Social Science (809)

Information provided includes course descriptions by subject only.
For complete 2017-2018 programs/academic plans, please refer to Academic Programs.

809-103 Think Critically and Creatively

This course provides instruction in the vital, realistic and practical methods of thinking which are in high demand in all occupations of substance today. Decision making, problem solving, detailed analysis of ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals and objectives, and more are considered in depth as the student applies specific thinking strategies and tools to situations in a wide variety of workplace, personal, academic, and cultural situations. Classroom instruction is demonstrations, discussions, project and teamwork based. Assignments range from the short and simple to the detailed and complex. Reality and practicality are the focuses all through the course.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (ASSET Reading Skills, 39 or COMPASS Reading Skills, 073 or ACT Reading, 16 or AccuPlacer Reading Comp, 076 or Test Waived-College Degree or 838-104 or 838-104 or 801-195 or 801-136 or 801-196 or 801-198 or 804-133 or 806-110 or 806-112 or 806-118 or 806-134 or 806-139 or 806-154 or 806-177 or 806-186 or 806-194 or 806-199 or 809-166 or 809-172 or 809-188 or 809-195 or 809-143 or 809-196 or 809-198 or 809-199)

809-143 Microeconomics

This course examines the behavior of individual decision makers, primarily consumers and firms. Topics include choices of how much to consume and to produce, the functioning of perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets, the conditions under which markets may fail, and arguments for and against government intervention. The student applies the fundamental tools of economics to real world problems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (ASSET Reading Skills, 39 or COMPASS Reading Skills, 073 or ACT Reading, 16 or AccuPlacer Reading Comp, 076 or Test Waived-College Degree or 838-104 or 838-104 or 801-195 or 801-136 or 801-196 or 801-198 or 804-133 or 806-110 or 806-112 or 806-118 or 806-134 or 806-139 or 806-154 or 806-177 or 806-186 or 806-194 or 806-199 or 809-103 or 809-166 or 809-172 or 809-188 or 809-196 or 809-198 or 809-199)

TermCRNCourseDaysDatesTimesInstructorCampus
Fall 201751126809-143R08/24/2017 - 12/14/20176:00pm - 8:50pmPanici, A.Central
Fall 201751127809-143TR08/24/2017 - 12/14/20171:00pm - 2:25pmHoffarth, G.Central
Fall 201751128809-143TR08/24/2017 - 12/14/20173:00pm - 4:25pmHoffarth, G.Central
Fall 201751129809-143MW08/23/2017 - 12/18/201710:30am - 11:50amHoffarth, G.Central

809-144 Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics is an introductory course. Basic social choices regarding economic systems, basic economic aggregates , fiscal policy, the banking system, monetary policy, and international trade are the principle topics discussed in the course. Balance is drawn between theory, analysis, and a critique of the institutions that characterize modern mixed-capitalist economies. Conflicting social goals, economic constraints, and environmental concerns provide the framework through which the macroeconomy is analyzed.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3

809-159 Abnormal Psychology

The course in Abnormal Psychology surveys the essential features, possible causes, and assessment and treatment of the various types of abnormal behavior from the viewpoint of the major theoretical perspectives in the field of abnormal psychology. Students will be introduced to the diagnosis system of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). In addition, the history of the psychology of abnormality will be traced. Cultural and social perspectives in understanding and responding to abnormal behavior will be explored as well as current topics and issues within abnormal psychology.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (809-198 or 809-199 or Test Waived-College Degree)

TermCRNCourseDaysDatesTimesInstructorCampus
Fall 201724658809-15908/23/2017 - 12/18/2017NETHarsevoort, C.Internet
Fall 201727772809-159R08/24/2017 - 12/14/20171:00pm - 3:50pmHarsevoort, C.Central

809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application

This course provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (ASSET Reading Skills, 39 or COMPASS Reading Skills, 073 or ACT Reading, 16 or AccuPlacer Reading Comp, 076 or Test Waived-College Degree or 838-104 or 838-104 or 801-195 or 801-136 or 801-196 or 801-198 or 804-133 or 806-110 or 806-112 or 806-118 or 806-134 or 806-139 or 806-154 or 806-177 or 806-186 or 806-194 or 806-199 or 809-103 or 809-172 or 809-188 or 809-195 or 809-143 or 809-196 or 809-198 or 809-199)

TermCRNCourseDaysDatesTimesInstructorCampus
Summer 201711809809-16606/12/2017 - 08/08/2017NETDeCoux, K.Internet
Fall 201725567809-166MW08/23/2017 - 12/18/20171:00pm - 2:25pmCentral
Fall 201726262809-166T08/29/2017 - 12/12/20176:00pm - 8:50pmCentral
Fall 201727871809-166MW08/23/2017 - 12/18/20178:00am - 9:25amCentral

