The Social Science Common Interdisciplinary Sequence
Almost all Social Science majors are required to take four common interdisciplinary courses:
- SS 200 Data Analysis for Social Science
- SS 368 Social Science Research Methods
- SS 369 Social Science Statistics
- SS 484 Senior Social Science Seminar
Here are a few things to keep in mind about these courses:
Freshmen, sophomores and Transfers: You should try to get SS 200 on your course list. This is a one-credit introduction to data concepts and computer applications as they are used in the social sciences. If you have already taken a course like CS 101, talk to your advisor about the possibility of waiving the SS 200 requirement
Sophomores and Juniors: You should try to take SS 368 and SS 369 before you are seniors. We recommend you take SS 368 Social Science Research before SS 369 Statistics. You should also be mindful that SS 369 has a prerequisite of completion or concurrent enrollment in your Foundations math requirement. For those of you who are getting close to graduation and have not taken either SS 368 or SS 369, don't put off taking SS 369 for the spring if it is going to cause a delay in your graduation plans. As always, bring any questions or concerns to your advisor.
Seniors and soon-to-be seniors: You need to be planning for SS 484 Senior Social Science Seminar. The Senior Social Science paper, required in the seminar, is available for the completion and presentation of a Human Issues project. An approved Senior Paper/Human Issues Completion Proposal should be developed with your academic advisor before the beginning of the semester that the student is enrolled in SS 484. If you are planning to enroll in SS 484 in the coming semester, you should be talking to your advisor about a topic for the Senior Paper.