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Associate of Arts - Social and Behavioral Electives

 

Select Two Courses from the list below to meet the AA Degree Requirement. 

Select Seven additional Courses from the list below to meet the Social/Behavioral Major Requirement.

ECN 101 Macroeconomics 3-0-3
This course includes a study of basic concepts relating to supply, demand, business organization, income, taxation, money and banking, consumption, and savings and investment. This course applies these concepts and their interrelationships to such problems as the general level of economic activity, employment and unemployment, inflation and monetary and fiscal policies, and economic growth and development.

ECN 102 Microeconomics 3-0-3
ECN 102 is a description and analysis of the behavior of households and business firms in the economy. The course includes the analysis of supply and demand, price and output determination in competitive and noncompetitive markets, cost of production of goods and services, resource markets, economic institutions, and international trade. A suggested course sequence: ECN 101 prior to ECN 102.

GEO 101 World Geography I 3-0-3
GEO 101 is a survey of conditions in Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, South Asia, and Japan, emphasizing each region’s importance to the world as a whole. The physical, cultural, and economic characteristics of each region are included.

GEO 102 World Geography II 3-0-3
GEO 102 is a continuation of regional studies of the world with emphasis on physical, cultural, and economic characteristics in the regions of East Asia, the Pacific Islands, Latin America, the United States, and Canada. (SP))

HST 101 Western Civilization I 3-0-3
This introductory course acquaints students with Western heritage, beginning with a study of the early Middle Eastern civilizations of Mesopotamia and progressing through the civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Europe of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation. The political, economic, social, cultural, and religious aspects of each of these cultures are examined.

HST102 Western Civilization II 3-0-3
Students are introduced to Western culture beginning with the Renaissance and Reformation and progressing through the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, the Age of Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and the major events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Humanism, secularism, human rights, the doctrine of progress, liberalism, conservatism, totalitarianism, socialism, Darwinism, and many other ideological concepts are examined.

HST105 American History to 1865 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1492 to the Civil War. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included.

HST105H American History to 1865 (Honors) 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1492 to the Civil War. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included. Honors sections of American History to 1865 stress critical thinking and analytical writing. Credit may not be received for both HST105 and HST105H. (IN)

HST106 American History from 1865 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1865 to the present. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included. (FA, SP)

HST106H American History from 1865 (Honors) 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the economic, social, and diplomatic aspects of the United States from 1865 to the present. Honors sections of American History from 1865 stress critical thinking and analytical writing. Credit may not be received for both HST106 and HST106H (IN)

HST150 African-American History I 3-0-3
This course is a survey of the role played by African-Americans in the United States from the beginning of the slave trade until the Civil War in such areas as economics, politics, religion, art, and culture. Special emphasis is placed on studying the African background of American heritage. (IN))

HST151 African-American History II 3-0-3
This course is a survey of American history from the Civil War to present from an African-American viewpoint Emphasis is placed on contributions made by African-Americans during this period in the areas of economics, education, medicine, the westward movement, the military, sports, art, and culture. Special attention is given in this course to the Civil Rights and Black Protest Movements. (IN)

HST201 American Women, American Times 3-0-3
This course surveys the history and development of the role of women in American society, beginning with colonial times. While attention is given to the “great women” in America’s past, emphasis is placed on the historical theme of women’s ever-changing positions in society as family members, workers, voters, and contributors to American culture. (IN)

HST201H American Women, American Times (Honors) 3-0-3
This course surveys the history and development of the role of women in American society, beginning with colonial times. While attention is given to the “great women” in America’s past, emphasis is strongly placed on the historical theme of women’s ever-changing positions in society as family members, workers, voters, and contributors to American culture. This course uses minimal lecture and emphasizes student participation/ discussion. Prerequisite: Student must meet the criteria for admission into the Honors Program. (IN)

HST 209 British History Survey 3-0-3
This course provides a broad overview of the main themes and issues in British history from the High Middle Ages through the Stuart period. Areas of focus include the Norman Conquest, Magna Charta, the English Reformation, the age of Elizabeth, the Puritan Revolution, the Restoration, and the Glorious Revolution. (IN)

HST215 America in Vietnam 3-0-3
This is a survey of the Vietnam War (1945- 1975) with emphasis on U.S. involvement in the 1960s. Focus is on military history as it relates to the social and political history of the period. Vietnam will be seen as a case study in U.S. foreign policy.

