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Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Oct. 30th, 2009

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.

1.     NEW COURSE: BUS 4421: Supply Chain Management

Department: Business & Economics

Purpose and Nature of Course:

This course is to familiarize students with the discipline of supply chain management, which enables firms to better coordinate information and materials flows, and customer service activities relevant to purchasing, logistics, and operations processes that occur along a supply chain. The primary objective is to ensure that students can diagnose problems and recommend solutions pertinent to specific situations that occur in supply chains.

Prefix: BUS                                         Number: 4421

Course Title: Supply Chain Management

_SCM_ __

Credit(s) 3.0       Undergraduate                

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Topics include the relationships between profitability and customer service, customer satisfaction and productivity; management of incoming supplies and services; scheduling of workers, material, and jobs within a facility; storage and delivery of products and services to customers; managing service capacity and wait times, and finally discussions of internal and external customer service. The course is designed to examine a firm as a complete business, operating within an integrated network of external suppliers, internal suppliers, internal customers, and external customers.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course): students with the     standing of above 45 credits.

Courses to be eliminated:  (Course deletion form must be completed):

Prefix __MKT 4421___  _____

2.     COURSE DELETION: MKT 4421: Marketing Channels

Prefix: _____MKT_________                   Number: __4421___________

Rationale for deletion: ______Will be replace by BUS 4421____________________________

Course Title: ____Marketing Channels_______________________________

List all programs impacted by deletion of this course.  Signatures of chairs of affected departments.  __Marketing__

3.     COURSE CHANGE: PSY 4421 (Death & Dying) to PSY 2421

Purpose and nature of change:

Change course number on PSY 4421, Death and Dying, to PSY 2421

Rationale for Number Change: The course is of broad interest to students at all levels.  It meets both Global Awareness and Wellness designations in the General Education Program.  The only pre-requisite for the course is PSY 1101.  When the course was initiated, it was given 4xxx status so it could be cross-listed as a graduate course to serve students in the now-closed graduate program in Community-Clinical Psychology.   The course hasn’t been taught at the graduate level in nearly 10 years.  Experience has shown that the course is better suited to be offered at the lower-division level.  Course assignments and expectations for student work will match the level of the course.

Old Prefix: __PSY _________    Old Number: ___4421_______ Old CIP:_______________

New Prefix: _PSY__________  New Number: ___2421_________ New CIP:______________

[PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ONLY PROPOSED CHANGE IS THE COURSE LEVEL—THE CURRENT DESCRIPTION IS INCLUDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES]

PSY 4421 2241, Death and Dying

Catalogue description

Provides an overview of the psychological aspects of death and dying in our society. Topics include attitudes toward and preparation for death, the terminally ill patient, funeral rituals and burial, mourning and grief, and suicide and euthanasia. Classroom material is supplemented by the student’s self-exploration and writing on feelings, attitudes, and beliefs about death.

4.     PROGRAM CHANGE: PSYCHOLOGY

Department:

Psychology

2.

Rationale for change:  The current changes are a) to offer another option for completing the major and b) to make adjustments in the requirements for four of the concentrations within the major: 

  1. Experience has shown that a number of our students need a fourth option for completing the major:  two additional courses at the upper-division level.  This will provide a good option beyond the three we currently offer (internship, research apprenticeship, or independent study). 
  2. In the Fall of 2007 The Psychology Department did a major revision of the curriculum, adding three new concentration options to the two we already had.  The current changes are to refine requirements for four of the concentrations based on our experience over these 2 ½ years.

3.

Old Degree and Program Title (attach an old ER):

BS.PSY

 

New Degree and Program Title (attach a new ER):

BS.PSY

PROPOSED CHANGES:

a) To offer a fourth major core culminating option that students may complete in their final year in the major:  in addition to the current three options (independent study, internship or research apprenticeship) we will offer the option of two additional courses at the upper-division level. 

b) Make adjustments to the requirements for the following concentrations:

General Psychology Concentration:

  1. Require that 6 of 9 elective credits be at the upper-division level

Counseling Concentration:

  1. Add PSY 3310, Social Psychology, and PSY 3290, Lifespan Development, to the elective course list (“Choose two courses from the following:” )
  2. Remove PSY 4421, Death and Dying, from the same elective course list

Mind/Body Health Concentration:

  1. Add PSY 3310, Social Psychology, to the required courses
  2. Reduce elective credit hours from 6 to 3 (total semester hours for the concentration remain the same)

Lifespan Development Concentration:

  1. Add PSY 2421(4421)*, Death and Dying, and PSY 4422, Psychology of Women, to the elective course list (“Choose two courses from the following by advisement:” )
  2. Remove PSY 3300, Helping Skills, from the same elective course list

NEW CATALOG DESCRIPTION (additions or corrections in bold, deletions are with double strike):

PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAM

Offered by the Department of Psychology

Professors Craig, Launius, Loher, Murray (chairperson)

Associate Professor Brown

Assistant Professors Sechrist, Verno

The Psychology Department offers a B.S. degree in Psychology with concentrations in General Psychology, Counseling, Lifespan Development, Mind/Body Health and Human Resource Management. The Psychology major is chosen by students who (1) plan advanced study in the field, (2) intend to seek employment in a related area upon graduation, or (3) seek a liberal arts background within the Psychology major. Many graduates enter master’s degree programs in counseling or related fields.

