Social and Behavioral Sciences

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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.


Yucca symbol = This course also meets the U.S. Global Diversity requirement.

Course NumberNameDescription
AFST 1120  Yucca symbolRace in the Digital Age
AMST 1110Introduction to Environmental & Social Justice
AMST 1140Introduction to Race, Class, & Ethnicity
ANTH 1115Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 1140  Yucca symbolIntroduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 1155Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
ANTH 2175World Archaeology
ARCH 1210Introduction to Environmental Planning
CCST 1110Intro to Comparative & Global Ethnic Studies
CRP 181Environmental Issues in a Changing World
ECON 2110Macroeconomic Principles
ECON 2120Microeconomic Principles
ENG 200Technology in Society
FCST 2130Marriage and Family Relationships
FDMA 1520Introduction to Film & Digital Media
GEOG 1165  Yucca symbolPeople and Place
GEOG 217Energy, Environment, & Society
HNRS 2364The Individual & the Collective
LING 2110Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics
ME 217Energy, Environment, & Society
PH 101  Yucca symbolIntroduction to Population Health
PH 102  Yucca symbolGlobal 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 2315  Yucca symbolThe Dynamics of Prejudice
SUST 1134Introduction to Sustainability Studies