General Education Course Approval Request Foundations of Society and Human Behavior

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Courses in this area examine the forces that shape human behavior and societies. The disciplines represented in this foundation area study individuals, groups, societies, cultures, markets, and nations. Their scope is broad: the formation of attitudes; how institutions develop, function, and change; the forces that transform society and social institutions; how societies change the environment and respond to environmental change; the relationships between individuals and society; and the scope and complexity of systems of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and social class.
Learning outcomes are associated with each category of the Intellectual Foundations Program. For each learning outcome listed below, please describe how and where the course will meet each learning outcome. In other words, provide the Core Curriculum Committee a “road map” of where each outcome can be found in the course content and how it will be measured. Some outcomes might be readily seen in student papers or exams. Other outcomes, might be measured by projects, class discussions, portfolios, field experience, presentations for example. Your responses below need not be lengthy, but you should be as explicit as possible.
Learning outcome #1 - Students will: describe patterns of human behavior.
Learning outcome #2 - Students will: describe how political, social, cultural, or economic institutions influence human behavior and how humans influence these institutions.
Learning outcome #3 - Students will: apply appropriate disciplinary methods and/or theories to the analysis of social, cultural, psychological, ethical, political, technological, or economic issues or problems.
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