The Student Council Focus Groups are designed to allow students to participate in building their own curriculum. Students can engage and participate in this process by suggesting new courses, altering current courses, introducing changes to their tracks and majors and so on. This year we have the following Focus Groups:
Academic Core, Science, Social Science and Humanities. Check out their own pages for more information on what they have been doing this year and how you can get involved.
The Science Focus Group aims to develop the Science curriculum by advising the Head of Studies in adding, changing, and sometimes removing courses. They have made a great achievements in the years by new implementing courses such as ‘Statistics for Science’.
In the past year a focus point has been the development of the non-medical part of the chemistry and biology tracks. And in general, our life-long mission is the battle for more lab courses or other opportunities to gain lab experience in your studies at AUC.
Besides curriculum development, the Science Focus Group also aims to assist students, in building their own curriculum. Each semester a Speed-dating event is organized to help first and second year students in their choices by providing them with the opportunity to talk to third year students in their fields. To get more input from all Science students a survey was conducted via Facebook last year and this will be continued. Moreover, the Focus Group annually reviews the Science curriculum to examine the level, planning, and titles of the courses in the different tracks.
Do you always have something to say about the science curriculum? Join the Science Focus Group or communicate your ideas by sending an email or just talking to one of us in person! We would mainly like to welcome some first years to ensure the activity of the Science Focus Group in upcoming years. Yet, also second and third years are very welcome to join, as your insights in the curriculum are very valuable.
The Social Science Focus Group aims to develop the Social Sciences curriculum by advising the Head of Studies in adding, changing, and sometimes removing courses.
The Social Science Focus Group is currently in development and is looking for new members! If you’d like to join, message email@example.com
The overarching success of the Focus Group of the previous year was the final implementation of a Gender Studies course into the AUC Curriculum. Having been topic of many discussions over previous years, the execution will now finally follow. In addition, the Culture track is being analyzed and re-done this year by the faculty in collaboration with students. The aim is to make the track more coherent for the students and incorporate changes suggested by students over previous years.
The Academic Core focus group is currently working on reviewing methods courses, Academic Writing Skills and Logic. There will also be a larger curriculum review that the focus group will be conducting to ensure greater coherence and structure within the Academic core.