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Social Science

SOSC201 Global Studies I

Application of social science concepts and multiple perspectives to the study of global history in pre-modern times to 1450. Spring.

SOSC301 Global Studies II

Application of social science concepts and perspectives to the study of world or global history in modern times (1600) to the present. Prerequisite: SOSC 201. Fall.

IISOSC305 Travel: Critical Perspectives

This is an interdisciplinary course examining travel as a dynamic blend of the social sciences. How can travelers apply social science principles to develop global understanding? Travel critically engages the multiple perspectives of political science, economics, geography, archeology, anthropology, history, and sociology. The course will utilize lectures, discussions, and projects. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and IQL 101. Spring, Summer.

IISOSC310 War: Why We Fight

Interdisciplinary examination of war as a social phenomenon. Central to the course are questions regarding the nature and necessity of war. Emphasis is placed on class discussion and readings from the fields of Geography, Psychology, Economics, Political Science, History, and Sociology. Prerequisites: 24 credits in the ISP, including ITW and IQL. Occasionally.

SOSC390 Special Topics

Intensive study of selected topics in the social sciences. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisite: One 200-level course in the social sciences. Occasionally.

SOSC495 Senior Seminar

Capstone course with an interdisciplinary theme selected by the instructor that requires active analysis of causes, manifestations, and consequences of complex social phenomena. A major independent project is required. Prerequisite: Senior Social Science major or permission of the instructor.