University Studies Curriculum Committee

Courses taught within the Department of University Studies are designed to provide students with academic and transitional support. Through University Studies courses, new members of the Sonoma State community are welcomed to campus with introductions to campus resources, mentoring opportunities, and tools for academic success. Students develop their personal, academic, and career goals and cultivate a sense of responsibility to themselves and the world around them. Together with co-curricular activities these learning experiences lay a strong foundation for lifelong personal and intellectual growth. First-Year Learning Communities and University Studies Courses are overseen by the University Studies Curriculum Committee. 

First-Year Learning Community (FLC) courses must be re-certified.  The University Studies Curriculum Committee is accepting FLC proposals for review now. Please see the General Education Resource page for the appropriate forms and other resources.

University Studies Curriculum Committee Membership 2020-2021

Name Role (term end) Representing
Carmen Works Chair (2022) Faculty Coordinator for Liberal Studies Ukiah and University Studies
Chiara Bacigalupa Member (2022) Education
Taylor Eddy Member (2021) Student
Kristin Denver Member UNIV 102
Catherine Fonseca Member (2022) Library
Nansong Wu Member (2022) Science & Technology
Michelle Jolly Member (2021) Social Sciences
Alvin Nguyen Member First & Second Year Programs
Adele Santana Member (2022) Business & Economics
Jennifer Johnson Member (2021) Arts & Humanities
Stacey Bosick Ex-Officio Member Academic Programs
Marrissa Chavez Ex-Officio Member Student Affairs
vacant Member University Support Services


Academic Year 2020-2021 Meeting Dates 

Friday 11:00-12:00pm via Zoom, for Zoom information email Veronica Lopez Gonzalez 

  • F '20 - 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, & 12/11
  • S '21 - 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2,  4/16, 4/30, & 5/14