Theme Q

Theme Q: Quality of Life

Goal 1. Student will understand factors that influence quality of life (social connectedness, education, environment, civic engagement, health, life satisfaction, safety, aesthetic experiences, spirituality, and/or work-life balance, among others), and be able to analyze the connectedness between at least two of these factors.

Outcome 1A: Students will demonstrate an understanding of at least two factors that influence quality of life.
Outcome 1B: Students will analyze the connectedness between at least two factors that influence quality of life

Course Requirements

For a course to be approved as meeting the Quality of Life requirements, it must:

  1. Demonstrate 'quality of life' as an organizing principle of the course, including at least two factors that influence quality of life (Social connectedness, education, environment, civic engagement, health, life satisfaction, safety, and work-life balance).
  2. Include assignments that contribute to at least 40% of the student’s grade that address understanding and analysis of factors that influence quality of life.
  3. For a lower-division Theme course, EITHER have an explicit course connection to a foundational skill OR reinforce a foundational skill.
  4. For an upper-division Theme course, reinforce at least two foundational skills. Area B Courses must reinforce quantitative reasoning skills and one other skill; Area C and D Courses must reinforce critical thinking and one other skill.
  5. Rubrics used to evaluate learning outcomes will be made available to students and incorporate the essential dimensions identified by GECCo.

Currently approved courses for Theme Q - Spring 2017:

ANTH 3308 – Anthropology Through Film

PLSI 3248 – Women in Politics

COMM 3068 – Film and Society

PSYC 3688 – People & Animal Companions

CRJU 3608 – Gangs in America

RS 1118 – Religion & Film

CSUB 4919 – Capstone

RS 3548 – The Spiritual Quest

ECON 3108 – Economics of Health & Health Care

RS 4518 – The Meaning of Death

ENGL 3248 – Ethnic Literatures

SCI 3009 – California Natural History

ENGL 4648 – Sociolinguistics

SCI 3109 – The Science of Food

KINE 3118 – Epidemiology and Wellness

SOC 3008 – Social Psych

MUS 3039 – American Musical Life

THTR 1109 – Introduction to Theatre

PHIL 3318 – Prof Ethics

THTR 3118 – Restoration to Experimentation



Contact Us

Jeff Moffit
LCF - Theme Q
P.E. & Kinesiology
Associate Professor
Phone: (661)654-6084
Email: jmoffit@csub.edu

Paul Newberry
Faculty Director of General Education
Phone: (661)654-3934
Email: pnewberry@csub.edu

Melanie Silva
Administrative Support Assistant II
Phone: (661)654-3937
Email: msilva22@csub.edu

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