KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE: September 15, 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. Sociology and Anthropology Chair, Margaret Walsh; 358-2905; firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Margaret Walsh, 358-2905; email@example.com TITLE SUMMARY: Sociology Minor 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 20 credits The Sociology minor is designed to give students a basic understanding of society and how individual behavior is influenced by the larger social world. It also provides insight into social relations and organizations, which is valuable in all fields. A minor in Sociology can be beneficial in a variety of 2 careers such as social services, education, human rights, health and wellness, justice, advocacy, and research. Core Courses • SOC 101 Introductory Sociology • SOC 301 Sociological Research Methods • SOC 305 Sociological Theory • Select two additional Sociology electives (minimum total of 8 credits). 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. 20 credits The Sociology minor is designed to give students a basic understanding of society and how individual behavior is influenced by the larger social world. It also provides insight into social relations and organizations, which is valuable in all fields. A minor in Sociology can be beneficial in a variety of careers such as social services, education, human rights, health and wellness, justice, advocacy, and research. Core Courses • SOC 201 Introduction to the Sociology Major • SOC 301 Sociological Research Methods • SOC 305 Sociological Theory • Select two additional Sociology electives (minimum total of 8 credits). 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 . Program objectives and learning outcomes have not changed. 3 RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. 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”. (Explained further in major proposal.) 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 new resources are necessary to implement these changes. 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? None. 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.) No other departments or programs are affected by these changes.
Senate Curriculum Committee
Keene State College
"SOC Minor Program Proposal" (2008). Approved Curriculum Proposals. 45.