New Course Proposals

April 1, 2014

The following new course proposals have been submitted to the Faculty Senate Office for review and approval and are listed here for faculty review and comment. Comments on any new course proposal should be submitted to Ernest May, secretary of the Faculty Senate, at senate@senate.umass.edu.

CAT 246, “Intensive Intermediate Catalan,” 6 credits; Instructor: Guillem Molla; Intensive Intermediate Catalan aims, from a communicative perspective to develop in an integrated and meaningful way, the fundamental linguistic skills of listening and reading comprehension, and oral and written expression of the Catalan language. Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on lexical and grammatical content always seeking to respond to the communicative and academic needs of the student. Prerequisites: CAT 120 or an intermediate knowledge of another Romance language is required.

CAT 520, “Old Catalan Literature,” 3 credits; Instructor: Albert Lloret; Introduction to Catalan literature between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries. Readings include works by the Occitan troubadours, Ramon Llull, James I, Ramon Muntaner, Bernat Metge, and the anonymous Curial e Güelfa. One of the goals of the class is achieving reading competence in Old Catalan. Texts in the original language and in translation. Prerequisites: CAT 246 or advanced knowledge of another Romance language.

MANAGMNT 462, “Social Entrepreneurship,” 3 credits; Social entrepreneurship involves using the skills and strategies of business to innovatively and sustainably solve social, environmental, and economic problems. As a result, this course will help students identify and create business opportunities that have positive social impacts. Prerequisites: None