10-Day Reviews

Note: Committees are reviewing curriculum for the NEXT (future) academic year. With the exception of trial courses, curriculum approved in the cyles below is effective the next academic year.

The list below includes early arrivals received Spring and Summer 2014 that are being held for 2014-15 review cycle.

Trial Courses (Undergraduate and Graduate):

Trial Course: CHEM F494 - Nutrtional Biochemistry, 3 credits (2+3); prerequisite of CHEM F321; letter graded; to be offered each spring, effective Spring 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/25/2014]

Trial Course:  GEOS F694 - Deformation and Metamorphism of Crystalline Rocks, 3 credits (2+3); prerequisite of graduate standing or instructor's permission; letter graded; to be offered each spring, first offering Spring 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/25/2014]

Trial Course: FISH  / BIOL F694 - Physical Processes in Freshwater Ecosystems, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisites of BIOL F483 or FISH F425 or FISH F650 and graduate standing; letter graded; to be offered in spring of odd years; effective Spring 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Trial Course: JRN F494 - Advanced Digital Video Editing, 3 credits (3+0); to be cross-listed with FLM F494; prerequisite of FLM/JRN F290; letter graded; to be offered as demand warrants; paperwork and syllabus note effective date of spring 2016 (not 2015).  [Posted 10/7/2014]

Trial Course: MSL F294 - History of Ocean Exploration, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of ENGL F111X; letter-graded; to be offered each spring; effective Spring 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/10/2014]

Trial course: MSL F494 - Computer Programming for Scientific Applications, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of senior or graduate level standing; letter-graded; to be offered spring of odd-numbered years; effective Spring 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/10/2014]

Trial Course: NRM F294 - Introduction to Animal Science, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of NRM F210; letter graded; to be offered spring; first offering Spring 2015 upon approval. [Posted 6/6/2014]
9/24/2014 update: SUBMISSION WITHDRAWN

Undergraduate New Courses:

New Course: ACCT F271 - Fiscal Management for Emergency Management Operations, 3 credits (3+0); cross-listed as HSEM F271; prerequisites include sophomore standing or higher; placement, concurrent enrollment or complettion of Math at the F100-level or above; letter graded; to be offered each fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: BA F235 - Entrepreneurship: A Small Business Approach, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisites include BA F151 and ACCT F261; letter graded; to be offered as demand warrants; first offering spring 2016; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: BIOL F4xx - Exercise Physiology, 3 credits (3+0); to be stacked as BIOL F6xx; prerequisites include BIOL F213X and BIOL F214X; or BIOL F310; graduate level prerequisite of graduate standing or instructor's permission; letter graded; to be offered each fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/20/2014]

New Course: CHEM F419 - Practical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, 1 credit (.5+1.5); prerequisite of CHEM F321; previously taught as trial; letter graded; to be offered each spring; effective Fall 2015 upon approval (not spring 2015 as indicated on paperwork). [Posted 10/7/2014]

New Course: DEVM F069D - Modularized Master Math (M-Cubed): Elementary Algebra Module D, 1 credit (1+0); prerequisites include grade of B or better in DEVM 050; or ABUS F155; or appropriate ALEKS PPL placement test scores; prerequisites / placement exams must be taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor required; letter graded; to be offered each fall and spring; effective Summer 2015 if possible. [Posted 10/1/2014]

New Course: DEVM F069E - Modularized Master Math (M-Cubed): Elementary Algebra Module E, 1 credit (1+0); prerequisites include grade of B or better in DEVM 069D taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor required; letter graded; to be offered each fall and spring; effective Summer 2015 if possible. [Posted 10/1/2014]

New Course: DEVM F069F - Modularized Master Math (M-Cubed): Elementary Algebra Module F, 1 credit (1+0); prerequisites include grade of B or better in DEVM 069E taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor required; letter graded; to be offered each fall and spring; effective Summer 2015 if possible. [Posted 10/1/2014]

