College Of Humanities And Social Sciences

Dr. Russell Meyer, Dean

Academic
Departments
Majors Minors
Art Art (BA, BS) Art
Chicano Studies
English/
Foreign Languages
English (BA)
Foreign Languages
Spanish (BA)
Creative Writing
English
French
Italian
Spanish
Professional Writing

History/
Political Science/ 
Philosophy/
Geography
History (BA)
Political Science
(BA, BS)
History
Political Science
International Studies
Philosophy

Liberal Studies (BS)

Mass Communications And Center For New Media Mass Communications
(BA, BS)
Mass Communications
Military Science
(US Army) Program
Military Science
ROTC

Music Music (BA) Music

Non-Profit Administration

Psychology Psychology (BA, BS) Psychology

Sociology/
Anthropology/
Social Science
Sociology (BA, BS)
Social Science
(BA, BS)
Sociology
Anthropology
Social Science
Social Work Social Work (BSW)
Women’s Studies

Mission
The mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is to help students develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic awareness, and ethical perspectives, to provide them with the tools and expertise necessary to function as responsible citizens and professionals and to engage in intellectual and artistic pursuits. Faculty members are committed to high quality teaching, theoretical and applied research, scholarship, creativity, to effective service to the university, the profession, and the region, and to the innovative use of technology in these endeavors. The college strives to be a community of learners, teachers, and scholars responsive to the challenges of a diverse society, a vulnerable environment, and an increasingly technological and interdependent world.


ART DEPARTMENT

Department Chair: Sonnema
Faculty: Aviña, Dalton, R. Hansen, V. Hansen, Jensen, Johnson

The art curriculum is designed to increase the student’s understanding of art and its relationship to society. The art major prepares the student to be a practicing artist, to enter graduate school for further professional education or to enter the job market in art-related careers. Students also may select art courses as a means of achieving a greater sense of personal creativity and accomplishment. Students, faculty, and invited professional artists display works in the CSU-Pueblo Art Gallery. An active visiting artist program provides contact with successful regional and national professionals.

The major in art leads to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS). A minor in art is also available. 

Department Goals
The art major prepares students to be visually creative individuals with skills in studio processes, knowledgeable in art history, and with experience to enter art-related careers in the job market.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements
 

  • The art faculty firmly believes that a quality undergraduate art program must be built from the strong foundation of basic concepts and techniques provided by the required ART CORE courses. Art history, drawing and design combined with an introduction to the basic art processes, provide the necessary background of information and skills for individual artistic growth and maturity. A strong grounding in the fundamentals of art, as provided in the ART CORE, indicates the department’s insistence upon respect for and commitment to the academic discipline of art as a professional career.

  • Art majors must complete the required courses known as the ART CORE, except Art 410, before proceeding into the beginning courses. 

  • No grade lower than a C will count toward either an art major or minor.

  • Students are required to take 30 hours of major courses in residency

Specific Requirements for the Art Major

ART CORE
ART Courses Titles Credits
ART 110 Art Career Orientation
(First Semester)
1
ART 115 and 116 2D and 3D Design 6
ART 141 and 242 Drawing I & II 6
ART 211 and 212 History of Art I and II 6
ART 234 Painting I
OR
ART 270 Printmaking I 3
ART 247 Ceramics I
OR
ART 233 Sculpture I  3
ART 281 Introduction to Graphic Design I
OR
ART 274 Computer Imaging 3
ART 411 Twentieth Century Art 3
ART 410 Senior Career Orientation
(Last Semester)
2
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TOTAL 33

PLUS
Emphasis area  11
Art electives selected with an art advisor 6
________
TOTAL 50

Specific Requirements for K-12 Art Education
 
ART Courses Titles Credits
ART 110 Career Orientation(1st semester) 1
ART 115 2D Design 3
ART 116 3D Design 3
ART 141 Drawing I 3
ART 211 History of Art I (fall) 3
ART 212 History of Art II (spring) 3
ART 234 Painting I 3
ART 242 Drawing II 3
ART 247 Ceramics I 3
ART 250 Fibers & Jewelry for Educators 3
ART 270 Printmaking I 3
ART 276 Photography 3
ART 281 Intro to Graphic Design I 3
ART XXX  Upper Division Art History Course 3
ART 410 Senior Career Orientation
(last semester)
3
Art upper division electives (selected with art adv) 8-11
___________
TOTAL 50-53

Specific Requirements for the Art Minor
 
ART 141 or 242 Drawing I or II 3
ART 115 or 116 2D or 3D Design 3
ART 211 or 212 History of Art I or II 3
Art electives approved by minor advisor 12
________
TOTAL 21

Co-curricular requirements
The faculty supports and encourages the involvement of art majors and minors in the Art Club and related activities specific to each studio and actively encourages student participation in such organizations.
Outcomes Assessment Activities
 
  • Art majors will successfully demonstrate competencies required by the department. Competencies will be evaluated through a portfolio review.

  • Each art major is required to produce and maintain a portfolio of work done at CSU-Pueblo as a record of achievement. The contents and objectives of the portfolio will be described, discussed and planned in the career orientation class (Art 110). Final evaluation of the progressive portfolio will take place during the student's last semester as part of the senior orientation class (Art 410).

  • The format of the portfolio may vary according to subject matter and content but in general the presentation materials will consist of 35mm color slides, prints, graphic design samples, electronic files, and/or videotapes, as appropriate.

  • As a competency indicator of achievements in the area of art history, part of the portfolio should contain samples of a student’s written material as related to art history, analysis and criticism.

  • The intent of the portfolio is to faithfully reflect the ability and competency level of the art student as he or she progresses in the program. The makeup of the portfolio will reflect the personal accomplishments of each individual.

  • A complete set of course outlines and examination examples for each course will be maintained and updated by faculty members and made available to the student upon request. Class objectives and skills attained during the class will be denoted clearly in these materials.

CHICANO/A STUDIES PROGRAM

Program Coordinator: D. L. Cobian

The Chicano/a studies minor complements majors and careers in law, sociology, social work, languages, education, government, business and other disciplines. Courses offer unique undergraduate preparation for those who seek entrance to graduate studies in law, humanities or the social sciences.

Students who plan to live and work in the American Southwest or aspire to careers that involve relations in the American continents are likely to be well served by Chicano/a Studies courses. The interdisciplinary approach emphasizes history and cultural studies, and selected courses provide the student with in-depth knowledge of specific aspects of the Chicano/a community.

Program Goals
 
  • To provide individual courses as well as a minor to fulfill the unique role and mission of Colorado State University-Pueblo. 

  • To offer an individually designed minor in support of students’ majors.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements

 
  • Students in Chicano/a studies courses will display an adequate and measurable knowledge of the subject matter within the course.

  • Students in Chicano/a studies courses will develop an understanding of the relationships of ethnic groups within American society by viewing the academic study of Chicanos/as as a paradigm for the study of other ethnic groups.

  • Students must earn a C- or better in all courses applicable to the minor.

Specific Requirements for the Chicano/a Studies Minor

Twenty-four hours: 15 required, 9 elective. The following five courses are required.

CS Courses  Titles Credits
CS  101 Introduction to Chicano/a Studies 3
CS 136 The Southwest United States 3
CS 246 History of Mexico 3
CS 306 La Chicana 3
CS 493 Senior Seminar in Chicano/a Studies 3
Electives 9
________
TOTAL 24

Electives may be selected from Chicano/a studies courses, several of which are cross-listed with other departments, or by approval of the Chicano/a studies coordinator, from courses in such areas as Spanish, history, psychology, sociology, and social work, among others.

Chicano Studies is also available as an emphasis area within the Spanish major. Please refer to the Spanish Major with Emphasis in Chicano Studies section listed under the Foreign Language section in this Catalog.

CS Course Titles Credits
CS/ENG 220 Survey of Chicano/a Literature 3
CS/SW 230 Chicano/a: Social and Psych Study 3
CS/WS 240 Chicana Writers 3
CS 291 Special Topics 1-3
CS 303 Chicano/a Labor History in the U.S. 3
CS/SW 325 Health in the Chicano/a Community 3
CS/WS 401 Third World Feminism 3
CS/HIST 489 Borderlands 3
CS 495 Independent Study 1-3

Outcomes Assessment Activities

 
  • Upon identification of a Chicano/a studies minor, the Chicano/a studies coordinator will initiate a “Chicano/a studies program” file on the student, with the student’s permission. The file will contain the program of design, the student’s orientation (research interest, general interest, personal interest, employment interest, etc.), a history of the student’s academic progress, the substantive research paper completed in CS 493, a record of meetings with the coordinator, and other examples of the student’s academic performance.

  • At three- seven- and 10-year intervals, the graduate will be contacted and asked to evaluate the program’s influence.

  • In addition to course syllabi, the Chicano/a studies coordinator will retain a copy of examinations administered in Chicano/a studies courses for a 10-year period. At five-year intervals, the coordinator and the faculty will determine if consistency and academic integrity are being maintained by reviewing instruments of cognitive measurement, student perception forms and trends, alumni comments, and comparative analysis of grade distribution patterns.

ENGLISH/FOREIGN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT

Department Chair: Sheidley 
Faculty: Barber, Cobián, Covi, Dvorsky, Florensa, Fogelquist, Griffin, Keplinger, Rodríguez-Arenas, C. Taylor, T. Taylor

ENGLISH PROGRAM
 
The major in English leads to a degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA) and provides graduates with an understanding of language and literature as a basis for aesthetic, ethical, social, and academic ways of thinking, creating, and researching. Critical, analytic, and composing skills, which provide excellent preparation for professional careers such as teaching, editing and publishing, business, media, public service, and the arts are emphasized.

Program Goals

 

  • Students will become familiar with significant traditions and historical and cultural contexts of literature.

  • Students will become familiar with various theories of literature and various techniques in the analysis and understanding of literature.

  • Students will gain aesthetic appreciation of literary works.

  • Students will become familiar with the structure, history and functions of language.

  • Students will gain proficiency in writing and thinking with clarity, creativity, and accuracy and in analyzing and synthesizing information and ideas.

Expected Student Outcomes

The English faculty believes that grades are valid indicators of a student’s progress and performance; therefore, students must complete, with a grade of C- or better, all courses counting toward the major or minors.

Requirements for the English Major

 
  • Specific requirements for the English major are listed below. Students should consult with an advisor in English before registration.

  • Students must fulfill the university language requirements for the BA degree, first year foreign language (6-10 credit hours) OR English 106 (3 credit hours) and Foreign Language 100 (3 credit hours). For International students, English 101 and 102 fulfill the Foreign Language Requirement.

Requirements for the English Minor


Minor requirements are 20 or more semester credit hours of course work in English numbered 106 or above, of which 12 must be upper division. Courses must be chosen in consultation with an advisor in English.

For teaching endorsement requirements, see the Teacher Education Program section.

Co-curricular Requirements

The English faculty supports and encourages English majors’ involvement in student organizations and participation in tutoring activities in the community and on campus.

Outcomes Assessment Activities

Assessment of the English program is the responsibility of the English Program Assessment Committee, consisting of the chair of English and Foreign Languages and three other faculty members. The committee's annual reports evaluating the program and proposing any needed changes are compiled from the following information:

  • A central file of course syllabi with representative assignments is maintained by the department for inspection by the committee and other qualified persons.

  • Faculty advisors monitor each student's progress toward completing major requirements and meeting the Program Goals listed in the catalog. Advisors report any problems or deficiencies in the program encountered by their students to the Program Assessment Committee through the department chair.

  • All English majors take a senior-year seminar (English 493) emphasizing professional standards and synthesizing the writing and analytical skills students have acquired in other English classes. All students in English 493 write a senior research paper, one copy of which is submitted to the Program Assessment Committee for review. In order to pass English 493, students must demonstrate satisfactory levels of achievement in the five areas of the program goals.

  • The Program Assessment Committee reviews or has reviewed the papers from English 493 on an annual basis and prepares an analysis of what they reveal about the program's success.

  • The Program Assessment Committee administers a student-satisfaction questionnaire to all senior English majors each year. A similar questionnaire is sent to recent graduates on a periodic basis.

  • The Program Assessment Committee monitors the English curricula at leading comparable institutions and apprises the department of innovations worthy of consideration.

English Major

 
  • Faculty advisors meet individually with each of their students on a regular basis to help plan schedules and discuss educational and career goals. Advisors maintain an accurate and up-to-date record of each student’s progress towards completion of the requirements for the major.

  • All English majors will participate in a senior-year seminar in which all of the writing and analytical skills acquired in other English classes will be synthesized. Students in the class will be expected to complete a senior research project.

