THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

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Senate Document Number†† ††8609S

 

Date of Senate Approval†††† 04/30/09

 

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

APC Document 68:†††††††††††††††††††††††† Change credits hours and descriptions for INTS 361 and 362††††††††

 

Effective Date: Fall 2009

 

 

1.Delete:On page 177, the entry for INTS 361:

 

††††††††††† ††††† 361 ††††† Contemporary Issues in World Affairs (1-2)

A seminar facilitating discussion of current international issues. Students are required to attend public presentations or activities addressing contemporary world affairs, pursue additional independent research on selected topics, followed by directed discussions in a seminar setting. May be repeated for a total of 4 hours credit. Spring and Fall.

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††††† Add:†††† On page 177, in place of deleted entry:

 

††††††††††††††††† 361†††††† Contemporary Issues in World Affairs (3)

A seminar facilitating discussion of current international issues. Students are required to attend public presentations or activities addressing contemporary world affairs, pursue additional independent research on selected topics, followed by directed discussions in a seminar setting. Fall and Spring.

 

2.Delete:†† On page 177, the entry for INTS 362:

 

††††††††††††††††† 362 †††††† Participatory Learning in World Affairs (1-2)

Students gain an intimate understanding of international and global issues and institutions through simulations and competitions such as Model United Nations and Moot International Court of Justice. May be repeated for a total of 4 hours credit.See International Studies director.

 

Add:†††† On page 177, in place of deleted entry:

 

††††††††††††††††† 362 ††††† Participatory Learning in World Affairs (3)

Students learn about world affairs through participation in significant internationally-oriented conferences, competitions (like Model United Nations), internships, and/or study-travel programs. See program director.

 

 

Impact:

Students will still need 3 hours from either 361 or 362 to complete the requirement, but these changes will make it easier for students to fulfill the International Studies requirement with one class rather that two or three.It will also be easier to find one instructor for a 3-credit course each year rather than up to three instructors for up to three 1-credit courses.

 

Rationale:

International Studies majors are currently required to take 3 credits of INTS 361 and/or 362, each designated as 1-2 credit courses. Both courses were designed to extend studentsí learning experience outside the traditional classroom setting and to make them active participants in their own learning experience.It will be easier to staff the classes on a regular basis and easier for students to fulfill this requirement by making each a 3-credit course. Both courses will now have a computer competency component. The description for INTS 362 has been updated to reflect the increasing variety of opportunities for learning outside the classroom offered at UNC Asheville. Changing credit hours for these classes makes the repeat option unnecessary.