New Course: DEVM F109G - Modularized Master Math (M-Cubed): Intermediate Algebra Module G, 1 credit (1+0); prerequisites include grade of B or better in DEVM 060; or DEVM 069; or appropriate ALEKS PPL placement test scores; prerequisites / placement exams must be taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor required; letter graded; to be offered each fall and spring; effective Summer 2015 if possible. [Posted 10/1/2014]

New Course: DEVM F109H - Modularized Master Math (M-Cubed): Intermediate Algebra Module H, 1 credit (1+0); prerequisites include grade of B or better in DEVM 109G taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor required; letter graded; to be offered each fall and spring; effective Summer 2015 if possible. [Posted 10/1/2014]

New Course: DEVM F109J - Modularized Master Math (M-Cubed): Intermediate Algebra Module J, 1 credit (1+0); prerequisites include grade of B or better in DEVM 109H taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor required; letter graded; to be offered each fall and spring; effective Summer 2015 if possible. [Posted 10/1/2014]

New Course: ENVI F115P - Rural Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, 1 credit (1+0); to be offered in a compressed and/or distance format over 3-5 days or for up to 4 weeks; no prerequisites; graded Pass / Fail; to be offered as demand warrants; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Not effective Spring 2015 as noted on Format form.] [Posted 10/9/2014]

New Course: ENVI F116P - Rural Alaska Landfill Operator (RALO), 1 credit (1+0);   to be offered in a compressed format over 3-5 days or for up to 4 weeks; no prerequisites; graded Pass / Fail; to be offered as demand warrants; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Not effective Spring 2015 as noted on Format form.] [Posted 10/9/2014]

New Course: ENVI F117P - Community Spill Response, 1 credit (1+0); to be offered in a compressed format over 3-5 days or for up to 4 weeks in a conbination of eLearning, face-to-face, audio conference and/or field trip; no prerequisites; graded Pass / Fail; to be offered as demand warrants; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Not effective Spring 2015 as noted on Format form.] [Posted 10/9/2014]

New Course: FISH F110 - Fish and Fisheries in a Changing World, 3 credits (3+0); no prerequisites on form, but syllabus includes ENGL F111X as prerequisite; letter graded; offered as FISH F194 in Fall 2014; letter graded; to be offered fall, effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 4/17/2014]

New Course: FLM F289 / F389 / F489 - Film Reel Review, 0 credits (0+0); graded pass / fail; required participation by all majors for professional development and to aid in program assessment; effective Fall 2015 upon approval (not spring 2015 as on proposal). [Posted 10/7/2014]

New Course: HSEM F220 - Introduction to Emergency Management, 3 credits (3+0); no prerequisites; letter graded; to be offered as demand warrants; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: HSEM F231 - Weapons of Mass Destruction, 3 credits (3+0); no prerequisites; letter graded; to be offered as demand warrants; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: HSEM F233 - Critical Infrastructure Protection, 3 credits (3+0); no prerequisites; letter graded; to be offered as demand warrants; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: LING F200 - The Field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, 1 credit (1+0); no prerequisites; graded pass / fail; new course requirement for the proposed TESOL Minor; to be offered every fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [10/7/2014]

New Course: LING F315 - English Language for Second Language Teaching, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of LING / ED F101; letter graded; to be offered every fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [10/7/2014]

New Course: MATH F110 X - Precalculus, 4 credits (4+1); request for "X" designation submitted to Core Review; prerequisite of placement into MATH F110X; letter graded; course offers a shorter path for better prepared students toward enrollment in Calc I; to be offered every fall, spring and summer; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [10/10/2014]

New Course: MSL F215 - Marine Geological Drama and Undersea Catastrophies, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisites of MSL F111X, or MSL F211, or instructor's permission; letter graded; to be offered spring of odd-numbered years; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/29/2014]

New Course: NRM F153 - Wild and Cultivated Berries for Alaska, 1 credit (1+0); for distance delivery in fall semesters, and on campus in spring semesters; no prerequisites; letter graded; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [10/20/2014]

New Course: PHYS F472Z - Advanced Topics in Physics II: Special Topics in Physics, 1 credit (1+0); prerequisites include PHYS F220 and PHYS F301; letter graded; repeatable based upon different content for maximum of 2 credits; to be offered every semester; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 4/18/2014]