Specific Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in English

A total of 45 credits in English beyond 101 and 102 (FL 100 and ENG 106 may be counted, but not double counted for Foreign Language), distributed as follows:


ENG Courses Titles Credits
ENG 201 Intro to Literary Study 3
(To be taken at or near the start of the program.)
ENG  493  Senior Seminar 3
(To be taken at or near the end of the program)
One of the following courses in Genres:  3
ENG  307  Poetry
ENG  308  Fiction
ENG  309  Drama
 

At least three courses in Literature in Historical Perspective, chosen with the approval of the major advisor, two of which must comprise a sequence of American or British literature at the 200 level (i.e., ENG 210 and ENG 212 or ENG 231 and ENG 232), while the third must be at the 300 level or above                 9

At least two courses in Major Writers, at least one of which must be in Shakespeare 
6
Al least one course in Literary Theory 
3
At least one course in Writing, beyond ENG 101and 102 
3
At least one course in The English Language and Linguistics (FL 100 and ENG 106 may be counted, but not double counted for Foreign Language) 
3
At least 12 credits of English electives, chosen with the approval of the major advisor (General Education and Foreign Language requirements may not be double counted)  12
 

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TOTAL 45

Specific Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in English with Creative Writing Emphasis

A total of 45 credits in English beyond 101 and 102 (FL 100 and ENG 106 may be counted, but not double counted for Foreign Language), distributed as follows:

ENG Courses Titles Credits
ENG 201 Intro to Literary Study 3
ENG 114 Intro to Creative Writing 3
(To be taken at or near the start of the program)
ENG 493 Senior Seminar  3
(To be taken at or near the end of the program)
One of the following courses in Genres:  3
ENG 307 Poetry
ENG 308 Fiction
ENG 309 Drama

At lease three courses in Literature in Historical Perspective, chosen with the approval of the major advisor, two of which must comprise a sequence of American or British literature at the 200 level (i.e., ENG 210 and ENG 212 or ENG 231 and ENG 232), while the third must be at the 300 level or above                                                                                                                       9
At least two courses in Major Writers, at least one
of which must be in Shakespeare 
6
At least one course in Literary Theory  3
At least one course in The English Language and Linguistics (FL 100 and ENG 106 may be counted, but not double counted for 
Foreign Language) 
3

Courses in Writing as follows:
Three of the following courses  9
ENG 315 Creative Writing: Poetry
ENG 316 Creative Writing: Fiction
ENG 317 Creative Nonfiction
ENG 318 Creating Writing: Drama
One of the following courses  3
ENG 325 Shakespeare
ENG 414 Nature Writing in the West
ENG 493 Advanced Writing Workshop
________
TOTAL 45

Specific Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in English with Secondary Teaching Endorsement
 
A total of 41 credits in English beyond 101 and 102 (FL 100 and ENG 106 may be counted, but not double counted for Foreign Language), distributed as follows:

ENG Courses Titles Credits
ENG 201 Intro to Literary Study 3
ENG 493 Senior Seminar  3
(To be taken at or near the end of the program)
One of the following courses in Genres:  3
ENG 307 Poetry
ENG 308 Fiction
ENG 309 Drama

At least three courses in Literature in Historical Perspective, chosen with the approval of the major advisor, two of which must be the American literature sequence at the 200 level (i.e., ENG 210 and ENG 212), while the third must be at the 300 level or above                                                               9
At least one course in Major Writers, at least one
of which must be in Shakespeare
3
At least one course in Literary Theory 3
At least two courses in Writing, beyond ENG 101
and 102, one of which must be ENG 303
6
Both of the following courses
ENG 352 English Syntax and Usage

3

ENG  412  Literature for Adolescents 

2

At least 6 credits of English electives, chosen with the approval of the major advisor (General Education and Foreign Language requirements may not be double counted  6

________
TOTAL 41

CREATIVE WRITING MINOR

The English department coordinates a minor in creative writing, designed for students who are considering pursuing an MFA in creative writing upon graduation. Since, at the graduate level, the MFA degree specializes in either poetry, playwriting, creative non-fiction, or fiction, students are encouraged to focus on one of the genres. The Creative Writing Minor is also useful for students who intend to continue their creative activity after graduation.

Specific Requirements for the Creative Writing Minor
 

Courses Titles Credits
ENG 114 Introduction to Creative Writing

3
One of the following courses

3
ENG 315 Creative Writing: Poetry
ENG 316 Creative Writing: Fiction
ENG 317 Creative Nonfiction
ENG 318 Creative Writing: Drama

One of the following pairs, by genre

6
Poetry
PHIL 102 Philosophical Literature
ENG 414 Advanced Writing Workshop

Fiction
PHIL 102 Philosophical Literature
ENG 414 Advanced Writing Workshop

Creative Nonfiction
ENG 414 Advanced Writing Workshop
ENG 440 Magazine Writing

Playwriting
TH 111 Theater Appreciation
ENG 414 Advanced Writing Workshop

At least three of the following courses not used above: 9
ENG 303 Adv. Comp., Rhet., & Gr.
ENG 315 Creative Writing: Poetry
ENG 316 Creative Writing: Fiction
ENG 317 Creative Nonfiction
ENG 318 Creative Writing: Drama
ENG 325 Nature Writing in the West
ENG 352 English Syntax and Usage
ENG 412 Literature for Adolescents
ENG 440 Magazine Writing
FL 100 Introduction to Comparative 
Linguistics
Honors Seminars: as approved by advisor
MCCNM 233 Script Writing
MCCNM 422 Photojournalism
PHIL 102 Philosophical Literature
PHIL 401 History of Epistemology Seminar
PSYCH 334 Perception
TH  111 Theatre Appreciation
________
TOTAL 21

PROFESSIONAL WRITING MINOR


The English department coordinates a minor in professional writing, designed to prepare students for work in freelance writing and in editing and publishing, including Web-based publications. The interdisciplinary minor acquaints students with commercial writing markets, desktop publishing, corporate and technical communications, photojournalism, and Web-site design. 

Specific Requirements for the Professional Writing Minor
 
Courses Titles Credits
ENG 303 Adv. Comp., Rhet., & Gr. 3
ENG/MCCNM 440 Magazine Writing 3
MCCNM 132 Website Design & Development 3
MCCNM 211 Desktop Publishing 3
Select nine credits of electives from the following list: 
ART 104 Computer Graphic Literacy
ART  117  Digital Media Basics
ART 276 Photography
ART 281 Introduction to Graphic Design I
ART 381 Introduction to Graphic Design II
BUSAD 270 Business Communications
ENG 305 Technical and Scientific Report Writing
ENG 317 Creative Nonfiction
ENG 452 History of the English Language
MCCNM 240 Public Relations
MCCNM 310 Advanced Desktop Publishing
MCCNM 401 Photographic Procedures
MCCNM 402 Photojournalism
MCCNM 422 Writing for Public Relations
MCCNM 450 Film Criticism in the Media
9
________
TOTAL 21

FOREIGN LANGUAGES PROGRAM

The Foreign Languages Program offers a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (BA) intended to prepare students for public school teaching and certification, for admission to graduate school, and for careers in international organizations, government, and business.

Minors in French, Italian, and Spanish complement a wide variety of majors in other disciplines to enhance the students’ ability to compete for jobs where knowledge of a foreign language is desirable.

Courses in German, Russian, and Comparative Linguistics (listed under FL) are offered as permitted by enrollment. Student exchanges with foreign universities are encouraged.

Program Goals for Spanish Majors
 
  • Students will achieve satisfactory levels of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture to be measured by examination prior to admission to the required senior seminar.

  • Students will acquire a basic knowledge of the traditions and historical and cultural contexts of the literature of both Latin America and Spain.

  • Students will develop the critical, analytical and composing skills in Spanish essential to careers in teaching, business, the media, government, and the arts.

Program Goals for Minors in Spanish, French and Italian
Students minoring in French, Italian, and Spanish will be required to demonstrate a level of proficiency sufficient to converse comfortably on everyday topics as well as intermediate levels of proficiency in writing, reading, and culture.

Majors or minors who fail to complete a course with a grade of C or better are required to repeat the course with a satisfactory grade before proceeding to more advanced offerings.

NOTE:
Any language 101 and 102 may be waived for students participating in the Advanced Placement Program with a grade of 4 or 5 or by satisfactory completion of a departmental exam.


Specific Requirements for the Spanish Major 
Spanish majors must complete (or be exempted from on the basis of the Spanish program placement test) SPN 101 and 102 (10 credits) to fulfill the Bachelor of Arts Foreign Language requirement and one of the following programs.

Spanish Major with an Emphasis in Literature and Spanish Major with Secondary Teaching Endorsement

SPN Courses Titles Credits
Two of the following three courses 6
SPN 130 Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World
SPN 281 Readings in Hispanic Civilizations I
SPN 282 Readings in Hispanic Civilizations II
And all of the following:
SPN 201 Spanish Grammar & Composition I 3
SPN 202 Spanish Grammar & Composition II 3
SPN 301 Advanced SPN Grammar & Conversation 3
SPN 302 Advanced SPN Composition & Conversation 3
SPN 311 Survey of Spanish Literature 3
SPN 312 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 3
SPN 360 Literary Theory Trends in Spanish and Spanish American Literature 3
Spanish Electives 9
SPN 493 Senior Seminar 3
__________
TOTAL 39

Spanish Major with an Emphasis in Chicano Studies
 
SPN Courses Titles Credits
Two of the following three courses 6
SPN 130 Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World
SPN 281 Readings in Hispanic Civilizations I
SPN 282 Readings in Hispanic Civilizations II
One of the following two courses: 2
SPN 211 Intermed. Spanish Conversation I
SPN 212 Intermed. Spanish Conversation II
And all of the following:
SPN 201 SPN Grammar & Composition I 3
SPN 202 SPN Grammar & Composition II 3
SPN 301 Advanced SPN Grammar & Conversation 3
SPN 302 Advanced SPN Composition & Conversation 3
SPN 311 Survey of Spanish Literature 3
SPN 312 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 3
SPN 471 Medieval & Golden Age Spn Lit 3
SPN 472 Colonial Spanish American Lit 3
CS 101 Introduction to Chicano Studies 3
CS 136 The Southwest United States 3
CS 220 Survey of Chicano Literature 3
CS 246 History of Mexico 3
CS 306 La Chicana 3
CS 493 Seminar 3
__________
TOTAL 50

Spanish Major with an Emphasis on Professional Careers

Students must complete the following program in Spanish plus a Minor or at least 20 credits approved by the major advisor and an advisor in the outside field. Suggested outside fields include Sociology-Criminology, Computer Information Systems, Mass Communications, Marketing, Business Administration, Accounting, Supervisory Management, Economics, Professional Writing, Creative Writing, a second foreign language and linguistics, Non-Profit Management, Non-Profit Administration, and others.

SPN Courses Titles Credits
Two of the following three courses 6
SPN 130 Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World
SPN 281 Readings in Hispanic Civilizations I
SPN 282 Readings in Hispanic Civilizations II
One of the following two courses 2
SPN 211 Intermed. Spanish Conversation I
SPN 212 Intermed. Spanish Conversation II
And all of the following:
SPN 201 Spanish Grammar & Composition I 3
SPN 202 Spanish Grammar & Composition II 3
SPN 301 Advanced SPN Grammar & Conversation 3
SPN 302 Advanced SPN Composition & Conversation 3
SPN 311 Survey of Spanish Literature 3
SPN 312 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 3
SPN 380 Studies in Spanish Linguistics 3
SPN Upper-division electives 6
__________
TOTAL35
Specific Requirements for the Spanish Minor
 
SPN Courses Titles Credits
SPN 101 Beginning Spanish I 5
SPN 102 Beginning Spanish II 5
SPN 201 Spanish Grammar & Composition I 3
SPN 202 Spanish Grammar & Composition II 3
SPN 211 Intermediate Spanish
Conversation I 2
SPN 212 Intermediate Spanish
Conversation II 2
SPN 281 Readings in Hispanic Civilizations I 3
SPN 282 Readings in Hispanic Civilizations II 3
__________
TOTAL26
Specific Requirements for the French Minor
 
FRN Courses Titles Credits
FRN 101 Beginning Spoken French I 4
FRN 102 Beginning Spoken French II 4
FRN 201 Intermediate French I 4
FRN 202 Intermediate French II 4
French Electives above 300* 7
* (Preferably through foreign exchange program)
__________
TOTAL 23
Specific Requirements for the Italian Minor
 
ITL Courses Titles Credits
ITL 101 Introduction to Italian I 4
ITL 102 Beginning Spoken Italian II 4
ITL 201 Intermediate Italian I 4
ITL 202 Intermediate Italian II 4
Italian Electives above 300* 7
* (Preferably through foreign exchange program)
__________
TOTAL 23

Outcomes Assessment Activities
Assessment of the foreign languages program is the responsibility of the Foreign Languages Program Assessment Committee, consisting of the chair of English and Foreign Languages and three other faculty members. The committee’s annual reports evaluating the program and proposing any needed changes are compiled from the following information:

  • A central file of course syllabi with representative assignments is maintained by the department for inspection by the committee and other qualified persons.

