New course proposal

The following new course proposal has been submitted to the Faculty Senate Office for review and approval and is 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.

AFROAM 170, The Minority Experience in Afro-American Life and Culture I, and AFROAM 171, The Minority Experience in Afro-American Life and Culture II, 3 credits. This course is the academic component required of all first-year undergraduates enrolled in Scholars of the Twenty First Century. Scholars is a new mentoring program designed to introduce a selected group of incoming minority students to techniques of independent research and to facilitate their acclimation to the intellectual and scholarly culture of this university. The program is open each year to 25 first-year students, and is staffed by Professor Wolff and graduate students of the W.E.B. Du Bois doctoral program in Afro-American Studies. Prerequisites: None.