Aug 03, 2021  
2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Non-curricular Errata


The following is a list of non-curricular corrections appended to this catalog:

(alpha order by area)

 

Academic Calendar  

Effective August 20, 2018

Fall and Spring semester thesis submission dates shall be modified to:

  • October 26, 2018; and,
  • March 29, 2019.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Credit  

Effective August 2018

Document shall include the corrected statement: 

“Course credit may be used to satisfy requirements in the major or GE. “


Grade Forgiveness of Previous Terms   

Effective August 20, 2018

Correction in first paragraph as indicated by the following:

Under the most extenuating circumstances, a student can petition to exclude from degree requirements and GPA computations up to two semesters (or up to three quarters) of coursework taken at any institution Cal State East Bay


Graduate Study Completion   

Effective August 20, 2018

The entirety of this area shall read as follows:

Students who have completed all the units required for their master’s degree but are still working on their capstone experience (thesis, project, or studying for a comprehensive exam) may have continued access to University facilities by registering for XXXX 890 Graduate Study Completion course through University Extension, Continuing and International Education. (Students should register for the course within their major prefix; e.g. graduate chemistry majors should register for CHEM 890). This is a 1-unit course with a fee of $134 (fee subject to change). 

Registering for XXXX 890 will provide students with:

  • a valid Student ID card,
  • the ability to check books out of the library,
  • remote access to computerized databases in the library,
  • use of computer labs on campus,
  • the ability to continue to work on projects in science labs,
  • eligibility to purchase a parking permit, and
  • access to other benefits enjoyed by regularly registered students.

Enrollment in XXXX 890 also qualifies as enrollment for students who are serving as a teaching associate. Note: XXXX 890 cannot be used to satisfy any unit or course requirements for a master’s degree.

Students may register by picking up a “XXXX 890 Graduate Study Completion Form” in their department or in the University Extension Office in SF 102. Note: Students will need to obtain a signature from their major department.


Graduation Requirement in Writing Proficiency (UWSR)  

Effective August 20, 2018

The entirety of this area shall read as follows:

The California State University system requires that all students must demonstrate competency in writing skills as a requirement for graduation and to receive a baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree. This requirement was implemented system-wide in 1977. Students must satisfy the University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR) in order to receive a degree from Cal State East Bay unless they are exempt by one of the following criteria:

  • The student previously satisfied the UWSR at Cal State East Bay or at another CSU campus. In this case, Cal State East Bay will accept an official certification of completion if the entire requirement, as specified by that CSU campus, was satisfied and the student was a matriculated student at that campus at the time.  On some CSU campuses, the requirement is called the “Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).”
  • The student graduated from any one of the CSU campuses; unless it is noted on the transcript that the UWSR (or GWAR) was not satisfied.
  • The student received an essay score of 4.5 or higher on the GMAT or GRE or an essay score of 53 or higher on the CBEST.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students are required to begin steps to satisfy the University Writing Skills Requirement after completing 60 semester units. Students who do not enroll in an appropriate course or register to take the Writing Skills Test in their first semester after completing 60 units will have a registration hold placed.  The hold will be lifted as the student progresses towards completion of this requirement. Note: Undergraduate students cannot satisfy this requirement before completing 60 units. For undergraduate students, completion of GE Area A2 and ENGL 200 or another approved second composition course, which are graduation degree requirements, is also required before attempting to satisfy the UWSR.

Graduate Students

Graduate students are required to begin steps to satisfy the University Writing Skills Requirement by the end of their first semester in “Conditionally Classified graduate” status.  Students who do not enroll in an appropriate course or register to take the Writing Skills Test in their first semester in “Conditionally Classified graduate” status may have a registration hold placed and may be dropped from their classes.  The hold will be lifted as the student progresses towards completion of this requirement.  The UWSR must be satisfied before the student can be admitted as a “Classified Graduate” student and, consequently, before the student can be advanced to candidacy and receive a degree.

To satisfy the requirement at Cal State East Bay, students may do one of the following:

  • Option One: Register for and pass the Writing Skills Test. See Writing Skills Test (Option One) below.
  • Option Two: Enroll in and pass a first-tier writing course (ENGL 300 or ENGL 301) and possibly a second-tier course, as well. See Course (Option Two) below.

Writing Skills Test (Option One)

The Writing Skills Test (WST) consists of an analytic essay that requires students to demonstrate that they can think and write critically. A score of Clear Competence (8) is needed to meet the requirement. Students who do not receive the Clear Competence designation on the first attempt have only one opportunity to take it again; a score of Clear Competence on the second attempt satisfies the requirement. If both tests are scored as “Limited Competence (6)”, they will be required to take the course option (see below). If one or both scores is “Developing Competence (7)”, they need only take a second-tier course to satisfy the UWSR (see below).

