Social Sciences (SSCI)

Courses

SSCI 1110. Reacting to the Past: Social Sciences Perspectives. Units: 3

Examination of a critical change in social sciences through the study of the context and impact of a specific idea, innovation or discovery. Using the "Reacting to the Past" approach, students play complex role-playing games informed by important historical sources (specific themes and topics may vary). Students will develop skills in information literacy, collaboration, speaking, and writing as they pursue assigned roles' objectives by convincing classmates of their views. Following each game, debriefing will facilitate a deeper understanding of the focus concepts and provide reflection about how learning occurred through the game. These skills are critical foundations of success in any field of study at the University and beyond. Satisfies GE Category E.

SSCI 3000. Global Issues and Perspectives. Units: 3

Studies current pressing issues ('wicked problems') facing the global community. This course explores various issues facing the global community using various social science perspectives to explore these issues and how to best address these pressing issues. The course focuses on one topic per term and the topics vary from term to term. Satisfies GE Category D3; DI designation; G designation. Satisfies the Global Connections GE Pathway.

SSCI 3001. Global Issues and Perspectives. Units: 3

Studies current pressing issues ('wicked problems') facing the global community. This course explores various issues facing the global community using various social science perspectives to explore these issues and how to best address these pressing issues. The course focuses on one topic per term and the topics vary from term to term. Satisfies GE Category D3; DI designation; G designation; WI designation. Satisfies the Global Connections GE Pathway.

SSCI 3010. Revolutions and Revolutionary Ideas. Units: 3

Studies social and political revolutions and revolutionary movements throughout history. The course explores how ideas forwarded by various revolutionaries and movements shaped and continue to influence our modern world, paying special attention to social, economic, and/or political programs of revolutionaries and to the global impact and circulation of their message/ideas. Satisfies GE Category D3; DI designation; G designation.

SSCI 3011. Revolutions and Revolutionary Ideas. Units: 3

Studies social and political revolutions and revolutionary movements throughout history. The course explores how ideas forwarded by various revolutionaries and movements shaped and continue to influence our modern world, paying special attention to social, economic, and/or political programs of revolutionaries and to the global impact and circulation of their message/ideas. Satisfies GE Category D3; DI designation; G designation; WI designation.

SSCI 3060. Expository Writing for the Social Sciences. Units: 3

Prerequisites: satisfaction of the GE written communication, A1, requirement and a minimum of 90 quarter, 60 semester, units of college credit
Writing Intensive Course on topics in the social sciences. Instruction on literary quality development, proper citation formatting, documented research reports writing, summaries and analytical papers. Revision and rewriting will be required. Course fulfills the graduation requirement in writing proficiency. Students who have received a grade of no credit in any combination of the expository writing courses two or more times must meet with the 3060 coordinator or designee to design a developmental writing plan as a condition for enrolling for a third quarter. All students must obtain junior status at the time of registration or their course request will be cancelled. Satisfies GE WI designation. Formerly SSCI 306.

SSCI 3160. Race and Racism. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing
An interdisciplinary and cross-cultural examination of the concepts of race, ethnic group, prejudice and racism which includes studies of changing prejudiced attitudes. Satisfies GE Category D3; DI designation; G designation. Formerly SSCI 316.

SSCI 3250. Perspectives on Gender. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
This interdisciplinary course uses scientific, humanistic, and social science perspectives to foster an understanding of how gender functions in individual lives, societies, and cultures. (Offered as CAL 3250, SSCI 3250 and NSCI 3250. Students may receive credit for only one of these courses.) Satisfies GE Category D3; DI designation.Formerly SSCI 325.

SSCI 3320. Understanding Capitalism. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Quarter Prerequisite: junior or senior standing
Exploration into the origins and nature of capitalism. Study of the political, cultural, and ideological structures that arise alongside capitalism. Consideration of differences between capitalism in different countries. The development of capitalism at the global level. Satisfies GE Category D3; G designation. Satisfies Big Ideas Pathway. Formerly SSCI 320.

SSCI 3368. U-RISE Seminar I. Units: 2

Quarter Prerequisite: Admission into the U-RISE program
A selected examination of original research articles in behavioral and biomedical sciences. Students will learn to critically read, critique, and present published scientific findings. Offered as NSCI 3368, PSYC 3368, and SSCI 3368 (students may receive credit for only one of these courses). Enrollment is limited to students whose formal application to the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) program is approved.

