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					                   SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                     NEW-COURSE PROPOSAL FORM
ORIGINATING CAMPUS: ( X ) Ammerman ( ) Eastern      ( ) Grant
    Date Submitted to Curriculum Committee: _____10/2012_____

To meet the ideals of Suffolk County Community College, new courses should, if appropriate, consider
issues arising from elements of cultural diversity in areas of textbook choice, selection of library and
audio-visual materials, and teaching methodology.

PROPOSER E-MAILS ENTIRE COURSE PROPOSAL PACKET TO THE
APPROPRIATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE CHAIR AS A WORD DOCUMENT.

Proposal Checklist
Proposer records appropriate departmental votes here and checks to be sure all the documents are
contained within the packet.

        ( )     Electronic Letter-of-Intent

        ( )     Electronic Letter-of-Support from Executive Dean(s)

        ( )     Vote(s) of Department:

                Name of Department: _Department of Social Sciences & Criminal Justice_
                For: 28       Against: 1   Abstentions: 0
                Date of Vote: March 16, 2012     Proposer's Initials: S.S.
                       Select One: Approved___X__ Not approved_____

                Name of Department: _(Name of Department/Campus)_
                For: _____    Against: _____   Abstentions: _____
                Date of Vote: __________ Proposer's Initials: _____
                       Select One: Approved_____ Not approved_____

                Name of Department: _(Name of Department/Campus)_
                For: _____    Against: _____   Abstentions: _____
                Date of Vote: __________ Proposer's Initials: _____
                       Select One: Approved_____ Not approved_____

        ( )     Campus Dean Final-Approval Form(s)


(Proposer completes form to this line before sending entire proposal packet to the
appropriate Curriculum Committee Chair)
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cc:     Dr. Candice Foley, College Associate Dean for Curriculum Development
        Dr. Tina Good, Chair of College Curriculum Committee
        Academic Chairs of affected departments



                ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY
Revised 10/2008
New-Course Proposal Form, Pg. 2



Curriculum Committee Chair completes form below this line and, upon
approval, the Curriculum Committee Chair e-mails the entire proposal
packet to the College Associate Dean for Curriculum Development, with
electronic copies to the appropriate Executive Deans and the College
Curriculum Committee Chair. (If the proposal is not approved, the Curriculum
Committee Chair e-mails proposer and explains why proposal was not approved and
sends an electronic copy of explanation to the College Curriculum Chair and the
College Associate Dean for Curriculum Development.)
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        ( )     Vote of Curriculum Committee
                Name of Committee:_______________________________
                For: _____ Against: _____    Abstentions: _____
                Date of Vote: __________
                      Select One: Approved_____ Not approved_____

        ( )     Vote of Ammerman Faculty Senate (if appropriate)
                For: _____ Against: _____    Abstentions: _____
                Date of Vote: __________
                      Select One: Approved_____ Not approved_____
                                  Abstention_____

        ( )     Vote of East Congress (if appropriate)
                For: _____ Against: _____       Abstentions: _____
                Date of Vote: __________
                      Select One: Approved_____ Not approved_____
                                   Abstention_____

          Vote of Grant Assembly (if appropriate)
        ( )
          For: _____ Against: _____       Abstentions: _____
          Date of Vote: __________
                Select One: Approved_____ Not approved_____
                            Abstention_____
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Proposal is _____Approved         _____Not Approved

Date________________________________________

Comments:




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Revised 10/2008
New-Course Proposal Form, Pg. 3



NAME OF PROPOSAL: ___                  __POL109_Bill of Rights_______

DEPARTMENT/DISCIPLINE:___Political Science__________________


I.       CATALOG DESCRIPTION:

Explores the historical development of our current understanding of the liberty
guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. The course will provide a foundation in legal
reasoning and Supreme Court processes. It will examine recent and anticipated
court decisions, and explore the underlying social conflicts that give rise to the
matters confronting courts.

II.      STATEMENT OF LEARNING OUTCOMES
         (Course outcomes should be stated in the form of what students will be expected to learn in
         the course precise, e.g., “Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to
         demonstrate . . . . ”)

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

      1. Explain the role of the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, in guiding our
         nation and in establishing the framework for our way of life.
      2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of the judiciary, and particularly the
         U.S. Supreme Court, to the other branches of government, and its responsibility for
         interpreting the Constitution.
      3. Analyze who benefits from the rights conferred by the Constitution.
      4. Explain the historical influences upon the interpretation of the Bill of Rights today.
      5. Demonstrate an understanding of the rights enjoyed that cannot be taken by majority or
         governmental action.
      6. Identify the challenges currently confronting the nation and analyze how the Bill of
         Rights may guide or affect the resolution of that issue.


