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Curricular Items

Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Curricular Items

From the Chair of the College Senate Curriculum Committee
Advanced to the President
The following have been approved by the College Senate Curriculum Committee and forwarded to the president for review:

New Courses:
ADE 618 Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning in Adult Education
CNS 625 Technology and Conservation of Paintings III Lab

Course Revisions:
CNS 623 Technology and Conservation of Paintings II Lab
CNS 624 Technology and Conservation of Paintings III

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Advanced to the Curriculum Committee
The following have been received in the College Senate Office and forwarded to the College Senate Curriculum Committee for spring 2018 review:

Program Revisions:
B.S. Earth Sciences, BS-NS EAS
B.S. Geology, BS-NS GEO

New Courses:
CAS 301/PSY 301 Perspectives on Child Abuse and Advocacy. Prerequisites: Junior or senior status; PSY 101 or CRJ 101 or SWK 220 or EXE 100 or instructor permission. Introduction to child advocacy studies from a variety of diverse, professional perspectives. History, responses to child maltreatment, skills necessary to successfully conduct child advocacy, and other issues pertaining to child maltreatment and advocacy. Designed for students majoring in criminal justice, education, social work, sociology, psychology, or other areas where knowledge of child maltreatment and advocacy might be beneficial. Offered fall semester.

CAS 302 Global Child Advocacy Issues. Prerequisite: CAS 301. Issues related to the lives of children in countries around the globe and immigrant and refugee children locally. Multidisciplinary approaches to advocacy with these populations. Designed for students majoring in criminal justice, education, psychology, social work, sociology, or other areas where knowledge of child maltreatment and advocacy might be beneficial. Required for Child Advocacy Studies certificate program. Offered spring semester.

CAS 401 Professional and Systemic Approaches to Child Abuse and Maltreatment. Prerequisites: CAS 301 and junior or senior status. Child abuse and maltreatment including knowledge and skills identifying, investigating, and prosecuting child abuse. Systems involved in responding to child abuse or maltreatment. Child witnesses, civil and criminal child protection cases. Offered annually.

HEW 430 Dimensions of Human Sexuality. Prerequisites: HEW 204 with a minimum grade of C and junior or senior status. Principles of public health applied to understanding sexual health issues. Health-based approach to understanding factors that influence human sexual behavior. Physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality. Prevention and wellness approaches in promoting sexual health when considering culture, religion, age, gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Offered spring semester.

PHY 214 Optics and Heat Lab. Prerequisite: PHY 112; prerequisite or corequisite: PHY 213; or instructor permission. Performing basic physics experiments chosen from the areas of optics, heat, and thermodynamics. Students carry out experiments; acquire, analyze, and interpret experimental data; write lab reports in a standard scientific format. Offered fall semester.

SSE 602 High School Social Studies Instruction. Prerequisites: Graduate status and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Purposes, goals, curricular materials, methodologies, and instructional techniques of high school social studies education. Students develop competency in designing and practicing instructional strategies drawn from methodologies, and from the curricular materials of high school social studies education and the disciplines of history and the social sciences. Offered every semester.

Course Revision:
CNS 626 Technology and Conservation of Paintings IV. Prerequisites: CNS 624 and CNS 625. Seminar topics including a study of fakes and forgeries, the history of cleaning controversies, structural treatment of panel paintings, and conservation framing. Lab section includes deeper involvement with easel painting treatments to help students broaden their repertoire of skills, to further develop acuity for recognizing condition problems, and to strengthen visual connoisseurship. Involves original research and materials analysis. Offered spring semester.

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