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Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Mar. 4th, 2010

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.     PROGRAM CHANGE: SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY

Rationale for change:  To improve the course program in sociology/anthropology the program has been redesign to better reflect the mission and focus of our disciplines

 

CORE REQUIREMENTS:

--Introduction:

SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology                                                                          3 credits

ANH 1101 Cultural Anthropology                                                                               3 credits

 

--Theory and Methods

SOC 3307 Social Research I                                                                                           3 credits

SOC 3308 Social Research II                                                                                          3 credits

ANH 3311 Ethnographic Research or ANH 4499 Applied Anthropology     3 credits

SOC  4480 Sociology/ Anthropology Theory                                                          3 credits

ANH/ SOC 4495 Senior Seminar                                                                                 3 credits

CORE TOTAL CREDITS                                                                                                                     21  credits

 

General Sociology and Anthropology Applied Focus

 

Upper Division courses

3 sociology (3000- 4000 level)                                                                                      9 credits

3 anthropology   (3000-4000 level)                                                                            9 credits

 

A student may use 3 credits of SOC 4441 or ANH 4490 towards an upper division course

 

Total credits 39

 

Social Inequality Focus

 

                Choose one of the following:

SOC 1121 Contemporary Social Problems                                                             

SOC 2260 Social Stratification                                                                                      3 credits

 

Choose one of the following:

ANH 1102 Biological Anthropology

ANH 1103 Archeology                                                                                                    3 credits

 

Choose one anthropology courses which cover human diversity:

ANH 3308 African Cultures

ANH 3333 South and Southeast Asian Ethnology

ANH 4471 Mesoamerican            

                                                                                                                                                3 credits

 

Choose two (one) from the following micro/interactional sociology areas:

SOC 2200 American Minorities

                SOC 3280 Deviant Behavior or ANH Crime and Punishment

                SOC 3310 Sex and Gender 

                ANH 3302 Cross Cultural Communication

                SOC 3365 Disability Studies                                                                                          3-6 credits

 

                Choose one (two) from the following macro/institutional sociology areas:

                SOC 3357 Sociology of Education

                SOC 3336 Political Sociology

                SOC 3360 Sociology of Medicine or ANH 2995 Medical Anthropology

                SOC 3320 Globalization

                SOC 4415 American Values in Conflict                                                                     3-6 credits

 

A student may use 3 credit of SOC 4441 or ANH 4490 towards an upper division course

 

 

Total credits 39

Culture and Society Focus:

 

Choose one from the following:

SOC 1121 Social Problems

SOC 2232 American Family Systems

SOC 3280 Deviant Behavior                                                                                          3 credits

               

 

                Choose three from the following:

                SOC 3301 Organizational Behavior

                SOC 3320 Globalization

                SOC 3370 Sociology of Childhood

SOC 3305 Sociology of Religion or ANH 4440 Anthropology of Religion

                SOC 3322 Sociology of Aging                                                                                        9 credits

 

                Choose two from the following:

ANH 1102 Biological Anthropology or ANH 1103 Archeology

ANH 4471 Mesoamerica

ANH 4455 Anthropology of Crime and Punishment

                                                                                                                                                6 credits

 

A student may use 3 credit of SOC 4441 or ANH 4490 towards an upper division course

 

                                                                                                                                                                Total credits 39

 

 

Students in all Sociology/Anthropology focuses are required to take

MA 1125 Introduction to Statistics or MA 1126 Inferential Statistics

 

All majors are required two year proficiency in a language or a minor.

 

2.     COURSE DELETIONS: SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY

Rationale(s) for deletion: Lack of faculty (due to retirement); not taught in 5 years; course material incorporated into other courses

SOC 3300 :  Men In Society

SOC 3306 : Interracial Seminar

SOC 3340 : Visual Sociology

ANH 2250 : Anthropology of Gender

ANH 2995 : Culture, Health, and Disease

ANH 3301: World Cultures

ANH 4444: Anthropological Demography

ANH 4480: Anthropological Theory

 

3.     NEW COURSE: SOC 3320: Sociology of Globalization

Purpose and Nature of Course: The objective of this course is to survey the distinct themes sub-areas that make up the sociology of globalization. These include: theories of globalization; the global economy; political globalization; globalization and culture; transnational civil society/transnational social movements; globalization and gender/race/ethnicity; and transnational migration, etc._____________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_SOCOFGLOBALIZATION_ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ ___ __ __ __

Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                            

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Globalization is profoundly remaking social structure and transforming the lives of people in every corner of the planet. The objective of this course is to survey the distinct themes sub-areas that make up the sociology of globalization. These include: theories of globalization; the global economy; political globalization; globalization and culture; transnational civil society/transnational social movements; globalization and gender/race/ethnicity; and transnational migration, etc.

