Social & Behavioral Sciences Emphasis, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Degree A8991
An emphasis in Social & Behavioral Sciences provides the student with an understanding of statistics, cultural and gender diversity, the development of the person, biology as it relates to behavior or society, and the historical and political implications on society.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Core Courses
Choose a minimum of one from the following:3
Biological Anthropology
Biological Anthropology - Honors
Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics
Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors
Principles of Economics - Microeconomics
Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors
History of the United States
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
Introduction to American Government and Politics
Introduction to American Government and Politics - Honors
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology - Honors
Sociology
Sociology - Honors
Choose one from the following:3-4
Elementary Statistics
Elementary Statistics - Honors
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Cultural & Gender Diversity
Choose a minimum of three units from the following:3
The Native American
Principles of Cultural Anthropology
General Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Human Sexuality - Honors
Human Geography
Human Geography - Honors
World Regional Geography
Geography of California
Geography of California - Honors
Women in American History
Introduction to Mass Media
Race, Culture, Sex, and Mass Media Images
Latino Politics in the United States
African American Politics
The Psychology of Women
Psychology of Sexuality
Introduction to Electronic Media
Introduction to Criminology
Marriage and the Family
Marriage and the Family - Honors
Sociology of Ethnic Relations
Sociology of Ethnic Relations - Honors
Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Communication - Honors
Development of the Person
Choose a minimum of three units from the following:3
Contemporary Health Issues
Human Reproduction, Development and Aging
Child, Family, School and Community
Child Growth and Lifespan Development
Child Growth and Lifespan Development- Honors
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Contemporary Social Problems
Contemporary Social Problems - Honors
Introduction to Gerontology
Child Development
Biology as It Relates to Behavior or Society
Choose a minimum of three units from the following:3
Biological Anthropology
Humans and the Environment
Neurobiology and Behavior
Fundamentals of Genetics
Biological Psychology
Historical and Political Implications on Society
Choose a minimum of three units from the following:3
The Urban World
History of the United States
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
History of the United States from 1865
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
History of Premodern Asia
History of Modern Asia
The Wild West - A History, 1800-1890
History of the African American 1619-1877
History of the African American
History of Africa
History of the Mexican American
History of Native Americans
Introduction to International Relations
Latino Politics in the United States
African American Politics
Introduction to Human Services
For Area of Emphasis
Total Units18-19

Recommended Electives

ANTH 3Archaeology 3
BUSM 60Human Relations in Business 3
CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community 3
CHLD 73Infant and Toddler Development 3
CHLD 85Infants At Risk 3
COUN 5Career and Life Planning 3
COUN 51Career Planning 1
FCS 41Life Management 3
LIBR 1Library Research Methods and Resources 3
LIT 3Multicultural American Literature 3
LIT 15Introduction to Cinema 3
LIT 20African American Literature 3
LIT 25Contemporary Mexican American Literature 3
PSYC 3Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology 4
PSYC 17Introduction to Human Services 3
PSYC 19Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 33Psychology for Effective Living 3
SL 2 1
or SPCH 26 Interpersonal Communication
or SPCH 26H Interpersonal Communication - Honors

Program Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze cultural and gender diversity in humans.
  • Explain the development of the person within society.
  • Explain how biology relates to behavior or society.
  • Discuss historical and political implications on society.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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