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Please Note: Courses effective Spring 2014; for earlier terms, please refer to the appropriate class schedule.

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

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Social Science

SSC101 - The Individual in Modern Society
Course introduces the social sciences by examining the individual’s role in ModernSocieties, using an interdisciplinary approach. Content explores perspectives of two or more of the following disciplines: history, economics, sociology, nthropology, psychology and/or political science. IAI S9 900
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 1)
IAI Code: S9 900

SSC105 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies
Course examines scope of ethnic studies. Content includes the concepts of ethnicity, dynamics of various ethnic groups and possible social consequences of continued ethnic affiliations. IAI S7 903D
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: S7 903D

SSC201 - Introduction to Global Studies
Course focuses on an interdisciplinary examination of global interdependence. It introduces students to various disciplines within the social sciences and the distinct perspectives and approaches used by social scientists in seeking to understand the process of globalization. Content includes an examination of historical, ecological, cultural, technological and political-economic global developments. Multidisciplinary approach uses perspectives from two or more of the following disciplines: history, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology and/or political science. IAI S9 900
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: S9 900

SSC205 - Latin American Civilization and Culture
Course explores selected Latin American cultures and civilizations. Content includes historical background, with focus upon contemporary issues. Multidisciplinary approach) uses perspectives from two or more of the following disciplines: history, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology and/or political science.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

SSC206 - Contemporary China and Japan
Course explores current societies in China and Japan. Content focus is on contemporary politicaleconomic and social issues. Multidisciplinary approach uses perspectives from two or more of the following disciplines: history, economics,sociology, anthropology, psychology and/or political science.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

SSC240 - Introduction to Social Research
Course introduces social research. Content includes research design, methodology, simple statistical analysis of data and interpretation of empirical social data. Students will design, conduct and interpret a short survey. Prerequisite: any SSC course with minimum grade of C.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

SSC290 - Topics in Social Science
Course explores major issues currently facing the United States and other nations of the world. Socioeconomic, political and other social-scientific perspectives are considered in the study of these global topics. Course has a different focus and/orscope from other courses currently offered in the department and can be repeated on different topics up to three times for up to nine credits.Prerequisite may vary by topic.
1-4 Credit Hours (lecture: 1-3; lab: 1-4)

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