Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum Proposals 2014

14-15-21 Biology 2205 Date Approved
Tue, 04/14/2015
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The content of the proposal details the changing of BIOL. 2205 (Technical Microbiology), a four-credit course requiring a concurrent lecture section and laboratory section, into an independent three-credit lecture course and one-credit laboratory course (BIOL 2206). These changes will not affect the total subject matter, nor will it significantly affect how this material is taught. This change will 1) allow the Nursing program the option of requiring students to take only the lecture component, or both components, 2) allow for separate grades to be submitted for the lecture and the laboratory components, and 3) 'rrr we transfer and articulation from other institutions.

14-15-23 Sport Management Date Approved
Tue, 04/14/2015
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The faculty of the School of Business proposes to eliminate "Sport Management" from the list of concentrations available for the B. S. in Business Administration degree effective Fall 2015 (2015-2016 Academic Catalog).

14-15-24 Management Concentration Date Approved
Tue, 04/14/2015
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This proposal consists of restructuring the Management Concentration of the B.S. in Business Administration degree by altering the required course list and streamlining the list of management electives with additions and deletions. This restructuring will also increase from 12 to 15 the number of required credit hours and reduce from 12 to 6 the number of elective credit hours required in the concentration. Courses which are no longer being taught on a regular basis, or at all, are being removed from the electives list and new courses are being added which better fit into today's management environment, including the addition of a new course, MGMT 3500 — Project Management.

14-15-25 Minor in Business Date Approved
Tue, 04/14/2015
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This proposal intends to change the title of the minor in General Business by omitting the word "General," and make a course adjustment in the required curriculum by removing BISM 3200 — Management Information Systems and inserting MGMT 3350 — Small Business Management. This minor is for non-business majors only.

14-15-26 Forensic Science Date Approved
Tue, 04/14/2015
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Based on seeking accreditation from the American Academy of Forensic Science, the B.S. in Forensic Science curriculum is being revised including two new courses (Forensic Biology and Research in Forensic Science) being created, which take the place of several courses that are being eliminated from the curriculum. The overall effect of these changes is that 1 credit hour of required coursework is eliminated from the curriculum and that is being added to the free elective category.

14-15-28 ENGL 3388 Date Approved
Tue, 04/14/2015
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This proposal changes the course description of ENGL 3388, Women's Literature, to update the list of suggested authors to be covered and to bring the course description more into line with the course outcomes.

14-15-29 Math 2216 Date Approved
Tue, 04/14/2015
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This proposal seeks to adjust the math program for the Mathematics Teaching Specialization, Grades 5-9.
The change is to remove Math 2216 - Discrete Math from the list of required courses for the teaching specialization.
There are also numerical and description errors in the catalog for the Mathematics Teaching Specialization, Grades 5-9, that will be corrected.

14-15-12 Criminal Justice Date Approved
Tue, 03/10/2015
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Multiple revisions to the criminal justice program are suggested in this proposal. Including: • Deletion of 12 CJ elective courses. • Creation of 4 new CJ electives. • Removal of CJ elective concentrations. • Require CR1M 4425, increasing the number of CJ required classes by 3 credit hours Three hours of free electives will be removed from the program to keep the total hours at 120. • Change CRIM 2220 to CRIM 3311 with a title and catalog description change. Multiple changes to general studies requirements. Change title and course description of CRIM 4410. Due to both being changed a new course number will also be created. The new course will be 4412. • Make CRIM 3399 and CRIM 4401 and 4411 repeatable. In addition, change the title of CRIM 4410, CRIM 2220 and CR1M 4411. • Change status of CR1M 2202 Principles of Criminal Law from required to elective. • Change status of CR1M 3340 from elective to required and change the title. • Change the wording regarding the required 21 hours of Social and Behavioral Science Credits for our program.

14-15-13 Macroeconomics Date Approved
Tue, 03/10/2015
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The purpose of this proposal is to change the course title of BSBA 2211: Economics Principles and Problems I to BSBA 2211: Principles of Macroeconomics.

14-15-14 Microeconomics Date Approved
Tue, 03/10/2015
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The purpose of this proposal is to change the course title of BSBA 2212: Economics Principles and Problems II to BSBA 2212: Principles of Microeconomics.

14-15-15 Managerial Economics Date Approved
Tue, 03/10/2015
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A new course, Managerial Economics, is proposed as a 3000 level, 3 credit hour, business elective course: BSBA 3350. This course will provide a solid foundation of economic understanding for use in managerial decision making by using a problem-solving approach. It will be designed to sharpen the analytical skills of the students through integrating their knowledge of economic theory learned in introductory courses with decision making techniques.
If approved, this proposal would generate a new permanently numbered course from a temporary special topics course (BSBA 3399 Managerial Economics) and discontinued economics course (ECON 4401 Managerial Economics). The course will be an elective for School of Business majors; specifically intended for general business and management concentrations.

