Curriculum Committee

Annual Report for 2019-20

Committee Members

Tina Bayer, Nursing
Doreen Fox-Herron, Registrar
Tirandai Hemraj-Benny, Chemistry
Todd Holden, Physics – Chair
Isabella Lizzul, Health, Physical Education & Dance
Jean Murley, English
James Nichols, History
Patrick Wallach, Mathematics & Computer Science – Secretary
Richard Yuster, Engineering Technology

Student Representatives
Vacant

Liaisons
Richard Yuster, Engineering Technology, COC Liaison
Richard Mako, Library, Steering Committee Designee
Michael Pullin, Office of Academic Affairs, President's Liaison

Acknowledgements:

The Committee wishes to thank Interim President Dr. Timothy Lynch and the President’s Liaison, Michael Pullin, Associate Dean for Academics for a number of ways in which they have supported the work of the Committee on Curriculum this year.  Gratitude is due to Arthur Corradetti, Dean for Institutional Effectiveness, Sandra Palmer, Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Patricia Canale, Registrar. Particular gratitude goes Michael Pullin, Associate Dean for Academics, for his thoroughness in all matters.

Many faculty leaders’ guidance is also appreciated, including from Philip Pecorino, Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee, the Academic Senate Steering Committee (Steven Dahlke, Chair, Jannette Urciuoli, Vice-Chair, and Zivah Perel Katz, Secretary), and the Academic Senate Parliamentarian, Leslie Francis.  The help and attention of the Department Chairs and the many faculty members who worked on curricular items is also much appreciated. The Chair of the Committee thanks the Committee members listed above, for their dedication and hard work during this academic year, including their useful review, critiques, and constructive recommendations in considering over 150 curricular items. In particular, the committee members as well as some other faculty were very accommodative to a number of extraordinarily long online meetings after the Covid-19 lockdown occurred. Gratitude goes to Director of Web Services, David Moretti, for his extensive help in making our reports ADA compliant. Many thanks to Patrick Wallach, who has done an exceptional job as the secretary of the Committee on Curriculum for several years. Gratitude is due to Richard Yuster, for his vigilant eye and experience.

Todd Holden
Chair, Committee on Curriculum

 

Meetings:

The Committee on Curriculum met on Tuesday afternoons, from 2:10 to 4:00 P.M. in S-417 or online. The committee met 16 times during the 2019-2020 academic year. Meetings in 2019 took place on September 17 and 24; October 22 and 29; November 19 and 26; and December 10. Meetings in 2020 took place in February 4, 18, and 25; March 24 and 31; April 14 and 28; and May 5 and 19.

Recommendations:

To avoid unnecessary delays or misunderstandings, members of the Committee on Curriculum recommend that proposing departments consult and discuss with other department chair(s) prior to submitting new courses with similar interests. Representatives of the proposing departments should also be available to attend meetings to clarify questions of the Committee on Curriculum members when their submissions are being discussed. Curriculum revisions are updated to CUNY-first twice a year, two weeks prior to the start of the fall and spring registration periods, following the posting of Chancellor’s Reports (and the several other steps before that). It is important, therefore, that the departments plan curricular changes well in advance of the semester to allow sufficient time.

All new programs and significant changes to a program's degree requirements will become effective in the fall semester of an academic calendar year. If there is a change in course number or prefix, or assignment of a new course number or prefix, before submitting the proposal to the Committee on Curriculum, departments should confirm with the Registrar's office that the number and/or prefix is available for use. 

The Committee on Curriculum members recommended in June 2017 that the Chairperson of the committee receive 4 hours of release time in the spring and 4 hours of release time in the fall, starting with the Fall-2017 semester. The chair of the Steering committee forwarded this recommendation to the Office of Academic Affairs. As a result, the release time to compensate for the work of the Committee on Curriculum Chairperson was increased from 3 credits a year to 3 credits release time a semester starting Fall 2017. The members of the Committee on Curriculum find the current reassigned load (3 credits per semester, 6 credits per year) adequate to support the Chairperson in her/his extensive committee duties. They strongly recommend that this reassigned load should continue to be granted to the Chairperson of the Committee on Curriculum.

Committee Members for the Academic Year 2020-2021

Arthur Adair, Speech Communications
Doreen Fox-Herron, Registrar
Tirandai Hemraj-Benny, Chemistry
Isabella Lizzul, Health, Physical Education & Dance – Secretary
Jean Murley, English
Philip A. Pecorino, Social Sciences
Mangala Tawde, Biological Sciences & Geology
Patrick Wallach, Mathematics & Computer Science – Chair
Richard Yuster, Engineering Technology

Actions of the Committee

The committee took the following curricular actions during the 2019-2020 academic year.

