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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: 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 General Science coordinator (603) 358-2572 sjean@keene.edu TITLE SUMMARY: GENERAL SCIENCE PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Program addition Change in requirements* Program redesign Program deletion Other: No change in the approved program by the Senate in 2007. The only change is a prefix change in the Elementary Option of the IDSM 301 The Web of Science to GS 301 The Web of Science *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 2 Approved 4 Credit Program General Science – Bachelor of Arts The Bachelor of Arts in General Science provides a broad-based foundation in three major areas: Earth/Space science, Life science and Physical science. This major would provide general science knowledge for working in science museums, zoos, science camps, or state/national parks. It is an ideal major for the pre-service elementary or middle-school teacher as it addresses national recommendations for improving science education with an activity and hands-on focus. The middle school option meets NH state certification requirements for Grades 5-9. For a dual major in Education (Option 2 or 3 below), please refer to the appropriate Education program option. Integrated Studies Program (44 credits) MAJOR REQUIREMENTS All students must complete the core courses and select one of the program options. Core (28 credits) o INASTR 101 Introduction to Astronomy or ASTR 307 University Astronomy (4 credits) o BIO 110 Molecules and Cells (4 credits) o BIO 111 Evolution I (4 credits) o INGEOL 151 Physical Geology (4 credits) o GEOL 206 Oceanography (4 credits) o INMET 225 Meteorology (4 credits) o MATH 120 Applied Algebra & Trigonometry (4 credits) OR MATH 130 Precalculus (4 credits) OR MATH 151 Calculus I (4 credits) 3 Option 1: Bachelor of Arts In addition to the core courses, the following must be taken (48 credits) o MATH 141 Introductory Statistics (4 credits) o BIO 210 Ecology (4 credits) o INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4 credits) o CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4 credits) o CHEM 221 Organic I (4 credits) o CHEM 222 Organic II (4 credits) o GEOL 202 Historical Geology (4 credits) o INPHYS 141 College Physics I (4 credits) o PHYS 142 College Physics II (4 credits) In addition to the requirements listed above for Option 1, complete a specialization (three or more additional courses at the 300 level or higher) in ONE of the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, or Geology. Option 2: Elementary or Early Childhood Education Option (TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS for a dual major, see requirements for the BS degree for Elementary or Early Childhood Education options in the catalog.) (20 credits) In addition to the core courses, the following must be taken o CHEM 103 Fundamentals of Chemistry (4 credits) o PHYS 201 Phenomenal Science (4 credits) o IDSM 301 The Web of Science (4 credits) o Select two additional science courses (8 credits) at the 200 level or higher in either the same or different areas of the following sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, and/or Geology. Option 3 Middle School Option (TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS for dual major, see requirements for the BS degree for the Secondary Education option in the catalog.) (32 credits) In addition to the core courses, the following must be ONLY CHANGE: GS 301 The Web of Science 4 taken o INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4 credits) o CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4 credits) o BIO 210 Ecology (4 credits) o MATH 141 Introductory Statistics (4 credits) o PHYS 201 Phenomenal Science (4 credits) o INPHYS 210 History of Science (4 credits) In addition to the requirements listed above for Option 3, complete a specialization (two or more additional courses at the 200 level or higher) in ONE of the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, or Geology. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS BA in General Science (Option 1) 120 credits (76 major) BA in General Science/Education, dual major (Options 2 & 3) Option 2, elementary 136 credits (48 major, 48 elementary education) Option 3, middle school 130 credits (60 major, 34 education) 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. 5 Approved 4 Credit Program General Science – Bachelor of Arts The Bachelor of Arts in General Science provides a broad-based foundation in three major areas: Earth/Space science, Life science and Physical science. This major would provide general science knowledge for working in science museums, zoos, science camps, or state/national parks. It is an ideal major for the pre-service elementary or middle-school teacher as it addresses national recommendations for improving science education with an activity and hands-on focus. The middle school option meets NH state certification requirements for Grades 5-9. For a dual major in Education (Option 2 or 3 below), please refer to the appropriate Education program option. Integrated Studies Program (44 credits) MAJOR REQUIREMENTS All students must complete the core courses and select one of the program options. Core (28 credits) o INASTR 101 Introduction to Astronomy or ASTR 307 University Astronomy (4 credits) o BIO 110 Molecules and Cells (4 credits) o BIO 111 Evolution I (4 credits) o INGEOL 151 Physical Geology (4 credits) o GEOL 206 Oceanography (4 credits) o INMET 225 Meteorology (4 credits) o MATH 120 Applied Algebra & Trigonometry (4 credits) OR MATH 130 Precalculus (4 credits) OR MATH 151 Calculus I (4 credits) 6 Option 1: Bachelor of Arts In addition to the core courses, the following must be taken (48 credits) o