Social Sciences

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Summer 1

May 25–June 30

Summer 2

July 5–August 1

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SS 131
General Psychology

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Principles of psychology and their application to general behavior are presented. Stresses the scientific method in understanding learning, perception, motivation, emotion, personality development, and the social influences on human behavior. (G4: Social Sciences)

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3682 OL1 ONLINE    
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
3683 OL2 ONLINE    
4133 OL3 ONLINE    

 

SS 141
Macroeconomics

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Introduction to basic principles and characteristics of economic systems. Primary emphasis is on macroeconomic issues, including national income determination, monetary and fiscal policy, and current economic problems. (G4: Social Sciences).

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3700 OL1 ONLINE    
3701 OL2 ONLINE    
3702 OL3 ONLINE    
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
3703 OL4 ONLINE    

 

SS 171
Introductory Sociology

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Study of patterned social behavior and the interrelationships between individual life experience and the social structure that helps to shape it. (G4: Social Sciences)

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3688 OL1 ONLINE    
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
4129 OL2 ONLINE    

 

SS 201
Contemporary Issues in Economics

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

This course covers leading contemporary economic problems, with specific topics chosen from current and recent policy debates such as immigration, health care reform, national debt and executive pay. The objective is to provide a critical economics perspective about these issues, utilizing economic reasoning, theory, and principles. (G4: Social Sciences). Prerequisite(s): SS 141

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3704 OL1 ONLINE    

 

SS 231
Personality

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Emphasizes normal personality development as viewed from a variety of perspectives, including social, educational, biological, and psychodynamic factors. Students apply these psychological principles to problems of everyday living and gain an understanding of both normal and deviant reactions to life events. (G4: Social Sciences) Prerequisite(s): SS 131

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3684 OL1 ONLINE    

 

SS 237
Industrial Psychology

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Applies psychological principles to issues in the workplace. Personnel selection, training, leadership, motivation, job satisfaction, performance appraisal, and stress are explored to provide future leaders, managers, and technical specialists with information and skills to enhance their interpersonal and organizational effectiveness. (G4: Social Sciences)

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3685 OL1 ONLINE    
3686 OL2 ONLINE    

 

SS 242
Microeconomics

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2,028.00

Examines the principles underlying the behavior of business firms, resource owners, and consumers within a system of price-making markets. Emphasis is on pricing, resource allocation, cost analysis, price determination under market structures ranging from competition to monopoly, and a functional approach to the distribution of income. (G4: Social Sciences) Prerequisite(s): SS 141

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3705 OL1 ONLINE    
3706 OL2 ONLINE    
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
3709 OL3 ONLINE    

 

SS 343
Labor Economics

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Examines labor economics and labor institutions’ role in the U.S. economy. Major subjects include the changing labor force and its composition, labor markets, labor unionism, collective bargaining, labor legislation, and government regulation. (G4: Social Sciences) Prerequisite(s): SS 141 and SS 242

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3710 OL1 ONLINE    

 

SS 354
Comparative Political Systems

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Study of political systems with a global perspective; compares and contrasts contemporary political ideologies, institutions, and processes from democracies to authoritarian regimes, advanced industrialized economies to developing countries. (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations)

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3698 OL1 ONLINE    
3819 OL2 ONLINE    

 

SS 356
Asia in Motion: National, International, and Transnational Relations

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Examines the complexity, diversity, and dynamics of East Asian and Southeast Asian politics. The course analyzes Asia and its moves toward modernity in terms of politics, economics, and culture. Topics include modernization, post-World War II political settings, and post-Cold War regional integration. (G9: Other World Civilizations)

Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
3699 OL1 ONLINE    

 

SS 374
Cross-Cultural Studies

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

This course provides conceptual and practical knowledge of the societies and cultures, economies, histories, and institutions of non-Western societies. Special attention is paid to the distinctive features of Japan and India. Students are introduced to the range and significance of cultural differences and will be prepared to adapt to these cultural differences as they move into international arenas. (G4: Social Science; G9: Other World Civilizations) Prerequisite(s): two introductory Social Sciences courses (SS 131, SS 141, SS 151, or SS 171) or approval of chairperson

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3691 OL1 ONLINE    
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
4134 OL2 ONLINE    
4135 OL3 ONLINE    

 

SS 378
Asian Global Popular Culture

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Students examine the global production, consumption, and reproduction of popular culture products in Asian countries, such as Korea, Japan, and India. Cultural products such as films, television sitcoms, pop music, comic books, and animation from South and East Asian societies are examined from local and global perspectives, and analyzed using social scientific tools and methodologies. (G4: Social Science; G9: Other World Civilizations)

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3692 OL1 ONLINE    

 

SS 379
Sociology of the Digital Era

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

This course explores the impact of digital information and communication technologies in everyday life. Students examine how digital have transformed social relations, social structures, identity formation processes, and cultural, political, and economic practices. (G4: Social Sciences)

Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
3695 OL1 ONLINE    

 

SS 385
Social Psychology

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Human behaviors such as aggression, prejudice, attraction, attitude formation, conformity, helping, and group processes are examined with particular emphasis on their current applications. (G4: Social Sciences) Prerequisite(s): SS 131

Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
3687 OL1 ONLINE    

 

SS 386
Youth Subculture, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

This course explores youth subcultures, in relation to gender, race and class identity. Students are introduced to various case studies of youth subcultures around the world, including Goth, Punk, and Lolita, and analyze how their values, norms, attitudes and beliefs are reflected on their styles. (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations) Prerequisite(s): SS 171 or SS 277 or SS 374

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4136 OL1 ONLINE    

 

SS 443
International Economics

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Reviews the origins of modern international economic theory and discusses present patterns of trade and finance, including the balance of payments and its economic effects, exchange rates, international commodity agreements, and tariff policies. Includes an analysis of the relationship between international economics and current U.S. economic problems. (G4: Social Sciences) Prerequisite(s): SS 141 and SS 242

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3711 OL1 ONLINE    
3712 OL2 ONLINE    

 

SS 445
Money and Banking

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

Reviews the monetary and banking system of the United States, with emphasis on its structure and regulation. The theoretical framework of the monetary system and its relation to monetary policy are also studied. (G4: Social Sciences) Prerequisite(s): SS 242

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4203 OL1 ONLINE    

 

SS 446
Economies of Latin America

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2,712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2,757.00

The course reviews modern international economic theory and its application to the Latin American economies. Major topics include trade theory and regulation, industrial policies, regional trading agreements, and the role of multinational enterprises and financial issues. Students examine theoretical concepts within the context of the historical and current economic experiences of Latin America. (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations) Prerequisite(s): SS 141 and SS 242

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4204 OL1 ONLINE