Commonwealth of Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education SUPPLEMENTARY LICENSE APPLICATION TO OPERATE AS AN IN-STATE NONPUBLIC INSTITUTION IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY PURSUANT TO 13 KAR 1:020 (SECTION 4) A supplementary application must be submitted when an institution proposes to offer an additional degree program(s) at the main campus or when an institution proposes to offer more than 25% of the course requirements for a degree program away from the main campus. Supplementary applications should be submitted for each proposed program by April 15 to: Council on Postsecondary Education 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320 Frankfort, KY 40601-8204 SECTION I: INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION 1. Name and Address of Institution: Transylvania University, 300 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508 2. Chief Executive Officer: Name/Title/Address/Telephone: Dr. Charles Shearer/ President/ Transylvania University, 300 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508/ (859) 233-8111. 3. Institutional Liaison with the Council on Postsecondary Education: Name/Title/Address/Telephone: Jim Mills/ Registrar/ Transylvania University, 300 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508/ (859) 2338116 SECTION II: PROGRAMS TO BE OFFERED ON THE MAIN CAMPUS 1. Name of program and degree awarded: Anthropology/Bachelor of Arts 2. Anticipated beginning date of proposed program: 07/01/03 3. If accrediting/other licensing agency approval is required to implement the new program, provide verification of notification: N/A 4. Curriculum outline and course descriptions, if not in catalog: See attachment 5. Rationale for offering the proposed program: Proposed to potentially replace an existing major in Sociology/Anthropology. Also, see attachment. 6. Vitae for new program faculty, if any (Form E attached): See attachment 7. Additional facilities or equipment required to implement the program: None 8. Proposed additions to the library collection to support the program: None SECTION III: PROGRAMS TO BE OFFERED AT OFF-CAMPUS LOCATIONS (Complete items 1-8 in Section II plus the following) 1. Date of approval by the main campus to offer the program at an off-campus location 2. Site where program is to be offered 3. Verification that the facility complies with all local, state, or federal safety and fire codes 4. Availability of library services to support the program at the off-campus location Attachments: 1 (Form E) 4. Curriculum outline and course descriptions, if not in catalog Anthropology Major (Proposed and passed by Committee on Program and Curriculum 3/31/03; and by Faculty 4/9/03) 11 major courses, including: ANTH 1024 Cultural Anthropology ANTH 1034 Human Origins, or ANTH 1054 Introduction to Archaeology SOC 2224 Research Methods in the Social Sciences One Area Study course (courses that provide an in-depth focus on some particular region of the world) from the following: ANTH/SOC 3xx4 Appalachia and the Environment ART 2554 African Art and Culture PS 2304 Politics and Society of Japan PS 2504 Politics of the Middle East HIST 2404/2414 Latin American Civilization I or II ANTH 3xx4 Latin American Prehistory HIST 2354/2364 History of Africa I or II ANTH 4444 Senior Seminar 6 Anthropology electives, 3 of which must be at 3000-level of above. Note: One elective outside the social sciences division may be used with approval of the Sociology/Anthropology/Communication program director. Course descriptions not in current catalog as proposed to and approved by the Committee on Program and Curriculum: 2. Course Designation and Catalog Description a. ANTH 3—4, SOC ---prefix/number b. c. 3 class hours/wk d. f. Instructor(s): Appalachia and the Environment title (limited to 30 characters) e. lab hours/wk 1 units Dr. Begley g. Prerequisites: ANTH 1024 or SOC 1004 h. Please provide a course description exactly as it should appear in the catalog. Descriptions must be less than 75 total words. Descriptions may be returned for editing. From the beginning of human habitation to the present, the physical landscape of Appalachia has shaped the culture and society of Appalachian peoples. This course examines the relationship of the physical and cultural aspects of Appalachia, from Ice Age hunters to the present. Recent environmental and anti-environmental movements are discussed. Using anthropological, geographical, and sociological literature, students will develop an understanding of the complex relationship of the physical and cultural landscapes, examine the power of historical trends and legacies, and critically examine stereotypes and commonly-held beliefs about the region. 2. Course Designation and Catalog Description a. ANTH 1--4 prefix/number c. b. 2:30 class hours/wk Introduction to Archaeology title (limited to 30 characters) d. f. Instructor(s): Chris Begley g. Prerequisites: None 0 lab hours/wk e. 1 units h. Please provide a course description exactly as it should appear in the catalog. Descriptions must be less than 75 total words. Descriptions may be returned for editing. In this introduction to the field of archaeology, students will focus on how archaeologists make interpretations of the past using material remains. By examining the utility and limits of archaeological methods, student will learn to critically evaluate archaeological interpretations. The history of archaeology and major theoretical perspectives are examined and contemporary challenges facing archaeologists are explored. 