Social and Behavioral Sciences Emphasis
This Pattern provides an opportunity to earn an Associate in Arts in General Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences emphasis. This degree covers a broad area of study and is intended for students who may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university or who may need to explore possibilities before committing themselves to a major. Students are required to:
1. Complete Moorpark College’s General Education requirements to include areas A–F
2. Complete a minimum of 18 units in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area of emphasis (6 of the 18 units must be within a single discipline) with a grade of “C” or better or a "P" if the course is taken on a "pass-no-pass" basis (Title 5 § 55063). Even though a "pass-no pass" grade is allowed, it is recommended that students complete all their major coursework for a letter grade (A, B or C). (NOTE: Universities have limitations on the number of units that can be taken "pass-no-pass" and therefore it is strongly recommended that students take all major coursework for a letter grade.) Courses in the area of emphasis may also be used to fulfill general education requirements but the units may count only once.
3. Complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable units.
4. Complete the college’s other graduation requirements in competency (mathematics and English), scholarship, and residency.
NOTE: Students planning to transfer to a four-year university are advised that this curriculum may not adequately prepare them for transfer. General Studies Patterns II and III are designed for transfer students.
|ANTH M02||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ECON M201||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON M202||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|or ECON M202H||Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics|
|GEOG M01||Physical Geography||3|
|GEOG M02||Cultural Geography||3|
|GEOG M03||World Regional Geography||3|
|or GEOG M03H||Honors: World Regional Geography|
|GEOG M05||Introduction to Weather and Climate||3|
|GIS M01||Introduction to Mapping and GIS||3|
|HIST M130||United States History Through Reconstruction||3|
|HIST M140||United States History 1865 to the Present||3|
|HIST M150||World History: From Prehistory to 1500||3|
|HIST M160||World History: From 1450 to the Present||3|
|HIST M170||Western Civilization: From Prehistory to 1600||3|
|HIST M180||Western Civilization: From 1600 To The Present||3|
|MATH M15||Introductory Statistics||4|
|or MATH M15H||Honors: Introductory Statistics|
|MATH M16A||Applied Calculus I||3|
|MATH M25A||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||5|
|or MATH M25AH||Honors: Calculus With Analytic Geometry I|
|POLS M01||Introduction to Politics||3|
|POLS M03||American Government & Politics||3|
|or POLS M03H||Honors: American Government and Politics|
|POLS M04||International Relations||3|
|PSY M01||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|or PSY M01H||Honors: Introduction to Psychology|
|PSY M02/M02H||Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience||3|
|PSY M06||Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods||3|
|PSY M07||Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)||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 M120||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|SOC M160||Introduction to Criminology||3|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Students will be able to understand social, cultural, political, and economic institutions and their historical backgrounds, as well as human behavior and the principles of social interaction.
- Students will be able to understand of the major problems and issues in their historical, contemporary, geographical contexts or future implications.
- Students will be able to understand of the contributions and perspectives of diversity among individuals and/or cultures.