Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Science, Associate in Arts Degree
Banner code: 2_AA_LASBS
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 the Social and Behavioral Sciences fields.
Program Level Learning Outcomes
- Study human experience in the context of the larger society by applying investigative methods to collect, interpret, and present scientific data
- Analyze social change, analyze social problems, and analyze and develop social policies.
- Think critically about how findings and ideas in social science can be applied to explain phenomena and events that influence the larger society.
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 18 units of coursework, including two or more disciplines, of the following list:||18|
|ANTH G100||Introduction To Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH G130||Introduction To Archaeology||3|
|ANTH G140||Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion||3|
|ANTH G150||Native Peoples of North America||3|
|ANTH G190||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|ANTH G200||Gender, Culture, and Society||3|
|COMM G255||Intercultural Communication||3|
|COMM G265||Gender Communication||3|
|CJ G110||Criminal Investigation||3|
|CJ G123||Juvenile Law||3|
|CJ G128||Criminal Procedure & Evidence||3|
|CJ G140||Introduction To Criminal Justice||3|
|CJ G141||Concepts of Criminal Law||3|
|CJ G150||Introduction To Corrections||3|
|CJ G152||Probation and Corrections: Case Planning and Supervision||3|
|ECON G110||Contemporary Economic Issues and Problems||3|
|ECON G130||Environmental Economics and Policy||3|
|ECON G170||Principles of Micro Economics||3|
|ECON G175||Principles of Macro Economics||3|
|GEOG G100||World Regional Geography||3|
|GEOG G185||Human Geography||3|
|HIST G110||Economic History Of The United States||3|
|HIST G120||Asian Civilizations||3|
|HIST G121||History of American Women||3|
|HIST G132||History Of Britain And Ireland I||3|
|HIST G135||History of Britain and Ireland II||3|
|HIST G140||California History||3|
|HIST G150||History of Latin America||3|
|HIST G170||History Of The United States To 1876||3|
|HIST G175||History of the United States Since 1876||3|
|HIST G180||Western Civilization 1||3|
|HIST G185||Western Civilization 2||3|
|HIST G161||World History 1||3|
|HIST G162||World History 2||3|
|PEAC G100||Peace Studies Intro||3|
|PEAC G110||Nonviolence and Conflict Resoulution||3|
|PEAC G150||Social Justice and Peacebuilding||3|
|PEAC G230||Leadership & Peacebuilding||3|
|PSCI G100||Introduction To Political Science||3|
|PSCI G101||Survey Of Current Issues||3|
|PSCI G105||Introduction to Global Studies||3|
|PSCI G110||International Relations||3|
|PSCI G130||Law In American Society||3|
|PSCI G180||American Government||3|
|PSCI G185||Comparative Politics||3|
|PSCI G205||Global Issues||3|
|PSYC G100||Introduction To Psychology||3|
|PSYC G110||Psychology of Adjustment||3|
|PSYC G116||Child Growth and Development||3|
|PSYC G118||Life Span Developmental Psychology||3|
|PSYC G165||Principles of Human Sexuality 1||3|
|PSYC G255||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSYC G260||Social Psychology||3|
|PSYC G280||Research Methods in Psychology||4|
|SOC G100||Introduction To Sociology||3|
|SOC G110||Introduction To Marriage And The Family||3|
|SOC G111||Introduction to Social Justice||3|
|SOC G133||Racial And Ethnic Relations In America||3|
|SOC G160||Sociology of Criminology||3|
|SOC G185||Analysis of Social Problems||3|
|Select no more then three units from the following:|
|COMM G225||Negotiation and Mediation||3|
|PEAC G110||Nonviolence and Conflict Resoulution||3|
|PHIL G150||Political Philosophy||3|
|or PSCI G150||Political Philosophy|
|SPAN G200||Mexican Culture and Civilization||3|
|GE Pattern (Local, CSU GE-Breadth, or IGETC)||18-39|