GS 301


Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 4, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. Sally Jean General Science coordinator (603) 358-2572 sjean@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. Sally Jean TITLE SUMMARY: GS 301 The Web of Science PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Change in prefix of course from IDSM 301 to GS 301 Course Replacement EXISTING (OLD) DATA: IDSM 301 The Web of Science 4 credits Course provides extensive hands-on experience in a laboratory setting for Elementary Education majors. Students plan science lessons and teach lessons to elementary school children. Lessons include discovery- and inquiry-based learning. It is an integrated natural science, content-oriented curriculum, based on the National Science Standards and New Hampshire Science Curriculum Frameworks. Prerequisites: BIO 110, BIO 111, INGEOL 151, INCHEM 103, MATH 171, and MATH 172 or permission of instructor. PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: GS 301 The Web of Science PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: No change LEARNING OUTCOMES: (No change from approved course Fall 2006) • Explain concepts, solve problems, and perform laboratory techniques at an introductory level, in each of the following areas: o Life Science o Physical Science o Earth-Space science • Develop expertise in planning and preparation, demonstrating knowledge of subject matter, methodology, students, instructional goals, resources, instructional design, and assessment. • Develop expertise in establishing a positive classroom environment, including establishing respect and rapport with students within a culture of learning, managing classroom procedures and student behavior, and effectively organizing classroom space. • Develop expertise in classroom instruction by communicating clearly, using a variety of teaching techniques that engage students in their learning, providing feedback, and being flexible and responsive to students. • Develop a sense of “professionalism” and demonstrate professional responsibility and growth by reflecting on their teaching, maintaining accurate records, and communicating effectively with families, colleagues, and administrators. RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. The General Science program, which offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with three options, is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary program. This course is required for the Elementary Education option. With the emergence of the Integrated Studies Program, the ID (IDAH, IDSM, IDSS) courses will be incorporated into the Interdisciplinary Studies component of the ISP. RESOURCES: No additional resources are needed. Dr. Sally Jean (tenured, full-time) will continue teaching this course. What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? None. Library has been consulted. ADVISORY OPINIONS: Please see advisory opinions in the General Science program proposal.


Senate Curriculum Committee




Keene State College

GS 301