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ANTHROPOLOGY

 

Modified Courses
ANTH 213 — Cultural Anthropology: Perspectives on Humanity – May be applied to the International Studies major and minor.
ANTH 310 — American Culture - May be applied to the International Studies major and minor.
ANTH 317 — Pacific Cultures - May be applied to the International Studies major and minor.
ANTH 318 — Native North America - May be applied to the International Studies major and minor.
ANTH 319 — Cultures of the World – all topics may be applied to the International Studies major and minor.
ANTH 332 — Ritual and Religion - May be applied to the International Studies major and minor.
ANTH 334 — Anthropological Perspectives on the Native American Frontier - May be applied to the International Studies major and minor, and the Native American Studies minor and certificate. Approved for University Studies (Integration).
ANTH 336 — Topics in Global/Local Interconnections - May be applied to the International Studies major and minor.
ANTH 340 — Gender Issues - May be applied to the International Studies major and minor. Update information on women’s studies minor to "Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies minor."
ANTH 360 — Ethnographic Research Methods – modify description to provide specific emphases; may be applied to the International Studies major and minor.
ANTH 450 — Culture Change - May be applied to the International Studies major and minor.
ANTH 451 — Cultural Ecology - May be applied to the International Studies major and minor.
ANTH 464 — Cultural Rights - May be applied to the International Studies major and minor, and to the Native American Studies minor and certificate.


ART AND ART HISTORY

 

New Courses
ART 312 — Experimental Printmaking, 4 credits (CIP 50.0701)
Explores new ways of image-making through alternative print methods. Students will incorporate skills previously developed in art courses to take their images out of the usual paper substrate. Introduces digital and experimental methods and students are expected to use multidisciplinary skills to research, explore and problem solve. Prerequisite: 4 credits of ART 310; and EMDA 201 or EMDA 202 or EMDA 203.

ART 397 — Foundry I, 4 credits (CIP 50.0701)
Introduces metal casting through sand casting methods: one-part open-faced molds, and two-part flask, or cope and drag, molds. Explores some metals suitable for each method, such as lead, pewter, aluminum, and bronze. Metal finishing processes are applied to cast pieces following pours. Foundry work is supplemented by a variety of visual presentations and demonstrations that address technical information, and the aesthetic use of metals in classical and contemporary sculpture.

ART 412 — Advanced Experimental Printmaking, 4 credits (CIP 50.0701)
Advanced methods refine the making of non-traditional prints. Students are expected to research innovative printmaking processes and ideas in order to better push the boundaries of the medium. Prerequisite: ART 312.

ART 413 — Advanced Photographic Printmaking, 4 credits (CIP 50.0701)
Refines photographic printmaking processes through advanced techniques. Students are expected to explore artistic intent and research to inform sophisticated combinations of photo-etched imagery with other printmaking methods. Prerequisite: ART 311.

ART 497 — Foundry II, 4 credits (CIP 50.0701)
Advanced work in sand casting methods: one-part open-faced molds, and two-part flask, or cope and drag, molds. Explores some metals suitable for each method, such as lead, pewter, aluminum, and bronze. Foundry work is supplemented by a variety of visual presentations and demonstrations that address technical information, and the aesthetic use of metals in classical and contemporary sculpture. Advanced work is demonstrated by the application of metal casting to a specific studio project. Prerequisite: ART 397.

ARTM 210 — Student Gallery Training, 2 credits (CIP 50.0799)
Students learn the responsibilities and technical skills needed to be an effective and qualified Gallery Director. Students receive hands-on training and practice in designing and installing museum-quality exhibitions within each of the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) student galleries. Students develop skills with hand tools and museum-approved hardware; create professional artist statements, labels and text panels; and learn proper lighting techniques for artwork and sculpture.

ARTM 310 — Museum Practices I, 2 credits (CIP 50.0799)
Students learn basic skills focused on professional museum standards and practices in the handling, preparation, design, display and storage of artwork and artifacts. Students are introduced to the position descriptions and requirements needed to obtain internships, entry level opportunities and possible career paths within art, anthropology, science, history, natural history and cultural museums and galleries.

ARTM 311 — Museum Practices II, 2 credits (CIP 50.0799)
Students continue to explore and build on professional museum practices through preparing, handling, and mounting of artwork; exhibition design and installation; and accepted methods in proper storage techniques of a wide range of artifacts and artwork. Emphasis is placed on research, documentation, writing, design, and installation of objects and collections within a museum. Prerequisite: ARTM 310.

ARTM 410 — Curatorial Practices, 2 credits (CIP 50.0799)
Students gain an understanding of the theory and processes of curating art and related exhibitions. Building upon the prerequisite skills, this course focuses on content development and exhibition design. Students apply critical thinking about exhibitions and issues facing museums and galleries through readings, group discussions and class exercises. Students learn how to manage projects and present ideas to a variety of audiences. This course is preparatory for a practicum where students design and implement an exhibition from start to finish. Prerequisite: ARTM 310.

Modified Courses
ART 210 — Introduction to Printmaking – modify description.
ART 291 — Introduction to Sculpture – modify description.
ART 304 — Typography, Color, Design, and Drawing for Digital Media – change prerequisites to DMF 201 and DMF 201L, or EMDA 201 and EMDA 201L.
ART 306 — Digital Illustration – change prerequisites to DMF 201 and DMF 201L, or EMDA 201 and EMDA 201L.
ART 310 — Printmaking II – modify description.
ART 311 — Photographic Printmaking – modify description.
ART 327 — Figurative Painting and Drawing – change prerequisites to ART 133, and 210 or 290.
ART 334 — Interface Design – change prerequisites to DMF 201 and DMF 201L, or EMDA 201 and EMDA 201L.
ART 337 — Web Design - change prerequisites to DMF 201 and DMF 201L, or EMDA 201 and EMDA 201L.
ART 348 — Concept Art and Preproduction – maximum 12 credits; change prerequisites to DMF 201 and DMF 201L, or EMDA 201 and EMDA 201L.
ART 349 — Comic Books and Picture Books – maximum 12 credits; change prerequisites to DMF 201 and DMF 201L, or EMDA 201 and EMDA 201L.
ART 351 — Digital Interactive Studio – maximum 12 credits; change prerequisites to DMF 201 and DMF 201L, or EMDA 201 and EMDA 201L.
ART 352 — Digital Animation Studio – maximum 12 credits; change prerequisites to DMF 201 and DMF 201L, or EMDA 201 and EMDA 201L.
ART 353 — Digital 3D Modeling and Lighting Studio – maximum 12 credits; change prerequisites to DMF 201 and DMF 201L, or EMDA 201 and EMDA 201L.
ART 354 — Digital 3D Animation Studio – maximum 12 credits; change prerequisites to DMF 201 and DMF 201L, or EMDA 201 and EMDA 201L.
ART 391 — Sculpture II - modify description.
ART 395 — Installation and Site-Specific Art – modify description; omit ART 391 prerequisite. May be counted as one term of the ART 391 sequence.
ART 410 — Printmaking III – modify description.
ART 491 — Sculpture III – modify description; change prerequisites to 12 credits of ART 391, or 8 credits of ART 391 and 4 credits of ART 395.
ART 492 — Special Projects in Sculpture – modify description.
ART 495 — Installation and Site-Specific Art – modify description; change prerequisites to 12 credits of ART 391, or 8 credits of ART 391 and 4 credits of ART 395.

Changes to major

Requirements for the Major:

  • Create a new #2 about declaring the major (information taken for another section that has been deleted)
  • Renumber former #2 as #3; entering freshmen should take lower division studio courses each term with ARTH 204 in fall term, ARTH 205 in winter term, and ARTH 206 in spring term.
  • In renumbered #4, reorder some requirements and add reference to advising plan.
  • In renumbered #5, specify courses intended and add reference to mid-program review.
  • In renumbered #6, change capstone requirement to degree requirements for the major.
  • Add new #8 for completing the capstone requirements.

Add new section on Advising and Advising Plans.
Revise explanatory text for BA, BS, BFA in Studio Art, and BA in Art History; completely reorganize these sections.

Studio Art Option:

  • Add EMDA courses as alternatives to DMF courses
  • For BFA in Studio art, increase credits for first concentration from 12 credits to 24 credits; increase credits for second concentration from 12 credits to 20 credits. 52 credits for BFA.

Changes to minors
Delete Applied Multimedia minor.

Art History minor:

  • Add EMDA courses as alternatives to DMF courses

Photography minor:

  • Add EMDA courses as alternatives to DMF courses

General Studio Art minor:

  • For History of Art sequence, students take either ARTH 204 or ARTH 205 or ARTH 206.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

Deleted Courses
AL 199 — Special Studies
AL 209 — Practicum
AL 215 — Introduction to Cultural Studies
AL 216 — Introduction to Cultural Studies
AL 301 — History and Theories of cultural Studies
AL 399 — Special Studies


BIOLOGY

 

New Courses
BI 345 — Biostatistics, 4 credits (CIP 27.0501)
Introduces statistical methods with an emphasis on applications in biology and experimental design. Topics include confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, introduction to nonparametric testing, linear regression and correlation and goodness-of-fit tests. Prerequisites: BI 211, 212, 213, MTH 243.

