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									    Liberal Education Course Submission Application
              Global Perspectives Category

   1. Complete this form by typing directly in the gray boxes. As you type, the boxes
      will expand to accommodate your responses.
   2. Once the form is complete, the faculty member will e-mail the form to their
      department head for approval.
   3. If the department head approves the course (noted on the "signature/date" line)
      s/he will e-mail the proposal to the dean for approval. If the DH does not approve
      the proposal s/he will return it to the faculty member for revision.
   4. Once the dean approves the proposal (noted on the "signature/date" line) s/he will
      send the approved application to: libed@d.umn.edu for review by the Lib Ed
      Implementation Committee.

Date Submitted:
Department Contact:

Department Head Name:                                      Approval Date:

Dean Name:                                                 Approval Date:

1. Course (Department or Program) designator (e.g.; Hist, Chem, ArtH):

2. Course Number:

3. Name of Course:
4. Course Description: Please take directly from the UMD Catalog (or for new courses
from the Course Proposal form) and include credits, prerequisites, etc.)

5. How often will the course be offered?

6. Course size AND format (e.g., lecture, discussion):

Liberal Education Category
1. Select which Liberal Education Category(ies) your course satisfies by checking the
   appropriate boxes below.

2. If you are submitting the same course for designation in both Parts II and III, a
   separate application will need to be completed for each designator.
A single course can be used to satisfy multiple requirements. The following options are
available for designing courses to meet multiple requirements.
     If appropriate, you may select one category from Part II and one category from
       Part III.
     A course in the major that meets the criteria for all categories except Writing and
       Information Literacy may be used to satisfy major, minor, and Liberal Education
     Liberal Education core courses offered at the 3000- and 4000-level within the
       major will not be required to serve a wide spectrum of students.

 Part I: Language and Reasoning Skills
 Courses in this category may also be used to satisfy major requirement.
 If you are proposing a course for Part I, please select which category your course
       Writing and Information Literacy (WRIT 1120 only)
       Oral Communication and Languages
       Logic and Quantitative Reasoning

 Part II: Knowledge Domains
 Courses in this category may also be used to satisfy Key Topics
 If you are proposing a course for Part II, please select which category your course
       Natural Sciences
       Social Sciences
       Fine Arts

 Part III: Key Topics
 Courses in this category may also be used to satisfy Knowledge Domains
 If you are proposing a course for Part III, please select which category your course
       Global Perspectives
       Cultural Diversity
       Environmental Sustainability

Course Information:
There is a 750-word limit on this section. In addition, please keep in mind that proposal
reviewers are not necessarily in your discipline; please write in terminology that the
average educated reader can understand. Please supply complete responses for each item
below. Comments such as “see above,” “in proposal,” “already discussed,” for example,
are not acceptable and will result in the submission being returned.

Reminder - if you are submitting the same course for designation in both Parts II and
III, a separate application will need to be completed for each designator.
1. Describe how the course will contribute to the mission of a liberal education at
UMD. Please refer to the mission statement:
2. How is the course suitable for a wide spectrum of students? (Does not apply to
courses offered at the 3000- or 4000-level within a major. If your course falls into
that category, you may write “not applicable”).

3. Give one or more example(s) of activities/assignments that require the student to
engage with the material using active learning strategies:
4. Describe how your course addresses the criteria specified within the requested LE
category. Although you are not required to meet the specifics of every criterion,
courses are expected to address the category criteria and the proposal needs to
demonstrate that the course is aligned with the purposes conveyed across the
criteria. Note: if you are proposing a course within the Knowledge Domains or Key
Topic areas, both have general criteria that relate to all Knowledge Domain and
Key Topic courses (regardless of the specific category), as well as criteria specific to
each category. Your response to Question 4 must address both sets of criteria. You
can review the criteria here:

Student Learning Outcomes – Global Perspectives
Within the grid, click the Student Learning Outcomes that are being addressed by the
Category Criteria.

Note: At least 1 box within each of the Student Learning Outcome columns must be

o Within the criteria and student learning outcomes grid below, use of “/” between
  words refers to and/or.
o If you need to unselect an item, click the same box again.

                                 Student Learning Outcomes – Global Perspectives

                                Students will      Students will      Students will
                                describe and       compare and        evaluate how
                                interpret          contrast           they impact, and
                                interconnections   perspectives on    are impacted by,
                                among selected     global issues.     global
                                global issues.                        circumstances.

 Category Criteria for all
    Key Topic Courses
Examine one of the three
designated key
contemporary topics and
explore ways in which it
may affect the life of the
student in the present and
in the future
Identify some of the
controversies and/or
unanswered questions the
topic presents
Examine connections to
other fields and disciplines,
as appropriate

Situate the course content,
at least minimally, within
the historical development
of the critical forces
contributing to the topic

Make the chosen topic the
dominant focus of the
course, integral to its
content and objectives, as
evidenced by the syllabus,
course assignments, and
learning activities
described in the proposal
    Criteria for Global
  Perspectives courses

Critically examine the
rights and responsibilities
of the globally competent
Examine at least one non-
U.S. country, culture, or

Help students to understand
current global
developments, to consider
how they will participate in
global change, and to
anticipate how they might
be impacted by current and
future trends in
international politics,
economics, and social and
cultural norms
Provide students with
opportunities to develop
cross-cultural competence


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