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Social Sciences

Criteria

Some categories under the current curriculum and the new curriculum may have the same name but different criteria. The same application form may be used for both.

Application

SS Proposal Form (Revised) (Word Document)

Instructions for Vol Core Proposals

Sample SS Proposal

Completed proposals should be dropped into a Sharepoint folder (sign in with your UTK email address and password; contact Barbara Murphy, Chair, General Education Committee, if you have difficulty) or emailed to gened@utk.edu (copy the appropriate subcommittee chair and the administrative officer having primary responsibility for undergraduate curriculum in the course’s host college to notify them of the submission). New courses must be approved at the College level prior to General Education approval, but proposals may be submitted concurrently in order to ensure sufficient time for review.

Rubric for Student Assessment

Social Sciences Rubric for Student Assessment

Subcommittee Members

Approved Courses

  • Current curriculum: See the General Education Requirements page of the undergraduate catalog.
  • Volunteer Core curriculum:
    • ADTV 250 – Advertising Principles
    • AFST 201 – Introduction to African American Studies
    • AFST 202 – Introduction to African American Studies
    • ANTH 120 – Prehistoric Anthropology
    • ANTH 127 – Honors: Prehistoric Anthropology
    • ANTH 130 – Cultural Anthropology
    • ANTH 137 – Honors: Cultural Anthropology
    • AREC 201 – Economics of the Global Food and Fiber System
    • AREC 270 – Economic Perspectives on Natural Resource and Environmental Issues
    • CFS 210 – Human Development
    • CFS 220 – Marriage and Family: Roles and Relationships
    • ECON 201 – Introductory Economics: A Survey Course
    • ECON 207 – Honors: Introductory Economics
    • ECON 211 – Principles of Microeconomics
    • ECON 213 – Principles of Macroeconomics
    • ECON 218 – Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics
    • EDPY 210 – Psychoeducational Issues in Human Development
    • FWF 320 – Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
    • GEOG 101 – World Geography
    • GEOG 111 – Our Digital Earth
    • GEOG 121 – Human Geography: People and Places
    • GEOG 320 – Cultural Geography: Core Concepts
    • GEOG 373 – Landscapes and Cultures of Latin America
    • GLBS 250 – Introduction to Global Studies
    • HSP 257 – Power
    • IARC 200 – Human-Environment Relations
    • IARC 207 – Honors: Human-Environment Relations
    • LAC 373 – Landscapes and Cultures of Latin America
    • PBRL 270 – Public Relations Principles
    • POLS 101 – United States Government and Politics
    • POLS 102 – Introduction to Political Science
    • POLS 107 – Honors: United States Government and Politics
    • POLS 420 – Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • POLS 421 – Political Parties and Interest Groups
    • POLS 453 – Europe in Transition: The Political Transformation of a Continent
    • PUBH 201 – Introduction to Public Health
    • REST 233 – Religion and Society in North America
    • PSYCH 110 – General Psychology
    • PSYCH 117 – Honor’s General Psychology
    • SOCI 110 – Social Problems and Social Justice
    • SOCI 120 – Introduction to Sociology
    • SOCI 127 – Honors: Introduction to Sociology
    • SOCI 225 – Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
    • SOCI 250 – Introduction to Global Studies
    • SOCI 260 – Introduction to the Study of Environmental Issues
    • SOCI 331 – Sociological Research
    • SOCI 344 – Political Sociology
    • SOCI 345 – Social Movements
    • SOCI 350 – Criminology
    • SOCI 353 – Criminal Justice
    • SOCI 360 – Environment and Resources
    • SOCI 363 – Food, Agriculture, and Society
    • SOCI 453 – Gender and Crime
    • SOCI 455 – Law and Society
    • SOCI 456 – Punishment and Society
    • SOCI 465 – Social Values and the Environment
    • SOWK 200 – Introduction to Social Work
    • SOWK 250 – Introduction to Social Welfare
    • UNHO 267 – Honors: Special Topics in the Social Sciences1
    • UNHO 268 – Honors: Special Topics in the Social Sciences1

 

1 Note that University Honors (UNHO) special topics can be approved at the course-level, but each new topic must be reviewed and approved before that particular topic can be taught.