish and Fisheries - add Bi 550L corequisite.
Bi 453/553 Community and Population Ecology - add Bi 553L corequisite
Bi 454/554 Plant Ecology - change two lectures and two 3-hour laboratories to 3 hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory.
Bi 456/556 Immunology - add Bi 556L coreequisite.
Bi 461/561 Biology of the Lower Invertebrates - modify description; add Bi 561L corequisite.
Bi 462/562 Biology of the Higher Invertebrates - modify description; omit prereq of Bi 462L.
Bi 466/566 Entomology - modify description (omit pest control); include field trips; omit Bi 466L corequisite.
Bi 470/570 Herpetology - add Bi 570L corequisite.
Bi 471/571 Ornithology - add Bi 571L corequisite.
Bi 480/580 Animal Behavior - add Bi 580L corequisite.
Bi 485/585 Scanning Electron Microscopy - add Bi 585L corequisite.

Remove from suspension

Bi 433/533 Plant Systematics (suspended in 2004-05; use prior description)
Bi 474/574 Topics in Entomology, increase to 3 credits [course NOT repeatable]. Description modified as follows:
Explores the historical, modern, and potential importance of insects in material production, medicine, forensics, forestry, and agriculture. Two 75-minute lectures. Prerequisites: Bi 211, 212, 213. Bi 466 recommended.

Suspended courses

Bi 336 Plant Evolution and Systematics
Bi 435/535 Methods in Plant Systematics

Changes to major

  • Suggested First year program: update titles for general education requirements.
  • Cell/Molecular Option: Add Bi 353 to Microbiology and update credits; update credits for Ch 451.
  • Biomedical Science Option:
    • In #2, change "Complete 12 credits from" to "Choose 3 courses from"
    • For Microbiology, add Bi 353 and update credits; correct credits for Biochemistry.
  • Botany option: replace Bi 336 with Bi 433.
  • Master of Science in Environmental Education: omit Bi 535.

CHEMISTRY

Modified Courses

CH 300 Forensic Science - rename Forensic Investigation.
CH 314 Chemical Information - rename Chemical Research Communication I; modify description.
CH 315 Chemical Research Communication I - rename Chemical Research Communication II; modify description.
CH 316 Chemical Research Communication II - rename Chemical Research Communication III; minor description change.

CH 460 Forensic Serology and DNA Analysis, 4 credits
Examines the principles of forensic identification analysis and comparison of biological evidentiary samples such as blood, semen, saliva, and other biological samples and tissues. Explores electrophoresis, DNA extraction procedures, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), DNA typing, sex and race determination, methods of DNA analysis and detection, and other topics. Prerequisites: Bi 341, Ch 451. (approved spring 2005)

CH 464 Forensic Toxicology and Arson/Explosives Detection, 4 credits
This course is structured to examine the concepts of analytical chemistry as they apply to toxicology and arson and explosives detection. Includes the pharmacology and toxicology of commonly encountered abused and toxic substances along with the characterization of physical evidence collected at the scene of a fire or explosion. Prerequisites: CH 340, 425, 426. (approved spring 2005)

Suspended Courses

CH 104 Survey of Chemistry
CH 105 Survey of Chemistry
CH 106 Survey of Chemistry
CH 190 Chemical Concepts
CH 191 Chemical Concepts
CH 192 Chemical Concepts

Changes to major

  • Add new option: Medical Sciences Option for the B.S. Degree in Chemistry (28 biology credits, 11 chemistry credits)
  • List Forensic Chemistry degree option (approved in spring 2005); update credits for physics credits from 15 credits to 18 credits.
  • Chemistry major core: include 18 physics credits in core (from Ph 221, 222, 223 and Ph 224, 225, 226); update course titles for Ch 314, 315, 316.
  • Chemistry option: omit the 15 physics credits from Ph 201, 202, 203 and 224, 225, 226.
  • Biochemistry option: omit the 15 physics credits from Ph 201, 202, 203 and 224, 225, 226.
  • ACS Certified Degree in Chemistry option: increase math credits from 4 to 8; omit the 22 physics credits.
  • ACS Certified Degree in Biochemistry option: increase math credits from 4 to 8; omit the 22 physics credits.
  • ACS Certified Degree in Chemical Physics option: increase math credits from 4-12 to 8-16; change the 34-42 physics credits to 12-20 credits.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

New Courses

CS 210 Web Development I, 4 credits
Provides an introduction to web design. Students learn how to create web pages using XHTML and a web development software package. The web pages will include frames, forms, cascading style sheets, animation, and sound. Students also will gain exposure to a popular scripting language that will enable them to add additional functionality to their web pages. Script language concepts will include variables, loops, conditions, and arrays. Prerequisites: CS 115 or computer literacy.

