AA IN SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORIAL SCIENCES ( Official )
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Program Type: AA Degree

Division: C & I Committee Member - Non-Faculty

Program Description:
Responsible Division: Social Sciences

The degree in social and behavioral sciences is concerned with providing a broad understanding of the social, cultural, and intellectual world in which we live. Social and behavioral science students have a diverse interest in human problems and seek a liberal education in a broad spectrum of understandings, insights, and appreciations. Multidisciplinary in nature, this area of emphasis seeks to provide an understanding of the interrelationships and varied methodologies of its many subject areas. The goal of this area of emphasis is to develop studentsí intellectual and emotional understanding, appreciation, insights, and flexibility in order for them to succeed in government services, commerce or industry, and teaching. Students who receive an associate degree in the Social and Behavioral Sciences typically continue their studies at a university to receive a bachelorís degree in such disciplines as Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Requirements for the area of emphasis
(18 units minimum)
Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99.

Students must complete 18 units with at least 3 units in three of the disciplines listed below.

Required Units in the Major:    0

Required Courses
  Anthropology (0 units)
ANTH 001 - PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3.0 units)
  ANTH 001L - LABORATORY IN PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (1.0 units)
  ANTH 002 - CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3.0 units)
  ANTH 003 - INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY (3.0 units)
  ANTH 004 - ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION, MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT (3.0 units)
  ANTH 005 - INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY (3.0 units)
  ANTH 012 - AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURES (3.0 units)
  ANTH 030A - ANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES - MESA VERDE, COLORADO (2.0 units)
  ANTH 030B - ANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES: RIO GRANDE PUEBLOS-NEW MEXICO (2.0 units)
  ANTH 030C - ANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES: CALIFORNIA (2.0 units)
  ANTH 030D - ANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES: ROCKY MOUNTAINS (2.0 units)
  ANTH 030E - ANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES: ENGLAND (2.0 units)
  ANTH 030F - ANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES: ITALY (2.0 units)
  ANTH 030G - ANTHROPOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (2.0 units)
  ANTH 030H - APPLICATIONS OF ARCHEOLOGICAL FIELD WORK (2.0 units)
  ANTH 031 - MEXICAN AND CHICANO CULTURE (3.0 units)
  &
  Child Development (0 units)
CHDV 010 - PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN (3.0 units)
  CHDV 011 - PRINCIPLES OF INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT (3.0 units)
  &
  Economics (0 units)
ECON 001A - PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (3.0 units)
  ECON 001B - PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (3.0 units)
  &
  Geography (0 units)
GEOG 002 - CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  GEOG 003 - WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  GEOG 005 - ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  &
  History (0 units)
HIST 001A - HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION TO 1715 (3.0 units)
  HIST 001B - HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION FROM 1715 (3.0 units)
  HIST 002A - HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS TO 1500 (3.0 units)
  HIST 002B - HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS FROM 1500 (3.0 units)
  HIST 005A - HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN TO 1714 (3.0 units)
  HIST 005B - HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN FROM 1714 (3.0 units)
  HIST 007A - UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1876 (3.0 units)
  HIST 007B - UNITED STATES HISTORY FROM 1876 (3.0 units)
  HIST 008 - HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA (3.0 units)
  HIST 009A - LATIN AMERICA: PRE-COLOMBIAN TO 1825 (3.0 units)
  HIST 009B - LATIN AMERICA: 1825 TO THE PRESENT (3.0 units)
  HIST 012 - THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN (3.0 units)
  HIST 016 - HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST (3.0 units)
