Social Sciences

  • You will complete three social science courses, with no two chosen from the same discipline. Offerings are available in anthropology, criminology, economics, geography, journalism, political science, psychology, and sociology.

    We do not live in isolation; we interact with other people, and we belong to groups which interact with other groups. The social sciences provide ways of understanding human social institutions and processes. They grapple with issues like economic policy, foreign affairs, crime, family relationships, and the significance of gender, race, and class.

  • Requirement: Three courses from list, 9 credits

    No course prefix may be used more than once.

    Course Title Credits
    ANTH 110 Contemporary Anthropology (1)
    ANTH 211 Cultural Anthropology (1) 3
    ANTH 213 World Archaeology 3
    CRIM 101 Crime and Justice Systems 3
    ECON 101 Basic Economics 3
    ECON 121 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    GEOG 101 Geography: Human Environment Interaction 3
    GEOG 102 Geography of U.S. and Canada 3
    GEOG 104 World Geography: Global Context (1)
    JRNL 105 Journalism and the Mass Media 3
    PLSC 101 World Politics (1)
    PLSC 111 Power and Democracy in America
    PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
    RGPL 103 Global Cities: Issues in Planning and Development [same as GEOG 103] (1)
    SOC 151 Principles of Sociology 3
    SOC 161
    Foundations of Sociology: Social Relations in Groups and Organizations 
    SOC 231 Contemporary Social Problems 3

    *(1) Also fulfills the requirement for Global and Multicultural Awareness course.