To fulfill the Social Science requirement, students will complete nine (9) credits from the menu of approved courses.
Courses in this area introduce students to central concepts and methods of inquiry used to study human behavior, social processes, and social institutions. Additionally, courses will emphasize the use of theory and empirical analysis to address the complexity of human behavior and the variety and connectedness of individuals and social institutions. Only one course with a student’s major prefix can be used to satisfy the requirements for this category. A course or departmental prefix may be repeated one time.
Syllabi for courses designed to fulfill the Liberal Studies Social Science requirement must provide course content that enables students to achieve the Expected Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes identified below. Course proposals may identify additional objectives from the list of Expected Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes as appropriate to the course content.
Informed Learners understand nature and society through forms of inquiry fundamental to the sciences, the humanities, and the arts. Learners are informed by knowledge and ways of knowing that extend beyond core concepts enabling them to link theory and practice.
As Informed Learners, students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
Empowered Learners are critical thinkers who demonstrate intellectual agility and creativity and the ability to manage or create change. They are able to derive meaning from experience and observation. They communicate well in diverse settings and employ various strategies to solve problems. They are empowered through mastery of intellectual and practical skills.
As Empowered Learners, students will demonstrate:
Responsible Learners are engaged citizens of a diverse democratic society who have a deep sense of social responsibility and ethical judgment. They are responsible for their personal actions and civic values.
As Responsible Learners, students will demonstrate:
All courses designed to fulfill the Liberal Studies Social Science requirements must include content and instruction that:
Individuals proposing courses to fulfill the Liberal Studies Social Science requirements are encouraged to include information and instruction that:
All courses designed to fulfill the Liberal Studies Social Science requirements will establish the following common course learning objectives.