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ANTHROPOLOGY

New Course
ANTH 299 — Special Studies, credits to be arranged.

Modified Course
ANTH 320 — Topics and Regions in Archaeology – rename North American Prehistory, 4 credits; modify description to specify North American prehistory.
ANTH 336 — Topics in Global/Local Interconnections – add Integration information to course description.
ANTH 451 — Cultural Ecology – omit ES 103 prerequisite option; prereqs are ANTH 213 or 211.
ANTH 462 — Cultural Resource Management – omit ES 103 prerequisite option.

Changes to major
Anthropology Core Courses: in #2, update course title for ANTH 320.


ART AND ART HISTORY

New Courses
ART 300 — Mid-Program Review, 0 credits
Studio art majors make a short oral presentation, write an artist statement and show examples of their work to a panel of art faculty for review. Must be completed prior to enrolling in advanced level studio work. Students register for the Mid-Program Review in conjunction with their second 300-level studio course taken in their area of focus. Prerequisites: completion of the lower division core requirements for the art major and 4 credits of 300-level studio course.

ART 334 — Interface Design, 4 credits
Focuses on design concepts and skills used in the production of digital content with an emphasis on personal computing and mobile devices. Topics include design principles, using text, graphics and color, conceptualizing and planning for user-centered design, acquiring graphic design software skills and understanding standards for the web and mobile devices. Prerequisites: DMF 201/L or DMF 203/L.

ART 337 — Web Design, 4 credits
A project-based class in designing, planning and constructing an effective website. Covers designing a website with consideration to visual aesthetics and the balanced use of graphics, color, and text. Also covers planning a website with consideration to purpose, content, usability and audience. Students will use web authoring software to construct their websites. Prerequisites: DMF 201/L or DMF 203/L.

ART 348 — Concept Art and Preproduction, 4 credits
A studio exploration of digital drawing, painting, and collage techniques with a focus on developing ideas for film, video, animation, books, games or any other media requiring pre-visualization of a design concept. Topics include art direction, visual research, character design, set design, and storyboarding. Prerequisite: DMF 201.

ART 380 — Contemporary Drawing and Painting Strategies and Materials, 4 credits
Intermediate studio in drawing and painting. Introduces contemporary methods and materials used in drawing and painting, and emphasizes synthesis of form and content. Explores new applications of traditional skills, as well as the development of new forms and uses of non-traditional materials, processes and strategies. Prerequisites: ART 290, 332.

ARTH 300 — Mid-Program Review, 0 credits
Students with an emphasis in art history make a short oral presentation of their research interests and present a portfolio of their writing to a panel of art history faculty for review. Students register for the Mid-Program Review in conjunction with their second upper-division art history course. Prerequisites: ARTH 204, 205, 206, 260.

Modified Courses
ART 144 — Introduction to Graphic Design – renumber ART 244; minor description change.
ART 210 — Introduction to Printmaking – omit ART 133 recommendation.
ART 285 — Introduction to Watercolor Painting – omit ART 133 recommendation.
ART 290 — Introduction to Painting – omit ART 133 recommendation.
ART 304 — Typography, Color, Design, and Drawing for Digital Media – DMF 201, 201L are prerequisites.
ART 306 — Digital Illustration – DMF 201, 201L are prerequisites.
ART 341 — Photography III – rewrite description; maximum 12 credits.
ART 343 — Photo Mixed Media – rename Photo Alternative Processes; modify description.
ART 344 — Graphic Design – omit recommended courses; ART 244 is prerequisite.
ART 349 — Comic Books and Picture Books – delete prerequisites and recommended courses.
ART 350 — Digital Print Studio – delete prerequisites.
ART 351 — Digital Interactive Studio- delete recommended courses; DMF 201, 201L are prerequisites.
ART 352 — Digital Animation Studio – omit ART 133 prerequisite.
ART 353 — Digital 3D Modeling and Lighting Studio – omit ART 133 prerequisite.
ART 354 — Digital 3D Animation Studio – omit ART 133 prerequisite.
ART 390 — Intermediate Drawing and Painting Studio – add ART 380 to prerequisite choices.
ART 444 — Graphic Design II – omit recommended courses; ART 344 is prerequisite.
ART 450/550 — Special Projects in Digital Media – change prerequisite to ART 350.
ARTH 205 — History of Art: Renaissance through Baroque – delete prerequisite.
ARTH 206 — History of Art: Eighteenth Century to Contemporary – delete prerequisite and recommended course.
ARTH 311 — Art and Music of the Twentieth Century to Present – omit recommended courses.
ARTH 344 — Art, Culture, and Politics – omit recommended courses; approved for Synthesis/Integration.
ARTH 345 — Activist Art – rename Activist Artists and Work in the Community; omit recommended courses.
ARTH 360 — History of American Art – omit recommended courses; add prerequisite: Completion of all lower division University Studies requirements; approved for University Studies (Integration).
DMF 201 — Digital Media Foundations I – minor description change.

Deleted Courses
AM 233 — Introduction to Multimedia
AM 250 — Digital Photography
AM 309 — Practicum
AM 334 — Design for Multimedia
AM 335 — Digital Video
AM 336 — Multimedia Authoring
AM 337 — Web Authoring
AM 338 — Web Interface Design, Graphics, and Animation
AM 339 — Audio for Multimedia
AM 399 — Special Studies
AM 407/507 — Selected Topics in Multimedia Seminar
AM 409/509 — Practicum in Multimedia
ART 342 — Color Photography

Changes to major
Requirements for major:

  • Add new #4: Successfully complete a mid-program review prior to enrolling in upper division department courses. [renumber remaining requirements]
  • 3.0 GPA (for major coursework) is for BA/BS students; BFA students must maintain 3.25 GPA in major coursework.

Add requirement for Mid-Program review (for all majors)

BFA Degree in Art: completely revise information about BFA; provide more information about prerequisites and requirements

Studio Art option:

  • Upper Division (BA/BS): add ART 300 to requirements.
  • Upper division (BFA): add ART 300 to requirements.

Art History Option:

  • Upper division: add ARTH 300 to requirements

Changes to minor
Applied Multimedia minor: Discontinue this minor.

Photography minor:

  • Omit ART 342 from requirements; substitute ART 341
  • In Electives, replace ART 250 with DMF 201, 201L.

New Minor
Digital Art and Design:

  • 24 credits in approved courses
  • DMF 201 is prerequisite
  • 16-20 Art credits from list of courses from different categories; at least 12 credits must be upper division.
  • 4-8 credits of electives from choice of 4 courses.

