UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

Discipline:

French

Form NC #:

 

Date:

9/19/00

 

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

Fren 3012. French Play. (ArtP; 2 cr; QP-1110 or #; SP 2001 or #; offered when feasible)

Reading, study, and presentation of a short contemporary play. Enhances fluency and familiarity with the modern French idiom.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course will hold a unique place in the French discipline’s offerings, as it allows the students a "total cultural experience" in the form of the reading, interpretation, and execution of a play for public performance. It meets in an innovative way the discipline’s goal of developing our students’ communicative skills in French. Moreover, it affords students an unusual way of learning skills of literary interpretation and analysis. Unlike French 4021, Reader’s Theatre, this course focuses on a single play, and follows the interpretive process through all its phases, from reading to execution of a public performance. This course will be attractive and stimulating for students beyond the first semester of Intermediate French, and will allow intermediate and advanced French students to work together on a project.

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Spring 2001

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Kristine Butler

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

yes; max 4 credits

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

n/a

Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):

discussion

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 teach students to interpret a theatrical work through its discussion, rehearsal, and performance in the French language; to improve students’ communicative skills through memorization and theatrical interpretation of an exemplary piece of dramatic literature.

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

Class time will be spent in discussion and rehearsals of the play to be offered. Students will be expected to participate in the blocking of the sets, choices relating to interpretation, costuming, makeup and other effects. The quality of their work in these preparations, plus their performance, will be the bases for evaluation in this course.

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 #

KB

9/19/00

1)

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

JN

9/27/00

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.)

Provisional Approval Process:

If time does not allow for the regular approval procedures to be completed before the course is to be taught, or if a course will be taught only once, "provisional approval" can be secured for a one-time offering of the course. For provisional approval, curricular change forms must go through the following process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

KB

10/17/00

1)

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

PG

10/17/00

2)

Division Chair, approving for one-time offering, sends proposal to #3

 

 

3)

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, with concurrence of the Division Chairs, approves the course for a one-time offering