Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum Proposals 2015

15-16-05 Architecture Date Approved
Tue, 04/12/2016
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The B.S Architecture program requires graduates to complete 19 hours of program elective courses. The program seeks approval to include new courses and courses previously offered as ARCH 3399 to the program's elective list. These courses (as listed below) will afford students the opportunity to develop a concentration of knowledge and skills for professional success.
Two (2) of the courses provide credit for participation in our Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) and are similar but sequential, the courses would be repeatable; Two (2) of the courses provide credit for participation in an internship setting augmented by academic assessment; One (1) course provides credit for a Travel/Study program, and would be repeatable; and One (1) course establishes a Sustainable Design seminar. The CDAC, Sustainable Design, and Travel Study courses have previously been offered under the ARCH xx99 umbrella and the program would like to formalize these courses with regular offerings now.

15-16-10 Graphics Technology Date Approved
Tue, 04/12/2016
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This proposal is to restructure the Graphics Technology Program centered on a four-year curriculum in part due to the separation of FSU and P C&TC, but also due to the need for an improved curriculum offering that will place our Graphics Technology Baccalaureate graduates in competition for the available work and graduate positions they seek on a national level. This proposal accomplishes multiple outcomes simultaneously. The model curriculum restructure incorporates new content in these areas 1) typography 2) data visualization 3) conceptual visual methodologies 4) art history requirements 5) seminar-format research and visual application. At the same time the new proposal replaces courses that are not "owned" by FSU with FSU-owned courses as mandated by the separation of the two education institutions.
This also aligns new prerequisites and major sequencing including General Education courses that augment the major curriculum. The proposal keeps many graphics courses that are FSU-owned but may need updates to criteria or assignments or repositioning for proper sequencing. This proposal deletes courses that are currently P C&TC-owned courses due to the mandated separation and for FSU to offer a full four-year curriculum in Graphics Technology.
The goal: prepare four-year graduating FSU students in print, web, and motion/animation graphic design technology to compete on a national level be it for work in the field or graduate education.

15-16-12 Architecture Date Approved
Tue, 04/12/2016
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Remove Writing Intensive Course designation from ARCH 4050 Design VI.
Designate ARCH 2020, Architectural History II, as a Writing Intensive Course.

15-16-14 Electronics Engineering Date Approved
Tue, 04/12/2016
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his proposal attempts to better accommodate today's freshman students entering the electronics engineering field of study. The changes herein provide more freedom in choosing general studies electives, and introduces new courses that more closely align with the needs of industry (as learned through the ABET Industry Advisory Council) and better prepares our graduates for today's job market.
A. Freshman students in the EET program will be required to take MATH 1101 (Applied Technical Mathematics 1) and MATH 1102 (Applied Technical Mathematics 2) during their Fall and Spring semesters respectively. This will provide a strong foundation in mathematics and problem solving. Students testing out of MATH 1101 and 1102 may select free and technical electives. Many students have been held back from taking entry level Electronic courses because of inadequate math placement scores. This approach allows the student to immediately enter the fundamental courses and follows a similar approach taken by the other FSU Engineering disciplines. Applied Calculus I (Math 1185) and Applied Calculus II (Math 1186) are still mandatory for the student testing out of Math 1101 to meet the general studies Quantitative Literacy requirements.
B. Instead of specifying a particular general studies course, the EET program strives to allow the student to determine the appropriate general study course according to their needs, interest, future goals, and course availability. Students can choose any course from the FSU offerings for the following general studies courses: Teamwork (ID), Ethics (IV), Arts (VIIA), Social Studies (VIIC), Interdisciplinary (VI), and Technology Literacy (IF).
C. The EET program is pleased to offer a new course based on feedback from our Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) and by reviewing instruction provided from our competitors in this region. According to our IAC discussions, students should be knowledgeable to develop automation technology which includes Programmable Logic Controller (PLCs) Systems. Also, we understand that our closest competing ABET accredited institution does not offer this type of automation training. This provides a distinction for our program in the region. We recently purchased a new PLC system manufactured by Siemens and have begun to develop course work using this equipment. Our goal is to offer training whereby students will become certified by Siemens with PLC automation technology. The new class will be titled: ELEC 4420 Advanced Automation Controller Systems. We want to offer this course starting in the Fall Semester 2016
D. Another new course will replace Shop Practices (ELEC 2200). ELEC 1120 AC/DC Electronics Analysis provides an organized approach to teaching a student to read a schematic diagram and to build, simulate, and troubleshoot various AC and DC circuits. This new course will lay the groundwork required for the more advanced courses and is designed to instill confidence in using the basic tools of an electronics engineer.
E. We propose to change the course number for the present ELEC 2260 Communication Systems to ELEC 3360. This change is necessary because of the advances in data communication technology and the level of mathematics and problem solving required in the course. It is appropriate to define this course as a 3000 series level course taken in the junior year by EET students.

