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Social Science

The Social Science Associate Degree Program is designed to provide the transfer social science major the opportunity to achieve an associate degree with specialization of the student's choice.  The program provides introductory lower-division work in the Social Sciences.  The major is made up of 24 units in the fields of Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.  The program prepares students to be enlightened citizens equipped with the broad cultural background essential to studies in the fields of education, philosophy, literature, law, government, journalism, public service, and business; all of which today demand a grasp of vital domestic and foreign concerns.

Associate Degree

Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information regarding general education, unit, and scholarship requirements. Completion of the following program requirements, in addition to the general education and college requirements, qualifies the student for an associate degree.

Course Number

Title

Units

ECON 1A

Macroeconomics

3

ECON 1B

Microeconomics

3

GEOG 3

Cultural Geography

3

HIST 17A or B

History of the United States

3

POL SCI 1

American Government

3

PSYCH 1

General Psychology

3

SOC 1

Introduction to Sociology

3

 

Electives taken from the list below

3-6

 

TOTAL

24/27

Recommended Electives:

Tofurther a particular area of study, these electives are available: ANTHRO 2, AOJ 1, GEOG 1, 2A/B, 18, HIST 4A/B, HUM 1, POL SCI 2, PSYCH 2, 3, 4, 5, SOC 2, 3, SOC SCI 32A/B

Transfer
Students who have selected the particular four-year college to which they eventually wish to transfer should use the college catalog of that institution as the principle guide for determining the first two years of their program.

ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system that can be accessed over the World Wide Web. It displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s colleges and universities and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.
ASSIST is available at www.assist.org.

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