2016-2017 Curriculum Approvals

Trial Course Approvals for Spring 2017 / Fall 2017:

  • October 19, 2016
    1. MSL F394 - Human Impacts to the Marine Biosphere
  • October 24, 2016
    1. BMSC F494 / F694 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology
  • October 26, 2016
    1. ME F494 - Introduction to Nanomaterials
  • November 8, 2016
    1. ANTH / LING F294 - Klingon, Elvish, and Dothraki: The Art and Science of Language Creation (h)
  • December 5, 2016
    1. NORS F694 - Thesis Writing Workshop
  • February 23, 2017
    1. FISH F694 - The Alaska Board of Fisheries: A Case Study
  • March 28, 2017
    1. MUS F194 - Suzuki Violin Pedagogy 1
    2. MUS F294 - Suzuki Violin Pedagogy 2
    3. MUS F394 - Suzuki Violin Pedagogy 3
    4. MUS F494 - Suzuki Violin Pedagogy 4
    5. BIOL F194 - Biology of Addiction
  • April 29, 2017
    1. PS / WGS F394 - Gender and Development in the Global South

Course and Program Approvals (in chronological order of approval):

  • September 27, 2016
    1. Drop Course: CS F102 - Introduction to Computer Science
    2. Drop Course: CS F205 - C Programming
    3. Drop Course: CS F451 - Automata and Formal Languages
    4. Drop Course: CS F490 - Student Internship
  • October 18, 2016
    1. New Course: ART F688 - Professional Practices (h)
      (Graduate stacked level of existing ART F488)
  • October 19, 2016
    1. Course Change: WLF F101 - Survey of Wildlife Science
    2. Program Change: BS - Anthropology
    3. Program Change: BA - Northern Studies (program name change to Arctic and Northern Studies)
  • October 26-28, 2016
    1. Course Change: PS F321 - International Politics (number changed to F221)
    2. Program Change: Minor in Sociology
    3. New Course: MSL F464 - Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics
    4. Course Drop: ANS F275 - Yup'ik Practices in Spirituality and Philosophy (h)
    5. Course Drop: ANS F330 - Yup'ik Parenting and Child Development
    6. Course Drop: ANS F335 - Native North Americans (s)
  • November 2, 2016
    1. New Course: MATH F230R - Prep for Calculus Essentials with Applications
    2. Course Drop: MATH F301 - Topics in Mathematics
    3. Program Change: BA - Elementary Education
  • November 15, 2016
    1. Course Drop: ANS F472W - Rural Alaska, Natives and the Press
    2. Course Compression: PS F300X - Ethics and Society
    3. Course Drop: NRM / BIOL F676 - Interdisciplinary Modeling of High Latitude Global Change
    4. Course Drop: CS F602 - Software Project Management
    5. Course Drop: CS F651 - The Theory of Computation
    6. Course Drop: CS / SWE F670 - Computer Science for Software Engineers
    7. Course Drop: CS / SWE F672 - Software Process Improvement
    8. Course Drop: CS / SWE F673 - Software Requirements Engineering
    9. Course Drop: CS / SWE F674 - Software Architecture
    10. Program Change: M.Ed. - Master of Education (Changes to concentrations)
    11. Program Change: M.Ed. - Master of Education in Counseling
    12. Program Change: School Counselor Certification
    13. New Course: COUN F651 - Counseling for Addictions
  • November 15, 2016 - additional approvals
    1. Course Change: WLF F305 - Wildlife Diseases
    2. Program Change: BA and BS in Biological Sciences
    3. New Course: PLS F270 - Constitutional Law for Paralegals
    4. Program Change: AAS - Paralegal Studies
    5. New Course: RD F225 - Communicating for Rural Development
  • November 18, 2016
    1. Course Compression: LING F631 - Field Methods in Descriptive Linguistics I
  • November 23, 2016
    1. New Course: SOC F280 - Contemporary Topics in Sociology
    2. Course Change: HLTH F122 - First Aid and CPR
    3. Program Change: Certificate in Dental Assisting
  • December 5, 2016 - Faculty Senate Meeting #219
    1. New Minor:  Tribal Management
  • December 12, 2016
    1. Course Change: BA F254 - Personal Finance (s) - adding "X" for GERs.
    2. Course Change: ANS F111 - History of Alaska Natives (s) - title change and add "X" for GERs.
    3. Course Change: BA / SPRT F281 - Sports Management - add "X" for GERs.
    4. Course Drop: ENGL F313 - Writing Nonfiction Prose
  • December 15, 2016
    1. Course Change: FISH F612 - Fish Conservation Biology (stack as FISH F413)
    2. Program Change: BM - Music Education K-12
  • December 21, 2016
    1. Course Change: PS F203 - Peace, War, and Security (change to 300-level; change title to "International Security")
    2. New Course: RD F340 - Community Research Toolbox
    3. Program Change: Certificate in Ethnobotany
    4. New Course: EBOT F250 - Applied Ethnobotany Fall
    5. New Course: EBOT F251 - Applied Ethnobotany Spring
    6. Course Drop: JRN F324 - Typography and Publication Design
    7. Course Drop: JRN F406 - Photojournalism II
  • January 10, 2017
    1. Program Change: MFA - Art
    2. Program Change: Special Education K-12 Post-baccalaureate Certificate of Completion (Graduate Certificate)
    3. Program Change: MEd - Master of Education in Special Education
    4. New Course: RD F630 - Economic Development Policy and Entrepreneurship in Rural Alaska: Challenges and Opportunities
  • January 17, 2017
    1. New Course: MSL F218 - Astrobiology: Planets, Oceans, and Life
    2. Course Chang: RD F325 - Community Development Strategies (title to be Rural Development Principles and Practices)
    3. Course Change: RD F351 - Strategic Planning for Rural Communities (title to be Strategic Planning and Decision Making)
    4. New Course:  ANS / RD F435 - Participatory Policy-Making in Tribal, State, and Federal Government

