November 1, 2010 SUBJECT: Curriculum Committee Actions REASON FOR BOARD CONSIDERATION ACTION ITEM NUMBER A.6

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1 AGENDA ITEM BACKGROUND TO: GOVERNING BOARD DATE FROM: PRESIDENT November 1, 2010 SUBJECT: Curriculum Committee Actions REASON FOR BOARD CONSIDERATION ACTION ITEM NUMBER A.6 ENCLOSURE(S) Page 1 of 6 BACKGROUND: The current curriculum process allows changes to curriculum for implementation in the semester following curriculum committee action. The changes proposed here represent the implementation of this process and are effective Spring During the program planning process, students in each instructional program are surveyed for their perceptions including those of the program s curriculum. This information is taken into consideration, along with that from occupational advisory committees and transfer institutions, as faculty develop and modify curriculum. The curriculum proposals were initiated by faculty members and were reviewed by the departments and divisions, by the Deans, Manager of Tech Services, Articulation Officer and Vice President for Instruction, and finally approved by the Curriculum Committee, a subcommittee of the Faculty Senate. Subsequent to Curriculum Committee approval, the Faculty Senate approved the work of the Curriculum Committee. FISCAL IMPACT: Changes will be accommodated within the current budget. RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the proposed curriculum changes be approved to become effective in Spring Administrator Initiating Item: Renée M. Kilmer, VP Instruction Academic and Professional Matter Yes No Final Disposition If yes, Faculty Senate Agreement Yes No Senate President Signature Accepted

2 Curriculum: Modified Courses FALL 2010 Modified Course Proposal ASTRO 28A Z Special Topics in Field Astronomy 1 Unit: 1 hour Lecture; 0.5 hour Laboratory Presents a weekend field lecture/lab experience of descriptive astronomy in dark sky locations in park lands and camping areas. Emphasis on direct observations to explore how the universe works. Car camping is required. Similar to ASTRO 27 but each section is designed around a unique astronomical event and/or location: e.g. meteor shower, lunar occultation, professional observatory tour, comet appearance. BIO 21 Field Biology 4 Units: 3 hours Lecture; 3 hours Laboratory Introduces natural history classification, distribution, ecology, and evolution of common plants and animals, emphasizing biological field methods in the study of biotic populations. CIS 165PH Introduction to Programming Database-Driven Websites with PHP 4 Units: 3 hours Lecture; 5 hours Laboratory Teaches programming of database-driven, web-based applications (such as an ecommerce website) that require online data storage and retrieval and a high degree of user/website interactivity. The web programming environment used is PHP accessing a MySQL database. May be offered in a Distance- Learning Format. CS 12AL Intro to Programming for the Non-Major 4 Units: 3 hours Lecture; 5 hours Laboratory Covers computer programming concepts and methodology using 3D animation software. Designed specifically for students who have no previous programming experience. Computer science majors are directed to take CS 11 or CS 12J as a beginning programming course. May be offered in a Distance- Learning Format. DANCE 57 Repertory Dance Production Units: 0.5 hour Lecture; 1 hour Laboratory Presents the rehearsal process and performance style of the choreographic repertory of faculty, guest artists, and/or student choreographers while learning how to fully produce a dance concert. DANCE 82 Applied Somatics: Body Mind Techniques Units: 0.5 hour Lecture; 1 hour Laboratory Provides students of any experience level an introductory survey of somatic modalites, increasing body awareness and wellness through an exploration of movement and dance as a creative, performance, and healing art. DH 7 Head and Neck Anatomy and Embryology 2 Units: 1.5 hours Lecture; 1.5 hours Laboratory Covers the skeletal, muscular, vascular and neuroanatomy of the head and neck, emphasizing aspects useful for dental hygiene students. This course covers embryonic development of the head, neck and oral cavity with emphasis on the microscopic anatomy of the mandible, maxilla and associated structures. Portions of the course will be taught in a Distance-Learning Format. DM 1 Introduction to Digital Media 4 Units, 3 Hours Lecture; 3 Hours Laboratory Introduces digital media from historical and contemporary perspectives, emphasizing fundamentals of design, the production process, and creative technology. Topics include: concepts, trends, content, methods, forms, careers, and delivery of digital media for print, screen display, and interactivity. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format. 1

