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Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Oct. 10th, 2009

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.

1.     NEW COURSE: SOC 3365: Disability and Society

 Purpose and Nature of Course:

This is an upper level sociology course. The course would explore the social issues of disability by examining the history, socialization, social problems issues, stigma, and adjustment.

Prefix: ___SOC___________    Number: ___3365_________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: __Disability and Society_____________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_disabiltiy and s_ _o_ _c_ _

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                            

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course examines the influence of societal structure in the socialization of persons with disabilities. It examines various perspectives to view disability.  Students also learn the complexity and diversity of sociological issues surrounding disability, including those arising from the family, parenting, school, workplace and society, as well as social movements related to disability and other socialization issues.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) __30 hr of credit_

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all applicable boxes.

a.       _x____ Satisfy a Group Requirement specify Group _social science________

2.     NEW COURSE: SOC 3370: Sociology of Childhood

Purpose and Nature of Course:

This is an upper level sociology course. The course would explore the social issues of disability by examining the history, socialization, social problems issues, stigma, and adjustment.

Prefix: ___SOC___________    Number: ___3370_________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: __Sociology of Childhood_____________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_s_ _o_ _c_ _o_ _f_ _c_ _h_ _i_ _l_ _d_ _h_ _o_ _o_ _d_ __ __ __ __ __ __

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                            

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course explores the nature of childhood and the development and socialization of children from infancy through adolescence. Through course readings, assignments, and discussions, the course will cover the agencies and social forces that shape children. This course will incorporate the perspective, which rather than assuming that children are passive participants starts from the assumption that children are active participants who both shape and are shaped by their social world. The course will also address the future of childhood which might be especially beneficial to current or future policy makers.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) __30 hrs of credit_

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all applicable boxes.

b.      _x____ Satisfy a Group Requirement specify Group _social science________

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