Note: There is a fee for the WST.  See the Fees & Financial Services chapter for more information.

Course (Option Two)

ENGL 300 and ENGL 301 are the first-tier writing courses designed to help students meet the University Writing Skills Requirement. Students who have not attempted the WST or those who have taken the Writing Skills Test (WST) and have received Limited Competence (6) must take either ENGL 300 or ENGL 301 and perhaps a second-tier writing course as well. Students who have not taken the WST twice may take it even when enrolled in a writing skills course. Generally speaking, ENGL 300 is intended for native speakers of

English, while ENGL 301 is intended for non-native speakers. Based on end-of-course portfolio evaluation scores, at the end of the first-tier course they will be advised as to their next step, which will involve one of the following: they may be found to have met the UWSR requirement altogether; they may be directed to enroll in a second-tier course; or, they may be directed to repeat the first tier course.

Generally, two second-tier writing courses are regularly offered: ENGL 302 and MKTG 305 . Students who passed the quarter-based equivalents to these courses (ENGL 3003 and MKTG 3495) prior to fall 2000 may not have met the UWSR. For more information on these courses, contact the individual department. Students who pass a second-tier writing course with a C- or better (or “CR” if taken as CR/NC) have satisfied the UWSR. 

Courses approved as a “Second Tier Writing” course. Passing a course listed below satisfies the University Writing Skills Requirement.  All courses have the prerequisite of 7 on the WST or ENG 300 or ENG 301.

Undergraduate

  • ENGL 302 Discursive Writing 
  • ES 300 Writing for Social Justice 
  • HIST 301 Historical Writing 
  • MKTG 305 Business Communication 

Graduate

These courses may be limited to students in the respective graduate programs.

  • BUS 603 Managing Complex Issues in Global Context 
  • EDLD 600 Leading for Social Justice and Equity in Urban Schools 
  • MUS 600 Seminar in Research Methodology 

Students who have taken the first-tier writing course three times consecutively, have not passed, and have a letter of good faith effort from their most recent first-tier instructor may apply to the Dean of Academic Programs and Services for a waiver of the UWSR. If a waiver is granted, the student’s permanent record will note that they were allowed to graduate without having satisfied the UWSR. Students who do not satisfy the requirement and do not have a waiver approved will not be allowed to graduate.  Contact the Dean of Academic Programs and Services for information on this waiver at (510) 885-2990.

If a student receives a grade of “D+” or “D” in a second-tier writing course (taken Fall Quarter, 2000 or later), they may appeal to the Dean of Academic Programs and Services for a waiver of the UWSR. If a waiver is granted, their permanent record will note that they were allowed to graduate without having satisfied the UWSR. Students who do not satisfy the requirement and do not have a waiver approved will not be allowed to graduate. Contact the Dean of Academic Programs and Services for information on this waiver at (510) 885-2990.

Students who have a verified disability and would like to request accommodations to assist them in satisfying this requirement should contact the Accessibility Services in the Library Complex 2440 or call (510) 885-3868 (phone/TTY).

For more information on meeting the University Writing Skills Requirement, see the Testing Office website or call (510) 885-3661.


Programs Leading to Licensure & Credentialing    

Effective August 20, 2018

The last paragraph shall read:

(Students in Biological Science, Educational Psychology, Engineering, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies, Nursing, and Teacher Education, in particular should be aware of these provisions.)
 


Required Units for Full-time Graduate Students   

Effective August 20, 2018

The entirety of this area shall read as follows:

Full-time enrollment for “Graduate” students and “Classified Post­baccalaureate” students is 8 or more units for financial aid, F-1 and J-1 visas, and for veterans (or dependents of disabled or deceased veterans) or reservists (under Chapter 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, or 1606).

Note: Each semester, veterans and eligible dependents should consult the Veteran Benefits Coordinator before the first day of classes and submit their forms requesting certification of enrollment for V.A. benefits.  Also, graduate students who apply for Veterans’ Benefits (or for benefits as dependents of disabled or deceased veterans), international students wishing Department of Homeland Security certification, student athletes wishing to compete in intercollegiate sports, and students on most types of financial aid must be enrolled in courses that apply to a definite program (master’s degree and/or credential).


Upper Division GE Requirements (9 Semester Units) and Learning Outcomes  

Effective August 20, 2018

The introduction paragraph has been modified.  It shall read as follows: 

“At least 9 of the 48 semester units of GE must be from approved upper-division GE courses taken within the CSU.  At CSUEB, upper-division courses are numbered 300 and above.  Upper-division GE should not be taken until earning a minimum of 60 semester units in all baccalaureate-level coursework.  Lower-division GE courses in Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 must be passed with grades of C- (CR) or better before enrolling in any upper-division GE course.”