Field 5: Social Sciences

Designated courses that enable students to explain, interpret, and critically analyze human behavior and social structures from the perspective of the social science through which the courses are offered.

Goals & Objectives


Goal:  Students will demonstrate knowledge of human behavior from the perspective of a social science discipline.

Students will:

  • (1A) Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts and theories of a social science discipline.
  • (1B) Demonstrate knowledge of research methodologies used in a social science discipline.

Goal: Students will utilize a social science discipline to critically evaluate social, cultural, and/or political claims.

Students will:

  • (2A) Apply social science concepts and theories to concrete problems of human society.
  • (2B) Apply qualitative or quantitative analysis to situations in the world.

Approved Courses*

ANT 122 Sociocultural Anthropology
ANT 230 Introduction to Archeology
ANT 250 Contemporary Linguistics
ANT 251 Anthropology & Evolution
ANT 310 Code Breaking
ATH 361 Psychology of Sports and Mental Health
CLS 209 Greek and Roman Archeology
CLS 300 Roman Law and Society
COM 204 Interpersonal Communication
COM 205 Mass Communication and Society
COM 304 Family Communication
ECO 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 102 Principles of Microeconomics
EDE 100 Human Growth and Development, Birth-Childhood
EDS 101 Human Growth and Development, Mid-Adolescence
HED 461 Psychology of Sports and Mental Health
ISB 302 System Dynamics
PSC 103 Constitutional Foundations of American Government
PSC 104 American Political Process
PSC 140 International Relations
PSC 150 Comparative Government
PSC 224 Congress and the Legislative Process
PSC 320 American Constitutional Law I
PSC 321 American Constitutional Law II
PSC 345 Transnational Crime After 9/11
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 111 Contemporary Social Problems
SOC 234 Environment and Society
SOC 273 Social Movements and Social Change
SOC 291 Gender and Society
SPMT 320 Psychology of Sport
WST 201 Introduction to Women’s Studies

*Course offerings subject to change. Courses shown above may not be offered regularly.