Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, USA

Available Courses

Current and historical issues impacting food and agriculture.


Design, develop, and integrate a comprehensive plan to achieve financial goals. Topics will have an immediate impact on everyday life to achieve financial freedom and success.

Development of the young adult in the human ecological context. Issues of sexuality, gender, parenting, work and family interface, communication, and resource use. Diversity in relationships and families.

Interdisciplinary exploration of social hierarchies. Exploring diverse perspectives and cultural practices associated with diverse characteristics.

Origins and diversity of cultural systems. Theories of culture. Patterns of kinship. Religious, economic, and political institutions.

Special topics supplementing regular course offerings proposed by faculty on a group study basis. This course focuses on understanding China.

Major topics and themes in U.S. history from 1876 to the present including such topics as political development, social change, women’s history, race and ethnicity.

Introduction to computer-aided design applications.

Human development in the family and across the lifespan with an ecological perspective. Relationships between human resource professionals and family systems.

Historical, structural, and functional components of selected ethnic minority family systems in America. Lifestyles, pressures, adaptations, viability, and continuity

Strategies, techniques, and resources for the management of personal finance.


An ecosystems perspective on development during childhood and adolescence emphasizing family and community contexts.

Economic institutions, reasoning and analysis. Consumption, production, determination of price and quantity in different markets. Income distribution, market structure and normative analysis.

The study and practice of invention, arrangement, revision, style, and delivery to help students make successful transitions to writing, reading, and researching in higher education.

Description and analysis of agencies and processes involved in administration of justice in the United States.

Understand how cultural differences shape perspectives and behavior. Understand how to adapt to new cultural settings. This course introduces some basic tools to help you better understand and relate to people from different cultural backgrounds. This skill and knowledge is useful in a globalized, interconnected world where most of us can expect to see and interact with people with different ways of thinking and behaving.

Global Change will focus on the impacts of abrupt global change on water resources, energy production and global climate change. Specifically, our goals include, to understand the biological, chemical, and physical importance of water with respect to society and the environment, to recognize the impact of personal footprints on society and the environment, and to evaluate evidence and understand the physical basis for climate change.

Introduction to the socio-legal foundation of crime. Gain awareness of crime typology and become familiar with related measurement procedures. Examine criminology theory and public policy. Examine societal responses to crime and criminals. Ideas have consequences. Every criminal justice policy, every societal response to crime, every effort to prevent crime, is based on some idea of why people commit crime. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the many ideas (theories) we hold about criminal behavior and deviance. You will learn how criminological theories are created and how they have changed over time. You will learn how to evaluate theories, so that you can decide whether one theory is better than another. Most importantly, you will learn how theories of crime and deviance apply in real life. In short, you will learn why theory is important.

Personal awareness and interpersonal relationships within the family system.

 Historically, Linear Algebra was developed from studying methods for solving systems of linear equations. This course teaches core Linear Algebra concepts with a focus on applications encountered in science and engineering. These “real world” problems are often larger than what can easily be solved by hand, so this course focuses on Numerical techniques for understanding and solving large systems of equations using computing.