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ANTHROPOLOGY


Changes to Major
Requirements for the Major:

  • In #4, Quantitative Reasoning, Add SOC 241 and EC 232 to the course choices.

Anthropology Core Courses:

  • In #2, Areas and Topics, add ANTH 399 to course choices.
  • In #6, Practicum: Field Study, add note for ANTH 409 that says the course should be taken in fall and winter quarters of senior year.

Changes to Certificate
Applied Cultural Anthropology Certificate:

  • In #5, Specialized Focus, add note for ANTH 409 that says the course should be taken in fall and winter quarters of senior year.

ART AND ART HISTORY


New Courses
ART 480 — BFA Thesis Paper, 1-3 credits (CIP 500701)
The BFA Thesis forms a central part of the BFA experience. Working with their thesis advisors, students investigate and articulate the formal, critical and theoretical concepts most relevant to their artistic production and activities, resulting in a formal written paper. Students typically take one credit of thesis during each of the final three quarters of their program; however, details are developed with the primary thesis advisor. Student registers with the primary thesis advisor.  3 credits total required.  Prerequisites:  ART 300 and senior standing; restricted to BFA majors.

ART 481 — BFA Thesis Exhibition, 1 credit (CIP 500701)
The BFA Thesis Exhibition is scheduled at the beginning of the senior year and takes place in the final quarter of the student’s program. Details of the exhibition are developed with the supervision of the student's thesis advisors. During the exhibition the student will arrange for a gallery critique with their thesis advisors. Students register with the primary thesis advisor.  Prerequisite:  ART 300 and senior standing; restricted to BFA majors.

ART 482 — BFA Capstone, 2 credits (CIP 500701)
Students learn about issues and opportunities available to artists, and assemble a professional portfolio, résumé, and artist statement.  Prerequisites: ART 300 and senior standing; restricted to BFA majors.

Modified Courses
ART 306 — Digital Illustration – repeatable, maximum 12 credits.

ART 350    — Digital Print Studio – repeatable, maximum 12 credits.

ART 397    — Foundry I – add prerequisite of ART 291.

ART 496    — Capstone – rename BA/BS Studio Art Capstone  Modify description to exclude BFA students, and specify course for BA and BS studio art majors. Add prerequisite of ART 300.

ARTH 300 — Mid-Program Review – omit ARTH 204, 205, 206, 260 prerequisites, and replace with “Completion of all lower division art history requirements.”

ARTH 496 — Capstone – rename Art History Capstone; add prerequisite of ARTH 300.

Changes to major
BA/BS

  • Requirements for the major:  the GPA requirements are for all SOU coursework in the major, for both the BA/BS and BFA.
  • Art Capstone: revise first paragraph to reflect separation of ART 496 capstone course for BA/BS degree, and ART 482 capstone course for BFA degree.  ART 300 or ARTH 300 are prerequisites for the capstone courses.

BFA

  • Include drawing as a concentration or second area
  • Studio Art Option:  reduce upper division credits from 64 credits to 62 credits, and overall credits from 104 to 102 credits; revise Capstone, Thesis, and Practicum course numbers to reflect new course numbers.


Changes to minor
Digital Art and Design Minor:
In Illustration Courses, specify that ART 306 is repeatable for up to 12 credits.
In Art and Special Project Courses, specify that ART 350 is repeatable for up to 12 credits.


BIOLOGY   


Changes to the Major
Requirements for the major: 

  • In #2, all courses required for the biology major must be graded A-F.

Ecology, Organismal and field Biology Option:

  • In Physical Science section replace G 101 with ES 111, and replace G 102 with ES 112.

Cell/Molecular Option:

  • In Physical Science section replace G 101 with ES 111, and replace G 102 with ES 112.

Biological Sciences Option:

  • In Physical Science section replace G 101 with ES 111, and replace G 102 with ES 112.

Biology Honors Program:

  • Biology students who wish to graduate with honors in biology must have support from a faculty member.
  • The required oral presentation is a formal presentation.

Changes to the Minor
Biology Minor: All courses taken for the minor must be graded A-F.


CHEMISTRY


New Courses
CH 320 — The Elements of Disaster, 4 credits (CIP 30.1501)
Explores the confluence of science, technology, policy, and human affairs through the study of four disasters.  The technology used to both create and mitigate the consequences of each disaster and the responses from a policy and political viewpoint are addressed.  In addition, the artistic response (poetry, music, and film) is interwoven throughout the course.  Does not fulfill chemistry major or minor requirements.  Approved for University Studies (Integration Strand H). Prerequisite(s) Completion of all lower division University Studies requirements.

CH 330 — Metals and Civilization [formerly offered as G 330]


COMMUNICATION


New Courses
CM 399 — Special Studies (credits to be arranged)

COMM 202 — Introduction to Media and Popular Culture, 4 credits (CIP 09.0199)
Examines popular media as a dynamic arena for social and cultural expression.  Drawing on the interdisciplinary traditions of Media Theory and Cultural Studies, students will engage with key debates over the relationship between media and culture, examine divergent media consumption and production practices, and become familiar with different modes of critical analysis. Emphasis will be given to providing an overview of the theoretical range of cultural and media studies.

VP 372A — Advanced Production Activities: Documentaries, 4 credits (CIP 09.9999)
Offers students a foundation in documentary media production. Students explore the diverse approaches used by documentarians to represent reality, and consider the benefits and limitations of these approaches for their own production work. By the end of the term, students will have pitched, planned, shot and edited a short documentary in collaboration with others in the class. Prerequisites:  VP 215 or EMDA 202.

VP 372B — Advanced Production Activities: Mockumentaries, 4 credits (CIP 09.9999)
Explores the diverse forms and critical possibilities presented by mockumentaries – fictional films made to “look like” documentaries. Different approaches to mockumentary will be examined, from straightforward hoaxes to social parodies to strong-edged satires. Students will then work in groups to produce their own mockumentary projects, writing scripts, locating actors and developing the fine craft of making fictional films “look like” nonfiction.  Prerequisites: VP 215 or EMDA 202.

VP 372C — Advanced Production Activities: Informational and Promotional Video Production, 4 credits (CIP 09.9999)
Advanced video production activities course involving work with government and non-profit clients to script, prep, produce, and edit promotional and informational programs.  Includes work with SOU departments, students and administration to develop studio and remote productions, which will promote, educate and benefit the university.  Students will study and apply advanced aesthetic and technical production skills to complete these professional studio and taped productions, which may be distributed on RVTV cable, internet and SOU departmental websites. Prerequisites: VP 215 or DMF 202, and VP 172.

VP 372D — Advanced Production Activities: Fictional Film, 4 credits (CIP 09.9999)
Hands-on course in fictional film production. Students investigate key formal criteria that define fictional films, paying particular attention to the relationship between genre and style. Students work in groups to write, shoot, and edit their own short films, considering such aspects as scriptwriting, mise-en-scène, acting styles, cinematography, editing and narrative.  Prerequisites: VP 172 or EMDA 202.

Modified Courses
CM 322 — Online Journalism: New Media Practice and Theory – minor description change.

CM 363 — Documentary Film and Photography: History and Theory – rename Documentary Film Theory and Criticism. Change prerequisites to Completion of University Studies writing requirements.

COMM 300 — Research  Strategies – delete current prerequisites and replace with completion of University Studies writing requirements and junior standing.

COMM 370 — Mass Communication Theory – rename Mass Media Theory.

COMM 410  — Human Communication Capstone – rename Communication Studies Capstone.

COMM 460D — Technology, Communication, and Culture – delete EMDA 201/202 prerequisites.

COMM 481 — Mass Media Law – rename Mass Media Ethics and Law; rewrite description to incorporate content formerly taught in COMM 491.

COMM 581 — Mass Media Law – rename Mass Media Ethics and Law; rewrite description to incorporate content formerly taught in COMM 591.

JRN 377A — Journalism Activities – change credits to 2-4 credits.

JRN 377B — Siskiyou Newspaper – change credits to 2-4 credits.

VP 215 — Introduction to Field Production – add prerequisites of VP 172 or EMDA 202.

VP 315 — Advanced Field Production – remove VP 115 prerequisite

VP 372 — Advanced Activities for Video Production – rename Advanced Production Activities; modify description.  Add EMDA 202 as prerequisite alternative.

VP 375 — Applied Editing Techniques for Field and Studio Production – update DMF 202 prerequisite to EMDA 202.

VP 409 — Practicum – change prerequisites to VP major or minor and junior status.

VP 410  — Capstone for Video Production – remove producer certification requirement.

Deleted Courses
COMM 408 — Workshop

COMM 491 — Mass Media Ethics [content will be taught in COMM 481]

COMM 591 — Mass Media Ethics [content will be taught in COMM 581]

FLM 237 — Shakespeare on Film [retain SHS 237]

Changes to Major
Human Communication Option:

  • Rename Communication Studies concentration
  • Increase from 60 credits to 68 credits
  • In Requirements for the Major, #1, update titles of degree concentrations to the two remaining concentrations (Communication Studies; and Film, Television, and Convergent Media)
  • In Requirements for the Major, #7, change “journalism student” to “film, television, and convergent media student.”
  • In Complete the following courses section: omit COMM 342; add EMDA 201, 202, or 203.
  • In first “Complete 12 or more credits from the following courses” section: add COMM 340, 342, and 355 to course choices.
  • Add new section: Complete 8 credits from these course choices: CM 322, 363, 399; FLM 296; COMM 202, 441, 470, 491; EMDA 201, 202, 203, 350, 407.
  • In second “Complete 12 or more credits from the following courses” section: omit COMM 470; add COMM 409, 456 to course choices.

Journalism Option:  delete this option.

Photojournalism Option: delete this option.

Video Production Option: delete this option.

New Concentration:  Film, Television and Convergent Media Concentration

  • Combines elements of the three former options in journalism/photojournalism, and video production.
  • 68 credits; 7 required courses, 40 credits chosen from three different course divisions that combine elements of communication, film/video, journalism, and convergent media.

