Course Descriptions – Social Sciences

Course Descriptions – Social Sciences 2017-01-26T08:43:06+00:00

WATC offers many transferable general education courses. Here is a list of course descriptions – social sciences classes, many offered in class or online by WATC.

*Course has been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for transfer as a direct equivalent at all public postsecondary institutions in Kansas.

CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Cr Hrs

Provides an introduction to the historical development and the internal and external issues of the various components of the criminal justice system including police, corrections and the courts. The student will illustrate how these interrelated components result in the administration of justice today.

For more information about WATC’s Police Science program, click here.

ECO 105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Cr Hrs*

This course explores the fundamental aspects of the United States economy including growth, fiscal and monetary policies, unemployment, inflation, national debt, money and the Federal Reserve System. National and international policy topics are discussed.

ECO 110 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Cr Hrs*

Attention will be given to the methods of producing the goods and services that the our economy provides. The following areas are explored: supply, demand, pricing, scarcity, business firms and business anti-trust and public interest, incomes, wages and salaries, income distribution, taxes and tax reform.

POL101 American Government 3 Cr Hrs*

A general study of the development, structure and functions of the American National Government. Topics to be studied include an introduction to government, principles of constitutionalism and federalism, political parties and political behavior, the Presidency, congress, the judiciary and the federal bureaucracy, Of specific emphasis is an analysis of decision-making in government, public participation and influence in government as well as a study of specific problems concerning the operation of the federal government.

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 Cr Hrs*

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. Course includes history, basic theories and biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment, social psychology, and abnormal psychology and therapies.

PSY 110 Child Psychology 3 Cr Hrs*

This course is a scientific study of child behavior and development from the prenatal period through adolescence. This includes special emphasis in topics of physical development, cognitive and language development, social-emotional development and attachment, socialization, and practical applications of discipline and child rearing.

PSY 120 Developmental Psychology 3 Cr Hrs*

A study of individual development from conception through death. This includes the general areas of biological, physical, cognitive, social, emotional and personality development at each stage of life.

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3 Cr Hrs*

An introductory study to acquaint students with the influence and patterns of individuals and group interaction by acquainting students with the development, characteristics and functioning of human groups, the relationships between groups and group influences on individual behavior. It includes the study of how social relationships are created, maintained and changed.

*Course has been approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for transfer as a direct equivalent at all public postsecondary institutions in Kansas.

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There is a growing list of courses approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Click here for more information.

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