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Courses offered in the Anthropology, economics and sociology department
 

ANT    Anthropology
ECN    Economics
SOC    Sociology

 

 

Anthropology (ANT) 

Anthropology, Economics and Sociology Department 

Marlboro Hall, Room 2054

301-322-0525

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ANT 101 Introductory Physical Anthropology 3 Credits SS  Humans’ place in nature, including genetics, evolutionary theory,  primate behavior, human physical variations and culture.  Prerequisite: Reading proficiency.

 

ANT 103 Introductory Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits CD, SS  Anthropological approaches to culture, language and social organization,  including religious belief, gender role, family form, and  economic life. Prerequisite: Reading proficiency. (Honors version  available.)

 

ANT 201 Introduction to Archaeology. 3 Credits  Survey of archaeology, including its development in America  and an overview of archaeological methodologies. Prerequisite:  Reading proficiency.

 

ANT 203 Language and Culture. 3 Credits CD  Theories of language dealing with learning, diversity, creativity  and change. Relation of language to perception, ethnic identity,  occupation, and social class. Prerequisite: One of the following  courses: ANT 101, ANT 103, PSY 101, SOC 101, SPH 101, or  SPH 109.

 

ANT 205 Peoples and Cultures. 3 Credits CD  Cultures of a major world region. The region studied varies and  may include one of the following: Sub-Saharan Africa, India,  Circum-Mediterranean, Middle East, Far East and the Americas.  Prerequisite: One of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 103,  ANT 203, HST 247 or SOC 101.

 

ANT 213 Magic, Witchcraft and Religion: An Anthropological  Interpretation. 3 Credits  A survey of religion and related phenomena in a variety of societies  around the world. Considers the relationship of religion to  other aspects of culture. Prerequisite: ANT 103 or SOC 101.

 

ANT 289H Honors Colloquium in Anthropology. 3 Credits  This Honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of  anthropology and its relevance across disciplinary perspectives. The  issues to be addressed in each Colloquium will vary from semester  to semester. These courses are designed for students in the Honors  Program, but are open to others with the approval of the honors  coordinator or the instructor. Prerequisites: Reading proficiency  and permission of the instructor or honors coordinator.

 

  

Economics (ECN) 

Anthropology, Economics and Sociology Department 

Marlboro Hall, Room 2054 

301-322-0525

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ECN 101 Economic Development. 3 Credits SS  Development of American capitalism, including evolution of the  capitalistic system and roles of agriculture, manufacturing, trade,  transportation, communication, money and banking, government,  and international trade. Prerequisite: Reading proficiency.

 

ECN 103 Principles of Economics I. 3 Credits SS  First semester of university-parallel sequence. Introduction to  economic macroanalysis, emphasizing gross national product,  national income, consumption, investment, taxation, government  spending and monetary and fiscal policies. Prerequisites:  Reading and mathematics (DVM with P3 or appropriate test  score) proficiencies.

 

ECN 104 Principles of Economics II. 3 Credits SS  Second semester of university-parallel sequence. Introduction to  economic microanalysis, focusing on the role of the individual  consumer and the behavior of businesses under different market  conditions. Prerequisites: Reading and mathematics (DVM with  P3 or appropriate test score) proficiencies.

 

ECN 199 Special Topics: Money and Banking I. 3 Credits  This special topics course provides an in-depth study of the  Federal Reserve System, financial institutions, and the nature  and effectiveness of the Federal Reserve’s use of monetary policy  tools. This course is the first of two that prepare students to make  a presentation before the Federal Reserve Bank in Baltimore.  (Also offered as MGT 199. Students may not receive credit for  both ECN 199 and MGT 199.) Prerequisites: Math proficiency;  ECN 103 with a B or higher.

 

ECN 289H Honors Colloquium in Economics. 3 Credits  This Honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field  of economics and its relevance across disciplinary perspectives.  The issues to be addressed in each colloquium will vary from  semester to semester. These courses are designed for students in  the Honors Program, but are open to others with the approval of  the honors coordinator or the instructor. Prerequisite: Reading  proficiency and permission of instructor or honors coordinator.

 

ECN 291–293 Cooperative Education. 1–3 Credits

 

ECN 299 Special Topics: Money and Banking II. 1 Credit  Uses the concepts learned in ECN 199 to develop a presentation  on monetary policy that a team of students will deliver  to the Federal Reserve officials at the Federal Reserve Bank in  Baltimore. (Also offered as MGT 299. Students may not receive  credit for both ECN 299 and MGT 299.) Prerequisite: ECN 199  or MGT 199.

 

 

Sociology (SOC) 

Anthropology, Sociology and Economics Department 

Marlboro Hall, Room 2054 

301-322-0525

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SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology. 3 Credits SS  Survey of sociological concepts and their application to socialization,  social organizations and social change. Prerequisite: Reading  proficiency. (Honors version available.)

 

SOC 102 Marriage and Family. 3 Credits  Survey of modern marriage and family issues and related sociological  trends in America. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or ANT 103.

 

SOC 153 Law Enforcement and the Community 3 Credits CD  A study of the relationship between police and the community  with recommendations for ways of working together to reduce  crime. Emphasis is placed on policing in a culturally diverse  society. (Credit may not be received for both SOC 153 and  CJT 153.) Prerequisite: Reading proficiency.

 

SOC 201 Social Problems. 3 Credits SS  Review of problems facing American society and their sociological  implications, including theories of social deviance and social  disorganization. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or POS 101 (Honors  version available.)

 

SOC 203 Criminology. 3 Credits  Social and psychological concepts of criminal behavior and the  chronic offender. Prerequisite: SOC 101, PSY 101, or POS 101.

 

SOC 209 The Sociology of Minorities. 3 Credits CD  Outlines the establishment, maintenance, and breakdown of  dominance processes between ethnic, racial and religious groups  with emphasis on cross-cultural and cross-national patterns.  Prerequisite: ANT 103 or POS 101 or SOC 101 or PSY 101.

 

SOC 240 Introduction to Public Health and Health Care Policy. 3 Credits  An interdisciplinary course taught by leaders in the field focusing  on the many areas contributing to public health and health policy.  The intent is to heighten awareness of learners as both citizens  and voters in understanding the importance of public health and  health care policy development in the United States. Site visits to  local and state health departments and government agencies will  be included. Prerequisites: Reading proficiency and EGL 101.

 

SOC 289H Honors Colloquium in Sociology. 3 Credits  This Honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field  of sociology and its relevance across disciplinary perspectives.  The issues to be addressed in each colloquium will vary from  semester to semester. These courses are designed for students in  the Honors Program, but are open to others with the approval of  the honors coordinator or the instructor. Prerequisites: Reading  proficiency and permission of instructor or honors coordinator.

 

SOC 291–293 Cooperative Education. 1–3 Credits

SOC 291–293 Cooperative Education. 1–3 Credits

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