SSCI 3390. Climate Change. Units: 3

The causes and consequences of climate change. Economic, political, cultural, ideological, and psychological factors involved in climate change. Policies proposed to mitigate climate change and to facilitate adaptation to climate change. Global, national, and local aspects of climate change. Satisfies GE Category D3; G designation. Satisfies Environmental Sustainability Pathway.

SSCI 4468. U-RISE Seminar II. Units: 2

Semester Prerequisite: NSCI 3368, PSYC 3368, or SSCI 3368. Quarter Prerequisite: NSCI 368, PSYC 368 or SSCI 368
A selected examination of original research articles in behavioral and biomedical sciences focusing on improving scientific writing skills, shaping long-term research projects, and the development of research funding proposals. Offered as PSYC 4468, NSCI 4468, and SSCI 4468 (students may receive credit for only one of these courses). Enrollment is limited to students whose formal application to the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) program is approved.

SSCI 5000. Credit For Prior Learning. Units: 3

Students may receive college credit for their Prior Learning outside of a traditional classroom in a professional environment. Can be taken a maximum of two times for a total of six units. Graded credit/no credit.

SSCI 5750. Social Science Internship. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: consent of the internship coordinator or department chair/coordinator
Supervised work and study in work situations involving social science skills. May be repeated once for a total of 6 units. Graded Credit/no credit.

SSCI 5761. Study Abroad. Units: 3

Explore issues related to the social and behavioral sciences through a pre- approved study abroad program at CSUSB. Department consent required.

SSCI 5940. Senior Seminar. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: senior standing
Assessment of the students academic progress through the preparation and submission of a portfolio of completed course work. Students also compose a research essay in one of the social science, arts or humanities fields, in consultation with the instructor. GE designation WI.

SSCI 5950. Social Science Independent Study. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: a minimum overall grade point average of 3
Special topics in social science research. A total of six units in SSCI 5950 may be applied toward the SSCI major and be applied toward graduation. Consent of the department chair/coordinator, filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken.

SSCI 6000. Social and Cultural Perspectives in the Social Sciences. Units: 3

The relationship of values, behavior, social setting, and environment in the analysis of human interaction. Both intracultural and crosscultural perspectives will be addressed in light of interdisciplinary social science theories. Substantive and methodological contributions will be presented. Formerly known as SSCI 600.

SSCI 6010. Social Science Colloquium. Units: 2

Bi-Weekly research presentations by faculty, students, and visitors in multiple fields of Social Science on rotating topics. Supplemented by class discussions and online coursework related to these presentations and other material on current research interdisciplinary methodology. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Graded Credit/No credit.

SSCI 6020. Professional Development and Portfolio. Units: 2

Introduces students to professionalism in their academic disciplines and in academia, including conference proposals, presentation skills, curriculum vitae development, grant writing, networking, and program required digital portfolios.

SSCI 6030. Teaching Social Science Practicum. Units: 3

Methods of teaching within one or more disciplines in social sciences, observation of classroom management, development of syllabi and lectures, supervised teaching in the university classroom, and supervised assessment of student work.

SSCI 6750. Advanced Internship in the Social Sciences. Units: 3

Advanced supervised work and study in professional situations involving social science skills. May be repeated once for credit. May be taken 2 times for 6 units. Graded credit/no credit.

SSCI 6940. Directed Graduate Research. Units: 3

Graduate-level directed research for students conducting research under the direction of their faculty advisor and/or thesis/project committee chair. Department consent required.

SSCI 6950. Directed Graduate Studies. Units: 3

Graduate-level independent study for students; to be conducted under direct supervision of a faculty member from the student's committee and approval from the appropriate graduate coordinator.

SSCI 6973. Graduate Project or Thesis. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy and consent of program coordinator
Independent graduate project or research conducted under guidance of the major advisor culminating in a written project or thesis. Graded Credit/No credit. Formerly offered as SSCI 699.

SSCI 6983. Comprehensive Examination. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: approval of the department, completion of a minimum of two thirds of the course work in the master's program, and in good academic standing
Assessment of the student's ability to apply the theories, methods and understanding of the social sciences to the phenomena of globalization and in their area of specialization.

SSCI 6990. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. Units: 0

Quarter Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in a Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing course each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

SSCI 6991. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. Unit: 1

Quarter Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in a Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing course each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

SSCI 6992. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. Units: 2

Quarter Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in a Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing course each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

SSCI 6993. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in a Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing course each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

SSCI 6994. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. Units: 4

Quarter Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in a Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing course each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

SSCI 6995. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. Units: 5

Quarter Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in a Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing course each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

SSCI 6996. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. Units: 6

Quarter Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in a Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing course each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.