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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 150 Street Science: Evaluating and Applying Evidence in Daily Life (3) Develops necessary tools for effective reasoning and problem-solving through use and application of analytic techniques, including question formation, understanding/interpreting data presented in the public sphere, and evaluating the validity of sources. A-F only.

SOCS 180 Introduction to International and Global Studies (3) Introduces undergraduate students to the major political, social, economic, cultural, technological, and historical dimensions of globalization. Special attention will be paid to globalization process that have impacted Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific region. A-F only. (Cross-listed as POLS 160) FGB

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. DS

SOCS 250 Introduction to Sustainability from Social Science Perspectives (3) Introduction to key concepts and theories in social sciences in relation to sustainability issues. (Cross-listed as TAHR 250) DS

SOCS 251 Scientific Principles of Sustainability (3) Introduction to the scientific principles of sustainability, including the ecology of managed and natural ecosystems, global change biology, ecological principles of natural resource management, renewable energy technologies, and the environmental impacts of humans. (Cross-listed as TAHR 251 and TPSS 251)

SOCS 385 Service Learning (1) Intended for students undertaking the service learning option in another course in the College of Social Sciences. Discussions on student’s experiences, types of learning occurring, and issues encountered in service learning activities in the community. Repeatable two times. CR/NC only.

SOCS 489 Social Sciences Internship (V) Internship in public, private, or non-profit organizations providing opportunity for practical experience and application of social sciences concepts and theories. Three to six credits per semester; repeatable two times, up to 12 credits. Consent of instructor. (Cross-listed as WS 489)

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 735 Ocean Policy and Management (3) Interdisciplinary approach to problems relating to humans and their interactions with the world's oceans and coasts. Focus includes institutions for governing the world’s oceans and coasts at all scales and on the role of scientific knowledge in managing marine and coastal resources. Repeatable one time. Pre: OCN 331, GEOG 435, or consent. (Cross-listed as. (Cross-listed as OEST 735)

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