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UMM Curriculum Change Proposals, March 2011

Click on the course number or form title in the first column of the tables below to view a proposal in PDF format.  Check individual forms for the effective date of a particular change.  If you have questions or concerns, contact Darla Peterson (ext. 6015 or e-mail petersdk@morris.umn.edu) or Nancy Helsper (ext. 6012 or e-mail helsper@morris.umn.edu).

Memo presenting a summary of curriculum change proposals from the Curriculum Committee for the March 31, 2011 meeting of Campus Assembly:

Summary of Curricular Proposals and Votes

Proposals by Division:

     Division of Education
     Division of the Humanities
     Division of Science and Mathematics
     Division of the Social Sciences
     Honors Program

Division of Education Proposals:
(download PDF)



Course/Form and Action


Meeting Date

Vote
(For-Against-Abstentions
)


New Major and Minor in Sport Management:

Rationale: Sport management has been the most popular area of concentration at UMM for over 10 years, graduating over 60 students since 1997-1998, and averaging 10 students per year for the past five years. The proposed major will update the requirements and improve the balance of courses and level of rigor.


Feb. 9


(11-0-0)


New Courses:


SSA 2302—Introduction to Sport Management (2 cr)
SSA 4201—Sport Governance: Legal and Ethical Issues (E/CR; 4 cr)


Oct. 10


(10-0-0)

Updated Course:


SSA 3172—Leadership in Sport Organizations (SS; 2 cr) - Updated (Mgmt has inactivated
Mgmt 3172. It will be offered as SSA 3172 with revisions for the Sport Management Major.



Oct. 10


(10-0-0)

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Division of the Humanities Proposals: (download PDF)



Course/Form and Action


Meeting Date

Vote
(For-Against-Abstentions


New Major and Minor in German Studies:

Rationale: With only one faculty member in German, we can best meet student demand by offering this interdisciplinary major. If the German Studies major is approved, the German major/minor and European Studies major will be discontinued.


Feb. 23


(8-0-0)


Discontinue German Major and Minor




Mar. 2


(10-0-0)

Discontinue European Studies Major



Mar. 2


(10-0-0)

Reactivated Courses:

CMR 3342
—Visual Journalism (Hum; 4 cr)
Engl 2171—Topics in Writing: Editing and Proofreading (Hum; 4 cr)


Mar. 9


(10-0-0)

Updated Courses:

Dnce 2311
—Dance Composition (ArtP; 2 cr)
Mus 1044—Class Piano for the Non-Music Major (ArtP; 1 cr)
Mus 1411—Vocal Performance Workshop (ArtP; 1 cr)
Mus 4901—Senior Project and Portfolio (1 cr)
Phil 3162—The Scottish Enlightenment: Markets, Minds, and Morals (IP; 4 cr)


Mar. 9


(10-0-0)

New Courses:

Engl 4032
—Research Seminar: Transnational Theory and Literatures (Hum; 4 cr)
Hum 1805—Myth: From the Page to the Stage (IC; 2 cr)
Lang 1064—Preparing for the American Liberal Arts Classroom (3 cr)
Phil 1802—Philosophy and Pop Culture (IC; 4 cr)
Phil 2161—Philosophy and Film (Hum; 4 cr)
Phil 3112—Free Will (Hum; 4 cr)


Mar. 9


(10-0-0)

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Division of Science and Mathematics Proposals:
(download PDF)



Course/Form and Action


Meeting Date

Vote
(For-Against-Abstentions


New Courses:

ESci 2103
—The Roots of Modern Science in 16th-Century Mining (Sci; 3 cr)
IS 1322—Land and People in the 16th Century Mining Region of the Erzgebirge, Saxony (Envt; 3 cr)


Feb. 16


(11-0-0)


New Courses:

IS 1806
—Bottom Dwellers in an Ocean of Air (IC; 2 cr)
Stat 4681—Introduction to Time Series Analysis (M/SR; 4 cr)


Feb. 23


(8-0-0)


Updated Course:

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


Feb. 23


(8-0-0)


New Course:

CSci 4511
—Theory: Artificial Life (M/SR; 2 cr)


Mar. 9


(10-0-0)


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Division of the Social Sciences Proposals: (download PDF)

Course/Form and Action

Meeting Date

Vote
(For-Against-Abstentions


Updated Courses:

Hist 3162
—The Scottish Enlightenment: Markets, Minds, and Morals (IP; 4 cr)
Psy 3261—Human Sexuality (SS; 4 cr)
Psy 4102—Intro to Prof Conduct, Legal Constraints, Ethics in Human Services (E/CR; 2 cr)


Feb. 9


(11-0-0)


New Course:

Hist 3561
—The Pacific War in East Asia (Hist; 4 cr)


Feb. 9


(11-0-0)


New Course:

Hist 3402
—Representations from the Field: American Indian Ethnography and Ethnohistory (HDiv; 4 cr) (Same as AmIn/Anth 3402)


Mar. 9


(10-0-0)


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Honors Program Proposals: (download PDF)



Course/Form and Action


Meeting Date

Vote
(For-Against-Abstentions


Honors Program Changes:

Rationale: Elective credits may now be earned through a combination of 2- and 4-credit courses. The possibility of earning two of the eight credits by writing a paper about a co-curricular experience affords students more flexibility and recognizes formally the value of such experiences.

Deactivated Courses:

IS 3207H
—Honors: Utopia(s) (Hum; 2 cr)
IS 3208H—Honors: Totalitarianism: Imagination, Theory, and Experience (SS; 2 cr)
IS 3231H—Honors: Drama, Philosophy, and Politics in Classical Greece (Hum; 2 cr)

New Courses:

IS 3215H
—Honors: Sagas before the Fall: Culture, Climate, and Collapse in Medieval Iceland (Envt; 2 cr)
IS 3216H—Honors: Perspectives on Disability in Contemporary American Life (HDiv; 2 cr)
IS 3235H—Honors: Politics and Film (Hum; 2 cr)


Mar. 9


(9-1-0)


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