General Education Courses – Social Sciences

POL 101 – American Government

Credits: 3

This course studies the basic principles of the government of the United States: Constitutionalism, separation of powers, federalism, civil liberties, politics; legislative, executive, and judicial organizations; and the functions of government.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


PSY 101 – General Psychology

Credits: 3

Introduction to psychology as the science of behavior, focusing on the individual as an adapting biological system. Topics include history and methodology, physiological basis for behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, and thought.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


PSY 212 – Lifespan Development Psychology

Credits: 3

Biological, psychological, and social factors in the development of the individual from birth to old age with particular emphasis on cognitive, emotional, and personal social functioning.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101, PSY 101
Co-Requisites: None


PSY 311 – Social Psychology

Credits: 3

This course is an exploration of individual behavior in social contexts: attention to social motivation;  attitude development and change; social power and influence; conformity; aggression and altruism.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101, PSY 101
Co-Requisites: None


PSY 312 – Organizational Theory

Credits: 3

This course introduces students to the behavioral science concepts as they apply to organizational structure, process and function.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101, PSY 101
Co-Requisites: None


PSY 313 – Abnormal Psychology

Credits: 3

Theory and research related to the diagnosis and treatment of psychopathological behavior. The course considers physiological, behavioral, social, and cognitive perspectives.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101, PSY 101
Co-Requisites: None


PSY 314 – Psychology of Aging

Credits: 3

This course studies the developmental processes of aging and its effects. Emphasis is placed on the theories of aging, the status and power of the aged and relations between age groups

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101, PSY 101
Co-Requisites: None


SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology

Credits: 3

An introduction to the study of human behavior as shaped by the contexts of individuals, groups, society, and culture. The basic terminology, concepts, theories, and methods of sociology as an empirical science are covered.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101
Co-Requisites: None


SOC 213 – Cultural Diversity

Credits: 3

This course examines relations among various ethnic, religious, racial, and political minorities and majorities with special reference to the United States. Includes theories of racial and ethnic relations.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101, SOC 101
Co-Requisites: None


SOC 250 – Eliminating Health Disparities: National and Internal Perspectives

Credits: 3

This course will explore the social determinants of health and how they impact health disparities; as well as how the application of epidemiology can be used to gain a better understanding of strategies for eliminating disparities.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101, SOC 101
Co-Requisites: None


SOC 310 – Drugs and Society

Credits: 3

This course presents theoretical and applied material on alcohol and other mood-altering substances of abuse and their effect on society. Emphasis is on the family structure.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101, SOC 101
Co-Requisites: None


SOC 311 – Death and Dying

Credits: 3

This course examines different cultural, social and historical perspectives on death and dying. Emphasis is placed on personal roles and the impact on society.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101, SOC 101
Co-Requisites: None


General Education Courses – Social Sciences
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