Curricular Items

From the Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee

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

New Programs:
Postmaster’s Certification Only in Special Education: Early Childhood
Postmaster’s Certification Only in Special Education: Childhood
Postmaster’s Certification Only in Special Education: Adolescence

Program Revisions:
B.F.A. Ceramic Design
B.F.A. Communication Design
B.F.A. Fiber Design
B.F.A. Interior Design
B.F.A. Metal/Jewelry Design
B.F.A. Wood/Furniture Design
B.S. Ceramic Design
B.S. Fiber Design
B.S. Metal/Jewelry Design
B.S. Wood/Furniture Design

New Courses:
DES 329 Enameling for Jewelry. Prerequisite: Successful completion of DES 230. Traditional and contemporary methods of enameling for jewelry design.

EDC 603 Instructional Design and Problem Solving with Technology. The nature of instructional problems and various approaches to solving instructional problems, including the use of technology. The systematic design and development of instruction, including the use of technology, to create effective instructional design plans, materials, and modules.

EDC 607 Networking for Educators. Planning, design, and installation of educational technology networks, particularly computer-based data networks, such as those found in K–12 and college educational environments. Networking concepts and issues, such as network topologies, network media, network protocols, network components, communication services, network cable installation tools and materials, and network software.

EDC 610 Integrating Digital Video Technology into the Classroom. The roles and applications of digital video technologies in the teaching-learning process, and their integration into curriculum subject areas. Includes activities that require hands-on skills and critical thinking, such as using a camera, transferring moving images from a camera to a computer, and editing footage.

EDC 612 Educational Models, Simulations, and Games. Prerequisite: EDC 601. Design and development of educational models, simulations, and games across the curriculum, using a variety of methods, media, and tools, such as system modeling software, agent-based simulation software, and various approaches to educational game design and development. Emphasis on various thinking approaches, such as systems thinking, mathematical thinking, and creative thinking.

EDC 614 Educational Graphics and Animation. Prerequisite: EDC 601. Educational media related to visual intelligence and visual literacy. Students apply a range of methods, tools, media, and resources in the planning, design, and development of educational graphics, graphic novels, and computer-based animation products to help meet classroom needs.

EDC 615 Educational Hardware and Software. The concepts of technology, educational technology, appropriate technology, and related theories and concepts. The configuration, use, maintenance, troubleshooting, and development of a range of current and emerging educational hardware (and associated software) with which educators may come into contact (including the personal computer).

EDL 705 School District Internship. Prerequisite: EDL 703 or instructor permission. Ongoing experience in a school district level (central office) location with a field supervisor. Candidates are encouraged to complete experiences in an urban school district as well as a nonurban setting. All activities are logged and matched to standards for school district leaders. Entire school district internship should total 500 hours.

EDU 510 Practicum in Early Childhood Education. Prerequisites: Admission to CET program; 2.5 minimum GPA in professional sequence; minimum grade of C in methods courses related to respective major (EDU 511 and EDU 682). Supervised teaching experience five full days a week for approximately seven consecutive weeks. Effective demonstration of content knowledge, pedagogical preparation, instructional delivery, classroom management, knowledge of student development, collaboration with school professionals, and reflectivity of practice required.

Course Revision:
BIO 301 Cell Physiology.
Prerequisites: BIO 211 and CHE 201. Basic concepts in cell physiology with an emphasis on transport across cell membranes, cell communication, and excitability of nerve and muscle cells. Labs introduce students to a variety of techniques employed to study cell physiology including biochemistry, cellular electrophysiology, and fluorescence microscopy.


Advanced to the President
The following have been approved by the Senate Curriculum Committee and forwarded to the president for review and approval:

New Course:
GES 410 Undergraduate Research Seminar

Course Revision:
EDU 121 Tutoring Students with a Diverse Language

New Courses and Intellectual Foundations Designations:
PHI 107 Introduction to Mathematical Logic

MUS 224 Musical and Political Action

MUS 209 Sub-Saharan African Music and Cultures

Course Revision and Intellectual Foundations Designation:
EDU 375 Integration of Technology in Education