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Social Sciences

Applied Statistics for Social & Human Sciences (T SOCWF 351)

Apply statistical methods that are used in social and human services. Examine the purpose and use of social statistics, including the study of relationships between variables as a tool for conducting research, central tendencies and dispersion, probability, descriptive statistics, statistical inference and hypothesis testing, and bivariate analysis.

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History of Mass Communication (COM 340)

Survey the history and development of communication from prehistoric times; the rise of mass media; and the political and economic context of newspapers, radio, film, and television.

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Identities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Anthropology (ANTH 228)

An introduction to the study of race, class, gender, and sexuality in anthropology. Through ethnographic and theoretical readings, students are introduced to the concept of identity as intersectional construction and social performance.

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The Nonhuman Primates (BIO A 370)

Origins, major evolutionary trends, and modern taxonomic relationships of the nonhuman primates. Their distribution and habitat in relation to behavioral and morphological adaptations and their status as endangered species.

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Introduction to Psychology (PSYCH 101)

This course surveys the major areas of psychological science. Explore areas such as human social behavior, personality, psychological disorders and treatment, learning, memory, human development, biological influences and research methods. Other topics may include sensation, perception, states of consciousness, thinking, intelligence, language, motivation, emotion, stress and health, cross-cultural psychology and applied psychology.

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Philosophy, Religion & the Environment (TRELIG 350)

Examine the value of nature and whether it is socially constructed or objectively existing. Consider how our philosophical and religious world views (including perspective from diverse traditions) affect the way we value ourselves and our environment.

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Sexual Identities (TPSYCH 349)

Explore the lives and current issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, with particular attention to developmental, community and political issues and their intersections. The course emphasizes current areas of consensus and discord among members within, across and outside these communities.

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