Social Cues: A Guide to the Social theory AOS 4 27-12
Social Cues:A Guide to theSocial Theory AOS Dee Britton Catherine Combs Joyce ElliottCDL Conference April 27, 2012
Why this Session? Some concentrations can fit under more than one AOS, depending on the design and rationale. Social Theory, Social Structure and Change (STSSC) is often overlooked, even when it might be a great fit. It is especially important for the student to address the guidelines for the selected AOS in the rationale, when more than one is possible. The mentor needs to be ready to clarify for the Assessment Committee how the guidelines for the selected AOS apply to the program.
What is the “Social Theory, SocialStructure and Change” (STSSC) AOS? It’san umbrella for degrees in the social sciences. Social science disciplines generally expect students to understand research and theory in the field. Beyond that, they usually provide a good deal of leeway for other studies in the “major.” STSSC does not specify concentration guidelines. Students research and design programs in their fields.
Possible Concentrations in STSSC Anthropology Family Studies Applied Social Science Ethnic Studies Archeology Area/Regional Studies Criminology (e.g., Southeast Asian Economics Studies) Geography Linguistics Political Science Organizational Behavior/ Development Social Science Peace & Conflict Studies Sociology Women’s Studies Social Psychology Other?
What can you do with a STSSC degree? Grad school, law school Human services Business Research firms Institutional research Government service Not-for-profitsRoles can include policy analysis, research, dataanalysis, administration, program design, programevaluation, etc.
Career Opportunities in the Social Sciences Social service/social Education work/counseling Police officer/parole Government service officer/forensics/criminal Politics/campaign justice management Policy analysis Health care Management/administration Museums Sales/marketing International development Market research Not-for-profit management Banking/financial Publishing Institutions Journalism
Graduate Degree Fields That Build on the Social Sciences (statistics and research methods generally expected for admission) Law Medicine Education Counseling Sociology Economics Criminology Applied Social Research Anthropology Public Health Political Science Public Policy Urban/Regional Planning Public Affairs
Career Preparation Social science research skills & experience & excellent writing skills are key career skills. Graduate degrees are often important. Social sciences are the primary pathway to law school (especially political science). National professional organization websites provide great career information. Mentees can join the national professional organization that is relevant to them, as student members.
Relevant Professional Associations (most have student memberships available) American Sociological Association American Anthropological Association American Political Science Association American Criminal Justice Association National Social Science Association Archeological Institute of America National Women’s Studies Association National Association of Social Workers
STSSC Guidelines The STSSC guidelines ask the student to develop the following: Broad social perspective Historical perspective Comparative perspective Theoretical perspective Critical ability The AOS has voted to add knowledge of research methods, pending further approvals. Appropriate study choices depend on the concentration.
Related AOS’sUsually More Usually More Arts &Professional/Applied Sciences Business, Management Cultural Studies and Economics Human Development Community and Interdisciplinary Human Services Studies Public Affairs STSSC
Guideline Comparison: STSSC and CHS STSSC CHS Broad social perspective Knowledge Historical perspective Skills Comparative Attitudes and values perspective Experience, application, Theoretical perspective and practice Critical Ability
STSSC/CHS Example 1 CHS: Criminal Justice (usually B.S.) STSSC: Criminology (usually B.A.) Introduction to Criminal Justice* Police Organization/SupervisionIntroduction to Criminal Justice* Criminal Evidence and ProcedureIntroduction to Law* Principles of InvestigationContemporary American Social Issues * Juvenile Justice and Delinquency*Understanding Crime and Justice*+ Alternatives to Incarceration*+ CorrectionsCourts and the Administration of Justice*+ Correctional AdministrationJuvenile Justice and Delinquency*+ Understanding Crime and Justice*+Family Violence and Abuse*+ Courts and Administration of Justice*+Criminal Law*+ Crime and Intelligence Analysis*+Deviant Behavior*+ Criminal Law*+American Corrections: Theory/Policy/ Practice*+ Ethical Dilemmas in Crim. Justice*+ Protecting America: Cases/Controversies*+Power and Privilege*+ Criminal Justice Management and Policy *+Women, Crime and Criminology*+ Constitutional Criminal Procedure* + 2 cr.Comparative Criminal Justice Systems *+ Comparative Criminal Justice Systems*+Research methods (choose one)*+ Research methods (choose one)*+
