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BEHS103 Technology in Contemporary Society (3 cr.)
An interdisciplinary introduction to the role of technology in contemporary society. The aim is to apply principles and concepts from a variety of social science disciplines (e.g., anthropology, sociology, psychology, and gerontology) to explore the influence of technology on interpersonal relationships, work, and culture, and society in general and the consequences of technological change on our social lives. Topics include how technology changes relationships, the cumulative advantages and disadvantages of technology, digital natives vs. digital immigrants, the pace of technological change, changes to the ways people learn and think, and the meaning of technology in society.
BEHS210 Introduction to Social Sciences (3 cr.)
Recommended: WRTG 101. An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of society that addresses the issue of what it is to be a social scientist from a variety of social science perspectives. A primary objective is to use the empirical and theoretical contributions of the different social science disciplines to better understand the nature of society. Topics include research methods in the social science disciplines and the relationships among the different social science disciplines. Discussion surveys the various social sciences, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, and gerontology. A historical overview of the development of the social sciences is provided, and an analysis of social phenomena that integrates insights from the social sciences is presented. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 201 or BEHS 210.
BEHS220 Diversity Awareness (3 cr.)
An examination of the many dimensions of diversity within the framework of modern culture and principles of social justice. The aim is to interact and communicate effectively and appropriately within a diverse society. Emphasis is on raising consciousness of diversity and using critical thinking with respect to stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. Discussion covers issues related to age, disability, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, and socioeconomic status, as well as current issues in diversity studies.
BEHS343 Parenting Today (3 cr.)
An overview of critical issues of parenthood in the United States today using an interdisciplinary perspective. The objective is to apply research and theory in family development to practical decision making. Topics include characteristics of effective parenting styles, disciplinary strategies, the role of diverse family structures, and the social forces that cause changes in parent/child relationships.