Social Studies (SS)

SS-2045  The Second World War: A Review at 60 Years  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): HIS-1201  

This is a lecture series reviewing the events which shaped the defeat of Germany and Japan during the later years of the war. Scholars will speak on such topics as the 1944 battles of Leyte Gulf and the Bulge, the A-bomb decision, the creation of the UN, and the postwar adjustment.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
SS-2060  Unraveling the '60s: A 40-Year Review  (3 Credits)  

This lecture series will review the tumultuous era known as The Sixties."" Scholars will speak on such topics as the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Revolution, the National Liberation Movements, and the Cold War.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
SS-3320  "From Lewis and Clark to the Space Age, 1803-2003"  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): HIS-1201  

A lecture series on the expansion of the United States over the past 200 years. Beginning with the purchase of Louisiana by Thomas Jefferson, the lectures cover the transcontinental railroad, the Mexican acquisition, the explosive growth of world events, the space age, and a series of new frontiers as a superpower.

Typically offered: As Needed  
SS-3330  "Civil Rights, 1957-2004"  (3 Credits)  

A lecture series on the civil rights movement of the past fifty years. Beginning with two intensive survey lectures on the background of race in America, the lectures move to presentation on Brown v. Board of Education case. Montgomery bus boycott, and the national focus of policy and legislation designed to correct centuries of segregation and disdiscrimation in America.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
SS-4995  Independent Study  (1-6 Credits)  
Requisite(s): HIS-1201  

This course is for students who have a special subject interest not available among the published catalogue offerings. It is usually limited to students with 3.0 indices or above. Students who believe they qualify must meet with the department chairperson. After approval of the project, the student will seek a departmental professor and they will draw up a contract specifying the nature of the work. A paper is usually required in this course.

Typically offered: As Needed  
SS-4998  Social Studies Seminar  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): ECO-1201,HIS-1201,PSC-1204,SOC-1000,Senior Standing - 96 credits  

A thesis seminar. Advanced instruction in the methods of research, analysis, and writing. Students are required to complete a research paper indicating mastery of the content and skills taught in the major.

Typically offered: Fall Only