SOCY 561 will replace SOCY 303 as the Sociology Department's Integrative Core course required of majors. After offering SOCY 303 for several years it is clear that (1) majors need to have taken a larger number of topical courses in Sociology in order to excel in an integrative research course, and (2) it is unrealistic to teach research methods for the first time and also expect students to be able to use them to conduct original research in the same semester.
SOCY 303 will not change and will still be required of all majors.
I include here email comments from Dan Freedman and John Hsieh in support of approval for ANTH 366, SOCY 303 and SOCY 561 (sorry for redundancy).
I believe all three syllabi meet the GSS criteria. Dan.
ANTH 366: It is a good addition. I support this proposal.
SOCY 303: Approve.
SOCY 561: More appropriate than SOCY 303. I support the proposal.
I approve of this request.
Note this is a removal of an Integrative GSS courses for the Sociology major and should be viewed as a consent agenda item by Courses and Curricula.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. It is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses