Social Science Course Descriptions

SSC100 American Indian Languages
Introduces the diversity and cultural contexts of American Indian Languages. Explores historic migrations, ways of word-borrowing, humor, and musical texts. Also covers gender issues, ecological concerns, spirituality and political views of their speakers combined with rudiments of linguistics, phonetics, writing systems and efforts to revitalize indigenous languages. Offered as needed.
3 Credits

SSC285 Dynamics of a Diverse Wrkplace
Focuses on building diversity knowledge, intercultural experiences, and preparing for career entry in an increasingly diverse workplace. Introduces a broadly defined conceptualization of diversity, the vocabulary of difference, and fundamental core concepts associated with intercultural competency. Examines demographic trends, our changing communities, and employer expectations for intercultural competency. Offered as needed
1 Credits

SSC299A Introduction to Research
Focuses on the basic skills essential for the ethical conduct of research in the biomedical and social sciences. Covers research misconduct, conflict of interest, use of humans and non-human animals in research, research collaboration, peer review, data acquisition and ownership, responsible authorship and publishing, the scientist as a responsible member of society, contemporary ethical issues in biomedical research, and the environmental and societal impacts of scientific research. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

XSSC9000C Preventing Sexual Harassment
Explains sexual harassment behaviors and their consequences in an academic setting.
.15 CEU

XSSC9000D Sustainability at Work
Provides an overview of sustainability and its benefits. Includes what companies and educational institutions are currently doing. Provides practical ways to implement sustainability in the workplace.
.15 CEU

XSSC9000E Sustainability at Home
Provides an overview of sustainability as well as benefits and common myths. Presents practical ways to implement sustainability at home and in daily life.
.15 CEU

XSSC9000F Title IX for Higher Education
Provides awareness-level training on avoiding, identifying, and reporting sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence. Compliance with Title IX. Offered as needed
.05 CEU

XSSC9000G Campus Security Obligations
Provides awareness-level training on the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Violence Against Women Act. Familiarizes employees with their role in helping the institution meet its campus security obligations: Compliance with the Clery Act and Violence Against Women Act. Offered as needed
.05 CEU