Course Catalog

Social Sciences  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

SOSC1240 - World Cultures
Spring 2014

This course focuses on international issues in the contemporary world. Students are asked to apply, in a modern context, their basic conceptual tools from literature, philosophy, history, cultural anthropology, and other humanities and social science disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach is designed to promote critical thinking and discussion leading to enhanced understanding of the ethnic, regional, national, and global tensions that share the contemporary world. Topics include the legacy and aftermath of colonialism, the legacy of the two World Wars, the rise and fall of twentieth century political systems, the place of religion in the modern context, and the movement toward a global economy. This course will prepare international honors students for the experience of living and studying abroad and will lay the foundation for the required senior thesis.
3 Credits

SOSC4800 - Senior Research Project
Spring 2014

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a research question relevant to the social sciences, select appropriate research methods to answer specific questions, analyze the data collected, write a research paper, and present findings to a larger audience. It is the capstone course of the social sciences program.
Prerequisites: 90 credits and Department Head permission
3 Credits

SOSC4801 - Social Science Practicum
Spring 2014

This course is the performance of community service through one or more appropriate, department-approved human services agencies that is directly related to the student's field of study. Each credit requires 40 hours of community service plus completion of academic requirements established by the department.
Prerequisites: 90 Credits and Department head approval
1 Credits

SOSC4802 - Social Science Practicum
Spring 2014

This course is the performance of community service through one or more appropriate, department-approved human services agencies that is directly related to the student's field of study. Each credit requires 40 hours of community service plus completion of academic requirements established by the department.
Prerequisite -- Department head approval
2 Credits

SOSC4803 - Social Science Practicum
Spring 2014

This course is the performance of community service through one or more appropriate, department-approved human services agencies that is directly related to the student's field of study. Each credit requires 40 hours of community service plus completion of academic requirements established by the department.
Prerequisite: Department head permission
3 Credits

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