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Social Science Courses


SS101 – Political Science

Presents the major elements of political science through a conflict management approach


SS/PY101 – General Psychology

A survey of the concepts, theories and research behind the study of human thought, emotion and behavior


SS111 – Cultural Anthropology

Provides an overview of the concepts, theories and research behind the study of world cultures


SS120 – Introduction to Geography

An introduction to physical and regional geography with an emphasis on human interaction with the earth


SS125 – Pacific Geography

A study of the physical, regional, economic and cultural geography of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia


SS130 – Introduction to Sociology

A survey of the concepts, theories and research behind the study of human societies


SS150 – History of Micronesia

A survey of Micronesian history from pre-history to the present


SS170 – World History I

A survey of world history from pre-history to 1500


SS171 – World History II

A survey of world history from 1500 to the present


SS195 – Micronesian Cultural Studies

A comparative study of Micronesian culture including customs and beliefs, arts and crafts, kinship and language.


SS200 – Research Methods

An introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and writing within the social and behavioral sciences


SS205 – Micronesian Government & Politics

An in-depth study of the history and processes of government and politics in Micronesia


SS212 – Economy of Micronesia

Examines the history and development of Micronesian economic systems


SS220 – Contemporary Issues in Micronesia

Examines major issues facing Micronesia today in the areas of social, political

and economic development and change


SS240– East Asian History

A survey of the history of China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam from pre-history to the present.


SS280 – Directed Study: Selected Topics

A mentored research practicum for Micronesian Studies Program majors taken during their final semester



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