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INSTITUTIONS: THE SOCIAL WEB

AS DEFINED BY ERNEST BOYER in COLLEGE: THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA, p. 95-96.

"Institutions make up the social fabric of life. We are born into institutions, we pass much of our lives in them, and institutions are involved when we die. No integrated core has been successful if it has not acquainted students with the major institutions-the family, the church, the legislative and judicial bodies, for example-that make up our world. The curriculum we have in mind would look at the characteristics of institutions: how they come into being, grow strong, become oppressive or weak, and sometimes fail. The successful approach will always ask when institutions have to do with us, how we are influenced by them, and how we can direct our institutions toward constructive ends."


AS DEFINED BY OTHERS

Professor Ed Cell

WHAT AREAS ARE IN THIS CATEGORY

    1. Education
    2. Adult and continuing education
      Literacy
      Career and vocational education
      Special education
      Bilingual education
      K-12 education
      Distance learning
      Early child education
      Higher education
      Instructional technology
      Reform
      Teaching
      Theory and methods
      Learning

    3. News/media
    4. Leisure and recreation
    5. Law
      Crime
    6. Political structures/activities
    7. Anthropology/archeology
    8. History
    9. Peace and conflict studies
    10. Humanities
    11. Rural development
    12. International institutions, structures
    13. Science/technology and society
    14. Urban studies
    15. Libraries
    16. Museums

Examples of some of the many UIS COURSES THAT MEET THIS CATEGORY (most courses that could meet the institutions category are not listed here)

Online

On Campus

EXL 300 - an internship/placement in an institution

LIS 499 or LIS 480 - Independent study of a topic of your choice

CSC-442 ECCE Internet in American Life (U.S. Communities) (4)

CRJ-364 ECCE Communities, Fear, and Crime Control (U.S. Communities) (3)

CRJ-415 ECCE Crime and Sentencing: Global Issues (Global Awareness) (3) (sometimes registration restricted to particular non-LIS students)

CRJ-474 (also LES-474) Law of Evidence (3)

SOA-441 ECCE Social Stratification (ECCE Elective) (4) (also work category)

LES-451 Law, Film and Popular Culture (3)  (also arts category)

ENS-446 ECCE Population and Public Policy (Global Awareness) (3)

ENS-461 ECCE Geopolitics: Geographical Aspects of International Affairs (Global Awareness) (3) (also nature category)

SOA-428 Culture, Health, and Power (4)  (also nature category)

PAD-434 The Changing American Family and Public Policy. (4)

MPH-450 ECCE Chemicals and the Citizen. (Global Awareness) (4) (also nature category)

MPH-478 ECCE Crisis in Environmental Health. (U.S. Communities) (4) (also nature category)

WGS-301 ECCE  Women, Gender, and Society (U.S. Communities) (4) (also heritage category)

SWK-425 Social Work and Substance Abuse (4)  (also nature category)

MPH-408 ECCE Addiction (ECCE Elective) (4) (also nature category)

MPH-222 ECCE Global Public Health: Population, Poverty and Pollution (Global Awareness) (4) (also nature category) (will require a petition to include this 200-level course in your 60 upper-division credit-hour-units)

COM-458 Media from a Liberal Arts Perspective (4) (also language) (LIS elective)

COM-472 Political Communication in the United States (4) (also language)

MGT-444  Work, Family and Community: A U.S. Perspective (U.S. Communities) (4) (also institutions category).

SOA-426  Teen Talk (4) (also identity category)

SOA-435  Polls, Public Opinion, and Public Policy (4)

PHI-436 Contemporary American Political Philosophy (4) (also identity category)

PSC-270 ECCE Global Issues (Global Awareness) (3) (will require a petition to include this 200-level course in your 60 upper-division credit-hour-units)

EXL 300 - an internship/placement in an institution

LIS 499 or LIS 480 - Independent study of a topic of your choice

ACC-454 ECCE Regulation and the American Economy (U.S. Communities) (3) (also work category)

CRJ-221 Introduction to Criminology (3) (will require a petition to include this 200-level course in your 60 upper-division credit-hour-units)

CRJ-312 Policing in America (3)

CRJ-315 Critical Thinking in Criminal Justice (3)

CRJ-343 ECCE Women and Criminal Justice (U.S. Communities) (3)

CRJ-346 ECCE International Criminal Justice Systems (Global Awareness) (3)

CRJ-347 ECCE Race, Class, and Social Justice (U.S. Communities) (3)

CRJ-348 (same as SWK-348/WGS-348) Violence Against Women and Children (3)

CRJ-349 Alternatives to Incarceration (3)

CRJ-415 ECCE Crime and Sentencing: Global Issues (Global Awareness) (3)

CRJ-416 Law Enforcement Challenges: Terrorism (3)

SOA-302 Understanding Other Cultures (4) (also identity category)

SOA-405 Sociocultural Theories (4) (prerequisites: this ought to be taken after you have had at least one upper-division sociology course, such as SOA-442 Mexican Migration to the U.S., and also at least one upper-division anthropology course, such as SOA-302 Understanding Other Cultures)

SOA-442 ECCE Mexican Migration to the U.S. (Global Awareness) (4) (also work category)

LES-441 (same as PSC-441/SWK-441/WGS-441) Poverty, Law, and Justice (4)

LES-415 (same as PSC-415) American Constitution and Constitutional Law (4)

LES-446 (same as HDC-446/SOA-454/SWK-446/WGS-446) Family Law (3 or 4)

LIS-352 (same as HIS-352) History of American Law (3) (also heritage category)

COM-472 Political Communication in the United States (4) (also language)

SOA-408 (also PHI-411/PSC-433/WGS-411) Feminist Theories (4) (also work category) (no prerequisite, but first taking WGS-301 Women, Gender, and Society is highly recommended)

AAS-433 ECCE Civil Rights Movement of the Twentieth Century (4) (also heritage category)

EXPERIENTIAL WAYS THAT STUDENTS HAVE MET THIS REQUIREMENT

Serving in the military. Working in government. Working in law enforcement.

WEB SITES THAT APPLY

Direct Link to Capitol Hill

15-item quiz on religious knowledge from the
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

The American Citizenship quiz (could you pass it?)

Census Bureau

National Endowment for the Arts

The White House

The Central Intelligence Agency

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Social Theory pages (by James Spickard, who taught LIS professor Eric Hadley-Ives when he was an undergraduate. Unfortunately, Dr. Spickard hasn't been keeping up his links, but some still work.)

The University of Chicago's Sociological Theory links.

Citizendium's article on law.

Articles available from Citizendium's Politics Workgroup.

Eric's Sources.

 

Revised 8/29/13 by ejhi