Course Descriptions:

SOCIAL SCIENCE CORE REQUIREMENTS
HIST 113 | American History Before 1865 (3 credit hours)
This course provides a study of America from the European exploration of the New World to the end of the Civil War.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

HIST 114 | American History After 1865 (3 credit hours)
This course provides a study of the United States from Reconstruction to the present.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

HIST 201 | World Civilization Before 1500 (3 credit hours)
This course is a survey of the beginnings of civilizations in the great river valleys and their diffusion to later civilizations in the Middle East and Europe. Particular attention will be given to the cultural and political institutions of the West that furnish our own cultural heritage.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

HIST 202 | World Civilization After 1500 (3 credit hours)
In this course the rise and decline of European predominance will be analyzed with emphasis upon the major social, political, and economic ideologies and institutions that evolved.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

HIST 329 | History of Nebraska (3 credit hours)
This course is a survey of the political, economic, social, and constitutional development of Nebraska from prehistoric times to the present.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

HIST 425 | Seminar in American History (3 credit hours)
This course describes the major fields and periods of American history, the contributions of leading historians, and the conflicting interpretations of major issues in American history. This course is the capstone course and senior competency for the Social Science major.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes:
Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science
Requirement Group:
For Seniors Only

ADDITIONAL HISTORY REQUIREMENTS
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Complete six (6) hour blocks in Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and the six (6) hour block in either Anthropology OR Sociology.

ECON 221 | Principles Of Microeconomics (3 credit hours)
Consideration is given to the microeconomic concepts of wages, interest, rent and profits, personal distribution of income, consumption, monopolies, agriculture, government taxation and expenditures, international trade and comparative economic structures.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

ECON 222 | Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credit hours)
This course presents elementary concepts of macroeconomics with an emphasis on equilibrium analysis, monetary and fiscal policy, banking, developmental economics, and comparative economic systems.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

GEOG 101 | Principles of Physical Geography (3 credit hours)
This course is the introductory study of the relationship of man and environment, with an emphasis placed upon climate regions of the world.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

GEOG 103 | Human Geography (3 credit hours)
Human Geography is the study of the human elements of the environment with emphasis on the origins of culture, population trends, world cultures, economies of man, and urban and political systems.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

PSCI 201 | American National Government (3 credit hours)
This course is a thorough introduction to the U.S. political system, its institutions and processes. Topics will include the Constitutional founding, federalism, political culture, Congress, the Presidency, judiciary, bureaucracy, public opinion and the media, the electoral process, and civil liberties.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

PSCI 202 | State and Local Government (3 credit hours)
This course includes description and analysis of political institutions and behavior in American states with interstate comparisons and comparisons between state and national political systems. Lecture topics include the development and role of American local government, its forms and structures, and the relationship to the federal government.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

PSYC 121 | Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
This course is a general introduction to contemporary psychology focusing on basic concepts, principles, terminology, trends in psychological research, and the application of this knowledge.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

PSYC 305 | Social Psychology (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on the effects of culture, society, social institutions, and social learning on the social attitudes and behavior of individuals within groups.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes:
Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science
Requirement Group:
Prerequisite: PSYC 121 or SOC 201

Choose either Anthropology or Sociology block

ANTH 225 | Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credit hours)
A comparative and historical approach to the religion, social organization, subsistence patterns, and the other aspects of the great variety of cultures around the world.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

ANTH 380 | World Mythology (3 credit hours)
This course examines myths and fables from ancient societies, their context, their cultural values and their survival. The course applies the perspective of myth and myth-making to modern politics. This course satisfies the Community, Regional and Global Studies requirement in the General Studies Program.
Components:
Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

OR

SOC 201 | Principles of Sociology (3 credit hours)
This course is an introductory study of group and social dynamics, cultures, social problems, social institutions, inter-group relationships, and the impact of social policies.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science

SOC 300 | Contemporary Social Problems (3 credit hours)
This course is an introduction to the causes, treatment, and prevention of selected social problems with particular emphasis on the problems of conflict and inequality. This course satisfies the Community, Regional and Global Studies requirement in the General Studies Program.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Methods of Inquiry & Explanatory Schema – Social Science
Community, Regional & Global Studies