Memorandum

 

September 5, 2008

To:            UMM Executive Committee

From:       Cheryl Contant, Curriculum Committee Chair

Re:            Item Approved by the Curriculum Committee

 

Below are items approved by the Curriculum Committee, which we request be placed on the agenda for the first fall semester 2008 meeting of the Campus Assembly.  These are action items for which detailed information is attached.

 

A summary of the votes cast by members of the Curriculum Committee is presented below:

 

Agenda Item Description

Meeting

Date

Vote

(For-Against-Abstentions)

 

1.  NEW MAJOR – Environmental Science (ESci)

Rationale: See attached proposal.

 

New Courses for New Major:

 

ESci 3196‑Environmental Science Field Camp. (Sci; 4 cr)

Rationale: This is an elective course for the proposed environmental science major, providing experience in identification and solution of environmental science problems in an environmental field, including hydrology, environmental geology or environmental biology.

 

ESci 4901‑Environmental Science Senior Seminar I. (1 cr)

Rationale: This is a required course, providing a capstone experience for the proposed environmental science major.

 

ESci 4902‑Environmental Science Senior Seminar II. (1 cr)

Rationale: This is a required course in the proposed environmental science major.  It will include completion of research, assessing information or data and formulating conclusions on the research topic selected, and presentations of research projects.

 

 

 

2.  OTHER COURSE APPROVALS/CHANGES

Division of Education

 

WSS 1305-Beginning Taekwondo. (0.5 cr)

Rationale: This proposal changes the credits from 1 to 0.5.

 

Division of Science and Mathematics

 

Biol 4172-Plant Systematics. (Sci-L; 4 cr)

Rationale: This new course is proposed as a component of the environmental science major electives.

 

Phys 2301-Atmospheric Physics. (Envt; 4 cr)

Rationale: This new course is proposed in order to contribute to environmental studies on campus.  As a result, something else will not be taught to make room for this.  Development of this course is supported by the STEP grant.

 

Stat 4671-Statistical Computing. (M/SR; 4 cr)

Rationale: This new course is proposed to serve UMM students who are interested in the computational aspects of statistical data analysis.

 

Interdisciplinary Studies

 

IS 1001-First-Year Seminar: Human Diversity. (FYS; 2 cr)

Rationale: This course change is proposed, based on the recommendations of the First Year Experience Disappearing Task Force, to remove the Jamboree from the First Year Seminar.

 

IS 1037-Unleashing Your Creativity: Words, Movement, and Images. (2 cr)

Rationale: This new Continuing Education course is proposed for the Summer Scholars Program.

 

IS 1042-Psychology of Excellence. (SS; 4 cr)

Rationale: This new course is intended for students who intend to become coaches.

 

 

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