Academic Catalog

Social Sciences (SSC)

SSC 199  Social Science Elective  (3 Credits)  
Department: None  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
SSC 200  Human Relations  (3 Credits)  

This course integrates theory with experience in order to enhance self-awareness, self-concept and the ability to maximize interpersonal effectiveness. A primary emphasis of the course is on developing specific interpersonal skills through the effective use of communication techniques such as listening, observing, paraphrasing and perception checking. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SSC 210  The History and Contributions of African-American Women  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an exploration into the political, social, cultural and historical struggles faced by African-American women in the United States. Emphasis will be placed upon the unrecognized accomplishments of African-American women. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SSC 268  Seminar On Alcohol and Drugs  (3 Credits)  

An opportunity for students to attempt to understand the nature of the contemporary drug/alcohol problem; preparation for dealing objectively with the complex nature of drug/alcohol abuse. Offered as needed.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SSC 298  Special Topic In Social Sciences  (3 Credits)  

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SSC 398  Special Topic In Social Sciences  (3 Credits)  

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SSC 477  Independent Study In Social Sciences  (1-9 Credits)  

This course provides the student with both observational and “hands-on” learning experience through participation in an internship, ideally in the field in which the student will be seeking employment. For example, students may work at anthropological sites, historical organizations, legal services, or law enforcement agencies. Students who are already on an established career path may enhance their visibility in the organization by completion of a special project related to their careers, subject to prior approval by the appropriate Medaille College assigned faculty instructor. Students will complete 30 contact hours per credit hour at an approved organization, plus on-campus supervision as assigned. Internships are designed to furnish the student with the opportunity to apply theory to practice in an applied setting consistent with the student’s career goals. Internships require instructor approval prior to beginning any work at the field placement organization. This internship course offers students a structured, supervised opportunity to design their own learning within the context of their program’s expectations, goals and objectives for enhancing students’ academic and professional development and the needs of their host organization. Offered as needed..

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Senior.Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
SSC 498  Indep. Study in Social Science  (1-12 Credits)  

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

Department: Social Sciences  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None