Social Science (SSCI)

SSCI-310  The Flint Water Crisis    4 Credits

Prerequisites: LS-201 or (SSCI-201 and HUMN-201)
This course consists of a wide-ranging case study of the Flint Water Crisis. It examines the origins and significance of the crisis from a variety of angles, exploring questions of politics, economics, culture, science, and engineering. The course places special emphasis on the role that Flint residents themselves have played in the struggle for clean water in Flint, and on how their struggle relates to broader issues of democracy and environmental justice.
Lecture: 0, 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