Approval of General Education Upper-Division Themes

Executive Memorandum 04-044

July 15, 2004

From: Paul J. Zingg

Subject: Approval of General Education Upper-Division Themes

GENERAL EDUCATION UPPER-DIVISION THEMES

Upon the recommendation of the Provost, I approve the following General Education Upper-Division Themes, effective fall 2004.

THEME - APPLIES TO AREA- CULTURAL DIVERSITY STATUS


Theme A: American Identities and Cultures


1 Course Selected From

GEOS 150 - American Science and Technology - B/D

GEOS 151 - Science and the American Idea - B/D

1 Course Selected From

AMST 145 - American Lives - C/D

MCGS 185/RS 185 - Religion/American Ethnic Minorities - C/D- Ethnic

PHIL 128 - American Philosophical Thought - C/D

1 Course Selected From

GEOG 152 - The United States - D/C

HIST 134/MCGS 134 - American Ethnic Origins - D/C- Ethnic

JOUR 110 - Entertainment/Media/American Culture - D/C


Theme B: Contemporary Health Issues


Foundation - To be taken first

1 Course Required

PHIL 140 - Biomedical Ethnics - C/D

1 Course Selected From

BIOL 195 - Biology of Cancer - B/D

NFSC 123 - Nutrition/Physical Fitness - B/D

1 Course Selected From

HCSV 167 - Consumer Health - D/B

HCSV 170 - Drugs in Our Society - D/B

SOCI 183 - Sociology of Human Stress - D/B


Theme C: Cross-Cultural Exploration


1 Course Selected From

INST 105*/PSSC 100 - Food Forever - B/D - Non-Western

*INST 105 discontinued, effective Fall 2005

1 Course Selected From

CHST 140/SPAN 140 - Chicano Literature - C/D - Ethnic

ENGL 153 - Multicultural Literature - C/D - Ethnic

1 Course Selected From

ANTH 168 - Indigenous Peoples of Latin America (NEW) - D/C - Non-Western

AAST 150/ASST 150 - Asian Studies: Contemporary Problems - D/C - Non-Western

AFRI 150 - Contemporary Problems/Prospects - D/B - Non-Western

HIST 164/MEST 155 - Middle East: Society/Culture - D/C - Non-Western

INST 115 - Cultural Dimensions of International Business (NEW) - D/B

SOCI 154 - Interethnic Contacts - D/C - Non-Western


Theme D: Environmental Issues


1 Course Selected From

BIOL 134 - Conservation Ecology - B/D

GEOS 130 - Environmental Science - B/D

GEOS 140 - Environmental Geology - B/D

1 Course Selected From

PHIL 146 - Environmental Ethics - C/B/D

RS 149 - Cross-Cultural Environmental Ethics - C/D

1 Course Selected From

GEOG 104 - Environmental Issues - D/B

HIST 150 - American Environment - D/C - Ethnic

RECR 110 - Natural Resources and the Informed Citizen - D/C


Theme E: Ethics and Social Policy


Foundation - To be taken first

1 Course Required

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

1 Course Selected From

CE 178 - Ethics, Technology, and Society  (GE STATUS REMOVED FALL '05) - B/C/D

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

1 Course Selected From

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

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

PHIL 138 - Social Ethics - C/B/D

RS 148 - Ethical Issues in Religion - C/D


Theme F: Gender Perspectives


1 Course Selected From

MCGS 126/NURS 126 - Perspectives on Gender/Disease - B/D

1 Course Selected From

MCGS 170/PHIL 170 - Theoretical Perspectives Gender  (GE STATUS REMOVED FALL '05) - C/D

THEA 150/MCGS 150 - Gender and the Stage - C/D

WMST 110 - GLBTQ Issues and Identities (NEW) - C/D - Ethnic

1 Course Selected From

CMST 120 - Gender and Communication - D/C

HIST 136/WMST 136 - Women/Gender in American History - D/C

JOUR 111/WMST 111 - Women/Men/Media - D/C


Theme G: Global Issues


Foundation - To be Taken first

1 Course Required

RS 182 - World Religions and Global Issues - C/D - Ethnic

1 Course Selected From

GEOS 170 - Energy in the Human Environment - B/D

PSSC 192 - World Food and Fiber Systems - B/D - Non-Western

Capstone - To be taken last

1 Course Selected From

ABUS 192/INST 192* - World Food and Hunger Issues - D/B - Non-Western

GEOG 103 - Geography and World Affairs - D/B/C - Non-Western

POLS 141 - International Relations - D/C

*INST 192 discontinued, effective Fall 2005


Theme H: Honors


Track 1:

1 Course Selected From

PSY 136H/RS 136H - What Motivates Altruism - Honors - C/D/B

1 Course Selected From

Any one course from Track 2 except HNRS 199H


Track 2:

1 Course Selected From

BIOL 116H/PHIL 116H - Science/Human Values: Honors - B/C/D

CSCI 116H/PSY 116H - Mind in the Machine: Honors - B/D/C

1 Course Selected From

CMST 156H/MJIS 156H/SOCI 156H - Genocide/Mass Persuasion: Honors - C/D - Non-Western

