Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2017-17
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: October 31, 2016
Date of Second Reading: November 28, 2016
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts - for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Integrative Social Science
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 BS in Integrative Social Science is a degree program designed to cross-educate students in the disciplines of the social sciences to meet the complex issues that confront the human society in the 21st century. The emphasis of the program lies in bridging traditional disciplinary boundaries to immerse students in the myriad of theories and skills available across disciplines, which otherwise would elude them with traditional disciplinary social science programs. Thus, graduates of the program are prepared with theory and research skill sets that allow them to draw from the best of the multiple disciplines of the social sciences as they confront a technically sophisticated 21st-century world.