Social Science


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.

125 THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE-- AMERICAN HERITAGE
Social Science 125 covers issues and events from colonial times through the Civil War which are discussed and evaluated in relation to their social, cultural, political, and economic significance. Important contributions of significant men and women to the historical development of the country are highlighted.

126 THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE-- MODERN AMERICA
Social Science 126 covers issues and events since the Reconstruction to the present which are discussed and evaluated in relation to their social, cultural, political, and economic significance. Important contributions of significant men and women to the historical development of the country are highlighted.

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.

131 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SCIENCE
Social Science 131 examines the interrelationship of the social sciences and their application to the problems of group living in the twentieth century through a survey of the principal facts and concepts of history and sociology.

132 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SCIENCE
Social Science 132 examines the interrelationship of the social sciences and their application to the problem of group living in the twentieth century through a survey of the principal facts and concepts of political science and economics. Problems are studied in relationship to governments in the United States. The student is led to acquire a body of knowledge through an analysis of contemporary political and economic problems.

134 WOMEN, MEN, AND SOCIETY
Social Science 134 is a survey course which explores the experience of women and men in American society. The course uses an interdisciplinary approach to look at old and new research about women and men.

145 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERISM
Social Science 145 is designed to give students an academic background in volunteerism as well as to allow them an opportunity to do community volunteer work for credit.

146 COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERISM LABORATORY
Social Science 146 is designed to give students who have successfully completed the Introduction to Community Volunteerism class a chance to continue volunteer service under supervision.

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.