  • Faculty advisors monitor each student’s progress towards completing major requirements and meeting the program goals listed in the catalog. Advisors report any problems or deficiencies in the program encountered by the students to the program assessment committee through the department chair.

  • All Spanish majors take a senior-year seminar emphasizing professional standards and sharpening the writing and speaking skills students have acquired in other Spanish courses. All students in the seminar will be required to write a senior research paper, one copy of which is submitted to the Program Assessment Committee for review. An exit exam administered prior to admission to the senior seminar tests the students’ oral and writing competency and mastery of required reading material. 

  • The Program Assessment Committee reviews the papers from the senior seminar and the results of the exit exam on an annual basis and prepares an analysis of what is revealed about the program’s success.

  • The Program Assessment Committee administers a student-satisfaction questionnaire to all senior foreign languages majors and minors each year. A similar questionnaire is sent to recent graduates on a periodic basis.

  • The Program Assessment Committee monitors the foreign languages curricula at leading comparable institutions and apprises the department of innovations worthy of consideration.

HISTORY/ POLITICAL SCIENCE/
PHILOSOPHY/GEOGRAPHY 
DEPARTMENT


Department Chair: B. Spade
Faculty: Aichele, Berardi, Carter, Loats, Rees,
Sandoval, Spade, 

The programs in history, political science, philosophy, and geography are intended to provide domains of study both for students who desire knowledge for personal enrichment and for students who desire to apply knowledge toward career objectives. Students who major or minor in the fields of the department should expect to develop and refine knowledge of other cultures and the historical and political development of the modern world. Students should also expect to engage in methodical research. Other expectations of students include the ability to prepare rationally cogent papers and the ability to understand political theories, historical movements, and the connections between each.

Departmental programs not only prepare students for occupations in government, business, education, and industry, but also are central to the university’s traditional function of transmitting culture from generation to generation.


HISTORY PROGRAM
The major in history leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) and prepares students for careers in teaching, law, government, and private enterprise, as well as entry into graduate programs.

Program Goals
 

  • To provide students with a general knowledge of history and historical methodology;

  • To prepare students, through training in communication skills and in research methods, to gain knowledge of a given area of history; 

  • To prepare students to continue personal study and learning about specific subject areas in the discipline on an independent basis;

  • To prepare students to engage in critical thinking; and 

  • To introduce students to the theoretical frameworks that serve as the foundation of historical scholarship.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements

No grade below C- is acceptable in the major or minor.

Core Requirements for the History Major
 
HIST Courses Titles Credits
HIST 101 World Civilization to 1100 3
HIST 102 World Civilization 1100 to 1800 3
HIST 103 World Civilization since 1800 3
HIST 201 United States History I since 1800 3
HIST 202 United States History II 3
HIST 300 Historiography 3
HIST 493 Seminar 3
________
TOTAL 36

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in History

Students must complete the “Core Requirements for the History Major” as outlined above, plus 15 hours of history electives. A minimum of two semesters of college level foreign language is required for the BA degree in History; more is recommended. The BA degree in History is appropriate for students planning to attend graduate or law school.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in History: General Emphasis

Students must complete the “Core Requirement for the History Major” outlined above, plus 21 hours of history electives (at least fifteen hours to be upper level). This emphasis is designed for those students who intend to enter business or government directly after graduation.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in History: Secondary Education Emphasis

The Secondary Education emphasis for the History Major leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science (BS) and prepares students for teaching at the middle and high school level. Students must complete the “Core Requirements for the History Major” listed above, 15 hours of history electives, the “Social Science Courses Required for Certification” listed below, and all requirements of the Teacher Education Program.

Other Social Science Courses Required For Certification

Courses Titles Credits
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GEOG 101 Physical Geography 3
GEOG 103 World Regional Geography 3
POLSC 101 American National Politics 3
POLSC 102 State and Local Governments 3
________
TOTAL 15

Specific Requirements for the History Minor
 
HIST Courses Titles  Credits
Nine hours selected from the following courses: 9
HIST 101 World Civilization 3
HIST 102 World Civilization to 1100 3
HIST 103 World Civilization since 1800  3
HIST 201 United States History I 3
HIST 202 United States History II 3
HIST 211 Colorado History 3
PLUS
HIST 300 Historiography 3
History Electives approved by the minor advisor 9
________
TOTAL 21

Outcomes Assessment Activities
 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing coherent and accurate essays on specific topics within the discipline, as determined by the history faculty.

  • Portfolios will be maintained for each student who has declared history as a major or minor. Portfolios will include academic transcripts, major papers written for courses in the discipline, and other pertinent information. The portfolios will be on file in the department office. Updated copies of all course syllabi will be kept in a central file in the department office to enable qualified students to discover how courses are adapted towards program goals.

PRE-LAW EMPHASIS

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Rees

Although a political science or history major, or minor, is not required, students interested in attending law school should consult the department’s pre-law advisor as early as possible.


POLITICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM

The major in political science leads to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS), and prepares undergraduates for careers in law, government and politics. Courses in political science also serve to complement the liberal arts core at CSU-Pueblo and to prepare students for acceptance into graduate programs leading to professional degrees in law, public administration, or to specialized academic degrees.

While encouraging an exposure to a number of the sub-fields of the discipline, three areas of emphasis are offered in the political science major: public administration and public policy, comparative and international politics, and American political institutions and politics.

Program Goals

To prepare students majoring in the discipline to:
 
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of historical, philosophical and empirical foundations of political science;

  • demonstrate a general command of knowledge about the American political system, comparative and international politics, the history of political thought, and standard political science research approaches; and

  • demonstrate an ability to continue personal study and learning on an independent basis about specific subjects in the discipline.

To prepare students minoring in the discipline to:
 
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of the nature of the discipline; and

  • demonstrate a general knowledge and understanding of the American political system and of comparative and world politics.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements

  • Students in the major must complete a minimum of 36 semester credit hours in political science, including 15 hours in the political science core. Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in all courses and to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.500 or better. 

  • Students in the minor must complete a minimum of 21 semester credit hours in political science, including 9 semester credit hours in the political science core. Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in all courses and to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.500 or better. 

  • Electives are selected in accordance with one of four basic interest areas in political science: 1) public administration and policy, 2) American political institutions and politics, 3) comparative and international politics, 4) independently designed emphasis in preparation for graduate or professional education.

  • A maximum of six credit hours of POLSC 480, Practicum in Politics and Public Service, may be applied towards the 36 hours required for the major, or three credit hours towards the 21 hours required for the minor.

  • Depending on individual interests and goals, students are encouraged to take one year of foreign language, courses in statistics, and PHIL 204, Critical Thinking.

Specific Requirements for the Political Science Major
 
POLSC Courses Titles Credits
Political science core (required of all majors)
POLSC 101 American National Politics  3
POLSC 201 Comparative Politics
OR
POLSC 202 World Politics 3
POLSC 240  Political Analysis  3
POLSC 370 Political Thought 3
POLSC 493 Senior Seminar 3
Political Science Electives 21
________
TOTAL 36

EMPHASIS AREAS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

Although not a degree requirement, you may select an emphasis area to complete. The political science program offers three areas of emphasis: Public Administration/Public Policy; Comparative and International Politics; and American Politics. The suggested courses for each area are as follows:

Emphasis in Public Administration and Policy*

Courses Titles Credits
POLSC 102 State and Local Government
OR
POLSC 103 Urban Politics 3
POLSC 250  Research Methods in Political
Science
3
POLSC 330 Introduction to Public Admin. 3
POLSC 340 Public Policy 3
POLSC 480 Practicum in Politics and Public
Service
3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
ECON 330 Public Finance
(ECON 201/202 Preq.) 3
________
TOTAL 21

*Especially appropriate areas for criminal justice, environmental studies, not-for-profit administration and management, and urban and state politics. See a political science advisor for further information.

Emphasis in Comparative and International Politics

POLSC Courses Titles Credits
POLSC 201/202 Comparative Politics or World
Politics (whichever was not
taken in the POLSC Core)
3
POLSC 305 International Relations 3
POLSC 440 Area Studies: Europe 3
POLSC 445 Area Studies: Latin America 3
POLSC 450 Area Studies: Asia and the
Pacific
3
POLSC 455 Area Studies: Africa and the
Middle East
3
Political Science Elective 3
__________
TOTAL 21

Emphasis in American Institutions and Politics
 
POLSC Courses Titles Credits
POLSC 102 State and Local Government
OR
POLSC 250 Research Methods in Political
Science
3
POLSC 300 Political Parties and Elections 3
POLSC 340 Public Policy
POLSC 405 American Presidency 3
POLSC 411 Legislatures and Legislation 3
POLSC 473 American Political Thought 3
POLSC 480  Practicum in Politics  3
________
TOTAL 21

Secondary Education Emphasis for the Political Science Major

Complete course listing for this track may be obtained from a Political Science Program advisor or from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office, Psychology 100.

Specific Requirements for the Political Science Minor
 
POLSC Courses  Titles Credits
POLSC 101  American National Politics 3
POLSC 201 Comparative Politics
OR
POLSC 202 World Politics 3
POLSC 240 Political Analysis 3
Political Science Electives 12
__________
TOTAL 21
International Studies Minor

See Political Science Advisor.

Outcomes Assessment Activities
 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing coherent and accurate essays on specific topics within the discipline, as determined by the political science faculty.

  • Portfolios will be prepared for incoming freshmen and/or transfer students with two or more years before graduation. Portfolios will include academic transcripts, major papers written for courses in the discipline, co-curricular data, and other pertinent information. The portfolios will be on file.

PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM
The minor in philosophy complements majors and careers in politics, law, literature, health care, business, technologies, and the liberal arts. 

Program Goals

  • To provide individual courses as well as an academic minor in general philosophy; 

  • To help students understand and appreciate the great ideas from philosophy, to see such ideas in relation to the cultural settings, to develop the abilities to think, speak, and write in a clear, analytical manner, and to allow students to develop a viable philosophy of life.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements

Students who wish to minor in philosophy must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours of approved philosophy courses with grades of C or better.

Specific Requirements for the Philosophy Minor
 
PHIL Courses Titles Credits
PHIL 102 Philosophical Literature 3
PHIL 201 Classics in Ethics 3
PHIL 204 Critical Reasoning
OR
PHIL 205 Deductive Logic  3
PHIL 293 History of Philosophy Seminar I 3
PHIL 393 History of Philosophy Seminar II 3
PHIL 493 History of Philosophy Seminar III 3
________
TOTAL 18

Outcomes Assessment Activities

  • Students must demonstrate proficiency in writing defenses of theses on philosophical topics as determined by the philosophy faculty. A file of representative samples of philosophical writing by students will be retained to document to qualified persons that students are accomplishing the goal of developing the ability to think and write in a clear analytical manner. 

GEOGRAPHY

The department extends classes in Geography primarily for students who wish to gain Colorado teacher licensure. There is no major or minor in Geography, but students majoring in a variety of areas would benefit from the Geography classes; e.g., History and Political Science.

LIBERAL STUDIES PROGRAM

Dr. Victoria Marquesen, Coordinator

The Liberal Studies major, which leads to a B.S. degree, is intended to provide a strong liberal arts education for future elementary education teachers. Core requirements build upon students’ experiences in General Education to provide both breadth and depth in the arts and humanities, English, math, sciences, and social sciences. Required courses provide support in each area of the Colorado K-6 Model Content Standards. Students are required to select an area of concentration or emphasis for an additional 12 hours of study. Areas of concentration may be chosen from Art, English, History, Math, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Science, and Sociology.

This degree is approved for students in Elementary Education. Students completing the Liberal Studies major are required to minor in Elementary Education.

Program Goals

At CSU-Pueblo, teacher education is a campus wide responsibility, and overall program goals reflect components of both the Liberal Studies major and Elementary Education minor. It is the purpose of the Liberal Studies major to assure that students will develop breadth and depth of knowledge of the liberal arts, and it is the responsibility of the Elementary Education minor to assure students become proficient at transforming this knowledge into curriculum and instruction for young children.

