Social Science (SSCI)

SSCI 025 Statistics - Social Sciences 4 unit(s)
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: SSCI 125
The course offers an introduction to the appropriate use of statistical techniques across a wide variety of disciplines including the use of probability, hypothesis testing, and predictive techniques to facilitate decision-making. Other topics include descriptive statistics; probability and sampling distributions; statistical inference; correlation and linear regression; analysis of variance, chi-square and t-tests; and application of technology for statistical analysis including the interpretation of the relevance of the statistical findings. The role of quantitative methods in social science research is emphasized. (C-ID SOCI 125 or C-ID MATH 110)
Prerequisites: (MATH 230 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
SSCI 050 Law and Democracy 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: SSCI 150
This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of themes such as equality, citizenship, participation, access, and social justice. Students will examine legal structures and limits in democracy and look at the idea of democracy as a universal value. This course will cover the evaluation, debate, and critical analysis of legal issues that affect individuals, their families, and communities. Students will learn about practical aspects of civil, criminal, constitutional, family, immigration, and consumer law in a diverse society with an orientation toward civic involvement in the local community.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: POLS 005 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
SSCI 121 Civic Learning 1 unit(s)
Hours: 1 Lecture/Discussion
This course requires students to get hands-on experience and strengthen ties in the community, specifically related to the legal field. Possible examples include: voter information drives, volunteering at a legal service office or other law-related agencies, working on development of legislation and advocacy for public policies.