HST215H American in Vietnam (Honors) 3-0-3
This is an in-depth examination of the Vietnam War (1945-1975) and related issues including a discussion of Southeast Asia history and Cold War international relations with an emphasis on U.S. involvement in the 1960s. Focus is on military history as it relates to the social and political history of the period. Vietnam will be seen as a case study in U.S. foreign policy. Prerequisite: Student must meet the criteria for admission into the Honors Program. (IN)

HST220 America On Screen I 3-0-3
This course explores the portrayal of American history and culture in the movies from early colonial days to the 1920s. Prerequisite: HST 105, HST 106, PSC 103, or PSC 105 with a grade of C or above; a good background in American history is encouraged. (FA)

PSC 103: American Government 5-0-5
This course deals with the fundamental principles of political science and the organization, principles, and functions of American Government in all of its divisions: national, state, and local. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included in this course. (SP)

PSC 105: Functions & Policies of American Government 3-0-3
This course covers the study of national government, including its organization, functions, and policies. Detailed attention is given to the policy-making process and to the roles of various government functions. Attempts are made to relate government to everyday life. The course identifies major problems of American society affecting the policy-making process. A study of the federal and Missouri constitutions is included in this course. (FA, SP)

PSC 150: International Relations 3-0-3
PSC 150 is a study of contemporary international affairs, including the family of nations; the control of national foreign policies; and competition and cooperation in the legal, political, economical, and social fields. (IN)

PSC 201: British Politics and Society 3-0-3
This course covers the political culture, institutions, and processes of Britain, including foreign policy and the relation of Britain to the European community. It will also include a discussion of British society and the role of British citizens within the political system. (IN)

PSY 101: General Psychology 3-0-3
This course is an introduction to the nature and scope of the field of psychology as a scientific and human endeavor. Focus is on the historic development of the field; biological and developmental processes; consciousness and perceptions; learning, remembering, and thinking; motivation and emotion; personality and individuality; social behavior; stress and coping; and psychopathology and psychotherapy. (FA, SP, SU)

PSY201 Child Growth and Development 3-0-3
This course presents the development of children from the point of conception through adolescence. Focus is on biological, cognitive, and emotional processes, and the social contexts of development. The framework of the course is topical, examining physical, perceptual, cognitive, language, emotional, and social development from conception through adolescence. (FA, SP)

PSY 205: Human Lifespan Development 3-0-3
This course is designed to present the study of human development throughout the life span. Study includes the four domains of development: physical, cognitive, and psychosocial. Major theories, the influence of genetics, and prenatal development will be examined. The framework of the course is chronological, dividing the life span into seven parts: infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood and the end of life. (FA, SP)

PSY 210: Introduction to Social Psychology 3-0-3
PSY 210 presents an overview of social behavior and cognitive processes with emphasis on such topics as the person in the situation, social cognition, the self, persuasion, social influence, affiliation and friendship, love and romantic relationships, prosocial behavior, aggression, prejudice, group behavior, and social dilemmas. (SP)

PSY 215 Health Psychology and Bio-Feedback 3-0-3
This course is an overview of the educational, scientific, and professional contributions of psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of illness. It explores the biopsychosocial model of health in relation to how people stay healthy, why they become ill, and how they respond to illness. It will also introduce students to bio-feedback via actual training with bio-feedback equipment.

