Course Descriptions

A total of 42 separate courses are available from 15 Nebraska Wesleyan University departments that offer Honors Academy courses: Art, Biology, Business and Economics, Chemistry, Communication, English, History, Mathematics, Music, Modern Languages, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and Religion. A given school may offer any of the following courses (numbers in parentheses represent college credit hours).

The NWU Honors Academy offers support to high schools and teachers so they can offer courses in art, biology, business, chemistry, communications, English, history, mathematics, modern languages, physics, political science, psychology, cultural geography, and religion.

A high school’s ability to offer courses depends entirely on the qualification of its staff members and NWU’s decision to allow qualified instructors to offer the courses.

  • Selected advanced-level courses taught by qualified high school teachers.
  • All eligible NWU Honors Academy instructors and courses for each high school are listed on the Courses and Instructors page organized alphabetically by city.

Department Course Offerings

Art

ARH 1030FYW Survey Non-Western Art History: Ancient to 21st Century (4 hours)

The course surveys African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian arts from pre-history to the present day. This course is defined by what it will not cover -art of the European tradition. The term "non-western" does not imply a lesser quality or an opposition to art in western tradition. It is a term used to reflect a growing awareness of the richness and diversity of world culture. Since this is a survey course, the art we will examine will be the most representative of each culture. Students gain familiarity with movements, time periods, and individual artists. Students learn to identify works of art, are introduced to art terminology, practice the fundamentals of visual analysis, and develop the ability to analyze the content and contexts of works of art.

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: Global
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
ARH 1040FYW Survey Western Art History: Ancient to 21st Century (4 hours)

This course surveys western art chronologically from prehistory to the present day. Discussions center on understanding various civilizations through their visual arts, the cultural exchange between these civilizations, and how images are used for political, economic, religious and social purposes. Guiding themes within this course, such a patronage,gender, identity, political/religious turmoil, colonialism, and global trade, will introduce students to why certain types of art are created and how these works of art function within society. Students gain familiarity with movements, time periods, and individual works of art. Students learn to identify works of art, are introduced to art terminology, practice the fundamentals of visual analysis, and develop the ability to analyze the content and contexts of works of art.

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: Global
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
ART 1050 Art Research (4 hours)

This studio art course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts and techniques for creative production + problem solving + presentation. We will aim to expand your understanding of what you can achieve and what interests you through experimentation with time, surface, and space as well as a thoughtful exploration of the elements and principles of 2D, 3D, and 4D art and design. While this course will cover some ideas of technique, materials, and process, this is primarily a course where our goal will be to develop our ideas and strategies for how to engage an artistic practice that takes place across material + dimensional boundaries based on the needs of "the work" and the concepts behind it.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of department chair.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
ART 1300 Introduction to Drawing (4 hours)

A studio art investigation into drawing as a tool for thinking, observing and questioning. Students will become familiar with fundamental techniques and concepts such as line, value, form and perspective. A variety of dry media and surfaces will be used. Formal and in-progress critiques will be held throughout the semester. Attending and/or participating in local art exhibitions and artist lectures is required. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together. The course requirements of each level are different.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts

Biology

BIO 1010 Perspectives in Biological Science (4 hours)

Designed for non-science majors, this general education course will examine the principles of biology within the context of the human experience and covers cell biology, physiology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and the interaction of humankind and the environment. Course content will be offered in a variety of formats including but not limited to: lectures in person or online; laboratory experience; group activities and discussion-based activities. Does not count toward a biology major.

(Normally offered at least once per academic year.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Natural Science Laboratory

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Business and Economics

ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I (3 hours)

This is an introduction to the basic accounting model and the framework for developing financial statements. The major focus is on the study of generally accepted accounting principles as they apply to the measurement of income and the presentation of a firm's financial position.
(Normally offered each semester.)

ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II (3 hours)

The role of accounting in the formation and capitalization of corporations is studied. Other topics include cash flow, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, and basic managerial accounting.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I.
(Normally offered each semester.)

ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles (3 hours)

An examination of the macroeconomic theories, problems, and policies of the U.S. economy. Topics include supply and demand, a description of the main sectors of the economy, and the role of government in stabilizing the economy with monetary and fiscal policies.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Social Science
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
ECON 1540 Microeconomic Principles (3 hours)

An examination of the microeconomic theories, problems, and policies of the U.S. economy. Topics include the theory of the firm, market structures, and current economic issues such as income distribution, antitrust policy, poverty, the farm problem, and international trade.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles strongly recommended.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Social Science
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
BUSAD 1800 Personal Finance (3 hours)

Personal Finance is focused on giving college students the fundamental understanding and basic implementation skills in the following areas: insurance, investment, buying/leasing a car; renting/buying real estate, and personal accounting. This is accomplished through lecture, discussion, community experts, on-line resources, and completion of an extensive personal finance portfolio.

Chemistry

CHEM 1110 Chemical Principles I (3 hours)

A study of fundamental principles of chemistry including structures of atoms and molecules, periodicity, stoichiometry, reactions, solutions, gases, and thermochemistry.
Three classes per week.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Natural Science Laboratory
CHEM 1110L Chemical Principles I Laboratory (1 hour)

Laboratory supporting CHEM 1110 Chemical Principles I.
One three-hour lab per week.
Pre or corequisite(s): CHEM 1110 Chemical Principles I.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Natural Science Laboratory

Communication

COMM 1000 Fundamentals of Communication (3 hours)

This course is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to effectively communicate in a variety of settings. The course will focus on a broad base of communication concepts and skills and offer students the opportunity to apply those skills. Students will explore several models of communication, including: invitational, persuasive and dialogic. Once they have developed an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of effective communication, students will develop the skills necessary to overcome the anxiety associated with public speaking, analyze audience needs, prepare effective speeches, deliver engaging speeches, better participate in small group discussions, and improve listening and response skills.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
COMM 1250 Introduction to Communication Studies (4 hours)

This course is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to effectively communicate in public, private and professional settings. The course will focus on a broad base of communication theory, concepts, and skills and offer students the opportunity to apply those skills. Students will explore several modes of communication, including persuasive and invitational speaking, dialogue, and interpersonal communication. Students will explore the foundations of the communication discipline and consider the importance of communication for our personal, professional, and civic lives.

Normally offered each semester.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Identity Thread

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English

ENG 1010FYW Writing and Language (2, 3, or 4 hours)

Students in this composition course will develop their skills in academic writing as they learn about topics drawn from the study of language, such as the history of language, language and gender, linguistic diversity and language policies in government and education.
(Normally offered every fall and spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing
ENG 1020FYW Writing and Literature (2, 3, or 4 hours)

Students in this composition course will develop their skill in academic writing as they respond to and analyze literature.

Archway Curriculum: First-Year Curriculum: First-Year Writing

Geography

GEOG 1510 Physical Geography (3 hours)

A course that introduces modern geography and examines spatial relationships among such physical phenomena as climate, topography, soils, and vegetation.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

GEOG 1520 Cultural Geography (3 hours)

A course that examines the spatial relationships of such phenomena as population, economic activity, and societal groups.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: Global

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History

HIST 1010 Topics in United States History to 1877 (3 or 4 hours)

A survey of United States history beginning with precontact cultures, examining the varied colonial and native cultures, and tracing the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the United States, and concluding with Reconstruction. No P/F.
This is not a First Year Writing course.

Effective Fall 2018 this course counts toward the Innovation thread. Students who took the course previously may count the course toward the Democracy thread.

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Innovation Thread
HIST 1020 United States Society and Culture Since 1877 (3 or 4 hours)

A survey of United States history beginning with post-Civil War Reconstruction period, tracing economic, social, and cultural development to the present, emphasizing the emergence of a dominantly urban-industrial society, multiple civil rights movements, the expanded role of government, increasing government in the lives of individuals, and the increasing involvement of the United States in the world. No P/F.
This is not a First Year Writing course.

