Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2009


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL HNRSN 290 Honors Natural Sciences (specific title required) DATE OF SUBMISSION: February 2009 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Honors Program Director: Dr. Helen Frink PROPOSED ACTION Course Addition PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: HNRSN 290 – Honors Natural Sciences (specific title required) PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: Honors courses in the natural sciences will present content-specific titles and descriptions when they are approved by the Honors Program Advisory Council. They will meet Integrative Studies Program Outcomes and Honors Program outcomes appropriate to the course. Prerequisite: Admission to the College Honors Program and ITW or HNRSTW. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will be able to: • articulate an understanding of representative theories in the natural sciences • transcend boundaries between experiential and classroom learning • reflect upon and take responsibility for their continuing intellectual development RATIONALE: Knowledge of the natural sciences is fundamental to a liberal arts education. RESOURCES: All full-time tenure-track faculty in the natural sciences will be invited to teach HNRSN courses. Honors natural sciences courses offered to date include Geoscience Issues in Society (Charlie Kerwin) and Meteorology (Frederick Wolf; fall 2009) SIGNATURE PAGE 2008-2009 1. Sponsoring Program: ___Honors Program Advisory Council Chair: Helen Frink_ For _9_ Against_0_ Abstain _0__ Absent 3_ Date __February 13, 2009_______ 2. Advisory Opinions: List the names of the affected departments and include department responses. Chemistry For _0 Against 4 Abstain_0_ Absent___ Date February 26, 2009 Chair: Rich Blatchly 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 ________


Senate Curriculum Committee




Keene State College

HNRS Natural Sciences