GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
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.
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.
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
ANTH 1100 Becoming Human - Tracing our Origins (3 credits)
ANTH 2100 Native North Americans (3 credits)
ECON 2000 Markets and Resource Allocation (3 credits)
ECON 2100 Macroeconomics and the Business Cycle (3 credits)
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.