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Introduction to the ideas and methods of the social sciences, stressing the connections between personal lives and social forces. Topics may include globalization, women's work, comparative societies, immigration, urban life, and the presidency, among others. The seminar is participatory and activity-oriented, including discussions of current issues, reviews of significant books related to the theme of the seminar, and a research project with oral and written presentations. Also available through External Studies Program in print-based format and over the Internet through RU Online.

Credits: 6


  • PLS 201  (with a min grade of C-)
  • AND   ENG 102  (with a min grade of C-)
  •   OR   BGS 201  (with a min grade of C-)
  •   OR   BGS 302  (with a min grade of C-)
  •   OR   PLS 302  (with a min grade of C-)

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