The Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies Pattern I with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a broad interdisciplinary curriculum designed for both general and area of emphasis students who are interested in pursuing an associate degree.
The courses that fulfill the Social and Behavioral Sciences area of emphasis will examine people as members of society. The courses are designed to develop students’ awareness of the method of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences to stimulate critical thinking about the ways people respond to their societies and to promote appreciation of how societies and social subgroups operate. The category would include introductory or integrative survey courses in cultural anthropology, cultural geography, economics, history, political science, psychology, sociology, or related disciplines.
|ANSC/EATM M09||Animal Behavior||3|
|ANTH M02||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH M06||Introduction to Native American Studies||3|
|ANTH M07||Peoples and Cultures of the World||3|
|ANTH M08||Linguistic Anthropology||3|
|ANTH M09||Sex, Gender, and Culture||3|
|ANTH M11||The Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion||3|
|ANTH M13||The Chumash and Their Neighbors: Indians of California||3|
|ANTH M14||Monkeys, Apes, and Humans||3|
|ANTH M15||Egyptology: Archaeology of the Land of the Pharaohs||3|
|ANTH M16||Mysteries of the Ancient Maya||3|
|ANTH M17||Forensic Anthropology||3|
|BUS M30||Introduction to Business||3|
|CD M02||Human Development: Infancy through Adolescence||3|
|CD M03||Child, Family, and Community||3|
|or CD M03H||Honors: Child, Family, and Community|
|CD M05||Teaching in a Diverse Society||3|
|CJ M01||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|or CJ M01H||Honors: Introduction to Criminal Justice|
|CJ M02||Concepts of Criminal Law||3|
|CJ M03||Community Relations||3|
|CJ M08||Introduction to Constitutional Law||3|
|COMM M04||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|COMM M12||Intercultural Communications||3|
|COMM M13||Gender Communication||3|
|ECON M170||Economic History of the US||3|
|ECON M201||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON M202||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|or ECON M202H||Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics|
|ETHS M01||Introduction to Chicana/o Studies||3|
|ETHS M10||Introduction to African American Studies||3|
|ETHS M40||Introduction to Ethnic Studies||3|
|FTMA M100/JOUR M01||Introduction to Mass Communications||3|
|FTMA M108||Women in Cinema||3|
|GEOG M02||Cultural Geography||3|
|GEOG M03||World Regional Geography||3|
|or GEOG M03H||Honors: World Regional Geography|
|HIST M25||History of the United States||3|
|or HIST M25H||Honors: History of the U.S|
|HIST M130||United States History Through Reconstruction||3|
|HIST M131||African American History to 1877||3|
|HIST M133||History of Mexican Americans||3|
|HIST M135||Native American History and Culture||3|
|HIST M137||History of American Women||3|
|or HIST M137H||Honors: History of American Women|
|HIST M140||United States History 1865 to the Present||3|
|HIST M141||African American History Since 1877||3|
|HIST M143||History of California||3|
|HIST M145||Race and Ethnicity in American History||3|
|HIST M150||World History: From Prehistory to 1500||3|
|HIST M152||History of Asia from Prehistory to 1600||3|
|HIST M160||World History: From 1450 to the Present||3|
|HIST M162||History of Asia From 1600 To The Present||3|
|HIST M164||History of Latin America||3|
|HIST M170||Western Civilization: From Prehistory to 1600||3|
|HIST M180||Western Civilization: From 1600 To The Present||3|
|NTS M07||Cultural Foods||3|
|PHIL M03||Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy||3|
|PHIL M22||Ethics of Business||3|
|POLS M01||Introduction to Politics||3|
|POLS M02||Comparative Politics||3|
|POLS M03||American Government & Politics||3|
|or POLS M03H||Honors: American Government and Politics|
|POLS M04||International Relations||3|
|POLS M05||National, State and Local Politics||3|
|POLS M06||Intro to Political Theory||3|
|POLS M09||Introduction to Political Science Research Methods||3|
|PSY M01||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|or PSY M01H||Honors: Introduction to Psychology|
|PSY M03||Personal Growth & Soc Awarenes||3|
|PSY M04||Child Psychology||3|
|PSY M05||Social Psychology||3|
|PSY M06||Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods||3|
|PSY M07||Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)||3|
|PSY M08||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSY M10||Dying and Death||3|
|PSY M13||Human Sexuality||3|
|PSY M14||Cross-Cultural Psychology||3|
|PSY M16||Personality Theories||3|
|SOC M110||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or SOC M110H||Honors: Introduction to Sociology|
|SOC M115||Social Problems||3|
|SOC M130||Introduction to Marriage and Family||3|
|SOC M140||Introduction to Gender||3|
|SOC M150||Introduction to Race and Ethnicity||3|
|SOC M160||Introduction to Criminology||3|
|SOC M212||Introduction to Sociology of Religion||3|
|SOC M216||Sociology of Deviant Behavior||3|
|SOC M218||Organized Crime and Terrorism||3|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- 1. Communication Competency
a. Attend to and clearly express ideas in written, spoken, numerical, and artistic forms.
b. Communicate effectively and logically.
- 2. Information Competency
a. Evaluate multiple sources of information to apply it critically and appropriately
b. Gather, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information.
- 3. Quantitative Competence
a. Implement quantitative and qualitative models to make predictions, draw conclusions, and make decisions that are logical and feasible.
b. Collect, organize, analyze, and process research data in a clear, synthesized format.
- 4. Analytic Inquiry Skills
a. Distinguish the modes of inquiry and critique used in the natural, social, and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
b. Explain the connections among the various disciplines.
- 5. Ethical Reasoning
a. Apply ethical principles to personal, academic, professional and/or community issues.
b. Work ethically and effectively with others.
- 6. Ability to Engage Diverse Perspectives
a. Recognize the multitude of diversities in the physical and human environments and how these diversities impact the individual and society.
b. Recognize the diversity of human experience, the role of the natural environment, and the relationship between the two.
c. Describe and appreciate the role of culture and the arts in society and in one’s personal life.
- 7. Ability to Create
a. Act purposefully in combining awareness, critical thinking, and communication skills with personal responsibility in order to originate, innovate, or build upon ideas.
- 8. Growth Orientation
a. Apply the skills necessary for successful living in an ever-changing and global environment.
b. Identify and adopt the concepts of personal health and fitness to enhance the quality of life.