Behavioral Science Core

Name Title Credits School
ICBS 300 Core Seminar in Behavioral Science 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
In this Core behavioral science seminar, students will focus on specific topics and theories in behavioral science. In addition, the course will examine behavioral science in relation to other disciplines. The content of the course will vary from semester to semester.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take FCIQ 101, FCSC 101, and one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111), Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161), and Group 3 (FCSP 105 or SPCH 105)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ICBS 301 Cross-Cultural Aspects of Dating, Courtship and Mate Selection Seminar 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
In this seminar, cross-cultural patterns of dating and courtship, mate selection, changing role of men and women, sexuality, fertility, marriage, parenting and child-rearing, divorce, aging and alternative lifestyles are examined from biological, sociological, anthropological, political and economic perspective.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ICBS 302 Intergroup Relations: Understanding Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This seminar course will provide an overview of theoretical perspectives, research methods, empirical findings, and practical applications of psychological research on prejudice, stigma, and intergroup relations. Students will better understand psychological principles underlying prejudiced attitudes and discriminatory behaviors, gain a more objective view of their personal beliefs and behaviors, and further develop their ability to critically think about the nature of evidence and arguments from a scientific perspective.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ICBS 303 Dynamics of Violence 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This seminar course will provide an overview of theoretical perspectives, research methods, empirical findings, and practical applications of psychological research on the nature, causes, and dynamics of violence. Topics covered include but are not limited to psychological principles underlying aggression, various types of violence, profiles of violent individuals, and ways to prevent violence.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ICBS 304 Beyond Shelter: Housing, Social Processes & Community Development 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course draws on work from sociology, environmental psychology and urban planning to facilitate an understanding of housing that goes beyond shelter. Students will learn how housing connects with social processes such as political participation, public health, and economic crisis. The course is organized around in-depth thematic modules to support students in learning about housing, social processes and community development while developing skills in textual analysis, written and oral communication and critical thinking. Open to all students, this course may be particularly relevant to those interested in social work, architecture and design, real estate, economics, history or sociology.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take FCIQ 101, FCSC 101, and one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111), Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161), and Group 3 (FCSP 105 or SPCH 105)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ICBS 305 The Psychology of Gender Identity 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This seminar course will provide an overview of theoretical perspectives, interdisciplinary perspectives, empirical findings, and practical applications of psychological research on gender identity. Students will better understand psychological principles underlying gender identity, gain a more objective view of their personal beliefs and behaviors, and further develop their ability to critically think about the nature of evidence and arguments from a scientific perspective.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ICBS 306 The Real New York: Sociology and the City 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course introduces students to the subject and methodology of urban sociology by exploring the social structure of New York City and its suburbs since 1945. The insights of urban sociology will be applied to interdisciplinary themes from contemporary and historical New York society including: ethnicity, gender roles and family, employment, social class and inequality, neighborhood structure, suburbanization, gentrification, public space, urban culture, crime, education, and social welfare.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ICBS 307 Sociology and Documentary Still Photography Seminar 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course examines the history of documentary photographic projects and their role as social and sociological commentary using selected historical and contemporary practitioners of the art. It examines selected conceptual and aesthetic approaches to the creation of photographic documents as visual sociology. Students will respond to the material presented, as well as complete their own project centered around a selected sociological construct, using digital still equipment and preparing a presentation for the other seminar participants that includes both original photographs and an essay. The course includes discussion of aspects of the social issues addressed and examines the photographic documents place in contemporary culture. Text, photographic collections and video will all be examined by students.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ICBS 308 Parenting and Culture 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
Parenting is shaped by and a reflection of the broader cultural setting in which development unfolds. This seminar on parenting and culture examines parenting views and practices through a cultural lens, thereby highlighting the many ways that parents support children's integration into their cultural communities. Students will learn about the ways that researchers have conceptualized and studied "parenting" and "cultural groups around the globe are examined. Topics include: changes to parenting over the life course of the child; parenting influences on children's development; and socio-cultural and economic influences on parenting.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ICBS 309 Anthropological Approaches to Health Seminar 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This seminar course in health and anthropology will examine this subfield within the diachronic context of the theoretical framework from functionalism to the recent more holistic multidisciplinary perspectives of cultural, ecological, and bio-cultural approaches. Moreover, individual health issues such as infectious epidemics, nutrition, stress, etc. will be examined from a cross-cultural as well as from a biological perspective. Attention will be given to cultural beliefs and customs as they interact in the adaptive relationship between disease and the physical environment. We shall also be concerned with the dynamic interplay between the healers, the healing situation (traditional and non-traditional), and the clients as they participate in the healing process.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ICBS 310 Legal and Semi-Legal Addiction: Alcohol, Cannabis and Tobacco 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This multi-disciplinary class examines the legal and socially acceptable substances known to be addictive, including alcohol, tobacco and cannabis. The approach will emphasize psychological aspects of addiction from several approaches, including learning and memory, developmental psychology, neuroscience and clinical psychology.Aditionally we will discuss historical, cultural, medical and economical aspects of addiction. Students who take this course will examine the physical and psychological aspects of addiction and the current treatment options. Additionally, we will examine how these drugs have gained "accepted" status around the world, and their impact on society and media. This course will develop critical thinking, writing, oral and research skills, and will particularly appeal to students with an interest in neuroscience, clinical psychology and/or the development of cultural norms.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take FCIQ 101, FCSC 101, and one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111), Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161), and Group 3 (FCSP 105 or SPCH 105)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ICBS 311 Global Culture, Technology & Human Relationships 3.00 College of Arts & Sciences
This course is designed to help you meet the challenges of living in a global digital economy, a world in which, increasingly, you will be expected to interact with people who may not be like you in fundamental ways. We are living in a century with connectivity as its currency and mobility as a passage for personal and professional success. The overarching focus in the course is on helping you become more sensitive to cultural differences, and to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to interact across cultures. We study cultural factors subject to variance and the communication approaches needed to effectuate meaningful business, diplomatic, and humanitarian interactions. Attention paid to communication strategies, technological tools, personal diplomacy, new media, and business practices and customs across cultural borders. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits 3-0-3

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