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BISSEB 304 Institutions and Social Change (5) I&S
Explores the patterns of power that create our social world and how those patterns can be challenged or modified. Examines cultural, institutional, and interpersonal ways that people gain, challenge, and are affected by power and considers how and whether to bring about social change.
Instructor Course Description: Christian Anderson Janelle M Silva
BISSEB 331 The Family in U.S. Society (5) I&S
Examination of the historical development of the family, and the theoretical underpinnings of family relationships. Discusses current trends and changes in the family and family life.
Instructor Course Description: Leslie Ashbaugh Kristine E. Kellejian
BISSEB 333 The Individual and Society (5) I&S
Socialization is the process by which individuals develop into social beings. Examines various theories of socialization and human development. Explores the role played by social structure and institutions in the integration of the individual into society.
Instructor Course Description: Leslie Ashbaugh Diane Gillespie William R Seaburg Wadiya A Udell
BISSEB 359 Ethics and Society (5) I&S
Examination of major ethical alternatives (egoism, utilitarianism, hedonism, virtue ethics, relativism, emotivism) along with competing visions of the good society (libertarian, communitarian, feminist). Analyzes several contemporary problems, such as legal moralism, affirmative action, euthanasia, capital punishment, corporate responsibility.
Instructor Course Description: Kathleen Noble David M. Nixon