THE INDIVIDUAL IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
These concept courses begin in the freshman year with IDS 1133: The Individual in Contemporary Society, which introduces the major theories of human nature, individual behavior, and the meaning of society. Taught primarily from a psychology and sociology perspective, the course also utilizes other social sciences to allow students to consider the interplay of individuals and major social issues. Later concept courses cover the Physical and Life Sciences, the nature of American Civilization, the development and impact of World Thought and Culture, and an overview of the history of Political and Economic Systems and Theories.
A faculty-guided, independent Senior Seminar project provides a capstone experience that completes and closes USAO’s undergraduate curriculum.