Social Sciences Course Descriptions
SSC 101 Introduction to Social Sciences (4)
An analysis of each of the many disciplines comprising the social sciences with particular emphasis on their interrelationships. A study of source materials and library techniques as well as methods employed by social scientists. 4 lecture discussions.
SSC 200 Special Study for Lower Division Students (1-2)
Individual or group investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Total credit limited to 4 units, with a maximum of 2 units per quarter.
SSC 299/299A/299L Special Topics for Lower Division Students (1-4)
Group study of a selected topic, the title to be specified in advance. Total credit limited to 8 units, with a maximum of 4 units per quarter. Instruction is by lecture and activity or laboratory. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Corequisites may be required.
SSC 400 Special Study for Upper Division Students (1-4)
Individual or group investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Total credit limited to 8 units, with a maximum of 4 units per quarter.
SSC 401 Contemporary American Scene (4)
Domestic problems and issues confronting the American people today. Alternative proposals pointing toward solutions of these problems. 4 lecture discussions.
SSC 410 The Study of Peace: NMUN Preparation (4)
Seminar for National Model United Nations (NMUN). Interdisciplinary analysis of peace; inter-group conflict and resolution; and peace institutions, particularly United Nations and related agencies. Simulations of conflict resolution. Uses concepts and methodologies of several social sciences. 4 seminars. Prerequisites: Selection for NMUN and approval of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
SSC 441 Internship in Social Sciences (1-4)
Field training which relates academic and practical experience in the student’s area of interest. Partial evaluation from work supervisor required upon completion. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 units. Prerequisite: department approval of student’s application.
ANT/GEO/SSC 461 Senior Colloquium (4)
Guided capstone experience with discussion meetings. Completion and presentation of a capstone project summarizing student's learning experiences under faculty supervision. Discussion of problems or issues graduates may encounter in their chosen fields of employment. Summary portfolio and written report required. Prerequisites: senior standing and permission of faculty advisor.
SSC 463 Undergraduate Seminar (2)
Intensive study of selected social problems with application of various techniques for analysis. 2 meetings. Prerequisite: completion of senior project.
SSC 491 Major Social Science Themes (4)
Major questions of the social sciences: the individual in society and culture; rights and responsibilities of groups within society; relationships between societies and individuals in their cultural and natural settings. 4 lecture discussions.
SSC 499/499A/499L Special Topics for Upper Division Students (1-4)
Group study of a selected topic, the title to be specified in advance. Total credit limited to 8 units with a maximum of 4 units per quarter. Instruction is by lecture and activity or laboratory. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Corequisites may be required.