CS 250 Web Development II, 4 credits
Focuses on web application development. Students learn how to create dynamically generated web pages using server-side scripting. Language concepts include searching databases, filtering and displaying results, form processing, passing data between pages, user authentication, session tracking and other techniques for enhanced functionality. Prerequisites: CS 210 or programming proficiency.

Modified Courses

CS 380 Advanced Visual BASIC - rename Visual Basic; modify description; change prerequisites to CS 200 or CS 250.
CS 450/550 Compilers - change prerequisites to CS 275, 367, 411.

Changes to major

  • Requirements for the Major: in #4, update to CPS, CIS, or CSIA option.
  • Major Core Courses: for Computer Science courses, add the following footnotes:
    • For CS 200, CMM majors may take CS 210 instead
    • For CS 247, CMM majors may take CS 250 instead
    • For CS 258, CMM and CIS majors may take CS 380 instead.
  • Computer Science & Multimedia option: in footnote, change courses that cannot count for the additional 20 credits and multimedia credits to CS 315 and 316.

Changes to minor

  • Alternate courses allowed: CS 210 for CS 200; CS 250 for CS 257; CS 380 for CS 258.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Modified Courses

ES 112 Physical Environment II - omit prerequisite of ES 111.

Changes to major

  • Biology option: omit Ch 104 from chemistry choices.
  • Geography option:
    • Lower division science: change Bi 211 to Bi 212.
    • Geography courses: add G/Geog 433 (Soil Science) to course choices.
    • Geology courses: add G/Geog 433 (Soil Science to course choices.
  • Social Science and Policy Track:
    • Upper Division Science: total credits change to 11-12 credits.
    • Upper Division Social Science/Policy Core: omit Hst 421 and Soc 350; add Geog 437 and Soc 420. Change PS 428 (Environmental Policy) to PS 441 (Environmental Law & Policy).
    • Upper Division Social Science: omit PS 441; add Soc 350.

GEOLOGY

New Courses

G 433/533 Soil Science, 4 credits
Offers an introduction to pedology and field techniques in describing soils. Develops a conceptual understanding of morphology, origin, chemistry, and classification of soils. Topics include weathering mineral and organic constituents of soil, nutrient cycling, soil erosion and contamination, biological activity in soils, and agriculture. This course will also explore issues related to the environment and land use planning with respect to soils. Two 50-minute lectures and one 2-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: G 102 or ES 112; completion of the General Education Quantitative Reasoning requirement, and upper division or graduate standing. (Cross-listed with Geog 433/533)

G 499/599 Special Studies (credits to be arranged)

Modified Courses

G 102 Physical Geology II - omit G 101 prerequisite.
G 103 Historical Geology - add G 102 as prerequisite option.

Changes to major

  • Core Curriculum: correct "other requirements" credits to 47-50 credits.

MATHEMATICS

New Courses

MTH 105 Contemporary Mathematics, 4 credits
Surveys various practical areas of mathematics. Topics include logic, probability and statistics, finance, and dimensional analysis. Emphasis is on real world applications, critical thinking, and the effective communication of mathematical ideas. Prerequisite: MTH 95 or appropriate SOU placement level. Approved for General Education (Quantitative Reasoning).

Modified Courses

MTH 60 Beginning Algebra - add "Prerequisite: Appropriate SOU placement level."
MTH 481/581 Topics in Middle School and High School Mathematics - add three new topics: Concepts of Calculus (prereqs Mth 212 and 213, or Mth 251); Math and History-Connections (prereqs Mth 212, 213, or 251); Problem Solving (prereqs Mth 211 or 251).
MTH 490 Senior Colloquium - change from 2-4 credits to 1-4 credits.

Changes to major

  • Requirements for major: in #4, add sentence "All courses required for the major must be taken for a grade."

Changes to minor

  • Change credits from 26 credits to 26-28 credits
  • Increase upper division mathematics credits from 12 credits to 12-14 credits. (must include three 4 or more credit u.d. math courses; may substitute two Mth 481 courses for one of those courses.

Other changes

  • In Curriculum for Nonmajors, add Mth 105 as choice for "breadth."

PHYSICS

Modified Courses

PH 113 Astronomy: The Stars - omit PH 112 prerequisite.
PH 309 Solar Energy - rename Energy Alternatives; modify description; change prerequisites to completion of all lower division general education requirements; approved for general education (Synthesis) pending approval of University Studies committee.

Changes to major

  • Standard Option: remove statement about optional 9 credit substitution
  • Applied Physics Option: remove statement about optional 6 credit substitution; add Engr 373, 374, 474 as course choices.
  • Engineering Physics Option: remove statement about optional 6 credit substitution.

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

New Courses

SSC 599 Proseminar: Social Sciences, 2 credits
Introduces students to the expectations and research that will lead to the comprehensive exam and a focused project or thesis. Students are required to take at least 2 terms of SSC 599 as part of a master's in social sciences program.