Changes to Minors
Human Communication Minor: 

  • Rename Communication Studies Minor
  • Students choose one of three paths:  Interpersonal, Rhetoric, and Flexible. Students consult with an advisor for guidance.
  • Add to electives list: COMM 202, 340, 355, 399, 456.

Film Studies Minor:

  • Remove FLM 237 and FLM 320 from Electives list.

Journalism Minor:

  • In Required Courses, remove JRN 382 and COMM 491; add COMM 481 and EMDA 201/201L to list.
  • In Electives, remove JRN 461 and COMM 481; add COMM 460D, COMM 471, CM 322, and EMDA 202/202L to list.

Media Studies Minor:  delete this minor.

Video Production Minor:

  • In Required Courses list, remove EMDA 201/201L from list
  • In Electives, increase electives to a minimum of 12 upper division credits; add EMDA 201 and 201L to electives list.

COMPUTER SCIENCE


Modified Courses
CS 356 — Programming Topics – change credits from 2-3 credits to 2-4 credits; change prerequisite to CS 257.

CS 380 — Visual Basic – rename “.Net Development”; minor description change; omit CS 200 prerequisite.

CS 411 — Data Structures – add CS 367 to prerequisites.

CS 433/533 — Corporate Web Development – add CS 257 to prerequisites.

CS 455/555 — Topics in Computer Science – change to 2-4 credits; change prerequisite to CS 257.

CS 459/559 — Operating Systems – change prerequisite to CS 411.

Changes to Minor
Omit CS 210 as alternative to CS 200.


CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE


New Courses
CCJ 381 — Serial Killers, 4 credits (CIP 43.0199)
Examines the phenomenon of serial killing.  Topics include: Defining serial killing; distinguishing serial killing from mass murder; causal factors and criminological theories explaining serial killing; analyzing serial killing historically; the role of media in public perceptions of serial killing, the demographics of serial killers (who are the serial killers, how do they kill, who do they kill, etc.); and various approaches investigating and stopping serial killing.

CCJ 384 — Violence and Victimology, 4 credits (CIP 43.0199)
Examines the leading theories and research pertaining to criminal violence and victimology.  Concentrates on patterns of criminal violence, such as victim-offender relationships and trends over time, causes of violence, where violence occurs, and prevention.  This course provides an introduction to major violent crimes including murder, rape, robbery and assault. Surveys significant concepts related to victims’ services, victims’ rights, treatment and victims’ roles in the criminal justice system.

CCJ 399 — Special Studies, credits to be arranged.

CCJ 400 — Capstone: Research, 4 credits
Prerequisites: Criminology and Criminal Justice major, 135 credit hours completed, at least half of all required upper division coursework completed. [see below for CCJ 409A and CCJ 409B]

Modified Courses
CCJ 298 — Orientation to Criminology and Criminal Justice Online Course – rename Orientation to Criminology and Criminal Justice at SOU; rewrite description to include other aspects of the CCJ major/minor and include non-online learning.

CCJ 300 — Essentials of Criminal Justice Research and Writing – in prerequisites, add CCJ minor as alternative to CCJ major.

CCJ 399 — Special Studies – change credits from 4 credits to variable credit.

CCJ  409A — Capstone: Research – combine with CCJ 409B into one course, CCJ 400; increase to 4 credits.

CCJ 409B — Capstone: Research – combine with CCJ 409A into one course, CCJ 400 (4 credits)

CCJ 409L — Capstone: Practicum/Internship – reduce to 2 credits; graded.

Deleted Courses
CCJ 409A — Capstone: Research [replaced by CCJ 400]

CCJ 409B — Capstone: Research [replaced by CCJ 400]

Changes to Major
Requirements for CCJ major:

  • In #3, increase to 71 credits in the major, 67 or which must be CCJ; complete a minimum of 50 upper division required and elective credits.
  • Delete #4 section of requirements (refers to online degree completion program)

CCJ Capstone:  revise courses listed and credits in this section to reflect changes to capstone courses.

Required courses for CCJ majors:

  • Lower Division:  21 credits required; remove note about CCJ 298.
  • Upper Division 38 credits required; update capstone course listings

Elective Courses:

  • Add new courses CCJ 381 and CCJ 384 to list of electives; update CCJ 399 credit information.

Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Forensics:

  • Lower division courses: update course title for CCJ 298, and remove footnote for CCJ 298.
  • Upper division courses: 38 credits required; update capstone course listings.
  • Forensic Specific Courses: change CS 346 (Computer Forensics) to CCJ 347 (Crime in Cyberspace)

Changes to Minor

  • Requirements for the minor:  in #3, increase upper division coursework to 20 credits.
  • Lower division: update CCJ 298 course title; omit footnote about online coursework
  • Upper division: add CCJ 300 to requirements and increase credits to 20 credits.
  • Elective credits: slight rewording to note; add CCJ 381 and 384 to list of courses.

ECONOMICS


Modified Courses
EC 345        Healthcare Economics - approved for University Studies Integration (Strand I)


EMERGING MEDIA & DIGITAL ARTS


New Course
EMDA 399 — Special Studies, credits to be arranged.

Modified Courses
EMDA 201 — Emerging Media and Digital Arts I – approved for Explorations (Humanities); change corequisite to EMDA 201R.

EMDA 201L — Emerging Media and Digital Arts I Lab – renumber EMDA 201R, and rename Emerging Media and Digital Arts I Recitation

EMDA 202  — Emerging Media and Digital Arts II – change corequisite to EMDA 202R.

EMDA 202L — Emerging Media and Digital Arts II Lab – renumber EMDA 202R, and rename Emerging Media and Digital Arts II Recitation.

EMDA 203 — Emerging Media and Digital Arts III – change corequisite to EMDA 203R.

EMDA 203L — Emerging Media and Digital Arts III Lab – renumber EMDA 203R, and rename Emerging Media and Digital Arts III Recitation.

Other Changes
Add Emerging Media & Digital Arts to the list of participating minors for the Interdisciplinary Studies major.


ENGLISH AND WRITING


New Courses
ENG 299 — Special Studies, credits to be arranged

ENG 499 — Special Studies, credits to be arranged

ENG 599 — Special Studies, credits to be arranged

WR 499 — Special Studies, credits to be arranged

WR 599 — Special Studies, credits to be arranged

Modified Courses
ENG 240 — Native American Narratives, Fiction, and Poetry – omit ENG 239 prerequisite.

ENG 401 — Capstone II – in course description, specify that an oral presentation of final project is required.

WR 230 — Public Reasoning: Introduction to Rhetoric – omit USEM prerequisite.

WR 241 — Creative Writing I – rename Introduction to Fiction Writing; completely new course description emphasizing fiction writing; omit prerequisites.

WR 242 — Creative Writing II – rename Introduction to Poetry Writing; completely new course description emphasizing poetry; omit prerequisites.

WR 401 — Capstone II – in course description, specify that an oral presentation of final project is required.

NOTE: Add this sentence to the note that precedes the lists of English courses and Writing courses:  “Graduate students registering for 500-level courses require either the stated prerequisites or their equivalents.”

Changes to Major
Creative Writing concentration:  add note about prerequisites for 300-level Creative Writing workshops, requiring students to submit a writing sample of 8-10 pages, along with a cover letter.  The writing sample and cover letter will be reviewed by three creative writing faculty members.

Changes to Minor
Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA in minor coursework.

Professional Writing minor:  move WR 327 from prerequisite courses to electives list; increase electives requirement to 12 credits.


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


New Courses
ES 200 — Introduction to Environmental Science, 4 credits (CIP 03.0104)
Provides an overview of how the Earth’s environmental systems function, how humans are linked to these systems, and how humans can affect their operation.  Many of the topics covered are environmental problems caused by human activity; however, solutions to the problems are highlighted as a path forward to a sustainable society—one that lives off of natural income without irreversibly depleting natural capital.  Provides the opportunity to view sustainability from the vantage point of multiple disciplines, and incorporates data collection, analysis, writing, and critical thinking.  Approved for University Studies Exploration (Strand G).

ES 309 — Introduction to Meteorology [formerly GEOG 209]

ES 403/503 — Thesis, credits to be arranged

ES 405/505 — Reading and Conference, credits to be arranged

ES 408/508 — Workshop, credits to be arranged

ES 431 — Urban Watersheds, 4 credits (CIP 03.0205)
Designed to give students an opportunity to learn about and become involved in improving watersheds in urban communities.  Students will be introduced to basic concepts and practices related to urban watershed protection and conservation.  The development and use of watershed models will supply the broad, integrated knowledge necessary for solving the complex problems involved in urban watershed management. Emphasizes GIS-based models.

ES 507 — Seminar, credits to be arranged

Modified Courses
ES 209 — Introduction to Meteorology – renumber ES 309 and rename Principles of Meteorology; modify description; cross-list as GEOG 309.

ES 210 — Environmental Studies I – change prerequisites to Completion of ES 101, 102, 103, or ES 111 and ES 112.

ES 310 — Environmental Applications – change from 2 credits to 4 credits.

ES 423 — Sustainability and Natural Resources – change prerequisites to ES 103 and ES 210 or instructor permission.

ES 433 — Soil Science – in prerequisites, omit G 102 and replace with ES 101 or G 101; remove cross-listing with G 433.

ES 435 — Water Resources – change prerequisites to ES 101 or G 101 or ES 112.

ES 437 — Conservation in the United States – remove cross-listings with GEOG 537, SSPC 537.

ES 439 — Land Use Planning – remove cross-listings with GEOG 539, SSPC 539.

ES 440 — Planning Issues – remove cross-listing with GEOG 540.

ES 453 — Introduction to Remote Sensing – remove cross-listing with G 453.

ES 457 — Introduction to Global Positioning Systems – remove cross-listing with G 457.

ES 481 — Geomorphology – remove cross-listings with G 481, GEOG 581, and G 581.