Minors are available to non-majors in Psychology and Psychology of Human Development. The Psychology minor provides a general survey of the field. The Psychology of Human Development minor provides more focused study in areas of child, adolescent, and adult development.

Careful advisement of students is a priority of the Psychology Department. All students must complete a thorough orientation to the major, and their subsequent studies are guided by a goal-oriented process. All students maintain a portfolio to assess their learning and guide their academic and professional development. The portfolio is submitted for final review in conjunction with the department’s senior seminar course.

Students are involved in various forms of research under faculty direction. Students present their research at the annual Psychology Research Symposium.

Many students report the internship to be an important part of their educational experience. For some, the internship leads directly to employment. The Psychology Department maintains relationships with a broad range of organizations that offer internships in counseling, other human services, health care, or business. To qualify for an internship, students must maintain a B average in the major. Advisors work closely with students to plan the internship and ensure that the experience is successful.

All students in the major must obtain grades of C or higher in PSY 1101 and either PSY 1151 or PSY 3353 (whichever they take upon entering the major) to continue in the program. Students may retake these courses once to meet the standard. Those who fail to meet the standard may not continue in the major and will be advised in the selection of a new major.

To meet requirements for graduation as a Psychology major, students must (1) satisfy the University’s general education and degree requirements, (2) complete the Psychology course requirements, and (3) submit an acceptable portfolio.  and (3) complete an independent research project, a research apprenticeship, or an internship.

Program Requirements: Psychology, (B.S.): 120 s.h.

PSY 1101 - INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 1151 - ORIENTATION TO PSYCHOLOGY

waived for students entering the program with 45 or more semester hours completed

PSY 2206 - RESEARCH METHODS I

PSY 3353 - CAREER PLANNING

PSY 4490 - SENIOR SEMINAR

PSY 4495 - INTERNSHIP

Or

PSY 4496 - RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP

Or

PSY 4497 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Or

Choose 6 PSY upper-division semester hours by advisement

Total Semester Hours for Core: 16-25

Total Semester Hours for Major (Core + Concentration): 41-56

Concentrations:

Psychology, General Psychology, (B.S): 120 s.h.

The General Psychology Concentration is for students who want a broad exposure to the sub-disciplines within Psychology. Majors in the General Psychology concentration may not choose a 2nd concentration.

Required Courses:

PSY 2201 - PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

PSY 3290 - LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT

PSY 3310 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 3391 - PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

Choose 4 s.h. PSY course with lab:

PSY 3350 LEARNING AND COGNITION with LAB

Or PSY 3355 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Choose 9 PSY semester hours by advisement (6 semester hours must be at the upper division level)

Total Semester Hours for Concentration 25

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Psychology, Counseling, (B.S.): 120 s.h.

The Counseling Psychology Concentration is for students considering careers in counseling or other applications of Psychology to helping people in clinical and human service settings.

Required Courses:

PSY 2201 - PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

PSY 3300 - HELPING SKILLS

PSY 3301 - THEORIES OF COUNSELING

PSY 3306 - RESEARCH METHODS II

PSY 3391 - PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

Choose 4 s.h. PSY course with lab:

PSY 3350 LEARNING AND COGNITION with LAB

Or PSY 3355 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Choose two courses from the following: 6 s.h.

PSY 3290 - LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT

PSY 3310 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 3332 - PSYCHOLOGY OF STRESS MANAGEMENT

PSY 4406 - INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

PSY 4421 - DEATH AND DYING

PSY 4430 - THEORIES OF PERSONALITY

PSY 4445 - ADVANCED COUNSELING TECHNIQUES

Total Semester Hours for the Concentration: 26

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Psychology, Mind/Body Health (B.S.): 120 s.h.

The Mind/Body Health Concentration is for students interested in the interface between psychological and physical aspects of human beings. Students in this concentration might pursue careers in health applications of psychological science.

