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.):

Course Requirements:

        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____________________________         457-5437______jjohanson@winona.edu____

Name (please print)                               Phone                 e-mail address

 

 

WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY STUDIES APPROVAL FORM

 

Routing form for University Studies Course approval. Course______________________

 

Department Recommendation           _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved

 

 

_________________________________   ________________                ____________________________________________

Department Chair                                                Date                                         e-mail address

 

Dean’s Recommendation   _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved*

 

 

_________________________________   ________________

Dean of College                                                   Date

 

*In the case of a dean’s recommendation to disapprove a proposal, a written rationale for the recommendation to disapprove shall be provided to the University Studies Subcommittee.

USS Recommendation        _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved                            _____ No recommendation

 

 

_________________________________   ________________

 University Studies Director                                               Date

A2C2 Recommendation     _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved

 

 

_________________________________   ________________

Chair of A2C2                                                      Date

 

Faculty Senate Recommendation     _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved

 

 

_________________________________   ________________

President of Faculty Senate                                               Date

 

Academic Vice President Recommendation  _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved

 

 

_________________________________   ________________

Academic Vice President                                    Date

 

Decision of President         _____ Approved                 _____ Disapproved

 

 

_________________________________   ________________

President                                                                               Date

 

Please forward to Registrar.

Registrar                _________________        Please notify department chair via e-mail that curricular change has been recorded.

  Date entered

 

 

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 311—Careers in Psychology

Sample Syllabus for Fall 2002

 

 

Professor:             Dr. John Johanson                           Class Times:              W 10 – 10:50am Office:             231E, Phelps Hall                                Class Location:             Phelps 215

Contact:             457-5437 or jjohanson@winona.edu             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 bachelor’s 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.

 

Grades

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.

 

Attendance

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