The Social and International Studies Department is responsible for teaching courses that meet a number of Core or general education requirements. Every effort is made to provide sufficient numbers of sections at in as many different scheduling "slots" as possible.
The SIS core planning schedule is useful for long-range planning.You can find more information on current schedules and offerings in the SPSU Schedule of Courses. The learning outcomes for this courses provide a good indication of their content as do the course descriptions in the University Catalog.
The Department offers courses in the following Core areas:
Area B-2: Institutional Option:
This course meets the Board of Regents Critical Thinking Overlay Requirement
Science, Technology, and Society (STS 2400)
If you have questions about STS 2400 courses, please contact the STS Coordinator.
Area C-2: Arts and Humanities:
Spanish and French (SPAN 1002, 2001, 2002; FREN 1002, 2001, 2002)
If you have questions about language classes, including appropriate placement if you have previously studied one of these languages, please contact the Language Coordinator.
Area E-1: American Perspectives:
These courses meet the Board of Regents' American Perspectives Overlay Requirement. In addition, they satisfy the State of Georgia Legislative Requirement for US History and Constitution and Georgia History and Constitution.
American History or American Government (HIST 2111, HIST 2112, POLS 1101 and HIST 2911)
NOTE: HIST 2911 is required in order to satisfy the legislative requirement for students who have transfer credit in American History or American Government from outside the University System of Georgia).
Area E-2: Historical Perspectives:
World History (HIST 1111 or HIST 1112)
Area E-3: Behavioral Science Perspectives:
Psychology or Sociology (PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101)
Economics (ECON 1101) may also be used to satisfy this requirement, but is offered by the Business Administration Department.
Area E-4: Global Perspectives:
These courses also satisfy the Board of Regents' Global Perspectives overlay.
Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Global Issues, World Religions (ANTH 1102, ES 1100, GEOG 1101, POLS 2401, RELG 1200)