UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #1

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM A

(2/00)

 

FORM A: DISCIPLINE SUMMARY

(Submit to Division Chair)

 

Discipline:

Political Science

Date

10-9-02

 

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**:

10

10

0

    Total credits required for a major**:

40

40

0

The Minor

 

 

 

    Total courses required for a minor**:

5

5

0

    Total credits required for a minor**:

20

20

0

General Education

 

 

 

    Total General Education courses:

35****

36

+1

    Total General Education credits:

140****

144

+4

Entire Discipline

 

 

 

    Total courses taught in the discipline***:

33

30

-3

    Total credits taught in the discipline***:

128-143

128-143

0

 

 

 

 

*"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.

****Included Pol 2101, which was inadvertently included in the 2001-2003 Catalog.

 

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.

We have inactivated three courses that will no longer be taught. Other courses are being taught more frequently. The faculty load remains 3-2 with 20 credits taught by each faculty member annually. Of course, the Curriculum Committee does not have the authority to dictate faculty course loads. However, this information is being provided to you for informational purposes.

 

 

Financial Implications

 

 

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