Social Sciences Pre-Summer 2012
Courses in the social sciences provide students with a basis for understanding social systems and the interactions of individuals and societies. Students are required to take two courses selected from the social sciences offerings listed below or from appropriate interdisciplinary programs to fulfill the social sciences requirement:
- Political Science
- Columbia psychology courses at the 2600-, 3600-, or 4600- level.
- Any of the following Barnard psychology courses:
Course List Code Title Points PSYC BC1001 Introduction to Psychology PSYC BC1123 Psychology of Personality PSYC BC1125 Psychology of Personality PSYC BC1136 Social Psychology PSYC BC1138 Social Psychology PSYC BC2134 Educational Psychology PSYC BC2141 Abnormal Psychology PSYC BC2151 Organizational Psychology PSYC BC2156 Clinical Psychology PSYC BC2177 Psychology of Drug Use and Abuse (formerly PSYC BC3177) PSYC BC3152 Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality PSYC BC3153 Psychology and Women PSYC BC3155 Psychology and Law PSYC BC3158 Human Motivation (formerly PSYC BC2158) PSYC BC3162 Introduction to Cultural Psychology PSYC BC3165 The Social Self PSYC BC3166 Social Conflict PSYC BC3170 Introduction to Psychoanalysis PSYC BC3373 Health Psychology PSYC BC3379 Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice PSYC BC3382 Adolescent Psychology PSYC BC3465 Field Work and Research Seminar: The Barnard Toddler Center PSYC BC3466 Field Work and Research Seminar: The Barnard Toddler Center PSYC BC3473 Clinical Field Practicum
- Challenges of Sustainable Development (SDEV UN2300); check with your advisor about other courses listed under this interdisciplinary program that may fulfill the social sciences requirement
GS students may also elect to take the two-semester course Contemporary Civilization, COCI GS1101-COCI GS1102, to fulfill one social science and one humanities requirement. This year-long course is highly recommended for students planning to major in political science.
Courses from the Department of History may be counted toward the social science or the humanities requirement, but in no case may more than two courses from one department be used to fulfill core requirements.
The following interdisciplinary programs offer courses in both humanities and social sciences. GS advisors must determine the appropriate category for a course when taken to satisfy a core requirement.
- African-American Studies
- American Studies
- Ethnicity and Race Studies
- Comparative Literature and Society
- East Asian Languages and Cultures
- Hispanic Studies
- Human Rights
- Jewish Studies
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Medicine, Literature, and Society
- Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
- Women's and Gender Studies