UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

Discipline:

Economics

Form NC #:

 

Date:

8-29-00

 

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (see instructions).

Econ 3152s.Urban and Regional Economics II.(SS; 2 cr.;QP-1101,1102;SP-1111,1112)

Explores the economic challenges faced by growing metropolitan areas.

Topics include the economics of crime, poverty, education, intra-city

Transportation, and city governance.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course has been taught under Variable Topics in Economics:Urban and Regional Economics I (Econ 3001) The course attracted student interest, with enrollment of 23 students. The course serves as an elective in the economics discipline.

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Spring 2002

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Joe Timmerman

Is course repeatable? (if yes, give max cr)

NO

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

Econ 3700

Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):

Lecture

Course requires:(check all that apply):

 

Laboratory sections

 

Recitation/discussion sections

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.

To provide students with an understanding of the economic challenges facing metropolitan areas.

How will you ASSESS the success of this course in achieving the GOALS described above?

Students will be required to write a paper examining the economic issues related to a specific metropolitan area of their choice. Students must pass mid term and final exams consisting of both multiple choice and essay questions drawn from lectures and readings.

V. GER Exception Request

If no GER category is being designated for this course, give rationale for exception:

 

VI. Honors Rationale

If an Honors course, please outline how your proposed course will fit the Honors Program guidelines.

 

Regular Approval Process:

For long-term approval, curricular change forms must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

 

 

1)

Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)

 

 

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

 

3)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)

 

 

4)

Campus Assembly approves. (New courses become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval.)