Alice Lloyd College

Social Science Courses


101 Introduction to Social Science (also Soc 301, Psy 301)

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

 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.

301 Survey of Human Development Theory

Prerequisite: Soc 101 or SSci 101; Soc 203

Offered. As needed

 3 credit hours

 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.

310 World Cultures

Prerequisite: Soc 101 or SSci 101; Soc 102

Offered: As needed

 3 credit hours

 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.

410 Contemporary Social Theory

Prerequisite: Soc 101 or SSci 101; Junior or Senior status

Offered: As needed

 3 credit hours

This course is a comprehensive study of the life and work of contemporary social theorists. The theorist may be from any of 160 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.

460-469 Special Topics in Social Science

Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of instructor

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

Selected Topics in Social Science. 

489 Senior Seminar (also Soc 489)

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status

Offered: Spring

 3 credit hours

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. There is a course fee of $25 to cover the cost of the major field exam.


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