UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

(2/00)

Discipline:

Speech Communication

 

 

Date:

9/20/00

 

Course Revision #1

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Spch 1061f. Interpersonal Communication. (SS; 4 cr; not offered 2002-03)

Studies of variables in dyadic communication to create understanding of the student’s own communication patterns. Study of the basic theory and practice of interpersonal communication in a variety of contexts.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The course rotates with 1071 to meet growing interests of students. The description more accurately reflects currently on the subject matter.

Course Revision #2

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Spch 3200f. Variable Topics in Public Address. (Hum; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; QP–1101 or #; SP–2101 or #; not offered in 2001-02)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course is offered every other year.

Course Revision #3

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Spch 3401f. Human Communication Theory. (SS; 4 cr; QP–1101 or #; SP–2101 or #)

Perspectives on human communication, including the mechanistic, psychological, symbolic interactionist, and pragmatic. Focuses on approaches to social interaction. Provides general foundation and historical background of communication theory. Detailed study of the theoretical tradition of human communication. Focuses on social scientific and humanities theories used to explain social interaction. Provides general foundation on various traditions of inquiry as well as qualitative and quantitative methods.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Course description reflects changes in faculty perspective and focus.

Course Revision #4

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Spch 3411f. Intercultural Communication Theory and Research. (HDiv; 4 cr; QP–1101 or #; SP–2101 or # )

Study of intercultural communication from an interpersonal and group perspective. Includes qualitative and quantitative methods.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Methods are more appropriately covered in a different course.

Course Revision #5

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Spch 3421s. Organizational Communication Theory and Research. (SS; 4 cr; QP–1101 or #; SP–2101 or #)

Study of organizational communication, including small group perspectives. Includes qualitative and quantitative methods.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Methods are more appropriately covered in a different course.

Course Revision #6

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Spch 4901s. Speech Communication Seminar. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq sr or #; QP—1101 or #; SP—2101, 3101, 3301, 3401, or #)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

For their capstone experience, students need fuller preparation before entering this course.

Regular Approval Process:

Forms RC must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

MEB

9/20/00

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. (Course revisions become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval, unless specifically requested otherwise in the Rationales.)

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 #

 

 

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