SSS 200: Introduction to World Cultures 3 credits
An interdisciplinary approach to understanding cultural diversity and universals, and human-environment interaction using insights from the social sciences of anthropology and geography.
SSS 202: Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
The principal concepts, methods and terminology of sociology. The relation of culture to group activities and an analysis of some of the major social institutions.
SSS 204: Social Problems 3 credits
The nature, types and extent of social problems in contemporary society: crime, divorce, war and urbanization.
Prerequisite: SSS 202.
SSS 489: International Studies Seminar 1 credit
A senior capstone course required of all students majoring in International Studies. An independent research project culminating in a formal paper showcasing the student's analytical and writing skills.
SSS 497: International Studies Internship 3 credits
A summer practical experience requiring six weeks in a cross-cultural setting.
SSS 504: Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
The components of culture and how they affect individual behavior. Problems of cross-cultural individual behavior; and problems of cross-cultural contact, particularly for the missionary.