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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

February 1, 2002

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, x4521, hbiblehi@mnsfld.edu.

The department of Psychology has requested the following curricular changes:

 

#1 Action: Course Change: Change description for PSY 410 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Purpose: To make prerequisites congruent with current teaching practices and consistent with other courses in the department. To clarify course description and make it consistent with current teaching practices.

Course Description for Catalog: Surveys selected topics in industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology, including but not limited to measurement, regulatory environment, job analysis, recruitment, selection, and training. Emphasizes both scientific and practitioner issues regarding work behavior.

 

Action #2 Course Change: PSY Old Number: 412

Purpose and nature of change: To make prerequisites congruent with current teaching practices and consistent with other courses in the department.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course). Add prerequisite PSY 101 and upper division standing.

 

Action #3 Course Change: PSY 422 Psychology of Women

Purpose and nature of change: To make prerequisites congruent with current teaching practices and consistent with other courses in the department. To clarify course description and make it consistent with current teaching practices.

Course Description for Catalog: Designed to introduce students to the myriad factors influencing the development of girls and women in a variety of cultures and societies. Areas covered include feminist scholarship and research; gender socialization, women's biology and health; sexuality, relationships and family; and work, career, and power issues. Students taking the course for graduate credit (PSY 522) will be required to complete an independent research project.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) Add PSY 101.

 

Action#4 Course Change: PSY 430 Theories of Personalities

Purpose and Nature: Change prerequisites congruent with current teaching practices and consistent with other courses in the department.

Prerequisites: Add PSY 101 and upper division standing.

 

Action #5 Course Change: PSY Psychology of Law

Purpose and Nature: Change prerequisites congruent with current teaching practices and consistent with other courses in the department.

Prerequisites: Add PSY 101 and upper division standing.

 

Action #6 Course Change: PSY 460

Purpose and nature of change: To clarify course description and make it consistent with current teaching practices. To make prerequisites congruent with current teaching practices and consistent with other courses in the department

Course Description for Catalog: Emphasizes physiological aspects of behavior through knowledge of neurological structure and function.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) Change prerequisites from PSY 250 or equivalent and prior or concurrent course in experimental psychology to PSY 204 or 250 or permission of instructor.

 

#7 Action: Course Change: PSY 460L Physiological Psychology Lab

Purpose and Nature : To clarify course description and make it consistent with current teaching practices. To make prerequisites congruent with current teaching practices and consistent with other courses in the department. To identify co-requisites for clarification purposes.

Course Description for Catalog: Provides a working knowledge of research methodology and skills in psychological investigation. Students design and conduct research under instructor supervision.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course). Change prerequisites from PSY 250 or equivalent and prior or concurrent course in experimental psychology to PSY 204 or 250

 

Action #7 Course Change: PSY 462 Behavior Modification

Purpose and Nature: To clarify course description and make it consistent with current teaching practices.

Course Description for Catalog: Provides an introduction to a variety of techniques for altering behavior based on principles of learning.

 

Action #8 Course Change 490 Senior Seminar

Purpose and Nature : To clarify course description and make it consistent with current teaching practices.

Course Description for Catalog: In this course senior psychology majors explore their strengths and weaknesses and review the knowledge and skills they have acquired as a psychology major. Students are directed toward understanding how their skill sets and personal preferences may be successfully applied after completion of the B.S. degree (work or graduate school). Additionally, students submit a portfolio of their work while at Mansfield and to complete a research-based seminar paper.

 

Action #9 Course Change: PSY 491 Seminar in Human Resources

Purpose and nature of change: To clarify course description and make it consistent with current teaching practices. To make prerequisites congruent with current teaching practices and consistent with other courses in the department.

Course Description for Catalog: Examines a variety of issues in the field of human resource management (HRM). This is the Senior Seminar for the HRM emphasis and includes both HRM content material, comprehensive exams and completion of a portfolio. Heavy student participation is expected as well as learning to function in a leadership role.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) Change prerequisite from upper division status or permission of instructor and chairperson to upper division standing or permission of instructor.

 

 

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