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ISS 301 Social Science Theory in Context (5) I&S M. SPARKE
Explores how social sciences study what people do , how people understand their world, and how that understanding shapes social practice. Provides ways to conceptualize how social relations - economic, political, cultural, sexual, racial, spatial, and historical relations - interact in real work contexts. Offered: A.
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ISS 302 Survey of Social Science Methods (5) I&S
Provides an inclusive survey of methods used across the social sciences. Introduces statistics, survey research, and data visualization techniques. Also covers qualitative research methods ranging from participant observation to archival textual analysis. Students develop skills in both quantitative and qualitative reasoning using real-world evidence. Offered: A.
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ISS 350 Introduction to Portfolios in Social Science (2) I&S M. SPARKE
Helps students begin the process of developing a Learning E-portfolio in which they articulate connections between substantive content learned in their social science courses, as well as begin a process of reflection of their learning in different contexts (private and public, individual, and social). Offered: A.
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ISS 355 Portfolio Seminar in Integrated Social Sciences (2, max. 14) I&S M. SPARKE
Designed to continue the essential integration and reflection work begun in ISS 350 on an intersecting trajectory with developing content and disciplinary knowledge over time. Prerequisite: ISS 350. Offered: WSpS.
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ISS 381 Advanced Research Writing in the Social Sciences (5) C M. CARNEY, P. MYERS
Concentration on the development of advanced research-based writing skills in the social sciences. Recommended: 100-level English course.
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ISS 401 Capstone (5) I&S M. SPARKE
Focuses on the completion of the Learning Portfolios, building on the reflective and integrative work done over the past quarters to produce a final synthesis. Offered: Sp.
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