 


BIOLOGY

New Courses
BI 383 — Our Microbial World, 4 credits
Intended for liberal arts students who wish to examine the influences that microorganisms have on our world. Covers the history of microbiology and basic characteristics of different types of microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi and protists. Explores the various roles that microbes play in shaping our environment, our society, and our health. Introduces scientific methods used in Microbiology related to microbial discovery and medicine. Does not fulfill biology major or minor requirements. Does not fulfill Microbiology course pre-requisite for health care professional schools. Approved for University Studies (Integration). Prerequisite: Completion of all lower division University Studies requirements.

Remove from suspension
BI 523 — Natural History of the Pacific Northwest, 3 credits
Ten-day natural history summer expedition. Includes camping and hiking trips to study the biotic and geologic processes in the landscape and the influence of humans on the land. Destinations change yearly and include the high deserts of SE Oregon, coastal forests and shores, and the Cascades and Klamath mountains. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

Modified Courses
BI 101 — General Biology: Cells – in addition to traditional lecture/lab delivery, course is offered as hybrid with online lecture and face-to-face lab, or online.
BI 231 — Human Anatomy and Physiology – add consent of instructor as alternative to 1-year of biol. science.
BI 382 — Biology and Society – in addition to traditional delivery, may be offered online.
BI 388 — Conservation of Natural Resources – delete prerequisites BI 101, 102 or BI 101, 103, or BI 211, 212.

Changes to major
Honors program: in #3, minimum GPA of 3.5 in all upper division biology courses and courses used to fulfill biology elective requirements.


CHEMISTRY

New Course
CH 102 — Forensic Chemistry , 4 credits (CIP 40.0599)
Examines the basic chemical principles as applied to criminalistics. Topics include chemical analysis of arson, explosives, and gunshot residues, toxicology, serology, trace evidence, and fingerprint development. Three hours lecture, 2 hours lab. Prerequisite: CH 100. Corequisite: CH 102L. Approved for University Studies (Explorations).

Modified Course
CH 464 — Forensic Toxicology and Arson/Explosives Detection – rename Analysis of Physical Evidence; rewrite description.


COMMUNICATION

Modified Course
COMM 460D — Technology, Communication, and Culture – modify description; prereqs COMM 300, DMF 201/201L, 202/202L; approved for University Studies (Integration). [formerly offered as COMM 460 Communication, Culture and Technology]

Changes to major
Human Communication option: in electives, add COMM 370 to course choices.
Convergent Media option: in News-Editorial, increase credits for JRN 409 and 410 to 4 credits each; decrease JRN 377 credits to 2 credits.


COMPUTER SCIENCE

Modified Courses
CS 295 — Web Development II – change prerequisites to CS 200 and 210.
CS 380 — Visual Basic – change prerequisites to CS 200 or 257.

Suspended Courses
CS 226 — An Introduction to UNIX
CS 345 — End User Computing

Changes to major
Requirements for the Major:

  • In #2, Web Development I/II courses are no longer alternatives to Computer Science I/II.
  • Computer Science courses: CMM and CIS majors cannot substitute other CS courses for CS 200 and 257.

Computer Science and Multimedia concentration:

  • Revise concentration; required courses include 12 credits (DMF 201, 202, and CS 210). Choose 12 credits from list of courses; substitute ART 144 for ART 250; other choices are the same.

Graduate Program:

  • For prerequisites to enter program, students must earn a B or better in the three prerequisite courses listed.

 


CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Modified Courses
CCJ 298 — Orientation to Criminology and Criminal Justice Online Courses – prerequisite for all online CCJ courses.
CCJ 309 — Research Methods in Criminology/Criminal Justice – add CCJ 300 as prerequisite.
CCJ 321 — Criminal Investigation – add CCJ 241 as prerequisite.
CCJ 451/551 — Criminal Justice Leadership – rewrite description; change prerequisites to CCJ 230 or 231, CCJ 241.

Changes to major

  • Electives: add CCJ 399 (Special Studies)
  • In Forensics emphasis, add CCJ 298 to lower division courses.
  • In Online Degree Completion Program, add CCJ 298 to lower division courses.

 


DIGITAL MEDIA FOUNDATIONS

New Course
DMF 203 — Digital Media Foundations III, 2 credits
Focuses on the development and applications of web-based media, including Web site design, Flash animation, as well as the integration of other media such as digital photography, art, video, and audio for the Web. Serves as a prerequisite or recommended course for several upper division courses in art, photojournalism, and video production. Corequisite: DMF 203L.

DMF 203L — Digital Media Foundations III Lab, 2 credits
Develop web-based media skills through hands-on learning. Projects include Web site design, Flash animation, multimedia design, streaming video and audio, and digital story boarding. Serves as a prerequisite or recommended course for several upper division courses in art, photojournalism, and video production. Corequisite: DMF 203.

Modified Course
DMF 201 — Digital Media Foundations I – minor description change.


ENGINEERING

Changes to program

  • Rename Pre-Engineering Program
  • Add information about options for pre-engineering students, including transfer to other professional engineering programs, or the SOU Physics-Engineering Dual Degree option, or the Applied Physics or Materials Science degree option at SOU.
  • Include list of typical pre-engineering courses.

 


ENGLISH AND WRITING

Modified Courses
ENG 201, 202 — Shakespeare – modify description; add cross-listing with SHS 201, 202.
ENG 400 — Capstone I – modify description.
ENG 401 — Capstone II – modify description.
ENG 436/536 — Studies in Shakespeare – modify description. Change prerequisites to upper division course eligibility in English or Theatre Arts, minor in Shakespeare Studies, or consent of the instructor. (No longer limited to English and Writing majors and minors, theatre arts majors, or Shakespeare Studies minors.) Add cross-listing with SHS 436/536.
ENG 491/591 — History of the English Language – approved for University Studies (Integration).
WR 230 — Introduction to Rhetoric – rename Public Reasoning: Introduction to Rhetoric; approved for University Studies (Explorations).
WR 400 — Capstone I – modify description.
WR 401 — Capstone II – modify description.
WR 420/520 — West Wind Review – rename Beyond the Workshop; modify description; change prerequisites to at least two 300-level Creative Writing courses and one 400-level course.

Note: for upper division writing courses, add WR 230 as prerequisite for upper division fiction writing, poetry writing, and creative non-fiction writing courses.

Changes to major
Prerequisites for major: increase to 12-16 credits by increasing lower division literature and/or lower division creative writing to 8-12 credits. Add WR 230 to requirements for creative writing program.

Creative Writing option:

  • Omit Two 300-level creative writing courses; substitute WR 330, 341, 350 (12 credits)
  • Update course title for WR 420; reduce total credits to 4 and specify two consecutive quarters in same academic year.
  • Omit WR 409

English Education option:

  • For Capstone, omit WR 400, 401.

Changes to minor

Creative Writing minor:

  • Add to course choices: WR 230, 350, 460.

English Education minor:

  • The 8 credits of literature courses must be 300-level (not 200-level)
  • For 12 remaining credits, at least 4 credits must be upper division. Add WR 295 or 395, and WR 230 to course choices; omit ENG 399.