MATH 141 Introductory Statistics (4 credits) o BIO 210 Ecology (4 credits) o INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4 credits) o CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4 credits) o CHEM 221 Organic I (4 credits) o CHEM 222 Organic II (4 credits) o GEOL 202 Historical Geology (4 credits) o INPHYS 141 College Physics I (4 credits) o PHYS 142 College Physics II (4 credits) In addition to the requirements listed above for Option 1, complete a specialization (three or more additional courses at the 300 level or higher) in ONE of the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, or Geology. Option 2: Elementary or Early Childhood Education Option (TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS for a dual major, see requirements for the BS degree for Elementary or Early Childhood Education options in the catalog.) (20 credits) In addition to the core courses, the following must be taken o CHEM 103 Fundamentals of Chemistry (4 credits) o PHYS 201 Phenomenal Science (4 credits) o GS 301 The Web of Science (4 credits) o Select two additional science courses (8 credits) at the 200 level or higher in either the same or different areas of the following sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, and/or Geology. Option 3 Middle School Option (TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS for dual major, see requirements for the BS degree for the Secondary Education option in the catalog.) (32 credits) In addition to the core courses, the following must be 7 taken o INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4 credits) o CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (4 credits) o BIO 210 Ecology (4 credits) o MATH 141 Introductory Statistics (4 credits) o PHYS 201 Phenomenal Science (4 credits) o INPHYS 210 History of Science (4 credits) In addition to the requirements listed above for Option 3, complete a specialization (two or more additional courses at the 200 level or higher) in ONE of the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, or Geology. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS BA in General Science (Option 1) 120 credits (76 major) BA in General Science/Education, dual major (Options 2 & 3) Option 2, elementary 136 credits (48 major, 48 elementary education) Option 3, middle school 130 credits (60 major, 34 education) 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 . 8 Same as approved program: For all of the options: At the end of this program, students will be able to: • 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 • Demonstrate a specific content area concentration beyond the general science requirement in one of the following: o Biology o Chemistry o Environmental science o Earth-space science • Comprehend, apply evaluate and synthesize knowledge of the following: o Fundamental units o Derived units o Systems of measurement • Apply mathematical (at least through the level of college algebra) and statistical concepts • Apply computer technology, hardware and software, to acquire and analyze data and to collect and communicate information • Integrate knowledge from the history and philosophy of science • Use various instruments, including computer-based and manual to observe and record natural phenomena For options 2 & 3 (Education) In the area of instructional performance, the candidate shall have the ability to • Design and teach general science school laboratory activities which incorporate scientific processes and promote scientific habits of mind • Integrate the knowledge of the methods of teaching reading, writing, communication, and study skills essential to the effective mastery of science content • Relate science to technological issues that influence society and the ethical and moral consequences of decisions related to those issues • Model and teach safe laboratory and field practices, including personal safety and equipment storage and upkeep; and waste handling and disposal • Identify the organizations, agencies and journals that contribute to the professional growth of a science teacher • Integrate examples of common themes exhibited in all of the science into teaching and course design including: o Systems o Models o Constancy or stability o Change 9 o Evolution o Scale • Design learning activities which foster questioning, open-ended investigations, the development of cooperative group skills, and promote practice in decision making and problem solving • Select, adapt, evaluate, and use age-appropriate strategies and materials for the learning of science, including the recommendation of national and state curriculum projects (National Science Education Standards, Atlas, NH State Science Frameworks) and scientific groups �� Organize, present, and evaluate science ideas in a manner which emphasized conceptual understanding and in ways which provide for optimal learning experience for school students of all ability levels 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 program proposal is being submitted with a prefix change for The Web of Science course. The program needed to be adjusted accordingly. 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. No additional recourses are required. 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? The library liaison has been consulted. 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 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 10 electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.) Advisory opinions were included with the approved proposal Fall 2006. Updated 28 October 2004.

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Senate Curriculum Committee

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English

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Keene State College

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