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UMM Curriculum Change Proposals for December 1, 2009 Assembly Meeting

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 December 1, 2009 meeting of Campus Assembly:

Summary of Curricular Proposals and Votes


Course/Form and Action

Meeting Date

Vote
(For-Against-Abstentions)

DIVISION OF EDUCATION    

New Course:


WSS 3101—Sports Industry Analysis (SS; 4 cr)
Rationale: Adding a promotion and sales course specific to sport will add to the breadth of offerings for the sport management area of concentration students without replicating existing management coursework. Sport is a growing and unique area and students will benefit from the exposure to such specialized information. Further, management students interested in promotion and sales may be interested in adding to the breadth of their education.




Nov. 19







(10-0-0)




DIVISION OF THE HUMANITIES    


Course Revision:

ITAL 1105—Italian Cinema (IP; 4 cr)
Rationale: The course was previously listed as HUM 1105. The number of credits is being increased from 3 to 4, to keep in line with other similar courses in the division. The additional credits and assignments will better accomplish the broad survey objective of the course.




Nov. 19



(10-0-0)
DIVISION OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS    


New Course:

CHEM 2304—Organic Chemistry II with a Biological Emphasis (SCI; 4 cr)
Rationale: Many of the students who take organic chemistry II are biology majors, and even among the chemistry majors many have interests in option for those students who want to study the fundamental principles of organic structure and reactivity with more of a focus on examples that are relevant to biology and medicine, particularly enzymatic reactions and the structure and mechanism of drugs. In addition, the current curriculum guidelines provided by the American Chemical Society specify the importance of exposing students to topics at the interface of chemistry and biology, and the instructor’s research expertise lies in this interdisciplinary area.




Nov. 19



(10-0-0)


New Course:

GEOL 3502—Groundwater (ENVT; 4 cr)
Rationale: This course is an elective for the geology major. It will specifically serve geology majors interested in water resources. More generally, the course will provide an upper level offering that will be attractive to science majors from a number of fields. This course will be of interest to students interested in the environment and to science majors who seek careers in environmental fields.




Nov. 19



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


New Course:

HIST 3557—East Asia Since 1800 (IP; 4 cr)
Rationale: The course content is in an area of expertise of a new faculty member.




Nov. 19



(10-0-0)


Reactivated Course:

POL 3261—State and Local Politics (SS; 4 cr)
Rationale: A staffing change allows this course to be offered Spring 2010.




Nov. 19



(10-0-0)


New Course:

POL 3475—International Human Rights (IP; 4 cr)
Rationale: The subject matter is of considerable interest to discipline faculty and students. International human rights also addresses UMM’s mission to prepare “its students to be global citizens” and to “pursue . . . intercultural competence.” The course also incorporates material on comparative political method, a need within the discipline.




Nov. 19



(10-0-0)
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES    


New Course:

IS 2023—London Arts Tour (1 cr)
Rationale: The course provides a brief, affordable, yet thorough overseas study option and a wide variety of arts activities to a large number of students.




Nov. 19



(10-0-0)


Revised Course:

IS 2035—Aging in Greece: Comparative Cultural Practices and Social Policy (IP; 2 cr)
Rationale: This course was a May session course that will now be offered in January. Due to the shortened time period (4 fewer days) we are adjusting the credits accordingly (reducing from 4 to 2). There will also be less written work required.




Nov. 19



(10-0-0)


New Course:

IS 3217H—Honors: The Trial of Galileo (HIST; 2 cr)
Rationale: This course is part of an effort to expand offerings for students in the Honors program.




Nov. 19



(10-0-0)


Program Change in the Environmental Studies Major:

Added Elective:

Soc 3112—Sociology of the Environment and Social Development (ENVT; 4 cr)
Rationale: This new course in Sociology was approved at the April 7, 2009 meeting of the Campus Assembly. This action adds this class to the list of electives for the Social Science aspect of the Environmental Studies major.




May 6



(10-0-0)