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UMM Curriculum Change Proposals, April 7, 2009

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 April 7, 2009 meeting of Campus Assembly:

Summary of Curricular Proposals and Votes


Course/Form and Action

Meeting Date

Vote
(For-Against-Abstentions)

DIVISION OF THE HUMANITIES    

English Course Changes:

Reactivating Courses

Engl 2421--Understanding Moby-Dick(Hum; 4 cr)
Rationale: Instructor availability and student interest.

Engl 3153--Gothic Literature (Hum; 4 cr)
Rationale: Faculty leave and staffing changes.


Mar. 4

(9-0-0)
DIVISION OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS    


Chemistry Changes:

Chem 1001--Chemistry for the Curious Citizen: The Role of Chemistry in the Environment and Everyday Life (Sci-L; 4 cr)
Rationale: Revival and alteration of a summer session course.

Chemistry Major (B.A.)
Rationale: Incorporates course changes approved last year.


Mar. 25

(9-0-0)


Computer Science Course Change:


CSci 4458--Systems: Bioinformatic Systems (M/SR; 4 cr)
Rationale: New course currently taught with provisional approval.


Mar. 25

(9-0-0)

Environmental Science Course Changes:


ESci 1131--Renewable Energy with Biomass Gasification (Sci-L; 3 cr)
Rationale: New course provisionally approved for May term.

ESci 3111--Evolution of the Minnesota Prairie (Sci-L; 4 cr)
Rationale: New course for Environmental Science program.


Mar. 25

(9-0-0)


Geology Course Change:


Geol 3006--X-ray Diffraction Techniques for the Identification of Clay Minerals in Geologic Environments (2 cr)
Rationale: New course on use of x-ray diffraction equipment obtained by NSF grant.


Mar. 25

(10-0-0)
DIVISION OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES    


Sociology Changes:

New Courses

Soc 3103--Research Methodology in Sociology (SS; 4 cr)
Rationale: Replaces and combines 3101 and 3102 below.

Soc 3112--Sociology of the Environment and Social Development (Envt; 4 cr)
Rationale: Designed to meet partial requirements for the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies major and the Environmental Studies major.

Soc 3123--Sociology of Aging (HDiv; 4 cr)
Rationale: Soc 3101 and Soc 3102 were collapsed into one course, 3103, freeing up the faculty member to offer a new elective.

Soc 3403--Sociological Theory (SS; 4 cr)
Rationale: Replaces and combines 3401 and 3402 below.

Multiple Course Form

Soc 3101--Qualitative Research Methodology (4 cr)
Rationale: Inactivated.  See rationale for 3103.

Soc 3102--Quantitative Research Methodology (4 cr)
Rationale: Inactivated.  See rationale for 3103.

Soc 3401--Classical Sociological Theory (SS; 4 cr)
Rationale: Inactivated.  See rationale for 3403.

Soc 3402--Contemporary Sociological Theory (SS; 4 cr)
Rationale: Inactivated.  See rationale for 3403.

Soc 3121--Sociology of Gender (HDiv; 4 cr)
Rationale: Name change.


Mar. 4

(9-0-0)


Sociology Major (B.A.)

Rationale: Incorporates Sociology course changes above.


Mar. 25

(10-0-0)


Sociology Minor

Rationale: Incorporates Sociology course changes above.


Mar. 25

(10-0-0)

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Changes:

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Major (B.A.)
Rationale: Incorporates Sociology course changes above.

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Minor
Rationale: Incorporates Sociology course changes above.


Mar. 25

(10-0-0)
ADJUNCT COMMITTEE PROPOSAL    


Proposal to Eliminate the Teacher Education Adjunct Committee of the Curriculum Committee (effective fall 2009)

Rationale: This adjunct committee of the Curriculum Committee has been replaced over time by a broader advisory council acceptable to teacher education licensing and accrediting agencies.


Mar. 25

(10-0-0)