UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

Spanish

Form NC #:

 

Date:

11/19/01

 

 

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

Span 1050. Variable Topics in Associated Languages. (IP; 1-4 cr; offered when feasible)

Introduction to a number of languages and cultures of Spain and Latin America, such as Portuguese, Nahuatl, etc.

 

Span 1051s. Variable Topics in Associated Languages: Introduction to the Language and Culture of Portuguese Speaking Peoples. (IP; 2 cr)

Study of the basic skills of Portuguese (reading, speaking, writing, listening) and the cultural contexts of the Portuguese-speaking world, principally Brazil.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This topics umbrella gives a permanent home to the teaching of Portuguese, Nahuatl, and other languages, when feasible, courses which are important to Spanish and LAAS majors. Different languages have been taught as a directed studies under Spanish, but this option allows for bulletin notification. The courses support the LAAS major, which in turn strongly supports the Spanish major.

 

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Spring 2002

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Aronson

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

Yes / 8

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

NA

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.

 

The goal of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire an introductory level in reading, writing and conversing in Brazilian Portuguese.

 

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

 

The assessment of the success of this course in achieving its stated goals will include but will not be limited to following items: student attendance at regular class meetings, the satisfactory completion of assignments, written exams, compositions, oral assessments, oral presentations, etc.

 

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.)

 

 


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 #

TCT

1/9/02

1)

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

JN

1/10/02

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