UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Form NC: New Course Proposal

FORM CE/NC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

Italian

Form CE/NC #:

 

Date:

7/02/02

 

 

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

Ital 1301. CE: Beginning Italian I. (FL; 4 cr)

Introduction to Italian as it is presently spoken and written. Basic sounds, structures, and vocabulary of Italian. Understanding, reading, and writing the language and communicating in Italian about everyday situations. Relationship between culture and language.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The addition of a basic Italian language sequence will improve the diversity of foreign language study at UMM. It will fulfill the foreign language requirement and enhance the curriculum currently available to students in a number of disciplines (in particular, Art History, European Studies, History, Music).

 

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Fall 2002

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Viktor Berberi

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

No

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

NA

Should course be listed in day school catalog?

No

Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):

Lecture

 

Course requires:(check all that apply):

 

Laboratory sections

X

Recitation/discussion sections

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.

 

Students will acquire basic proficiency in Italian in the four language skills and become acquainted with Italian culture through content-based language instruction with a communicative approach. They will develop specific communication skills that will allow them to express themselves in Italian in a variety of situations. The class will be conducted in Italian.

 

 

 

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

 

Students will be assessed through a series of written and oral exams and periodic writing assignments. In addition, they will collaborate on several presentations involving role-play in authentic communicative situations. They will be expected to use Italian consistently in the classroom and to participate actively in a variety of group activities.

 

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 #

TMcR

7/10/02

1)

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

 

JN

7.10/02

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

TMcR

7/10/02

3)

Continuing Education approves (sends proposal to #4

 

 

 

4)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #5)

 

 

 

5)

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 #

TMcR

7/10/02

1)

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

JN

7.10/02

2)

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

TMcR

7/10/02

3)

Continuing Education, approving for one-time offering, sends proposal to #4

JFS

7/10/02

4)

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