2. Course Designation and Catalog Description a. ANTH 3__4 prefix/number c. 3 class hours/wk f. Instructor(s): b. Latin American Prehistory title (limited to 30 characters) d. e. 1 units lab hours/wk Chris Begley g. Prerequisites: None h. Please provide a course description exactly as it should appear in the catalog. Descriptions must be less than 75 total words. Descriptions may be returned for editing. Focusing on 20,000 years of human presence in Latin America and the Caribbean, from the arrival of the first people from Asia at the end of the last ice age to the arrival of Europeans in the sixteenth century, this course offers an overview of major cultural developments in the region, including the origins of agriculture, village life, and the first cities. Using archaeological, historical, and ethnographic source material, the course culminates in an examination of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations, including the radical changes that accompanied the arrival of Europeans. 2. Course Designation and Catalog Description a. ANTH 3—4, SOC 3--4 prefix/number c. 3 class hours/wk f. Instructor(s): b. d. Sustainable Development title (limited to 30 characters) e. lab hours/wk 1 units Dr. Begley g. Prerequisites: SOC 1004 or ANTH 1024 h. Please provide a course description exactly as it should appear in the catalog. Descriptions must be less than 75 total words. Descriptions may be returned for editing. This course explores the concept of sustainable development, from the beginning of the era of international development following WWII to the present. The course explores the challenges involved in creating sustainable development, from the socio-cultural issues and environmental concerns to the definition of sustainability. Case studies will help highlight these issues. 2. Course Designation and Catalog Description a. ANTH 1__4 prefix/number c. 3 class hours/wk f. Instructor(s): b. World Prehistory title (limited to 30 characters) d. e. lab hours/wk 1 units Chris Begley g. Prerequisites: None h. Please provide a course description exactly as it should appear in the catalog. Descriptions must be less than 75 total words. Descriptions may be returned for editing. From the spread of modern humans throughout the world to the dawn of history, this course offers an overview of major cultural developments in the world. Prehistoric cultures from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe are discussed, using archaeological and ethnographic source material to explore such topics as the origins of agriculture, the first cities, the development of the state, trade, and warfare. 5. Rationale for offering the proposed program Proposed Anthropology Major Submitted by Barbara LoMonaco Program Director, Sociology/Anthropology/Communication (as stated to Committee on Program and Curriculum) Rationale Anthropology has become an increasingly popular discipline on campus in both introductory and upper-level courses. A 200% increase in the anthropology minor and a 260% increase in the sociology/anthropology major in the last five years led to the addition of a second anthropologist in 20022003. Importantly, students have expressed an interest in an anthropology major for many years, and many have asked for “Special Majors.” Unfortunately, it has not been possible to accommodate these students with only one faculty member. The addition of a second line allows for an expansion of course offerings and development of a major. Integration of the major in our current curriculum also provides greater visibility for courses concerned with cultural diversity—a concern that has received increasingly attention in the past five years. Breadth and Depth: Courses in the major provide students with chronological depth and topical breadth. Some courses focus on the human past (Human Origins, Introduction to Archaeology, and World Prehistory, Latin American Prehistory) while others investigate contemporary culture. The subfields of physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, and archaeology are represented in our offerings—three of the four subfields within anthropology. Topically, courses explore cross-cultural dimensions of gender, urban life, environmental issues, Appalachian studies, religion, and sustainable development. May term travel courses and selected courses offered in study abroad programs may fulfill the Area Study requirement in the proposed major, providing students with first-hand experience in another culture. We have proposed that two courses from other disciplines (Politics and Society of Japan and African Art and Culture) be cross-listed in anthropology, given that they draw heavily on anthropological material. The addition of these courses to our curriculum allows students to benefit from the expertise of scholars with regional specializations that differ from those of the faculty in anthropology, and enhance course offerings for students. Feasibility It is highly feasible to support an anthropology major at Transylvania given the current staffing, and program members in anthropology have consulted with the Registrar throughout the process of designing the major to insure its feasibility. Other programs on campus offer a major with two faculty members are accounting, economics physics, and religion. Some of these majors require more than the eleven courses required in the proposed anthropology major, and have demonstrated they are feasible with two faculty members.