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1 Models for Discussion Ad Hoc Committee on General Education Monday, 4/22/2013

2 Modified Current Reduce the total number of credits Reduce the three History classes to two and the Social Sciences classes from two to one Increase the required level of Foreign Language from one semester to two (but retaining the option to test out of one or both semesters, thus the range of total credits) Eliminate the Western Civilization silo and reconfigure the American History and Other World Civilization requirements to U.S. and Western Civilization and Global Citizenship, respectively

3 Modified Current Current Gen Ed (up to 42 s.h.) s.h. Modified Current (33-39 s.h.) s.h. MathematicsM23Mathematics3 Basic CommunicationBC23Basic Communication3 additional writing courseWS23Writing Skills3 Oral skillsOS23Oral Comm Skills3 Foreign Language FL20-3 ^ Foreign Language0-6** ^ Other World CivilizationsHO23Global Citizenship3 Western CivilizationHW23 American HistoryHA23US and Western Civ.3 Natural Sciences N23 Natural Sciences6 ^ add. Science with lab NL23 ^ HumanitiesAH23Humanities3 Social Science S23 Social Science3 add’l. Social science S23* Fine Arts AA23 Fine Arts3 * Different subject areas. Natural Science in all models must include a lab experience/course. **Students can "test out" in F.L., using current options for testing out. ^Students who take courses with four credits in this category will exceed this limit. Required SUNY competencies in Information Management and Critical Thinking remain "infused," as in our current GE Structure

4 Student Flexibility This model utilized SUNY Oswego’s GE21 Gen Ed program as a starting point Reduce total number of s.h. to 36-39 Foreign Language requirement changes to 3-6 s.h. Three history categories collapsed into two: American Traditions & Pluralism and Global Awareness Additional writing requirement: WS3 Student Choice: 12 s.h. Select at least 3 from among 5 areas: American Traditions & Pluralism; Natural Sciences; Humanities; Social Sciences; and Fine Arts

5 Student Flexibility Current Gen Ed (up to 42 s.h.) s.h. Student Flexibility (36-39 s.h.) (Italics= Student Choice***) s.h. MathematicsM23Mathematics3 Basic CommunicationBC23Basic Communication3 additional writing courseWS23Writing Skills (WS2 & WS3)6 Oral skillsOS23Oral Comm Skills3 Foreign Language FL20-3 ^ Foreign Language 3-6** add. Science with lab NL23 ^Natural Sciences with Lab3* ^ Other World CivilizationsHO23Global Awareness3*** Western CivilizationHW23 Student Choice: at least 3/512 American HistoryHA23Am. Traditions & Pluralism0-6*** Natural Sciences N23 ^ Natural Sciences 0-6*** ^ HumanitiesAH23Humanities0-6*** Social Science S23 Social Science 0-6*** add Social science S23* Fine Arts AA23 Fine Arts 0-6*** * Different subject areas. Natural Science in all models must include a lab experience/course. **Students can "test out" in F.L., using current options for testing out. *** “Student Choice” category in Model 3 requires 12 s.h. from at least three of five attribute categories: N2; S2; HA2 (American Traditions and Pluralism); AH2; and AA2. One Natural Science with a lab is required in Model 3. Global Awareness in Model 3 to include at least selected HW2, HO2 and AH2 courses. (Still under discussion.) ^Students who take courses with four credits in this category will exceed this limit. Required SUNY competencies in Information Management and Critical Thinking remain "infused," as in our current GE Structure

6 Liberal Arts Intensive The Gen Ed program presented in the Liberal Arts Intensive model recognizes the different dimensions of Gen Ed programs identified in previous research High in integration so as to provide a meaningful educational experience for the student Emphasizes breadth in order to counter the growing tendency toward specialization and polyspecialization. Targets all the important skills of thought and character that have traditionally been a part of a liberal arts education and that are important for learning how to acquire knowledge and to communicate that knowledge to others in a thoughtful manner. Balances thought and action with its ethics requirement. It balances humanistic, scientific, and historical methodologies and it incorporates non-Western perspectives in order to provide students with an array of problem-solving approaches

