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Program Change

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Spring 2008

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KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE: April 14, 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. Brian Green, Sociology/Anthropology, 8-2519, bgreen@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. Brian Green, Sociology/Anthropology, 8-2519, bgreen@keene.edu TITLE SUMMARY: Sociology Major PROPOSED ACTION: Underline 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. EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Insert the program information as it exists in the current KSC Catalog. You may copy the information electronically from the KSC Web page: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/mdc.cfm Sociology Major 38 credits The Sociology program offers students knowledge and resources to search systematically for answers to questions about society. Sociology students develop a sociological imagination, which is the ability to grasp the close relationship between personal experiences and the larger social world. Our majors Formatted: No underline 2 study social and cultural forces that shape individual and group behavior using a variety of scientific methods such as surveys, interviews, observation, and content analysis. By studying and critically assessing sociological theories, sociology students also describe, interpret, and explain how the world works. Core courses provide excellent training in sociological concepts, theories, and methods. Electives focus on topics like the environment, popular culture, families, inequalities, race and ethnicity, crime and deviance, anthropology, and global society. Sociology majors may also engage in community research, service#learning projects, internships, and travel through coursework. Students with a bachelor’s degree in sociology are well prepared for graduate and professional studies and careers using their interpersonal skills and specialized knowledge in the areas of education, social services, human rights, health and wellness, justice, advocacy, and research. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS o SOC 101 Introductory Sociology o ISANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology or ANTH 111 Physical Anthropology o SOC 203 Sociology Proseminar o SOC 301 Sociological Research Methods o SOC 303 Sociological Quantitative Analysis o SOC 305 Sociological Theory o Select one of the following: o SOC 425 Topics in Ethnic Relations o SOC 450 Mind, Self, and Society o SOC 455 The Body and Sexuality in Society o SOC 460 Seminar in Popular Culture o SOC 461 White#Collar Crime o SOC 472 Sociology of Health and Medicine o SOC 475 Social Stratification o SOC 480 Political Sociology o SOC 490 Advanced Topics in Sociology SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVES Twelve (12) credits in Sociology Elective courses must be taken. Four (4) credit hours of Anthropology courses can be used to satisfy this requirement. Please note that SOC 301 and 303 must be taken at Keene State College to count as core credit unless prior approval is given by the Sociology Department. For transfer students, course equivalency will be determined on a case#by#case basis by the department. 3 PROPOSED (NEW) PROGRAM: Specify degree, major, option, specialization or minor as appropriate. Provide the proposed program in its entirety and as it would appear in the KSC Catalog. If this change affects other programs, please note all the places (page numbers in the current catalog) where this change must be made. Sociology Major 38 credits The Sociology program offers students knowledge and resources to search systematically for answers to questions about society. Sociology students develop a sociological imagination, which is the ability to grasp the close relationship between personal experiences and the larger social world. Our majors study social and cultural forces that shape individual and group behavior using a variety of scientific methods such as surveys, interviews, observation, and content analysis. By studying and critically assessing sociological theories, sociology students also describe, interpret, and explain how the world works. Core courses provide excellent training in sociological concepts, theories, and methods. Electives focus on topics like the environment, popular culture, families, inequalities, race and ethnicity, crime and deviance, anthropology, and global society. Sociology majors may also engage in community research, service#learning projects, internships, and travel through coursework. Students with a bachelor’s degree in sociology are well prepared for graduate and professional studies and careers using their interpersonal skills and specialized knowledge in the areas of education, social services, human rights, health and wellness, justice, advocacy, and research. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS o SOC 101 Introductory Sociology o ISANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology or ISANTH 111 Archeology and Physical Anthropology (editorial note – match true course title as listed on page 95 in 2007/2008 catalog – not a true course title change). o SOC 203 Sociology Proseminar o SOC 301 Sociological Research Methods o SOC 303 Sociological Quantitative Analysis o SOC 305 Sociological Theory o Select one of the following: o SOC 425 Topics in Ethnic Relations o SOC 450 Mind, Self, and Society o SOC 455 The Body and Sexuality in Society o SOC 460 Seminar in Popular Culture o SOC 461 White#Collar Crime 4 o SOC 472 Sociology of Health and Medicine o SOC 475 Social Stratification o SOC 480 Political Sociology o SOC 490 Advanced Topics in Sociology SOCIOLOGY ELECTIVES Twelve (12) credits in Sociology Elective courses must be taken. Four (4) credit hours of Anthropology courses can be used to satisfy this requirement. Please note that SOC 301 and 303 must be taken at Keene State College to count as core credit unless prior approval is given by the Sociology Department. For transfer students, course equivalency will be determined on a case#by#case basis by the department. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND /OR LEARNING OUTCOMES: Identify the knowledge and/or skills the student will have an opportunity to gain as a result of completing this program of study, or state knowledge and/or skills students will be expected to demonstrate by completion of this program of study. For more information, see Guidelines for Developing Program Objectives, Course Objectives, and Learning Outcomes: http://www.keene.edu/senate/proposals/help/Writing4.cfm . • Unchanged from original program proposal submitted in 2006/2007. RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. Anthropology redesigned the ANTH 111 course to better suit the perceived needs of the new ISP program and to focus on some topics in greater detail (please refer to their course and program proposal forms). The Sociology Major is simply acknowledging this curricular change in its overall program design. RESOURCES: Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. No additional staffing or resources are required. James Stemp (Anthropology) will continue to teach this course as an ISANTH. 5 What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? No new resources are required. ADVISORY OPINIONS: List the names of affected departments and include department responses. Advisory opinions are required whenever a proposal affects the curricula of other programs. A proposal must list all affected departments. An Advisory Opinion must be solicited at least two weeks prior to delivery of the proposal to the DCC. Affected departments have two weeks to respond to the request for an Advisory Opinion. Responses should be attached to the proposal. In the event that affected departments do not respond, evidence of the request for an Advisory Opinion from non-respondents must be provided. (The electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.) The only programs this may likely affect are Sociology and Social Science. Advisory Opinions are attached below: James, You can use this message as a letter of support from the department. The members of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology voted unanimously in support of converting Anth 111 to ISAnth 111 on Feb 5, 2008. We feel that this course meets the objectives of the Integrative Studies Program perspectives course model, and recommend that the proposal be approved by all curriculum review committees. Brian Green Chair, Sociology and Anthropology Social Science is good with the change.... Pete Stevenson Updated 28 October 2004.

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Senate Curriculum Committee

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English

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Keene State College

Sociology Program Change

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