Social Sciences

Requirement (6 credit hours)

  • A total of six credit hours from the university approved GEP Social Sciences course list.
  • The selected courses must be from two different disciplines.

Double-counting

  • A course taken to satisfy a Major requirement may also satisfy this requirement if the course is on the approved GEP Social Sciences course list.
  • A course that satisfies the Social Sciences requirement may also satisfy the Global Knowledge or U.S. Diversity co-requisite if the course also exists on either university approved GEP co-requisite course list.

Rationale

The study of social sciences enables students to understand individual and collective human behavior by exploring meaning within a variety of social, cultural, political, and economic contexts, analyzing the structures within which human goals are established and human choices are made, and applying theoretical and empirical models to specific cases.

Category Objectives

Each course in the Social Sciences category will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:

  1. Examine at least one of the following:  human behavior, culture, mental processes, organizational processes, or institutional processes; and
  2. Demonstrate how social scientific methods may be applied to the study of human behavior, culture, mental processes, organizational processes, or institutional processes; and
  3. Use theories or concepts of the social sciences to analyze and explain theoretical and/or real-world problems, including the underlying origins of such problems.

Current SS GEP Category

Prefix/Number Course Title Effective Date Review Date *CoReq/ SubCat Credit Hours
AFS/SOC 305 Racial and Ethnic Relations Jul-09 *USD  3
ANT 251 Physical Anthropology Jul-09 3
ANT 252 Cultural Anthropology Aug-16 12.2016 *GK 3
ANT 253 Unearthing the Past: Introduction to World Archaeology Jul-09  10.2016 *GK 3
ANT 254 Language and Culture Jul-09 *USD 3
ANT 310 Native Peoples and Cultures of North America Jul-09 *USD 3
ANT 315 The Aztecs, Maya, and Their Predecessors: Archaeology of Mesoamerica Aug-14 9.2014 *GK 3
ANT 325 Andean South America Jul-09 *GK 3
ANT 330 Peoples and Cultures of Africa Jul-09 *GK 3
ANT 345 Anthropology of the Middle East Jan-16  1.2016 *GK 3
ANT 346 Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia Jul-09 *GK 3
ANT 370 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology Jul-09 *GK 3
ANT 389 Fundamentals of Archaeological Research Jul-09 3
ANT/SOC 261 Technology in Society and Culture Jul-09 8.2012 *GK,
IP
3
ARE 201 Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics Jul-09 3
ARE 309 Environmental Law & Economic Policy Jul-09 3
ARE 311 Agricultural Markets Jul-09 3
ARE 433 U.S Agricultural Policy Jul-09 3
AS 321 Air Force Leadership Studies I Jul-09 1.2012 3
COM 112 Interpersonal Communication Jul-09 3
COM/HSS 392 International and Crosscultural Communication Jul-09 *GK, *USD 3
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics Jul-09 3
EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Jul-09 3
EC 205 Fundamentals of Economics Jul-09 3
EDP 304 Educational Psychology Jul-09 3
EDP 370 Applied Child Development Jul-09 3
ENG 210 Introduction to Language and Linguistics Jul-09 3
GEO 200 Principles of Geography Jul-09 3
GEO/SOC 220 Cultural Geography Jul-09 *GK 3
HON 295 Special Topics – Social Science Jul-09 3
HON 352 Self, Schooling, and the Social Order: A Critical Examination Aug-14 10.2014 *USD 3
HON 353 Code Breakers: Unlocking the Mysteries of One Human Language Aug-14 10.2014 *GK 3
HSS/COM 392 International and Crosscultural Communication Jul-09 *GK 3
MS 302 Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations Jan-17 4.2017 3
NR 460 Renewable Resource Policy and Management Jul-09  4.2016 3
NS 210 Leadership & Management Jan-12 1.2012 3
PRT 152 Introduction to Parks, Recreation and Tourism Jul-09 3
PRT 200 Leisure Behavior, Health and Wellness Jul-09 3
PS 201 American Politics and Government Aug-16 4.2016 3
PS 202 State and Local Government Jul-09 3
PS 203 Introduction to Nonprofits Aug-16 4.2016 3
PS 204 Problems of American Democracy Jul-09 3
PS 231 Introduction to International Relations Aug-16 4.2016 *GK 3
PS 236 Issues in Global Politics Jul-09 5.2016 *GK 3
PS 241 Introduction to Comparative Politics Jul-09 *GK 3
PS 301 The Presidency and Congress Aug-16  4.2016 3
PS 302 Campaigns and Elections in the US Political System Aug-16  4.2016 3
PS 303 Race in U.S. Politics Jul-09  12.2016 *USD 3
PS 305 The Justice System in the American Political Process Jul-09 3
PS/WGS 306 Gender and Politics in the United States Mar-14 1.2014 3
PS 309 Equality and Justice in United States Law Jul-09  9.2016 *USD 3
PS 310 Public Policy Jul-09  5.2016 3
PS 312 Introduction to Public Administration Jul-09 3
PS 314 Science, Technology and Public Policy Jul-09 3
LPS 315 Public Leadership Jul-09 3
PS 320 U.S. Environmental Law and Politics Jul-09 3
PS 331 U.S. Foreign Policy Jul-09 5.2016 3
PS 335 International Law Jul-09 *GK 3
PS 336 Global Environmental Politics Aug-16 4.2016 *GK 3
PS 341 European Politics Jul-09 *GK 3
PS 342 Politics of China and Japan Jul-09 *GK 3
PS 345 Governments and Politics in the Middle East Jul-09 *GK 3
PS 353 Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Politics Jan-17 9.2017
PSY 200 Introduction to Psychology Aug-16 4.2016 3
PSY 311 Social Psychology Aug-16 4.2016 3
PSY 376 Developmental Psychology Jul-09 5.2016 3
PSY/WGS 406 Psychology of Gender Jul-09 12.2016 *USD 3
REL/SOC 309 Religion and Society Jul-09 HUM 3
SOC 202 Principles of Sociology Aug-17 4.2017 *USD 3
SOC 203 Current Social Problems Jan-17 9.2017 *USD 3
SOC 205 Jobs and Work Jul-09 3
SOC 206 Social Deviance Jul-09 3
SOC 207 Language and Society Aug-17 9.2017 *USD
IP
3
SOC 241 Sociology of Agriculture and Rural Society Jul-09 3
SOC 300 Social Research Methods Jul-09 4
SOC 301 Human Behavior Jul-09 3
SOC 306 Criminology Jul-09 3
SOC 311 Community Relationships Jul-09 3
SOC 342 International Development Jul-09 *GK 3
SOC 350 Food and Society Apr-14 1.2014 3
SOC 351 Population and Planning Mar-14 1.2014 *GK 3
SOC/AFS 305 Racial and Ethnic Relations Jul-09 *USD 3
SOC/ANT 261 Technology in Society and Culture Jul-09 8.2012 *GK,
IP
3
SOC/GEO 220 Cultural Geography Jul-09 *GK 3
SOC/REL 309 Religion and Society Jul-09 HUM 3
SOC/WGS 204 Sociology of Family Jul-09  4.2017 *USD 3
SOC/WGS 304 Women and Men in Society Jul-09 *USD 3
WGS/PSY 406 Psychology of Gender Jul-09  12.2016 *USD 3
WGS/SOC 204 Sociology of Family Jul-09 *USD 3
WGS/SOC 304 Women and Men in Society Jul-09 *USD 3
WGS/SOC 306 Gender and Politics in the United States Mar-14 1.2014 3

