Social Science (SSCI)

SSCI S200 Orientation to the Social Sciences

3 credits (3+0)
Introduces the methods and analytical approaches of six Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, History, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology) through exploration of a particular topic, theme, or phenomenon. Focus theme will vary each semester.

SSCI S300 Research Methods in Social Science

3 credits (3+0)
An overview of inquiry methods in the social sciences. Presents hypothesis formation, data collection, literature review, research design, and interpretation. Issues of correlation, cause and inference are discussed, and student gains experience in use of quantitative and qualitative analysis. Practices in writing, graphing, collaborative and presentation practices are covered, as are political and ethical issues. An interdisciplinary course recommended especially for students in the social sciences.
Prerequisite: Nine credits social science or instructor permission.

SSCI S373 Data Analysis in the Social Sciences

3 credits (3+0)
Surveys techniques commonly used in the social sciences to collect, analyze, and interpret data. Includes performance, evaluation, and application of statistical procedures.
Prerequisite: SSCI S300 and upper division standing; or instructor permission.

SSCI S375 Current Issues: