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Winter 2018 Courses

January 2 - January 18

Spring 2018 Courses

January 29 - May 23

 

SS 131 General Psychology
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
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
1239 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
1240 OL2   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
5036 35A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B307
6901 35B W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A321B
17814 35C R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C316
12988 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
12989 OL2   ONLINE COURSE
13589 OL3   ONLINE COURSE
15869 OL4   ONLINE COURSE


SS 141 Macroeconomics
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
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
1241 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
1242 OL2   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
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
8428 35E R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C408
5049 35F S 1:10 pm-4:00 pm B503
13401 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
13402 OL2   ONLINE COURSE
13812 OL3   ONLINE COURSE
16370 OL4   ONLINE COURSE
17153 OL5   ONLINE COURSE


SS 151 Introduction to World Affairs
3 creditsOnline: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
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
1285 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
12433 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


SS 171 Introductory Sociology
3 creditsOnline: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
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
1243 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
1244 OL2   ONLINE COURSE
1245 OL3   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

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


SS 231 Personality
3 creditsOnline: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
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
1246 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
1247 OL2   ONLINE COURSE


SS 237 Industrial Psychology
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
Prerequisite: SS 131 or approval of chair
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
1248 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
1249 OL2   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

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


SS 242 Microeconomics
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803
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
1250 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
1251 OL2   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
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
13915 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
14322 OL2   ONLINE COURSE
14774 OL3   ONLINE COURSE
15667 OL4   ONLINE COURSE
16375 OL5   ONLINE COURSE


SS 272 Sex Roles, Marriage, and Family in Transition
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
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 278 Latinos in the United States: A Sociological Perspective
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
This course provides an understanding of the socioeconomic, political, and cultural impact of Latinos in the United States. Students explore sociological issues including race, ethnicity, urbanization, gender, immigration, and social mobility that have helped shape Latino culture and values. Comparisons with other ethnic/racial groups in the United States, as well as the differences within the Latino community itself, are addressed.

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
17569 35A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm CCC28


SS 334 The Psychology of Color
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
Prerequisite: SS 131 or approval of chair
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
13917 85A T 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A341A
    R 5:10 pm-6:25 pm B915A


SS 343 Labor Economics
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523Online: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568
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
1325 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

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 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
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 C503


SS 353 Latin America Today
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
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 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
Online: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568
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
1252 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

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


SS 356 Asia in Motion: National, International, and Transnational Relations
3 creditsOnline: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568
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)

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1286 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
12038 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


SS 374 Cross-Cultural Studies
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
Online: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568
Prerequisites: two introductory Social Sciences courses (SS 131, SS 141, SS 151, or SS 171) or approval of chair
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 Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations)

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1253 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
1254 OL2   ONLINE COURSE A324
5067 85A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B819
8433 85B T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A321B
8646 85C W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B819
11622 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
13918 OL2   ONLINE COURSE
15208 OL3   ONLINE COURSE
17405 OL4   ONLINE COURSE


SS 378 Asian Global Popular Culture
3 creditsOnline: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568
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 Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations)

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
15634 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


SS 379 Sociology of the Digital Era
3 creditsOnline: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568
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)

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1256 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
17753 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


SS 385 Social Psychology
3 creditsOnline: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568
Prerequisite: SS 131
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)

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1257 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


SS 386 Youth Subculture, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective
3 creditsOnline: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568
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 in their styles. (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations)

WINTER

CRN Section Day Time Location
1258 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
17571 OL1   ONLINE COURSE


SS 443 International Economics
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
Online: In-state $879 Out-of-state $2,568
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
1259 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
1260 OL2   ONLINE COURSE

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
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
13920 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
15191 OL2   ONLINE COURSE
15209 OL3   ONLINE COURSE
15466 OL4   ONLINE COURSE
16303 OL5   ONLINE COURSE
17414 OL6   ONLINE COURSE


SS 446 Economies of Latin America
3 credits In-state $834 Out-of-state $2,523
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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