BI 346 — Biogeochemistry, 4 credits (CIP 26.0210)
Explores chemical principles that link biological and geological processes on regional and global scales. Examines the environmental chemistry and cycles of nutrients, carbon and water in the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Covers current issues in global change, pollution and risk assessment. Prerequisites: BI 211, 212, 213 and CH 201, 202, 203.

Modified Courses
BI 101 — General Biology: Cells – clarify number of hours of lecture (3 hours).
BI 102 — General Biology: Organisms – clarify number of hours of lecture (3 hours); minor description addition.
BI 103 — General Biology: Populations – clarify number of hours of lecture (3 hours).
BI 340 — Introductory Ecology – change prerequisites to BI 212, 213, or ES 102, or ES 111, 112.
BI 381 — The New Sciences of Complexity – reduce credits from 4 to 3 credits; clarify lecture hours as 3 hours of lecture, and omit laboratory. Omit BI 381L corequisite.
BI 456/556 — Immunology – change 3-hour laboratory to 1-hour workshop; omit BI 456L corerequisite.
BI 490 — Senior Research in Organismal Biology – rename Senior Research; modify description; change prerequisites to Senior standing and MTH 243.

Suspended Courses
BI 485/585 — Scanning Electron Microscopy
BI 491 — Senior Research in Cell and Molecular Biology
BI 492 — Senior Research in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Deleted Courses
BI 442/542 — Bryology

Changes to Major
Requirements for the major:

  • In #5, update name of Field Biology option to Ecology, Organismal and Field Biology. For the courses that cannot be used as upper division biology electives, delete BI 491 and 492. BI 345 and 346 can be applied to the biochemistry requirement if they are not used to fulfill biology requirements for chemistry or mathematics courses.

Capstone:

  • Delete BI 491 and 492 from course list; update course title for BI 490.

Biological Sciences Option:

  • In #2, reword organic chemistry requirement to "one term of organic chemistry with lab." Delete CH 336 and 341 from course list; move CH 332 and 338, CH 335 and 340, to a new #3, for second term of organic chemistry with lab.. In new #3, also add BI 346 as alternative to the other second term organic chemistry courses.
  • For mathematics requirement, remove MTH 244 and replace with BI 345.

Biomedical Science Option:

  • Add statement about prerequisites for professional schools.
  • For Chemistry requirements, in #2 reword as "complete two terms of organic chemistry with labs"; omit CH 336 and 341 from course list.

Cell/Molecular Option:

  • In #2 of Biology area, remove BI 434, 436, 485 from course choices.
  • In #2 of Chemistry area, change to Complete one term of organic chemistry with lab (CH 331/337 or CH 334/337). Add new #3 "complete CH 332/338 or CH 335/340 or BI 346"
  • In Mathematics, remove MTH 244 and replace with BI 345 (Biostatistics)

Field Biology Option:

  • Rename Ecology, Organismal and Field Biology
  • In #4 of Biology area, increase elective courses from three courses to five courses; omit BI 442, CH 331/337, and CH 334/337 from course choices.
  • Add new #5 "Complete at least an additional 4 credits from approved upper division biology electives (refer to#5 under Requirements for the Major).
  • In Chemistry area, add BI 346 (Biogeochemistry) to requirements
  • In Mathematics area, remove MTH 244 and replace with BI 345.
  • In #2 in Geography area, remove ES 453 and 457 as course choices.

BUSINESS-MATHEMATICS

 

Changes to Major
Mathematics credits:

  • Increase to 46 credits; add MTH 243, 253, 321, and 421.
  • Decrease additional upper division math credits from 12 credits to two 4-5 credits courses, at least one at the 400-level (two MTH 481 topics can substitute for one 4-5 credit course)
  • Supporting Courses: remove MTH 243 (added to requirements)
  • Add Capstone experience requirements: 4-8 credits from BA 499 or MTH 490.

CHEMISTRY

 

New Courses
CH 360 — The Chemistry and Analysis of Wine, 3 credits (CIP 01.0309)
Explores the fundamental chemical principles associated with wine production and how chemical analysis contributes to the quality control of wine production. Prerequisites: CH 202, 205.

CH 361 — The Chemistry and Analysis of Wine Lab, 1 credit (CIP 01.0309)
Focuses on mastering analytical techniques and experiments which highlight the most common and significant analytical methods encountered in winemaking. Corequisite: CH 360.


COMMUNICATION

 

New Course
COMM 355 — Communication, Culture, and Conflict, 4 credits (CIP 09.0101)
Examines the role of culture in how we understand, experience, and manage conflict. Explores cultural variables that may underlie or cause conflict, conceptual models for understanding and managing conflict across cultural groups, and perspectives on understanding and engaging in conflict at local, national and international levels. Using case studies and exploration of current events, students analyze interpersonal, intergroup, and international aspects of conflict. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.

COMM 456/556 — Negotiation, 4 credits (CIP 30.2801)
Explores negotiation across a variety of contexts (e.g., interpersonal, organizational, business, labor, community and international). Introduces students to the fundamental theories, concepts and requisite skills for productively managing their own negotiations as well as analyzing others. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.

VP 399 — Special Studies, credits to be arranged.

Modified Courses
COMM 343 — Argumentation, Debate, and Critical Thinking – add one word to description.
COMM 410 — Capstone – rename Human Communication Capstone.
COMM 412 — Evaluation of Public Communication – add one word to description.
COMM 455/555 — Conflict Resolution – omit prerequisites.
COMM 460 — Topics in Communication – omit Texts of Truth and Advanced Persuasion topics.
COMM 475 — Organizational Communication – omit course prerequisites; add restriction of junior standing or above.
JRN 377 — Activities – separate into JRN 377A (Journalism Activities, 1-2 credits) and JRN 377B (Siskiyou Newspaper, 1-2 credits). Modify descriptions for both courses.
VP 372 — Advanced Activities for Video Production – modify description.
VP 410 — Projects for RVTV/SOU – rename Capstone for Video Production.

Note: for all DMF (Digital Media Foundations) courses, change this course prefix to EMDA (Emerging Media and Digital Arts). This applies to DMF 201, 201L, 202, 202L, 203, 203L.

Deleted Courses
COMM 411 — Intensive Experiential Learning

Changes to Major
Change degree concentrations to Human Communication, Video Production, Journalism, and Photojournalism. Discontinue Convergent Media concentration.

Practica and Internships: add VP 409/509 to courses under which practicum credits can be earned.

Requirements for the Major:

  • In #2, update list of degree options to include video production, journalism, and photojournalism.
  • In #6, update course titles for COMM 410 and VP 410.

Capstone:

  • Update course titles for COMM 410 and VP 410.

Human Communication concentration:

  • For required courses, update course title for COMM 410
  • In second course list, omit COMM 340 and 342; add COMM 343. For choices of COMM 377 and 409, add COMM 399 (Special Topics in Human Communication) to course choices.
  • In third course list, add COMM 460D to course choices.

Convergent Media concentration:

  • Discontinue this option and split into concentrations for Video Production, Journalism, and Photojournalism.

News-Editorial concentration

  • Rename Journalism concentration
  • For required courses, JRN 377 should specify JRN 377B, Siskiyou Newspaper.
  • In "Complete at least 2 credits from the following courses" section, omit these courses from course list: JRN 362, 371, 372, 382, 461.

Photojournalism concentration:

  • In required course list, update DMF courses to EMDA courses. For JRN 377, specify JRN 377B Siskiyou Newspaper.
  • For "Complete at least 4 credits from the following courses" section, change this to 2 credits; add EMDA 203/L and JRN 361 to course choices. Omit ANTH 213 and 330 from list.

Video Production concentration:

  • In required courses section, update DMF courses to EMDA courses. Update course title for VP 410.
  • In "Complete at least 7 credits from the following courses" section, add EMDA 203/L to course choices; update course title for VP 410. Add VP/FLM 399.

Changes to Minors
Add Conflict Resolution minor to list. Add a link to Rhetoric and Reason minor.

Human Communication minor:

  • In "Complete 4 credits from the following" section, add COMM 225 to list; move COMM 300 to electives.
  • In Electives list, add COMM 300 and COMM 460D to electives list.

Video Production minor:

  • In required courses section, update DMF courses to EMDA courses.
  • In 4 credits from selected courses section, add CM 363 to course choices.
  • In Electives section, remove VP 372; add EMDA 203/L to course choices.

New Minor: Conflict Resolution

  • 24 credits from PHL 205, COMM 225, 355, 455, 448, and 456.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

Modified Courses
CS 257 — Computer Science II – revise CS 200 prerequisite; must pass CS 200 with B or better.

Changes to the Major
Requirements for the Major:

  • In #2, add Computer Science I to core curriculum which must be completed with a B or better. CS 380 is intended for CIS and CMM Tracks.
  • In #4, remove CIS option from first sentence. In second sentence, add CIS option. Add this statement to #4: "These must be computer science courses above the 250 level, except CS 310, 346, 401, 405, 407, and 409 and approved by the faculty advisor."

CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 

Modified Course
CCJ 298 — Orientation to Criminology and Criminal Justice Online Course – omit specification of Blackboard from description. Prerequisite or co-requisite for all online CCJ courses.
CCJ 300 — Essentials of Criminal Justice Research and Writing – change from 3 credits to 4 credits.
CCJ 399 — Special Studies – change from "Credits to be arranged" to 4 credits; maximum 16 credits.

Changes to Major
Requirements for CCJ Major:

  • In #3, increase minimum credits to 69 credits, 64 of which must be CCJ. Decrease non-CCJ elective credits to 4 credits, from list of pre-approved courses, with academic advisor approval.
  • In #4, increase major credit requirements to 70 credits and minor credit requirements to 29.

Required Courses for CCJ Majors

  • Lower division: increase credits to 20 credits campus, 21 credits online; students take both CCJ 230 and 231.
  • Upper divison: decrease credits to 37 credits; list CCJ 300 as a 4-credit course; omit CCJ 451 from course list.
  • Elective courses: add CCJ 451 to course choices. For COMM 324 and 330, add note that these courses require prior approval from academic advisor. Omit these courses from course choices: BA 476, PSY 334 369, 370, 437, 471, 475.

Criminal Justice BA/BS with emphasis in Forensics:

  • Required Courses, lower division: increase to 20 credits campus, 21 credits online. Both CCJ 230 and 231 are required.
  • Required Courses, upper division: decrease to 37 credits; list CCJ 300 as 4 credits; omit CCJ 451 from course list.
  • Forensic Specific courses: omit CCJ 347; add CCJ/CS 346.
  • Recommended courses: omit CH 101/101L; add CH 102/102L and CS 200

Online Degree Completion Program in Criminal Justice: revise description of this program.

Changes to minor
Requirements for the Minor

  • In #3, increase lower division credits to 12 credits campus, 13 credits online. Both CCJ 230 and 231 are required.
  • Upper division: 16 credits required; omit CCJ 298 from course list.
  • List of advisor approved courses: omit CCJ 331 from course list.

ECONOMICS

 

New Course
EC 310 — The Environment and the Local Economy, 4 credits (CIP 45.0604)
Explores topics concerning how humans and communities impact nature, how we think of (and "construct") nature and the environment, how communities and economics affect local policy, and how population growth affects levels of quality of life and sustainability. In addition, examines from the economic way of thinking how a modest level of economic knowledge can be useful for understanding issues of biodiversity and sustainability, quality of life, and economic development. Helps students understand how an economic perspective can provide important insights into the causes and solutions of various local community problems that governments confront.

Deleted Courses
EC 350 — Alternative Versions of Capitalism

Changes to major
Requirements for Major:

  • increase from 24 credits to 28 credits by adding EC 373 to economics core
  • Add as new #4 requirement: Complete methods requirement (8 credits) by choosing either EC 232, SOC/SSPC 241, BA 282, or MTH 243; and completing EC 332
  • Renumber requirement #4 to #5, and reduce the number of credits in this area from 32 to 24.

General Economics Option:

  • Omit Methods Requirement (now included as #4 in Requirements for the Major)
  • Elective courses: upon advisor approval, a maximum of 4 credits may be taken in an appropriate non-Economics course.

International Economics Option

  • Omit Methods Requirement (now included as #4 in Requirements for the Major)
  • Elective Courses [u.d. economics courses]: Either ANTH 462 or IS 350 can also be taken to satisfy the requirement.

Economics and Finance Option:

  • Omit Methods Requirement (now included as #4 in Requirements for the Major)
  • Elective Courses: change to "12 credits of additional upper division Economics. A maximum of 4 of those credits may be chosen from the following Business courses." Courses include BA 470, 471, 473. Omit list of possible u.d. economics courses.

Applied Economics and Public Policy Option:

  • Omit Methods Requirement (now included as #4 in Requirements for the Major)
  • Required Field Courses: add EC 310 to requirements
  • Elective Courses: reduce to 12 credits of additional upper division Economics courses; omit list of possible courses.

EMERGING MEDIA AND DIGITAL ARTS (new program)

 

New Courses
EMDA 350 — Projects in Digital Media, 4 credits (maximum 12 credits) (CIP 09.0702)
In a collaborative learning environment, students develop and produce original digital projects while conducting critical investigations into our role as participants in and products of digitally mediated culture. Prerequisite: EMDA 201, 202, or 203.

EMDA 401 — Research in Digital Media, 1-4 credits (maximum 8 credits) (CIP 09.0702)
Students develop and share research methodologies on digital arts and emerging media, conduct independent and collaborative critical investigations into self-selected topics, and engage in discourse on historical trends and future developments in technology and culture. Prerequisite: EMDA 201, 202, or 203.

EMDA 407 — Seminar in Digital Media, 1-4 credits (maximum 8 credits) (CIP 09.0702)
Students engage in study of and theoretical discourse on a particular era or theme of digital media, develop independent and/or collaborative critical studies on selected sub-topics, and create digital-media presentations on their findings for the campus and/or online communities. Prerequisite: EMDA 201, 202, or 203.

EMDA 409 — Practicum in Digital Media, 1-8 credits (maximum 12 credits) (CIP 09.0702)
Students work with a faculty member to identify a community-based opportunity to develop and produce an original digital project. Students, faculty, and community partners together evaluate outcomes to assess best practices for collaborating on the creation of digital media for our communities. Prerequisite: EMDA 350.

Modified Courses
Change prerequisites for existing DMF courses to EMDA. This applies to DMF 201, 201L, 202, 202L, 203, and 203L. Existing DMF course prefix will change to EMDA.

New minor: Emerging Media and Digital Arts
28 credits, taken from 16 credits of EMDA courses (201/L, 202/L, 203/L, and 350), and 12 elective credits taken from a list of possible courses. This new minor and program replaces the former Digital Media Foundations interdisciplinary program.


ENGLISH AND WRITING

 

Modified Courses
WR 430 — Advanced Fiction Writing: Short Story – change prerequisites to WR 330 and ENG 298.
WR 441 — Advanced Poetry Writing – change prerequisites to WR 341 and ENG 298.
WR 460 — Advanced Topics in Creative Nonfiction – change prerequisites to WR 350 and ENG 298.

Changes to Major
Professional Writing option: require either WR 327 or WR 410, plus all other courses in current list.


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

 

New Courses
ES 494A — Environmental Studies Capstone I, 2 credits (see ES 494, below)
Students are introduced to qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methodology research design and will then design their capstone project culminating in a project proposal. Prerequisites: ES 310, 386.

ES 494B — Environmental Studies Capstone II, 2 credits (see ES 494, below)
Students will conduct research on their capstone project, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing results for work in ES 494C. Prerequisite: ES 494A.

ES 494C — Environmental Studies Capstone III, 2 credits (see ES 494, below)
Students will prepare a culminating capstone portfolio on their capstone research, and make an oral presentation to faculty and peers. Prerequisite: ES 494B.

Modified Courses
ES 494 — Environmental Studies Capstone – split into ES 494A (Environmental Studies Capstone I, 2 credits), ES 494B (Environmental Studies Capstone II, 2 credits), and ES 494C (Environmental Studies Capstone III, 2 credits).
G 120 — Volcanoes and Earthquakes – change from 3 credits to 4 credits.

Suspended Courses
ES 494 — Environmental Studies Capstone (split into 3 courses)

Changes to Major
Capstone: change from 8 credits to 5-9 credits; replace ES 494 (4 credits) with ES 494A, 494B, and 494C (total 6 credits)


FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

 

Modified Courses
SPAN 301 — Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literature – renumber SPAN 321; remove recommendation of concurrent enrollment in SPAN 203; change prerequisite to SPAN 203.
SPAN 310 — Hispanic Culture, Composition, and Conversation – remove recommendation of prior completion of SPAN 301.
SPAN 311 — Hispanic Culture, Composition, and Conversation – remove recommendation of prior completion of SPAN 301.
SPAN 312 — Hispanic Culture, Composition, and Conversation – remove recommendation of prior completion of SPAN 301.
SPAN 322 — Nineteenth-Century Hispanic Literature – remove SOU Spanish Placement Level 7 and SPAN 301 prerequisites; change prerequisite to SPAN 321.
SPAN 323 — Twentieth-Century Hispanic Literature – remove SOU Spanish Placement Level 7 and SPAN 301 prerequisites; change prerequisite to SPAN 321.
SPAN 516 — Topics in Spanish Language Pedagogy – change credits to 2 credits.

Changes to Major
Spanish Language and Culture Option:

  • Interdisciplinary Culture Core (Tracks A and B): omit listing of courses SPAN 301, ENG 300, ANTH 213, and COMM 201.
  • Language and Literature Core: For Track A, require SPAN 310, 311, 312, 412; choose two courses from SPAN 321, 322, and 323; choose one course from SPAN 315 and 331. SPAN 320 can be substituted for one 300-level course beyond 312. For Track B, require all the courses (required and optional) listed in Track One (plus same substitution for SPAN 320).

