UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #1

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM A

(9/02)

 

FORM A: DISCIPLINE SUMMARY

(Submit to Division Chair)

 

Discipline:

Computer Science

Date:

11 Sep 2002

 

Note: All changes become effective with the 2003-2005 catalog.

 

Statistical Summary of Proposed Changes:

 

 

(a)

(b)

(b) – (a)

 

Present

Proposed

Net Change*

The Major

 

 

 

   Total courses required for a major**:

17 to 20

16 to 18

-1 to –2

   Total credits required for a major**:

60

60

0

The Minor

 

 

 

   Total courses required for a minor**:

6

6

0

   Total credits required for a minor**:

24

27

+3

General Education

 

 

 

   Total General Education courses:

15

15

0

   Total General Education credits:

50

54

+4

Entire Discipline

 

 

 

   Total courses taught in the discipline***:

17

17

0

   Total credits taught in the discipline***:

52

56

+4

 

 

 

 

 

*"Present" counts are to be taken from the current 2001-2003 catalog and "Proposed" counts from copy for the new 2003-2005 catalog. The "Net Change" may reflect changes made earlier between catalogs.

**Includes required courses from other disciplines. ***Does not include Directed Studies or Senior Honors Projects.

 

Narrative Summary

 

If individual course changes are part of an overall plan for change within the discipline's curriculum, please summarize the intent of the changes in the space below. Use additional sheets as needed.

The changes involve a reduction in the number of elective (or 4000-level) credits required for the major. These credits have been shifted to 2101 (Data Structures) and our 3000-level core courses (3401, 3501, and 3601). Adding a credit to each of these four classes will allow us to provide better coverage of core material in the major and allow us to introduce a structured lab component to each of the courses. Completion of the Science building renovation has given us access to facilities and equipment that make this feasible.

 

Financial Implications

 

 

Are there any financial or staffing implications of this proposal? If so, explain.

 

No.