UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #1

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM A

(2/00)

 

FORM A: DISCIPLINE SUMMARY

(Submit to Division Chair)

 

Discipline:

Geology

Date

9/25/02

 

Note: All changes become effective with the 2001-2003 catalog.

 

Statistical Summary of Proposed Changes:

 

 

(a)

(b)

(b) – (a)

 

Present

Proposed

Net Change*

The Major

 

 

 

   Total courses required for a major**:

17

16

-1

   Total credits required for a major**:

60

58

-2

The Minor

 

 

 

   Total courses required for a minor**:

9

8

-1

   Total credits required for a minor**:

32

32

 

General Education

 

 

 

   Total General Education courses:

26

25

-1

   Total General Education credits:

100

98

-2

Entire Discipline

 

 

 

   Total courses taught in the discipline***:

28

26

-2

   Total credits taught in the discipline***:

104

98

-6

 

 

 

 

 

*"Present" counts are to be taken from the current 1999-2001 catalog and "Proposed" counts from copy for the new 2001-2003 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.

Geol 3051 Field and Research Methods II is dropped in favor of introducing the course material in other courses. Geol 4120 is dropped to reduce the number of upper level courses. Geol 1121 is offered as a 2XXX course to reflect the level of subject matter and to promote enrollment by geology majors.

 

 

Financial Implications

 

 

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

 

 

None