F. The EET program will add General Chemistry to the course schedule (CHEM 1101). Our students graduating with a 4-year degree in engineering should have a thorough understanding of chemical principles. This will also bridge a gap in the instruction concerning the atomic and molecular structure of conductors, semi-conductors and insulators. Also, students need fundamental knowledge in this area if working in an environment involving chemical processing, controls and instrumentation.
G. This new model schedule prepares our two and four-year FSU students with strong skills in mathematics and problem solving, as well as broadening skills in the areas of science, engineering and high technology. Our objective is for an EET graduate from FSU to have the hands-on skills required by industry and a thorough background in theory and problem solving to compete in the changing work environment regionally and throughout the country.

15-16-15 AVMA Date Approved
Tue, 04/12/2016
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This proposal removes AVMA 1101 and 1103 (Private Pilot ground and flight school courses) from the required curriculum of the Aviation Administration/Professional Flight program and lists them as electives instead. The number of required courses (outside of the common core) is reduced from 45 credit hours down to 39 credit hours. It also changes the total number of elective credit hours from 3 to 9. Some corrections to the catalog are also included.

15-16-16 AVIO and AVMT Date Approved
Tue, 04/12/2016
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This proposal removes all AVIO and AVMT courses from the catalog. It also eliminates the first two years of the Aviation Maintenance Management program from being offered at FSU. Students being admitted to the program will now be required to have earned their FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license from another institution or through their military experiences. Such students will essentially be admitted with a minimum of 53 credit hours for their A&P license, perhaps about 60 with general studies courses or military credits. Students who enroll in our program should be able to complete their B.S. degree in the Aviation Maintenance Management program in about 2 years.

15-16-06 Psychology Date Approved
Fri, 03/18/2016
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I am proposing that we cross list PSYC 2240 with SOCY 2240 and PSYC 2230 with SOCY 2230, making the psychology classes interchangeable with their sociology equivalents. Both PSYC2230/SOCY 2230 and PSYC 2240/SOCY 2240 will satisfy the requirements and prerequisites in the psychology and sociology majors/minors.
I am also requesting that psychology majors can take any course in Technology Literacy (IF) in General Studies. Currently, we require students to take ENGL 1109. However, to give our students more flexibility, we are going to allow them to take any course in that General Studies category.

15-16-07 History Date Approved
Tue, 03/08/2016
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The purpose of this proposal is to create four new advanced electives in the history program, to revise the course descriptions in the catalog for several current history courses, to eliminate HIST 4428 from the history course offerings, to add a "majors only" or "instructor approval" prerequisite to HIST 2250 (the history program's writing intensive course), to replace INTR 2200 with SOCY 2205 as an option for History majors seeking the B.S., to replace SOCY 1111 with SOCY 3301 as an option for History majors seeking the B.S., and to revise the catalog to indicate that the General Studies courses listed in the academic catalog for the history program are recommendations rather than requirements. These revisions are designed to update the history program curriculum to more accurately reflect how courses are taught in light of developments within the field and current faculty expertise.

