AAST203 The African American Family in the United States (Same as SOC 203)
General Education Category and Learning Outcomes
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Understanding the Individual and Society
-Recognize, describe, and explain social institutions, structures, and processes and the complexities of a global culture and diverse society.
-Think critically about how individuals influence and are influenced by political, geographic, economic, cultural, and family institutions in their own and other cultures and explain how one's knowledge and beliefs may differ from others.
-Explain the relationship between the individual and society as it influences (1) individuals' cognition, ethics, social interactions, communication practices and affect; and (2) the quality of life of the individual, the family, and the community.
-Examine how literature, history, ethical systems, scientific inquiry, or communicative practice shape our knowledge and perception of individuals and social structures.
-Using the most appropriate principles, methods, and technologies, gather and analyze previous inquiry regarding the relationships between individuals and society, draw logical conclusions about such inquiry, and creatively or scientifically apply those conclusions to one's life and society.
Understanding U.S. Society
-Analyze aspects of U.S. society.
-Analyze the communicative, political, social, economic, or cultural systems in the U.S.
-Explore the diverse communities—racial, ethnic, class, gender, religious, and sexual—that define cultural and political life in the United States.
-Critically examine the tensions among various groups within U.S. society.
-Explore contemporary governmental policies.
-Study events, ideas, or movements that have influenced U.S. society.
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