Academic Catalog

Self & Society (CCSS)

CCSS 101 Contemporary Issues in Society3 cr

Identifies and analyzes significant social issues from one's own cultural context to gain a broader perspective of contemporary society. Explores four themes of understanding ourselves and our social context - people's origins, the socialization process, difference and inequality, and global connectedness. Examines these themes through multiple social science perspectives.

Attributes: Core Self & Society (CSS)  
CCSS 102 Snapshots of Society3 cr

Compares theories about human origins and their place in the world. Explores the relationship between ourselves as individuals and the broader society. Examines how social forces shape our existence as selves of a particular race, gender and class. Identifies key institutions and investigates the dynamics of power.

Attributes: Core Self & Society (CSS)  
CCSS 110 Topics in Self and Society3 cr

Examines fundamental concepts regarding the relationship of the individual to society at large. Topics will vary by semester and be identified by subtitle.

Attributes: Core Self & Society (CSS)  
Repeatable: Unlimited Credits  
CCSS 202 World Regions and the New Global Order3 cr

Studies the economic, political, cultural and physical characteristics of the major regions of the world and the countries within them; discusses how these regions and countries relate and interact at the international level.

Attributes: Core Self & Society (CSS)  
CCSS 210 Landscapes of Human Activities3 cr

Provides an understanding of the fundamental identifying traits of a culture; the economic, social, and political systems and institutions societies erect; the cultural landscapes they create; and the impacts societies have on natural systems.

Attributes: Core Self & Society (CSS), Environmental Studies (ENVI)  
CCSS 260 Schools, the Law and Society3 cr

Enables students to explore legislation and judicial decisions affecting school policies. Covers separation of church and state, controversial curricula and rights and responsibilities of students and teachers. Compares America with other cultures regarding equal access to education.

Prerequisite: 100-level Self & Society course  
Attributes: Core Self & Society (CSS)  
CCSS 264 Mathematics of Fairness and Equity3 cr

Stresses the connections between contemporary mathematics and modern society by identifying important social problems and conflicts and applying quantitative methods to solve these problems or resolve conflicts. Utilizes the notion of "enlightened citizenry," when students acquire broad knowledge of social problems and are able to apply quantitative methods to make personal judgements and decisions, as well as challenge our basic assumptions regarding a social setting.

Attributes: Core Self & Society (CSS)  
CCSS 264H Honors: Mathematics of Fairness and Equity3 cr

Stresses the connections between contemporary mathematics and modern society by identifying important social problems and conflicts and applying quantitative methods to solve these problems or resolve conflicts. Utilizes the notion of "enlightened" citizenry," when students acquire broad knowledge of social problems and are able to apply quantitative methods to make personal judgements and decisions, as well as challenge our basic assumptions regarding a social setting.

Attributes: Core Self & Society (CSS), Honors Program (HONR)  
CCSS 268 Culture and the Body3 cr

Examines the body as a universal experience, a historical and cultural creation, and an ethical issue with policy implications. Explores our understanding of the foundations of our treatment of the body, the relationship between socialization and body image, how bodily difference has been used as a basis for inequality, and the impact of globalization on the circulation of body images and the exploitation of bodies. Considers ways in which harmful practices have been challenged and modified.

Attributes: Core Self & Society (CSS), Women Gender Sexuality Studies (WMST)  
CCSS 269 Education and Society3 cr

Studies the role of education as an institution in our society, the world and their lives. Through the use of a wide variety of sources, students will become aware of the people and the historical events that played a role in the development of educational practices and issues, and will be able to compare the myths to the realities of this major institution.

Attributes: Core Self & Society (CSS)