UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

(2/00)

Discipline:

Anthropology

 

 

Date:

 

 

Course Revision #1

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Anth 1101 2101f. Introductory Physical Anthropology. (Sci-L; 4 cr;A-F only)

Prehistoric human life and culture. Processes of human evolution. The fossil record linking anatomically modern humans with our earliest hominoid ancestors. Human and other primate evolution and genetics.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This lab course demands the devotion of a greater than usual amount of time to the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills. S/N students have tended to fail the course. Pedagogically, the A-F grading scale should signal the students that the course requires a real commitment, thus enhancing student success in the course. The number change is to signal to freshmen that the course may be beyond their anticipated level of difficulty.

Course Revision #2

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Anth 2401s. Traditional Native American Cultures and Societies. (IP; 4 cr; QP-1110 or Soc 1100; SP 1111 or Soc 1101)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete course. Replaced by 2404. Change reflects new faculty member teaching course.

Course Revision #3

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

ANTH 2403fs. Variable Topics in American Indian Cultures and Societies:American Indians in the Cinema.

(E/CR Hum;4.0 cr; QP-1110 or Soc 1100; SP-1111 or Soc 1101 not offered 2001-2002)

Classical and modern motion pictures, both independent and Hollywood productions, in which American Indians are portrayed, and how these portrayals influence the image of American Indians among both Indians and non-Indians; the social consequences of these movie portrayals. An analysis of the representations and misrepresentations of American Indians in the cinema, television, and common culture of the U.S.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change semester offered.

Change GER category. Hum: expands students’ capacity to understand, analyze, discuss, and evaluate discourse concerning the complexity of the human condition through the study of films, television, and related aspects of culture.

Change description to better reflect material covered in course.

Add year not offered.

Course Revision #4

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

ANTH 2405f. Variable Topics in American Indian Cultures and Societies:American Indian Education.

(4.0 cr; QP-1110 or Soc 1100; SP-1111 or Soc 1101; E/CR IP)

Exploration of the effects of western education and assimilation on the culture of the American Indian. Special emphasis will be given to the perspective of the American Indian. The course will emphasize written accounts and texts from Indian students themselves. An analysis of the history, theory, and ethnographic data related to the uses, actions, and foci of the American educational system and the interactions of various American Indian individuals and groups within that system.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Add semester offered.

Change description to better reflect course material.

Change GER category. IP: this course increase non-Indian students’ systematic understanding of the cultures of the Indian nations within the United States (using the original meaning of the term "nations" as a group of people with a shared identity), and (for Indian students) of the United States of America—a culture that they are simultaneously part and alien.

Course Revision #5

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Anth 3411s. Seminar in Anthropological (Qualitative) Methodology. (E/CR; 4 cr; QP–1110, 5 addtl cr in Anth;

SP–1111 or Soc 1101, 4 addtl cr in Anth or Soc; not offered 2000-2001)

Same as Soc 3411. Exploration and evaluation of methods used in cultural anthropology; qualitative methods in sociology and

anthropology; research ethics; design and execution of qualitative research project.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

"Qualitative" was included in the course title so sociology students could take it as an elective. The inclusion failed to attract sociology majors, so we decided to include content specifically for Anth majors (as we designed our major and major proposal.

 

Regular Approval Process:

Forms RC must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

 

 

1)

Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)

 

 

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

 

3)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)

 

 

4)

Campus Assembly approves. (Course revisions become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval, unless specifically requested otherwise in the Rationales.)