Required Courses:

PSY 3306 - RESEARCH METHODS II

PSY 3310 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 3332 - PSYCHOLOGY OF STRESS MANAGEMENT

PSY 3355 - HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 3391 - PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

Choose two courses from the following:

PSY 2212 - HUMAN SEXUALITY

PSY 2421(4421)* - DEATH AND DYING

PSY 3290 - LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT

PSY 4406 - INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

PSY 4422 - PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN

Choose 6 3 semester hours by advisement

Total Semester Hours for Concentration: 26

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Psychology, Lifespan Development (B.S.): 120 s.h.

The Lifespan Development Concentration is for students interested in careers that focus on children or other age specific groups in the human lifespan. This concentration will serve as a strong foundation for those who want to pursue advanced studies in developmental psychology or in services to children, adolescents, or aging populations in schools and other applied settings.

Required Courses:

PSY 2201 - PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

PSY 3290 - LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT

PSY 3306 - RESEARCH METHODS II

Choose 4 s.h. PSY course with lab:

PSY 3350 LEARNING AND COGNITION with LAB

Or PSY 3355 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Choose two courses from the following:

PSY 3292 - CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 3321 - ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 3324 - ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING

Choose two courses from the following by advisement: 6 s.h.

PSY 2210 - PSYCHOLOGY OF FAMILY RELATIONS

PSY 2212 - HUMAN SEXUALITY

PSY 2421(4421)*- DEATH AND DYING

PSY 3300 - HELPING SKILLS

PSY 3310 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 3391 - PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

PSY 4422- PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN

Total Semester Hours for Concentration: 26

Human Resource Management Concentration Psychology

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The Psychology Department offers a B.S. degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Resource Management (HRM). The concentration is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and experiences needed to fulfill traditional and emerging roles in HRM. Students who have interests in both psychology and management often select this option. Recent graduates from the program have gone on to entry-level HRM positions in manufacturing, health care, government, and other settings. Graduates have also pursued advanced study in HRM, industrial/organizational psychology, labor relations, and business. The program combines extensive coursework in psychology with relevant classes from other departments, including Business and Communication.

Careful advisement of students is a priority of the Psychology Department. All students must complete a thorough orientation to the major, and their subsequent studies are guided by a goal-oriented process. All students maintain a portfolio to assess their learning and guide their academic and professional development. The portfolio is submitted for final review in conjunction with the department’s senior seminar course.

Students are involved in various forms of research under faculty direction. Students present their research at the annual Psychology Research Symposium.

Historically, many HRM students have interned in a broad range of organizations, consistent with their career goals. Many students report the internship to be an important part of their educational experience. For some, the internship leads directly to employment. To qualify for an internship, students must maintain a B average in the major. Advisors work closely with students to plan the internship and ensure that the experience is successful.

All students in the major must obtain grades of C or higher in PSY 1101 and PSY 1151 to continue in the program. Students may retake these courses once to meet the standard. Those who fail to meet the standard will be advised in the selection of a new major.

To meet requirements for graduation as a Psychology-Human Resource Management major, students must (1) satisfy the University’s general education and degree requirements, (2) complete the Psychology course requirements, and (3) submit an acceptable portfolio.  , and (4) complete an internship, a research apprenticeship, or an independent research project.

Program Requirements: Human Resource Management Concentration Psychology, (B.S.): 120 s.h.

PSY 1101 - INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 1151 - ORIENTATION TO PSYCHOLOGY (waived for students entering the program with 45 or more semester hours completed)

PSY 2201 - PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

PSY 2206 - RESEARCH METHODS I

PSY 3306 - RESEARCH METHODS II

PSY 3311 - INTRODUCTION TO SMALL GROUP PROCESS

PSY 3315 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT I

PSY 3316 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT II

PSY 3353 - CAREER PLANNING

PSY 4415 - LABOR RELATIONS

PSY 4416 - COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

PSY 4490 - SENIOR SEMINAR

PSY 4495 - INTERNSHIP

Or

PSY 4496 - RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP

Or

PSY 4497 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Or

Choose 6 PSY upper division semester hours by advisement

Must Take 6 s.h. from:

LDR 3325 - INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP STUDIES

PSY 3310 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 3332 - PSYCHOLOGY OF STRESS MANAGEMENT

PSY 3391 - PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS

PSY 4430 - THEORIES OF PERSONALITY

PSY 4441 - PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW

Must Take 12 s.h. from:

ACC 1110 - PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I

BUS 3310 - MANAGING DIVERSITY

CIS 2203 - SOFTWARE FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

COM 3336 - BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

ECO 1102 - PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

MGT 2230 - MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

MGT 3325 - BUSINESS LEADERSHIP

And

MGT 4451 - MANAGING THE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

or

SOC 3301 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Total Semester Hours: 55 56

[* PSY 4421 changing to PSY 2421, pending course change approval]

   

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