GenEd Social and Behavioral Sciences Panel Meeting Summary for April 2015


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Meeting Summary for GenEd Social and Behavioral Sciences Panel Meeting
ISU's Alumni Center, Rm 119, Normal, IL Thursday, April 9, 2015
Members present: : Malinda Aiello(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Ashley Becker(Illinois Community College Board), David Cleeton(Illinois State University), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System ), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System ), Patrick McGinty(Western Illinois University), Edie Raices(South Suburban College), Evelyn Reynolds(Parkland College), Isabel Scarborough(Parkland College), Lily Siu(Richland Community College), Richard Stillwell(iTransfer System ), David Thompson(Illinois Central College), Lisa Travis(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Members present virtually: Michael Harkins(Harper College), Thedford Jackson(Highland Community College)
Members Absent: Jennifer Buntin(Lewis University), Matt Greider(Lake Land College), Marianne Hunnicut(College of DuPage), Jill Johnson(Carl Sandburg College), Martin Quirk(Rock Valley College), Jess Ray(Illinois State University)

Minutes

1. Introductions & Technology, Welcome New Members

 

2. Training, Orientation & iTransfer.org Updates

 

3. Course Review

 

New Courses - 9 course(s)

Resubmitted New Courses - 19 course(s)

Ongoing Review Courses - 23 course(s)

Resubmitted Ongoing Review Courses - 3 course(s)

 

New Courses - 9 course(s)

Harold Washington College (CCC)

081-0202 - Anthropology 202 – Cultural Anthropology

S1901N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Frontier Community College (IECC)

PLS 1101 - Introduction to Political Science

S5903

This Course Has Been Accepted

Lincoln Trail College (IECC)

PLS 1101 - Introduction to Political Science

S5903

This Course Has Been Accepted

Olney Central College (IECC)

PLS 1101 - Introduction to Political Science

S5903

This Course Has Been Accepted

Wabash Valley College (IECC)

PLS 1101 - Introduction to Political Science

S5903

This Course Has Been Accepted

Frontier Community College (IECC)

EDU 1101 - Cultural Diversity

S7903D

This Course Has Been Returned

Lincoln Trail College (IECC)

EDU 1101 - Cultural Diversity

S7903D

This Course Has Been Returned

Olney Central College (IECC)

EDU 1101 - Cultural Diversity

S7903D

This Course Has Been Returned

Wabash Valley College (IECC)

EDU 1101 - Cultural Diversity

S7903D

This Course Has Been Returned

 

Resubmitted New Courses - 19 course(s)

Sauk Valley Community College

HIS 222 - American History Since 1865

S2901

This Course Has Been Accepted

Sauk Valley Community College

HIS131 - Western Civilization to 1648

S2902

This Course Has Been Accepted

Sauk Valley Community College

HIS 132 - Western Civilization Since 1648

S2903

This Course Has Been Accepted

Malcolm X College (CCC)

History 0085 - History 243: Far East in the Modern World

S2909N

This Course Has Been Conditionally Approved

Malcolm X College (CCC)

HISTORY 215 - History of Latin America

S2910N

This Course Has Been Returned

Frontier Community College (IECC)

HIS 1120 - World History to 1500

S2912N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Lincoln Trail College (IECC)

HIS 1120 - World History to 1500

S2912N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Olney Central College (IECC)

HIS 1120 - World History to 1500

S2912N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Wabash Valley College (IECC)

HIS 1120 - World History to 1500

S2912N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Wabash Valley College (IECC)

HIS 1121 - World History Since 1500

S2913N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Frontier Community College (IECC)

HIS 1121 - World History Since 1500

S2913N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Lincoln Trail College (IECC)

HIS 1121 - World History Since 1500

S2913N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Olney Central College (IECC)

HIS 1121 - World History Since 1500

S2913N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Sauk Valley Community College

