UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #1

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM A

(2/00)

 

FORM A: DISCIPLINE SUMMARY

(Submit to Division Chair)

 

Discipline:

Women’s Studies

Date

09/04/02

 

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**:

10

10

0

    Total credits required for a major**:

40

40

0

The Minor

 

 

 

    Total courses required for a minor**:

7

7

0

    Total credits required for a minor**:

28

28

0

General Education

 

 

 

    Total General Education courses:

3

3

0

    Total General Education credits:

12

12

0

Entire Discipline

 

 

 

    Total courses taught in the discipline***:

29

42

+13

    Total credits taught in the discipline***:

87-96

137-161

+65

 

 

 

 

 

*"Present" counts are to be taken from the current 2001-2003 catalog and "Proposed" counts from copy for the new 2001-2005 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.

NOTE: In the statement of the major requirement, the course Hist 3000 appears to allow students to take any appropriately relevant Variable Topics in History course; however in the count of courses taught in the discipline only the Variable Topics courses 3701-3703 specified in the Course Description list are counted.

 

 

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 main changes are (1) the reorganization of the description of the requirements for the major for greater clarity’s sake; (2) the addition of Engl 2031 Gender in Literature and Culture among the required courses; (3) the change of WoSt 1111 Women’s Studies Across the Curriculum from a required to an elective course; (4) a clearer description of the requirements for WoSt 4901 Assessment of Student Learning in Women’s Studies; (5) replacement of some elective courses due to curricular changes in the relative disciplines.

 

 

Financial Implications

 

 

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

 

 

None.