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SSHS: Social Science (B.A.)


Convener:
Robert Sproul

Concentration: Africana Studies, Community Mental Health, Cultural Studies,
Ethnic Relations, Gender Studies, and Labor Studies.

About the Major

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:

  • Africana Studies
  • Community Mental Health
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Gender Studies
  • 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, African-American Studies, Latin American Studies, Economics).

Each of the concentrations requires 8 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.

Requirements of the Major and Concentrations

  1. 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.

  2. Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible.  Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
Subject & Course # Title & Course Description
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
INTD 101 [W] FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
ENGL 180 COLLEGE ENGLISH
AIID 201 [W] READINGS IN HUMANITIES
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
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.



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