PROPOSAL TO DESIGNATE AN EXISTING COURSE AS BASIC STUDIES COURSE

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PROPOSAL TO DESIGNATE AN EXISTING
COURSE AS BASIC STUDIES COURSE
UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28403
Department(s):
Course Number:
Title:
Credit Hours:
Prerequisite:
Is an accurate course description in the current catalogue?
If not, attach a copy of the approved course proposal form from the appropriate college or school
curriculum committee.
Potential Instructors:
Name(s) of the developer(s) of this proposal:
Signature of Chairperson(s)
Date:
Date:
Action of the University Curriculum Committee:
Signature of the UCC Chairperson:
Date:
Proposal for Basic Studies Course
1.
Indicate the primary emphasis of this course (indicate one only):
a. Developing competence in the skills of comprehension, composition, reasoning, and
analysis.
b. Introducing students to the structure and methodology of a discipline.
c. Addressing important human concerns from an interdisciplinary perspective.
2.
Into which Basic Studies category/subdivision would this course be placed?
3.
Please provide a description of the course by attaching copies of the course syllabus
and/or other explanatory material. The following information should be included:
catalogue description
content outline or list of course topics
goals of objectives of the course
academic discipline(s) introduced
description of the intended audience
major materials used in the course
special provisions of the course (e.g., studio work, labs, etc.)
4.
Describe the pedagogical techniques used in this course. In your discussion be sure to
describe both (a) the activities of the course, i.e., the ways that students respond to course
content (e.g., small group discussion, questions embedded in lecture, lab work, papers,
quizzes, etc.) and (b) test items and/or other evaluation techniques. Make reference to the
syllabus and supporting documents as appropriate.
5.
In a narrative of no more than two (2) pages, please address either A or B below:
A.
For all categories except G, discuss how this course is appropriate to students who may
never engage in any other formal study of the discipline or disciplines represented and
who are in their first semesters of college study. In doing so, be sure to discuss the extent
to which previous study or knowledge within the discipline, or any specialized skills
within other disciplines, are prerequisite or desirable for enrollment in the course.
B. For category G courses only, identify the disciplines from whose perspectives the topics
of the course are addressed. What percentage of the course is expected to be devoted to
each discipline’s perspective? (Must total 100%). Based on the information in section 3
above, explain how the perspectives of these disciplines are adequately represented.
Describe the relevant expertise of the faculty member(s) involved. Since Category G is
not limited to courses appropriate to students in their first semesters of college study,
justify the level of the course and any prerequisites.
UCC REVISED: 11/94
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