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Program Change

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Fall 2009

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Updated 18 April 2008 KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM NOTE: Please review the Senate Curriculum Committee Guidelines for instructions on completing proposal form. (refer to pages 4 - 5 for proposal details) DATE OF SUBMISSION: February 5, 2009 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: GEOLOGY STEVEN BILL [ACTING CHAIR] 8-2552 sbill@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: STEVEN BILL PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or boldface proposed changes. CHANGE IN REQUIREMENTS EXISTING PROGRAM: Geology BS Geology minor INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS 44 credits minimum MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 64 credits Core Courses 28 credits INGEOL 151 Physical Geology GEOL 152 Evolution of the Earth GEOL 301 Mineralogy GEOL 302 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology GEOL 305 Paleontology GEOL 306 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy GEOL 403 Structural Geology Updated 18 April 2008 Upper Level Elective Courses 12 credits Choose a minimum of three additional 300& or 400&level GEOL courses from the following list to bring total credits in Geology to 40 credits: GEOL 309 Geomorphology GEOL 310 Glacial Geology GEOL 315 Environmental Geology GEOL 412 Environmental Geochemistry GEOL 460 Hydrogeology GEOL 490 Advanced Special Topics (1&4 credits) GEOL 498 Independent Study (1&4 credits) Related Science/Math Courses 24 credits INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I and Lab * CHEM 112 General Chemistry II and Lab Select one of the following: INPHYS 141 College Physics I * INPHYS 241 University Physics I * * These courses may also be counted toward filling the Integrative Studies Program Natural Science Perspective course requirements. Select one of the following: PHYS 142 College Physics II PHYS 242 University Physics II MATH 151 Calculus I Select one of the following: MATH 141 Introductory Statistics MATH 152 Calculus II Geology majors are strongly advised to take one of the following Geography courses: GEOG 324 Vector GIS ** GEOG 325 Map Analysis and Cartographic Design ** GEOG 326 Raster GIS ** GEOG 327 Remote Sensing in the Environment ** These courses list ISGEOG 204 as a prerequisite. Students who take ISGEOG 204 may also count ISGEOG 204 in the Integrative Studies Program Social Science Perspectives area. ELECTIVES Select additional courses to reach a total of 124 credits for the degree. For teacher preparation in Earth Science Education refer to the appropriate offering in the Education listing in the catalog. Updated 18 April 2008 DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 124 credits Geology minor 20 credits The Geology minor consists of five courses in Geology. Core Courses INGEOL 151 Introductory Physical Geology GEOL 152 Evolution of the Earth Select three additional courses (12 credits) at the 200 level or above under the advisement of the Geology faculty and major advisor. PROPOSED NEW PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS Geology, BS INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS 44 credits minimum MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 64 credits Core Courses 28 credits INGEOL 151 Physical Geology GEOL 252 Evolution of the Earth GEOL 301 Mineralogy GEOL 302 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology GEOL 305 Paleontology GEOL 306 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy GEOL 403 Structural Geology Upper Level Elective Courses 12 credits Choose a minimum of three additional 300& or 400&level GEOL courses from the following list to bring total credits in Geology to 40 credits: GEOL 309 Geomorphology Updated 18 April 2008 GEOL 310 Glacial Geology GEOL 315 Environmental Geology GEOL 412 Environmental Geochemistry GEOL 460 Hydrogeology GEOL 490 Advanced Special Topics (1&4 credits) GEOL 498 Independent Study (1&4 credits) Related Science/Math Courses 24 credits INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I and Lab * CHEM 112 General Chemistry II and Lab Select one of the following: INPHYS 141 College Physics I * INPHYS 241 University Physics I * * These courses may also be counted toward filling the Integrative Studies Program Natural Science Perspective course requirements. Select one of the following: PHYS 142 College Physics II PHYS 242 University Physics II MATH 151 Calculus I Select one of the following: MATH 141 Introductory Statistics MATH 152 Calculus II Geology majors are strongly advised to take one of the following Geography courses: GEOG 324 Vector GIS ** GEOG 325 Map Analysis and Cartographic Design ** GEOG 326 Raster GIS ** GEOG 327 Remote Sensing in the Environment ** These courses list ISGEOG 204 as a prerequisite. Students who take ISGEOG 204 may also count ISGEOG 204 in the Integrative Studies Program Social Science Perspectives area. ELECTIVES Select additional courses to reach a total of 124 credits for the degree. For teacher preparation in Earth Science Education refer to the appropriate offering in the Education listing in the catalog. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 124 credits Geology Minor 20 credits Updated 18 April 2008 The Geology minor consists of five courses in Geology. Core Courses INGEOL 151 Introductory Physical Geology GEOL 252 Evolution of the Earth Select three additional courses (12 credits) at the 200 level or above under the advisement of the Geology faculty and major advisor. LEARNING OUTCOMES: . RATIONALE: This description of the geology major and minor reflects the number change of GEOL 152 to GEOL 252 RESOURCES: No change ADVISORY OPINIONS: None required

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Senate Curriculum Committee

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English

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Keene State College

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