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Resources and information to assist students in the Foundations of Reflection: Others core curriculum course.

SMC 1313 Course Description

Foundations of Reflection: Others This introduction to the social sciences focuses on how human beings engage with each other in local, national and global settings. Viewed through a broad historical lens, the course will explore the political, economic, cultural, and social structures, institutions, and other forms designed by human beings in local, national and global communities that promote and constrain the common good. Students learn to distinguish differences in human communities, but also recognize the overlapping concerns, the interconnectedness, and the interdependence of the overall human experience. Students attain these goals through a systematic study of a theme which organizes the course, agreed to by participating instructors.

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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Research Starters is a feature in Discover that provides links to citable, authoritative summary articles for thousands of popular topics. Designed to assist users with their research, this feature was developed based on extensive studies with undergraduate and graduate students.

When a user conducts a search in Discover, a Research Starter may appear at the top of the Result List.  For those topics identified as most popular, Research Starters will retrieve relevant articles that link the user to related information and detailed bibliographies.

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