124 course revisions + 1 experimental course revision
11 program revisions
9 new courses + 4 experimental courses
1 new program
4 course deletions

Of these, 3 course revisions, 1 program revision, 5 new courses, and 1 new program were passed at our Meetings on May 5, 2020 and May 19, 2020. Those items will be presented to the Academic Senate in Fall 2020.

COURSES REVISIONS

124 course revisions and 1 experimental course revision are listed below by department. The date committee approval is indicated in parentheses. Further information can be found in the Curriculum Committee minutes for that date and the monthly curriculum committee report sent to the following academic senate meeting.

Department of Art and Design

ARTH-100 Introductory Survey of Art (2/25/2020)
ARTH-101 History of Art I (2/25/2020)
ARTH-115 Modern Art (2/25/2020)
ARTH-116 American Art (2/25/2020)
ARTH-117 History of Photography (2/25/2020)
ARTH-120 Contemporary Art (2/25/2020)
ARTH-126 History of Asian Art (2/25/2020)
ARTH-128 History of African Arts (2/25/2020)
ARTH-150 Arts Administration (2/4/2020)
ARTH-251 Art Curating (2/4/2020)
ARTH-252 Art Institutions and the Business of Art (2/4/2020)
ARTS-132 Introduction to Art Therapy (2/25/2020)
ARTS-191 Introduction to Video Art (3/31/2020)
ARTS-192 Web Animation (3/31/2020)
ARTS-290 Advertising Design and Layout (3/31/2020)
ARTS-291 Electronic Imaging (3/31/2020)
ARTS-292 Design for Desktop Publishing (3/31/2020)
ARTS-293 Design for Motion Graphics (3/31/2020)

Department of Biological Sciences and Geology

BI-115 Introduction to Biology for Science Majors (3/31/2020)
BI-120 Evolution and Man (3/31/2020)
BI-131 Foundations of Biology (3/31/2020)
BI-140 Principles of Biology (3/31/2020)
BI-160 Ecology (3/31/2020)
BI-170 Plants and People (3/31/2020)
BI-201 General Biology I (3/31/2020)
BI-301 Anatomy and Physiology I (3/31/2020)
BI-330 Myology (3/31/2020)
BI-451 Phlebotomy Technology (4/28/2020)
BI-480 Environmental Science (3/31/2020)
BI-501 Environmental Health (3/31/2020)
BI-520 Introduction to Public Health (3/31/2020)
BI-961 Phlebotomy Practice (4/28/2020)

Department of Business

BU-301 Business Law I (3/31/2020)
CIS-202 Computer Programming for Business II (3/31/2020)
CIS-203 Object Oriented Programming for Business (3/31/2020)
CIS-204 Web Design (3/31/2020)
CIS-206 Spreadsheet Business Applications (3/31/2020)
CIS-251 Analysis and Design of Systems Projects (3/31/2020)
CIS-252 Application Development for Mobile Devices (3/31/2020)
CIS-254 Data Security for Business (3/31/2020)

Department of Chemistry

CH-101 Living in a Chemical World Lecture (10/29/2020)
CH-102 Living in a Chemical World Laboratory (10/29/2020)
CH-110 Chemistry and the Environment (10/29/2020)
CH-111 Chemistry and the Environment Laboratory (10/29/2020)
CH-120 Fundamentals of Chemistry (10/29/2020)
CH-121 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (10/29/2020) 

Department of Engineering Technology

ET-574 Programming and Applications with Python (9/17/2019)
ET-580 Object Oriented Programming in C++ (title change) (9/17/2019)
ET-585 Computer Architecture (9/17/2019)
MT-124 Metallurgy and Materials (2/18/2020)
MT-341 Applied Mechanics (9/17/2019) 

Department of English

ENGL-101 English Composition I (3/31/2020)

Department of Health, Physical Education, and Dance

HA-100 Foundations of Therapeutic Massage (2/18/2020)
HE-101 Introduction to Health Education (5/5/2020)
HE-102 Health, Behavior and Society (2/18/2020, 5/5/2020)
HE-103 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (2/18/2020)
HE-106 First Aid and Safety Education (2/18/2020)
HE-200 Emergency Medical Technician (3/31/2020)
PE-841 Camp Leadership (5/5/2020)