Changes to program

  • Substantial revision of introductory statement
  • History department will move from Social Sciences to School of Arts and Letters.
  • Departments and Programs: change Center for First Nations Studies to Native American Studies; add Environmental Studies, Health and Physical Education, and Human Services.
  • BA/BS degrees: add degrees in Environmental Studies, Health and Physical Education, Pre-Physical Therapy; omit History.
  • MA/MS degrees: add MA/MS degrees in Social Sciences, with tracks in Health and Physical Education, and Social Sciences.
  • Add sections on Undergraduate Degree Programs, Facilities, Preprofessional Programs
  • Expand the Graduate Study section

Changes to minor

  • Add to minors list: Land Use Planning (Geography), Public Administration (Political Science)
  • Omit from minors list: African and Middle Eastern History, European History, Latin American History, United States History.
  • Change in minors: change "International Peace Studies (Interdisciplinary) to "International Studies (International Studies)"

CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

New Courses

CCJ 347 Crime in Cyberspace, 4 credits
This course provides an introduction to the practical aspects of understanding Crime on the Internet through computer investigations. Students will examine the impact to the criminal justice system because of computers, computer applications, and the benefits and challenges of the World-Wide-Web, copyright laws, privacy issues and laws, computer crime statistics and trends, constitutional issues, risks of computer failures, computers in the workplace, cyber terrorism, and responsibilities of the criminal justice professional in the growing cyber community. Prerequisites: CCJ 230 or 231, and CCJ 251. (approved spring 2005)

CCJ 461 Terrorism, 4 credits
This course will cover the emergence of modern terrorism from several different areas of the world. The learners will acquire knowledge of the terrorist philosophy and how the history of terrorism has influenced subsequent movements, attain an appreciation for the complexity and challenge of Terrorism, identify elements of the criminological perspective of terrorism, examine viewpoints of various experts in the field of counter terrorism, and take a critical look at the research of terrorism and irregular warfare in the 21st Century. Prerequisites: CCJ 230 or CCJ 231, and CCJ 251. (approved spring 2005)

CCJ 462 Criminal Forensic Investigations, 4 credits
The role of forensic investigation in the field of law enforcement is now a specialty on a continuum toward professionalism. Students will examine the use of the sophisticated methods of evidence gathering through forensics and explore the various components that make up the realm of forensic investigations. Students in this course are exposed to the emergence of modern technology from several different areas of forensics. This course is designed for criminology majors and will introduce the student to the use of forensic investigative techniques in solving crime. Details from actual criminal cases will be used as examples. The topics covered will include forensic pathology and related specialties, evaluation of crime scenes, forensic science and laboratory, forensic engineering, cyber-technology, forensic application of social sciences, and the legal & ethical issues in forensic science. Through this course, students will be introduced to the fundamental principles and theories relevant to the scientific investigation of criminal forensic investigations. Prerequisites: CCJ 230 or CCJ 231, and CCJ 321. (approved spring 2005)

Modified Courses

CCJ 331 Theories of Criminal Behavior - add prerequisite: Students starting under the 2006-2007 catalog will need to take CCJ 230 or CCJ 231 before taking this course.
CCJ 351 Criminal Law - minor description change.
CCJ 413 Law of Criminal Procedures - modify description.

Changes to major

  • CCJ Major: Add CCJ 347, 461, and 462 to elective choices.
  • CCJ Major with Forensic emphasis: add to catalog (approved spring 2005)
  • Forensics Multidisciplinary Emphasis: delete from catalog

Changes to minor

  • Add requirements: 2.5 GPA in minor field; no more than one grade lower than a C- in all u.d. CCJ coursework.
  • Add CCJ 347, 461, and 462 to CCJ electives.

ECONOMICS

Modified Courses

EC 232 Exploratory Data Analysis - modify description.
EC 332 Quantitative Methods - rename Quantitative Methods and Application; minor description change.
EC 373 Development of Economic Thought - rename History of Economic Thought.

Suspended Courses

EC 333 Applications of Quantitative Methods

Changes to major

  • General Economics option: in Methods, add Ec 232, remove Ec 333, and update course title for Ec 332.
  • International Economics option: In Methods, #1, substitute EC 232 for EC 332; in #2, substitute EC 332 for EC 333.
  • Economics and Finance option: in Methods, add Ec 232, remove Ec 333, and update course title for Ec 332.
  • Applied Economics and Public Policy option: In Methods, #1, substitute EC 232 for EC 332; in #2, substitute EC 332 for EC 333.

GEOGRAPHY

New Courses

GEOG 338 Geography of Central and Southwest Asia, 4 credits
A regional geography of the countries of central and southwest Asia that form the ancient core of the Muslim world: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen; and of the non-Muslim countries they envelop: Armenia and Israel. The Turkic and Arab countries will receive special emphasis. Covering climate, landscape, resources, cultural history, political history, and contemporary issues, the course will provide essential background for understanding the history and current events in the Middle East, and their essential connections to events in Europe, the United States, Russia, China, and India.

