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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


November 17, 2006

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Teri Doerksen, G04C Belknap Hall, ext. 4588.

Curricular Action Notice: Modern Languages

1. Program Change Request: Spanish Minor

Rationale for change:

1) To decrease the credit hour from 18 to 15 to allow students who decide late in their course of study to declare a minor, and to keep it in alignment with the French and German minors; both of them require 15 credits.
2) To delete SPA 2225 as a requirement for the minor, but to keep it as an elective.
3) To add SPA 2205 as an elective course.
4) Specify that students must take at least 6 credits at the upper division level.

List all changes:
1) Change credit hours from 18 to 15
2) Delete SPA 2225 from required course
3) Add SPA 2225 as an elective
4) Add SPA 2205 as an elective
5) Specify that at least 6 credits must be taken at the upper division level

2. Program Change Request: Latin American Studies Minor

Rationale for change:

The Latin American Studies minor is composed of multidisciplinary courses and it needs to be updated. During recent years, Departments have created and deleted courses, as well as modified existing ones. A description of the Latin America Studies Minor is included.

List all changes:

Please delete the following courses
ANH 1101, 3301, 3350
ARH 3324
BUS 3333, 4403, 4404, and 4422
ECO 2205, 3333
ENG 4401
HST 2232, 3375 or 4470
SPA 3340 and 3341
SPE 3330
WS 3355

BUS 3310 Managing Diversity 3 cr.
ENG 3307 Literature in English from Around the World 3 cr.
HST 4471 History of Mexico and the Caribbean 3 cr.
PSC 3312 Canada, Mexico and the U.S. 3 cr.
PSC/HST 4415 US Foreign Policy 3 cr.
PSC 3328 International Political Economy 3 cr.
PSC 4430 Global Democratization 3 cr.
SPA 3360 Topics in the Literature of Latin America 3 cr.

Specify in required courses:

PSC 3312 Canada, Mexico and the U.S 3cr.
HST (PSC) 3377 History of Latin America
or 3 cr.
SPA 3307 The Culture and Civilization of Latin America

Specify: 25% Latin American content in all course required in semester offered to apply to minor.

Program Description for Catalog (if changed):

The Latin American Minor is an interdisciplinary program for the purpose of introducing and broadening students’ knowledge and understanding of the culture, history, economics, and other related matters concerning the people and countries of Latin America.


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