GEO 122 - World Regional Geography

S4900N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Carl Sandburg College

GEO 100 - Human Geography

S4900N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Carl Sandburg College

GEO 110 - World Regional Geography

S4901

This Course Has Been Accepted

Waubonsee Community College

PSC240 - State and Local Government

S5902

This Course Has Been Accepted

DeVry University - Illinois

SOCS185 - Culture and Society

S7900

This Course Has Been Accepted

Carl Sandburg College

SOC 260 - Gender & Society

S7904D

This Course Has Been Returned

 

Ongoing Review Courses - 23 course(s)

Harper College

ANT 101 - Intro to Anthropology

S1900N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Rock Valley College

ANP 103 - Intro to Cultural Anthro

S1901N

This Course Has Been Accepted

College of Lake County

ANT 221 - Cultural Anthropology

S1901N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Olney Central College (IECC)

ANT 2102 - Cultural Anthropology

S1901N

This Course Has Been Returned

Lincoln Christian University

SS 260 - Cultural Anthropology

S1901N

This Course Has Been Returned

Western Illinois University

ANTH 110 - Intro. to Cultural Anthropology

S1901N

This Course Has Been Returned

Danville Area Community College

ANTH 107 - Cultural Anthropology

S1901N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Prairie State College

ANTHR 222 - Intro to Cultural & Social Anthrop

S1901N

This Course Has Been Conditionally Approved

Heartland Community College

ANTH 101 - Intro to Cult Anthro

S1901N

This Course Has Been Marked Need More Information

Heartland Community College

ANTH 102 - Introduction to General Anthropology

S1901N

This Course Has Been Accepted

Highland Community College

SOCI 177 - Introduction to Anthropology

S1901N

This Course Has Been Conditionally Approved

National-Louis University

LAS 110 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

S1901N

This Course Has Been Returned

Elgin Community College

ATR 250 - Human Evolution

S1902

This Course Has Been Marked Need More Information

Parkland College

ANT 105 - Intro to Physical Anthropology

S1902

This Course Has Been Accepted

Black Hawk College

ANTH 101 - Intro to Physical Anthro

S1902

This Course Has Been Accepted

McHenry County College

ANT 160 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology

S1902

This Course Has Been Accepted

Lewis & Clark Community College

ANTH 231 - Intro to Physical Anthropology

S1902

This Course Has Been Returned

Eastern Illinois University

ANT 2742 - Human Evolution

S1902

This Course Has Been Accepted

Morton College

POL 202 - State & Local Government

S5902

This Course Has Been Accepted

Oakton Community College

PSC 102 - State and Local Government

S5902

This Course Has Been Marked Need More Information

Malcolm X College (CCC)

POL SCI 207 - U.S. State and Local Government

S5902

This Course Has Been Conditionally Approved

Waubonsee Community College

PSC 240 - State and Local Government

S5902

This Course Has Been Accepted

Daley College (Richard J.) (CCC)

POL SCI 207 - U.S. State and Local Government

S5902

This Course Has Been Accepted

 

Resubmitted Ongoing Review Courses - 3 course(s)

South Suburban College

PSC 102 - Amer State & Local Govt

S5902

This Course Has Been Accepted

Rend Lake College

POLI 1101 - State & Local Government

S5902

This Course Has Been Accepted

Bradley University

SOC 100 - Sociological Perspective

S7900

This Course Has Been Returned

 

4. Course Approval Criteria and Submission Process - Review materials 

            a. New Descriptor for combined course of Anthropology/Archeology? Tabled for now

            b.  Writing requirement for criteria?  Krista will edit document based on discussion, post,

                        and send to panel

           

5. Other

a. Attached chart comparing History courses on GECC Social & Beh. Sci. and GECC

            Humanities & Fine Arts Panels

  1.  Would be best to add new identifiers

  2. 1 semester and 2 semester options

b.  Course Title Change for S1904D - fixed

 

6. Items from Panel Members

 

7. Date for Next Meeting – Thursday, November 12, 2015 ISU Alumni Center, Room 119

 

 

Social/ behavioral science IAI  classes in history  

Humanities IAI  classes in history 

History

The study of history exposes students to the complexities of human nature and the development of diverse human cultures, values, institutions, and major events. Upon satisfactory completion of any history course, students shall demonstrate:

1.       factual knowledge of important people, events, and chronology;

2.       understanding of causation and significance of historical events;

3.       awareness of interrelationships among social, political, economic, cultural, and geographical factors in shaping events;

4.       ability to distinguish between primary and secondary sources;

5.       ability to interpret sources critically by analyzing their context and authors’ respective points of view;

6.      ability to formulate one’s own historical interpretations, to express them in writing, and to support them with reference to appropriate sources.

