Academic Divisions

Three academic divisions constitute the faculty at Parami University: 

 

  • Division of General Education

  • Division of Social Studies

  • Division of Mathematics and Data Science

 

The Division of General Education supports all the general education requirements for major programs developed under the Divisions of Social Studies and Mathematics and Data Science.

Division of General Education

The Division of General Education supports all the general education requirements for major programs developed under the last two divisions. The mission of the Division of General Education is to nurture well-rounded and intellectually diverse students by offering general education courses in multiple disciplines in humanities, social sciences, mathematics, sciences, and arts; by providing introductory college-success workshops and programs; and by delivering personalized academic advising and tutoring.

 

The Division of General Education develops and offers the following courses as part of the General Education curriculum in the first two years of the undergraduate degree program. All courses offered under the Division of General Education for the academic years 2022–2026 are between 100–249 levels.

  • First year and second year sequenced seminar courses 

  • First year English Composition courses 

  • Humanities/social science distribution requirement courses

  • Math/science distribution requirement courses, and

  • Arts distribution requirement courses

 

The Division of General Education offers seven required foundational 100-249 level Philosophy, Politics, and Economic (PPE) courses for students who would like to major in PPE. These are:

  1. The Art of Argument

  2. Intro to Ethics

  3. Introduction to Political Science

  4. Introduction of Political Theory/Philosophy

  5. Introduction to Microeconomics

  6. Introduction to Macroeconomics

  7. Craft of Social Inquiry

 

The Division of General Education also offers seven required foundational 100-249 level Statistics and Data Science (SDS) courses for students who would like to major in SDS. These are: 

  1. Calculus I (Differentiation)

  2. Calculus II (Integration)

  3. Linear algebra

  4. Introduction to Probability

  5. Introduction to Statistics

  6. Data Communication and Ethics

  7. Programming with Python

Division of Social Studies

The Division of Social Studies offers Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program. The mission of this Division is to nurture students to become socially informed and responsible global citizens by providing social studies courses and programs across the University in line with the mission of Parami University. The Division of Social Studies organizes courses that are major-specific at the level of 250–499.

 

The following are some of the core courses (250-349 level) and elective courses (250-499 level) offered under this Division for each specialization under the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) major.

 

Core courses for Philosophy specialization

  1. Comparative Philosophy (West/non-West)

  2. Philosophy and Gender

  3. Philosophy as Practice

 

Core courses for Politics specialization

  1. International Relations

  2. Power and Resistance

  3. Democracy, Authoritarianism & Regime Transitions

Core courses for Economics specialization

  1. Economics of Globalization

  2. Development Economics

  3. Behavioral Economics

Sample elective courses offered by the Division of Social Studies

  • Environmental Ethics

  • Food Ethics

  • Southeast Asia in a Globalizing World

  • Human Rights in Theory and Practice

  • Financial Policy Issues in Emerging Market Countries

  • Booms, busts and beyond: Economic crises and rescues

  • Macroeconomic Policy: A Case Study Approach

  • Environmental Modeling

  • Senior Capstone I & II

Division of Mathematics and Data Science

The Division of Mathematics and Data Science offers the Statistics and Data Science (SDS) Program. The mission of this Division is to prepare students to be able to address challenging global issues through mathematics and data science by offering programs in the field of Mathematics and Data Science in line with the mission of Parami University. The Division of Mathematics and Data Science organizes courses that are major-specific at the level of 250–499.

 

The following are some of the core courses (250-349 level) and elective courses (250-499 level) offered under this Division for each specialization under the Statistics and Data Science (SDS) major.

 

Core courses for Statistics specialization

  1. Statistical Programming with R

  2. Time Series Analysis

  3. Mathematical Statistics

Core courses for Data Science specialization

  1. Data Structures and Algorithms

  2. Data Management

  3. Introduction to Machine Learning

Sample elective courses offered by the Division of Mathematics and Data Science

  • Spatial Econometrics

  • Survival Analysis

  • Bayesian Statistics

  • Advanced Machine Learning

  • Advanced Econometrics

  • Stochastic Processes

  • Operating systems and networks

  • Environmental Modelling

  • Text Mining

  • Senior Capstone I & II