Level I Program Form Department/program Summary

Level I Program Form revised 7/08
I Summary of Proposed Changes
Department/program MCLL/French
Drop the Business French Minor
II Endorsements and Approvals
Please obtain the Program Chair/Director’s approval, the Dean and the Associate Provost.
Requestor: Chris Anderson
Phone: 4678
Program Chair/Director: Linda Gillison
Other affected programs:
Dean’s Signature
Initial Review in Provost’s Office
Faculty Senate Review
III Type of Level I Proposal (please check the appropriate space)
(a) Re-titling existing majors, minors, or options
(b) Eliminating existing majors, minors, or options via a program termination checklist
(c) Adding new minors or certificates where there is a major
(d) Adding new minors or certificates where there is an option in a major
(e) Departmental mergers and name changes
(f) Program revisions –for minor modifications use the program modification form
(g) Distance delivery of previously authorized degree program.
(h) Adding option within an existing major or degree *
(i) Eliminating organizational units such as departments, divisions and colleges or
schools *
(j) Consolidating existing program and/or degree *
*Requires level II BOR documentation submitted to the Provost’s Office (refer to
IV Catalog Language
If you are proposing a change to an existing
Please provide the proposed copy as you wish it
program or major, please cut and paste the
to appear in the catalog. 
requirements as they appear in the current catalog
below. www.umt.edu/catalog 
Please explain/justify the new proposal or change. 
The Business French minor was originally conceived to accommodate students majoring in
International Business, and the person who initiated and taught it has since retired. At the same time
French lost one tenure-track line. No new hire has any training in Business French. The Business
School no longer requires upper-division language courses for its International Business major (a two
year language requirement suffices), and thus the pool of available students for the Business French
minor has dried up. Business French and Translation, the only requirement specific to this minor has
continued to be offered in spring every other year, despite extremely low student demand. The last
three times this course was taught it had, respectively, three, three, and five students, the majority of
whom were more interested in translation than Business French. The minor ties the French section
with a reduced number of faculty to teaching a low-enrollment 300 level course when students would
be better served by replacing Business French and Translation with an upper-division course in
literature or culture.
What other programs are affected by your
proposal? Obtain signatures as requested below.
V Department Summary Required if several proposals are submitted. In a separate document
list program title and proposed change for all proposals.
VI Copies and Electronic Submission After all signatures have been obtained submit the
original, a paper copy and electronic file to the Faculty Senate Office, UH 221.