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Course Descriptions

General Education Courses (Social Sciences)

*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

Introduction to the historical backgrounds, agencies and processes, purposes and functions of the system. Covers the ethics, administration and legal problems of the criminal justice system.

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 is given to the methods of producing the goods and services that the economy provides. The following areas are explored: supply, demand, pricing, scarcity, business firms, 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 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. Prerequisite: PSY101 General Psychology with a minimum grade of “C” or better 

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.

4501 E. 47th Street South, Wichita, KS 67210
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Dalisa Turner
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