The Associate in Arts in General Studies Pattern II with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences degree is intended for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year university in high-unit majors or where completion of CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC is not appropriate or advisable. Independent or out-of-state universities may also fall in this category. See www.assist.org or a counselor for guidance.
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.
This emphasis enables the student to take courses that will satisfy lower-division major preparation requirements for majors such as Anthropology, Chicana/o Studies, Economics, Geography, Global Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
Students are required to:
- Select and complete courses from the general education of a transfer institution to include, at a minimum, the following Title 5 requirements
- Natural Sciences (3 units)
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 units)
- Arts and Humanities (3 units)
- Language and Rationality – English Composition (3 units)
- Communication and Analytical Thinking (3 units)
- Three additional units from any of the above areas (3 units)
- Complete local graduation requirements to include:
- Health Education (one course/no unit minimum): HED R101, R102, R103, R104, R105, R113, R114; EMT R109, R169; FT R090; KIN R100
- Physical Education/Kinesiology (one course/no unit minimum): DANC R102A, R102B, R104A, R104B, R110A, R1110B, R112A, R112B; FT R073, any Kinesiology (KIN) activity course, or Intercollegiate Athletics course (ICA)
- Ethnic/Gender Studies (a minimum of 3 units): ANTH R102, R102H, R105, R107, R114, R119; BRS R101, CHST R101, R102, R107, R108; ECE R107; ENGL R112, R124, R126, R129, R134; ETHS R107, R110, R114, R119, R134; GEOG R102; GLST R101; HED R103; HIST R107, R108, R109, R117, R124; PSY R107, R110, R122; SJS R110, R120, R130; SOC R103, R04, R108, R140: SPAN R232, R232H
- Complete courses in the area of emphasis listed below.
- Complete a minimum of 18 units in the chosen area of emphasis with a grade of “C” or better (or a “P”) in each of the courses selected within the chosen area.
- Complete a minimum of 6 of the 18 units within a single discipline.
- Complete a minimum of 60 transferable units.
- Complete competency requirements in Mathematics and English
- Complete requirements in scholarship (2.0 minimum cumulative degree-applicable GPA)
- Complete residency requirements.
Students must complete at least 12 semester units in residence at Oxnard College in order to receive a degree from Oxnard College. The same policy applies to all colleges in the district: a minimum of 12 semester units must be completed at the college granting the degree.
Students will select a minimum of 18 units from the courses below, with a minimum of 6 units in a single discipline.
|ANTH R102||Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH R102H||Honors: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH R103||Introduction to Archaeology||3|
|ANTH R114||African American Culture and Experience||3|
|ANTH R115||Introduction to Language and Culture||3|
|ANTH R119||Introduction to Border Studies||3|
|BRS R101||Introduction to Border Studies||3|
|CHST R101||Introduction to Chicana/o Studies||3|
|CHST R102||Chicana/o Cultural Identity||3|
|CHST R107||History of Mexicans in the United States||3|
|CHST R108||Sociology of the Chicano Community||3|
|ECON R201||Introduction to the Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON R201H||Honors: Introduction to the Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON R202||Introduction to the Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON R202H||Honors: Introduction to the Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ETHS R114||African American Culture and Experience||3|
|ETHS R119||Introduction to Border Studies||3|
|GEOG R101||Elements of Physical Geography||3|
|GEOG R101L||Physical Geography Laboratory||1|
|GEOG R102||World Regional Geography||3|
|GEOG R103||Introduction to Weather and Climate||3|
|GEOG R105||Introduction to Human Geography||3|
|GEOG R106||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||3|
|GLST R101||Introduction to Global Studies||3|
|GLST R102||Global Issues and Problems||3|
|HIST R107||History of Mexicans in the United States||3|
|HIST R108||African-American History||3|
|HIST R130||History of the United States I||3|
|HIST R130H||Honors: History of the United States I||3|
|HIST R140||History of the United States II||3|
|HIST R140H||Honors: History of the United States II||3|
|HIST R150||World History I||3|
|HIST R150H||Honors: World History I||3|
|HIST R160||World History II||3|
|HIST R160H||Honors: World History II||3|
|MATH R105||Introductory Statistics||4|
|MATH R105H||Honors: Introductory Statistics||4|
|MATH R106||Business Calculus||4|
|MATH R120||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||5|
|POLS R100||Introduction to Politics||3|
|POLS R101||Government of the United States I: Institutions and Politics||3|
|POLS R102||Introduction to Law and Society||3|
|POLS R104||Introduction to International Relations||3|
|POLS R108||Comparative Politics||3|
|POLS R120||Political Theory||3|
|PSY R101||General Psychology||3|
|PSY R101H||Honors: General Psychology||3|
|PSY R102||Interpersonal Relations||3|
|PSY R103||Beginning Statistics for Behavioral Science||3|
|PSY R104||Research Methods in Psychology||3|
|PSY R105||Introduction to Physiological Psychology||3|
|PSY R108||Developmental Psychology||3|
|SJS R120||Introduction to Women's Studies||3|
|SOC R101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOC R101H||Honors: Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOC R102||Social Problems||3|
|SOC R103||Race and Ethnic Relations||3|
|SOC R108||Sociology of the Chicano Community||3|
|SOC R111||Introduction to Social Research||3|
|SOC R125||Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences||3|
|SPAN R232||Latin American Literature||3|
|SPAN R232H||Honors: Latin American Literature||3|
|Total Required Major Units||18|
|Title 5 Minimum General Education||18|
|Double-counted Units||- 3-6|
|Free Electives Required||27-30|
|Total Units Required for A.A. Degree||60|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of human behavior, including social interaction and individual behavior in relation to social, cultural, political, psychological, economic, linguistic, biological, physical and other contexts and variables
- Articulate how societies, cultures and subcultures develop and change over time, and how they influence human behavior within specific contexts, including historic contexts
- Articulate how decisions are made in economic or political systems
- Demonstrate ability to utilize the research information technologies, reading abilities and theoretical frameworks that support lifelong learning about the study of human beings and their psychology, their behavior, their social interactions, their cultural diversity and the richness of their human heritages.
- Apply critical thinking and methods of inquiry, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, appropriate to social science disciplines
- Communicate clearly ideas and facts regarding the human condition and how humans respond, adapt and intentionally change those conditions
- Demonstrate an ability to consider the ethics of human behavior and the human impact on planetary conditions and cycles
- Demonstrate the ability to self-assess their learning regarding social science learning outcomes.
- Articulate the importance of responsible participation in their government, community and society.
- Identify the skills they have learned in college that prepare them for lifelong learning.
- Explain the significance of cooperation and peaceful resolution in addressing societal conflicts.