Social Science 105
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Debbie Bannister, MA
Office: RH 128
Office Phone: 304-357-4743
Office Hours: MWF: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
MW: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner. (2009). Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything . New York, Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN: 978-0-06-073133-5.
This course provides students with the foundational skills and the knowledge needed to successfully meet the Citizenship Competency 1.1 – Civic Literacy along with foundational Critical Thinking 4.1, foundational Communication Competency 2.1/Writing, and research skills necessary for college success. In particular, this course will focus on the social, political, and economic structures of American society. This course will also look at such issues as changes in American culture, poverty, racial and gender discrimination, citizen discontent with the American political system, the changing nature of work, and mechanisms of social change.
Learning Liberal outcomes for this course:
The graduate demonstrates an understanding of social, political, and economic institutions.
-Understands the relationship between social institutions and a society
-Understands the relationship of social institutions to societal problems
-Understands the historical evolution of social institutions
-Understands social institutions in a global context
The student will have an opportunity to complete a COMM 101 or COMM 102 portfolio which will demonstrate the following foundational communication skills.
-Demonstrates comprehension of focus and purpose
-Demonstrates the ability to develop and support ideas
-Utilizes effective organizational methods
-Demonstrates a quality style and voice