2016-2017 College Catalog 
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2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies - Social and Behavioral Sciences, A.A.

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The General Studies Associate degree provides an opportunity for students to earn a comprehensive Associate of Arts (AA) and is intended for the student who may not be planning to transfer to a university in the near future. Completion of an associate degree may support efforts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

Students planning to transfer to California State University (CSU), the University of California (UC) or an institution which accepts certification should complete general education requirements for the associate degree by completing CSU General Education (CSU-GE) certification requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (37-39 units).

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Explain the values of a culture as expressed through its art or language.
  • Demonstrate effective expository and persuasive writing skills.
  • Develop a reasoned solution to a problem.
  • Evaluate new and accepted ideas about the natural universe using testable methodology.
  • Evaluate the methods of inquiry and evidence used in the behavioral and social sciences.

Select 18 units from one of the following areas of emphasis:

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Courses will stimulate critical skills about the ways people act and have acted in response to their societies and will promote appreciation of how societies and social subgroups operate.

ANTH 2 *, 3*, 4*, 5, 8, 9, 10, 17, 21*
CD 105*, 107*
CCS 1*, 2*, 10*
ECON 2*, 4*, 20
GEOG 2*, 3
HIST 12*, 19, 20*/SOC 20*, 21*, 27*, 28*, 30*, 33*, 61*, 62, 63, 70*, 71*, 72*, 74*, 75*, 80*/PS 80*, 81*
HS 100, 120
PS 4, 11/ECON 11; PS 12*, 14*
PSYC 1, 7*, 16*, 21*
SOC 1, 2, 6*, 10, 15*, 21*, 25*
SP 20*
WS 10*

Total Units for the Major: 18

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

Associate in Arts Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate in 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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