STSSC/CHS Example 2STSSC: Family Studies (usually B.A.) CHS: Family Services (usually B.S.)Family and Society*+ Family and Society*+Families: A Global Perspective *+ Families: A Global Perspective *+Introduction to Cultural Anthropology* Human Development*Women’s and Family History in America: Introduction to Human Services*Colonial Period to Present*+ Interviewing Skills and TechniquesHuman Sexuality*+ Analyzing Behavioral Choices*+Sexuality and the Law*+ Group Work Practices+*Gays and Lesbians in American Culture* Family Intervention*+Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective *(+ or –) Family Violence and Abuse*+Women, Girls and the Media*+ Alcohol and Substance Abuse*+Adolescence and Identity: Community Health+Home, School, Community*+ Sexuality and the Law*+Aging and Society*+ Thinking About Race, Class and Gender*+Family Violence and Abuse*+ Psycho-Social Impacts of Mass disasters *+Power and Privilege*+ Human Service Ethics*+Thinking About Race, Class and Gender*+ Practicum in Human Services+Great Conversations in Social Thought Research Methods (choose one)*+(forthcoming)*+Research Methods (choose one)*+
Guideline Comparison: STSSC and Public Affairs STSSC PA Theoretical and philosophical Broad social concepts perspective Historical and comparative perspectives Historical perspective Social context Legal or policy environment Comparative Economic, financial or budgetary perspective issues Ethics, values and diversity Theoretical perspective Communication skills Critical ability Research skills and info analysis Technical and Scientific knowledge
STSSC/PA ExampleSTSSC: Criminology (usually B.A.) PA: Criminal Justice (usually B.S.) Introduction to Criminal Justice*Introduction to Criminal Justice* Police Organization/SupervisionIntroduction to Law* Criminal Evidence and ProcedureContemporary American Social Issues * Principles of InvestigationUnderstanding Crime and Justice*+ Juvenile Justice and Delinquency*Courts and the Administration of Justice*+ Alternatives to Incarceration*+Juvenile Justice and Delinquency*+ Corrections Correctional AdministrationFamily Violence and Abuse*+ Understanding Crime and Justice*+Criminal Law*+ Courts and Administration of Justice*+Deviant Behavior*+ Crime and Intelligence Analysis*+American Corrections: Theory/Policy/ Criminal Law*+ Practice*+ Ethical Dilemmas in Crim. Justice*+Power and Privilege*+ Protecting America: Cases/Controversies*+Women, Crime and Criminology*+ Criminal Justice Management and Policy *+Comparative Criminal Justice Systems *+ Constitutional Criminal Procedure* + 2 cr.Research methods (choose one)*+ Comparative Criminal Justice Systems*+ Public Finance and Budgeting*+ Proposal Writing *+ (2 cr.) Research methods (choose one)*+
Guideline Comparison: STSSC and BME STSSC BME Broad social perspective Communication Historical perspective Info management Comparative perspective Economics Theoretical perspective Ethics/social responsibility Critical ability Quantitative Understanding people in org. context Understanding orgs. In broader context
STSSC/BME Example 1STSSC: Economics (usually B.A.) BME: Economics (usually B.S.)Intro Microeconomics* Intro Microeconomics*Intro Macroeconomics* Intro Macroeconomics*Money and Banking*+ Money and Banking*+History of Economic Thought*+Business Enterprise in American History of Econ Thought*+ History*+ International Economics*+International Economics*+ International Political Economy*+International Political Economy*+ Microeconomic Theory*+ (ind study)Microeconomic Theory*+ (ind study) Macroeconomic Theory*+ (ind study)Macroeconomic Theory*+ (ind MIS or CIS study)Economics of Gender/Race/Family*+ Statistics* (ind study) Communications courseStatistics* Business EthicsCalculus* Management PrinciplesOther economics elective(s) Organizational Behavior
STSSC/BME Example 2STSSC: Organizational Behavior(usually B.A.) BME: Organizational Behavior (usuallyIntroduction to Psychology* B.S.)Exploring Society* Social Psychology*+Interpersonal and Small Group Macroeconomics*Communication 2 cr. Microeconomics*The Learning Organization*+ Business Ethics*+Organizational Behavior*+ Statistics*Analyzing Behavioral Choices*+ Quantitative Methods for Management*+Power and Privilege*+ Legal Environment of Business*Social Change: Individual and Society*+ Organizational Behavior*+Social Change: Paradoxes and Progress*+ Learning Organization*+Human Resource Management and Organizational Communication*+ (indDevelopment*+ study)Global Perspectives on Political Theory or Power and Privilege*+ Great Conversations in Social Thought Diversity in the Workplace*+ (forthcoming)*+ Human Resource Management+Social research methods (choose one)*+ MIS+ or CIS-
