There are two changes proposed to the prerequisite requiments of this course.
One is to add CHEM 111 as the third prerequisite course. The requirement to take ChEM 111 was previously covered by the upper division progress requirement so the class was not explicitly stated as a prerequsite. Due to the recently-deleted lower/upper division progress requirement, the department sees the need to add CHEM 111 as one of the prerequisites for ELCT 363. ELCT 363 covers topics in electronic materials and devices. To explain the key difference between semiconductors, dielectrics and metals, as well as the atomic structure and formation of free electrons and other fundamental properties of semiconductors, it is important that students have basic knowledge of chemistry before taking this course.
The other is to require "C or better" for all prerequisites in this course. It is a course-by-course qualification replacement for the recently-deleted lower/upper division progress requirement.
The justification appears to justify only adding CHEM 111 as a prerequisite. It does not justify what appears to be a second change which is to require C or better in ALL prerequisite courses. Please check: was "C or better" already required for PHYS 212 and MATH 241? If so, change the entry in the Original Pre/Co Req field. If not, then add justification for changing from "any grade" to "C or better" for all pre-reqs. (If this course was just overlooked at the time we changed to "C or better" for other 300-level courses, then the justifcation would be the same that we used for those other courses.)
add sentence clarifying that the requirement to take Chem 111 was previously covered by the upper division progress requirement so the class was not explicitly stated as a prereq.
Please change the prerequistes to state explicity
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 111, C or better in PHYS 212, C or better in MATH 241
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