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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Social and Behavioral Sciences

For some courses, a more detailed description may be available, accessible by clicking on the course number. All course descriptions are updated periodically.

217 courses.

AEE 201 (GS)
Interpersonal Skills for Tomorrow's Leaders (3) Study of concepts of self identity, values and interpersonal relations as related to professional and personal life.
Effective: Summer 2013

AF AM 100 (GS;US)
Evolving Status of Blacks in the Twentieth Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (3) An interdisciplinary, team-taught exploration of the evolving status of Black Americans in the twentieth century. Emphasis on the civil rights movement.
Effective: Spring 2013 Ending: Fall 2014

AF AM 100 (GS;US)
Living While Black: Themes in African American Thought and Experience (3) What it means to be Black in America by engaging with questions about identity and authenticity, freedom and unfreedom, radicalism and reform, gender and sexuality, and the role of music in African American life.
Effective: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015

AF AM 364 (WMNST 364) (GS;US)
Black & White Sexuality (3) This course explains how narrow ways of thinking limit our understanding of the diverse expressions of human sexuality.
Effective: Fall 2012

AFR 110 (GS;IL)
Introduction to Contemporary Africa (3) Consideration of influences and forces shaping modern African society; analysis of current local and global problems and issues facing Africa.
Effective: Fall 2012

AFR 110U (GS;IL)
Introduction to Contemporary Africa (3) Consideration of influences and forces shaping modern African society; analysis of current local and global problems and issues facing Africa.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

AFR 110U (GS;IL)
Introduction to Contemporary Africa (3) Consideration of influences and forces shaping modern African society; analysis of current local and global problems and issues facing Africa.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015Future: Spring 2015

AFR 202 (WMNST 202) (GS;IL)
Gender Dynamics in Africa (3) Critical analysis of multidisciplinary research on relations between men and women in Africa and critique of Western feminist theories.
Effective: Fall 2012

AFR 209 (SOC 209) (GS;IL)
Poverty in Africa (3) The course examines the causes, consequences, and dynamics of poverty in African countries.
Effective: Fall 2013

AG BM 101 (GS)
Economic Principles of Agribusiness Decision Making (3) Introduction to economic principles and their application to real world examples of agribusiness management issues.
Effective: Summer 2013

AM ST 106 (COMM 100) (GS)
The Mass Media and Society (3) Mass communications in the United States: organization, role, content, and effects of newspapers, magazines, television, radio, books, and films.
Effective: Fall 2013

AN SC 215 (GS)
Pets in Society (3) Introduction to the varied roles that companion animals play in human society and their impact on human activity and well-being.
Effective: Summer 2013

ANTH 001 (GS;US;IL)
Introductory Anthropology (3) Prehistoric and traditional peoples and cultures; traditional customs and institutions compared with those of modern society.
Effective: Summer 2005

ANTH 002 (GS)
Introduction to Archaeology (3) Survey of basic approaches used by archaeologists to interpret basic prehistoric human cultural patterns.
Effective: Spring 2000

ANTH 008 (GS;IL)
Aztecs, Mayas, and Incas (3) Comparative survey of the development of the pre-Columbian Latin American civilizations.
Effective: Summer 2005

ANTH 009 (GS;IL)
Rise of Civilization in the Old World (3) Evolution of Old World complex societies, especially the first great civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and the Indus Valley.
Effective: Spring 2006

ANTH 011 (GS;IL)
Introductory North American Archaeology (3) Introduction to archaeology of the North American Indians; sites, methods, and results of research interpreted in cultural history.
Effective: Summer 2005

ANTH 045 (GS;US;IL)
Cultural Anthropology (3) Beginnings of human culture; economic life, society, government, religion, and art among traditional peoples.
Effective: Summer 2005

ANTH 045U (GS;US;IL)
Cultural Anthropology (3) Beginnings of human culture; economic life, society, government, religion, and art among traditional peoples.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

ANTH 060 (J ST 060, PL SC 060, SOC 060) (GS;IL)
Society and Cultures in Modern Israel (3) An introduction to the society and cultures of the State of Israel from 1948 to the present.
Effective: Summer 2006

ANTH 083S (GS)
First-Year Seminar in Anthropology (3) This seminar introduces students to anthropology as a scientific discipline with ties to other social and natural sciences.
Effective: Summer 1999

ANTH 120 (GS;IL)
First Farmers (3) Cross-cultural comparison of the origins of plant and animal domestication and the earliest farming societies.
Effective: Summer 2013

ANTH 146 (GS;US)
North American Indians (3) An introduction to the cultures of the indigenous peoples of North America, north of Mexico, and the effect of contact.
Effective: Spring 2006

ANTH 216 (GN;GS)
Sex and Evolution (3) Introduction to evolutionary theory and its application to understanding human sexuality and sex differences.
Effective: Summer 2009

ANTH 221 (GS;IL)
The Ancient Maya (3) The Maya and their neighbors: Origin and Evolution of Classic Maya civilization.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: any anthropology course on 100 level or below

