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Social Science Interdisciplinary: SSC 200

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Social Science Interdisciplinary

SSC 200 is a theme-based course that varies across sections but shares common learning outcomes. Application of social science methods and social theory critically examine human issues and problems from the perspective of at least three social science disciplines (anthropology, criminal justice, economics, human rights, political science, psychology, sociology). The course emphasizes outcomes related to scholarship, critical evaluation of our times, and the diversity of the human world.

An Interdisciplinary Learning

Three Disciplines

to critically examine human issues and problems by applying social science methods and social theory.

One Theme

to emphasize goals related to scholarship, critical evaluation of our times, and diversity.

This course is designed as an interdisciplinary, theme-based course that varies across sections but shares common learning outcomes. A course goal is that all UD students be exposed to the way that social science addresses the issues and social problems of our times. The themes that are covered in each course will be decided by individual faculty members who can draw upon their unique expertise, strengths, and creativity. 


Students are required to have taken ENG 100, to be completed at the end of their current term. Students should have completed at the end of their current term at least 30 semester hours overall, through coursework, transfer credit, or advanced placement credit.


SSC 200 will emphasize goals related to scholarship, critical evaluation of our times, and the diversity of the human world. More specifically, upon completion of SSC 200, students will demonstrate:

  • the ability to locate primary source, peer-reviewed social science literature using library and electronic sources;
  • the ability to utilize primary source, peer-reviewed social science research for academic inquiry;
  • knowledge of social science methods of inquiry;
  • knowledge of how various social theories facilitate the critical and imaginative evaluation of the ethical, historical, social, political, technological, economic, or ecological challenges of the times; and
  • knowledge of how context, difference, and/or positionality shape social issues and the power to shape social issues.

This course guide is designed for students enrolled in SSC 200 courses and includes resources organized by disciplines to facilitate course assignments and identifying peer-reviewed primary sources.


SSC 200 LibGuide

SSC 200 Highlights

MEDIAPOLIS

Mapping the Media Cityscape of New Orleans

Dr. Robert Joseph reflects on teaching SSC 200 course on mapping film and television cityscapes in New Orleans.

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UD MAGAZINE

Harry Potter & Defense Against Disinformation

Dr. Angeline Sangalang equips her students with lessons in how to ward off misinformation and malfeasance in her SSC 200 course.

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SSC 200 Coordinator
Christopher Brough

Lecturer; CAP Social Science Coordinator

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