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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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Introduction to Masculinities (T WOMN 205)

Examine the key concepts of masculinities studies, analyze the roles that men adopt and explore how these roles are implicated in the development of male identity. The course also explores the diversity of masculinities within American society.

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Introduction to 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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Introduction to Religious Studies (TRELIG 105)

Get an introduction to the data — including objects, places, texts, music and rituals — foundational for the academic study of religion, beginning with a critical discussion of the problem of defining religion. It is recommended that students complete this course before taking TRELIG 210 and TRELIG 321.

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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 worldviews (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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