SSO: Science and Society

SSO 101: Introduction to Stony Brook

A seminar intended to integrate students into the Undergraduate College of Science and Society and into the University community by providing information about Stony Brook and a forum for discussion of values, intellectual and social development, and personal as well as institutional expectations. This course is a graduation requirement for all first year students (students in their first year of college study). Not for credit in addition to ADV 101, ACH 101, LDS 101, GLS 101, HDV 101, ITS 101, SBU 101, SCH 101, or LSE 101.

Prerequisites: admission to the SSO Undergraduate College

1 credit, S/U grading

SSO 102: Undergraduate College Seminar: Science and Society

A seminar for all first year students in the Science and Society Undergraduate College. The seminar covers various topics under the general scope of science and related topics such as medicine, disease, and human impacts on the environment. Topics vary by section and may include: the traditional scientific disciplines (e.g. chemistry and physics), multidisciplinary scientific subjects (e.g., environmental science, global change), environmental conservation, and human biology, ecology, evolution, and medicine. This course is a graduation requirement for all first year students. Not for credit in addition to ACH 102, GLS 102, HDV 102, ITS 102, LDS 102, or SCH 102.

Prerequisites: admission to the SSO Undergraduate College

1 credit

SSO 275: Undergraduate College Fellows Seminar

Creates a curricular component for the second year of the Undergraduate College Experience. College fellows will enroll in SSO 275 in the spring semester of their freshman year and SSO 276 in the fall semester of their sophomore year. 275 (spring) engages students in four main content areas: student development theory, scholarship on mentoring and leadership development, concepts of teaching and learning, and programming and event planning. These areas prepare students for supervised learning and teaching experiences that will occur primarily in the fall 276 course.

Prerequisites: Grade of "S" in SSO 101 and a strong desire to help other students. Enrollment in the corresponding Undergraduate College; permission of the instructor.

1 credit, S/U grading

SSO 276: Undergraduate College Fellows Practicum

The second semester in the sequence following SSO 275. Students assume higher responsibility and are given opportunities to apply teaching theories and concepts as learned in SSO 275. Students act as a TA for SSO 101.

Prerequisites: A grade of "S" in SSO 275. Enrollment in the corresponding Undergraduate College; permission of the instructor

SBC:     EXP+

1 credit, S/U grading

SSO 475: Undergraduate College Teaching Practicum

The purpose of this course is to allow upper-division students the opportunity to work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's scheduled Undergraduate College seminars. The student must attend all classes and carry out tasks assigned by the faculty member to assist in teaching the course. The student will meet with the instructor on a regular basis to discuss intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course. May be repeated up to a limit of 2 credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and department

SBC:     EXP+

1 credit, S/U grading

SSO 488: Undergraduate College Internship

Students learn about contemporary issues in higher education, community building, and teaching at a research university through hands-on work with faculty mentors. Work assigned will include participation in the planning and operation of events and initiatives sponsored by the Undergraduate Colleges. Students are required to submit written reports on their experiences to the Undergraduate Colleges office and Faculty Directors. May be repeated up to a limit of 6 credits.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and department

SBC:     EXP+

0-3 credits, S/U grading