Library Course Assessment for Explorations in Arts and Social Sciences Cohort Program

December 1, 2005
please see revised assessment: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/about/collections/courseassessments/explorations_revised.htm

One-time Cost Total | Ongoing Cost Total

This is the Library's assessment for the Explorations in Arts and Social Sciences cohort program, to be offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SFU Surrey. It was first offered on a pilot basis beginnning in 2005. Once approved, the expected enrollment is 100 students/year.

The program proposal included good course reading lists that were used to assess the adequacy of the SFU Surrey library's collections to support this course. Core collections will be required on site at the Surrey campus to support this reading-intensive program. Although many of the books on the reading lists are already in the SFU Library collection, Surrey will require an additional copy in the local collection.

An analysis of SFU Surrey holdings of titles on the reading lists revealed that the SFU Library's collection of journals and bibliographic tools, now primarily online and therefore accessible at Surrey, will be adequate to support this course. However, the book collection at SFU Surrey lacks all but a few of the titles on the lists.

One-time Costs

The detailed title lists with costs and ordering information are available in the Library Collections Management office. Totals are listed below.

EXPL 120 Organizing Societies

16 items from course bibliography
cost: $677

EXPL 130 Experiencing Society

30 items from course bibliography
cost: $949

EXPL 150 Introduction to Research and Interpretation in the Arts

31 items from course bibliography
cost: $1392

EXPL 220 Explorations I: Selected Topics in Regional Cultures

10 items from course bibliography
cost: $411

EXPL 230 Global Development: Issues and Patterns

17 items from course bibliography
cost: $1204

EXPL 240 Space, Place and Movement

20 items from course bibliography
cost: $1352

EXPL 250 Introduction to Research Approaches in Social Sciences

4 items from course bibliography
cost: $353

EXPL 260 Explorations II: Selected Topics in Culture & Memory

30 items from course bibliography
cost: $1694

EXPL 270 Explorations III: Selected Topics in Immigration

17 items from course bibliography
cost: $535

Subtotal: One-time costs

$8,567

Ongoing Costs

In addition to the one-time expenditures listed above, an allocation will be required in the budget to add to this collection on an ongoing basis, to acquire supplementary material and to update the collections in support of this program.

10 books per course/year at average book price of $52

Subtotal: Ongoing Costs

$4,680/year

Owned by: Patty Gallilee
Last revised: 2017-09-26