Undergraduate Course Changes:

Course Change: ANTH F422 - Human Osteology, 3 credits (3+0); change to 4 credits with a distribution of (3+3) to reflect addition of lab; course is currently stacked as ANTH F625; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Drop: BIOL F317 - Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates, 4 credits (2+6); insufficient resources to continue offering the course; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Change: BIOL F476 O - Ecosystem Ecology, 3 credits (3+0); change credit distribution to (3+0.5) to reflect data collection and analysis component of course; change frequency of offering and update catalog description; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Change: CHEM F322 - Organic Chemistry II, 3 credits (3+0); change to 4 credits (3+3) to reflect incorporation of laboratory into the lecture course; separate lab course, CHEM F323, is being dropped; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Drop: CHEM F323 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit (0+3); lab is being rolled into CHEM F322 so that students can no longer take lab separately from the lecture course; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Drop: CHEM F324 W - Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 3 credits (1+6); course no longer needed with changes to other lab courses; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Change: CE F424 / F624 - Introduction to Permafrost Engineering, 3 credits (3+0); to be stacked as CE F624 (proposal indicates a different title of "Frozen Ground Engineering"); prerequisite for CE F424 is CE F326, and recommended courses; prerequisite for CE F624 is "training or experience in soil mechanics."  Effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/10/2014]

Course Change: ECE F480 - Child Development and Family Studies Portfolio, 1 credit (0.5+0+1); add prerequisites of ENGL F211X or F213X and admission to the CDFS BA program; requirement for completion of the CDFS BA program; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

Course Change: ED F412 W - Integrated Social Studies and Language Arts: Methods and Curriculum Development, 3 credits (3+0); removal of the "W" writing intensive designation; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [10/8/2014]

Course Change: ED F486 O/2 - Media Literacy, 3 credits (3+0); changes prerequistes to include ENGL F111X, and ENGL F211X or F213X, add "W" and full "O" course designators (Formats 6 and 7 submitted to Core Review); to better prepare students for year-long internship and capstone experience; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [10/9/2014]

Course Change: FL F451 - Foreign Language Teaching Practicum, 4 credits (3+0+3-5); cross-list as LING F451; change from 4 credits to 3 credits and change credit distribution to (2+0+1); add to prerequisites "for students teaching English as a second language, LING F410 is the alternative prerequisite;"  change frequency of offering from fall to spring; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Change: GE F430 - Geomechanical Instrumentation, 3 credits (3+0); change the credit distribution for the course to (2+3) adding  lab component to course; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/10/2014]

Course Drop: GEOG F402 - Resources and Environment (s), 3 credits (3+0); course will not be required for one of the concentrations in the BS degree (program change to follow); course not essential to geography programs; effective Fall 2015 upon approval.  [Posted 10/20/2014]

Course Drop: GEOG F475 - National Park Concepts, 3 credits (3+0); course not essential to existing geography programs; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/20/2014]

Course Change: GEOS F482 / F682 - Geoscience Seminar, 1 credit (1+0); change grading mode from letter graded to pass / fail; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Change: NRM F320 - Animal Science, 3 credits (2+3); change course level from upper division to lower division and change course number from F320 to F220; change title to "Introduction to Animal Science"; change credit distribution from (2+3) to (3+0); change prerequisite to NRM F210; to be offered every spring; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Drop: NRM / GEOG F463 / F663 - Wilderness Concepts, 3 credits (3+0); course is not required of any degrees; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Drop: THR / ART F247 (h) - Introduction to Theatrical Design, 3 credits (3+0); not taught in seven years; effective Fall 2015 upon approval.  [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Change: FISH F102 - Fact or Fishin': Case Studies in Fisheries, 1 credit (1+0); change grading mode from Pass/Fail to letter graded instead; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/15/2014]

Undergraduate Core Requests:

Course Change: ANS F101 (h) - Introduction to Alaska Native Studies, 3 credits (3+0); request for "X" Core designation; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

Course Change: ED F412 W - Integrated Social Studies and Language Arts: Methods and Curriculum Development, 3 credits (3+0); removal of the "W" writing intensive designation; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

