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 Boundaries

Add: 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