III.     RELATIONSHIP TO STUDENTS
         A.   Credits and Contact Hours
                 (Provide a rationale for proposed credits and contact hours. See the formula for credit
                 hours and contact hours on the Curriculum Website.)

                 Credit Hours___3__                      Contact Hours__3___

                 Lecture___X__           Lab_____        Studio_____              Internship_____

         B.      Course Fees
                 (Will the student be charged additional fees for this course?)

                 Lab Fees__________              Course Fees__________

                 Please explain as necessary:_________________________________


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        C.      Required/Elective/Restricted Elective
                (Will this be a required course? If so, for which curricula? Provide a rationale as to
                why this course should be required. If this is proposed as an elective or restricted
                elective course, state what elective category it will fulfill and why it is appropriate for
                that elective category.)

        Bill of Rights will be offered as an elective. The Political Science Option for
        the A.A. Degree with a Social Science emphasis provides for one POL
        elective. The current offerings limit student choice to Special Topics, an
        Internship or State and Local Politics and Government. This additional
        offering would allow students interested in the legal system a way to explore
        it.

        D.      Prerequisites/Co-requisites
                (What prerequisites or co-requisites will be required for this course? Provide a
                rationale for these requirements.)

        No prerequisite required.

        E.      Transferability
                (Would this course transfer to any other institutions? If so, give examples of transfer
                institutions/departments who would accept this course. Give the name(s) of the
                courses it would transfer as. Demonstrate how transferability was determined.)

        The course would transfer to four-year institutions. Transfer counselors at
        several institutions have been consulted. At Stony Brook this will transfer at
        a DEC-F, core requirement. For Hofstra it will fulfill the Behavioral Social
        Science distribution core. St. Joseph’s will accept it as a Political Science
        elective. NYIT will accept it as a general elective. LIU will accept it as a
        Political Science course.

        F.      Master Schedule
                (How would this course fit into the Master Schedule? How often would it be offered?
                Would it be offered in the Fall? Spring? Summer? Winter?)

        The course would be offered only during spring semesters.

        G.      Estimate of student enrollment
                (How many students are anticipated to initially enroll in this course per
                semester? Per year? How were these enrollment figures determined?)

        Initial enrollment is expected to be 35 (33+2) students. This course has
        been offered as a Special Topics course, but limited to the Honors program.

        H.      Class Size
                (What is the maximum number of students that should be allowed to enroll in one
                section of this course? Provide a rationale for this class size. Should the class size be
                forcible?)

        Maximum class size should conform to College policy and the labor
        agreement. The permanent maximum is 33, but temporarily the current
        maximum is 35.
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Revised 10/2008
New-Course Proposal Form, Pg. 5




IV.     RELATIONSHIP TO FACULTY
        A.   Number of current faculty available to teach proposed course and
             number of additional faculty required.

        No additional faculty are required. Several full time faculty and adjuncts at
        the college can teach the course.

        B.      Number of other staff positions required.

        None

        C.      Discipline(s) required and/or minimum preparation in order to teach
                the course.

        Juris Doctor degree


V.      RELATIONSHIP TO SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS*
        Is this course being proposed as a SUNY General Education Course. If so,

        No

        A.      Identify which of the ten SUNY knowledge and skills areas the course
                would fulfill.

                *The ten SUNY knowledge and skill areas are Mathematics, Natural
                Sciences, Social Sciences, American History, Western Civilization, Other
                World Civilizations, Humanities, The Arts, Foreign Language, Basic
                Communication.


        B.      Demonstrate how the course outcomes map to the SUNY Learning
                Outcomes for the knowledge and skills areas you have identified. (See
                the Curriculum Website for further details about the required
                outcomes.)


        C.      How does this course incorporate the SUNY infused competencies of
                Critical Thinking and Information Management? (See the Curriculum
                Website for further details about the required outcomes for
                Information Management and Critical Thinking.)


        D.      Do the faculty within the department/discipline agree to assess this
                course according to the approved *SUNY General Education
                Assessment Plan, using assessment measures, i.e., instruments that
                measure the attainment of student learning outcomes as described in
                the plan?
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Revised 10/2008
New-Course Proposal Form, Pg. 6



                        *Be sure to see if the original assessment plan has been updated either
                        through the strengthened campus-based assessment plan or through a
        closing-               the-loop process. Contact Dr. Allen Jacobs, College Associate Dean for
                               Assessment of Academic and Student Affairs for further information.



