UMM

Curriculum Committee

Form A

 

Rev: 04/2005

 

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University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Curriculum Committee

Form A: Discipline Summary

 

 


Date: September 7, 2006

Discipline/Division: Physics

Catalog Years (e.g., 2007-2009): 2007-09

 

Statistical Summary of Proposed Changes:

 

 

(a)

(b)

(b) – (a)

 

Present

(from current  catalog)

Proposed

(for new catalog)

Net Change*

The Major

 

 

 

   Total courses required for a major*:

14

14

0

   Total credits required for a major*:

58

58

0

The Minor

 

 

 

   Total courses required for a minor*:

7

7

0

   Total credits required for a minor*:

32

32

0

Entire Discipline

 

 

 

   Total 1xxx and 2xxx courses listed in the catalog**:

9

11

+2

   Total 1xxx and 2xxx courses taught last year**:

9

 

 

   Total 3xxx and 4xxx courses listed in the catalog**:

10

12

+2

   Total 3xxx and 4xxx courses taught last year**:

7

 

 

   Number of courses with no General Education designator**:

1

1

0

 

*Includes required courses from other disciplines.    

**Does not include Directed Studies or Senior Honors Projects. Courses with multiple sections count only once.

 

 

Please summarize the intent of the proposed changes. 

The primary change being proposed is in the major requirements. In response to feedback from students, we are increasing the degree of student choice in the selection of courses in the major. The current program requirements specify 13 courses and allow the choice of 1 additional elective. The proposed requirements specify 11 courses and allow the choice of 3 additional electives.

 

We are also changing to a more standard approach on the minimum GPA and on the use of D grades in the major.

 

What are the financial or staffing implications of this proposal for the Discipline?

None

 

 

What are the financial or staffing implications of this proposal for other Disciplines?

None