SSC 100 Introduction to Social Science

This course introduces students to social sciences with emphasis upon practical knowledge and useful core competencies. It serves as an 'entry portal' course for students in the Social Science BA program. This course is also designed for students in any program wanting to gain a thoughtful overview of the social sciences and the impact of the scientific methods on the study of social phenomena. The course's learning objectives emphasize understanding the origins, methods and limitations of scientific inquiry in the study of human social behavior.

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SSC 110 Introduction to Human Sexuality

An overview of contemporary information and issues concerning human sexuality. Topics to be included are human reproductive anatomy and physiology, sexual arousal, fertility, types and functions of birth control devices, conception, pregnancy and family planning, aging and sexuality, and alternative sexual patterns.

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SSC 318 Adolescence, Substance Abuse and Criminality

(This course is Cross-listed with HUS 318)This course integrates the study of adolescent development, alcohol and other drug use, abuse, and dependency, and criminality among adolescents and young adults. Case studies and group projects address problem definition, strategies for intervention, and rehabilitation issues. Prerequisite: An introductory social science, human service, or criminal justice course.

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SSC 320 Research Methods in Social Sciences

Introduces upper-level undergraduate students in the social sciences and related professional areas to social research methods. Examines research questions, hypotheses, research designs, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques, and data interpretation strategies.Students will be expected to gain competence in procedures used in assessing published research reports. Provides an opportunity to become familiar with ethical issues in social research. Prerequisite: At least one introductory course in the social sciences and MAT 100.

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SSC 332 Addiction and the Family

(This course is crosslisted with HUS 332)The course acquaints students with research findings and clinical data regarding the effects of addiction on various family systems. The conditions of coaddiction, codependency and family dysfunction are studied within the contexts of family systems and society as a whole. The development of the functional self as the foundations for healthy interpersonal relationships is explored. Prerequisite: HUS125 and PSY100

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SSC 364 Human Rights Violation: Torture and Trauma

(This course is cross-listed with HUS/JUS 364.) Human Rights refer to the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled.To violate the most basic human rights, is to deny individuals their fundamental moral entitlements.The focus of the course will be on how the experience of intentional psychological and physical torture affect individuals, families and societies.We will discuss the short-term and long-term psychological, neurological, biological, social and disability-related consequences of torture and trauma.Prerequisites: PSY 100

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