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UMM Curriculum Change Proposals, September 2008

Click on the course number or form title in first column of the tables below to view a proposal online. Click on "PDF doc" in the same row to download the document so that you can print a copy from Adobe/Acrobat Reader.  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).

Curricular Proposal Summary, September 23, 2008:

Documents/Proposals

Assembly Meeting

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Summary of Curricular Proposals and Votes

September 23

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1. NEW MAJOR -- Environmental Science (ESci)


Documents/Proposals

Rationale

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New Major -- Environmental Science (ESci)

Rationale:  See attached proposal.
New Courses for New Major:

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

This is a required course, providing a capstone experience for the proposed environmental science major.
ESci 4902--Environmental Science Senior Seminar II. (1 cr) 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:
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WSS 1305--Beginning Taekwondo. (.5 cr)

This proposal changes the credits from 1 to 0.5.

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Division of Science and Mathematics:

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

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

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

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Stat 4671--Statistical Computing. (M/SR; 4 cr) This new course is proposed to serve UMM students who are interested in the computational aspects of statistical data analysis.



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

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

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

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

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

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