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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Curricular Items

Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020

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 Course:
COM 339 Introduction to Motion Graphics

Course Revisions:
NFS 445 Nutrition Care A
NFS 447 Nutrition Care C

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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 2020 review:

Program Revisions:
B.A. Communication Studies, BA-AH COM
B.A. Media Production, BA-AH MDP
B.A. Philosophy, BA-AH PHI
Minor in Religious Studies, REL-Minor

New Courses:
COM 339 Introduction to Motion Graphics. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Introduction to digital motion graphic creation and history, including content development, design and motion techniques in title sequences, television graphics, rotoscoping, and experimental effects. Conceptual and aesthetic approaches explored in both artistic and industry graphics. Hands-on work on creative graphic and animation projects. Offered every other spring semester, beginning spring 2021.

ENG 391 Literary Practicum. Prerequisites: ENG 190 and ENG 250; major in English, English education, or writing; minor in literary studies or film studies; or instructor permission. Features disciplinary research, applied work, and possible careers. Offered every semester, beginning spring 2021.

HON 444 Honors Senior Seminar. Prerequisites: Membership in Honors Program and junior or senior standing. Final course in the Buffalo State Honors sequence. Students evaluate, create, and share career tools, develop abstracts based on their applied learning project required by Honors Program, and reflect on their academic journey in terms of the Buffalo State institutional learning outcomes and their future goals. Offered every semester, beginning fall 2020.

Course Revision:
ENG 250 Literary Movements. Prerequisites: CWP 102 and ENG 190; major in English, English education, or writing; minor in literary studies or film studies; or instructor permission. Study of a literary theme, genre, author, period, or theoretical approach. Offered every semester, beginning spring 2021.

Course Revision with Intellectual Foundations Infusion:
ENG 190 Introduction to Literature (CT, IM, W). Characteristics of fiction, poetry, drama; personal, critical, cultural, and aesthetic responses to literature; critical analysis via close reading. Equivalent course: ENG 190W. Offered every semester, beginning fall 2020.

ENG 390 Literary Criticism and Theory (CT, IM, W). Prerequisites: ENG 190 and ENG 250; major in English, English education, or writing; minor in literary studies or film studies; or instructor permission. Major movements, critics, and ideas that compose modern literary theory, such as formalism, psychoanalytical theory, feminism, ethnic studies, structuralist and poststructuralist studies, Marxism, and new historicism. Offered every semester, beginning fall 2020.

ENG 490 Senior Seminar (CT, IM, W). Prerequisites: ENG 390 and ENG 391; major in English, English education, or writing; minor in literary studies or film studies; or instructor permission. Capstone course featuring advanced study of a literary theme, genre, author, period, or theoretical approach. Offered every semester, beginning fall 2020.

CT = Critical Thinking   IM = Information Management   W = Writing

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