      The following are GER Alignment approvals from Core Review Committee:
    5. Course Change: ENGL F111X - Introduction to Academic Writing (to be WRTG F111X - Writing Across Contexts)
    6. Course Change: ENGL F211X - Academic Writing about Literature (to be WRTG F211X - Writing and the Humanities)
    7. Course Change: ENGL F212 - Business, Grant and Report Writing (to be WRTG F212X - Writing and the Professions)
    8. Course Change: ENGL F213X - Academic Writing About the Social and Natural Sciences (to be WRTG F213X - Writing and the Sciences)
  • January 20, 2017
    1. New Course: ATM F658 - Air-Sea Interactions
  • February 1, 2017
    1. New Course: MATH F230S - Calculus Essentials with Applications Skills Workshop
    2. New Course: RD F468 - Human Development and Social Justice
    3. New Course: RD F474 - Applied Community Research
    4. New Course: BMSC F214 - Beginning Research: Discovering Ourselves as Researchers
      Note: Title may be changed to Introduction to Biomedical Research; per 04/04/2017 email from Aaron Kallas.)
    5. Course Change: AIS F224 - Advanced MS Excel (change to F324)
    6. New Course: DVM F726 - Principles of Imaging Interpretation
  • February 6, 2017 - Faculty Senate Meeting #220
    1. New Minor:  Ethnobotany
  • February 15, 2017
    1. Course Change: BIOL F466 - Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory (carry-over from 15-16)
    2. Program Change: BA in Alaska Native Studies
    3. New Course: MA F144 - Administrative Procedures for the Medical Assistant
    4. Program Change: AAS - Medical Assisting
    5. Program Change: Certificate in Medical Assisting
    6. Program Change: Certificate in Medical / Dental Reception
    7. New Course: GENR F400 - Interdisciplinary Capstone
  • February 23, 2017
    1. New Course (Stacked): ANS F467 / RD F667 - Beyond Violence: Alaska Native Healing and Justice
    2. New Course: WRTG F214X - Arguing Across Contexts
    3. New Course: BA F308 - Professional Development: How to Prepare for a Job and Other Survival Skills
    4. New Course: BA F309 - Professional Development: Finding a Career
    5. New Course: BA F310 - Professional Development: Being Successful in Your Career
    6. Program Change: BBA - Accounting
    7. New Course: BA F443 - Social Media Marketing
    8. New Course: BA / SPRT F481 - Entertainment and Sport Event Management
    9. New Course: BA / SPRT F482 - Sport Marketing
    10. New Course: BA / SPRT F483 - Sport Sales
    11. Program Change: BBA - Minors - Business Administration
    12. Program Change: BBA - Business Administration
    13. Course Change: HIST F475 W (Stack as ACNS F675)
    14. Program Change: PhD - Fisheries
  • February 28, 2017:
  1. Core Course Change: PS F101 - Introduction to American Government and Politics (Add GER X)
  2. Core Course Change: PS F221 - International Politics (Add GER X)
  3. Core Course Drop: COMM F180X - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (replaced by COJO F101X resulting from department merger and minor course change for JRN F101X - Media and Culture)
  4. Core Course Changes: CHNS F101 - Elementary Chinese I; and CHNS F102 - Elementary Chinese II (Add GER X)
  5. Course Change: BIOL F615 - Systematic and Comparative Biology (Stack as BIOL F415)
  6. Program Change: BS in Anthropology (reference related approval of October 19, 2016)
  7. Program Change: BA in Anthropology
  • March 2, 2017
    1. New Course: RD F675 - Federal Indian Law in Alaska: Land, Water and Subsistence
    2. New Course: FISH F674 - Economic Development for Fisheries-Dependent Communities
  • March 7, 2017
    1. Program Change: Graduate Certificate in Statistics
  • March 22, 2017
    1. New Course: HONR F101 - Introduction to Honors Program
    2. New Course: HONR F201 - Methods of Inquiry
    3. New Course: HONR F301 - Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar
  • March 24, 2017
    1. Course Change: FISH F487 - Fisheries Management (Stack as FISH F687)
    2. New Stacked Course: RD F471 / F671 - Corporate Social Responsibility and Accountability in Rural and Indigenous Contexts