It is the joint responsibility of both the major and minor to prepare future teachers to evaluate information critically, to study and research independently, and to communicate knowledge effectively. The following four program goals have been established for the Liberal Studies Degree. Goal 1 is largely the responsibility of the Liberal Studies major and Goal 4 the responsibility of the Elementary Education minor; benchmarks for Goals 2 and 3 have been designed across the entire degree program.

1.  Acquisition of Knowledge. Graduates are broadly educated in the liberal arts and sciences:

  • Understanding the significant ideas, concepts, structures and values within disciplines, including theoretical, ethical, and practical implications.

  • Mastering content knowledge in all areas taught in elementary schools: the arts, math literature and language, social sciences, sciences, and human development and learning.

  • Balancing a breadth of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences with depth of knowledge within a discipline.

2. Construction of Knowledge. Graduates demonstrate habits of thinking, including analytical skills, independent thinking, reasoned judgment, mature values, and imagination:

  • Utilizing the tools of inquiry of the humanities, arts, mathematics, and behavioral, social, and natural sciences to understand and evaluate ideas.

  • Developing habits of critical intellectual inquiry, including self-direction and self-reflection. 

  • Making connections from different intellectual perspectives and multiple viewpoints to form cross-disciplinary connections.

  • Utilizing research skills of the liberal arts and sciences, including library and data retrieval skills, to study and evaluate information.

3. Communication of Knowledge. Graduates communicate effectively:

  • Writing clearly in a variety of academic and practical formats.

  • Speaking effectively in a variety of settings.

  • Utilizing technology as a tool to inform and communicate.

4.  Application of Knowledge. Graduates create standards-based learning experiences that make knowledge accessible, exciting, and meaningful for all students:

  • Using multiple representations and explanations of disciplinary concepts that capture key ideas and link them to students’ prior understandings.

  • Using different viewpoints, theories, “ways of knowing,’ and methods of inquiry in teaching of subject matter content.

  • Evaluating curriculum for their comprehensiveness, accuracy, and usefulness for representing particular ideas and concepts.

  • Engaging students in generating knowledge and testing hypotheses according to the methods of inquiry and standards of evidence used in the discipline

  • Developing and using curricula that encourage students to see and interpret ideas from diverse perspectives.

  • Creating interdisciplinary learning experiences that allow inquiry from several subject areas.

Program Design 

The program is planned as a coherent whole, with four components:

1) General Education
Specific General Education courses form the foundation of knowledge for all students with this major. These courses fulfill CSU-Pueblo graduation requirements and are essential to meet many of the content standards for elementary teachers. Courses in the arts and humanities, English, math, history, sciences, and social sciences contribute to the General Education core.

2) Liberal Studies Core
Liberal Studies Core requirements build upon students’ experiences in General Education to provide both breadth and depth to the program to meet program goals. Emphasis is placed on each area relative to K-6 content standards to assure depth of knowledge in the humanities, social sciences, math, and sciences. 

3) Liberal Studies Area of Emphasis in a Specific Discipline
Students are required to select an area of concentration or emphasis and, in consultation with an advisor, develop a plan for study for an additional 12 hours in Liberal Studies. The plan should include goals to be achieved by the concentration and the sequence of courses to achieve the goals. Areas of concentration may be chosen from art, English, history, math, modern foreign languages, music, political science, psychology, science, and sociology. Elementary Education has special requirements for admission and retention. Please refer to the section in the catalog for this information.

4) Elementary Education Minor
All students must complete a minor in Elementary Education. The Elementary Education minor, which has been developed to coordinate with the major, requires completion of 37 credit hours. Elementary Education has special requirements for admission and retention. Please refer to the section in the catalog for this information.

Program Assessment

Assessment will be ongoing, with evaluations at three check points (admission to education, admission to student teaching, and program completion), as well as follow-up assessments at the end of one year after program completion. Student outcomes will be evaluated through, a) formal assessments at the sophomore (e.g., Academic Profile) and senior level (PRAXIS Elementary Education Content Exam), b) faculty recommendations of student progress, c) portfolio assessment, and d) assessment of the application of knowledge in students’ field experiences and student teaching. The contents of the electronic portfolio required of all students will include representative work from courses, as well as student-directed evaluations of progress.

The Teacher Education Board, consisting of faculty from each Liberal Studies discipline, will have primary responsibility for evaluation of the program; and the Associate Dean for Education will assume responsibility for gathering program evaluation information and reporting to the Board.

Requirements For The Liberal Studies Major

Requirements for admission and retention in teacher education are included in the description of the Teacher Education Program in this catalog and in the Teacher Education Handbook.

Students must receive a grade of C- or greater in all courses in Liberal Studies; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.500 in the major is required for admission to student teaching.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
 

Courses Titles Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MATH 109 Mathematical Explorations * 3

General Education Knowledge Requirements
Courses Titles Credits
ART 100 Visual Dynamics 3
BIOL 100 Principles of Biology 3
BIOL 100L Principles of Biology Lab 1
ENG 130 Introduction to Literature 3
GEOG 103 World Regional Geography 3
GEOL 101 Earth Science 3
GEOL 101L Earth Science Lab 1
PSYCH 151 Human Development 3
SPCOM 103  Speaking and Listening  3
One of the following:
HIST  101  World Civilization to 1100  3
HIST  102  World Civilization to 1100 to 1800  3
HIST  103  World Civilization since 1800  3
________
TOTAL 35

* Students completing a concentration in Math must complete MATH 126 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry) as the general education requirement. Students completing a concentration in Science must complete MATH 121 (College Algebra), MATH 124 (Precalculus), or MATH 126 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry) as the general education requirement.

Students are not allowed to count the same courses completed for general education requirements as course requirements in the Liberal Studies major, including those in concentrations.


LIBERAL STUDIES CORE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Titles Credits
ENGLISH (8 hours)
ENG  351 Children’s Literature 2
ENG 303 Advanced Composition, Rhetoric and Grammar 3
One Upper Division Literature Course

3
MUSIC (3 hours)
MUS 118 Music Appreciation 3

MATH (9 hours)
MATH 156 Introduction to Statistics 3
MATH 360 Elem. Concepts of Mathematics I 3
MATH 361 Elem. Concepts of Mathematics II

3
SCIENCE (4 hours)
PHYS 150/
CHEM 150 Elementary Concepts in Physics
And Chemistry

4
SOCIAL SCIENCE (9 hours)
PSYCH  342 Educational Psychology 3
HIST 211 Colorado History 3
One of the following:
HIST 201 U.S. History I 3
POLSC 101 American National Politics 3
________
TOTAL 36

REQUIRED CONCENTRATION IN DISCIPLINE AREA (12 HOURS)

Students are required to select one of the following concentration areas of 12 hours. All students must meet with an advisor in the area of concentration and develop the goals to be achieved by completion of the concentration and the sequence of courses to achieve the goals.

ART
ART 211/
212 History of Art I/II 3
An introductory studio course and 6 hours of courses numbered 300 or above, selected in consultation with an Art faculty advisor (9 credit hours)

ENGLISH
ENG 201 Introduction to Literary Study 3
9 hours, 3 hours of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above, selected in consultation with an English faculty advisor (9 credit hours)

HISTORY
HIST 201/
202 U.S. History I/II (whichever class not completed in the core) (3 credit hours)
HIST 300 Historiography 3
6 hours of history courses numbered 300 or above, selected in consultation with a History faculty advisor (6 credit hours).

MATH
Students concentrating in math should enroll in MATH 126 instead of MATH 109. The number of hours in the core requirement for all students is included in the concentration below.

MATH 126 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 207 Matrix and Vector Algebra 2
MATH 224 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 5
One additional upper division course (excluding MATH 477) 3

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE
All students will be required to complete a Placement Test to determine the level at which they will begin a language. Twelve hours in the language will be planned with a language faculty advisor. For students placed in the first level of the language, 12-hour concentrations are listed below.

FRENCH
FRN 101 Beginning Spoken French I  4
FRN 102 Beginning Spoken French II 4
FRN 201 Intermediate French I 4

ITALIAN
ITL 101 Introduction to Italian I 4
ITL 102 Introduction to Italian II 4
ITL 201 Intermediate Italian I 4

SPANISH
SPN 101 Beginning Spanish I 5
SPN 102 Beginning Spanish II 5
SPN 211 Inter Spanish Conversation I
OR
SPN 212 Inter Spanish Conversation II 2

MUSIC
See your Education advisor for information on the Music courses.

POLITICAL SCIENCE
POLSC 250 Scope and Methods in Political
Science
3
9 hours in courses numbered 300 or above, selected in consultation with a Political Science faculty advisor (9 credit hours)

PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCH 220 Drugs & Behavior 3
PSYCH 251 Infancy, Childhood, and 
Preadolescence
3
Three of the following:
PSYCH 220 Drugs & Behavior 3
PSYCH 337 Memory & Cognition 3
PSYCH 353 Advanced Child Psychology 3
PSYCH 465 Behavior Modification 3

SCIENCE
Science concentration students must complete MATH 121, MATH 124 or MATH 126 as their general education math requirements.

Nine hours of electives, one from each discipline: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, to be selected with a science faculty advisor (9 credit hours).

SCI 301 Unifying Concepts of Science
(Requires completion of all
science requirements)

3
Suggested Science Electives:
BIOL 121/121L Environmental Conservation/Lab 4
BIOL 191/191L College Biology I/Botany/Lab 5
BIOL 206/206L Intro to Microbiology /Lab 4
BIOL 223/223L
OR
BIOL 224/224L Human Physiology and Anatomy I/II Lab 4
BIOL 341/341L Vertebrae Physiology/Lab 4
BIOL 350 Mendelian & Population Genetics 2
BIOL 352 Evolutionary Biology & Ecology 2
BIOL 453/453L Ecology/Lab 4
CHEM 101/101L Chemistry and Society/Lab 4
CHEM 111/111L Principles of Chemistry/Lab 4
CHEM 121/121L General Chemistry/Lab 5
PHYS 110 Astronomy 3
PHYS 140/140L Light, Energy, and the Atom 3-4
PHYS 201/201L Principles of Physics 4
PHYS 221/221L General Physics 4
PHYS 361 Physics of Sound 3
BIOL 378/CHEM 378/PHYS 480 Lab Practicum 1
BIOL 493/CHEM 493/PHYS 493 Seminar 1

SOCIOLOGY
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
9 hours of electives from courses numbered 300 or above, selected with the student’s Sociology advisor (9 credit hours)

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 
(37 Hours)

Program Requirement Total: 120

MASS COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT AND CENTER FOR NEW MEDIA

Department Chair: Mullen
Faculty: Ebersole, Joyce, Lovato, Mullen, Orman
KTSC-FM Manager: Shelly Palmer

The Mass Communications Department and Center for New Media supports the mission of the university by offering an applied major in which technological innovation is grounded in a traditional humanities and social sciences curriculum. Students are prepared for careers in the media and related disciplines while also being given the ethical and aesthetic foundation to make those careers meaningful.

The major in Mass Communications leads to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS). A degree in Mass Communications leads to careers in reporting, writing, editing, public relations, advertising, audio and video production, and interactive multimedia authoring.

Emphasis areas, or sequences, require 21 additional credit hours of course work beyond the mandatory 21-credit hour core for completion of the major. Selected professional courses may have course specific fees. Please consult your advisor. 

The TODAY, the university’s newspaper, is published as a laboratory tool of the Mass Communications department. The newspaper serves the students, faculty and staff of CSU-Pueblo in addition to the Pueblo community. Editorial and management positions are awarded each semester after review of all applications from qualified students. The newspaper is funded through advertising revenue. The newspaper’s advisor is a member of the Mass Communications faculty. Prerequisites: MCCNM 201 and declared major or minor.

KTSC-FM is licensed to CSU-Pueblo as an educational radio station by the Federal Communications Commission. Operated by the Mass Communications department, the 10,000-watt station serves a 50-mile radius of the campus. Advanced Mass Communications students are involved in daily programming, production, and news. Prerequisites: Declared major or minor in Mass Communications, MCCNM 141 and 150.

KTSC-TV, a Public Broadcasting full-power station affiliated with Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting and CPB, provides laboratory training and on-campus labs for television students. Prerequisites: Declared major or minor in Mass Communications, MCCNM 142.

The Center for New Media is a cooperative effort between CSU-Pueblo and Pueblo Community College. As such, the Center provides additional resources and experiences for students, including opportunities to work with a digital, six-camera production truck and advanced computer laboratories.

