Course Descriptions: Social Science

SS 151 Introduction to Sociology

Survey of the principles of human behavior, social organizations and institutions as expressed through language and culture and through methods of sociology as a science.

SS 152 Social Problems

Investigations into the issues of social disorganization such as poverty, population, crime and delinquency, race relations, alienation, family change, violence, and environmental issues.

SS 255 Introduction to Physical Anthropology

This course presents a survey of evolutionary thought, human biological origins, including hominid paleontology, the emergence of modern humanity and its dispersion over the globe, and the evolution of those distinctive physical, sociological and psychological characteristics which makes us all human.