Common Curriculum Survey

1. Convergence and Coordination. 

Changing the assessment can still affect how your overall CAP will end up after 4 years.

How would you rate coordination in the Common Curriculum (e.g. in terms of content, communication, assignment deadline clashes)?
  • Good
  • Neutral
  • Not Good
Is grading and assessment between courses fair and transparent in the Common Curriculum?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Sure

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2. Number of Common Curriculum courses. [closed – time elapsed]

Implications are far-reaching. E.g. downsizing common curriculum will increase the size of the major component. This could help/harm group cohesion and the “community of learning”. Alternatively it could strengthen majors.

What should happen to the number of Common Curriculum courses?
  • Increase
  • Stay the Same
  • Decrease

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3. Science Changes. [closed – time elapsed]

Combining the two tracts of current Foundations of Science (FoS) and Integrated Science (IS) may raise issues of discrepancy in ability. Conversely it may even the playing field for Science students who have had/will have to take several humanities subjects in the Common Curriculum.

Should we put science and non-science major students in same track (i.e. take the same section together instead of having IS and FoS)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Sure

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4. Historical Immersion (HI), Current Issues (CI) and interdisciplinary electives/seminars. 

For interdisciplinary seminars (e.g. a science professor and a philosophy professor design and teach a course together), bear in mind these courses may change class sizes across the school and number of courses significantly due to resources being used up.

How do you feel about the current iteration of HI and CI?
  • Good
  • Neutral
  • Not Good
Do you believe HI and CI make valuable contributions to the Common Curriculum?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Sure
What do you feel about interdisciplinary courses?
  • Good Idea
  • Bad Idea
  • Neutral

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5. First semester electives. 

Having a first semester elective will complicate grading, and may somewhat defeat the purpose of having a common base experience. Also, one of the subjects in the current CC will have to be combined with another or pushed out if an elective option is introduced. On the other hand, it will give an option to try out courses earlier.

Should we have first semester electives?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Sure

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