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

CS-100 Introduction to Computers and Programming (2/18/2020)
MA-114 College Algebra and Trigonometry for Technical Students (2/18/2020)
MA-119 College Algebra (2/18/2020)
MA-121 Elementary Trigonometry (2/18/2020)
MA-128 Calculus for Technical and Business Students (2/18/2020)
MA-260 Pre-Calculus and Elements of Calculus for Business Students (2/18/2020)
MA-301 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts (2/18/2020)
MA-303 Number Systems (2/18/2020)
MA-321 Mathematics in Contemporary Society (2/18/2020)
MA-336 Statistics (2/18/2020)
MA-440 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (2/18/2020)
MA-441 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (2/18/2020)

Department of Music

MUS-101 Introduction to Music (2/4/2020)
MUS-102 Survey of Western Music (2/4/2020)
MUS-103 Twentieth-Century Music (2/4/2020)
MUS-104 Jazz: An Introduction (2/4/2020)
MUS-105 Music Around the World (2/4/2020)
MUS-106, 107 Special Topics in Music (2/4/2020)

Department of Nursing

NU-101 Safe and Effective Nursing Care Level I (3/31/2020)
NU-102 Safe and Effective Nursing Care Level II (3/31/2020)
NU-201 Safe and Effective Nursing Care Level III (3/31/2020)
NU-202 Safe and Effective Nursing Care Level IV (3/31/2020)

Department of Physics

PH-105 Introduction to Space Science I: Stars and Normal Galaxies (3/31/2020)
PH-106 Introduction to Space Science II: The Universe Including Strange Galaxies (3/31/2020)
PH-140 Acoustics: The Physics of Sound (3/31/2020)
PH-201 General Physics I (3/31/2020)
PH-303 Scientific Use of Computers (3/31/2020)

Department of Social Sciences

ANTH-101 Anthropology (2/4/2020)
ANTH-130 Cultures and Peoples of Asia (2/4/2020)
ANTH-140 North American Indians (2/4/2020)
ANTH-150 Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean (2/4/2020)
ANTH-160 Anthropology of Health and Healing (2/4/2020)
ANTH-170 Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (2/4/2020)
CRIM-101 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System (2/4/2020)
CRIM-106 Introduction to Criminal Justice Research (2/4/2020)
CRIM-205 Criminology (2/25/2020)
ECON-101 Introduction to Macroeconomics (2/4/2020)
ECON-102 Introduction to Microeconomics (2/4/2020)
ECON-150 Labor and Management (2/4/2020)
ECON-160 Contemporary Economic Issues (2/4/2020)
EDUC-101 Contemporary Education: Principles and Practices (2/4/2020)
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy (2/4/2020)
PHIL-120 Philosophy of Religion (2/4/2020)
PHIL-130 Ethics: Theories of the Good Life (2/4/2020)
PHIL-140 Medical Ethics (2/4/2020)
PHIL-145 Computers and Ethics (2/4/2020)
PHIL-148 Public Health Ethics (2/4/2020)
PHIL-165 American Philosophy (2/4/2020)
SOCY-101 Sociology (2/4/2020)
PLSC-101 American Government and Politics (2/4/2020)
PLSC-140 Comparative Political Systems (2/4/2020)
PLSC-170 War, Revolution, and Terrorism (2/4/2020)
PLSC-180 American Foreign Policy (2/4/2020)
PSYC-101 Psychology (2/4/2020)
PSYC-125 Psychology of Personal Adjustment (2/4/2020)
SOCY-125 Sociology and the Arts (2/4/2020)
SOCY-185 Introduction to Social Work (2/4/2020)

Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts

FMP-141 Introduction to Digital Media Production (2/18/2020)
FMP-243 American Film History (2/18/2020)
FMP-244 Elements of Film (2/18/2020)
FMP-245 Introduction to Electronic Media (2/18/2020)
FMP-246 Media Criticism (2/18/2020)
SP-212 Interpersonal Communication (2/18/2020)
TH-111 Introduction to Theatre (2/18/2020)

 

REVISION OF EXPERIMENTAL COURSE – (FOR INFORMATION ONLY)

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

MA - 335 Statistics with Basic Algebra (10/29/2020)

 

PROGRAM REVISIONS  (11 program revisions)

Eleven program revisions are listed below by department. The date committee approval is indicated in parentheses. Further information can be found in the Curriculum Committee minutes for that date and the monthly curriculum committee report sent to the following academic senate meeting.