Professional Writing minor:

  • Add WR 395 as alternative to ENG 492.
  • Add WR 460 to course choices.

 


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Newly cross-listed courses
ES 440/540 — Planning Issues, 4 credits
Provides opportunities for in depth exploration of contemporary land use planning issues. Students gain insight into the planning philosophies underlying the issues and the technical aspects of planning through participation in community planning efforts, e.g. mapping, surveys, and inventories, underway in the Rogue Valley. May be repeated once with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: GEOG 350 or GEOG 439. Approved for University Studies (Integration).


FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

New Courses
CHN 101, 102, 103 — Beginning Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I, II, III (4 credits each)
Introduction to the Mandarin Chinese language. All four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be stressed, with specific emphasis on speaking skills. Students will also begin the study of Chinese characters. The relationship between language and culture will be stressed throughout.

CHN 199 — Special Studies, 1-4 credits

CHN 201, 202, 203 — Intermediate Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture I, II, III (4 credits each)
Enables students to reach at least intermediate low language proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and to study Chinese culture. Continues the study of Chinese characters started in Beginning Mandarin Chinese. Students communicate in Chinese on topics ranging from everyday life, family, and work to political, economic, and social questions affecting culture. Materials include a variety of cultural texts, and various media resources. Closed to native speakers of Chinese. Prerequisites: CHN 101, 102, 103.

CHN 209 — Practicum, 1-4 credits

CHN 299 — Special Studies, 1-4 credits

FR 320 — Francophone Cultures of the World, 4 credits
Explores non-European French-speaking cultures of the world through literature and film. Emphasizes francophone cultures of Africa, the Caribbean, and Canada, with some discussion of French-speaking cultures of Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Uses film, short stories, poetry, and cultural readings to explore the diversity of the francophone world. Taught in English, but some readings and student writing will be in French. Not open to students who have completed FR 220. Prerequisite: FR 203 of consent of instructor.

FR 510 — Advanced French Conversation, 1 credit
Designed to improve French conversational skills. Students will learn about and discuss a wide variety of current topics, including historical influences on contemporary culture; art and media; and societal, religion and political institutions. This course may be taken for repeat credit. Up to 3 credits may be applied to degree requirements.

FR 516 — Topics in French Language Pedagogy, 3 credits
Designed as a teaching praxis companion course to other courses on French language, culture, and literature, this course addresses issues of how to teach newly acquired subject matter from the corresponding courses in the foreign language classroom. Must be repeated for credit with each of the foreign language/culture courses.

FR 532 — Communicative Grammar, 3 credits
Addresses problem areas of French grammar as they pertain to English speakers with an intermediate to advanced level of French proficiency. Contextualizes grammar through a focus on authentic discourse and the communicative value of each grammatical function, as well as providing theoretical explanations and extensive practice.

FR 550 — Topics in French or Francophone Film, 3 credits
Offers an in-depth study of selected topics in French cinema, focusing on insights into cultures, history, or film production and practices in francophone countries. Topics may include masterpieces of film, film movements, film directors, women in cinema, cultural identity, post-colonialism, and other recent cultural topics. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

FR 581 — Topics in Theoretical and Applied French Linguistics, 3 credits
Explores selected topics in the four dimensions of language: phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. All activities conducted in French. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

FR 582 — Topics in Writing and Translation, 3 credits
Explores selected topics in the practical applications of linguistic principles through writing and translation. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

Modified Courses
FR 426/526 — Topics in French Literature – change from 4 credits to 3-4 credits. Change prerequisites to FR 301, 314, 315.
FR 427/527 — Noncontinental Francophone Literature – rename Topics in Francophone Literature; change credits from 4 credits to 3-4 credits. Change prerequisites to FR 301, 314, 315 and completion of all lower division University Studies Requirements.
FR 428/528 — Topics in French Culture – change from 4 credits to 3-4 credits. Delete FR 316 prerequisite.
FR 445/545 — Advanced French Grammar – change from 4 credits to 3-4 credits.
FR 460/560 — Translation – change from 4 credits to 3-4 credits; delete FR 316 prerequisite.

Changes to major
Requirements for the Major:

  • #3— omit this item (8 credits of interdisc. Language, lit, and culture credits) and renumber remaining.
  • increase Culture electives from 8 credits to 12-16 credits.
  • increase minimum GPA from 2.75 to 3.0 in language of specialization

French Language and Culture:
Interdisciplinary Culture Core

  • Change to 16 credits, at least 8 upper division
  • Students choose either FR 220 or 320, plus either ANTH 213, COMM 200, or COMM 201.
  • Students also choose two advisor-approved upper division courses in fields related to French. May be taken from FR 350/450 or FR 428 or other non-departmental courses if not used to satisfy other French major requirements.

Advanced Language and Culture Courses

  • Must include at least one literature course and at least one culture course
  • Add FR 330 to list of course choices

Advanced Culture Electives

  • This section (8 credits) is deleted

Spanish Language and Culture:

  1. Interdisciplinary Literature and Culture Core
    • Rename "Interdisciplinary Culture Core (Tracks A and B)"
    • Revise wording of requirements; instead of requiring SPAN 301 and ENG 300, students are required to take three advisor-approved courses in fields related to Spanish. Two courses must be upper division.
  2. Intermediate Language and Literature Core
    • Rename Language and Literature Core
    • Track B increases from 28 credits to 32 credits
    • Add to course choices: SPAN 301. Remove from course choices: SPAN 412. Omit footnotes.
  3. Culture Electives
    • Rename Language Electives (Track A 12 credits, Track B 20 credits)
    • Add to course choices: SPAN 421, 422, 481,482. Remove from course choices: SPAN 320.
  4. Advanced Language and Culture Courses
    • Rename Advanced Service Learning
    • Move current #6 (Advanced Service Learning) content to this section
  5. Advanced Literature and Culture Courses
    • Rename Capstone (same as current #7)
  6. Advanced Service learning: this content moved to other section
  7. Capstone: this content moved to other section.
  8. Renumber Interdisciplinary Concentrations #6

Changes to minor

French minor:

  • FR 203, 314, 315, 301 will be required. For the rest of the course list, students choose 8 credits from the list of courses.

Changes to graduate program
Master of Arts in Spanish Language Teaching: decrease credits accepted from other institutions from 9 credits to 6.

New Degree program
Master of Arts in French Language Teaching

  • Built on the model of the Master of Arts in Spanish Language Teaching; designed to be completed in three summers; complete 45
  • credits.
  • Offered through SOU Summer Language Institute for French teachers at the Université Catholique de l'Ouest in Angers, France
  • Curriculum includes 15 graduate credits of core courses in FL prefix, and 30 credits of Language and Culture credits from graduate-level FR courses.
  • Candidates must be currently teaching French at the middle school, high school, or community college level.

