Alice Lloyd College

Social Science Courses

SSCI 101: Introduction to Social Science

Offered: Fall

This course provides students with a broad introduction to the interdisciplinary Social Sciences major, while laying the foundation for critical analysis of social science issues within larger historical and global contexts. The student will study the roles of the different social science disciplines in understanding social reality, addressing social issues, and enhancing human welfare.

3 credit hours

SSCI 110: Geography and Human Organization

Offered: Spring

The course is designed to build and apply a geographic vocabulary and an understanding of approaches to geographic study with respect to human culture, population, and human-environmental interactions. The course pays particular attention to population change and cultural features, including human responses to environmental challenges as they have developed and spread across space and time.

3 credit hours

SSCI 301: Survey of Human Development Theory

Prerequisites: SOC 101 or SSCI 101; SOC 203

Offered: As needed

The course provides an interdisciplinary overview of the major theories and stages of human growth and development from prenatal through geriatric stages. The major factors that influence human development will be examined, such as family, community, education, socioeconomic status, culture and ethnicity. Other topics include: cognitive, physical, psychological and spiritual milestones in development, as well as theories about human intelligence and its assessment.

3 credit hours

SSCI 310: World Cultures

Prerequisites: SOC 101 or SSCI 101; SOC 102

Offered: As needed

Introduction to the scientific study of human culture with examination of the historical and evolutionary foundations of culture. Attention will be given to the comparative study of cultures with the generalizations concerning social organization, language, arts, and religion.

3 credit hours

SSCI 410: Contemporary Social Theory

Prerequisites: SOC 101 or SSCI 101; junior or senior status

Offered: As needed

This course is a comprehensive study of the life and work of contemporary social theorists. The theorist may be from any of the social sciences (i.e., Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, Economics, or Geography). Different theorists/disciplines may be selected each semester the course is offered. The course will be held seminar style with student presentations and discussions of primary and secondary resources.

3 credit hours

SSCI 460-469: Special Topics in Social Science

Prerequisites: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: As needed

Selected topics in Social Science.

3 credit hours

SSCI 488 (also SOC 489): Senior Seminar

Prerequisites: Junior or senior status

Offered: Spring

This course deals with social science methodology, theory, research and writing. This capstone course for the Social Science major requires a lengthy research paper, and an oral presentation based on the paper.

3 credit hours

 

 

 

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