Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

A minimum of nine credits, including two courses from two different disciplines.  

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ANTH2220
Introduction to Anthropology (Goal 5 & 10)

This course is an introduction to the field of anthropology and its sub-disciplines: cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical/biological anthropology and linguistic anthropology. A major theme of this course is the interaction between human biology, culture and the natural environment. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 10/PE); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 10 - People and the Environment

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ANTH2240
Cultural Anthropology (Goal 5 & 8)

This course introduces cultural and social processes that influence human behavior using comparative examples from different cultural groups and historical periods with the goal of better understanding the broad range of human behavioral potentials and those influences that shape the different expressions of these potentials. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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ECON1100
Introduction to Economics (Goals 2 & 5)

This course is an analysis of current United States and world policies, issues and problems using some basic principles of economics. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 2/CT); (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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ECON2291
Macroeconomics (Goal 5 & 8)

This course introduces the basic principles and methods of economics and then applies them to national income accounts, aggregate supply and demand, business cycles, economic growth and monetary and fiscal policy. There will be a special emphasis on international trade and the global economy. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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ECON2292
Microeconomics (Goal 5 & 8)

This course is an analysis of current United States and world policies, issues and problems using some basic principles of economics with special emphasis on decision making by individuals and firms. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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GEOG1200
Human Geography (Goal 5 & 10)

This course introduces the worldwide effects of human occupancy of the earth and the influences of location on human behavior. Topics include patterns in spaces, cultural influences, means of livelihood, political spaces and human effects on the environment. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 10/PE); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 10 - People and the Environment, Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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HIST1001
United States History: Colonial to 1877 (Goal 5 & 7)

This survey course examines the genesis of American culture, society and politics in the colonial period to the Revolution. It also includes the study of the early national period to the post-Civil War years.MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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HIST1002
United States History: 1877 - Present (Goal 5 & 7)

This survey course emphasizes the settlement of the West, industrialism, the rise of the United States to world power, and the post-World War II gender, racial and class revolutions, which helped move the American reality closer to the American ideal. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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HIST1011
Early European History (Ancient to 1688) (Goal 5 & 8)

This survey course explores the European history from its origins to “Glorious Revolution” of 1688 in England. The course will especially focus on the Greco-Roman roots of western civilization, the medieval period, the Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation.

MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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HIST1012
Modern European History (1688 – Present) (Goal 5 & 8)

This survey course looks at modern European civilization from the “Glorious Revolution” of 1688 in England to present.  It focuses on the political revolutions of the nineteenth-century, industrialism, imperialism, and the twentieth-century decline of European power.


MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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HIST1020
Minnesota History (Goal 5 & 7)

This survey course examines Minnesota's historical development from the pre-Columbian period to the present. It will especially focus on the loss of Native American control of the state, as well as the development of Minnesota's unique political culture. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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HIST1030
Modern World History (Goal 5 & 8)

This survey course examines world history from the late nineteenth-century to the present. It focuses on the decline of European global domination, the world wars, the Cold War, "Third World" liberation movements and the rise of non-European powers. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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PSCI1010
American Government and Politics (Goal 5 & 9)

This course is a study of the United States national government in all of its aspects with special emphasis placed on constitutional theory, major governmental institutions and the national political culture and practice. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 9/EC); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility

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PSCI1015
Honors American Government (Goal 5 & 9)

This honors course is an enriched study of the United States national government in all of its aspects with special emphasis placed on constitutional theory, major governmental institutions and the national political culture and practice.  This course will require students to become involved with their community and to engage in direct political action.  Honors courses emphasize independent inquiry, informed discussion, and direct application within small transformative classes which feature close working relationships with instructors. 

MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 9/EC); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility

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PSCI1020
State and Local Government (Goal 5 & 8)

This course is a study of the principal concepts, process, and institutions of state and local governments of the United States. Special emphasis will be placed on Minnesota government. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility

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PSCI1030
International Relations (Goal 5 & 8)

This is an introduction to international relationships of the modern world. Special emphasis will be placed on long-term trends and on current international developments. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 8 - Global Perspective

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PSYC1105
General Psychology (Goal 5 & 7)

This course introduces the student to general topics in psychology and is designed to provide an overview of the field of psychology and human behavior.  Topics include psychology as a behavioral science, the scientific method, biological foundations of behavior, sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, thinking, language, intelligence, motivation, emotion, lifespan development, social psychology, stress and coping, and a brief overview of psychological disorders and therapies.

MnTC (Goal 5/SS and Goal 7/HD); (4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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PSYC1240
Developmental Psychology (Goal 5 & 9)

This course explores human growth and development from the prenatal through adult life stages, including aging and death.  Students will examine the interaction between genetics and environment on the individual’s physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development.  In addition, family, culture and cohort influences will be explored.

MnTC (Goal 5/SS and Goal 9/EC); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility

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PSYC2260
Social Psychology (Goal 5 & 9)

This course provides an in-depth and comprehensive discussion of how the social environment influences and is influenced by the individual.  Topics include (but are not limited to) conforming behavior, attitudes, persuasion, self-perception, aggression, prejudice, pro-social behavior, and interpersonal attraction.

MnTC (Goal 5/SS and Goal 9/EC); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility

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SOCI1101
Introduction to Sociology (Goal 5 & 7)

This course is a survey of the sociological concepts, theories and ideas that have been developed through the scientific study of human interaction. The emphasis of the course is the description and analysis of the nature and characteristics of societies, the structure and processes of social life, the influence of social forces on individuals and groups with an emphasis on cultural diversity and globalism. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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SOCI1103
Social Problems (Goal 5 & 9)

This course focuses on the nature, dimensions, causes, and characteristics of selected social problems in modern society. The sociological perspective and critical thinking will be emphasized in examining theories, research, and programs for the prevention and reduction of social problems. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 9/EC); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 9 - Ethical & Civic Responsibility

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SOCI2103
Marriage and Family (Goal 5 & 7)

This course focuses on the social processes and social structures of courtship, marriage, and family. The relationships between society, cultures, family systems, families and individuals will also be examined. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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SOCI2125
Cultural Diversity (Goal 5 & 7)

This course examines the historical framework and the social interactions of racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Gender, sexual orientation, religion and other characteristics that contribute to a culturally diverse society are also described and analyzed in this course. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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SOCI2150
Sexuality and Relationships (Goal 5 & 7)

This course focuses on sexuality and interpersonal relationships. The following topics will be emphasized: healthy sexual attitudes, communicating about sexuality and relationships, decision making, responsibility, values, gender roles, sexual abuse, dealing with changing expectations in relationships and society, differentiating healthy from unhealthy relationships, and forms of intimacy. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 7/HD); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 7 - Human Diversity

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