 


GEOGRAPHY

Modified Course
GEOG 440 — Planning Issues – add GEOG 540. Add to course description: "May be repeated once." Cross-list as ES 440/540.


HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

New Courses
OAL 199 — Special Studies, credits to be arranged (CIP 31.0101)

OAL 252 — Wilderness First Aid & CPR, 3 credits (CIP 31.0101)
Offers opportunities to develop and refine life-saving skills as they pertain to a wilderness environment. Students will receive a two-year Red Cross Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification.

OAL 290 — Challenge Course Facilitation, 2 credits (CIP 31.0101)
Includes the basics of challenge course facilitation, such as knots, belaying techniques, facilitation styles and industry best practices. Upon successful completion of the course and an 80% passing score on the written test, students can earn a "Level One Challenge Course Certification". This certification is now the industry standard for challenge course facilitators, is a requirement to work on many courses in the U.S. and abroad, and meets all certification standards laid out by the ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology). There is a special fee for this course.

OAL 309 — Practicum: Field Experience, 1-3 credits (repeatable for max 12 cr) (CIP 31.0101)
Integrates the components of a student's curriculum into a real-world working experience. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, a student-generated project, a practicum in an OAL setting, international travel, or any other approved activity. Provides a showcase in which the student can demonstrate education and experience gained during undergraduate work. Prerequisite: restricted to students pursuing OAL minor or concentration. Fee required for insurance.

OAL 399 — Special Studies, credits to be arranged (CIP 31.0101)

OAL 401/501 — Research, credits to be arranged (CIP 31.0101)

OAL 403/503 — Thesis, credits to be arranged (CIP 31.0101)

OAL 405/505 — Reading and Conference, credits to be arranged (CIP 31.0101

OAL 407/507 — Seminar, credits to be arranged (CIP 31.0101)

OAL 409 — Practicum: Field Experience, 1-15 credits (CIP 31.0101)
Integrates the components of a student's curriculum into a real world working experience. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, a student generated project, a practicum in an OAL setting, international travel, or any other approved activity. Provides a showcase in which the student can demonstrate education and experience gained during undergraduate work. Prerequisite: OAL 309; restricted to students pursuing OAL minor or concentration. Fee required for insurance.

OAL 410/510 — Special Topics, credits to be arranged (CIP 31.0101)

OAL 443 — Senior Capstone, 3 credits (CIP 31.0101)
Integrates the components of a student's curriculum into a culminating experience. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, a senior thesis or one of the following options with a supporting scholarly paper and an oral presentation to peers: a student-generated project, a practicum in an occupational setting, international travel, or other advisor-approved activity. Prerequisites: OAL 409, senior standing; restricted to students pursuing OAL minor or concentration. Fee required for insurance.

PE 192 — Ballet I, 2 credits
Introduces ballet movement vocabulary and creates a foundation for dance technique for many Western dance forms. Students learn and practice a basic barre of classical ballet exercises that build throughout the term; learn center floor work including port de bras, adagio, small jumps, large jumps, turns and short ballet combinations. Students learn a basic ballet movement vocabulary and can correctly identify twenty ballet steps they have practiced throughout the term. As a term project, students choreograph a one-minute ballet dance using material from the class OR write a 5-page paper on a dance-related topic they research during the term. Cross-listed as D 192.

PE 195 — Jazz I, 2 credits
Provides an introduction to solid dance technique, jazz dance vocabulary, proper dance alignment, and use of the core of the body to stabilize and control movement. Various styles of jazz will be used in combinations throughout the term with a foundation of LA style jazz inspired by the studios of Dupre, Joe Tremaine, Carleton Johnson and Jaime Rogers. Cross-listed as D 195.

PE 293 — Ballet II, 1 credit
Builds on the basics learned in a first year of Ballet, with variations and a brisker tempo for both the barre and the center work. Students work at a faster pace with a wider vocabulary for an hour and a half, once a week. Cross-listed as D 293.

PE 295 — Jazz II, 2 credits
Provides a continuation of the jazz dance vocabulary which begins in Jazz I. The foundation is still LA style jazz, as interpreted from the studios of Dupre, Joe Tremaine, Carleton Johnson and Jaime Rogers. Cross-listed as D 295.

Modified Courses
HE 455/555 — Work-Site Health Promotion – minor description change.
PE 291 — Lifeguard Training – renumber PE 297 and rename Aquatic Safety; rewrite description.
PE 292 — Water Safety Instructor Training – renumber PE 298 and rename Lifeguard Training; rewrite description, add PE 297 as prerequisite.
PE 412/512 — Evaluation for Health and Physical Education – rewrite description.
PE 470 — Environmental Physiology – add PE 570 component.
PE 473/573 — Physiology of Exercise – rewrite description.
OAL 370 — Therapeutic Recreation – rename Adventure-Based Therapy; rewrite description; not limited to Pacific Challenge course.
OAL 375 — Advanced Techniques in Outdoor Adventure Leadership – add OAL 275 to prerequisites.
OAL 425 — Program Evaluation – add OAL 525 component; fulfills statistics course for BS degree.

Changes to major
Outdoor Adventure Leadership concentration:

  • Increase total credits to 68-71 credits
  • Required lower division and prerequisite course: omit PE 394 and reduce credits to 25
  • Activity courses: Land – reduce from four courses to three courses; add Rock Climbing III to course choices, and two levels of Mountaineering
  • Activity courses: Water – reduce from four courses to three courses
  • Upper Division courses: for Practicum in Outdoor Adventure Leadership, change to OAL 309, 409.
  • For Senior Capstone: change to OAL 443.
  • In Other Recommended Courses, update course title for OAL 370.

 


HISTORY

Modified Course
HST 451, 452, 453 — United States Foreign Relations – eliminate HST 451 and reduce sequence to two terms; HST 452 renamed United States Foreign Relations through 1920; modify description. HST 453 renamed United States Foreign Relations 1920-Present; modify description

Suspended Course
HST 451 — United States Foreign Relations [retain HST 452, 453]


INTERNATONAL STUDIES

Suspended Courses
IS 360 — Global Issues in Politics, Population, Development, and the Environment [retain GEOG 360]

Changes to major
Requirements for the Major: adjust credits as follows: Required Core courses increase from 20 to 36 credits; International Political Economy courses decrease from 16 to 12 credits; Regional and country Studies courses decrease from 16 to 12 credits.
Core Courses:

  • ANTH 213 is required, instead of being alternative to IS 250
  • Add GEOG 107 or 108, EC 201, and EC202 to required core
  • Omit IS/GEOG 360 as alternative to IS 350
  • Research Methods: List Environmental Data Analysis as ES/GEOG 386

Language:

  • In #4, specify that the examination is for third year equivalency

Upper Division Requirements:

  • Adjust credits from 16 credits each to 12 credits each for International Political Economy and Regional and country Studies. No more than 8 credits may be taken in one disciplinary prefix overall in these two u.d. categories.