Changes to Minor
Spanish Minor:

  • Update course number for Intro to Reading Hispanic Literature.
  • Remove "or" between SPAN 322 and 323; all courses listed are treated equally.

Changes to Master of Arts in Spanish Language Teaching
Electives: Change Electives list as follows:

  • List Language and Culture Content Courses (3 credits each, 15-18 credits total) SPAN 520, 525, 532, 541, 581, 582.
  • List Pedagogy Companion Course (2 credits—10 credits total): SPAN 516
  • List one-credit electives (no more than 3 credits count toward graduation) SPAN 507, 510.
  • Above changes replace former Electives list.

GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND WOMEN’S STUDIES

 

New Course
GSWS 341 — Introduction to Queer Studies, 4 credits (CIP 5.0208)
Provides introduction to queer studies across various disciplines. Beginning with the terms and concepts used in queer studies, examines socio-historical constructions of sex, sexuality, and gender, as well as the intersection of race, social class, and ability, and how this relates to identities. Investigates the application of different approaches to queer studies. Examines queer theory in terms of sexual identity and sexual politics and explores the theoretical and empirical applications of queer theory; in other words, queering theory. Topics may include exploring how and why the concepts of "sex" and "sexuality" changed over time; what the various research and theoretical approaches to the study of sexual diversity are; how gender, race, and social class intersect with conceptions of sexuality; why it is beneficial to examine normative concepts, structures, and theories through a "queer" lens.
Prerequisite: GSWS 201 or instructor’s consent. May be applied to the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies minor.

Modified Courses
GSWS 201 — Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies – modify description to reflect change in program.
GSWS 343 — Gender and the Body – update reference to women’s studies minor to new GSWS minor.
GSWS 410 — Feminist Theory in Action – correct prerequisite to "Upper Division standing or instructor consent. GSWS 201 highly recommended."


HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AND LEADERSHIP

 

New Courses
OAL 160 — Majors Orientation, 1 credit
Introduces students to potential career paths, faculty within the department, and professional writing. Cross-listed with HE/PE 160.

OAL 430/530 — Outdoor Survival, 3 credits
Explores issues of human survival in the outdoor environment, with a strong practical component. Cross-listed with PE 430/530.

OAL 470/570 — Environmental Physiology, 3 credits
Explores acute and chronic physiological adaptations and response to extreme environments, including altitude, hyperbaric conditions, heat exposure, and cold exposure. Examines metabolic and nutritional considerations for expeditionary-level activities. Cross-listed with PE 470.

Modified Courses
HE 160 — Majors Orientation – cross-list with OAL/PE 160.
HE 309 — Practicum – 3 credits (maximum 12 credits); add course description; restricted to HPE majors.
HE 409 — Practicum – 1-12 credits (maximum 12 credits); add course description; prerequisite HE 309, restricted to HPE majors.
OAL 194 — Professional Activities – cross-list with PE 194 [but OAL 194 is not restricted to prospective MAT students].
OAL 252 — Wilderness First Aid & CPR – rename Wilderness Remote First Aid & CPR; update certification to Red Cross Wilderness Remote First Aid and CPR certification.
OAL 275 — Adventure-Based Facilitation – remove PE 194 prerequisite; add OAL 194 as co-requisite.
OAL 309 — Practicum: Field Experience – change to 3 credits; change restriction of OAL concentration to OAL major.
OAL 409 — Practicum: Field Experience – 1-12 credits; repeatable for maximum of 12 credits; change restriction of OAL concentration to OAL major.
OAL 443 — Senior Capstone - change restriction of OAL concentration to OAL major.
PE 160 — Majors Orientation – cross-list with HE/OAL 160.
PE 192 — Ballet I – add cross-listing of TA 192.
PE 193 — Jazz I – add cross-listing of TA 193.
PE 194 — Professional Activities – restricted to students planning to enter the MAT program; cross-list with OAL 194.
PE 234 — Scuba Diving – delete PADI information and replace with information about other open water certification.
PE 293 — Ballet II – add cross-listing of TA 293.
PE 294 — Professional Activities – restricted to students planning to enter the MAT program.
PE 295 — Jazz II – add cross-listing of TA 295.
PE 309 — Practicum – change to 3 credits; add course description; restricted to HPE majors.
PE 394 — Professional Activities – restricted to students planning to enter the MAT program.
PE 409 — Practicum – 1-12 credits (maximum 12 credits); add course description; prerequisite PE 309, restricted to HPE majors.
PE 430 — Outdoor Survival – remove HE 252 prerequisite; cross-list with OAL 430.
PE 470/570 — Environmental Physiology – cross-list with OAL 470/570.
PE 530 — Outdoor Survival – remove HE 252 prerequisite; cross-list with OAL 530.

Changes to Major
Remove section on Suggested Coursework for Coaches

Outdoor Adventure Leadership major:

  • Required lower-division and prerequisite courses: update course title for OAL 252; change PE 194 to OAL 194.
  • Activity Courses: Land – change PE 180 Cycling to Mountain Biking; omit Ropes course Facilitation; add OAL 290; List PE 180 for Ski/Snowboard Technician.
  • Upper Division Courses – Change PE 430 to OAL 430; change PE 470 to OAL 470.
  • Other Recommended Courses – remove OAL 290.

Changes to Minor
Outdoor Adventure Leadership Minor:

  • Change PE 430 to OAL 430
  • Omit HE 252 and replace with OAL 252

HISTORY

 

New Course
HST 320 — Religion in America, 4 credits (CIP 38.0201)
An exploration of the role religion has played in American history since pre-Columbian times. This survey will include religions of semitic origin (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) as well as non-Western faiths such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, and various Native American religions. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, or permission of instructor. Approved for University Studies (Integration).

Modified Courses
HST 459 — U.S. History, 1877 through 1929 – rename Industrial and Progressive U.S.; modify description.
HST 481 — Twentieth-Century United States – rename New Deal and Cold War U.S.; modify description.
HST 482 — Twentieth-Century United States – rename Second American Gilded Age; modify description.

Suspended Course
HST 450 — Spain since 1808

Changes to major
Requirements for the Major:

  • In #3 (U.S. History history course choices) update course titles for HST 459, 481, and 482.
  • In #4a. (Transnational, Comparative, and International History), add HST 452, 453; move HST 370 to topical course list.
  • In #4b (European History), remove HST 450 (suspended). Add HST 370 to topical course list.
  • In #4c (African or Middle Eastern History) add HST 370 to topical course list.
  • In #4d (Asian or Latin American History) add HST 370 to topical course list.
  • In #6, add this sentence: Majors must complete 56 upper division credits for the history degree.

Honors in History and Political Science
Create new honors program for history and political science majors. In addition to criteria for becoming an honors student or scholar, history and political science honors students satisfy these requirements:

  • Minimum 3.3 GPA in all classes taken at SOU, plus minimum 3.5 GPA in major
  • Have an advisor from permanent faculty
  • Produce an honors thesis based on original research (this constitutes the student’s capstone)
  • Establish themselves as honors student in history and political science while enrolled in HST/PS 300 (Research and Writing), securing a faculty advisor, and developing a research proposal.
  • Complete additional appropriate upper division coursework taught by the faculty advisor
  • Complete HST/PS 401H (Research); HST 415 (Capstone) or PS 498 (PS Seminar).
  • Present honors thesis at SOAR and in a departmental venue

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

 

Changes to Major
Core Courses:

  • Clarify course listings so it is clear that students take IS 250, ANTH 213, and GEOG 107/or GEOG 108, plus EC 201, EC 202, IS 320, IS 350, and PS 355 (new addition), and IS 498, along with the research methods course.
  • For Research Methods requirement, clarify list of courses.

Upper Division Requirements:

  • International Political Economy category: add these courses to course choices: ENG 454, 455 457; COMM 448, 455, HST 421; NAS 368; for PS 407, add note "approved topics only"
  • Regional and Country Studies: add these courses to course choices: FR 427, 428; SPAN 421, 422; remove "or" between HST 351 and 352, and 361 and 362; omit HST 421 from this list.

Latin American Studies Minor
Changes to Electives:

  • ANTH 319 – add note "Latin American topics only"
  • Add these courses to course choices: ENG 455 (Latin American topics only), SPAN 421, 422, 425 (Latin American topics only) and 441 (Latin American topics only)

MATHEMATICS

 

New Course
MTH 271 — Computational Mathematics, 4 credits (CIP 27.0303)
Introduces basic techniques of numerical analysis and their associated computer methods. Topics chosen from error analysis, root finding algorithms, linear and nonlinear equation solving, linear systems, interpolation, and numerical methods for integration and solving differential equations. Course content learned in a mathematical programming environment. Prerequisite or concurrent registration: MTH 252.

MTH 411A/511A — Geometry, 4 credits
An axiomatic development of a variety of geometries, with special attention given to Hyperbolic Geometry. Prererquisite: MTH 311.

MTH 421A/521A — Applied Complex Variables, 4 credits
Studies the algebra of complex numbers; analytic and harmonic functions; complex integration, including Cauchy’s Integral Formula; Taylor and Laurent series; Residue theory; and Möbius transformations. Prerequisite: MTH 281.