14-15-16 Business elimination of minors Date Approved
Tue, 03/10/2015
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This proposal requests the elimination of four minor programs offered in the School of Business: (1) Accounting; (2) Finance; (3) Information Systems Management; and, (4) Retail Management.

14-15-17 Phil 2200 Date Approved
Tue, 03/10/2015
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The proposal is to change the course description for PHIL 2200, Introduction to Philosophy.

14-15-18 Phil 2250 Date Approved
Tue, 03/10/2015
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The proposal is to change the course description for PHIL 2250, Great Philosophers.

14-15-19 Exercise Science Date Approved
Tue, 03/10/2015
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The intent of this proposal is to correct some of the General Studies courses that were inadvertently labeled in the Exercise Science 120 hour curriculum proposal by changing "Required" to "Recommended".
*Attribute IF is currently listed as ENGL 1109 (which means that this is a requirement), this request will change it to "Any Course from IF" (to give students flexibility in fulfilling this requirement).
*COMM 2200 or 2201 is listed under 3 attributes but can only be listed under 2; this proposal addresses this over usage of these courses. We request that the following major requirements be changed: *Change FOSM 1150 Sports Nutrition to "FOSM 1150 Sports Nutrition or FOSM 1110 Nutrition". *Change "CHEM 1101 or PHYS 1101" to "CHEM 1101 or CHEM 1105" (Remove the "or PHYS 1101") We request a renumbering of the following courses: PHED 2216 "Group Fitness" be renumbered to PHED 3314. PHED 2218 "Advanced Personal Training" be renumbered to PHED 3315. We request changes to the following courses by adding the pre-requisites as specified:
* PHED 2216: (renumber this course to PHED 3314) PR - earn a grade of C or better in PHED 3312; * PHED 2218: (renumber this course to PHED 3315) PR - earn a grade of C or better in PHED 3312; * PHED 3312: PR — earn a grade of C or better in either CHEM 1101 or 1105 AND a grade of C or better in PHED 2211 or BIOL 1180-1181; (Note: Curriculum Proposal 14-15-22 seeks to rename/renumber HLCA 1170 and1171 to BIOL 1180-1181) * PHED 3313: PR — earn a grade of C or better in either CHEM 1101 or 1105 AND a grade of C or better in PHED 2211 or BIOL 1180-1181; (Note: Curriculum Proposal 14-15-22 seeks to rename/renumber HLCA 1170 and1171 to BIOL 1180-1181) * PHED 3316: PR — earn a grade of C or better in PHED 3312; * PHED 3317: PR — earn a grade of C or better in PHED 3316; * PHED 4400: PR — earn a grade of C or better in PHED 3316; * PHED 4410: PR - earn a grade of C or better in PHED 4400; * PHED 4420: PR -complete all pre-4000 course work or obtain instructor permission.

14-15-20 Math Support Program Date Approved
Tue, 03/10/2015
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The Math Support Program will replace the developmental courses that were previously offered by Pierpont Community & Technical College. The separation of the two institutions, as well as recent state initiatives to minimize non-credit bearing courses in college, has catalyzed the inception of this program. This program includes four support courses (MATH 1001, 1007, 1011, & 1012) that implement the co-requisite model for mathematics. These courses have been/will be offered as MATH 1199 courses in Fall 2014 & Spring 2015. This proposal requests that these courses be approved for the FSU 2015-16 catalog and assigned a formal MATH course number.

14-15-22 Biol 1180 and 1181 Date Approved
Tue, 03/10/2015
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BIOL 1170 was a Fairmont State University course, but was given to Pierpont Community and Technical College during the first separation. The community college, then, changed BIOL 1170 to HLCA 1170 and 1171. Because of the complete separation of the university and community college scheduled for fall 2015, the course must be returned to the University for the nursing and safety programs. There is no significant change to the curriculum or content. As with their HLCA counterparts, the proposed courses BIOL 1180 Human Physiology and BIOL 1181 Human Anatomy will be a 3 hour lecture course consisting of an introduction to human physiology (lecture) and a 1 hour human anatomy course (lab). It replaces the Pierpont course HLCA 1170 and HLCA 1171, and will replace these courses in university programs.

14-15-09 French Minor Date Approved
Tue, 01/20/2015
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This proposal revises the requirements of the French minor and adds two new courses to the French curriculum: FREN 3326: Media Studies in French, and FREN 4420: Francophone Cultures of the Americas. Credit hours for the minor will remain unchanged.

14-15-10 Italian Courses Date Approved
Tue, 01/20/2015
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This proposal will establish ITAL 1199, Special Topics in Italian; ITAL 2299, Special Topics in Italian; and ITAL 3399, Special Topics in Italian.

