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First-semester combined course in macroeconomics and microeconomicswith an emphasis on intuition and economic concepts. Explains macroeconomic issues such as economic growth and the benefits and costs of government activism in trying to regulate the business cycle. Explains microeconomic topics such as demand/supply and market structures.
Causes of war, nature and attributes of the state, imperialism, international law, national sovereignty, arbitration, adjudication, international organizations, major international issues.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Diversity, Critical Thinking
Introduction to the nature of government and the dynamics of American politics. Origin and nature of the American federal system, its political party base, public policy, and law. Required for majors.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Central Issues - Social & Behavioral Sciences
An analysis of the major approaches to and techniques of the systematic study of political science. Professionally oriented. Required for majors.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Quantitative Reasoning, Critical Thinking, Written Communication
Introduction to psychology; methods, data, and theoretical interpretation of psychology in the areas of learning, sensory psychology, and psychophysiology.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Critical Thinking
Continuation of P101. Individual differences; personality; developmental, abnormal, and social psychology.
Explores similarities and differences between political institutions and processes in political systems around the world. Usually covers Britain, Germany, Russia, China, Mexico, Nigeria, and Egypt.
Major social problems in areas such as the family, religion, economic order; crime, mental disorders, civil rights; racial, ethnic, and international tensions. Relation to structure and values of larger society.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Diversity
Survey of the functions, responsibilities, and influences of the various media of mass communication. Directed toward the consumer and critic of mass media.
An exploration of social and cultural phenomena as these are expressed and distributed across the earth's surface. Topics include population, migration, language, religion, customs, political divisions, agriculture, industry, and urbanization.
Survey of major global events and developments in the twentieth century: imperialism, World War I, Russian and Chinese revolutions, Great Depression, World War II, cold war, emergence of Third World, contemporary life.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Reasoning about Ethical Questions
Major developments in European thought during the Renaissance, the Reformation, the scientific revolution, and the Enlightenment; traditional politics, economy, and society and their transformation by enlightened despotism, the French Revolution, and Napoleon.
The development of European society from the downfall of Napoleon in 1815 to the present. The impact of the industrial revolution; the rise of the middle class; liberalism, Marxism, and mass politics; nationalism and imperialism; international communism and fascism.
I: Colonial period, the Revolution, the Confederation and Constitution, the National period to 1865. II: 1865 to present. Political history, with economic, social, cultural, and intellectual history interwoven. Introduction to historical literature, source material, and criticism.
This course emphasizes a life-span perspective of physical, motor, intellectual, cognitive, language, social, and personality development. Commonalities across the lifespan as well as differences among various segments of the lifespan are examined. Theory and research are equally stressed.