Core "O" Request: ED F486 O/2 - Media Literacy, 3 credits (3+0);  change to full "O"; course is taken by students before year-long internship and capstone experience; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

Core "W" Request: ED F486 O/2 - Media Literacy, 3 credits (3+0); addition of written-intensive designation to prepare students before year-long internship and capstone experience; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

Undergraduate New Programs:

New Program: Minor in Aerospace Engineering: Minimum of 15 credits comprised of ME F451 and ME F452, and three courses from approved list of seven courses all at 400-level; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/10/2014]

New Minor: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): 16 credits comprised of LING F101, LING F200 (new course submission), LING F302 (minor course change submitted to change course number from 402 to 302), LING F315 (new course submission), LING F410 (minor course change submitted), and LING / FL F451 (course change submitted to add cross-listing and reduce credits); effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Undergraduate Program Deletions:

Program Deletion: Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BAS): Program is no longer needed as student needs may be adequately met by the interdisciplinary degree; effective Fall 2015 pending all approvals including BOR and NWCCU. [Posted 10/9/2014]

Undergraduate Program Suspensions:

Program Change: Certificate in Early Childhood Education: Suspend the program due to low enrollments; will delete program if warranted thereafter; effective Fall 2015 upon approval.  This is a voluntary suspension from the ECE Department. [Posted 10/20/2014]

Undergraduate Program Changes:

Program Change: BA - Anthropology: Remove the requirement that an "s" or "h" designator be attached to the six required Anthropology elective courses; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

Program Change: BA - Chemistry: remove CHEM F324 W from required course options; reflect changes to CHEM F322, and CHEM F451 (minor course change submitted); effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Program Change: BA - Elementary Education: Change information regarding Praxis I to reflect new test; statement added that the degree requirements for a minor are met by completing the major requirements; add BIOL F103X to core course options in Section 1 of degree requirements; add ATM F100X and GEOG F111X to course options in Section 2.b.; update course listing for ED F486 O/2 in section 2.d.ii. (Format 6 and 7 submitted to add "W" and full "O" intensive designators to the course); remove "W" from ED F412 (major course change sent to Core Review); effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

Program Change: B.A. - Fisheries: Remove FISH F101 - Introduction to Fisheries, from degree requirements and replace with FISH F110 - Fish and Fisheries in a Changing World; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/3/2014]

Program Change: BA - Secondary Education: Change grade level from (8-12) to (7-12); change information submission date and World Language exam information; reflect title change to EDSE F422 (minor course submitted); effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

Program Change: BA and BS - Geography:  Program has moved from SNRE to CNSM; drop GEOG F402 from BA electives and from BS Environmental Studies concentration; remove GEOG F404 from BA electives; drop GEOG F463 from BS Environmental Studies concentration electives; add STAT F200X to BS degree requirements for Environmental Studies concentration; reflect course designation changes including GEOG F338 change to NRM F338, and GEOG F435 change to NRM F435; update program description; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/20/2014]

Program Change: B.S. - Fisheries Sciences: Remove FISH F101 - Introduction to Fisheries, from degree requirements and replace with FISH F110 - Fish and Fisheries in a Changing World; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/3/2014]

Program Change: B.A. - Alaska Native Studies: Add Tribal Management designated courses to elective options for the degree program; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/18/2014]

Program Change: B.A. - Rural Development: Add Tribal Management designated courses to elective options for the degree program; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/18/2014]

Program Change: BA - Theatre: Incorporation of a capstone requirement into the major degree requirements; no change to total credits required; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Program Change: BEM - Emergency Management:  remove ACCT F261 from degree requirements and replace with HSEM F271 - Fiscal Management for Emergency Management Operations (new course simultaneously submitted); effective Fall 2015 (and upon related course approval). [Posted 10/6/2014]

