System-wide General Education Requirements: Social

GOAL 3: Social Sciences 6 credits (in two disciplines)

Students will understand the organization, potential, and diversity of the human community through study of the social studies.

Student Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking courses meeting this goal, students will:

  1. Identify and explain basic concepts, terminology and theories of the selected social science disciplines from different spatial, temporal, cultural and/or instructional contexts.
  2. Apply selected social science concepts and theories to contemporary issues.
  3. Identify and explain the social or aesthetic values of different cultures. In addition, as a result of taking courses meeting this goal, students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of at least one of the following:
    • The origin and evolution of human institutions.
    • The allocation of human or natural resources within societies.
    • The impact of diverse philosophical, ethical or religious views.
General Education Requirements  
Social Sciences Component 6
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics * 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics * 3
GEOG 101 Introduction to Geography * 3
GEOG 200 Introduction to Human Geography 3
HIST 151 US History I ** 3
HIST 152 US History II ** 3
HIST 256 World History */** 3
POLS 100 American Government 3
POLS 210 State and Local Government 3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology ** 3
SOC 150 Social Problems ** 3
SOC 240 Sociology of Rural America 3
SOC 285 Society and Technology */** 3
* Global Issues Requirement (see Part II of Institutional Graduation Requirements)  
** IGR Written Communications Requirement  

Last Updated: 6/7/12