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

PHIL 3118 - Phil in Lit & Film

CHEM 1039 -  Nutr. & Food Toxicology 

PHIL 3258 - Existentialism

COMM 3068 – Film and Society

PHIL 3318 – Prof Ethics

CRJU 3608 – Gangs in America

PHIL/PLSI 3418 - Philosophy of Democracy

CSUB 4919 – Capstone

PLSI 3248 – Women in Politics

ECON 3108 – Economics of Health & Health Care

PSYC 3688 – People & Animal Companions

ECON 4588 -  HR Economics

PSYC 4358 - Positive Psychology

ENGL 2608 - Intro Language Study

RS 1118 – Religion & Film

ENGL 3248 – Ethnic Literatures

RS 1118 – Religion & Film

ENGL 3518 - Film Studies

RS 3548 – The Spiritual Quest
ENGL 4648 – Sociolinguistics RS 4518 – The Meaning of Death

KINE 3118 – Epidemiology and Wellness

SCI 3009 – California Natural History

MUS 1039 -  Music Global Perspective

SCI 3109 – The Science of Food

MUS 3019 -  Musical Drama

SOC 3008 – Social Psych

MUS 3039 – American Musical Life

SOC 3658 - Violence & Society

INST/PHIL 2129 - Sexual Ethics

THTR 1109 – Introduction to Theatre

PHIL 2129 - Phil of Self & Human Nature

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

Lori Paris
Faculty Director of General Education
Phone: (661)654-3934
Email: lparis@csub.edu

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

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