809-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relations in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, and religion are explored.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (ASSET Reading Skills, 39 or COMPASS Reading Skills, 073 or ACT Reading, 16 or AccuPlacer Reading Comp, 076 or Test Waived-College Degree or 838-104 or 838-104 or 801-195 or 801-136 or 801-196 or 801-198 or 804-133 or 806-110 or 806-112 or 806-118 or 806-134 or 806-139 or 806-154 or 806-177 or 806-186 or 806-194 or 806-199 or 809-103 or 809-166 or 809-188 or 809-195 or 809-143 or 809-196 or 809-198 or 809-199)

TermCRNCourseDaysDatesTimesInstructorCampus
Summer 201711810809-17206/12/2017 - 08/08/2017NETHarsevoort, C.Internet
Summer 201712194809-172MW06/12/2017 - 08/07/20171:00pm - 3:50pmJackson, J.Central
Summer 201713223809-172MW06/12/2017 - 08/07/20171:00pm - 3:50pmJackson, J.Monroe
Fall 201724904809-172TR10/19/2017 - 12/14/201710:00am - 12:50pmHarsevoort, C.Central
Fall 201726265809-172W08/23/2017 - 12/13/20176:00pm - 8:50pmRichter, L.Central
Fall 201727003809-172MW08/23/2017 - 12/18/201710:00am - 11:25amJackson, J.Central
Fall 201750725809-17208/23/2017 - 12/18/2017NETHarsevoort, C.Internet

809-174 Social Problems

Explores the causes of and possible solutions to selected social problems such as inequality, crime and deviance, and poverty. Students will examine the interrelationship of social problems and their roots in fundamental societal institutions.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (809-196 or Test Waived-College Degree)

809-188 Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology is the study of human development throughout the lifespan. This course explores developmental theory and research with an emphasis on the interactive nature of the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that affect the individual from conception to death. Application activities and critical thinking skills will enable students to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of themselves and others.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (ASSET Reading Skills, 39 or COMPASS Reading Skills, 073 or ACT Reading, 16 or AccuPlacer Reading Comp, 076 or Test Waived-College Degree or 838-104 or 838-104 or 801-195 or 801-136 or 801-196 or 801-198 or 804-133 or 806-110 or 806-112 or 806-118 or 806-134 or 806-139 or 806-154 or 806-177 or 806-186 or 806-194 or 806-199 or 809-103 or 809-166 or 809-172 or 809-195 or 809-143 or 809-196 or 809-198 or 809-199)

TermCRNCourseDaysDatesTimesInstructorCampus
Summer 201711811809-18806/12/2017 - 08/08/2017NETHarsevoort, C.Internet
Fall 201724739809-188T08/29/2017 - 12/12/20171:00pm - 3:50pmHarsevoort, C.Central
Fall 201727004809-18808/23/2017 - 12/18/2017NETHarsevoort, C.Internet

809-195 Economics

This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (ASSET Reading Skills, 39 or COMPASS Reading Skills, 073 or ACT Reading, 16 or AccuPlacer Reading Comp, 076 or Test Waived-College Degree or 838-104 or 838-104 or 801-195 or 801-136 or 801-196 or 801-198 or 804-133 or 806-110 or 806-112 or 806-118 or 806-134 or 806-139 or 806-154 or 806-177 or 806-186 or 806-194 or 806-199 or 809-103 or 809-166 or 809-172 or 809-188 or 809-196 or 809-198 or 809-199)

TermCRNCourseDaysDatesTimesInstructorCampus
Summer 201713341809-19506/12/2017 - 08/08/2017NETPanici, A.Internet

809-196 Introduction to Sociology

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism, and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion, and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization, and workplace issues.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (ASSET Reading Skills, 39 or COMPASS Reading Skills, 073 or ACT Reading, 16 or AccuPlacer Reading Comp, 076 or Test Waived-College Degree or 838-104 or 838-104 or 801-195 or 801-136 or 801-196 or 801-198 or 804-133 or 806-110 or 806-112 or 806-118 or 806-134 or 806-139 or 806-154 or 806-177 or 806-186 or 806-194 or 806-199 or 809-103 or 809-166 or 809-172 or 809-188 or 809-195 or 809-143 or 809-198 or 809-199)