14-15-11 HIST 2250 Date Approved
Tue, 01/20/2015
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The purpose of this proposal is to create a new writing intensive course (HIST 2250) specifically designed for History B.A. and B.S. majors. Students will take the proposed course during their sophomore or junior year. It will introduce them to styles of writing that are particular to the field of history, introduce them to historical research methods, and teach them to utilize Chicago-style citations preferred by historians. The new course will be required as part of the core history curriculum and it will fulfill history majors' Writing Intensive Course requirement. It will also provide a mid-level assessment tool for the history program.

14-15-02 Outdoor Recreational Leadership Minor Date Approved
Tue, 12/09/2014
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The Outdoor Recreation Leadership minor was developed 7 years ago. With changes in the Outdoor Recreation Fields the Outdoor Recreation Faculty believes the minor needs to be updated for better alignment with current trends. It is proposed to reduce the credit hours required to graduate with a minor in Outdoor Recreation Leadership from 24 to 20 by changing the core that is required from 20 to 14 credit hours within the current curriculum and changing the elective requirement from 4 credit hours to 6. The courses that are currently listed in Minor Electives Group I will be removed. Six credit hours of outdoor recreation activity courses that are currently offered within the curriculum will replace those listed under the Minor Electives Group 1. All other current course offerings will be placed in Minor Electives Group II.
These changes will make the minor more functional and attractive while providing a stronger, more applicable base of course work to the students choosing a minor in Outdoor Recreation Leadership.The following course descriptions will have the course prerequisites removed. RECR 1177 (Adventure Water Sports), RECR 2220 (Program Planning and Organization) and RECR 3330 (Group Leadership). Course prerequisites currently required are not necessary for course completion and success.

14-15-03 ASN Program Changes Date Approved
Tue, 12/09/2014
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This proposal includes the following changes to the ASN Program:

• Changes in the philosophy and conceptual framework to reflect current discipline-specific professional standards (See Appendix B)

• Changes in the program, graduate, and course outcomes to reflect the new philosophy and conceptual framework (See Appendices C and D)

• Revision of the model schedule for the traditional ASN Program involving course deletions, additions, and revisions (See Appendix A). The proposed changes would not result in a net credit hour change. The Program would remain at 60 credit hours.

14-15-04 Music Courses Date Approved
Tue, 12/09/2014
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This proposal seeks to implement two permanent course numbers for music courses taught under MUSI 1199 in the past. These two courses are MUSI 1118 Exploring Music in America and MUSI 1119 Exploring Music in World Cultures. These courses are also being submitted to fulfill the General Studies Attribute VIIA — Arts (for approval for the 2015-2016 academic year).

14-15-05 Journalism Internship Date Approved
Tue, 12/09/2014
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Make JOUR 3343, Journalism Internship, repeatable

14-15-06 LPN to ASN Date Approved
Tue, 12/09/2014
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This proposal reduces the amount of Microbiology credits required in the LPN-ASN Program from 4 to 3. The BIOL 2205 lab will no longer be required.
Also, the number of credits for NURS 1101 awarded for the LPN licensure will be increased from 6 to 7 to align with the number of credits normally awarded in that course for all other ASN students.

14-15-07 Science of disasters course Date Approved
Tue, 12/09/2014
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The "Science of Disasters" has been successfully offered as an SCIE 1199 course for three semesters as a science elective for non-science majors. This proposal requests that it be approved for the FSU 2015-16 catalog and assigned a formal SCIE number. (In addition, has been submitted for acceptance as a general studies approved course.)

14-15-08 PSCY Course Wording & Numbering Date Approved
Tue, 12/09/2014
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First, we propose to change the wording in the catalog with regards to Directed Research, PSYC 4490 and Directed Studies, PSYC 4480. This word change will essentially be the same wording we have in the catalog now, except it will detail that students can repeat the course for credit.
Our second proposed change involves PSYC 3340, Intervention Techniques and Applications. The proposal we are making here is to change the level of the course to the 4000 level. The course number will now be PSYC 4470 and a pre-requisite will be PSYC 4410, Theories of Personality.

14-15-01 Community health education practicum changes Date Approved
Tue, 11/11/2014
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The purpose of this proposal is to request three changes to the existing Bachelor of Science Community Health Education Program.
1. Change the current 6-credit Practicum/Internship to 4-credit hours. Our intent is to align the course with national standards in the field of Health Education, and align it to similar capstone experiences within the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance.
2. By changing the Practicum/Internship from 6 to 4 credit hours, modification to the requirements for the major and the minor are necessary.
3. Align the community health education minor with national standards.

Past Approved Curriculum Proposals