Course Descriptions

The Course Descriptions catalog describes all undergraduate and graduate courses offered by Michigan State University. The searches below only return course versions Fall 2000 and forward. Please refer to the Archived Course Descriptions for versions prior to Fall 2000.

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ISS 210  Society and the Individual (D)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Description:
Interdisciplinary exploration of social problems, relationships, institutions. Exploring diverse perspectives and cultural practices associated with diverse characteristics.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open


ISS 215  Social Differentiation and Inequality (D)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Description:
Interdisciplinary exploration of social hierarchies. Exploring diverse perspectives and cultural practices associated with diverse characteristics.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open


ISS 220  Time, Space and Change in Human Society (D)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Description:
Interdisciplinary exploration of human biological, geographic, and cultural variation and adaptation. Theories of change from evolutionary, ecological, and social science perspectives. Exploring diverse perspectives and cultural practices associated with diverse characteristics.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open


ISS 225  Power, Authority, and Exchange (D)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Description:
Interdisciplinary exploration of power and authority in social and economic exchange. Exploring diverse perspectives and cultural practices associated with diverse characteristics.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open


ISS 230  Government and the Individual (D)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Description:
Critical examination of the role of government in regulating individual behavior. Exploring diverse perspectives and cultural practices associated with diverse characteristics.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open


ISS 235  Liberal Democracy as a Way of Life (D)

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Description:
Interdisciplinary exploration of democracy in philosophy, history, or literature and its influence on the lives of individuals and the forms and functioning of institutions; political ideology, governance, social and financial economies; liberalism and democracy; freedom and civil rights; civic duties, religion, and secularism. Exploring diverse perspectives and cultural practices associated with diverse characteristics.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open