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Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Human Behavior and Self Development, Associate in Arts Degree

Banner Code: 2_AA_LAHBSD

Control Number: 19461

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:

  1. Discover understanding of themselves and others to communicate and collaborate more effectively.
  2. Distinguish methods for personal wellness for themselves and others.
  3. Identify methods for collaborating with others in their community.
  4. Develop methods for participating in group activities and collaborative projects.
  5. Evaluate group interactions in a variety of contexts.

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education.

Course Title Units
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 G100Introduction to Accounting3
ANTH G100Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH G185Physical Anthropology3
ANTH G190Introduction to Linguistics3
ANTH G200Gender, Culture, and Society3
CMST G100Interpersonal Communication3
CMST G110Public Speaking3
CMST G112Small Group Dynamics3
CMST G225Negotiation and Mediation3
CMST G255Intercultural Communication3
CMST G265Gender Communication3
CJ G110Criminal Investigation3
CJ G123Juvenile Law3
CJ G137Community Relations And Special Issues In Criminal Justice3
CJ G150Introduction To Corrections3
GLST G110Conflict Resolution3
GLST G230Global Leadership: Concepts and Skills3
PSYC G100Introduction To Psychology3
PSYC G116Child Growth and Development3
PSYC G255Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC G118Life Span Developmental Psychology3
PSYC G280Research Methods in Psychology4
PSYC G250Psychobiology3
PSYC G260Social Psychology3
SOC G100Introduction To Sociology3
SOC G110Introduction To Marriage And The Family3
SOC G133Introduction to Race and Ethnicity3
SOC G160Sociology of Criminology3
SOC G185Analysis of Social Problems3
B) Growth and Purpose
BUS G121Personal Finance3
COLL G100Becoming A Successful Student3
CMST G110Public Speaking3
CMST G260Organizational Communication3
COUN G104Career And Life Planning3
COUN G115 Student-Athlete Success & Educational Planning2
COUN G150Planning for Arts, Languages, and Humanities3
or COUN G151 Planning for Business
or COUN G152 Planning for Health Science, Nursing and Kinesiology
or COUN G153 Planning for Social and Behavioral Sciences
or COUN G154 Planning for STEM (Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Math)
or COUN G155 Planning for STEM (Biological and Physical Sciences)
COUN G205Navigating the Transfer Process1
EDUC G102Teaching in a Diverse Society3
EDUC G103Technology Proficiencies For Teachers I2
EDUC G200The Teaching Profession3
LIBR G110Introduction to College Research1
LIBR G120Libraries And The Internet1
PSYC G110Psychology of Adjustment3
PSYC G165Principles of Human Sexuality 13
C) Health and Wellness
HLED G100Personal Health3
HLED G107Drugs, Health, and Society3
HLED G135Nutrition and Health3
KIN G100Introduction to Kinesiology3
KIN G101First Aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation3
KIN G110Mental Skills for Performance3
KIN G281Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
PE G103Exercise For Healthy Living2
DANC G100Modern Dance 1 - Beginning2
DANC G105Strength and Stretch1
DANC G112Ballroom Dance1
DANC G115Tap Dance 1 - Beginning2
DANC G119Hip Hop Dance2
DANC G120Ballet 1 - Beginning2
DANC G125Jazz Dance 1 - Beginning2
DANC G130Dance For Musical Theater2
DANC G135Mid-Eastern Dance0.5,1
DANC G230Choreography2
DANC G235Modern Dance Ensemble2
DANC G240Tap Dance Ensemble1,2
DANC G245Performance Ensemble1-2
PE G110Swimming For Fitness0.5,1
PE G111Swimming1
PE G130Yoga1
PE G132Pilates For Fitness1
PE G150Badminton1
PE G158Tennis1
PE G173Introduction To Weight Training1
PE G176Total Fitness For Women1
PE G181Muscular Strength Training1
PE G186Activities - Basketball0.5-1
PE G192Soccer1
PE G195Volleyball0.5-1
PE G196Sand Volleyball0.5-1
ATHL G235Basketball Team - Women3
ATHL G236Basketball Team - Men3
ATHL G239Softball Team - Women3
ATHL G240Baseball Team3
ATHL G243Cross Country Team - Women3
ATHL G244Cross Country Team - Men3
ATHL G246Football Team3
ATHL G249Soccer Team - Women3
ATHL G250Soccer Team - Men3
ATHL G253Swimming Team - Women3
ATHL G254Swimming Team - Men3
ATHL G255Track Team - Women3
ATHL G256Track Team - Men3
ATHL G259Volleyball Team - Women3
ATHL G260Volleyball Team - Men3
ATHL G263Water Polo Team - Women3
ATHL G264Water Polo Team - Men3
ATHL G279Beach Volleyball - Women3
Major Total18
GE Pattern (Local, CSU GE-Breadth, or IGETC)18-39
Total Units60