Faculty Senate Approved Curriculum Proposals 2014

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.

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.

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.

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.

Journalism Internship Date Approved
Tue, 12/09/2014
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Make JOUR 3343, Journalism Internship, repeatable

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.)

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