Associates Studies Social Sciences (2040)

Associates Studies Social Sciences (2040)

230 TECHNICAL CAREER SEARCH SKILLS 1 credits
Students will develop specific skills in resume writing, interviewing, self-directed job search, networking, researching employers, as well as learning the fundamentals of the job market.
240 HUMAN RELATIONS 3 credits
Examination of principles and methods which aid in understanding the individual's response to society and the relationship between society and individuals.
241 TECHNOLOGY & HUMAN VALUES 2 credits
Examination of impact of scientific and technical change upon people, their values and institutional arrangements. Topics include biomedical technology, automation, economic growth, natural environment and technology and quality of life.
242 AMERICAN URBAN SOCIETY 3 credits
Multidisciplinary treatment of urban processes and problems. Concerns historical, political, social, economic and other environmental forces which impact the individual in an urban setting.
243 CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL ISSUES 3 credits
Multidisciplinary approach to global social problems. Examines cultural, political, and economic issues in developed and developing nations. Emphasizes technology's impact and global interrelationships.
244 DEATH & DYING 2 credits
Examination of a wide range of topics related to death and dying. Emphasis is placed on understanding and coping with death and dying.
247 SURVEY OF BASIC ECONOMICS 3 credits
Introduction to economic analysis and issues designed for the student taking only one course in economics. Coverage includes economic systems, exchange, money and banking, national income, employment, fiscal policy and current domestic economic problems.
251 HUMAN BEHAVIOR AT WORK 3 credits
Examination of relationship between human behavior and the work organization. Emphasis on how contemporary organizations are changing and what makes individuals within their organizations more effective.
254 THE BLACK EXPERIENCE 1619-1877 2 credits
Prerequisite: 2020:121 or 3300:112. Examination of the black American including origins, historical achievements and striving to achieve first-class citizenship in America from 1619 to 1877.
256 DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN SOCIETY 2 credits
Prerequisites: 2020:121, or 3300:112 or equivalent. Survey course covering demographic, social, economic, political, and educational realities of diversity in 21st Century. Focus on diversity and unity, historical overview.
257 THE BLACK EXPERIENCE 1877-1954 2 credits
Prerequisites: 2020:121 or 3300:112. Examines the experiences of Blacks following Reconstruction. Topics to include: Separate but Equal doctrine, segregation, integration, and the achievements of Blacks in American society.
258 BLACK EXPERIENCE 1954-PRESENT 2 credits
Prerequisites: 2020:121 or 3300:112. Examines the relationship of the civil rights movement, Black nationalism, integration, segregation, and desegregation as strategies to ameliorate discrimination and achieve equal opportunity.
271 INTRODUCTION TO LABOR STUDIES 3 credits
Overview of Trade Unionism in America from 18th Century to present with emphasis on factors affecting growth of unions. Rise of industrial unionism as alternative to craft unions. Trade union movements in other countries examined for their influence on American unions.
272 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING I 3 credits
Review of collective bargaining dealing with wages, fringes and working conditions. Examination of contract content. Development of bargaining proposals. Skills required in negotiations and union/management responsibilities to community in collective bargaining. Strikes and impasse resolution.
273 LEGAL FRMWK:COLLECT BARGAINING 3 credits
Legal framework within which collective bargaining process takes place. Rights of employees, union and employer under federal and state laws discussed in context of organizing, election and bargaining.
274 LABOR LEGISLA & ECON SECURITY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 273 or permission. Federal and state legislation governing employment conditions and standards. Includes minimum wage, health and safety, unemployment compensation, TDI, civil rights and anti-discrimination, social security, labor management reporting, and disclosure.
275 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING II 3 credits
Prerequisite: 272. Mechanics and skills of formal grievance procedures in industrial, craft and public setting. Investigation, record keeping and presentation of grievance, as well as study of arbitration process and preparation and presentation of arbitration cases.
276 OCCUP HEALTH & SAFETY STANDARD 3 credits
Prerequisite: 273. Examination of William/Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act and rights and responsibilities conferred on unions by this act. Includes not only workings of the law but also hazards recognition study.
277 FAIR PRACTICES & EQUAL OPPORTU 2 credits
Prerequisite: 271. Rights and responsibilities of unions and union members as related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act and development of EEOC.
278 UNION LEADERSHIP 2 credits
Prerequisite: 271. Specific skills related to administration of local unions structure and duties and responsibility of officers.
279 PROBLEMS IN LABOR STUDIES 3 credits
Prerequisite: final semester or permission. Each student required to combine field research and classroom time to identify, explore and propose an approach to a current problem in labor/management relations.
280 WAGE ADMINISTRATION 3 credits
Prerequisites: 271, 272 or 273. Wage and salary determination: structure of wages, salaries and fringe benefits and use of merit and incentive plans. Methods of compensation analyzed. Impact of federal and state laws governing the payment of wages.
281 PUBLIC SECTOR LABOR RELATIONS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 271. Analyzes current problems, developments and issues in public sector collective bargaining from growth of public employee unions to the nature of bargaining in the public sector. Includes bargaining issues, right-to-strike and use of arbitration in public sector.
282 LABOR LAW IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR 3 credits
Prerequisite: 271. Provides basic understanding of legal requirements and restraints placed upon parties when bargaining within federal, state and local sectors as well as postal and educational areas. Legal framework of collective negotiations or contract administration.
290 ST: ASSOC STUDIES-SOCIAL SCI 1-4 credits
(May be repeated with a change in topic) Prerequisite: permission. Selected topics on subject areas of interest in the social sciences.
344 DEATH & DYING 2 credits
Examination of a wide range of topics related to death and dying. Emphasis is placed on understanding and coping with death and dying.

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