2016-2017 College Catalog 
    
    Feb 03, 2023  
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Sciences, A.A.


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The curriculum in the Social Sciences Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, earning the associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify and apply methods, such as observation, hypothesis development, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, or measurement and data collection, used by social scientists to study human behavior.
  • Identify and analyze theories explaining the individual, social, historical, political, or economic activities of men and women research and analyze topics from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Integrate various social-scientific perspectives into the understanding of the subject matter.
  • Develop a personal interpretation about issues and matters under study.

Select twelve units within a single area of emphasis which include only courses applicable to the major as noted below.   12 Units

Areas of Emphasis


ECON 2*, 4*

GEOG 1, 2, 3

HIST 4, 5, 16, 17

PS 1, 4, 12, 14

PSYC 1, 2*, 3*, 7*, 30*

SOC 1, 2, 15*, 30*

Select 6 additional units in a second area of emphasis as listed above   6 Units

Total Units for the Major: 18


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

Associate in Arts Degree


Complete 18 units as described above and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student 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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