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Course Number     Course Title Course Description
ANSC 101 Anthropology of the Human Past Three hours lecture. This course serves as an overview of the biocultural origin and evolution of the human species and human societies worldwide.  This course includes a survey of human and nonhuman primate evolution and pre-history, the emergence of fully modern human behavior and culture, as well as the more recent biocultural evolution of societies from small-scale  hunter-gatherers to more complex civilizations is also explored.
APST 200 Introducing Appalachia Three hours lecture.  Introduces the Appalachian Mountain region through a survey of its geography, history, cultures, lifestyles, and the arts. Readings, discussions, and multi-media presentations on the above topics will be supplemented by library and field research.  The class is designed to create an overall awareness and appreciation of life in Appalachia
ECON 105 
Principles of Economics Three hours lecture. Macroeconomics. An introduction into the study of scarcity and choice: supply and demand theory, national income accounting, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policy models and how government deals with the problems of inflation, unemployment and economic growth. Principles of Macroeconomics is an introduction to the study of the structure of the U.S. economy. The course will introduce the students to the fundamentals of economic theory and reasoning. This course will focus on understanding, measuring, and analyzing macroeconomic activity and the role of the U.S. government in the economy. The course coverage and material will emphasize historical and contemporary economic issues facing the U.S. economy
ECON 106 Principles of Economics Three hours lecture. Microeconomics. Concentrates on microeconomics: elasticity of demand and supply, consumer and producer behavior, market structure, labor market analysis and general equilibrium. Students will be introduced to the science of economics, particularly to the study of markets and degrees of competitive behavior. Students will learn the "economic way of
thinking" through studying optimizing behavior. Students will learn basic structures in both the product and factor markets, and relate those concepts to real world activities. Students will build a foundation for the continuing study of economics.
GEOG 101 Europe & the Americas Three hours lecture.  Recommended for students preparing to teach. Comprehensive review of physical and cultural features of Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Americas and Australia.
GEOG 102
Africa & Asia Three hours lecture.  Recommended for students preparing to teach. Comprehensive review of physical features and cultural history of Africa, Southwest, Southeast, South and East Asia.
GEOG 103 Introduction to Human Geography Three hours lecture. Introduction to concepts and methods of examining human modification of the earth's surface, emphasis on processes fostering differences, similarities and change in cultural patterns through space and time in a comparative framework.
HIST 111 
U.S. History to 1865 Three hours lecture. Survey of national history from the colonial period through the American Revolution and early national period through the Civil War. Emphasis on economic, political and social developments and the growth of the representative and democratic process.
HIST 112 
U.S. History since 1865 Three hours lecture.  General survey of national history since the Civil War. Explores economic, political and social developments in the United States and growing American involvement in world affairs.
POSC 120 Introduction to American
Government
Three hours lecture.  Introduces students to the study of American government.  Philosophical foundations, constitutional development, institutions, and contemporary issues will beexamined.  There will be an emphasis on the continuing influence of founding principles.
PSYC 121 Introductory Psychology Three hours lecture.  Introduces students to the scientific study of behavior.  Topics include essential concepts in brain function, emotion, cognition, learning, personality, social behavior, abnormal psychology, the methods used to generate psychological knowledge, and application of this knowledge in a variety of settings.
RELN 205 Religion and Culture Three hours lecture. This introduction to the social-scientific study of religion examines religion in its cultural context. Topics such as church and state, religion and race, secularization, and religion and economics are covered through historical cases from around the world. Major sociological theories of religion are considered.
SOCY 110 Introduction to Sociology Three hours lecture.  Introduces basic concepts and methods of sociology. It presents significant research and theory in areas such as culture, social structure, socialization, deviance, social stratification and social institutions
SOCY 121 Understanding Cultures Three hours lecture.  Introduction to the ways anthropologists view human behavior and the methods they use.  Cultures past and present and around the world are explored to study diverse adaptations humans have made.