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Democracy Thread
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Leadership Thread
HIST 1110 World Civilizations (4 hours)

An in-depth study of one time frame across world cultures. The course is designed to introduce students to the uniqueness and interconnectedness of cultures in the global community. Historical dimensions of today's ethical and political concerns will be examined in order to foster responsible world citizenship. Course topics change regularly and may include a global survey of the twentieth century or the history of indigenous nations leading up to the Age of European Exploration. (Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: Global
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
HIST 2130 Western Civilization Through Literature (4 hours)

A chronological survey of Western Civilization from 1500 to the present, focusing on the literary record which exemplifies changing societies; artistic and literary styles; and philosophical, religious, and political patterns. The course will include a reexamination of Biblical texts in the Reformation, the revival and imitation of classical texts in the Renaissance, absolutism and its critics, the revolutionary and Romantic movements, ethnic minorities, colonialism, the crisis of Western thought in the twentieth century, and the impact of totalitarianism.  This also counts as an elective for the Modern Language Studies major. No P/F.

Mathematics

MATH 1300 Statistics (3 hours)

An introduction to statistics concepts with an emphasis on applications. Topics include descriptive statistics, discrete and continuous probability distributions, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and linear regression.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Mathematical Problem Solving
MATH 1600 Calculus I (5 hours)

An introduction to calculus of a single variable. Topics include limits, continuity, differentiation, and beginning integration with applications. Assignments are given that help build proficiency in the use of a computer algebra system.
Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 27 or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 1470 Trigonometry or MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus or permission of instructor.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Mathematical Problem Solving
MATH 1610 Calculus II (5 hours)

A continuation of MATH 1600 Calculus I. Topics studied include integration techniques and applications, differential equations, numerical approximations, sequences and series, and vectors. Assignments are given that help build proficiency in the use of a computer algebra system.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair or grade of "C" or better in MATH 1600 Calculus I.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Mathematical Problem Solving

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Modern Languages

MFREN 1010 French Stage 1: Personal Perspectives (4 hours)

Stage 1: Personal Perspectives begins the development of the basic concepts of French language and culture, thus providing the necessary knowledge and skills for students to interact in French about familiar topics. No P/F. (Normally offered each fall semester.)

MFREN 1020 French Stage 2: Personal Connections (4 hours)

A continuation of Stage 1: Personal Perspectives, Stage 2: Personal Connections expands on the basic concepts of French language and culture, thus providing the necessary knowledge and skills for students to interact in French about familiar topics. No P/F.
Prerequisite(s): MFREN 1010 French Stage 1: Personal Perspectives or appropriate placement.

(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
MFREN 2010 French Stage 3: Cultural Perspectives (4 hours)

Stage 3: Cultural Perspectives invites students to explore cultural perspectives of French-speaking countries and their own as they review and develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and intercultural competence, thereby enhancing their ability to interact in French with more confidence on familiar topics.
Prerequisite(s): MFREN 1020 French Stage 2: Personal Connections or appropriate placement.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
MFREN 2020 French Stage 4: Global Connections (4 hours)

Stage 4: Global Connections invites students to enhance their intercultural and linguistic competence by exploring cultural, geographical, historical, and social perspectives of French-speaking countries as they develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and intercultural competence, thereby allowing them to engage and interact more effectively with native speakers of French.
Prerequisite(s): MFREN 2010 French Stage 3: Cultural Perspectives or appropriate placement.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread

MFREN 2030 Perspectives In Language And Culture (4 hours)

An intermediate-level language course, MFREN 2030 Perspectives In Language And Culture invites students to explore cultural perspectives of French-speaking countries and their own as they review and develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and intercultural competence through task-based learning, thereby enhancing their ability to interact in French with more confidence on familiar topics. This is a non-sequential, intermediate-level course that may be taken before or after MFRE-2040.

Prerequisite(s): MFREN 1020 French Stage 2: Personal Connections or appropriate placement.

Normally offered Fall semester.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
MGRMN 1010 German Stage 1: Personal Perspectives (4 hours)

Stage 1: Personal Perspectives begins the development of the basic concepts of German language and culture, thus providing the necessary knowledge and skills for students to interact in German about familiar topics. No P/F.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

MGRMN 1020 German Stage 2: Personal Connections (4 hours)

A continuation of Stage 1: Personal Perspectives, Stage 2: Personal Connections expands on the basic concepts of German language and culture, thus providing the necessary knowledge and skills for students to interact in German about familiar topics. No P/F.
Prerequisite(s): MGRMN 1010 German Stage 1: Personal Perspectives or equivalent.

