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Program Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008

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KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 ACADEMIC PROGRAM 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: Oct. 1, 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Women’s Studies Program Sara Hottinger, Acting Coordinator shottinger@keene.edu 603 358 2096 PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Sara Hottinger shottinger@keene.edu 603 358 2096 PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or bold face proposed changes. Program addition Change in requirements* Program redesign Program deletion Other: *Please note that changes pertaining to admission requirements for a major require approval of the Senate Academic Standards Committee. CURRENT PROGRAM: Women’s Studies Minor 20 credits • IIWS 101 Introduction to Women’s Studies • Select one IIWS 200 level course • WS 301 Feminist Theories • WS 495 Capstone in Women’s Studies • Select one course from list of approved electives. Special topics may also be available each semester. A Women's Studies faculty member can advise you about current offerings from various disciplines that will fulfill this requirement. Arts and Humanities ENG 203 Women's Writing ENG 208 Creative Process, Culture, and Gender ENG 381 Women Writers Updated 29 April 2008 2 FILM 352 Film Genres and Directors: Contemporary Women Directors (specific title required) FILM 495 Seminar: Feminist Issues in Film FR 240 Franco-American Women's Voices HIST 269 Women in Modern America HIST 495 Seminar: Gender in Early North America (specific title required) HOLO 254 Women and the Holocaust MU 115 Women in Music Professional Studies ESEC 206 Women and Education HLSC 220 Women and Health Sciences/Social Sciences ANTH 315 Women, Gender, and Culture PSYC 425 Psychology of Women PSYC 495 Seminar: Psychology of Prejudice (specific title required) SOC 321 Women in Society SOC 345 Sociology of Families SOC 455 The Body/Sexuality in Society Special Topics WS 290 Topics in Women’s Studies WS 498 Independent Study PROPOSED PROGRAM: Women’s Studies Minor 20 credits Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines feminist theoretical perspectives on the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, and other identities. This minor teaches students to think critically about the social construction of identity and the politics of knowledge production. Students will use these critical thinking skills to understand people’s lives within a global context and to analyze the systems of oppression that contribute to continuing economic, political and cultural inequalities. Women’s Studies minors will be encouraged to promote social justice throughout their course work; they will engage in service learning as a capstone experience. • IIWS 101 Introduction to Women’s Studies • Select one IIWS 200 level course • WS 301 Feminist Theories • WS 495 Capstone in Women’s Studies • Select one course from the list of approved electives. Special topics may also be available each semester. A Women's Studies faculty member can advise you about current offerings from various disciplines that will fulfill this requirement. Arts and Humanities ENG 203 Women's Writing ENG 208 Topics in Writing: Creative Process, Culture, and Gender (specific title required) ENG 381 Women Writers FILM 352 Film Genres and Directors: Contemporary Women Directors (specific title required) Updated 29 April 2008 3 FILM 495 Seminar: Feminist Film Theory (specific title required) IIFR 240 Franco-American Women's Voices HIST 269 Women in Modern America HIST 495 Seminar: Gender in Early North America (specific title required) IIHGS/IIWS 254 Women and the Holocaust IIMU 115 Women in Music Professional Studies IIEDUC 306 Women and Education IIHLSC 350 Women and Health: Witches, Harlots, and Healers Sciences/Social Sciences ANTH 315 Gender and Culture PSYC 425 Psychology of Women PSYC 495 Seminar: Psychology of Prejudice (specific title required) SOC 321 Women in Society SOC 345 Sociology of Families SOC 455 The Body/Sexuality in Society Women’s Studies IIWS 290 Topics in Women’s Studies IIWS 300 Women of Color WS 498 Independent Study PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND /OR LEARNING OUTCOMES: The Women's Studies minor prepares students: 1. To explain and analyze the social construction of race, class and gender. 2. To recognize social, economic, and global inequality 3. To promote social justice, diversity, and activism. 4. To analyze current events, their historical roots and their impact on women’s lives. 5. To identify key theoretical questions debated in feminist scholarship and apply that knowledge to other disciplines. 6. To connect feminist theory and feminist practice. 7. To argue persuasively in defense of a feminist perspective. 8. To examine feminist questions from interdisciplinary perspectives. 9. To analyze the ethical considerations of power and privilege. 10. To recognize the differences between interdisciplinary and disciplinary knowledge. 11. To analyze the politics of knowledge production. RATIONALE: Minor changes were made to the list of courses students can choose from in order to fulfill the final course requirement in our minor. These changes reflect the ongoing transition to the new Integrative Studies Program. One of these changes to our minor program is the addition of the new ISP course IIWS 300 Updated 29 April 2008 4 Women of Color. All other changes to our minor program merely reflect changes that have already been made to courses that have been revised for inclusion in the Integrative Studies Program (see the list of those changes below). RESOURCES: No new resources are needed. ADVISORY OPINIONS: Positive advisory opinions were already given when changes were initially proposed to the following courses: FR 240 Franco-American Women's Voices IIFR 240 Franco-American Women's Voices HOLO 254 Women and the Holocaust IIHGS/IIWS 254 Women and the Holocaust MU 115 Women in Music IIMU 115 Women in Music ESEC 206 Women and Education IIEDUC 306 Women and Education HLSC 220 Women and Health IIHLSC 220 Women and Health: Witches, Harlots, and Healers ANTH 315 Women, Gender, and Culture ANTH 315 Gender and Culture This program change proposal merely reflects these changes that have already been made and approved by departments/programs, schools, and senate. Updated 29 April 2008 5 SIGNATURE PAGE 2008-2009 1. Sponsoring Program: . Women’s Studies Chair Signature: Sara Hottinger , For . 10 Against . 0 Abstain. 0 Absent ___ Date . 10/1/09 . 2. Advisory Opinions: List the names of the affected departments and include department responses. NA 3. Dean: Comment: Approved____ Not Approved____ Signature: _________ Date ________ 4. School Curriculum Committee or the Interdisciplinary ISP Subcommittee: Comment: For ___ Against ___ Abstain ___ Absent ___ Chair: ________________________Date ________ 5. Senate Curriculum Committee: Comment: For ___ Against___ Abstain ___ Absent ___ Chair: __________________________Date _________ 6. Keene State College Senate: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: ____________________________ Date ________ 7. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Approved___ Not Approved____ Information___ Signature: _____________________Date ________ 8. President: Approved___ Not Approved___ Information___ Signature: ______________________Date ________ Updated 29 April 2008 6

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Senate Curriculum Committee

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English

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Keene State College

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