Many Social Science courses are designed to provide the student with an understanding and appreciation of the many differing social, political, economic and cultural experiences in the United States.

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.

127 LOS ANGELES COUNTY: HISTORY, POLITICS, AND CULTURE
Social Science 127 examines one of the most culturally diverse places on Earth--Los Angeles County. The region is viewed in three contexts: its history, its portrayals in literature, and the issues it faces today.

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.

200 RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Social Science 200 is a lecture and laboratory course focusing on the nature of theory and the principles of descriptive and inferential research. Topics covered in the course include: an analysis of the scientific method, research design, ethical principles, internal and external validity, and scientific writing. The course is built around the application of these topics in a laboratory environment.