ES 482 — Climatology – remove cross-listing with GEOG 582.

ES 533 — Soil Science – in prerequisites, omit G 102 and replace with ES 101 or G 101; remove cross-listing with G 533.

ES 537 — Conservation in the United States – remove cross-listings with GEOG/SSPC 437.

ES 539 — Land Use Planning – remove cross-listings with GEOG/SSPC 439.

ES 540 — Plnning Issues – remove cross-listing with GEOG 440.

ES 553 — Introduction to Remove Sensing – remove cross-listing with G 553.

ES 557 — Introduction to global Positioning Systems – remove cross-listing with G 557.

ES 581 —  Geomorphology – remove cross-listing with G 581.

Deleted Courses
ES 209 — Introduction to Meteorology (retained as ES 309).

ES 211 — Environmental Studies II

G 199  — Special Studies

G 209  — Practicum

G 215 — Field Trip in Geology

G 322  —   Structural Geology: Plastic Deformation and Tectonics

G 330  —   Metals and Civilization (changed to CH 330)

G 401/501 — Research

G 403/503 — Thesis

G 405/505 — Reading and Conference

G 406/506 — Field Geology

G 407/507 — Seminar

G 408/508 — Workshop

G 409/509  — Practicum

G 431  — Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

G 433/533 — Soil Science (retain ES/GEOG 433/533)

G 450/550 — Field Seminar in Geology

G 453/553 — Introduction to Remote Sensing (retain as ES/GEOG 453/553)

G 457/557 — Introduction to Global Positioning Systems (retain as ES 457/557)

G 481/581 — Geomorphology (retain ES 481/581)

G 499/599 — Special Studies

Changes to Major
Suspend the Earth Science concentration (replaced by new concentration in Watershed Science)

New degree concentration
Watershed Science Concentration (48-52 credits): 

  • Lower division core (20-24 credits): G 215; Chemistry sequence CH 100/100L and CH 101/101L,or CH 201/204 and CH 202/205; Biology sequence BI 101/101L and BI 103/103L, or Physics sequence PH 201/224 and PH 202/225.
  • Watershed Science Concentration (20 credits): ES 315, 435, 433, 481
  • Upper division watershed science electives (8 credits): choose from ES 309, 327, 445, 475, 479, 431; BI 386, 475, 479.   

FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES


New Courses
ASL 101 — Introductory American Sign Language I, 4 credits (CIP 16.1601)
Introduction to ASL emphasizing the development of expressive skills, receptive skills, and cultural awareness.  Primary focus on the student’s active use of the ASL. Course includes visual readiness skills, ASL vocabulary, Deaf culture, and ASL grammar.

ASL 102 — Introductory American Sign Language II, 4 credits (CIP 16.1601)
Introduction to ASL emphasizing the development of expressive skills, receptive skills, and cultural awareness.  Primary focus on the student’s active use of the ASL. Course includes visual readiness skills, ASL vocabulary, Deaf culture, and ASL grammar. Prerequisite:  ASL 101.

ASL 103 — Introductory American Sign Language III, 4 credits (CIP 16.1601)
Introduction to ASL emphasizing the development of expressive skills, receptive skills, and cultural awareness.  Primary focus on the student’s active use of the ASL. Course includes visual readiness skills, ASL vocabulary, Deaf culture, and ASL grammar. Prerequisite:  ASL 102.

ASL 201 — Intermediate American Sign Language, 4 credits (CIP 16.1601)
Review,expansion, and refinement of first year ASL skills and knowledge.  Includes expressive skill, grammar and vocabulary and Deaf Culture.  Prerequisite:  ASL 103.

ASL 202 — Intermediate American Sign Language, 4 credits (CIP 16.1601)
Review,expansion, and refinement of first year ASL skills and knowledge.  Includes expressive skill, grammar and vocabulary and Deaf Culture.  Prerequisite:  ASL 201.

ASL 203 — Intermediate American Sign language, 4 credits (CIP 16.1601)
Review,expansion, and refinement of first year ASL skills and knowledge.  Includes expressive skill, grammar and vocabulary and Deaf Culture.  Prerequisite:  ASL 202.

Modified Courses
FR 490 — Research and Writing  Capstone – add corequisite of enrollment in another 400-level French class.

SPAN 320 — Topics in Hispanic Film – remove cross-listing with FLM 320.

SPAN 422/522 — Major Literary Figures – in SPAN 322/323 prerequisites, students can take either SPAN 322 or 323; change SPAN 301 prerequisite to SPAN 321.

SPAN 425/525 — Topics in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Society – change SPAN 301 prerequisite to SPAN 321.

SPAN 482/582 — Topics in Writing and Translation – change SPAN 301 prerequisite to SPAN 321.


GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND WOMEN’S STUDIES


New Course
GSWS 342 — Queer Communities, 4 credits (CIP 05.0208)
Provides an overview of queer lives and communities with a primary focus on the contemporary U.S. Theoretical, historical, social and cultural frameworks will inform the basis of learning how queer people negotiate their lives and identities outside of the traditional concepts of sexuality and gender. The study of queer lives will include a focus on the intersections of ethnicity, race, class, sex, and gender among gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and other sexual and gender identities.  Prerequisite:  GSWS 201.

Modified Courses
GSWS 341 — Introduction to Queer Studies – rename Queer Studies.
GSWS 343 — Gender and the Body – modify description.

Changes to Minor
Add GSWS 342 to electives list.


GEOGRAPHY


Modified Courses
GEOG 209 — Introduction to Meteorology – renumber GEOG 309 and rename Principles of Meteorology; modify description, cross-list as ES 309

Suspended Courses
GEOG 209 — Introduction to Meteorology (renumbered GEOG 309).


GEOLOGY


New Course
G 350  — Advanced Physical Geology, 4 credits (CIP 40.0601)
Topical lectures and exercises explore selected topics from introductory courses in greater depth.  Lectures and assignments develop research, scientific writing, landform analysis, and map interpretation skills. Surficial geologic processes (e.g., mass wasting, rivers and streams, volcanoes and glacial landforms) at the watershed scale are emphasized. Prerequisites:  ES 101, 112, or G 102.

Modified Course
G 330 — Metals and Civilization – change prefix to CH; minor description change.

Suspended Course
G 330 — Metals and Civilization [retain as CH 330]


HISTORY


New Courses
HST 340 — The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment 1600-1800, 4 credits (CIP 54.0103)
Examines the major changes to European Society prior to industrialization. Topics considered include demographic and economic change, discovery of worlds overseas, the scientific revolution, political consolidation, international rivalries, and the beginning of the industrial revolution.  Restricted to upper division students.

HST 460 — Grand Strategy, 4 credits (CIP 54.0199)
Explores, using the format of a reading seminar, the history of grand strategy.  Students analyze strategies pursued by dynastic realms, nation states, transnational organizations and corporations from the early modern era to the present.  Emphasizes changes in strategic thinking over time; the relationship between strategy, politics, and modes of dispute resolution; and the relationship between technological change and strategy. Upper division standing required.  Cross-listed with PS 460.

Modified Courses
HST 455 — Colonial America – renumber HST 353.

HST 456 — American Revolution, 1763-1800 – renumber HST 354.

HST 457 — Jefferson to Civil War – renumber HST 355.

HST 458 — Civil War and Reconstruction – renumber HST 356.

HST 459 — Industrial and Progressive U.S. – renumber HST 357.

HST 481 — New Deal and Cold War U.S. – renumber HST 358.

HST 482 — Second American Gilded Age – renumber HST 359.

HST 487 — Topics in European History – remove HST 112 prerequisite.

HST 488 — Topics in Middle Eastern History – remove HST 112 prerequisite.

HST 489 — Topics in African History – remove HST 112 prerequisite.

HST 490 — Topics in World History – remove HST 112 prerequisite.

HST 584 — Topics in American History – change from 4 credits to 1-8 credits.

Suspended Courses
HST 455 — Colonial America – [renumber HST 353]

HST 456 — American Revolution, 1763-1800 – [renumber HST 354.]

HST 457 — Jefferson to Civil War – [renumber HST 355.]

HST 458 — Civil War and Reconstruction – [renumber HST 356.]

HST 459 — Industrial and Progressive U.S. –[ renumber HST 357.]

HST 481 — New Deal and Cold War U.S. – [renumber HST 358.]

HST 482 — Second American Gilded Age – [renumber HST 359.]

Changes to Major
Increase the number of categories of non-U.S. history from four categories to six categories, splitting the Africa and Middle East, and splitting Latin America and Asia.  Students will take two courses from three of the six categories.

Requirements for the Major:

  • In #3, update the course numbers for the courses that have been renumbered; omit HST 454 from the list.
  • In #4, update the number of categories from four to six.
  • In a. (Transnational, Comparative, and International History), add HST 454 and  HST 460 to course choices.
  • In b. (European History) add HST 340 to course choices.
  • In c. (African or Middle Eastern History), rename this category African History; courses in this category will be HST 361, 362, 363.
  • Create new “d” category of Middle East History; courses in this category are HST 431, 432, 433.
  • Create new “e” category of Latin American History; courses in this category are HST 350, 351, 352, 454, 464, 465.
  • Create new “f” category of  Asian History; courses in this category are HST 395, 396, 397

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Changes to Minor
Participating minors: add Emerging Media & Digital Arts to list of participating minors.


INTERNATIONAL STUDIES


New Courses
IS 370 — Topics in International Political Economy, 4 credits (CIP 30.2001)
Examines contemporary issues in International Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students explore these issues at the global level using a variety of relevant social science concepts. The interplay of political, economic, historical and cultural factors is assessed in relation to the actions of states, institutions and peoples. Repeat credit is allowed for different topics.  Approved for University Studies Integration (Strand J).

