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Inquiry in the Social Sciences [SSCI]: Course List

SSCI courses teach students how social sciences apply empirical principles and methods to understand human beings as social agents in cultural, group, and individual contexts. They do so by familiarizing students with the methods of inquiry appropriate to the discipline as well as the key concepts and major paradigms in the social sciences. Students in SSCI courses learn to identify and understand relevant source material and to evaluate empirical research and conceptual theories, often by analyzing current issues through the lens of social science disciplines.

Choose one [SSCI] course (3 credits) to satisfy part of your UCORE graduation requirements.

Course PrefixCourse NumberCourse TitleCredits
AFS336Agriculture, Environment, and Community3
ANTH130Great Discoveries in Archaeology3
ANTH135Mythbusting in Archaeology3
ANTH205Health, Healing, and Medicine Across Cultures3
ANTH232The Pyramids of Egypt: Why and How?3
ANTH302Childhood and Culture3
ANTH304Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Mental Health and Illness3
ANTH305Anthropology of Epidemic Disease and Bioterrorism3
ANTH309Cultural Ecology3
ANTH / AIS331Archaeology of the Americas3
ASIA / HISTORY479History of East Asian Economic Development Since 19453
CAS311Special Topics in Social Sciences: Cross-Disciplinary Studies3
CES171Introduction to Indigenous Studies3
CES244Critical Globalizations3
CES254Comparative Latino/a Studies3
CES308Cultural Politics of Sport3
CES / HISTORY335 / 313Black Freedom Struggle3
COM101Media Society3
CRM_J101Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice3
ECONS101Fundamentals of Microeconomics3
ECONS102Fundamentals of Macroeconomics3
ENGLISH256Introduction to the Study of Language3
H_D101Human Development Across the Lifespan3
H_D204Family Interactions3
H_D334Principles of Community Development3
HBM235Travel, Society, and Business3
HISTORY309Place-Based Digital History3
HISTORY / ASIA479History of East Asian Economic Development Since 19453
NEP200Place and Health3
POL_S101American National Government3
POL_S102Introduction to Comparative Politics3
POL_S103International Politics3
PSYCH105Introductory Psychology3
SOC101Introduction to Sociology3
SOC102Social Problems3
SOC332Sustainability and Society3
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