International Political Economy:

  • Update course list for titles, current offerings

Changes to minor
International Studies minor:

  • Add GEOG 107 or 108 to required courses; omit IS/GEOG 360 as alternative to IS 350. Increase required courses from 12 to 16 credits
  • Electives: decrease credits from 20 to 12 credits, from two disciplinary prefixes

 


LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND PHILOSOPHY

Add to minors list: minor in Rhetoric and Reason.

New minor
Rhetoric and Reason

  • 12 credits from WR 230, PHL 301, COMM 343
  • 12 credits from list of approved electives from PHL, COMM, WR, SOC, and BI prefixes

 


MATHEMATICS

Modified Courses
MTH 111 — Precalculus I: College Algebra – modify description
MTH 253 — Calculus III – modify description.
MTH 281 — Calculus IV – modify description; change prerequisite to MTH 253.

Changes to major
Requirements for the Major, Upper Division sequences:

  • In #5, change to MTH 321 and either (a) any one topic from MTH 421 or (b) any two topics from MTH 481.
  • Mathematics Honors Program: remove MTH 321 requirement [now required of all majors]; students complete a second MTH 441 topic and either a second MTH 421 or 431 topic.

 


MILITARY SCIENCE

New Courses
MS 121 — Leadership and Personal Development, 1 credit
Provides an overview of leadership fundamentals and explores the competencies that are important for personal development. Explores essential leader knowledge areas such as direction setting, problem solving, effective writing, citizenship and the basics of Army service.

MS 122 — Introduction to Tactical Leadership, 1 credit
Provides an overview of military leadership fundamentals and an introduction to Army tactical leadership theory. Explores essential military leader knowledge areas such as warrior ethos, fitness, tactical skills, Army values and influencing others to accomplish missions.

MS 123 — Tactics and Techniques, 1 credit
Studies tactical actions through practical and interactive exercises. Examines the components of an infantry fire team and squad. Students learn how to conduct tactical movement techniques and discuss small unit responses. Also familiarizes students with US Geological Survey map symbols and colors. Students learn the theory of magnetic and grid direction finding.

MS 221 — Innovative Team Leadership, 2 credits
Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics. Studies the two historical leadership theories that form the Army Leadership Requirements Model (trait and behavioral theories). Students learn the steps to improving communication and techniques for active listening.

MS 222 — Foundations of Tactical Leadership, 2 credits
Explores leading tactical teams in a complex contemporary operating environment. Students develop self-awareness through assessing their own leadership style using the situational leadership model. Includes practical exercises in communication and team building. Case studies provide insight into the importance and practice of teamwork.

MS 223 — Map Reading and Land Navigation, 2 credits [revised from MS 211]
Students learn how to use marginal information and symbols on a US Geological Survey map. Teaches the colors of the map, use of contour lines, terrain features and how to determine grid coordinates. Students learn to navigate with a compass and map. Includes two land navigation exercises conducted outside normal course hours.

MS 321 — Adaptive Team Leadership, 3 credits
Challenges students to study, practice and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with the demands of preparing for the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Focuses on leading small-unit tactical operations. Includes study and application of composite risk management. Students receive systematic feedback on leadership values, skills and actions. Prerequisite: MS 221 and MS 222 or approval by instructor. Corequisite: MS 191.

MS 322 — Tactical Principles and Army Operations, 3 credits
Provides training and exercises in Troop Leading Procedures and Combat Orders in preparation for the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) summer internship. Provides an application of squad tactics in offensive and defensive operations. Students learn to receive and give formal performance evaluations using leadership traits and dimensions. Includes instruction in planning and delivering Army physical training. Prerequisite: MS 321 or approval by instructor. Corequisite: MS 191.

MS 323 — Applied Leadership, 3 credits
Teaches students to exercise leadership in changing and challenging environments as they prepare for the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) summer internship. Employs increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading tactical operations. Reviews aspects of combat, peace-keeping and garrison operations. Includes studies in advanced terrain analysis, route selection and map reading. Prerequisite: MS 322 or approval by instructor. Corequisite: MS 191.

MS 421 — Adaptive Leadership 1, 3 credits
Develops proficiency in planning, executing and assessing complex military operations. Students learn how to function as a professional officer in platoon leader roles. Presents students with situational training opportunities to make ethical decisions, assess risks and provide mentoring to subordinate ROTC students. Prerequisite: MS 323 or approval by instructor. Corequisite: MS 191.

MS 422 — Adaptive Leadership 2, 3 credits
Teaches proficiency in understanding, following and enforcing Army policies and procedures. Students examine customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war and rules of engagement in a contemporary operating environment. Explores aspects of interacting with nongovernmental organizations, civilians on the battlefield and host nation representatives. Prerequisite:MS 421 or approval by instructor. Corequisite: MS 191.

MS 423 — Adaptive Leadership 3, 3 credits
Prepares the future officer for their first unit of assignment. Uses case studies, scenarios and exercises to prepare students to face the complex ethical and practical demands of leading as commissioned officers in the United States Army. Prerequisite: MS 422 or approval by instructor. Corequisite: MS 191.

Modified Courses
MS 211 — Land Navigation – change to MS 223, Map Reading and Land Navigation; modify description (see new courses)

Deleted Courses
MS 111 — Adventure Training I
MS 112 — Role of the Army
MS 113 — Adventure Training II
MS 211 — Land Navigation
MS 212 — Leadership and Management
MS 213 — Basic Military Skills
MS 311 — Military Leadership
MS 312 — Military Law and Administration
MS 313 — Small Unit Tactics
MS 411 — Army Training Management
MS 412 — Military Justice System
MS 413 — Personal Affairs and Career Development
MS 419 — Practical Field Experience

Changes to minor
Replace previous 33-credit minor of all military science courses with 34-credit minor incorporating courses from other disciplines.

  • 6 credits from 100-level military science courses and military conditioning (PE 180) courses
  • 6 credits from 200-level military science courses, and 8 credits from selected PS, CCJ, HST, PHL, COMM, ED, and PSY courses
  • 6 credits from MS 300-level and 400-level courses, plus 8 credits from selected IS, GEOG, HST, PS, CCJ, and MS courses.

Other program changes
Add ROTC program information to military science program (the minor can be obtained without ROTC affiliation). (ROTC program has been approved by Faculty Senate.)


MUSIC-BUSINESS

 

  • In Business requirements, omit upper division business elective; substitute BA 427.

 


PERFORMING ARTS: Music

Modified Course
MUS 311 — Art and Music of the Twentieth Century to the Present – omit recommended courses from description.

New Minor
Music Theatre Minor: 28 credits taken from courses in Music and Theatre Arts. Requirements include MUP 170 or MUP 190, TA 247 or 270, TA 257, 357, D 192 and 195, TA 358, 359.