VI.     COSTS
        List costs and space requirements.

        None

VII.    COURSE SYLLABUS
        (See Appendix Below.)




                   ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY
Revised 10/2008
New-Course Proposal Form, Pg. 7



                    SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                     COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS FORM
To meet the ideals of Suffolk County Community College, new courses should, if appropriate, consider
issues arising from elements of cultural diversity in areas of textbook choice, selection of library and
audio-visual materials, and teaching methodology. (Please note that a course syllabus is not the same
as a course outline. A course syllabus outlines the general requirements for a course. A course
outline is the specific document created by the individual faculty member to distribute to a specific
course section. Please see the Faculty Handbook for further details as to what to include in a course
outline. A SAMPLE course outline should be attached below.)

    I.          Course Number and Title:
                (Be sure to consider whether this course is a 100- or 200-level course and give a
                rationale for the decision.)

          POL 109 Bill of Rights


    II.         Catalog Description:

Explores the historical development of our current understanding of the liberty
guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. The course will provide a foundation in legal
decisionmaking and Supreme Court processes. It will examine recent and
anticipated court decisions, and explore the underlying social conflicts that give rise
to the matters confronting courts.


    III.        *Learning Outcomes: (Main concepts, principles, and skills
                you want students to learn from this course)

                Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Explain the role of the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, in guiding our
       nation and in establishing the framework for our way of life.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of the judiciary, and particularly the
       U.S. Supreme Court, to the other branches of government, and its responsibility for
       interpreting the Constitution.
    3. Analyze who benefits from the rights conferred by the Constitution.
    4. Explain the historical influences upon the interpretation of the Bill of Rights today.
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of the rights enjoyed that cannot be taken by majority or
       governmental action.
    6. Identify the challenges currently confronting the nation and analyze how the Bill of
       Rights may guide or affect the resolution of that issue.



    V.          Programs that Require this Course: (List or indicate none.)

None

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    VI.         Major Topics Required:

                A. Library Research
                B. Judicial Decisionmaking
                C. Federalism
                D. Bill of Rights
                      1. Religious liberty
                      2. Freedom of expression
                      3. Freedom of association
                      4. Gun possession
                      5. Search and seizure
                      6. Voting rights
                      7. Criminal due process
                      8. Civil due process
                      9. Punishment
                      10.       Retained rights

    VI.         Special Instructions:

                A.      Prerequisite(s) to this Course: (List or indicate none)
                        None

                B.      Course(s) that Require this Course as a Prerequisite:
                        (List courses or indicate none)
                        None

                C.      External Jurisdiction: (List credentialing organization/association if
                        appropriate or indicate none.)
                        None

    VII.        Supporting Information: (Examples – newspapers, journals,
                Internet resources, CD-ROMS, Videos, other teaching materials, textbooks, etc.)

              Reading of the daily SCOTUSBlog emails and the plain language
    section of SCOTUSBlog.

    VIII.       Optional Topics: (List or indicate none)

         Cases currently being argued or considered by the courts

    IX.         Evaluation of Student Performance:
                List possible methods to be used for evaluating students’ achievement of the
                course’s learning outcomes.

         Oral and written presentation on arguments in disputed case.

    X.          Sample Course Outline
                (See Faculty Handbook online at http://depthome.sunysuffolk.edu/FacultyHandbook/
                for guidelines.)



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Revised 10/2008
New-Course Proposal Form, Pg. 9



                         SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                    COURSE OUTLINE


INSTRUCTOR:                                      Steven Schrier
COURSE:                                          POL296-Honors Bill of Rights
SEMESTER:                                        Spring 2012
TEXTBOOK:                                        The Supreme Court & Individual Rights Fifth Edition
                                                 David G. Savage
                                                 Supreme Court Watch 2011, David M. O’Brien

Objectives of the course:
Upon completion of the course, the student will:

1. Understand the philosophical and historical background of the bill of rights.
2. Understand the nature, extent and limitations of the rights afforded by the constitution.
3. Understand the decisionmaking processes and authority of the U.S. Supreme Court.
4. Identify the contemporary issues that have constitutional implications.
5. Be able to critically examine policy proposals in light of the Bill of Rights.

