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2016-2017 College Catalog

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Social Sciences - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 58

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

This curriculum is designed as a guide for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences. Students are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Mathematics Core Course

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

-General Elective

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

-Arts & Sciences Elective

2

Social Sciences Elective-Any course with an ANTH, CRES, CRIM, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLI, PSYC, SOCI, or SOWK prefix

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Course

3

-Arts & Sciences Elective

3

Social Sciences Elective-Any course with an ANTH, CRES, CRIM, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLI, PSYC, SOCI, or SOWK prefix

3

Ethics-CRES-155 or any course with an ANTH or GEOG prefix

3

-Any General Education Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Any General Education Core Course

3

-Arts & Sciences Electives

6

-General Elective

3

200-level Social Sciences ElectiveAny 200-level course with an ANTH, CRES, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLI, PSYC, or SOCI prefix

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. Students who complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Employ social science concepts, methods, and/or theories to understand behavior, institutions, and/or change over time.
  2. 2. Apply introductory research skills that social scientists use to gather and interpret information.
  3. 3. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.