GEOG 433/533 Soil Science, 4 credits
Offers an introduction to pedology and field techniques in describing soils. Develops a conceptual understanding of morphology, origin, chemistry, and classification of soils. Topics include weathering mineral and organic constituents of soil, nutrient cycling, soil erosion and contamination, biological activity in soils, and agriculture. This course will also explore issues related to the environment and land use planning with respect to soils. Two 50-minute lectures and one 2-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: G 102 or ES 112; completion of the General Education Quantitative Reasoning requirement, and upper division or graduate standing. (Cross-listed with G 433/533)

Changes to major

  • Requirements for major: in #7, change the exceptions to "The exception is GEOG 496."

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Modified Courses

HE 362 Community Health - minor description change.
PE 194 Professional Activities - omit speedball, speedaway.
PE 394 Professional Activities - omit gymnastics, aquatics, tumbling.
PE 412/512 Evaluation for Health and Physical Education - change from 3 to 4 credits; modify description to include opportunities for applied research in the "Be a Fit Kid" program.

Remove from suspension

PE 372 Kinesiology, 3 credits
Applies anatomical concepts to fundamental movements involved in sport and fitness activities. Prerequisite: Bi 231.

PE 475/575 Biomechanics, 3 credits
Analyzes physical education activities to determine their relationship to the laws of physics, including force, inertia and levers. Prerequisite: Bi 231; Ph 100 recommended.

Suspended courses

PE 416/516 Biomechanics/Kinesiology

Changes to major

  • Required courses: substitute PE 372 for PE 416.
  • Activity courses: Maximum of 12 credits of PE 180 allowed for graduation.

HISTORY

Note: History has proposed to move from the School of Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education to the School of Arts and Letters. The deans of the two schools, as well as the provost, have agreed to this change.

Modified Courses

Hst 304, 305, 306 English History - list 305/306 as sequence with Hst 304; prerequisites for all are Hst 110, 111.
Hst 342, 343 Modern Europe - list as sequence with Hst 341.
Hst 350, 351, 352 History of Latin America - omit Hst 110, 111 prerequisites.
Hst 362, 363 History of Africa - list as sequence with Hst 361; Hst 362 covers comparative colonial experiences; Hst 363 examines politics and societies in modern nation states. Prerequisite for 361 remains Hst 110; Prereqs for 362/363 remain Hst 110, 111.
Hst 415 History Capstone - revise two capstone options.
Hst 432, 433 Islamic Middle East - list as sequence with Hst 431. Hst 432 and 433 retain their individual content. Prerequisites for all are Hst 110, 111.
Hst 464 Mexico - rename Colonial Mexico. Prerequisites: upper division standing; non-majors require instructor consent.
Hst 465 Mexico - rename Modern Mexico, Prerequisites: upper division standing and Hst 111 or 112, or Hst 351, 352. Non-majors also require instructor consent.
Hst 485 Topics in Latin American History - omit Hst 110, 111, 112 prerequisites.

Suspended Courses

Hst 335 Latin American Women

Deleted Courses

Hst 199 Special Studies [omit from printed and online catalog, but leave in Banner]

Changes to major

  • Require one-year foreign language at second-year level or above (or equivalent)
  • Capstone: revised capstone requirements, but all students register for Hst 415, then choose one of two options. First option: write narrowly focused paper based on primary documents. Second option: students participate in a seminar and write a historiography based on readings in secondary sources.

Changes to minor

  • Latin American History: omit Hst 335
  • United States History: omit Hst 383

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Modified Courses

IS 498 Capstone - change from 2 credits to 4 credits; minor description change; omit 2-quarter sequence.

Changes to major

  • Substantial revision and expansion of program:
    • Revise Topical Track: omit Global Environmental Issues (Track Two) and have u.d. courses in (1) International Political Economy and (2) Regional and Country Studies.
    • International Political Economy decreases from 20 to 16 credits; Regional and Country Studies requires 16 credits; required courses remain at 20 credits; total 52 credits (not including language credits that may be needed.)
    • International Political Economy - revise and expand list of course choices (from 15 courses to 29 courses); students complete 16 credits from this area.
    • Regional and Country Studies: revise course list; students complete 16 credits from this area.