Program Change: BS and BA - Biological Sciences:  change the minimum grade to C- (1.7) for the BA and BS programs; change the capstone requirement for the degrees; add to Physics course options to fulfill requirements for BS degree; minor corrections and additions of new courses to electives list; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Program Change: BS - Optional Concentration of Environmental Chemistry:   remove CHEM F324 W from required course options; reflect changes to CHEM F322, effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Program Change: BS Degree (American Chemistry Society-approved): remove CHEM F324 W from required course options; reflect changes to CHEM F322,  and CHEM F451 (minor course change submitted); effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Program Change: BS - Optional Concentraion in Biochemistry:  remove CHEM F324 W from required course options; reflect changes to CHEM F322,  and CHEM F451 (minor course change submitted); remove two courses that no longer exist (BIOL F418 W and BIOL F452 O/2); effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Program Change: BS - Wildlife Biology and Conservation:  remove BIOL F317 from required courses (course is being dropped); change the minimum grade to C- (1.7) for the degree requirements; minor corrections; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Program Change: BS / MS - Computer Science: changes to align the BS portion with 13-14 changes and update the MS portion of the degree program. To BS portion:  addition of CS F371, CS F372, CS F411, and MATH F202X, and add option of EE F443  with CS F441 requirement; remove ENGL F314 W / O/2 from requirements.  To MS portion: remove CS F611, CS F631, CS F641, CS F671; and add CS F600 (new course submission), CS F601 (new course submission), modify written comprehensive exam requirements and notes to the degree program; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/10/2014]

Program Change: BT - Bachelor of Technology: remove the following from degree requirements: computer competency (3 credits), TTCH F301, specialty electives (6 credits) and redefine 30 credits of specialization section of degree requirements (old #4 in catalog description); effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/23/2014]

Program Change: General Studies BA, BS and BT: Remove completion of the PRAXIS I pre-professional skills test as a degree requirement; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/20/2014]

Program Change: K-12 Art Licensure Program: changes include updating course titles; addition of review process and internship information; addition of EDSC F443 to requirements; effective Fall 2015 upon approval.  [Posted 10/8/2014]

Program Change:  Secondary Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program:  Remove EDSC F431 from course requirement options; change program information concerning Academic Content Testing; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

Program Change: AAS - Human Services: Change the Rural Human Services Certificate block of courses so that 27 credits are accepted as fulfilling the block; removing HUMS F102, HUMS F202, HUMS F233 from RHS block, and adding HUMS F205; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

Program Change: Minor in Biochemistry: reflect changes to CHEM F322 (and course drop of CHEM F323 lab)  and CHEM F451 (minor course change submitted); minimum credits required changed from 23 to 26 credits; effective Fall 2015 upon approval.  [Posted 10/7/2014]

Program Change: Minor in Chemistry: reflect changes to CHEM F322 (and course drop of CHEM F323 lab); add course option of CHEM F332 - Physical Chemistry II; minimum credits required changed from 24 to 27 credits; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Program Change: OE - Homeland Security: add new course options of HSEM F220, HSEM F231 and HSEM F233 (new courses submitted simultaneously) to complete the required 12 credits for the endorsement; effective Fall 2015 (and upon related course approvals). [Posted 10/6/2014]

Graduate New Courses:

New Course: BIOL F6xx - Exercise Physiology, 3 credits (3+0); to be stacked as BIOL F4xx; prerequisites include BIOL F213X and BIOL F214X; or BIOL F310 for undergraduate level; graduate level prerequisite of graduate standing or instructor's permission; letter graded; to be offered each fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/20/2014]

New Course: CS F600 - Professional Software Development, 4 credits (4+0); prerequisite of CS F472 W/O; letter graded; to be offered every fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/10/2014]

New Course: CS F601 - Algorithms, Architecture and Languages, 4 credits (4+0); prerequisites include CS F331; CS F411; and CS F441 or EE F443; letter graded; to be offered every spring, first offering spring 2016; effective Fall 2015 upon approval.  [Posted 10/10/2014]

New Course: DVM F603 - Veterinary Science Research and Methods, 1 credit (1+0); prerequisite of acceptance into Professional Veterinary Program; graded Pass/Fail; to be offered every fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/29/2014]

New Course: DVM F610 - Foundations of Veterinary Medicine I, 1 credit (1+0); prerequisite of acceptance into Professional Veterinary Program; letter graded; to be offered each fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