MTH 421B/521B — Optimization, 4 credits
Introduces linear programming and nonlinear optimization. Recommended courses prior to MTH 421O: CS 200 or CS 257. Prerequisite: MTH 261.

MTH 421C/521C — Partial Differential Equations, 4 credits
Introduces diffusion, wave, and Laplace equations; separation of variables and Fourier series. Prerequisites: MTH 281 and MTH 321.

MTH 431A/531A — Integration, 4 credits
Introduces Lebesque and Riemann integration. Prerequisite: MTH 331

MTH 431B/531B — Metric Spaces, 4 credits
Extends analytic concepts to general metric spaces and mappings. Includes metric topology, convergence, continuity, and compactness. Prerequisite: MTH 331.

MTH 431C/531C — Infinite Series , 4 credits
Extends the analysis of infinite series to series of functions. Topics include uniform convergence, power series, and trigonometric series. Prerequisite: MTH 331.

MTH 441A/541A — Groups, 4 credits.
Rigorous study of groups, including normal subgroups, quotient groups, isomorphism theorems, and the Sylow or the equivalent structure theorems. Prerequisite: MTH 341.

MTH 441B/541B — Rings, 4 credits
Rigorous study of rings, including ideals, quotient rings, isomorphism theorems, polynomial rings, factorization and related results. Prerequisite: MTH 341.

MTH 461A/561A — Multivariate Statistical Analysis, 4 credits
Explores probability distribution of random vectors, covariance matrix, multivariate normal distributions, inferences about a mean vector and several multivariate mean vectors, principal component analysis, and discriminant analysis. Prerequisite: MTH 361.

MTH 461B/561B — Regression Analysis, 4 credits
Explores linear and nonlinear regression, multiple regression, model diagnostics, variable selection procedures, logistic regression, and applications to biostatistics. Prerequisite: MTH 361.

MTH 481A/581A — Arithmetic and Algebraic Structures, 3 credits
Studies the real number system and its subsystems, which leads to the introduction of more general algebraic structures and their applications. Includes applications to middle school mathematics, high school general mathematics, and first-year algebra curriculum. Prerequisite: MTH 212 or 251.

MTH 481B/581B — Concepts of Calculus, 3 credits
Investigations will demonstrate how concepts taught in middle school serve as the foundations for the study of calculus. Prerequisite: MTH 212 or 251.

MTH 481C/581C — Informal Geometry, 3 credits
Focuses on understanding the theory behind selected topics in the high school geometry curriculum. Attention is given to the informal background necessary for appreciation of formal development. Prerequisite: MTH 213 or 251.

MTH 481D/581D — Math and History: Connections, 3 credits
Explores interesting historical topics to introduce students to the background of important mathematical concepts. Includes applications for middle school and high school mathematics curricula. Prerequisite: MTH 211 or 251.

MTH 481E/581E — Measurement, 3 credits
Explores quantification of various attributes, direct and indirect measurement, approximations, development of standard units, and connections to other mathematical concepts. Prerequisite: MTH 213 or 251.

MTH 481F/581F — Problem Solving, 3 credits
Introduces a variety of techniques for solving mathematical problems within the framework of Pólya’s general strategy for problem solving. Problems are taken from many areas, including number theory, geometry, probability, combinatorics, and logic. Includes applications for middle school and high school mathematics curricu¬la. Prerequisite: MTH 211 or 251.

MTH 481G/581G — Experimental Probability and Statistics, 3 credits
Examines probability and statistics through lab experiments, simulations, and applications. Includes applications to middle school and high school general mathematics curricula. Prerequisite: MTH 212, 243, or 251.

Modified Courses
MTH 60 — Beginning Algebra – modify description.
MTH 65 — Elementary Algebra – modify description.
MTH 95 — Intermediate Algebra – modify description.
MTH 105 — Contemporary Mathematics – minor description change.
MTH 111 — Precalculus I: College Algebra – minor description clarification.
MTH 112 — Precalculus II: Elementary Functions – modify description.
MTH 158 — Elementary Linear Mathematics with Applications – minor description change.
MTH 211 — Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I – minor description change.
MTH 212 — Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II – minor description change.
MTH 213 — Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III – modified description.
MTH 244 — Applied Inferential Statistics – add SOC 327 as alternative prerequisite.
MTH 261 — Linear Algebra- modify description.
MTH 290 — Mathematical Perspectives – minor description change.
MTH 299 — Special Studies – [add "Special Studies" in description area]
MTH 311 — Number Structures – modify description.
MTH 321 — Differential Equations – modify description.
MTH 331 — Introduction to Real Analysis – modify description.
MTH 341 — Introduction to Algebraic Systems – modify description.
MTH 361 — Probability – modify description; prerequisite changes: omit MTH 281 and add MTH 243 or SOC 327, and MTH 252.
MTH 411/511 — Topics in Foundations and Geometry – modify description. Separate geometry topic into MTH 411A/511A. Prerequisites vary for MTH 411/511.
MTH 421/521 — Topics in Applied Mathematics – modify description; separate topics into three separate courses MTH 421A/521A(Applied Complex Variables), MTH 421B/521B (Optimization), and MTH 421C/521C (Partial Differential Equations) with distinct descriptions. Prerequisites vary for MTH 421/521.
MTH 431/531 — Topics in Analysis – modify description; separate topics into MTH 431A/531A (Integration), MTH 431B/531B (Metric Spaces), and MTH 431C/531C (Infinite Series). Omit Complex Analysis topic. Prerequisites for MTH 431/531 vary.
MTH 441/541 — Topics in Abstract Algebra – modify description; separate topics into MTH 441A/541A (Groups) and MTH 441B/541B (Rings). Prerequisites for MTH 441/541 vary.
MTH 461/561 — Topics in Probability and Statistics – modify description; omit Statistics topic. New subtopics of Multivariate Statistical Analysis (MTH 461A/561A) and Regression Analysis (MTH 461B/561B) are created as new courses with separate course numbers. Prerequisites for MTH 461/561 vary.
MTH 481/581 — Topics in Middle School and High School Mathematics – change to 3-5 credits; modify description. Separate topics into MTH 481A/581A (Arithmetic and Algebraic Structures), MTH 481B/581B (Concepts of Calculus), MTH 481C/581C (Informal Geometry), MTH 481D/581D (Math and History: Connections), MTH 481E/581E (Measurement), MTH 481F/581F (Problem Solving), and MTH 481G/581G (Experimental Probability and Statistics). Prerequisites for MTH 481/581 vary.
MTH 490 — Senior Colloquium - minor description change.

Changes to Major
Required Courses:

  • Lower Division Core Courses: increase from 22 credits to 26 credits by adding MTH 243.

Capstone Experience – change to 4-8 credits Honors in Mathematics – rewrite section; include MTH 461 as alternative to MTH 431 or 421.

New Minor
Statistics Minor (27-28 credits)

  • Requirements: MTH 243 or SOC/SSPC 241; either BA 282, MTH 244 or PSY 229; MTH 251, 251, 361, one topic from MTH 461, and either EC 332, ES/GEOG 386, a second topic chosen from MTH 461, OAL 425, PE 412, or SOC 327.

MATHEMATICS-COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

Add Requirements for Major section: no more than two of the upper division math requirements may be met with a grade below C-. Maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 in upper division computer science courses.


MUSIC-BUSINESS

 

Changes to major
Requirements for the major: in #5, update credits for MUS 292.


NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

 

New Courses
NAS 350 — Native America in the Theatre Arts, 4 credits (CIP 05.0202)
Explores the integration of Native American perspective in the field of theatre arts, combining traditional cultural perspectives into the world of theatre, music, dance, and acting.

NAS 380 — Native American Ecological Practices, 4 credits (CIP 05.0202)
Introduces students to the concepts of Native American ecological knowledge and practices, and to the basic relationships among ecology stewardship, and sustainability within traditional and contemporary applications throughout Native America.

NAS 390 — Introduction to the Nine Tribes of Oregon, 4 credits (CIP 05.0202)
Provides an introductory overview of the nine federally recognized tribes of Oregon. Explores the origins and transitions from pre-contact to contemporary. Discussion of the Native perspective on the development of Oregon and her inhabitants.

NAS 391 — The Nine Tribes of Oregon – Continuum, 4 credits (CIP 05.0202)
Explores the cultural continuum of the Nine Tribes of Oregon during the Colonial period in Oregon. Reviews the impacts of Lewis and Clark, the Oregon Trail, the Gold Rush days, and reservation development upon the indigenous peoples of Oregon.

Changes to Minor
Add to electives list: NAS 350, 380, 390, 391.

Changes to Certificate
Add to electives list: NAS 350, 380, 390, 391.


