OhloneCommunity College

Curriculum Committee – Agenda

November 6, 2006

Video Conferencing Room

3:00-5:00

 

 

Call meeting to order:

 

Approval of Minutes: (A)

·         October 2, 2006

 

Chair’s Report: (I)

·         Noncredit updates

o        Open conversation of last meeting. Search for interested departments.

·         CurricUNET Users Conference – San Diego City College

o        Updates; best practices; fun and interesting info

 

Minor Revisions: (I)

BIOL-108 Human Ecology

Jeffrey Watanabe Revised Schedule Description: Class Schedule Description:
Examines scientific, social & political causes of earth's environmental problems, and proposes sustainable alternatives.”Revised: student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

ESL-153 Integrated Communications Skills for Learners of English

Connie Olsen Delete 1 lab hour; Repeatability changed to 0 per Michael Bowman; Prerequisite: Students must qualify for ESL-181 delete ESL-147;

Revision to: course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; and added optional textbook

 

ESL-154 Integrated Communications Skills for Learners of English B

Connie Olsen Repeatability changed to 0 per Michael Bowman; Prerequisite: Students must qualify for ESL-181 delete ESL-147; Revision to Schedule Description: “Continuation of ESL-153. Focus on previously learned ESL concepts. Not applicable to Associate Degree. Minor revision to: course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; and added optional textbook

 

PSY-101 General Psychology

Sarah Cooper Advisory change from ENGL-151A to ENGL-101A; Catalog Description revision: “This course is an introduction to the study of behavior and mental processes, including: psychology as a science, perception, motivation, intelligence, learning, memory, development, personality, mental health, and thebiological and social bases of behavior.” Class Schedule Description: “Introduction to behavior and mental processes, including personality, abnormal, motivation, learning, and memory.” Counselor Information: “General psychology is an introductory course that surveys the field of contemporary psychology. The emphasis is on the scientific approach to the understanding of human behavior and mental processes. It provides a basic foundation for more advanced studies in psychology. This course fulfills the CSU general education Area D2 and E requirements and IGETC Area 4. All psychology majors should take this as their initial course.” Revision to: student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; required and optional textbooks

 

SPCH-101 Introduction to Public Speaking

Kay Harrison Changed Prerequisite: ENGL-151B with a grade of “C” or better or eligible for ENGL-101A; spelling correction in course assignments; added laboratory to methods of instruction; updated textbook

 

 

Committee Approvals: (A)

 

Major Revisions: (A)

ART-139B Intermediate Digital Photography

Paul Mueller Catalog Description Revision: “This intermediate digital photography course is a personal training class based on the software application Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn to navigate the application, build files, use several tools for manipulating images, and ultimately gain command of reproducing photographic images using alpha channels, layers, and filters. Students will build on knowledge and skills gained in ART-139A.” Class Schedule Description:
Creating photo images on a computer using Adobe Photoshop. Digital technologies for photographers.Counselor Information: “This course is aimed at the student wanting to further improve their visual awareness, creativity, and photo imaging and multimedia computer skills. Revision to: student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; required and optional textbooks

 

BA-102A Principles of Economics – Macroeconomics

Tina Mosleh Revision to Catalog Description: Introduction to Macroeconomics. The topics explored include supply and demand, government spending, taxation, business cycles, fiscal policy, monetary policy, money and banking system, inflation, unemployment, national income, and international economics.” Class Schedule Description: “An analysis of the American and world economy.” Counselor Information: “BA 102A is Principles of Macroeconomics. It is designed to contribute to the general education of all students as well as provide a basis for further study in the field of economics.”Revision to: student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction, updated textbook, added supplies

Reviewed by: Tim Roberts and Bill Parks

 

BA-102B Principles of Economics – Microeconomics

Tina Mosleh Catalog Description: Introduction to Microeconomics. The topics explored include demand, supply, market structure, pricing policies, labor market, elasticity and its application, public goods and common resources, and environmental policy.Class Schedule Description: “An analysis of the American economy.”

Counselor Information:Principles of Microeconomics is an introductory analysis of consumers and producers behavior in producing, exchanging, and consuming goods and services. It is designed to contribute to the general education of all students, as well as provide a basis for further study in the field of Economics.Revision to: student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction, updated textbook, added supplies

Reviewed by: Tim Roberts and Bill Parks

 

ENGL-101A Reading and Written Composition

Rachel Sherman Add a Prerequisite of ENGL-163 with a passing grade of “C” or better

Minor revision to Catalog Description: “This course focuses on reading and writing of expository and argumentative works and introduction to research skills and documentation to develop the student's ability to think critically and advocate ideas forcefully and accurately. Students will increase practical fluency by developing sentence, paragraph, thesis, and essay writing skills.”

