Approved by Faculty Senate December 2, 2002
WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
PROPOSAL FOR UNIVERSITY STUDIES COURSES
DIRECTIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT
This form, Proposal for University Studies Courses, is to be used to submit course proposals for inclusion in the University Studies Program. Read the directions below for information on providing course descriptions. The department must include the University Studies Approval Form with this proposal. Copies of each of these forms are attached. Refer to Regulation 3-4, Policy for Changing the Curriculum and the University Studies Program and Policies Document for complete information on submitting University Studies courses.
The following points are contained in the University Studies Program and Policies Document (Section IV. Course Approval Process).
Material to be submitted for course approval for Course Requirements:
1. Course proposals must address all specified outcomes.
2. The course proposal must include documentation of Course Requirements and learning activities designed to meet the course outcomes specifies for the area.
3. The course proposal must include a course description (e.g., a syllabus or course outline for distribution to students) that clearly identifies (to the student) the course as a University Studies Course.
4. The course description (e.g., a syllabus or course outline for distribution to students) should also include information directed to the student that clearly identifies course activities and assignments that address the course outcomes.
5. Sequences of courses may be submitted to satisfy area requirements. In this case the requested material or documentation in items 1-4 must be submitted for all of the courses in the sequence.
6. The USS may request other material (e.g., textbooks) for review in evaluation course proposal.
7. The USS may request additional information for re-approval.
Material to be submitted for course review of Flagged Courses:
1.The USS recognizes that decisions as to which courses meet department flag requirements reside with the department offering the courses. Nevertheless, departments are required to demonstrate how flagged courses address the relevant outcomes for each flag.
2.Departments should submit course descriptions for flagged courses to the USS and the syllabus should clearly identify the course as a course that satisfies a flag requirement within the University Program.
3.The course descriptions for flagged courses should include information directed to the students which clearly identifies activities and assignments that address the outcomes.
4.The USS has the right to comment on department plans for flagged courses and to offer suggestions.
5.No flagged course will satisfy University Studies Course Requirements in the University Studies Program.
If the proposed course is a new course, it must be submitted for approval as a new course (see above) before submission as a University Studies course.
WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
PROPOSAL FOR UNIVERSITY STUDIES COURSES
Department ___Psychology ______________________________ date ___Oct 1, 2002___________
___PSY 311______ __Careers in Psychology ____________________ _______1______
Course No. Course Name Credits
This proposal is for a(n) __X___ Undergraduate Course
Applies to: __X___ Major __ X__ Minor
_____ Required _____ Required
__X_ Elective _ X_ Elective
University Studies (A course may be approved to satisfy only one set of outcomes.):
Basic Skills: Arts & Science Core: Unity and Diversity:
_____ 1. College Reading and Writing _____ 1. Humanities _____ 1. Critical Analysis
_____ 2. Oral Communication _____ 2. Natural Science _____ 2. Science and Social Policy
_____ 3. Mathematics _____ 3. Social Science _____ 3. a. Global Perspectives
_____ 4. Physical Development & Wellness _____ 4. Fine & Performing Arts _____ b. Multicultural Perspectives
_____ 4. a. Contemporary Citizenship
_____ b. Democratic Institutions
Flagged Courses: _____ 1. Writing
__X_ 2. Oral Communication
_____ 3. a. Mathematics/Statistics
_____ b. Critical Analysis
Prerequisites ________9 credits of PSY and CMST191____________________________________________
Provide the following information (attach materials to this proposal):
Please see Directions for the Department on previous page for material to be submitted.
Attach a University Studies Approval Form.
Department Contact Person for this Proposal:
____John Johanson____________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org____
Name (please print) Phone e-mail address
WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY STUDIES APPROVAL FORM
Routing form for University Studies Course approval. Course______________________
Courses that merit the Oral Communication Flag must include requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to...
A. Earn significant course credit through extemporaneous oral presentations.
Assignments involving oral presentations will comprise roughly half the overall course grade. In these presentations, students will present information regarding different fields and careers in psychology, and they will be expected to answer questions and respond to comments from other students.
B. Understand the features and types of speaking in their disciplines.
The oral presentations will mimic they types of presentations psychologists give at research colloquia or professional conferences. Students will be asked to present the results of their library research to a group of their peers and be able to respond quickly and intelligently to questions and comments from the floor.
C. Adapt their speaking to field-specific audiences.
As mentioned above, presentations will mimic those of research colloquia or professional conferences. This will require students to use discipline specific vocabulary, present core ideas of one field of psychology in such a way that other psychology students can understand them, and respond intelligently to questions from their peers.