Student requirements for completion of the course:

1. Read textbook and outside sources as assigned, and participate weekly in the class discussion
board. You can access this at www.nicenet.org with class key S272776P23                .
2. Submit a written analysis of a legal issue.
3. Give a presentation on one of the provisions in the Bill of Rights.
4. Take two examinations. (Note: Make-up examinations must be taken before the next class
session. Students are responsible for contacting the instructor to make the arrangements.)

Grading:

Two examinations                      20% each
Written analysis                      30%
Oral presentation                     20%
Group presentation                    10%

Absence/lateness Policy
All students are expected to attend every class in which they are registered, to be on time, and to
stay for the full class. There are no excused absences. Students are responsible for all that
transpires in class whether or not they are in attendance. The College defines excessive absence
or lateness as more than the equivalent of one week of class meetings. Students absent from
more than half a class session will be given 1/2 absence. Students will be withdrawn from the
class upon reaching the fourth absence.



                                  SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS
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Dates                Chapter/Pages          Subject
Jan 24                   1                 Introduction
Jan 26                                     Library Lesson
Jan 31                                     Emerging Issues
Feb 02                   (17-18)           Judicial Decisionmaking, Judicial Review
Feb 07                260-266, (4-13,19-   Federalism; Checks and Balances
                     21)
Feb 09               440-445, 115, 279     Eligibility for Civil Rights
Feb 14                                     Work of NYCLU
Feb 16                                     First Amendment: Freedom of Association
Feb 21                                     First Amendment: Religious Liberty
Feb 23               2, (39-56)            First Amendment: Speech and Expression
Feb 28                                     First Amendment: Media, Intellectual Property
Mar 01                 (22-33)             First Amendment: Campaign finance
Mar 08                                     Speaker, Outline of Legal Analysis Due
March 13                                   Review
March 15                                   Mid-Term Exam
March 20                                   Review of Exam
March 22              3                    Voting Rights
March 27              4,                   Second Amendment
March 29             286-309, (57-70)      Fourth Amendment
April 10                                   Fourth Amendment: the internet
April 12                                   Fourth Amendment: terrorism
April 17                                   Speaker
April 19                                   Film
April 24             5, to 342, (71-79)    Fifth and Sixth Amendments: Criminal
April 26                6                  Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments: Civil
May 1                 344-347, (80-81)     Eight Amendment, Written Analysis Due
May 3                     7                Ninth Amendment: Abortion
May 8                                      Ninth Amendment: other issues
May 10                                     Review
May 15                                     Final Exam

Oral Assignment
For the date you are scheduled, prepare a 15 minute presentation on an assigned provision in the
Bill of Rights. Your presentation should comprehensively review the current status of the
protection provided by that amendment, and it should include a summary of the history leading
up to the current law. You are encouraged to do this in the form of a wiki.
Written Analysis
You will be assigned a real controversy that is in the courts. For that controversy, you are to
prepare a six (6) page paper outlining the factual nature of the controversy, and summarizing the
legal arguments on both sides and the implications for the future. You must utilize at least four
(4) sources in preparing this paper. Your oral presentation should incorporate the results of your
research.

Office phone number - 451-4117               EMAIL: Schries@SUNYSuffolk.edu
Office location:     Huntington Library – Ammerman Campus – 1st floor
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Revised 10/2008
New-Course Proposal Form, Pg. 11



            SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
     EXECUTIVE DEAN’S ACKNOWLEDGMENT-OF-SUPPORT

The Proposer should email completed proposal packet along with the Executive Dean’s
Acknowledgment-of-Support Form. The Proposer should complete the top half of the form and the
Executive Dean should check the “Support” or “Do Not Support” line based on the Campus’ ability to
commit to implementing the proposal if it is approved through the Governance process.

Criteria to consider for supporting this proposal are listed below. If the Executive Dean is in general
support of the proposal but has specific concerns related to the proposal, these concerns should be
stated in the comment section. If the Executive Dean does not support the proposal, specific reasons
should be listed in the comment section.

The Executive Dean should email completed form to Proposer so that it can be included in the
proposal packet to be submitted to the College Curriculum Committee Chair.

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The Executive Dean’s Acknowledgement-of Support is a commitment to
support the implementation of the course adoption in terms of:
    Academic Merit
    Availability of Personnel
    Adequacy of Facilities
    Budgetary Needs for Supplies and Equipment
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This section to be filled out by Proposer:

Name of Proposal: _Bill of Rights

Adopting Campus:         A___X_         E____       G_____

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This section to be filled out by Executive Dean:

____X______Support

__________Do Not Support

Name of Executive Dean:__James E. Sherwood

Date_October 24, 2012___________________________

Comments:




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