  HIST 018 - HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA, SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (3.0 units)
  HIST 019 - HISTORY OF CHINA, JAPAN AND KOREA (3.0 units)
  HIST 024A - SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY - AFRICA (3.0 units)
  HIST 024B - SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY - ASIA (3.0 units)
  HIST 024C - SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY - EUROPE (3.0 units)
  HIST 024D - SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY - LATIN AMERICA (3.0 units)
  HIST 024E - SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY - MIDDLE EAST (3.0 units)
  HIST 024F - SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY - UNITED STATES (3.0 units)
  HIST 024G - SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY - WORLD (3.0 units)
  HIST 025A - GREAT PERSONALITIES IN U.S. HISTORY (3.0 units)
  HIST 025B - WOMEN IN AMERICAN SOCIETY (3.0 units)
  HIST 025C - THE AMERICAN WEST (3.0 units)
  HIST 025D - AMERICA'S RELATIONS WITH OTHER NATIONS (3.0 units)
  HIST 025E - ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT IN THE U.S. (3.0 units)
  HIST 025F - AMERICA AND THE TWO WORLD WARS (3.0 units)
  HIST 025I - ISSUES OF THE VIETNAM ERA (3.0 units)
  HIST 029A - AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865 (3.0 units)
  HIST 029B - AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY FROM 1865 (3.0 units)
  HIST 030 - HISTORY OF MEXICO (3.0 units)
  HIST 031 - HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES (3.0 units)
  HIST 038 - HISTORY OF RELIGION IN AMERICA (3.0 units)
  HIST 041 - HISTORY OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS (3.0 units)
  HIST 050 - HISTORY AND HISTORIANS (3.0 units)
  HIST 027A - TRADITIONAL AFRICA (3.0 units)
  HIST 027B - MODERN AFRICA (3.0 units)
  &
  Linguistics (0 units)
LING 010 - INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS (3.0 units)
  LING 011 - HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE (3.0 units)
  LING 012 - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3.0 units)
  LING 014 - LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY (3.0 units)
  LING 016 - PSYCHOLINGUISTICS: LANGUAGE AND THE MIND (3.0 units)
  LING 017 - INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (3.0 units)
  &
  Political Science (0 units)
POLS 001 - INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (3.0 units)
  POLS 002 - COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT (3.0 units)
  POLS 006 - THE U.S. AND WORLD POLITICS (3.0 units)
  POLS 007 - PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL SCIENCE (3.0 units)
  POLS 021 - INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL ECONOMY (3.0 units)
  POLS 022 - INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL THEORY (3.0 units)
  &
  Psychology (0 units)
PSYC 001 - INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY (3.0 units)
  PSYC 002 - ELEMENTARY PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (3.0 units)
  PSYC 005 - RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (4.0 units)
  PSYC 021 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE CHILD (3.0 units)
  PSYC 022 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE ADULT (3.0 units)
  PSYC 023 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3.0 units)
  PSYC 024 - LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3.0 units)
  PSYC 025 - HUMAN SEXUALITY (3.0 units)
  PSYC 029 - PSYCHOLOGY OF THE AFRO-AMERICAN (3.0 units)
  PSYC 031 - STUDIES IN CHICANO BEHAVIOR (3.0 units)
  PSYC 033 - PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT (3.0 units)
  PSYC 041 - PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN (3.0 units)
  &
  Religious Studies (0 units)
RELG 001 - RELIGIOUS ISSUES, PERSONALITIES AND VALUES (3.0 units)
  RELG 002 - COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS: FAR EAST (3.0 units)
  RELG 003 - COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS: NEAR EAST (3.0 units)
  &
  Sociology (0 units)
SOC 001 - INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY (3.0 units)
  SOC 002 - CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS (3.0 units)
  SOC 014 - INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES (3.0 units)
  SOC 015 - CRIME, DELINQUENCY AND SOCIETY (3.0 units)
  SOC 016 - URBAN SOCIOLOGY (3.0 units)
  SOC 022 - SOCIOLOGY OF AGING (3.0 units)
  SOC 024 - MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY (3.0 units)
  SOC 025 - BRITISH LIFE AND CULTURE (3.0 units)
  SOC 029 - SOCIOLOGY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN (3.0 units)
  SOC 031 - CHICANO SOCIOLOGY (3.0 units)
  SOC 041 - SOCIOLOGY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives

None