Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2019-37
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Lili Wang, Chair
Date of First Reading: February 25, 2019
Date of Second Reading: March 25, 2019
Title of Motion: Request from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences –School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership– for the establishment of an undergraduate degree– BS in Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
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 School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL) seeks to prepare civic-minded citizens and leaders through the study of great works and great debates of civic, economic, political, and moral thought, primarily in the Western tradition but also comparatively. The core spirit of this transdisciplinary education is the nexus of the study of classic sources and the study about experiences of leadership and statesmanship to create a program designed to prepare students for both understanding and practicing leadership in 21st century America and a globalized world. The BS degree program will accommodate students who wish to pursue a particular emphasis on the applied dimensions of the SCETL curriculum, primarily through enhanced training in the areas of statistical analysis of political and economic phenomena.