3 Curriculum: Modify Courses FALL 2010 DM 70 Web Design Basics Using Dreamweaver 3 Units: 3 hours Lecture; 2 hours Laboratory Applies Dreamweaver software to combine text and graphics to create, edit, and manage web sites. Students must know HTML and be able to create and edit vector-based and bitmapped graphics. Taught on Macintosh. Adaptable to Windows. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format. DM 72 Web Design and Animation Using Flash 3 Units: 3 hours Lecture; 2 hours Laboratory Teaches Flash techniques used to create web sites and multimedia art with interactivity and motion. Emphasis on well designed, visually integrated web sites using scalable vector graphics, animation, and sound in stand-alone web sites or multimedia presentations. Taught on Macintosh. Adaptable to Windows. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format. DM 76 Design for Web Media Explores the visual design process for web media focusing on design principles and elements, creative problem solving, and online portfolios. Topics include: interactive design and the design process, defining your project, content organization, effective screen design, navigation, interactive controls, visual identity, usability, functionality, and accessibility. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format. DM 113 Photoshop Techniques II Covers advanced Photoshop techniques and topics including: levels and curves, alpha channels, filters, vector masks, lighting effects, and perspective. Taught on Macintosh. Adaptable to Windows. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format. DM 160B Web Publishing 2: Graphics and CSS Level 2 Presents planning, design, and production of graphics and page layouts for web sites using hand-coded (X)HTML and CSS Level 2, including image creation and editing, color, conversion, compression, web typography, rollovers, tables, validation, and design considerations specific to online graphics. Taught on Macintosh. Adaptable to Windows. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format. DM 160C Web Publishing 3: Servers, Scripts, and Advanced CSS Teaches intermediate Web publishing techniques using hand-coded (X)HTML and CSS Level 2, focusing on web standards, accessibility, dynamic HTML (DHTML), server side includes, using JavaScripts and CGI scripts, processing interactive forms, and search engines. Taught on Macintosh. Adaptable to Windows. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format. DM 171 Intermediate Web Design Using Dreamweaver 3 Units: 3 hours Lecture; 2 hours Laboratory Uses Dreamweaver software for intermediate web techniques including CSS layouts, advanced templates, and dynamic content. Students must know HTML and be able to create and edit vector-based and bitmapped graphics. Taught on Macintosh. Adaptable to Windows. May be offered in a Distance- Learning Format. HORT 70 Organic Agriculture 3 Units: 3 hours Lecture; 1 hour Laboratory Introduces organic agriculture with an emphasis on organic food production and a practical understanding of the philosophy, principles and practices of organic crops. 2

4 Curriculum: New Courses FALL 2010 HSERV 163 Prevention: Alcohol and Other Drugs 1 Unit: 1 hour Lecture; Provides insight and practice in the development of the educational component of alcohol and other drug treatment programs. Persons working in treatment or educational fields may find this course beneficial to already established programs. Considers topics, materials, and presentation issues as they relate to working with persons in recovery and their families. New Course Proposal BIO 31 Animal Behavior Explores animal behavior including the hardships of growing up, capturing food, escaping, migrating, navigating, communicating, making homes, competing for mates, courting, sex, and taking care of offspring, and complex social behaviors. CIS 146 CCNA Security 4 Units: 4 hours Lecture; 2 hours Laboratory Teaches network security principles including firewall technologies, AAA, intrusion prevention, securing LANs, implementing VPNs, and managing secure networks. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format. COMM 1H Honors Public Speaking Emphasizes managing speech anxiety, organizing and outlining ideas, informing an audience, presenting arguments, and learning persuasive strategies. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format. DANCE 53 Dance Repertory Units: 0.5 hours Lecture; 1 hour Laboratory Studies the rehearsal, choreography, and performance processes with faculty and guest choreographers. ECE 156M Early Literacy Foundations for Young Children 1 3 Units: 1 hour Lecture Introduces the SEEDS ("Sensitive, Educating, Demonstrating and Self-affirming") curriculum approach to help children, birth through age five, develop emergent literacy skills. Emphasizes methods to enhance vocabulary development and conversation skills; print, book, and letter knowledge; and phonological awareness. Course includes classroom lectures, literacy materials workshops and field experience. May also be taught in Spanish as part of the Bilingual Spanish/English ECE teacher skills certificate. ESL 221A ESL for Child Growth and Development 1 3 Units: 1 hour Lecture Uses Child Growth and Development as a content area to focus on beginning reading, writing, listening and speaking in order to improve general English and prepare students for future coursework. Designed for ECE part-time students. HORT 71 Organic Food Production 1 4 Units: 3 hours Lecture; 3 hours Laboratory Continues the theory and practices of good management begun in HORT 70 emphasizing springtime, commercial scale, local area, organic vegetable, fruit and flower crops. Emphasizes the scientific, economic and social basis for good management practices. Designed primarily for students planning a management career in organic horticulture. 3

