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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Oct 31, 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, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.



 
Curricular Action Notice – History

 

1.      New Course: HST 2216 History of Non-Western Civilizations

 

Purpose and Nature of Course:  This is an introductory survey history course of Non-Western countries.

Prefix:  HST    Number: 2216   CIP:__________________

Course Title:  History of Non-Western Civilizations

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

                        His of Non-West Civ

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) _3__ Undergraduate                      

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

A survey history of Non-Western societies that explores the cultural and political developments of countries in Asia and Africa.

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

                applicable boxes.

__X___ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group  Humanities

__X___ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

__X___ Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement

__NA___ Satisfy a “Professional Course” for Block 6

 

 

2.      Course Change: HST 3301 History of Colonial America to 1763

 

Purpose and nature of change: _Remove course from moratorium; change course title

Old Course Title: _History of Colonial America to 1788_____________________

New Course Title: __History of Colonial America to 1763_________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

HIST OF COL AMERICA __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

A study of the colonial foundations of the American heritage from the earliest beginnings to the reorganization of the British imperial administration in the 1760s.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _HST 2201 or permission of

            instructor

List all programs that require this course.  Provide support from affected departments.  This course will qualify as a United States History elective for History majors.

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

_X____ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group __I-Humanities_______

_____ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

__X___ Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement

_____ Satisfy a “Professional Course” for Block 6

Provide Support for this request. This course has previously been offered as HST 3294, which has been approved as a General Education course.  A separate application will be submitted to the General Education Subcommittee and to WIG once this course has been approved.

 

 

3.      Course Change: HST 3302 History of the Early Republic (1789-1848)

 

Purpose and nature of change: _Remove course from moratorium; change course title

Old Course Title: _Constitution to Manifest Destiny (1789-1850) _____________________

New Course Title: __History of the Early Republic (1789-1848) _________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

US HIST 1789-1848__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course will provide a basis for understanding the development and expansion of the new nation.  Topics covered will include the rise of democracy, economic and social development, territorial expansion, and foreign affairs. 

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _HST 2201 or permission of

                instructor

List all programs that require this course.  Provide support from affected departments.  This course will qualify as a United States History elective for History majors.

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

                applicable boxes.

_X____ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group __I-Humanities_______

_____ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

__X___ Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement

_____ Satisfy a “Professional Course” for Block 6

Provide Support for this request.

The requirements and assignments for this course will address communication skills, analytical thinking, and critical thinking skills.

 

 

4.      Course Change: HST 3303 History of the American Revolution (1763-1789)

 

Purpose and nature of change: _Remove course from moratorium; change course title

Old Course Title: _Early American History to 1800 ____________________

New Course Title: __History of the American Revolution (1763-1789)

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

HIST OF AM REVOL __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

The primary purpose of this course is to explore the history of the American Revolution from the end of the French & Indian War in 1763 through the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1788.  Particular attention will be paid to the social, economic, and political aspects of the conflict.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _HST 2201 or permission of

                instructor

List all programs that require this course.  Provide support from affected departments.  This course will qualify as a United States History elective for History majors.

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

                applicable boxes.

_X____ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group __I-Humanities_______

_____ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

__X___ Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement

_____ Satisfy a “Professional Course” for Block 6

Provide Support for this request.

This course previously has been offered as HST 3294, which has been approved for General Education status.   Separate applications for General Education and Information Literacy status will be made to the appropriate subcommittees once the course has been approved.

 

 

5.      Course Change: HST 3303 History of the American Revolution (1763-1789)

 

Purpose and nature of change: __Change course requirements for History majors to reflect use as a capstone course

Old Course Title: ___History of Pennsylvania____

New Course Title: ___History of Pennsylvania______

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_HIST OF PENNSYLVANIA __ __

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

The founding and development of Pennsylvania, emphasizing the social, political, and economic characteristics of the Commonwealth and the diversity of its people.  This course will count as a capstone course for the History major.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _None

List all programs that require this course.  Provide support from affected departments.  History majors are required to complete either this course or HST 4496 (Senior Seminar).  BSE SSH majors are required to complete HST 4401.  These courses will be the capstone experience for the major, and History majors will be required to write 20-25 page research papers as part of the course requirements.

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

_____ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group _________

_____ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

__ ___ Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement

_____ Satisfy a “Professional Course” for Block 6

Provide Support for this request.  This course is currently approved for General Education credit.

 

 

6.      Course Change: HST 4496 Senior Seminar

 

Purpose and nature of change: __Change prerequisite for course to reflect expected preparation for course requirements_____________________________________________________________________

Old Course Title: ___Seminars on Selected Topics___________________________

New Course Title: ___Senior Seminar_______________________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_SENIOR SEMINAR __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

In-depth knowledge of historical methodology and research.  Significant historical problems are selected for oral discussion.  Topics will vary.  This course will count as a capstone course for the History major.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) _HST 3290 or written permission of instructor

List all programs that require this course.  Provide support from affected departments.  History majors are required to complete either this course or HST 4401 (History of Pennsylvania).  BSE SSH majors are required to complete HST 4401.  These courses will be the capstone experience for the major, and History majors will be required to write a major original research paper using primary sources and incorporating historiography as part of the course requirements.

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

_____ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group _________

_____ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

__X___ Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement

_____ Satisfy a “Professional Course” for Block 6

Provide Support for this request.  As one of two capstone courses for the History majors (students are only required to complete one of them), students will be required to prepare a major original research paper using primary sources and incorporating historiography.  They are also required to use the appropriate citation method for the discipline.

 

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