15-16-08 Sociology Date Approved
Tue, 03/08/2016
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The current proposal seeks to delete one course SOCY 1111 Introduction to Anthropology, and propose the creation of three other courses SOCY 4487 Directed Study in Sociology, SOCY 4488 Practicum in Sociology, and SOCY 4489 Directed Research in Sociology. The deleted course SOCY 1111 is an elective course that is no longer being taught due to another course covering that content. Alternatively, SOCY 4487, SOCY 4488, and SOCY 4489 will be designated solely for their described purpose to provide greater clarity for students' transcripts and institutional assessment. Finally, some changes to identify which courses are suggested versus required in general studies; with natural sciences moving from any course to a suggestion of SCIE 1107.

15-16-09 Community Health Education Date Approved
Tue, 03/08/2016
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Education students take PHED4400/4410 with Exercise Science students. Program specific research courses will better prepare health educators to meet community needs. 2. Specific courses are required for several General Studies sections, and Nutrition/Psychology/ Sociology emphasis areas. We are making minor updates to the accepted courses. 3. We are adding specific pre-requisites for courses in the major. 4. We are changing the course number for HLTA 4420 to HLTA 3345. 5. HLTA 4451/4452: We request the grading be changed from pass/fail to standard grading. 6. Replace FOSM 1110 with HLTA 1110. Remove Nutrition emphasis area from program.

15-16-11 Nursing Date Approved
Tue, 03/08/2016
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This proposal changes the outcomes of ALLH 3341 Death and Dying. The new outcomes are in alignment with IOM recommendations for improving quality and honoring individual preferences near the end of life, as well as basic tenets of thanatology. The new outcomes also use language approved by the curriculum committee.

15-16-13 Nursing Date Approved
Tue, 03/08/2016
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This proposal is to add two new courses: Intro to Healthcare Professions (ALLH 1150 or SOCY 1150 or PSYC 1150) and Exploration of Healthcare Professions (ALLH 1160 or SOCY 1160 or PSYC 1160). These two courses are cross listed across three disciplines (ALLH, SOCY, and PSYC). These courses are intended to increase student interest in the healthcare professions. These courses will be geared toward high school seniors, college freshmen and sophomores who are interested in healthcare careers. These courses are being developed as part of a Rural Health Initiative grant to "Develop pipeline programs to enhance student interests in rural healthcare careers." These courses are also being considered for inclusion in the general studies program. ALLH 1150, SOCY 1150, and PSYC 1150 are being considered for inclusion in health and wellbeing. ALLH 1160, SOCY 1160, and PSYC 1160 are being considered for inclusion in teamwork. Although listed across three disciplines, students may take and receive credit for each course only once.

15-16-01 English Rev 1 FINAL Date Approved
Tue, 01/19/2016
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This proposal renumbers the 1000- level composition sequence, implements an Accelerated Learning Program to replace English, and changes the general studies offerings 1C: Written Communication. A separate GS proposal for these changes will be submitted to the October GS committee meeting.

15-16-02 African Drum and Dance Rev 1 FINAL Date Approved
Tue, 01/19/2016
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This proposal is submitted for the purpose of implementing a permanent course number for African Drum and Dance, a music ensemble now taught under MUSI 1199. The proposed course number is MUSI 2280.* The course provides important experience for music majors, but is open to non-majors, as well. Since this is an ensemble, the course number is repeatable. It provides another option for Music students to expand their experience with different types of ensemble performance and styles of music.

15-16-03 Criminal Justice Rev 2 FINAL Date Approved
Tue, 01/19/2016
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We would like to add two new courses to the catalog as elective CJ courses. CRIM 3385 – Racial Profiling, and CRIM
3390 – Forensic Psychology. A memo from the Registrar approving the new course numbers is attached to the back of
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15-16-04 Musm and Folk Rev 3 FINAL Date Approved
Tue, 01/19/2016
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We request that FOLK 3301 Material Culture and MUSM 2150 Folk Arts each be listed with both prefixes (FOLK and MUSM) in order that students in these minors, housed in the Departments of Language and Literature and of Social Sciences, and physically located at the Folklife Center, have the benefit of either course to satisfy the requirement in each minor. Each course offers components and experiences that enhance the two areas and we believe students should have the choice of course.

Past Approved Curriculum Proposals