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SPCH 3251 - VIEW COURSE PROPOSAL

 

 

 

Approvals Received:

Department
on 10-14-04
by Jayne Hacker
(hackerje@umn.edu)

Curriculum Committee
on 10-26-04
by Karen Van Horn
(vanhornk@umn.edu)

Approvals Pending:

Curriculum Committee > Campus Assembly > Catalog

Effective Status:

Active

Effective Term:

New: 1059 - Fall 2005
Old:
 1049 - Fall 2004

Course:

New: SPCH 3251
Old:
 SPCH 4103

Institution:

UMNMO - Morris

Career:

UGRD

College:

MDHU - UMM-Humanities, Div of

Department:

233 - UMM-Humanities, Div of-Adm

 

General

Course Title Short:

Free Speech on Trial

Course Title Long:

Free Speech on Trial: Communication Perspectives on Landmark Supreme Court Decisions

Max-Min Credits
for Course
:

4.0 to 4.0 credit(s)

Catalog
Description
:

New: Analysis and evaluation of Supreme Court opinions establishing the contours of First Amendment protection for freedom of speech. Particular attention will be devoted to the nature of "communication" revealed by the decisions studied.
Old:
 Since 1920, the Supreme Court of the United States has struggled to define the nature of free speech as protected by the Constitution. This course examines a number of landmark decisions in the area of free speech with particular attention paid to the dimension of communication in each of the decisions.

Additional Course
Information
(for catalog
production):

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Grading Basis:

Stdnt Opt

Honors Course:

No

Delivery Mode(s):

Classroom

Years most
frequently offered
:

New: Odd years only
Old:
 

Term(s) most
frequently offered
:

New: Fall
Old:
 

Component 1:

LEC (no final exam)

Auto-Enroll
Course
:

No

Graded
Component
:

LEC

Academic
Progress Units
:

Not allowed to bypass limits.
4.0 credit(s)

Financial Aid
Progress Units
:

Not allowed to bypass limits.
4.0 credit(s)

Repetition of
Course
:

Repetition not allowed.

Course
Prerequisites
for Catalog
:

New: 2101 or #
Old:
 <no text provided>

Course
Equivalency
:

No course equivalencies

Consent
Requirement
:

No required consent

Enforced
Prerequisites
:
(course-based or
non-course-based)

New: 001054 - prereq 2101
Old:
 No prerequisites

Editor Comments:

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Proposal Changes:

<no text provided>

History Information:

Provisional approval received 3/29/04

Assessment
and Goals
:

Assessment: Students will complete objective and essay exams on the cases studied in class; students will write an extended evaluation and analysis of a chosen Supreme Court opinion not studied in class. Goals: This course will foster student understanding of the Supreme Court, the nature of judicial arugment, the process of opinion writing, the construction of an operational defintion of "communication."

Rationale for
Changes or
Exceptions
:

THIS COURSE REMOVES THE ABANDONED TOPICS DESIGNATOR. THE LEVEL OF THE COURSE HAS BEEN MOVED FROM 4000 TO 3000 TO BETTER MATCH THE COURSE CONTENT AND MAKE THE COURSE MORE APPEALING TO STUDENTS. THE PREREQUSITE HAS BEEN SET TO MATCH THE PREREQUISTES OF OTHER COURSES OFFERED IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION. THIS COURSE IS ONE OF SEVERAL THAT WILL SATISFY THE ELECTIVE REQUIREMENT IN THE SPCH MAJOR.

 

General Education

Faculty
Sponsor Name
:

Mary Elizabeth Bezanson

Requirement
this course fulfills
:

New: E/CR - E/CR Ethical & Civic Responsibility
Old:
 HUM - HUM Communication, Language, Literature & Philosophy

 

Provisional
Approval:

Yes; date: March 29, 2004

Regular
Approval:

New: Yes; date: Oct 14, 2004
Old:
 No