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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


March 27, 2006

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jannis Floyd, Retan Center 208-D, ext. 4795,

Curriculum Action Notice: Mathematics and Computer Information Science

1. Program Change Proposal - Associate of Science, Computer Information Technology

Currently students are required to take PHL 3230 Formal Logic. We propose that students be required to take PHL 3230 “Formal Logic” OR PHL 2200 “Critical Thinking”

Rationale for change:
AS.IFS students were previously required to take PHL 2230 “Introduction to Logic”. However the Philosophy program replaced PHL 2230 with two courses: PHL 3230 “Formal Logic” and PHL 2200 “Critical Thinking”. Consultations with our Philosophy faculty have indicated that either course would be appropriate for the program. Accordingly our AS.IFS students would benefit by being allowed to choose the course that better suits their individual interests.

Program Description for Catalog (if changed):
The catalog currently (erroneously) lists PHL 2230 as a required course. This course is no longer offered. The catalog should state that PHL 3230 “Formal Logic” OR PHL 2200 “Critical Thinking” is required.

Impact on other programs (if any):
Enrollment in the AS.IFS program is low. Consultations with our Philosophy faculty have indicated that there would be no significant enrollment impact on either of the involved PHL courses.

2. Course Change Request - CIS 4490 Networking II

Purpose and nature of change:
A new course was added (CIS 3390-Networking I) which is a more appropriate prerequisite than CIS3303 (formerly Computer Networks, now titled Web Site Design), so the existing prerequisite CIS 3303 for this course should be changed to CIS 3390. The other existing prerequisite-CIS 3330-is unaffected by this change.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) CIS 3390 and CIS 3330

The Program Change and Course Change Forms are available upon request


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