History

Political, economic, and social history courses are found in the Social and Behavioral Sciences section. No more than two history courses can be used to fulfill IAI GECC Humanities and Fine Arts requirements

General rationale for proposed changes:

1.     Curricular trends at many colleges are decreasing the numbers of humanities and social sciences classes required for graduation (greater emphasis STEM classes).  

2.     In cases where many students will take only one single history course, a comprehensive introduction to a broader subject may be more valuable than a more detailed treatment of a narrower subject.

3.     The distinction between humanities and social science has little bearing on how we actually study and teach history; the discipline incorporates values and principles of both approaches.  Therefore, it seems logical to match history descriptors for both panels.

4.     In practice, existing descriptors impose excessive restrictions on what courses can be offered at community colleges.  We need to encourage or at least permit more curricular innovation and academic freedom in accordance with developments in the historical discipline.  For example, creation of a single-semester introduction to global history will accommodate the emerging theme of “Big History” in current scholarship.

 

American History

S29??  Introduction to U.S. History  (3 semester cr.)

Proposed:   new descriptor

 

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States, from the colonial era to the present, when taught as a one-part, single-semester course.

 

 

 

S2900 : United States History I    ((3 semester cr.)
Proposed: descriptor change

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of the United States..  Part I begins with the colonial era and typically ends c. 1865-1877.

 

Rationale:  Part 1 should include the Civil War, but the topic of Reconstruction  c. 1865-1877 may fall in either part 1 or part 2 of the course sequence, at the discretion of the department or institution.

 

Current: 

Political, social and economic history of the United States, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures to the present. Policies on acceptance of AP credit vary among academic programs and from institution to institution, so AP credit toward the GECC or major requirements is not guaranteed. In general, a score of 3 or higher on the AP U. S. History exam may be considered as equivalent to successful completion of courses approved for S2 900 and 901.

1

H2904 : U.S. History/ Civilization I(3 semester cr.)

The first of a two-course sequence on the history of the major developments in the United States from the colonial period to the present. Considers the ways in which Americans have extended the Western tradition and America's distinctive cultural contributions. (See also U.S. History in the Social and Behavioral Science section. Credit cannot be used to satisfy both the Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science requirements.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Proposed:    descriptor change

S2901 : United States History II ((3 semester cr.)

This is a continuation of United States History I, from c. 1865-1877 until the present.

 

This is a continuation of United States History I. See the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTransfer Gen. Ed.) number S2 900. Policies on acceptance of AP credit vary among academic programs and from institution to institution, so AP credit toward the GECC or major requirements is not guaranteed. In general, a score of 3 or higher on the AP U. S. History exam may be considered as equivalent to successful completion of courses approved for S2 900 and 901.

2

H2 905 : U.S. History/ Civilization II(3 semester cr.)

This course is a continuation of U.S. History/Civilization I. Considers both the ways in which Americans have extended the European tradition and the contributions of diverse cultural constituencies. (See also U.S. History in the Social and Behavioral Science section; credit cannot be used to fulfill both Humanities and Social Science requirements.)

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

World History / Civilizations

Proposed:   new descriptor

S29??N :
Introduction to World History
(3 semester cr.)

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of the world, including the origins and development of its peoples and civilizations from antiquity to the present, when taught as a one-part, single-semester course.

 

 

 

 

 

1 semester

 

H2900 : Foundations of Civilization(3 semester cr.)

