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Core Curriculum

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Ways of Thinking-Scientific Reasoning in the Social Sciences
(3 credits)

Description

Scientific reasoning in the social sciences is understanding and analyzing human behavior, relations, culture, social institutions, and social issues. Social science reasoning applies this knowledge to address societal and global challenges in individual, organizational, and social behavior.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Understand social science concepts, theories, and scientific methods to explain human behavior, relations, culture, social institutions, or social issues. 
  2. Apply social science knowledge and evidence to draw informed conclusions about human behavior, relations, culture, social institutions, or social issues.
  3. Evaluate how diversity and inequality interacts with human behavior, relations, culture, social institutions, or social issues.
  4. Effectively communicate knowledge of social science reasoning.

Alignment with LIVE learning outcomes

Critical Thinking: 1, 2, 3
Intercultural Knowledge: 3
Communication: 4
Information Fluency: 4


Current catalog list of LIVE courses
Scientific Reasoning in the Social Sciences Course Template(doc)
Scientific Reasoning in the Social Sciences Rubric(doc)