Courses Dropped from SS Category

Prefix/Number Course Title Prefix/Number Date Drop Date *CoReq/ SubCat Credit Hours
ANT 348 Peoples and Cultures of Italy Jul-09 Removed effective 8.2010 *GK 3
ANT 371 Human Variation Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2015 *GK 3
ANT 373 The Human Fossil Record Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 3
ARE/EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2015 3
EC 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2015 3
EC 303 Markets and Governments Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2010 3
EC 304 Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2015 3
EC 348 Introduction to International Economics Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2015 3
EC 372 Evolution of American Business Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 3
EC 375 Comparative Economic Systems Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2010 3
EC 404 Money, Financial Markets, and the Economy Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2015 3
EC 410 Public Finance Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2015  3
EC 413 Competition, Monopoly and Public Policy Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2015 3
EC 431 Labor Economics Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2015  3
EC 435 Urban Economics Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 3
EC 437 Health Economics Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2015 3
EC 442 Evolution of Economic Ideas Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 3
EC 448 International Trade Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2015 *GK 3
EC 449 International Finance Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2015 *GK 3
EC 470 The Japanese Economy Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2010 3
EC 471 Evolution of the American Economy Jul-09 Removed effective 6.2015 3
EC 472 The Rise of Industrialism Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2012 3
HON 351 American Ideals in Global Perspective Jul-09 Removed effective 8.2013 3
PS 205 Law and Justice Jul-09  Removed effective 8.2018 3
PSY 201 Controversial Issues in Psychology Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2015 3
SOC 310 Managers, Work, and Organizations Jul-09 Removed effective 1.2016 3