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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Curricular Items

Curricular Items

From the Chair of the College Senate Curriculum Committee
Advanced to the President
The following have been approved by the College Senate Curriculum Committee and forwarded to the president for review and approval:

New Courses:
ADE 500 Introduction to Adult Education
DMP 360 Digital Music Ensemble
DMP 450 Interactive Computer Music
FRE 203 Workplace French I
FRE 204 Workplace French II
FRE 310 Issues in Professional Communication
SPA 500 Spanish Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Course Revision:
FRE 302 Introduction to Francophone Media
FRE 308 French Culture: Revolution to Belle Époque


Advanced to the College Senate Curriculum Committee
The following have been received in the College Senate Office and forwarded to the College Senate Curriculum Committee for review and approval:

New Courses:
BIO 433 Ornithology. Prerequisites: BIO 212 and BIO 213. Introduction to the study of birds including a survey of the diversity of avian behaviors, life history strategies, mating systems, ecology, and physiological-morphological specializations of flight.

FIN 419 Mergers and Acquisitions. Prerequisite: FIN 314. Identifying how to increase firm value through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate restructurings. Drivers of successful and unsuccessful M&A transactions; design and evaluation of transactions. Valuation of companies, strategic and other motivations underlying mergers, structuring of transactions, deal tactics and strategy, leveraged buyouts, and other transactions. Law, accounting, and taxation and how they affect the structuring and outcome of merger transactions. Capital market reactions to control transactions, defensive measures by management against takeover bids, and the valuation effects of these activities. Strategic planning, valuation, financial strategies, and investment decisions in the life cycle of the firm.

Course Revisions:
BIO 408 Plant Physiology. Prerequisites: BIO 212, BIO 214, and CHE 112. Plant physiological processes including photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration, translocation, photomorphogenesis, and tropisms; plant water potential, effects of hormones, soil nutrients, environmental stress; plant anatomy in relation to physiological function; use of instrumentation to measure physiological performance.

MED 300 Field Experience: Methods in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics. Corequisite: MED 308. Supervised field experience at the middle and/or high school level. Emphasis on classroom implementation of knowledge, understanding, and practice consistent with state and national mathematics teaching standards discussed in MED 308.


Correction: March 7, 2013
The original version of this announcement, published February 28, incorrectly listed FRE 308 as a new course.