Form NC:

New Course Proposal






Form NC #:






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


Hist 3031. Cross-Cultural Contacts in the Medieval World. (IP; 4 cr; offered when feasible.) Examination of the economic, cultural, religious, and political contacts between Europe, Asia, and Africa in the period 1000-1500.


II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course is intended to strengthen UMM‘s offerings in global history – currently only offered at the 1xxx level in large survey courses – by offering an upper-division course, in a small, seminar-format class, on a more focused period of world history, to allow students to pursue global history in more depth. It extends the concept of the global society to earlier periods of history and allows students to uncover some of the earliest roots of relationships still shaping the world today.

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Spring 2003

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Anna Dronzek

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


To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?


Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):



Course requires:(check all that apply):


Laboratory sections


Recitation/discussion sections

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.


To teach students to read primary sources closely, to synthesize scholarly literature on a topic, to gain an appreciation of a diversity of cultures and to compare and contrast those cultures, and to place their understanding of historical societies in a broader context.

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


Through student performance on 5 brief quizzes, 4-5 short papers, and participation in class discussion.

V. GER Exception Request

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


VI. Honors Rationale

If an Honors course, please outline how your proposed course will fit the Honors Program guidelines.