Form NC:

New Course Proposal






Form NC #:






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


Psy 4760f,s. Empirical Investigations in Health Psychology II. (SS; 2.0 cr; prereq 4660, #)

Continuation of Psy 4660; Psy 4760 is required for completion of the project. Students collect and analyze data, as appropriate to the project developed in Psy 4660, and complete an APA-style research report. Includes lab and paper. Most projects are completed over two semesters, although with instructor permission the two courses may be taken concurrently. It is recommended that students begin the series in the fall term.


II. Rationale (see instructions):

Health psychology-related research projects have been conducted under the "Empirical Investigations in Social Psychology" course designation. With the addition of a new faculty member that specializes in another social psychology-related field (e.g., organizational behavior), it's become necessary for the course designations to more accurately reflect the foci of research. Further, this addition will make the option of research in health psychology more readily apparent to students. This course designation will

not affect faculty load or restrict offerings in other areas of the major in any way.

III. Other Course Information


First semester to be offered:

Fall 2003

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Jeff Ratliff-Crain

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

Yes, no maximum

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?


Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):

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.


Continuation of Psy 4660. Students will collect and analyze data, as appropriate to the project developed in Psy 4660, and complete an APA-style research report.


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


By the quality of the APA-style research report and the student’s activity in completing the study.


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.




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):



Step #




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





Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)





Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)





Campus Assembly approves. (New courses become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval.)