PERFORMING ARTS: Theatre Arts

New Courses
SHS 201, 202 — Shakespeare [newly cross-listed with ENG/TA 201, 202], 4 credits
Offers a study of a representative selection of comedies and histories (201) and tragedies and romances (202). Involves a critical examination of the plays from texts and productions. Attendance at one or more live performances may be required. (Cross-listed with ENG 201, 202 and TA 201, 202.)

SHS 401/501 — Research
Credit to be arranged

SHS 436/536 — Studies in Shakespeare [newly cross-listed with ENG/TA 436/536], 4 credits
Offers an intensive study of a limited number of Shakespearean plays within their social, political, intellectual and performance contexts. Plays may be chosen to correlate with Oregon Shakespeare Festival offerings and/or other specific topics. Repeat credit is allowed for different topics. Attendance at one or more live performances may be required. Prerequisite: upper-division course eligibility in English or Theatre Arts, minor in Shakespeare Studies, or consent of the instructor. (Cross-listed with ENG 436/536 and TA 436/536.)

SHS 438/538 — Summer Shakespeare Intensive, 4 credits
Offers an intensive study of the current season's Shakespearean plays performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), both as works of dramatic literature and plays in performance. Attendance at OSF Shakespearean productions required.

TA 246 — Introduction to Acting, 4 credits
An introductory course that focuses on the craft of acting through monologue and scene work. Introduces aspects of actor training and explores traditional acting techniques including Stanislavski-based techniques, and movement, vocal, and improvisational techniques.

TA 329 — Performance Styles in American Film: 1950s to the 1980s, 4 credits (CIP 50.0601)
Analysis of iconic film performers (Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, James Dean and Sidney Poitier, among others), their working methods and techniques and what their enduring appeal in films reveals about the American psyche. Intensive reading and discussion, screening of select films. Prerequisite: upper division standing.

Bring back from suspension
D 192 — Dance Lab I (rename Ballet I, and cross-list as PE 192). New description
D 192 — Ballet I, 2 credits
Introduces ballet movement vocabulary and creates a foundation for dance technique for many Western dance forms. Students learn and practice a basic barre of classical ballet exercises that build throughout the term; learn center floor work including port de bras, adagio, small jumps, large jumps, turns and short ballet combinations. Students learn a basic ballet movement vocabulary and can correctly identify twenty ballet steps they have practiced throughout the term. As a term project, students choreograph a one-minute ballet dance using material from the class OR write a 5-page paper on a dance-related topic they research during the term. Cross-listed as PE 192.

D 195 — Jazz I, 2 credits
Provides an introduction to solid dance technique, jazz dance vocabulary, proper dance alignment, and use of the core of the body to stabilize and control movement. Various styles of jazz will be used in combinations throughout the term with a foundation of LA style jazz inspired by the studios of Dupre, Joe Tremaine, Carleton Johnson and Jaime Rogers. Cross-listed as PE 195.

D 293 — Ballet II, 1 credit
Builds on the basics learned in a first year of Ballet, with variations and a brisker tempo for both the barre and the center work. Students work at a faster pace with a wider vocabulary for an hour and a half, once a week. Cross-listed as PE 293.

D 295 — Jazz II, 2 credits
Provides a continuation of the jazz dance vocabulary which begins in Jazz I. The foundation is still LA style jazz, as interpreted from the studios of Dupre, Joe Tremaine, Carleton Johnson and Jaime Rogers. Cross-listed as PE 295.

Modified Courses
TA 166 — Theatre Foundations – prerequisite: Theatre pre-major or major status.
TA 167 — Script Analysis – prerequisite: theatre pre-major or major status.
TA 169 — Elements of Design – prerequisite: theatre pre-major or major status.
TA 201, 202 — Shakespeare – revise course description; add cross-listing with SHS 201, 202.
TA 243 — Scene Design II, Techniques – correct TA 141 prerequisite to TA 143.
TA 342 — Sound Engineering – add "or instructor consent" to prerequisite.
TA 343 — Scene Painting – add prerequisites of TA 166, 167, and 169.
TA 344 — Drafting for Theatre – add prerequisites of TA 166, 167, and 169.
TA 357 — Musical Theatre Workshop – separate into TA 357A (Musical Theatre Workshop I) and TA 357B (Musical Theatre Workshop II), 3 credits each. Revise course description to reflect sequential content. Prerequisite for TA 357B: TA 357A taken in the same academic year.
TA 434/534 — Theatre Business Management – add prerequisites of TA 166, 167, and 169.
TA 436/536 — Studies in Shakespeare – minor description change; add prerequisites of upper-division course eligibility in English or Theatre Arts, minor in Shakespeare Studies, or consent of the instructor. Add cross-listing with SHS 436/536.
TA 444 — Theatre Technology – rename Advanced Stagecraft.
TA 459/559 — Forms and Meaning of Drama – change prerequisite to theatre major and junior standing.
TA 466/566 — Drama in Western Culture – change prerequisite to theatre major and senior standing.

Note: remove blanket prerequisite listing of "USEM 101, 102, 103; TA 144, 146, 166, 167, 168, 245, and 247 or 270 as prerequisites to all upper division classes except TA 357, 358, 455, 457, and 458."

New Minor
Music Theatre Minor: 28 credits taken from courses in Music and Theatre Arts. Requirements include MUP 170 or MUP 190, TA 247 or 246, TA 257, 357, D 192 and 195, TA 358, 359.


PHILOSOPHY

Add to Minors list: Rhetoric and Reason


PHYSICS

New Course
PH 110 — Observational Astronomy, 3 credits
Introduction to fundamental concepts and methods of observational astronomy. Material emphasizes celestial coordinates, reading star maps, locating celestial objects and applying basic laws of planetary motion. Includes laboratory exercises and self-guided night-sky observations. Approved for University Studies (Explorations).

Changes to major
Core Requirements

  • For Computer Methods, remove CH 371 course option
  • Problem Solving in the Sciences (PH 220: add footnote that PH 220-223 is not an option for pre-engineering students

Applied Physics Option: add ENGR 375, 475, and PH 475 to requirements.
Materials Science Option: remove PH 434 from requirements.


