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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

HIST 114 | American History After 1865 (3 credit hours)
This course provides a study of the United States from Reconstruction to the present.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc 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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc 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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc 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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc 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.
Prerequisite Required: Seniors Only
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc 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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc 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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc 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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc 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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc 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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc 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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc 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.
Prerequisite Required: PSYC 121 or SOC 201
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science

ANTH 308 | Native American History and Culture (3 credit hours)
This course is a broad introductory survey of the cultures and historical experiences of North American peoples from pre-contact to the present in ethno-historical perspective. Course content reflects the diverse nature of indigenous experience across a spectrum of culture groups that comprise the Native peoples of North America. Instruction focuses on how the indigenous peoples of North America responded to the ever-shifting societal stresses that accompanied rapid and often violent social, cultural, and environmental transformations of the last four centuries and how they adapted and changed to meet the challenges they confronted as they persisted in their efforts to preserve their homelands, their cultures, their sovereignty, and their right to self-determination. Cross-listed as HIST 308.
Generals Studies Outcome: Community, Regional & Global Studies/Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc 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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc 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.
Generals Studies Outcome: Community, Regional & Global Studies/Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema – Soc Science