D. Receive appropriate feedback from teachers & peers, including suggestions for improvement.
Students will work with other students when developing their presentations. This will include soliciting help in developing ideas and rehearsing the presentations. On all presentations, students will received a detailed grade sheet from the instructor and a critique (using a form written by the instructor) completed by their peers in the class.
E. Make use of the technologies used for research and speaking in the fields.
Students will be expected to use handouts, overheads, Power Point presentation software, and/or LCD projectors when making their presentations. Some class time will be used to introduce these tools to the students.
F. Learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields.
Students will be presenting information regarding psychological fields and careers. They will be taught the proper way to document and format the information presented, and they will be expected to present the information in a scholarly manner such as a psychologist would when making a research presentation.
PSY 311Careers in Psychology
Professor: Dr. John Johanson Class Times: W 10 10:50am Office: 231E, Phelps Hall Class Location: Phelps 215
Contact: 457-5437 or email@example.com Office Hrs: M-F 8-9 & 11-Noon
Text Landrum, R. E., Davis, S. F., & Landrum, T. A. (2000). The psychology major: Career options and strategies for success. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Objectives This class provides An introduction to and examination of career options for students of psychology and related disciplines. Topics include the various fields of psychology, job opportunities for those with a bachelors degree in Psychology, and how to prepare for and choose graduate programs.
USP For students under the University Studies Program (USP), this course carries an oral communication flag. Accordingly, this course includes requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to a) earn significant course credit through extemporaneous oral presentations, b) understand the features and types of speaking in their disciplines c) adapt their speaking to field-specific audiences, d) receive appropriate feedback from teachers & peers, including suggestions for improvement, e) make use of the technologies used for research and speaking in the fields, and f) learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields. Links between these objectives and specific course topics are identified in the schedule of classes and topics section on the next page.
Presentations. During the semester you (and a partner) will be expected to make two separate oral presentations. The instructor will grade your presentations and half your course grade will depend upon the amount, depth, and clarity of information you present.
Critiques. On the date you are not presenting, you are expected to be in class to observe and critique the presentations made by your classmates (using a form written by the instructor). Your critiques will not influence the grades of your classmates, but one quarter of your grade will depend upon the number and quality of the critiques you complete.
Participation. Presentations made by psychologists to their peers are rarely without two-way communication between the presenter and the audience. Similarly, you are expected to ask questions and make comments regarding the presentations made by your peers. One quarter of your grade will depend upon the amount and quality of your in-class participation.
Daily. Although not mandatory, attendance is expected. A large portion of your grade rests upon your in-class participation and missing class will surely harm you grade.
Presentations. Assignment of topics and dates of presentations will be made very early in the class. You are expected to fulfill your obligations to present on the dates indicated, especially considering the impossibility of trying to make-up the presentation at a later time.
Schedule of Classes and Topics
Date Topic Assignment(s) USP outcomes
Overview: Examining Psyc as a Major
Aug. 28 Intro to PSY 299
Sept. 4 Why choose psyc as a major? Landrum, Ch. 1, 7 a,b,c,d,e,f
Sept. 11 Career options with B.A. in Psyc Landrum, Ch. 2, 9 a,b,c,d,e,f
Sept. 18 Pursuing graduate school admission Landrum, Ch. 3, 4 a,b,c,d,e,f
Fields of Psychology: The Major Areas
Sept. 25 Clinical and Counseling Psychology Group 1 presentation a,b,c,d,e,f
Oct. 2 School and Educational Psychology Group 2 presentation a,b,c,d,e,f
Oct. 9 I/O and Human Factors Psyc Group 3 presentation a,b,c,d,e,f
Oct. 16 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology Group 4 presentation a,b,c,d,e,f
Oct. 23 Health and Community Psychology Group 5 presentation a,b,c,d,e,f
Oct. 30 Social Psychology Group 6 presentation a,b,c,d,e,f
Nov. 6 Developmental and Child Psychology Group 1 presentation a,b,c,d,e,f
Nov. 13 Neuroscience Group 2 presentation a,b,c,d,e,f
Career Paths: Working in Psychology
Nov. 20 Social and Human Services Group 3 presentation a,b,c,d,e,f
Nov. 27 No Class - - Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 4 Human Resources and Business Group 4 presentation a,b,c,d,e,f
Dec. 11 Therapy and Counseling Group 5 presentation a,b,c,d,e,f
Dec. 18 Teaching and Research Group 6 presentation a,b,c,d,e,f