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2013-14 College Catalog

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Social Work - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 288

For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division—Room ST-149—443-518-1620.

This area of study is designed for students who are interested in a career in social work, and in pursuing a transfer degree in social work. The area of study has been designed to transfer seamlessly into any of the social work programs offered at state universities in Maryland. The curriculum will provide students with an introduction to a variety of disciplines necessary for the effective practice of social work across a variety of social work career opportunities in education, community service, and social service areas, and will prepare students to continue their pursuit of social work at their transfer institution. Upon completion of the associate of arts degree in social work, students will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution which offers a baccalaureate degree in social work.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course

9-11

One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Students planning to transfer to UMBC should take a World Language Sequence, unless they successfully completed four years of a world language in high school.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses

6

One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4 credits

-Science Core Course

3-4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-138Statistics

4 credits

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
Interdisciplinary -Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

1-3

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
HMDV-200Life Span Development

3 credits

PSYC-101General Psychology

3 credits

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SOWK-200Introduction to Social Work

3 credits

Arts and Sciences -Arts and Sciences Electives

9

Electives – Select 3 credits from the following (3 credits each):

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECON-101Principles of Economics (Macro)

3 credits

ECON-102Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

POLI-101American Federal Government

3 credits

POLI-201Comparative Government

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Electives – Select 6 credits from the following (3 credits each):

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANTH-105Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

ANTH-120Comparative World Cultures

3 credits

GEOG-101Introduction to World Geography

3 credits

GEOG-102Elements of Cultural Geography

3 credits

HIST-121The Ancient World: Prehistory to the Middle Ages

3 credits

HIST-122Western Civilization & Pre-Modern World World

3 credits

HIST-228Women in European History: 1750-Present

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60-65