For non-Business and non-Economics majors only. This is the first semester of a principles of Economics course for those who only need one Economics course. Basic economic principles applied to current social issues and problems. Topics covered will typically include inflation, unemployment, wage and price controls, welfare, social security, national debt, health programs, food prices, pollution, crime, mass transit, revenue sharing, multinationals, population, and energy. Not open to those with previous college-level economics courses.
Prerequisite: Test into or completion of MATH-M 102 or MATH-M 117 or Higher.
Scarcity, opportunity cost, competitive and non-competitive market pricing, and interdependence as an analytical core. Individual sections apply this core to a variety of current economic policy problems, such as poverty, pollution, excise taxes, rent controls, and farm subsidies.
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.
HIST-H 101 The World in the Twentieth Century (3 cr.) 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, decolonization, the end of the Cold War, and the resurgence of nationalism.
HIST-H 103 Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon (3 cr.) 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.
HIST-H 104 Europe: Napoleon to the Present (3 cr.) 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.
Combines social, cultural, and economic approaches to explore Reconstruction and the New South; the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, WWI, the Depression, New Deal, and WWII; and America since 1945 (the Cold War and its end, progressive social movements, the New Right, etc.).
Presents the key individuals, events and schools of thought, which have most greatly impacted societal development and world history up to 1500. The target civilizations of study include Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Discusses the political, economic, social and cultural evolution of human civilization.
Presents the key individuals, events and schools of thought, which have most greatly impacted societal development and world history from 1500 to the present. The target civilizations of study include Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Discusses the political, economic, social and cultural evolution of human civilization.
This course emphasizes a lifespan perspective of physical, motor, intellectual, cognitive, language, social, and personality development. Commonalities across the life span as well as differences among various segments of the life span are examined. Theory and research are equally stressed.
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.