Social Science Course Proposal [SS]


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1. Complete this form by filling in the appropriate information.
2. Submit this form by the following deadlines:

If course is scheduled to take effect in Spring or Summer the deadline is September 1 of the year before (For Example: Spring 2015 revisions must be submitted by 9/1/2014)

If course is scheduled to take effect in Fall the deadline is December 1 of the year before revision is to take effect (For Example: Fall 2014 revisions must be submitted by 12/1/2013)

THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE CANNOT GUARANTEE TIMELY REVIEW OF PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINES.  FURTHER, IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE TO GIVE PRIORITY TO PROPOSALS THAT ARE THE RESULT OF PROGRAM REVIEW.

Is this proposal the result of program review?

I.   Basic course information







this course description is from:
   
   

5. Is this a NEW course?

6. List all other Common Curriculum designations
   
   

8. Are there any prerequisites for registering for this course?


General Course Description of the Social Science requirement in the common curriculum
     The social science core requirement challenges students to think critically and to make informed personal, social, politial and economic decisions.  The social sciences apply scientific methods to the study of human beings, their attitudes and behaviors, the social forces that shape their lives and the social institutions they create.
     The study of social science requires students to examine both the theories that have been developed to understand human beings and the methods of knowing and testing upon which these theories are based.  What makes the social sciences unique is that human beings are bothe the agents and the objects of study; the object of study can, and often does, change as a result of the knowledge that is generated in the social sciences.  For this reason, personal, social, political and economic life can all change (for better or worse) as a result of the knowledge produced by the social sciences.
     Courses that satisfy the social science requirement will be four credit introductory level courses that are fundamental and central to their respective disciplines.  Students majoring in one of the social science disciplines will be required to take a social science course from a discipline other than their chosen major.  The social science requirement will typically be satisfied in the first or second year.

II. Questions regarding SS criteria

Each of the following questions is designed to help the Committee understand how the Social Science learning goals will be be met in your course.  Please be as specific as possible in your responses.  Examples are especially helpful.