Curriculum Review and Development

Enhancing the curricula of the STEM program is intended to ensure that these programs meet the highest possible standards and address the diverse backgrounds and learning capabilities of minority students.

The activities identified to accomplish this objective are:

  1. Review current curricula and develop new multidisciplinary courses
  2. Integration of new innovative teaching/ learning modules into the curriculum

Activity 1:

The recently started Agriculture, Food Science and Environment program requires additional courses for enhancing its STEM elements. In addition, the division of Mathematics and Science, and Computer Science are developing new undergraduate programs, such as:

  • Computer Graphics
  • Multimedia Production Technology
  • Computer Electronics technology

These programs require strengthening or revising current courses. The proposed courses will be integrated with additional visual aids and innovative hands-on assignments with real time data to assist students with diverse learning capabilities. The curricula and learning outcomes will be carefully developed addressing the STEM career needs. The courses that will be developed in the Division of Agriculture and Natural resources include:

  • ENV 326 Introduction to Geospatial Science
  • AFE 489 Remote Sensing of Environment
  • AFE 465 Hydrology and Watershed Management

Courses that will be developed in the Division of Computer Science include:

  • COS 333 Introduction to Scientific Visualization
  • COS 107 Problem Solving, Logic and Design
  • COS 108 Principles of Computer Science
  • COS 407 Game design and Development
  • COS 499 Mobile game Development
  • COS 571 Software Assurance
  • COS 536 Software Engineering

Activity 2:

This will be accomplished using innovative teaching techniques based on:

  • student’s multiple learning preferences such as more group/class discussion activities and team projects
  • critical thinking activities
  • peer learning sessions
  • visualization techniques such as use of more graphics
  • online sources such as Khan Academy
  • use of interactive and real life situation examples and data will be utilized