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College of Applied Science and Technology

Social Sciences

The Department's Social Sciences Area offers general education courses in several disciplines, all of which are part of the Ohio Transfer Module. Faculty teach courses in traditional classrooms, online, and in distance learning classrooms.

Supervision and Management Certificate


2040:230 Technical Career Search Skills (1 credit)

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.

2040:240 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.

2040:241 Technology and Human Values (3 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.

2040:242 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.

2040:243 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.

2040:244 Death and Dying (3 credits)

Multidisciplinary approach to death and dying. Emphasis on coping with death and loss on the professional and personal levels.

2040:247 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.

2040:251 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.

2040:254 The Black Experience from 1619 to 1877 (2 credits)

Prerequisite: 2020:121 or 3300:111. Examination of African-Americans including origins, historical achievements and present striving to achieve first-class citizenship in America from 1619 to 1877.

2040:256 Diversity in American Society (3 credits) 

Prerequisite: 2020:121, or 3300:112 or equivalent. Survey course covering demographic, social, economic, political, and educational realities of diversity in the 21st Century. Historical overview with a focus on diversity and unity.

2040:257 The Black Experience 1877-1954 (2 credits)

Prerequisite: 2020:121 or 3300:112. Examines the experiences of African-Americans following Reconstruction. Topics to include: Separate but Equal doctrine, segregation, integration, and achievements in American society.

2040:258 The Black Experience 1954-Present (2 credits)

Prerequisite: 2020:121 or 3300:112. Examines the relationship of the civil rights movement, Black nationalism, segregation, integration, and desegregation as strategies to ameliorate discrimination and achieve equal opportunity.

2040:290 Special Topics: Associate Studies Social Sciences (1-4 credits)

Prerequisite: permission. (May be repeated with a change in topic.) Selected topics on subject areas of interest in the social sciences.

2040:344 Death & Dying (3 credits)

Examination of a wide range of topics related to death and dying. Emphasis is placed on understanding and coping with death and dying.

2040:345 Death/Dying Health Care Profess (3 credits)

Examination of loss, death and dying in health care professions. Theory-driven course emphasizing development of practical skills to address death-related issues and experiences.

2040:349 Integrated Human Behavior/Hlth (3 credits)

Examination of the reciprocal nature of physical and mental health factors related to disease course/progression. Emphasis on application of theory-driven conceptualization and interventions.

Department of Applied General and Technical Studies

Phone: 330-972-7702
Fax: 330-972-7785

Polsky Building 131
225 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44325-6105

Sukanya Kemp
Interim Department Chair
Professor of Social Science
Phone: 330-972-8351

Joy LiCause
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 330-972-7702
Fax: 330-972-7785