ANTH 222 (GS;IL)
Archaeology of Domesticated Animals (3) Biological, ecological and cultural history of animal domestication.
Effective: Summer 2013

ANTH 223 (GS;IL)
European Prehistory (3) The prehistory of European societies from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Iron Age.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits in 100 level or below ANTH course

ANTH 285 (GS;IL)
Culture Contact (3) Survey of changes in indigenous societies following contact with colonial powers.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: ANTH 002 ANTH 045

APLNG 083S (GS;US;IL)
First-Year Seminar in Applied Linguistics (3) Introduction to the application of theories of language to cognition, culture, gender, society, and second language acquisition.
Effective: Summer 2005

AYFCE 211 (CAS 222, CIVCM 211) (GS;US;IL)
Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement (3) Conceptual foundations of public scholarship and orientation to contemporary themes and issues in civic and community engagement.
Effective: Summer 2013

AYFCE 211S (GS;US;IL)
Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement (3) Conceptual foundations of public scholarship and orientation to contemporary themes and issues in civic and community engagement.
Effective: Spring 2011

AYFCE 270 (GS)
Consumer and Financial Skills (3) Introduces consumer and financial concepts and skills needed to function in society; increases financial security today and in the future.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: semester standing of 3rd or higher

B A 100 (GS)
Introduction to Business (3) A comprehensive view of the contemporary environment of business.
Effective: Summer 2008

B A 100S (GS)
Introduction to Business (3) A comprehensive view of the contemporary environment of business.
Effective: Fall 2009

BB H 458 (WMNST 458) (GS)
Critical Issues in Reproduction (3) Examination and analysis of the new reproductive technologies from the standpoint of medical ethics, feminism, and sociocultural influences.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 141 or PSYCH 100 or WMNST 100

CAS 083S (GS)
First-Year Seminar in Speech Communication (3) Introduction to major theoretical, critical, research and pedagogical issues in human communication.
Effective: Fall 2003

CAS 101 (GS)
Introduction to Human Communication (3) Introduction to major theoretical, critical, research and pedagogical issues in human communication.
Effective: Fall 2003

CAS 202 (GS)
Introduction to Communication Theory (3) Survey of human communication studies in relational, interpersonal, group, organization, intercultural, health, technology and communication systems.
Effective: Spring 2003

CAS 203 (GS)
Interpersonal Communication (3) Exploration of competent communication and the skills necessary to manage personal and professional relationships.
Effective: Fall 2003

CAS 222 (CIVCM 211, YFE 211) (GS;US;IL)
Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement (3) Conceptual foundations of public scholarship and orientation to contemporary themes and issues in civic and community engagement.
Effective: Fall 2010

CAS 390 (GS)
Qualitative Research Methods (3) An overview of Qualitative Research Methods, including how to conceive, design and execute a research study.
Effective: Summer 2014

CED 155 (GS)
Science, Technology and Public Policy (3) This course will survey the main issues that relate science and technology to public policy.
Effective: Summer 2013

CIVCM 211 (CAS 222, AYFCE 211) (GS;US;IL)
Foundations: Civic and Community Engagement (3) Conceptual foundations of public scholarship and orientation to contemporary themes and issues in civic and community engagement.
Effective: Spring 2011

COMM 100 (AM ST 106) (GS)
The Mass Media and Society (3) Mass communications in the United States: organization, role, content, and effects of newspapers, magazines, television, radio, books, and films.
Effective: Fall 2013

COMM 100S (GS)
The Mass Media and Society (3) Mass communications in the United States: organization, role, content, and effects of newspapers, magazines, television, radio, books, and films.
Effective: Fall 2005

COMM 118 (GS)
Introduction to Media Effects (3) Examination of individuals' selection, uses and perceptions of media and the effects of media on individuals' attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.
Effective: Spring 2007

COMM 180 (GS)
Survey of Electronic Media and Telecommunications (3) The development of electronic media and telecommunications, emphasizing social, economic, political and global impact.
Effective: Fall 2006

COMM 190 (GS)
Gaming and Interactive Media (3) Introduction to business and social aspects of interactive media, videogame and simulations industries.
Effective: Summer 2011 Ending: Fall 2014

COMM 190 (GAME 140) (GS)
Gaming and Interactive Media (3) Introduction to business and social aspects of interactive media, videogame and simulations industries.
Effective: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015

COMM 205 (WMNST 205) (GS;US)
Gender, Diversity and the Media (3) Explores the relationship between media and society through critical analysis of its role in social reality.
Effective: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015

CRIM 012 (CRIMJ 012, SOC 012) (GS)
Criminology (3) Explanations and measurements of crime; criminal law; characteristics of criminals and victims; violent property, white-collar, organized, and sexual crimes.
Effective: Spring 2008

CRIM 012H (SOC 012H) (GS)
Criminology (3) Explanations and measurements of crime; criminal law; characteristics of criminals and victims; violent property, white-collar, organized, and sexual crimes.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

