College Catalog: 2011-2012
School of Social Science and Human Services (SSHS): Social Science (B.A.)
Concentrations: Community Mental Health, Cultural Studies,
Ethnic Relations, Gender Studies, and Labor Studies.
- Kerry Callender
Social Science is an interdisciplinary contract major offered through the School of Social Science and Human Services. It is designed to enable students with specialized interests in the Social Sciences to develop, in collaboration with a faculty advisor, a coherent program of courses in areas of inquiry for which regular majors are not offered, allowing students to explore specialized or emerging fields. Examples of such programs include, but are not limited to:
- Community Mental Health
- Cultural Studies
- Gender Studies
- Ethnic Relations
- Labor Studies
It is recommended that students consider combining their major concentration with an appropriate minor(e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Substance Abuse, Women’s Studies, Africana Studies, Latin American Studies, Economics).
Each of the concentrations requires 10 courses at least 4 of which must be at the upper level and a research methods course. Since the choice of concentration and design of the major are individualized, interested students are encouraged to contact the convener early in their college careers.
The major is offered by the School of Social Science and Human Services and leads to a BA degree.In addition to the major requirements, students must fulfill the following General Education and School of Social Science and Human Services requirements below.
- Transfer students who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a (W) below. Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.
- Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible. Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
- Writing Intensive Requirement: Three writing intensive courses in the general education curriculum are required: First Year Seminar, Critical Reading and Writing (formerly College English), and Readings in Humanities.
- Subject & Course # – Title & Course Description
- GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
- INTD 101 - FIRST YEAR SEMINAR (W)
- CRWT 102 - CRITICAL READING & WRITING II (was ENGL 180)
- AIID 201 - READINGS IN HUMANITIES (W)
- SELECT ONE – GE-SCIENCE WITH EXPERIENTIAL COMPONENT CATEGORY
- SELECT ONE – GE-MATHEMATICS CATEGORY: MATH 101-121
- SELECT ONE – (W) GE-HISTORY CATEGORY: HIST 101-110
- SELECT ONE – GE-INTERCULTURAL NORTH AMERICA CATEGORY
- SELECT ONE – GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES CATEGORY
- SELECT ONE – (W) GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES CATEGORY
- SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMAN SERVICES REQUIREMENTS
- SOSC 101 - SOCIAL ISSUES
- SOSC 235 - HISTORY OF SOCIAL THOUGHT
- SELECT ONE – Sustainability course from the following:
- ENSC 325 - BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION
- ENSC 327 - ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE
- ENST 207 - PUBLIC POLICY
- ENST 209 - WORLD SUSTAINABILITY
- ENST 215 - ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
- ENST 312 - ECOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
- ENST 313 - APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
- ENST 335 - ECOLOGY, SOCIETY, AND THE SACRED
- ENST 338 - SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
- ENST 390 - TOPICS:
- GEOG 303 - WATER RESOURCES
- GEOG 304 - FOREST RESOURCES
- INTD 250 - SUSTAINABILITY SEMINAR
- PSYC 343 - ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
- SOCI 235 - COMPARATIVE DEVELOPMENT
- SOCI 306 - ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
- SOCI 309 - FOOD AND POPULATION
- SOCIAL SCIENCE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
- Please refer to the About the Major section for information on the major requirements.
Note: A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.