The mission of the Social Science Division is to promote a social, philosophical, psychological, and historical understanding and appreciation of the human condition. The core disciplines of Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Human Services, Philosophy, political Science, Psychology, and Sociology encourage students to investigate human existence from a variety of theoretical, methodological and cross-cultural perspectives.
Program Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental American institutions and their development through an understanding of the core concepts, theories, and methods used in history or political science; demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts, theories, and methods used within the social sciences to understand human development, behavior, events, or problems; demonstrate knowledge of some of the major findings of the social sciences; demonstrate an understanding of the core social, philosophical, psychological, or historical variables that have shaped one’s own point of view; apply the concepts and tools from the social sciences to explain or analyze a social phenomenon, process, event, conflict, or issue; present social science information according to appropriate academic standards.
Required Courses (18 units total)
List A (one course)
|HIST P117 - History of U.S./Colonial Period to 1877||3 units|
|HIST P118 - History of the U.S. from 1877 to the Present||3 units|
|POLS P101 - American Government||3 units|
List B (one course)
|ANTH P102 - Cultural Anthropology||3 units|
|ECON P101 - Principles of Economics (Micro)||3 units|
|ECON P102 - Principles of Economics (Macro)||3 units|
|GEOG P113 - Cultural Geography||3 units|
|PHIL P106 - Introduction to Philosophy||3 units|
|PSYC P101A - General Psychology||3 units|
|SOCI P101 - The Social World||3 units|
(Four courses to be selected from at least two of the following areas/disciplines or course; courses selected from List A or B may not be used to satisfy List C.)
General Education: In addition to completing the major requirements, students must also complete one general education pattern:
Electives as needed to complete the 60 minimum units to complete the degree.