Academics

BLS Social Sciences Concentration

Degree Requirements

AOS Code: U862

University Residency and GPA Minimum Requirements (see bulletin)

  • 122 Total Semester Credits:
    Accepted transfer credit + courses completed at UNCG.
  • 31 Semester Credits from UNCG:
    Minimum 12 s.h. toward any major and 9 s.h. toward any minor.
  • 36 Semester Credits at 300 Level or Above.
    (Most BLS Social Sciences courses are at 300- & 400-level.)
  • 2.0 Cumulative GPA: Minimum GPA for coursework attempted at UNCG.

BLS Social Sciences Concentration: 30 Semester Hours (see bulletin)

  • BLS Social Sciences Foundation Courses
    These courses should be taken in the first semester(s) of the program.

    • SSC 300: Doing Social Science: 1 course.
    • SSC 301: Contemporary Issues in the Social Sciences: 1 course.
  • BLS Social Sciences Intermediate Seminar
    This course should be taken midway through the program.

    • SSC 350: Inequality in a Changing World: 1 course.
  • BLS Social Sciences Distribution:
    At least one course from three different areas listed below. Courses counted toward an additional or previously completed major or minor will not count toward this concentration.

    • Anthropology: ATY courses at 300 level or above.
    • Comm Studies: CST courses at 300 level or above.
    • Economics: ECO 201, ECO courses at 300 level or above.
    • Geography: GEO courses at 300 level or above, excluding GEO 311, 312, 314, 330, 359, 510, 511, 559, 570, 589.
    • Political Science: PSC 240, PSC courses at 300 level or above.
    • Psychology: PSY 240, 280, PSY courses at 300 level or above.
    • Sociology: SOC 201, SOC courses at 300 level or above.
  • BLS Social Sciences Area of Emphasis:
    At least three additional courses from one of the areas listed above. Area of Emphasis cannot be in the same discipline as an additional or previously-completed major or minor.
  • BLS Senior Seminar in the Social Sciences
    To be taken in the final semester of the BLS Social Sciences Concentration

    • SSC 400: Senior Seminar: 1 course; includes SI & WI markers.
  • BLS Electives: as desired, to meet residency and upper-division requirements.

College of Arts & Sciences General Education Core Requirements (GEC+CAR)

  • GFA: Fine Arts: 1 course.
  • GLT: Literature: 2 different courses.
  • GPR: Philosophical, Religious, & Ethical Perspectives: 1 course.
  • GMO: Modern History: 1 course.
  • GPM: Pre-Modern History: 1 course.
  • GMT: Mathematics: 1 course.
  • GLS: Life Science: 1 course.
  • GPS: Physical Science: 1 course.
  • NS: Additional Natural Science: 1 course. (GLS or GPS)
  • LAB: Natural Science Lab, to accompany GLS or GPS: 1 laboratory.
  • GRD1: Reasoning and Discourse: ENG 101 or Equivalent: 1 course.
  • GRD: Reasoning and Discourse: 1 course.
  • GSB: Social & Behavioral Sciences: 3 different courses from ≥ 2 departments.
  • GFL: Foreign Language Intermediate Proficiency204 level; requires 4 semesters for most students.

Markers (may be combined with courses above):

  • GLOB1: Global Nonwestern (GN): 1 course.
  • GLOB2: Global (GL or GN): 3 courses.
  • SI: Speaking Intensive: 2 courses (1 must be in BLS major).
  • WI: Writing Intensive: 4 courses (1 must be in BLS major).

Your Degree Evaluation will show which of these degree requirements you have met.

*Students enrolled at UNCG prior to 2001 may be under CLER, see your advisor for information

SSC  Major  Courses  Offered  Winter/Spring 2018

Courses needed in SSC Major:   Anthropology – ATY 200-599;   Communication Studies – CST 200-599;  Economics – ECO 201, 300-599;  Geography – GEO 200-599;  Political Science – PSC 240, 300-599;  Psychology – PSY 240, 280, 300-599;  Sociology – SOC 201, 300-599                                                                                                                      

08-JAN-2018 to 25-APR-2018

  • SSC 300-01D Doing Social Sciences
  • SSC 301-01D Contemp Issues-Social Sci
  • SSC 350-01D Inequality in a Changing World
  • SSC 400-01D Senior Sem in Soc Sciences    SI/WI

ANTHROPOLOGY  

08-JAN-2018 to 25-APR-2018

  • 16272 – ATY 315-02 World Ethnographies
  • 16285 – ATY 315-02D World Ethnographies
  • 14156 – ATY 330-01 Cultures of North Amer Indians
  • 14167 – ATY 330-01D Cultures of North Amer Indians
  • 16152 – ATY 369-01 Statistics for Anthropology
  • 16286 – ATY 369-01D Statistics for Anthropology

COMMUNICATION STUDIES    

08-JAN-2018 to 25-APR-2018

  • 10654 CST 207-02 Relational Communication
  • 10670 CST 210-01 Communicating Ethicall
  • 13940 CST 315-01 Persuasion / Social Influence
  • 14027 CST 315-01D Persuasion / Social Influence
  • 13617 CST 343-01 Crisis Communication
  •  13663 CST 343-01D Crisis Communication

08-JAN-2018 to 26-FEB-2018 – 1st Session

  • 14694 CST 341-03 Communication / Workplace Rel
  • 15180 CST 341-03D Communication / Workplace Rel

09-DEC-2017 to 18-JAN-2018 – Winter Session

  • 15130 CST 341-81D Communication / Workplace Rel

ECONOMICS

08-JAN-2018 to 25-APR-2018

  • 16661 ECO 201-01 Principles of Microeconomics
  • 16662 ECO 201-02D Principles of Microeconomics
  • 11469 ECO 202-03 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • 15000 ECO 202-04D Principles of Macroeconomics
  • 16673 ECO 250-11D Econ / Business Statistics I
  • 13101 ECO 300-01 International Economy
  • 16666 ECO 300-02D International Economy

GEOGRAPHY

08-JAN-2018 to 25-APR-2018

  • 14060 GEO 301-01 Urban Geography:Global Pattern
  • 13369 GEO 306-01 World Economic Geography

POLITICAL SCIENCE

08-JAN-2018 to 25-APR-2018

  • 15698 PSC 355M-02 Political Economy
  • 11312 PSC 645-01D Nonprofit Fin Mgmt & Budgeting

PSYCHOLOGY

08-JAN-2018 to 25-APR-2018

  • 10781 PSY 240-01 Principles of Learning
  • 14738 PSY 240-02 Principles of Learning
  • 14746 PSY 375-01 Psychology of Aging
  • 16174 PSY 390-01 Health Psychology and Culture
  • 10795 PSY 444-01 Changng Behvr Real Wrld Setngs

09-DEC-2017 to 18-JAN-2018 – Winter Session

  • 16967 PSY 260-81D Psyclgl Perspctvs Social Psy
  • 16968 PSY 280-81D Cognitive Psychology
  • 12748 PSY 318-81D Belief in Weird Things

SOCIOLOGY

09-DEC-2017 to 18-JAN-2018

  • 14064 SOC 201-81D Social Probs

08-JAN-2018 to 25-APR-2018

  • 16103 SOC 429-01 Collctve Violence/Nonviolence