SOC 203


Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM NOTE: Please review the Senate Curriculum Committee Guidelines for instructions on completing proposal form. (refer to pages 4 - 5 for proposal details) DATE OF SUBMISSION: 9/30/08 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Acting Chair, Margaret Walsh, 358-2905, mwalsh@keene.eduu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Acting Chair, Margaret Walsh, 358-2905, mwalsh@keene.eduu PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement NOTE: ****The following course will no longer require SOC 203 as a pre-requisite**** -Soc 305 CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: SOC 203 SOCIOLOGY PROSEMINAR 2 credits This course enhances student preparation for the major and a career in sociology and related professions through examination of professional research and writing, discussion of career and workplace issues, and exploration of graduate opportunities and other professional development. Prerequisites: SOC 101 and Sociology major. Fall, Spring. PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: NONE. PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: None. LEARNING OUTCOMES: None. RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. Sociology is adapting to the Integrative Studies Program by adding a 100 level sociology course that will fulfill a Perspectives requirement for ISP. The new perspectives course will not be a requirement for our major, as Sociology 101 traditionally has been. Therefore, we have decided to eliminate Sociology 101 as a required course in our program, and to replace that with a new course entitled “Soc 201: Introduction to Sociology Major”. This course will be available to students majoring in sociology, and will incorporate aspects of our current required course Sociology Proseminar. Therefore we are also deleting Sociology Proseminar from our list of required courses. We feel as a department that these changes will best serve both our major students and students who take sociology for Integrative Studies requirements. RESOURCES: No additional resources are needed to implement these changes These courses are being deleted. ADVISORY OPINIONS: None.


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SOC 203