4.     NEW COURSE: SOC 4495: Senior Seminar

Purpose and Nature of Course: __This course is being add to the program for and capstone and profession development for our majors to complete the course changes related to the program revision.

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_ Senior Seminar  __ __ __

Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                            

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course provides Sociology and Anthropology majors an opportunity to integrate their learning experiences. Two aspects of these learning experiences will be demonstrated through 1) career-oriented learning applications and 2) academic learning applications. Students will create a portfolio and a capstone paper and to do a professional presentation in the chosen focus area.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ___Soc/Anh major who has completed 60 hours of course work_______

 

 

5.     NEW COURSE: SOC 4442: Anthropology of Crime & Punishment

Purpose and Nature of Course: Survey the cultural construction of crime and punishment in societies ancient and modern. Explore the ways that anthropologists and historians have understood the meanings of crime and punishment in diverse societies; and to understand the peculiar origins of different modalities of punishment in Western and non-Western traditions.

Prefix: __ANH ____________    Number: _4442_______________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: __The Anthropology of Crime and Punishment_________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_Anth of Crime&Pun _ __ __ __ ____ __ __

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types): Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                   

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Punishment (from the Latin punire, stemming from the Greek poena, punishment), is the infliction of pain or loss upon a person for a crime, i.e. the transgression against a law, command, or the social order. Culturally speaking, actions considered to be crimes differ from one society to another; likewise, conceptions of crime may vary within one cultural area as it changes over time. As cultural conceptions of crime have changed through time and space, so have the philosophies and means of punishment. In order to understand the various modalities of punishment in the West, in this course we will examine the evolution of punishment in the European workhouses, debtor’s prisons, and protracted executions of the Middle Ages, culminating in the high-tech methods of punishment today.

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

a.       __x___ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group __5_______

b.      __x___ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

c.       _____ Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement

d.      _____ Satisfy a “Professional Course” for Block 6

Provide support for this request.

6.     COURSE CHANGE: SOC 4480: Social Science Theory

Purpose and nature of change: _To provide a theory class to Soc/Anth program students_________

Old Course Title: ____Sociological Theory_________________________________________

New Course Title: ___Social Science Theory___________________________________________

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_SOC SCI THEORY_ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Course examines classical theorists who have contributed to the development of sociology and anthropology.  Students review the historical, societal and intellectual situation surrounding the classical theorists, the linkages between their work, their backgrounds, and the major contributions that they have provided.  The role of theory in the process of conducting social science research is illuminated.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) Twelve semester hours of Sociology or Anthropology courses or instructor’s approval________

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

                applicable boxes.

a.       _____ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group _________

b.      __x___ Satisfy Global Awareness Requirement

c.       _____ Satisfy Information Literacy Requirement

d.      _____ Satisfy a “Professional Course” for Block 6

Provide Support for this request.

 

7.     COURSE CHANGE: ANH 4471: The Anthropology of Mesoamerica

Purpose and nature of change:  Change Name and Description of ANH 4471

Old Course Title: Ethnography of Mexico and the Caribbean

New Course Title: The Anthropology of Mesoamerica

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

Anth of Mesoamerica

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Mesoamerica—or “middle America”—is the southernmost part of North America, connecting it with its sister continent to the south. Through the accounts of scientists, explorers, and missionaries, this course examines the history, religion, art, and cultures of the ancient and modern peoples of Mesoamerica. We will scrutinize various explanations for the emergence and mysterious collapse of the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and others. We will examine the rise and fall of civilizations, the history and impact of European contact and domination, and the contemporary struggles for cultural identity and indigenous empowerment which characterize the region.

 

 

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