UMM

Curriculum Committee

Form A

 

Rev: 07/2004

 

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University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Curriculum Committee

Form A: CHEMISTRY Summary

 


All changes become effective with the 2005-2007 catalog.

 

Date: Sept. 4, 2004

Discipline/Division: Chem/Science and Mathematics

 

Statistical Summary of Proposed Changes:

 

 

(a)

(b)

(b) – (a)

 

Present

Proposed

Net Change*

The Major

 

 

 

   Total courses required for a major**:

18

18

0

   Total credits required for a major**:

60

59-61

-1 to +1

The Minor

 

 

 

   Total courses required for a minor**:

6

6-7

0 to +1

   Total credits required for a minor**:

24

24

0

General Education

 

 

 

   Total General Education courses:

17

17

0

   Total General Education credits:

65

58

- 7

Entire Discipline

 

 

 

   Total courses taught in the discipline***:

22

24

+2

   Total credits taught in the discipline***:

69

64

- 5

 

 

 

 

 

*"Present" counts are to be taken from the current 2003-2005 catalog and "Proposed" counts from copy for the new 2005-2007 catalog.  The "Net Change" may reflect changes made earlier between catalogs.

**Includes required courses from other disciplines.     ***Does not include Directed Studies or Senior Honors Projects.

 

 

If individual course changes are part of an overall plan for change within the discipline's curriculum,

please summarize the intent of the changes in the space below. 

Note: items 1-4 have already been approved by Campus Assembly.

1) Changes to Chemistry Seminar course.  We are moving our two-semester, one-credit seminar course from the fall and spring semesters of the studentŐs senior year up one semester, to the spring of the studentŐs junior  year, followed by one semester in the senior year.

2) Changes in course credits.  We are raising the number of credits (from 3 to 4) associated with Chem 2302 (Organic Chemistry II), and concurrently reducing the number of credits (from 4 to 3) for eight of our lecture-only advanced elective courses.

3) Changes to the chemistry major.  We are now accepting Biol 4211, Biochemistry, as an acceptable elective course for the chemistry major provided it is taken concurrently with the biochemistry lab (4611).

4) Changes to the chemistry minor.  These changes reflect a greater breadth of exposure to the various subfields of chemistry

Chem 2302 has been increased from 3 to 4 credits in order to give students more exposure to organic chemistry.

5) We are adding two lab courses in Synthesis and Inorganic Chemistry in order to increase the range of advanced lab offerings

6) We are offering Chem 3111s every other year instead of every year.

 

Are there any financial or staffing implications of this proposal?  If so, explain.

No