CRIM 012H (SOC 012H) (GS)
Criminology (3) Explanations and measurements of crime; criminal law; characteristics of criminals and victims; violent property, white-collar, organized, and sexual crimes.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015Future: Spring 2015

CRIM 100 (CRIMJ 100) (GS)
Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) Overview of the criminal justice system, including legal foundations, processing and correction of offenders, extent and types of crime, victims.
Effective: Spring 2008

CRIM 201 (SOC 201) (GS)
Presumed Innocent? Social Science of Wrongful Conviction (3) Social science of how wrongful convictions occur; disparities in the criminal justice system; risks, factors, and policies.
Effective: Summer 2014

CRIMJ 012 (CRIM 012, SOC 012) (GS)
Criminology (3) Explanations and measurement of crime; criminal law; characteristics of criminals and victims; violent, property, white-collar, organized, and sexual crimes.
Effective: Spring 2008

CRIMJ 013 (SOC 013) (GS)
Juvenile Delinquency (3) Juvenile conduct, causes of delinquency, current methods of treatment; organization and function of agencies concerned with delinquency.
Effective: Spring 2008

CRIMJ 083S (CRIM 083S) (GS)
First-Year Seminar in Criminal Justice (3) Critical approaches to issues in criminal justice and criminology.
Effective: Spring 2008

CRIMJ 100 (CRIM 100) (GS)
Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) Overview of the criminal justice system, including legal foundations, processing and correction of offenders, extent and types of crime, victims.
Effective: Spring 2008

CSD 269 (GS;US;IL)
Deaf Culture (3) Explores the economic, social, psychological, and political aspects of the deaf culture and its interaction with the majority hearing culture.
Effective: Fall 2012

E B F 200 (GS)
Introduction to Energy and Earth Sciences Economics (3) Resource use decisions and their effect on local, national, and global development.
Effective: Fall 2010

ECON 014 (GS)
Principles of Economics (3) Analysis of the American economy, emphasizing the nature and interrelationships of such groups as consumers, business, governments, labor, and financial institutions. Students who have passed ECON 002 or 004 or are registered in the College of Business Administration may not schedule this course.
Effective: Spring 2003

ECON 083S (GS)
First-Year Seminar in Economics (3) Experiments in microeconomic principles.
Effective: Summer 1999

ECON 102 (GS)
Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (3) Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.
Effective: Spring 2011

ECON 102H (GS)
Honors Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (3) Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.
Effective: Summer 2011

ECON 104 (GS)
Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (3) National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.
Effective: Spring 2011

ECON 104H (GS)
Honors Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (3) National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.
Effective: Summer 2011

ECON 302 (GS)
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis (3) Allocation of resources and distribution of income within various market structures, with emphasis on analytical tools.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 102

ECON 302H (GS)
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis (Honors) (3) Allocation of resources and distribution of income within various market structures, with emphasis on analytical tools.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 102 and MATH 110 or MATH 140

ECON 304 (GS)
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis (3) Analysis of forces that determine the level of aggregate economic activity.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 104

ECON 304H (GS)
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis (Honors) (3) Analysis of forces that determine the level of aggregate economic activity.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 104 and MATH 110 or MATH 140

ECON 315 (GS)
Labor Economics (3) Economic analysis of employment, earnings, and the labor market; labor relations; related government policies.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 102

ECON 323 (GS)
Public Finance (3) Contemporary fiscal institutions in the United States; public expenditures; public revenues; incidence of major tax types; intergovernmental fiscal relations; public credit.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 102

ECON 333 (GS)
International Economics (3) Why nations trade, barriers to trade, balance of payments adjustment and exchange rate determination, eurocurrency markets, and trade-related institutions.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 102 ECON 104 or ECON 014

ECON 342 (GS)
Industrial Organization (3) Industrial concentration, size, and efficiency of business firms, market structure and performance, competitive behavior, public policy and antitrust issues.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 102

EDPSY 010 (GS)
Individual Differences and Education (3) Relationships between learner differences and physical, cognitive, language, social, and cultural development; emphasis on ethnicity, gender, special needs; schooling implications.
Effective: Summer 2011

EDTHP 115A (GS;US)
Competing Rights: Issues in American Education (3) An examination of educational issues relevant to democratic citizenship; emphasis is on understanding the relationship among politics, schools, and society.
Effective: Spring 2006

EDTHP 115S (GS;US)
Competing Rights: Issues in American Education (3) An examination of educational issues relevant to democratic citizenship; emphasis is on understanding the relationship among politics, schools, and society.
Effective: Spring 2006

EDTHP 200 (GS)
Educational Reform and Public Policy (3) The course uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the reforms that shape the nation's largest social institutional-public education.
Effective: Summer 2008

EGEE 120 (GS;US;IL)
Oil: International Evolution (3) Survey of the commercial development of the world petroleum industry from various international, historical, business, and cultural perspectives.
Effective: Spring 2006

