Social Sciences
Course Descriptions
Course Number Course Description
   
AMH 2010 History of the United States to 1877 - 3 credits.
The founding, growth, and development of the United States from the colonial era through 1877.
 
AMH 2020 History of the United States Since 1877 - 3 credits.
A survey of social, economic, and political developments in the United States since 1877.
 
ANT 2410 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - 3 credits.
The nature of culture, personality, and social organizations. Emphasis is on the customs of pre-literature people.
 
CLP 1006 Psychology of Personal Effectiveness - 3 credits.
This is an applied psychology course, which emphasizes the understanding of the principles of effective human behavior and their application to the areas of personal awareness, interpersonal relations, communication, and work/career development.
 
CLP 2140 Abnormal Psychology - 3 credits.
This course examines the major categories of mental disorders. Diagnostic criteria, treatment methods, cultural factors, public attitudes, community resources, ethical issues and legislation applicable to individuals with mental disorders are studied. The impacts of mental disorders on individuals, families and society are discussed.
 
DEP 2000 Human Growth and Development - 3 credits.
The nature of human behavior as a dynamic developmental phenomenon. While the emphasis is psychological, an understanding of the physical aspects of development and their social implications is included. Observation and written analysis of principles of learning involved in human development are required. The course meets teacher certification requirements in the area of psychological foundations.
 
DEP 2100 Child Growth and Development - 3 credits.
This course in Human Growth and Development is designed especially for the student interested in the human life span from birth through the first eight years. The course is intended to acquaint the student with basic theoretical models of human development and such specific topics as heredity, teratogenic agents, learning, intelligence, socialization, personality, sex-role identification, language acquisition and moral development.
 
INR 2002 International Relations - 3 credits.
The nature of international relations, the causes of leading international problems, foreign policies of world powers, international political organizations, and the origins of war in the international arena.
 
ISS 1120 The Social Environment - 3 credits.
The Social Environment is an interdisciplinary course that emphasizes the cultural, political, and global dimensions of societies. Its main objective is to promote knowledge of contemporary and historical forces that shape our social environment and engage students in a life-long process of inquiry and decision-making.
 
ISS 1161 The Individual in Society - 3 credits.
This is an interdisciplinary course that emphasizes understanding of oneself as a unique individual who, as a part of a global community, is responsible for decisions affecting his/her psychological, social , environmental, and physical well-being. Main themes include personality and self, society and culture, development and the life cycle, and the maintenance of physical and psychological health.
 
ISS 2270 Multicultural Communications and Relations - 3 credits.
This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine the complex interactions among ethnicity, race, gender, age, and class as well as other ways in which we differ as they pertain to shaping personal identity and to affecting skills that will allow them to interact more effectively with diverse populations, age groups, and lifestyles and to think through and value human diversity. This course has an overriding principle based on the concept of human rights.
 
POS 2041 American Federal Government - 3 credits.
The American Constitution and its development, the organization and functions of the national government, political parties and the electoral process, and the relationship of the individual to the federal government.
 
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology - 3 credits.
Blends classical material with the most recent developments in psychological theory. Provides an understanding of human behavior as a natural phenomenon subject to scientific study.
 
SOP 2002 Social Psychology - 3 credits.
Combines knowledge of psychology and sociology, in an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human interactions. Main themes deal with nature of attitudes, how attitudes may be changed, the processes of interaction and the nature of group structures.
 
SOP 2772 Human Sexuality - 3 credits.
Emphasizes the interrelationships between the biological, socio-psychological and cultural aspects of human sexuality. Among the topics covered are, the bio-psycho-social states of development, sexual arousal, the historical basis of Western sexual values and behavior, sex laws, the Kinsey-Masters-Johnson reports and sexuality in the arts.
 
SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits.
A scientific study of society, with emphasis on the structure of that society, the role of the individual as a group member, and the implications of social change.
 
SYG 2010 Social Problems - 3 credits.
An analysis of the major contemporary and recurring social problems, emphasizing scientific search for variables involved and exploring alternative solutions.
 
SYG 2230 Multi-Ethnic America - 3 credits.

 
SYG 2430 Marriage and the Family - 3 credits.
The family as a social institution - its origin and development, its forms and functions, its interrelation with other social institutions, and its role in contemporary civilizations. Areas of study include factors contributing to or acting against successful, stable marriage.
 
WOH 2012 History of World Civilizations to 1715 - 3 credits.
World civilizations from the prehistoric period to the 18th century, with emphasis on cultural history.
 
WOH 2022 History of World Civilizations from 1715 - 3 credits.
Modern world civilizations, emphasizing those that have had or are  having a particularly strong impact upon the culture, problems and international relations of the United States.

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