Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum Proposals 2016

16-17-05 Sociology of Religion Date Approved
Tue, 02/14/2017
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The proposal has three components.

  -Create a sociology elective called the Sociology of Religion that has recently been under special topics.
  -Eliminate the separate population studies B.S. based on historically low enrollment
  -Make in-active and remove from the catalog GEOG 3340, GEOG 3370, and GEOG 3399.

16-17-06 Exercise Science Major Date Approved
Tue, 02/14/2017
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As a result of the 5 year review and alumni survey that was a part of the review the faculty of Exercise Science major are requesting 3 changes to the major.

The requested  changes to the Exercise Science major include the addition of a 3 hour Strength & Conditioning Theory & Practice course, and a 3 hour Physical Activity & Fitness Education course (this course to be offered as an either/or option to taking the current Advanced Personal Training Course, PHED 3315), and changing the current 2 hour Sport Social Psychology course, PHED 3318, to a 3 hour credit course.  These changes are in response to the 5 year program review and the interest of allowing students to take an optional course geared towards attaining certifications.  The increase in hours of the current PHED 3318 course is to allow for more in-depth coverage in the topics covered within the course.

Additionally, due to the split of Pierpont and FSU, the nutrition courses currently utilized through Pierpont FOSM 1110 or FOSM 1150 are requested to be replaced by HLTA 1110 "Nutrition" which is a course that is already in the catalog.

 

16-17-07 Physical Education Course Modification Date Approved
Tue, 02/14/2017
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1. Remove PHED 2232 - Basic Aquatics (2-credit hour) course and the alternative course PHED 2233 –
Advanced Aquatics (2-credit hour) as a major requirement
a. Basic Aquatics is not a state or national requirement for physical education teacher certification
programs, and there are aquatic certifications available through the American Red Cross.
2. Add new course requirement: PHED 3310 – Motor Behavior (3-credit hour)
a. Adding the new Motor Behavior course requirement for Physical Education majors will better align
the Physical Education Teacher Education program with Standard 1: Scientific and Theoretical
knowledge of the National Standards for Physical Education Teacher Education. The course will
also prepare Physical Education majors to meet the Pre-K physical activity standards resulting
from recently mandated West Virginia Universal Pre-K initiatives.
3. Add new course requirement: PHED 3350 - Physical Activity and Fitness Education (3-credit hour)
a. The addition of this course is in response to program accreditation review data revealing Physical
Education majors lacked sufficient content knowledge related to the application of physiological
principles and concepts related to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness (NASPE element
1.1).
4. Add 1-credit hour to PHED 2246 - Teaching Striking/Target Sports. This changes the current course
from a 2-credit hour course to a 3-hour credit course.
5. Modify two General Studies Attributes required in the Physical Education curriculum to coincide with
School Health Education General Studies requirements. Most of our students are dual majors in Physical
Education and School Health Education. The requested modifications would reduce the number of general
study credit hours students will have to take, allowing them to graduate in a more timely manner.

16-17-08 HLTA 3390 and HLTA 4446 Date Approved
Tue, 02/14/2017
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Students majoring and minoring in Community Health Education are encouraged to sit for
the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination. The CHES Preparation
course (HLTA 3390) is proposed to provide our students with targeted instruction in
preparing for the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing’s national exam
for health educators. The Funding & Administration of Health Promotion Programs course
(HLTA 4446) is proposed to give our students exposure to grant-writing skills and to address
NCHEC’s Area of Responsibility that indicated health educators administer programs.

16-17-09 History Electives Date Approved
Tue, 02/14/2017
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This proposal updates the list of Social Sciences electives available to History B.S. majors in fulfillment of their
requirements. History B.S. majors select six credit hours from a list of pre-determined Social and Behavioral
Sciences electives. History program faculty have updated the list to better reflect current course offerings and to
offer B.S. students with coursework that will be more appropriate for their major.

16-17-01 Nursing General Studies Date Approved
Tue, 12/06/2016
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This proposal would delete the literature requirement for the BSN Program. This would allow students to select any course from the general studies list for the humanities category.

16-17-02 Math Support and Course ReNumbering Date Approved
Tue, 12/06/2016
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Three math support courses will be adjusted to become stand-alone courses, two of them will be aligned with non-support
courses. (1407 with Fundamentals of Mathematics, 1430 with College Algebra) and the fourth (Math 1001-support course
for Tech Math I) will be deleted. Those students wishing to enter Tech Math I will take the “pre-college algebra” course.
Completion of the aligned support course will be equivalent to completion of the non-support course counterpart and we
will adopt the policy that no student will be able to get credit for a course with support and its non-support counterpart. All
descriptions will include reference to this policy. Most courses at the 1000/1100 level will be renumbered using numbers
at the 1400-level for support courses and 1500-level for the non-support courses. Besides the four support courses, the
only changes will be the course number. (NO content changes.)

16-17-03 Math Support Simplification Date Approved
Tue, 12/06/2016
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The Math Support Program began as a pilot in Fall 2014. It currently includes four distinct courses (MATH 1001,
1007, 1011, & 1012), three of which utilize co-requisite support for gateway courses. Unfortunately, the current
system is complicated and cannot provide a simple means for placement and self-registration. To resolve
numerous registration inconsistencies and simplify placement, this proposal requests:


    i. the creation of two new courses (MATH 1407 & 1430) with integrated support.
    ii. the deletion of MATH 1001, 1007, & 1012
    iii. modifications to the name, course number, and pre-requisites for MATH 1011. The new number will be MATH 1400.

16-17-04 Introduction to Folk Music Date Approved
Tue, 12/06/2016
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The purpose of this proposal is to implement a permanent course number for Introduction to Folk Music, a course
currently offered with the College of Liberal Arts/Department of Language and Literature’s Folklore Studies Minor,
and projected to be cross-listed with the School of Fine Arts, Department of Music. The addition of this course
allows the Folklore Studies program to offer classes in all components of folklife. Additionally it provides an option
for music students to expand their experience in Appalachian folk music and the historical world events that
culminated in the development of this unique musical genre.

Past Approved Curriculum Proposals