EGEE 211 (GS;US)
Social Legacy of Pennsylvania Coal (3) Survey of coal technologies with economic, social, and political impacts discussed with historical, cultural, and international perspectives.
Effective: Summer 2005

ENGR 118 (GS;IL)
Impact of Culture on Engineering in China (3) Study of engineering in the context of cultural, historical, societal, political, and environmental considerations to understand the relationship between Chinese culture and engineering projects and policies; brief introduction to the basic engineering principles underlying the engineering projects and their design.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: ENGR 111

ENGR 320Y (GS;US;IL)
Design for Global Society (3) An interdisciplinary study of the engineering design process and the influence of society and culture on design.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: ENGL 202

ENVST 100 (GS)
Visions of Nature (3) An interdisciplinary introduction to environmental studies, including perspectives from ethics, economics, public policy, art, literature, history, geology, biology, and ecology.
Effective: Fall 2000

GAME 140 (GS)
Gaming and Interactive Media (3) Introduction to business and social aspects of interactive media, videogame and simulation industries.
Effective: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015

GEOG 020 (GS;US;IL)
Human Geography: An Introduction (3) Spatial perspective on human societies in a modernizing world; regional examples; use of space and environmental resources; elements of geographic planning.
Effective: Summer 2005

GEOG 030 (GS;IL)
Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability and Human-Environment Systems (3) Introduction to theory, methods, history and contemporary issues in global and regional relationships between human activity and the physical environment.
Effective: Spring 2012

GEOG 040 (GS;IL)
World Regional Geography (3) Introduction to the world as an interdependent community built from unique and independent regions and nations.
Effective: Spring 2012

GEOG 120 (GS;US;IL)
Urban Geography: A Global Perspective (3) Introduction to the geography of the world's cities and urban system.
Effective: Spring 2006

GEOG 123 (GS;IL)
Geography of Developing World (3) Patterns of poverty in poor countries; conventional and non-conventional explanations; focus on solutions; case studies of specific regions.
Effective: Spring 2007

GEOG 124 (GS;IL)
Elements of Cultural Geography (3) Locational analysis of changes in non-Western cultures. Problems of plural societies, economic development, population growth, and settlement.
Effective: Summer 2005

GEOG 126 (GS;US;IL)
Economic Geography (3) The geographic location and organization of economic activities and outcomes at global, national, regional, and local scales.
Effective: Spring 2012

GEOG 128 (GS;IL)
Geography of International Affairs (3) Contemporary international affairs in their geographical setting; geographic elements in the development of national power, political groupings, and international disputes.
Effective: Summer 2005

GEOG 130 (GS)
Environment, Power, and Justice (3) This course explores contemporary themes in human-environment relations through the lens of political ecology.
Effective: Spring 2008

GEOG 160 (GS)
Mapping Our Changing World (3) Fundamental concepts of GIS, cartography, remote sensing, and GPS in the context of environmental and social problems.
Effective: Spring 2007

HD FS 129 (GS)
Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies (3) Introduction to psychosocial and family development at all stages of the individual and family life cycle. Students may take only one course for General Education credit from SOC 030 or HD FS 129.   Student may take only one course for General Education credits from HD FS 129 GS or SOC 030 GS.
Effective: Fall 2004

HD FS 129H (GS)
Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies (3) Introduction to psychosocial and family development at all stages of the individual and family life cycle. Students may take only one course for General Education credit from SOC 030 or HD FS 129.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

HD FS 129S (GS)
Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies (3) Introduction to psychosocial and family development at all stages of the individual and family life cycle.
Effective: Summer 2006

HD FS 229 (GS)
Infant and Child Development (3) Theory, research, and methods of social/behavioral/biological sciences related to developmental processes and intervention during infancy and childhood.
Effective: Fall 2004

HD FS 239 (GS)
Adolescent Development (3) Social, behavioral, and biological development and intervention throughout adolescence.
Effective: Spring 2002

HD FS 249 (GS)
Adult Development and Aging (3) Physiological, psychological, and social development and intervention from young adulthood through old age.
Effective: Spring 2003

HD FS 287W (GS;US)
Intercultural Community-Building (3) An experiential introduction to negotiating differences in small groups, families, institutions, and communities.
Effective: Summer 2005

HD FS 287X (GS;US)
Intercultural Community-Building (3) An experiential introduction to negotiating differences in small groups, families, institutions, and communities.
Effective: Summer 2005

HD FS 287Y (GS;US)
Intercultural Community-Building (3) An experiential introduction to negotiating differences in small groups, families, institutions, and communities.
Effective: Summer 2005

HIST 116 (WMNST 116) (GS;US;IL)
Family and Sex Roles in Modern History (3) Historical perspectives on the Western family since 1500: gender roles, marriage, sexuality, child rearing, and old age; emphasis on United States.
Effective: Spring 2006

HIST 120 (GS;IL)
Europe Since 1848 (3) Political, social, and ideological developments; origin and impact of two World Wars; totalitarianism and democracy; changing role in the world.
Effective: Spring 2006