Revision to Class Schedule Description: Reading/writing of argument/exposition/research, along withdeveloping critical thinking and fluency.” Minor revision to course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbooks and supplies

 

HIST-141 History of Early Rock and Roll Music

Darren Bardell Deletion of “and Culture of the 1950’s” from title; delete Advisory of ENGL-151B and ENGL-163; Add Advisory: ENGL-101A; major revision of student learning outcomes; revision of assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction and update of textbooks

PSY-105 Child Development

Sarah Cooper Change Advisory to: ENGL-101A; Revise Catalog Description: “This course is a survey of human development from conception through adolescence. Course includes study of prenatal, physical, cognitive, moral, personal, social, and language development. This course includes a study of the many issues involved in this developmental period and considers the contexts in which they occur: family, peers, school, and culture.” Class Schedule Description:
“Study of development inthe childhood years, including the context in which development occurs: family, peers, culture.” Counselor Information: “This course is designed for the student who wants to study human development in depth for the purpose of gaining a better understanding of childhood behavior or who merely wishes to take an additional psychology course. Students can gain some practical value from the course through the application of some of its principles in their daily lives.” Revision to: course outline; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbooks

 

RE-145 Escrow Procedures

Rick Arellano Revision to Class Schedule Description:A course designed to assist the student in understanding escrow and title procedures and techniques.Major Revision to:student learning outcomes;course outline; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; assignments; textbook update and added supplies. Approved for Distance Learning

 

RE-149 Real Estate Property Management

Rick Arellano Revision to: student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook update and supplies. Approved for Distance Learning

 

SPAN-101AElementary Spanish

Deborah Lemon Catalog Description: “This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of

Alexander Wolpe Spanish grammar through the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. Course material is presented within the cultural context of Spanish-speaking countries.Class Schedule Description: “Introduction to listening, speaking, reading and writing of Spanish.” Counselor Information: “The intention of this course is to fulfill the Spanish major requirement. Students may fulfill their language requirement for entrance to UC/CSU with successful completion of this course. It is also appropriate for any student desiring a thorough knowledge of basic Spanish grammar.Revision to: student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook update and supplies. Approved for Distance Learning

Reviewed by: Mzao Waters, Sally Scofield, and Mandy Kwok-Yip

 

SPAN-101B Elementary Spanish

Deborah Lemon Prerequisite rewording: SPAN-101A, or two years high school Spanish, or permission from instructor;Revision toCatalog Description: This course is an introduction to fundamentals of Spanish grammar through the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. Course material is presented within the cultural context of Spanish-speaking countries. It is a continuation of SPAN-101A studies. Class Schedule Description: Introduction to listening,speaking, reading and writing of Spanish. Counselor Information: The intention of this course is to fulfill the Spanish major requirement. Students may fulfill their language requirement for entrance to UC/CSU. It is also appropriate for any student desiring basic knowledge of Spanish. Revision to: student learning outcomes; course outline; course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; updated textbook

Reviewed by: Mzao Waters/Sally Scofield/Mandy Kwok-Yip

 

 

 

 

 

SPAN-111 Individualized Spanish Lab (screened by:

Deborah Lemon add 0.50 hours lecture

Alexander Wolpe Revision toCounselor Information: This course is designed to facilitate learning of a foreign language by listening to aural exercises, repeating after the speaker,watching vidoes, answering questions and doing the suggested exercises.Students may also pursue independent research approved by the instructor.Revision to: course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook update

 

SPAN-112 Individualized Spanish Lab (screened by:

Deborah Lemon add 1.00 hours lecture

Alexander Wolpe Revision to Counselor Information: Counselor Information:
This course is designed to facilitate learning of a foreign language by listening to aural exercises, repeating after the speaker,watching videos, answering questions and doing thesuggested exercises.Students may also pursue independent research approved by the instructor.Revision to: course assignments; methods of evaluation/assessment; methods of instruction; textbook update

 

New Courses: (A)

CS-141B SAS Graphing and ODS

Xisheng Fang

RE-136 Common Interest Developments

Rick Arellano

WEX-101 Introduction to Work Experience

Marge Segraves

Sheldon Helms

 

Reactivations: (A)

PE-232 Women’s Tennis

Chris Warden

 

PE-233 Men’s Tennis

Chris Warden

 

Deactivations: (A)

 

Additional Approvals: (A)

Program Revisions: (A)

·         PE restructuring – Chris Warden

o        Memo requesting the restructuring and the creation of ATHL and KIN identifying those courses that need to be changed.

o        Updates to curriculum guide for Transfer degree

o        Updates to Fitness Instructor Certificate

·         Addition of Tagalog as a new Foreign Language – Mikelyn Stacey

·         PTA removal of two courses in the elective courses – Sheryl Einfalt

 

 

Issues: (A/I)

·         Service Learning discussion

·         Accreditation, WASC and Standard II.

o        Starting work on the questions focused on curriculum

·         Title III updates – Deb Parziales

 

Adjournment: