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Fall Courses

August 26 - December 19

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SS 131
General Psychology
3.0 credits
In-state $648.0   Out-of-state $1,947.00
Online: In-state $693.00   Out-of-state $1,992.00
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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
25970 OL1 ONLINE
26072 OL2 ONLINE
29116 OL3 ONLINE
31620 OL4 ONLINE
4807 35A R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B928
28823 35B W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A643


SS 141
Macroeconomics
3.0 credits
In-state $648.0   Out-of-state $1,947.00
Online: In-state $693.00   Out-of-state $1,992.00
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).

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
26381 OL1 ONLINE
26382 OL2 ONLINE
27489 OL3 ONLINE
28274 OL4 ONLINE
30619 OL5 ONLINE
31236 OL6 ONLINE
4813 35A M W 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A341A
4815 35B M 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A317
4814 35C T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM B915A
4816 35D R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A320
2353 35F T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A317


SS 151
Introduction to World Affairs
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $693.00   Out-of-state $1,992.00
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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
24848 OL1 ONLINE


SS 171
Introductory Sociology
3.0 credits
In-state $648.0   Out-of-state $1,947.00
Online: In-state $693.00   Out-of-state $1,992.00
Study of patterned social behavior and the interrelationships between individual life experience and the social structure that helps to shape it. (G4: Social Sciences)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
25373 OL1 ONLINE
25867 OL2 ONLINE
30386 OL3 ONLINE
30387 OL4 ONLINE
31482 35A W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B915A


SS 201
Contemporary Issues in Economics
3.0 credits
In-state $648.0   Out-of-state $1,947.00
Pre-requisite: 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.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
31485 35B T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A342


SS 237
Industrial Psychology
3.0 credits
In-state $648.0   Out-of-state $1,947.00
Online: In-state $693.00   Out-of-state $1,992.00
Pre-requisite: 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
28612 OL1 ONLINE
28613 OL2 ONLINE
28738 OL3 ONLINE
30425 35A W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B928
31641 35B R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A317


SS 242
Microeconomics
3.0 credits
In-state $648.0   Out-of-state $1,947.00
Online: In-state $693.00   Out-of-state $1,992.00
Pre-requisite: 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
26951 OL1 ONLINE
26984 OL2 ONLINE
29351 OL3 ONLINE
29983 OL4 ONLINE
31227 OL5 ONLINE
26606 35A W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B819
26607 35B 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A306
    W 5:10 PM-6:25 PM B306
26608 35C T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A312
27216 35D R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A321B
30873 35E R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C318


SS 272
Sex Roles, Marriage, and Family in Transition
3.0 credits
In-state $648.0   Out-of-state $1,947.00
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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
4836 35A W 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C316


SS 308
White Gold: Sugar, Power and the Creation of Atlantic Capitalism (Interdisciplinary)
3.0 credits
In-state $885.00   Out-of-state $2,673.00
This is an interdisciplinary course cross-listed with MC 308. In this team-taught course, students study the political and economic implications of the rise of sugar to dietary prominence and the literary representations of this phenomenon. Students examine the human costs of consumer behavior. (G7: Humanities; G9: Other World Civilizations)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
31630 85A T 5:10 PM-8:00 PM CCD614


SS 334
The Psychology of Color
3.0 credits
In-state $885.00   Out-of-state $2,673.00
Pre-requisite: 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
21679 85A T R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM B819
30655 85B T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A306


SS 345
Fundamentals of Finance for Fashion Industries
3.0 credits
In-state $885.00   Out-of-state $2,673.00
Pre-requisite: 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
29338 85A T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C406


SS 354
Comparative Political Systems
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $930.00   Out-of-state $2,718.00
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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
28619 OL1 ONLINE
30587 OL2 ONLINE


SS 356
Asia in Motion: National, International, and Transnational Relations
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $930.00   Out-of-state $2,718.00
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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
31596 OL2 ONLINE


SS 374
Cross-Cultural Studies
3.0 credits
In-state $885.00   Out-of-state $2,673.00
Online: In-state $930.00   Out-of-state $2,718.00
Pre-requisite: 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
24852 OL1 ONLINE
25868 OL2 ONLINE
29322 OL3 ONLINE
30618 OL4 ONLINE
20595 85A T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A641
31642 85C R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A640


SS 378
Asian Global Popular Culture
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $930.00   Out-of-state $2,718.00
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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
28618 OL1 ONLINE


SS 379
Sociology of the Digital Era
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $930.00   Out-of-state $2,718.00
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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
30568 OL1 ONLINE


SS 386
Youth Subculture, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $930.00   Out-of-state $2,718.00
Pre-requisite: 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
30393 OL1 ONLINE


SS 443
International Economics
3.0 credits
Online: In-state $930.00   Out-of-state $2,718.00
Pre-requisite: 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
27757 OL1 ONLINE
27867 OL2 ONLINE
28277 OL3 ONLINE
28278 OL4 ONLINE
29369 OL5 ONLINE


SS 445
Money and Banking
3.0 credits
In-state $885.00   Out-of-state $2,673.00
Pre-requisite: 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
26302 85A T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C318
30588 85B T 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A324
    R 5:10 PM-6:25 PM A642


SS 446
Economies of Latin America
3.0 credits
In-state $885.00   Out-of-state $2,673.00
Pre-requisite: 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)

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
25847 85A T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM B504
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