Area of Study - Humanities & Social Science (MET.HSS)
If you are unsure about choosing your college major, you can select an Exploratory Area of Study. This gives you the opportunity to explore academic options before deciding on a particular major. You'll also have the chance to work closely with an academic counselor to weigh the benefits of each major and develop a personalized education plan that fits your interests. Classes within each area of study have been carefully designed to allow you the chance to explore and move you forward toward your further educational and career goals.
In the Humanities and Social Sciences Exploratory Area of Study, you'll find majors that invite you to consider perspectives on humanity and develop your creative and critical thinking skills. Within the Humanities and Social Sciences, you can explore art in hands-on studios, take your turn as an on-air personality in the broadcasting area, enhance your social media skills in communications classes, or develop your writing, thinking, and understanding of the world around us through classes in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, philosophy, or literature,
For the Humanities and Social Sciences Exploratory Area of Study, you can choose any of the courses listed below, as each of these courses will count toward the majors in this area.
Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.
Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing Concepts, research methods and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.
Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.
This course emphasizes the dynamics of the atmosphere with focuses on atmospheric evolution, seasonal controls of climate, human impacts, atmospheric humidity, air pressure, severe weather, and climate classification. Extensive use of Internet resources and software will be required.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester