The courses in the list below are representative of the types of courses that might benefit an incoming freshman. Specific courses may be unavailable during the term for which you are registering. As always, registration for courses should be determined in consultation with your advisor.
All of the following courses satisfy the Social Science (SS) General Education Requirement.
Africana Studies 201 – Introduction to African-American Studies
Multidisciplinary approach to the African-American experience through the Civil War period which examines such issues as traditional African societies, the institution of slavery, the development of African-American culture, the beginnings of African-American protest tradition, and the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Africana Studies 202 – Introduction to African-American Studies
Multidisciplinary approach to the African-American experience from the Civil War through the Civil Rights era which focuses on such topics as African-American rural and urban societies, the African-American church and education, and African-American intellectual and protest movements.
Anthropology 130 – Cultural Anthropology
Major concepts and methods in the study of culture; survey of cross-cultural similarities and differences in subsistence, social organization, economic, political, and religious institutions; language, ideology, and arts. Contributions of anthropology to resolving contemporary human problems.
Credit Level Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 130 and 137 [Honors: Cultural Anthropology].
Child and Family Studies 210 – Human Development
Conception through adulthood in various social/ecological contexts. Interrelationships among various aspects of development: physical, cognitive, emotional, and social. Normative and non-normative development.
Registration Restriction(s): Non-child and family studies majors only.
Child and Family Studies 220 – Marriage and Family: Roles and Relationships
Emerging and declining roles. Changing relationships among family members across the life cycle from various theoretical approaches. Impact of gender roles on marital relationships. Marital quality, power, decision-making, communications, conflict management, and combining work-family roles.
Geography 101 – World Geography
Selected topics and world regions, especially those of contemporary interest. Illustrates geographical points of view, concepts, and techniques.
Political Science 101 – United States Government and Politics
Introduction to fundamental institutions and processes of American national politics including the Constitution, voting, the Presidency, the Congress, and the courts.
Political Science 102 – Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to politics and political systems emphasizing government in a cross-national and global perspective. Focus on the knowledge and principal concerns of political science as a social science.
Psychology 110 – General Psychology
Introduction to primary approaches to the study of human behavior and experience.
Psychology 117 - Honors: General Psychology
Recommended Background: Chancellor’s Honors Program participant.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
Sociology 110 – Social Justice and Social Change
Problems of deviance, crime, and victimization, inequalities in exposure to environmental risks, and inequities in power and participatory democracy within the context of social change. Assessment of control strategies and redress of injustices.
Sociology 120 – General Sociology
Major concepts and theoretical approaches of sociology with emphasis on culture, socialization, social organization, and social stratification.
Please note: The above course descriptions are subject to change. Always consult the online catalog for the most recent information.
Dates & Deadlines for Incoming Freshmen
- May 1, 2013—Deadline to confirm enrollment
- June 3–July 10—Orientation for incoming students
- July 8—Second summer session begins
- Aug 9—Second summer session ends
- Aug 21—Fall classes begin