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1. Review - College Approver - Liberal Arts

Sent Back by David Kerr Associate Professor / Sch of Psychological Sci, February 26, 2018 11:30am


David Kerr (College Approver - Liberal Arts) February 26, 2018 11:30am
Thank you. Our committee reviewer had the following input on the syllabus:

1. Please include information on prerequisites (or note that there are none).

2. In the syllabus, please indicate how each student learning outcome (SLO) is measured/assessed by one or more assignments named in the syllabus. For example, "SLO1: Critiques models of...; Assessment of SLO1: Quiz 1; Final paper." A table may be useful.

3. Instructor’s office location should be provided on the syllabus.

2. Originator Response

Robert Peckyno Public Info Representative 1 / History Department, March 29, 2018 4:16pm


Robert Peckyno March 29, 2018 4:16pm
Thank you for the feedback David! I have implemented the requested changes to the syllabus.

3. Review - College Approver - Liberal Arts

Approved by David Kerr Associate Professor / Sch of Psychological Sci, April 2, 2018 12:38pm


David Kerr (College Approver - Liberal Arts) April 2, 2018 12:38pm
It seems we missed two minor points on the prior review; I apologize. Please reduce the course description to 100 words or less and add the updated code of conduct link:
Then please forward the revised syllabus to Cheryl Hagey.

4. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

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BCC Committee; Graduate Council Chair; CC Rep - Liberal Arts (M-Z); Curriculum Council Chair; Academic Programs; Catalog Coordinator


Proposal ID: 102213
Type: New Course
Submission Date: March 29, 2018 4:16pm
Effective Term: Winter 2019
HSTS 451 tells the traditional history of space - stories of rocket designers, astronauts, astronomers, etc., who were primarily white men. HSTS 452 will be an opportunity to look beyond this traditional narrative and show that, in nearly every field, women and people of all races were central to both discovery and progress - often for little pay and no recognition. Despite significant societal opposition, these individuals not only overcame prejudice, but (through hard work, dedication, and occasionally sheer brilliance) also became beacons who helped open doors for future generations of scientists, engineers, and explorers.

With the recent success of the movie 'Hidden Figures' and the 2016 history text 'Rise of the Rocket Girls,' I also believe there will be strong student interest. This is a chance to build on 451 and tell a wider story showing the interplay between science, technology, and society.
Comments: None


Active Version - Submitted March 29, 2018 4:16pm
Version 1 - Submitted February 21, 2018 9:21pm


Name Title Department/School
Robert Peckyno Public Info Representative 1 History Department


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Liaison Status Required
David Bishop IV - Coord-Academic / History Department
Strongly support
(Responded on Feb 7, 2018)
Responded No
Alfonso Bradoch - Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs / Extended Campus
Expired Yes
Sharyn Clough - Associate Professor / Philosophy Department
Peckyno's areas of research make him well-placed to propose this course and he has done a great job. The proposal is terrific - well organized and comprehensive. Our students will be well-served.
(Responded on Feb 6, 2018)
Responded No
Erica Curry - Coordinator-Curr Accr & Assess / Extended Campus
No objections
(Responded on Feb 6, 2018)
Responded Yes
Anita Guerrini - Professor / History Department
Expired No
Jack Higginbotham - Professor / Nuclear Engineering
Expired No
Katherine Hubler -
Expired No
Catherine Lanier - Associate Director / Space Grant
Expired No
Randall Milstein - Instructor / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci
Expired No
Michael Osborne - Professor / History Department
I welcome this proposal to build OSU ecampus in HSTS. The class could contextualize the three feminist, gender identification, and women's history moments in the USA as regards science studies and feminist studies. This moves us substantially forward and does not duplicate any other courses offered by OSU. Additionally, all teaching faculty in SHPR regard Bob Peckyno as our best public information officer ever and we regard him as our pro-active colleague. Sincerely, M. A. Osborne, Professor of History of Science

(Responded on Feb 5, 2018)
Responded No
Shannon Riggs - Director / Extended Campus
No objections. Informational note: To propose an individual course for development funding and delivery via Ecampus, please submit a proposal at least two terms in advance at
(Responded on Feb 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
J Nicole von Germeten - Director-SHPR / Liberal Arts Admin
Prof. Peckyno's previous class on the HST of Space has been very successful. SHPR welcomes a fresh take on this history, and I strongly approve of this proposal.
(Responded on Feb 6, 2018)
Responded Yes

Course Information

Designator/Course #: HSTS 452 
College/Department or College/School:
College of Liberal Arts / School of History, Philosophy, and Religion 

Max Credits to Graduation: 4   

Grading Mode: A-F (includes I, W, R, S/U) 
Courses Taught Schedule:
Tentatively Winter Terms each year

Schedule Type: WWW 
Campus Locations: Ecampus; Corvallis Campus 
Programs Requiring
this Course:

The traditional History of Outer Space if often described through the works of a cadre of dedicated and devoted astronomers, engineers, scientists, and astronauts… most of whom were white men. But scratching the surface in any one of these disciplines, one finds a host of dedicated, and often uncredited, women and people from all races who performed the calculations, poured over the astronomical plates, and made significant fundamental discoveries that changed the way we see the cosmos. In the past 50 years, women have gone from purely secretarial positions at NASA to commanding the International Space Station, administering the Mars Rover Program, and even losing their lives in pursuit of discovery. This course will tell their stories and, in doing so, reflect a larger story of how technology and society both enabled and resisted this change.

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File Name File Size Comment Date Added
HSTS 452 - W18 Syllabus - Updated 29-03.pdf 501.72 Kb Updated Syllabus with requested changes implemented. Mar 29, 2018 4:09 pm
HSTS 452 - W18 Syllabus - Updated 17-04.pdf 481.65 Kb Originator updated Syllabus at the request of the College Approver and contacted APA to upload corrections. Cheryl (APA) Apr 18, 2018 7:31 am