UMM

Curriculum Committee

Form A

 

Rev: 07/2004

 

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University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Curriculum Committee

Form A: Discipline Summary

 


All changes become effective with the 2005-2007 catalog.

 

Date: 9/19/04

Discipline/Division: Spanish/Humanities

 

Statistical Summary of Proposed Changes:

 

 

(a)

(b)

(b) – (a)

 

Present

Proposed

Net Change*

The Major

 

 

 

   Total courses required for a major**:

10

10

0

   Total credits required for a major**:

40

40

0

The Minor

 

 

 

   Total courses required for a minor**:

8

8

0

   Total credits required for a minor**:

32

32

0

General Education

 

 

 

   Total General Education courses:

2

2

0

   Total General Education credits:

8

8

0

Entire Discipline

 

 

 

   Total courses taught in the discipline***:

14

27

+13

   Total credits taught in the discipline***:

56

108

+52

 

 

 

 

 

*"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.

All changes have been designed to create a better sense of articulation and progress as students move through the major program. Goals for Intermediate and Advanced Spanish (now Conversation and Composition) have been revised and updated. Courses at the 3xxx level have been re-designed to give both broad coverage of Latin American and Peninsular literature and culture, while also expanding opportunities for students to take more elective courses and for faculty to develop new courses based on their research interests. Course 4001 has been added to include a capstone experience for majors and also to aid the discipline in the assessment of both our students and the major program.

 

Are there any financial or staffing implications of this proposal? If so, explain. not at present