Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Science - Not for Transfer (AA)

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This degree provides an opportunity for students not intending to transfer to a four-year university to earn an Associate of Arts Degree with an area of emphasis in Social Sciences. This degree is designed to provide an introductory foundation in the social sciences and to prepare students for life in the global community by developing a core of knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for personal and professional success. The curriculum allows students to gain a basic knowledge of the culture and social organizations in which they exist as well as the behavior and social organizations of other human societies. Students will develop an understanding of the perspectives and methods of the social and behavioral sciences.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of psychology to predict the behavior of a society.
  • Describe the role of human behavior in social organizations.
  • Apply the scientific method to problem solving in the social sciences.

Career Opportunities

Teacher’s Aide, Social Services Intake Specialist, Social Security Case Manager, Entry Level Social Services Worker, Child Interview Specialist

General Education and Subject Requirements (25 Units)25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)*
Required Major Courses (18 Units)18
Complete a minimum of 18 units with a "C" grade or better from the following courses. Courses used to fulfill the general education requirements listed above may be counted as part of this 18-unit minimum.
Agriculture Economics *
Intro to Criminal Justice *
Constitutional Law *
Terrorism and Freedom *
Juvenile Delinquency *
Cultural Anthropology *
Archaeology *
Human Relations in Business *
Lifespan Development *
Child Development-DS 1 *
Child, Family & Society-DS2 *
Teaching in a Diverse Soci-DS3
Intercultural Communication *
Black American Studies *
American Indian Studies *
Mexican-American Studies *
Asian American Studies *
American Ethnic Origins *
Introduction to Economics *
Principles of Microeconomics *
Principles of Macroeconomics *
World Regional Geography *
Western Civilization to 1648 *
West Civilization Since 1648 *
People of the US to 1877 *
People of the US from 1865 *
Mexican American *
World History to 1500 *
Mass Communication *
Cultural Issues in Film/TV/Web *
Cultural Foods *
General Psychology *
Social Psychology *
Human Sexuality *
Abnormal Psychology *
Personal and Social Growth *
Introduction to Sociology *
Social Problems *
Marriage and Family Life *
Sociology of Deviance *
Federal, State and Local Govt *
Comparative Politics *
International Relations *
Electives (17-26 Units)17-26
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units

Courses meet General Education requirements and 0-9 units may double count above in COS-GE. 

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).