IS 375 — Human Rights in the Global Age, 4 credits (CIP 30.2001)
Provides a broad survey of global human rights from an interdisciplinary perspective. Stresses an ongoing discussion of the role of human rights as a moral discourse in an age of globalization. Examines fundamental concepts, a variety of issue areas including human rights challenges in the areas of humanitarian intervention, torture, migration, First Peoples' rights and the impact of globalizing forces on social, economic, and cultural rights. Concludes with an examination of the implementation mechanisms for human rights. Emphasizes global citizenship and social responsibility.  Approved for University Studies Integration (Strand I).

IS 380 — Regional and Country Studies, 4 credits (CIP 30.2001)
Examines contemporary issues in International Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. Explores the interplay of political, economic, historical and cultural factors in the actions of states, institutions and peoples in one specific area of the world. Repeat credit is allowed for different topics.  Approved for University Studies Integration (Strand J).

Changes to Major
Upper division requirements:

  • International Political Economy: add ANTH 336, IS 370, and IS 375 to course choices.
  • Regional and Country Studies: add IS 380 to course choices.

Changes to Minor
Latin American Studies Minor:

  • In Electives, add note that to qualify for this minor, student coursework must have a substantial focus on Latin America.
  • Add IS 370 and IS 380 (Latin American topics only) to course choices.

MATHEMATICS


New Courses
MTH 421D — Mathematical Modeling, 4 credits
Applies a variety of continuous and discrete modeling techniques to real-world phenomena.  Includes dimensional analysis, parameter estimation, model fitting and testing, and simulation.  Prerequisite(s): MTH 261 and MTH 321.

MTH 421E — Numerical Linear Algebra, 4 credits
Develops computational methods in linear algebra. Topics include direct solution methods for linear systems, matrix decompositions (Cholesky, LU,QR, Schur, singular value), least-squares problems, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and sensitivity.  Other topics might include: special linear systems and iterative methods.  Prerequisite(s): MTH 261. 

MTH 421F — Adaptive Signal Analysis and Processing, 4 credits
Investigates the mathematics of signal processing.  Topics include Fourier Transforms of both discrete and continuous domains, filters, frequency responses, sampling, compression, and modulation.  Prerequisites:  MTH 261 and MTH 321.

MTH 461C — Financial Mathematics, 4 credits
Studies the theory, computational methods, and practical applications of financial models.  Topics include derivatives pricing and theory of portfolio management. Pre-requisite: MTH 253, MTH 321, and MTH 361 are required. MTH 281 is recommended.

MTH 461D — Actuarial Mathematics, 4 credits
Studies the construction and analysis of actuarial models that describe the process by which funds flow into and out of an insurance system. Includes moments, quantiles, measures of risk, continuous and discrete actuarial models, and aggregate loss models.  Pre-requisite: MTH 361. MTH 281 and MTH 321 recommended.

MTH 481H — Curriculum: Conceptual Depth in the K-12 Math Curriculum, 3 credits
Examines the cognitive demand of tasks, questioning strategies to increase cognitive demand, and the role student discourse plays in connecting and extending understanding of mathematical concepts.  Prerequisite:  MTH 211 or MTH 251

MTH 521D — Mathematical Modeling, 4 credits
Applies a variety of continuous and discrete modeling techniques to real-world phenomena.  Includes dimensional analysis, parameter estimation, model fitting and testing, and simulation.  Prerequisite(s): MTH 261 and MTH 321.

MTH 521E — Numerical Linear Algebra, 4 credits
Develops computational methods in linear algebra. Topics include direct solution methods for linear systems, matrix decompositions (Cholesky, LU,QR, Schur, singular value), least-squares problems, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and sensitivity.  Other topics might include: special linear systems and iterative methods.  Prerequisite(s): MTH 261. 

MTH 521F — Adaptive Signal Analysis and Processing, 4 credits
Investigates the mathematics of signal processing.  Topics include Fourier Transforms of both discrete and continuous domains, filters, frequency responses, sampling, compression, and modulation.  Prerequisites:  MTH 261 and MTH 321.

MTH 561C — Financial Mathematics, 4 credits
Studies the theory, computational methods, and practical applications of financial models.  Topics include derivatives pricing and theory of portfolio management. Pre-requisite: MTH 253, MTH 321, and MTH 361 are required. MTH 281 is recommended.

MTH 561D — Actuarial Mathematics, 4 credits
Studies the construction and analysis of actuarial models that describe the process by which funds flow into and out of an insurance system. Includes moments, quantiles, measures of risk, continuous and discrete actuarial models, and aggregate loss models.  Pre-requisite: MTH 361. MTH 281 and MTH 321 recommended.

MTH 571 — Applied Mathematics in Practice Seminar, 2 credits (CIP 27.0301)
Focused on practical problem solving, appropriate blending of software and analysis, cultivation of teamwork skills, and effective written and oral business communication.  Business partners provide specific real-world problems faced by their business or agency that require mathematical expertise.  The business partner for any given term will participate in the seminar, which will typically be team-taught by SOU faculty member and a business representative.  May be repeated for credit.

Modified Courses
MTH 243 — Elementary Statistics – rename Introduction to Statistical Methods.

MTH 244 — Applied Inferential Statistics – rename Applied Statistical Methods.

MTH 411 — Topics in Foundations and Geometry – list as “4 credits each”; add link to MTH 411A.

MTH 411A  — Topic: Geometry – rename Geometry.

MTH 421 — Topics in Applied Mathematics – list as “4 credits each”.  Add links to the following courses:  MTH 421A, MTH 421B, MTH 421C, MTH 421D, MTH 421E, MTH 421F.

MTH 421A — Topic: Applied Complex Variables – rename Applied Complex Variables.

MTH 421B — Topic: Optimization – rename Optimization.

MTH 421C — Topic: Partial Differential Equations – rename Partial Differential Equations.

MTH 431 — Topics in Analysis – list as “4 credits each”; add links to the following courses: MTH 431A, MTH 431B, MTH 431C.

MTH 431A — Topic: Integration – rename Integration.

MTH 431B — Topic: Metric Spaces – rename Metric Spaces.

MTH 431C — Topic: Infinite Series – rename Infinite Series

MTH 441 — Topics in Abstract Algebra – list as “4 credits each”; add links to the following courses: MTH 441A, MTH 441B.

MTH 441A — Topic: Groups – rename Groups.

MTH 441B — Topic: Rings – rename Rings.

MTH 461A — Topic: Multivariate Statistical Analysis – rename Multivariate Statistical Analysis.

MTH 461B — Topic: Regression Analysis – rename Regression Analysis.

MTH 481 — Topics in Middle School and High School Mathematics – add links to the following courses: MTH 481A, MTH 481B, MTH 481C, MTH 481D, MTH 481E, MTH 481F, MTH 481G.

MTH 481A — Topic: Arithmetic and Algebraic Structures – rename Arithmetic and Algebraic Structures.

MTH 481B — Topic: Concepts of Calculus – rename Concepts of Calculus; update description.

MTH 481C — Topic: Informal Geometry – rename Informal Geometry.

MTH 481D — Topic: Math and History: Connections – rename Math and History: Connections

MTH 511 — Topics in Foundations and Geometry – list as “4 credits each”; add link to MTH 511A.

MTH 511A — Topic: Geometry – rename Geometry; add link to MTH 511A.

MTH 521 — Topics in Applied Mathematics – list as “4 credits each”; add links to the following courses: MTH 521A, MTH 521B, MTH 521C, MTH 521D, MTH 521E, MTH 521F

MTH 521A — Topic: Applied Complex Variables – rename Applied Complex Variables.

MTH 521B — Topic: Optimization – rename Optimization.

MTH 521C — Topic: Partial Differential Equations – rename Partial Differential Equations.

MTH 531 — Topics in Analysis – list as “4 credits each”; add links to the following courses: MTH 531A, 531B, MTH 531C.

MTH 531A — Topic: Integration – rename Integration.

MTH 531B  — Topic: Metric Spaces – rename Metric Spaces

MTH 531C  — Topic: Infinite Series – rename Infinite Series.

MTH 541  —  Topics in Abstract Algebra – list as “4 credits each”; add links to MTH 541A, MTH 541B.

MTH 541A — Topic: Groups – rename Groups.

MTH 541B — Topic: Rings – rename Rings.

MTH 561 — Topics in Probability and Statistics – list as “4 credits each”; add links to MTH 561A, MTH 561B.

MTH 561A — Topic: Multivariate Statistical Analysis – rename Multivariate Statistical Analysis.

MTH 561B — Topic: Regression Analysis – rename Regression Analysis.

MTH 581 — Topics in Middle School and High School Mathematics – add links to the following courses: MTH 581A, MTH 581B, MTH 581C, MTH 581D, MTH 581E, MTH 581F, MTH 581G, MTH 581H.

MTH 581A — Topic: Arithmetic and Algebraic Structures – rename Arithmetic and Algebraic Structures.

MTH 581B — Topic: Concepts of Calculus – rename Concepts of Calculus.

MTH 581C — Topic: Informal Geometry – rename Informal Geometry.

Changes to Major
Mathematics Placement Testing – completely revise section and provide more detailed information.

Transfer Students:  an introductory statistics course is required [as of 11-12]

Academic Support for Mathematics Students: add new section on student support, which includes information about mathematics tutoring, career counseling and jobs for math students.

Required Courses: add MTH 271 to list of computer science courses.

Capstone experience:  add alternatives to MTH 490 (Senior Colloquium), such as mathematics honors program, or intensive project tailored to student’s interests.

Mathematics Honors Program:  add more specific language to this section; the additional topics must be from two different areas, and the topics cannot be from the same course number.

Changes to Minors
Mathematics Education Minor: in footnote #1, only one of the requirements may be met with a grade below C-.

Mathematics Minor: in footnote #1, only one of the requirements may be made with a grade below C-.

Statistics Minor:  for second applied statistics course and second applied statistics topic, add footnote that says students who elect to take a third upper division statistics topic may petition the math department to substitute that course for the second lower-division applied statistics course. 