HIST 120U (GS;IL)
Europe Since 1848 (3) Political, social, and ideological developments; origin and impact of two World Wars; totalitarianism and democracy; changing role in the world.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015Future: Spring 2015

HIST 142 (GS;IL)
History of Communism (3) Marxism; Leninism and evolution of the Soviet Union; formation and development of the Communist bloc; impact of Chinese Communism.
Effective: Spring 2006

HIST 151 (S T S 151) (GS;US)
Technology and Society in American History (3) Development of technology in America from colonial times; its reception and its influence on social, economic, and political life.
Effective: Spring 2006

INSYS 100 (GS;IL)
World Technologies and Learning (3) This course examines the impact of learning technologies from email to online learning on world cultures from a socio-technical perspective.
Effective: Spring 2006

INTAG 100 (GS;IL)
Introduction to International Agriculture (3) Ag in developing countries; contemporary crucial issues in global agriculture; emphasizing hunger and food security.
Effective: Summer 2013

INTST 100 (GS;IL)
Introduction to International Studies (3) An introductory multidisciplinary course designed to familiarize students with critical international issues.
Effective: Summer 2005

INTST 100S (GS;IL)
Introduction to International Studies (3) An introductory multidisciplinary course designed to familiarize students with critical international issues.
Effective: Summer 2005

INTST 100U (GS;IL)
Introduction to International Studies (3) An introductory multidisciplinary course designed to familiarize students with critical international issues.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

IST 110 (GS)
Information, People and Technology (3) The use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.
Effective: Summer 2005

IST 110H (GS)
Information, People and Technology 3) The use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

IST 110S (GS)
Information, People and Technology (3) The use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

IST 110S (GS)
Information, People and Technology (3) The use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015Future: Spring 2015

J ST 060 (ANTH 060, PL SC 060, SOC 060) (GS;IL)
Society and Cultures in Modern Israel (3) An introduction to the society and cultures of the State of Israel from 1948 to the present.
Effective: Summer 2006

LER 083S (GS)
First-Year Seminar in Labor Studies and Employment Relations (3) Critical approaches to the dimensions and direction in Labor and Employment Relations.
Effective: Spring 2008

LER 100 (GS)
Employment Relations (3) Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and of the interrelated interests of managements, workers, unions, and the public.
Effective: Spring 2008

LER 201 (GS)
Employment Relationship: Law and Policy (3) An examination of basic legal principles underlying the employment relationship and their social, political, and economic bases.
Effective: Spring 2008

LING 001 (GS;US;IL)
The Study of Language (3) A non-technical introduction to the study of human language, and its role in human interaction. Students who have successfully completed LING 100 may not enroll in LING 001.
Effective: Summer 2005

LING 100 (GS)
Foundations of Linguistics (3) Systematic study of linguistic structures in a variety of the world's languages; an overview of language, and its organization.
Effective: Spring 2011

NURS 245 (GS)
Violence and the Impact on Society (3) Interdisciplinary discussion of violence, its perpetrators, victims and its impact on society as well as possible solutions for violence reduction.
Effective: Spring 2010

OLEAD 100 (GS)
Introduction to Leadership (3) This course introduces key leadership concepts and practices based on current theory and research. It is designed to help students to discover the knowledge and skills that are characteristic of effective leaders.
Effective: Summer 2012

PL SC 001 (GS)
Introduction to American National Government (3) Introduction to development and nature of American political culture, constitutional/structural arrangements, electoral/policy processes; sources of conflict and consensus.
Effective: Spring 2002

PL SC 001H (GS)
Introduction to American National Government (3) Introduction to development and nature of American political culture, constitutional/structural arrangements, electoral/policy processes; sources of conflict and consensus.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

PL SC 001S (GS)
Introduction to American National Government (3) Introduction to development and nature of American political culture, constitutional/structural arrangements, electoral/policy processes; sources of conflict and consensus.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

PL SC 003 (GS;IL)
Introduction to Comparative Politics (3) Introduction to study of comparative government and politics: normative/ empirical theories; government functions in modern societies; representative structures and processes.
Effective: Fall 2007

PL SC 003U (GS;IL)
Introduction to Comparative Politics (3) Introduction to study of comparative government and politics: normative/ empirical theories; government functions in modern societies; representative structures and processes.
Effective: Summer 2012

PL SC 007 (GS)
Contemporary Political Ideologies (3) Critical analysis of contemporary political ideologies such as liberalism, conservatism, socialism, anarchism, fascism, feminism, and environmentalism.
Effective: Fall 2004

PL SC 014 (GS;IL)
International Relations (3) Characteristics of modern nation-states and forces governing their international relations; nationalism; imperialism; diplomacy; current problems of war and peace. Credit will not be given for both this course and INT U 200.
Effective: Fall 2007

PL SC 014U (GS;IL)
International Relations (3) Characteristics of modern nation-states and forces governing their international relations; nationalism; imperialism; diplomacy; current problems of war and peace. Credit will not be given for both this course and INT U 200.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