The development of world civilizations from the earliest peoples to modern global interdependence among peoples and nations. Emphasis is on the relationship between present and past and on the recurring themes that connect past, present and future. Examines landmark documents and artifacts that have shaped human events and cultures. This designation should be used for single-semester courses spanning antiquity to the present. When World Civilizations is taught in a multi-course sequence, please refer to H2 906 World Civilization I and H2 907 World Civilization II below.

1 semester

S2912N : World History I (3 semester cr.)

Proposed:    descriptor change

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of the world, including the origins and development of its peoples and civilizations.  Part I typically ends c. 1500 CE.

 

Current

Political, social and economic history of the world, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures to the present.

1

H2906 : World Civilizations I(3 semester cr.)

The first of a two-course sequence on the history of the intellectual, political, social, economic, and cultural development of world societies from the earliest times to the present. Examines landmark documents and artifacts that reflect world cultures. (See also World History in the Social and Behavioral Science section. Credit for courses cannot be used to satisfy both Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science requirements.) 

1

S2913N : World History II (3 semester cr.)

Proposed:   descriptor change

This is a continuation of World History I, continuing from c. 1500 CE to the present.

 

This is a continuation of World History I. See the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTransfer Gen. Ed. ) number S2 912N.

2

H2907 : World Civilization II(3 semester cr.)

This is a continuation of World Civilizations I (H2 906). (See also World History in the Social and Behavioral Science section. Credit for courses cannot be used to satisfy both Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science requirements.)

 

 

2

 

Western Civilization 

 

 

S29??    Proposed: a ONE semester  Introduction to Western Civilization  ( “from Plato to NATO”)

(3 semester cr.)  Proposed:  new descriptor

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of Europe and its relationships with the world, including origins and development from antiquity to the present.. 

 

Rationale: Same justification as for US history. 

 

 

 

 

S2902 : History of Western Civilization I
(3 semester cr.)

Proposed: descriptor change

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of Europe and its relationships with the world, including origins and development of former empires and modern nation-states.  Part I typically ends c. 1450-1650 CE.

 

Rationale: The Renaissance / Reformation era c. 1450-1650 CE may fall in either part 1 or part 2 of the course sequence, at the discretion of the department or institution.

 

Current: 

Political, social and economic history of the Western world, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures to the present. Policies on acceptance of AP credit vary among academic programs and from institution to institution, so AP credit toward the GECC or major requirements is not guaranteed. In general, a score of 3 or higher on the AP European History exam may be considered as equivalent to successful completion of courses approved for S2 903.

1

H2901 : Western Civilization I(3 semester cr.)

The first of a two-course sequence on the history of the intellectual and cultural development of Western society from the earliest times to the present. Examines landmark documents and artifacts that reflect Western culture. (See also History of Western Civilization in the Social and Behavioral Science section. Credit cannot be used to satisfy both Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science requirements.)

Policies on acceptance of AP credit vary among academic programs and from institution to institution, so AP credit toward the GECC or major requirements is not guaranteed. In general, a score of 3 or higher on the AP European History exam may be considered as equivalent to successful completion of courses approved for H2 902.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

S2903 : History of Western Civilization II
(3 semester cr.)

Proposed: descriptor change

This is a continuation of History of Western Civilization I, continuing from c. 1450-1650 CE until the present.

 

Note: The Renaissance / Reformation era c. 1450-1650 CE may fall in either part 1 or part 2 of the course sequence, at the discretion of the department or institution, but part 2 should definitely include the Enlightenment.

 

Current: 

This is a continuation of History of Western Civilization I . See the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTransfer Gen. Ed.) number S2 902. (Policies on acceptance of AP credit vary among academic programs and from institution to institution, so AP credit toward the GECC or major requirements is not guaranteed. In general, a score of 3 or higher on the AP European History exam may be considered as equivalent to successful completion of courses approved for S2 903.

2

H2902 : Western Civilization II(3 semester cr.)

