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Program Change

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2007 - 2008

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KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE: SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Biology Department Karen Cangialosi, Chair 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. Karen Cangialosi TITLE SUMMARY: BIOLOGY, B.A. PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Program addition Change in requirements* Program redesign Program deletion Other: Change in description due to course title change *Please note that changes pertaining to admission requirements for a major require approval of the Senate Academic Standards Committee. EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Insert the program information as it exists in the current KSC Catalog. You may copy the information electronically from the KSC Web page: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/mdc.cfm MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 52 credits Core Courses 20 credits o BIO 110 Molecules and Cells* o BIO 111 Evolution* 2 o BIO 210 Ecology o BIO 211 Genetics o BIO 212 Cells and Physiology *Students must earn a grade C or higher in both BIO 110 and BIO 111 in order to take any 200-level or higher BIO course. Upper-Level Courses 16 credits Select one course from each of the following categories: o Animal Diversity o BIO 333 Invertebrate Zoology o BIO 334 Vertebrate Zoology o BIO 335 Ornithology o Plant and Microbial Diversity o BIO 363 Plant Biology o BIO 365 Plant Evolution o BIO 367 Microbial Diversity o Ecology and Evolution o BIO 343 Ecosystem Ecology o BIO 345 Animal Behavior o BIO 347 Plant Physiological Ecology o BIO 349 Population Genetics o Cell/Molecular/Physiology o BIO 371 Ecophysiology o BIO 373 Neurobiology o BIO 375 Biochemistry o BIO 376 Molecular Biology o BIO 377 Immunology o BIO 379 Comparative Animal Physiology Related Science or Math Courses 16 credits 3 o INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I o CHEM 112 General Chemistry II o MATH 141 Introductory Statistics o Select one of the following: o INPHYS 141 College Physics I o INGEOL 151 Introductory Physical Geology ELECTIVES Select additional courses to reach a total of 120 credits. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 120 credits For a dual major in Education, please refer to the appropriate Education program option. PROPOSED (NEW) PROGRAM: Specify degree, major, option, specialization or minor as appropriate. Provide the proposed program in its entirety and as it would appear in the KSC Catalog. If this change affects other programs, please note all the places (page numbers in the current catalog) where this change must be made. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 52 credits Core Courses 20 credits o BIO 110 Molecules and Cells* o BIO 111 Evolution* o BIO 210 Ecology o BIO 211 Genetics o BIO 212 Cells and Physiology *Students must earn a grade C or higher in both BIO 110 and BIO 111 in order to take any 200-level or higher BIO course. Upper-Level Courses 16 credits Select one course from each of the following categories: o Animal Diversity o BIO 333 Invertebrate Zoology o BIO 334 Vertebrate Zoology 4 o BIO 335 Ornithology o Plant and Microbial Diversity o BIO 363 Plant Biology o BIO 365 Plant Evolution o BIO 367 Microbial Diversity o Ecology and Evolution o BIO 343 Ecosystem Ecology o BIO 345 Animal Behavior o BIO 347 Plant Physiological Ecology o BIO 349 Population Genetics o Cell/Molecular/Physiology o BIO 371 Ecophysiology o BIO 373 Neuroethology o BIO 375 Biochemistry o BIO 376 Molecular Biology o BIO 377 Immunology o BIO 379 Comparative Animal Physiology Related Science or Math Courses 16 credits o INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I o CHEM 112 General Chemistry II o MATH 141 Introductory Statistics o Select one of the following: o INPHYS 141 College Physics I o INGEOL 151 Introductory Physical Geology ELECTIVES Select additional courses to reach a total of 120 credits. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 120 credits 5 For a dual major in Education, please refer to the appropriate Education program option. (Note: The only change is the title of BIO 373 – now, Neuroethology (instead of neurobiology) PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND /OR LEARNING OUTCOMES: Identify the knowledge and/or skills the student will have an opportunity to gain as a result of completing this program of study, or state knowledge and/or skills students will be expected to demonstrate by completion of this program of study. For more information, see Guidelines for Developing Program Objectives, Course Objectives, and Learning Outcomes: http://www.keene.edu/senate/proposals/help/Writing4.cfm . RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. Since the title of BIO 373 changed, we are correcting the information in the program description. RESOURCES: Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. N/A 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? N/A ADVISORY OPINIONS: List the names of affected departments and include department responses. Advisory opinions are required whenever a proposal affects the curricula of other programs. A proposal must list all affected departments. An Advisory Opinion must be solicited at 6 least two weeks prior to delivery of the proposal to the DCC. Affected departments have two weeks to respond to the request for an Advisory Opinion. Responses should be attached to the proposal. In the event that affected departments do not respond, evidence of the request for an Advisory Opinion from non-respondents must be provided. (The electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.) Updated 28 October 2004.

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Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

BA Biology Program Proposal

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