New Degree: 
Professional Science Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics


MATHEMATICS-COMPUTER SCIENCE


Changes to Major
Requirements for the Major:  in #1, no more than two of the math requirements may be met with a grade below C-.


MUSIC


New Courses
MUS 300 — Continuation Exam, 0 credits (CIP 50.0999)
All department majors must enroll in MUS 300 Continuation Exam upon completion of the lower division requirements for the major and as they begin coursework at the intermediate (300) level. The purpose of this hearing is to provide students with an assessment of their progress toward their degree.  Students can obtain Continuation Guidelines in the Department of Performing Arts - Music office, and should meet early with their advisor for assistance preparing for the Continuation Exam.

MUS 371 — Children’s Song Literature, 1 credit (CIP 50.0912)
Comprehensive study of genres and exemplary vocal literature for elementary grades.  Songs used in the classroom or general music study and with children’s choral ensembles with attention to child development principles.

Modified Courses
MUS 121 — Music Theory I – change to 3 credits

MUS 122 — Music Theory I – change to 3 credits

MUS 123 — Music Theory I – change to 3 credits

MUS 221 — Music Theory II – change to 3 credits

MUS 222  — Music Theory II – change to 3 credits

MUS 223  — Music Theory II – change to 3 credits

MUS 124  — Aural Skills I – change to 1 credit

MUS 125  — Aural Skills I – change to 1 credit

MUS 126  — Aural Skills I –change to 1 credit

MUS 224 — Aural Skills II – change to 1 credit

MUS 225 — Aural Skills II – change to 1 credit

MUS 226  — Aural Skills II – change to 1 credit

MUS 360 — History of Music: Medieval and Renaissance – rename Music from the Earliest Notations to the Early Eighteenth Century; modify description to include later time period and music styles.

MUS 361 — History of Music: Baroque and Classical – rename Music from the Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Late Nineteenth Century; modify description to include later time period and music styles.

MUS 362 — History of Music: Romantic and Contemporary – rename Music from the Twentieth  Century; modify description.

MUS 400 — Capstone Experience – expand description.

Deleted Courses
MUS 537 — Practical Applications I

MUS 538 — Practical Applications II

Changes to Major
Requirements for the Major:

  • In #2, provide more specific information about the instrument audition. 
  • Add new #6 about passing the continuation exam (MUS 300), and renumber the following items.
  • Music Core:  add MUS 300 to Music Core requirements.

Music Composition Concentration:

  • Remove language about passing 390 hearing and submission of five compositions; apply for this concentration during MUS 300 Continuation Exam.
  • Require MUS 300.

Music Instruction Concentration:

  • Students apply for this concentration during MUS 300 Continuation Exam.

Music Performance Concentration:

  • Students apply for this concentration during MUS 300 Continuation Exam; this exam substitutes for the interview with faculty and Performance Concentration Hearing.

New Concentration:  Elementary General Music Concentration

  • Intended for students who want to teach elementary general music and pursue elementary Education as a double major.
  • 57 non-elective credits required for the BA/BS degree (Music Core) and 7 credits in Elementary General Music concentration (64 credits for music degree).
  • To complete double major, students also complete 56 credits for the Elementary Education degree.  To be licensed to teach, students will then need to complete the two-year MAT program with the early childhood/elementary cohort focusing on K-6 grades. 

 


MUSIC-BUSINESS

 

Requirements for the Major:

  • In #3, provide more information about instrument audition.
  • In #7, remove information about MUP 300 and 290, and add information about MUS 300 (Continuation Exam).

Music Requirements:

  • Add MUS 300 to requirements.

PHYSICS


Modified Course
PH 110 — Observational Astronomy – change from 3 credits to 4 credits.


POLITICAL SCIENCE


New Courses
PS 317 — Collective Action, 4 credits (CIP 45.1099)
Examines the various ways in which individuals pursue political outcomes through collective action.  The subject matter of the course includes corporations, labor unions, non-governmental organizations, interest groups, and dissident organizations, including nominal terrorist organizations.  Students will acquire a strong conceptual understanding of the motives and means of collective political action within the United States and around the world. Upper division standing is recommended.

PS 460 — Grand Strategy, 4 credits (CIP 54.0199)
Explores, using the format of a reading seminar, the history of grand strategy.  Students analyze strategies pursued by dynastic realms, nation states, transnational organizations and corporations from the early modern era to the present.  Emphasizes changes in strategic thinking over time; the relationship between strategy, politics, and modes of dispute resolution; and the relationship between technological change and strategy. Upper division standing required.  Cross-listed with HST 460.

Modified Course
PS 355 — Global Politics – rename Comparative Politics.

Suspended Course
PS 417/517 — Government Relations and Public Policy

Changes to Major
Requirements for the Major: 

  • In #3, delete section A [choose two from PS 110, 201, or 202] and decrease core course credits from 20 to 12 credits; renumber previous B and C sections. For PS 300 requirement, students can complete both PS 311 and 317 instead.
  • In #4, rename Track 1 Political Institutions; add 8 credits of Introductory Courses from PS 201 and 202.
  • In #4, Track 1, American Politics and Processes, add PS 324 to list of course choices.
  • In #4, Track 1, American Politics and Processes Topic-Related courses, remove PS 403 from course choices.
  • In #4, Track 1, Public Law Topic-related courses, remove PS 403 from course choices.
  • In #4, Track 1, rename Global and Strategic Studies “Transnational and Comparative Politics”
  • In Topic-related courses, remove PS 403 from course choices
  • In Track 1, Community-Based Learning, remove PS 417 from course list, and ad PS 448; increase additional u.d. political science course credits to 8 credits (2 courses)
  • In #4, Track 2, delete Community Organizing track and replace with new Track 2 “Strategic Studies” (see below for details)

New Track 2:  Strategic Studies (replaces former Community Organizing Track), 44 credits

  • 8 credits of introductory courses from PS 110, 201
  • 24 credits of core upper division courses from PS 355, 358, 317, 421, 453, 460.
  • 3 optional courses from PS 448, 372, 454, 452, 380, 433, 343.

PSYCHOLOGY


New Courses
PSY 201H — Honors General Psychology
[for university honors program; same description as PSY 201]

PSY 202H  — Honors General Psychology
[for university honors program; same description as PSY 202]

PSY 344 — Cognitive Psychology, 4 credits (CIP 42.0301)
Surveys theory, research and application relative to how people perceive, learn, remember, and think.  Topics typically include cognitive neuroscience, and the mental representations that are involved in perception, attention, memory, language, reasoning, problem solving, decision making, and creative thinking.  Prerequisites: PSY 201 and lower division writing courses (USEM 103 or WR 122).

Modified Courses
PSY 201 — General Psychology – also offer as PSY 201H.

PSY 202 — General Psychology – also offer as PSY 202H.

PSY 369 — Human Sexuality – add class restriction of junior standing.

PSY 437 — Creative Thinking – approved for Integration.

PSY 444 — Cognitive Processes – rename Topics in Cognitive Processes; rewrite description; change prerequisites to PSY 201 and lower division writing courses (USEM 103 or WR 123.

PSY 544 — Cognitive Processes – rename Topics in Cognitive Processes; rewrite description, remove prerequisites.

COUN 510 — Internship – modify description so students take at least 9 credits [reduced from 18 credits) of supervised internship.

COUN 525 — Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders – increase to 3 credits

COUN 549 — Occupational Choice and the Psychology of Careers – rename Career Counseling.

COUN 585 — Treatment Planning and Consultation – increase to 3 credits

Changes to Major
Requirements for the Major:

  • In #3, Core Curriculum,
  • Add PSY 344 and PSY 353 as alternatives to PSY 341.
  • The psychology department will not accept for credit toward the psychology major any core required psychology course (listed in 3a and 3b) that is older than 20 years at the time of the student’s graduation from SOU.

Changes to Minor

  • For the purpose of the psychology minor only, the research methods courses (PSY 228 and 229) can be substituted for upper division credit.
  • The psychology department will not accept for credit toward the psychology minor any General Psychology (PSY 201 and 202) courses that are older than 20 years at the time of the student’s graduation from SOU.

Changes to Master in Mental Health Counseling Degree

  • Core Required Courses:
  • Reduce core credits from 92 to 90 credits; update credit requirements for COUN 510, 525, and 585; add COUN 576 to course list.  Add 3 credits of COUN or PSY electives.

SOCIAL SCIENCES, POLICY AND CULTURE


New Certificate Program:
Regional Studies and Applied Research (RSAR) Certificate:

  • 36 credit interdisciplinary concentration within SSPC.
  • To provide students with the knowledge and tools to understand interrelationships among the social, cultural, economic, geographic and environmental aspects of a region; and give students a strong foundation in research methodology and applied research.

Curriculum includes:

  • GEOG 101, SOC 326, plus two courses drawn from a list of ANTH, EC, PS, and SOC courses.
  • 8-12 credits from Subject Area courses having a regional, applied, or policy orientation.  Courses are determined by the student and advisor (examples of courses are given)
  • 10-12 credits from Research Experience, optimally spread over three terms.  Students can work on a research project at Southern Oregon University Research Center, or work with a faculty member on a research project.

SOCIOLOGY


New Courses
SOC 414A — Sociology Senior Capstone I, 2 credits
Explores aspects of the field in greater depth. Provides an opportunity to review and integrate sociological theory and research.  Students enroll for 2 credits of SOC 414A in winter term and 2 credits of SOC 414B in spring term of their senior year. May not be taken P/NP. Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent, and application for graduation.  Class restriction: Senior standing. Limited to sociology majors or interdisciplinary major with sociology as the primary field.

SOC 414B — Sociology Senior Capstone II, 2 credits
Explores aspects of the field in greater depth. Provides an opportunity to review and integrate sociological theory and research.  Students enroll for 2 credits of SOC 414A in winter term and 2 credits of SOC414B in spring term of their senior year.  May not be taken P/NP.  Prerequisite(s): SOC414A, instructor consent; application for graduation.  Class restriction: Senior standing.  Limited to sociology majors or interdisciplinary major with sociology as the primary field.

