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Social Sciences

Summer 1 2018 Courses

May 29 - July 2

Summer 2 2018 Courses

July 9 - August 2


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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2394 35A M T W 9:00 am-11:50 am A336
2395 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2396 OL2   ONLINE COURSE


SS 141 Macroeconomics
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Online: In-state $630 Out-of-state $1,803 
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 economics problems (G4: Social Sciences). 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2397 35A M T W 12:00 pm-2:50 pm A336
2398 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
2399 OL2   ONLINE COURSE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2400 OL3   ONLINE COURSE


SS 151 Introduction to World Affairs
3 credits
Online: 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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2504 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


SS 171 Introductory Sociology
3 credits
Online: 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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2401 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
2402 OL2   ONLINE COURSE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2403 OL3   ONLINE COURSE  


SS 231 Personality
3 credits
Online: 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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2404 OL1   ONLINE COURSE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2405 OL2   ONLINE COURSE  


SS 237 Industrial Psychology
3 credits
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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2406 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
2407 OL2   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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2408 35A M T W 9:00 am-11:50 am B734
2411 OL2   ONLINE COURSE
2413 OL3   ONLINE COURSE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2409 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


SS 343 Labor Economics
3 credits
Online: 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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2416 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


SS 354 Comparative Political Systems
3 credits
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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2417 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


SS 356 Asia in Motion: National, International, and Transnational Relations
3 credits
Online: 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)

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2505 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


SS 374 Cross-Cultural Studies
3 credits
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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2418 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
2419 OL2   ONLINE COURSE

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2420 OL3   ONLINE COURSE  


SS 378 Asian Global Popular Culture
3 credits
Online: 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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2421 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


SS 379 Sociology of the Digital Era
3 credits
Online: 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)

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2422 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


SS 385 Social Psychology
3 credits
Online: 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)

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2423 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


SS 386 Youth Subculture, Identity, and Fashion: A Sociological Perspective
3 credits
Online: 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)

SUMMER 2

CRN Section Day Time Location
2424 OL1   ONLINE COURSE  


SS 443 International Economics
3 credits
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) 

SUMMER 1 

CRN Section Day Time Location
2425 OL1   ONLINE COURSE
2426 OL2   ONLINE COURSE
2427 OL3   ONLINE COURSE
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