Changes to General Education and Cultural Diversity Courses

Executive Memorandum 08-067

September 05, 2008

From: Paul J. Zingg, President

Subject: Changes to General Education and Cultural Diversity Courses

GENERAL EDUCATION AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY COURSES

Following review by the General Education Advisory Committee (GEAC) and the recommendation of the Provost, I approve General Education (GE) and Cultural Diversity status changes as noted for the courses below effective spring 2009 (unless otherwise noted).


Area A2 - Written Communication
Add: ENGL 130E - Academic Writing: ESL

Area B2 - Life Forms
Delete: BIOL 101 - Concepts of Biology
Area D3 - Cultural and Social Institutions
Delete: HIST 105 - Global Environmental History: Before Columbus
Delete: HIST 106 - Global Environmental History: After Columbus

Upper-Division Theme C
Add: ENGL 372 - Languages of the World: Contact, Convergence & Loss - Eth Status Approved; Course Applies to areas C, D of theme
Add to theme in Section:
1 Course Selected From
CHST 354 - Chicano Literature
ENGL 353 - Multicultural Literature
ENGL 374 - Languages of the World
SPAN 354 - Chicano Literature

Upper-Division Theme D
Add: ENGL 338 - Rhetorics of the Environment - Course Applies to areas C, D of theme

Add to theme in section:
1 Course Selected From:

ENGL 338 - Rhetorics of the Environment
PHIL 329 - Environmental Ethics
RELS 347 - Cross-Cultural Environmental Ethics

Upper-Division Theme G
Add:PHIL 336 - American Indian Environmental Philosophies - Effective Fall 2008 - Eth Status Approved - Course Applies to areas C, D of theme

Add to theme in section:

1 Course selected from:

PHIL 336 - American Indian Environmental Philosophies
RELS 332 - World Religions and Global Is's

Upper-Division Theme H
Delete: PHIL 313H/PSYC 313H/RELS 342H
Add: PHIL 318H/PSYC 318H/RELS 318H - Altruism: Theories & Practice: Honors - Course Applies to areas B,C,D of theme
Delete: MCGS 316H - Crossing BoundariesAdd: ENGL 316H

Revised Theme Structure:

1 Course  Selected From:

BIOL/PHIL 322H - Science/Human Values: Honors
CSCI 313H/PSYC 332H - Mind in the Machine: Honors
PHIL/PSYC/RELS 318H - Altruism:Theories and Practice: Honors

1 Course Selected From

ENGL/GEOG 316H - Crossing Boundaries
MJIS/SOCI 356H - Genocide/Mass Persuasion: Honors
PHIL/PSYC/RELS 318H - Altruism: Theories and Practice: Honors

Capstone - To Be Taken Last

1 Course Selected From

HNRS 399H - Honors GE Thesis
HNRS 398H - Special Topics: Honors

ADD: Upper-Division Theme V Consuming Interests: Food and Society

ANTH 340 - Anthropology of Food - NW Status Approved - Course Applies to areas D, C of Theme
PSSC 390 - Food Forever: Comparisons of Sustainable Food Production Systems - NW Status Approved - Course Applies to areas B,D of Theme
NFSC 310 - Ecology of Human Nutrition - NW Status Approved - Course Applies to areas B,D of Theme
HUMN 380 - Food and Film - Course Applies to areas C, D of Theme
ENGL 365 - Food and Literature - Eth Status Approved - Course Applies to areas C,D of Theme

Theme Structure

1 Course Required

ANTH 340 - Anthropology of Food

1 Course Selected From

NFSC 310 - Ecology of Human Nutrition
PSSC 390 - Food Forever: Comparisons of Sustainable Food Production Systems

1 Course Selected From

ENGL 365 - Food and Literature
HUMN 380 - Food and Film