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Society, Culture, and Language
Last updated 4/22/14
Course Requirements for the B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science (ISS)
Core(9 hours) + Concentration Areas(24 hours) + Special Electives(9 hours) =42 hrs.
A. Core (9 hours)
1. ISS 3010 (Introduction to Social Science); 3 credit hours. This course provides a rigorous introduction to social science, critical thinking, and paradigms.
2. Research Methods Requirement; 3 credit hours. This requirement can be met by taking ISS 3930 (Special Topics: Qualitative Methods), STA 2122 (Social Science Statistics), ANT 4495 (Methods of Cultural Research), or any other approved concentration area methods course that is at least 3 credit hours.
3. ISS 4935 (Seminar in the Social Sciences); 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: ISS 3010. The seminar is a senior level capstone experience in which students prepare a major research paper and practice critical analysis on each other’s work.
Concentration area #1: Concentration area #2:
Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, Environmental Science & Policy, Geography, History, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work.
C. Special Electives (9 hours; take one course in 3 out of the 4 areas listed; check with your advisor to learn which classes meet this requirement)
1. Gender Issues 2. Ethnic/Cultural Diversity
3. International Perspectives 4. Environment & Society