Changes to minor

  • International Studies minors:
    Add minors in International Studies and Latin American Studies:
    • International Studies minor: revised from former International Peace Studies (independent interdisciplinary minor); includes IS 250 and 350, plus 20 u.d. credits drawn from at least three other disciplinary prefixes from the courses listed under the International Studies major.
    • Latin American Studies minor: revised from former Latin American Studies minor (independent interdisciplinary minor). Minor remains at 24 credits, but electives list is revised: omit Hst 335 and Soc 338; add Anth 332, Soc/Anth 450, Soc 333, IS 350.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Modified Courses

PS 201 Power and Politics - modify description; emphasis on U.S. political institutions.
PS 202 Authority and Law - modify description; emphasis on U.S. constitution.
PS 313 American Politics - modify description; omit role of government in economy.
PS 340 Law, Science and the Environment - minor description change.
PS 385 Principles of Finance - PS majors without accounting or economics background are urged to consult with an advisor before registering.
PS 428/528 Environmental Policy - omit "Focuses on public lands controversies in southern Oregon."
PS 430A/530A Nonprofit Organization Management - modify description to include strategic planning, and board and volunteer management; Students perform up to 10 hours work outside class. Prereqs are PS 321 or BA 480. Cross list with BA 430A and MM 530A.
PS 430B/530B Nonprofit Organization Management - modify description; minimum 20 hours fieldwork. Change prereqs tops 321 or BA 480 and PS 430A. Cross list with BA 430B and MM 530B.

Remove from suspension

PS 429/529 Topics in Comparative Politics, 4 credits each
Offers the following and other topics as needed: Europe; Asia; Latin America; Middle East; Africa; Third World politics; revolution; terrorism; and political violence. Repeated credit is given for distinct topics. Prerequisites are determined by topic.

PS 450/550 U.S. Foreign Policy, 4 credits
Explores the formulation and conduct of U.S. foreign policy, especially from World War II to the present.

PS 459/559 Topics in International Relations, 4 credits
Offers the following and other topics as needed: superpowers; Model United Nations; issues of war and peace; international organizations; and human rights. Repeated credit is given for distinct topics. Prerequisites are determined by topic.

PSYCHOLOGY

New courses

PSY 540 Organization Development, 4 credits
Organization development is a coherent, systematically planned, sustained effort at system self-study and improvement, focusing explicitly on change in formal and informal procedures, norms, or structures, and using behavioral science concepts. Various OD designs will be explored including: training, survey-data-feedback, constructive confrontation, and process observation and feedback. Prerequisites: Psy 538, 539.

Modified Courses

PSY 351 Physiological Psychology - add prereq of Bi 101; Psy 201 recommended.
PSY 369 Human Sexuality - approved for general education.
PSY 370 Lifespan Development - add prereq of Psy 202.
PSY 487 Multicultural Psychology - approved for general education.
PSY 498, 499 Psychology Capstone Project - add prereqs of Psy 201, 202, 229.
Psy 510 Internship - MHC students required to take 18 credits instead of 30.
PSY 511 Orientation to the Human Service Track - rename Orientation to the MAP; modify description to include OTD.
PSY 512 Portfolio: Human Service Track - rename Portfolio Development; modify description to include OTD track.
Psy 518 Training Design II: Instructional Design - rename Training Design [content from Psy 517 will be incorporated into Psy 518].

Suspended courses

Psy 517 Training Design I: Media Technology
Psy 534 Applied Social Psychology
Psy 541 Human Learning
Psy 551 Psychobiology

Remove from suspension

Psy 466/566 Psychology of Aging, 4 credits
Examines the psychological processes of aging starting from adult developmental maturity through old age and death. Primary concern is on continuing social and personal adaptation to physical changes and the impact of cultural attitudes on the self-concept of adults in their elderly years.

Changes to major

  • Admission to the major: Psy 498 and 499 limited to seniors who have declared psychology as a major and completed Psy 201, 202, 211, 228, and 229. Omit #4 and #5 in Admission to Major.
  • Requirements for the Major:
    • in #2a, change "advancement to the psychology major" to "admission into Psy 498, 499".
    • In #2c, change psych electives from 20 to 16, 12 of which must be upper division. Transfer courses in the same content area, equivalent to SOU offering, may not be used to fulfill both core and elective areas.
    • Omit #3 ("Upper division elective coursework is selected with advisor approval.")
    • Omit #4 (refers to Wr 121, 122, Colloquium, and Psy 201, 202 prerequisites)
  • Human Service Degree Completion Program: in #3b, omit Soc 305, 337, 340, 454, and Anth 310; add Soc 444. In #4, change 14 credits to 11 credits
  • Mental Health Counseling: change "Elective" to Psy 576 and 531.

MAP changes:

  • Organizational Training and Development: decrease from 69 to 65 credits; omit Psy 534, 541, 517 and 522. Add Psy 511, 540, and 512. Update course title for Psy 518.
  • Human Service: increase from 62 to 65 credits; omit Psy 502, 581, 531. Add Psy 582. Update course title for Psy 511, 512.

SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

New Courses

Soc 347 Sociology of Islam, 4 credits
Provides students with an essential background of Islam to better understand the world of Islam and Islamic societies. Analyzes Islam both in theory and practice, examines Islam as a way of life and its effect on the political, individual, family, and social domains in various Islamic societies, and explores the cultural and historical context in which Islam as religion and way of life emerge. Examples of specific topics and issues include: tensions between tradition and modernity in context of human rights and democracy, role of women, the Salman Rushdie case, and coverage of Islam in the Western media. Prerequisite: Soc 204.

