Social Systems and Human Behavior

Social sciences use specific theories, concepts, and methods to understand and or/address social or psychological phenomena, issues, and problems.

Study in social science fields (e.g. Psychology, Politics and Government, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Criminal Justice Law and Society, and Public Health) provides students with frameworks and evidence from scholarly thinking and research to better understand the ways that human behavior and social systems operate and interact. Social sciences can also be applied to individual and collective problems to improve lives and communities.

Upon completion of this requirement students will be able to:

  • use social science methodology to evaluate claims about human behavior or social systems (i.e. social, cultural, economic, or political systems).
  • apply concepts from a social science to problem-solving and decision-making.

Students complete 4 credits from the courses listed below.

Courses that Fulfill the Social Systems and Human Behavior Core Requirement Credits
ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 4
ANTH/REL 140 Introduction to Comparative Religions 4
ANTH/PH 204/304 Prep Samoa: Well-Being and Culture 2
ANTH/PH 205 Travel Samoa: Well-being and Culture 2
ANTH/GSS 206 Sex, Gender, and Culture 4
ANTH 220 Introduction to International Studies 4
ANTH 299 Field Experience 1-2
ANTH 302 Designing Ethnography 4
ANTH 310 Doing Ethnography 4
ANTH/PH/GSS 311 Medicine, Body and Culture 4
ANTH 313 Religion and Culture 4
ANTH/PH/GSS 343 Food, Fat, and Fitness 4
ANTH 368 Trinidad Culture and Society: Travel 4
ANTH 450 Directed Research in Anthropology 1-4
ARTST 107 Systems Thinking 2
BA 101 Introduction to Business 2
BA 306 Business Law 4
BA 309 Marketing 4
BA 312 International Business 4
BA 320 Human Resource Management 4
BA 360 Organizational Behavior 4
CJLS 101 Introduction to Law and Society 4
CSD 200 Introduction to Communication Disorders and Sciences 2
DS 204 Working with People with Disability 4
EDUC 260 Foundations of Education 2
EDUC 300 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4
EDUC 361 Foundations of Human Development and Psychology 4
EXMB 335 Psychosocial Factors in Exercise Science 4
GSS 200 Introduction to Queer Studies 4
GSS 201 Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies 4
GSS/HUM 211 Preparation for Travel in India 2
GSS 265/365 Gender, Sexuality, and Sport 2
GSS 302 Multi-Media for Sexual Health Promotion 4
GSS/SOC 309 Families 4
GSS/HUM 310 Travel in India: Gender Society Service 2
IS 201 Intercultural Communication 4
IS 220 Introduction to International Studies 4
IS/HUM 311 Globals Skills I: Prepare 2
PH 101 Public Health 4
PH 325 Global Health 4
POLS 140 Introduction to U.S. Politics 4
POLS 301 Politics and the Media 4
POLS 306 Presidency and Congress 4
POLS 310 Markets, Politics and Justice 4
POLS/PH 312 Politics of Healthcare 4
POLS 322 The Suppression of Dissent 4
POLS 330 National Systems and Global Challenges 4
POLS 331 Modern Dictatorship 4
POLS 340 Security, Rights and Globalization 4
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 4
PSY 160 Culture Psychology 4
SOC 110 Understanding the Apocalypse 4
SOC 130 Stump the Sociologist 4
SOC 150 Special Topics in Introductory Sociology 2-4
SOC 202 Public Sociology 4
SOC 203 Social Change 4
SOC 300 Qualitative Research 4
SOC 304 Criminology 4
SOC 309 Families 4
SOC 312 Social Interaction 4
SOC 313 Religion and Culture 4
SOC/GSS 316 Gender and Sexuality 4
SOC/ANTH 317 Pop Culture: Cultural Studies 4
SOC 318 Racism and Ethnicity Hawaii-Travel 2
SOC 319 Sociology of Medicine 4
SOC 334 Drugs and Society 4
SOC 342 Consumer Society 4
SOC 347 Global Cap Neo-Colonial Inequalities 4
SOC 360 Critical Race Theory 4
SOC 366 Deviance 4
SOC 414 Sociological Theory 4
SOCWK 215 Conflict Resolution 2
SOCWK 320 Human Behavior in Social Environment 4
SOCWK/PH/POLS 351 Social Policy and Social Justice 4
SOCWK 368 Trinidad Culture and Society: Travel 4
SOCWK 481 Social Work Practicum 6
SPED 300 Foundations of Special Education 2