Modified Courses
SOC 304 — Poverty, Family, and Policy – minor update to description.

SOC 312 — Sociology and the Family – minor update to description.

SOC 320 — Schools and Society – modify description.

SOC 327 — Quantitative Data Analysis – add SOC/SSPC 241 to prerequisites.

SOC 340 — Sociology of Gender – modify description.

SOC 343 — Gender and the Body – modify description.

SOC 347 — Religion and Politics in the Middle East – minor description change.

SOC 370 — Classical Sociological Thought – minor description change.

SOC 414 — Senior Capstone – split into SOC 414A and 414B, 2 credits each; modify description(s). SOC 414A is prerequisite for SOC 414B.

SOC 472 — Contemporary Sociological Thought – update description.

Suspended Courses
SOC 414 — Senior Capstone [replaced by SOC 414A and SOC 414B]

Changes to Major

  • Becoming a Sociology Major: 
  • Students must have no grade lower than a C- in all coursework that will be applied to the major.
  • Add EC 232 and SSPC 241 to options for fulfilling Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
  • Revise capstone requirement to SOC 414A and SOC  414B

THEATRE ARTS


New Courses
D 189 — Tap Dance I, 3 credits (CIP 50.0301)
Beginning level class in Tap Dance technique and vocabulary.   Cross-list with TA 189.

D 258  — Musical Theatre Dance II, 3 credits (CIP 50.9999)
Continuation of TA 257 Musical Theatre Dance. It is an intermediate/advanced level class which continues to develop solid dance technique and stylistic variation, expand dance vocabulary, and both learn and create dance combinations (choreography). Prerequisite:  TA 257 or instructor permission.   Cross-list with TA258.

D 289 — Tap Dance II, 3 credits (CIP 50.0301)
Continuation of TA 189, Introduction to Tap Dance.  Further exploration of Tap Dance technique, vocabulary and execution on an intermediate level.  Prerequisite: D 189 or instructor permission.  Cross-list with TA 289.


TA 130  — Technical Theatre Fundamentals – Stagecraft/Stage Lighting, 3 credits (CIP 50.0502)
Stagecraft examines the basic principles and techniques of scenery construction, including theatre terminology, tools, woodworking, and shop practices. Stage Lighting examines the basic theories and mechanics of stage lighting, with emphasis on equipment, lighting instruments, control, and stage-lighting graphics. Students must also register for a lab section. Corequisite: TA 130L.  Restricted to theatre arts majors and pre-majors.

TA 130L — Technical Theatre Fundamentals – Stagecraft/Stage Lighting Lab, 0 credits
Corequisite:  TA 130.

TA 131 — Technical Theatre Fundamentals – Costumes/Scene Painting, 3 credits (CIP 50.0502)
Theatre Costumes introduces students to the basic principles of theatrical costuming. This class explores both construction and design through lecture and lab. Scene Painting explores the basic theories and practice of scene painting, including color mixing, textures, and various painting techniques. Co requisite: TA 131L. Restricted to theatre majors and pre-majors.

TA 131L — Technical Theatre Fundamentals – Costumes/Scene Painting Lab, 0 credits Corequisite:  TA 131.

TA 132 — Technical Theatre Fundamentals – Costumes/Theatre Sound, 3 credits (CIP 50.0502)
Theatre Costumes introduces students to the basic principles of theatrical costuming. This class explores both construction and design through lecture and lab. Theatre Sound introduces the basic artistic and technical aspects for sound production and design in theatrical applications. Co requisite: TA 132L. Restricted to theatre majors and pre-majors.

TA 132L — Technical Theatre Fundamentals – Costumes/Theatre Sound Lab, 0 credits
Corequisite:  TA 132.

TA 189 — Tap Dance I, 3 credits (CIP 50.0301)
Beginning level class in Tap Dance technique and vocabulary.   Cross-list with D 189.

TA 221 — Voice and Movement I, 4 credits (CIP 50.9999)
Provides a beginning study of the physical and vocal components of an actor’s instrument.  Designed to develop an actor’s awareness.  Emphasizes creation of and work within an ensemble of artists through exercises and improvisation.  Introduces the connection of emotion to impulses of the body and voice.  Builds a vocabulary of tools essential to further study within the movement and voice curriculum.  Restricted to majors. Prerequisite(s): instructor consent.  Co-requisite TA 281.

TA 258 — Musical Theatre Dance II, 3 credits (CIP 50.9999)
Continuation of TA 257 Musical Theatre Dance. It is an intermediate/advanced level class which continues to develop solid dance technique and stylistic variation, expand dance vocabulary, and both learn and create dance combinations (choreography). Prerequisite:  TA 257 or instructor permission.   Cross-list with D 258.

TA 289 — Tap Dance II, 3 credits (CIP 50.0301)
Continuation of TA 189, Introduction to Tap Dance.  Further exploration of Tap Dance technique, vocabulary and execution on an intermediate level.  Prerequisite: TA 189 or instructor permission.  Cross-list with D 289.

TA 310 — Stage Combat, 4 credits (CIP 50.0506)
Covers basic techniques of stage violence, including hand-to-hand and various weapons systems. Restricted to majors. Prerequisite(s): TA 223 and instructor consent.

TA 322 — Acting Shakespeare II
Offers an alternative study of the skills required when acting in Shakespeare’s plays as presented to modern audiences. Emphasizes deconstruction of Shakespearean text and contemporary perspectives on Shakespeare’s writing through improvisation, exercises, and scene work.  Restricted to majors. Prerequisite(s): TA 321 and instructor consent. Corequisite: TA 383.

TA 383 — Acting VI: 21st Century Performance, 4 credits (CIP 50.0506)
Covers acting theory and technique for the advanced actor. Emphasizes ultra-modern styles as currently seen in contemporary theatre, film, and television. Focuses on new work by today’s playwrights, screenwriters, and television writers. Restricted to majors. Prerequisite(s): TA 382 and instructor consent. Corequisite: TA 322.

Modified Courses
SHS 237 — Shakespeare on Film – remove cross-listing with FLM 237.

TA 144  — Stagecraft – modify description; add prerequisite of TA 130.

TA 146 — Costume Fundamentals – add prerequisites of TA 131 or 132.

TA 210 — Movement for the Actor I – renumber TA 222 and rename Movement for the Actor II.  Modify description; restricted to majors. Change prerequisites to TA 221 and instructor consent; corequisites TA 227 and 282.

TA 211 — Movement for the Actor II – renumber TA 223 and rename Movement for the Actor III. Modify description; restricted to majors; change prerequisites to TA 222 and instructor consent. Corequisites TA 228 and 283.

TA 224 — Voice and Speech for the Stage I – renumber TA 227 and rename Voice and Speech for the Stage II. Modify description; restricted to majors; change prerequisites to TA 221 and instructor consent; corequisites TA 222 and 282.

TA 225 — Voice and Speech for the Stage II – renumber TA 228 and rename Voice and Speech for the Stage III. Modify description; restricted to majors. Prerequisites TA 227 and instructor consent. Corequisites TA 223 and TA 283.

TA 242  — Theatre Sound – modify description; add prerequisite of TA 132.

TA 245 — Stage Lighting – modify description; add prerequisite of TA 130.

TA 247 — Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting – renumber TA 281 and rename Acting I: Beginning Acting. Modify description; prerequisite instructor consent; corequisite TA 221.

TA 248 — Acting II: Intermediate Acting – renumber TA 381 and rename Acting IV: American Drama. Modify description; change prerquisites to TA 382 and instructor consent.  Corequisite TA 327.

TA 257 — Musical Theatre Dance – add prerequisites of TA 157 or instructor consent.

TA 312 — Movement for the Actor III – renumber TA 323 and rename Movement for the Actor IV. Modify description; restricted to majors. Change prerequisites to TA 223 and instructor consent.

TA 326 — Voice and Speech for the Stage III – renumber TA 327 and rename Voice and Speech for the State IV. Modify description; restricted to majors. Change prerequisites to TA 228 and instructor consent; corequisite TA 381.

TA 343 — Scene Painting – add prerequisite of TA 131.

TA 348 — Acting III: Advanced Acting – renumber TA 382 and rename Acting V: Contemporary Drama.  Modify description; change prerequisites to TA 381 and instructor consent; corerequisite TA 321.

TA 350 — Auditioning I – renumber TA 421; modify description; restricted to majors; change prerequisites to TA 383 and instructor consent.

TA 351 — Auditioning II – renumber TA 422; modify description; restricted to majors; change prerequisites to TA 421 and instructor consent.

TA 357A — Musical Theatre Workshop I – add prerequisites of TA 257 and MUP 170 or MUP 190 or instructor consent.

TA 358 — Auditioning for Musical Theatre – add prerequisites of MUP 170 or MUP 190 or instructor consent.

TA 424 — Film Acting – change prerequisites to TA 246 or 281 and instructor consent.

TA 450 — Period Styles I – renumber TA 282 and rename Acting II: Classical Drama.  Modify description; change prerequisites to TA 281 and instructor consent; co-requisites TA 222 and 227.

TA 451 — Period Styles II – renumber TA 321 and rename Acting Shakespeare I. Modify description. Change prerequisites to TA 381 and instructor consent; corequisite TA 382.

TA 452 — Period Styles III – renumber TA 283 and rename Acting III: Modern Drama. Modify description. Change prerequisites to TA 282 and instructor consent; co-requisites TA 223 and 228.

Changes to Major
Substantial changes to introductory information; add new Admissions section, but remove sections for Transfer Students and Admission to the Acting Sequence.

Requirements for the Theatre Major, BA or BS:

  • In #2, for either TA 255 and 455, students are required to take one of each 1) Performance/Run Crew; 2) Sets; 3) costumes; 4) Electronics.
  • In #3c, add TA 130, and TA 131 or 132; omit TA 144, 146 and 245; update TA 247 to TA 281.