(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
MGRMN 2010 German Stage 3: Cultural Perspectives (4 hours)

Stage 3: Cultural Perspectives invites students to explore cultural perspectives of German-speaking countries and their own as they review and develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and intercultural competence, thereby enhancing their ability to interact in German with more confidence on familiar topics.
Prerequisite(s): MGRMN 1020 German Stage 2: Personal Connections or equivalent.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
MGRMN 2020 German Stage 4: Global Connections (4 hours)

Stage 4: Global Connections invites students to enhance their intercultural and linguistic competence by exploring cultural, geographical, historical, and social perspectives of German-speaking countries as they develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and intercultural competence, thereby allowing them to engage and interact more effectively with native speakers of German.
Prerequisite(s): MGRMN 2010 German Stage 3: Cultural Perspectives or equivalent.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread

MGRMN 2030 Perspectives In Language And Culture (4 hours)

An intermediate-level language course, MGRMN 2030 Perspectives In Language And Culture invites students to explore cultural perspectives of German-speaking countries and their own as they review and develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and intercultural competence through task-based learning, thereby enhancing their ability to interact in German with more confidence on familiar topics. This is a non-sequential, intermediate-level course that may be taken before or after MGRMN 2040.

Prerequisite(s): MGRMN 1020 German Stage 2: Personal Connections or appropriate placement.

Normally offered Fall semester.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
MJPAN 1010 Japanese Stage 1: Personal Perspectives (5 hours)

Stage 1: Personal Perspectives begins the development of the basic concepts of Japanese language and culture, thus providing the necessary knowledge and skills for students to interact in Japanese about familiar topics. No P/F.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

MJPAN 1020 Japanese Stage 2: Personal Connections (5 hours)

A continuation of Stage 1: Personal Perspectives, Stage 2: Personal Connections expands on the basic concepts of Japanese language and culture, thus providing the necessary knowledge and skills for students to interact in Japanese about familiar topics. No P/F.
Prerequisite(s): MJPAN 1010 Japanese Stage 1: Personal Perspectives.

(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
MJPAN 2010 Japanese Stage 3: Cultural Perspectives (5 hours)

Stage 3: Cultural Perspectives invites students to explore cultural perspectives of Japan and their own as they review and develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and intercultural competence, thereby enhancing their ability to interact in Japanese with more confidence on familiar topics.
Prerequisite(s): MJPAN 1020 Japanese Stage 2: Personal Connections.

(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
MJPAN 2030 Perspectives In Language And Culture (5 hours)

An intermediate-level language course, MJPAN 2030 Perspectives In Language And Culture invites students to explore cultural perspectives of Japan and their own as they review and develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and intercultural competence through task-based learning, thereby enhancing their ability to interact in Japanese with more confidence on familiar topics. This is a non-sequential, intermediate-level course that may be taken before or after MJPAN 2040.

Prerequisite(s): MJPAN 1020 Japanese Stage 2: Personal Connections or appropriate placement.

Normally offered Fall semester.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
MSPAN 1010 Spanish Stage 1: Personal Perspectives (4 hours)

Stage 1: Personal Perspectives begins the development of the basic concepts of Spanish language and culture, thus providing the necessary knowledge and skills for students to interact in Spanish about familiar topics. No P/F.
(Normally offered each semester.)

MSPAN 1020 Spanish Stage 2: Personal Connections (4 hours)

A continuation of Stage 1: Personal Perspectives, Stage 2: Personal Connections expands on the basic concepts of Spanish language and culture, thus providing the necessary knowledge and skills for students to interact in Spanish about familiar topics. No P/F.
Prerequisite(s): MSPAN 1010 Spanish Stage 1: Personal Perspectives or appropriate placement.

