Social and Behavioral Science

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Essential Skills:

  • Communication
  • Personal & Social Responsibility
  • Critical Thinking

3 credit hours

One course from the list below.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

Mary Oliver, "Wild Geese"
  • Explore how diverse peoples, as individuals and in complex groups, operate.
  • Explain how social groups affect behavior and behaviors affect societies.
  • Design ways of studying humans, social systems, and diverse identities.
  • Identify when information about humans and societies is based on scientific research.


Course NumberNameDescription
AMST 1110Introduction to Environmental & Social Justice
AMST 1140Introduction to Race, Class, & Ethnicity
ANTH 1115Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 1140Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 2175World Archaeology
ARCH 1210Introduction to Environmental Planning
CCST 1110Intro to Comparative & Global Ethnic Studies
ECON 2110Macroeconomic Principles
ECON 2120Microeconomic Principles
ENG 200Technology in Society
FCST 2130Marriage and Family Relationships
FDMA 1520Introduction to Film & Digital Media
GEOG 1165People and Place
GEOG 2170Energy, Environment, & Society
HNRS 2364The Individual & the Collective
LING 2110Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics
LTAM 1110Introduction to Latin American Studies
PADM 2110Public Leadership for Social Change
PH 101Introduction to Population Health
PH 102Global Health Challenges and Responses
POLS 1120American National Government
POLS 1140The Political World
POLS 2110Comparative Politics
POLS 2120International Relations
PSYC 1110Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1110Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2315The Dynamics of Prejudice
SUST 1134Introduction to Sustainability Studies

*These courses are only offered through the UNM Branch Campuses.