This is a continuation of Western Civilization I. See the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTransfer Gen. Ed.) number H2 901. (See also History of Western Civilization in the Social and Behavioral Science section. Credit cannot be used to satisfy both Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science requirements.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Non-western  History   

1.        Humanities has One SEMESTER surveys …

2.       Social sciences has 2 semesters' ONLY.   Proposed… add a one semester survey

Proposed: new descriptor

S29??N :

Introduction to History of the Non-Western World (3 semester cr.)  

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of the non-Western world (Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America), including the origins and development of its peoples, former empires, and modern nations to the present, when taught as a one-part single-semester course.

1 semester

H2903N : Non-Western Civilizations(3 semester cr.)

History of the intellectual and cultural development of the non-Western societies of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and/or the indigenous cultures of the Americas. Examines the origins of contemporary non-Western cultures and their adaptations to and influence on Western culture. (See also History of Non-Western World in the Social and Behavioral Science section. Credit cannot be used to satisfy both the Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science requirements.)

1 semester

 

S2904N : History of the Non-Western World I
(3 semester cr.)

Proposed descriptor change:

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of the non-Western world (Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America), including the origins and development of peoples and nations.  Part I typically ends c. 1500 CE.

 

Current: 

Political, social and economic history of the non-Western world (Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America), including the origins and development of peoples and cultures to the present. (See also Non-Western Civilizations in the Humanities section. Credit cannot be used to satisfy both Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science requirements.)

1

 

S2905N : History of the Non-Western World II
(3 semester cr.)

Proposed descriptor change:

This is a continuation of History of the Non-Western World I, from c. 1500 CE until the present.

 

This is a continuation of History of the Non-Western World I . See the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTransfer Gen. Ed.) number S2 904N. (See also Non-Western Civilizations in the Humanities section. Credit cannot be used to satisfy both Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science requirements.)

2

 

 

Regional Histories:        

1.       Humanities has no regional history classes. 

2.       Social sciences has 2 semester Regional history classes   Proposed addition:

-          A one-semester Regional History Survey class in each geographic area 

-          Or: Would it be more efficient to create just ONE descriptor that says Survey of one of the world’s major regions (see below), plus two more descriptors to allow for 2-semester sequence with parts 1 and 2?  This option would consolidate / eliminate the need for several existing descriptors.

Possible regions:
Latin America, Asia, Africa, Middle East

Note: If all of these regions are considered non-Western, then the generic descriptor could have the –N suffix.  There is no need for a European regional course, since that already exists under the heading of Western Civilization.

For a two-part course sequence, part 1 typically would end c. 1500-1800 CE.  However, individual courses will vary according the discretion of the department or institution.

Note: There are many potential questions and quibbles about the scope of a specific course.  For example, should Africa include North Africa or only the Sub-Sahara?  Should Asia include South, Southwest, Southeast Asia, or Pacific islands?  Should Latin America include Mexico and the Caribbean islands, or could it only focus on South America? Should part 1 of a sequence include the colonial era or save that for part 2?

Note: This general problem may arise for other courses too.  For example, to what extent should Western Civilization include Russia or the Middle East?  What if an American history course includes significant treatment of Canada and Mexico as well as the U.S.?

Suggestion: It may be best for the IAI to deal with these issues by committing to the general principle of leniency or permissiveness, leaving details to the discretion of each institution or department.  In reality, no one can micro-manage each instructor anyway.  For purposes of general education, we are more concerned with the essential learning obectives (the six proposed skills and principles of history outlined above) than we are with whether a particular sub-topic is included in a given course.

Another point to consider: Aren’t many such regional courses actually called International Studies, not necessarily conceived as history but with an interdisciplinary approach?

 

 

Proposed:   NEW descriptor

 

S29??N : Introduction to Regional History
(3 semester cr.)

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of a seleted major trans-national world region, from antiquity to the present, when taught as a one-part, single-semester course.  Possible regions include: Asia, Latin America, Africa, Middle East.

 

 

 

Proposed:   NEW descriptor

 

S29??N : Early World Regional History
(3 semester cr.)