PL SC 014U (GS;IL)
International Relations (3) Characteristics of modern nation-states and forces governing their international relations; nationalism; imperialism; diplomacy; current problems of war and peace. Credit will not be given for both this course and INT U 200.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015Future: Spring 2015

PL SC 017 (GS)
Introduction to Political Theory (3) Introduction to basic issues in political theory through analysis of selected major political thinkers.
Effective: Spring 2003

PL SC 017W (GS)
Introduction to Political Theory (3) Introduction to basic issues in political theory through analysis of selected major political thinkers.
Effective: Spring 2001

PL SC 020 (GS;IL)
Comparative Politics--Western Europe (3) Comparative analysis of political cultures, interest groups, parties, and decision-making processes in principal Western European political systems.
Effective: Fall 2007

PL SC 022 (GS;IL)
Politics of the Developing Areas (3) The impact of colonialism, nationalism, and development policy on the political culture, structure, and transformation of post-colonial regimes.
Effective: Spring 2010

PL SC 060 (ANTH 060, J ST 060, SOC 060) (GS;IL)
Society and Cultures in Modern Israel (3) An introduction to the society and cultures of the State of Israel from 1948 to the present.
Effective: Summer 2006

PL SC 083S (GS)
First-Year Seminar in Political Science (3) Exploration of current topics of interest in political science, international relations, and/or political theory.
Effective: Summer 1999

PL SC 110 (GS;US)
Rights in America (3) This course explores the historical and contemporary struggles of particular groups within American society to expand their rights.
Effective: Summer 2006

PL SC 112 (GS)
Ethics in Citizenship, Politics, and Government (3) An examination of choices we make as citizens, elected officials or people who carry out the work of government.
Effective: Summer 2013

PL SC 123 (GS;US;IL)
Ethnic and Racial Politics (3) Political movements among United States ethnic and racial groups; government policies on race and ethnicity; comparison to other culturally diverse countries.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: PL SC 001 or PL SC 003

PL SC 130 (GS;US)
American Political Campaigns and Elections (3) Methods and strategies of American political campaigns: polls, political consultants, parties, and the media.
Effective: Fall 2007

PL SC 132 (GS;IL)
The Politics of International Intolerance (3) Introductory course emphasizing psychological, historical, and political aspects of global intolerance towards minorities.
Effective: Fall 2007

PL SC 135 (S T S 135) (GS)
The Politics of the Ecological Crisis (3) The political implications of the increasing scarcity of many of the world's resources.
Effective: Spring 2001

PL SC 140 (GS)
Contemporary Controversies in International Relations (3) Contemporary issues of international security presented rigorously using analytical tools of international relations and political science.
Effective: Summer 2009

PL SC 177 (GS)
Politics and Government in Washington DC (1-3) The course centers on a Spring Break trip to Washington DC, with students meeting on campus before and after the trip.
Effective: Fall 2007

PSYCH 083S (GS)
First-Year Seminar in Psychology (3) Scientific, societal, and individual implications of contemporary psychological theory.
Effective: Spring 2007

PSYCH 100 (GS)
Introductory Psychology (3) Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.
Effective: Spring 2007

PSYCH 100H (GS)
Introductory Psychology (3) Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

PSYCH 100H (GS)
Introductory Psychology (3) Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015Future: Spring 2015

PSYCH 100S (GS)
Introductory Psychology (3) Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.
Effective: Spring 2007

PSYCH 212 (GS)
Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3) Developmental principles; physical growth; linguistic, intellectual, emotional, and social development from infancy to maturity.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 212H (GS)
Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3) Developmental principles; physical growth; linguistic, intellectual, emotional, and social development from infancy to maturity.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 212H (GS)
Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3) Developmental principles; physical growth; linguistic, intellectual, emotional, and social development from infancy to maturity.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 221 (GS)
Introduction to Social Psychology (3) Research and theory on topics including interpersonal attraction, aggression, helping, attitudes, attribution, cooperation, competition, and groups, from a psychological perspective.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 230 (GS)
Introduction to Psychologies of Religion (3) Introduction to major Western psychologies of religion (James, Freud, Jung) and to subsequent extensions of and departures from them.
Effective: Fall 2012

PSYCH 231 (GS;US)
Introduction to the Psychology of Gender (3) Psychological study of gender in historical and contemporary perspective. Role of gender in development, self-concept, social relations, and mental health.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 232 (GS;US;IL)
Cross-Cultural Psychology (3) This course examines how ethnic and cultural background influences patterns of human thought and behavior.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 238 (GS)
Introduction to Personality Psychology (3) Past and recent conceptualizations of key issues and root ideas of personality psychology.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 243 (GS)
Introduction to Well-being and Positive Psychology (3) Applying psychological knowledge to develop and maintain effective personal adjustment and well-being and positive social relations.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 244 (GS)
Introduction to the Psychology of Human Factors Engineering (3) Introductory course in engineering/human factors psychology, emphasizing the application of core psychological principles and research to designing products and systems.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 or 3 credits of GS

