Approval of General Education Themes E, K, L, N, P, T, and U

Executive Memorandum 99-032

July 28, 1999

From: Manuel A. Esteban, President

Subject: Approval of General Education Themes E, K, L, N, P, T, and U

GENERAL EDUCATION THEMES E, K, L, N, P, T, AND U

Following review by the General Studies Advisory Committee and the recommendation of the Provost, I approve unconditional General Education (GE) status for the following themes effective fall 1999:

THEME E - ETHICS AND SOCIAL POLICY

Foundation - To Be Taken First:

PHIL 108 - Ethics and Human Happiness - B, C, D

Select One Course From:

CE 178 - Ethics, Technology, and Society - B, C, D

ECON 152/HCSV 133 - Medical Economics - B, C, D

GEOS 154 - Science and Ethics - B, C, D

RS 148 - Ethical Issues in Religion - B, C, D

Select One Course From:

PHIL 137 - Philosophical Perspectives on Sex and Love - B, C, D

PHIL 138 - Social Ethics - B, C, D

Note: RS 151 "Religion, Ethics, and Medicine" has been removed from Theme E and no longer has GE status.

THEME K - PACIFIC RIM CONNECTIONS

Required:

BIOL 111 - Ecology and Natural History of Pacific Rim - B

Select One:

RS 160 - Religions of the Pacific Rim - C - NW

HIST 175/INST 100 - Pacific Basin: Tradition and Transformation - C - NW

Select One:

POLS 146/INST 102 - Int'l Relations: Pacific Basin - D - NW

ECON 176 - Economics of the Pacific Rim - D - NW

HIST/AAST 146 - United States in the Pacific - D

THEME L - ROOTS AND BRANCHES OF MODERNISM

Branch A

Foundation - To Be Taken First

PHIL/PHYS 131 - Science and Modern Culture - B

Note: Above New Cross-Listing

To Be Taken Second, Select One Course From

ECON 105 - Roots of Modern Economic Thought - D

Note: Above Course Reinstated to Theme

HIST/FLNG 119 - Myth and History in European Film - D

POLS 192 - Political Film and Novel - D

Capstone - To Be Taken Last - Select One Course From

ART 197 - Avant-Garde: 20th Century - C

ENGL 164 - Modernism in Film - C

ENGL 187 - Modernism - C

PHIL 192 - Philosophy and Film - C

Branch B

Foundation - To Be Taken First

HIST 120 - European Culture: 1789-1998 - D

To Be Taken Second, Select One Course From

BIOL 102 - Evolution - B

PHYS 120 - Concepts in Modern Physics - B

Capstone - To Be Taken Last - Select One Course From

ART 197 - Avant-Garde: 20th Century - C

ENGL 164 - Modernism in Film - C

ENGL 187 - Modernism - C

PHIL 192 - Philosophy and Film - C

THEME N - WAR AND PEACE

Select One:

MATH/INST 152 - Quantitative Methods of Conflict Resolution - B

PHYS 176 - Nuclear Science - B

Select One:

PHIL 139 - Roots of War: A Philosophical Survey - C

PHIL 145 - Comparative Peace Studies - C

Select One:

CMST/SOCI 156 - Genocide and Mass Persuasion - D - NW

HIST 144 - America's Vietnam Experience

POLS 144 - U.S. Foreign Policy in the Nuclear Age - D

THEME P - LONDON SEMESTER

Select Both, Concurrently (in London):

HUM 100B - Arts and Ideas - C

HUM 180 - British Life and Culture - D

Required (in Chico):

BIOL 102 - Evolution - B
Note:
BIOL 103 "Human Genetics" and BIOL/PHIL 116 "Science and Human Values" have been removed from Theme P and no longer have GE status for this theme.

THEME T - THE CHILD

Foundation - To Be Taken First - Select One Course From:

CD 162 - Issues in Child Development - D

PSY 140 - Aids/Aides/AIDS Issues in Child Psychology - D

Select One Course From:

BIOL 118 - Biology of Childhood - B

HCSV 163 - Child Health - B

Select One Course From:

ENGL 102 - Literature of the Child - C

PHIL 127 - Moral Issues in Parenting - C

THEME U - CATASTROPHE AND HUMANITY

Select One:

GEOS 155 - Geologic Hazards - B

MATH 153 - Patterns of Change and Catastrophe - B

Select One:

HIST 113 - Catastrophe and the Shape of Human History - C

RS 153 - End of the World - C

Select One:

ANTH 112 - Cataclysmic Events in Human Prehistory

GEOG 106 - Geographies of Danger - D

GE status for the above themes will be effective fall 1999 and continue through the next normal review of theme courses in academic year 2001-2002. Non-Western status for the courses noted "NW" will continue through the next review in 2001-2002.