New Course: DVM F611 - Foundations of Veterinary Medicine II, 1 credit (1+0); prerequisite of acceptance into Professional Veterinary Program; letter graded; to be offered each spring; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

New Course: DVM F616 - Functional Anatomy, 8 credits (5+8), prerequisite of acceptance into the Professional Veterinary Program; letter graded; to be offered every fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

New Course: DVM F618 - Organ Systems Anatomy and Physiology, 7 credits (5+6); prerequisite of acceptance into the Professional Veterinary Program; letter graded; to be offered every fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

New Course: DVM F619 - Veterinary Neurobiology, 4 credits (3+3); prerequisite stated both as successful completion of first semester Veterinary courses, and prerequisite of acceptance into the Professional Veterinary Medical program; letter graded; to be offered each spring; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/29/2014]

New Course: DVM F623 - Veterinary Nutrition and Metabolism, 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite of "successful completion of first semester veterinary courses"; letter graded; to be offered each spring; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/11/2014]

New Course: DVM F625 - Principles of Diagnostic Imaging, 2 credits (2+0); mode described as lectures and labs, however no lab component given in course distribution of 2+0; letter graded; to be offered each fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

New Course: DVM F637 - Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of "successful completion of first semester veterinary courses"; letter graded; to be offered each spring; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

New Course: DVM F638 - Veterinary Parasitology, 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite stated both as successful completion of first semester Veterinary courses, and prerequisite of acceptance into the Professional Veterinary Medical program; letter graded; to be offered each spring; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/29/2014]

New Course: DVM F639 - Veterinary Virology, 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite stated both as successful completion of first semester Veterinary courses, and prerequisite of acceptance into the Professional Veterinary Medical program; letter graded; to be offered each spring; effective Fall 2015 upon approval.  [Posted 9/29/2014]

New Course: DVM F640 - Veterinary Pathology/Biology of Disease I, 5 credits (4+3); prerequisite of "successful completion of first semester veterinary courses"; letter graded; to be offered each spring; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

New Course: DVM F648 - Food Animal Production and Food Safety, 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite of "successful completion of first semester veterinary courses"; letter graded; to be offered each spring; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

New Course: ED / CCS F618 / F418 - Cultural Atlases, 3 credits (3+0); to be cross-listed with CCS and stacked as F418; prerequisite of ANTH F242; special condition of access to a computer and the internet; letter graded; grad level previously offered as a special topics; to be offered every fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Note: title is longer for F618 grad level of course.] [Posted 10/9/2014]

New Course: FISH F605 - Communicating Science to the Public, 2 credits (2+0); prerequisite of graduate standing in the sciences or instructor's permission; letter graded; to be offered in spring of odd-numbered years; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/29/2014]

New Course: FISH F641 - Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management, 2 credits (2+0); prerequisites include FISH F487 or FISH F640 or graduate standing or instructor's permission; offered spring of odd years, first offering spring 2017 upon approval. [Posted 9/3/2014]

New Course:  FISH F682 - Field Course in Salmon Management, 4 credits (no credit distribution provided); prerequisites include FIS F633 and STAT F401; to be offered in a compressed 3-week format; letter graded; to be offered alternate summers; Summer 2015 noted but will have to be next academic year (not this academic year). [Posted 10/15/2014]