Modified Courses

ANTH 317 Pacific Cultures - May be applied to the Native American Studies minor and certificate.
ANTH 318 Native North America - may be applied to the NAS certificate.
ANTH 319 Cultures of the World - Indigenous peoples topic may be applied to the NAS minor and certificate.
ANTH 334 Special Studies: Native North America - rename Special Topics: Native North America; may be applied to the NAS certificate.
ANTH 375 Archaeological Field School - may be applied to the NAS certificate.
ANTH 462 Cultural Resource Management - may be applied to the NAS minor and certificate.
ANTH 464 Cultural Rights - may be applied to the NAS minor and certificate.
SOC 304 Poverty, Family, and Policy - modify description (omit observation of local decision-making groups and design of a small-scale service-learning project)
SOC 409 Practicum - delete "maximum 15 credits;" up to 4 credits may be applied to u.d. sociology elective; prereq u.d. standing and instructor's consent.
SOC 414 Senior Capstone - may not be taken P/NP; add instructor consent to prereqs.
SOC 444 Social Organization - modify description; omit consideration of global dominance of bureaucratic institutions.
SOC 454 Sociology of Deviant Behavior - omit Soc 370 prereq; add 8 credits of u.d. sociology to prerequisites.

Remove from suspension

SOC 420 Environmental Sociology, 4 credits
Examines the relationship between the human social institutions we create and the biophysical environments in which we live. Topics may include: the culture of nature; population and consumption; political-economy of environmental problems; social construction of environmental problems; evolution of the environmental activism; public attitudes toward the environment; collaborative, community-based resource management and environmental problem solving. Prerequisite: Soc 204 and one other sociology course or instructor's consent.

Changes to majors

  • Anthropology: Requirements for the Anthropology Major - in #4, add Mth 105 as a choice for quantitative reasoning.
  • Sociology: Requirements for the Sociology Major - in #2, 44 credits must be u.d. soc/anth, of which 24 credits must be u.d. electives. In #5, minimum grade is C-. A maximum of 4 credits of practicum may be counted toward the major; practicum credits may not substitute for 400-level electives.

Changes to minors

  • Anthropology minor: a maximum of 4 credits of practicum (Anth 409) may be counted toward u.d. electives in the minor.
  • Sociology minor: must have an average GPA of 2.5 or higher and a minimum grade of C- in all courses counted toward the minor.

Changes to certificate

  • Certificate in Applied Cultural Anthropology
    • Reduced core credits from 16 to 12 by omitting ANTH 310/450 from requirements
    • In Cross-cultural perspectives, add ANTH 310 to choices; omit ANTH 464 and 345.
    • Add section on "Skills": 4 credits chosen from WR 327 or 329, GEOG 489, SOC 327, AM 334 or 337, or other appropriate courses substituted with advisor permission.
    • Add section on Policy-related topics: 8 credits from ANTH 450, 455, 464, SOC 310, 320, 337, 345, 444, GEOG 417, 439.
    • Reduce Specialized Focus from 16 credits to 8 credits, with only ANTH 409 and 414.


SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

New Courses

READ 509 Practicum, 3 credits
The practicum is carried out in schools and/or districts and consists of candidates working directly with students, other faculty, administrators, and the school community to fulfill various roles of the reading specialist. Among the roles to be demonstrated during the practicum are: 1) teaching reading; 2) literacy testing; 3) developing curriculum for various groups of readers including ELL, struggling readers, average and gifted readers; 4) assessing and making recommendations for a school's reading program; and 5) developing literacy-focused professional development sessions for faculty, administrators, instructional assistants, and parents. Prerequisites: 12 credit hours of coursework in literacy. Typically, the practicum is the final capstone course of the reading endorsement course of study.

READ 512 Foundations of Literacy, ECE/ELEM, 3 credits
This introductory graduate course introduces teachers to the foundations of literacy. Learners will explore the factors that influence literacy learning and analyze core understandings about the nature of reading. They will be introduced to consensus research findings and learn how these are translated into best practices in the classroom. Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Learners are assumed to be elementary teachers with access to a classroom of students.

READ 570 Classroom Assessment and Reading Instruction, 3 credits
This course provides teachers an understanding of issues related to reading instruction and assessment. Practicing educators will be provided research-validated strategies and assessment tools to inform instruction, meet the needs of individual learners, and develop an understanding of the issues related to effective reading instruction. A major focus of this course is the integral relationship between informal classroom assessments and effective instructional strategies within the context of a balanced reading approach. Prerequisites: Learners are assumed to be teachers with access to students in the pk-12 grade level.

READ 580 Leadership in Reading Programs, 3 credits
This course has the following purposes: 1) to understand the role of the reading specialist as a teacher and school literacy leader, 2) to understand how develop curriculum, 3) to understand the role of coach, supervisor, and professional developer, and 4) to understand the role of a reading advocate for all students. Prerequisites: This is a graduate course only, to be taken by teachers who already have a teaching license. Many assignments are designed to be implemented in your school setting. If you are not currently teaching, you will need to find a school that will allow you to talk with the reading specialist and a few classroom teachers.

