Theme R

Theme R: Revolutionary Ideas and Innovations

Goal 1: Students will be able to identify and critically evaluate major consequences and implications of a revolutionary idea or innovation. Revolutionary ideas may be economic, social, ethical, cultural, political, and/or scientific, among others.

Outcome 1A: Students will be able to identify and critically evaluate major consequences and implications of a revolutionary idea or innovation beyond the field.
Outcome 1B: Students will critically evaluate the major consequences and implications of a revolutionary idea or innovation beyond the field.

Course Requirements

For a course to be approved it must:

  1. Demonstrate 'revolutionary ideas and innovations' as an organizing principle of the course.
  2. Include assignments that contribute to at least 40% of the student's grade that address understanding and evaluation of revolutionary ideas and innovations.
  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 R - Spring 2017:

ART 1009 – Practice and Appreciation of Visual Art

MUS 1039 – Jazz Appreciation

ART 2508 – Survey of Western Art I, Prehistory to 1400

PHIL 3118 - Great Philosophical Ideas

ART 2608 – Survey of Western Art II, 1400 to Present

PHIL 3268 – Marxism

ART 3618 - Rev Art of the 19th Century

PSYC 3248 - Observ. in Studying the Brain & Thinking

ART 3648 – History of Photography

PSYC 3678 - Ppl., Ethics, & Other Animals

COMM 3048 – Art of Film

RS 1128 – History of God

COMM 3098 - Innovations in Film

RS 1138 – Introduction to Asian Religions

COMM 3078 – Mass Media & Society

RS 3208 - Explorations in Scripture

CSUB 4929 – Capstone

RS 3518 - American Dream

ECON 3118 -  Miracle Econ in the Pac Rim

RS 3538 – Religion and Human Rights

ENGL 2208 - American Lit Survey I

SCI 3019 - Rev Ideas in Human Biology

ENGL 2308 - British Lit Survey I

SCI 3119 - Rev Ideas in Chemistry

ENGL 4708 – Studies in Genre

SCI 3319 – California Geology and Society

HIST 1418 – World History Part I

SCI 3609 – An Introduction to the Modern Cosmos

HIST 1428 – World History Since 1500 CE

 SOC 4038 – Technology and Society

HIST 4638 – Building an Empire: History Rome

SOC 4068 - Civil Rights Movement



Contact Us

Rebecca Weller
LCF - Theme R
Art Department
Professor
Phone: (661)654-2283
Email: rweller@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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