Human Behavior and Social Processes (HBS)

(3 credits)

Students must complete one 3-credit course.

Courses in this area:

  • Develop an understanding of how factors such as market forces, politics, demographics, physical environment, and culture affect individual behavior and thinking.
  • Examine political, economic, and social structures and the interplay between the individual and society.
  • Explore the ways in which the individual is an agent in shaping and understanding his or her own experiences.
  • Consider the ways in which individual and social roles and identities are socially constructed.
  • Show how the results of social research can be used to effect social change.
  • Teach the differences between and appropriate uses of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Investigate the ways in which scientific inquiry is value-laden.
  • Help students understand the ways in which the various social sciences inform one another.
BI-111Social Biology3
BI-125Women in Science3
BT-101Introduction to Forensic Sciences4
CD-100Introduction to Human Communication and its Disorders3
CJ-101Introduction to Criminal Justice3
CJ-215Art Crimes3
CM-100Intro to Mass Communication3
CM-103Survey of Radio and Television3
CM-180Introduction to Advertising3
CM-213Gender and the Media3
CM-240Principles of Public Relations Practices3
CM-384Media Criticism3
CM-400Advertising and Public Relations Research3
CM-405Mass Communication Research3
CM-416Media Law and Ethics3
EC-110Introduction to Microeconomics3
EC-120Introduction to Macroeconomics3
ED-149Introduction to the Teaching Profession Middle/Secondary School3
ED-150Introduction to the Teaching Profession3
ED-160Early Childhood Education Today3
ED-305Teaching Adult ESL and SIFE3
ED-339Children's Literature: Multicultural Literature for PK-93
EN-217Introduction to Narrative Studies of Health and Medicine3
EN-358Disability Stories, Disability Studies3
ET-100Introduction to Ethnic Studies3
GE-102Human Geography3
GE-250Urban Geography3
GE-285Sustainable Communities3
HE-220Mental Health Education3
HI-218US Constitutional History I3
HI-219US Constitutional History II3
HI-228Currency, Commodities, and Crashes: Global Economic History, 1500-20003
HI-241English Constitutional History3
HI-334Environmental Crisis and Management in China3
HR-100Introduction to Human Rights and Social3
IS-160Introduction to Gerontology3
PB-200Introduction to Psychobiology4
PH-100Introduction to Philosophy3
PH-102History of Modern Western Philosophy 1600-18003
PH-130Ethics: Human Conduct & Values3
PH-131Medical Ethics3
PH-132Business Ethics3
PH-133Social and Political Ethics3
PH-134Computing Ethics3
PH-152Philosophy of Love and Sex3
PH-20119th Century European Philosophy3
PH-231Philosophy of Law3
PH-242Race, Nation, Class, Gender and Sexuality3
PH-254Feminist Theory3
PH-260Philosophy of Science3
PO-110American Government3
PO-120Global Politics3
PO-150Foundations of Legal Studies3
PO-203Gender, War and Peace3
PO-204Women in Politics3
PO-205Poverty and Development3
PO-213The Modern Presidency3
PO-215State and Local Government3
PO-216Political Parties and Interest Groups3
PO-217The U.S. Congress3
PO-218US Constitutional History I3
PO-219US Constitutional History II3
PO-220European Politics3
PO-221Asian Politics3
PO-222Latin American Politics3
PO-224Middle Eastern Politics3
PO-230Campaigns and Elections3
PO-240The United Nations and Global Governance3
PO-241English Constitutional History3
PO-243City Politics3
PO-250Doing Political Science: an Introduction To Research Methodology4
PO-262Principles of US Public Policy3
PO-265Racial and Ethnic Politics3
PO-301International Law3
PO-311Environmental Politics and Policy3
PO-312Health Politics and Policy3
PO-334Environmental Crisis and Management in China3
PO-380American Foreign Policy Since the Cold War3
PS-101General Psychology3
PS-201Career Exploration in Psych3
PS-210Developmental Psychology3
PS-240Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3
PS-310Development of Exceptional Children/Youth3
PS-318Behavior Management Techniques3
PS-326Psychological Distress and Well-Being3
PS-330Theories of Personality3
PS-355Social and Personality Development3
PS-365Cultural Psychology3
PS-391Clinical Psychology3
SO-100Introduction to Sociology3
SO-190Sport and Society3
SO-200Contemporary Social Problems3
SO-201Prejudice, Privilege, and Power3
SO-207First Generation to College: Campus Diversity and College Inequality3
SO-215Medical Sociology3
SO-220Sociology of the Family3
SO-230Political Sociology3
SO-235Music and Social Change3
SO-250Sociology of Religion3
SO-255Sociology of Disability3
SO-285Race, Class and Gender3
SO-295Sociology of Death & Dying3
SO-303Environmental Sociology3
SO-305Applied Sociology3
SO-312Youth, Race, and Public Space3
SO-318Worcester and Its Discontents3
SO-340Social Psychology3
SO-350Wealth, Poverty, and Power3
SO-355Gender and Sexuality3
SO-360Urban Sociology3
SO-425Global Capitalism3
SP-293Health and the Latino Community3
UR-101Introduction to Urban Studies3
UR-103Introduction to Women's Studies3
UR-150Introduction to City Research3
UR-201Introduction to Urban Policy3
UR-214Urban Demography3
UR-230Technology, Public Policy and Urban Society3
UR-240Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences3
UR-270Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations3
UR-290Gender and the City3
UR-311Urban Politics and Policies3
UR-331Crime and the City3
UR-380Public Policy and Cultural Diversity3