Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum Proposals 2019

19-20-01 Accounting Date Approved
Tue, 12/10/2019
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The purpose of this proposal is to revise the Accounting Program at Fairmont State University. It includes the following items:

  • Changing introductory accounting to a user perspective including managerial components,
  • Including accounting research and communication skills in the curriculum,
  • Changing information technology skills to a tested, skills-based approach,
  • Emphasizing the Accounting Capstone course, and
  • Updating various items such as course numbers and course descriptions.
19-20-04 Women's Studies Date Approved
Tue, 12/10/2019
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We wish to change the title of the Women's Studies Program to Women's & Gender Studies. Subsequently, we request the prefix and titles for program courses INTR 1150 (Women's Studies Colloquium), INTR 2201 (Intro to Women's Studies), and INTR 4402 (Women's Studies Capstone) be changed to WGST and Women's & Gender Studies....For example, INTR 4402 Women's Studies Capstone would become WGST 4402 Women's & Gender Studies Capstone.

19-20-05 Folklore Date Approved
Tue, 12/10/2019
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This proposal deletes FOLK 4400 Folklore Directed Study (3 cr) and creates an elective category in the Folklore Studies Minro called “Folklore Directed Study Electives” in its place. Students will be required to select 3 hours from this list of electives.

19-20-02 Business Onboarding Date Approved
Tue, 11/12/2019
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A new course, BSBA1100 Business OnBoarding, is proposed as a 3 credit hour introductory course for allbusiness students to complete. This course is designed to help students make the transition into college learning while discovering the diverse business environments. Students in this course will develop a mindset to successfully complete college while developing the skills needed to do so.

If approved, this course will fulfill Category 1: First Year Seminar of the core curriculum required for the Bachelor’s degree. It has been designed to align with the SOAR First Year Seminar course.

This course will be an elective course until such time as it is added to the Business Core and/or is approved forthe general studies core noted above.