New Course: HSEM F601 - Legal Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of admission to the Master of Security and Disaster Management (MSDM) online program or permission of HSEM Program Director; letter graded; to be offered online each fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: HSEM F603 - Disaster Management Policy, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of admission to the Master of Security and Disaster Management (MSDM) online program or permission of HSEM Program Director; letter graded; to be offered online each fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: HSEM F605 - Community Planning in Emergency Management, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of admission to the Master of Security and Disaster Management (MSDM) online program or permission of HSEM Program Director; letter graded; to be offered online each spring; first offering spring 2016; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: HSEM F607 - Vulnerability and Protection, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of admission to the Master of Security and Disaster Management (MSDM) online program or permission of HSEM Program Director; letter graded; to be offered online each fall; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: HSEM F609 - Human Security, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of admission to the Master of Security and Disaster Management (MSDM) online program or permission of HSEM Program Director; letter graded; to be offered online each summer, first offering summer 2016; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: HSEM F611 - Security and Disaster Management, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of admission to the Master of Security and Disaster Management (MSDM) online program or permission of HSEM Program Director; letter graded; to be offered online each spring; first offering spring 2016; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: HSEM F613 - International Disaster Management, 3 credits (3+0);  prerequisite of admission to the Master of Security and Disaster Management (MSDM) online program or permission of HSEM Program Director; letter graded; to be offered online as demand warrants; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: HSEM F632 - Project Management, 3 credits (3+0); cross-listed as MBA F632; prerequisite of admission to the Master of Security and Disaster Management (MSDM) online program or MBA program, or permission of MSDM or MBA Program Director; letter graded; to be offered online as demand warrants (special topics for spring 2015); effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: HSEM F665 - Strategic Collaboration, 3 credits (3+0); cross-listed as MBA F665; prerequisite of admission to the MSDM or MBA program; or permission of HSEM or MBA Program Director; letter graded; to be offered as demand warrants, first offering spring 2016; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: HSEM F692 - Security and Disaster Management Seminar, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of admission to MSDM program or permission of  HSEM Program Director; course may be repeated 1 time for total of six credits; to be offered summer, first offering summer 2016; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Course: MBA F627 - Business Law and Ethics, 3 credits (3+0), prerequisite of admission to the MBA program; letter graded; to be offered as demand warrants, first offering planned for spring 2016; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/8/2014]

New Course: MBA F642 - Economics of Environmental and Business Sustainability, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of admission to the MBA program; letter graded; to be offered as demand warrants, effective Fall 2015 upon approval.  [Posted 10/8/2014]

New Course: MBA F674 - New Venture Development, 3 credits (3+0); prerequisite of admission to the MBA program; previously offered as a trial course; letter graded; to be offered each spring, first offering spring 2016; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/8/2014]

New Course: PHYS F625 - Inverse Problems and Parameter Estimation, 3 credits (3+0); to be cross-listed as GEOS F627; prerequisites of MATH F202X and MATH F314, or instuctor's permission; letter-graded; to be offered in spring of odd-numbered years; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/29/2014]

Graduate Course Changes:

Course Change:  BIOL F465 - Immunology, 3 credits (3+0); stack as DVM F606; correct undergraduate prerequisites by removing BIOL F111X and F112X and replacing with BIOL F213X and BIOL F214X (Catalog correction); prerequisite of acceptance into the Professional Veterinary Program or instructor's permission for graduate level; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/29/2014]

Course Change: CE F424 / F624 - Introduction to Permafrost Engineering, 3 credits (3+0); to be stacked as CE F624 (proposal indicates a different title of "Frozen Ground Engineering"); prerequisite for CE F424 is CE F326, and recommended courses; prerequisite for CE F624 is "training or experience in soil mechanics."  Effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/10/2014]

Course Change: ED F650 - Current Issues in Technology, 3 credits (3+0); change title to Current Topics in Educational Technology: Innovative Instruction and Leadership; remove prerequisites; update course description; effective Fall 2015 upon approval.
[Posted 10/9/2014]

Course Change:  GEOS F626 - Applied Seismology, 3 credits (3+0); change number of credits to 4 and change credit distribution to (3+3); change prerequisites by removing GEOS F431 / F631, and replacing with MATH F202X and MATH F314; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Change: GEOS F627 - Inverse Problems and Parameter Estimation, 3 credits (3+0); change credit distribution to (2+3) to reflect computational lab exercises which are required for the course; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Change: GEOS F682 / F482 - Geoscience Seminar, 1 credit (1+0); change grading mode from letter graded to pass / fail; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Course Drop: NRM / GEOG F663 / F463 - Wilderness Concepts, 3 credits (3+0); course is not required of any degrees; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Graduate New Programs:

New Program: Master of Security and Disaster Management (MSDM), comprised of 30 credits with HSEM F601, F603, F605, F607, F609, F632 and F665 required; 6 credits from list of options; and a 3-credit capstone; program to be offered online; effective Fall 2015 pending all required approvals. [Posted 10/6/2014]