Guideline Comparison: STSSC and Human Development STSSC HD Broad social perspective Biopsychosocial Historical perspective development Comparative perspective Individual differences Theoretical perspective Contexts for development Critical ability Methodologies for inquiry
STSSC/HD ExampleSTSSC: Social Psychology (usually B.A.) HD: Social Psychology (usually B.A.)Introduction to Psychology* Introduction to Psychology*Exploring Society*Social Psychology*+ Social Psychology*+Family and Society*+ Abnormal Psychology*+Aging and Society*+ Theories of Personality*+Families: A Global Perspective Attachment and Continuity*+Interpersonal and Small Group Human development studies (choose one Communication 2 cr.Child Development* or more)Adolescence and Identity* Brain and Behavior*Health Psychology*+ Behavioral Neuroscience*+Educational Psychology* Evolutionary Psychology*Cultural Psychology*+ Cultural Psychology*+Thinking About Race Class and Gender*+Analyzing Behavioral Choices*+ Statistics*Great Conversations in Social Thought Quantitative Research: Methods and (forthcoming)*+ Design*+History and Systems of Psychology*+ Experimental Psychology*+Social research methods (choose one)*+
Guideline Comparison: STSSC and Cultural Studies CS STSSC Explore how human beings understand and articulate their Broad social world perspective Examine the relationship between culture as lived experience and Historical perspective creative and philosophical expression Comparative Explore aesthetic and cognitive forms and values within social and perspective historical contexts Theoretical perspective Include cross-cultural and historical perspectives re gender, class and race Critical ability Develop skill in critical reading, interpretation, writing and speaking
STSSC/CS Example (see commons.esc.edu/studywomen)STSSC: Women’s Studies CS: Women’s StudiesIntroduction to Women’s Studies* Introduction to Women’s Studies*Sex and Gender in Cross-CulturalPerspective* + or – Sex & Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective *U.S. Women’s History: Lives and Voices*+ (+ or –)Human Sexuality*+ U.S. Women’s History: Lives and Voices*+Families: A Global Perspective *+ Images of Women in Western Civilization*+Thinking About Race, Class and Gender*+Gays and Lesbians in American Culture* Artistic Expression in a Multicultural America*Images of Women in Western Civ*+ Art History: A Study of Cultures*+Women, Girls and the Media*+ Thinking About Race, Class and Gender*+Power and Privilege*+ U.S. Women’s Multicultural Life Writings*+Family Violence and Abuse*+ Women, Girls and the Media*+Women, Crime and Criminology*+Women in Business: Managing & Leading*+ Additional studies tailored to student interestsWomen Activists: The Voice of Human in images of women, major women figures, Rights in Latin American* women’s experience and/or women’sFeminist Theory (ind study) or perspectives on the visual or performing arts,Great Conversations in Social Thought literature, communications, etc. See annual (forthcoming) or Global Perspectives on Women’s Studies Residency. Political Theory *+Social research methods (choose one) *+
Sample STTSC Concentration: Peace and Conflict StudiesCultural Anthropology*Ethnic Conflict in Global Perspective *+The Middle East*+Vietnam: A Cross-National Interdisciplinary Perspective*+Latin America: History, Politics and United States Policy*+Women Activists: The Voice of Human Rights in Latin America*Ideal Worlds: Utopian Literature*+Family Violence and Abuse*+Thinking About Race, Class and Gender*+Perspectives on TerrorismDisaster and Society*+Water Talks: Rights and Cultures*+International Politics and Relations*+Peace and Justice: Contemporary Cases*+ (ind study)Global Perspectives on Political Theory *+ or Great Conversations in Social Thought (forthcoming)*+Social research methods (choose one)*+
Sample STSSC Concentration: SociologyExploring Society * Deviant Behavior*+Contemporary American Social Issues * Disaster and Society*+Introduction to Cultural Anthropology* Urban Studies*+Social Psychology*+ Families: A Global Perspective*+Thinking About Race, Class & Gender* Sex and Gender in Cross-cultural Perspective* + or -American Ethnic History*+ Health, Illness and Society*+Schooling in America* Great Conversations in SocialPower and Privilege*+ Thought (forthcoming) or alternativeSocial Change: Paradox of Progress*+ study of social theory *+Family and Society*+ Statistics*Families: A Global Perspective*+ Social research methods (choose oneAging and Society*+ or more)*+
References Spalter-Roth, Roberta and Nicole Van Vooren. 2008. “What are they Doing with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology?: Data Brief on Current Jobs”. American Sociological Association.. Retrieved April 12, 2012. “What Can You Do With a Degree in Anthropology?”, American Anthropological Association. Retrieved April 12, 2012 “Jobs in the Social Science Fields”, The Riley Guide. SocialScienceJobs.com