Social Sciences

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will have developed a broad and critical understanding of the complex interconnections between the human and environmental forces in their world. The student will be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills and a basic understanding of the complex interrelationships between human kind and the biophysical environment.

All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
 
PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR MAJOR UNITS
  Select courses (minimum 6 units) to satisfy each of the following 3 areas
  A. American Institutions
Eligibility for ENGL 120, 199, or ESL 151

POL S 101*

Introduction to Government

3

 

POL S 105

American Political Ideals

2

  B. State and Local Government
 

POL S 106

American State and Local Government

1

  C. American History
 

ECON 111 or
HIST 116

Economic History of the United States
Economic History of the United States

3 or
3

Eligibility for ENGL 101

HIST 111

The Woman in American History

3

Eligibility for ENGL 101

HIST 117**

History of the United States

3

Eligibility for ENGL 101

HIST 118**

History of the United States

3

  Select 12 units from four different disciplines:
  ANTHR 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 111; ECON 101, 102, 102H, 111; ETH S 101, 102, 110, 111, 120, 121, 123, 125, 132, 164, 165, 166; GEOG 101, 102, 103, 106, 107, 110, 111, 114, 155; HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 113, 115, 116, 117*, 118*, 120, 121, 122, 132, 136, 140, 141, 152, PHIL 101, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120; POL S 102, 103, 104, 108, 110, 111, 112; PSYCH 101, 101H, 103, 104, 105, 106, 110, 111, 113, 115, 131, 150, 200, 203; SOC S 101, 105, 110, 127, 130, 134; SOC 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 131, 140.
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED

18

* POL S 101 completed in the Spring 2014 or after satisfies both areas A and B.
**These courses may not be used in more than one area.
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
 
August 2017 GCC Catalog 2017-2018

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