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UCC/UGC/YCC

Proposal for Course Change

FAST TRACK

(Select if this will

be a fast track item. Refer to

UCC

or

UGC

Fast Track Policy for eligibility)

1.

Effective

BEGINNING

of what term and year?:

See effective dates calendar .

Fall 2012

2. College:

CEFNS

3. Academic Unit:

Electrical Engineering &

Computer Science

4.

Current course subject and number:

EE 435

5.

Current

title, description

and

units

. Cut and paste, in its entirety, from the current on-line academic catalog

*

.

(www4.nau.edu/aio/AcademicCatalog/academiccatalogs.htm

)

EE 435 ERROR CORRECTING CODES (3)

Linear block codes, decoding and encoding. Hamming distance, error correction capabilities, convolutional codes, maximumlikelihood decoding and the Viterbi algorithm. Iterative decoding and design of turbo codes and low-density parity-check codes. Co-convenes with EE 535. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EE 110 and EE 348 with grades of C or better

Bold

the proposed changes in this column to differentiate from what is not changing, and

Bold with strikethrough

what is being deleted.

EE 435 ERROR CORRECTING CODES (3)

Linear block codes, decoding and encoding. Hamming distance, error correction capabilities, convolutional codes, maximumlikelihood decoding and the Viterbi algorithm. Iterative decoding and design of turbo codes and low-density parity-check codes. Co-convenes with EE 535. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: EE 110 and

EE 348

(CENE 225 or STA 275) with grades of C or better

6. Is this course in any plan (major, minor or certificate) or sub plan (emphasis or concentration)?

Yes No

If yes, describe the impact and attach written responses from the affected academic units

prior to college curricular submission.

No 7. Is there a related plan or sub plan change proposal being submitted? Yes

If no, explain.

N/A

Revised 06/22/2011

8. Does this course include combined lecture and lab components? Yes

If yes, note the units specific to each component in the course description above.

9. Is there a course fee? Yes

This change does not affect the current course fee.

Current short course title

No

No

10. Justification for course change.

Knowledge of EE 348 material is not required for EE 435, as filtering and frequency response are not discussed in this course. However, probabilistic channel noise models are discussed in EE 435; thus CENE 225 Engineering Analysis (or STA 275 Statistical

Analysis) is a more appropriate prerequisite for EE 435. Inclusion of CENE 225 or STA 275 as a prerequisite for EE 435 will not increase the number of students taking CENE 225 or

STA 275, as it is already a required course in the EE major program for both emphases, and is typically taken in sophomore year. See attached support from STA

IN THE FOLLOWING SECTION, COMPLETE ONLY WHAT IS CHANGING

If the changes included in this proposal are significant, attach copies of original and proposed syllabi

CURRENT PROPOSED

Current course subject and number

Current number of units

Proposed course subject and number

Proposed number of units

Proposed short course title (max 30 characters)

Current long course title

Current grading option letter grade pass/fail or both

Current repeat for additional units

Current max number of units

Current prerequisite

EE110 and EE348 with grades of C or better

Current co-requisite

Current co-convene with

Current cross list with

Proposed long course title (max 100 characters)

Proposed grading option letter grade pass/fail

Proposed repeat for additional units

Proposed max number of units

Proposed prerequisite

EE 110 and (CENE 225 or STA 275) with grades of C or better

Proposed co-requisite

Proposed co-convene with

Proposed cross list with

or both

Answer 11-15 for UCC/YCC only:

11. Is this course an approved Liberal Studies or Diversity course? Yes

If yes, select all that apply. Liberal Studies Diversity Both

No

Revised 06/22/2011

12. Do you want to remove the Liberal Studies or Diversity designation? Yes

If yes, select all that apply. Liberal Studies Diversity Both

13. Is this course listed in the Course Equivalency Guide ? Yes

No

No

14. Is the course a Common Course as defined by your Articulation Task Force? Yes

15. Is this course a Shared Unique Numbering (SUN) course? Yes

No

No

Scott Galland 01/19/2012

Reviewed by Curriculum Process Associate Date

Approvals:

David Scott 1/9/12

Department Chair/ Unit Head (if appropriate) Date

Chair of college curriculum committee Date

1/11/12

Dean of college Date

For Committee use only:

UCC/UGC/YCC Approval Date

Approved as submitted: Yes No Approved as modified: Yes No

Revised 06/22/2011

Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:08 PM

To: David Robin Scott

Subject: RE: Support for adding STA 275 as an alternate in EE Program

David: apologies. There was never any issue with this; it simply slipped my mind. If you would like a formal letter of support I can write one. terry

From: Terence Ronald Blows

Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 8:48 PM

To: David Robin Scott

Subject: RE: Request to list STA 275 as an Alternate Required Class for EE majors

David:

I have asked for input from a few people; but I don't anticipate any problem with agreeing to your request. I hope to get back to you soon. terry

From: David Robin Scott

Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 9:11 AM

To: Terence Ronald Blows

Cc: Stuart S Galland; Sheryl L Howard

Subject: Request to list STA 275 as an Alternate Required Class for EE majors

Terry,

We are making some catalog changes and would like to get your permission to add STA 275 as an alternate to the CENE 225 Engineering Analysis that is now required for our majors. We currently have about 50 students per year that would take either CENE 225 or STA 275, but I don’t anticipate this change would result in much more demand for STA 275 since it is not taught in our building.

Some students have been going this route already, but require special permission to substitute the STA

275 for CENE 225 class. If you approve, then it will also affect some prerequisites, which now list

CENE 225 only. That would change to either CENE 225 or STA 275. This would include EE 325 and

EE 435. Thanks for your consideration.

David R. Scott, Ph.D.

Chair, NAU Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department

Phone: 928-523-3162 Fax: 928-523-2300

Email: [email protected]

Web: http://www.cefns.nau.edu/Academic/EE/

Revised 06/22/2011

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