Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2017-12


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair

Date of First Reading: September 26, 2016

Date of Second Reading: October 31, 2016

Title of Motion: Request from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences –- School of Social and Behavioral Sciences– for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – Power and 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: Students who complete this certificate learn how to think critically and practically about the relationship between power and society. Courses in the certificate use multiple perspectives to explore the sources, exercise, and consequences of

power across a variety of social and historical settings. The certificate is recommended for students with academic and/or career interests in politics, government, economics, organizing and advocacy, public affairs and public policy, journalism, social work, human rights, social justice, education, and sustainability.

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