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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


February 27, 2008

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, Premalatha Junius, G04C Belknap Hall, ext. 4588.

Curricular Action Notice: New Course Request, LS 1101 & GES request LS 1101
Department:     Academic & Human Development

1. Date: 1-15-08 Department: Academic and Human Development
2. Purpose and Nature of Course: To enhance and facilitate the exploration of career interests and choices
for students who have not yet discovered a college major and career direction.

3. Prefix: LS 1101 Number: CIP:
4. Course Title: Career Development
Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces
5. Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)
Credit(s) 1 Undergraduate
Credit(s) Graduate
For variable credits, list Minimum Credit ; Maximum Credits
6. Clock Hours: Lecture 1 Recitation Lab
Contract Hours: Lecture Recitation Lab
7. To repeat for additional credit (not repeat of previously earned grade), list maximum
hours of credit that may be earned over multiple Semesters semester hours.
8. Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
This course is designed to facilitate the exploration of career interests for students who are uncertain of their career direction, as it relates to a choice of college major. The course is also designed to help facilitate student self assessment of talent, skills, and interest. Each student will explore their academic strengths, individual personality traits and develop goals and objectives toward the declaration of an appropriate college major. Real life experiences and work histories will also be analyzed to help discover current and past values, interest(s), and goals.

9. Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) None
10. Co-requisites: (Courses which must be taken prior to or simultaneously with) None
13. New faculty resources needed? XYes No
14. Requested initial date of offering (Must meet new catalog deadline of March 1) Fall 2008
15. Estimated Frequency of Offering: Each semester
16. New Library Resources Needed? Yes X No If yes:
Signature of appropriate librarian indicating needs can be met:

17. New Technology Resources Needed? Yes X No, if yes:
Signature of Director of Information Technology indicating needs can be met:
18. New Equipment resources needed? Yes X No, if yes:
Describe Equipment:
Source of funding:
19. List 1 – 3 sample textbooks for this course:
1. Selecting a college major: Exploration and Decision making, 5th edition, Virginia Gordon, Susan Sears
2. How to choose a college major, Linda Andrews

20. Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.) None
21. Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit. Please check all
applicable boxes.
a. X Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group Wellness
b. Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement
c. Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement
d. Satisfy a “Professional Course” for Block 6
Provide support for this request.
Developing and clarifying an appropriate career direction is at the core of a healthy quality of college life through academic success, motivation, life planning and goal setting.




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