Social and Behavioral Sciences, Associate of Arts Degree Area of Emphasis
The Social and Behavioral Sciences area of emphasis provides a broad understanding of the social, cultural, and intellectual world in which we live. Students who choose this area of emphasis typically have a diverse interest in human problems and seek a liberal education in a broad spectrum of understandings, insights, and appreciations. Multidisciplinary in nature, this area of emphasis seeks to provide an understanding of the interrelationships and varied methodologies of its many subject areas. The Social and Behavioral area of emphasis develops students’ intellectual and emotional understanding, appreciation, and insights which prepares them for jobs in government services, commerce or industry, and teaching.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Utilize methods and theories from the social and behavioral sciences to collect, interpret, and apply quantitative and qualitative evidence regarding the human experience as an individual and in the context of the larger society.
- Employ methods and theories from different disciplines to analyze social and behavioral problems, policies related to these problems, and how they both change over time.
Associate Degree Requirements
Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.
*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.
Program of Study
Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Academic/Career/Certificate Programs section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):
Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.
Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement
Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.
|Select at least 18 units of the following:||18|
|Introduction to Archaeology|
|Economic Issues and Policy|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|World Regional Geography|
|Latin American History and Culture|
|History of American Women|
|History of Britain and Ireland 2|
|History of California|
|The American West|
|World History 1|
|World History 2|
|United States History to 1876|
|United States History since 1876|
|Western Civilization 1|
|Western Civilization 2|
|Introduction to Human Services|
|Helping Theories and Intervention Strategies|
|Introduction to Crisis Intervention|
|Treatment Issues in Substance Abuse|
|Introduction to Case Management|
|Cultural Diversity in Human Services|
|Human Services Practicum|
|Introduction to Mass Communications|
|Survey of Current Issues|
|Comparative Government and Politics|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Child Growth and Development|
|Life Span Developmental Psychology|
|Principles of Human Sexuality 1|
|Psychology of Aging|
|Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Introduction to Marriage and Family|
|Introduction to Gerontology|
|Globalization and Social Change|
|Analysis of Social Problems|
|Racial and Ethnic Relations in America|
|Perspectives of Sex and Gender|
|Subtotal for Area of Emphasis (at least 18)||18|