PSY 221: Psychology of Personality Adjustment 3-0-3
PSY 221 is an introduction to contemporary and classic theories of personality and an exploration of how each theory explains the psychological process of adjustment. Students examine basic approaches to personality, including trait, biological, psychoanalytical, phenomenological, behaviorist, and cognitive and examine basic research methodology employed by personality theorists. (SP)

PSY 230: Cross-Cultural Psychology 3-0-3
This course covers issues of culture as related to topics in psychology. It includes the study of several cultures and the effect of culture on psychological processes including but not limited to personality, language, cognition, sex & gender, parenting, intelligence, education, neural development, and counseling. The course explores the relationship between culture, behavior, and human development. Research methodology will also be covered. This course will occasionally incorporate a cross-cultural experience. (IN)

PSY 250 Abnormal Psychology 3-0-3
This course is an introduction and overview of a wide range of psychological disorders. Focus is on the history and definition of psychological disorders, theoretical perspectives on psychological disorders, and the causes, symptoms, and treatment of psychological disorders. Prerequisites: PSY 101. (SP)

PSY 250H Abnormal Psychology Honors 3-0-3
This course is an introduction and overview of a wide range of psychological disorders. Focus is on the history and definition of psychological disorders, theoretical perspectives on psychological disorders, and the causes, symptoms, and treatment of psychological disorders.

SOC 101: Sociology 3-0-3
Sociology is a scientific study of society and the interaction between society and its human environment. Emphasis is on an explanation of the importance of values and norms and their significance in the development of attitudes and resulting social behavior. Course includes such concepts as social organization and culture, socialization, institutions, and collective behavior. (FA, SP, SU)

SOC 101H: General Sociology (Honors) 3-0-3
Sociology is a scientific study of society and the interaction between society and its human environment. Emphasis is on an explanation of the importance of values and norms and their significance in the development of attitudes and resulting social behavior. Course includes such concepts as social organization and culture, socialization, institutions, and collective behavior. Honors sections of General Sociology stress critical thinking and analytical writing.

SOC 105: Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare 3-0-3
Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare provides a study of the social work and human service professions. The historical perspectives, ethics, values, and the social needs and functioning of vulnerable and oppressed populations will be explored. The course will examine community resources and service delivery systems to address the social needs utilizing the field's generalist perspective. (FA, SP, SU)

SOC 150: Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems 3-0-3
This course examines the philosophical and historical background of law enforcement, adjudication, and corrections. Focus is on the organization, purpose, and functions of police agencies; the courts; confinement facilities on the local, state, and federal levels; and their respective roles in the administration of justice in the United States. (FA)

SOC 160: Introduction to Juvenile Justice Systems 3-0-3
SOC 160 examines the history and philosophy of the juvenile justice system in America, including the organization, functioning, and jurisdiction of juvenile justice agencies. The Missouri Juvenile code, its application and procedures, are examined in this course. (FA)

SOC 170: Introduction to Corrections, Probation, and Parole 3-0-3
This course is a study of the correctional process from law enforcement through the administration of justice, probation, parole, prisons and correctional institutions. Students examine the history, philosophy, and law of corrections in the United States. (SP)

SOC 205: Social Problems 3-0-3
This course identifies prevalent social problems facing American Society. Some social problems are widely recognized such as health issues, poverty, and crime. Many other social problems exist, but have yet to be generally acknowledged, although they adversely affect a large segment of society. (FA)

SOC 210: Victimology 3-0-3
This course will provide the student with a historical view of victimology and the victimization process within the American Culture. It will also review the role of victimology in today's criminal justice, social, and political systems while examining both the consequences of victimization and the various solutions to such problems. Examples of topics include sexual assault, child abuse/neglect, homicide, domestic violence, and elder abuse (SP).

SOC 211: Sociology of the Family 3-0-3
This course focuses on the social relationship referred to as the family. Included are those aspects of the social environment that have an effect on the family and include courtship, dating, and child-rearing (FA)

SOC 215: Social Deviance 3-0-3
This course utilizes the sociological perspective to clarify the meaning and relativity of deviance and social control. Focus is on public opinion and the media's coverage of and contributions to the definition of deviance as well as the systematic sanctioning of deviants. Specific areas to be addressed include (but are not limited to) the judicial system, substance use/abuse, sexual and gender identity, and theories and methods of deviance. (SP)