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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Curricular Items

Curricular Items

From the Chair of the College Senate Curriculum Committee

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

New Courses:
ENG 357 Literary Publishing
ENG 497 Writing Seminar for Writing Majors


Advanced to the Curriculum Committee
The following have been received in the College Senate Office and forwarded to the College Senate Curriculum Committee for fall 2013 review:

New Program:
C.A.S. in TESOL, Pre-K–12 All Grades

Program Revisions:
B.S. Childhood Education, CED-BS SOE (23393)
B.S. Childhood Education (joint program with NCCC), CED SOE (27765)
B.S. Childhood Education and French, CFR-BS SOE (23442)
B.S. Childhood Education and English, CEN-BS SOE (23439)
B.S. Childhood Education and Italian, CIT-BS SOE (23444)
B.S. Childhood Education and Mathematics, CMT-BS SOE (23440)
B.S. Childhood Education and Social Studies, CSS-BS SOE (23441)
B.S. Childhood Education and Spanish, CSH-BS SOE (23443)
B.S. Early Childhood and Childhood Education, ECC-BS SOE (23445)

New Courses:
AED 675 Youth Culture. Interdisciplinary analysis of adolescent-driven contemporary cultures through the investigation of their intertwined worlds of family, peers, and school. Focus on youth-centered educational research, secondary pedagogical practices, and curriculum design.

CRJ 609 Statistics in Criminal Justice. Prerequisite: Graduate status or instructor permission. Introduction and overview of statistical principles and methods in criminological research. Examination of descriptive, inferential, and multivariate statistics through parametric and nonparametric measures. Emphasis on the interpretation and application of statistical results from software analysis, such as SPSS, and journal articles.

EDU 313 Teaching Science in Early Childhood and Childhood Settings. Prerequisite: EDU 211 with a minimum grade of C. Exploration of the teaching of science to elementary students guided by learning theory and current practices. Development and practice of effective science instruction strategies guided by current standards.

EDU 316 Teaching Elementary School Mathematics. Prerequisites: Elementary education and reading major; minimum overall GPA of 2.5; minimum professional sequence GPA of 2.5; EDU 311 with a minimum grade of C; MTH 122 or higher. Basic curriculum course for elementary teachers. Students participate in classroom practice while exploring in-depth curricular, theoretical, and practical educational frameworks. Students plan, implement, and evaluate lessons incorporating the NYS standards for mathematics, science, and technology; practice and evaluate assessment tools and processes; become reflective practitioners; and demonstrate effective techniques for instructional organization in a professional development school.

FAR 385 Northern Renaissance Art. Prerequisites: FAR 250 and FAR 251. Survey of artistic developments in Flanders, Holland, and Germanic provinces between 1380 and 1580 within historical, political, religious, and cultural contexts.

UED 617 Contemporary Social Contexts of Urban Education. Contemporary social contexts of urban education; theory, schooling, and strategies for improved ways of teaching in relation to the community.

UED 625 Pedagogies for the Urban Classroom. Culturally responsive pedagogies and research that highlights effective instruction in urban educational environments. Emphasis on an emancipatory view of education; deconstructs dominant educational discourses and investigates multiple literacies for culturally diverse populations.

UED 632 Critical Education Theory in Urban Education. Overview and analysis of the relevant theoretical orientations used to examine the sociohistorical condition of education, both its institutions and agents, within an urban context. Topics include critical race theory and critical urban theory.

UED 655 Social Action: Teacher as Agent of Change. The politics of urban education—the forces that affect the urban classroom and the ways a teacher can navigate those forces to bring about change and sound educational outcomes.

Course Revision:
CRJ 504 Research Methods in Criminal Justice. Prerequisites: Graduate status or instructor permission, graduate-level statistics, and undergraduate research methods. Introduction to the practice, theory, and philosophy of social science research, with a special focus on criminal justice. Course broadens students' knowledge of the ethical issues associated with research and introduces a variety of research techniques such as surveys, field research, and experimental designs. Lays the foundation for students to become informed “consumers” of research as well as “producers” of it.