TermCRNCourseDaysDatesTimesInstructorCampus
Summer 201710940809-196MW06/12/2017 - 08/07/20179:00am - 11:50amJackson, J.Central
Summer 201713124809-196MW06/12/2017 - 08/07/20179:00am - 11:50amJackson, J.Monroe
Fall 201724669809-196TR08/24/2017 - 12/14/201710:00am - 11:25amHoffarth, G.Central
Fall 201724670809-19608/23/2017 - 12/18/2017NETHoffarth, G.Central
Fall 201724670809-196M08/28/2017 - 08/28/20171:00pm - 3:50pmHoffarth, G.Central
Fall 201724670809-196M09/11/2017 - 09/11/20171:00pm - 3:50pmHoffarth, G.Central
Fall 201724670809-196M09/25/2017 - 09/25/20171:00pm - 3:50pmHoffarth, G.Central
Fall 201724670809-196M10/09/2017 - 10/09/20171:00pm - 3:50pmHoffarth, G.Central
Fall 201724670809-196M10/23/2017 - 10/23/20171:00pm - 3:50pmHoffarth, G.Central
Fall 201724670809-196M11/06/2017 - 11/06/20171:00pm - 3:50pmHoffarth, G.Central
Fall 201724670809-196M11/20/2017 - 11/20/20171:00pm - 3:50pmHoffarth, G.Central
Fall 201724670809-196M12/04/2017 - 12/04/20171:00pm - 3:50pmHoffarth, G.Central
Fall 201724671809-196W08/23/2017 - 12/13/20176:00pm - 8:50pmJackson, J.Central
Fall 201724674809-196TR08/24/2017 - 10/17/20171:00pm - 3:50pmJackson, J.Central
Fall 201724792809-196W08/23/2017 - 12/13/20176:00pm - 8:50pmJackson, J.Monroe
Fall 201726292809-19608/23/2017 - 12/18/2017NETHoffarth, G.Internet
Fall 201728448809-196MW08/23/2017 - 12/18/20178:30am - 9:50amHoffarth, G.Central

809-198 Introduction to Psychology

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (ASSET Reading Skills, 39 or COMPASS Reading Skills, 073 or ACT Reading, 16 or AccuPlacer Reading Comp, 076 or Test Waived-College Degree or 838-104 or 838-104 or 801-195 or 801-136 or 801-196 or 801-198 or 804-133 or 806-110 or 806-112 or 806-118 or 806-134 or 806-139 or 806-154 or 806-177 or 806-186 or 806-194 or 806-199 or 809-103 or 809-166 or 809-172 or 809-188 or 809-195 or 809-143 or 809-196 or 809-199)

TermCRNCourseDaysDatesTimesInstructorCampus
Summer 201710943809-198MW06/12/2017 - 08/07/20176:00pm - 8:50pmRichter, L.Central
Summer 201710949809-198MW06/12/2017 - 08/07/20176:00pm - 8:50pmRichter, L.Monroe
Summer 201711816809-19806/12/2017 - 08/08/2017NETPelzel, A.Internet
Summer 201711817809-198TR06/13/2017 - 08/08/20179:00am - 11:50amRichter, L.Central
Fall 201724683809-198TR08/24/2017 - 12/14/20178:30am - 9:50amJan, R.Central
Fall 201724748809-198M08/28/2017 - 12/18/20176:00pm - 8:50pmJan, R.Central
Fall 201724794809-198M08/28/2017 - 12/18/20176:00pm - 8:50pmJan, R.Monroe
Fall 201726293809-19808/23/2017 - 12/18/2017NETJan, R.Internet
Fall 201727848809-19808/23/2017 - 12/18/2017NETJan, R.Internet
Fall 201728449809-198MW08/23/2017 - 12/18/20171:00pm - 2:25pmJan, R.Central
Fall 201728450809-198TR10/19/2017 - 12/14/20171:00pm - 3:50pmJan, R.Central
Fall 201750377809-198MW08/23/2017 - 12/18/201710:00am - 11:25amJan, R.Central

809-199 Psychology of Human Relations

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family, and in society.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: (ASSET Reading Skills, 39 or COMPASS Reading Skills, 073 or ACT Reading, 16 or AccuPlacer Reading Comp, 076 or Test Waived-College Degree or 838-104 or 838-104 or 801-195 or 801-136 or 801-196 or 801-198 or 804-133 or 806-110 or 806-112 or 806-118 or 806-134 or 806-139 or 806-154 or 806-177 or 806-186 or 806-194 or 806-199 or 809-103 or 809-166 or 809-172 or 809-188 or 809-195 or 809-196 or 809-198)

809-352

This course seeks to ready the student for employment by discussing specific "human" skills that lead to success on the job. The topics presented may include: the importance of having a good attitude; the need to recognize that customers "buy" much more than a clearly defi ned product or service; and knowing how to treat customers, how to influence them, how to handle complaints, and how to sell. Students will also become aware of the need for self-organization, for innovation, for teamwork, and for effective management.

Aid Code: 31 - One-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (ASSET Reading Skills, 39 or COMPASS Reading Skills, 073 or ACT Reading, 16 or Test Waived-College Degree or 838-104 or 838-104)