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Social Sciences

Winter 2019 Courses

January 2 - January 17

Spring 2019 Courses

January 28 - May 22

Questions about course content? Contact:
Social Sciences - 212 217.4920

SS 131
General Psychology
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1416 OL1 ONLINE

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
12988 OL1 ONLINE
12989 OL2 ONLINE
13589 OL3 ONLINE
15869 OL4 ONLINE
5036 35A M 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B307
6901 35B W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A321B
18195 35C R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B503


SS 141
Macroeconomics
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
The course discusses energy markets and especially the economic history, extraction and consumption of the fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas). We also discuss energy and environmental polices such as the cap-and-trade, cap-and-share systems, net-metering or a carbon tax. We will also provide examples of alternative and more sustainable energy policies from other countries.

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1418 OL2 ONLINE
1419 OL3 ONLINE
1417 OL1 ONLINE

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
13401 OL1 ONLINE
13402 OL2 ONLINE
13812 OL3 ONLINE
16370 OL4 ONLINE
17153 OL5 ONLINE
5045 35A M 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B928
9316 35B T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C814
5047 35C W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B915A
5048 35D R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B928
5049 35E S 1:10 PM-4:00 PM B503
18214 35F T 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A341A
    R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM B915A


SS 151
Introduction to World Affairs
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
Examines the contemporary world, including changes in Europe, Russia, and the developing world. Explores timely international issues, such as nuclear arms, the breakdown of the Soviet Union, and the Israeli-Arab dispute. (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1454 OL1 ONLINE

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
12433 OL1 ONLINE


SS 171
Introductory Sociology
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
Study of patterned social behavior and the interrelationships between individual life experience and the social structure that helps to shape it. (G4: Social Sciences)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1420 OL1 ONLINE

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
12637 OL1 ONLINE
12990 OL2 ONLINE
17565 OL3 ONLINE
17752 OL4 ONLINE


SS 201
Contemporary Issues in Economics
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Prerequisite: SS 141
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.

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
18196 35A M 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B915A
18197 35B T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B915A


SS 231
Personality
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
Prerequisite: SS 131
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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1421 OL1 ONLINE


SS 237
Industrial Psychology
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
Prerequisites: SS 131 or approval of chairperson
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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1424 OL2 ONLINE
1423 OL1 ONLINE

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
15647 OL1 ONLINE
15872 OL2 ONLINE
15873 OL3 ONLINE
17316 35A W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C709


SS 242
Microeconomics
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Online: In state $657.00 Out of state $1,878.00
Prerequisite: SS 141
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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1425 OL1 ONLINE
1426 OL2 ONLINE
1427 OL3 ONLINE

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
13915 OL1 ONLINE
14322 OL2 ONLINE
14774 OL3 ONLINE
15667 OL4 ONLINE
16375 OL5 ONLINE
13682 35A M 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A312
13684 35B T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM B503
13683 35C T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B306
13685 35D W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B928


SS 272
Sex Roles, Marriage, and Family in Transition
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Sociological study of sex roles and relationships in modern society. Analysis of traditional marriage and family systems, new alternatives, and future trends. (G4: Social Sciences)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
5062 35A T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B304


SS 334
The Psychology of Color
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Prerequisite: SS 131 or approval of chairperson
Examines the importance of color and its influences on behavior. Topics include the biological and perceptual characteristics of color, fundamental color research, societal and cultural influences on the meanings and uses of color, adaptations of color in both natural and manmade environments, and the interaction between personality and color. Special attention is given to the application of color in both industry and everyday life. (G4: Social Sciences)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
18256 85A T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM B928

 


SS 343
Labor Economics
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Online: In state $903.00 Out of state $2,643.00
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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1428 OL1 ONLINE

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
4144 85A R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B915A


SS 345
Fundamentals of Finance for Fashion Industries
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Prerequisites: SS 141 and SS 242
This course focuses on the basic principles and concepts of international finance relevant to the fashion-related industries. Topics include the world financial system and institutions, and financial instruments and their use from a practical standpoint. (G4: Social Sciences)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
17354 85A R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM CCC40


SS 353
Latin America Today
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Introduction to modern Latin American states and societies with surveys of their economies, politics, and cultures. Also explores inter-American and international relations. (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
7026 85A W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A642


SS 354
Comparative Political Systems
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Online: In state $903.00 Out of state $2,643.00
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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1455 OL1 ONLINE

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
14919 OL1 ONLINE
15628 OL2 ONLINE
16722 85A W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A317


SS 356
Asia in Motion: National, International, and Transnational Relations
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Online: In state $903.00 Out of state $2,643.00
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)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
12038 OL1 ONLINE


SS 374
Cross-Cultural Studies
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Online: In state $903.00 Out of state $2,643.00
Prerequisites: two introductory Social Sciences courses (SS 131, SS 141, SS 151, or SS 171) or approval of chairperson
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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1430 OL1 ONLINE

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
11622 OL1 ONLINE
13918 OL2 ONLINE
15208 OL3 ONLINE
17405 OL4 ONLINE
8646 85A W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B819


SS 378
Asian Global Popular Culture
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Online: In state $903.00 Out of state $2,643.00
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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1456 OL1 ONLINE

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
15634 OL1 ONLINE


SS 379
Sociology of the Digital Era
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Online: In state $903.00 Out of state $2,643.00
This course explores the impact of digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) in everyday life. Students examine how digital ICTs have transformed social relations, social structures, identity formation processes, and cultural, political, and economic practices. (G4: Social Sciences)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
17753 OL1 ONLINE


SS 386
Youth Subculture, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Online: In state $903.00 Out of state $2,643.00
Prerequisite: SS 171
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)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
17571 OL1 ONLINE
18198 85A W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B504


SS 443
International Economics
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Online: In state $903.00 Out of state $2,643.00
Prerequisites: SS 141 and SS 242
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)

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1432 OL2 ONLINE
1431 OL1 ONLINE

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
13920 OL1 ONLINE
15191 OL2 ONLINE
15209 OL3 ONLINE
15466 OL4 ONLINE
16303 OL5 ONLINE
17414 OL6 ONLINE
5070 85A M 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A342
14154 85B T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B928
5071 85C W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A312
10229 85D R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B307


SS 445
Money and Banking
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Prerequisite: SS 242
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)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
17873 85A T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM C313


SS 446
Economies of Latin America
3.0 credits
In state $858.00 Out of state $2,598.00
Prerequisites: SS 141 and SS 242
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)

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
16598 85A T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A324
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