Department Goal
The primary goal of the Mass Communications Department/Center for New Media is to offer a pragmatic and professionally oriented program aimed at preparing majors for successful careers in the media and related areas and to prepare students for graduate study.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements

  • Majors are required to specialize in one of five emphasis areas offered by the department:
- Advertising
- Broadcasting (TV and Radio Production)
- New Media Studies
- News Editorial-Journalism
- Public Relations

  • Successful Mass Communications majors will demonstrate sufficient knowledge, comprehension and analytical skills by the ability to evaluate specific communication events in the proper context of their emphasis area.

  • Each faculty member will keep, in the department’s central file, a set of course outlines or syllabi that list the objectives and skills achieved during the semester. This central pool of materials describes the detailed expectations and accountability elements for the Mass Communications/Center for New Media major on a course-by-course basis.

  • Writing skills are foundational for the entire program of Mass Communications/Center for New Media at CSU-Pueblo. Students are required to maintain a minimum grade-point average of 2.500 through a prerequisite sequence of writing classes beginning with MCCNM 201, 202, and 233 as appropriate to the selected emphasis area. Courses must be satisfactorily completed before advanced work in an emphasis area will be encouraged.

  • Consistent with general CSU-Pueblo policy, no student enrolled in Mass Communications/Center for New Media courses may accumulate unexcused absences, or arrive late for scheduled classes more often than five percent of the total number of scheduled contact hours without penalty.

  • The Mass Communications department believes that grades are valid quantitative indicators of student performance. Students’ GPAs in the major or minor will be used by emphasis area advisors for both formative and summary evaluations of majors and minors.

  • Students graduating with either a BA or BS degree must achieve a total grade-point average of 2.500 within the major. The GPA will be calculated on all courses with the MCCNM prefix appearing on the student’s transcript. 

  • Students graduating from the University and majoring in Mass Communications/Center for New Media should pass all MCCNM courses with a grade of C or better, but students will not be required to repeat D grades as long as the 2.500 MCCNM grade point average is achieved.

  • While it is necessary for Mass Communications/ Center for New Media majors and minors to meet the minimum GPA standards set by the department and the university, it is expected that graduates will exceed these standards.

The Mass Communications/Center for New Media Major:

Specific Requirements for the Mass Communications/Center for New Media Major Core

MCCNM Courses Titles Credits
MCCNM 101 Media and Society 3
MCCNM 102 Introduction to Electronic Media. 3
MCCNM 201 News Writing 3
MCCNM 216 Advertising 3
MCCNM 240 Public Relations 3
MCCNM 411 Media Law 3
MCCNM 493 Mass Media Seminar 3
________
TOTAL 21

Specific Requirements for the Emphasis in Advertising: Patricia Bowie Orman, advisor

MCCNM Courses Titles Credits
MCCNM 302 Advertising Writing 3
MCCNM  350  Media Lab  1-3
MCCNM 425 Audience Research Methods 3
MCCNM 430 Integrated Comm. Campaigns 3
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
MCCNM Electives 6-8
____________________
TOTAL 21 + 21 Core =42

Specific Requirements for the Emphasis in Broadcasting: Sam Lovato, advisor
MCCNM Courses Titles Credits
MCCNM 141 Digital Audio Production and
Operation.
3
MCCNM 142 Digital Video Production and 
Operation. 
3
MCCNM 150 Regulation of Telecomm 3
MCCNM 233 Script Writing 3
MCCNM 320 Media Programming 3
MCCNM 350 Advanced Media Lab 3
MCCNM Elective (Radio or TV) 3
_____________________
TOTAL 21 + 21 Core = 42

Specific Requirements for the Emphasis in Public Relations: Jennifer Mullen, advisor

MCCNM Courses Titles Credits
MCCNM 202 Feature Writing 3
MCCNM 311 Copy Editing 3
MCCNM 321 PR Case Problems 3
MCCNM 422 Writing for Public Relations 3
MCCNM 430 Integrated Comm. Campaigns 3
MCCNM 425 Audience Research Methods 3
MCCNM Electives 3
_____________________
TOTAL 21 + 21 Core = 42

Specific Requirements for the Emphasis in New Media Studies: Sam Ebersole, advisor

MCCNM Courses Titles Credits
MCCNM 132 Web Site Design and Dev 3
MCCNM 141 Digital Audio Production and 
Operations
3
MCCNM 142 Digital Video Production and 
Operations
3
MCCNM 238 Multimedia Applications 3
MCCNM 336 Interactive Media and Interface 3
MCCNM  382 Digital Media Post Production 3
MCCNM Elective  3
____________________
TOTAL 21 + 21 Core = 42

Specific Requirements for the Emphasis in News-Editorial Journalism: Richard Joyce, advisor

MCCNM Courses Titles Credits
MCCNM 202 Feature Writing 3
MCCNM 250/350 Media Lab 3
MCCNM 305 News Reporting 3
MCCNM 311 Copy Editing 3
MCCNM 445 Reporting Public Affairs 3
MCCNM Electives 6
______________________
TOTAL 21 + 21 Core = 42

Co-curricular Requirements

1) The thrust of the Mass Communications Department/Center for New Media is pragmatic, therefore, all students are encouraged to be involved in opportunities provided by participation in the following media labs:

  • Desktop Publishing and design 
  • TODAY newspaper: News Editorial and Advertising 
  • KTSC-FM (on-campus radio station) KTSC-TV (on campus PBS affiliated station)
  • CNM Productions (remote production truck)
  • CSU-Pueblo Communique (alumni/foundation newsletter)
The media labs provide the necessary entry to strongly suggested field experience programs. Field placements are not required, but students may earn up to eight credit hours in such internships.

2) In addition, Mass Communications/Center for New Media majors and minors are encouraged to join and participate in additional co-curricular activities on campus and through community and university projects.

Specific Requirements for the Mass Communications/Center for New Media Minor

Students desiring a minor in Mass Communications/ Center for New Media must complete 21-credit hours approved by their minor area advisor and MUST include MCCNM 101 and 201. The minor may not include more than 3 credits of laboratory work and must include at least 6 hours of upper division course work. Minors should provide work samples for inclusion in an academic portfolio. Minors must achieve no less than a 2.0 GPA in MCCNM-prefix courses.

Outcomes Assessment Activities

Student success is measured through a variety of methods that include classroom writing samples, portfolios of student work, professional internship evaluations, exit interviews, student employment upon graduation, and alumni feedback.

Each major or minor is encouraged to maintain an academic portfolio of all salient work or projects completed while in the department. The department chair, in collaboration with emphasis advisors, will review and evaluate a selection of portfolios in the spring of each year to track student progress.

The Mass Communications Department/Center for New Media insists that the academic portfolio demonstrate a pattern of sustained academic growth and development of the major and minor, appropriate to the student's emphasis area.

The academic portfolio should reflect the quality and level of intellectual and scholarly work undertaken by the student while in the department, relative to the qualitative, quantitative, ethical, legal and aesthetic dimensions of the field. The appropriateness of the content is dictated by the student's emphasis area and is prescribed by the individual's advisor.

All academic portfolios will remain in the department's central files for two years after the student's graduation, to enable qualified persons to determine how well student performance measures up to program goals. The department will continue every effort to track graduates in order to gather further indicators of success. 

A student may be required to participate in an exit interview during his or her final semester. Students are selected on a random basis from enrollments in the department's capstone course, Mass Media Seminar.

MILITARY SCIENCE (US ARMY)
(Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Program)

Professor of Military Science: Lieutenant Colonel Denise Goudreau; Assistant Professors of Military Science: Major Anthony Buckley, Major Robert Koch, Captain Ellen Kelley, and Captain Adam Sale; Senior Military Science Instructors: Master Sergeant Pedro Celestino, Master Sergeant Michael LaRock, Sergeant First Class Roland Robinson and Master Sergeant Michael Schatz

The Army ROTC Program

The focus of this program is to recruit, develop, and commission college-educated men and women to serve in the United States Army. Participants in the program are commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree. They will be expected to serve in either the active Army or in the Reserve Components (Army Reserves or Army National Guard) after commissioning.

The program is centered on teaching the principles of leadership. These principles can be applied to positions in the military or in civilian careers. All courses of instruction are designed to develop leadership and management skills as well as enhance the self-confidence and initiative of each student.

Military Science is taken in addition to the required courses for each student’s major.

ROTC is a four-year program that is divided into two phases: the Basic Course and the Advanced Course.

A minor in Military Science is available for qualified students.

The Basic Course 

The focus for these lower division courses (MS 100/200 courses) is to lay a foundation for more advanced instruction in the skills needed to be a successful leader. Students may participate even if they do not plan on receiving a commission in order to gain experience in leadership and management.

This phase is open to all qualified students (generally freshmen and sophomores). Students should be aware that there are some physical requirements for successful course completion.

There is no military obligation for participation in the Basic Course unless a student is receiving an Army ROTC Scholarship.

Sophomores wanting to complete the Basic Course requirements so that they may enter the Advanced Course can compress the Basic Course and/or attend the Leader’s Training Course during the summer between their sophomore and junior years. For further information please see below and contact the Department of Military Science.

The Advanced Course

The Advanced Course (MS 300/400 level courses) is oriented to preparing students (juniors and seniors) who have successfully completed the basic course requirements with the skills and knowledge necessary to be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army. The focus of the Advanced Course continues on building leadership skills and abilities.

Students participating in the Advanced Course have a contractual obligation to complete the program and enter the Army upon graduation.

Students must have a minimum of four semesters remaining in their course work before graduation to participate in the Advanced Course and they must be in a full-time status (12 credit hours per semester) during each of those semesters.

Credit for the Basic Course for entry into the Advanced Course may be achieved in a number of ways. The normal progression is to successfully complete all four Basic Course Military Science classes (MS 101, 102, 201 and 202) with a grade of “C” or better. Students can also enter the course laterally by receiving credit for one of the following:

  • Prior enlisted service in the Army, Air Force, Navy or Marines

  • Participation of a minimum of three years in a JROTC program

  • At least one year as a service academy cadet

  • Successful completion of the Army ROTC Leaders Training Course (LTC). This training is available to students who did not have the opportunity to participate in any of the above programs. The five-week camp is conducted every summer at Fort Knox, KY. Participants receive pay while attending. The Army pays travel and some other expenses. Students who participate will be required to contract before attending. For more information contact the Department of Military Science.

Students participating in the Advance Course will be required to attend the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (Advanced Camp) which is conducted annually at Fort Lewis, Washington. This camp is normally attended during the summer between a student’s junior and senior year. It is a 32-day event that provides the best professional training and evaluation for all students participating in ROTC before commissioning. The camp mission includes continued military training and leadership development, but the primary focus is to evaluate each student’s officer potential. This camp represents the only opportunity in ROTC to gather all qualified students from across the nation on one “level playing field” for the purpose of making those assessments. Successful completion of the camp is mandatory for commissioning 

Course Offerings

Basic Course
Courses Titles  Credits
MS  101 Fundamental Concepts of Leadership (F) 1
MS 102 Basic Leadership (S) 1
MS 201 Advanced Leadership (F) 2
MS 202 Tactics and Officership (S) 2

Advanced Course
Courses Titles Credits
MS 301 Fundamentals of Military Leadership 
and Training I (F)
3
MS 302 Fundamentals of Military Leadership
and Training II (S)
3
MS 303 Advanced Camp (SU) 6
MS 401 Leadership, Management and Ethics (F) 3
MS 402 Transition to Lieutenant (S) 3
MS 485 Special Studies in Leadership (F/S) 3

The Military Science Minor
A minor in Military Science is available for students participating in the Army ROTC Program. Participants must achieve a minimum of 21 credit hours by graduation, which includes credit for all Advanced Course classes (to include graduation from Advanced Camp) and the Professional Military Education (PME) requirement. More information about the minor is available through the Department of Military Science.

Professional Military Education (PME) Requirements
To receive a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and to graduate with a Minor in Military Science students must also complete a course in the following area to receive credit for their Professional Military Education (PME) requirements. Further information on this requirement will be provided to the students during contracting into the Army ROTC program.

  • Military History

Scholarship Information 
The Army ROTC Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for the education and training of highly motivated men and women who desire to pursue careers as commissioned officers in the U.S. Army after graduation with a bachelor’s degree. Four, three- and two-year scholarships are available to qualified candidates. The scholarship pays for school tuition, books, certain fees, and provides the student with a monthly, tax-free stipend of between $250 and $400 per month for up to 10 months per year. (depending on academic status). For more information pertaining to scholarships and enrollment eligibility please contact the Department of Military Science.


MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Department Chair: Hudson

Faculty: Barto, B. Beck, M. Beck, Chi, De Witt, Duncan, Eaken, Eberhardt, Cantu, Creager, Ihm, Markowski, Turner, Vail, Veronika String Quartet (Afanassieva, Dobrotvorskaia, Garibova, Guideri)

The Music Department of Colorado State University-Pueblo seeks to promote excellence in musicianship and to equip students for a career in music. The major in music leads to a degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA).

Mission, Goals and Objectives

The mission of the Department of Music at Colorado State University-Pueblo is to provide the highest quality music education possible for the music major pursuing a career as a performer, educator and scholar, the student wishing to minor in music, and for the non-major and member of the community learning about music as part of a professional or liberal arts tradition and as a part of human culture and experience.

The goals of the Department of Music are:

  • To prepare students to function professionally in their field of music,

  • To provide appropriate musical experiences for students in the liberal arts program,

  • To prepare students to pursue advanced study in their respective areas, 

  • To encourage in all students the development of musical sensitivity and an understanding of the aesthetic process,

  • To provide for the university and community the enrichment afforded by a variety of musical experiences.

The objectives of the Department of Music used to accomplish the goals outlined above include:

  • To offer courses and related experiences of an appropriate nature and quality and of sufficient breadth to allow the student adequate opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills.

  • To offer and encourage student participation in a variety of ensembles and other instructional opportunities, allowing for varying musical tastes, experiences, and abilities,

  • To sufficiently challenge each music student to progress beyond the minimum requirements of a degree program, and to provide opportunities for growth beyond classroom instruction,

  • To present music in a manner that promotes it as an art form,

  • To offer and promote quality performance and instruction, and to serve as an artistic resource.

Requirements

GPA


Students are required to complete all major and minor courses with a grade of C or better and to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better.

Minor Area
The ability to think across disciplines contributes significantly to the educational experience. Music majors must successfully complete an approved minor or a minimum of 18 hours in subject areas other than music with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or better. For the music education degree, education is the appropriate minor.

Performance Skills
The attainment of an appropriate level of performance skills is required in order to function successfully as a musician. The minimum Performance Standards, which appear on the music department’s web site and in the music department student handbook, provide representative examples of music literature and repertoire and must be successfully completed for each of the musical areas of performance concentration.

Admission to Upper Division
All music majors must qualify for admission to Upper Division (junior-level) study leading to the specific degree by successfully completing the Junior Qualifying Exam at the end of their sophomore year. In addition, all music majors will be required to complete successfully the piano proficiency requirement. See the Department of Music Student Handbook for specific information regarding these evaluations.

Standards
Knowledge of specific subject areas, as recommended by the National Association of Schools of Music in music education, music theory, music history, music technology, and music performance will be measured through outcomes-testing.

Degree in Music
The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides a broad base for a number of careers in music such as private studio teachers, and is intended as preparation for advanced graduate study.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music: Music Performance emphasis is appropriate for those students who plan to perform, teach privately, or pursue further study at the graduate level.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music: Music Education emphasis is a professional degree and provides the essential training, knowledge and skills necessary for a teaching career in choral, instrumental, or general music. The degree leads to K-12 music teacher licensure.

The University also offers a Minor in Music which allows the student to further their knowledge of music as an art while enjoying participation in music performance.

 

Specific Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Music

General Education 35

NOTE: must include MUS 118, Music Appreciation. In addition, all students must participate in appropriate Primary and Secondary ensembles as assigned each semester, excepting when Student Teaching.


Bachelor of Arts in Music Core Courses

MUS Courses Titles Credits
MUS 150 Music Theory I 3
MUS 151 Aural Skills I 1
MUS 210 Music Theory II 3
MUS 211 Aural Skills II 1
MUS 250 Music Theory III 3
MUS 251 Aural Skills III 1
MUS 310 Music Theory IV 3
MUS 311 Aural Skills IV 1
MUS 305 Music History I
OR
MUS 355 Music History II 3
MUS x01 Music Performance Symposium 0
(6 semesters, grading is S/U)
MUS xxx* Primary Ensemble 6
(6 semesters, 2 upper division)
MUS xxx** Secondary Ensemble 2
(2 semesters, 1 upper division)
(Note: Music Ed emphasis exempt from this credit requirement)
MUS xxx Major Applied Lesson 12
(6 semesters, 2 upper division)
MUS 127 Functional Piano I: Beginning (may be repeated) 1
MUS 227 Functional Piano II: Int./Proficiency (may be repeated) 1
MUS 103 Music & Computer Technology I 1
MUS 303 Music & Computer Technology II 1
MUS 357 Orchestration and Arranging 3
MUS 358 Basic Conducting 2

_____________________
TOTAL 48 (Music Ed 46)

Note: Piano student complete either of the following in lieu of Functional Piano courses:

MUS  346  Piano Literature
OR
MUS  347  Piano Pedagogy 2
_________
TOTAL 2

Free Electives  35-37
Degree Total  120


*Primary ensembles: (All courses MUS)

Fr  Soph  Jr Sr
Concert Choir 102 202 302 402
Wind Ensemble 112 212 312 412
Guitar Ensemble, Classical 132 232 332 432
Guitar Ensemble, Jazz  136 236 336 436
Piano Ensemble 142 242 342 442
Orchestra 144 244 344 444
**Secondary Ensembles: (All courses MUS)

Fr Soph Jr Sr
Brass Ensemble 114 214 314 414
Chamber Ensemble  121 221 321 421
Percussion Ensemble 124 224 324 424
Woodwind Ensemble 134 234 334 434

NOTE: Ensembles are determined by the student’s declared performance area. See advisor if further information is required.

Specific Requirements Bachelor of Arts in Music: Music Performance Emphasis

Music Core  48
General Education  35

NOTE: must also complete two semesters of a Foreign Language.


Music Performance Emphasis Requirements

MUS Courses Titles Credits
MUS 305 Music History I
OR
MUS 355 Music History II (other than core) 3
MUS 350 Composition and Analysis 3
MUS x01 Music Performance Symposium (2 semesters, grading is S/U) 0
MUS 380-399 Junior Recital 2
MUS 470-489 Senior Recital 2
MUS xxx Primary Ensemble (2 semester, upper division) 2
MUS 359 Advanced Conducting 2
__________
TOTAL 14
Note: Vocal students must also complete the following:
MUS 323 Diction for Singers 3
__________
TOTAL 3
Note: Piano students must also complete the following:
MUS 346 Piano Pedagogy (substitute for 2 credits of Functional Piano, MUS 127 and 227) 2
MUS 347 Piano Literature 2
__________
TOTAL 4
Music Electives 20-23
Degree Total 120
Specific Requirements Bachelor of Arts in Music: Music Education Emphasis
Music Core (Music Ed) 46
General Education 35
NOTE: Social Science requirements must include PSYCH 151 (Human Development)
Music Education Emphasis Requirements
MUS Courses Titles Credits
MUS 305 Music History I
OR
MUS 355 Music History II (other than core) 3
MUS x01 Music Performance Symposium (1 semester, grading is S/U) 0
MUS 470-489 Senior Recital 2
MUS 359 Advanced Conducting 2
MUS 113 Vocal Techniques and Diction 1
MUS 223 Percussion Techniques 1
MUS 233 Woodwind Techniques 1
MUS 243 String Techniques 1
MUS 253 Brass Techniques 1
MUS 340 Elementary Music Methods 3
MUS 440 Secondary Music Methods 3
__________
TOTAL18
Education Requirements
ED 202 Foundations of Education 3
ED 301 Frameworks of Teaching 3
RDG 435 Content Area Literacy 4
ED 412 Teaching Diverse Learners 3
ED 485 Capstone Seminar 2
ED 489 Student Teaching K-12 12
__________
TOTAL 27
Degree Total 126
Specific Requirements for the Music Minor
MUS Courses Titles Credits
MUS 118 Music Appreciation 3
MUS 127 Functional Piano I: Beginning 1
MUS xxx Ensemble (4 semesters) 4
MUS x01 Music Performance Symposium
(4 semesters) 0
MUS 150 Music Theory I 3
MUS 151 Aural Skills I 1
MUS 210 Music Theory II 3
MUS 211 Aural Skills II 1
MUS xxx Applied, non major (4 semesters) 4
__________
TOTAL 20

Additional Information
The Department of Music Student Handbook is intended as a supplement to the University Catalog and is binding in all matters relating to the Department of Music at Colorado State University-Pueblo. A copy of the handbook may be found on the University Department of Music website, and printed copies are located in the Music office (A/M 175) and in all music faculty offices.

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Department of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.


NON-PROFIT ADMINISTRATION MINOR
The Minor in Non-Profit Administration is a multi-disciplinary program designed for students who wish to pursue careers in non-profit organizations in the arts, health care, social services, professional societies, non-governmental organizations, and so forth. A broad variety of electives in both the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Hasan School of Business allows students to gain skills that will help them in the various activities often demanded of non-profit administrators.

Specific Requirements for the Non-Profit Administration Minor
Core Courses:  9 credits

MCCNM 370 Nonprofit Organizations and Communication 3
POLSC 330 Introduction to Public Administration OR
ACCTG 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
PSYCH 315 Industrial/Organizational Psych
OR
MGMT 201 Principles of Management
OR
MCCNM 240 Public Relations 3

Elective Courses: 12 credits

The following courses are suggested electives. Students are encouraged to identify courses that will assist in their specific nonprofit career goals. Students are required to earn 12 credits, but can choose additional electives. The required 12 credits can fall within the same content area or across disciplines. Some courses may require prerequisites.

ART 281 Graphic Design 3
BUSAD 270  Business Communication 3
ECON 202 Microeconomics 3
ECON 330 Public Finance 3
ENG 303 Adv. Comp., Rhet. & Grammer 3
ENG 305 Technical & Scientific Report Writing 3
ENG 326 Writing for the Web 3
ENG 440 Magazine Writing 3
FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
MCCNM 211 Desktop Publishing 3
MCCNM 216 Advertising 3
MCCNM 240 Public Relations 3
MCCNM 321 Public Relations Case Problems 3
MCCNM 422 Public Relations Writing 3
MCCNM 430 Integrated Comm. Campaigns 3
MGMT 301 Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 318 Human Resource Management 3
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
POLSC 340 Public Policy 3
POLSC 411 Legislatures and Legislation 3
POLSC 480 Practicum in Politics and Public Service 3
SPN 130 Cultures of the Spanish-Spkg World 3
SW 350 Social Welfare Policy 3
SW 324 Social Work Intervention III 3

Internship: 3 credits

Students are required to earn a 3-credit internship in a nonprofit organization to be approved by the nonprofit advisor.


PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Department Chair: L. Madrid
Faculty: Frankmann, R. Krinsky, S. Krinsky, Kulkosky, Levy, Madrid, Pratarelli, Yescavage

Psychology is a field of inquiry, which is sometimes called the science of the mind, or the science of behavior and answers questions about how and why organisms behave as they do. The field of psychology is enormous with many sub fields. Some areas pertain to animals, while others are focused on the behavior of humans. Still other areas focus on, abnormal behavior or complex social and emotional behavior while the cognitive area focuses on how people perceive, learn, remember, and think.

Psychology is a discipline based on theoretical perspectives and information gained through research. Therefore, the psychology major is based on understanding theory as well as learning the methods of inquiry, evaluation, and drawing appropriate conclusions. These skills are useful for problem solving in many applied settings. Many employment opportunities exist for bachelor’s degree holders. 

The bachelor’s degree program in psychology at CSU-Pueblo offers a curriculum which provides the student with an overview of the major areas within psychology, along with the opportunity to select courses which fit their personal interests. Through psychology courses at CSU-Pueblo, a student can enhance their career opportunities and/or gain an academic grounding for professional and graduate training. Students who seek careers as professional psychologists should consider studies at the graduate level. Students are encouraged to take advantage of many opportunities in the psychology department including field placements and both laboratory and field-based research. There is a local chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, which encourages students to maintain excellence in scholarship. Students are encouraged to participate in both Psi Chi and the Psychology Club.

Expected Student Outcomes

  • Psychology graduates should have factual knowledge about significant theories, issues, and methods of inquiry. They should be able to compare the major theoretical perspectives represented in psychology.

  • Psychology graduates should have acquired the skills needed to comprehend basic psychological concepts such as critical thinking, statistical thinking, and identifying valid and invalid conclusions based on empirical evidence.

  • Graduates should be able to read and write complex prose, to comprehend journal articles, and to present a coherent and persuasive argument on a psychological topic.

  • Graduates should have skills of information gathering and synthesis including appropriate use of library and internet materials and the ability to derive conclusions after surveying a variety of sources.