READ 581 Action Research in Leadership in Literacy, 3 credits
Develops knowledge and skills in appropriate action research techniques. Participants develop an action research proposal that may be implemented in their schools or classrooms and may also be appropriate for submission to grant agencies for funding. Prerequisites: Learners are assumed to be teachers with access to elementary and/or secondary students.

Modified Courses

Ed 251 Introduction to Teaching - course includes a practicum.
Ed 309 Advanced Practicum and Seminar - change credits to 1-3 credits (maximum 6 cr)
Ed 409 Practicum - change from 1-2 credits to 1-6 credits (maximum 12 credits)
Ed 452 Outdoor Education Experiences - change to 2 credits; modify description.
SPED 511 Internship - revise description
SPED 520 Law and Policy - revise description
SPED 521 Family and Community Services - revise description
SPED 521L Family and Community Services Lab - revise description
SPED 522 Administration and Interpretation of Assessment Instruments - revise description
SPED 522L Administration and Interpretation of Assessment Lab - revise description
SPED 523 Behavior Management - revise description
SPED 523L Behavior Management Lab - revise description
SPED 524 Interventions in Academic Skills - rename Interventions in Academic Skills- Mathematics; revise description.
SPED 524L Interventions in Academic Skills Lab - rename Interventions in Academic Skills- Mathematics Lab; revise description.
SPED 525 Interventions in Functional Skills - change to 3 credits; revise description
SPED 525L Interventions in Functional Skills Lab - revise description.
SPED 526 IEP Development - revise description
SPED 526L IEP Development Lab - revise description
SPED 527 Theory and Tools of Assessment - revise description
SPED 527L Theory and Tools of Assessment Lab - revise description
SPED 528 Medical Aspects of Disability - rename Medical Aspects of Special Education and Characteristics of Disabilities; revise description.
SPED 528L Medical Aspects of Disability Lab - rename Medical Aspects Lab; revise description
SPED 550 Student Teaching - divided into two parts: SPED 550: Student Teaching-Assessments (2 credits) with one description; and SPED 550: Student Teaching (12 credits) with a different description.

Suspended Courses

SPED 510 Practicum II: Assessment

Changes to major

  • Early Childhood Development degree: change some required courses to electives; revise math requirements for students who don't plan to go on for MAT (approved by Curriculum Committee in October 2005).
  • Correct listing of degree to Master of Arts in Education with Special Education (SPED) licensure.
  • Many sections of education catalog have been rewritten or been moved.
  • Graduate changes have been forwarded to the Graduate Council for approval.

INTERDISCIPLINARY OPTIONS

  • Add Human Service to list of interdisciplinary majors.
  • Move History to Arts & Letters

APPLIED MULTIMEDIA

Modified Courses

AM 335 Digital Video - change software from Adobe Premiere to Final Cut Express.

Changes to minor

  • Omit Art 351 from electives list (course suspended).

INTERNATIONAL PEACE STUDIES

Move to International Studies program and rename International Studies minor; revise minor.

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Move to International Studies program; revise minor.

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

Add Anth 319 (Cultures of the World: Native Peoples of Latin America) to course choices.

SHAKESPEARE STUDIES

  • Move Hst 305 (English History) from core requirements to electives, and decrease total credits from 27 credits to 23 credits.
  • Add ShS 299/399 (Special Studies) to electives list.

WOMEN'S STUDIES

Deleted Courses

WS 517 Sexual Politics in U.S. History (retain WS 417)
WS 518 Intimate Violence Victim Advocacy Skills (retain WS 418)

Changes to minor

  • For Research (WS 401), omit approval by Women's Studies Council requirement.
  • Change title of "Feminist Rhetorical Theories" to "Women Transforming Language."
  • Omit these courses from choices: Hst 335, Phl 425, Soc 407 (Gender and Schooling, Third World Women)
  • Correct PS 407 Women in Politics to PS 318 Women and Politics, 4 credits
  • Add these courses to choices: WS 399 (Sex, Gender, Violence and Justice), WS 407 (A Cultural History of the Breast).

CERTIFICATES

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Accounting

  • Increase required credits from 24 to 28 credits by including BA 454 (Accounting Information Systems) as a required course instead of an elective.
  • Reduce elective credits from 24 to 20 credits
  • Add these courses to elective choices: BA 382, 465A, 465B
  • Update course title for BA 460.

Applied Finance and Economics

  • Complete of Ec 232 (not 332) is suggested prior to taking BA 385.
  • Omit Ec 333 from electives; update course title for Ec 332.
  • Focus Areas: for Financial Services, Financial Analysis, and Economic Analysis, omit Ec 333, add Ec 478. For Public Sector and General, omit Ec 333.

