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Goal 5. History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Goal: To increase students’ knowledge of how historians and social and behavioral scientists discover, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, events, and ideas. Such knowledge will better equip students to understand themselves and the roles they play in addressing the issues facing humanity.

LEP Objective: Develop understanding of human societies and behaviors, and of the concepts, theories, and methods of history and the social sciences.  Students can meet this requirement through 2 approved courses or experiences in different rubrics or academic areas.

Students will be able to:

  1. Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  2. Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  3. Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  4. Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.

Consistent with LEP Student Learning Outcomes, students will also demonstrate their ability to:

  • Describe or use the methods and data by which historians, social scientists, or behavioral scientists investigate human conditions.
  • Analyze human behavior, cultures, and social institutions and processes from the perspectives of history or the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Develop explanations for and explore solutions to historical or contemporary social problems.
  • Reflect upon themselves in relation to family, communities, society, culture, and/or their histories.
  • Apply and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories about human societies and behaviors.

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses with no more than 4 credits from one rubric or academic area)

AFST 2508, Introduction to African Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ANTH 1018, Introduction to Anthropology (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ANTH 130, Introduction to Prehistoric Cultures (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ANTH 188, Indians of the Americas (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ANTH 198, The Anthropology of Modern American Life, 3 Cr.

ANTH 2508, Introductory Cultural Anthropology (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ART 2316, Art History Survey II, 3 Cr.

BRIT 250, Contemporary Britain, 3 Cr.

CFS 220, Introduction to Parents and Children, 3 Cr.

CJS 111, Crime and Justice in America (Diversity), 3 Cr.

CMTY 2008, Cities, Suburbs, and Small Towns, 3 Cr.

CMTY 2227, Diversity in the American Experience (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

CMTY 394, Urban Planning [Same as GEOG 394], 3 Cr.

CMST 220, Interpersonal Communication, 3 Cr.

COLL 196, First Year Seminar, 3 Cr.

CPSY 101, Applying Psychology [Same as CEEP 101], 3 Cr.

CPSY 262, Human Growth and Development, 3 Cr.

CPSY 330, Principles of Behavior, 3 Cr.

CSD 1307, Introduction to Human Communication Disorders (Diversity), 3 Cr.

EAST 2508, Introduction to East Asia (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ECON 197, Economics for Everyday Life, 3 Cr.

ECON 201, Introduction to Economics, 3 Cr.

ECON 205, Principles of Macroeconomics, 3 Cr.

ECON 206, Principles of Microeconomics, 3 Cr.

ECON 381, Economics of Crime and Justice, 3 Cr.

ETHS 312, American Indian Women's Lives, 3 Cr.

ETHS 335, Asian Pacific American Women (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ETHS 3456, Asian Pacific Americans in Popular Culture (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ETHS 410, Contemporary American Indian Issues, 3 Cr.

ETHS 425, Contemporary Asian Pacific American Issues (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ETS 1828, Modern Technology and Civilization, 3 Cr.

ETS 1838, Technology and Third World Development (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ETS 37510, Society and the Environment, 3 Cr.

GEOG 271, Economic Geography, 3 Cr.

GEOG 394, Urban Planning [Same as CMTY 394], 3 Cr.

GERO 208, Introduction to Gerontology (Diversity), 3 Cr.

GERO 405, Aging and Diversity (Diversity), 3 Cr.

GERO 415, Women and Aging (Diversity), 3 Cr.

GERO 4708, Global Aging (Diversity), 3 Cr.

GWS 201, Introduction to Women's Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HIST 1018, Studies in World History, 3 Cr.

HIST 1068, Historical Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HIST 1097, Race in America (Diversity/RIS), 3 Cr.

HIST 1108, Western Civilization I: Antiquity to 1500, 3 Cr.

HIST 1118, Western Civilization II: 1500-Present, 3 Cr.

HIST 140, America to 1865, 3 Cr.

HIST 1417, United States Since 1865 (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HIST 1508, Twentieth Century World (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HIST 1959, Democratic Citizenship, 3 Cr.

HIST 336, Early Modern England, 3 Cr.

HIST 3527, American Indian History (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HIST 3587, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HLTH 215, Personal and Community Health, 3 Cr.

LAST 2508, Introduction to Latin America (Diversity), 3 Cr.

POL 1119, American National Government, 3 Cr.

PSY 115, Introduction to Psychology, 3 Cr.

PSY 225, Psychology of Women (Diversity), 3 Cr.

PSY 22810, Conservation Psychology, 3 Cr.

PSY 240, Developmental Psychology, 3 Cr.

SOC 1119, Social Problems (Diversity), 3 Cr.

SOC 160, Principles of Sociology, 3 Cr.

SOC 20010, Environmental Sociology (Diversity), 3 Cr.

SOC 211, Crime Myths and Media (Diversity), 3 Cr.

SOC 2738, Sociology of Gender (Diversity), 3 Cr.

SOC 2768, Families and Globalization (Diversity), 3 Cr.

SPED 203, Exceptionalities and Human Diversity (Diversity), 3 Cr.

TH 2706, American Musical Theatre, 3 Cr.


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