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Fall 2015 Courses

SS 131 General Psychology
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Principles of psychology and their application to general behavior are presented. Stresses the scientific method in understanding learning, perception, motivation, emotion, personality development, and the social influences on human behavior. (G4: Social Sciences)
CRN Section Day Time Location
4803 35A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B928
4807 35B R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B928
28823 35C W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm D504

SS 151 Introduction to World Affairs
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Examines the contemporary world including changes in Europe, Russia, and the developing world. Explores timely international issues such as nuclear arms, the breakdown of the Soviet Union, and the Israeli-Arab dispute. (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations)
CRN Section Day Time Location
4818 35A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B503
25215 35B T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B734

SS 171 Introductory Sociology
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Study of patterned social behavior and the interrelationships between individual life experience and the social structure that helps to shape it. (G4: Social Sciences)
CRN Section Day Time Location
4821 35A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B508
25607 35B R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C502
25216 35C M W 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A312

SS 272 Sex Roles, Marriage, and Family in Transition
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Sociological study of sex roles and relationships in modern society. Analysis of traditional marriage and family systems, new alternatives, and future trends. (G4: Social Sciences)
CRN Section Day Time Location
4836 35A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C316

SS 334 Psychology of Color
3 credits
In-state $810 Out-of-state $2,448
Prerequisite: SS 131 or approval of chairperson
Examines the importance of color and its influences on behavior. Topics include the biological and perceptual characteristics of color, fundamental color research, societal and cultural influences on the meanings and uses of color, adaptations of color in both natural and man-made environments, and the interaction between personality and color. Special attention is given to the application of color in both industry and everyday life. (G4: Social Sciences)
CRN Section Day Time Location
21679 85A T 5:10 pm-6:25 pm B819


R 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A644

SS 343 Labor Economics
3 credits
In-state $810 Out-of-state $2,448
Examines labor economics and labor institutions' role in the U.S. economy. Major subjects include the changing labor force and its composition, labor markets, labor unionism, collective bargaining, labor legislation, and government regulation. (G4: Social Sciences)
CRN Section Day Time Location
25784 85A T R 5:10 pm-6:25 pm B736
4840 85B R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C410

SS 353 Latin America Today
3 credits
In-state $810 Out-of-state $2,448
Introduction to modern Latin American states and societies with surveys of their economies, politics, and cultures. Also explores inter-American and international relations. (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations)
CRN Section Day Time Location
22701 85A T 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A324


R 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A642


SS 354 Comparative Political Systems
3 credits
In-state $810 Out-of-state $2,448
Study of political systems with a global perspective; compares and contrasts contemporary political ideologies, institutions, and processes from democracies to authoritarian regimes, advanced industrialized economies to developing countries. (G4: Social Sciences; G9: Other World Civilizations)
CRN Section Day Time Location
21415 85A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C310
28636 85B M W 5:10 pm-6:25 pm A325


SS 374 Cross-Cultural Studies
3 credits
In-state $810 Out-of-state $2,448
Prerequisites: Two introductory Social Sciences courses (SS 131, SS 141, SS 151, or SS 171) or approval of chairperson
This course provides conceptual and practical knowledge of the societies and cultures, economies, histories, and institutions of non-Western societies. Special attention is paid to the distinctive features of Japan and India. Students are introduced to the range and significance of cultural differences and will be prepared to adapt to these cultural differences as they move into international arenas. (G4: Social Science; G9: Other World Civilizations)
CRN Section Day Time Location
20970 85B W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm E624
27755 85C R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A321A

SS 443 International Economics
3 credits
In-state $810 Out-of-state $2,448
Prerequisites: SS 141 and SS 242
Reviews the origins of modern international economic theory and discusses present patterns of trade and finance, including the balance of payments and its economic effects, exchange rates, international commodity agreements, and tariff policies. Includes an analysis of the relationship between international economics and current U.S. economic problems. (G4: Social Sciences)
CRN Section Day Time Location
22777 85B T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm D211
4845 85C W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm B819
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