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Perspectives in Social Sciences – SCS 100 (SNHU)

Perspectives in Social Sciences – SCS 100 (SNHU)

Credits 1

Competencies

  • Understanding Social Sciences
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of human behavior by utilizing the scientific method, in addressing questions of ethics and values related to human behavior.
  • Influences of Human Behavior
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of behavioral impacts including explicit and implicit bias along with cultural and social influences by analyzing how these influence and inform human behavior.
  • Evolution of Social Scientific Thought
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of social scientific thought by investigating major developments in this field and how critical questions drive social scientific inquiry.
  • Historical Impact on Social Change
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of historical events on contemporary issues by examining various historical events and determining their influence on social movements.

Pre-Requisites

High School Sophomore

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

19 Weeks

Overview

How do social scientists examine issues impacting human behavior? This course will focus on the questions social scientists ask in their research of individuals, families, and larger society, as well as how social scientific inquiry has developed over time. This exploration of social science will focus on the ways in which researchers consider behavioral phenomenon and use research to study various concepts. Students will examine the relevance of social science to current issues, develop evidence-based questions about human behavior, and explore basic social scientific research approaches.

Major Topics and Concepts

Understanding Social Sciences

Influences of Human Behavior

Evolution of Social Scientific Thought

Historical Impact on Social Change

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