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Curricular Items

Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021

Curricular Items

From the Chair of the College Senate Curriculum Committee
Advanced to the President
The following have been approved by the College Senate Curriculum Committee and forwarded to the president for review:

New Courses:
CIS 414 Multimedia Methods, Tools, Programming, and Applications
CIS 461 Programming with Python

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Advanced to the President
The following have been approved by the College Senate Curriculum Committee and the College Senate and forwarded to the president:

Program Deactivation:*
M.A. Museum Studies
Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies


*Deactivation: Buffalo State College will not accept new students into these programs as of January 1, 2022

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Advanced to the Curriculum Committee
The following have been received in the College Senate Office and forwarded to the College Senate Curriculum Committee for fall 2021 review:

New Courses:
SPA 622 Legal Translation. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate certificate program in Spanish-English translation or instructor permission. Introduction to translating legal texts and documents. Students learn to manage terminology, style, and register of legal documents. Topics include civil and criminal law, business correspondence, and documents related to contracts. Focus on concepts, strategies, and skills necessary to produce a professional translation. Offered spring semester, beginning spring 2023.

SPA 623 Translation Technologies and Project Management. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate certificate program in Spanish-English translation or instructor permission. Taught in Spanish and English. Topics include translation memory, machine translation, website localization, terminology management, human resources, file formatting, project planning, workflow, and delivery. Exploration of concepts, strategies, and skills necessary to utilize translation technologies and manage a translation project. Offered fall semester, beginning fall 2022.

Course Revisions:
ENG 370 Foundations of Language. Prerequisite: CWP 102. The structure of language with emphasis on English speech and writing; language families and their relationships; language change; significance of regional and social dialects. Offered every semester, beginning spring 2023. 

SWK 220 Introduction to Social Work. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Introduction to generalist social work practice in the United States, social work values, roles, and settings of practice. Contemporary issues facing social workers with emphasis on social work practice with vulnerable populations. Offered every semester, beginning fall 2022.

SWK 422 Assessment and Engagement. Prerequisites: Social work major; BIO 101, CWP 102, any PSY course, and any SOC course; minimum GPA of 2.5 in the social work major and overall. Focus on the practice behaviors, skills, and ethics used in social work. Emphasis on the engagement and assessment phases of generalist social work practice. Offered fall semester, beginning fall 2022.

SWK 497 Integrated Seminar II. Prerequisites: Social work major; SWK 419, SWK 493, and SWK 496; minimum GPA of 2.5 in the social work major and overall. Integration of coursework and the demonstration of social work practice behaviors and skills with a focus on intervention, termination, and evaluation. Offered spring semester, beginning spring 2023.

Course Revision with Intellectual Foundations Infusion (INF):
SWK 308 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (CT, IM, W). Prerequisites: Social work major; BIO 101, CWP 102, any PSY course, and any SOC course; minimum GPA of 2.5 in the social work major and overall. Focus on understanding and applying the primary theoretical frameworks used in the field of social work to engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate work with diverse populations. Offered fall semester, beginning fall 2022.

CT=Critical Thinking, IM=Information Management, W=Writing

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