PERFORMING ARTS

 

Add text for Department of Performing Arts


PERFORMING ARTS: MUSIC

 

Modified Courses
MUS 121 — Music Theory I – omit MUS 292 co-requisite.
MUS 122 — Music Theory I - omit MUS 292 co-requisite.
MUS 123 — Music Theory I - omit MUS 292 co-requisite.
MUS 124 — Aural Skills I - omit MUS 292 co-requisite.
MUS 125 — Aural Skills I - omit MUS 292 co-requisite.
MUS 126 — Aural Skills I - omit MUS 292 co-requisite.
MUS 221 — Music Theory II - omit MUS 292 co-requisite.
MUS 222 — Music Theory II - omit MUS 292 co-requisite.
MUS 223 — Music Theory II - omit MUS 292 co-requisite.
MUS 224 — Aural Skills II - omit MUS 292 co-requisite.
MUS 225 — Aural Skills II - omit MUS 292 co-requisite.
MUS 226 — Aural Skills II - omit MUS 292 co-requisite.
MUS 238 — Class Lessons in Guitar – rewrite description to emphasize classical and folk guitar study, music basics, and technique. Nylon string guitar required.
MUS 292 — Piano Proficiency – change from 0-2 credits to 1 credit.
MUS 532 — Band Director Pedagogy II – delete American Band College references in description.
MUS 534 — Band Director Pedagogy IV - delete American Band College references in description.
MUS 536 — Band Director Pedagogy VI – delete American Band College references in description.

Changes to major
Music core:

  • remove MUS 202 from core requirements; correct total core credits from 57 to 56 credits
  • choose from one of the following: MUS 311, 440, 441, 442, 443, 445, 446, 460.

Music Composition Concentration:

  • reduce total credits from 57 to 54; reduce Special Topic Theory credits from 12 to 9 credits.

Music Performance Concentration:

  • Reduce Special Topic Theory credits from 9 credits to 6 credits; increase Special Topic History from 3 credits to 6 credits.

PERFORMING ARTS: THEATRE ARTS

 

New Courses
TA 328 — Performance Styles in American Film: 1920-1950, 4 credits (CIP 05.601)
Analysis of iconic film performers from 1930-1950. In-depth study of their working methods and techniques and what their enduring appeal in films reveals about the American psyche. Intensive reading and discussion, screening of select films. Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing.

TA 400A — Theatre Capstone Workshop, 1 credit (CIP 50.0599)
Helps students develop an effective and limited topic for their capstone project. Students will narrow their capstone topic, complete a literature review and develop a schedule for completing their capstone paper. Limited to Theatre Arts BA/BS students with senior standing.

TA 400B — Capstone Experience, 1 credit (CIP 50.0599)
Based on their proposal prepared in TA 400A, students will complete their capstone experience project under the supervision of their capstone advisor. Limited to Theatre Arts majors with senior standing.

TA 425 — Advanced Film Acting, 4 credits (CIP 50.0506)
An advanced continuation of TA 424. Advanced acting class that explores specialized film performance techniques, and classic and current trends in film acting. Includes advanced exercises and projects in film and camera techniques based on traditional, contemporary scene and monologue work. Prerequisite: TA 424; class limited to theatre arts majors.

TA 454 — Advanced Directing, 4 credits (CIP 50.0507)
Continues exploring the idea of the director as creative artist and will include consideration of the history and theory of directing, along with exercises and projects that may expand into non-textual or derived work. Prerequisites: TA 354, 355; limited to theatre majors.

Modified Courses
D 192 — Ballet I – cross-list with TA 192.
D 193 — Jazz I – cross-list as TA 193.
D 293 — Ballet II – cross-list with TA 293.
D 295 — Jazz II – cross-list with TA 295.
TA 143 — Scene Design I: An Introduction – add prerequisite: Theatre pre-major or major status.
TA 144 — Stagecraft – add prerequisite: Theatre pre-major or major status.
TA 146 — Costume Fundamentals - add prerequisite: Theatre pre-major or major status.
TA 147 — Introduction to the Theatre: Drama in Production – modify description; not open to theatre pre-majors and majors; purchase of tickets may be required.
TA 168 — Play Reading – (correct typo in description).
TA 225 — Voice and Speech for the State II – (correct prerequisite listing to say "instructor consent")
TA 246 — Introduction to Acting – add to description "Open to non-theatre pre-majors and majors."
TA 247 — Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting – (part of description is missing; add in four missing words); restricted to theatre pre-majors and majors.
TA 263 — Costume Design – minor description change.
TA 264 — Costume Design – minor description change.
TA 312 — Movement for the Actor III – (punctuation correction)
TA 326 — Voice and Speech for the State III (punctuation correction)
TA 334 — State Management – (punctuation correction)
TA 342 — Sound Engineering – modify description.
TA 343 — Scene Painting – modify description.
TA 354 — Fundamentals of Directing (punctuation correction)
TA 355 — Intermediate Directing (punctuation correction)
TA 357A — Musical Theatre Workshop I – change from 3 credits to 4 credits.
TA 357B — Musical Theatre Workshop II – change from 3 credits to 4 credits.
TA 358 — Auditioning for Musical Theatre – change from 3 credits to 4 credits.
TA 400 — Capstone Experience – separate into TA 400A and TA 400B (see New Courses)
TA 409 — Practicum – rename Practicum/Teaching Assistant; add specific course description describing duties of the teaching assistant. Instructor consent required.
TA 424 — Film Acting – (punctuation correction)
TA 439 — Oregon Shakespeare Festival Plays in Production - modify description.
TA 444 — Advanced Stagecraft – modify description.
TA 462 — Advanced Costume Design – add instructor consent to prerequisites.
TA 463 — Advanced Costume Design – minor description change; add instructor consent to prereqs.
TA 466 — Drama in Western Culture – renumber TA 230; rename Theatre in Western Culture I.
TA 467 — Drama in Western Culture – renumber TA 231; rename Theatre in Western Culture II.
TA 468 — Drama in Western Culture – renumber TA 232; rename Theatre in Western Culture III.
TA 521 — Principles of Production Analysis – rename Principles of Production Analysis—Representational Theatre; omit last sentence in description; limited to first year students in the Master of Theatre Studies program.
TA 522 — Principles of Production Analysis – rename Principles of Production Analysis—Presentational Theatre; omit last sentence in description; limited to second year students in the Master of Theatre Studies program.
TA 523 — Principles of Production Analysis – rename Principles of Production Analysis—Musical Theatre; omit last sentence in description; limited to third year students in the Master of Theatre Studies program.
TA 526 — Design Elements – rename Design Elements—Representational Theatre; omit last sentence in description; limited to first year students in the Master of Theatre Studies program.
TA 527 — Design Elements – rename Design Elements—Presentational Theatre; omit last sentence in description; limited to second year students in the Master of Theatre Studies program.
TA 528 — Design Elements – rename Design Elements—Musical Theatre; omit last sentence in description, limited to third year students in the Master of Theatre Studies program.
TA 531 — Production Implementation – rename Production Implementation—Representational Theatre; omit last sentence of description limited to first year students in the Master of Theatre Studies program.
TA 532 — Production Implementation – rename Production Implementation—Presentational Theatre; omit last sentence of description limited to second year students in the Master of Theatre Studies program.
TA 533 — Production Implementation – rename Production Implementation—Musical Theatre; omit last sentence of description limited to third year students in the Master of Theatre Studies program.
TA 541 — Practicum: Applied Technology – rename Practicum: Applied Technology—Representational Theatre; omit last sentence of description; limited to first year students in the Master of Theatre Arts program.
TA 542 — Practicum: Applied Technology – rename Practicum: Applied Technology—Presentational Theatre; omit last sentence of description limited to second year students in the Master of Theatre Studies program.
TA 543 — Practicum: Applied Technology – rename Practicum: Applied Technology—Musical Theatre; omit last sentence of description limited to third year students in the Master of Theatre Studies program.

Deleted Courses
TA 543 — Scene Design Studio (retain TA 443; retain TA 543 Practicum: Applied Technology-Musical Theatre)
TA 566 — Drama in Western Culture (retain undergraduate course)
TA 567 — Drama in Western Culture (retain undergraduate course)
TA 568 — Drama in Western Culture (retain undergraduate course)

Changes to Major
BA/BS degree
Requirements for the Theatre Major:

  • In #2, reduced TA 455 maximum credits from 12 to 9 credits.
  • In #3c, add TA 250, 251, 252 to requirements; for acting requirements, add BA 246 as alternative to TA 247 or 270. Update Capstone requirements to TA 400A/B; remove TA 466, 467, 468 (renumbered to lower division courses)

BFA degree
Requirements for the major:

  • In #2b, increase minimum cumulative GPA from 2.75 to 3.00
  • In #2c, add TA 250, 251, 252 to requirements; add TA 246 as alternative to TA 247 or TA 270.
  • Remove TA 466, 467, 468 from list (renumbered to lower division).

Changes to the minor
Shakespeare minor:
Requirements:

  • Add ENG/SHS 201 as alternative to TA 201; add ENG/SHS 202 as alternative to TA 202; add SHS 436 as alternative to ENG/TA 436.

Electives: Add SHS 201 and 202 as alternatives to TA/ENG 201 and TA/ENG 202.
Notes: add the SHS cross-listed courses in footnote.