Requirements for the  Theatre Major, BFA:

  • In #2, for either TA 255 and 455, students are required to take one of each 1) Performance/Run Crew; 2) Sets; 3) costumes; 4) Electronics.
  • In #3c, add TA 130, and TA 131 or 132; omit TA 144, 146 and 245; update TA 247 to TA 281.

Changes to Minor
Music Theatre Minor:

  • Revise intro text and provide more detail about requirements.
  • Increase Dance requirements to 7 credits, with these changes:
  • Choose 4 credits from TA 189 or 289; D 192 or 293; D 193 or 295; or TA 258.
  • Students may choose to take other classes in Music and Dance to further develop their musical theatre skills.

Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design:
Replace current Admissions Process information with Program Requirements, including:

  • 1. Possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college of university; 2. Be currently serving as a high school or community college theatre teacher, with a minimum of two years of experience. Admission Procedure: complete and submit the SOU application for SOU graduate admission, the application fee and all transcripts of undergraduate and previous graduate work to the Admissions Office by January 15.  After acceptance as an SOU graduate student, application packets will be forwarded from Admissions to the Theatre Department for review and acceptance into the theatre program.
  • Add 2 credits of TA 503 (Thesis) to requirements, and increase total credits to 47 credits.
  • Revise requirements for the Master’s Thesis to a portfolio reflecting best work samples, a detailed self evaluation paper, and an oral defense of these documents.

 


SCHOOL OF BUSINESS


New Course
BA 489 — Organizational Leadership, 4 credits (CIP 52.0201)
Based on a wide range of research and literature, this course includes an overview of major theories, approaches, and themes of leadership along with practical self-assessments to allow each student to explore how each leadership approach applies to respective situations. A major emphasis will be the application of the field of emotional intelligence to the study of leadership.  Restricted to business majors with at least junior standing.

Modified Courses
BA 208 — Hospitality Essential Skills – rename Hospitality and Tourism Essential Skills; increase from 2 credits to 4 credits; slight rewording to include hospitality and tourism.

BA 310 — Hotel and Motel Operations – rename Lodging and Tourism Operations; minor rewording to include lodging and tourism.

BA 352 — Intermediate Accounting II – remove prereqs of BA 211 and 213; retain  BA 351 prereq.

BA 427 — Business Policy and Strategy – in prerequisites, add BA 353 as alternative to BA 385.

BA 430A — Nonprofit Grantwriting and Government Relations – increase from 2 credits to 4 credits; minor rewording of description.

BA 450 — Using GIS in Business – approved for University Studies Integration (Strand H).

BA 453/553 — Introduction to Taxation – rename Individual Taxation.

BA 457/557 — Advanced Taxation – rename Taxation of Corporations and Other Entities; modify description.

BA 458 — Advanced Accounting Topics I – rename Consolidation and Segment Reporting; omit BA 353 prerequisite.

BA 459 — Advanced Accounting Topics II – rename Financial Analysis and Other Advanced Accounting Topics; modify description.

BA 465B — CPA Review: Business and Regulation – omit BA 353 prerequisite.

BA 476/576 — Business Ethics – also open to non-admitted business students.

BA 483 — Sustainable Organizational Leadership – remove prerequisite.

BA  490 — Case Studies in Corporate Sustainability – remove prerequisite.

BA 498/598 — Women’s Issues in Management – also open to non-admitted business students.

BA 499 — Business Planning – add BA 427 to list of prerequisites.

BA 516 — Helthcare Delivery for Aging Services – remove prerequisites and class restriction.

BA 517 — Technology Advances in Aging Services – remove prerequisites and class restriction.

BA 522 — Financial Management of Aging Services – remove prerequisite.

BA 524 — Marketing of Aging Services – correct typo in course description.

BA 534 — Sales Management – remove prerequisites.

BA 535 — Direct Marketing – also open to non-admitted business students.

BA 536 — Internet Marketing and E-Commerce – also open to non-admitted business students; remove BA 330 prerequisite.

BA 541 — Marketing  Channels Management and Pricing  Strategy – remove prerequisites.

BA 544 — Product Policy – remove prerequisite.

BA 545 — Business Marketing – remove prerequisite.

BA 546 — Retail Management – remove prerequisite.

BA 547 — International Marketing – remove prerequisite.

BA 551 — Cost and Management Accounting – remove prerequisite.

BA 554 — Accounting Information Systems – remove prerequisite.

BA 555 — Auditing I – remove prerequisite.

BA 556  — Auditing II – add BA 455 as alternative prerequisite.

BA 558 — Advanced Accounting Topics I – rename Consolidation and Segment Reporting; omit prerequisites.

BA 559 — Advanced Accounting Topics II – rename Financial Analysis and Other Advanced Accounting Topics; modify description; remove prerequisites.

BA 560A — Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Management – remove prerequisites.

BA 565A  — CPA Review: Financial and Auditing – remove prerequisites.

BA 565B — CPA Review: Business and Regulation - - remove prerequisites.

BA 571 — Financial Management – slight description change; remove prerequisites.   

BA 572 — Investments – remove BA 385 prerequisite; change prereq to prior coursework in finance or instructor’s permission.

BA 573 — International Financial Management – remove prerequisite.

BA 578 — Corporate Law – remove prerequisite.   

BA 579 — Small Business Start-up and Management – remove prerequisites.

BA 581 — Principles of Human Resource Management – remove prerequisite.

BA 584 — Business Information Systems Design – remove prerequisite.

BA 585 — Compensation Management – remove prerequisite.

BA 586 — Personnel Selection and Appraisal – remove prerequisite.

BA 590 — Case Studies in Corporate Sustainability – remove prerequisite.

BA 597 — Advanced management Information Systems – remove prerequisite.

MM 530A  — Nonprofit Grantwriting and Government Relations – increase from 2 credits to 4 credits. 

Changes to Business Administration Major

  • Omit the Liberal Arts Enrichment Program alternative.

Additional Requirements section:

  • Remove Liberal Arts Enrichment Program and renumber items that follow
  • In#4 (renumbered to 3) remove references to specific liberal arts enrichment areas; students may receive credit toward the International Business Certificate.

Accounting Option:

  • Update course titles for several courses.

Hospitality and Tourism Management Option:

  • Update course titles for several courses.
  • Students with an AAS in Culinary Science or Hospitality Management may be interested in pursuing a BAS, Management with a Hospitality and Tourism Management option.

Management Option:

  • Add to electives list:  BA 450, 451, 475, 483, 489.

Changes to Bachelor of Applied Science [BAS] in Management

  • Add new concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • 13 lower division business credits
  • 56 upper division business credits (20 credits are specific to hospitality and tourism)
  • Total credits (including University Studies) 129-137 credits
  • 47-55 Professional/Technical credits from AA degree
  • Not intended for students with an AAS in Business or Accounting

Changes to Master in Management

  • Change “program manager” to “program coordinator”.

Changes to Master of Business Administration

  • Reword description of program to reflect courses offered on Ashland campus and HEC, and the evening program vs. Saturday program.

International Dual Degrees:

  • Add information on graduate dual degrees for MiM and MBA programs. 

Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics:

  • Add BA 471 to Financial Services course choices.

Certificate in Business Information Systems:

  • In Management Information Systems (MIS) focus area, complete a minimum of 8 credits chosen from BA 450, 488, 484, and 497, and 8-16 credits of electives.  If BA 409 is taken as an elective, it must be in a related area and approved in advance by the certificate advisor. 

Certificate in Interactive Marketing and E-Commerce:

  • In Prerequisite section, omit CS 210 alternative to CS 200; in electives list, add EMDA 350.

Certificate in Nonprofit Management:

  • Decrease Practicum credits (from BA 409/509 or PSY 409B) from 6 credits to 4 credits.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting:

  • Update several course titles in course lists.

Suspended Programs
Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Leadership (not enough graduate courses from other departments to continue this program at this time.)


BUSINESS-MATHEMATICS


Changes to Major
Rename this co-major “Financial Mathematics”

Requirements for the Major:  in #1, no more than two of the math requirements may be met with a grade below C-.
Mathematics Requirements: reduce to 42 credits; replace MTH 261 with MTH 281; for the two additional 4-5 credit courses, replace with choosing either an additional MTH 421 topic or an additional MTH 461 topic.
Business  Requirements: omit MTH 226, 380, 382, and 427, and replace with BA 470, 471, 472, and 473.
Supporting Courses: rename this section Economics Requirements; add EC 376 to requirements.
Capstone Experience Requirement: capstone experience must be chosen in consultation with advisor to assure financial mathematics emphasis.


EDUCATION


New Courses
ED 305 — Reading and Conference, credits to be arranged

ED 405 — Reading and Conference, credits to be arranged

ED 440 — Whole Child Development, 3 credits
Explores the study of child development from a holistic perspective. Students will gain an appreciation and respect for children as unique individuals of intrinsic worth and dignity. Emphasis will be on the skills of observation, reflection and interpretation as tools to learn about children and their development.

ED 455 — Honors Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood Education, 3 credits
Examines literature and research related to leadership, advocacy, and current topics influencing the early care and education of young children. Provides opportunities for students to explore and critique the rationale for multiple perspectives on controversial topics. Students develop and defend their own philosophy of leadership and how it relates to working with young children within their specific career goals and context. Integrates reflection and small group processes to promote personal strength and model effective leadership in a collaborative environment.

ED 494 — Honors Observation and Evaluation of Teaching, 3 credits
Provides an opportunity for future and experienced teachers to observe contemporary trends in education and applied teaching/learning theories as demonstrated in the schools. Students analyze teaching and learning theories, investigate trends, observe their use in classroom situations, and discuss the effectiveness of educational theories and practices on instruction and evaluation of teaching.  Restricted to students in the elementary education with honors program.

