2012 Model Knowledge Domain -Social Science
Notes: Courses noted with an asterisk are accepted as part of the official transfer module;
courses listed in red are cross-listed with the Social and Personal Awareness domain
*AFST 2600: Introduction to Africana Studies I
The social-historical and intellectual heritage of Black people in Africa and the Americas. 3 SH
AMER 2601: American Identity
Study of American Identity though historical, literary, artistic, material, media, and other sources. Emphasis on American pluralism and cultural debates over the meaning of American identity. 3 S.H
AMER 2605 and 2606 are crosslisted as HIST 2605 and 2606 -- see below.
AMER 2610: Work and Class in American Culture
Interdisciplinary thematic exploration of work and class in American culture with emphasis on the Mahoning Valley. Includes the impact of social movements,technological developments, and new ideas and knowledge. Examines the relationship of class to such social categories as race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and place. Prereq.: Placement in ENGL 1550. 3 s.h.
*ANTH 1500 (formerly 2602): Introduction to Anthropology
An exposition of the past and present horizons of anthropology, with specific attention to the emergence of humans, prehistory, and human social and cultural systems. 3 S.H.
ANTH 1503: The Rise and Fall of Civilizations
Comparative Survey of the archaelogical evidence on the origins, development, and collapse of the great early civiliations of the world. 3 S.H.
CJFS 1500: Introduction to Criminal Justice
An overview of the American criminal justice process with emphasis upon its constitutional foundations, its constitutional limits, and the rights of the individual from arrest through sentencing and release. 3 SH
CMST 2600: Communication Theory
The study of significant theories of communication that reflect the diversity of communication studies and address different communication contexts: interpersonal, group, public, organizational, and mass. 3 SH
*ECON 1501: Economics in Action~
An introduction to the United States’ economic system and institutions through the examination of current economic problems. Not applicable for a major or minor in economics. 3 SH
*ECON 1502: Panic and Prosperity: U.S. Economic Policy Since the Great Depression
Examines the crises and successes of the American economy since 1929, and how the economic policies of different presidential administrations affected the lives of U.S. citizens. Not applicable towards a major or minor in economics. 3 SH
*ECON 1503: Rich and Poor: Diversity and Disparity in the U.S. Workplace
Surveys how labor markets determine the distribution of income and the dramatic changes in the composition of the American labor force. Explores such issues as the widening gap between low and upper income groups, the characteristics of the poor, Affirmative Action, the glass ceiling, the mommy track, and family-friendly working environments. Not applicable towards a major or minor in economics. 3 SH
*ECON 2610: Principles of Microeconomics~
An introduction to the theory of markets, including the behavior of consumers and the conduct of private and public business enterprise. The effects of monopoly and competition on private and social welfare. The role of government in promoting the economic welfare of consumers, workers, and minorities. Prereq.: MATH 1504. 3 SH
*ECON 2630: Principles of Macroeconomics
Studies of growth, inflation, and unemployment at the national level and the performance of the U.S. economy in the global setting. The impacts of national economic policies on individual and social welfare. An extensive discussion and evaluation of the U.S. banking system and its effects on individuals and businesses. Prereq.; ECON 2610 3 SH The General Education Committee has determined that a student must choose only one of the courses, ECON 1501, 1502, 1503. The student may choose to take one or both of the Principles courses, but may not combine either one of them with ECON 1501, 1502, 1503.
ENGL 2651: Introduction to Language
Introduction to language principally for prospectivde teachers, with emphasis on the nature and function of language and its history, variations, and acquisition. Prereq.: ENGL 1551 3 S.H.
FNLG 2660: Women in the Ancient World
Study of various aspects of the lives of women in Ancient Greece and Rome. Emphasis on examination and evaluation of primary sources. All readings are in English. 3 S.H.
*GEOG 2626: World Geography
A comparative study of representative regions of the world. Attention is focused on an examination of the physical, cultural, social and political attributes of selected regions. 3 S.H.
*GEOG 2640: Human Geography
An examination of the place to place variation in people’s utilization of the earth. Topics examined include the distribution of people, spatial variations in culture, urbanization and politization of space. 3 S.H.
GEOG 2650: Global Economic Landscapes
Geographic patterns of economic activities such as agriculture, manufacturing, retailing and services, and regional patterns and issues in the emerging global economy
GERO 1501: Introduction to Gerontology
This course will examine a basic introduction to the interdisciplinary study of aging. Topics will include social, psychological, policy, economic, cross-cultural, food and nutrition, and health and healthcare topics of aging. Discussion of normal vs. abnormal (disease) aspects of aging will be included. 3 S.H.