Music Theatre minor: add to catalog (it’s missing)

New Minor
Film Techniques Minor: 28 credits with two tracks:

Acting Track: 20 credits from TA 328, 329, 424, and VP 215; electives (for both tracks) at least 8 credits from FLM 295, 296, 297; SHS/FLM 237; and VP 172.

Production Track: 20 credits from TA 328, 329, 270, DMF 202/L, and VP 215; at least 8 credits of electives from same list as Acting Track.

Changes to graduate degree

  • Rewrite introductory section.
  • Major Program: update course titles for required courses

PHYSICS

 

Deleted Courses
PH 417/517 — Quantum Physics II
PH 441/541 — Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics

Changes to Major
Physics Major Core Requirements: increase credits from 55 to 57 credits; add approved structural programming language course as alternative to PH 380 or ENGR 373; add PH 434 to requirements.

Standard Physics Option: add PH 475 to list of course choices; increase BS credits from 34 to 42 credits, and increase BA credits from 25 to 32 credits.

Applied Physics Option: omit ENGR 373 from list of courses (already included in core requirements); also omit PH 417, 441 (deleted courses), 471, and 475 from list of course choices. ENGR 201, 211, 212 are required; choose 27 additional credits from course list.

Physics-Engineering Dual Degree Option, BA: increase credits from 28 to 35 credits; add cross-listings with ENGR courses; omit PH 441 from electives list and add PH/ENGR 475 to electives. Admission to the UO Materials Science Institute Master’s Degree program: clarify requirements for acceptance into this program.


POLITICAL SCIENCE

 

Modified Courses
PS 441 — Environmental Law – renumber PS 342.
PS 458 — Terrorism – renumber PS 358

Suspended Courses
PS 541 — Environmental Law (retain undergraduate course)
PS 548 — Mediation and Conflict Management (retain PS 448)

Changes to Major Requirements for the Major:

  • In #3, increase core requirements from 16 credits to 20 credits. All students must complete an approved college level statistics course such as MTH 243 or other statistics course offered by another department or program; update course number and title of PS 398 to PS 300 (Research and Writing).
  • In #4, Track 1, Public Law, update course title for Environmental Law; add PS 421 to course choices.
  • In #4, Track 1, global and Strategic Studies, update course number for Terrorism; add PS 421, 452, and 453 to course choices.

Honors in History and Political Science: (see summary of proposal in History section)


PSYCHOLOGY

 

Modified Course
PSY 228 — Methods, Statistics, and Applications I – prerequisites are MTH 243, or SOC/SSPC 241.

Changes to the Major
Requirements for the Major:

  • In #2, add SOC/SSPC 241 as alternative to MTH 243.
  • In #4, add SOC/SSPC 241 as alternative to MTH 243.
  • In Notes following #6, change "practicum courses" to "the following courses"; add PSY 401 and 405 to course choices.

Human Service Degree Completion Program:

  • In #2, add SOC/SSPC 241 as alternative to MTH 243.
  • In #7, add SOC/SSPC 241 as alternative to MTH 243.

Interdisciplinary Studies major:

  • For required courses, add SOC/SSPC 241 as alternative to MTH 243.

SOCIAL SCIENCES, POLICY AND CULTURE

 

Move Geography program information from SSPC information page to hot link like other SSPC programs. (The Geography program will be moved from Environmental Studies umbrella to SSPC.)


SOCIOLOGY

 

New Course
SOC 425 — Food, Power, and Agriculture, 4 credits (CIP 45.0101)
Examines the structure of agriculture and food production in the United States and internationally. The first part of the course focuses on the history of agriculture in the United States, the concentration of agribusiness in the United States and overseas and the importance of the United States Farm Bill and the Agreement on Agriculture of the World Trade Organization. The last part of the course considers local alternatives to concentrated agriculture, including local farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture, and fairly traded agricultural products. Prerequisite: SOC 204, and one additional upper division sociology course or permission of instructor.

Modified Course
SOC 343 — Gender and the Body – update reference to women’s studies minor to GSWS minor.

Changes to Major
Becoming a Sociology Major: for Quantitative Reasoning requirement, substitute SOC 241 for EC 232.
Upper division electives: add SOC 425 to list of elective choices.


UNIVERSITY SEMINAR

 

New Courses
USEM 100 — Transition to College Writing, 4 credits (CIP 24.0199)
Serves as a transition course to introduce students to the format of University Seminar and college courses with pedagogies of critical reading, writing, and critical thinking necessary for both classroom discussion and written assignments. Modeled after University Seminar courses, the course strengthens student skills by instruction, practice, and directed feedback on all assignments. Students with low placement scores (Directed Self Assessment, SAT reading) and/or recommended by DSS, Success at Southern, and Academic Support Programs must successfully pass USEM 100 with a C- or above before enrolling in USEM 101.

WR 121 — English Composition – I, 4 credits
Teaches rhetoric, the writing process, and critical reading and thinking at the college level. Through formal and informal writing the student will identify and use a variety of rhetorical strategies, selecting ones appropriate to a given writing situation and intended audience. Fundamental skills in planning, drafting, revising, and editing lead to essays with focused and argumentative claims, backed by logical reasoning and researched evidence. Restrictions: course is online, and registration is restricted to students entering or completing SOU online degree program. In special circumstances, University Seminar Director or Instructor may permit enrollment by students needing Foundational Strand writing credits.


SPECIAL PROGRAMS

 

Honors Program

New Courses
HO 250 — Logic and Line of Argumentation, 1 credit (CIP 38.0102)
The first of a three-term sequence introduces and develops skills for constructing arguments, including deductive and inductive. Examines a variety of samples for various disciplines as models for reasoning as well as learn to distinguish between opinion, belief, fact, and knowledge.

HO 251 — Fallacies in Arguments, 1 credit (CIP 38.0102)
The second of a three-term sequence develops skills for recognizing fallacies or errors in reasoning. Examines fallacies in several categories--Relevance, Weak Induction, and, Presumption and Ambiguity.

HO 252 — Varieties of Reasoning, 1 credit (CIP 38/0102)
The third of a three-term sequence explores varieties of reasoning employed in human experience and criteria used to assess these. Examples from philosophical, scientific, legal, political, moral, and religious contexts will be examined.

Deleted Courses
HO 401 — Research
HO 403 — Thesis
HO 405 — Reading and Conference

Changes to Program
In Graduation with University Honors and Honors in a Specific Major: In #1, decrease minimum credits from 24 credits to 21 credits. Add a new #2 for the sophomore seminar series: complete 3 credits from HO 250, 251, 252. Renumber the remaining, existing requirements in this section.

In Graduation with University Honors: In #1, decrease minimum credits from 36 to 33 credits. Add a new #2 for the sophomore seminar series: complete 3 credits from HO 250, 251, 252. Renumber the remaining, existing requirements in this section.

In Graduation with Honors in a Specific Major: restore this paragraph to catalog, which was mistakenly omitted when catalog was converted.

In Becoming an Honors Student or Scholar: minor rewording of first part of paragraph.

Learning Commons (new program and prefix)

New Course
LC 199 — Special Studies, credits to be arranged.

Success at Southern

Modified Courses
SAS 101 — College Success and Academic Development Classes – rename Freshman Academic Development; modify description.
SAS 102 — College Success and Academic Development Classes – rename Transfer Student Academic Development; modify description.
SAS 103 — College Success and Academic Development Classes – rename Academic Development; modify description.

Deleted Courses
SAS 301 — Career Exploration, Graduate School Planning, and School-to Work Transition
SAS 302 — Career Exploration, Graduate School Planning, and School-to Work Transition
SAS 303 — Career Exploration, Graduate School Planning, and School-to Work Transition


SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

 

New Courses
BA 218 — Personal Finance, 4 credits, (CIP 52.0801)
Provides students with opportunities to develop skills for solving real world financial problems. Real world topics covered include: goal setting, earning income, money management, spending and borrowing, as well as saving and investing. Students design personal and household budgets; simulate use of checking and saving accounts; and devise loan and credit card management plans; evaluate insurance and tax planning needs. This course provides a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions.

BA 450/550 — Using GIS in Business, 4 credits (CIP 52.1201)
Explores Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as an emerging technology/science over the last three decades and how this technology can and has been used to improve business decision making. Primarily the course examines the marrying of geographic information to data and thus how that substantially changes and improves the ability to compile evidence, construct arguments and therefore improve decision making. While business is the primary focus, the course helps students understand how GIS has had and is having a profound impact in government and nonprofits as well. Prerequisite: junior standing or above. Approved for University Studies (Integration).

Modified Courses
BA 406/506 — Senior Housing Operations Management – increase from 2 credits to 4 credits.
BA 420/520 — Trends and Research in Aging Services – rename Business Trends and Research in Aging Services.
BA 428 — Applied Business Research – students must have a GPA of at least 2.5 in SOU Business Administration (BA) courses and have completed all appropriate coursework in the major.

Changes to the Major
Admission to the School of Business: add more specific information

  • Complete USEM sequence, EC 201, 202, MTH 243 and one additional MTH course (100 or above level), BA 100, 131, 211, 213, 226 and 282.
  • Grade of at least C- in above required BA classes taken at SOU or transferred in.
  • File an application for admission to the School of Business.
  • Transfer students: change "first-term" to "first-time" enrollment.

