KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE 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, firstname.lastname@example.org PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Acting Chair, Margaret Walsh, 358-2905, email@example.com PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: None. PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: IS SOC 125 SOCIOLOGY NOW PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: Course covers current events, applying a sociological perspective. Intended for students completing the ISP, or those interested in a major in sociology or social sciences. Students will learn how sociologists apply the scientific method to study current events. Cannot be used for elective credit in the sociology major. Fall, Spring LEARNING OUTCOMES: Course Specific Outcomes: Students completing Sociology Now should be able to: - apply the sociological perspective in order to think critically and independently about current events and social problems - discuss basic sociological concepts and theories - use basic research methods to analyze current events - explain how sociological study contributes to a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing people of the world today ISP OUTCOMES PERSPECTIVES - apply the sociological perspective in order to think critically and independently about current events and social problems - discuss basic sociological concepts and theories - use basic research methods to analyze current events - explain how sociological study contributes to a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing people of the world today INTEGRATIVE OUTCOME DIVERSITY to analyze the assumptions and actions of society from multiple perspectives SKILLS OUTCOMES READING - to summarize and identify key points of readings CRITICAL THINKING –to approach an idea, problem, task, or goal from multiple perspectives WRITING - to organize, state and develop ideas clearly 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, but will serve as a course for students from across the curriculum. The course will demonstrate to students how sociological knowledge informs discussions of a broad range of current event topics, such as popular culture, contemporary news, politics, science, or related subjects. RESOURCES: No additional staff or resources are necessary to teach this course. It will be taught either by existing tenure track faculty or existing adjunct faculty. There will be a number of sections taught and these will replace an equal number of sections of Sociology 101, which has been deleted from the curriculum. Typically the course would be taught be one of the following adjunct professors: Andy Abel, Leigh Corrette, Niall Moran, or Joshua Epstein; or by one of the following tenure-track faculty members: Saran Ghatak, Peter Stevenson, Brian Green, Margaret Walsh, Therese Seibert, or Karen Honeycutt. ADVISORY OPINIONS: We have informed the ISPC that the course has been proposed. It has been taught as an experimental course for 2008-2009.
Senate Curriculum Committee
Keene State College
"IS SOC 125" (2008). Approved Curriculum Proposals. 64.