UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

Discipline:

Psychology

Form NC #:

 

Date:

 

 

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

Psy 3302f. Personality. (SS;4cr;SP-1051 or 1101-1102, Math 1601 or 2601)

Nature of personality constructs and theories. Conscious vs. nonconscious processes; emotion and motivation; nature and measurement of personal traits; their dimensional structure, stability, development, and heritability.

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The current course sequence is problematic (Psy 3301, 3311, 3312). This sequence causes difficulties for students transferring between campuses. Also the 2 credit, half-semester organization tempts students to choose part of the sequence for sheer credit reasons, thereby missing important material. Moving to the two-course, 4 credit sequence would offer more time to cover the broad material, which was difficult to cover under the current 6-credit sequence. See Dr. Klinger’s full statement (attached).

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Fall, 2001

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Eric Klinger

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

No

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

Psy 3400

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.

Competency in thinking critically and creatively with the concepts, findings, and research methods of personality psychology.

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

In-class examinations and quizzes, and papers that apply the material.

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.)