New Program: Graduate Certificate in Sustainability of Marine Ecosystems:  an interdisciplinary degree requiring a minimum of 12 credits; required courses include FISH F641, FISH F681, and ANTH/FISH/MSL F680 (an internship) for a total of six credits; and six credits from two categories of elective courses - Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or petitioned elective(s); effective Fall 2015 pending all required approvals including BOR and NWCCU. [Posted 10/7/2014]

Graduate Program Changes:

Program Change: M.A. - Northern Studies: Change the program name to Arctic and Northern Studies; no changes to degree requirements; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 9/26/2014]

Program Change: Master of Business Administration: The program will be made available online and thus changes to prerequisite courses required for the degree have been changed to self-study modules that are more flexible for students; MBA F675 is now required as a core course; and course options have been added to the concentrations (including three new courses, also submitted: MBA F674, MBA F627, MBA F642); effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/8/2014]

Program Change: Master of Education: Along with editorial changes to the program descriptions and course titles, remove ED F669 as an option under #5 of program requirements for Focus on Alaska Context Courses, adding ED F682 to program requirements where it does not already occur.  For the MEd in Elementary Education, reduce elective credits from 6 to 3; changing total number of required credits for that degree from 33 to 30.  For the MEd in Online Innovation and Design, replace ED F432 with ED F659; make ED F654 a requirement; update title of ED 650 (minor course change submitted?).  For the MEd in Special Education, make EDSE F625 and F677 required courses; revise the elective course blocks to reflect changed course titles and added / removed courses.  Revise section on Praxis exams.  Effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/8/2014]

Program Change: Master of Natural Resources Management and Geography (MNRMG):  Change program name to Master of Natural Resources Management (MNRM) because the Geography program has moved away from the School of Natural Resources and Extension to CNMS; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/6/2014]

Program Change: M.Ed. - Elementary Education: Change requirement of 6 credits of elective courses to 3 credits instead, effectively changing to one elective course from two; reduce overall minimum credits required from 33 to 30 credits; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 5/6/2014]

Program Change: M.Ed. - Counseling: Change to acceptance of applications from once per year to twice per year; remove elective credits from the School Counseling K-12 degree option; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/8/2014]

Program Change: BS / MS - Computer Science: changes to align the BS portion with 13-14 changes and update the MS portion of the degree program. To BS portion:  addition of CS F371, CS F372, CS F411, and MATH F202X, and add option of EE F443  with CS F441 requirement; remove ENGL F314 W / O/2 from requirements.  To MS portion: remove CS F611, CS F631, CS F641, CS F671; and add CS F600 (new course submission), CS F601 (new course submission), modify written comprehensive exam requirements and notes to the degree program; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/10/2014]

Program Change: MS - Computer Science: Remove CS F611, CS F631, CS F641 and CS F671 from degree requirements, replacing with CS F600 and CS F601 (new course submissions); increase approved elective credits from 12 to 16; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/10/2014]

Program Change: MS - Wildlife Biology and Conservation: change degree requirements so that two graduate courses in Wildlife Biology or Biological Sciences are required toward fulfilling 9 credits of required course work; require one course from among BIOL / WLF F602, or  BIOL / WLF F604, or BIOL / WLF F680; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [10/7/2014]

Program Change: Secondary Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Program toward M.Ed. - Secondary Education:   Changes include removal of EDSE F482 from course options, and EDSC F631 as a required course; changes to program information concerning Academic Content Testing; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

Program Change: Special Education K-12 Postbaccalaureate Certificate of Completion: Add EDSE F625 and EDSE F677 as required courses; change elective sections in degree requirements, revise section on Praxis exams; reflect course title changes and remove EDSE F681 course; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/8/2014]

Program Change: K-12 Art Licensure Program toward MEd: Remove EDSE F482 from course option; update changed course titles; program listing updated with prior-year course changes already made; add EDSC F643 as new requirement approved in previous catalog year; effective Fall 2015 upon approval. [Posted 10/9/2014]

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