Business Administration BA or BS:

  • In Lower division business core courses, students must have successfully completed the listed lower division business core classes with a minimum grade of C-.
  • In Upper division business core courses, students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA in SOU business administration courses to be able to take BA 428 or BA 409.
  • In Focus Options, omit Management of Aging Services Option; this option will be suspended.

Accounting Option:

  • Change credits to 28 credits
  • Required courses: add BA 353 to required courses, and remove BA 353 from recommended courses.
  • Students can take a u.d. accounting elective or BA 324 instead of BA 385.

Changes to Minor
Hospitality and Tourism Management minor: discontinue this minor.

Changes to Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Management of Aging Services: suspend this certificate.

Certificate in Nonprofit Management:

  • Add listings for cross-listed courses
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better and a minimum 2.5 GPA. The certificate is open to all majors.
  • Electives: Add BA 488/588 and MM 588, SOC 444/544, and COMM 575 to electives list.
  • Internship: Human Services majors can complete PSY 409B for BA 409.
  • Master in Management Students completing the Certificate for Nonprofit management have specific graduate level course requirements for the certificate.

Certificate in Sustainability Leadership:

  • In electives, add PSY 437 and 438 to course choices.

Certificate in Management of Human Resources:

  • Increase core credits from 24 credits to 28 credits by adding BA/COMM/PSY 448; reduce elective credits from 12 to 8 credits.
  • Add PSY 438 as alternative to PSY 445.
  • Remove PR 331 from electives list.
  • In electives, omit BA/COMM/PSY 448

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Accounting:

  • Admission requirements: if students do not meet all admission requirements before applying, they will be admitted upon completion of the admission requirements.
  • Increase core credits from 24 to 28 credits by adding BA 353 to requirements.
  • Reduce Elective credits from 24 to 20 credits; omit BA 353 from elective choices.
  • Update Note on credits taken at SOU to change "taken in residence at SOU" to "Southern Oregon University credits."

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

 

New Courses
ED 437 — Science and the Young Child, 3 credits (CIP 13.0101)
Utilizes science investigations common in an elementary classroom to deepen scientific understanding for the adult learner while also exploring the developing mind of the young child. Addresses current societal problems and the role of scientific and technological advances in finding solutions through project-based inquiry. Prerequisite: Completion of lower division University Studies requirements, and Junior standing or above. Approved for University Studies (Integration).

ED 438 — Children Around the World, 3 credits (CIP 13.0101)
Focuses on the unique characteristics, conditions, and inherent human wisdom of early education practices around the world with the goal of preparing early childhood professionals to understand, respect, and honor these differences. Emphasizes philosophical and epistemological perspectives to better understand the significance of cultural, historical, social, political, and economical contexts on beliefs about child development (age ranges from pre-birth to eight). Students will build an understanding of differing practices in different times and places and apply their knowledge to promote nurturing curricula and relationships with young children in their particular settings. Students will reflect upon and apply the awareness gained from this course to an educational philosophy that seeks to support all children in their care to reach their holistic developmental potential. Prerequisites: completion of lower division University Studies requirements, and Junior standing or above.

LEAD 501 — Research on School Leadership, 1-4 credits (CIP 13.0401)
Credits to be arranged for research on School Leadership.

LEAD 506 — Special Individual Studies on School Organizations, 1-4 credits (CIP 13.0401)
Credits to be arranged for research on School Leadership.

LEAD 508 — Workshop on School Improvement, 1-4 credits (CIP 13.0401)
Credits to be arranged for research on School Leadership

READ 533 — Language and Literacy in the Content Areas Grades 3-12, 3 credits
Develops competence in teaching the interactive processes of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and thinking across the curriculum. Focuses on strategies for teaching students of varied backgrounds and abilities (Grades 3-12). For students in grades 3–12 to be successful in the content areas they must be able to read and comprehend various informational texts and write for different purposes and audiences. This course will provide teachers with the tools to improve student achievement in the content areas through the developmental appropriate integration of literacy strategies.

SPED 514 — Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment – Special Education, 3 credits (CIP 13.0101)
Introduces students to the study of classroom instructional processes by focusing on "Learning and Learners" and "Teaching and Learning". Emphasis on effective strategies for standards-based education and the implementation of the "Oregon Education Act for the 21st Century"; as well as specific strategies to enhance effective learning and teaching in regular and special education settings. Special attention will be given to creating effective learning experiences for diverse learners and understanding general education curriculum development. Must be admitted to the Special Education Stand Alone Program, or with approval of Program Coordinator.

SPED 519 — Action Research in Special Education, 3 credits (CIP 13.0101)
Develops knowledge and skills in appropriate action research techniques. Participants will develop skills of designing studies to be carried out in special education setting during the academic year. Methods of developing and implementing interventions and data collection related to the special education setting will be examined. Activities and assignments related to action research will begin during September Experience with a case study on a targeted student, and will continue throughout the year. The culmination of this course will be reflected in the evidenced-based practices documented in the work samples. Must be admitted to the Special Education Stand-Alone or Dual Endorsement Program, or with approval of Program Coordinator.

Modified courses
ED 460 — Diversity – rename Multicultural Education; modify description.
ED 485 — Assessment and Planning – rename Assessment of Young Children.
ED 489/589 — Interpersonal Relations and Group Management in Early Childhood Education – rename Interpersonal Relations and Guidance in ECE.
SPED 521 — Family and Community Services – rename Collaboration, Consultation, and Communication.
SPED 521L — Family and Community Services Lab – rename Collaboration, Consultation, and Communication Lab.
SPED 531 — Family and Community Services – rename Collaboration, Consultation, and Communication.
SPED 531L — Family and Community Services Lab – rename Collaboration, Consultation, and Communication Lab.

Changes to majors
Early Childhood Development BA or BS:
Requirements for the Major:

  • In #2, add "or an A.A. or A.S. in Early Childhood Education or a related field." as alternative to lower division early childhood prerequisite courses.
  • In #3, change ED 407 (ECD Seminar) to ED 454 (Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood Education); add ED 399 (Orientation to ECD, 1 credit); update course title for ED 485.

Elective Options: add specific topics for ED 407 seminars; add ED 437 and 438 to electives list.

Elementary Education BA or BS:
Requirements for the Major:

  • Switch #2 and #3
  • In #6, add information about licensure track, ORELA MSE tests, and Civil Rights tests.

Pre-license/Education Elective Options:

  • Correct credits from 36 to 33 credits; omit MUS 372 from course list.

Pedagogy Strand (Major with licensure)

  • Increase from 42 to 55 credits
  • Add ED 463A/B, 457A/B, and 471, and MUS 372 to course list

Pedagogy Strand (Major without licensure)

  • Courses and electives: change pedagogy courses to literacy/child development strand courses.

Elementary Education with Honors, BA or BS (new program)

  • Available to students in the licensure program
  • Complete four required education courses approved for the honors program, from ED 459H (Foundations), ED 457H (Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment), ED 460 (Diversity), ED 462H (Human Development, Cognition, and Learning), and ED 466H (Human Relations).
  • Create an enhanced Professional Portfolio
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA.

Changes to minor
Add to electives list: "other courses as approved by advisor."

Changes to Master of Education (MEd) and Continuing License Program
Requirements for admission to MEd program:

  • In 4.e., specify Multiple Subjects Exam (MSE) for ORELA requirement.
  • Add ORELA National Evaluation Series (NES) Specialty Area Tests in endorsed subject.

Exit Exam Requirements:

  • Add Multiple Subjects Exam (MSE) to ORELA requirement.
  • Delete Praxis Specialty Area tests and substitute ORELA National Evaluation Series (NES) Specialty Area Tests

Changes to Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT)

  • Adjust grade levels for authorization levels
  • Admission requirements: in #1, delete Praxis Specialty Area Test and replace with National Evaluation Series (NES) Specialty Area Test. In #2, the 12 credits must be completed with C- or better. In #5, specify full-time program or second year of the two-year program. In #7, specify Multiple Subjects Exam for ORELA requirement; replace Praxis test with National Evaluation Series test.
  • MAT Instructional Courses: for courses with range of credits, list specific credits required for this degree; omit ED 568 from course list; add ED 557A/B and ED 571 to course list.
  • MAT Field Experience: for courses with range of credits, list specific credits required for this degree.

Changes to Special Education Program (MEd), MA or MS
Dual Endorsement Program Course Requirements:

  • For courses with range of credits, list specific credits required
  • Update course title for SPED 531

Dual+Master’s Program Course Requirements:

  • Omit ED 519 and substitute SPED 519
  • Update course title for SPED 531
  • Optional labs: must have coordinator or advisor approval to register for labs; update course title for SPED 531L.

Stand-Alone Program Course Requirements:

  • Omit ED 519 and substitute APED 519
  • Update course titles for SPED 521 and 521L
  • Add SPED 514 to course list
  • List specific credits required for SPED 550.

Initial Administrator License (IAL), and Continuing Administrator License (CAL)
Add Continuing Administrator License (CAL) to IAL section, and delete the separate section for CAL.