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2019-2020 College Catalog

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Social Sciences - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

AN ARTS AND SCIENCES AREA OF CONCENTRATION

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

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Gen Ed Core Mathematics Core Course

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

Elective General Elective

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Elective 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
Gen Ed Core Science Core Course

3

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

Elective 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 - Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ANTH 104Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

3

ANTH 105Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ANTH 110Global Archaeology

3

ANTH 120Comparative World Cultures

3

ANTH 220Cultures of the Middle East

3

CRES 155Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art

3

GEOG 101Introduction to World Geography

3

GEOG 102Elements of Cultural Geography

3

HIST 123Western Civilization and the Modern World

3

HIST 201Europe in the Twentieth Century

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

Elective Arts & Sciences Electives

6

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

A graduate should be able to

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