Social Science (SS)

Courses

SS-150 INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES 3.00 Credits

The social sciences affect our everyday life through school, government, and business. This course introduces the student to this complex and influential field of knowledge and its uses. Students will investigate social problems of global concern, such as crime, population growth, human rights, and other concerns. Pre-requisite/co-requisite: ENGL 101 or ENGL 109.

SS-184 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS 3.00 Credits

This course is designed to increase awareness and appreciation for the diversity that exists in contemporary American organizations. Students will explore historical and contemporary experiences from perspectives of both women and men of diverse races, ethnicities, social class, religions, sexual orientation, ages and abilities focusing on how those perspectives effect human relations in the workplace. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical consciousness and explore ways to eliminate negative stereotyping and discrimination that often leads to unequal treatment in organizations. Cross-listed with HRPT 184.

SS-185 HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS 3.00 Credits

This is an introductory course focusing on the complexities of human interaction within contemporary American organizations. The impact of organizational culture on group and individual behavior during conflict and change as well as leadership and self-management will be explored. Cross-listed with HRPT 185.

SS-190 DIRECTED STUDY IN SOCIAL SCIENCE 1.00-12.00 Credits

SS-192 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE 1.00-12.00 Credits

SS-193 SERVICE LEARNING 1.00-12.00 Credits

SS-200 INTRODUCTION TO WOMENS STUDIES 3.00 Credits

Introduction to Women's Studies concentrates on understanding how women have both been shaped by and have shaped the world around them. By studying women's place and status in society, this course provides a critical lens through which to view the role of sex and gender in larger social forces through a variety of contexts. Pre-requisite: Any 100-level ANTH, HIST, POLS, SS or SOC course.

SS-284 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SOC SCIENCES 3.00 Credits

This course is an introduction to computer technology and its application to the Social Sciences. The course will be oriented towards research applications. Pre-requisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 109.

SS-290 DIRECTED STUDY IN SOCIAL SCIENCE 1.00-3.00 Credits

SS-291 WORKSHOP IN SOCIAL SCIENCE 1.00-3.00 Credits

SS-292 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES 1.00-3.00 Credits

SS-295 PRACTICUM IN SOCIAL SCIENCE 1.00-12.00 Credits

SS-299 RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 1.00-12.00 Credits

SS-300 STATISTICAL METHODS 3.00 Credits

Descriptive and inferential statistical concepts commonly used in the treatment of data in social science research are surveyed. The understanding of the concepts through application will be emphasized. Topics covered include: measures of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation methods, hypothesis testing, and simple analysis of variance. Pre-requisite: Core Math. Cross-listed with ECON 300, PSYC 300.

SS-350 ETHICS: 3.00 Credits

The primary purpose of the integrative 350 core course is to develop interdisciplinary abilities in ethical clarification with reference to at least two major contemporary issues. The courses focus principally on ethical concerns. Topics include the following subjects: ANIMALS AND SOCIETY This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the ethical dimensions of relationships between humans and non-human animals. Drawing on the works of philosophers, social scientists, and legal scholars, students will learn about the roles, moral standing, and treatment of animals in past and present societies. TERRORISM IN THE CONTEMPORARY ERA An interdisciplinary survey into the phenomena of political violence and terrorism is the core of this course. Historical, ethnic, religious, and ideological roots of terrorism are examined to put this behavior in sound, ethical perspectives with respect to the values of society and the goals of its perpetrators. WOMEN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY The ethical issues confronted by American women are examined by study of literary and historical texts as well as through their own writing. Cross-listed with HUM 350. Pre-requisite: Completion of the skills component of the General Education Core or permission of the instructor.

SS-384 COMPUTERS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 3.00 Credits

This course will examine advanced topics in the practical and ethical implications of computers in our society, as well as advanced usage of computers in the disciplines of social sciences.

SS-385 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND STATISTICAL CONCEPTS 3.00 Credits

This interdisciplinary course is designed to develop each student's ability to understand the results of research presented in professional journals and to communicate the meaning of data, research findings, and statistical data to others. This course integrates 1) analytical and evaluative thinking; 2) descriptive, explanatory and critical writing; 3) basic knowledge of research design and statistical thinking; and 4) data interpretation in simulated settings. Cross-listed with PSYC 385.

SS-390 DIRECTED STUDY IN SOCIAL SCIENCE 1.00-3.00 Credits

SS-392 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE 1.00-3.00 Credits

SS-399 RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 1.00-3.00 Credits

SS-490 DIRECTED STUDY IN SOCIAL SCIENCE 1.00-3.00 Credits

SS-491 WORKSHOP IN SOCIAL SCIENCE 1.00-3.00 Credits

SS-492 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES 1.00-3.00 Credits

SS-494 INTERNSHIP IN SOCIAL SCIENCE 1.00-12.00 Credits

SS-495 PRACTICUM IN SOCIAL SCIENCE 1.00-12.00 Credits

SS-498 CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURES 3.00 Credits

Study and examination of Native Americans and situations facing their people in contemporary America.

SS-499 RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN SOCIAL SCIENCE 3.00 Credits

In this course, students will use the skills and knowledge they have developed during their undergraduate tenure to design and complete a research project in their Social Science disciplinary emphasis. The final products will be a scholarly paper and a public presentation detailing the students' work. Pre-requisite: POLS/PHIL 200, and HIST 200 or SS 385; and permission of instructor.