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of a seleted major trans-national world region, from antiquity to the beginning of the Modern period c. 1500-1800 CE, when taught as part 1 of a two-part, two-semester course sequence.  Possible regions include: Asia, Latin America, Africa, Middle East.

 

 

Proposed:   NEW descriptor

 

S29??N : Modern World Regional History
(3 semester cr.)

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of a seleted major, trans-national world region, from the Early Modern era to the present, when taught as part 2 of a two-part, two-semester course sequence.  Possible regions include: Asia, Latin America, Africa, Middle East.

 

 

 

Note: If we adopt the proposal for the generic descriptors above, then the following specific regional descriptors can be eliminated.

 

 

Proposed:   NEW descriptor

S29??N : Introduction to History of Africa
(3 semester cr.)

Political, social and economic history of Africa, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures to the present, when taught as a one-part single-semester course. 

1 semester

 

 

S2906N : History of Africa I(3 semester cr.)

Proposed:

Political, social and economic history of Africa, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures.  Part I typically ends c. 1500.

Current: 

Political, social and economic history of Africa, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures to the present.

1

 

S2907N : History of Africa II(3 semester cr.)

Proposed:

 This is a continuation of History of Africa I, from c. 1500 until the present.

Current:

This is a continuation of History of Africa I. See the Illinois Transferable General

2

 

 

Proposed:   S29??N : History of East Asia and the Pacific (3 semester cr.)

Political, social and economic history of East Asia and the Pacific region, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures to the present, when taught as a one-part single-semester course.

1 semester

 

S2908N : History of Asia and the Pacific I(3 semester cr.)Proposed:

Political, social and economic history of East Asia and the Pacific region, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures.  Part I typically ends c. 1700.

Current: 

Political, social and economic history of Asia and the Pacific region, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures to the present.

1

 

S2909N : History of Asia and the Pacific II(3 semester cr.)

Proposed: 

This is a continuation of History of East Asia and the Pacific I, from c. 1700 to the present.

Current:

This is a continuation of History of Asia and the Pacific I . See the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTransfer Gen. Ed.) number S2 908N

2

 

 

 

S29??N : History of Latin America (3 semester cr.) Proposed:

Political, social and economic history of principal Latin American nations, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures to the present, when taught as a one-part, single-semester course.

1 semester

 

 

S2910N : History of Latin America I(3 semester cr.)

Proposed: Political, social and economic history of principal Latin American nations, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures.  Part I typically ends c. 1500.

Current:

Political, social and economic history of principal Latin American nations, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures to the present.

1

 

S2911N : History of Latin America II(3 semester cr.)

Proposed:

This is a continuation of History of Latin America I, continuing from c. 1500 to the present

Current:

This is a continuation of History of Latin America I. See the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTransfer Gen. Ed.) number S2 910N.

2

 

 

Proposed

S29??N : History of the Middle East (3 semester cr.)

A survey of political, social, economic and cultural history of the Middle East from ancient times to the present, when taught as a one-part, single-semester course.

1 semester

 

S2918N : History of the Middle East I(3 semester cr.)

Proposed: A survey of political, social, economic and cultural history of the Middle East.  Part I typically ends c. 1700.

Current:

A survey of political, social, economic and cultural history of the Middle East from ancient times to the present

1

 

S2919N : History of the Middle East II(3 semester cr.)

Proposed:

This is a continuation of History of the Middle East I, continuing from c. 1700 to the present.

Current:

This is a continuation of History of the Middle East I. See the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTransfer Gen. Ed.) number S2 919N.

2

 

 

 

Proposed:

S29??N : History of South Asia (3 semester cr.)

A survey of political, social and economic history of South Asia, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures to the present, when taught as a one-part, single-semester course.

1 semester

 

S2916N : History of South Asia I(3 semester cr.)

Proposed:

A survey of political, social and economic history of South Asia, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures.  Part I typically ends c. 1700.

 

Current:

A survey of political, social and economic history of South Asia, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures to the present.