POLITICAL SCIENCE

Modified Course
PS 202 — Law, Politics, and the Constitution – modify description.
PS 355 — Global Politics – minor description change.
PS 428/528 — Public Policy and the Environment – renumber PS 328 [suspend PS 528]; modify description.
PS 451, 452, 453 — United States Foreign Relations - – eliminate PS 451 and reduce sequence to two terms; PS 452 renamed United States Foreign Relations through 1920; modify description. PS 453 renamed United States Foreign Relations 1920-Present; modify description

Suspended Course
PS 451 — United States Foreign Relations [retain PS 452, 453]
PS 528 — Public Policy and the Environment [course renumbered PS 328]


PSYCHOLOGY

Modified Courses
PSY 498, 499 — Psychology Capstone Project – rename Psychology Capstone. Minor description change; PSY 498 is a prerequisite to PSY 499.
PSY 504 — Individual counseling Practicum – change prefix to COUN; adjust psychology courses referenced within description from PSY to COUN.
PSY 506 — Group Counseling Practicum – change prefix to COUN; adjust prerequisite and corequisite courses referenced in description to COUN.
PSY 510 — Internship – change prefix to COUN; adjust prerequisite course prefix to COUN.
PSY 530 — Program Evaluation – change prerequisite to PSY/COUN 542.
PSY 531 — Community Psychology – change prefix to COUN; rename Community Counseling.
PSY 542 — Applied Research Design – Separate into PSY 542 and COUN 542. Modify descriptions for both versions.
PSY 573 — Mental Health Profession – change to COUN 573; change PSY 571 prerequisite to COUN 571.
PSY 576 — Family and Couples Counseling – change to COUN 576; change PSY 571 prerequisite to COUN 571
PSY 581 — Ethics and Roles in the counseling Profession – update course description; change prefix to COUN.

The following graduate courses will change from PSY prefix to COUN prefix: 502, 504, 506, 510, 521, 525, 531, 542, 549, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, 576, 577, 581, 583, 584, 585, 586, 599.

Changes to major
In degrees list, list BA/BS in Social Science with a concentration in human service (psychology as primary area and sociology as secondary area).

Psychology Degree Completion Program:

  • Delete "on weekends" from note on class availability
  • Add BI 211 (Principles of Biology) as alternative to BI 101 (General Biology)
  • Increase minimum psychology credits to 57 credits, 36 of which must be upper division
  • Decrease core curriculum from 24 credits to 20 credits
  • All courses taken to fulfill credit requirements must have a PSY prefix or be approved for psychology credit by the Psychology Department.
  • All psychology required courses (except PSY 201, 202, and the multicultural/diversity courses) must be taken for a letter grade.
  • Complete Psychology electives (16 credits, of which 12 must be upper division). Transfer courses in the same content area that are equivalent to SOU offerings may not be used to fulfill both core and elective areas.
  • Add PSY 229 and 497 to list of courses for writing, critical thinking and research competencies.

Human Service Degree Completion Program:

  • Delete "on weekends" from note on class availability.
  • In Requirements #3, increase core curriculum credits to 49.
  • In Requirements #6, add PSY 497 to writing and research courses.
  • Add #7: a minimum grade of C- for all courses counted toward the human service major and for MTH 243.

Master in Mental Health Counseling:

  • Update PSY course prefixes to COUN

 


SOCIAL SCIENCES, POLICY, AND CULTURE

New Course
SSPC 241 — Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences, 4 credits
Uses statistical techniques to explore data and trends unique to the Social Sciences. Topics include describing the distribution of data graphically and numerically, standard scores, normal distribution, sampling distributions, tests of significance and confidence intervals. Examples and course exercises are drawn from data in the social sciences. Uses SPSS to display and analyze data. Prerequisite: MTH 95 or appropriate placement level. Cross-listed as SOC 241.


SOCIOLOGY

New Courses
SOC 241 — Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences, 4 credits
Uses statistical techniques to explore data and trends unique to the Social Sciences. Topics include describing the distribution of data graphically and numerically, standard scores, normal distribution, sampling distributions, tests of significance and confidence intervals. Examples and course exercises are drawn from data in the social sciences. Uses SPSS to display and analyze data. Prerequisite: MTH 95 or appropriate placement level. Cross-listed as SSPC 241.

Modified Courses
SOC 333 — Global Culture and Media – rename Global Culture, Media, and Politics; add tag for Integration.
SOC 340 — Sociology of Gender Roles – rename Sociology of Gender
SOC 347 — Sociology of Islam – rename Religion and Politics in the Middle East; modify description
SOC 343 — Gender and the Body – change cross-listing to GSWS 343.
SOC 420 — Environmental Sociology – add SOC 520 component.
SOC 434 — Social Inequality – renumber SOC 372; delete SOC 370 prerequisite.
SOC 444 — Organizational Sociology – add SOC 544 component.
SOC 461 — Sociology of Religion – rename Creating and Negating God; modify description; change prerequisites to SOC 204 and 4 credits of u.d. sociology or instructor consent.

Changes to major
In upper division electives:

  • Add SOC 241 to course choices
  • Update course titles for SOC 347 and 461; update course number for Social Inequality to SOC 372.

 


WOMEN'S STUDIES

Change name of program to "Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies" and change course prefix from WS to "GSWS". Adjust wording and courses as needed to reflect these changes.

Modified Courses
WS 201 — Introduction to Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies – change to GSWS 201; modify description.
WS 343 — Gender and the Body – change to GSWS 343. Adjust prereq option from WS 201 to GSWS 201.
WS 410 — Feminist Theory in Action – change to GSWS 410; modify description.
WS 417 — Sexual Politics in U.S. History – change to GSWS 417; modify description.

Other prefix changes: change prefix from WS to GSWS for WS 301, 302, 399, 401, 405/505, 407, 501.

Suspended Course
WS 418 — Intimate Violence Victim Advocacy Skills

Changes to minor

  • Adjust course prefixes from WS to GSWS
  • Add to course choices: ENG 447 (The Decadent 1890s), ENG 448A (Major Figures in Literature: Toni Morrison), SOC 399 (Intro to Queer Studies), SOC 320 (Schools and Society)
  • Update course choices: ENG 455 (World Literature: Contemporary African or Chinese Literature and Film)
  • Delete from course choices: PSY 495, SOC 434, WS 407 (Cultural History of the Breast)

 


SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Modified Courses
BA 458/558 — Advanced Accounting Topics I – add prerequisites BA 352, 353.
BA 460A/560A — Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Management – add prerequisites BA 351, 352.
BA 465A/565A — CPA Review: Financial and Auditing – modify description.
BA 465B/565B — CPA Review: Business and Regulation – modify description; add prereqs BA 351, 352, 353.
BA 483 — Sustainable Organizational Leadership – omit prerequisites BA 131, 211.
BA 490/590 — Case Studies in Corporate Sustainability – omit prerequisites BA 131, 211.

Suspended Courses
BA 474/574 — Cyberlaw

Changes to Business Administration major

Discontinue degree option in Small Business Management.



Requirements for the major:

  • in #2, add BA 427 to upper division business core.
  • Omit #6 [Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements . . .] and renumber remaining requirements.

Hospitality and Tourism Management option:

  • Omit BA 428 and reduce credits from 32 to 28

Management option:

  • In Required Courses, delete BA 427 and substitute BA 475.
  • In Electives, omit BA 475 and reduce elective credits to 12 credits
  • In Electives, BA 407 (Seminar) topics must be approved by advisor.

