Social Science courses are designed to provide the student with an understanding and appreciation of the many differing social, political, economic, psychological and cultural experiences in the United States.  Using an inter-disciplinary approach, students will learn to study diverse topics, such as Urban Education, Media, American Pop Culture, Poverty and LGBTQ Studies from a variety of academic view points.  Experience a sampling of all the social sciences wrapped up in one course.

101 URBAN EDUCATION IN AMERICA
Social Science 101 is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the American system of education, especially in urban multi-cultural schools. It deals with the sociology, politics and philosophy of urban education.

105 NEW MEDIA, INFORMATION, AND SOCIETY
Social Science 105 105 is a survey of the psychosocial impact of emerging media on society over time.

110 AMERICAN POP CULTURE
Social Science 110 is an interdisciplinary course that examines how popular culture impacts everyday American life. Various forms of popular culture including music, film television, advertising, sports, fashion, design, toys, magazines, comic books and cyber culture are analyzed. Students assess how American popular culture reveals historical forces at work that influence the lives of people living in the United States. 

120 RESPONSES TO POVERTY
Social Science 120 is an introduction to the causes and immediate effects of poverty as it exists today. This course examines poverty within the context of cultural, economical, political, psychological and social forces. Consequences of poverty in other countries are also considered. Theories and practical means to address poverty will be considered and analyzed.

130 INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ STUDIES
Social Science 130 is an interdisciplinary course that introduces the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies (LGBTQ studies). This course traces the history of LGBTQ identities, communities, organizations, and resistance movements in the United States from the colonial era to the contemporary moment, with particular emphasis since World War II. Students interrogate the political, economic, and cultural inequalities related to sexuality and gender identity as well as examine the historical emergence of LGBTQ as an academic discipline.

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