PSYCH 253 (GS)
Introduction to Psychology of Perception (3) Survey of human perception and processing of perceptual information, with some reference to animal literature. Emphasizes vision and audition.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 256 (GS)
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3) Introduction to study of such higher mental processes as thinking and reasoning, imagery, concept formation, problem solving, and skilled performance.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 260A (GS)
Neurological Bases of Human Behavior (3) An introduction to biopsychology, emphasizing the structure and function of the human brain. Students may take only one course for credit from PSY 203 and PSY 203A.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 261 (GS)
Introduction to Psychology of Learning (3) A general survey of the learning area, including animal and human experiments, with the applicability of learning principles being discussed.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 281 (GS)
Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology (3) Personnel selection, training, accident prevention, morale, and organizational behavior.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

R SOC 011 (GS;US)
Introductory Rural Sociology (3) Basic sociological concepts applied to rural societal institutions and rural communities; causes and consequences of rural social change.   Students may take only one course for General Education credit from R SOC 011 GS or SOC 001 GS.
Effective: Summer 2013

RHS 100 (GS;US;IL)
Introduction to Disability Culture (3) Social and cultural contexts of disability on both a micro and macro levels will be examined.
Effective: Fall 2011

RPTM 120 (GS;US;IL)
Leisure and Human Behavior (3) Leisure from historical and contemporary perspectives, including forces shaping leisure behavior, and relationships among leisure, the environment, and social institutions.
Effective: Spring 2010

S T S 135 (PL SC 135) (GS)
The Politics of the Ecological Crisis (3) The political implications of the increasing scarcity of many of the world's resources.
Effective: Spring 2001

S T S 151 (HIST 151) (GS;US)
Technology and Society in American History (3) Development of technology in America from colonial times; its reception and its influence on social, economic, and political life.
Effective: Spring 2006

S T S 151S (GS;US)
Technology and Society in American History (3) Development of technology in America from colonial times; its reception and its influence on social, economic, and political life.
Effective: Summer 2012

S T S 200 (GS)
Critical Issues in Science, Technology, and Society (3) An overview of interactions between science, technology, and society from social sciences and humanities perspectives.
Effective: Spring 1995

S T S 200H (GS)
Critical Issues in Science, Technology, and Society (3) An overview of interactions between science, technology, and society from social sciences and humanities perspectives.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

S T S 200S (GS)
Critical Issues in Science, Technology, and Society (3) An overview of interactions between science, technology, and society from social sciences and humanities perspectives.
Effective: Summer 1999

S T S 245 (GS;IL)
Globalization, Technology, and Ethics (3) An investigation of technology and ethics in the globalized world from contemporary, socio-cultural, and historical perspectives.
Effective: Summer 2008

SO SC 001 (GS)
Urbanization (3) An overview of the social sciences, including an interdisciplinary analysis of the urban process.
Effective: Summer 1995

SOC 001 (GS)
Introductory Sociology (3) The nature and characteristics of human societies and social life.   Students may take only one course for General Education credit from SOC 001 GS or R SOC 011 GS.
Effective: Spring 2003

SOC 001S (GS)
Introductory Sociology (3) The nature and characteristics of human societies and social life.
Effective: Spring 2006

SOC 001W (GS)
Introductory Sociology (3) The nature and characteristics of human societies and social life.
Effective: Fall 1998

SOC 003 (GS)
Introductory Social Psychology (3) The impact of the social environment on perception, attitudes, and behavior.
Effective: Spring 2003

SOC 003H (GS)
Honors Introduction to Social Psychology (3) This is an honors course that enables students to learn, apply, and evaluate basic social psychology concepts, theories, and research.
Effective: Summer 2011

SOC 005 (GS)
Social Problems (3) Current social problems such as economic, racial, and gender inequalities; social deviance and crime; population, environmental, energy, and health problems.
Effective: Spring 2003

SOC 005H (GS)
Social Problems (3) Current social problems such as economic, racial, and gender inequalities; social deviance and crime; population, environmental, energy, and health problems.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

SOC 012 (CRIMJ 012, CRIM 012) (GS)
Criminology (3) Explanations and measurement of crime; criminal law; characteristics of criminals and victims; violent, property, white-collar, organized, and sexual crimes.
Effective: Spring 2008

SOC 012H (CRIM 012H) (GS)
Criminology (3) Explanations and measurement of crime; criminal law; characteristics of criminals and victims; violent, property, white-collar, organized, and sexual crimes.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

SOC 012H (CRIM 012H) (GS)
Criminology (3) Explanations and measurement of crime; criminal law; characteristics of criminals and victims; violent, property, white-collar, organized, and sexual crimes.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015Future: Spring 2015

SOC 013 (CRIMJ 013) (GS)
Juvenile Delinquency (3) Juvenile conduct, causes of delinquency, current methods of treatment; organization and function of agencies concerned with delinquency.
Effective: Spring 2008

