ESCI 3190 -- Proposed New Course

Thu Aug 31 11:09:13 2017

Approvals Received:
on 8/29/17
by Sharon Kressler
Approvals Pending: College/Dean  > Provost > Catalog
Effective Status:
Effective Term:
1179 - Fall 2017
ESCI 3190
UMNTC - Twin Cities/Rochester
UMNTC - Twin Cities
TIOT - College of Science and Engineering
11130 - Earth Sciences, Dept of


Course Title Short:
Curricular Practical Training
Course Title Long:
Curricular Practical Training
Max-Min Credits for Course:
0.0 to 0.0 credit(s)
Catalog Description:
Work assignments involving advanced earth science training. Reviewed by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Print in Catalog?:
CCE Catalog Description:
Grading Basis:
Topics Course:
Honors Course:
Online Course:
Freshman Seminar:
Is any portion of this course taught outside of the United States?:
Community Engaged Learning (CEL):
New: None
Instructor Contact Hours:
1.0 hours per week
Course Typically Offered:
Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Component 1:
Auto Enroll Course:
Graded Component:
Academic Progress Units:
0.0 credit(s) (Not allowed to bypass limits.)
Financial Aid Progress Units:
0.0 credit(s) (Not allowed to bypass limits.)
Repetition of Course:
Allow up to 2 repetition(s) totalling up to 0.0 credit(s). (Allow multiple enrollments in a single term.)
Course Prerequisites for Catalog:
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Course Equivalency:
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Cross-listings: No cross-listings
Add Consent Requirement:
Drop Consent Requirement:
No required consent
Enforced Prerequisites: (course-based or non-course-based):
No prerequisites
Editor Comments:
Course for practical training.
Proposal Changes:
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History Information:
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Faculty Sponsor Name:
David Fox
Faculty Sponsor E-mail Address:

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

* Students in this course:

- Can identify, define, and solve problems

How will you assess the students' learning related to this outcome? Give brief examples of how class work related to the outcome will be evaluated.

Students will work with mentors on real-world problems in the earth sciences.

Please explain briefly how this outcome will be addressed in the course. Give brief examples of class work related to the outcome.

Mentors will provide feedback on the students' work. The outcome will be considered achieved if the students exhibit satisfactory performance.

Liberal Education

Requirement this course fulfills:
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Other requirement this course fulfills:
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Criteria for
Core Courses:

Describe how the course meets the specific bullet points for the proposed core requirement. Give concrete and detailed examples for the course syllabus, detailed outline, laboratory material, student projects, or other instructional materials or method.

Core courses must meet the following requirements:

  • They explicitly help students understand what liberal education is, how the content and the substance of this course enhance a liberal education, and what this means for them as students and as citizens.
  • They employ teaching and learning strategies that engage students with doing the work of the field, not just reading about it.
  • They include small group experiences (such as discussion sections or labs) and use writing as appropriate to the discipline to help students learn and reflect on their learning.
  • They do not (except in rare and clearly justified cases) have prerequisites beyond the University's entrance requirements.
  • They are offered on a regular schedule.
  • They are taught by regular faculty or under exceptional circumstances by instructors on continuing appointments. Departments proposing instructors other than regular faculty must provide documentation of how such instructors will be trained and supervised to ensure consistency and continuity in courses.

Criteria for
Theme Courses:

Describe how the course meets the specific bullet points for the proposed theme requirement. Give concrete and detailed examples for the course syllabus, detailed outline, laboratory material, student projects, or other instructional materials or methods.

Theme courses have the common goal of cultivating in students a number of habits of mind:
  • thinking ethically about important challenges facing our society and world;
  • reflecting on the shared sense of responsibility required to build and maintain community;
  • connecting knowledge and practice;
  • fostering a stronger sense of our roles as historical agents.

LE Recertification-Reflection Statement (for LE courses being re-certified only):
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Statement of Certification:
This course is certified for a Core (blank) as of
This course is certified for a Theme (blank) as of

Writing Intensive

Propose this course as Writing Intensive curriculum:
Question 1 (see CWB Requirement 1):

How do writing assignments and writing instruction further the learning objectives of this course and how is writing integrated into the course? Also, describe where in the syllabus there are statements about the critical role writing plays in the course.

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Question 2 (see CWB Requirement 2):

What types of writing (e.g., research papers, problem sets, presentations, technical documents, lab reports, essays, journaling etc.) will be assigned? Explain how these assignments meet the requirement that writing be a significant part of the course work, including details about multi-authored assignments, if any. Include the required length for each writing assignment and demonstrate how the 2,500 minimum word count (or its equivalent) for finished writing will be met.

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Question 3 (see CWB Requirement 3):

How will students' final course grade depend on their writing performance? What percentage of the course grade will depend on the quality and level of the student's writing compared to the percentage of the grade that depends on the course content? Note that this information must also be on the syllabus.

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Question 4 (see CWB Requirement 4):

Indicate which assignment(s) students will be required to revise and resubmit after feedback from the instructor. Indicate who will be providing the feedback. Include an example of the assignment instructions you are likely to use for this assignment or assignments.

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Question 5 (see CWB Requirement 5):

What types of writing instruction will be experienced by students? How much class time will be devoted to explicit writing instruction and at what points in the semester? What types of writing support and resources will be provided to students?

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Question 6 (see CWB Requirement 6):

If teaching assistants will participate in writing assessment and writing instruction, explain how will they be trained (e.g. in how to review, grade and respond to student writing) and how will they be supervised. If the course is taught in multiple sections with multiple faculty (e.g. a capstone directed studies course), explain how every faculty mentor will ensure that their students will receive a writing intensive experience.

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Statement of Certification:
This course is certified for a Theme (blank) as of

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus:
ESCI 3190, Curricular Practical Training One (1) credit; grade base: S/N only This course is intended to provide both national and international students with an opportunity to gain practical professional experience as part of their program of study. Course Outcomes: To provide students with an experiential learning opportunity associated with practical/hands-on experience in the field of earth sciences. Grading is based on satisfactory performance as documented buy the employer/mentor over the agreed time period worked.

Strategic Objectives & Consultation

Name of Department Chair Approver:
Donna Whitney
Strategic Objectives - Curricular Objectives:

How does adding this course improve the overall curricular objectives of the unit?

Strategic Objectives - Core Curriculum:

Does the unit consider this course to be part of its core curriculum?

Strategic Objectives - Consultation with Other Units:

Before submitting a new course proposal in ECAS, circulate the proposed syllabus to department chairs in relevant units and copy affiliated associate dean(s). Consultation prevents course overlap and informs other departments of new course offerings. If you determine that consultation with units in external college(s) is unnecessary, include a description of the steps taken to reach that conclusion (e.g., catalog key word search, conversation with collegiate curriculum committee, knowledge of current curriculum in related units, etc.). Include documentation of all consultation here, to be referenced during CCC review. If email correspondence is too long to fit in the space provided, paraphrase it here and send the full transcript to the CCC staff person. Please also send a Word or PDF version of the proposed syllabus to the CCC staff person.