READ 533    Language and  Literacy in the content Areas 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 provides teachers with the tools to improve student achievement in the content areas through the developmental appropriate integration of literacy strategies.  Prerequisite:  Graduate standing. [approved for 2011-12 but omitted from catalog]

READ 596 — Young Adult International Literature, 3 credits
Offers Reading Endorsement students the opportunity to become immersed in integrated content and instruction by examining both the literary elements and the social science information existing in international young adult literature. Five regions of the world are included:  Sub-Sahara Africa, East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Two to three regions will be covered in detail with the remaining regions as areas for independent projects. Students will explore instructional strategies for using literature to teach reading and content subjects in middle level and high school classrooms.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

SPED 512 — Orientation to Professional Studies, 3 credits (CIP 13.1001)
Serves as the introduction to the teaching profession, specifically to being a special educator. Topics covered will be ethics, standards of conduct, scholarship, professional learning communities, and other areas to enhance participation in the SOU Special Education Program, and in the candidate’s professional career.

SPED 513A — Seminar in Professional Studies, 1 credit (CIP 13.1001)
Continuing course for candidates in the Special Education Stand-Alone Program. Further examines the traits and characteristics of professional educators as they apply to practice, fostering integration of course content with fieldwork, preparation for work samples, and topical issues in special education.  Required in fall and winter terms.

SPED 513B — Seminar in Professional Development, 3 credits (CIP 13.1001)
Continuing course for candidates in the Special Education Stand-Alone Program. Focuses on topical issues in special education (e.g., working with instructional assistants, preparation for job seeking, etc.), work sample preparation, and continued professional development.  Offered in spring term.

SPED 561 — Foundations of Autism, 3 credits (CIP 13.001)
Emphasizes the etiology, history, definition, and scope of the many manifestations and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.  Included are current models and best practices in working with individuals and families; diagnosis of ASD; characteristics of students across the spectrum; continuum of services and placement options; community resources; and developing self-determination and advocacy for individuals with ASD.

SPED 562 — Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism, 3 credits (CIP 13.001)
Introduces a variety of methods to assess and diagnose students who may exhibit, and be eligible for services, on the autism spectrum.  Included will be the impact that ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity issues have on the assessment; administration and/or assistance in the completion of the required components of the assessment for the identification (initial and reevaluation); and interpreting assessment data, summarizing and reporting results to teams, including families, in a systematic manner that leads directly to programmatic recommendations for instruction for individuals with ASD. Corerequisite:  SPED 562L.

SPED 562L — Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism – Lab, 1 credit (CIP 13.001)
Provides for the practical application of the methods in assessing and diagnosing students who may exhibit, and be eligible for services, on the autism spectrum.  Candidates will conduct multiple assessments on students who exhibit ASD, or are currently receiving services for ASD. Corerequisite:  SPED 562.

SPED 563 — Interventions and Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder I, 3 credits (CIP 13.001)
Focuses on the first five interventions and strategies identified in “Evidence-Based Practice:  Autism in the Schools” that can be used with students on the autism spectrum disorder who are receiving special education services.  Included is an understanding of the need and rationale for using specific strategies for students on the autism spectrum based on needs in the areas social-emotional, communication, cognitive, academic, sensory, leisure and adaptive development.  Corequisite:  SPED 563L.

SPED 563L — Interventions and Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder I – Lab, 1 credit (CIP 13.001)
Provides candidates the opportunity to implement the interventions and strategies covered in the course with students on the autism spectrum disorder.  Candidates will work with student across the spectrum and in a variety of settings.  Corerequisite: SPED 563.

SPED 564 — Interventions and Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum II, 3 credits (CIP 13.001)
Focuses on the first five interventions and strategies identified in “Evidence-Based Practice:  Autism in the Schools” that can be used with students on the autism spectrum disorder who are receiving special education services.  Included is an understanding of the need and rationale for using specific strategies for students on the autism spectrum based on needs in the areas social-emotional, communication, cognitive, academic, sensory, leisure and adaptive development. Corequisite: SPED 564L.

SPED 564L — Interventions and Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum II –Lab, 1 credit (CIP 13.001)
Provides candidates the opportunity to implement the interventions and strategies covered in the course with students on the autism spectrum disorder.  Candidates will work with student across the spectrum and in a variety of settings.  Corerequisite: SPED 564L.

SPED 565 — Coaching, Consulting and Collaboration in Autism. 3 credits (CIP 13.001)
Explores practical ideas, concepts, theories, and skills that ASD specialists use to be effective in their coaching of direct service providers. Examines important factors that contribute to functional and successful team collaboration to improve learning for students on the autism spectrum.

Modified Courses
ED 253 — Southern Oregon University Lead and Serve (SOULS) – rename Southern Oregon University Learn and Serve (SOULS); change to 1-4 credits.

ED 453 — Southern Oregon University Lead and Serve (SOULS) – rename Southern Oregon University Learn and Serve (SOULS).

ED 463A — Reading and Language Arts Methods A – change to 4 credits; modify description.

ED 510 — Field Experience: Research Application – change credits to 1-6 credits.

ED 512 — Educational Research – modify description.

ED 582  — Counseling Techniques – modify description.

ED 592  — Humanizing Instruction – modify description.

ED 595 — Models of Professional Growth – rewrite description.

ED 597 — Creativity in the classroom – rewrite description.

READ 509 — Practicum – change prerequisites to “Graduate Standing. Minimum 18 credits of reading endorsement coursework required with at least 3 of those credits from the Foundations category, at least 3 of the credits from the Reading Strategies category, at least 3 of those credits from the Reading Assessment category, and at least 3 of those credits from the Reading Leadership category of the ReadOregon program. A person must have a teaching license prior to enrolling in the READ 509 practicum.”

READ 512 — Foundations of Literacy, ECE/ELEM – change prerequisites to Graduate Standing; access to a classroom of early childhood or elementary students.

READ 515  — ECE Foundations of Literacy Development – add Graduate Standing to prerequisites.

READ 532 —   Writing Across the Curriculum – add Prerequisite of Graduate Standing.

READ 537 — Reading Across the Curriculum – add Prerequisite of Graduate Standing.

READ 570 — Classroom Assessment and Reading Instruction – change prerequisites to   “Graduate standing. Access to a classroom of students at either the elementary or secondary level. Minimum 9 credits of reading endorsement coursework required with at least 3 credits from the Foundations category of the ReadOregon program.”

READ 572 — ECE Reading Assessment – add prerequisites of “Graduate Standing. Access to early childhood students is required. Minimum 9 credits of reading endorsement coursework required with at least 3 credits from the Foundations category of the ReadOregon program.”

READ 580  — Leadership in Reading Programs – change prerequisites to “Graduate Standing. Minimum 12 credits or reading endorsement coursework required with at least 3 credits from the Foundations category and at least 3 of those credits from a Reading Assessment category of the ReadOregon program.”

READ 581 — Action Research in Leadership in Literacy – rename Action Research Leadership in Literacy.  Change prerequisites to “Graduate standing. Access to elementary and/or secondary students is required. Minimum 12 credits of reading endorsement coursework required with at least 3 credits from the Foundations category and at least 3 of those credits from a Reading Assessment category of the ReadOregon program.

READ 590 — Children’s Literature: PK-5 – prerequisites are “Graduate standing. Access to a classroom of early childhood or elementary students.”

SPED 511 — Internship: Dual Endorsement Candidates – rename Internship.

SPED 519 — Action Research in Special Education – modify description.

Note:  all READ courses will have their course type changed from Collaborative Leadership or Education to “Reading Endorsement.”

Suspended Courses
READ 593 — Children’s Lit Module: PK-5

SPED 558 — Theory, Assessment, and Diagnosis of Autism

SPED 559 — Direct Intervention Strategies for Autism

SPED 560 — Practicum in Autism

Changes to Undergraduate Majors
Early Childhood Development (Online Degree Completion), BA or BS:

  • Requirements for the Major, #3:  Add ED 440; in #5, capstone and portfolio requirements are to be met in last two terms prior to graduation.
  • Elective Options: in ED 407 listings, remove Whole Child Development, and add Health, Safety, and Nutrition.

Elementary Education, BA or BS:

  • Requirements for the Major:  in #6, add information on the Essential Academic  Skills Test. 
  • Pedagogy Strand:  increase from 55 credits to 56 credits (result of credits changing for ED 463A)
  • Field Experience Strand – for ED 209 (Practicum), 1-4 credits required; change credits for ED 253 to 1-4 credits.
  • Elementary Education with Honors – in #2, replace existing curriculum with 12 credits from ED 474A, 474B, 475, 476, 477, 478, and 479 (for licensure track), ED 476, 477, 474A, and 494 (for degree track), in additional to completing an enhanced professional portfolio/capstone.  EE with Honors is also available to students in the degree track (without licensure).
  • New opportunity for students to have a double major in music (with concentration in elementary general music) and elementary education, then continue in MAT for licensure.

Changes to Minor
Education minor: 

  • Required courses total 9 credits (not 13 credits)
  • In Practica, update course titles for ED 253 and 453
  • In Electives, remove MTH 211, 212, 213 from course choices; add ED 407 English Language Learners) to course choices.

New Minor
Early Childhood Development Minor:

  • 24 credits, intended for Elementary Education majors who want to be better prepared for primary grade settings
  • Curriculum includes coursework in eight areas (including Practicum and electives)


Changes to Graduate Majors
Master of Education (MEd) program:  various changes in wording to information, but no curricular changes

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program:

  • Admission Requirements:  in #4, add Essential Academic Skills Test.  In #7, update “area tests” to “subject knowledge tests” and omit information about ORELA and NES tests.
  • In MAT Instructional Courses,  Advanced Professional Studies, change to 3 to 6 credits.
  • In MAT Field Experience, ED 507 is Guide Group

Special Education Program (MEd):

  • Reword some sections of explanatory material. 
  • Dual+ Master’s Program Course Requirements:  SPED 511 requires 8 credits; omit Optional Lab curriculum section.
  • Stand-Alone Program Course Requirements:  add SPED 512, 513A, and 513B; remove ED 566, and 6 credits of electives.