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Document Type

Program Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008

Abstract

KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 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: 9/30/08 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Sociology and Anthropology Acting Chair, Margaret Walsh, 358-2905, mwalsh@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Acting Chair, Margaret Walsh, 358-2905, mwalsh@keene.edu 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. CURRENT PROGRAM: INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS 44 credits minimum MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 38 credits SOC 101 Introductory Sociology ISANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology or ANTH 111 Physical Anthropology SOC 203 Sociology Proseminar SOC 301 Sociological Research Methods SOC 303 Sociological Quantitative Analysis SOC 305 Sociological Theory Select one of the following: SOC 425 Topics in Ethnic Relations SOC 450 Mind, Self, and Society SOC 455 The Body and Sexuality in Society 2 SOC 460 Seminar in Popular Culture SOC 461 White-Collar Crime SOC 472 Sociology of Health and Medicine SOC 475 Social Stratification SOC 480 Political Sociology 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. ELECTIVES Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 120 credits PROPOSED PROGRAM: Sociology Major (B.A.) INTEGRATIVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS 44 credits minimum MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 36 credits SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology Major ISANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology or ISANTH 111 Physical Anthropology SOC 301 Sociological Research Methods SOC 303 Sociological Quantitative Analysis SOC 305 Sociological Theory Select one of the following: SOC 425 Topics in Ethnic Relations HGS 427/SOC 427 Sociological Topics in Genocide SOC 450 Mind, Self, and Society SOC 455 The Body and Sexuality in Society SOC 460 Seminar in Popular Culture SOC 461 White-Collar Crime SOC 472 Sociology of Health and Medicine 3 SOC 475 Social Stratification SOC 480 Political Sociology 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. ELECTIVES Select courses to reach a total of 120 credits for the degree. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 120 credits PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND /OR LEARNING OUTCOMES: Program objectives and learning outcomes have not changed. RATIONALE: 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. One of the benefits of deleting Sociology Proseminar from our major is that the number of required credits for a B.A. in sociology will be reduced from 38 to 36, which is what the requirement was under the 3-credit model. 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 new resources are necessary to implement these changes. ADVISORY OPINIONS: No other departments or programs are affected by these changes.

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Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

SOC Major Program Proposal

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