SOC 015 (GS)
Urban Sociology (3) City growth and decline; impact of city life on individuals, families, neighborhoods, and government; urban life-styles.
Effective: Summer 1995

SOC 019 (GS)
Sociology of Popular Culture (3) Students are introduced to the sociological study of how popular culture is produced, consumed, and experienced.
Effective: Spring 2014

SOC 023 (GS)
Population and Policy Issues (3) Local, national, and international population trends; basic techniques of demographic analysis; population problems; implications for public planning and policy.
Effective: Fall 2004

SOC 023H (GS)
Population and Policy Issues (3) Local, national, and international population trends; basic techniques of demographic analysis; population problems; implications for public planning and policy.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

SOC 030 (GS)
Sociology of the Family (3) Family structure and interaction; functions of the family as an institution; cross-cultural comparisons. Students may take only one course for General Education credit from SOC 030 or HD FS 129.
Effective: Spring 2003

SOC 030H (GS)
Sociology of the Family (3) Family structure and interaction; functions of the family as an institution; cross-cultural comparisons. Students may take only one course for General Education credit from SOC 030 or HD FS 129.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

SOC 055 (GS)
Work in Modern Society (3) The nature of work in varied occupational and organizational settings; current trends and work life in the future.
Effective: Summer 1995

SOC 060 (ANTH 060, J ST 060, PL SC 060) (GS;IL)
Society and Cultures in Modern Israel (3) An introduction to the society and cultures of the State of Israel from 1948 to the present.
Effective: Summer 2006

SOC 083S (GS)
First-Year Seminar in Sociology (3) Critical approaches to issues in the structure of society.
Effective: Summer 1999

SOC 110 (WMNST 110) (GS;US)
Sociology of Gender (3) Changing sex role expectations and behavior for men and women in contemporary society.
Effective: Summer 2005

SOC 119 (GS;US)
Race and Ethnic Relations (4) Historical patterns and current status of racial and ethnic groups; inequality, competition, and conflict; social movements; government policy.
Effective: Summer 2005

SOC 201 (CRIM 201) (GS)
Persumed Innocent? Social Science of Wrongful Conviction (3) Social science of how wrongful convictions occur; disparities in the criminal justice system; risks, factors, and policies.
Effective: Summer 2014

SOC 209 (AFR 209) (GS;IL)
Poverty in Africa (3) The course examines the causes, consequences, and dynamics of poverty in African countries.
Effective: Fall 2013

SRA 111 (GS)
Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis (3) This introductory course spans areas of security, risk, and analysis covering contexts in government agencies and business organizations.
Effective: Spring 2008

SUST 200 (GS)
Foundations of Leadership in Sustainability (3) Science, ethics, and leadership in social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
Effective: Spring 2012

WMNST 001S (GS;US;IL)
Introduction to Women's Studies (3) Interdisciplinary consideration of the scholarly theories and research pertaining to women's experiences and women's status in contemporary American society.
Effective: Fall 2009

WMNST 100 (GS;US;IL)
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3) Interdisciplinary consideration of the scholarly theories and research pertaining to women's experiences and women's status in contemporary American society.
Effective: Spring 2013

WMNST 100U (GS;US;IL)
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3) Interdisciplinary consideration of the scholarly theories and research pertaining to women's experiences and women's status in contemporary American society.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014

WMNST 100U (GS;US;IL)
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3) Interdisciplinary consideration of the scholarly theories and research pertaining to women's experiences and women's status in contemporary American society.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015Future: Spring 2015

WMNST 110 (SOC 110) (GS;US)
Sociology of Gender (3) Changing sex role expectations and behavior for men and women in contemporary society.
Effective: Summer 2005

WMNST 116 (HIST 116) (GS;US;IL)
Family and Sex Roles in Modern History (3) Historical perspectives on the Western family since 1500: gender roles, marriage, sexuality, child rearing, and old age; emphasis on United States.
Effective: Spring 2006

WMNST 200 (GS;IL)
Global Feminisms (3) This course examines the diverse contents and forms of "feminism" worldwide, emphasizing women's engagement with unequal, unjust, impacts of globalization.
Effective: Summer 2012

WMNST 202 (AFR 202) (GS;IL)
Gender Dynamics in Africa (3) Critical analysis of multidisciplinary research on relations between men and women in Africa and critique of Western feminist theories.
Effective: Fall 2012

WMNST 205 (COMM 205) (GS;US)
Gender, Diversity and the Media (3) Explores the relationship between media and society through critical analysis of its role in social reality.
Effective: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015

WMNST 364 (AF AM 364) (GS;US)
Black & White Sexuality (3) This course explains how narrow ways of thinking limit our understanding of the diverse expressions of human sexuality.
Effective: Fall 2012

WMNST 458 (BB H 458) (GS)
Critical Issues in Reproduction (3) Examination and analysis of the new reproductive technologies from the standpoint of medical ethics, feminism, and sociocultural influences.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 141 or PSYCH 100 or WMNST 100