7 Liberal Arts Intensive Current Gen Ed (up to 42 s.h.) s.h. Liberal Arts Intensive (up to 42 s.h) s.h. MathematicsM23Ideas & methods in Mathematics & Quantitative Reasoning, Statistics for general student w/applications, Calculus for general student w/applications 6 Basic Communication BC23Thinking-infused into GE courses using the Insight Assessment teaching & assessment program add’l writing courseWS23Writing-infused into GE courses through a standardized grammar & writing mechanics matrix Oral skillsOS23Speaking-infused into GE courses Natural SciencesNL3Natural Sciences -Ideas &methods in the Sciences, 2 add’l courses from approved list9 add. Science with labNL23 ^ Social ScienceS23Social Sciences -Ideas & methods in the Social Sciences, 2 add’l courses from approved list6 add Social scienceS23* Foreign LanguageFL20-3 ^Foreign Language6 ^ American HistoryHA23Multidisciplinary Perspectives (3 s.h. from each of 3 Humanities & Arts categories)9 Western CivilizationHW23a. The Pre-Historic World & the Ancient Worlds—courses in anthropology, history, philosophy, literature, and the arts Other World Civilizations HO23b. The Medieval World—courses in history, philosophy, literature, and the arts HumanitiesAH23c. The Modern World—courses in history, philosophy, literature, and the arts The ArtsAA23 *The American Perspective—infused in “The Modern World” courses *The Multicultural Perspective—infused throughout Humanities and Arts courses Fine ArtsAA23Fine Arts (Lab)3 Contemporary Issues3 * Different subject areas. Natural Science in all models must include a lab experience/course. **Students can "test out" in F.L., using current options for testing out. ^Students who take courses with four credits in this category will exceed this limit.

8 All Models, Compared to Current Current Gen Ed (up to 42 s.h.) s.h. Modified Current (33-39 s.h.) s.h. Student Flexibility (36-39 s.h.) (Italics= Student Choice***) s.h. Liberal Arts Intensive (up to 42 s.h.) s.h. MathematicsM23Mathematics3 3 6 Basic Communication BC23Basic Communication3 3Thinking-infused into GenEd courses additional writing courseWS23Writing Skills3Writing Skills (WS2 & WS3)6 Writing-infused into GenEd courses matrix Oral skillsOS23Oral Comm Skills3 3 Speaking-infused into GenEd courses Foreign LanguageFL20-3 ^Foreign Language0-6** ^Foreign Language3-6 ^Foreign Language6 ^ Lab science (add.) NL2 3 ^ Natural Sciences w/lab 3* ^ Other World Civilizations HO23Global Citizenship (incl HO2) 3Global Awareness3***Contemporary Issues3 Western CivHW23 Student Choice: at least 3/512 American HistoryHA23US and Western Civ.3Am. Traditions & Pluralism0-6*** Social Science S26 Social Science3 0-6*** Social Sciences -Ideas &methods in the Social Sciences, two additional courses from approved list 6 Natural Sciences N23 Natural Sciences6* ^Natural Sciences0-6*** ^Natural Sciences - Ideas &methods in the Sciences, two additional courses from approved list 9 ^ HumanitiesAH23Humanities3 0-6***Multidisciplinary Perspectives (3 s.h. from each of 3 Humanities & Arts categories) a. The Pre-Historic World & the Ancient Worlds b. The Medieval World c. The Modern World *The American Perspective *The Multicultural Perspective 9 Fine Arts AA23 Fine Arts3 0-6***Fine Arts (lab)3 * Different subject areas. Natural Science in all models must include a lab experience/course. **Students could "test out" in second semester of F.L. in Model 2. Model 3 requires up to 6 s.h., using current options for testing out. *** “Student Choice” category in Model 3: 12 s.h. from at least 3 of 5 categories: N2; S2; HA2 (American Traditions and Pluralism); AH2; and AA2. Global Awareness in Model 3 to include at least selected HW2, HO2 and AH2 courses. (Still under discussion.) ^Students who take courses with four credits in this category will exceed this limit. Required SUNY competencies in Information Management and Critical Thinking remain "infused," as in our current GE Structure


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