    3. New Course: GEOS F375 - Oral Communication Skills for Geoscientists
    4. Course Drop: COMM F380 - Communication and Diversity
    5. Course Drop: JRN F220 - Adobe Photoshop
    6. Course Drop: COMM / WGS F351 - Gender and Communications
    7. New Course: MATH F251L - Calculus I Recitation
    8. Program Change: BA - Communication
  • March 28, 2017
    1. Program Change: BS - Geoscience
    2. Course Drop: COMM F469 - Communication Internship
    3. Course Drop: COMM F470 - Communication Internship Seminar
    4. Course Drop: JRN F432 W - Public Relations Techniques
    5. Course Drop: JRN F440 / JRN - NORS F640 - Ethics and Reporting in the Far North
    6. Course Drop: COMM F180 X - Introduction to Human Communication
    7. Program Change: Minor in Communication
    8. Program Change: BA in Digital Journalism
    9. Note: additional Trial Course approvals listed at top of page
  • April 2, 2017
    1. Core Request: JUST F251 - Criminology (add "X" for GER)
  • April 3, 2017
    1. New Minor: Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies
  • April 6, 2017
    1. New Course: COUN F601 - Research in Counseling and Educational Settings
  • April 12, 2017
    1. New Course: DVM F777 - Strategies for Establishing and Maintaining Well-Being in the Veterinary Profession
    2. Course Change: CE F470 - Civil Engineering Internship (change to Pass/Fail)
    3. Program Change: BA - Rural Development
    4. New Course: BMSC F224 - Entering Research: Undergraduate Research Experience
    5. New Course: EMS F270 - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • April 14, 2017
    1. Course Drop: NRM F405 W - Senior Thesis in Natural Resources Management
  • April 23, 2017
    1. Course Drop: GEOS F100X - Introduction to Earth Sciences
  • April 29, 2017
    1. Program Change: BS and Minor - Wildlife Biology and Conservation
    2. GER "X" Request: JUST / HUMS F125 - Introduction to Addictive Processes
    3. New Course: WRTG F068 - College Literacy Skills
    4. Course Drop: DEVE F109 - Preparatory College Writing III
    5. Course Change: CHEM F419 - Practical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • May 7, 2017
    1. New Course: ED F637 - Designing Social Science Research Overview
    2. New Course: ED F638 - Designing Social Science Research In Depth
    3. New Course: ED F647 - Conducting Social Science Research Overview
    4. New Course: ED F648 - Conducting Social Science Research In Depth
    5. New Course: ED F651 - Analyzing Social Science Research
    6. New Course: ED F652 - Presenting Social Science Research Results
    7. Course Change: COUN F636 - Internship I
    8. Course Change: COUN F686 - Internship II
    9. Course Change: COUN F687 - Internship III
    10. Course Change: COUN F688 - Internship IV
    11. Course Change: HIST F404 W / Stack as ACNS F604 - Modern Scandinavia
  • May 9, 2017
    1. Course Change: SWK F451 - Practicum in Social Work I
    2. Course Change: SWK F464 - Practicum in Social Work II
    3. New Course: COUN F635 - Field Practicum (3 credits)
    4. New Course: RD F676 - Federal Indian Law in Alaska: Tribal Self-Governance - Business, Public Safety, Protection of Family, Property, and Resources
    5. Course Drops: Early Childhood Education (ECE F105; ECE F111; ECE F112; ECE F113; ECE F114; ECE F121; ECE F122; ECE F123; ECE F124; ECE F125; ECE F127; ECE F141; ECE F142; ECE F143; ECE F171; ECE F172; and ECE F173)
  • May 12, 2017
    1. Program Change: MA - Applied Linguistics
    2. Program Change: MA - English
    3. Program Change: AAS - Fire Science
    4. Course Compression: ECE F320 - Environment and Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
    5. Course Change: ACNS F484 (Stack as ACNS F600) - Seminar in Northern Studies
  • August 29, 2017
    1. New Course: DVM F737 - Principles of Veterinary Anesthesia
    2. New Course: DVM F742 - Biology of Disease III - Pathology of Organ Systems II
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