Recent Curriculum Development in the School of Social Sciences

sye handoutSophomore Year Experience Pilot Program

The School of Social Sciences is pleased to announce the continued piloting of the Sophomore Year Experience (SYE) in 2014-2015. This program, directed to second-year SSU students and incoming transfer students, is designed to help bridge the gap between the first year (or previous institution) and what comes next. More Information is available in the Summer 2014 School of Social Sciences Newsletter and the Sonoma State University News Center.

SSCI 299  Sophomore Seminar: How to Think Like a Social Scientist

  • What is a social scientist?

  • How does the study of human beings and societies provide tools for understanding contemporary politics, relationships, and the world around us? 

  • How does it help make us better citizens? 

Students in this course, working with faculty from the School of Social Sciences, will learn to ask questions, consider evidence, analyze data, and recognize theories and methods that social scientists use to address a wide array of problems and topics.  

Join this class to meet fellow sophomores who share your interests in people and society,  understand how GE classes in the Social Sciences fit together, and prepare for a major or minor in the Social Sciences (Anthropology, CCJS, ENSP, Geography, Global Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, WGS).  Non-majors (or possible majors) welcome! 

SSCI 299 DetailsSYE Posters

SSCI 299: Peer Facilitator Job Description

SSCI 299: How to think like a Social Scientist, Course Description

SSCI 299: How to think like a Social Scientist, FAQ