HONORS293-01A Honors Topic in Social and Behavioral Sciences (with Jason Martin Roush)

HONORS293-01A Honors Topic in Social and Behavioral Sciences (with Jason Martin Roush)

An Honors course in Social and Behavioral Sciences distribution explores - from term to term in varied specific cases - the basic assumption that variables affect human behavior of individuals and groups. In each Honors SB course, we will begin by exploring fundamental questions about the social and behavioral sciences, and the basic assumptions of the field. This course will address the question "What is the study of social and behavioral sciences?" by exploring human behavior and the multiple mechanisms and social structures through which behavior is influenced. The assumptions of such an examination include: there are universal processes among humans, human behavior is predictable, and human freedom is bounded by social structures and contexts. An Honors College course in Social and Behavioral Sciences shares the attributes of the university-wide SB courses in its emphasis on learning about the institutions, practices, and principles that define human interactions. Students acquire hands-on experiences with the methodologies of the social and behavior sciences by learning how to analyze the individual-level factors and group-level factors that impact behavior and society. Students are taught how to engage with both primary and secondary texts in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary contexts. In this way, an Honors course in social and behavioral sciences emphasizes the interplay between social sciences, natural sciences, arts, and humanities.

Prerequisite(s): Honors College students only. Department Permission Required





Day(s) and Time(s):

May 26-Jul 9
TuTh: 10a-1p




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Class Number:2196_Smr2020
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Remote: Courses that are typically taught face-to-face will be delivered remotely this summer. As opposed to an online course, which requires no live sessions and allows a student to study anytime, a remote course is either: (1) a course with live class sessions delivered via web conferencing, or (2) a course with pre-recorded lectures that a student can watch anytime, typically paired with live discussions sessions. For more detail on the remote format of a specific course, contact the instructor.

Important Dates
Session 1 classes start: May 26, 2020
Session 1 deadline for 100% refund: May 28, 2020
Session 1 deadline for 50% refund: June 2, 2020
For other important dates: https://www.umb.edu/summer/academic_calendar