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EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
DIVISION OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
OUTLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS TO REVISE PROGRAMS
Use this outline to prepare proposals to revise existing programs, including undergraduate majors and minors
and graduate degree programs and certificates. Proposals for revising programs should be submitted in narrative
form, using the following outline. Guidelines are on the following page.
PROGRAM NAME AND SUBJECT CODE:
GEOGRAPHY MAJOR (GST) SECONDARY TEACHER CERTIFICATION
REVISED PROGRAM NAME AND SUBJECT CODE (IF APPLICABLE):SECONDARY EDUCATION GEOGRAPHY MAJOR /HISTORY MINOR
DEGREE:
BA OR BS
DEPARTMENT(S)/SCHOOL(S):
CONTACT PERSON:
H ISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY
R OLWELL & Z MOORE
COLLEGE(S):
CONTACT PHONE:
CONTACT EMAIL:
REQUESTED START DATE: TERM
SUMMER
YEAR
CAS
7-3090
[email protected]
2012
I. Rationale
New state requirements in the teaching of social studies have been mandated by the Michigan Department of Education. These include
requirements for greater academic work in geography and world history, as well as interdisciplinary coursework. In order to meet
these new standards, this Geography major/History minor for 6-12 education was developed.
II. Description of Current Program
Major Requirements: 30-31 hours
Required Courses: 15 hours
ESSC 110 - The Dynamic Earth System (Gen Ed Area IV) 4 hrs
GEOG 107 - Introduction to Geography (Gen Ed Area IV) 3 hrs
GEOG 110 - World Regions (Gen Ed Area III) 3 hrs
GEOG 313 - Geography of Michigan 2 hrs
GEOG 320 - Geography of the United States and Canada 3 hrs
Restricted Elective Courses: 15-16 hours
Regional Geography
Two courses from the following:
GEOG 111 - Regions and Resources 3 hrs
GEOG 314 - Geography of Russia and Neighboring States 3 hrs
GEOG 318 - Geography of Asia 3 hrs
GEOG 319 - Geography of Europe 3 hrs
GEOG 321 - Geography of Latin America 3 hrs
GEOG 322 - Geography of Africa 3 hrs
One course from each of the following three areas: (9-10 hours) total
Geographic Techniques
ESSC 303 - Field Geography 3 hrs
GEOG 276 - Principles of Geographic Information Systems 3 hrs
Physical Geography
ESSC 250 - Introduction to Coastal Processes 3 hrs
ESSC 300 - Introduction to Hydrology 3 hrs
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ESSC 320 - Oceanography 3 hrs
ESSC 324 - Weather 3 hrs
ESSC 325 - Geomorphology 4 hrs
ESSC 327 - Soil Science 4 hrs
ESSC 350 - Biogeography 3 hrs
Human Geography
GEOG 100 - Human Geosciences 3 hrs
GEOG 235 - Economic Geography 3 hrs
GEOG 332 - Urban Geography 3 hrs
GEOG 333 - Settlement Geography 3 hrs
GEOG 360 - Cultural Geography 3 hrs
GEOG 361 - Geography of Population 3 hrs
GHPR 335 - Historic Preservation 3 hrs
Additional Requirements: 9 hours
A course in economics, if not included in the minor (3 hrs)
HIST 102 - Western Civilization, 1648 to World War I (Gen Ed Area IV) 3 hrs
HIST 103 - 20th-Century Civilization (Gen Ed Area III) 3 hrs
The above Major requires a Minor in Economics, Geography, History or Political Science: 20-24 Hours
III. Proposed Revision
Combined major/minor in history and geography for secondary teaching. These cannot be taken separately in
any way and form a single integrated program of study.
ESSC 110 - The Dynamic Earth System (Gen Ed Area IV) 4 hrs
GEOG 107 - Introduction to Geography (Gen Ed Area IV) 3 hrs
GEOG 110 - World Regions (Gen Ed Area III) 3 hrs
GEOG 276 - Principles of Geographic Information Systems 3 hrs or GEOG 100 - Human Geosciences 3 hrs
GEOG 313 - Geography of Michigan 2 hrs
HIST/GEOG 316 - History and Geography of the Modern World
GEOG 320 - Geography of the United States and Canada 3 hrs
ECON 375 – Economic History
PLSC 112 – American Government
HIST 109 - World History to 1500
HIST 110 – World History since 1500
HIST 123 - The United States to 1877
HIST 124 - The United States, 1877 to the Present
HIST 300 – Researching and Writing History
HIST 416 – American Environmental History
Three geography or Earth System Science electives at 200+ level
Three upper level History electives(3 credits each, 300-level or above), one in United States or Canada (Area A), one in Europe (Area
B), and one in Africa, Asia, or Latin America (Area C).
IV. Impact
This program will provide students with a far more straightforward means of pursuing a career in social studies education, and will
provide a strong double endorsement for their job search.
V. Budget
No implications expected
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VI. Action of the Department/College
1. Department/School:
Vote of HIST faculty:
For
15
Against
0
(Enter the number of votes cast in each category.)
Abstentions
0
Vote of Geography & Geology faculty:
For
18
Against
0
(Enter the number of votes cast in each category.)
Abstentions
0
I support this proposal. The proposed revision can x
cannot
Department(s)/School(s) without additional College or University resources.
be implemented within the affected
Kate Mehuron
Department Head/School Director Signature
11/15/2011
Date
Richard Sambrook
Department Head/School Director Signature
2/10/2012
Date
2. College/Graduate School:
A. College
I support this proposal. The proposed program can
without additional University resources.
cannot
College Dean Signature
be implemented within the affected College
Date
B. Graduate School (Graduate Program Revisions ONLY)
Graduate Dean Signature
Date
VII. Approval
Associate Vice-President for Academic Programming Signature
Miller, Program Revision Guidelines
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Date
VIII. Appendices
A. Market Analysis/Needs Assessment
B. Mandates
C. Request for New/Revised Course Forms
D. Letters of Support from Impacted Departments
E. Cost Analysis (Complete only if the revision cannot be implemented without additional University resources. Fill in
Estimated Resources for the sponsoring department(s). Attach separate estimates for other affected departments.)
Estimated Resources:
Year One
Year Two
Year Three
Faculty / Staff
$_________
$_________
$_________
SS&M
$_________
$_________
$_________
Equipment
$_________
$_________
$_________
Total
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$_________
$_________
$_________
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