Social Sciences (SOCS)
College of Social Sciences
Two kinds of courses are available directly from the College of Social Sciences: interdisciplinary courses and courses on tools, techniques, theories, and methods shared by the social science disciplines. The broader perspective and opportunity for cross-disciplinary interaction make these courses attractive.
SOCS 220 Computer Applications in Social Sciences (3) Word processing, spreadsheets, database management, introductory statistics; other social sciences applications. Lab required.
SOCS 225 Statistical Analysis for Social Sciences (3) Statistical reasoning in the analysis of social science data, including descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis, inference measures of association, decomposition of variance, and regression analysis. Lab required. Pre: any 100 level social science course or consent.
SOCS 250 Social Science Enquiry (3) Survey of enquiry methods in social sciences with an emphasis on the development of skills of enquiry, including critical thinking, evidence gathering and evaluation, reasoning, and argumentation. Pre: any 100-level social science course or consent.
SOCS 600 Social Science Theory (3) History and theory of social science.
SOCS 601 Topics in Teaching Innovations (3) Examination and critical analysis of contemporary curriculum and instruction issues in social sciences. Concepts, theories, principles underlying active learning, critical thinking, values inquiry, assessment, and multidisciplinary approaches to integration of knowledge.
SOCS 750 International Cultural Studies: Research Project (3) Directed reading and research culminating in a project that engages issues in international cultural studies. Types of projects include scholarly essays, community-based projects, performances or exhibitions. Written statement of purpose and self-evaluation required. CR/NC only. Pre: 609 and 610.
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