Community Sciences (COMM SCI)

Courses

COMM SCI 97. Math Preparation for Social Science Statistics. 1 Credit.

This course will cover the math preparation you will need to be successful in COMM SCI 205 (e.g., order of operations, fractions, lines). We will pace the course so that we practice the math concepts that match up to each week’s statistical concepts.
P: WPT-MFND score <416; Concurrent enrollment in COMM SCI 205
Fall and Spring.

COMM SCI 145. 21st Century Citizen. 2 Credits.

In this course students will develop their capacities to become true stakeholders in their education and in their communities. We will explore the diverse contexts impacting learning and engaged citizenship, examine relevant social problems from an interdisciplinary perspective, and identify a problem to address via a large-scale service project in our spring GPS class. Along the way, students will build leadership and communication skills, self- awareness, and the habits of mind required to get the most from your college experience.
P: Participation in the GPS (Gateways to Phoenix Success) Program
Fall Only.

COMM SCI 146. GPS Spring Seminar. 1 Credit.

This course will serve as a capstone to the GPS program first year experience, and will challenge students to apply the knowledge and skills they’ve gained thus far in GPS to address a real-world problem. Students will develop and implement a service learning project with their class over the course of the semester, and will continue the work to build knowledge and skills critical to personal and career success.
P: Participation in the GPS program
Spring.

COMM SCI 198. First Year Seminar. 3 Credits.

Reserved for New Incoming Freshman.

COMM SCI 205. Social Science Statistics. 4 Credits.

Application of statistics to problems of the social sciences and of statistical techniques in problem definitions; hypothesis construction; and data collection, processing and evaluation.
P: Concurrent enrollment in COMM SCI 97 or WPT:MFND test score >=416
Fall and Spring.

COMM SCI 299. Travel Course. 1-4 Credits.

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.

COMM SCI 301. Foundations for Social Research. 3 Credits.

An integrated examination of the nature of science, theory and statistics. Emphasizes identifying and interpreting relationships between social phenomena by applying the conceptual tools provided in the course to specific problems.
P: COMM SCI 205 or MATH 260 or BUS ADM 216.
Fall and Spring.

COMM SCI 499. Travel Course. 1-6 Credits.

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.