Anthropological study of gender, with emphasis on cross-cultural investigation of the interaction of biological, cultural, and environmental factors including intersections of race, social class, and sexuality as influences gender behavior.
This brief memo is to provide a justification for our effort to renumber a series of courses in our undergraduate curriculum. The Department of Anthropology has undertaken a major review of our courses, which were concentrated at the 300-level, with a view to 1) making certain courses appear more welcoming to first and second year students, and 2) realigning their numbers in relation to the level of instruction in the courses. This renumbering also will enable us to seek the listing of a number of these courses as Carolina Core foundational offerings. In sum, this new renumbering is designed to make the overall Anthropology curriculum more accessible and welcoming to undergraduate students, as well as more rational in terms of student and faculty expectations. We believe that this will improve our offerings for the College, and will deliver to USC students a range of anthropology courses that would be extremely valuable for their intellectual development at a wider range of offering levels.
We’re happy to concur with your change.
What do we need to do to change our numbers so that they’re in agreement?
Dr. Ed Madden
Professor of English
Director, Women’s & Gender Studies Program
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208
From: , KEN <KGKELLY1@mailbox.sc.edu>
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 4:57 PM
To: Norman Edward Madden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "KEEGAN, CAT" <KEEGAN@mailbox.sc.edu>
Subject: request for concurrence memo
Over here in Anthro we are in the midst of trying a “rationalization” of our course offerings to make them more accessible to as broad a range of undergraduates as possible. To that end, we would like to renumber two of our WGST cross listed courses. The courses are:
WGST 351/ANTH 351 to ANTH 205
WGST 358/ANTH 358 to ANTH 207
If WGST wishes to retain the 300-level numbers for the WGST x-list, that is fine, but we feel that if numbered at the 200-level, they will be more accessible to a wider range of students. The content of the courses will not change.
If you agree with this, an email to me and Cat Keegan (copied) would suffice.
Kenneth G. Kelly, Professor, Mungo Teaching Award Winner
Chair, Department of Anthropology
Columbia, SC 29208
803 777 5527
Before I can approve this CCP, please address the following 2 points:
Because ANTH is changing the course number, we would like to make our number match. This course is frequently offered and meets a critical requirement in our major.
Returned for correction of cross listing and banner information. R. Erickson
Corrections made to Cross-Listing. Proposal forwarded to Doug Meade. R. Renee Erickson, Academic Programs Office, 7-6727.
KC Kirasic (C&C) has confirmed that this proposal does not need a syllabus.
Would you please go to the New Complete Bulletin Description and change WGST 358 to 207?
Their change in number is also being consideered during this cycle. Both must be put through together. This is a minor change and the bulletin needs to be correct. Pass it back tothe proponent if you don't want to make the change.
Please resubmit this proposal through all the channels to ensure that it arrives back to the Curricula & Courses Committee by Friday Oct 21. It will still have the time to make the November Faculty Senate meeting.
Minor revision of proposal to remove crosslisting from course description requested by KC Kirasic, and implemented by D. Meade. No syllabus is provided as this is an administrative change, not substantive.
The changes are requested to be effective for Spring 2017. I had to select a Fall term to make APPS happy.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.