Marketing option:

  • In Electives, decrease from 12 credits to 8 credits
  • In Electives, add BA 384 and BA 476 to course choices.

Changes to Bachelor in Applied Science in Management major

Upper Division business requirements:

  • Add BA 427 to requirements and increase from 40 credits to 44 credits

Upper Division electives:

  • Decrease credits from 16 to 12 credits.

BUSINESS-CHEMISTRY

 

  • Business requirements: omit upper division business elective; substitute BA 427.

BUSINESS-MATHEMATICS

 

  • Business requirements: omit upper division business elective; substitute BA 427.

BUSINESS-PHYSICS

 

  • Business requirements: omit upper division business elective; substitute BA 427.

 


SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

New Courses
ED 454/554 — Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood Education, 3 credits
Examines literature and research related to leadership, advocacy, and current topics influencing the early care and education of young children. Explores and critiques the rationale for multiple perspectives on controversial topics. Students develop and defend their own philosophy of working with young children related to their specific career goals and context. Integrates reflection and small group processes to promote personal strength and model effective leadership in a collaborative environment.

ED 536 — Teaching for Social Justice Across the Curriculum, 3 credits
Examines what it means and looks like to teach for social justice in different grade levels and subject areas. Explores a range of curricular, instructional strategies and other resources for empowering students to explore questions of equity, marginalization, and humanization within the classroom and to apply their academic learning to address those issues in both school and society.

Modified Courses
ED 443/543 — Foundations in Second Language Education – delete ED 443 component.
ED 444/544 — Strategies and Materials: Second Language Learner – delete ED 444 component.
ED 445/545 — First- and Second-Language Acquisition Development – delete ED 445 component.
ED 457/557 — Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment I, II – separate into ED 457A (Introduction to Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment) and ED 457B (Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment); and ED 557A (Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment) and ED 557B (Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment); 3 credits each. Modify descriptions to reflect differences in the four courses. Prerequisite for ED 457B is completion of ED 457A with B or better. Prerequisite for ED 557A is admittance into the MAT program. Prerequisite for ED 557B is completion of ED 557A with a B- or better.
ED 460/560 — Diversity – modify description.
ED 463 — Reading and Language Arts Methods I, II – separate into ED 463A (Reading and Language Arts Methods A) and ED 463B (Reading and Language Arts Methods B), with separate course descriptions. ED 463A focuses on language development, and ED 463B focuses on literacy development.
ED 493/593 — Observation and Evaluation of Teaching – minor description change.
ED 495 — Reflective Inquiry/Professional Portfolio – minor description change.
ED 563 — Language and Literacy – modify description.
SPED 509A — September Practicum – rename Practicum: September Experience; modify description.
SPED 509B — Fall Practicum – rename Practicum: Fall Experience; modify description.

Changes to major
BA/BS in Early Childhood Development:

  • Lower division coursework is not limited to RCC
  • Complete lower division University Studies requirements before taking upper division courses.
  • In ECD upper division core courses, delete ED 346; add ED 407 (Whole Child Development).
  • Add list of online elective options.

BA/BS in Elementary Education:

  • Partnership with RCC expanded to other state and regional community colleges.
  • In Requirements for major, maintain a GPA of 2.75 prior to admission to the EE major, and achieve grades of C- or above in all required prerequisite courses taken for the EE major.
  • Once admitted to major, students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in all coursework for the major. Requirements are different in the junior and senior year for licensure and non-licensure students.
  • In Pre-license/Major Elective Options, decrease to 33 credits; add NAS 268, 368, and 399 (Nine Tribes of Oregon), as elective options. Update course titles for ED 251 and 252.

Master of Arts in Teaching :

  • In Admission Requirements, #2, for biological science and physical science, two courses must have labs.

Special Education Programs:

  • Decrease credits from 55 to 45.
  • Dual Endorsement Program: update course title for SPED 511.
  • Dual+Master's Program: delete ED 566; SPED 531L, 5332L, 533L, 534L, 535L, 536L, 538L, 539L from course list; add note that there may be associated labs for list of courses. Update course title for ED 519.
  • Stand-Alone Program: update course titles for SPED 509A, 509B. Electives require coordinator approval.

MA/MS in Education:

  • Admission requirements: in #4, add Miller Analogies Test (MAT), with a score equivalent to the mean for the major area of study in Education.

 


CERTIFICATES

Certificate in Applied Cultural Anthropology

  • In #4 (Policy-Related Topics), add ANTH 336 and ANTH 462 to course choices; omit SOC 337.

Certificate in Business Information Systems

  • An average GPA of 2.5 or higher must be maintained in all certificate courses.
  • In AIS electives, omit BA 407 and 474; add CS 346 to course choices.
  • In MIS electives, omit BA 407 and 474, add CS 346 and CS 310 to course choices.
  • Omit footnote on electives.

Certificate in Cultural Resource Management

  • In #3 (Policy Perspectives), other appropriate courses may be substituted with advisor permission.
  • In #4 (Practicum and Capstone), students are encouraged to take a summer archaeological field school, in consultation with major advisor.

Certificate in Interactive Marketing and E-Commerce

  • In core requirements, add DMF 201 as alternative to AM 233; add ART 350 as alternative to AM 337.
  • In electives, add ART 352 as alternative to AM 338; add ART 450 to course choices.

Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Accounting

  • Candidates must have an average GPA of 2.5 or higher for all courses required for the certificate.

Certificate in Sustainability Leadership

  • In Prerequisite Courses, omit BA 131 and 211; decrease prerequisites to 4 credits.
  • In Core courses, add ES 442 as alternative to ES 327.

SPECIAL STUDIES

ELS Language Centers
Program discontinued; change catalog information to new Intensive English Program (IEP).


GRADUATE STUDIES

Master of Business Administration

  • Separate into full-time program (offered weekday evenings at SOU Ashland campus; completed in one calendar year—4 quarters—beginning in Fall term.
  • Part-time (Saturday Cohort) remains taught at HEC on Saturdays, completed in 18-21 months.

Master in Management

New Course:
MM 503 — Thesis, 1 credit
Required for students who have not submitted the formal capstone report required to receive a passing grade in MM 598. Graded P/NP. May be taken up to three times.

Modified Courses:
MM 530A — Nonprofit Grantwriting and Government Relations – correct cross-listing to PS 430A.
MM 540 — Topics in Management – modify description.

Master of Science in Environmental Education

Modified Courses:
EE 593 — Practical Applications of Environmental Education – change to 1-4 credits.
EE 594 — Leadership in Environmental Education – change to 1-4 credits.
EE 595 — Teaching in Environmental Education – change to 1-4 credits.

Change in requirements:
For non-science courses, add COMM 548, GEOG 553, and GEOG 557 as examples of recommended courses.