Department of Art and Design

A.S. in Gallery and Museum Studies (2/18/2020)

ARTH150 changes from 2 credits to 3 credits and the 1 credit free elective is eliminated.

Rationale:
The changes to the A.S. in Gallery and Museum Studies curriculum is needed to accommodate the revision of to ARTH-150 which has been revised from a 2 credit to a 3 credit course. As a result, the 1 potential free elective has been removed from the degree curriculum.

 

A.S. in Digital Art & Design (3/31/2020)

Course requirements are streamlined to focus on the classes that align best for transferring to a 4-year Digital program. The changes to the non-digital class requirements will also focus on the most relevant skill set for students studying digital art in a 2-year program, planning to transfer.

ARTS 191: Video Art will be shifted from an elective to a requirement. This course currently runs every semester. Adding this class as a requirement will round out our digital offerings and require students to take introductory level classes in the full range of industry-standard software programs while focusing on the basics of fundamental digital design across media.

Additionally, these program changes give students more elective options by removing some requirements and shifting them to electives. Finally, the course changes align the program more closely with local four-year digital programs. (e.g. Queens College, City College)

Rationale:
The Digital Art curriculum has not been fully updated in over a decade. In that time, both the software and hardware used professionally in all design fields has changed markedly. This program revision will take into account course revisions to all of the digital classes. This will bring the program in line with current industry expectations, with an eye to future developments. These program changes will also align the degree more closely with local 4-year digital degree programs for transfer. Taken together, these changes will increase the relevance and desirability of the degree with the goal of continuing to expand our enrollment.

 

Department of Biological Sciences and Geology

Medical Assistant A.A.S. Degree (4/28/2020)

We propose to change BI-961 (Phlebotomy Practice) from a 2-credit internship course to a 1-credit internship course. This 1 credit will be replaced by BI-950 (Field Experience in Medical Assisting), which is a 1-credit course. In the past, this has been an elective option, but we would like to make it a requirement for students who pursue this internship track.

Rationale:
Students who enroll in BI-961 (Phlebotomy Practice) do not spend more than 45 hours at the internship site completing required number of venipunctures, and therefore this should be a 1-credit internship course, as opposed to a 2-credit course. Students who are interested in pursuing Medical Assistant careers should have a required Medical Assisting internship experience as well, so we would like to replace 1 credit of BI-961 with 1 credit of BI-950 (Field Experience in Medical Assisting), such that one internship option for MA students is BI-961 (1 credit), HE-110 (1 credit), and BI-950 (1 credit).

 

Health Sciences A.S. Degree (5/5/2020)

This change is to include the course BI-503 Epidemiology, as an elective for Health Science major. Presently, students of Health Sciences major can take this course for substitution credits.

Rationale:
The new coursework of Epidemiology can prove to be a significant part of Health Sciences program, especially in recent time when infectious diseases are spreading as epidemic and pandemic. The entire health force including physicians, nurses, physician assistant, public health specialists are working to control such epidemics and all professionals can thus benefit from knowledge of Epidemiology. The Department of Biological Sciences and Geology recommends Health Science students get opportunity to study about the recently launched coursework of Epidemiology and learn intricate details from the perspective of an epidemiologist about how diseases are distributed and spread in a population. We recommend Epidemiology to be included as an elective for Health Sciences. Students taking epidemiology will proficiently analyze scientific information and convey information specific to health sciences.

Department of Chemistry

Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science) A.S. Degree (10/29/2019)

CH-9XX will be replaced with CH-900, CH-901, CH-911, CH-912, CH-913, CH-914 in the section “Requirements for the Major”.

Rationale:
CH-9XX appears as one of the “Requirements for the Major”. Because there is no indication that CH-9XX actually refers to a series of courses, it will be replaced with CH-900, CH-901, CH-911, CH-912, CH-913, CH-914.

 

Department of Engineering Technology

A.S. in Computer Science and Information Security (A.S./B.S. Dual/Joint Degree Program with John Jay) (9/17/2019)

ET-574 corequisite of ET-704 is removed to better accommodate students who may need remediation and because basic networking concepts are included in the course.

Several changes are made to simplify degree audits and clarify math requirements.  There is no net change of math course requirements.  The vast majority of students need to take MA-440 and MA-441 so these are moved into Required Core 1B and Flexible Core 2E, respectively.  MA-119 moves to degree requirements.

Rationale:
This is a dual joint program with John Jay and the changes are in response to discussions with John Jay and are approved of by them.  Courses in Python and LINUX are added at the request of John Jay.  The course ET-506 LINUX is revised to conform with the John Jay syllabus.

