UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #1

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM A

(2/00)

FORM A: DISCIPLINE SUMMARY

(Submit to Division Chair)

Discipline:

English

Date

9/20/2000

Note: All changes become effective with the 2001-2003 catalog.

Statistical Summary of Proposed Changes:

 

(a)

(b)

(b) – (a)

 

Present

Proposed

Net Change*

The Major

 

 

 

Total courses required for a major**:

10

10

0

Total credits required for a major**:

40

40

0

The Minor

 

 

 

Total courses required for a minor**:

6

6

0

Total credits required for a minor**:

24

24

0

General Education

 

 

 

Total General Education courses:

8

9

+1

Total General Education credits:

32

36

+4

Entire Discipline

 

 

 

Total courses taught in the discipline***:

26

28

+2

Total credits taught in the discipline***:

104

112

+8

 

 

 

 

*"Present" counts are to be taken from the current 1999-2001 catalog and "Proposed" counts from copy for the new 2001-2003 catalog. The "Net Change" may reflect changes made earlier between catalogs.

**Includes required courses from other disciplines. ***Does not include Directed Studies or Senior Honors Projects.

Narrative Summary

If individual course changes are part of an overall plan for change within the discipline's curriculum, please summarize the intent of the changes in the space below. Use additional sheets as needed.

We have added two new requirements to the major. The first is a prerequisite for upper level courses. The revised major will require that students take an ENGL 1100 Variable Topics in Interpreting Literature in addition to ENGL 2011. This additional course will better prepare students for upper level courses. The second new requirement is a capstone experience in the form of a Senior Seminar, ENGL 4000. This course will give our majors the experieince of a small seminar and an opportunity to work closely with faculty in a study of a specialized topic with focus on research and writing.

 

Financial Implications

Are there any financial or staffing implications of this proposal? If so, explain.

none