Social Science (SSCI)

SSCI-201  Introduction to the Social Sciences    4 Credits

Prerequisites: COMM-101
Terms Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
A broad comparative study of the nature of human experience, how social scientists study that experience, and some of their findings. This course will consider moral and ethical issues (in society and in studying society). It will examine selected topics for what they teach us about society in general, our present society, or social science. The topics selected will vary from term to term but will include contemporary issues within such areas as science and technology, religion, politics, the environment, and human conflict.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

SSCI-314  Technology and Sustainable Development    4 Credits

Prerequisites: HUMN-201 and SSCI-201
Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore
Terms Offered: As needed
This course explores meaningful ways in which technology projects could be used to promote sustainable development in developing countries. Students will be introduced to concepts related to both development and sustainability and to a range of economic and social contexts in which development projects are implemented at the local and national levels. The course encourages interdisciplinary approaches to issues of sustainability, appropriate technology, and cultural awareness in selecting, designing, and implementing technologies for sustainable development.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

SSCI-391  Social Science Special Topics    4 Credits

Prerequisites: COMM-101 and HUMN-201 and SSCI-201
An interdisciplinary advanced course focusing on a specific topic. This course is a one-time offering whose content is determined by current faculty interest, and provides a comprehensive and coherent examination of the chosen topic. This course may be repeated for credit under different topic
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

SSCI-398  Social Science Study Abroad Advanced Topics    4 Credits

Prerequisites: None
Advanced Topics in the Social Sciences. This is a transfer course taken a part of Kettering's Study Abroad Program.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

SSCI-499  Social Science Independent Study    4 Credits

Prerequisites: COMM-101 and HUMN-201 and SSCI-201
Terms Offered: As needed
Social Science Independent Study course. See Dept. Head for prerequisites. This course facilitates depth and breadth of study in a particular area of Scial Sciences. This course may not serve as a substitute for any of the courses in the general education component, including the SSCI elective and senior seminar. Students must request and receive approval of the independent study topic with the instructor. The form stating the independent study name, credit hours, description and approval must reach the Registrar's office, no later than Wednesday, first week.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0