Required Course:1 course, 3 credits

Courses in this area focus on the relationships between individuals and communities. Courses may focus on the relationship between individuals and communities in general or on those relationships seen from other perspectives, such as art, music, nationalism, language, education, religion, economics, human ecology, politics or education. Courses may revolve around specific themes (human happiness, risk-taking, gluttony, sex, the challenges of the sandwich generation), or the courses may examine the development of individuals' beliefs and assumptions and how those assumptions and beliefs affect communal action.

Students enrolled in these courses will:

  • Identify and explain social phenomena from a distanced perspective;
  • Be able to identify and explain appropriate disciplinary methods; and
  • Compare and contrast similar social phenomena across individuals or communities.

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