 

A.A.S. in Internet and Information Technology (9/17/2019)

  • ET-574 Python programming replaces ET-575 under degree requirements.
  • ET-575 is moved to degree electives.
  • The course title and credits for ET506 are updated in the list of electives.
  • ET-540 is removed from the list of electives.
  • ET-580 title is updated
  • ET-581 is added to the degree electives
  • ET-756 is added to the degree electives

Rationale:
ET-575 C++ programming is an extremely challenging course and not all disciplines within Internet Technology need such a high level of programming.  Therefore we propose to replace the requirement of ET-575 with a requirement of ET-574 Python Programming. ET-574 Python programming is a more approachable course than ET-575 C++ programming.  Additionally the applications addressed in ET-574 are more closely related to computer networking.  ET-575 is moved to the degree electives.

In the list of electives the course title and credits for ET506 are corrected based on the previously approved course revision.

ET-540 is removed from the list of electives due to significant overlap with ET-585.

ET-575 C++ programming and ET-581 Object-Oriented Programming in Java are added to the degree electives.  Python and Java languages are now dominant in the field of Information Technology.

ET-580 title is updated to distinguish it from ET-581.

ET-756 is added to electives because relational databases are an important area for careers in IIT.

 

Department of Nursing

A.A.S. in Nursing (3/31/2020)

The Queensborough Nursing Program is having increased difficulty obtaining clinical sites in the New York City area. The Nassau council has recommended that nursing programs transition to one longer day of clinical per week instead of two. Other nursing programs in the New York City area including CUNY have decreased their clinicals to one day per week. The proposal is to change the total program, credits from 67 to 65 which is consistent with other New York city nursing programs.  This change would decrease the course credit by 0.5.  The change is minor in credits and hours.

Rationale:
The Queensborough Nursing Program is having increased difficulty obtaining clinical sites in the New York City area. The Nassau council has recommended that nursing programs transition to one longer day of clinical per week instead of two. Other nursing programs in the New York City area including CUNY have decreased their clinicals to one day per week. The proposal is to change the total program, credits from 67 to 65 which is consistent with other New York city nursing programs.  This change would decrease the course credit by 0.5.  The change is minor in credits and hours.

 

Department of Physics

A.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science) (9/24/2019)

The program was changed to account for flexibility in the higher-level physics courses the students can take including research methods.

Rationale:
Additional course electives are being added in physics to allow more flexibility in the major for students desiring to transfer as physics students.

 

Department of Social Sciences

QCC/QC Dual/Joint Liberal Arts &  Sciences in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) (4/14/2020)

The main changes involve PH-101, HIST-127 and HIST-128.   As indicated in footnote 5 in the “From” column above, those courses currently are required pre-requisites in the program in order to transfer to Queens College.   Because of that stipulation, they are already de facto program requirements, so the changes affecting those courses make that explicit.   HIST-127 and HIST-128 remain in the Common Core with the “Required” designation.  PH-101 will be moved out of the Common Core into the Requirements for the Major.   This change will facilitate the progress of many student because the “B or better” grade requirement under the NYS Core Areas standard will no longer apply to it.   Many students find PH-101 a difficult course, and consequently they struggle to achieve a “B or better” grade.   GE-101 and BI140 have been relocated from Flexible Core 2E Scientific World to Required Core 1C as Recommended.  Footnote 1 was amended for accuracy and clarity sake to indicate that the NYS Core Areas include Social Studies that include Social Sciences and History.  Footnotes 3 and 5 were removed because they are no longer applicable.  The removal of the stipulation on Free Electives (advised) in those Liberal Arts categories will facilitate student progress to completion by removing unnecessary discipline-specific courses.  In the Major courses group in the ENGL course category the list of specified courses is replaced by a course from the ENGL200 or 300 series.   In the Electives group the “required” options is replaced by Free Electives.

Rationale:
In brief the proposed changes to the Common Core Requirements bring our degree requirements into greater consistency with course requirements at Queens College.  Regarding changes to 1B, 1C, 2B and 2A-E, given the specific courses needed for students to transfer to Queens College, they must be designated as “Required” rather than “Recommended” in the curriculum.   Those courses are PH-101, MA-119 or 336, HIST-127 and 128, GE-101 or BI-140.   In addition the changes to the Requirements for the Major entail moving PH101, a stand-alone requirement, out of Required Core 1C and into the Major course group.   Changes to the ENGL requirement in the Major course group will provide more options for students and thereby remove a potential obstacle to degree completion created by limited offerings of some the currently listed courses.  Finally, changes to the Electives gives students more options thereby removing a potential obstacle to degree completion.

 

Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts

A.S. in Theatre (Concentrations: Acting, Technical Theatre) (3/31/2020)

To meet NAST accreditation standards and concerns, we have clarified all requirements and language in the degree plan.  The following changes also are needed for improved transfer and articulation with other CUNY Theatre programs.

TH151 and TH152 have been replaced by new courses (see attached proposals) TH153 and TH154.  This moves one credit of electives into the required course load but does not change the balance of credits inside the major. 

We have deleted courses, TH-133 and TH-233 from the department offerings to be in compliance with NAST Standards for Accreditation, Section II.I.m., “Publications shall not list as current any courses not taught for two consecutive years that will not be taught during the third consecutive year.”

We have removed courses, FMP-243-246, as students who wish to pursue these studies may do so as a part of the Common Core.

We have removed course, HE-101, 1 cr. as an option in requirements in the degree, in consultation with the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Dance.  HE-102, 2 cr. will continue to be a requirement in the major.  Few if any students elected the one credit course. 

We have removed course, ENGL-203, as a possible Elective in the Major, in consultation with the Department of English.

With the removal of HE-101 from the program, a single possible free credit remains.  One credit has been moved into electives in the major from free electives.  Only students who complete the Stem Science course and do not use the one credit for an additional science lab will need this single credit for graduation.   

We have removed notes pertaining to recommendations to better delineate requirements.  NAST cited the program and asked for better clarity between requirements in the major and general education options.  Additionally, the recommendations created massive confusion in Degree Works and Graduation Audits.

Rationale:
These changes are to conform to National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) accreditation standards and concerns and align our curriculum to enable better articulation with sister CUNY, and other 4-year colleges, thus permitting students to graduate with no additional time or repetition of courses, and improve student preparedness for B.A. and B.F.A. programs.

 

NEW COURSES (9 new courses and 4 experimental course)

Nine new courses and four new experimental courses are listed below by department. The date committee approval is indicated in parentheses. Further information can be found in the Curriculum Committee minutes for that date and the monthly curriculum committee report sent to the following academic senate meeting.

Department of Engineering Technology

ET-581 Object-Oriented Programming in Java (9/17/2019)
ET-756 Database Administration (9/17/2019)

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

CS-102: “Spreadsheet Programming with MS Excel (11/26/2019, 5/5/2020)
CS-103: “Relational Databases with SQL (11/26/2019, 5/5/2020)

Department of Physics

PH-160 Physics Colloquium (5/19/2020)
PH-451 Numerical Methods for Scientists (5/19/2020)
PH-501 Special Topics in Physics (5/19/2020)

Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts

TH-153 Voice and Speech for the Actor (3/31/2020)
TH-154 Movement for the Actor (3/31/2020)

 

 

NEW EXPERIMENTAL COURSE – FOR INFORMATION ONLY

Department of English

ENGL-090 Integrated Reading and Writing for Advanced ESL Students (9/24/2019)

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

MA-114ALP Corequisite Support for College Algebra and Trigonometry for Technical Students (10/22/1029)
MA-301ALP Corequisite Support for Mathematics for the Liberal Arts (11/19/2020)
MA-335 Statistics with Basic Algebra (5/7/2019 – Presented to the Academic Senate 9/2019)

 

NEW PROGRAM

One new program was approved on May 19, 2020. Further information can be found in the Curriculum Committee minutes for that date and program proposal itself, which will be presented to the Academic Senate in Fall 2020.

Department of Physics

Degree proposal for an A.S. in Physics.  (5/19/2020)

 

COURSE DELETIONS (4 course deletions)

Four courses were deleted. The date committee approval is indicated in parentheses.

Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts

TH-133 Theatre Production and Design I (3/31/2020)
TH-151 Vocal Production and Movement for the Actor (3/31/2020)
TH-152 Standard Speech for Stage, Film, Television and Digital Media (3/31/2020)
TH-233 Theatre Production and Design II (3/31/2020)

 

For Information Only:

In response to concerns from the faculty, the Committee on Curriculum reconsidered a flowchart largely developed by Michael Pullin detailing the curriculum change process. The flowchart was modified to more correctly curriculum change process. In particular, although consultation with OAA is strongly recommended before submission of items to the curriculum committee, it is not required.

 

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