(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
MSPAN 2010 Spanish Stage 3: Cultural Perspectives (4 hours)

Stage 3: Cultural Perspectives invites students to explore cultural perspectives of Spanish-speaking countries and their own as they review and develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and intercultural competence, thereby enhancing their ability to interact in Spanish with more confidence on familiar topics.
Prerequisite(s): MSPAN 1020 Spanish Stage 2: Personal Connections or appropriate placement.

(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
MSPAN 2020 Spanish Stage 4: Global Connections (4 hours)

Stage 4: Global Connections invites students to enhance their intercultural and linguistic competence by exploring cultural, geographical, historical, and social perspectives of Spanish-speaking countries as they develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and intercultural competence, thereby allowing them to engage and interact more effectively with native speakers of Spanish.
Prerequisite(s): MSPAN 2010 Spanish Stage 3: Cultural Perspectives or appropriate placement.

(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Modern Language Literacy
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread

Music

MUSIC 1610 Fundamentals of Music Theory (3 hours)

A review of the fundamentals of music (scales, key signatures, intervals) and the presentation of triads and their harmonic and melodic implications.  Students at the appropriate skill level may attempt to test out of this course.  Please see the instructor or Department Chair for more information.

Physics

PHYS 1600 Principles of Physics I (4 hours)

The principles of classical mechanics, energy and motion designed for majors in the natural and health sciences. Algebra and trigonometry will be used in descriptions and problems.Three two-hour workshop sessions per week.Students may not receive credit for both PHYS 1600 and PHYS 2000 General Physics I.
Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in MATH 1470 Trigonometry or MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus or MATH 1600 Calculus I or a MATH ACT score of 27 or permission of the instructor.

(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Natural Science Laboratory
PHYS 1700 Principles of Physics II (4 hours)

A continuation of PHYS 1600 with emphasis on waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, and electronics.
Three two-hour workshop sessions per week.
Students may not receive credit for both PHYS 1700 and PHYS 2100 General Physics II.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1600 Principles of Physics I.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Natural Science Laboratory

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Political Science

POLSC 1000 United States Government and Politics (3 hours)

This course will introduce students to ideas about institutional structures, political actors, and constitutional debates in U.S. government and politics. We will explore the historical development and founding of the United States, discuss major debates about the structure of our republican form of government, connect the three branches of government to contemporary politics and elections, examine the role of race and gender in American politics, and critique the American constitutional system.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Social Science
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Leadership Thread

Psychology

PSYCH 1010 Introduction to Psychological Science (4 hours)

The Introduction to Psychological Science course will engage students in a learner-centered approach to the science of behavior and mental processes by synthesizing these areas of psychology: Scientific Inquiry, Biopsychology, Development, and Learning, Sociocultural Context, Individual Variations, and Applications of Psychological Science.
This is not a First Year Writing Course.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Social Science
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Reflected Self Thread

Religion

RELIG 1150 World Religions (3 hours)

This course is a study of the cultural settings, lives of founders when appropriate, oral or written traditions and literature, worldviews, myths, rituals, ideals of conduct, and development of some of the world's religions. Religions studied will typically include tribal religions, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confuciansim, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and Bahai. Readings, videos, and websites will help introduce and illustrate not only the cultural settings in which these religions appear, but also the voices and faces of contemporary religious practitioners.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: Global
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Reflected Self Thread
RELIG 2250 Religion, Peace and Social Justice (3 hours)

This course explores religious responses to social justice issues, such as conflict, poverty, oppression,discrimination, and the environment. Particular focus is lent to the distribution of resources, gender and racial discrimination, war and other forms of violent behavior and the historical, philosophical, religious, economic, cultural influences therein. The course will also show some implications that theories and implementations of justice have that could aid in framing public policy and social justice activism around particular issues.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Justice Thread

Sociology

SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology (4 hours)

This course is an introduction to using the sociological perspective as a method of social inquiry. Students explore such basic concepts as culture, socialization, social structure, social interaction, and social change. They study and apply the theories and research methodologies used to investigate human social interaction. These concepts are applied to social topics such as race, class, gender, family, crime, population, environment, and others.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Social Science
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Reflected Self Thread

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