GERO 3703 is crosslisted as SOC 3703 — see below
HIST 1500: Discovering World History
Introduction to the methods, problems, and content of world history from Antiquity to the Present. Emphasizes the relevance of past events and developments to the modern world. Does not count toward the major or minor in History, nor toward Integrated Social Science degrees. 3 S.H.
HIST 1501: American Dreams
A one-semester survy of American history focusing on five strategic events in the American past. The emphasis will be on culture conflict and compromise, institutions, developments, and revolutions, and the emergence of democracy as concept and practice. 3 S.H.
*HIST 1511: World Civilizations to 1500
Origins and growth of the major civilizations of the world from the earliest times to about 1500. 3 S.H.
*HIST 1512: World Civilizations since 1500
Development of the major civilizations of the world from 1500 to the present. 3 S.H.
*HIST 2605/AMER 2605: Turning points in U.S. History 1
Key episodes in the social, economic, political, and cultural development of the United States to 1877, exploring how diverse peoples shaped the growing nation. 3 S.H.
*HIST 2606/AMER 2606: Turning Points in U.S. History II
Key episodes in the social, economical, political, and cultural development of the United States since 1877, exploring how diverse peoples shaped the maturing nation. 3 S.H.
PHLT 1531: Fundamentals of Public Health
Provides an introduction to public health concepts and practice by examining the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, applications, activities, and results of public health at the national, state, and community levels. Introduces the core disciplines of public health, and current events and issues in the field. 3 S.H.
*POL 1550: Politics and Globalization
Study of politics, government, and societal institutions at both the national and international levels, emphasizing the impact of international and globalizing trends in society. 3 S.H.
*POL 1560: American Government
The foundations of American democratic government and citizenship with an emphasis on the responsibilities of citizenship, civil rights, and civil liberties, parties and elections, and American political institutions Students are encouraged to understand and discuss issues of social justice, equality, and freedom, and majoritarianism. Topics include the civil rights movement, campaign finance reform, abortion, federalism, and affirmative action. 3 SH
*POL 2640: Contemporary World Governments
A comparative analysis of the development of institutions, attitudes, public policy, economic and social systems of a number of foreign political systems. Prereq.: POL 1550 or 1560 3 SH
*PSYC 1560: General Psychology
An examination of scientific and clinical approaches to understanding the relationships between one’s physical, mental and emotional well-being, and quality of life, including the basic principles governing the growth and maintenance of behavior, emotion and cognition. 3 S.H.
PSYC 3700: Social Psychology
Examination of the influence of social interactions on the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of the individual and the group. Prereq: PSYC 1560 or SOC 1500. 3 S.H.
PSYC 3755: Child Development
A study of the foundations of human development from conception through approximately the first decade of life. This course considers fundamental issues of developmental processes in biological, cognitive, and social-emotional domains and their broader implications for society and later development of the individual. Prereq.: PSYC 1560. 3 S.H.
PSYC 3758: Lifespan Development
Study of theory and research on development from conception to death. Focus upon psychological, physiological, social, and cultural influences. Prereq.: PSYC 1560 3 S.H.
*SOC 1500: Introduction to Sociology
An introduction to the science of human societies and groups; analysis of the structures, functions, and processes that bring about changes in societies, groups, communities, classes and institutions. 3 S.H.
SOC 2601: Social Problems
A sociological overview of various contemporary social issues, analyzing significant discrepancies between standards of expectation and actual social behavior, attempting to ascertain possible causes, and discussing trends and possible changes. 3 s.h.
SOC 3703: Aging and Society (also listed as GERO 3703)
An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of aging. Examines the impact of population aging and its effect on the society at large. Individual aging processes as well as the social significance of aging. Prereq: SOC 1500 3 S.H.
*TCOM 1595 Survey of American Mass Communication
A rhetorical examination of the development, operation, and function of radio, television, film, and print media in America. Television documentaries and films illustrate the implication of mass communication. Students examine how a person may be individually affected by mass communication. 3 s.h.
*WMST 2601: Introduction to Women’s Studies
Introduces key concepts, theoretical frameworks, and interdisciplinary research drawn from current scholarship about women. The course concentrates on major issues relevant to the status and roles of contemporary women, including examination of effects of sexism, racism, ethnicity, and class distinction. 3 SH
~ECON 1501 and ECON 2610 cannot both be used for general education credit, students can only count one of the two