Course Descriptions


Social Science (SSC) Courses

SSC 125 Foundations of Child Care (3-0) 3 credits

An examination of contemporary aspects of child care programs and an introduction to child care in in-home, center based and institutional settings. Child care theory, practice and social policy issues will be addressed. Prerequisites: HUS 102, PSY 100. Corequisite: PSY 225.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


SSC 150 Human Sexuality (3-0) 3 credits

An examination of human sexuality from biological, psychological, sociological, historical and anthropological perspectives. Research, theoretical perspectives and contemporary issues will be examined.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


SSC 200 Introduction to Gerontology (3-0) 3 credits

An interdisciplinary examination of biological, sociological, psychological, anthropological, economic, political, demographic and medical perspectives as they bear upon the aging process and aged populations.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


SSC 205 Service Learning (3-0) 3 credits

An opportunity for students to learn experientially by engaging in a community service activity. Students will learn directly about the dynamics and functions of community organizations. Students will be involved in 45 hours of supervised community service.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


SSC 215 Topics in Social Science (3-0) 3 credits

This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to focus in-depth on a particular thematic area in the social sciences. The topic and content will vary from year to year. Specimen topics might include Justice in America, History of the Supreme Court, The Vietnam Era 1954-75, Tourism Anthropology, Women and Society or Sports in Society. This course is open to all students and community members interested in a particular seminar topic.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF