Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2017-04
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: August 29, 2016
Date of Second Reading: September 26, 2016
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Integrated Sciences and Arts - for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BA in History of Science, Ideas and Innovation
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: Leveraging the place of the Polytechnic campus as a hub of innovation, the History of Science, Ideas and Innovation program provides students with a grounding in the social and intellectual issues central to understanding the role of science,
technology and ideas from past to present. This interdisciplinary degree encourages students to combine course work in the natural and applied sciences with historical and philosophical approaches to social knowledge. Students majoring or minoring
in History of Science, Ideas and Innovation graduate with a foundation for advanced work in the humanities, the sciences, or in interdisciplinary fields bridging between written and technical work.