GEOG 116H/MCGS 116H - Crossing Boundaries: Honors - C/D - Ethnic

SOCI 107H - The Global Within the Community: Honors - C/D

Capstone - To Be taken last

1 Course Required

HNRS 199H - Honors GE Thesis - B/C/D


Theme I: Mexico and Central America


1 Course Selected From

LAST 103/LAST 103M - Natural History/Ecology Middle American - B/D - Non-Western

1 Course Selected From

LAST 100A/LAST 100M - Mexico: Art/Literature/Music - C/D - Non-Western

1 Course Selected From

GEOG 154A/LAST 102 - Mexico: Land and People - D/B/C - Non-Western

GEOG 154B/LAST 122 - Central American/Caribbean: Land/People - D/B/C - Non-Western

HIST 182/LAST 101/LAST 101M - Mexico: History and Politics - D/C - Non-Western

LAST 121/POLS 121 - Central American: History/Politics - D/C - Non-Western


Theme J: Minds, Brains, and Machines


Foundation - To be taken first

1 Course Required

PSY 175 - Brain/Mind/Behavior - B/D

1 Course Selected From

CSCI 122/PHIL 132 - Machines/Brains/Minds - B/C

Capstone - To be taken last

1 Course Selected From

CSCI 123 - Language/Intelligence/Computation - B/C/D

PHIL 129/PSY 129 - History of Mind - C/D


Theme M: Science, Technology and Society


2 Courses Selected From

BIOL 103 - Human Genetics - B/D

BIOL 116/PHIL 116 - Science and Human Values - B/C

PHIL 110 - Philosophy of Science - C/B

Capstone - To be taken last

1 Course Selected From

CSCI 110 - Computer's Impact on Society - D/B/C

MCGS 180 - Gender, Science, and Society - C/D


Theme N: War and Peace in the Nuclear Age


1 Course Selected From

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

PHYS 176 - Nuclear Science - B/D

*INST 152 discontinued, effective Fall 2005

1 Course Selected From

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

PHIL 145 - Comparative Peace Studies - C/D

1 Course Selected From

CMST 156/MJIS 156/SOCI 156 - Genocide and Mass Persuasion - D/C - Non-Western

HIST 144 - America's Vietnam Experience - D/C

POLS 144 - U.S. Foreign Policy Nuclear Age - D/C


Theme O: Women's Issues


1 Course Selected From

HCSV 168/NURS 168/WMST 168 - Women's Health - B/D

1 Course Selected From

ENGL 160/WMST 160 - Women Writers - C/D

RS 140/WMST 140 - Women and Religion - C/D

1 Course Selected From

POLS 124/WMST 124 - Women and Politics - D/C

PSY 115 - Psychology of Women - D/B

SOCI 131 - Work and Family Issues - D/C

WMST 133 - Women Internationally - D/C - Non-Western


Theme Q: International Studies Abroad

New Theme Description: Students who participate in the London Semester or in the CSU International Program in France (Aix-en-Provence or Paris), Spain (Madrid or Granada), or Italy (Florence) are eligible to complete two out of the three required courses for this upper-division theme during their study abroad. The third upper-division course must be taken at Chico and must be selected from approved courses in science. Early and frequent consultation with the theme coordinator is indispensable.

Note: Theme P, London Semester, is now incorporated into Theme Q.


Theme R: Global Music, Culture, and Technology


2 Courses Required

AMST 135 - American Popular Culture - C/D

PHYS 110 - Sound in the Environment - B/C

Capstone - To be taken last

1 Course Required

MUS 182 - Case Studies in Global Music - C/D - Non-Western


Theme S: Wealth, Power, and Inequality


Foundation - To be taken first

1 Course Required

MATH 155 - Statistic Tests for Inequalities - B/D

1 Course Selected From

PHIL 126 - Justice and Human Rights - C/D

RS 154 - Power/Justice in World Religions - C/D

1 Course Selected From

ECON 140 - Work, Wealth, and Income Distribution - D/B/C

SOCI 190 - Sociology of Wealth and Inequality - D/C


Theme T: The Child


Foundation - To be taken first

1 Course selected from

CD 162 - Issues in Child Development - D/B/C

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

1 Course Selected From

BIOL 118 - Biology of Childhood - B/D

HCSV 163 - Child Health - B/D

1 Course Selected From

ENGL 102 - Literature of the Child - C/D

PHIL 127 - Moral Issues in Parenting - C/D


Theme U: Catastrophe and Humanity


1 Course Required

GEOS 155 - Geologic Hazards - B/D

1 Course Selected From

HIST 113 - Catastrophes and Human History - C/D

RS 153 - End of the World - C/D

1 Course Selected From

ANTH 112 - Cataclysmic Events in Human Prehistory - D/B/C

GEOG 106 - Geographies of Disaster - D/B/C