1

 

S2917N : History of South Asia II(3 semester cr.)

Proposed:

This is a continuation of History of South Asia I, continuing from c. 1700 to the present.

Current: 

This is a continuation of History of South Asia I. See the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTransfer Gen. Ed.) number S2 916N.

2

 

 

 

 

National Histories

1.       Humanities has an all encompassing national survey one semester class. 

2.       Social sciences has a China  2 semester national history class

Proposed addition of a One semester National History Survey class on China ALONG with a SURVEY . 

 

Would it be as or more  efficient to give ONE descriptor that  says Survey of a history/culture that has demonstrated a significant impact ….      Like in the humanities?   INSTEAD of having separate descriptors? 

 

Note: It may be desirable to create two sets of descriptors to recognize the distinction between Western and non-Western countries.  (Suggestion: Russia should count as non-Western.)

 

Note: For two-part / two-semester course sequences, the possible dates at which to divide the two parts may vary widely depending on which country is the topic.

 

Note:  The question could be hotly debated, which nations to allow as sufficiently significant . 

 

Issues to consider: Does a national subject become too narrow or specialized to count as a General Education course, especially if it is divided into a two-semester sequence?  For example,  a  course  that  is only about  Modern China since 1911 may be okay, but should we count a course that is only about Ancient and Medieval  Britain?  That is more of a specialized topic for history majors.

 

Suggestion: China may need to be grandfathered in because some institutions already offer it as a two-part sequence, which we have approved in the past.   However, for a new descriptor, perhaps we should only allow a single-semester, all-in-one (ancient to modern) treatment of other nations.  On this basis, our list of possible nations could be longer, more inclusive, with less concern over a part 1 or part 2 becoming too narrowly specialized.

 

 

 

Proposal: New descriptor

S29??N: Non-Western National History
(3 semester cr.)

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of a major non-Western nation, from its origins and development to the present, when taught as a one-part, single-semester course.  Possible nations include: Brazil, Egypt, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Indonesia, Japan, India, China

 

(Note: If China is taught as a two-part course, see S2914N-S2915N, below.)

See also the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTransfer Gen. Ed.) number H2 908. Credit cannot be used to satisfy both Humanities and Social and Behavioral Science requirements.   Would Ashley figure out the best place to put this?  

1 semester

H2908 : National Histories(3 semester cr.)

Broad survey of the history and culture of a nation that has demonstrated a significant impact on global history (ex. Japan, Russia, England).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 semester

 

Proposed: new descriptor: 

S29?? : Western National History
(3 semester cr.)
Political, social, economic, and cultural history of a major Western nation, from its origins and development through the present, when taught as a one-part, single-semester course.  Possible nations include: Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada

1 semester

 

 

 

S2914N : History of China I  (3 semester cr.)
Proposed:

Political, social, economic, and cultural history of China, including its origins and traditions, when taught as a two-part, two-semester course sequence..  Part I typically ends c. 1644-1911. (i.e., the Manchu dynasty could be included in either part 1 or part 2.).

Current:

Political, social and economic history of China, including the origins and development of its peoples and cultures.

1

 

S2915N : History of China II   (3 semester cr.)

Proposed: 
This is a continuation of History of China I, continuing from c. 1644-1911 to the present

Current: 

This is a continuation of History of China I. See the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTranfer Gen. Ed.) number S2 914N.

2

 

Misc. 

S29XX D  American Ethnic History (3 semester cr.)
Proposed: A broad survey of the history and culture of a racial or ethnic group in American history who has had significant impact on the dominant culture. The course examines the interplay between the two and the cross-cultural influence of other marginalized groups.

Should we specify possible topics: 
African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans ???

What about women’s history?  Could rename the descriptor with the term “Diversity” to expand the concept beyond ethnicity.

 

H2 909D : American Ethnic Histories
(3 semester cr.)

A broad survey of the history and culture of a race or a people who has had a significant impact on the dominant culture.  The course examines the interplay between the two and the cross-cultural influence of other marginalized groups.

 

 

 



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