(one unit to be taken during the first three years)
The social sciences provide systematic approaches to understanding relationships that arise among individuals, organizations, or institutions. Students in a course in the Social Scientific Approach to Knowing to acquire an understanding of theories about an individual or collective behavior within a social environment and how empirical evidence is used to develop and test those theories.
- Courses in Social-Scientific Approaches
- explore assumptions embedded in social scientific theories and
- examine the importance of simplifying or describing observations of the world to construct a model of an individual or collective behavior.
- Courses in Social-Scientific Approaches require students to apply a social scientific theory to understand individual or collective behavior.
- COMM 156 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
- COMM 160 Introduction to Organizational Communication
- COMM 181 Introduction to Online Communication
- COMM 252 Health Communication Campaigns
- ECON 101 Introduction to Markets and Macroeconomics
- HON 214 Social-Scientific Approaches to Knowing
- IPE 101 Introduction to International Political Economy
- PG 101 Introduction to U.S. Politics
- PG 102 Introduction to Comparative Politics
- PG 103 Introduction to International Relations
- PG 104 Introduction to Political Theory
- PHIL 106 Language, Knowledge, and Power
- PSYC 225 Social Psychology
- SOAN 101 Introduction to Sociology
- SOAN 103 Social Problems
- SOAN 230 Indigenous Peoples: Alternative Political Economies
- SOAN 301 Power and Inequality