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General Studies–Social & Behavioral Sciences Associate of Arts


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The General Studies Associate Degree with an emphasis in the Social & Behavioral Sciences provides an opportunity for students to design a program of study meaningful and appropriate to their own needs and academic interests. The degree, which is multidisciplinary in nature, seeks to provide an understanding of the interrelationships, principles and methodologies of its many subject areas and to provide a broad understanding of the diverse social and cultural world in which we live.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Evaluate the methods of inquiry and evidence used in the behavioral and social sciences.
  • Apply the principles of the social and behavioral sciences to the diverse world in which we live.
  • Compare and contrast the major theoretical perspectives in the social and behavioral sciences.

Social & Behavioral Sciences:

Courses will stimulate critical thinking skills and provide a broad understanding of the diverse social, cultural, and intellectual world in which we live.

Choose 18 units from:

Course ID Title Units
ANTH 2   or Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 2H   Honors Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 3   Culture and Language 3
ANTH 4   Native American Cultures 3
ANTH 5   Anthropology of Latin American-Culture, Identify, and Power 3
ANTH 8   World Prehistory 3
ANTH 9   Introduction to Archaeology 3
ANTH 10 Celtic Cultures 3
ANTH 17   The Biological Evolution of Human Nature 3
ANTH 21   Women, Gender, and Culture-Cross- Cultural Perspectives 3
BUS 1  or Introduction to Business 3
BUS 1H   Honors Introduction to Business 3
CDE 7  * Child Growth and Development 3
CDE 15   Child, Family and Community 3
CTVR 1  or Mass Media and Society 3
JRN 1   Mass Media and Society 3
ECON 2  * or Principles (Macro) 3
ECON 2H  * Honors Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 4  * or Principles (Micro) 3
ECON 4H  * Honors Principles Microeconomics 3
ES 1   Multicultural Experiences in the United States 3
ES 3   Introduction to Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Cultures 3
ENV 1   Introduction to Environmental Studies 3
GEOG 2   or Cultural Geography 3
GEOG 2H   Honors Cultural Geography 3
GEOG 3   World Regional Geography 3
HIST 12   Revolutions and Revolts 3
HIST 16   History of the United States to 1876 3
HIST 17   History of the United States Since 1876 3
HIST 19   United States Since 1945 3
HIST 20   or Ethnic Cultures of the United States 3
SOC 20   Ethnic Cultures of the United States 3
HIST 21   Women in United States History – A Multicultural Perspective 3
HIST 22   Survey of United States History 3
HIST 27   Latin America – Pre-European to Independent Nationhood 3
HIST 28   Latin America – 1800 to the Present 3
HIST 30   History of Mexico 3
HIST 33   Chicano – Latino American History 3
HIST 62   European History to 1650 3
HIST 70   History of Asia to 1800 3
HIST 71   History of Asia Since 1800 3
HIST 72   History of China 3
HIST 74   History of the Middle East to 1800 3
HIST 75   History of the Modern Middle East 3
HIST 80  or Introduction to Contemporary Africa 3
PS 80   Introduction to Contemporary Africa 3
HIST 81   African American History 3
HS 100   Introduction to Human Services 3
HS 120   Human Development in the Social Environment 3
PS 1  or American Government 3
PS 1H   Honors American Government 3
PS 4   Introduction to Political Science 3
PS 11  or International Political Economy 3
ECON 11   International Political Economy 3
PS 12   Comparative Politics and Economy 3
PS 14   International Relations 3
PSYC 1  or Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 1H   Honors Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 4   Introduction to Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC 5  * Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality 3
PSYC 7  * Development Psychology 3
PSYC 16  * Introduction to Cross-Culture Psychology 3
PSYC 21   The Psychology of Women 3
PSYC 37  * Abnormal Behavior 3
SOC 1  or Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 1H   Honors Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 2  or Social Problems 3
SOC 2H   Honors Social Problems 3
SOC 10   Introduction to Marriage and the Family 3
SOC 15  * Socialization of the Child 3
SOC 21   Women in Contemporary Society 3
SOC 30  * or Social Psychology 3
PSYC 30  * Social Psychology 3
COMM 20   Intercultural Communication 3
GSS 10  or Introduction to Women’s Studies 3
GSS 10H   Honors Introducion to Women’s Studies 3

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE MAJOR:


18

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate of Arts Degree


Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with all overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

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