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SSC 200: Social Science Integrated CAP

3 Semester Hours

SSC 200 is a theme-based course that varies across sections but shares common learning outcomes. Application of social science methods and social theory critically examine human issues and problems from the perspective of at least three social science disciplines (anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology). The course emphasizes outcomes related to scholarship, critical evaluation of our times, and the diversity of the human world.

Focus

This course is designed as an interdisciplinary, theme-based course that varies across sections but shares common learning outcomes. A course goal is that all UD students be exposed to the way that social science addresses the issues and social problems of our times. The themes that are covered in each course will be decided by individual faculty members who can draw upon their unique expertise, strengths, and creativity. 

Prerequisite(s)

Students are required to have taken ENG 100 or ENG 200H, to be completed at the end of their current term. Students should have completed at the end of their current term at least 30 semester hours overall, through coursework, transfer credit, or advanced placement credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

SSC 200 will emphasize outcomes related to scholarship, critical evaluation of our times, and the diversity of the human world. More specifically, upon completion of SSC 200, students will demonstrate:

  1. the ability to locate primary source, peer-reviewed social science literature using library and electronic sources;
  2. the ability to utilize primary source, peer-reviewed social science research for academic inquiry;
  3. knowledge of social science methods of inquiry;
  4. knowledge of how various social theories facilitate the critical and imaginative evaluation of the ethical, historical, social, political, technological, economic, or ecological challenges of the times; and
  5. knowledge of how context, difference, and/or positionality shape social issues and the power to shape social issues.