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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 v5 (Word Document)

Instructions for Vol Core Proposals

Sample SS Proposal

To submit a proposal, please complete the application and save it as a single PDF file that also contains your syllabus and a sample of at least one significant assignment for the course. Save your PDF file by the course name, category, and date (e.g. engl101WC080921).

The PDF should be uploaded AND emailed to the General Education Committee.

If you are submitting a revision, please also include a brief written “Response to Reviewers” explaining how the requested revisions have been addressed. This “Response to Reviewers” should be included in your single PDF file and the file should be save by course name, category, and the revision and date (e.g. engl101WCrevision050120).

Your submission will be a single merged PDF including:

  1. Vol Core Submission Form
  2. Syllabus
  3. At least one significant assignment
  4. Response to Reviewers (if it is a resubmission)

Tips on creating single PDF files

If you can put all of your word files in a single word document and then save it as a PDF file, that will be the easiest approach. PDFs are created by going to Print🡪 PDF🡪save as PDF. If you need to merge multiple PDFs, they can be merged through various tools (such as Adobe, sodapdf.com, or pdf2go.com).

NOTE: AFTER YOU SUBMIT A PROPOSAL, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL LETTING YOU KNOW IT HAS BEEN RECEIVED. If you do not receive that confirmation email within 72 hours, your proposal was not successfully submitted and you need to submit it again. If you continue to have difficulties submitting, please email us to let us know.

You will also receive emails as your proposal moves through the review process. The review process begins with a General Education Subcommittee approval and then goes to the General Education Committee for approval. From there it goes to the Undergraduate Council for approval and finally to the Faculty Senate. Until you receive notification that your course proposal has been approved by the Faculty Senate, it is not eligible to be listed as a Vol Core course.

You may track your submitted proposal through the review process.

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 – Introduction to Archaeology
    • ANTH 127 – Honors: Introduction to Archaeology
    • 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 340 – Economic Geography: Core Concepts
    • GEOG 373 – Landscapes and Cultures of Latin America
    • GEOG 442 – Urban Spaces and Urban Society
    • GLBS 250 – Introduction to Global Studies
    • 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
    • POLS 461 – Comparative Public Policy: Ideas, Interests, and Institutions
    • PSYCH 110 – General Psychology
    • PSYCH 117 – Honors: General Psychology
    • PUBH 201 – Introduction to Public Health
    • REST 232 – Religion and Society in Global Perspective
    • REST 233 – Religion and Society in North America
    • 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 232 – Religion and Society in Global Perspective
    • 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 and Social Justice
    • 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.