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Spring 2016 Credit Courses: Social Science

Psychology of Personal and Social Change
Focuses on personal development by exploring theoretical foundations of and practical techniques for the integration of body, mind, and spirit. Self-awareness skills are enhanced, and strategies that facilitate personal growth within the contexts of family, community, and the world are examined. Students study mainstream psychological theory and practice, as well as Eastern and Western philosophical and spiritual traditions, using didactic, interactive, and experiential modalities.
SOC3055 / 4 credits
Seth Segall
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 21–May 5
Room: Refer to the online schedule

The Politics of American Education
Designed to familiarize students with the political foundations of education in the U.S. in historical, philosophical, and social context. This course covers the historical development of the political education system in the U.S., current political and legal trends in education policy, and problems and choices facing education in the future.
POL3270 / 4 credits
Owen Borda
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 25–May 9
Room: Refer to the online schedule

hybrid courses iconResearch Methods
Students become acquainted with methods that social scientists in general and sociologists in particular use for different types of research. Goals include learning to identify, understand, and evaluate diverse research strategies; distinguish between qualitative and quantitative methods, the types of knowledge they produce, and the strengths and the weaknesses of each; and think critically about objectivity, researcher standpoint, and research ethics.
Note: This course is a hybrid course (60 percent online and 40 percent in person). Classes meet on Jan. 25, Feb. 15, Mar. 7 and 28, April 18, and May 9. Please visit for details.
Prerequisite: SOC 1500
SOC3405 / 4 credits
Audrey Sprenger
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 25–May 9
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Studies in Victimology
Focuses on the central character in a criminal act—the victim. Objectives include understanding victimization and learning how to offer a victim real help. Diverse reactions are analyzed and various forms of practical help are examined. Special attention is given to such crimes as sexual assault and the various categories of abuse (child, adolescent, elder, parental, and spousal), and to the survivors of homicide victims.
SOC3575 / 4 credits
Timothy Mante
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 20–May 4
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated Sept. 30, 2015

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