General Education Program

Social Sciences

2 courses (from 2 different departments)
Minimum 6 credits

  1. Each course must be a minimum of 3 hours.
  2. At least one of these courses, or one of the approved Arts and Humanities courses, must be focused on Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Middle East.

CategorySubjectCourseSkill AreasEffective
SSArt and DesignART 250 Visual LiteracyCritical Thinking, Information LiteracyFA12
SSAnthropologyANT 101 Human Biocultural EvolutionCritical Thinking, Writing 
SSAnthropologyANT 102 The Study of CultureCritical Thinking, Writing 
SSAnthropologyANT 120 Introduction to Language and LinguisticsCritical Thinking, Information Literacy 
SSAnthropologyANT 221 Introduction to Language and Linguistics IICritical Thinking, Information LiteracyFA14
SSAnthropologyANT 250 Culture Change, Diet, and DiseaseCritical Thinking, WritingSP18
SSCommunicationCOM 101 Principles of CommunicationCritical Thinking, Information Literacy 
SSCommunicationCOM 211 Communicating in Personal RelationshipsCritical Thinking, Writing 
SSCommunicationCOM 226 Mass Media and SocietyCritical Thinking, Information Literacy 
SSCommunicationCOM 227 Principles of Social MediaCritical Thinking, Information LiteracyFA15
SSCriminologyCRM 250 Introduction to Criminology and Criminal JusticeCritical Thinking, Information Literacy 
SSEconomicsECN 201 Principles of MacroeconomicsCritical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy 
SSEconomicsECN 202 Principles of MicroeconomicsCritical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy 
SSEconomicsECN 230H H: Game Theory and the Social SciencesCritical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy 
SSEngineering ScienceESC 282 Engineering EconomyCritical Thinking, Information Literacy, Quantitative Literacy 
SSHealth EducationHED 210 Healthy Lifestyle ChoicesCritical Thinking, Information LiteracySP19
SSHealth ScienceHSC 180 Introduction to Gerontology (Cross-listed with PSY 180)Information Literacy, Quantitative Literacy 
SSLinguisticsLIN 120 Introduction to Language and Linguistics ICritical Thinking, Information Literacy 
SSLinguisticsLIN 221 Introduction to Language and Linguistics IICritical Thinking, Information LiteracySP15
SSPolitical SciencePSC 111 American GovernmentCritical Thinking, Writing 
SSPolitical SciencePSC 221 Comparative PoliticsCritical Thinking, Writing 
SSPolitical SciencePSC 231 International PoliticsCritical Thinking, Writing 
SSPsychologyPSY 101 Introduction to PsychologyCritical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy 
SSPsychologyPSY 101H H: Introduction to Psychology - HonorsCritical Thinking, Quantitative LiteracyFA09
SSPsychologyPSY 220 Child DevelopmentCritical Thinking, Information Literacy 
SSPsychologyPSY 221 Adolescent PsychologyCritical Thinking, Information Literacy 
SSSocial WorkSWK 200 Introduction to Social WorkCritical Thinking, Group WorkFA09
SSSocial WorkSWK 201 Contemporary Social WelfareCritical Thinking, Group WorkFA09
SSSociologySOC 101 Introduction to SociologyCritical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy 
SSSociologySOC 203 Sociology of PovertyCritical Thinking, Writing 
SSSociologySOC 260 Deviance in the United StatesCritical Thinking, Group Work 
SSSociologySOC 280H - H: Science, Technology and Society - HonorsGroup Work, Writing 
SSSpeech and HearingSPH 229 Speech and Language DevelopmentCritical Thinking, Oral Communication 
SSUrban StudiesUST 200 Introduction to Urban StudiesCritical Thinking, Writing 
SSUrban StudiesUST 204 Cleveland and the WorldCritical Thinking, WritingFA20
SSUrban StudiesUST 290 Urban GeographyCritical Thinking, Information Literacy 

Social Sciences Focused on Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Middle East

CategorySubjectCourseSkill AreasEffective
SS AALAMEAnthropologyANT 153 Introduction to African Cultures: AfricaCritical Thinking, Information LiteracyFA16
SS AALAMEAnthropologyANT 275 Ancient Mysteries: Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle EastCritical Thinking, Information Literacy 
SS AALAMECommunicationCOM 201 Communication and Human Relationships in East Asian Societies: AsiaCritical Thinking, Information LiteracyFA12
SS AALAMECommunicationCOM 233 Bollywood & Beyond: South Asian Cinema and Social ChangeCritical Thinking, WritingFA18
SS AALAMEHistoryHIS 103 Ancient World History to 1300 C.E.Critical Thinking, Information LiteracyFA19
SS AALAMEHistoryHIS 104 Modern World History: Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle EastCritical Thinking, Information LiteracyFA14
SS AALAMESociologySOC 210 Developing Societies in a Changing World: Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle EastInformation Literacy, Quantitative Literacy 
SS AALAMESociologySOC 222 World Population and Society: Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle EastCritical Thinking, Information LiteracyFA17
SS AALAMEUrban StudiesUST 206 Megacities of Asia: AsiaCritical Thinking, Information LiteracyFA10
SS AALAMEUrban StudiesUST 222 World Population and Society: Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle EastCritical Thinking, Information LiteracyFA17

Previously Approved Social Sciences

Category Subject Course Effective
SS Anthropology ANT 227 Power, Authority and Society in Nonwestern Communities FA08-SU14
SS Anthropology ANT 260 Language, Culture and Society Until SU19
SS Communication COM 231 History of Television and Interactive Media FA08-FA18
SS Linguistics LIN 260 Language, Culture and Society Until SU19
SS Social Work SWK 255 Community Leadership Development FA11-SU14
SS Sociology SOC 211 American Culture and Society FA08-SU12
SS Psychology PSY 180 Introduction to Gerontology (Cross-listed with HSC 180) Until SU19
SS Urban UST 240 Democracy and the City FA08-FA14
SS Urban UST 242 Introduction to Urban Real Estate and Public Finance SP09-FA14

Previously Approved Social Sciences
Focused on Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Middle East

Category Subject Course Effective
SS AALAME Anthropology ANT 153 Introduction to African Culture: Africa FA08-FA14
SS AALAME History HIS 227 Power, Authority, and Society in Nonwestern Communities: Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle East (Cross-listed with PSC 227) FA08-SU14
SS AALAME Political Science PSC 227 Power, Authority, and Society in Nonwestern Communities: Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle East (Cross-listed with HIS 227) FA08-SU14