Social Sciences Interdiscip

SSCI 16. Introduction to Global Studies

Introduction to a range of topics to enhance literacy for global awareness. Includes an interdisciplinary approach, concentration on human diversity, and attention to historic, political, legal, economic, sociological, anthropological, and geographic issues. Fulfillls lower division requirement for Global Awareness Certificates.

Units: 3

SSCI 101H. Social Science Honors I

Prerequisite: 75 units completed, 3.5 major & cumulative GPA, completion of (or concurrent enrollment) in pre-approved research methods course with minimum B grade; admission to Honors Program, permission of instructor. This course guides students in designing a research proposal for a Bachelor's thesis to be completed in the spring semester. Students will be introduced to academic research in the social sciences through guest research lectures by various College faculty. (Formerly SSCI 150T)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

SSCI 102H. Social Science Honors II

Prerequisite: SSCI 101H completed with an A, 3.5 major & cum GPA, completion of approved research methods course with minimum B grade, permission of instructor. In this course, students write an Honors thesis based on an approved research proposal and present it in a public symposium. Time is allotted for independent research and writing, periodic classroom meetings, and one-on-one consultations with course instructor and mentor. (Formerly SSCI 150T)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

SSCI 110. California Studies

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area D. Origins and development of California as a unique cultural area; relationships over time among geography and natural resources, human populations and cultures, political institutions, economic pursuits, and land use practices; distinctive architecture, arts, and literature; and socio-economic patterns, processes, and trends. G.E. Integration ID.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: ID

SSCI 150T. Topics in the Social Sciences

Discussion and analysis of current topics in the social sciences with an interdisciplinary focus and structure. Topics will be rotated.

Units: 1-3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SSCI 180. Diversity in the U.S.

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area D. Interdisciplinary course designed for the four-year liberal studies major. Integrates historical, sociological, political, cultural, and ethnic aspects of American culture. Historical developments and immigration patterns, race, class, gender issues, and demographic and statistical analysis of local and regional education trends. Multicultural/International M/I.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SSCI 185I. Internship

Prerequisite: upper-division or graduate standing; permission of instructor. Supervised work experience in the applied aspects of the social science disciplines. Hours to be arranged. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1-6
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring