UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

French

Form NC #:

 

Date:

9/11/02

 

 

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

 

Fren 4901f,s. Senior Seminar. (4 cr; prereq 3001)

A capstone experience for majors, consisting of a substantial scholarly or creative work (at the undergraduate level) within the discipline. Conducted as a seminar. Topics vary.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course will be a new requirement for our major, and will provide the opportunity for our students to assess what they have learned in their French major, and to pose some of the meta questions in French/Francophone studies.

 

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Spring 2004

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Senior, Buchanan, Berberi

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

No

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

None

Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):

Seminar, Directed Research

 

Course requires:(check all that apply):

 

Laboratory sections

 

Recitation/discussion sections

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.

 

This course is designed so that our seniors can look back on the courses they have taken in their French major and assess what they have learned, and where their strengths and weaknesses lie both with the French language, and with French literary/cultural studies. The students will then have an opportunity to do a senior project to expand their knowledge in an area chosen in conjunction with the instructor of the course.

 

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

 

Students will write an in-depth research project on a literary, cultural or linguistic topic. They will present their research at a public forum, at which time they will also present their assessment of what they have learned with their French major. Other smaller assignments may also be possible.

 

V. GER Exception Request

If no GER category is being designated for this course, give rationale for exception:

This is a senior seminar and a capstone for particular knowledge, and not for the general student population.

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 #

MS

9/12/02

1)

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

 

JN

9/12/02

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