UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

Humanities

Form NC #:

 

Date:

10/26/01

 

 

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

Hum 1500s. Contemporary Latin American Novel in Translation. (IP; 4 cr; repeatable with #; does not count toward Spanish major or minor)

Development of the contemporary Latin American novel and short fiction from the 1960s to the present. From the decade of the sixities, the new Latin American novel of the "Boom" emerges along with the names of writers such as García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, Juan Rulfo, José Donoso, Luisa Valenzuela, and Vargas Llosa.

 

Hum 1500Hs. Honors: Contemporary Latin American Novel in Translation. (IP; 4 cr; repeatable with #; does not count toward Spanish major or minor; prereq # for students not in Honors Program)

Development of the contemporary Latin American novel and short fiction from the 1960s to the present. From the decade of the sixities, the new Latin American novel of the "Boom" emerges along with the names of writers such as García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, Juan Rulfo, José Donoso, Luisa Valenzuela, and Vargas Llosa.

 

Hum 1550s. Variable Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture. (IP; 4 cr; repeatable with #; does not count toward Spanish major or minor, taught in English).

Topic to be announced. Topics include women writers of Latin America, film in the Hispanic world, origins of the Spanish character, Latin American novel in translation. Offered as both regular and honors course.

 

Hum 1550Hs. Honors: Variable Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture. (IP; 4 cr; repeatable with #; does not count toward Spanish major or minor, taught in English; prereq participation in Honors Program).

Topic to be announced. Topics include women writers of Latin America, film in the Hispanic world, origins of the Spanish character, Latin American novel in translation. Offered as both regular and honors course.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The Spanish staff has changed since the development of the course Contemporary Latin American Novel in Translation. The change that we are proposing provides new faculty with different interests the opportunity to teach Humanities courses. The change is made with the consent of all concerned and it provides a wider topical range for students.

 

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Spring 2003

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

All Spanish faculty

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

Yes / 12 cr

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

Hum 1180s and Hum 1180Hs

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.

 

Students should demonstrate the ability to analyze texts, using the text as well as aesthetic, political, historical, and philosophical context in which the work was produced. Students must also demonstrate the ability to discuss in class the ideas of the texts and the context, and they must write papers with grammatical precision and rigorous research.

 

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

 

Examinations, discussions, papers.

 

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.

Honors courses are designed to highlight new and interdisciplinary subjects. They are supposed to motivate students to go beyond the conventional perspective.

 

 

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 #

TCT

10/26/01

1)

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

 

JN

11/14/01

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 #

 

 

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