  • Psychology graduates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical biases, especially as they relate to minority groups and sexist thinking.

  • Students should gain practical experience in the form of relevant volunteer activities, field experience, work experience, or research assistantships.

Requirements
 
A total of 42 hours in psychology is required for the major. Psychology majors should consult a faculty advisor who will assist in selecting psychology courses to complete the major.

Basic Core Requirements
 
PSYCH Courses Titles Credits
PSYCH 100 General Psychology 3
PSYCH 103 Introductory Psychology for Majors  2
PSYCH 201 Introduction to Data Analysis 3
PSYCH 202 Data Analysis Methods 2
PSYCH 301 Intro to Psych Experimentation 3
PSYCH 302 Psychology Experimentation Methods 2
PSYCH 401 History & Systems of Psychology  3
Electives 24
___________
TOTAL 42

Prerequisites


Students should be aware that there are prerequisites to some courses. For instance, it is important to note that 2 years of high-school algebra (or equivalent) is the prerequisite for Psychology 201 & 202. Successful completion of Psychology 201 & 202 is the prerequisite for Psychology 301 and 302. Psychology 401 should not be taken until the senior year, preferably in the last semester before graduation.

Note:

A maximum of 6 credit hours of field experience and/or individual projects may be applied towards the required 42 total hours in psychology.

General Education 

General Education requirements are to be taken outside of the major. Therefore, students who major in psychology may not use psychology courses for general education.

Upper Division Requirement

Psychology majors must take a minimum of 24 credits of upper-division coursework in psychology.
GPA

GPA
 
A minimum grade of C is required in all psychology courses counting toward the psychology major.

Breadth Requirement

Psychology majors must take at least one upper-division course from each Emphasis Area listed below. Those considering graduate work should choose courses from all 3 areas in consultation with a faculty advisor. Students may select one Emphasis Area by completing 12 credit hours from the courses listed in that Area. 

Please note that choosing an Emphasis Area is not required and not recommended for those students considering future graduate studies.

Emphasis Area I
Educational/Developmental Psychology 
(Select 12 credits)


PSYCH 205 Sport Psychology 3
PSYCH 251 Infancy, Childhood & Preadolescence 3
PSYCH 335 Motivation 3
PSYCH 342 Educational Psychology 3
PSYCH 351 Psychology of The Exceptional 
Individual 
3
PSYCH 353 Advanced Child Psych 3
PSYCH 465 Behavior Modification 3

Emphasis Area II
Mental Health (Select 12 credits)

PSYCH 231 Marriage, Family & Relationships 3
PSYCH 311 Theories of Personality 3
PSYCH 362 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYCH 381 Principles of Psychological Testing 4
PSYCH 463 Psychopathology of Childhood 3
PSYCH 464/L Counseling & Psychotherapy/Lab 4
PSYCH 465 Behavior Modification 3
PSYCH 475 Group Process 3
PSYCH 484 Diagnosis and Assessment 3
PSYCH 494 Field Experience 3-6

Emphasis Area III
Experimental (Select 12 credits)

PSYCH 314 Environmental Psychology 3
PSYCH 315 Industrial Psychology 3
PSYCH 331/L Physiological Psychology/Lab 4
PSYCH 334/L Perception/Lab 4
PSYCH 336 Learning 3
PSYCH 337 Memory and Cognition 3
PSYCH 352 Social Psychology 3
PSYCH 410 Advanced Data Analysis 3
PSYCH 420 Evolutionary Psych 3
PSYCH 466 Psychology of Biofeedback 3

Requirements for the Psychology Minor
 
  • Twenty credits of psychology, which must include PSYCH 100 and nine credits of upper-division coursework. Credits in PSYCH 494 and 495 do not count toward the minor. A maximum of three credits of PSYCH 495 may count towards the minor if the project undertaken is research based.

  • A minimum grade of C in all psychology courses counting toward the minor.

Psychology Emphasis for Elementary Education Majors

In addition to Psychology 151 and 342, which are required of all Teacher Education majors, the following courses will fulfill the requirements for the emphasis area in Psychology which has been approved for Elementary Education.

Course Title Credits
PSYCH 251 Child Psychology 3

This course is required of all Elementary Education majors who choose Psychology as an emphasis area.

Select nine credit hours from the following list  9

Courses Titles Credits
PSYCH 220 Drugs and Behavior 3
PSYCH 337 Memory & Cognition 3
PSYCH 353 Advanced Child Psych 3
PSYCH 465 Behavior Modification 3


Career/Employment for Psychology Majors

Psychology is a diverse field with hundreds of career paths. Some specialties, like caring for mentally ill people, are familiar to most of us. Others, like studying how we know and remember things, are less well known.
Across the nation, psychology is the second most popular undergraduate major, even though many of those who choose psychology as a major may not be interested in psychology as a career. About 10 percent of psychology majors pursue graduate training and at CSU-Pueblo there is excellent preparation available for students wishing to apply to graduate programs in psychology as well as in other fields.

For those students who do not wish to become professional psychologists, many jobs are available. Psychology is a valuable major for a Liberal Arts degree. Jobs are found in various sectors of society and psychology graduates are most often employed as interviewers, counselors, mental health workers, human service practitioners, personnel analysts, probation officers, and writers. Employers find that psychology graduates possess strong people skills and psychology majors also value these skills themselves

Psychology majors cite courses in the principles of human behavior as especially important to life after college. Additional insight gained from these courses into what motivates people to perform at their peak helps them, whether they are functioning as parents at home, coaching athletics, or managers on the job.

Training in the scientific method - the need to do thorough, objective research, analyze data logically, and put forth the findings with clarity - stands psychology majors in good stead as they pursue future careers.

SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT

Department Chair: Noel
Faculty: Baca, Beverly, Gonzales, Taylor,
White Temple-Gipp

The profession of social work is dedicated to helping individuals, families, groups, neighborhoods and communities to meet basic human needs within the context of culture and society. Fundamental to social work practice is the enhancement of social functioning from the person in the environment perspective. Particular attention is given to populations at risk, the services that have been developed to meet their needs, and societal change to achieve a more humane and just society. 

The Department of Social Work has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social work Education (CSWE), our national accrediting organization, since 1982. The curriculum incorporates four primary goals, the first of which is to prepare students for beginning professional social work practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, neighborhoods and the larger society. In support of the University’s designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution, a second goal is to prepare students for practice with diverse populations characteristic of the southwest United States with an emphasis on Chican@s. A third goal involves preparing students to assume leadership roles to develop needed services for the vulnerable populations indigenous to this region. The final goal is to prepare students for graduate social work education. Students who earn a BSW degree from Colorado State University-Pueblo may be eligible for advanced standing in a social work graduate program. However, requirements for advances standing do vary with each graduate social work program.

Coursework, leading to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree, involves the development of knowledge, values, and skills inherent in the social work profession from a strengths based, generalist person-in-environment perspective. Courses required for the major incorporate a broad liberal arts base to promote critical thinking and an appreciation as well as understanding diversity

SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

General Education Foundation Courses

General Education 35 credit hours

As a base for professional intervention social work practice requires mastery of knowledge and skills commonly taught in the liberal arts. Consequently, students who enter the social work program are expected to possess a strong base in general education. Students planning to major in social work should select general education courses that develop proficiency in verbal and written communication, competency in problem solving, critical and analytical thinking. Courses that incorporate human growth and behavior, diversity, and the interaction of individuals, groups, and communities within the context of social, economic, political, and governmental systems content provide a substantive base for majors. Students must complete the university’s general education requirements prior to enrollment in upper division social work courses.
Professional Foundation Courses                                  36 credit hours
Specified social science courses 21
Basic social work courses 15

Social Work Foundation Courses
 
A grade of C or above must be earned in all courses required by the major. The following specific courses are required as foundation for enrollment in upper division social work classes.
Courses Titles Credits
CS 101 Intro to Chicano Studies 3
PSYCH 100 General Psychology 3
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3
A course covering human biology 3
A course covering women’s studies 3
A course in basic statistics 3
A course in economics or political science 3
________
TOTAL 21

Courses in the social work curriculum are provided in the areas of human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, social research, social work practice and field practicum. Learning takes place in the classroom and in approved agency settings under supervision. Early in the curriculum students learn about social agencies and the roles of social service providers through a placement for 45 clock hours in an approved agency required for a social work class, Introduction to Social Work Practice (SW 222). Courses in the major must be taken in sequence because knowledge in higher level courses is built on the mastery of information learned in previous courses.

SW Courses  Titles Credits
SW 100 Intro to Social Work 3
SW 201 Human Behavior & Social Environment I 3
SW 202 Human Behavior & Social
Environment II
3
SW 205 Social Welfare in the US 3
SW 222 Intro to Social Work Practice 3
________
TOTAL 15

Admission into the Social Work Major—Upper Level Review

The social work major is a professional program and as such requires two additional admission processes; the first is admission into the social work program or upper level review and the second is admission into the field practicum. Application forms for admission into the social work major may be obtained from the department secretaries. Completed application forms are to be submitted to the departmental secretary no later than October 31st for the upcoming spring semester and no later than March 15th for the upcoming fall semester prior to enrolling in 300 and 400 level courses. Forms will them be distributed by the Social Work Department Chair to full-time faculty for review and a decision regarding admission into the major. The Department Chair will notify each student in writing of their status (admission into the major, conditional admission into the major or denial of admission into the major). The reasons for conditional admission into the major will be identified in the letter as well as the corrective actions that need to be taken. When the requirements for admission into the major have been satisfied, the status will be revised from conditional acceptance to admission into the major. If for some reason a student is not admitted to the major, the reasons for this decision will be identified in the letter to the student along with corrective actions to be taken. Reapplication can be made as soon as corrective action has been taken. Social work majors must be accepted into the major prior to enrolling in 300 and 400 level courses.

Social Work Professional Practice Courses

Social Work Practice Courses 37 credit hours

Again, students must earn a grade of C or above in all social work professional practice courses. The following upper division social work courses are required for completion of the BSW degree and require the successful completion of the upper level review and approval for acceptance into the major.

SW Courses Titles Credits
SW  310  Social Work Theory  3
SW 320 Human Diversity in Practice 3
SW 322 Social Work Intervention I 3
SW  323 Social Work Intervention II 3
SW 324 Social Work Intervention III 3
SW 350 Social Welfare Policy 3
SW 481 Field Seminar I 3
SW 482 Field Seminar II 3
SW 488 Field Placement I 5
SW 489 Field Placement II 5
SW 492 Research 3

________
TOTAL 37

Admission into the Social Work Field Practicum

The Field Practicum

Social work majors also are required to apply for admission into the field practicum. A meeting is scheduled by the Coordinator of Field in November for all students planning to enroll in the field practicum during the next three semesters. The application forms for admission into the practicum will be distributed at the meeting and information on the admission process and placement will be provided. Students unable to attend this meeting are required to meet with the Field Coordinator to obtain the forms and receive pertinent information to proceed with the practicum placement process. Applications for field practicum are accepted only once a year with exceptions approved by the Field Coordinator. Completed applications are to be returned to the Coordinator of Field for review and a decision on acceptance no later than the third week of January. Late submission of the application may delay or postpone placement into the field and graduation because most field practicum agencies require background checks and drug and alcohol testing. Students need to be aware that a criminal history may affect eligibility for placement based on agency policy not University policy or the Department of Social Work policy.

The practicum is offered through concurrent and block placements and requires simultaneous enrollment in the field seminar. Field Practicum I (SW 481) and Field Placement I (SW 488) are offered only during the fall semester. Field Practicum II (SW 482) and Field Placement II (SW 489) are offered only during the spring semester. To be eligible for the concurrent practicum, students must have completed all 100 and 200 level courses and Social Work Intervention I (SW 322). All courses required for the major and degree must be completed to be eligible to enroll in the block practicum offered only during the summer session. Block placements begin on the Monday after graduation and continue until the week before classes resume for the fall semester. Students are enrolled in Field Practicum I (SW 481) and Field Seminar I (SW 488) during the first half of the summer semester and Field Practicum II (SW 482) and Field Seminar II (SW 489) during the second half of the summer term. The Field Coordinator is required to make a reasonable effort to assist a student in securing a placement. The social work student, however, not the University, is ultimately responsible for being eligible and retaining a placement under the direction of the Field Coordinator. Students unable to be accepted into an approved placement or to complete a practicum successfully will not be awarded the degree and are advised to change to a major in which they can meet degree requirements.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 448 clock hours of professionally supervised field work in an approved community social service agency. No academic credit is awarded for life experiences in this program.

