Agenda Item FA 12-31

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COAS - Psychology

New Course, Terminate & Change of Programs of Studies (5 packages)

09/06/12: Passed

09/12/12: Approved

Log Number: 201201-33

Psychology - Undergraduate

 

Terminate an existing minor

Behavioral Medicine Minor 

Summary of the Changes:

No students have requested this minor in several years. Also faculty who provided specialization in this minor have retired from UNF or will be retiring soon making it difficult to offer the courses for this minor. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)  

 

Terminate an existing course Behavioral Medicine CLP  Senior (4xxx) 314

The Psychology Department has not offered this course in over 5 years and will be terminating the Behavioral Medicine Minor.

 

 

Log Number: 201201-39

Psychology - Undergraduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology Major

Summary of the Changes:
We are requesting to add a new course, EXP 4XXXC Human Factors and Ergonomics, to the B.A. program in Psychology. We have requested to add this course in a previous package.  New technologies have emerged quickly in the last ten years and played a very important role in our daily life. Technologies or new products promise to make our life easier. However, the lack of concern for human users has resulted in many human errors, which has led to many catastrophic events. Human Factors & Ergonomics is a multiple disciplinary area in which researchers combine their knowledge about human performance and information about human capabilities and limitations, and then apply that knowledge into the design process of equipment, products, and systems to make the product safer, more effective, and comfortable for human use. Human Factors Specialists may come from many disciplines. One of these disciplines is cognitive psychology. Cognitive psychology emphasizes the internal mental processes about information acquisition, processing, and storing, which set up the foundation for this course. This course will cover user-friendly design, human information processing, display and control design, fundamentals of biomechanics and anthropometrics, musculoskeletal injuries (including cumulative trauma disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome), and workload assessment. In this course, I will focus on the ergonomic methods and evaluation techniques on the design of product.  
(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 201201-40

Psychology - Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
Bachelor of Science - Psychology Major Child Psychology Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
We are requesting to add a new course, EXP 4XXXC Human Factors and Ergonomics, to the B.S. in Psychology, Child concentration. We have requested to add this course in a previous package.  New technologies have emerged quickly in the last ten years and played a very important role in our daily life. Technologies or new products promise to make our life easier. However, the lack of concern for human users has resulted in many human errors, which has led to many catastrophic events. Human Factors & Ergonomics is a multiple disciplinary area in which researchers combine their knowledge about human performance and information about human capabilities and limitations, and then apply that knowledge into the design process of equipment, products, and systems to make the product safer, more effective, and comfortable for human use. Human Factors Specialists may come from many disciplines. One of these disciplines is cognitive psychology. Cognitive psychology emphasizes the internal mental processes about information acquisition, processing, and storing, which set up the foundation for this course. This course will cover user-friendly design, human information processing, display and control design, fundamentals of biomechanics and anthropometrics, musculoskeletal injuries (including cumulative trauma disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome), and workload assessment. In this course, I will focus on the ergonomic methods and evaluation techniques on the design of product. 
(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 201201-41

Psychology - Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology Major Child Psychology Concentration
Summary of the Changes:
We are requesting to add a new course, EXP 4XXXC Human Factors and Ergonomics, to the B.A. in Psychology, Child concentration. We have requested to add this course in a previous package.  New technologies have emerged quickly in the last ten years and played a very important role in our daily life. Technologies or new products promise to make our life easier. However, the lack of concern for human users has resulted in many human errors, which has led to many catastrophic events. Human Factors & Ergonomics is a multiple disciplinary area in which researchers combine their knowledge about human performance and information about human capabilities and limitations, and then apply that knowledge into the design process of equipment, products, and systems to make the product safer, more effective, and comfortable for human use. Human Factors Specialists may come from many disciplines. One of these disciplines is cognitive psychology. Cognitive psychology emphasizes the internal mental processes about information acquisition, processing, and storing, which set up the foundation for this course. This course will cover user-friendly design, human information processing, display and control design, fundamentals of biomechanics and anthropometrics, musculoskeletal injuries (including cumulative trauma disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome), and workload assessment. In this course, I will focus on the ergonomic methods and evaluation techniques on the design of product.   
(Click here to view the Program of study)

Log Number: 201201-42

Psychology - Undergraduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program
Bachelor of Science - Psychology Major

Summary of the Changes:
We are requesting to add a new course, EXP 4XXXC Human Factors and Ergonomics, to the B.S. program in Psychology.  New technologies have emerged quickly in the last ten years and played a very important role in our daily life. Technologies or new products promise to make our life easier. However, the lack of concern for human users has resulted in many human errors, which has led to many catastrophic events. Human Factors & Ergonomics is a multiple disciplinary area in which researchers combine their knowledge about human performance and information about human capabilities and limitations, and then apply that knowledge into the design process of equipment, products, and systems to make the product safer, more effective, and comfortable for human use. Human Factors Specialists may come from many disciplines. One of these disciplines is cognitive psychology. Cognitive psychology emphasizes the internal mental processes about information acquisition, processing, and storing, which set up the foundation for this course. This course will cover user-friendly design, human information processing, display and control design, fundamentals of biomechanics and anthropometrics, musculoskeletal injuries (including cumulative trauma disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome), and workload assessment. In this course, I will focus on the ergonomic methods and evaluation techniques on the design of product.  
(Click here to view the Program of study)

Add a new course Human Factors and Ergonomics (4 crs) EXP Senior (4xxx) XXXC
Prerequisites:    
"EXP3604: Cognitive Psychology"
AND "PSY3213L: Research Methods Lab"
AND "PSY3213: Research Methods in Psychology"
Co-requisites:    
None 
Course Description:
This course will review principles of human factors/ergonomics design with an emphasis on ergonomic methods and evaluation techniques on modern product. The course covers user-friendly design, human information processing, display and control design, fundamentals of biomechanics and anthropometrics, musculoskeletal injuries (including cumulative trauma disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome), and workload assessment.  The course will be 3 crs for lecture and 1 cr for lab.