5 Curriculum: New Courses FALL 2010 HORT 72 Organic Food Production 2 1 Unit: 0.5 hour Lecture; 1.5 hours Laboratory Continues the theory and practices of good management agriculture begun in HORT 71 emphasizing summertime, commercial scale, local area, organic vegetable, fruit and flower crops. Emphasizes the scientific, economic and social basis for good management practices. Explores organic farming and farm business, and is designed primarily for students planning a management career in organic horticulture. KIN 10AL Clinical Experience in Sports Medicine I 1 2 Units: 2 hours Laboratory Provides the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in KIN 10A, and provides practical exposure to the athletic training profession. Under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer, students will assist in the prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to student-athletes. KIN 10B Athletic Training: Treatment and Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries Focuses on the follow up treatment of athletic injuries including the phases of tissue healing and basic components and goals of a rehabilitation program. Topics include therapeutic exercise, therapeutic modalities and other forms rehabilitation such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, and acupuncture. KIN 10BL Clinical Experience in Sports Medicine II 1 2 Units: 2 hours Laboratory Provides the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in KIN 10B, and provides further practical exposure to the athletic training profession. Under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer, students will assist in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of student- athletes. KIN 10CL Clinical Experience in Sports Medicine III 1 2 Units: 2 hours Laboratory Provides continued practical exposure to athletic training and increases student proficiency in athletic training competencies. Under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer, students will assist in the prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries to student-athletes with an increasing degree of independence. LIBR 100 Introduction to Information Skills 0.5 Units: 1.5 hours Laboratory Provides individualized instruction on how to find, retrieve, and use information, both print and electronic, using technology and other skills related to information literacy. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format. SOC 10 Sociology of Popular Culture Analyze the politics of popular culture forms and practices such as music, leisure, entertainment, sports, television, fashion, and film. Examines the ways in which popular culture reflects and reproduces race, class, gender and sexual identities and structures. Employs contemporary theories and methods from sociology, feminist studies, American studies, ethnic studies, and cultural studies. New Special Topics Proposal ALH 100A Introduction to Health Careers Examines selected areas of study in the field of Allied Health, including but not limited to Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Dental Hygiene, Medical Assistant, and careers in disability and rehabilitation. May include on-site experience and/or intensive study of a topic applicable to one or more of the Allied Health career areas. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format. 4

6 Curriculum: New Special Topics FALL 2010 CIS 160CA CCNA Exam Preparation 1 Unit: 1 hour Lecture; 1 hour Laboratory Prepares students for the current CCNA version certification exam, covering all CCNA examination topics including VLSM, classless routing, single area OSFP, EIGRP, NAT, DHCP, IOS switching, ACLs, and Frame Relay. May be offered in a Distance-Learning format. CJ 190A Introduction to Public Safety Careers 1 Unit: 1 Hour Lecture Provides an introduction to all sectors of the public safety field. Explores the characteristics of effective members of the public safety field and introduces students to the skills necessary needed for employment in the field. DMCP 160MR Math Review Intensive 2 Units: 2 hour Lecture Reviews math topics at a prealgebra and/or elementary algebra level to prepare students for success in a regular semester course. ECE 162CWC Curriculum Development in Programs for Young Children 1 Unit: 1 hour Lecture Focuses on planning and preparation of culturally and developmentally appropriate activities and materials for young children and the opportunity to implement these in a supervised field experience. HSERV 59G Health and Human Services Academy 1 Unit; 1 hour Lecture Explores career pathways and basic skills needed to enter the field of Health and Human Services and provides basic instruction in peer-to-peer counseling skills at an individual and group level in preparation for field work in the second semester. HSERV 59S Introduction to Careers in the Human Services 1 Unit; 1 hour Lecture Provides an introduction to the various helping fields in social work and psychology and the many roles and responsibilities of human services professionals. Explores the characteristics of effective human services workers and introduces students to the skills necessary for entry level and professional human services work. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format. MATH 190SJ Statistics for Social Justice 1 Unit; 1 Hour Lecture Presents basic statistical concepts in support of the social justice research projects in the ACE/DBA program. 5