University of Minnesota, Morris

Morris, Minnesota 56267

March 12, 2008

 

 

 

Memorandum

 

To:            UMM Executive Committee

From:       Roland Guyotte, 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 March 25, 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. Program Changes

 

Request by Speech Communication Discipline to change the Discipline Name to Communication, Media, and Rhetoric (CMR)

Rationale: See the attached rationale.

 

3/11/08

(10-0-0)

LAHS Major Electives: remove Psy 1061‑Introduction to the Development of the Child and Adult

Rationale: This is a change to the LAHS major requirements.  Remove from list of additional electives.

 

3/11/08

(10-0-0)

2. New Courses and Course Changes

 

Science and Mathematics

 

Biol 4221‑Genomics of Host-Pathogen Interactions. (Sci; 4 cr)

Rationale: This new course will provide an advanced introduction (upper-level elective) for students interested in the connections between molecular biology and infectious diseases.

 

 

 

 

 

03/04/08

 

 

 

 

(8-0-0)

 

Chem 2321‑Introduction to Research I. (1 cr)

Chem 2322‑Introduction to Research II. (1 cr)

Rationale: The original 2-credit course is being split into two

1-credit courses.  This will streamline the grading process and provide a more transparent process for grading students.

 

03/04/08

 (8-0-0)

 

CSci 1101‑Dynamic Web Programming. (M/SR; 2 cr)

Rationale: This adds a prerequisite to an existing course and deletes “No previous knowledge is required” from course description.

 

03/04/08

(8-0-0)

 

CSci 4457‑Systems: Ubiquitous Computing. (M/SR; 4 cr)

Rationale: This new course provides our students a venue for exploring this emerging trend in computing.

 

03/04/08

(8-0-0)

 

Geol 3011‑Earth Resources. (Envt; 4 cr)

Rationale: This is a new upper-level course in the professor’s area of expertise.

 

03/04/08

(8-0-0)

 

Stat 3501‑Survey Sampling. (M/SR; 4 cr)

Rationale: This new course will be especially helpful for students who might do survey research in the future, but also for students who need to read and understand the survey methods reported in other research.

 

03/04/08

(8-0-0)

 

The Humanities

ArtH 3132-Castles and Cathedrals. (FA; 4 cr)

Rationale: This course will help the discipline to expand their chronological breadth and fill a lacuna in the curriculum.

 

 

 

03/11/08

 

 

(7-1-2)

Dnce 1334‑Tap Dance I. (ArtP; 1 cr)

Rationale: This is a new course to allow students to continue with Tap Dance instruction beyond the introductory level.

 

03/11/08

(6-2-2)

 

Engl 2015-Introduction to Film Studies. (Hum; 4 cr)

Rationale: This course expands offerings for non-majors as well as for a lower-level elective in the major.

 

03/11/08

(5-3-2)

Engl 2022-Sports Literature and Writing. (Hum; 4 cr)

Rationale: This course expands writing and literature offerings for English majors.

 

03/11/08

(5-2-2)

Engl 2059-Introduction to Shakespeare. (Hum; 4 cr)

Rationale: This new course allows non-majors to take a Shakespeare course (which is a common request).

 

03/11/08

(9-0-1)

 

Engl 2411-Representations of American Indians in Popular Culture. (HDiv; 4 cr)

Rationale: This course expands offerings for non-majors and expands course offerings for the American Indian studies major.

 

03/11/08

(9-0-0)

Engl 2421-Understanding Moby-Dick. (Hum; 4 cr)

Rationale: This course is a useful analysis of a classic American novel.

 

03/11/08

(7-1-1)

Fren 4012-Advanced Language Studies: Advanced French Grammar. (Hum; 4 cr)

Rationale: This new advanced course allows students to gain a deeper understanding of the functionality of the French language through a study of French grammar and through applied and historical linguistics.

 

03/11/08

(9-0-1)

 

Th 3305-Stage Make-Up. (ArtP; 4 cr)

Rationale: This new course provides an essential area of knowledge within the theatre discipline.  UMM currently has no course to teach the history, development or application of stage make-up.

 

03/11/08

(9-0-1)

 

 

 

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