Interdisciplinary Studies: Emphasis in Social Behavior and Self-Development Associate in Arts Degree

PROGRAM CODE: 2A18166

Interdisciplinary Studies: Emphasis in Social Behavior and Self-Development Associate in Arts Degree - These courses provide students knowledge and understanding of social behavior and self-development. This area of emphasis is designed to prepare students to use their understanding of themselves and others to communicate and collaborate more effectively. It combines knowledge of theory with attention to personal growth and purpose, as well as health and wellness. Students learn to become citizens who care for themselves and others, and ready to work with people in their communities. Participashy;tion in group activities and collaborative projects is a central focus of this emphasis, allowing students to experience group intershy;actions in a variety of contexts. This emphasis includes lower division coursework that prepares students for social/health/human services majors and careers in people/community-oriented professions including social, health and recreational services.

Select at least one course from each category below (A, B, and C). Then complete additional courses from categories A, B, and/or C to reach a total of 18 units:18
A) Theory and Knowledge
Cultural Anthropology3
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Language and Culture3
Personal Financial Management3
Human Relations in Organizations (formerly Human Relations in Business)3
Child Development3
Infant/Toddler Development and Observation3
Child in the Home and Community3
Introduction to Personal Computers4
Public Speaking4
Interpersonal Communication3
Intercultural Communication3
Small Group Communication3
Essentials of Argumentation4
American Ethnic Studies4
Honors American Ethnic Studies
Introduction to African-American Studies3
African-American History I3
African-American History II3
Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (formerly ETHS 140 F)3
Chicana/o History I (formerly ETHS 141 F)3
Chicana/o History II (formerly ETHS 141 F)3
Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues (formerly ETHS 142 F)3
Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues
History of the Native Americans3
Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies3
Asian Pacific American History3
Cultural Geography3
Survey of United States History (formerly Survey of American History)3
History of the United States to 1877 (formerly History of the United States)3
Honors History of the United States to 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States I)
History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly History of the United States II)3
Honors History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States II)
Women in United States History3
History of California3
Techniques and Principles of Coaching3
Sports and Society3
American Government3
Honors American Government
Contemporary American Politics3
Honors Contemporary American Politics
General Psychology3
Honors General Psychology
Introduction to Applied Psychology3
Human Sexuality3
Cross Cultural Psychology3
Developmental Psychology: Life Cycle3
Child Psychology3
Research Methods in Psychology4
Honors Research Methods in Psychology
The Brain and Behavior3
Abnormal Psychology3
Social Psychology3
Honors Social Psychology
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems3
Dying and Death3
Sociology of Women3
Honors Sociology of Women
Sociology of Gender3
Honors Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Aging3
Marriage and Family3
Honors Marriage and Family
Sociology of Religion3
Honors Sociology of Religion
Drugs and Society3
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
Introduction to Criminology3
Introduction to Research Methods4
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3
Introduction to Women's Studies3
Honors Introduction to Women's Studies
Select at least one course from each category below (A, B, and C). Then complete additional courses from categories A, B, and/or C to reach a total of 18 units:
B) Growth and Purpose
The College Experience2
Teaching As A Career3,4
Introduction to Leadership Development3
Educational Planning0.5
Career Exploration1
Creative Job Search1
Career Motivation and Self Confidence1
Human Potential1
Career and College Success (formerly Career/Life Planning)3
Diversity in the World of Work3
Personal Growth and Life Transitions3
Financial Life Skills (formerly COUN 093 F)2
Select at least one course from each category below (A, B, and C). Then complete additional courses from categories A, B, and/or C to reach a total of 18 units:
C) Health and Wellness
Health Science3
Human Nutrition3
Honors Human Nutrition
Stress Management3
Psychology of Sport3
Fitness for Living (formerly Physical Fitness as a Lifelong Concept)3
Select any physical education activity course.
The Body-Mind Connection3
Total Units18

Outcome 1: Identify, analyze and communicate an understanding of self and society through systematic investigation of social behavior, institutions, and culture.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate a critical understanding, appreciate and expression of philosophical and cultural sensibilities in historical and contemporary contexts.