Senate Bill S2645

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires regulations authorizing computer science courses to count towards liberal arts content at institutions of higher learning

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S2645 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A529
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §208-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6158, A6543
2017-2018: S3026, A1738
2019-2020: S4455

2015-S2645 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires regulations authorizing computer science courses to count towards liberal arts content at institutions of higher learning; defines computer science.

2015-S2645 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S2645 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                            
                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2645

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring  regulations
  authorizing  computer  science  courses  to count towards liberal arts
  content at institutions of higher learning

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 208-b
to read as follows:
  S 208-B. COURSE REQUIREMENTS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER  AND  THE  BOARD  OF
REGENTS  ARE  AUTHORIZED  AND  DIRECTED  TO ESTABLISH RULES AND/OR REGU-
LATIONS AUTHORIZING COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES TO COUNT TOWARDS THE LIBER-
AL ARTS CONTENT IN MATH OR SCIENCE REQUIRED FOR EACH  DEGREE  AT  INSTI-
TUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING IN NEW YORK STATE.
  2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "COMPUTER SCIENCE" MEANS THE STUDY OF
COMPUTERS  AND  ALGORITHMIC  PROCESSES  INCLUDING THE STUDY OF COMPUTING
PRINCIPLES, COMPUTER HARDWARE AND  COMPUTER  SOFTWARE  DESIGN,  COMPUTER
APPLICATIONS,  AND  THE  IMPACT  OF  COMPUTERS  ON  SOCIETY. COURSES MAY
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  A. SOFTWARE DESIGN;
  B. HARDWARE DESIGN;
  C. CREATION OF DIGITAL ARTIFACTS;
  D. ABSTRACTION;
  E. LOGIC;
  F. ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION;
  G. PROGRAMMING PARADIGMS AND LANGUAGES;
  H. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS;
  I. NETWORKS;
  J. GRAPHICS;
  K. DATABASES AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL;
  L. INFORMATION SECURITY AND PRIVACY;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02104-01-5
              

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