Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Human Behavior and Self Development, Associate in Arts Degree
Banner code: 2_AA_LAHBSD
Financial aid: Eligible
This program is designed for students who desire a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences, plus additional course work in an “Area of Emphasis.” This program would be an ideal choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC), as the student may satisfy their general education requirements plus focus on transferable course work relating to baccalaureate majors at these institutions. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to fulfill requirements for an emphasis should be selected with the assistance of GWC Counselor.
All courses included in this major are transferable to the California State University (CSU) system, and the majority are transferable to the University of California (UC) system. The courses, with the appropriate selections made, will meet major preparation for entry to baccalaureate degree programs in Human Services, Social Services, Behavioral Sciences, and other related fields.
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Discover understanding of themselves and others to communicate and collaborate more effectively.
- Distinguish methods for personal wellness for themselves and others.
- Identify methods for collaborating with others in their community.
- Develop methods for participating in group activities and collaborative projects.
- Evaluate group interactions in a variety of contexts.
Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
- Completion of General Education Requirements by one of the following methods:
- Completion of a minimum of 18 units as listed under Areas A through E, including the Cultural Diversity Requirement.
- Completion of a minimum of 39 units of CSU General Education requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education Breadth.
- Completion of a minimum of 34 (UC) or 37 (CSU) units of Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in IGETC.
- Completion of a Major or Area of Emphasis—a minimum of 18 units.
- Completion of additional elective units to a total of 60 units.
- 2.0 overall Grade Point Average at GWC and 2.0 overall Grade Point Average for all colleges attended.
- At least 12 units completed at GWC.
Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.
|Select at least one course from each category below (A, B, and C), then select additional courses from categories A, B, and/or C, to total 18 credits (with no more than six credits of activity courses)||18|
|A) Theory and Knowledge|
|ACCT G100||Introduction to Accounting||3|
|ANTH G100||Introduction To Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH G185||Physical Anthropology||3|
|ANTH G190||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|ANTH G200||Gender, Culture, and Society||3|
|COMM G100||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|COMM G110||Public Speaking||3|
|COMM G112||Small Group Dynamics||3|
|COMM G225||Negotiation and Mediation||3|
|COMM G255||Intercultural Communication||3|
|COMM G265||Gender Communication||3|
|CJ G110||Criminal Investigation||3|
|CJ G123||Juvenile Law||3|
|CJ G137||Community Relations And Special Issues In Criminal Justice||3|
|CJ G150||Introduction To Corrections||3|
|CJ G152||Probation and Corrections: Case Planning and Supervision||3|
|PEAC G110||Nonviolence and Conflict Resoulution||3|
|PEAC G230||Leadership & Peacebuilding||3|
|PSYC G100||Introduction To Psychology||3|
|PSYC G116||Child Growth and Development||3|
|PSYC G255||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSYC G118||Life Span Developmental Psychology||3|
|PSYC G280||Research Methods in Psychology||4|
|PSYC G260||Social Psychology||3|
|SOC G100||Introduction To Sociology||3|
|SOC G110||Introduction To Marriage And The Family||3|
|SOC G133||Racial And Ethnic Relations In America||3|
|SOC G160||Sociology of Criminology||3|
|SOC G185||Analysis of Social Problems||3|
|B) Growth and Purpose|
|BUS G121||Personal Finance||3|
|COLL G100||Becoming A Successful Student||3|
|COMM G110||Public Speaking||3|
|COMM G260||Organizational Communication||3|
|COUN G100||Career Planning||1.5|
|COUN G103||Educational Planning For Student Success||1|
|COUN G104||Career And Life Planning||3|
|COUN G115||Student-Athlete Success & Educational Planning||2|
|COUN G150/G151/G152/G153/G154/G155||Planning for Arts, Languages, and Humanities||3|
|COUN G199||Employability Skills||1.5|
|COUN G205||Navigating the Transfer Process||1|
|EDUC G102||Teaching Diverse Contemporary Classrooms||1|
|EDUC G103||Technology Proficiencies For Teachers I||2|
|EDUC C200||The Teaching Profession||3.5|
|LIBR G110||Information Competency and Library Research||1|
|LIBR G120||Libraries And The Internet||1|
|PSYC G110||Psychology of Adjustment||3|
|PSYC G165||Principles of Human Sexuality 1||3|
|C) Health and Wellness|
|HLED G100||Personal Health||3|
|HLED G107||Drugs, Health, and Society||3|
|KIN G100||Introduction to Kinesiology||3|
|KIN G101||First Aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation||3|
|KIN G110||Mental Skills for Performance||3|
|KIN G281||Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries||3|
|PE G103||Exercise For Healthy Living||2|
|DANC G100||Modern Dance 1 - Beginning||2|
|DANC G105||Strength and Stretch||1|
|DANC G112||Ballroom Dance||1|
|DANC G115||Tap Dance 1 - Beginning||2|
|DANC G119||Hip Hop Dance||1|
|DANC G120||Ballet 1 - Beginning||2|
|DANC G125||Jazz Dance 1 - Beginning||2|
|DANC G130||Dance For Musical Theater||2|
|DANC G135||Mid-Eastern Dance||0.5,1|
|DANC G235||Modern Dance Ensemble||2|
|DANC G240||Tap Dance Ensemble||1,2|
|DANC G245||Performance Ensemble||1-2|
|PE G110||Swimming For Fitness||0.5,1|
|PE G132||Pilates For Fitness||1|
|PE G173||Introduction To Weight Training||1|
|PE G176||Total Fitness For Women||1|
|PE G180||Strength And Muscle Power Training||2|
|PE G181||Muscular Strength Training||1|
|PE G186||Activities - Basketball||0.5-1|
|PE G196||Sand Volleyball||0.5-1|
|ATHL G235||Basketball Team - Women||3|
|ATHL G236||Basketball Team - Men||3|
|ATHL G239||Softball Team - Women||3|
|ATHL G240||Baseball Team||3|
|ATHL G243||Cross Country Team - Women||3|
|ATHL G244||Cross Country Team - Men||3|
|ATHL G246||Football Team||3|
|ATHL G249||Soccer Team - Women||3|
|ATHL G250||Soccer Team - Men||3|
|ATHL G253||Swimming Team - Women||3|
|ATHL G254||Swimming Team - Men||3|
|ATHL G255||Track Team - Women||3|
|ATHL G256||Track Team - Men||3|
|ATHL G259||Volleyball Team - Women||3|
|ATHL G260||Volleyball Team - Men||3|
|ATHL G263||Water Polo Team - Women||3|
|ATHL G264||Water Polo Team - Men||3|
|ATHL G279||Beach Volleyball - Women||3|
|GE Pattern (Local, CSU GE-Breadth, or IGETC)||18-39|