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2012-13 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

Goal Area 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Requirements

    Two courses
    Six credits

Goals

To increase students' knowledge of how historians and social and behavioral scientists discover, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, events, and ideas. Knowledge of history and social and behavioral sciences will better equip students to understand themselves and the roles they play in addressing the issues facing humanity.
Critical Thinking

The practice of critical thinking skills used in history and the social and behavioral sciences, including gathering and applying factual information appropriately, analyzing logical connections, recognizing and articulating value assumptions made by ourselves and others.
Student Competencies

Students will be able to:

  • employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.


Courses that satisfy this goal area include

    *ACCT1100
    ANTH1100
    ANTH2100
    ECON2000
    ECON2100
    ECON2150
    GEOG1224
    GEOG2300
    GEOG2400
    GEOG3810
    HST1114
    HST1115
    HST1304
    HST1305
    HST2610
    HST2660
    HST2700
    HST3409
    HST3419
    HUM2150
    INST1107
    INST2201
    INST2202
    INST2207
    *IT2100
    POL1100
    POL1200
    PSY1100
    SOC1104
    SOC2220
    SOC2240
    WSGS2220
    WSGS2600


    OTHERS:
    All-University course numbers 1953 and 2953 are available to any department for use as study-travel courses, subject to approval, and will satisfy this goal area.

    *This course will satisfy Liberal Education at BSU, but does not qualify for inclusion in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum as currently interpreted by MnSCU, and may not be accepted as a Liberal Education course at other MnSCU institutions or the University of Minnesota.