UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

Discipline:

Humanities

Form NC #:

 

Date:

10/01/00

 

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

Hum 1304. French Women Authors in Translation. (IP; 4 cr; offered when feasible)

French women's movements during the twentieth century, the historical relationship of gender and class, and the lives of women from various ethnic backgrounds in France; the history of French women authors in a global context. Guest lecturers may, when appropriate, provide some comparisons among European and global feminisms.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course is an important contribution to the new Women’s Studies major, offering a focus on European feminism and literary movements and thus widening the perspective of students beyond American feminism. The course will also benefit English and foreign language majors in its focus on feminist literary theory and its influence on literary studies.

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Fall 2001

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Kristine Butler

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

no

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

n/a

Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):

seminar

Course requires:(check all that apply):

 

Laboratory sections

 

Recitation/discussion sections

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.

This course aims to widen students’ cultural awareness of the cultural and political differences among national feminisms in Europe, and by extension the United States. Students will learn about the historical development of feminisms and gain an understanding of the dynamism of women’s movements in Europe.

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

Students will be assessed through their participation in discussions of course material; each will be responsible for leading a class discussion of one of the readings as part of a small group. Students will write a series of reaction papers, as well as a longer research project as a culminating assignment. Students may be given periodic exams based on themes or 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 #

KB

10/10/00

1)

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

JN

10/10/00

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

10/03/00

1)

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

 

 

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