Arizona State University
University Senate
Spring 2016

Senate Motion #2016-27

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Steven Semken, Chair

Date of First Reading: January 25, 2016

Date of Second Reading: February 22, 2016

Title of Motion: Request from the School for the Future of Innovation in Society – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Innovation in Society

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.    

Rationale: The new School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) is proposing to launch a series of undergraduate programs in Fall of 2016. The BS in Innovation in Society is designed to provide students with tools and concepts to analyze new and emerging innovations and the diverse local and global futures they enable. Students will be prepared to build more inclusive future societies and develop strategies that link innovation with social needs and values. The curriculum develops multidisciplinary perspectives that synthesize research and theory from the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and engineering. Students will learn qualitative methods to investigate how science and technology have shaped and reflect social values, in preparation for careers in public service, business, policy, and academia.

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