Inquiry in the Social Sciences teaches students how social sciences apply empirical principles and methods to understand human beings as social agents in cultural, group, and individual contexts.
Students choose one SSCI course (3 credits) to satisfy part of the UCORE Inquiry: Ways of Knowing graduation requirements.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students, regardless of major, who successfully complete a [SSCI] course should be able to:
- Recognize the difference between quantitative and qualitative evidence for use in social scientific research, including when each is appropriate to support claims (critical thinking).
- Evaluate, at an appropriate level, evidence-based claims and conclusions that are rooted in social scientific research methods (information literacy).
- Communicate social scientific information or findings in written forms appropriate to the discipline (written communication).
- Understand fundamental knowledge and concepts in social science as appropriate to the discipline (breadth of learning).
Revised outcomes approved Spring 2022.
Available SSCI courses
|Course Prefix||Course Number||Course Title||Credits||College||Status|
|AFS||336||Agriculture, Environment, and Community||3||CAHNRS||Renewed S22|
|ANTH||130||Great Discoveries in Archaeology||3||CAS||Renewed S20|
|ANTH||135||Mythbusting in Archaeology||3||CAS||Approved F20|
|ANTH||205||Health, Healing, and Medicine Across Cultures||3||CAS||Approved F17
|ANTH||232||The Pyramids of Egypt: Why and How?||3||CAS||Approved S21|
|ANTH||302||Childhood and Culture||3||CAS||Renewed S22|
|ANTH||304||Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Mental Health and Illness||3||CAS||Approved S17|
|ANTH||305||Anthropology of Epidemic Disease and Bioterrorism||3||CAS||Approved S18|
|ANTH||309||Cultural Ecology||3||CAS||Renewed S22|
|ANTH / AIS||331||Archaeology of the Americas||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|CAS||311||Special Topics in Social Sciences: Cross-Disciplinary Studies||3||CAS||Approved S21|
|CES||171||Introduction to Indigenous Studies||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|CES||244||Critical Globalizations||3||CAS||Renewed S22|
|CES||254||Comparative Latino/a Studies||3||CAS||Renewed S23|
|CES||308||Cultural Politics of Sport||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|CES / HISTORY||335 / 313||Black Freedom Struggle||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S23|
|COM||101||Media Society||3||CAHNRS||Submit for renewal S23|
|CRM_J||101||Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F23|
|ECONS||101||Fundamentals of Microeconomics||3||CAHNRS||Renewed S20|
|ECONS||102||Fundamentals of Macroeconomics||3||CAHNRS||Renewed S20|
|ENGLISH||256||Introduction to the Study of Language||3||CAS||Approved S18|
|ENGLISH||457||Sociolinguistics||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|H_D||101||Human Development Across the Lifespan||3||CAHNRS||Renewed F22|
|H_D / WGSS||204||Family Interactions||3||CAHNRS||Renewed S19|
|H_D||334||Principles of Community Development||3||CAHNRS||Submit for renewal S23|
|HBM||235||Travel, Society, and Business||3||Business||Renewed F22|
|HISTORY||309||Place-Based Digital History||3||CAS||Approved F20|
|HISTORY / ASIA / POL_S||476||Revolutionary China||3||CAS||Approved F22|
|HISTORY / ASIA||479||History of East Asian Economic Development Since 1945||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|NEP||200||Place and Health||3||Medicine||Approved F19
|POL_S||101||American National Government||3||CAS||Renewed F22|
|POL_S||102||Introduction to Comparative Politics||3||CAS||Renewed S22|
|PSYCH||105||Introductory Psychology||3||CAS||Renewed S21|
|SOC||101||Introduction to Sociology||3||CAS||Renewed F20|
|SOC||102||Social Problems||3||CAS||Renewed F20|
|SOC||332||Sustainability and Society||3||CAS||Submit for renewal F23|
View SSCI courses in the WSU catalog.
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