Botany Certificate

  • In #3, replace Bi 336 with Bi 433/533.
  • In #5, omit Bi 435/535.

Interactive Marketing and E-Commerce

  • Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better; students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in all certificate courses.
  • Omit CS 200 from prerequisites; omit CS 257 from required courses and substitute CS 200.
  • Add CS 380 to electives list; omit Art 351 (suspended) and CS 315.

Management of Human Resources

  • Prerequisites: for Interpersonal Communication (Comm 125), add Small Group Communication (Comm 225) as option. Update course title for BA 374.
  • Core Requirements: for Organizational Psychology (Psy 445), add Organizational Behavior (BA 475) as option.
  • Electives: add Psy 407 (Problems Solving and Decision Making) and Psy 487 (Multicultural Psychology) to electives list.

Native American Studies Certificate

  • Add Anth 319 (Cultures of the World: Native Peoples of Latin America) to course choices.

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

  • List as Certificate in Nonprofit Management
  • Update title of BA 460.
  • Include list of elective courses; students choose one course from three areas (Human Resource Management, Nonprofit Program Planning, and Nonprofit Marketing), plus 7-10 credits of Practicum.

PREPROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Chiropractic Medicine

  • Minor revisions to text; update University Colloquium to University Seminar.

Dental Hygiene

In First Year requirements:

  • Substitute General Chemistry (CH 201, 202, 203) for Survey of Chemistry (CH 104, 105, 106) and decrease 12 credits to 9 credits; add General Chemistry Labs (CH 204, 205, 206) for 6 credits.
  • Omit Psy 202 and decrease psychology credits from 8 to 4 credits; omit Soc 204; update credits for CS 115 to 4 credits. Total first year credits change from 63 to 58.

Medicine and Dentistry

  • Update University Colloquium to University Seminar.

Occupational Therapy

  • Update University Colloquium to University Seminar.

Optometry

  • Minor revisions to text
  • Students should complete the biomedical sciences option of the biology degree, except for 4 credits of u.d. electives, the physiology core requirements, and the capstone. Upper division electives must include Bi 351 (but not Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy).
  • Revisions to First Year, Second Year, and Third Year programs:
    • First year: omit Mth 252 or 244 and reduce math credits from 12 to 8 credits; total first year credits are 47.
    • Second year: omit Bi 340 or 327, and correct elective credits to 4 credits; total second year credits are 47.
    • Third year: omit Bi 314, 340 or 343, and 327; add Bi 353 with Bi 351 and update credits to 6 credits; omit the 0-7 credits of approved electives; total third year credits are 47-50.
    • Total credits for program are 141-145.

Pharmacy

  • Update University Colloquium to University Seminar; eliminate English Composition and Interpersonal Communication from Core requirements (will be handled by advising).

Physical Therapy

  • Update University Colloquium to University Seminar.

Physician's Assistant

  • Update University Colloquium to University Seminar.

Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or Human Service

  • Change "Human Service" to "Human Services"
  • Textual revisions and clarification

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Accelerated Baccalaureate

  • Add sociology and anthropology to list of participating departments
  • Required meetings are orientation at beginning of first term, and mid-quarter meetings.
  • First-year students respond to "questions-of-the-week" throughout the first year.

ELS Language Centers

  • For ELS 112 (Masters Modules), successful completion will enable students to score at a level equivalent to or better than iBT TOEFL 68 or CBT TOEFL 190.

Graduate Studies

  • Expand list of graduate programs to be more inclusive
  • In major areas, add Social Sciences
  • In support areas, add Criminology and Criminal Justice, Health & Physical Education, International Studies, Native American Studies, and Social Sciences
  • Split courses (400/500) may comprise no more than 22 credits of approved program
  • Clarification and revision of wording for comprehensive exam and final thesis

Honors Program

Include statement about transition to a new Honors program; no new Churchill Honors students will be accepted, but current Churchill Honors students will be able to complete their program.

McNair Program

  • Textual changes and clarification.

Study Abroad Programs

  • Australia, Deakin University: omit specification of one-semester program.
  • England, correct institution title to University of Winchester; omit sciences coursework.
  • Germany: add business program for Saarbrücken, Hochschule für Technick und Wirtschaft; business courses in English, as well as German language classes. No language requirement.
  • Mexico: add program in Morelia, NCSA Program. Spanish language, social sciences, and education, with an emphasis on migration studies. No Spanish language is required.
  • Poland: add program in Torun, Nicolaus Copernicus University. Courses in English literature, international studies, and criminology. Short intensive Polish study offered.


GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Major areas: add Social Sciences
Support areas: add Criminology and Criminal Justice, Health & PE, International Studies, Native American Studies, and Social Sciences.

Master in Management

  • MM 521: add MM 520 as prerequisite.
  • MM 530A: add BA 430A to cross-listing.
  • MM 530B: add BA 430B to cross-listing.