Interdisciplinary Studies: Emphasis in Social Sciences Associate in Arts Degree


Interdisciplinary Studies: Emphasis in Social Sciences Associate in Arts Degree: prepares students to understand the perspective, concepts, theories and methodologies of the variety of disciplines that comprise study in the social sciences. Students will study human experience in the context of the larger society. Students will study how individuals, social subgroups, and societies operate in relation to each other. This emphasis includes lower division coursework that prepares students for majors in the social sciences. Transfer pathways may have additional requirements outside of this degree. Please see a counselor to explore your options. This degree requires a total of 18-19 units, in addition to other graduation requirements.

Select 18-19 units of coursework, including two or more disciplines, from the following list:18-19
Physical Anthropology3
Honors Physical Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology3
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology3
Honors Introduction to Archaeology
Language and Culture3
Honors Language and Culture
Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
Honors Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
Cultures of Latin America3
Honors Cultures of Latin America
Celtic Cultures3
Honors Celtic Cultures
Global Issues in Anthropological Perspective3
Legal Environment of Business3
Honors Legal Environment of Business
International Business Law3
Child Development3
Child in the Home and Community3
Career and College Success (formerly Career/Life Planning)3
Diversity in the World of Work3
Personal Growth and Life Success3
Principles of Economics - Micro3
Honors Principles of Economics - Micro
Principles of Economics - Macro3
Honors Principles of Economics-Macro
American Ethnic Studies3
Honors American Ethnic Studies
Women of Color in the U.S.3
Honors Women of Color in the U.S.
Introduction to African-American Studies3
Honors Introduction to African American Studies
African-American History I3
Honors African-American History I
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
Introduction to American Indian Studies3
American Indian History (formerly History of the Native Americans)3
Intro Fed Indian Law Policy3
Introduction to Asian Pacific Islander American Studies3
Asian Pacific Islander American History3
Race, Ethnicity and Popular Culture3
Eths Studies Educators Seminar3
Contemporary Social Justice Movements3
Honors Contemporary Social Justice Movements
Global Geography3
Honors Global Geography
Global Environmental Problems3
California Geography3
Cultural Geography3
Economic Geography3
Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization I)3
Honors Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)
Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)3
Honors Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors Western Civilization II)
World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I)3
Honors World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations I)
World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly World Civilizations II)3
Honors World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations II)
African Civilizations to 18803
African Civilizations since 18803
Survey of United States History (formerly Survey of American History)3
Survey of British History I3
Survey of British History II3
Ancient Egypt3
Asian Civilizations I (formerly HIST 160AF)3
Asian Civilizations II (formerly HIST 160BF)3
Introduction to the Middle East3
Honors Introduction to the Middle East
History of the United States to 1877 (formerly History of the United States I)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)
History of the Americas I (formerly HIST 162AF)3
History of the Americas II (formerly HIST 162BF)3
Women in United States History3
United States Environmental History3
History of California3
Mass Media Survey3
Honors Mass Media Survey
American Government3
Honors American Government
Contemporary American Politics3
Honors Contemporary American Politics
Introduction to Political Theory3
California Government and Politics3
Introduction to the Study of Politics3
Comparative Politics3
Government and Politics of the Middle East3
Introduction to Public Administration3
Introduction to International Relations3
Gender and Politics3
Introduction to Public Law3
General Psychology3
Honors General Psychology
Cross Cultural Psychology3
Child Psychology3
Research Methods in Psychology4
Honors Research Methods in Psychology
The Brain and Behavior3
Abnormal Psychology3
Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination3
The Psychology of Adjustment3
Social Psychology3
Honors Social Psychology
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems3
Dying and Death3
Sociology of Gender3
Honors Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Aging3
Marriage and Family3
Honors Marriage and Family
Sociology of Religion3
Honors Sociology of Religion
Media, Culture and Society3
Drugs and Society3
Honors Drugs and Society
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
Honors Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Introduction to Criminology3
Honors Introduction to Criminology
Social Inequality3
Introduction to Research Methods3
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3
Introduction to Women's Studies3
Honors Introduction to Women's Studies
Total Units18-19

Outcome 1: Students will identify, analyze, and communicate an understanding of social behavior, institutions, and culture as it relates to the human experience in the context of the larger society to recognize what it means to be an ethical citizen.

Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate critical understanding, appreciation, and expression of the interconnectedness of self and diverse societal groups to make inclusive and equity- minded decisions.

Outcome 3: Students will apply theories and methodologies in social behavior to demonstrate an understanding of how to evaluate human behavior and human interaction in the social and physical environment.