RETENTION IN THE SOCIAL WORK MAJOR

In accordance with professional standards, students may not be accepted into the major (upper level review) into the field practicum, or withdrawn from the major for both academic and behavioral reasons.

Academic Requirements

Students must attain specific academic standards for admission into the major, continuation in the program, and field practicum for graduation. By University policy, students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for graduation. In the social work major, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required (professional foundation and professional practice courses). All courses designated with a SW prefix and the non-social work foundation courses must be completed with grades no lower than a 2.0.

Behavioral Requirements

Behaviors which may result in non-acceptance into the major, field practicum, or the program may include, but are limited to, the following:

  1. Serious or repeated violation of the NASW Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
  2. Violation of CSU-Pueblo’s academic dishonesty policy or Student Code of Conduct.
  3. Unprofessional social work conduct.
  4. Personal problems that interfere with the conscious and professional use of self in a helping relationship.
  5. Demonstrated unwillingness or inability to use supervision.
  6. Personal problems that seriously and consistently interfere with the conscious and professional use of self in a helping relationship.
  7. Inability to accept appropriate evaluation from superiors or to modify one’s professional behaviors as requested.
  8. Inappropriate or disruptive behavior toward colleagues, faculty, staff or peers.
  9. Consistent failure to demonstrate the interpersonal skills necessary to form effective professional relationships.

Inappropriate behaviors will be discussed with the student and corrective actions identified. Also, students have the opportunity to appeal decisions through the due process procedures available through the University.

Electives

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours are required for the BSW degree. At least 40 hours must be taken in upper division (300-400 level) courses. Students may use social work elective courses or courses from other departments to achieve the total credit hours required. The following elective courses are offered in social work:

SW  230 Chicano: Social & Psychological Study 3
SW  290 Special Projects  1-5
SW  325  Health in the Chicano Community  3
SW   370 Non-Profit Organizations & Communication  3
SW 490 Special Projects 1-5
SW 491 Special Topics 3
SW 495 Independent Study 3

SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY/SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
(Including Criminology)

Department Chair: W. Wright

Faculty: Calhoun-Stuber, Forsyth, Gomme, Green, Keller, Martinez, McGettigan

The programs in sociology, anthropology and social science are intended to increase the student’s knowledge of social organization and social relationships, knowledge that can be applied to many career objectives in government and business.


SOCIOLOGY

Sociology is the study of human social behavior and is concerned with conditions such as crime and delinquency, family problems, social inequality, and organizations in contemporary industrial society. Sociologists are interested not only in understanding social issues and institutions, but also in resolving social problems.

As an applied program, the major prepares students to work in a wide variety of occupations, including education, government, business, industry and private human service agencies. They are employed in such areas as health care, youth services, drug rehabilitation, law enforcement, corrections, probation, and counseling. Students may receive a general sociology degree, or they may specialize within the criminology emphasis area and receive a sociology/criminology degree.

The major in sociology leads to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BS). The BS is designed for those pursuing an applied, career-oriented program, while the BA requires a foreign language. Both degrees prepare students for graduate studies and applied careers.

SOCIOLOGY PROGRAM GOALS
 

  • Graduates will be able to compare and contrast the major theoretical perspectives that inform modern sociological analysis.

  • Graduates will be able to apply a range of research methods in conjunction with sociological theory in order to explain and analyze complex social relations and organizations.

  • Graduates will be able to apply social analysis to the substantive social area of their emphasis: criminology or general sociology, and will be able to present findings in a clear, understandable and concise manner. 

  • Graduates will be able to engage in critical thinking about the relationship between social and personal experiences.

  • Minors will have an understanding of the significant theories, issues and methodologies of the discipline.

  • Minors will have an understanding of the impact of social processes and institution on personal experiences.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements
 
  • Successful completion of the sociology core;

  • Successful completion of the general or the criminology emphasis areas;

  • No grade below a C in sociology courses is acceptable for the major or the minor; and

  • Completion of at least 36 credit hours in approved sociology courses.

Specific Requirements for the Sociology Major

CORE
SOC Courses Titles Credits
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 210 Techniques of Analysis 3
SOC 310 Social & Cultural Theory 3
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TOTAL 9

General Emphasis 
 
Students will complete the above core (9 hours) and then will select at least 27 additional credit hours of sociology courses, which may include six hours from anthropology. Courses must be approved by the advisor. At least 12 hours must be upper-division courses (300- 400 level).

Criminology Emphasis 

Students will complete the three (above) core sociology courses plus three (below) criminology core courses. Further, they will complete 18 hours (six courses) of criminology electives. 

Criminology electives are indicated by * in the list of all sociology courses below:

Criminology Core Courses: (9 hours)
 
SOC 203 Criminal Justice System 3
SOC 303 Criminology 3
SOC 306 Delinquency & Juvenile Justice 3

Sociology Courses (*indicates criminology elective)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 105 Understanding Human Diversity
SOC 155 Minority and Ethnic Relations*
SOC 201 Social Problems*
SOC 203 Criminal Justice System
SOC 206 Gender & Society
SOC 231 Marriage & Family Relations
SOC 250 The Sacred in Culture
SOC 302 Collective Behavior and Social  Movements
SOC 303 Criminology
SOC 305 Crime and Women*
SOC 306 Delinquency & Juvenile Justice
SOC 308 Popular Culture
SOC 351 Social Deviance *
SOC 352 Social Psychology
SOC 353 Penology*
SOC 354  Urban Sociology
SOC 355 Political Sociology
SOC 356 Social Stratification*
SOC 358 Film & Society
SOC 359 Community Corrections *
SOC 401 Health, Culture, & Society
SOC 402 Aging, Culture, & Society
SOC 403 Human Sexuality and Social Behavior
SOC 404 Poverty *
SOC 405 Law and Society *
SOC 406 Sociology of Small Groups
SOC 407 Family Violence *
SOC 408 Science, Technology, & the Future
SOC 409 Victimology *
SOC 410 Structural & Elite Crime *
SOC 411 Police and Society *
SOC 412 Occupations & Professions
SOC 413 Homicide *
SOC 414 Multiple Murder *
SOC 415 Forensic Criminology *
SOC 416 Crime & the Mind*
SOC 417 Homicide 2
SOC 418 Crime, Drugs and Social Policy
SOC 419 Vice Crime
SOC 420 Criminological Theory *
SOC 430 Industrial Organization *
SOC 431 Work in Modern America *
SOC 432 Organization Theory *
SOC 440 Correctional Administration*
SOC 451 Culture, Deviance, & Psychopatholgy*
SOC 452 Self and Society
SOC 453 Sociology of the Body
SOC 491 Special Topics * (see advisor)
SOC 492  Research Methods *
SOC 494 Field Experience* (see advisor)
SOC 495 Independent Study

Specific Requirements for the Sociology Minor

Minors in sociology require a minimum of 20 semester hours, of which six hours must be upper division. SOC 101 is required. No grades below C are accepted toward the minor.

Co-curricular Requirements

Generally there are no co-curricular requirements, although students with an emphasis in criminology are encouraged to complete an internship in a community corrections type agency or program.

Outcome Assessment Activities
 
  • Completion of all required courses.

  • The department believes that grades are one valid indicator of the quality of student work. No grade below C will, therefore, be accepted toward the major or minor.

  • Student achievement will be assessed in the outcome areas on the basis of a standardized national achievement test. 

  • For the sociology minor, grades will provide a valid measure of student performance. The department will examine and maintain records of grades of students minoring in sociology as one means of assessment.


ANTHROPOLOGY

The anthropology minor provides students with an informed understanding of the cultural diversity evident in human societies and the concepts by which anthropologists explain cultural dynamics. The program emphasizes a holistic awareness of the relationships of all the parts of social and cultural systems. The program prepares students to understand anthropological methods and theories and to apply them to academic as well as to life experiences.

ANTHROPOLOGY PROGRAM GOALS
 
  • Students will be able to deal with intellectual problems and engage in critical thinking in a lucid fashion, reflecting logical inquiry and knowledge of pertinent information.

  • Students will possess knowledge and experience of cultural and sub-cultural groups other than their own.

  • Students will achieve an understanding of a spectrum of anthropological sub-divisions and will be knowledgeable in at least two areas.

Specific Requirements for the Anthropology Minor

The minor consists of 21 semester hours of anthropology courses; ANTHR 100 is required, and six hours must be upper division. The rest of the courses may be based upon the student’s interest. No grades below C are accepted toward the minor.

Outcome Assessment Activities

  • The assessment of anthropology students’ progress is a continuing process from matriculation to graduation.

SOCIAL SCIENCE PROGRAM

The interdisciplinary major in social science leads to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS). 

Social scientists study people and social institutions, especially the relationships and impacts they have with and on each other. Research in the social sciences provides insights that help in understanding the ways in which individuals and groups make decisions, exercise power or respond to change. Social scientists gather and analyze data, interpret it and make it meaningful and useful for application in dealing with human problems.

Employment has traditionally been in the academic area; however, as the economy continually changes from an industrial to a service-oriented system, a greater need for “people-oriented” specialists is developing. Job opportunities in applied fields include areas such as program management and administration, residential counseling, service supervision, human services and sales and related work -- in both the public and private sectors. Related careers are: teaching, social work, corrections/criminology, social and educational administration, law and mass communications.

Program Goals
 
  • Prepare students to function as knowledgeable and responsible individual citizens in society;

  • Prepare students for leadership roles within the broader society;

  • Instill in students a broad understanding of the major disciplinary approaches to the study of social life, including economics, history, sociology, geography, and political science;

  • Prepare students for participation in modern social institutions, as well as for the coming changes and conflicts within those institutions;

  • Instill in students an awareness of and appreciation for the cultural and ethnic diversity of modern society.

Expected Student Outcomes

General Requirements
 
  • No grade below C is acceptable in the major or minor. 

Specific Requirements for the Social Science Major

General Track Credits

Social Science Core

ANTHR 100 Cultural Anthropology 3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GEOG 103  World Regional Geography 3
HIST 103 World Civilization since 1800 3
HIST 202 US History II 3
POLSC 101 American National Politics 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
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SUB-TOTAL 21

Social Science Electives (Upper Division) 15
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TOTAL 36

Specific Requirements for the Social Science Minor
 
  • Completion of 21 semester hours of credit in Social Science courses: Anthropology Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology. Six hours must be upper division.  

WOMEN’S STUDIES
The women’s studies minor is designed to acquaint students with current scholarship on women. The minor is interdisciplinary and multicultural, encompassing classroom and experiential learning, encouraging students to examine relevant questions and issues from a range of perspectives.

Specific Requirements for the Women’s Studies Minor
Courses Titles Credits
WS  100 Introduction to Women’s Studies 3
WS/CS 306 La Chicana
OR
WS/CS 401  Third World Feminisms 3
WS 301 Feminist Frameworks 3
WS 493 Senior Seminar 3
Women’s Studies Electives

WS Electives:
9

WS/PSYCH/
SW/POLSC 105 Understanding Human Diversity 3
WS/SOC 206 Gender and Society 3
WS/PSYCH 211 Women and Society 3
WS/PSYCH 212 Sexism and Racism in America 3
WS/NSG 230 Women, Health, and Society 3
WS/PSYCH 231 Marriage, Family, and Relationships 3
WS/MCCNM 235 Women and Media 3
WS/CS 240 Chicana Writers 3
WS/SOC 305 Crime and Women 3
WS/CS 306 La Chicana 3
WS/MCCNM 330 Gender and Film 3
WS/SPCOM 335 Gender and Communication 3
WS/ENG  340  Women in Literature  3
WS/CS 401 Third World Feminisms 3
WS/SOC 403 Human Sexuality and Social Behavior 3
WS/SOC 407 Family Violence 3
WS/HIST 427 Women in Industrializing Europe 3
WS/SOC  453  The Sociology of the Body  3
WS 291/491 Special Topics (topics vary) 3


Most Women’s Studies courses are cross-listed, meaning that the courses can be found in the course listings of both the Women’s Studies program and one or more other departments. This is indicated above, for example, as “WS/PSYCH 212, Sexism and Racism in America,” indicating that the course is listed as both a Women’s Studies course and a Psychology course. The courses can be taken by enrolling in either a Women’s Studies call number or in another department’s call number. To encourage breadth, students are required to choose electives in different cross-listed disciplines, with no more than two of their electives being cross-listed in the same department (for example, Psychology). Grades below a C- will not be accepted in classes counting toward the minor. For advising, students should contact any Women’s Studies instructor, or the Women’s Studies Coordinator, or any member of the Women’s Studies Coordinating Committee, by calling 549-2143.